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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Columbia Study Abroad Programs

Columbia Summer in Rio de Janeiro Information Session

Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Place: 201 Casa Hispanica

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) or email her at

Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) Information Session

Date: Friday, February 10
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: 606 Kent Hall (Office of Global Programs & Fellowships)

Studying abroad at the Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) offers an incredible opportunity to master German language skills by engaging in intensive academic coursework while integrating into German culture. Students enroll at the Freie Universität Berlin, which hosts a variety of departments including Biology, Economics, Political Science and much more. Students may also consider taking select courses at other universities in Berlin such as the Humboldt.  Berlin’s vibrant nightlife, art scene and fascinating history create an exciting environment to experience life in the new Europe.  The equivalent of at least two years of college- level German is required to apply to the program. Studying in Berlin for the full academic year opens the possibility of arranging full-time internships during the semester break in February and March.  Motivated students, with the help of the program, have arranged many interesting internships over the years in political foundations, government offices, hospitals, opera houses, public relations firms, and schools.

For more

Interested but can't attend?
Schedule an appointment to meet with Meg Booth (Meg Booth Advising Calender) or email her at

Monday, January 30, 2017

Registration Changes After the Deadline of January 27

​January 27 was the deadline to make registration changes electronically.

However, if you need to make a change to your spring 2017 registration:

--You can add a discussion section, lab, recitation, PE class,  dance technique course, or a section of Theatre Rehearsal and Performance, without a late fee.  Come to the Registrar's Office, 107 Milbank, for an add form, have it signed, and return it to the office.

--To change sections of a course, come to the Registrar's Office, 107 Milbank, for a section-change form, have it signed, and return it to the office.

--If you want to add a full academic course, you must petition to the Committee on Programs and Academic Standing.  See your class dean to find out the petition process.

--You can drop a course until February 21.  Come to the Registrar's Office, 107 Milbank, for a drop form, have it signed, and return it to the office.  (You cannot drop below 12 points.)

International and Intercultural Programs Office--Open Office Hours

As part of the College's response to this weekend's executive order, Associate Dean for International and Intercultural Programs will be holding office hours this Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30pm in 10 Milbank. 

Please note that all Barnard students, not just international students, are welcome to participate in these office hours.  Additionally, a town hall is in the works for later this week --details to follow. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Spring 2017 Help Rooms

Computer Science

333B Milbank Hall for Barnard students interested in computer science

The EHR is located in 117 Barnard Hall.  Please note this is a different room than in past semesters!!  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.


333 Milbank Hall for help with College Algebra, Calculus I, II, and III
Mon - Thurs. 6-10 pm

406 Mathematics Building for all other courses

Monday, January 23, 2017

Upcoming Athena Center Spring Programs

January 25, 7pm: Conversation about Activism in the Age of Trump with Kitty Kolbert
January 30, 5:30pm: Athena Scholars Information Session. Barnard 302 (Open to First-Years and Sophomores)
January 30, 6:30pm: Leadership Lab: Communicating for Impact in the Age of Digital Storytelling with Barbara Greene. Register at 
January 31, 7pm-8:30pm: Power Talk with Shiza Shahid, (Co-Founder of the Malala Fund). Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor, Barnard Hall. Register at
February 2, 6:30pm: Leadership Lab: Determining what’s next: Carving a clear path to achieving your goals with Alexis Sclamberg. Register at 
February 6, 6:30pm: Leadership Lab: Innovative Tools for Social Impact with Garance Choko. Register at 
February 7, 6:30pm: Leadership Lab: Make Money Work for You: Investing for College Students with Galia Gichon. Register at 
February 9am-12pm: Athena Film Festival (NYC, Barnard Campus) - volunteer and program info at

Friday, January 20, 2017

Forte College to Business Leadership Conference

On Friday, March 31st and April 7th, 2017, Forté Foundation is hosting the annual  Forté College to Business Leadership Conference in Austin and Chicago. On Friday, March 24th, 2017, Forté is hosting the annual Forté College Fast Track to Finance Conference in New York City. These leadership opportunities are available to undergraduate women from all academic backgrounds. 

●       Hands-on business startup simulation
●       Leadership development and personal brand workshop
●       Summer internship recruiting secrets
●       Exploration of diverse business careers suitable for women of all backgrounds
●       Focused networking with top recruiters, executives, and recent graduates at the Company & Graduate School Expo

ELIGIBILITY:     Female undergraduates from ALL majors
LOCATION:      Dimensional Fund Advisors (Austin) and Dow (Chicago)
DEADLINES:    February 26th
COST: FREE! Travel stipends available! Apply early to be eligible
APPLY NOW: Submit a Short Essay & Resume Online

●       Build a winning personal brand
●       An inside view of investment management careers
●       Investment bank and sales & trading simulation workshops
●       Focused networking with top recruiters, executives, and recent graduates

ELIGIBILITY:     Female undergraduates from ALL majors
LOCATION:      New York, NY
DEADLINES:    February 19th
COST: FREE! Travel stipends available! Apply early to be eligible
APPLY NOW: Submit a Short Essay & Resume Online

Forté is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools. It works to launch women into successful and fulfilling careers. Forté has many programs designed just for college students including conferences, webinars, virtual campus microsite, newsletter and job center. Join Forté today!

More information is available in this Marketing Toolkit!

Psychology Lab--Spaces Still Available

PSYC BC1015 Psychology Research Methods Laboratory

A laboratory-based introduction to experimental methods used in psychological research. Upon successful completion of this course, students will know how to review the primary literature and formulate a hypothesis, design an experiment, analyze data using statistical methods, communicate the results of a scientific study through oral presentation and written manuscript, and carry out research studies under ethical guidelines. Students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in all disciplines of Psychology and will be prepared to engage in advance research in fields including, but not limited to, Cognition, Learning, Perception, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development, Personality, and Social Psychology. 

  • As of Fall 2016, this course replaces PSYC BC1010. 
  • PSYC BC1001 must be taken prior to or concurrently with BC1015.
  • While BC1015 is not required, if you choose to take it, it must be taken as the first lab, prior to a Group A, B, C Psych lab.
  • BC1015 is comprised of a three hour laboratory section and a 75 minute lab lecture component.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

BLUEprint Program

The BLUEprint program is an 8-week cohort series focusing on social justice education offered through Barnard Student Life. Through facilitated dialogue, we will focus on the ways in which identity affects systems, as well as our everyday lives. The course will cover topics such as power, oppression, allyship, and liberation. The ultimate goal of BLUEprint is to allow students the space for challenging conversations by highlighting a multitude of voices and experiences of students on Barnard's campus. In doing so we hope to create a respectful community dedicated to promoting equity and solidarity. 

Any Barnard student is welcome to apply, regardless of knowledge of social justice related topics. 

Application here:

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hiring Notetakers

Barnard ODS is recruiting strong student notetakers for Spring '17 courses!  If you are interested in being a notetaker for any of your courses to help out your fellow students and earn some money for taking notes in classes you are taking yourself, please review our criteria for being a notetaker on our online application.  If this is a position you would want to sign up for, please fill out an easy online application!  


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Study Abroad for Fall 2017

This is just a friendly reminder to file an Intent to Study Abroad Form via my Barnard if you are considering studying abroad during the fall 2017 semester. Please note that this form is non-binding; however, you should have a strong interest in seeing the study abroad process through. Also, you should have some idea of where you would like to go, including the program and/or institution you would like to attend while abroad. Click on the link below for a list of Barnard approved programs by region.

If you do not see a program that matches your interests and/or would like to review the study abroad process in greater detail, please email for an appointment with Dean Wendy Garay.

Happy New Year!

-Dean Wendy Garay