Family Weekend 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to campus at Family Weekend 2018!

 

Please register to attend Family Weekend events on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th.

 

Registration is now closed.  Please visit us for walk-in registration on Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm or Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm.  We look forward to seeing you then.  

 

The fee to attend Family Weekend programs is $30 per family, and when registering, please note additional registration and fees for optional events (e.g. Shabbat Dinner, Family Brunch, and the performance of Peer Gynt).

 

Below is a sample schedule for your knowledge and planning for Family Weekend 2018. Event topics and times are subject to change, but we hope this schedule provides you with an outline for each day.

 

 

Friday, October 19, 2018

 

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Check-In & Information Center

 

9:00 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Classes to Audit

BARNARD CLASSES OPEN TO VISITORS ON
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018
Please note that seating may be limited.

BIOLOGY
Introduction to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology (Lecture)
Held Auditorium, 3rd floor Barnard Hall
9:00 am-9:50 am
Instructor: Paul Hertz

Introductory Lab in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology (Recitation)
Held Lecture Hall,  3rd floor Barnard Hall
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Instructor: Jessica Goldstein

CHEMISTRY
Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)
10:00 am-10:50 am
202 Altschul Hall
Instructor: Christian Rojas

General Chemistry I (Recitation)
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
805 Altschul Hall
Instructor: Jacob Alexander

FRENCH
Elementary French I (Lecture)
10:00 am – 10:50 am
225 Milbank Hall
Instructor: Hadley Suter

Elementary French I (Lecture)
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
225 Milbank Hall
Instructor: Hadley Suter

GERMAN
Intermediate German I (Lecture)
1:10pm-2:25pm
Milbank 302
Instructor: Irene Motyl-Mudretzkyj  

MUSIC
Introduction to Vocal Repertoire  
Milbank 405
12:00pm-1:45pm 
Instructor: Jean-Paul Bjorlin

SPANISH
Intermediate Spanish I (Lecture)
2:40 pm-3:55 pm
302 Milbank Hall
Instructor: Javier Pérez-Zapatero

THEATRE
Scene Design
11:00 am – 1:50 pm
230 Milbank Hall
Instructor: Sandra Goldmark

 

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Open House: Psychology Department
The Center for Toddler Development

 

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Open House: Library and Academic Center

The Cheryl and Philip  Milstein Center

 

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Open House: Biology Department
Arthur Ross Greenhouse

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Open House: Student Services
Drop by the offices of our many Student Services to meet the administrators and staff and to learn about the programs and services they offer our students.
        Beyond Barnard, Second Floor, Elliott Hall
        Disability Services, 008 Milbank Hall
        Student Life, 301 Diana Center
        Well Woman, 119 Reid Hall
        Residential Life & Housing, First Floor, Sulzberger Hall
        ASEP (HEOP & CSTEP), 001 Milbank Hall

 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • 11 Milbank
FINANCIAL AID APPOINTMENTS
Please stop in after 9:00 am to sign up for an appointment to speak to a staff member.

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm • 
DANCE SHOWCASE: “PERFORMING TRADITION & INNOVATION”
A tasting menu of the Dance Department’s many studio offerings, this event features Barnard
and Columbia students performing their studies in African dance, composition, ballet, several
styles of modern dance, and flamenco. Meet the teachers who make this happen, and hear
Studio 305 rock with live music by the Department’s fabulous musicians and drummers.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm • 
“COOL CLASSES AND THE CURRICULUM”
WITH PROVOST AND DEAN OF FACULTY, LINDA BELL
Explore the curriculum and innovative new experiential courses with Provost and Dean of the
Faculty Linda Bell in conversation with Professor Martin Stute, Environmental Science, about
the class “Workshops in Sustainable Development” and with Professor Premilla Nadasen,
History, about the class “The Mississippi Semester.”

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm • 
SPOTLIGHT ON FACULTY: NEW LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
IN THE VAGELOS COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE CENTER -
“BEAUTY IN SCIENCE, CHAOTIC FRACTALS, AND WORD CLOUD QUIZZES”
Experience new computational methods of analyzing words and discover the beauty in
science. Equations – beautiful? Most definitely, as explained by Professor Tim Halpin-Healy,
backed by a select crew of Nobel Prize physicists, Fields Medalist mathematicians & CS Turing
Awardees.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm • 
PRESIDENT’S STATE OF THE COLLEGE ADDRESS
“BARNARD: THE PRESIDENT’S PERPECTIVE”
Join President Beilock as she reflects on her first year at the College and shares her thoughts
on Barnard’s exciting future.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm • 
WELCOME RECEPTION
Family Members may enjoy refreshments and chat with the College’s deans and directors of
student services.

8 pm • 
THE THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS:
PEER GYNT BY HENRIK IBSEN
Translated by Gerry Bamman & Irene B. Berman
Directed by Shannon Sindelar
On the brink of transforming himself into the writer of realistic dramas of modern life for
which he became famous and notorious, Henrik Ibsen wrote a hugely ambitious play of global
reach centering on the shape-shifting adventurer, Peer Gynt. Our 2018–19 season opens with
a newly-imagined production directed by Shannon Sindelar.

