Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
ALL STUDENTS WELCOME
Monday, September 27, 2021
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
DSI Scholars Program
Call for Student Applications | Fall 2021 Cohort
DEADLINE TO APPLY: SEPTEMBER 25, 2021
The Data Science Institute is pleased to announce that the Data Science Institute (DSI) and Data For Good Scholars Programs for Fall 2021 are open for applications.
The goal of the DSI Scholars Program is to engage Columbia's undergraduate and master students in data science research with Columbia faculty through a research internship. The program connects students with research projects across Columbia and provides student researchers with additional learning experience and networking opportunities. Through unique enrichment activities, this program aims to foster a learning and collaborative community in data science at Columbia.
The Data For Good Scholars program connects student volunteers to organizations and individuals working for the social good whose projects have developed a need for data science expertise. As "real world" problems with real world data, these projects are excellent opportunities for students to learn how data science is practiced outside of the university setting and to learn how to work effectively with people for whom data science sits outside of their subject area.
This term we have had a very large number of projects submitted; please give yourself enough time to read the project descriptions. For your application, choose the TOP five projects of which you are most interested, eligible and qualified.
Please email questions to email@example.com, see our FAQ, or attend the information session at 5pm Eastern time on September 14th, 2021.
The Data Science Institute encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply to these programs.
Applications are due by SEPTEMBER 25, 2021.
Monday, September 13, 2021
New Theatre Class in Collaboration with the New York Public Library: Ecologies of Transmedia Performance
Supported by Mellon Foundation, Ecologies of Transmedia Performance is developed in collaboration with the NYPL for the Performing Arts for Barnard Teaches, Real Place + Digital Access.
The intersection of theatre and new media technology has produced new forms of transmedia — intermedial, multisite, networked, and immersive performances. These performances may rely on traditional and emerging platforms, haptic and virtual reality technology, video and music mapping, and/or bodily and sensory augmentations. Exploring
To strengthen both academic and digital competencies, the course has two interrelated components. In the theoretical part, we will study the 1935 production of Jumbo and the notions of transmediality it brings forth, and the ways these transmedialities enlist our interaction, (interspecies) attachments, and thoughts. In the practical part, we will learn how to use specific digital tools, such as Google Sites/Scripts, Inform 7, VRChat, and Blender, required by the transmedia performance
The course is open to all Barnard and Columbia students across academic disciplines. For Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts majors, it fulfills one of the two required courses in dramatic literature/theatre studies/performance studies.
Course enrollment is limited to 12; permission of instructor given after first class meeting.
Friday, September 10, 2021
2. Your adviser must approve your course schedule by clicking "Review Complete" in Student Planning. Ideally, they will do this during an advising meeting with you. If there are extenuating circumstances making it impossible for you and your adviser to meet until next week, your adviser may click Review Complete upon confirming an appointment day/time with you for next week. Need advice/approval and can't reach your adviser? Visit us in the Dean of Studies office!
Don't forget to drop any classes or waitlists that you no longer need.
If you are unable to add a course that you know that you're in, or if you are unable to drop a course or leave a waitlist for something you're not taking, please visit or contact the Registrar's office, firstname.lastname@example.org).
(if the course is eligible for credit for the P.E. requirement). If this does not happen automatically, you may need to fill out a form.
Tuesday, Sept 21 is the last day you may officially add a course to your schedule. If you need to add a course to your schedule after that date, you will need to petition the Committee on Programs and Academic Standing for permission to do so (contact your class dean if you need info about this), and a late fee may be charged.
Reminder that there is no separate Enrollment Confirmation process this year. You confirm your enrollment by (1) registering for classes and (2) paying your bill by the deadline. See this blog post for how to tell what kind of hold you may have, and contact the Bursar if you need to discuss your bill.
