Sally Benson: An Energy Plan for the 21st Century

Full-length lecture.

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environment, science, technology

James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Nov 10, 2015 | 6:30PM

A Feminist Approach to the Anthropocene: Earth Stalked by Man

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

ABOUT THE EVENT To take seriously the concept of the Anthropocene—the idea that we have entered a new epoch defined by humans’ impact on Earth’s ecosystems—requires engagement with global history. Using feminist anthropology, this lecture explores the awkward relations between what one might call “machines of replication”—those simplified ecologies, such as plantations, in which life […]

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anthropology, environment, science

Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Nov 17, 2015 | 6:30PM

An Energy Plan for the 21st Century

Sally Benson

ABOUT THE EVENT Global energy systems have undergone numerous transitions over human history—from wood to coal, from animals to automobiles, from candles to electric lighting. Catalysts for these changes include discovery of new energy resources, new energy conversion technologies, limitations on material and water availability, and environmental benefits from less polluting and safer energy options. Today, we are […]

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environment, science, technology

Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Apr 25, 2015 | 9:30AM

Gender: A Dialogue Between the Sciences and Humanities

Frances Champagne, Evelynn Hammonds, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Gloria Origgi, Rosalind Rosenberg, Banu Subramaniam

Ideas about gender have changed in complex ways in the 125 years since Barnard was founded. How have the natural sciences and humanities each contributed to these transformations? How have scientific and humanistic ways of thinking interacted to produce innovative, critical, and potentially transformative knowledge about the nature and meaning of human difference? What does […]

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academy, gender, humanities, science

Ebonie Smith: Learning STEM through Music Production and the Arts

Closing remarks at The Scholar & Feminist Conference XL - Action on Education.

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academy, activism, arts, education, gender, science, technology

Sulzberger Parlor
Nov 13, 2014 | 6:30PM

Natural Product Synthesis : A Platform for Discovery in Chemistry and Biology

Sarah E. Reisman

The chemical synthesis of natural products provides an exciting platform from which to conduct fundamental research in chemistry and biology. Dr. Reisman’s laboratory has ongoing research programs targeting the chemical syntheses of several natural products. The densely packed arrays of heteroatoms and stereogenic centers that constitute these polycyclic targets challenge the limits of current technology […]

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biology, chemistry, science

Barnard College Campus
Jun 18, 2014 | 9:00AM

Women and Community in the Ancien Régime: Traditional and New Media

REGISTER EVENT INFORMATION Event Informaton Click here to register. This three-day conference investigates how women participated in and contributed to different kinds of community in medieval and 
early modern Europe. Featuring presentations based on texts and images in traditional manuscript and print format, as well as work that employs new technology and media projects, the […]

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arts, gender, history, literature, religion, science

Feb 11, 2014 | 12:00PM

Strengthening Empirical Reasoning Across the Curriculum

Heather Van Volkinburg

Discussion about the need
 for stronger STEM (science, technology, engineering, 
and mathematics) education, especially for women and
 girls, abounds in the media, classrooms, and centers of policy across America. In a society focused on big data, how can women’s colleges ensure that students have the skills they will need in an evolving landscape that increasingly […]

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academy, barnard, education, gender, science, technology

Scholar and Feminist Online: 11.3
Summer 2013

Life (Un)Ltd: Feminism, Bioscience, Race

Rachel C. Lee

Like the symposium, this special issue foregrounds scholarship at the intersections of science and technology studies, feminist and queer studies, and race and postcolonial studies. The authors explore key questions emerging from the intensive biotechnological management of life that marks our age. Exploring the ways in which certain bodies and lands become, as they have for many centuries, the extractable material for scientific “discovery,” the authors make questions of gender, sexuality, and reproduction central to their queries.

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biology, class, economic justice, gender, health, history, human rights, labor, performance, pregnancy, queer, race, reproductive justice, reproductive technology, science, sexuality, technology, transgender, transnational, violence

Ella Weed Room
Nov 14, 2013 | 6:30PM

Mathematics and Beauty

Mina Teicher

Does beauty have a mathematical foundation? If so, can machines learn to identify it? Mina Teicher, professor of mathematics and neural computation at Bar-Ilan University, traces the mathematics behind beauty from the Golden Age in Spain to the 21st century, from the essence of visual experience to machine “vision,” in order to explore what beauty […]

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history, science

Utopia Morning Keynotes Questions and Answers

Responses by Melanie Cervantes, Elandria Williams, Shaowen Bardzell, and Youngsuk Altieri.

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academy, activism, arts, class, democracy, economic justice, education, gender, history, intersectionality, latina, politics, race, scholar & feminist, science, technology