education

education

For the Public Good Conference

With a keynote address by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Friday, March 28, 2014
10 AM - 5:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

As part of the education program’s For the Public Good lecture series, writers, activists, and scholars will reflect on issues related to the public good, such as education, healthcare, policing, and the environment. 

The Scholar and Feminist XXXIX: Locations of Learning

Transnational Feminist Practices
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10 AM - 5:30 PM
Barnard College

The Power of Playful Learning: How Our Children Really Learn

Julia Howe Ward Child Development Lecture with Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Thursday, May 9, 2013
6:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Lefkowitz Professor of Psychology and director of the Infant and Language Laboratory at Temple University, explores the relationship between play and learning, debunking the myth that they are incompatible.

 

Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to Prof. Lynn Garafola

Award will support dance historian's work on biography of Russian choreographer Bronislava Nijinska

For The Public Good: Democratic Citizenship & The Public Good

A photo exhibit and panel with Kimberley Johnson, Rickie Solinger, and Dorian Warren
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

Rickie Solinger, Dorian Warren, and Kimberley Johnson discuss the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s epic New Deal reforms, and today’s need for similar programs to address the challenges of the 21st century. 

Growing Up Digital

The Toddler Center Turns 40
Thursday, February 7, 2013
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

As part of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development’s 40th anniversary celebration, Rosemarie Truglio, vice president of education and research for Sesame Workshop, discusses the pros and cons of introducing children to digital media.

Is A Public School A Public Good Or A Shoestore?

A lecture by Diane Ravitch
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
6:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch tackles one of the most provocative issues in education today: What’s behind the trend to close low-scoring schools and turn them over to private managers?

President Spar elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

President Spar was among 177 of the nation’s most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony on October 1.