Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Interested in a research career in the sciences? Grad School Q&A

Are you thinking about a research career in the sciences?

WISC Mentoring Graduate School Q&A

When: April 9 at 7pm

Where: Fairchild 700 

This event is geared towards current undergraduate, post-­‐bac, & masters students who want to learn more about PhD programs in the sciences. 

Come hear from current PhD students in Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Chemistry, and more about how to gain research experience, what graduate schools are looking for in applicants, and how to decide if a PhD program is right for you.

RSVP recommended (but not required!):

Monday, March 23, 2015


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 this Friday, 3/27, at 5PM outside 222 Barnard Hall. Download the application and job description at

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

If you have any questions about the Speaking Fellow position, application process, or Speaking Program in general, please contact

Thursday, March 12, 2015

New York City Civic Engagement Program Fellowship

The New York City Civic Engagement Program ("NYCCEP") at Barnard College is seeking 3 to 5 rising Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors to participate in the NYCCEP Fellowship during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. Fellows will serve as civic engagement ambassadors at Barnard, both raising awareness about existing resources and programs as well as creating new opportunities to get students involved.

What is Civic Engagement?
NYCCEP defines "civic engagement" as direct service, philanthropy and fundraising, advocacy and activism, political participation, and research that contributes to sustainable solutions for social issues. We encourage students to find ways to integrate civic engagement into their field of interest and identify innovative ways to benefit society through their academic and professional work.

Funding & How to Apply:
Fellows will be paid $10 per hour for roughly 50 hours each semester. All applications are due by March 30th at 5:00pmFor more information, log on to NACElink and search for Job ID #25173. To access the application directly, please visit

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at

Wednesday, March 11, 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:

The deadline is March 24th.

Please contact Dean Michell Tollinchi Michel at, if you have any questions.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Transnational Feminisms Seminar in Cape Town--Summer 2015

2015 BCRW/AGI Transnational Feminisms Course: 
The Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary South African Contexts 

 August 1 to August 15, 2015 
 Cape Town, South Africa 
Deadline to apply: 5:00 PM, 20 March, 2015 
Applications due to Tami Navarro
 Email: OR Hard Copy: 101 Barnard Hall

This special course is designed to introduce Barnard College students to research possibilities in South Africa and to experience transnational feminist pedagogies in practice. Participants will concentrate on the politics of gender and sexuality in contemporary South Africa and in its relations with its neighbors.

We do so in the littoral city of Cape Town in which different histories and contemporary struggles converge. These are histories of colonialism and slavery; histories of resistance; histories of liberation struggles; and feminist and anti-imperial organizing. We also consider Cape Town’s relation to South Africa’s immediate and wider neighbors on the African continent, but we make no attempt to universalize either Cape Town or Africa.

Through our host, the African Gender Institute, we focus on spaces in which activists, educators, and artists think and work to imagine their local and transnational relations and affiliations.

The course is co-taught by Barnard Professor of Africana Studies and English Literature, Yvette Christianse, and the Director of the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town, Professor Jane Bennett. Guest speakers will be drawn from visiting faculty and researchers at the African Gender Institute, as well as other institutions in Cape Town, exposing students to different pedagogical styles and methods.

Barnard students will be joined by students from Rutgers University and The University of California Irving, while also interacting with students at the University of Cape Town.

Please note: The Barnard program will fully fund four participants. Additional students may apply to participate with their own financial resources. Selection for funding will be based on financial need.

Outline of Course for Barnard Students: 3 Credits (pending COI approval) 
Spring 2015 Orientation Sessions—April & May 
Students selected for this course will meet three times between April & May of this semester to prepare them for the Cape Town trip. Dates to be decided once selection has been finalized April sessions include meeting with Professor Jane Bennett.

August in Cape Town: Classes Start 2 August and ends 14 
August Fall 2015 Independent Readings 
September 2015, Barnard participants submit a short paper based on a research project identified during the Cape Town stay. This will become the basis for a final essay to be handed in at the end of the Fall 2015 semester. Barnard students will also meet with Professor Christianse for three further two-hour sessions to continue discussions of research areas. They will be joined by Professor Bennett for one of sessions or have a Skyped class with an AGI professor.

Monday, March 9, 2015

21st Annual Distinguished Women in Science Lecture

The Hughes Science Pipeline Project, the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and the Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program invite you to attend our 21st annual Distinguished Women in Science Lecture on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 5:30pm in the James Room, 4th  floor Barnard Hall.

This year's guest speaker is Dr. Cori Bargmann
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and Head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior, The Rockefeller University

"Genes, Environment, and the Building Blocks of Behavior"
A Lecture with Cori Bargmann
21st annual Distinguished Women in Science Lecture Series
5:30pm, Thursday, March 26, 2015
James Room, Barnard Hall

All are invited to attend. 

For more information about Cori Bargmann and an abstract of her lecture, please visit the website:

Summer 2015 Alumnae and Donor Sponsored Internship Grant Program

The Barnard College Alumnae and Donor Sponsored Internship Grant Program is the successful collaboration of Career Development and alumnae, individual, and foundation donors interested in the career development of college women.  Students involved in unpaid internships are eligible for Alumnae and Donor Sponsored Internship Grants in the fall, spring, and summer.  Some grants are open only to students pursuing internships in specific fields (i.e., public service, science, or the arts); others are more general in scope regardless of the applicant’s career interest or major.

The application deadline for the Summer 2015 grant is Thursday, April 2nd at 11:59pm.  

Apply HERE

Career Development is holding a series of application workshops to provide information to students who may be interested in applying. During these workshops, students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the specific requirements for participation, as well as application deadlines and other information.

Summer 2015 Internship Grant Application Workshop Schedule

Monday, March 23rd, 10:00am - 11:00 am 
Tuesday, March 24th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Wednesday, March 25th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Friday, March 27th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm