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Monday, March 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fall Course Registration: Toddler Center Seminar

Want to get a hands-on look at toddler development during the 2017-2018 school year? Want to learn more about early development and research?

Consider taking the 8-credit, 2 semester Toddler Center Seminar (PSY BC 3465x, 3466y)

Find out more about the Barnard College Toddler Center Seminar for students interested in gaining firsthand experience in toddler development, working with toddlers and participating in a weekly psychology research seminar.  Combine theory, research and firsthand experience to fully learn about this exciting stage of development.

Information Session:

WHEN: Monday, April 3rd @ 4:15 P.M.
WHERE:   The Toddler Center in 402 Milbank Hall
Interviews:    Sign up at the information session.

For more information, call 854-8275 or email Professor Tovah Klein:
Visit us at: for more information.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Opportunity: Apply to be a Peer Academic Leader (PAL)

Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program

The Barnard Education Program is recruiting for The Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program (funded by NSF Grant No. 1239945), which is for current sophomores (rising juniors) majoring in STEM (and other acceptable majors) with an interest in STEM education. The Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program (BNTSP) seeks to recruit, certify, and mentor sixteen high-achieving Barnard undergraduates interested in teaching at high-need K-12 schools. 
The program equips scholars with the capacity to improve the quality of math and science education offered in their schools. Noyce Scholars and Fellows are some of the most sought after applicants for teaching positions nationwide! 

Scholar Benefits Include: 
  • Up to $15,000 of scholarship funding for your Junior year
  • $4,600 Summer Internship funding for research experiences in Science, Mathematics, or STEM education
  • Funding to attend Noyce Conferences and other professional conferences, such as NSTA, NCTM, AERA, or NARST while at Barnard and during your first years of teaching 
  • Mentoring by faculty in Education & Science or Mathematics during Student Teaching and during your first years of teaching 
Scholar Commitment:
  • Scholarship recipients must teach for two years in an approved high-need school district for each year of support received. 
    • 1 year of support = 2-year teaching commitment
    • 2 years of support = 4-year teaching commitment
​Interested applicants are encouraged to email Melissa Flores at with any questions; the FAQs are available here

More information, as well as application materials/requirements, are available at the website: 

The deadline to apply is  March ​24th, at 5:00 pm. 

Perceptions of Undergraduate Life and Student Experience (PULSE) Survey

Help us take the PULSE of the Barnard student body!  Take a break from studying and complete an engaging survey about your academic and co-curricular experiences at Barnard.  The Dean’s Office will use your responses to better understand our students and enhance our services. 

Check your email for your personal link to the online survey in the “Request from Dean Friedman” sent on March 14, or watch for another reminder from Dean Hinkson this week.

The survey will close soon!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Academic Assistance--Help Rooms

Biology 1500s Help Room
  • Sundays 7-8:30 p.m., 530 Altschul 
  • Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m., 530 Altschul 

Barnard Computer Science Help Room
Attention all Barnard women enrolled in a computer science course - the Barnard CS help room is up and running for the semester! Meet other Barnard women that are also taking computer science, and get help from Junior and Senior CS majors. ALL OFFICE HOURS WILL BE HELD IN Milbank 333B.
Help Room Hours for Spring 2017:
  • Mondays 6-8 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 4:30-8:30 p.m..

Economics Help Room
The Economics department is happy to announce that the Economics Help Room (EHR) is opening for the semester Sunday, February 5th, 2017 .
The new EHR location is 117 Barnard Hall !! (you enter through the Barnard Library). The hours (all in the evening) are:
  • Sundays 7 to 9pm
  • Mondays 7 to 9pm
  • Tuesdays 7 to 9pm
  • Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm.