Please note that there is no late seating in the orchestra section, rows A through F. Late
arrivals may be seated in the balcony subject to availability and at the discretion of the house
manager.

Tickets: $12 general admission, $6 with BC/CUID.
Purchase tickets at: https://theatre.barnard.edu/peergynt/. For questions or assistance,
please contact Mike Banta (mbanta@barnard.edu, 212.854.1177.)

8:30 pm • Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life, 606 W 115th Street
SHABBAT DINNER
Registration Required
Columbia/Barnard Hillel invites students and their families to Shabbat Dinner. $18 per guest.
Barnard and Columbia students will not be charged for Shabbat Dinner. Advance registration
required at https://columbiabarnardhillel.org/about/family-weekend/.

10:30 pm • 
POST-PERFORMANCE RECEPTION
Meet and greet the cast and crew of Peer Gynt and enjoy light refreshments after the
performance.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

9:00 am – 2:00 pm • Barnard Hall Lobby
CHECK-IN & INFORMATION CENTER
Pick up your program, buttons, and tickets and get answers to any questions you may have.


9:30 am • Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life, 606 W. 115th Street
BREAKFAST
Free of charge, RSVP requested
For more information, please visit: https://columbiabarnardhillel.org/about/family-weekend/.

10:00 am - 11:30 am • 
BUFFET BRUNCH
Begin the day of activities with a festive brunch. $20 per person, including Barnard students.
Advance registration required.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm • 
FALL FEST
For all Barnard students and visiting younger siblings. Enjoy fun fall activities hosted by RAs
from the Quad residence halls: Brooks, Reid, Sulzberger, Hewitt, and Sulzberger Tower.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm • 
FACULTY TALK: “RUSSIA’S SEMI-STATE SECURITY FORCES:
THE EXAMPLE OF THE WAGNER GROUP”
While Putin’s Russia is often seen as a strong state with a highly professionalized military, in
recent years Moscow has also increasingly employed informal, semi-state security forces
both at home (for example, using Cossacks against dissidents and protestors) and abroad. In
this talk, Professor Marten will provide an in-depth case-study, based on Russian sources, of
the Wagner Group. This informal paramilitary group has been used by Russia in Crimea and
Eastern Ukraine, Syria, Sudan, and the Central African Republic--yet the Kremlin has chosen
not to legalize its existence or regulate its role, and we will explore that puzzle. Is Russia
acting like any other strong state that uses private military contractors? Is Russia following
its own historical-institutional path, based on its Cossack past? Is Putin creating multiple
armed forces as a way of coup-proofing? Or is the Russian state falling hostage to private
criminal interests that distort its security operations? Answers are crucial for U.S. and allied
policy analysts attempting to attribute “Russian” actions in foreign theaters--for example, the
February 2018 firefight between U.S. and Wagner forces in Deir-ez-Zour, Syria.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm • 
DEAN’S DISCUSSION: BEYOND BARNARD: “YOUR PATH. YOUR PURPOSE”
Launched in February, 2018, Beyond Barnard supports all students and alumnae of the College
as they define, pursue, and achieve success in their careers and communities. This integrated
initiative provides support in the areas of careers, experiential education, fellowships, and
advising on graduate and professional school. Join us for an overview of the office’s structure,
its major initiatives, and how it supports students and alumnae.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm • 
DEAN’S DISCUSSION: “THE FIRST YEAR -
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM SUCCESSFUL SOPHOMORES”
Sophomores reflect on their first year at Barnard and share their secrets for success in this
panel-style discussion, moderated by First Year Class Dean Wendy Garay and Associate Dean for Student Life Emy Cardoza.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm • 
DEAN’S DISCUSSION: STUDY ABROAD “AN INTEGRAL PART
OF A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION”
Study abroad, when planned properly, can be one of the most formative educational
experiences a student can have during college. A panel of students who have studied abroad
will discuss how their time abroad helped further their liberal arts education.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm • 
DEANS’ DISCUSSION: “BEYOND THE FIRST YEAR:
MILESTONES, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES”
Deans from the Office of the Dean of Studies and students who are beyond the first year, will discuss the milestones, challenges and opportunities one encounters during a Barnard career.
We will cover topics, such as selecting a major, seeking out resources for support, and engaging in enriching academic opportunities. Hear from students from each of the classes about how they navigated through Barnard after the first year and what they learned along the way. Facilitated by Christina Kuan Tsu, Sophomore Class Dean, Evelyn Leong, Junior Class Dean and Rebecca Grabiner, Senior Class Dean.

3:00 pm • 
THE THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS:
PEER GYNT BY HENRIK IBSEN
Translated by Gerry Bamman & Irene B. Berman
Directed by Shannon Sindelar
Please see Friday’s description for details.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm • 
FAMILY GATHERING
To cap off the day’s activities, gather with other Barnard families to enjoy a small bite and a
hot beverage before heading off campus for dinner.

8:00 pm • 
THE THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS:
PEER GYNT BY HENRIK IBSEN
Translated by Gerry Bamman & Irene B. Berman
Directed by Shannon Sindelar
Please see Friday’s description for details.

 

 

Family Weekend 2017