Monday, May 12, 2014

Athena Digital Design

Athena Digital Design is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014!

Are you interested in...learning how to code? Developing relationships with small businesses, non-profits and artists? entering the field of technology? making some extra money?

If so, apply for Athena Digital Design’s Fall coding course. NO CODING EXPERIENCE or computer science background will be required for participation and applications will be open to ALL Barnard students.

Once you have successfully completed the course (custom web design & development training), you will have the opportunity to join the Athena Digital Design Agency, which connects local businesses and organizations with students to help build or maintain their web sites.

The application is available here:
Athena Digital Design’s goal is to teach web development in a safe and supportive environment, because we believe coding is a valuable life skill and an important competitive advantage that all women need no matter their career path.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Important Information for the End of the Semester

Dear Students,

As the end of semester draws near, the Office of the Dean of Studies would like to go over several  important pieces of information that will help you make it through the next few weeks. With the flurry of exams and papers looming, we want to be sure that everyone is aware of college policy and practice, so that if something should come up to impede your progress towards finishing the semester, you won't be taken by surprise. One of the most important things to remember: if you are experiencing any kind of difficulty, whether it be academic or health-related, don't hesitate to contact our office at x42024, and we will direct you to the help you need.

FINAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION: All instructors and students are expected to stick to the official exam schedule, unless a student finds herself scheduled for three exams within a 24-hour period or four within 48 hours (or, of course, if she is somehow scheduled for two exams at the same time). In the event that your situation appears to meet one of these criteria, your first step should be to go to the Barnard Registrar's Office (107 Milbank), where you will receive further guidance as to how to proceed.

Deferral of a Final Examination: If it appears that you will be unable to take a final exam because of illness or emergency, contact your instructor AND the Dean of Studies Office (x42024) on the day of the exam, before the scheduled start of the exam. If the instructor and a dean approve your request, the dean will explain next steps. Deferred final exams for the fall term will be administered in early September by the Registrar's Office. Your eventual final grade for the course will be joined on your transcript by an "X," which signifies that you deferred the final.

Illness during an exam: If you become ill during an examination, inform the proctor, hand in the exam, and go directly to Health Services. If you've completed less than 40 minutes of a two-hour exam or less than one hour of a three-hour exam, you should qualify for a deferred exam (see above.) If you leave the exam more than 40 minutes into a two-hour exam or more than an hour into a three-hour exam, you'll be graded on the basis of the work you've completed to that point.

Incompletes: Incompletes are to be given only in cases of illness, personal emergency, or other compelling circumstances. If you need to request an incomplete, and the instructor is amenable, pick up a copy of the incomplete form at the Registrar's Office, or online at the Registrar's site, and proceed from there. (Please note that incompletes apply only to coursework exclusive of the final examination. For information about deferring exams, see above.)

Grades: Final grades are indeed final. Grades may be changed only in cases of clerical error or in the event that for some unusual reason the instructor needs to reevaluate the work of the entire class. Grades may not be recalculated on the basis of reexamination or the submission of  additional or revised work.

Academic Integrity: As you write papers or complete exams, whether in a proctored environment or in the comfort of your residence hall, keep the College's Honor Code in mind. Under pressure, it can sometimes be tempting to make a regrettable decision, such as using untrustworthy and undocumented sources, collaborating on an exam, or claiming someone else's work as your own. It's very important to keep in mind that taking actions that violate the Honor Code is never, ever the way to respond to a  difficult or pressured academic situation. There's always a better choice. Also, as members of a community of scholars, we must appreciate that truthfulness and integrity in the pursuit of knowledge are essential to the successful functioning of that community. While violating the Honor Code can have serious repercussions for individual students, it can also do real damage to the ties that hold us together as an academic community.

Academic Probation: Please be advised that if you are on academic probation, incompletes or deferrals may have an impact on your academic standing. To discuss your probationary status, please contact the Dean of Studies Office at x42024.

If anyone has any questions about any of these issues, please let us know, and we can help direct you to available resources and get you the help you need. In the meantime, I hope that while you're studying hard, you'll also be sure to get your rest, take care of your health, and remember that summer is around the corner.

Best of luck,
Dean Friedman

Friday, April 25, 2014

Study Abroad

Study Abroad General Information Session
Thursday, May 1st
318 Milbank
12 - 1 pm  

This is the *last* information session of the academic year. If you're a first year or sophomore thinking about studying abroad come join us to learn about the policies and procedures regarding studying abroad while at Barnard.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Events

What is Men's Role in Preventing Sexual Violence? A Panel Discussion
April 24, 2014 @ 6:30 pm EDT
Columbia University Morningside Campus, Faculty House Presidential Room 1, 3rd Floor

What is men’s role in preventing sexual violence?  More specifically, what does this look like in a college campus setting?  What is rape culture, as perpetuated by men?  How can we deconstruct unhealthy norms of masculinity?  How do other forms of oppression or oppressive institutions connect to sexual violence?  How can I be an effective ally in the work to end sexual violence?  These are just a few of the questions that our panel members will address in this upcoming discussion, as well as speak to their own experiences in the anti-violence movement.

