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Join The Hughes Science Pipeline Project and the Barnard Center for Research on Women for the 19th annual Distinguished Women in Science Lecture. 

Professor Karla FC Holloway, and a group of Barnard and Columbia professors, will discuss Holloway’s new book Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race Gender, and a Cultural Bioethicsexamining the intersections of law, race, gender, and bioethics.

Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation exploring how food shapes culture and politics.

SNEAK PREVIEW: Faculty panelists offer insights from their research.

The Roslyn S. Silver '27 Science Lecture with Rebecca Jordan-Young.

A distinguished panel of researchers, physicians and women’s health specialists come together to discuss how the biological differences between the sexes influence public health, biomedical research, and health care.

At Barnard, students majoring in the sciences or other research-intensive subjects have take part in research projects at levels usually reserved for graduate students.

Biology professor studies presence of fungi on New York City green roofs

Throughout the years, Barnard women have studied such sciences as astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics, pursuing careers in these fields. Many of these women were pioneers, establishing their places within scientific communities that were all but closed to them. On the following pages, six alumnae, two of whom are retired, talk about their research, how they started, and what inspired them.

Nara Milanich, associate professor of history at Barnard College, examines the link between the history of the paternity test and the history of gender, family, and changing ideas about kinship.

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