The New York Youth Symphony, which included members from the College, made history when it won the award for Best Orchestral Performance.
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The New York Youth Symphony, which included members from the College, made history when it won the award for Best Orchestral Performance.
Launched in 2018, Beyond Barnard has excelled at connecting students and alumnae to employment opportunities and graduate school programs around the world.
The career advising office looks ahead to the next five years with ambitious goals in mind.
The Barnard Center for Toddler Development celebrated half a century of groundbreaking research — and new state-of-the-art digs — with parents, alumnae, and community members.
The festival returns to campus with an exciting lineup of events and screenings dedicated to elevating the stories of women’s leadership.
Winning the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award will allow the neuroscientist to substantially expand her research program and develop science outreach activities.
In her new role as Spelman College’s 11th president, the alumna continues to build on her success as a leader in global health to nurture the next generation of Black women.
Barnard has no shortage of women researchers who lead the way and open doors for other women.
Barnard welcomed the author to its annual Lewis-Ezekoye Distinguished Lectureship Series, where she discussed building better worlds.
On January 27, the College highlights alumnae activism that honors stories of liberation and survival.
The science of culinary skills, learning labs, and museum visits are part of the many exciting courses that will educate students this spring.
These are the standout times that made this year such a special one at the College.
The recent graduate, who majored in political science and human rights, will spend one year — fully funded — working on a master’s program in Beijing.
On November 11, the College recognizes the exemplary sacrifice and leadership skills of its ROTC students and alumnae in the military.
The Latinx/e advocate and political analyst speaks with Mujeres members about the 2022 midterms and the battle over the Latinx/e ballots.
Barnard Honored Erika Dickerson-Despenza, the Ntozake Shange Social Justice Theater Residency’s First Resident Playwright
BCRW, the Public Theater, and the Ntozake Shange Literary Trust celebrated the newly created residency with an evening of tributes and performances.
Barnard welcomed the award-winning labor leader as the keynote speaker for the inaugural Grace Lee Boggs ’35 Lecture.
In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day (October 10), and the College’s connection to the tribe, Barnard and Columbia University honor the Picuris Pueblo with weeklong events.
To celebrate queer identities and increase awareness about LGBTQ+ issues and history this October, the College shines a light on eight graduates who advocate for the community.
In Celebration of National Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month, Jomysha Delgado Stephen ’96 reflects on her journey from Student Government VP to Executive Vice President of the College and General Counsel.
Barnard Receives $3 Million to Establish Artemis Rising Foundation Filmmaker Fellowship Programs at the College
The donation will enable a rotating roster of media experts and filmmakers — up to four per semester — to teach, mentor, and coach students on the ins and outs of film and media.
The hit show’s co-founding producer Theo Balcomb ’09 and co-host Sabrina Tavernise ’93 share why audio journalism is so binge-worthy — and an excellent medium to learn about the biggest news stories.
Watch (and listen) to tips on video and audio from six of the College’s wildly successful creatives, including an Emmy-nominated TV director, the co-creator of a superhero character, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
The prestigious award brings the renowned chemist’s career of breakthrough discovery full circle.
With a new semester underway, the community also welcomes seven new Board of Trustees members.
This National Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month, we spotlight Barnard’s trailblazing alumnae who have thrived in fields from law to the arts and everything in between.
Erika Dickerson-Despenza Named Ntozake Shange Social Justice Theater Residency’s Inaugural Playwright
BCRW, The Public Theater, and The Ntozake Shange Literary Trust partner to establish the first residency of its kind for distinguished women, femme, trans, or non-binary playwrights of the African Diaspora.
A budding AFF programmer shares insights on her experience discovering film festival careers through a unique lens.
Look back at the highlights from the 2021-2022 academic year, when the College celebrated all things STEM.
Catherine Cardelús ’96, Leslie Cooperband ’82, and Rhea Suh ’92 each work to create a healthier planet.
