Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Thanksgiving in New York

Planning on spending Thanksgiving in NYC? Why not have Thanksgiving Dinner with a Barnard Alumnae?

Participate in the Student-Alumnae Thanksgiving Program, an exciting initiative that provides students with the opportunity to have Thanksgiving dinner at a Barnard alum's home, in the event that they are not able to go home for the holiday.

If interested, please fill out this Google Form ( by Saturday, November 5th at midnight. Questions? Contact Angela Bea

Friday, October 21, 2016

Want to learn about oral history research
and get a jump start on your master's?


Barnard, Columbia, GS, and SEAS juniors
are eligible to apply for our BA/MA Program. 

We invite you to join OHMA for our Fall Open House, 

sit in on a class, meet with our directors, 

or connect with our students and alumni!

Undergraduate students currently enrolled in Barnard College, Columbia College, General Studies, or the School of Engineering and Applied Science may request early admission to our Oral History MA program (OHMA) through the BA/MA option. By way of this program, students have the opportunity to apply in their junior year to take OHMA's graduate-level coursework during the subsequent academic year.
The deadline and required materials for the BA/MA option remain the same as the standard OHMA application. Interested students are encouraged to contact OHMA Co-Director Amy Starecheski at and to submit an online application by our priority deadline of March 1, 2017.
Please note that admitted students to the BA/MA option are not formally enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences until after conferral of their undergraduate degree, but that up to three graduate-level courses (nine to twelve credits) of level-5000 and above and/or one-half Resident Unit taken in excess of their bachelor’s program requirements may be transferred to OHMA.
Nov. 3: FALL 2016
Please join us for our Fall Open House on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Knox Hall 509. 

On the agenda: 
  • Information session
  • Meet and greet with OHMA students & alums
  • Presentation by Nyssa Chow (OHMA 2015)
  • Mini-interviewing workshop, taught by OHMA Co-Directors Mary Marshall Clark & Amy Starecheski
  • Refreshments!
In this open house, Nyssa Chow (OHMA 2015) will be presenting a portion of her thesis, which focuses on the lived experience of history as told by three women born in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1920s. What was life in the British colony like for these women? In "Still.Life.," you will see and hear accounts that are grounded in that time and place, but also stories that are timeless, deeply personal and universally human.
Nyssa is an OHMA student and Teaching Fellow in our Method, Theory, and Interpretation course this fall through Columbia’s Center for Teaching and Learning. Her work with OHMA Co-Director Mary Marshall Clark to transform oral history by teaching visual literacy recently received Columbia’s Faculty Provost Award.

She is also a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, and a recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Award, the Women in Film and Television Fellowship, the Toms Fellowship, and the Academy of Motion Pictures Foundation Award. 
Born in Trinidad, Nyssa has a particular interest in multimedia experiments in storytelling, and collaborations that bring oral history and education closer together.

Please RSVP to our Fall Open House Eventbite page here.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Learn about graduate program opportunities at Columbia Engineering and MS Express Application for Barnard students.

October 18, 2016.
LL103 Diana Center

October 21, 2016
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Are you planning to apply to medical, dental or postbacc record enhancement programs in 2017? 

If so, you are eligible to receive a Cycle 2017 Committee Letter of Evaluation for application medical, dental or postbacc record enhancement master's programs. 

Cycle 2017 officially opens on October 25, 2016
All students (both first time and re-applicants) planning to receive a Committee Letter of Evaluation to apply to medical, dental or postbacc programs in the spring/summer 2017MUST complete Part I: Request for a Committee Letter by November 15, 2016.

To learn more about the Committee Letter of Evaluation process, please visit our website

To complete Part I: Request for a Committee Letter (Opens Oct 25th)
Note: You may begin completing steps 1-3 prior to October 25th
1. If you have not done so already, you must create an AdviseStream account. 

2. In AdviseStream, begin completing your profile and navigate to your Apply widget to indicate your planned matriculation year, which is 2018. 
3. Begin filling in your activities and experiences in the Academics and Engagement Planner.

Beginning Oct 25th
4. In the Apply widget, navigate to your Committee Letter Planner and complete required steps for Part I: Request for a Committee Letter
5. Attend a Cycle 2017 Application Year Overview session. Two sessions will be held the week of October 25th (one evening and one daytime session). To view the event details and RSVP, navigate to your AdviseStream calendar. 
Note: If you are currently outside of the NYC area: we plan to record a webinar and post the recorded version in AdviseStream. Stay tuned for more information. 

Part I: Request for a Committee Letter is due on November 15, 2016

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Dean Cohen

Thursday, September 29, 2016


The deadline is October 1st to submit the Intent to Study Abroad Form

There is no penalty if you end up not studying abroad or decide to study abroad at a later date.

