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Featured are recent news from the press and community relations of our membership of academic, cultural, health, and religious institutions.

Field Education Profile: Shelby Johnson

2018-11-05T17:44:30+00:00

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their fieldwork in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Shelby Johnson, a 2nd-year student at Union, is currently working as a chaplain intern at SAGE Bronx, which is an organization and community center that serves and advocates for LGBT elders. What does an average day [...]

Field Education Profile: Shelby Johnson 2018-11-05T17:44:30+00:00

Introducing the Barnard Inclusion Grant

2018-11-14T19:06:14+00:00

Community Messagesdiversity The following email was sent to the Barnard community on Nov. 5, 2018: Dear Members of the Barnard Community, We are pleased to announce the Barnard Inclusion Grant, a new initiative by Barnard’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to finance projects and events that help enhance inclusion efforts across our community.  This grant fund, administered through the Council, is open to all faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to submit a proposal that will help foster inclusion, [...]

Introducing the Barnard Inclusion Grant 2018-11-14T19:06:14+00:00

Barnard Raises Nearly $750,000 on Giving Day 2018

2018-11-13T18:56:28+00:00

giving During Giving Day 2018, Columbia University’s annual 24-hour online fund drive, Barnard broke last year's record by raising a total of $749,348.   Thanks to generous alumnae, students, and friends of the College, the College received 2,104 gifts (30.44% more than last year) and had the third-highest alumni participation rate of all 19 schools and programs that took part. Nearly 13% of Barnard’s Class of 2019 participated in this year’s Senior Fund, an excellent start to the year.   President Sian Leah Beilock [...]

Barnard Raises Nearly $750,000 on Giving Day 2018 2018-11-13T18:56:28+00:00

Live Stream: EDS at Union Inaugural Convocation

2018-10-31T17:59:00+00:00

Live Stream the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Inaugural Convocation. This two-night event will celebrate the next chapter in the life of EDS. On Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00 PM, The Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D., will deliver the Dean’s Address, Toward a Just Earth: Courageous Faith in Challenging Times. On Wednesday, October 31 at 6:00 PM, the EDS at Union Inaugural Convocation will feature The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, at St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity Wall Street. The post Live [...]

Live Stream: EDS at Union Inaugural Convocation 2018-10-31T17:59:00+00:00

Great Job Opportunity

2018-10-31T14:42:12+00:00

  Director, Public Education and Visitor Services Mission The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. It is chartered as a house of prayer for all people and a unifying center of intellectual light and leadership. People from many faiths and communities worship together in services held more than 30 times a week; the soup kitchen serves roughly 26,000 meals annually; social service outreach has an increasingly varied roster of programs; the [...]

Great Job Opportunity 2018-10-31T14:42:12+00:00

Tree of Life Murders Call for ‘Strength to Love’ Against Political Bigotry

2018-10-31T09:52:00+00:00

Our hearts are grief-ridden and our spirits horrified by Saturday’s tragic shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. We hold all the members of the congregation, and the Jewish community, in our thoughts and prayers as they—and the whole nation—wrestle with the horrifying aftermath of anti-Semitism in its most virulent, violent form. This senseless, savage act is a stark reminder that anti-Semitism still corrupts hearts and minds in our nation. We join with people of faith and conscience across the country [...]

Tree of Life Murders Call for ‘Strength to Love’ Against Political Bigotry 2018-10-31T09:52:00+00:00

Barnard College & Columbia Engineering Create Pathways for More Women in Engineering

2018-11-12T18:47:08+00:00

columbiaSTEMstudents Columbia Engineering Dean Mary Boyce, Barnard President Sian Beilock, and Barnard Provost Linda Bell formalized a new partnership between the schools.Barnard announced a new opportunity for students whose interests lie in engineering to complete both a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard and Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (Columbia Engineering)—making Barnard one of the the first colleges for women to offer a program of this kind.  Barnard and Columbia Engineering developed [...]

Barnard College & Columbia Engineering Create Pathways for More Women in Engineering 2018-11-12T18:47:08+00:00

Honoring Alumnae Basketball Players

2018-11-11T18:38:00+00:00

alumnae Barnard/Columbia 1985-86 women’s basketball team On October 18, the 2018 Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame, marking the 35th anniversary of the Columbia-Barnard Athletics Consortium, is honoring former Barnard President Ellen V. Futter ’71, former Columbia Women's Basketball player Charlene Schuessler Fideler '90 and members of the 1985-86 Columbia Women's Basketball team, which included Barnard alumnae Ellen Sexton Boade ’86, Nina Christopher ’89, Deborah Persico Lynch ’88, Ulana Lysniak ’87, and Wendy Rosov ’86, as well as Coach Nancy Kalafus, Assistant Coaches Barbara [...]

