Thursday, March 5, 2015

APPLY TO BECOME A SPEAKING FELLOW

Like writing, learning to speak effectively -- at the seminar table, during presentations, and even in large lectures -- takes practice, experimentation, and critical thinking. Speaking Fellows are specially selected and trained peer tutors who support their classmates' speaking in all disciplines

Speaking Fellows staff the Speaking Center and work with certain "attached" courses each semester, leading workshops and one-on-one sessions to help their peers with such skills as crafting effective presentations or participating substantially in class discussions. First-years and sophomores of all backgrounds and majors are eligible and strongly encouraged to apply to become a Speaking Fellow. 

Applications are due Friday, 3/27, at 5PM outside 222 Barnard Hall. Download the application and job description at http://speaking.barnard.edu/becomeaspeakingfellow

Applicants whom we wish to interview will be listed outside 222 Barnard Hall on Monday, April 6th, at 6PM.

Information Session
Friday, 3/6, at 1:00PM in 217 Barnard Hall

If you have any questions about the Speaking Fellow position, application process, or Speaking Program in general, please contact speaking@barnard.edu.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PROGRAM PLANNING MEETINGS FOR MAJORS AND PROSPECTIVE MAJORS (As of February 23, 2015)



AFRICANA STUDIES:  Tuesday, February 24; 205 Barnard Hall; 1:00-2:00pm
AMERICAN STUDIES: Thursday, April 9; Ella Weed-223 Milbank; 7:00pm
ANTHROPOLOGY:  To be determined (TBD)
ARCHITECTURE: Monday, March 30; McCagg Gallery, Diana Center; 12:00pm-1:00pm    
ART HISTORY & ART HISTORY with concentration in VISUAL ARTS:  Thursday, April 2; Diana Center 6th Floor Atrium; 12:00pm
ASIAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES:  The Department does not hold a Program Planning Meeting, due to the variations across tracks in the major.  If you are interested in the major, please meet with the following persons, by world area:
For Japan and Pre-Modern Korea consult Professor Max Moerman, dmoerman@barnard.edu.
For China (Social Sciences) and Modern Korea consult Professor Annabella Pitkin, aptitkin@barnard.edu.
For China & Tibet (Humanities) consult Professor Guo Jue, jgue@barnard.edu.
For South Asia consult Professor Rachel McDermott, rmcdermo@barnard.edu.
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: Thursday, March 26; 903 Altschul; 12:00pm    
CHEMISTRY: Friday, March 27; Sulzberger Parlor; 12:00pm-2:00pm
CLASSICS AND ANCIENT STUDIES:  TBD
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:  TBD
COMPUTER SCIENCE:  TBD
DANCE: Tuesday, March 31; 306 Barnard Hall; 12:00pm-1:00pm & Thursday, April 2; 306 Barnard Hall; 5:45pm-6:45pm
ECONOMICS:  Wednesday, March 25; Sulzberger Parlor; 12:00pm
EDUCATION: Tuesday, February 17; Ella Weed-223 Milbank; 6:00pm
ENGLISH: Monday, March 23; James Room, Barnard Hall; 4:00pm-5:30pm  
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/ENV POLICY/ENV BIOLOGY:
Prospective Majors Meeting: Thursday, February 26; 403 Altschul; 12:00pm-1:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm in 404 Altschul for those who cannot attend at 12:00pm.

Program Planning Meeting: Thursday, March 26; 403 Altschul; 12:00pm-1:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm in 404 Altschul for those who cannot attend at 12:00pm.

EUROPEAN STUDIES: Wednesday, March 4; Department of History, Lehman Building; 4:10pm
FILM STUDIES: Thursday, February 18; 403 Barnard; 6:00pm   
FRENCH: Thursday, April 2; 302 Milbank; 12:00pm-1:00pm
GERMAN: Wednesday, April 15; 320 Milbank Hall; 11:00am-12:00pm  
HISTORY: Wednesday, March 4; 214 Milbank Hall; 4:15pm- 5:15pm
HUMAN RIGHTS: Wednesday, March 4; Milbank 222; 12-1pm  
ITALIAN: Thursday, March 12; 320 Milbank; 11:30am-12:30pm
JEWISH STUDIES: TBD   
MATHEMATICS: Wednesday, February 25; 508 Mathematics Building-Columbia Campus, 6:00pm
MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE STUDIES: Wednesday, February 25; 401A Barnard Hall; 10:30am-11:30am  
MUSIC:  Wednesday, February 25; 319 Milbank; 11:00am
NEUROSCIENCE AND BEHAVIOR: Thursday, April 2; 903 Altschul; 12:00pm      
PHILOSOPHY: Tuesday, April 14; 326 Milbank; 12:00pm-1:00pm
PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY: TBD
POLITICAL SCIENCE: TBD
PSYCHOLOGY: Tuesday, March 31; 302 Milbank; 12:00pm-1:00pm
RELIGION: TBD    
SLAVIC: Thursday, February 26; 226 Milbank; 12:00pm
SOCIOLOGY:  Monday, March 30; 332 Milbank; 12:00pm-1:00pm
SPANISH & LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES: Wednesday, February 25; Milbank Hall Rooms: 204, 205a, 208, 211, 212 and 213a; 2:30pm-3:30pm  
STATISTICS: Please call or email Department Chair Dan Rabinowitz to make an appointment. 212-854-2141, dan@stat.columbia.edu.
THEATRE:  Wednesday, April 18; 229 Milbank; 5:00pm
                   Undeclared Sophomores only: Wednesday, February 25; 229 Milbank; 4:00pm
URBAN STUDIES: Monday, April 13; 203 Diana; 5:30pm      
WOMEN’S, GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES (WGSS): TBD


