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Personal Histories: Multicultural Memoirs
Date: October 1, 2014 to June 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
This class explores contemporary memoirs by writers from diverse social backgrounds. Personal narratives are profoundly shaped by differences in race, class, ethnicity, gender, and geography—as well as the specific historical context in which a life unfolds.

Women's Cultures/Women's Lives
Date: October 7, 2014 to June 9, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Women's Culture/Women's Lives is a reading group that explores contemporary fiction and memoir by women of many cultures—with the inclusion of a classic or two and, to round things out, an occasional male author writing about women.

Seeking Your Voice: Poetry Workshop
Date: October 8, 2014 to April 22, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This workshop with Patricia Brody offers both passion for the observation and writing of poetry, as well as support for each student’s journey, in each new poem.

PHILADELPHIA: Dim Sum Sunday Brunch
Date: February 1, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
To kick off the New Year, the Columbia University Club of Philadelphia is holding its annual dim sum brunch on Sunday, February 1st.

Barnard Through the Ages
Date: February 2, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Come celebrate 125 years of Barnard by revisiting some of the the most significant events in the College's history.

CHICAGO: The Kitchen Bible Speaker Series with Barbara Ballinger '71
Date: February 3, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Designing the perfect culinary space.
The River North Design District invites you to a private event with Florense on "Why Kitchens Matter" (So Much!).

Webinar: Networking Online and In Person
Date: February 4, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
LinkedIn and the Barnard Alumnae Network
Your network is a powerful source of both career information and job leads. Whether you are exploring career options or job searching, learn to use a combination of social media and in-person networking to strengthen your existing professional relationships and build new ones.

Athena Film Fesitval
Date: February 5, 2015 to February 8, 2015
Now in its fifth year, the Athena Film Festival -- a celebration of women and leadership -- returns to Barnard’s campus from February 5-8, 2015. Celebrating and honoring extraordinary women in the film industry, the festival highlights films that showcase women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.

Athena Film Festival Alumnae Reception
Date: February 6, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Barnard Women in Entertainment will be hosting a special reception for the Athena Film Festival just for alumnae on Friday, February 6 at 8pm. Come mingle, network, and enjoy refreshments with other Barnard alumnae.

LOS ANGELES: Save the Date February Meeting
Date: February 7, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Save the date for our February meeting on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from noon to 3pm.

Class of 1981 Mini Reunion
Date: February 7, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Join us for the Class of 1981's fun annual mini-reunion at Sardi's Restaurant located in the heart of Broadway!

Class of 1979 Potluck Mini-Reunion
Date: February 8, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Please join us for a potluck mini-reunion for the class of 1979 on Sunday, February 8th between 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at the Vagelos Alumnae Center. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with classmates and to attend the Athena Film Festival -- a celebration of women and leadership.

PHILADELPHIA: Bryn Mawr Film Institute Screening of "I Am Eleven"
Date: February 8, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Bryn Mawr Film Institute Screening of Documentary "I Am Eleven"
ORGANIZED BY THE MOUNT HOLYOKE CLUB; OPEN TO SEVEN SISTERS CLUBS

Class of 1985 Reunion Kick-Off Cocktails
Date: February 9, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Victoria Meakin, classmate and member of the Reunion Committee, is hosting pre-reunion cocktails at her home. Join us to catch up with BC '85 friends, get an update on reunion planning thus far, review our class gift goal and get excited for May.

BCCNY Young Alums Happy Hour
Date: February 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Faces and Names, 159 West 54th Street (between Sixth & Seventh Avenues)
There are no age limits at this event. If you are a young alum at heart or would like to network with recent grads, please join us. All Seven Siblings alums welcome to attend.

Webinar: Planning and Executing Your Successful Job Search
Date: February 11, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Staying focused and positive while searching for a job or changing careers in today's tough market can be daunting. Learn strategies to move your application ahead and make your job search more manageable and successful.

SOUTH FLORIDA: Seven Sisters 5th Annual Artful Reception
Date: February 11, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
You are cordially invited… to celebrate the Seven Sisters of SW FL’s Quintessential Quinquennial at The von Liebig Art Center on February 11, 2015, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Transnational Feminism in South Asia: An embodiment of contradictions
Date: February 12, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Columbia University’s Sewa, a social justice and service-based campus group that is based on the Sikh value of “sewa” (selfless service). In conjunction with the Muslim Students Association, Organization of Pakistani Students, and Indian Student Association at Columbia, we look forward to hosting a moderated panel discussion, “Transnational Feminism in South Asia: An Embodiment of Contractions” in the spring semester.

CINCINNATI: Cincy Ivy Young Alumni Happy Hour
Date: February 13, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Please save the date! The Cincy Ivy Young Alumni Club is holding its next Ivy League and Seven Sisters Young Alumni Happy Hour on Friday 2/13/2015, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Downtown Cincinnati (location to be announced shortly). This is an excellent way to meet other Ivy young professionals in Cincinnati from a variety of companies, organizations, neighborhoods, etc.

PALM BEACH: Valentine’s Cocktail Party at Liman Gallery Palm Beach
Date: February 15, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ellen Liman '57, Barnard alumna, invites you to the gallery and adjoining courtyards located in the historic Joseph Urban designed Paramount building.