Biology lecturer and alumna Chisa Hidaka ’86 guides students through the intersection of STEM and movement by exploring the anatomy in action.
Carol D. Berkowitz ’65, M.D., Sareh Parangi ’86, M.D., and Roberta Levy Schwartz ’91 have devoted their lives to health and wellness.
In recognition of sex discrimination being banned in educational programs, the College is looking back at alumnae and administrators who helped to pave the way and who continue to shine.
This year, 11 alumnae were selected to serve as researchers, graduate students, or English teaching assistants in eight countries.
Talya Bock ’06 and Susan Pozo ’76 share their career paths in economics and advice on dealing with the economy.
Studying economics at Barnard led Terri Liftin ’90 to a career in the financial world.
Barnard community members recognized Nancy A. Garvey ’71, a Trustee of the College, for her remarkable achievements with the dedication of a new pathway, ‘Garvey Walk.’
Angier believes that when it comes to science, 'it belongs to all of us' and should be part of our daily discourse.
Alumnae in the health sciences pay it forward through the Dean Esther Rowland Scholarship Fund, in honor of a trailblazing adviser.
The author of Hair Story shares how she turned a Barnard senior research project into her first book, now celebrating its 21st anniversary.
The chemistry professor and department chair inspired a generation of alumnae to pursue careers in STEM.
The author of Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, reflects on the human-environment relationship and her writing trajectory.
The alumna works at the nexus of art, oncology, and deep empathy.
The Donald E. Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen prize, which includes $25,000 to support creative writing, is awarded yearly to a graduating senior.
Daniela Goodman Rabner ’22 Awarded Fourth Annual Ingeborg, Tamara, and Yonina Rennert Prize in Jewish Women’s Studies
The recent graduate received a $4,000 prize for recognition of her high standards of scholarship in Jewish studies; Emma Tabenken ’22 earned an honorable mention and $1,000.
In recognition of the hard work and major achievements of recent alumnae, the College community, family, and friends gathered at the United Palace Theatre in a ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates.
The digital strategist shares her experiences working on Boston mayor Michelle Wu’s campaign and how being a student at Barnard impacted her path to politics. #CelebrateAAPIHeritageMonth
Hundreds of excited graduating seniors, family, and friends commemorated the big day at Radio City Music Hall, alongside leaders who have shaped fields in STEM, the arts, and athletics.
The New York City Council Member not only embraced her Korean American identity while at Barnard, she also learned how to become a political advocate for her community. #CelebrateAAPIHeritageMonth
This cell biologist made groundbreaking discoveries that paved the way for diabetes research. #BarnardYearOfScience
The Barnard community came together at the American Museum of Natural History to celebrate all alumnae and current faculty who are members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
“Barnard was one of the only schools where I was able to focus on biology and dance,” said the physical therapist.
Rebecca Capua ’03 contributes her expertise in art and science to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s conservation efforts.
At Barnard, this environmental scientist learned the interdisciplinary nature of her field — and now, as Miami’s first chief heat officer, she applies those lessons every day.
An alumna takes a seagoing adventure into the heart of climate change.
Jhumpa Lahiri ’89 Returns to Barnard College as the Millicent C. McIntosh Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and alumna will oversee the creative writing program to help guide students on their journeys as writers.
As the world attempts to move beyond the pandemic, Barnard revisits a poetry series that has helped our community thrive during trying times.
A peer-to-peer writing program prepares students to become strong communicators of science.
An addition to the collection of the feminist playwright’s journals, correspondence, and personal effects allows scholars and students to dive deeper into her legacy and work.
The research technician delves into her work on antibiotics for Epstein-Barr virus regulation, her work in wastewater analysis, plus her passion for dance. #BarnardYearofScience
After a research career fueled by mentorship, the professor emerita turns her sights on educating the public.
