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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pre-Health Students: Q & A Opportunity for Course Registration

With Registration beginning April 17th, Pre-Health Advising Dean Melinda Cohen will be hosting two Q&A events on April 13th:

First Q&A will be held at 12pm-1pm in Diana 502 (Seminar Room)

Second Q&A will be held at 5pm-6pm in Diana 203

RSVP via AdviseStream

This event is an Open Forum which provides the opportunity to ask any questions regarding pre-requisites for health professional programs as they relate to the Barnard or Columbia curriculum. Additionally, students are encouraged to share their own advice with peers about their respective 'course routes' and experiences!

Event: Pre-Health Overview Sessions in April

Are you considering a career in the health profession? 
Do you have questions about being a pre-health student at Barnard and want to learn more? 
Are you interested in learning about the resources and advising support our office provides?
Whether you are a first-year or a senior, it's never too late to start exploring the health professions.

We invite you to come to a Pre-Health Overview Session! 
These small group sessions will serve to provide you with an overview of:
  • Academic Preparation 
  • Gaining Experience
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Committee Letter of Evaluation
  • Resources and more!
Sessions will be held in the Dean of Studies Office, Conference Room, 105 Milbank Hall
These sessions are intended to serve as your "first" pre-health advising appointment. We ask that you attend an overview session prior to scheduling an individual advising appointment with Dean Cohen, Associate Dean for Pre-Health Professions Advising.

RSVP required via AdviseStream, to create an account please click here

Spring '17 Sessions: Tue April 4th at 3pm and Fri Apr 21st at 12pm

Study Abroad at Oxford

Dr. George Southcombe, from Wadham College, University of Oxford, will be here to speak about the Sarah Lawrence study abroad program at the University of Oxford.
Please join us!

Friday, 04/071-2pm
Diana 502  

Please follow the link to  RSVP by 04/05

Food will be served.

Study Abroad in Italy

Thinking about studying abroad in Italy?

The University of Bologna is Europe’s oldest institution of higher learning and Italy’s top ranked university!
Bologna is a beautiful city and Venice and Milan are just two hours away by train!

Come learn about the Bologna Consortial Studies Program:

Tuesday, 04/041-2 pm
Milbank 214

Please follow the link to RSVP by Friday 03/31

Food will be served.

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!