In the New York Times, Prof. Rebecca Jordan-Young discusses women and testosterone
genderwomenRebecca Jordan-YoungProf. Rebecca Jordan-Young, associate professor of women’s gender and sexuality studies, and Katrina Karkazis, a senior research scholar at the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University, contributed an op-
Prof. Rebecca Jordan-Young, associate professor of women’s gender and sexuality studies, and Katrina Karkazis, a senior research scholar at the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University, contributed an op-ed to The New York Times about the stigmas facing female athletes with high testosterone, or ‘high T.’ While many sports officials argue that screening and treating female athletes with high T is necessary to maintain a level playing field, Prof. Jordan-Young and Ms. Karkazis suggest that penalizing these athletes by subjecting them to medical treatment is unethical and unnecessary. An excerpt: “[The] policy places a disproportionate burden on poor women who may have limited career opportunities and are likely to face enormous pressure to submit to these interventions in order to continue their athletic careers. Under the current policies, more and more female athletes with naturally high T levels will be confronted with these harsh choices — and not just at the elite level. The I.O.C. requires that each country’s Olympic committee investigate cases of female athletes with high T levels before naming them to national teams. Some countries, like India, now apply such policies to all female athletes, not just those competing internationally.” Read the full op-ed. Prof. Jordan-Young is a sociomedical scientist whose work includes social epidemiology studies of HIV/AIDS, and evaluation of biological work on sex, gender and sexuality. She is the author if Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences.
Two members of Barnard’s faculty receive 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships
facultyDeborah CoenCongratulations to Deborah Coen, associate professor of history, and Annie Baker, adjunct lecturer in the theatre department, who have received Guggenheim Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In its nin
Congratulations to Deborah Coen, associate professor of history, and Annie Baker, adjunct lecturer in the theatre department, who have received Guggenheim Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In its ninetieth annual competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 177 fellowships to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants. “It’s exciting to name 178 new Guggenheim fellows,” said Guggenheim Foundation President Edward Hirsch in the official announcement. “These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best...It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.” Read the full press release. Prof. Coen joined Barnard's faculty in 2005. Her research centers on the history of the physical and earth sciences and the cultural history of central Europe. She is currently studying how climate came to be understood in terms of the exchange of energy among systems at a spectrum of scales, from the molecular to the hemispheric. Annie Baker is an award-winning playwritght who serves as an adjunct professor and thesis adviser at Barnard. Prof. Coen and Ms. Baker join a long list of Barnard faculty recognized by the Guggenheim Foundation over the past decade, including Prof. Lynn Garafola, Prof. Faye Driscoll, and Mr. David Parker who received fellowships in 2013.
Professor Sandra Goldmark & Michael Banta's Pop Up Repair will be at the 116th St Greenmarket in April, Thurs & Suns! www.popuprepair.com An Itinerant Repair Service for Household Items of All Kindswww.popuprepair.comAn Itinerant Repair Service for Household Items of All KindsWe are almost done in Brooklyn! We close our doors at Film Biz Recycling on Sunday March 30th. Please be sure to come pick up your stuff before then!NEXT UP: April 5 – 27, meet Pop.Fix, the Pop Up Repair VAN at the GREENMARKET: Bring your…
Students spoke about drug legalization, public nudity, the revolution in Tunisia and more at the Cicero Speech Contest. Watch the speeches. Events | Speaking Fellowsspeaking.barnard.eduEver felt the need to speak up about a particular issue you are passionate about, something that struck you in class, your reactions to a current event, or just the need to share your opinions? Join the Barnard Speaking Fellows for an event that will allow you to express yourself and speak up about...