Log onto your myBarnard account, click on the Academics tab, go to the drop-down menu on the right side for Study Abroad and choose the Intent to Study Abroad Form. Then, complete and submit.


Friday September 30, 227 Milbank, 3-4 pm
Thursday, October 13, 307 Milbank, 1:15 - 2 pm
Friday, October 21, 227 Milbank, 12 -1 pm
Wednesday, October 26, 214 Milbank, 1:15 - 2 pm
Friday, November 11, 227 Milbank, 12 -1 pm
Thursday, November 17, 306 Milbank, 1:15 - 2 pm
Monday, December 5, 227 Milbank, 12:15 - 1 pm

These sessions give a complete overview of the study abroad process at Barnard and are an opportunity for you to ask questions.


Wednesday, October 512 – 3 pm
Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium, Columbia University

Meet with returnee study abroad students AND 40+ program representatives to learn about academic year, semester and summer abroad!  Programs provide students with a variety of overseas experiences including practicing Japanese in Japan, studying economics in the UK, researching psychology in Brazil or even completing an archaeological dig in Italy

Please go to for a full schedule of Barnard study abroad events.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies Information Session

Date: Thursday, September 22nd
Time: 3-4pm
Location: Core Conference room, 202 Hamilton
Program Highlights:
  • Take advanced coursework in Japanese language at the 3rd, 4th & 5th year levels plus courses in Japanese studies.
  • Participate in a Community Involvement Project – do volunteer work, join a student club, or study a Japanese art with a mentor.
  • Live with a homestay family.
  • KCJS Need-based Scholarships available. Awards vary between $500-$5,000. 
Must have completed at least two years of college-level Japanese for the fall semester, and five semesters for the spring semester, or the equivalent.

Upcoming deadlines:                                           
Spring 2017: October 5
Fall 2017 & Academic Year 2017-18: March 15

For more information: 

Interested but can’t attend? Schedule an appointment to meet with Robin Leephaibul (Robin Leephaibul Advising Calendar) or email her at   

Tropical Biology and Sustainability in Kenya Information Session

In partnership with Princeton, Columbia runs a field semester abroad program in the Spring focusing on ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, environmental engineering, and sustainable development. Based at Princeton's Mpala Research Centre, student also travel to places such as the forested slopes of Mt. Kenya, the wildlife-rich savannas of Laikipia, and the coffee and tea plantations of western Kenya. Courses can be counted toward the E3B and Sustainable Development major/concentration. Come learn more at the information session!

Date: Friday, September 23
Time: 12pm
Place: 1106 Schermerhorn Extension

For more information: 

Interested but can't attend?
Schedule an appointment to meet with Meg Booth (Meg Booth Advising Calendar) or email her at   

Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) Info Session

Date: Friday, September 23
Time: 2pm
Location: 606 Kent Hall (Office of Global Programs & Fellowships)

Studying abroad at the Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) offers an incredible opportunity to master German language skills by engaging in intensive academic coursework while integrating into German culture. Students enroll at the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, which hosts a variety of departments including Biology, Economics, Political Science and much more. Students may also consider taking select courses at other universities in Berlin such as the Humboldt.  Berlin’s vibrant nightlife, art scene and fascinating history create an exciting environment to experience life in the new Europe.  The equivalent of at least two years of college- level German is required to apply to the program. Studying in Berlin for the full academic year opens the possibility of arranging full-time internships during the semester break in February and March.  Motivated students, with the help of the program, have arranged many interesting internships over the years in political foundations, government offices, hospitals, opera houses, public relations firms, and schools.

For more information:

Application deadline for Spring 2017: October 15

Interested but can't attend?
Schedule an appointment to meet with Meg Booth (Meg Booth Advising Calender) or email her at   

Columbia in Beijing at Tsinghua University Information Session

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 27th
Time: 3-4pm
Place: 403 Kent Hall

Columbia University in Beijing provides a rare opportunity for advanced students to directly enroll in a broad range of courses at Tsinghua University, one of China's top institutions. 

Students must have completed at least three years of college-level Chinese, preferably more, or the equivalent, and have a firm grasp of reading and writing in Chinese. Students who have completed at least two years of Chinese in heritage tracks (W track at Columbia) may also apply. 

For more information: 
Upcoming deadlines:   Spring 2017: October 14
                                        Fall 2017 & Academic Year 2017-18: March 15

Interested but can’t attend? Schedule an appointment to meet with Robin Leephaibul (Robin Leephaibul Advising Calendar) or email her at