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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Free LSAT Boot Camp



Pace Law is pleased to announce a free, two-night LSAT boot camp on January 17th and 18th at our White Plains campus.

The Law School Admission Test is a major component of any law school application. Prospective law students will receive six hours of free, substantive LSAT instruction from The Focus Approach. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Pace Law admissions representatives, learn about our Pipeline Program, and explore the campus.

This program is free, but students do need to register in advance, as space is limited. If you or your students have any questions about the program, please
January 2018
Space is limited to 30 registrants. RSVP now!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Study Rooms Available During Reading and Finals Period

Need a place to study other than the crowded libraries?

The Study Rooms Schedule has been confirmed for the following dates:

December 13 through December 21     8am-11pm   Barnard Hall   Rooms 406 and 407

Important End of the Semester Procedures and Policies

A message from the Dean of Studies Office (read it now in case you need it later!):

As the end of semester draws near, the Office of the Dean of Studies would like to go over several  important pieces of information that will help you make it through the coming exam period.

We want to be sure that everyone is aware of college policy and practice, so that if something should come up to impede your progress, you will know what to do.

One of the most important things to remember: if you are experiencing any kind of difficulty, whether it be academic or health-related, don't hesitate to contact our office at 212-854-2024, and we will direct you to the help you need.

All instructors and students are expected to stick to the official exam schedule. If you find yourself scheduled for three exams within a 24-hour period or four within 48 hours, your first step should be to go to the Barnard Registrar's Office (107 Milbank), where you will receive further guidance as to how to proceed.

Click  here for more info.
Students may defer an exam ONLY in cases of acute illness or personal emergency on the day of the exam. If you need to request a deferral, you must:

  1. Contact your instructor FIRST
  2. THEN Contact  the Dean of Studies Office (212-854-2024) on the day of the exam, before the scheduled start of the exam. (There will be staff in the Dean of Studies Office as early as 8am during exam period).
  3. You may be asked to provide documentation of your illness; the staff in the Dean of Studies Office can talk with you about how to share documentation.
  4. If the instructor approves your request, the dean will explain next steps. Deferred final exams for the fall term will be administered in January, at the end of the first week of classes, by the Registrar's Office. It is your responsibility to check the registrar's website the previous week for the time and location of your deferred exam. Your eventual final grade for the course will be joined on your transcript by an "X," which signifies that you deferred the final.
Please be aware that deferred exams cannot be requested in advance of exam week. If you need to make arrangements to take an exam at another time due to circumstances not having to do with illness, then you must speak to your instructor directly


If you become ill during an examination:

  1. inform the proctor
  2. hand in the exam, and
  3. go directly to Health Services.
If you've completed less than 40 minutes of a two-hour exam or less than one hour of a three-hour exam, you should qualify for a deferred exam (see above.) If you leave the exam more than 40 minutes into a two-hour exam or more than an hour into a three-hour exam, you'll be graded on the basis of the work you've completed to that point.

INCOMPLETES:Incompletes are to be given only in cases of illness, personal emergency, or other compelling circumstances. If you need to request an incomplete, and the instructor is amenable, pick up a copy of the incomplete form at the Registrar's Office, or online at the Registrar's site and proceed from there. (Please note that incompletes apply only to coursework exclusive of the final examination. For information about deferring exams, see above.) Click  here for more info.

GRADES:Final grades are indeed final. Grades may be changed only in cases of clerical error or in the event that for some unusual reason the instructor needs to reevaluate the work of the entire class. Grades may not be recalculated on the basis of reexamination or the submission of  additional or revised work.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY:As you write papers or complete exams, whether in a proctored environment or in the comfort of your residence hall, keep the College's Honor Code in mind. Under pressure, it can sometimes be tempting to make a regrettable decision, such as using untrustworthy and undocumented sources, collaborating on an exam, not following proper citation methods on a paper, or claiming someone else's work as your own. Keep in mind that doing something that might violate the Honor Code is never, ever the way to respond to a  difficult or pressured academic situation. There's always a better choicePlease also be aware that any misrepresentation of your circumstances in order to obtain an exam deferral or an incomplete is a violation of the Honor Code. 