2015 Black Alumni Heritage Award and Scholarship Reception
Date: February 18, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Join the Black Alumni Council (BAC) and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) for the 2015 Black Alumni Heritage Award and Scholarship Reception honoring this year’s recipient Roger Lehecka ’67CC, ’74TC, Dean Emeritus of Columbia College.

Project Continuum invites you to a Musical Evening with Russell Oberlin
Date: February 24, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Project Continuum invites you to a Musical Evening with Russell Oberlin, acclaimed singer widely recognized as America’s foremost countertenor
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, home of Jeanine Parisier Plottel, on Manhattan’s eastside

Barnard College Los Angeles Gala
Date: February 25, 2015
Please join us at the Fairmont Miramar as we host our inaugural Los Angeles Gala on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. All proceeds from this event will directly support financial aid at Barnard, and help the College continue to educate exceptional women regardless of their financial means.

Webinar: Interviewing- Best Practices to Land the Job
Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
From preparing to interviewing to following up, this session will teach you how to navigate the interview process successfully and land the job you want. Strategize your answers to commonly asked interview questions, and learn how to handle the unexpected ones.

PHILADELPHIA: Women in Finance Panel
Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Save the date for a special career panel organized in collaboration with Philadelphia’s Seven Sisters Alumni Clubs, the Alumni and Friends of the London School of Economics, and Janney Montgomery Scott’s women’s network (WIN).

PHILADELPHIA: Taking a Stand for Education: Improving the Status of Women
Date: February 26, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Please join WIL of Greater Philadelphia—a non-profit focused on empowering women as leaders globally—in reading Malala Yousafzai's compelling book, "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban," and attend a book discussion program, hosted by Siobhan A. Reardon, President and Director of the Philadelphia Free Library.

BOSTON: Columbia Women's Basketball Game at Harvard
Date: February 28, 2015
There will be a reception at a nearby bar prior to the game for Barnard and Columbia alums and significant others. Details regarding time, location, tickets, etc., are still to come--stay tuned

BCCNY Winery Tour at City Winery
Date: February 28, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
155 Varick Street (between Van Dam and Spring Streets), New York, NY
Includes tour, 3 tastings of wine and assorted cheeses and crackers to complement the wines.

Medieval and Renaissance Lives- Sara Lipton '84
Date: March 2, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Medieval and Renaissance Studies programs at Barnard and Columbia are co-sponsoring a year-long series of informal talks, called Medieval and Renaissance Lives, designed for primarily for undergraduates. As part of this series, alumni of the university will discuss in an informal setting their academic and professional trajectories, as well as their current work. On March 2, 6-8 pm, in the Ella Weed Room, we'll hear from Sara Lipton, an alumna of Barnard, who will talk about her experience teaching at SUNY Stony Brook. She may also sign copies of her forthcoming book.

Career Development Webinar: Know and Grow Your Worth
Date: March 4, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Negotiating the Job Offer and Managing Your Ongoing Professional Development
You've been offered the job--now what? Learn basic principles for effectively negotiating your salary and benefits, and strategies for managing your professional development and advancing your career goals once you’re established in your new position.

PHILADELPHIA: Basketball Game- Cheer on CU Basketball at PENN
Date: March 6, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Join the Columbia community for a pre-game reception before the Lions face Penn Quakers at the Palestra.

BOSTON: Volunteer with your fellow Barnard alums at Cradles to Crayons
Date: March 8, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Join us for a fun, volunteer event at Cradles to Crayons (located at 155 North Beacon, Brighton, MA) on Sunday, March 8th. Volunteers will help by organizing and preparing care packages of clothes, toys and other basic essentials, which will then be sent to children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations.

BCCNY New York Historical Society Tour by Amy Chin '83
Date: March 21, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Join BCCNY for a special personal tour of the Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion exhibit led by BCCNY member Amy Chin (BC’83).

LOS ANGELES: Save the Date April Meeting
Date: April 4, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Save the date for our April meeting on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

PHILADELPHIA: The Role of Micro-Enterprise in Kenya's Lewa Community
Date: April 8, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
WIL of Greater Philadelphia—a non-profit focused on empowering women as leaders globally—has invited Seven Sisters alumni to learn about the journey and work of The Lewa Micro-enterprise Program. This program operates through the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya and serves a community of approximately 2,000 women across more than 15 communities in areas that surround the Lewa Conservancy. This is an exciting opportunity to see how women in our community have combined their talents to benefit women globally.

Wine & Food In The Golden State
Date: April 12, 2015 to April 16, 2015
Travel with Barnard Alumnae and friends on a 5-day adventure exploring San Francisco and Napa. See the city’s highlights and architecture while staying in Union Square. Take the Napa Valley Wine Train for a panoramic tour of the region while enjoying a gourmet lunch. Feed your culinary curiosity with a cooking class at the Silverado Cooking School, using locally sourced ingredients. Then further satiate the palate in Napa, which boasts some 400 wineries with a bounty of varietals and pair your preference with a fine locally cultivated cheese. This trip is sure to be revelry for the senses!

Save the Date: 2015 Alumnae of Color Dinner
Date: May 28, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
All are invited to celebrate the diversity of our alumnae community at this annual Barnard tradition. Please plan to join us and save the date!

LOS ANGELES: Save the Date Summer Social
Date: June 6, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Save the date for our Summer Social on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

  
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