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

Columbia Spectator (@ColumbiaSpec )

“The real issues in America do not belong to a political party, they are baked into our culture” - @AOC in conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates during an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in @RiversideNYCpic.twitter.com/Iyl9sg62Ym

Columbia Spectator (@ColumbiaSpec ) 2019-02-18T17:03:34+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

Earlier this week, over 30 List College students joined Dean Amy Kalmanofsky to discuss what pluralism means within our community and beyond. This was the first conversation of many that our List College students will be having on this important subject.pic.twitter.com/goSFh8RhWt

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-14T17:32:18+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

Purim Eve on Broadway! Join us on Wednesday, March 20, 7:00–9:00 p.m. for a festive evening service, Purim shpiel, and reception. Come in costume! http://www.jtsa.edu/purim-2019 pic.twitter.com/ZBvTl8RsIy

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-14T17:32:18+00:00

St. John the Divine (@StJohnDivineNYC )

Artist in Residence David Briggs performs Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 on February 26. Tickets available now! http://www.stjohndivine.org/calendar/13343/great-organ-david-briggs-2 …pic.twitter.com/J0JGFgQjqD

St. John the Divine (@StJohnDivineNYC ) 2019-02-14T17:27:11+00:00

Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Runner Sofia Camacho Ferral ’22

athleticsstudents One of the many advantages that 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. Our interview with Sofia Camacho Ferral ’22 is the newest installment in an ongoing scholar-athlete series. Sofia hails from Paris and is a member of both the Cross-Country and Track & Field teams. She plans to major in biology. Sofia Camacho Ferral' 22How has being an athlete informed your college experience? Being an athlete in college is teaching me to balance my energy both physically and mentally. I am learning to take care of my body in ways that allow me to perform to the best of my ability, both on the track and in the classroom. This obviously includes time management [...]

Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Runner Sofia Camacho Ferral ’22 2019-02-19T10:09:09+00:00

The Riverside Church (@RiversideNYC )

One year later we continue to mourn, we continue to pray, and we continue to act to end gun violence in our schools and our communities.#LordInYourMercy #HearOurPrayer #ParklandStronghttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/us/parkland-anniversary-marjory-stoneman-douglas.html …

The Riverside Church (@RiversideNYC ) 2019-02-18T17:03:35+00:00

Dancer, Choreographer and Filmmaker Yvonne Rainer to Join Barnard College as Orzeck Artist-in-Residence

alumnaeperforming artsvisual arts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Alli Cookemediarelations@barnard.edu 212-854-2037 NEW YORK, February 14, 2019 — As part of its focus on empowering young women to become even more exceptional, Barnard College announced today that dance, choreography and film legend Yvonne Rainer has been named its Lida A. Orzeck ’68 Distinguished Artist-in-Residence for 2019. Rainer, an enormously influential figure who has challenged conventional forms and genres for nearly six decades, will begin her one-year residency in Spring 2019, kicking off with screenings of three of her films, which Rainer will introduce. She will also lead an intensive workshop on April 6-7, “Texts / Objects / Movement: Metaphors for Performance,” in which students will explore the creative process through exercises based on her work. In Fall 2019, she will set one of her dances with Barnard students for Barnard/Columbia Dances, as well as participate in various classes, including a seminar about experimental performance that focuses on Rainer’s creative output and its [...]

Dancer, Choreographer and Filmmaker Yvonne Rainer to Join Barnard College as Orzeck Artist-in-Residence 2019-02-19T10:09:11+00:00

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Christina Vizcarra Wins $100K Cottrell Scholar Award

chemistry Assistant Professor of Chemistry Christina Vizcarra has won the 2019 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.  Vizcarra is being recognized by the RCSA as a leader in integrating science teaching and research at a top U.S. research university or a primarily undergraduate institution, and becomes one of a couple dozen leading  scientists who will receive $100,000. Vizcarra is being awarded for her work entitled, “Small Molecule Inhibition of Formin Proteins: Specificity and Mechanisms of Action.” According to RCSA President and CEO Daniel Linzer, “The Cottrell Scholar (CS) program champions the very best early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy by providing these significant discretionary awards.” This year’s Cottrell Scholar Conference will be held July 10-12 in Tucson, Arizona. "Barnard is proud that Christina received this honor, as she is the sixth Barnard recipient of this award — joining colleagues Christian Rojas, Reshmi Mukherjee, Dina Merrer, and Mary J. Sever — [...]

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Christina Vizcarra Wins $100K Cottrell Scholar Award 2019-02-19T10:09:11+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

Explore "Ethical Challenges in the Talmud" and learn how the Talmud challenges our contemporary ethical sensibilities. This in-person course with Dr. Marjorie Lehman asks how ancient Jewish texts can nurture empathy and spirituality in the 21st century. http://www.jtsa.edu/daytime-learning-at-jts-spring2019 …pic.twitter.com/FPJJPK4ZAT

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-13T17:21:43+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

Known for leading cross-country “Nuns on the Bus” trips to advocate for social justice, Sister Simone Campbell will join us for a talk called “On the Bus: The Moral Obligation to Do Social Justice.” Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay will moderate on March 27. http://www.jtsa.edu/moral-obligation-social-justice …pic.twitter.com/y0hlnOOpek

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-13T17:21:42+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

This past Sunday, first year Rabbinical School students gathered at Chancellor Eisen's home for dinner and conversation.pic.twitter.com/UJUp2fUpyl

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-13T17:21:42+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

In this article about the importance of storytelling in Jewish life, the book, "A Bridge of Longing: The Lost Art of Yiddish Storytelling,” written by JTS Professor David Roskies, is used as a key reference.https://www.sun-sentinel.com/florida-jewish-journal/opinion/fl-jj-storyteller-neile-people-story-20190220-story.html …

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-13T17:21:42+00:00

JTS (@JTSVoice )

If the Tabernacle was the prime example of our partnership with God in the wilderness, what collaboration does God require of us today? Chancellor @ArnoldEisen on #Tetzavveh and fighting climate change #JTStorahhttp://www.jtsa.edu/holy-work-for-gods-creation …

JTS (@JTSVoice ) 2019-02-13T17:21:42+00:00
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