ACADEMIC PROBATION or SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS WARNING:Please be advised that if you are on academic probation or SAP warning, incompletes or deferrals may have an impact on your academic standing. To discuss your probationary status, please contact the Dean of Studies Office at 212-854-2024. For more information, see the Dean of
 Studies webpage 

Help/Workshop Room Schedules during Reading Period

Check out the schedule below to see which departments will have Help Rooms during reading week with their times and locations:

Biology: Help Room will not be open during reading week

Computer Science: Help Room will not be open during reading week

Economics: Help Room open on 12/13 from 7:00-9:00pm in 117 Barnard

Math: Open 12/12 and 12/13 during normal hours, open 12/14 from 6:00-9:00pm
College Algebra – Analytic Geometry, Calculus I, II and III courses - 10am-10pm (staffed by Barnard undergrads 6-10pm) in 333B Milbank

Calculus IV and Higher Math courses - 9am- 6pm in 406 Mathematics

Physics: Help Room will not be open during reading week

Spanish: Open 12/12 and 12/13 from 7:00pm-9:00pm in 303 Altschul

Statistics: Help Room will not be open during reading week

The Leadership Experience Admission Deferral (LEAD) Fellowship Program at Columbia Law School

This program is only open to current Columbia University undergraduates.

Columbia Law School is thrilled to offer a unique and exciting new pathway to the school.  Through the new Leadership Experience Admission Deferral (LEAD) fellowship program, Columbia Law School seeks to admit and support—in the form of substantial funding grants—self-starting undergraduate students, who plan to launch meaningful ventures in the public or private spheres prior to entering law school.  The Law School believes that by undertaking such initiatives, LEAD Fellows will necessarily draw upon and refine their leadership talents, as well as other important skills such as problem-solving, time-management, innovation, negotiation, communication, and strategic-planning—all of which are indispensable to success in law school.  In turn, LEAD Fellows will matriculate at the Law School well-positioned to further hone those skills in the legal context before undertaking post-law school professional pursuits.  
The Columbia Law School LEAD Fellowship Program is an experimental, special, deferred admissions program open only to students who are currently completing their junior or senior year at one of Columbia University’s undergraduate institutions, specifically: Columbia College, Barnard College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, or the School of General Studies (collectively, the "Colleges"). Prospective students from the Colleges who are interested in pursuing a JD degree from Columbia Law School and who also aspire to found, expand, partner with, and/or advance a commercial or nonprofit venture are invited to apply to the Law School through the LEAD fellowship program.  In addition to being granted assured, deferred admission to the Law School, successful applicants will be awarded a funding grant of up to $10,000 to enable them to finance and pursue their project, venture, or activity during a two-year mandatory gap period between completing their undergraduate studies and commencing their studies at the Law School.
In order to qualify for a funding grant, LEAD Program applicants will be required to describe their intended gap period undertaking and to provide a project plan detailing how they intend to pursue and realize the objective(s) of their proposed venture.  It is understood and expected that LEAD Fellows may concurrently pursue employment opportunities or graduate studies during their two-year mandatory gap period. 
Candidates for admission who apply through the LEAD Fellowship Program are eligible to apply and be considered for Financial Aid.  Applicants will be evaluated on the same basis as are all other applicants to Columbia Law School. 
Successful applicants who accept Columbia’s offer of a LEAD Fellowship are required to sign a LEAD contract and are bound to attend the Law School after their two-year gap period.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Spring 2018: 1 Credit French Translation Workshop

FREN BC 3001

Transatlantic Translation Workshop

Professor Laurie Postlewate
Meets 4 dates only

This 1-credit course will meet the following Fridays:
January 26February 16March 23April 13

For more information, please visit

Harvard Law School Early Admission Program

The Junior Deferral Program allows students to gain admission to Harvard Law School as college juniors and explore a flexible range of opportunities in research, public service, and the private sector before starting law school.

Join an Online Information Session
If you are eligible for the program, we hope that you will join us for our upcoming online information session to learn more about the Junior Deferral Program application process. The session will be facilitated by a member of the J.D. Admissions team and will include time for Q&A. You can register for the session below.
Introduce Yourself
If you have not already done so, please submit our online form to join our mailing list and receive more information on the Junior Deferral Program. There is space in the form to specifically indicate interest in the Junior Deferral Program.

Learn More
You can learn more about the Junior Deferral Program, eligibility requirements, and the application process through our online FAQ. Additionally, we invite you to hear from current JDP students about their experiences in the program in our video.

If you have any questions or would like more information on JDP or other opportunities at Harvard Law School, please do not hesitate to contact the J.D. Admissions Office or (617) 495-3179

Spring 2018: 1-Credit Research Methods Seminar BIOL BC2900

Offered this Spring and taught by faculty in Biology (Elizabeth Bauer) and Chemistry (Jacob Alexander).

