Friday, November 20, 2015

Athena Digital Design Agency

Are you interested in...
learning how to code? Developing relationships with small businesses and non-profits? entering the field of technology? making some extra money?

If so, you should apply to participate in Athena Digital Design Agency's Spring coding courses. 

Inspired by student-run businesses, Barnard Bartending Agency & Barnard Babysitting, Barnard Athena Digital Design trains students to develop websites, in order to provide these services, for hire, to the community. Our mission is to champion and inspire Barnard women on their journey into coding literacy through web development.
NO CODING EXPERIENCE or computer science background will be required for participation and applications are open to ALL Barnard students. 

Once you have successfully completed the course (custom web design & development training), you will have the opportunity to join the Athena Digital Design Agency, which connects local businesses and organizations with students to help build or maintain their web sites.

Applications are due December 16th

Courses Offered in Spring 2016
-------------------------------------------- --> HTML/CSS Application --> JavaScript Application for Barnard Full Stack (MEAN) Developer Course and 
Barnard Interactive JavaScript Developer Course --> Athena Digital Design Student Advisory Board Application

Be sure to like our Facebook event page: to learn more about each class. 

Want to learn more about ADDA courses and the agency in general? Stop by our ADDA Info session on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 in Altschul 202 at 5 pm! Feel free to stay longer for ADDA graduation afterwards if you are interested in what projects ADDA students created. Be sure to RSVP on Facebook:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Apply to become a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow

Application Deadline: February 5, 2016
Program Dates: June 6, 2016 - July 13, 2016
The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows is a fully paid and funded, five and a half week fellowship summer residential program for rising college juniors who want to make a difference. We invite undergraduate leaders from diverse academic disciplines to immerse themselves in a dynamic leadership curriculum inspired by the life and legacy of George Washington, and ultimately, consider what leadership truly means.

Why should you apply?
  • A five and a half week residential, fully-funded summer fellowship in Washington, D.C.
  • A $600 weekly stipend plus all room, board, and transportation expenses
  • Interact with a cohort of like-minded student leaders from across the country
  • Develop a mission-oriented service project as the program capstone
  • Meet regularly with a personal mentor in your field of interest
  • Accomplish positive change by digging deep into a cause you believe in
  • Develop a network of professional contacts
  • Become a lifelong member of a connected and engaged community of fellowship alumni
  • All of this against the inspiring backdrop of our nation's capital and George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Monday, November 16, 2015

International Week at Barnard 2015

The Office of International and Intercultural Programs is pleased to present the 2015 International Education Week Calendar (November 16th - 20th):

All students are welcome to attend any of the events going on throughout this week. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Willen Seminar on Diversity in the Classroom: Contested Realities of the Classroom Space

Monday, November 16, 2015 | 4:30-6:00 pm | James Room, Barnard Hall 4th Floor

The Willen Seminar on Diversity in the Classroom and Barnard Student Life invite all faculty and students to share their experiences - the complicated dynamics and sometimes contested realities of identities in the classroom. We will be looking at the intersection of course content, pedagogy, and student expression. This conversation is open to all faculty and students - previous participation in Willen Seminars is not necessary. 

Refreshments will be provided - please submit this form to RSVP. All are welcome! RSVP is encouraged for food count, but is not required to attend. 

This event is the second in a series of conversations on identity in the classroom to be held during the 2015-16 academic year. Future Willen Seminar programs will be planned for the Spring 2016 semester.  

Students with further questions, please contact Alina Wong ( or Emily Klein ( in Student Life.

4:30 Doors open
4:35-4:45 Welcome and framing
4:45-5:00 Identity exploration activity
5:00-5:45 Small table conversations about experiences in the classroom
5:45-6:00 Large group sharing and action steps brainstorming

Columbia Summer Study Abroad Programs--Information Sessions

Columbia Summer Program in Venice

Date: Monday, November 16
Time: 5-6pm
Location: 832 Schermerhorn

The Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Department of Italian offer a six week summer program based at Ca' Foscari University in Venice. The program uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding Italian culture and society through study of its language, literature/film, art history and conservation, and economy and the opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of the rich Venetian culture, traditions and history.  The program is not geared toward any particular major, and students with no Italian language or art history background are eligible to apply.  

For more information: 

Interested but can't attend?  
Schedule an appointment to meet with Meg Booth (Meg Booth Advising Calendar) in 606 Kent Hall or email her at

Summer Portuguese Program in Rio de Janeiro 
Date: Tuesday, November 17
Time: 4-5pm
Location: Casa Hispanica, Room 201

This summer program, based at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC-Rio), offers intensive training in Portuguese for motivated undergraduate and graduate students.  Courses are taught by the PUC-Rio language instructors and faculty from Columbia.  All students participate in a Community Involvement Project which facilitates interactions with local people and provides an invaluable opportunity to strengthen language proficiency while gaining insight into Brazilian culture and society. 

