The Design Center is physically closed until further notice, but Design Center staff are active and offering online programming and virtual consultations in the fall. Email designcenter@barnard.edu with questions for design-related support and info about online programming. More details here.

EVENTS

CSC Workshop: Python for Social Sciences 

Friday, April 3, 10:00am-12:00pm Zoom

Introductory workshop on data analysis for the social sciences using Pandas, Python’s data analysis library. No Python experience required. Also, we will hold a troubleshooting session at 9:00am to help you install Jupyter notebooks on your machine. Contact acarlson@barnard.edu with questions. Register at bit.ly/csc-python-social-science

Design Center Safety Training

Starting Friday, April 3, 3:00–3:30pm | Zoom

No registration required! By completing this training you will be able to access the Design Center when we reopen, and attend workshops and events. Check the Design Center calendar for future trainings.

Moving Body—Moving Image: Aging and Othering

Saturday, April 4, 12:00pm | Virtual

The Moving Body—Moving Image Festival gives voice to social themes using the hybrid form of filmmaking known as ScreenDance. The biennial Moving Body—Moving Image Festival gives voice to social themes using the hybrid form of filmmaking known as ScreenDance. Curated by festival founder and assistant professor of professional practice Gabri Christa, this year’s daylong event explores the portrayal of the moving aging body on screen and includes films, installations, and a special conversation with two guest artists.  This year’s event explores the portrayal of the moving aging body on screen. Reserve a free ticket at bit.ly/mbmifestival-tickets

CLO3D Garment Design Workshop

Friday, April 10, 3:00-5:00pm | Zoom

Learn to create virtual garment patterns that can be printed, sewn & worn, or used for clothing avatars in video games or VR. Supplies needed: CLO3D free trial, computer with mic & camera, 3-click mouse, and computer charger. Register at bit.ly/CLO3D

Earth Day 2020 Celebration

Tuesday, April 21, 4:00-6:30pm | Zoom

We talk a lot about sustainable development. But within these conversations, we rarely step back to explore our own unique visions about what sustainable development is and where it is taking us in the world. Join us for an afternoon that aims to bridge this gap through an experiential workshop that invites participants to engage with a familiar topic--the Sustainable Development Goals--in a new way. Through reflection, open dialogue, visioning about the future, and creative exchange, we will explore the diversity of philosophies and beliefs that underpin our perspectives on sustainable development, and will tap into our deeper visions of what’s possible for the world.

Liz Moyer, MPA-DP is a facilitator, mentor and practitioner with over ten years of experience in the international sustainable development field. Healing - at the personal and collective levels - is at the center of her work. That's why she has combined her passion for sustainable development with her passion for healing to offer workshops and courses that take a holistic approach to equipping people with the tools they need to make a difference in the world. She is grateful to use her background in education for sustainable development to create learning opportunities that invite right-brain processes into the learning experience.

CSC Workshop: Build an Interactive Web App

Friday, April 24, 10:00am-12:00pm | Zoom

Introductory workshop on building an interactive web application using React.js. Ideal for anyone interested in web development. Also, we will be holding a troubleshooting session at 9:00am to help you install Jupyter notebooks on your machine. Contact acarlson@barnard.edu with questions. Register at bit.ly/CSC-web-app

Staff News

Welcome Brendane Tynes, our first ever Collections Strategy Graduate Assistant! Brendane is a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in the PhD program in Anthropology at Columbia. We're excited to get to work together and grateful that she brings her research frameworks in intersectional feminist practice to collections work at our library. Brendane's research centers the affective experiences of Black women and girls in anti-violence movements in Baltimore. She interrogates the role of fear and anger in the reimagination of Black futures determined by legacies of interpersonal, institutional, and state violence. She's excited to discuss her work with anyone who's interested!

Professional news

ERC Associate Director, Alisa Rod, presented on a panel about Data Visualization at the Research Data Access and Preservation Association's Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, NM, on March 11. View the slides at https://osf.io/ej9fs/

CEP

Remote Learning Fellows 

Have a question about using Zoom? Not sure how to participate in an online discussion? Adjusting to online learning can present new challenges and Remote Learning Student Fellows are here to help! Student Fellows can help answer questions, brainstorm solutions to issues you might be facing, and share tips and strategies to support your learning. 

These include: Troubleshooting technology (Student Fellows are trained in Zoom and Canvas!), communicating with your instructors, best approaches to online participation/assignments/assessments, creating a dedicated study space and structuring your day, tips for researching remotely, and taking care of yourself and your community. Student Fellows will be hosting drop-in hours on Zoom every weekday. 

Zoom Link: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/187443683

Office Hours

Monday: 1-2pm, 3-4pm

Tuesday: 1-2pm, 3-4pm

Wednesday: 10:30-11:30am, 1-2pm

Thursday: 10:30-11:30am, 1-2pm

Friday: 10:30-11:30am, 1-2pm, 3-4pm

Design Center

Design Talks Series: Call for Proposals

Until Sunday, April 5, 11:59pm

Our Design Talks Series provides paid opportunities to designers and artists who are interested in sharing their talents and experiences with the Barnard community. Proposals for the months of April and May will be accepted until April 5. Submit proposals at bit.ly/design-talks-proposal

Personal Librarians

Economics Research Guide

Social Sciences librarian Jennie Correia has updated the Economics Research Guide with information on how to access key econ news sources. If you hit a paywall, get guidance on how to use the library’s subscriptions to see the full text of WSJ, FT, and the Economist.

Remote Services LibGuide

Barnard and Columbia Libraries can support a lot of your research needs remotely. This Research Guide provides a list of services provided by the colleges that you can use, such as Chat Reference, CLIO, and a guide to joining Zoom classes: