In the continuing series Welcome to Class, Alison Pischedda, an assistant professor in the Biological Sciences department at Barnard College, discusses her class: Animal Behavior. The course examines a vast array of animals all over the world, primarily through the lens of natural selection and its impact on the animal kingdom. In response to COVID-19, students also examine how the first lockdown>>>
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During this virtual opening reception we will celebrate STUFF, Dianne Smith’s installation in the lobby of Barnard College’s Milstein Center, and pay tribute to the 45th anniversary Broadway debut of Ntozake Shange’s (’70) groundbreaking work, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.” Join us for an evening of special remarks, a panel discussion>>>
In the 1970s black women writers began gathering in Brooklyn and Manhattan, forming themselves into a group who came to be informally known as The Sisterhood. Uplifting each others’ lives and honing their craft, they were central to an explosion of 1970s & 80s literature that included for colored girls who have considered a suicide when the rainbow is enuf. On social media, the photo of>>>
Barnard College welcomes two paintings by artist Kehinde Wiley, proudly displayed in Milbank Hall. The works, entitled Portrait of Savannah Essah and Portrait of Dorinda Essah, were completed in 2020. The vibrant oil on linen portraits depict a mother and her daughter. Given their size and weight, they took many hours and a full crew to hang. Here’s a look at the process.
In a year like no other, students return to the Barnard campus. Move-In looks different this year, but sentiments are the same as there is much excitement, and plenty of rolling suitcases, staff, and faculty to welcome students.
On October 18, 2019, Barnard alumnae, students, friends, and family gathered on Barnard’s campus for the inaugural lecture for the Sheila Abdus-Salaam Memorial Fund. The keynote address was given by Nina L. Shaw ’76.
In the continuing series Welcome to Class, Elizabeth Hutchison, the Tow Associate Professor of Art History, discusses her class: American Monument Cultures. The course gives students an understanding of the complicated relationship of public monuments as they relate to assertion by those in power and the impact the experience of those who see them. This class also teaches students the>>>
The multimedia installation “STUFF”, on view at the Milstein Center, is artist Dianne Smith’s creation based on the work and legacy of Black feminist and playwright Ntozake Shange ’70. Smith and curator Souleo share insights of the inspiration and relevancy of Shange’s work in their own lives and art. The installation is on view until August 2021 and online: . It is>>>
Dances for a Variable Population (DVP) promotes strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities. Stay active and find creative expression from home! MOVEMENT SPEAKS® Free On-line ZOOM Classes Daily classes Monday-Sunday; 1hr each MOVEMENT SPEAKS® is the core program of Dances for a Variable Population. Created and developed by Naomi Goldberg Haas. Click link above to access>>>
We all do it – get dressed each day. But few of us consider what Barnard art history professor Anne Higonnet will teach in her class Clothing: the rich and varied history of dressing over time and origin. This course will consider how different academic disciplines address clothing as well as the social and cultural significance of the ever-changing selections of outfits around the world.
#FrontandCenter #ColumbiaUniversity #COVID19 Billy Caceres, an assistant professor at the School of Nursing, discusses his concerns about how he thinks coronavirus is affecting the LGBTQ community, particularly as some in the community are afraid to seek medical help because they fear discrimination. He hopes that might change with the recent Supreme Court ruling that a federal anti-bias law>>>
When COVID-19 forced NYC and Barnard College to shut down, all learning went online. For the Barnard Center for Toddler Development team it was daunting to expect two year olds to play, engage, and learn through Zoom. The staff got creative, enlisted parent support, and taught the toddlers that virtual sessions could work and strengthen the connections the Toddler Center is built on.
In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month (June), Barnard revisits an interview with Maryam Banikarim ’89, recorded in 2019 after she was awarded a Columbia Alumni Medal. Banikarim reflects on growing up in Iran and the lasting impact of coming to the United States.
Our Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is about to bloom! Join us live from The Arthur Ross Greenhouse at Barnard College!
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Barnard College has virtual summer course offerings to create fun and unique learning communities and experiences. Check out the re-designed array of opportunities that introduce participants to the college, build skills, and connect you with new friends. Most courses are taught by Barnard faculty through the STEMinists in Training Summer Institute, Young Women’s Leadership Institute, Young>>>
On May 18 at 4 p.m. ET, Barnard College celebrates the Class of 2020 with livestreamed messages from President Sian Leah Beilock, Provost Linda Bell, Dean of the College Leslie Grinage, Board Chair Cheryl Glicker Milstein ’82, P’14, and well-wishes from faculty, classmates, Bacchantae, and more. Please visit barnard.edu/seniorsignoff to view playback of the livestreamed event and more. And tune>>>
Barnard Bacchantae, Barnard’s acapella group, opens the college’s virtual Senior Signoff 2020 with their very special version of “College on the Hilltop”. Thank you to the wonderful members of Bacchantae for this heart-warming contribution to honor the Barnard class of 2020.
Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international anchor and PBS host, shares words of congratulations and perspective to the Barnard College class of 2020. Amanpour made her remarks virtually as part of Barnard’s Senior Signoff 2020, and tell the graduates she looks forward to addressing them in person at an upcoming ceremony.
Students, faculty, and staff have some special messages for the Barnard College class of 2020. While the official graduation will take place in the future, there is much to celebrate in the “Senior Signoff 2020” and in the accomplishments of the awesome seniors.