For more information:

Interested but can't attend?  
Schedule an appointment to meet with Jillian Burdziak (Jillian Burdziak Advising Calendar) in 606 Kent Hall or email her at

Summer Program in Beijing: 
Understanding Modern Chinese History through Visual Culture (New)

Date: Tuesday, November 17
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Place: 403 Kent Hall

This program explores topics in modern Chinese history through examining China’s changing visual culture from the late 19th century to the present. Taught in the bustling cosmoplis of Beijing at Peking University, this program will work with a wide range of visual materials, including fine arts, print media, photography, film, performing arts and architecture. Students will attend weekly field trips across Beijing and beyond, to explore visual cultures associated with imperial gardens, Old Beijing neighborhoods and opera houses, Communist monuments, and new indie art spaces. No Chinese language background required. 
For more information: 

Application deadline for Summer 2016: March 1, 2016

Interested but can’t attend?
Schedule an appointment to meet with Robin Leephaibul (Robin Leephaibul Advising Calendar) in 606 Kent Hall or email her at

Summer Program in Istanbul: 
Balkan Transcultural Studies (New)

Date: Wed, November 18
Time: 4-5pm
Place: 403 Kent Hall

Building upon its existing relationship with Bogazi├ži University and the Global Center in Istanbul, Columbia University is launching a new summer program designed to give students a deeper understanding of Balkan societies through courses that explore the multiplicity of cultures, languages and religions in the Balkans. Coursework will focus on religious diversity in the region and will present a dynamic vision of the Ottoman Balkan culture and the Christian, Muslim and Jewish traditions that intertwined to create it. The program combines an international instructional network with opportunities for guided individual research, collaboration with cultural institutions in Istanbul, and acquisition of practical skills for applying new technologies to documenting and analyzing urban history and culture.

Application deadline for Summer 2016: February 15, 2016

Interested but can’t attend?
Schedule an appointment to meet with Robin Leephaibul (Robin Leephaibul Advising Calendar) in 606 Kent Hall or email her at

France Summer Study Abroad Programs

The Office of Global Programs expresses our heartfelt sympathy to the victims and the families of those affected by the tragic events in Paris last week. As of November 13, 2015, all students on the Columbia University Undergraduate Program in Paris, and all undergraduate students studying abroad in Paris were confirmed safe. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims, their families, and the citizens of Paris and France.

The France Summer Study Abroad Programs Information Session scheduled for Friday, November 20th will be rescheduled.  Details for the rescheduled information session will be provided once they have been finalized.  

French Studies at Reid Hall: Choose from different modules designed to increase your language skills while deepening your understanding of Paris and French culture.  The program is perfect for students who cannot go during the semester or who would like to make rapid progress in French in order to study abroad during a semester or academic year.

Art Humanities and Music Humanities in Paris:  The program, offered as a single program in English, is a special opportunity to take the part of Columbia’s Core pertaining to the arts in a city particularly suited to artistic investigations.  Coursework will emphasize the musical and visual cultures of Paris; and productive exchanges between the two classes will be fostered through shared topics and class trips, including concerts and museum visits. The program is open to Columbia College, SEAS and GS students.  In order to be eligible to apply, students must not have already taken either Art Humanities or Music Humanities on campus.
For more information:

Application deadline for Summer 2016: February 15, 2016

Interested but can't attend:
Schedule an appointment to meet with Thomas Spencer (Thomas Spencer Advising Calendar) in 606 Kent Hall or email him at  

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Combined Plan with Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science

Interested in the Combined Plan with Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science? Interested in a potential career in Engineering or related STEM field? Then come join us for an informative and fun evening with members of SEAS Admissions and current students!

When: Thursday, November 5, 5pm

Where: LL104 Seminar Room, Diana Center, Barnard

Who: Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, Rebecca Schiavo + A Student Panel, featuring:

Roberta (Bobbie) Lock '17 Biomedical Engineering
Lauren Riddiford '17 Applied Physics
Christina Nguyen '17 Operations Research; Engineering Management Systems
Erin Vaughn '18 Mechanical Engineering

Questions: Contact Dean Friedman at

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

PLEN Women in STEM Policy Seminar Scholarship

Women in STEM Policy
Scholarship Deadline is Monday, 11/30!

Registration Deadline: December 11, 2015

How do STEM careers and policy intersect?
Come meet the women in science, health, and technology
who are shaping the nation's STEM agenda at PLEN's

Women in STEM Policy Seminar
from January 4-8, 2016.


Apply for a scholarship today!
  Seminar Dates: January 4-8, 2016
Washington, DC


Register Now