Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Feeling stressed? Helpful resources from Furman Counseling Center

Some people say that watching fish can help reduce stress.

For times when that's not enough, check out these resources from the Furman Counseling Center:

Peer-to-Peer Learning Resources & Study Space During Reading Period

Why study alone, when Peer-to-Peer Learning is here to help!  
Join the Peer-to-Peer Learning Program in 117 Barnard Hall during Reading Period, May 3-5, 2016
This room is reserved 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. every day throughout reading period.  Review Rooms will be staffed by Peer-to-Peer Learning tutors during this time, and the room will be available for individual and small-group study at all other times.

117 Barnard Hall Reading Week Study & Review Room Schedule

Tuesday, 5/3/16

8 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Open study space

7 - 9 p.m. - Organic Chemistry I **Note different location: Altschul 303** 

9 - 10 p.m. - Open study space

Wednesday, 5/4/16

8 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Open study space

**NEW** 9 - 11 a.m. - Arabic
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - French
1 - 3 p.m. - Chinese

3 - 4 p.m. - Open study space

4 - 6 p.m. - Hebrew
6 - 8 p.m. - Spanish

8-10 p.m. - Open study space

Thursday, 5/5/16

8 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Open study space

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Calculus I, II, III; Statistics
1 - 3 p.m. - Music Theory

3 - 4 p.m. - Open study space

4 - 6 p.m. - Biology 1000s or 1500s

6 - 10 p.m. - Open study space


Other places to find help or study buddies this week:

The Math Department's Milbank 333 Math Help Room will be available as usual all day Monday through Thursday of this week.

The Statistics Help Room will be open as a study hall but not staffed at its usual times Monday through Sunday.  
There will be no Computer Science, Economics, or Physics help rooms after the last day of classes -- please check with your instructors about review sessions for your specific classes.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Opportunity: Apply to tutor in the Peer-to-Peer Learning Program

The Dean of Studies (DOS) Office and the Academic Success and Enrichment Program (ASEP) are seeking rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors to serve as tutors in our Peer-to-Peer Learning programs. DOS and ASEP Peer Tutors are paid $15/hour, for an average of two to four hours per week, to meet individually or in small groups (no more than three students) with fellow students who have requested a tutor for support in a particular class. Tutors are also paid for approximately one hour per month of training/in-service. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to apply for 2016-2017 positions.

Subjects where tutors are most in demand include: Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, and Foreign Language, but other subjects may also be needed depending on student requests, so you are encouraged to apply even if the subject you want to tutor does not appear on this list.

- Successful completion of the Barnard course(s) (or equivalent) for which you are applying to tutor
- Empathy, patience, clarity, and kindness
- Commitment to academic integrity
- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status
- Experience as a peer tutor preferred but not required

To apply to be a Peer-to-Peer Learning Tutor:
1.  Apply at NACElink ID#21762
2.  Fill out this form.
3.  Make an appointment for an interview.  You may meet with either Rebecca Grabiner, First-Year Class Dean & Dean for Academic Assistance or Elida Martinez-Gaynor, Associate Director of Collegiate Programs.
Questions? Email peertopeer@barnard.edu

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Waitlisted for Biology or Chemistry Lab?

                   Don't Panic!

All students who attempt to add lab sections for General Chemistry (CHEM BC2001) and Introduction to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology (BIOL BC1500) will initially be waitlisted. The departments are managing these waiting lists in order to give priority to Barnard students who need or want these courses.

For General Chemistry:
1.  Be sure you are requesting lab & recitation on the same day -- if you're not, you won't be added.
2.  An actual person is manually moving students from the waiting lists to the class lists, so it may take up to a day to process -- your patience is appreciated!
3.  If you don't get in during advance program filing, sections will be reopened in the fall, and the department will make every effort to accommodate all students.

For Bio 1500:
All students who sign up for these courses will be placed on a waiting list, and they will be moved from the waiting list to the class according to a set of predetermined criteria.  Priority will be determined as follows:
  1. Students who started the series in the spring and who want to complete the series next fall 
  2. Barnard students who have taken a year of Chemistry as first-years and want to get started on Bio as sophomores 
  3. Entering Barnard first years who want to take 1500 during their first year 
  4. Anyone else
Note: Students will be moved from the Bio 1500 lab waiting list to the class after the last day of program planning (you will receive an email notifying you of your waiting list status at that point). Therefore, you will have to click the "ADD" buttons for these courses when the system for adding courses opens up again in June. Please do not forget to take this final step.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pre-Health Last Overview Session of the Semester: Friday, April 22nd

Are you considering a career in the health profession? Do you have questions about being a pre-health student at Barnard and want to learn more? Are you interested in learning about the resources and advising support our office provides? Whether you are a first year or a senior, it's never too late to start exploring the health professions.

We invite you to come to a Pre-Health Overview Session to learn about what it means to be a pre-health student at Barnard College. These small group sessions will serve to provide you with an overview of:
  • Academic Preparation 
  • Gaining Meaningful Experience 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Committee Letter of Evaluation
  • Resources and more!
Last Session of the Semester:
Friday, April 22nd from 12:00pm
Dean of Studies Office, Conference Room, Milbank 105 
To sign up for a session, please click here. These sessions are intended to serve as your "first" pre-health advising appointment. We ask that you attend an overview session prior to scheduling an individual advising appointment with Dean Cohen, Associate Dean for Pre-Health Professions Advising.

We look forward to supporting you on your path to pursuing a career in the health professions!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

McKinsey & Co. Coffee Chats

Are you interested in consulting?

Consulting is a field that helps businesses, governments, and non-profits across industries, including finance, healthcare, and education, to solve important problems

For example, did you know that McKinsey consultants have worked with over 80% of the top Fortune 500 companies?  Or that some of its alumni are innovators like Marla Malcolm Beck, founder of cosmetics retailer bluemercury, and Sheryl Sandberg of Lean In? 

Come chat with Barnard alumnae who currently work at McKinsey to find out more!

McKinsey & Company Coffee Chats
Sunday, April 17th10 am - 3:15 pm
1262 Amsterdam Ave

Barnard College and Columbia University women sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to join us for 30-minute small group chats with refreshments by signing up here.   All students must register below before Friday, April 15th at 2pm to join.


Monday, April 11, 2016

NEW--History Sophomore Seminars

The History Department announces the Sophomore Seminar, seminars specially designated for first- and second-year students.

In an effort to widen the History seminar experience beyond juniors, seniors, and declared majors, the History Department is introducing the Sophomore Seminar, a small, seminar-style course targeted to second-year as well as first-year students. All students are welcome, not just those intending to declare a History major.

-Sophomore Seminars feature small enrollments (limited to approximately 15), discussion-based learning, and close exchange with faculty and peers. 
-Seminars are 4 points each and fulfill the Historical Studies GER.
-They do not have prerequisites.
-Sophomores will be given enrollment priority; then first-years; then juniors and seniors.

In fall 2016, we will offer two Sophomore Seminars:

Gender and Migration: Global Perspectives, with Prof. Moya
BC 3870 (new numbering)
T 2:10-4
Explores migration as a gendered process and what factors account for migratory differences by gender across place and time; including labor markets, education demographic and family structure, gender ideologies, religion, government regulations and legal status, and intrinsic aspects of the migratory flow itself.
A History of Violence: Force and Power in Early America, with Prof. Lipman
BC 3549 (new numbering)
M 2:10-4
Coercion, war, rape, murder, and riots are common in American History from the European invasion to the Civil War. How did violent acts transform early American societies? Readings are a mix of primary historical sources and scholarly works.