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Talk Amongst Yourselves… Please! Advice to a nation in dialogue, from TC’s Peter Coleman

2018-10-05T10:34:33+00:00

The following is a translated excerpt of a recent article in the German magazine Die Zeit that prominently features the work of Teachers College psychologist Peter Coleman and TC’s Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution. The full story is an account by the journalist Bastian Berbner of his attempts to dialogue with countrymen of radically opposed political views, including a member of the far-right, neo-Nazi party NPD. Berbner was prompted by Zeit Online’s recent effort, “Germany Talks,” which paired 8,000 people [...]

Talk Amongst Yourselves… Please! Advice to a nation in dialogue, from TC’s Peter Coleman 2018-10-05T10:34:33+00:00

Recommended Gun Safety Resources from EDS at Union

2018-10-04T11:47:00+00:00

On October 3, 2018, Episcopal Divinity School at Union joined with Everytown for Gun Safety, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship for an Interfaith Vigil Against Gun Violence in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the largest mass shooting in the United States. A recording of the event is available here and a special podcast interview with Bishops Mark Beckwith, Marian Budde, and Ian Douglas is now posted on EDS at Union Now (available on iTunes, Spotify, [...]

Recommended Gun Safety Resources from EDS at Union 2018-10-04T11:47:00+00:00

2018-10-03T12:08:50+00:00

Welcome to Shailagh Murray, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Columbia University in the City of New York! Shailagh earned her BA from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her MS in Journalism from Northwestern University. She began her career in journalism, spending more than two decades covering local, national, and international stories for The Tampa Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Her areas of focus included the transition from communism to democracy in Eastern Europe, the rise [...]

2018-10-03T12:08:50+00:00

Student Reflections on Working with President of Malta

2018-10-22T16:31:21+00:00

athena centercareer Last summer, Natasha Cox ’19 interned at the Office of the President of Malta, Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, through the Athena Center for Leadership Studies Global Summer Fellowship. This fall, Cox used the connections she built during her internship to invite President Coleiro Preca to Barnard. Below is Cox’s story. Natasha Cox '19 Written by Natasha Cox '19 Last spring, the administrative director of student programs at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, Sarit Abramowicz, confirmed that I [...]

Student Reflections on Working with President of Malta 2018-10-22T16:31:21+00:00

Field Ed Profile: Hassan Henderson-Lott at CARSS

2018-10-03T13:33:14+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 field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Hassan Henderson-Lott, now a 3rd year student at Union, worked at CARSS, the Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics, and Social Justice at Columbia University. CARSS advances research, education and public engagement at the nexus [...]

Field Ed Profile: Hassan Henderson-Lott at CARSS 2018-10-03T13:33:14+00:00

Janet Okang ’18

2018-10-03T13:33:16+00:00

What do you do? After completing my M.A. program at Union, I now help as a part-time professor of New Testament in non-denominational colleges in West Africa (Ghana), to train students who wish to go into pastoral ministry and missions. I have also had the opportunity to found a non-profit organization that evangelizes to children in rural areas of Ghana – children who have little or no exposure to the gospel and suffer from difficult economic conditions. How did Union prepare [...]

Janet Okang ’18 2018-10-03T13:33:16+00:00

Live Stream: Interfaith Vigil Against Gun Violence

2018-10-17T00:27:16+00:00

Please join Episcopal Divinity School at Union, in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship for an Interfaith Vigil Against Gun Violence on October 3rd, the one-year anniversary of the largest mass shooting in the United States. The event will begin at 6:00 pm. The vigil and live stream will begin after the screening of the short film “We Are All Newtown,” at roughly 6:25 pm. Feature speakers from the Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish and Christian traditions, as [...]

Live Stream: Interfaith Vigil Against Gun Violence 2018-10-17T00:27:16+00:00

(Re)Imagining Catholic Vocation

2018-10-01T13:14:30+00:00

I’m beginning the second year of my M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary, an ecumenical institution with a growing focus on interreligious engagement. While it has recently established programs in Buddhism and Islam, Union remains rooted in mainline Protestant traditions. It lives amid sometimes-painful contradictions, and as a 24 year-old feminist Catholic, I can relate. Abby Rampone is a second-year M.Div. student at Union. I am one of a handful of Catholics at a school of about 200 students. It’s more groundbreaking [...]

