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

Prof. Mona El-Ghobashy comments on role of grassroots efforts in Egypt's political landscape

activismgovernmentMona El GhobashyIn The Nation, political science professor Mona El-Ghobashy comments on Tamarod, a grassroots initiative that played a key role in the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. An excerpt: Tamarod (Arabic for “rebel”), a grassroots initiative - See more at: http://www.thenation.com/article/176445/what-happened-egypts-liberals-af... the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. An

Prof. Mona El-Ghobashy comments on role of grassroots efforts in Egypt's political landscape2013-10-02T21:16:00-04:00

Bank Street Saturday Classes for Kids, “Kids College”

Sponsored by the Bank Street Summer Camp Saturdays 9:00am-10:30am / 10:30am-12:00pm / 9:00am-12:00pm Registration is now open. Enhance your child's year with fun and inovative programming at Bank Street Summer Camp's KiDS College. This collection of Saturday programs for kids in Kindergarten and up has been designed to engage kids on an emotional, intellectual and social level with the same Bank Street Summer Camp staff kids know and love. Each program lasts eight Saturdays beginning Saturday September 28th. Registration is still open! Drop in classes are available. Kindergarten-2nd Grade (9:00am-10:30am) $250 Sports Sampler with Alex Kavo Spanish Immersion with Daisy Vivar Kindergarten-2nd Grade (10:30am-12:00pm) $250 Sports Sampler with Alex Kavo Spanish Immersion with Daisy Vivar Upper Kids College (9:00am-12:00pm) $500 Saturdays on Stage with Meredith Smart Basketball Clinic with Brian Sackey Film Review with Jason Weitzman

Bank Street Saturday Classes for Kids, “Kids College”2014-09-22T18:03:34-04:00

Barnard Welcomes Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee as Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice

activismAfricana StudiesAthena CenterBCRWgenderBarnard College is pleased to announce Nobel Laureate and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee as its inaugural Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice. During the upcoming year, Gbowee, who spoke at Barnard’s 2013 Commencement ceremony in May, will also serve as a Barnard Center for Research on Women Transnational

Barnard Welcomes Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee as Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice2013-10-04T16:08:00-04:00

Research Finds Outright Grants of Cash Are Surprisingly Effective Form of Aid to the Poor

The classic proverb says: If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will have food for a lifetime. Christopher Blattman’s research suggests that if you just give the man cash, he will buy a fishing pole and learn how to fish himself. Blattman, an assistant professor of international and public affairs and political science, recently completed a four-year study of a government-run program in northern Uganda that gave cash to groups of young people so they could learn a trade and start their own businesses. The results surprised him and convinced him that outright grants are the best way to give aid.

Research Finds Outright Grants of Cash Are Surprisingly Effective Form of Aid to the Poor2013-10-07T16:06:00-04:00

Africana studies at Barnard elevated to full academic department

Africana StudiesBarnard Collegeliberal artsBarnard announced this week that the College is elevating its popular Africana Studies Program to a full academic department, a move that comes just months after Africana studies celebrated its 20th anniversary. Since 1992, the program, which focuses on the multidisciplinary study of Africa and the Black

Africana studies at Barnard elevated to full academic department2013-10-08T17:39:00-04:00

Tiffany Kontoyiannis ’16 participates in NBC News’ Education Nation summit

During NBC News’ Education Nation student town hall, Barnard sophomore Tiffany Kontoyiannis participated in a panel discussion about safety in schools, moderated by MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry. Kontoyiannis, an anti-bullying advocate, wrote and directed a play about bullying called The Cycle. Watch Kontoyiannis in two segments:  

Tiffany Kontoyiannis ’16 participates in NBC News’ Education Nation summit2013-10-08T21:19:00-04:00

Prof. David Weiman comments on Janet Yellen’s ability to communicate complex monetary policy

On TheStreet.com, economics professor David Weiman is quoted in an article about Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen’s ability to communicate complex monetary policy to the public. An expert: "Call it a gift of Fedgab, because Janet Yellen has it. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was known for his

Prof. David Weiman comments on Janet Yellen’s ability to communicate complex monetary policy2013-10-15T14:28:44-04:00

Rare Book and Manuscript Library Acquires Serge Prokofiev Collection

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the collection of Russian composer Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953). The Serge Prokofiev Foundation has chosen the RBML as the repository for the archival material under its control from Prokofiev’s 18 years in the West.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library Acquires Serge Prokofiev Collection2013-10-14T20:00:00-04:00

Anthology co-edited by Prof. Hana Worthen explores Finland's Holocaust

culturehistoryHana WorthenHana Worthen, Assistant Professor of theatre and performance studies, recently co-edited an anthology of essays, Finland's Holocaust: Silences of History, published by Palgrave Macmillan. This collection—addressing cultural history, folklore, the arts, and sports, as well as military and national history—examines how modern Finnish memory and the writing of history

Anthology co-edited by Prof. Hana Worthen explores Finland's Holocaust2013-10-15T19:41:00-04:00

NBC’s Today Show features anti-bullying activist Emily-Anne Rigal ’16

activismleadershipstudentWatch Emily-Anne Rigal ’16 on NBC's Today Show  discussing WeStopHate, an organization she founded to help other bullied teens. For her anti-bullying work, Rigal was recently selected as a Peace First Fellow a national award recognizing leading youth peacemakers who are focused on creating peaceful schools and communities.  

NBC’s Today Show features anti-bullying activist Emily-Anne Rigal ’162013-10-23T21:04:00-04:00

Oceanographer Studies Clues to Global Warming, Develops Educational Tools for Science

Sonya Dyhrman’s interest in marine biology began when she was a child, exploring tidal pools with her grandfather on the coast near her Tacoma, Washington home. For a science project in high school she studied toxin-producing microbes in Puget Sound that accumulate in shellfish during parts of the year and can cause paralysis and even death in humans if those shellfish are consumed. Now a microbial oceanographer at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and an associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, her research focuses on tiny microbes in the ocean that play a role in the earth’s climate.

Oceanographer Studies Clues to Global Warming, Develops Educational Tools for Science2013-10-28T19:33:00-04:00

On Giving Day, Barnard raises $239,991 for financial aid and faculty research

philanthropyOn October 23, Barnard College joined other schools across the Columbia University community for Giving Day 2013, a 24-hour online effort to rally the support of alumnae, students, faculty, staff, and friends here and around the world. Barnard’s extended community gave more than 950 gifts and raised $239,991 for the

On Giving Day, Barnard raises $239,991 for financial aid and faculty research2013-10-28T20:17:00-04:00

Hurricane Sandy, One Year Later

The year since Hurricane Sandy blew ashore in the New York area has been one of rebuilding and searching for how best to prevent the level of destruction and death it brought with it. Columbia, with experts across multiple schools and disciplines and broad expertise in climate science, has played an important role in the recovery. “We have 700 people in the Earth Institute working on this all the time,” said Steve Cohen, the institute’s executive director. “The Lamont Doherty Observatory has close to 100 doctoral level scientists working on this all the time.”

Hurricane Sandy, One Year Later2013-10-29T15:52:00-04:00
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