• 101155

College and Faculty Awarded Major Research Grants

Anthropology+ArchaeologyEducation This spring, Barnard faculty members and the College’s various departments and programs were awarded major research grants that support a diversity of interests, enabling them to conduct new or continuing research, or to collaborate with other institutions. 

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Associate professor in education Thea Abu El-Haj and assistant professor of practice, anthropology, and human rights J.C. Salyer were both awarded a grant from Columbia’s Center for the Study of Social Difference in support of their […]

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Barnard College Names Dr. Leslie Grinage as Dean of the College

College History NEW YORK, April 8, 2019 — Barnard College announced today that it has hired Dr. Leslie Grinage as Dean of the College. Dr. Grinage comes to Barnard from Davidson College in North Carolina, where she currently serves as Associate Dean of Students in the Division of Student Life. She will join Barnard in August 2019.

As Dean of the College, Dr. Grinage will work closely with President Sian Leah Beilock […]

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Barnard College’s Milstein Center Wins 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Award

Architecture NEW YORK, April 5, 2019 – Barnard College’s Cheryl and Philip Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning has been awarded the prestigious 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA), which partner every year to honor the best in library architecture and design. The Milstein Center was one of six libraries worldwide to be selected; all submissions were designed by […]

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Actress Viola Davis Named Barnard College Commencement Speaker

Commencement NEW YORK, April 1, 2019 – Barnard College announced today that Viola Davis, the award-winning actress, producer and humanitarian, will deliver the keynote address to the Class of 2019 at Barnard College’s 127th Commencement on May 20, 2019. Davis will receive the Barnard Medal of Distinction, the College’s highest honor, for her stellar work in the performing arts as well as being an outspoken advocate of human rights. Barnard will also […]

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Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Fencer Anne Cebula '20

Athletics 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 to offer Division I athletics.

Anne Cebula ’20 reacts to her NCAA championship win.Our interview with Anne Cebula ’20 is the newest installment in an ongoing scholar-athlete series. On March 24, 2019, Anne, who is a member of the […]

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Mourning the attack in Christchurch, NZ

Community Messages The following message was sent to the Barnard community on March 15, 2019:

Dear Members of the Barnard Community,
 
Together, we join the global community in mourning the victims of Friday’s act of terrorism against Muslims praying in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our hearts are broken by this tragedy and for all whose lives have been touched by this horrifying cruelty and the abhorrent bigotry that inspired it. A […]

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Beyond the Game: Women, Sports, and Competition

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Beyond the Game

On Monday, March 11, a high-powered panel extolled the power of athletics to change young women’s lives. The event honored the 35th anniversary of the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium, as well as Women’s History Month. Barnard is the only women’s college in the country to compete at the Division I level.

Panelists included Meghan Duggan, three-time Olympic medalist and US National Women’s Hockey Team Captain, who […]

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  • 99487

The College and Faculty Awarded Major Research Grants

biology This March, Barnard faculty members and some of the College’s centers and departments were awarded prestigious research grants that support a diversity of interests, enabling them to conduct new or contiuuing research, or to collaborate with other institutions. 

 

Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology John Glendinning received funding from the National Institutes of Health for his ongoing collaborative research with the University of Tennessee’s Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center.

 

 

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences […]

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Ariella Napoli ’20 Wins Marianna McJimsey Student Paper Award

asia This spring, Ariella Napoli ’20 won the 2019 Marianna McJimsey Student Paper Award for her paper, “Plurality within Singularity: Choson Korea’s Neo-Confucian Framework.” The annual award recognizes undergraduate student research concerning Asia.

“As I finish my undergraduate career, winning this award is a great honor that marks the beginning of my career in academia,” said Napoli, who is an Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures major.

Napoli’s essay will appear in a forthcoming […]

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  • 99148

Black Imaginaries, Scandinavian Diasporas

activismBCRWrace and ethnicity In recent years, artists and activists in Denmark, Sweden, and St. Croix have been at the forefront of movements to acknowledge and reckon with Scandinavia’s colonial history and the relation of this history to racial imaginaries and modes of national belonging in Europe and the Caribbean.

