Friday, November 18, 2016


YURC 2017
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     On behalf of the Yale Undergraduate Research Association (YURA), I would like to announce the first annual, national undergraduate research conference at Yale University, the 2017 Yale Undergraduate Research Conference!
     As a student organization, YURA’s mission is to inspire, integrate, and support undergraduate research across disciplines. We are seeking student applications from national colleges and universities, like Columbia, from which the YURA team will select 90 undergraduate poster presenters and 10 plenary speakers. Research spanning the humanities, social sciences, and STEM is welcome! In addition, the two-day conference will feature esteemed keynote speakers from the Yale community and panel workshops on continuing education and careers after college.
     The conference will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12th, 2017 at the Omni New Haven Hotel and will run from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M. Our application portal will be open until December 8th, 2016.
     We would greatly appreciate if you would share this opportunity with research students at Columbia through our conference website:
     If someone else might be better suited to help us reach Columbia student researchers, we would greatly appreciate if you would direct us to them. If you have any questions concerning the conference, please contact us at or me, personally, at
Charlotte Herber, YURC Co-Director


The Athena Center offers ten emerging leaders from the Barnard class of 2018 the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Athena Summer Fellowship Program.  Beginning early June through mid-August, Athena Fellows will participate in self-selected high-level internships and participate in programs aimed at building leadership skills. Athena Fellows, selected through a competitive process, will receive a $4000 stipend as well as subsidized housing.  
Summer internship can be secured after applying

Apply online using Career Development’s NACElink system
Search for: Athena Summer Fellowship Program 

November 30, 2016
12:00 PM

January 20, 2017

Location: Athena Center located in the Vagelos Alumnae Center

Thursday, November 17, 2016


The Action Academy is a 10-week training series running from February to April that will teach a select group of students the necessary tools to meaningfully engage in community organizing and social activism.  Students will walk away from every session with a new skill like grant writing, leading a teach-in, speech-giving, etc.  Each training session will feature hands-on learning, led by staff, students, alumnae, and other professional experts.  

The Action Academy will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Barnard’s campus.  Please visit this site for more information and the link to the application. The deadline is Thursday, December 15th, at midnight.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Athena Digital Design Classes

The Athena Digital Design Agency started here at Barnard a couple years ago with the mission of encouraging more women to learn to code. We are a student-run organization and offer free HTML/CSS and Javascript classes to current Barnard students. Students meet weekly for a 2-hour class. No coding experience is necessary to join our classes! 

After the completion of the HTML/CSS course, students are welcome to join our agency where they can take on web design jobs from clients. This is a great way to make some money on the side, improve their coding experience, and add something to their resume. 

Deadline for applications is December 23rd

Humanity in Action Fellowship Information Session

On Friday, November 18, at 11:00 am in the Baer Room on the 4th floor of Lewisohn Hall, Yulia Shalomov, Coordinator of Admissions for the Humanity in Action Fellowship, will be discussing HIA's fully-funded seminar in human rights, which takes place next summer in Europe.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Global Scholars Program: Latin American Cities Information Session

Date: Monday, November 14
Time:1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Place: International Affairs Building 802

Join the Institute for Latin American Studies and the Office of Global Programs and Fellowships for this information session on the new 2017 Global Scholars Program: "Latin American Cities." In this six week summer course conducted in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Panama, and Havana, students will explore, study, and compare local media cultures firsthand. Students will explore the historical origins and contemporary realities of urban life in the region through research and travel in five cities that capture Latin America's cultural diversity.

Taught by Barnard History professor Jose Moya, the program is open for course credit to rising juniors and seniors in all Columbia/Barnard undergraduate schools. Generous financial aid is available. Applications due in early December 2016. 

For more information:

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