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Prof. Lynn Garafola discusses ballet on NPR and CBS

Lynn GarafolaProf. Lynn Garafola has made recent appearances on national news outlets to discuss issues related to ballet. On CBS Sunday Morning, she discusses Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet who was the victim of a memorable and vicious attack in 2013. Watch the full segment:

Additionally, on

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The Digital Black Atlantic Project hosts inaugural Caribbean Digital conference

The Digital Black Atlantic Project closed the fall of 2014 with an unprecedented event, its inaugural Caribbean Digital conference. On December 4th and 5th, contributions from professors, artists, graduate students, activists and administrators explored the dimensions of digital expression and its implications on the Caribbean and its diaspora. Panelists from across the globe joined a conversation at

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Jodie Foster to Receive Laura Ziskin Liftetime Achievement Award

New York, NY (January 6, 2015) – Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Women and Hollywood are honored to announce that Academy Award® -winning actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster will receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award at the fifth annual Athena Film Festival on Saturday February 7, 2015. Celebrating her extraordinary 49th year in front of the camera, including groundbreaking performances in The Accused and The Silence of […]

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Research by Prof. Rebecca Calisi highlighted in New York Magazine

facultybiologyRebecca CalisiBiology professor Rebecca Calisi’s research into how city life alters the physiology of pigeons is featured in a recent New York Magazine article about the evolution of urban wildlife. An excerpt:
“At Barnard, Rebecca Calisi is preparing to study how city life changes the brains and immune systems of pigeons.

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"Corridor" by Prof. Saskia Hamilton named among best poetry books of 2014

“Corridor,” a new book of poetry by English professor Saskia Hamilton, has been named among the best poetry books of 2014 by critics at The New York Times and The New Yorker. In the Times, David Orr writes that Prof. Hamilton’s poems “seem carved out of driftwood, or old bones.” Dan Chiasson of The New Yorker included “Corridor” in his roundup of the best poetry of the year, noting the austerity […]

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Prof. Alan Dye comments on warming relations between the U.S. and Cuba

economicsglobalCaribbean, Central and South AmericaUnited States of AmericaAlan DyeEconomics professor Alan Dye recently appeared on PIX11 News to discuss how the loosening of trade and travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba will impact Cuba’s economy. Prof. Dye points out that while American visitors to Cuba will indeed be

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Barnard Considers Transgender Enrollment Policy

The following message was sent to the Barnard community on Monday December 11, 2014. See below for updated information on community forums taking place this semester.
Dear Members of the Barnard Community,
Over the past year, as you are likely aware, there has been an increased awareness of transgender issues across

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Honorees of fifth-annual Athena Film Festival announced

Athena Film FestivalThe fifth annual Athena Film Festival – a celebration of women and leadership – will return to Barnard’s campus from February 5 – 8, 2015.  Honoring extraordinary women in the film industry, the festival highlights films that showcase women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.  With a

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Prof. Paige West and Prof. J.C. Salyer to deliver Distinguished Lecture in Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History

environmentglobalscholarshipPaige WestJohn SalyerTwo Barnard faculty members have been selected to deliver this year’s Distinguished Lecture in Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History. Prof. Paige West, of the anthropology department, and Prof. J.C. Salyer, term assistant professor of professional practice in sociology, joined by Prof. Ben Orlove of Columbia’s

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