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At the Silver Lab, a Barnard Team Publishes Neuroscience Research

A collaboration between Professor Rae Silver and four Barnard affiliates yields exciting results for our understanding of circadian rhythms.


Judith Rodin Shares Her Insights

The president emerita of the University of Pennsylvania and the Rockefeller Foundation discusses civic-minded university leadership and the importance of financial wellness for women.

Health & Wellness

Meet the Barnard Health Ambassadors Keeping Campus Safe

Student, staff, and faculty health ambassadors help to foster a secure and safe campus environment by educating the community on how best to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Break This Down: Activism and Civil Disobedience

Smith College professor Erin Pineda ’06 discusses the politics of civil disobedience and the global research on resistance movements central to her new book, Seeing Like an Activist.

Essentially Barnard

Join the scientific researchers, Olympic-level athletes, published poets, performers, artists, and activists who make up Barnard's nearly 2,600 students and 35,000+ alumnae. In this community, voices command respect and opinions help shape the discourse.

An Education for Tomorrow

  • A Flexible Curriculum You Can Shape

    The Barnard Foundations curriculum encourages you explore widely across disciplines, discover new territory, and then dive deep. It’s structured to ensure that you examine the world through a variety of lenses — the rest is up to you.

  • Advanced Research Opportunities

    You can look up information — but to solve problems, you have to think critically and creatively. At Barnard, you have multiple opportunities to hone these skills through faculty-mentored, structured research in the sciences or humanities.

  • Digital Literacy Across Disciplines

    Dancers research the data of movement. Historians build digital visualizations of complex ideas. You’ll need digital skills whatever your discipline, and Barnard is the first liberal arts school to require that you learn to interpret and create digitally.

Voices & Stories


Legal Lion

Shirley Adelson Siegel '37

Bee Whisperer


Martha Stewart '63 P'87

Creating Opportunities

Stand up, step up, speak up

Fearless Barnard students and graduates have collapsed boundaries, sparked change, and made their mark since the College’s founding in 1889.
Barnard Class of 1899

Literary Ambitions

First in their families to go to college, these alumnae authors share how Barnard, and the community here, helped them to find their voices and hone their craft.
Mary Beth Keane ’99, Mary Gordon ’71, Edwidge Danticat ’90, and Cecily Wong ’10

Leadership Launch Pad

You have ideas, questions, and ambitions. We have workshops, programs, and more to help you focus that intellectual energy and learn alongside each other.

Barnard Now