Attention all Barnard women enrolled in a computer science course - the Barnard CS help room is up and running for the semester! Meet other Barnard women who are also taking computer science, and get help from Junior and Senior CS majors.
Help Room Hours for Fall 2017:
1-2 pm and 3-5 pm
Economics Help Room
The EHR is located in 117 Barnard Hall. The hours (all in the evening) are:
Sundays 7 to 9pm Mondays 7 to 9pm Tuesdays 7 to 9pm Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm.
Tutoring will be available for Intro to Economic Reasoning, Math Methods, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Statistics, and Econometrics. The tutors are your peers, and the EHR is a judgment-free zone. There is no such thing as a stupid question in the EHR!
If you use the EHR, please keep the following in mind:
First and foremost, at the start of the semester, there will be an adjustment period, so not everything will go smoothly at first. We appreciate your patience as we “learn on the job.” You should feel free, at any time, to send any comments via email to Professor Harrison (email@example.com) , or to stop by her office (244 LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall) to chat about your experiences. All comments will be kept confidential.
Second, when asking for help with homework, please also bring your textbook and notes with you. The tutors might not have had the same professor as you do, and therefore might not have used the same textbook. Therefore, it will be helpful for them to see how you were taught the material.
Third, there will be sign-in sheets. Please sign in! It is important that we keep this record of use.
You can find updates about the EHR throughout the semester at:
or just go to the Economics department home page, and find a link to this page.
Environmental Science Course Support
Students in Environmental Science courses organize study groups by course. If you are interested in forming or being part of such a group and would like to use Room 401 contact Leslie Raucher, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Math Help Rooms
For help with: College Algebra – Analytic Geometry, Calculus I, II and III courses
Monday through Thursday: 10am-10pm (staffed by Barnard undergrads 6-10 pm)
For help with: Calculus IV and Higher Math courses 406 Mathematics Building (at Columbia)
Monday through Thursday: 9am-6pm Friday: 9am-4pm
Organic Chemistry Help Room
There will be NO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY Help Room for Fall 2017. We encourage you to contact the Peer-to-Peer Learning Program at email@example.com for individual tutoring or see the professor during office hours.
Physics Study Room
For students in all levels of Physics classes. Bring your homework; bring your questions; bring your ideas; bring your friends.
Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies Information Session
The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies offers coursework in Japanese at the 2nd-5th year levels plus courses in Japanese Studies taught in English. Students have the opportunity to participate in a Community Involvement Project and live with a homestay family. KCJS need-based scholarships are available. We are now accepting applications for Spring 2018. Attend this info session to learn more!
DATE: Friday, September 22, 2017 TIME: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Berlin Consortium for German Studies Information Session
This is a great opportunity for freshmen and sophomores studying German to learn about study abroad through Columbia for the academic year and/or spring in Berlin! The BCGS offers intensive language and cultural immersion. Juniors who are planning to apply for the Spring 2018 semester are welcome to attend.
Study major works of English and Anglophone literature in a London context. Learn from Columbia faculty whose work engages the city's literary culture. View London as your classroom through regular outings. Experience British university life and pursue your academic interests at the prestigious Queen Mary University of London.
Columbia University in Beijing provides a rare opportunity for advanced students to directly enroll in a broad range of courses at Tsinghua University, one of China's top institutions. University options include courses in the humanities, social sciences, economics, environmental science, sciences, information sciences, engineering, and architecture. Attend this info session to learn more!
Monday, September 11 A
College Student’s Guide to Managing Your Money Instructor: Christine Valenza Shin
Start the new
semester on the right foot with this interactive workshop on how to manage your
money while at Barnard. From student loans to credit cards to budgeting
wisely, this is a great opportunity to ensure you make smart decisions when it
comes to saving and spending your hard-earned cash.
