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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

JUNIOR YEAR ABROAD AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY INFORMATION SESSION (FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018)

Monday, November 28, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m,  306 Milbank 

For sophomores interested in studying at one of the colleges at Oxford University for the academic year 2017-2018: Barnard College will nominate students to attend one of the different colleges at Oxford University. 

Applications will be due in the Office of International and Intercultural Student Programs in early December.  

Monday, November 14, 2016

Athena Digital Design--Applications for Spring Now Open

The Athena Digital Design Agency started here at Barnard a couple years ago with the mission of encouraging more women to learn to code. It is a student-run organization and offer free HTML/CSS and Javascript classes to current Barnard students. Students meet weekly for a 2-hour class. No coding experience is necessary to join the classes! 

After the completion of the HTML/CSS course, students are welcome to join the agency where they can take on web design jobs from clients. This is a great way to make some money on the side, improve students' coding experience, and add something to your resume. 

Deadline for applications is December 23rd

International Week (November 14-18) Events




Humanity in Action Fellowship

Friday, November 18, at 11:00 a.m. in the Baer Room on the 4th floor of Lewisohn Hall

Yulia Shalomov, Coordinator of Admissions for the Humanity in Action Fellowship, will be coming to talk to interested students about HIA’s fully-funded seminar in human rights, which takes place this summer in the golden capitals of Europe.  Please come and learn about this outstanding program.   

History Course Registration

Students who preregister for a 4-point history lecture course with sections should also preregister for a section associated with the course. Sections are listed right under the lecture listing and have a slightly different course number. The current section listings are only temporary sections and do not list days/times, but students should sign up for them nonetheless.  Sections will be finalized and scheduled at the beginning of the spring 2017 term.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Global Scholars Program: Latin American Cities Information Session

Date: Monday, November 14
Time:1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Place: International Affairs Building 802

Join the Institute for Latin American Studies and the Office of Global Programs and Fellowships for this information session on the new 2017 Global Scholars Program: "Latin American Cities." In this six week summer course conducted in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Panama, and Havana, students will explore, study, and compare local media cultures firsthand. Students will explore the historical origins and contemporary realities of urban life in the region through research and travel in five cities that capture Latin America's cultural diversity.

Taught by Barnard History professor Jose Moya, the program is open for course credit to rising juniors and seniors in all Columbia/Barnard undergraduate schools. Generous financial aid is available. Applications due in early December 2016. 

For more information:

Interested but can't attend?
Schedule an appointment to meet with Meg Booth (Meg Booth Advising Calendar) or email her at mr2850@columbia.edu

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Athena Scholars Program

Hello Sophomores!

Greetings from the Athena Center for Leadership Studies. Lately, we’ve been receiving lots of inquiries about how to become an Athena Scholar.

In order to become a scholar, you must attend an information session, of which many will be offered in the coming spring semester, led by two of our current scholars. There will not be any more information sessions for the Fall 2016 semester. We will post the dates for the Spring 2017 sessions early next semester, so please be on the lookout both on social media and around campus. You can find us on Facebook by searching “Athena Center for Leadership Studies.”

If you would like to get involved now and have not attended an information session, no problem! You can still take requirements for the program starting in Spring 2017, which can then be counted when you become a scholar. A list of Athena requirements can be found at: http://catalog.barnard.edu/barnard-college/courses-instruction/athena-center-leadership-studies/#requirementstext.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to the Athena Student Advisory Board Sophomore representatives, Demme Durrett  (dd2790@barnard.edu) and Alyssa Hsing (ahh2139@barnard.edu).


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship--Applications Now Open!

The 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship application is now open!

The Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department’s premier recruitment programs aimed at increasing diversity among U.S. Foreign Service officers. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Program highlights include:

•       Undergraduate candidates (10 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for the senior year of undergraduate studies, and first year of a master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.

•       Graduate candidates (20 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.

•       Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.

•       Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements.

The application for the 2017 Pickering Fellowship is now live and can be accessed on the Pickering Fellowship page. Students are encouraged to survey this page to assess their eligibility and review expectations if selected. All applications for undergraduate and graduate fellowships must be received by January 13, 2017 in order to be considered.