Until the registration deadline, your CourseworksCanvas page may not look exactly like your Student Planning page because it takes some time for an added class on myBarnard to appear on Courseworks, and it takes some extra time for a dropped class to disappear. Courseworks will catch up eventually. The most important thing is to make sure that your enrollments are accurate on your Student Planning Fall 2021 page.
Doing that degree-audit arithmetic and need one or two more credits?
If you're having trouble getting up to the number of credits you need and are looking for a 1-2-credit course to add for this spring, here are some options and tips.
1-2 credit course options:
1. Fulfill your PE requirement if you haven't yet.
Register online and be sure to attend the first class meeting. PE courses may initially appear in your myBarnard program as 0 credits and will then be transformed to 1 credit (if you are eligible) after the final registration deadline.
Unfortunately, there is no space in PE for students who want this as an elective. Only students who have not yet completed the PE requirement will be able to register for PE in fall 2021.
2. Take a dance class if you are eligible
Dance classes may initially appear in your myBarnard program as 0 credits -- if you don't change this when registering, you can fill out the Form to Request a Point of Dance Credit.
3. Depending on your background and interests, here are some popular ways to enrich your academic experience while also adding a credit or two.
- Some of these may be full, but you may be able to join a waiting list.
- Be sure to check course descriptions for prerequisites or special registration procedures!
- Columbia/Barnard Chorus or Chamber Singers
- Voice Lessons or Music Lessons -- see Music Department website for info about auditions and fees
- Ear Training -- offered on a variety of levels, check Music Dept course listings for details
b. For students with some computer programming experience:
Programming Languages -- COMS-W3101.
Development Technology -- COMS-W3102
Check Computer Science Course Listings for current options. Sometimes these classes are added later than others, so if you don't see them now, you might find them during the fall semester.
c. If you're interested in science, math, statistics, or other quantitative fields:
Contact your department to see if you can earn credit for supervised research in a professor's lab
Frontiers of Astrophysics
Science Journal Club (Biology)
Undergraduate Seminar in Statistics
d. If you're interested in International Affairs, Political Science, and/or Economics:
*check dates to see if the course has started*
One of the "short courses" offered by the School for International & Public Affairs (SIPA). Search The SIPA Catalogue or the SIPA page of the CU Directory of Classes for 1-1.5-credit courses. You can't just register online for these: first check to see if the class you want is on the list of SIPA courses approved for Barnard students (forthcoming -- link will be added when available), then contact both the instructor and your academic adviser for approval if you think one appropriately fits into both your schedule and a liberal arts curriculum. Upload both approvals when submitting the online add form.
e. If you're interested in Theatre, Dance, or Backstage work:
Rehearsal & Performance (Theatre or Dance) -- for actors, dancers, stage managers, prop or costume makers, and theatre tech people. Check the course description to see who to contact if you are interested.
f. If you're interested in the intersection of scholarship, activism, and public intellectual organizing:
g. If you have an Econ background and like contests:
h. If you have background in some languages and want to improve your conversational fluency:
4. Search Vergil for courses between 0 and 2 credits.
You'll have to scroll through a lot of things that may not help you, like labs for courses you're not taking, courses limited to class years other than yours, but this will give you the most comprehensive listing.
Check the detailed course descriptions in the Directory of Classes for prerequisites, restrictions, or special application procedures.
Monday, September 6, 2021
Barnard Columbia Chorus, Chamber Singers, studio lessons, and voice classes are BACK -- auditions on Zoom in early September
Students are advised there is a $500 fee for voice lessons unless you sing in the choir, or you are a music major or a music minor.
Barnard Columbia Chorus and Chamber Singers
Voice Auditions for Solo Studio Lessons and Voice Classes
Please reserve a 15min audition time slot here using your name and uni (access the google sheet via your Barnard email). After you have signed up for a time, you will be sent an email requesting a sample video and a form to fill out. Please complete an audition form and email it to Professor Gail Archer and copy all of the voice instructors (emails can be found on the faculty page) a day prior to your audition. All auditions will take place in person in 405 Milbank.