Alumnae In Science

Throughout the years, Barnard women have studied such sciences as astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics, pursuing careers in these fields. Many of these women were pioneers, establishing their places within scientific communities that were all but closed to them. On the following pages, six alumnae, two of whom are retired, talk about their research, how they started, and what inspired them.

BBC profiles Prof. Janna Levin as a physicist and novelist

Professor of physics and astromony discusses black holes, the origin of the universe, and writing.

Race, Gender & the New Biocitizen

Helen Pond McIntyre '48 Lecture by Dorothy Roberts
Monday, October 15, 2012
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

A Global History of the Paternity Test

A lecture by Nara Milanich
Thursday, September 27, 2012
12 PM
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall

Nara Milanich, associate professor of history at Barnard College, examines the link between the history of the paternity test and the history of gender, family, and changing ideas about kinship.

Stimulating Chemistry

A Celebration of the Altschul Hall Renovation
Friday, September 21, 2012
3 PM
202 Altschul + 6th, 7th, and 8th Floors

Join the Barnard chemistry department as it celebrates the renovation of the Altschul Hall 6th floor laboratories with facility tours, faculty, alumnae and student presentations, and a closing reception.

Chemistry department hosts “Stimulating Chemistry” event

On September 21, faculty, students and alumnae celebrate the renovation of Altschul Hall