Christine Valenza Shin'84 is
Associate Director for Alumnae Counseling and Education at Barnard Career
Development. Christine counsels alumnae (and occasionally current students) at
all stages of their careers as well as presenting webinars and in-person
workshops to support their ongoing professional development. Christine was
formerly the Associate Director of the Athena Leadership Lab at Barnard,
and before that the Program Director of Barnard's Financial Fluency Program for
alumnae. Earlier in her career she was a teacher and teacher educator. A 1984 graduate of Barnard, she majored in
history and minored in education.
Monday, September 25
Discover Your Entrepreneurial Spirit
Instructor: Nathalie Molina Niño
Entrepreneurs are people who think out of the box and make their
own rules. But where do they begin? Does becoming an entrepreneur require
specific expertise, innate skills, gall, or luck? In this workshop, we'll
introduce the principles, skills and ideas that it takes to be successful in
the startup world. You will learn how to harness entrepreneurial
spirit—the ability to be flexible, persistent and adaptable—in every aspect of
your life. Spoiler alert: you already have all the skills you need!
Nathalie Molina Niño is the CEO and founder of BRAVA Investments,
which targets high-growth, scalable businesses that can make a catalytic
economic impact on women. A technologist and coder by training, she’s a
consummate entrepreneur, and a storyteller at heart, passionate about gender
parity. In addition to numerous other ventures, Molina Niño is the founder of Entrepreneurs@Athena.
Tuesday, October 3 Coding
Instructor: Ope Bukola
Have you always wanted to join the coding revolution but
been unsure of where to start? This hands-on lab invites you to learn
foundational and tangible programming skills. Led by Google Product Manager Ope
Bukola, this exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of coding
welcomes beginners and students of all academic backgrounds. Just bring
yourself and a laptop. Leave with the confidence and knowledge of how to access
and understand coding today.
is a Product Manager at Google, where she builds Google Classroom and other
education tools. Previously, she was a PM at Amplify Education, founded an
edtech company that provided web-based Algebra course, and worked at a
non-profit that built open-source digital textbooks. She is passionate about
using technology to improve teaching and learning. She loves introducing
beginners to programming, and has taught introductory web development at high
schools, and colleges for many years.
Friday, October 6
Your Way to New Leadership Skills through Bouldering
Instructor: Heather Hurwitz
When was the last time you got
our of your comfort zone? Took a risk? Worked with a team to solve a challenge?
Learned a new sport? This leadership lab will introduce you to a style of rock
climbing called bouldering. Awaken your
courage and your ability to take strategic risks through this experiential
activity. We will practice being leaders who can learn something new, overcome
challenges, problem-solve on the spot and feel success. This workshop will be
led by experienced climbers and followed by a moderated discussion with Athena
staff on how to use this experience to reach greater heights as a woman leader.
No prior rock climbing experience necessary. Beginners welcome. All equipment
and fees are provided. The lab is free to you.
Note - this lab meets offsite at STEEP ROCK WEST 603 W 129TH ST NEW YORK, NY
10027 (about a 10-15 minute walk from campus, at the corner of Broadway and
129th). Please arrive promptly at 1:45pm.
To save time upon arrival at the gym, please fill out this waiver in advance.
Be sure to bring a lock and a
water bottle. Please wear comfortable
The lab is limited to 15
Note: No cancellations are allowed fewer than 7 days in advance,
otherwise Athena loses the money that it has paid for your space.
Heather McKee Hurwitz, Ph.D., is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the
Athena Center for Leadership Studies and the Department of Sociology. She
studies gender and social movements in urban and global contexts. She focuses
on the Occupy Wall Street movement, global feminisms, and activism using social
Thursday, October 12
Story with The Moth
story! Personal storytelling can connect you to your audience and your
classmates, and give you a chance to reflect on life. But how do we create the
conditions for great storytelling? Leaders of The Moth's Education Program will
lead a lively, on-our-feet workshop to brainstorm and craft your own Moth
stories and listen to your classmates share about their own lives, too. We’ll
end by reflecting on ways that Moth stories can serve you in leadership
contexts— from job interviews to proposals to building your personal
Since its launch in 1997, The Moth
has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes.
shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each
show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected
ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance
between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often
enlightening experience for the audience.
ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 18,000
stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more
than 500 live shows each year. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 30 million
times a year, and each week, the Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour is heard
on over 400 radio stations worldwide. The Moth’s first book, The Moth: 50 True
Stories was a NYT Bestseller and its newest book, All These Wonders: True
Stories About Facing the Unknown was released March, 2017.
Monday, October 16
A College Woman's Guide to Politics:
Become an Effective Advocate for Change
Instructor: Erin Vilardi
In the days
following the 2016 Presidential election and the Women's March on Washington,
countless women across the nation are making their voices heard in the
political arena -- organizing around the issues they care about, participating
in demonstrations, supporting candidates with their energy and
vote and even stepping up to run for office at the local, state and
national level. This lab offered by the President of VoteRunLead, which
has trained over 2400 women to run for office in the last 6 months, will
explore how you, as a college student, can be an effective advocate, help elect
more women to political leadership, and make your voice heard.
Keep Your $20’s in Your 20’s Instructor: Galia Gichon
Are you looking to learn how to make
smart financial decisions but don't know how to start? Come learn the
basics of money management including sound tips and tactics for saving your
money and the knowledge, tools, and good habits needed to make educated and
responsible financial decisions for your 20s, 30s and beyond!
Galia Gichon is an independent personal financial expert with over
18 years' experience in financial services, including nearly 10 years on Wall
Street and an MBA in Finance. She is the Founder of “Down to Earth Finance”
which offers individual sessions and seminars to address personal financial
needs and concerns and the author of My Money Matters, a boxed set of financial
cards with money affirmations, instant money tips and workbooks
October 24 The Salary Negotiation Basics Every Woman
Needs To Know Instructor: Alexandra Dickinson
gender wage gap costs a full time working woman an average of $435,000+ over
the course of her career. A woman needs to work 11 additional years to achieve
income equality with a male counterpart. And if that wasn’t bad enough, when a
woman reaches retirement age, she earns less social security, since benefits
are determined by wage history, and her savings must stretch about 4.9 years
longer based on average life expectancy. Learning to negotiate has never been
more essential for women.
This workshop will cover:
·the negotiation basics you never learned
·how to deal with awkward salary questions
·why you should always make the first offer
·proven woman-specific strategies backed up by research
Dickinson is an
entrepreneur who teaches people to negotiate. She’s the founder and CEO of the
negotiation training and coaching company Ask
For It. Ask
For It was her side hustle until she got laid off and decided to devote herself
to it full time. She is a contributing writer at Women@Forbes and has spoken at
organizations like UN Women, Columbia Business School, and Investopedia, and
coaches women and men at all stages of their careers. She serves on the Junior
Board of She's The First and volunteers as the City Manager for the NYC Chapter
of the Lady Project. She holds a Master's degree in media, culture and
communication from New York University and is also a 200-hour certified yoga
Barnard Study Abroad Information Sessions for Fall 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 409 Barnard Hall, 7-8 pm
Friday September 15, 214 Milbank, 12 -1 pm
Friday, September 22, 227 Milbank (to be confirmed), 1-2 pm
Wednesday September 27, 409 Barnard Hall (to be confirmed), 7-8 pm
Friday, October 6, 227 Milbank (to be confirmed), 12-1 pm
Thursday, October 19, 227 Milbank (to be confirmed), 4-5 pm
Friday, October 27, 227 Milbank (to be confirmed), 12-1 pm
Thursday, November 9, 227 Milbank (to be confirmed), 3-4 pm
Junior Year at Oxford Information Session
Friday September 15, 307 Milbank, 2-3 pm
Columbia University’s Study Abroad Programs Information Session
Academic Year, Semester, Summer
Friday, September 22, 307 Milbank, 2-3 pm
Annual Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, October 4, 12 – 3 pm
Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall, Columbia University
Sponsored by Columbia’s Office of Global Programs and Barnard’s Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs
Learn about the wide variety of study abroad and fellowship opportunities available to you! Meet with returning study abroad students AND program representatives to learn about academic year, semester and summer abroad!