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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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Timeline Photos

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

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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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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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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Professor Nancy Woloch Earns Trio of Awards for Book, A Class by Herself

equalityfeminismresearch+scholarshipcivil rights Professor Nancy Woloch was recently bestowed the William G. Bowen Award for the Outstanding Book on Labor and Public Policy by Princeton University for her book, A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s (Princeton University Press, 2015). The William G. Bowen Award is presented to the author that makes the most important contribution toward understanding public policy associated with industrial relations and the operation of labor markets.

In addition to the Bowen […]

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Lillian R. Fishman ’16 Receives Third Annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing

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Lillian “Lily” R. Fishman ’16 was awarded the third annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing. The prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior, who receives $25,000 to support her creative writing. It is given by the Joan F. and Donald E. Axinn Foundation in recognition of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen ’74, her outstanding contribution to American life and letters, and her sustained support for the education […]

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Barnard Announces Historic Campaign

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More than 500 Barnard College alumnae and friends gathered Tuesday, May 3, at the College’s annual Gala at New York City’s historic Plaza Hotel to announce the formal launch of a $400 million capital campaign that will enhance the difference the College can make for its students.

In announcing The Bold Standard: A Campaign for Barnard, President Debora Spar said, “The Bold Standard is the perfect name for our campaign. Not […]

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Economics professor David Weiman named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

The Phi Beta Kappa Society has named economics professor David Weiman to be a Visiting Scholar for the 2016–2017 academic year. Prof. Weiman, the Alena Wels Hirschorn ’58 Professor of Economics and Faculty Director of the Empirical Reasoning Center, is one of 15 scholars chosen from a range of disciplines that include anthropology, geobiology, and physics.

Now in its 60th year, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Program sends distinguished scholars to […]

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Prof. Andrew Lipman’s debut book awarded prestigious Bancroft Prize

facultyhistory Congratulations to history professor Andrew Lipman, who has received a prestigious 2016 Bancroft Prize. This honor, considered to be among the most prominent in the field of American history writing, is awarded each year by the trustees of Columbia University.
Prof. Lipman received the prize in recognition of his first book, “The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast,” which was published last year. The book delves into […]

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Announcement of largest gifts to Barnard receives widespread attention

The news of a record-breaking combined gift of $70 million–the largest gift in Barnard’s history–to support the College’s future teaching and learning center was covered by a range of media outlets, from print to online and television.The gifts were given by three prominent New York families—$25 million from Cheryl Glicker Milstein and Philip Milstein; $25 million from The Tow Foundation on behalf of Leonard Tow and daughter Emily Tow Jackson; and […]

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