Here is a description:

The seminar will focus on building skills to facilitate entry into Biology and Chemistry research. Students will learn to think and work like scientists and to identify, apply for and gain entry to research lab groups.  Focus on writing and oral presentation skills. Additional readings and discussions on laboratory safety, women in science, and scientific ethics.
Prerequisites:  Students must be sophomores with a strong interest in pursuing research in the biological or chemical sciences.
If you are a sophomore interested in research, please consider this seminar!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Considering law school? Two-day workshop in January

Considering law school?

Join the NYC Bar Association on January 4 & 5, 2018 for a comprehensive two-day workshop for college students and recent graduates, including the following:
  • Learn the ins and outs of applications, financial aid, and first-year experience
  • Sample LSAT prep courses from leading test-prep companies
  • Meet admissions representatives from law schools across the country
  • Network with current law students and recent graduates
  • Win free LSAT courses and materials
  • A complete agenda and list of speakers will be posted here.
  • To view photos from the 2017 series, click here
Thursday, January 43:45-8:00pm
Friday, January 53:45-8:00pm

New York City Bar Association
4/5/6: Grand Central
1/2/3/A/C/E/N/Q/R/W: Times Square

With questions about the program, please contact:
Monica Parks | Program Coordinator |

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Economics Help for Finals

The Economics Help Room will be open during Reading Week through Wednesday, December 13. This will be the last day of the Economics Help Room for the semester. 

Good Luck on exams and have a great break!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs

Don't forget that Humanity in Action is accepting applications for the 2018 Fellowship programs! Please encourage your students to use their holiday break to work on their applications. The deadline to apply to these programs is January 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PST

Humanity in Action Fellowship in Europe

Humanity in Action Fellowship in the
United States

Atlanta and Detroit

July 10 – August 5, 2018
We invite applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are passionate about active citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply. Applications for students and recent graduates from European universities will open in late fall.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are fully-funded, with the exception of a small number of meals and the cost of airfare – which Fellows are responsible for financing. However, Humanity in Action provides full and partial stipends for all of those with documented need.


The European Programs

The European Humanity in Action Fellowship programs take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of injustice and resistance — including the foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination — as they affect liberal democracy and pluralism today.

To learn more about the European programs, click here. To view last year's fellowship agendas, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us.

The American Programs

John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta

The John Lewis Fellowship takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. Named in honor of U.S. Representative John Lewis – an icon of the Civil Rights Movement – the program explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement, diversity and minority rights, with a particular emphasis on restorative justice in Atlanta. This four-week inquiry and resulting blueprint for restorative justice involves a multidisciplinary approach. Fellows explore keys issues and subjects including education, health, the law, urban planning, policing, local and state government, and the arts. 
To learn more about the John Lewis program, click here. To view last year's fellowship agenda, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us.

The Detroit Fellowship

The Detroit Fellowship explores the biography of Detroit — a city deeply emblematic of the tensions of massive economic and cultural change in 20th and 21st century America. The program places Detroit's history and contemporary issues within the larger national context of the transformation of urban and regional economies at a time of profound inequality in the United States. The Detroit Fellowship places special emphasis on equitable development, social entrepreneurship, public health and education. 
To learn more about the Detroit program, click here. To view last year's fellowship agendas, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us.

Humanity in Action's Mission and Network

Humanity in Action Fellowship programs seek to educate, connect and inspire future leaders to be responsible citizens in the broadest range of fields– government and diplomacy, journalism, entrepreneurship and business, grassroots activism, science, academia and culture and the arts.

Upon successful completion of these programs, Fellows will join the global network of over 1,700 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional and educational opportunities, including fellowships in the U.S. Congress, the European Parliament and organizations like the ACLU and the NAACP.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs provide opportunities for collaborative learning and problem-solving. These programs are designed for those who seek to enrich and broaden their knowledge and skills with various and often conflicting perspectives. As such, the programs are testing grounds for thinking anew with others about complex issues of diversity and democracy in historical and contemporary terms. The programs focus, through educational seminars and site visits, on vulnerable populations and the unfulfilled goals of just democratic societies. The programs do not engage in on-the-ground training for political activism, although some programs emphasize campaigns to fight prejudice through social media and other means. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email our admissions team

Judith Goldstein

Judith S. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Humanity in Action