Jeannette Ehlers. Photo: Casper Holmenlund Christensen.On March 5 –7, several campus conversations will take place with three artists and activists: Copenhagen-based video, photography, […]

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  • 99155

Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium in Partnership with On Her Turf Announce "Beyond the Game: Women, Sports and Competition" Panel Discussion

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Beyond the Game: Women, Sports and Competition

 

NEW YORK, February 28, 2019 – Barnard College and On Her Turf announced today that Beyond the Game: Women, Sports and Competition, an event and panel discussion celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium, will take place on March 11, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Diana Center Event Oval at Barnard College. It will also be streamed live on NBCSports.com.

The Columbia-Barnard […]

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

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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 […]

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  • 97312

Major Research Grants Awarded to Faculty

Anthropology+Archaeologyeconomics This winter, Barnard faculty members were awarded prestigious research grants that support an array of interests, enabling them to conduct collaborative research with other institutions. 

 

Assistant Professor of Economics Anja Tolonen received grant funding from the Project on Resources and Governance (PRG) for a collaborative project entitled “Mining Disease: Contagious Infection and Natural Resource Extraction.”

 

Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology Paige West, along with her colleague John Aini from Ailan Awareness, was awarded […]

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  • 97314

Politics & Ethics of Archives: Q & A With BCRW Director Elizabeth Castelli

activismBCRWlibrary The theme of the 44th annual Scholar and Feminist Conference of the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW), taking place on February 8-9, 2019, is “Politics and Ethics of the Archive.” BCRW Director and Professor of Religion Elizabeth Castelli shares her thoughts on how archives have changed in the digital world, why archivists must approach their work using an ethical lens, and the ways in which archives are political.

BCRW Director & […]

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Lecturer Alexandra Watson Wins 2019 PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing

fellowships & grantsliterature & poetry Lecturer Alexandra WatsonAlexandra Watson, Lecturer in First-Year Writing, has won the 2019 PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing of Apogee Journal.

Watson has been given this award, according to the judges, for her “high literary stewardship as the editor of Apogee, a journal of literature and art, foregrounding writers of color and engaging with issues of race, gender, and class, including Apogee’s ‘Alternate Canon’ series.”

Watson, who has taught at […]

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Prof. Séverine Autesserre Examines Peacekeeping Strategies and Congolese Elections

africaelectionspolitics Professor of Political Science Séverine Autesserre, an expert on peacekeeping efforts in Africa and around the world, recently has contributed her expertise to several media outlets with updates on global initiatives and the ongoing elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Despite its long history of violence, Autesserre maintains that peace in the DRC is possible if political leaders and peacekeepers become more attuned to the needs of local […]

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  • 96999

Barnard Hosts NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray & Gracie Book Club

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Gracie Book Club

President Sian Leah Beilock and First Lady Chirlane McCray kicked off the third season of the Gracie Book Club on January 28. Author Nana-Ama Danquah read from her memoir Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression and joined in discussion with Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies Colin Wayne Leach.

The Gracie Book Club is a project of First Lady […]

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Meet Barnard’s Student Athletes: Coxswain Maya Esberg ’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.

Maya Esberg ’22 with her boat at the Princeton Chase last fall.Our interview with Maya Esberg ’22 is […]

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Job & Internship Information, Networking, & Career Advice to be Offered at Opportunities Fair

career More than 530 students & 65 employers attended the Opportunities Fair last fall.We asked the team at Beyond Barnard about this week’s Opportunities Fair. It will run on Friday, January 25, from 11am to 3pm in the Diana Oval.

Why should students attend this semester’s Opportunities Fair?

A: If you’re looking for a job or internship (or even if you’re just exploring different ideas about possible career trajectories), this is the place […]

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  • 96659

Barnard College Expands Pathways to Graduate School with New 4+1 Programs

educationhealth & wellness NEW YORK, January 22, 2019 — Barnard College announced today a suite of pathways for its students to obtain Columbia University graduate degrees in five years by taking master’s-level courses alongside foundational undergraduate courses.

These “4+1 Pathways for Accelerated Graduate Study” enhance the depth of Barnard’s existing partnerships with Columbia University, and include newly added degree programs at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and […]

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