Honoring Alumnae Basketball Players 2018-11-11T18:38:00+00:00

Inaugurating Futter Field

2018-11-07T18:01:09+00:00

alumnaecollege president Trustee Nancy A. Garvey '71, President Sian Leah Beilock, and Ellen V. Futter '71, President of Barnard 1981-1993 Barnard’s fifth president, Ellen V. Futter ’71, is being honored for her extraordinary record of leadership and service to the College with the establishment of The Ellen V. Futter ’71 Field — to be known colloquially as “Futter Field.” Futter Field is the open green space situated in the center of campus directly in front of The Milstein Center. Trustee Nancy [...]

Inaugurating Futter Field 2018-11-07T18:01:09+00:00

Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Rowers Chloe Keating ’19 & Anneliese Gallagher ’19

2018-11-04T17:32:58+00:00

athleticsstudents One of the many aspects students value about their Barnard experience is the opportunity to compete in NCAA Division I Athletics through the Columbia/Barnard Athletic Consortium. Barnard is the only college for women—and one of only a few liberal arts colleges in the country—to offer Division I athletics. This is the first set of interviews in our 2018-19 scholar-athlete series. Barnard women have an excellent showing on this year's women’s rowing team. Team members include Devon Bernsley ’20, Anna Beshlian [...]

Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Rowers Chloe Keating ’19 & Anneliese Gallagher ’19 2018-11-04T17:32:58+00:00

Faculty Announcements

2018-10-11T11:34:00+00:00

We’re pleased to share a number of new faculty announcements: Union’s new Assistant Professor of Early Church History is Dr. Julia Kelto Lillis. Dr. Kelto Lillis holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College, M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University.  Her primary research interests concern ancient constructions of social difference, especially in areas of gender and sexuality, and the ways these are discussed in early Christian literature.  She teaches courses and topics [...]

Faculty Announcements 2018-10-11T11:34:00+00:00

Prestigious Research Grants Awarded to Faculty

2018-10-28T17:26:51+00:00

athena centerBCRWfellowships & grantsSTEM Since last May, Barnard faculty members were awarded major research grants that support a diverse array of interests, enabling them to continue existing studies and support collaborations with other institutions. Prof. BalsamProfessor of Psychology and Samuel R. Milbank Chair Peter D. Balsam received supplemental funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research project “Timing and Associative Learning.”   Prof. CarnesProfessor of History Mark Carnes received a grant from the Teagle Foundation to provide general [...]

Prestigious Research Grants Awarded to Faculty 2018-10-28T17:26:51+00:00

Rameen Zahed ’95

2018-10-09T14:28:11+00:00

What do you do? During my final year at UTS, I was a field intern at Covenant Baptist Church (now, United Church of Christ) in Washington, DC.  I then worked for the UCC Office for Church in Society for a year.  When that was over, I temp’d at an energy company and gradually worked my way into commodities trading but found my true passion lies in the operations and risk management of the energy trading industry.  Currently, I am a risk [...]

Rameen Zahed ’95 2018-10-09T14:28:11+00:00

Live Stream: Bryan Stevenson Lecture on Just Mercy

2018-10-08T12:52:00+00:00

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is a New York Times Best Seller by Bryan Stevenson. EDS at Union selected Stevenson’s book as their community read for the Fall semester and the author will visit the seminary for a public lecture on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm. This event is sold out but will be available via Live Stream. [...]

Live Stream: Bryan Stevenson Lecture on Just Mercy 2018-10-08T12:52:00+00:00

Catholic Women Protest Synodal Sexism

2018-10-08T14:19:00+00:00

Abby Rampone ’20 is currently in Rome to participate in feminist advocacy around the October 2018 synod. This afternoon, I joined a group of more than twenty people, mostly women, outside the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. Formerly known as the Inquisition, the CDF is the site of the October 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocations. For a month, Pope Francis will preside over a gathering of over 300 cardinals, bishops, priests, religious, and [...]

Catholic Women Protest Synodal Sexism 2018-10-08T14:19:00+00:00
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