Thursday, November 20, 2014

Economics Help Room--Extended Hours

The Economics Help Room has extended its hours for the rest of the semester. We are now open Sundays, and also for an extra hour on Mondays!

The new schedule is:

Sunday  7-9 pm
Monday 7-10 pm
Tuesday  7-9 pm
Wednesday 7-9 pm
Thursday 7-9 pm

All in Sulzberger Annex 102. Please email Professor Harrison at if you have any questions or comments.

Also, the Help Room will be closed this Tuesday and Wednesday, November 25 and 26, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will re-open on Monday, December 1. Happy Thanksgiving!

Health Disparities International Research Training Fellowship

Eligibility for this fellowships requires you to be EITHER an NIH defined minority OR low-income OR from a rural area. Students must have completed their sophomore year by May 2015, must have a 3.0 grade point average and be a citizen or permanent resident of the US. If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact Katie Tang at

The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Fellowship is designed to promote diversity in the global health research workforce by providing the opportunity for up to 8 undergraduate students each year to participate in an 11-week summer training program designed to provide: (1) exposure to landmark findings and current challenges in global health and health disparities research; (2) training in qualitative and quantitative research methods; (3) eight weeks of hands-on experience conducting mentored research in one of three international research sites (in the Dominican Republic, Kazakhstan, Kenya or Swaziland); and (4) career and graduate admissions counseling.

The program will take place between June and August, starting with two weeks of training and orientation in New York City, followed by 8 weeks abroad, and then a final “capstone” week in NYC.

The fellowship is fully funded. The 8 trainees from Columbia and Barnard will receive funding for travel, housing/living expenses in NYC and abroad, an additional stipend of $1,200 per month.
The fellowship is open to a wide variety of majors including:  Africana studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Asian and Middle Eastern cultures (Barnard), East Asian languages and cultures (Columbia), Astronomy, Biological sciences, Chemistry, Comparative ethnic studies, Computer sciences, Earth and environmental sciences, Ecology, evolution and environmental biology, Economics, European studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American cultures  (Barnard), Latin American and Caribbean studies (Columbia), Latin American and Iberian cultures (Columbia), Statistics, Women's, gender and sexuality studies. If your major is not on this list but you think it should be, please contact Katie Tang at to see if you might be eligible.

Applications are due on DECEMBER 19th and will require a bit of preparation, so start working on them ASAP!  

Please come to this information session to learn more!

Date: 12/02/2014
Time: 3:00-4:00pm
Place: Core Conference Room, 2nd floor Hamilton

Monday, November 17, 2014

Request Student Input--Academic Curricular Review

All Barnard students are all invited to attend the last Fall 2014 Student Open Session of the Academic Curricular Review this Wednesday, November 19 from 6:30-8:30pm in 324 Milbank Hall.  Learn about the structure and timetable of the curricular review, and meet with Provost Linda Bell and faculty sub-committee chairs, who will seek student input on several key areas regarding the First-Year Foundations and the Senior Experience.

As an opportunity that occurs every 15 years, you are encouraged to engage in the process of re-envisioning the future of Barnard’s academic structure and policies.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Beyond Barnard's Borders

"Beyond Barnard's Borders: Creating a Globalized Community" will bring Dean Hollibaugh (International and Global Strategy), Peter Connor (French Department), Carolyn Middleton (Office of Admissions), and several Barnard students together to discuss the relation between current Barnard campus culture and our globalized society. What is Barnard's place in the world? How does the Barnard community create a globally-conscious campus both inside and outside of the classroom? Does this method need enhancement and, if so, what are such means? Please join us as we explore these and other questions!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Slavic Department Program Planning Meeting

Tomorrow, November 13th, from 12-1 pm in 226 Milbank will be the Slavic department program planning meeting. 

If anyone is interested in studying Slavic languages, culture, regional studies, and/or literature, you should definitely attend!  You may find out more about the programs available!  Many courses are taught in English and do not even require the knowledge of Slavic languages! 

Majors Fair for Sophomores