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.

History professor Herbert Sloan discusses the idea that the Constitution should be revised every generation.

Barnard’s groundbreaking Center for Toddler Development continues to meld creative play with academic research.

A charitable gift annuity offers an opportunity to give . . . and receive.

Riverside Park—Day, 2009, by Rivka Widerman '77

How skying diving prepared me for my first college drop-off.

Athena Power Talks welcomes Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, for a conversation with Barnard President Debora Spar.

More than 100 students had an unparalleled opportunity to learn interviewing techniques from highly successful alumnae.

Join Africana Studies for a two-day celebration of playwright, poet, and novelist Ntozake Shange ’70, featuring student performances of her work, reflections on her legacy with Shange herself and acclaimed dance artist Dianne McIntrye, and an interdisciplinary exploration of African American arts and letters and gender in the African Diaspora.