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Prof. Christian Rojas Receives Positive Book Review in Angewandte Chemie

Molecular Rearrangements in Organic Synthesis, a book edited by Chemistry Professor Christian Rojas, has received a favorable review in Angewandte Chemie: International Edition, a leading journal in the field of chemistry. The author of the review calls the book “a great success” and “a pleasure to read,” and asserts that “to researchers in the area, this book is a vade mecum.”

The full review can be found at the following link:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201608993/full

 

Related story: https://barnard.edu/news/new-book-edited-chemistry-prof-christian-rojas-…

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Garbage to Gold

alumnaartvisual arts
A mirror-covered garbage truck.  Photographs of an artist on her hands and knees washing steps to a museum.  Photographs of office maintenance workers.
These are some of the works by artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles ’61 in her astonishing and groundbreaking career elevating so-called menial labor—now on view at the Queens Museum in a retrospective show, “Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art.”
As Ukeles pointed out in her “Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969!,” […]

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Timeline Photos

The Interchurch Center Food Drive will take place
September 19 – October 14.

Donate to help our neighbors in need. Boxed or canned non-perishable goods are acceptable.

Donations can be dropped off on the main floor by the elevator banks. Thank you!

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Athena Center for Leadership Studies Names Distinguished Fellows for 2016-2018

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New York, September 12, 2016 – The Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College announced today their 2016 Class of Distinguished Fellows, which include best-selling author and reporter Irin Carmon, food-labor advocate Saru Jayaraman, women’s rights advocate Shiza Shahid, technology expert Minerva Tantoco and nonprofit leader Jacki Zehner. Nominated by their peers, the Distinguished Fellows are those who have attained recognized positions of leadership within their careers and […]

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Athena Center for Leadership Studies Names Distinguished Fellows for 2016-2018

Athena Centerfellowships FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, September 12, 2016 – The Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College announced today their 2016 Class of Distinguished Fellows, which include best-selling author and reporter Irin Carmon, food-labor advocate Saru Jayaraman, women’s rights advocate Shiza Shahid, technology expert Minerva Tantoco and nonprofit leader Jacki Zehner. Nominated by their peers, the Distinguished Fellows are those who have attained recognized positions of leadership within their […]

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Barnard College to Participate in Statewide Clean Energy Challenge

Barnard College announced today that it has agreed to participate in the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s REV Campus Challenge. The Challenge, part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s strategy to build a more resilient and affordable energy system for the state, obtains commitments from two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities to demonstrate clean energy leadership in greenhouse gas emission reduction, research and development, curricula integration, […]

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The Flu Vaccine is now available at The Interchurch Center. The cost of the vaccine is $25. Schedule an appointment at the Wellness Center by calling 212-870-3053.

For Up-To-Date information on the Interchurch Center Wellness Center, join the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/516604535196675

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Professor Kaiama L. Glover Earns Two Grant Awards for Book Translation

In an announcement made today by the National Endowment for the Arts, Prof. Kaiama Glover was awarded a $12,500 grant for the translation of Hadriana in All My Dreams, a prize-winning work of social satire by Haitian writer and revolutionary René Depestre. NEA grants are offered to exceptional translators for works of particular importance to English-speaking audiences, including authors and languages that are often underrepresented.

In addition to the NEA award, Prof. Glover […]

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Professor Kaiama L. Glover Earns Two Grant Awards for Book Translation

academiagrantliteratureCaribbean, Central and South Americagrants In an announcement made today by the National Endowment for the Arts, Prof. Kaiama Glover was awarded a $12,500 grant for the translation of Hadriana in All My Dreams, a prize-winning work of social satire by Haitian writer and revolutionary René Depestre. NEA grants are offered to exceptional translators for works of particular importance to English-speaking audiences, including authors and languages that are often underrepresented.

In addition to […]

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On Rio: When Childhood Dreams Become an Olympic Reality

alumnaeAthleticsFencing By Erinn Smart ’01 

Like children all over the world, I once huddled around the TV to eagerly watch Olympic athletes compete, and dreamed of standing on the podium, proudly representing the United States of America. Every four years, our living room was transformed into my personal Olympic stadium. I hit a perfect 10, prepared starting blocks for the big race, and tweaked my freestyle stroke to perfection. I aspired to […]

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In Memory of Elie Wiesel

Barnard College is deeply saddened by the death of Elie Wiesel—writer, journalist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, professor, and “messenger to mankind.” He was an inspiration to countless generations of Barnard students, as well as to all those who were fortunate enough to hear him speak and to read his words. 

Professor Wiesel will long be remembered as one of the world’s great teachers, and Barnard is fortunate to have welcomed him to […]

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Faculty Members Honored with Top Teaching Awards

faculty During the 2015-2016 academic year, awards were presented to Barnard’s exceptional faculty to honor their commitment to teaching. 

Ann Whitney Olin Professorships 

The Ann Whitney Olin Professorships is for excellence in scholarship and teaching and includes $2,000 per year in research funds. 

Joel Kaye, Professor of History
Nancy Worman, Professor of Classics​

Joel B. Kaye, professor of history, joined the faculty in 1992. In addition to his teaching duties, Kaye is affiliated with the medieval and Renaissance studies […]

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Prof. Tara Well Leads Research in Mirror Meditation

facultypsychology “Mirror meditation has taught me to see beyond my physical appearance and start accepting every part of myself,” Quadrina Noori ’17 said. As a student researcher for Associate Professor of Psychology Tara Well, Noori participated in and observed mirror meditation, a practice that has been found to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

Well’s research on mirror meditation is the subject of her forthcoming book, The Mirror Cure: The Healing Power of Self-Reflection, and is the focus of […]

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JTS Professor Edna Nahshon Curates Yiddish Theater Exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York mounted an exhibition titled New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway in March 2016. It is curated by Dr. Edna Nahshon, professor of Theater and Drama at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and author of a book that shares the exhibition’s title, published by Columbia University Press. The exhibition will be on view through July 31, 2016.

Yiddish theater thrived on […]

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Lew to Address JTS Graduates

May 10, 2016 (New York, NY)—On Tuesday, May 17, United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will deliver the commencement address to The Jewish Theological Seminary’s (JTS) class of 2016. This year, JTS will award honorary degrees to a distinguished group of leaders in government, civil rights, public service, academia, and the arts. In addition to Secretary Lew, recipients are:

Jonathan Lippman, former chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals
Abraham Foxman, […]

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JTS Alumna and the Israeli Flag

“Affachiner, meanwhile, grew up in New York City, where in 1907 she was the first woman to graduate from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She became principal of a school for Jewish girls in New York, then a director of Jewish charities in Hartford, Conn., and Norfolk, Va. In 1934, she sailed for Palestine.

She was 64 years old in May 1948, when an American consular official urged her to leave Jerusalem immediately […]

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