A moderated Q&A session will follow as well as an open discussion. Brought to you by Sexual Violence Response: Men’s Peer Education and co-sponsored by the Intra-Fraternity Council.
*Open to all male identified members of the campus community.

Screening of Unafraid
April 24, 2014 @ 7:00pm EDT
Barnard Campus, Diana Center, Room 504

After years of silent suffering, four rape survivors bravely share their stories of victimization, trauma, and recovery. As it looks back at the founding of New York's foremost rape crisis center by two pioneering women at the height of 1970s feminism, UNAFRAID tells a deeply personal story of courage, activism, and the resiliency of the human spirit.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Karin Venegas and Co-founder of the Crime Victim's Treatment Center (St Luke's Hospital). For further information regarding this event, please contact Take Back the Night Organizers by sending an email to in a new wind
*Open to students, faculty, and staff.

Hook Me Up
April 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Barnard Campus, Diana Center, Millicent Carey McIntosh Student Dining Room, 2nd Floor

Join us for a frank discussion on college hook-up culture through an interactive speed-dating event. Open to all identities! Refreshments will be served.

*Open to students only.

Faith's Response to Intimate Partner Violence: Dinner & Panel Discussion
April 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Columbia University Morniside Campus, Faculty House Presidential 1 & Reception, 3rd Floor

"I Believe You: Faith's Response to Intimate Partner Violence," explores the struggles that survivors face and the faith groups that help them find a way out. Following the film, our panelists will address how issues of relationship and sexual violence are addressed in faith-based communities. RSVP to
*Open to students, faculty, staff and the NYC community.

Here is a link to the SAAM events calendar:  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

STEM Education Events

The Educational Greenhouse
A Living Resource for Study and Exploration
Led by Nicholas Gershberg, Greenhouse Coordinator
Sunday April 27, 2014
10am – 3pm
The Arthur Ross Greenhouse
Milbank Hall, 5th Floor

Join us as we tour the Arthur Ross Greenhouse on the top of Milbank Hall and the Green Roof on the Diana Center. Explore a variety of topics appropriate for K-12 science education such as evolution, plant families and pollination. There will also be a hands on workshop on how to cut plants and sow seeds.
Lunch will be provided.

Mission to Teach: The Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary Educator
Book Discussion given by Dipak Basu, author and father.
Tuesday April 29, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Ella Weed Room
2nd Floor Milbank Hall

Join us as Mr. Basu talks about his book Mission to Teach, an inspirational story about his daughter  Jhumki who was a revolutionary educator who took on American science education reform against deeply-established practices, suffering along the way several tragedies that only spurred her on to astonishing achievements in her all-too-short lifetime.
If you plan on attending our STEM Field exploration please register for this event by e-mailing

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NY Students, apply for pre-law seminar: Achieving Success in the Application Process (ASAP) 2014


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Preparing talented, motivated, yet under-represented students to successfully gain admission to and succeed in law school.  The ASAP program curriculum will focus on aspects of the law school application process that are commonly overlooked or undervalued by students when applying to law school.
·         Selecting a law school,
·         Writing an effective personal statement,
·         Choosing sources for letters of recommendations,
·         Preparing strategies for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and understanding the impact of LSAT scores and Grade Point Averages (GPA) in the selection process,
·         Understanding the significance of the early application process offered by many law schools
·         Managing Debt and developing credit worthiness
·         Common errors committed by law school applicants
·         See ASAP Highlights and Photos here!

When/Where: various weekends in July
San Francisco, CA; Houston, TX; Costa Mesa, CA; Chicago, IL; Miami, FL; Manhattan, NY; Washington, DC 
How: Apply online NOW!

CLEO is a non-profit project of the American Bar Association.  Since 1968, CLEO has helped more than 7,000 low-income and minority students become successful members of the legal profession.  The College Scholars Program seeks to continue this standard of excellence through a collaborative effort between CLEO and colleges and universities throughout the United States.   

Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program

“Preparing STEM teacher leaders for high-need schools”

Are you a Barnard Science or Mathematics major?
Are you willing to commit to teaching in a K-12 high-need school?

Program Highlights

  • $4,600 Summer Internship funding for research experiences in Science, Math-ematics, or STEM education
  • $15,000 Scholarship funding during your senior year
  • $21,500 Scholarship funding for a 9th semester to complete student teaching
  • STEM Colloquium Series to build awareness of STEM educational issues
  • Faculty mentors in Education and Science or Mathematics
  • Web-based mentoring during your first years of teaching


  • Complete Barnard College Education Program requirements
  • Enroll in STEM Colloquium Discussion Course
  • Teach at least two years in a high-need school for each year of scholarship support received.

Applications are available for the Noyce Scholar’s program on our website:

For education program information:

For more information, contact: 

Professor Maria Rivera Maulucci,

Please click the images below for more information.