(Re)Imagining Catholic Vocation 2018-10-01T13:14:30+00:00

Electrical Shutdown (9/29/18)

2018-09-26T09:42:00+00:00

Please be advised that on Saturday, September 29, 2018 we will be performing work on the electric risers serving all tenant floors. This work is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:00AM and is expected to conclude at approximately 3:00PM. There will be no lights or power to any electrical outlets so it is strongly recommended that you do not plan on coming to the building that day. Please make sure all equipment is turned off before you leave Friday afternoon. The [...]

Electrical Shutdown (9/29/18) 2018-09-26T09:42:00+00:00

Isabelia Herrera '14: Moving to a Different Beat

2018-10-17T15:43:23+00:00

alumnaecaribbean, central and south america Isebelia Herrera '14   One of the most-streamed music genres in the world today is one that was long marginalized as the music of Latin America’s black underclass: reggaeton, the Spanish-language club staple with an infectious beat and sexy, good-times lyrics. That may come as a surprise to many. But to Isabelia Herrera ’14, music editor at the influential Latin culture website Remezcla.com, it makes perfect sense.    “We’re at an interesting time for Latin music [...]

Isabelia Herrera '14: Moving to a Different Beat 2018-10-17T15:43:23+00:00

Discovering Islam’s Beauty at Seminary

2018-09-22T07:55:52+00:00

I could hear my parents concern when I told them I was applying to Union: They were, after all, only reflecting the doubts and questions I had been wrestling with for the past year. What could I possibly learn about Islam through classes on the Old Testament? Wouldn’t I just be taking on more loans with no promise of a job when I graduate? Ultimately why was I, a brown Muslim-American immigrant named Mohammad, called to New York City to study [...]

Discovering Islam’s Beauty at Seminary 2018-09-22T07:55:52+00:00

President Beilock Discusses Math Anxiety at TedMed Talk

2018-10-16T15:34:22+00:00

college presidentpsychologySTEM President Sian Leah Beilock is a nationally recognized cognitive scientist who has conducted extensive research on math anxiety, with a specific focus on women and girls. At TedMed 2017, she spoke about the origins of her passion for cognitive science—an important soccer match gone awry—and highlighted her research on improving performance and reducing math anxiety. Brain scans, she said, have shown neural pain responses similar to physical pain in some who are particularly math-phobic, and the prefrontal cortex, which usually [...]

President Beilock Discusses Math Anxiety at TedMed Talk 2018-10-16T15:34:22+00:00

Barnard College Announces Promotion of Jomysha Stephen ’96 to Vice President for Legal Affairs

2018-10-08T14:18:41+00:00

Jomysha Delgado Stephen '96NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2018 — Barnard College has appointed Jomysha Delgado Stephen ’96 as vice president for legal affairs. Stephen has been essential to Barnard’s staff for 15 years as Chief of Staff to the President and in the General Counsel’s office, serving under three presidents, and in pioneering this new role at the College, she is the highest-ranking Hispanic person at the College. Barnard College is one of the nation’s most selective academic institutions. Committed to [...]

Barnard College Announces Promotion of Jomysha Stephen ’96 to Vice President for Legal Affairs 2018-10-08T14:18:41+00:00

2018 Constitution Day Quiz & Lecture

2018-10-02T13:23:45+00:00

government Student Life is celebrating Constitution Day (September 17) with a quiz and a get-out-the-vote drive where students can acquire information and forms to register in New York or apply for an absentee ballot in their home state. Professor Emeritus of History Herbert Sloan is also marking the occasion with an evening lecture. Constitution Day is a federal observance recognizing the adoption of the United States Constitution. It falls on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. To [...]

2018 Constitution Day Quiz & Lecture 2018-10-02T13:23:45+00:00

Convocation Jubilation: Barnard Celebrates the New Academic Year

2018-10-16T15:34:24+00:00

alumnaestudents In one of Barnard College’s favorite traditions, this year’s Convocation ceremony took place on September 13, 2018, in the majestic and historic Riverside Church. Hundreds of students, trustees, faculty, staff, distinguished guests, and alumnae going back to the Class of 1947 participated in this college-wide celebration. Ninety-six alumnae marched in the ceremonial procession dressed in academic regalia and carrying class flags, cheered on by new and returning students. Convocation 2018 Barnard College Barnard College Convocation 2018   President Sian Leah Beilock [...]

Convocation Jubilation: Barnard Celebrates the New Academic Year 2018-10-16T15:34:24+00:00
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