Tutoring will be available for Intro to Economic Reasoning, Math Methods, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Statistics, and Econometrics. The tutors are your peers, and the EHR is a judgment-free zone. There is no such thing as a stupid question in the EHR!
If you use the EHR, please keep the following in mind:
First and foremost, at the start of the semester, there will be an adjustment period, so not everything will go smoothly at first. We appreciate your patience as we “learn on the job.” You should feel free, at any time, to send any comments via email to Professor Harrison ( , or to stop by her office (244 LeFrak Center, Barnard Hall) to chat about your experiences.  All comments will be kept confidential.
Second, when asking for help with homework, please also bring your textbook and notes with you. The tutors might not have had the same professor as you do, and therefore might not have used the same textbook. Therefore, it will be helpful for them to see how you were taught the material.
Third, there will be sign-in sheets. Please sign in! It is important that we keep this record of use.
You can find updates about the EHR throughout the semester at:
or just go to the Economics department home page, and find a link to this page.

Math Help Rooms

Click on the room number for the schedule for that room:
333 Milbank Hall for help with College Algebra, Calculus I, II, and III
406 Mathematics Building for all other courses.

Organic Chemistry I Help Room

  • Sundays, 4-6 p.m., Altschul 530 
  • Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., Altschul 806

Physics Study Room

For students in all levels of Physics classes. Bring your homework; bring your questions; bring your ideas; bring your friends.

  • Mondays 7-9 p.m., 514 Altschul 
  • Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., 514 Altschul 

Empirical Reasoning Center

The Empirical Reasoning Center provides: 

The ERC offers training for statistical analysis, textual analysis, and geographical information systems software. We support both Macs and PCs. 
The ERC can help individuals through each step of the research process from basic research design and formulating a hypothesis to data analysis and visualization to interpreting and presenting results. 
The ERC supports courses with supplementary training sessions focusing on using analysis softwares, finding appropriate datasets, and interpreting and understanding the narrative of quantative and qualitative data.  

Spanish Conversation Practice


Para todos los estudiantes que quieran practicar su español
Casa Hispánica (Entrada 612 West 116th Street)
Todos los jueves – ¡Ven a conversar!
Statistics Help Room
The Department of Statistics offers a help-room service for students enrolled in STAT UN1001, UN1101, and UN1201.
The purpose of the help-room is to supplement the regular teaching assistant and faculty office hours with peer-to-peer tutoring, and to facilitate the formation of study groups.

Help Room Hours and Location – Spring 2017

Sunday:           12pm – 4:00pm Room 903 9th Floor School of Social Work Building
Monday:          4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
Tuesday:         4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
Wednesday:    4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
Thursday:        4:00pm – 7:00pm Watson Hall 6th Floor Conference Room
The School of Social Work building is located at 1255 Amsterdam Avenue (between 121st and 122nd street).
Watson Hall is located at 612 West 115th Street (between Broadway and Riverside Drive).

Friday, February 24, 2017

IMPORTANT: Sophomore Spring Program Planning and Major Declaration

Dear Sophomores,

Now that we are a month into the spring semester of your sophomore year, I hope your courses are going well as you are taking those first exams and submitting your first papers for your classes.

It's Major Declaration time!  Second-semester sophomores are required to declare their major--the major declaration deadline is March 1, 2017. You'll need your current adviser, as well as the major department chair/adviser to sign this form:  Since each department has a slightly different process for assigning advisers and obtaining the signature on the form, check this MAJOR DECLARATION PROCESS BY DEPARTMENT list for the process for your major department:  (The list is also accessible from to the right of this Blog under the permanent "Resources for Sophomores") Once the Major Declaration form is completed, you'll need to then submit it to the Registrar's Office in 107 Milbank.

In lieu of a physical meeting for the Sophomore Class, here's a PowerPoint presentation with information on important dates to keep in mind for this semester, including dates for advance course registration for the Fall 2017 semester:

Academic departments are holding program planning meetings between now and April for majors and prospective majors.  You may find a list of the already-scheduled meetings on this Blog: (will be updated periodically).

If you would like to discuss or need help narrowing down your major options, please don't hesitate to make an appointment to meet with me.

Congratulations on reaching this academic milestone!

Dean Kuan Tsu