Barnard College News

After being mentored by stellar science faculty across the City at Barnard’s Summer Research Institute, 285 students celebrated at one of NYC’s largest gatherings dedicated to young women scientists.

Biology lecturer and alumna Chisa Hidaka ’86 guides students through the intersection of STEM and movement by exploring the anatomy in action. 

As part of a team of staff and faculty, Melissa E. Flores ’16 helped Barnard’s Biology Department redesign its curriculum to ensure inclusivity for students from all backgrounds. #BarnardCelebratesWomensHistoryMonth

A year after COVID-19 became a national emergency, a campus-run project to monitor coronavirus in wastewater is part of a multi-pronged effort to keep the community safe during the pandemic.

In celebration of National Honey Bee Day (August 15), Professor Jonathan Snow chats with two mentees about the art of Barnard beekeeping, their buzziest facts, and more.

Three Beckman Scholars share their passion for STEM, Barnard mentors, and whether the pandemic has shifted their research focus.

Across the city and globe this week, people are taking action to bring awareness to climate change, with many students participating in walkouts. Barnard shares their commitment to enacting change, as reflected in the College’s various initiatives over the years to address sustainability.

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Barnard’s Arthur Ross Greenhouse, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology Hilary Callahan and Greenhouse Coordinator Nicholas Gershberg discuss what makes the greenhouse one of the most unusual rooftop gardens in the city.

Students tackle graduate-level projects at Barnard's Summer Research Institute.

In this panel discussion, Barnard faculty members Hilary Callahan, Kim F. Hall, Deborah Valenze, and Paige West engage in an interdisciplinary conversation about the past and present social, geopolitical, rhetorical, and environmental factors that influence how food—including items as seemingly ordinary as sugar, coffee, and milk—shapes culture and politics.

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As an expert in microbial ecology, Krista McGuire's research has taken her from the Guyana rain forest to Alaska's boreal forests. She studies the role of fungi in critical environmental issues such as global climate change, plant extinction, and deforestation. This year McGuire joins Barnard College as an assistant professor of biological sciences. "Barnard seemed like the perfect fit because it has a liberal arts curriculum, plus all the [research] resources of Columbia," she says. "It's kind of the best of all worlds."