Thursday, January 29, 2015

Athena Center Leadership Labs

FREE and open to all Barnard College students
 for up to any 4 workshops
​ Put your best foot forward in any academic, personal and "real world" situations.

Here are some recommendations:

​​                           ​STARTING YOUR ​LEADERSHIP JOURNEY?


Register early for YOUR four workshops​!​ 
Keep checking back - we'll add some great ones in the next week or so.
Contact Tomika Rodriguez at with any questions.


Using an innovative, interdisciplinary approach that combines rigorous academic and experiential study, the Athena Scholars Program helps Barnard women prepare to assume positions of leadership at the highest levels of achievement.  The program nurtures leaders in all fields of human endeavor.
Through a three-part program that connects leadership theory and action, scholars learn how to take an active role within their own lives and make informed and strategic decisions that reflect their personal and professional aspirations.  A student who completes all three of the program components will receive recognition on her transcript indicating her standing as an Athena Leadership Scholar.

If you are interested in joining the Athena Scholars Program, we are offering informational sessions about the program's requirements and opportunities on:
1. Friday, January 30 at 11am, 502 Diana
2. Tuesday, February 10 at 7pm, 502 Diana
3. Wednesday, February 25 at 6pm, 501 Diana
4. Monday, March 9 at 7pm, 501 Diana
In order to join the Athena Scholars Program, you must attend an informational session.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Physics Help Room--Starts TODAY!

For students in all levels of Physics classes. 
7-9 p.m.
514 Altschul

  • Bring your homework
  • Bring your questions
  • Bring your ideas
  • Bring your friends

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Study Abroad Information Sessions

The first Study Abroad General Information Sessions for Spring 2015 will be next week: 

Tuesday January 27, 12 - 1 pm,  302 Milbank
Thursday January 29, 12 - 1 pm, 302 Milbank 

We will schedule additional General Information Sessions scheduled during the semester. Check the Study Abroad Calendar on the Global Barnard website for future dates and times.  

We ask all students who are considering study abroad during their time at Barnard to attend this general information session. Whether you are interested in language immersion, field studies, or a traditional classroom-based experience there is a program for you. Each year more than 200 Barnard students spend a semester or a year studying abroad in countries all over the world.

Environmental Science Summer Opportunity

Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, NY is once again pleased to announce the 2015 Vince Schaefer Research Internship and the 2015 Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship.  

The Mohonk Preserve is New York State's largest non-profit nature preserve with integrated programs in Conservation Science & Research, Land Protection & Stewardship, and Environmental Education.  For more information about the Mohonk Preserve:
2015 Vince Schaefer Research Internship
Interns will work with Preserve Conservation Science staff, world-class scientists, and land managers on:
  • forest condition survey and habitat analysis
  • invasive species management
  • recreational impact assessment
  • detailed data collection & management
  • Be a part of an exciting research community working closely with researchers, educators and land management professionals.
Interns will develop an individualized research project, complete a written report, and present their findings in an oral presentation at the end of the summer.

Dates: June to mid-August (10 weeks)
Eligibility: College freshmen & sophomores
Stipend: $3,200
Other support: Housing is available on an as needed and space available basis
To apply: Assemble, package and submit the following information via US Mail:
-          a copy of your resume;
-          cover letter which clearly states your reasons for pursuing this internship and what you hope to gain as part of your career goals;
-          your transcripts;
-          and two letters of recommendation.

To: John Thompson, Director of Conservation Science, Mohonk Preserve Daniel Smiley Research Center, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561

Application Deadline: Only complete applications will be considered. All materials must be received by March 15, 2015.
2015 Thom Scheuer Land Management Internship
Interns will join the Mohonk Preserve Land Protection, Stewardship, and Facilities staff to assist with:
·    General Land Management and Facility Maintenance;
·    Preserve Property Line Inspection, Posting and Reporting; 
·    Specific Project Planning including Facilities and Trail Design;
·    GPS/GIS Applications;
·    Member and Day-Visitor Contact;
·    Basic Ranger Training and Daily Preserve Patrols.

The intern and his/her supervisor will design a specific land management project that the intern will complete that will include a final written deliverable (e.g. Report, Maps, Design Plan, etc.).  At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will also be required to make a short oral presentation using PowerPoint to summarize his/her work experience and their specific project. While concentrating on land stewardship and land protection, there may be opportunities to work with the Environmental Education and Conservation Science departments.

Dates: June to mid-August (10 weeks)
Eligibility: College juniors & seniors
Stipend: $3,200
Other support: Housing is available on an as needed and space available basis; Preserve membership for duration of the internship

To apply: Assemble, package and submit the following information via US Mail:
-          - A Cover Letter in which you clearly 1) introduce yourself, 2) state your career goals, 3) state your reasons for pursuing this internship, and 4) highlight the experience you hope to obtain by participating;
-          - A copy of your current Resume;
-          - A copy of your current College Transcript, and;
-          - Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from sources relating to your area of study.

To: Peter Karis, RLA, Director of Land Protection & Stewardship, Mohonk Preserve, P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY  12561

Application Deadline: Only complete applications will be considered. All materials must be received by March 15, 2015.

Paid Summer Research Opportunity

You are cordially invited to an information session for students interested in doing research with Barnard faculty members next summer: Friday, January 30,12-1pm in the James Room.  This will be an opportunity for students to learn about research and the upcoming 2015 Summer Research Institute.  We will also discuss how to locate a mentor and secure a summer internship.  Representatives from each department will have a chance to speak briefly about their selection procedures. A few research posters from the 2014 Summer Research Institute poster session will be displayed, and student participants will be on hand to speak with their colleagues about their experience in the SRI program.   

Refreshments will be served.

If you're not able to attend the information session tomorrow, you may find out more about the program by going to this link:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Calling all Barnard students interested in majoring in math, statistics, or
computer science!

This semester there will be two program planning meetings during the first week of classes, one for Math and Statistics, and the other for Computer Science.  There will be a panel of professors and students to answer questions about your program for this semester, planning for coming semesters, research opportunities, TA opportunities, and future possibilities. This is geared towards all years, not just beginning students. There will also be sheets available to list your name and email for quantitative classes you're taking, so that you can more easily find friendly faces and people to work
with in your classes.

Both meetings will take place in Milbank 333.

The math & Statistics meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan 21st at 6pm.
Professors McDuff, Bayer, and Neumann are coming from the Math department and Professor Dan Rabinowitz is coming from the Statistics department.

The Computer Science meeting will be on Thursday, Jan 22nd at 7pm.
Professors Bayer and Cannon will attend.

You are more than welcome to attend both. In addition to the program planning portion, there will be time to meet your peers and hear about some other exciting things being planned.  Even if you are just considering these areas of study, we highly encourage you to attend! Please email any questions to Emily Blady at

We look forward to seeing you there!