The celebrated biochemist, known for her work on how cells communicate and interpret signals, set the standard for balancing rigorous scientific research and mentorship. #BarnardCelebratesWomensHistoryMonth
A Barnard neuroscience and behavior graduate, Ladner shares what a day is like for her as a first-year medical student and the importance of having Barnard alumnae as mentors. #BarnardCelebratesWomensHistoryMonth
Diana T. Vagelos ’55 and Dr. P. Roy Vagelos provided the generous gift, which is more than double the size of the previous single largest donation in the College’s history.
In celebration of 2022’s Women’s History Month (March), read about the work of 22 Barnard community members who champion feminist and gender issues.
The 2021 Gilliam fellow offers insight into her studies in pathobiology and shares how Barnard helped shape her career in lab-based scientific research. #BarnardYearOfScience
At Barnard, she discovered a deep interest in racism in health — and today the aspiring doctor is using that knowledge to save lives.
In recognition of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), the College highlights alumnae and students who are helping diversify a field that traditionally left women behind.
The psychoanalyst and professor created the foundations for community-based mental health services and education in Harlem. #BarnardCelebratesBlackHistory #BarnardYearOfScience
Hawa Tunkara ’21 on navigating grief, profound family responsibility, and challenging obstacles with grit and grace to land right where she needs to be.
The Barnard alumna changed everything from the very way women are treated at the doctor’s office to life in medical school for female students.
Emma Wolfe ’01, leader in NYC government, joins Barnard College as Senior Advisor to the President, overseeing external relations and leadership development
Wolfe, who served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor in Bill de Blasio’s administration, will enhance Barnard’s relationships with government officials and expand leadership development opportunities.
The 2020 Beckman Scholar shares how her experiences as a student researcher at Barnard helped inform her current studies, plus insights from her “Walking NYC” project.
The Barnard alumna shares how the community she found on campus informs her psychology research into Latina mental health.
15 books written by Barnard graduates to read over the holidays or to gift to loved ones.
Check out binge-worthy entertainment courtesy of the College’s creative alumnae community.
As undergraduate research assistants at Barnard, Kaiser helped to break ground on research into adult separation anxiety disorder, and Ward studied COVID-19’s effects on people living with OCD. #BarnardYearofScience
The multigenre dance installation is an artistic collaboration between generations of Barnard women.
The physician was a pioneering scientific figure of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, setting the standard for patient advocacy and AIDS treatment. #BarnardYearOfScience
New York Times food reporter Melissa Clark ’90 shares her environmentally friendly tips for going meatless at Thanksgiving and beyond.
Renowned for her discoveries about DNA, the award-winning scientist and professor discovered her love for chemistry in Barnard’s labs.
The Vagelos Professor in Energy Research at the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate chemistry with a two-day lecture series at Barnard on energy sustainability.
On campus, an exhibition examines the history of racist housing policies that led to widespread segregation in New York City and across the U.S.
Research chemist Alison Scorese ’16 and entrepreneur Rhitu (Rhi) Risal ’14 discuss their shared love for Barnard and beauty.
The neuroscience and behavior major discusses her research on the body’s circadian rhythms and returning to Morningside Heights to collaborate with Professor Rae Silver.
The esteemed physician and scientist’s contributions to medicine set the foundation for the fields of hematology and clinician care. #BarnardYearOfScience
The vice president and head of worldwide sustainability at Amazon spoke with President Beilock about how Barnard gave her the tools to make an impact at one of the world’s largest companies.
As the deputy secretary of transportation, the Barnard alumna has her eyes on equity.
In Mark Santolucito’s computer science course Creative Embedded Systems, students problem-solved to produce sculptures that spin, roll, or give the illusion of flight. #BarnardYearOfScience
The distinguished alumna’s work in science and wellness continues to inspire practitioners across the country and around the world.
Since her student days, the marketing executive’s career has flourished on long-standing principles around people and business.
The clinical psychologist taps into her new book to share how students can manage mental health stressors this academic year.
Art historian Erin L. Thompson ’02 shares why she became interested in looted artifacts and dismantled monuments, a passion kindled in her first year at Barnard.