Monday, February 23, 2015

Apply to Become a Writing Fellow: Applications Due Fri, 2/27 at 5PM | Info Session on Tues, 2/24 at 7PM





Information Session:
Tuesday, 2/24, 7:00PM, 217 Barnard Hall

Writing Fellows are specially selected and trained peer tutors who work with writers in all disciplines and at any stage in the writing process -- with a rough draft, notes toward a draft, a finished piece, or just the assignment. Writing Fellows staff the Writing Center and work with certain "attached" courses each semester. First-years and sophomores of all backgrounds and majors are eligible and strongly encouraged to apply.


If you have any questions about the Writing Fellow position, application process, or Writing Program in general, please contact writing@barnard.edu. Thank you, and we hope you will apply!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SEA Semester--Environmental Studies

SEA Semester is the leading off-campus Environmental Studies study abroad program focused on the oceans. Open to all majors, the summer and semester programs offer undergraduate students the opportunity to combine academic coursework on shore in Woods Hole with authentic guided research at sea aboard one of our two sailing research vessels. While the academic focus varies, each SEA Semester program offers an interconnected suite of courses designed to explore a specific ocean-related theme using a cross-disciplinary approach.

Since 1971, nearly 7,500 students have participated.  The program offers sailing voyages of adventure and discovery grounded in rigorous academic coursework.  The shore-to-sea program design combines traditional classroom learning with practical skill-building in a real world environment at sea, creating high-impact learning opportunities with an emphasis on outcomes including leadership development, research skills, and personal growth.

Interested in learning more?  Rory Sommers, admissions counselor for Barnard and Columbia, will be on campus on Thursday, February 26th! You can stop by her info table in the Diana Center from 2-5pm to pick up more information or ask questions.

If you’re unable to attend either event or have questions now, contact Rory at rsommers@sea.edu, or visit their website at http://www.sea.edu.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Curriculum Review--Student Input Requested


You are invited to attend the first Spring 2015 Student Open Session of the Academic Curricular Review this Thursday, February 19 from 6:30-8:00pm in 328 Milbank Hall.  Learn about the structure and timetable of the curricular review and meet with Provost Bell and faculty subcommittee chairs, who will seek student input on several key areas regarding improvements to the General Education Requirements and Global and International Programs and Centers.

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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Spelman/Howard Exchange Program

The application period for the Spelman/Howard Exchange Program is open and students can begin applying.  The program allows students to spend a semester or two at Spelman College or Howard University.  This is for the academic year 2015-2016.  The exchange program is primarily for rising Juniors, but it may be possible for some sophomores or seniors.

Applications are available on-line at: http://barnard.edu/spelman


The deadline is March 24th.  

Please contact Dean Michell Tollinchi Michel at mtollinchi@barnard.edu, if you have any questions.

Become a Writing Fellow: Applications Due 2/27 and Info Sessions

Do you like writing? Do you like working with your peers? BECOME A WRITING FELLOW.

Writing Fellows are specially selected and trained peer tutors who work with writers in all disciplines and at any stage in the writing process -- with a rough draft, notes toward a draft, a finished piece, or just the assignment. Writing Fellows staff the Writing Center and work with certain "attached" courses each semester. Students of all backgrounds and majors are eligible and strongly encouraged to become Writing Fellows. 

Applications are due Friday, 2/27, at 5PM outside Barnard Hall, 216 (office of the Writing Program Director, Pam Cobrin). Download the application and job description at writing.barnard.edu/becomeawritingfellow

Successful applicants may be notified of an interview the following week.

Information Sessions:
Friday, 2/13, 12:30PM | meet Writing Fellows and the Writing Program administrators
Tuesday, 2/17, 7:00PM | meet Writing Fellows
Tuesday, 2/23, 7:00PM | meet Writing Fellows

All sessions are in 217 Barnard Hall. RSVP to writing@barnard.edu.

If you have any questions about the Writing Fellow position, application process, or Writing Program in general, please contact writing@barnard.edu. Thank you, and we hope that you will apply!

Best,

Rebecca Kelliher
Coordinator, Barnard College Writing and Speaking Programs
222 Barnard Hall 3009 Broadway New York, NY 10027