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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.

Class of 1961 Tour of the Plaza Hotel
Date: March 31, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Tour of the Plaza Hotel by Francis Morrone, architectural historian. It should be great fun to get together and to have an inside look at this landmark building. We hope to see you!

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.

Class of 1959 Mini-Reunion
Date: April 13, 2015
Time: 4:30 PM
The Class of 1959 invites you to our first mini-Reunion of 2015. We will gather in the dining room of the Vagelos Alumnae Center for afternoon tea in a lovely intimate space giving us the chance to visit and catch up on all our news. High tea includes finger sandwiches, scones, fruit, and beverages. Then we will cross Broadway to the Miller Theatre for Tharp on Dance. Twyla Tharp’s informal presentation caps her year as Distinguished Guest Artist at Barnard College.

Tour of Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral at MOBIA
Date: April 14, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM
Project Continuum invites you to a guided tour of Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), followed by optional Dutch-treat lunch in the neighborhood.

Athena Center Power Talk
Date: April 14, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Athena Distinguished Fellow and Former President of the National Council for Research on Women, Linda Basch, joins us for a lively discussion of women’s leadership.

Alma Maters Panel Discussion: “Positive Eating Habits for a Lifetime”
Date: April 15, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Mary Ann LoFrumento ’77, pediatrician and founder of Simply Parenting, will moderate this discussion. Panelists include Dara-Lynn Weiss, author of The Heavy, a memoir about helping her seven-year-old daughter lose weight, and the challenges of modern parenting, and Ann Engelland a physician at Barnard who specializes in adolescent and young adult issues.

Aspen Institute Breakfast with Barnard President Debora Spar
Date: April 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
The Aspen Institute is delighted to invite Barnard Alumnae to a breakfast celebrating the 2015 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition on Friday, April 17th, from 8:00-9:30 a.m., at the Yale Club of New York City. Barnard President Debora Spar will be speaking. Alumnae are offered discounted tickets. 

BCCNY Private Tour of "Beautiful Users" at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian
Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM
Private Docent Tour of featured exhibit "Beautiful Users" along with self-guided tour of the Hewitt Sisters Collection and other items on display at the newly renovated Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue, followed by optional lunch.

LOS ANGELES: Author Michal Lemberger '94 and Publisher Patty O'Sullivan '81
Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Michal Lemberger  (Class of 1994) will be one of our speakers and who will discussing her then recently published book, After Abel.  After Abel is a powerful, frankly feminist reimagining that gives voice to silent, often marginalized women in the Hebrew Bible—stories of Eve, Lot’s wife, Miriam, Hagar, Zeresh, Yael, Penina, Michel, and Achsah.  Ms. Lemberger offers astute discourse about female agency and empowerment in the biblical world and today. Michal will be joined at the podium by Patty O'Sullivan ( Class of 1981) who is the co-owner and associate publisher at Prospect Park Books, a Southern California independent press, distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution. 

2015 Alumnae of Color Dinner for Admitted Students
Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The office of Admissions at Barnard College invites alumnae to attend the 2015 Alumnae of Color Dinner for Admitted Students. We hope this evening will inspire our newly admitted class by highlighting the journeys of our alumnae as they developed their unique voices during their time at Barnard.

2015 Barnard Does Brunch
Date: April 19, 2015
Time: 2:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Alumnae from the classes of 2004-2014 are invited to gather at The Heath at the historic McKittrick Hotel for a buffet brunch and bottomless cocktails.

SOUTH FLORIDA: The Ivy Fest
Date: April 19, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
An afternoon with all the Ivy-League college alums, including all the Seven Sisters. This will be the third year that the Sisters have been included in the preparation and production of the event. Let’s all show up in strength of numbers and end the traditional SW Florida “Season” with great gusto. It’s a fun, casual evening where we can all share stories with friends, sing a few old college tunes and renew a few old friendships with the rest of the Ivy’s. 

Alma Maters: Navigating the College Admissions Process
Date: April 24, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Learn about the college admissions process from the ultimate insider: Jennifer Gill Fondiller ’88, Dean of Enrollment Management and Assistant Dean of the College.

Barnard's Junior Class Career and Networking Brunch
Date: April 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Alumnae, you are cordially invited! Please join the Junior Class for the annual Career and Networking Brunch. The Juniors are beginning to think about their time after Barnard and would love to speak with you regarding your current occupation and where your Barnard degree has taken you.

Greenwich Village Walking Tour
Date: April 25, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
The Young Alumnae Committee invites you on a historical walking tour of Greenwich Village, led by archivist, professor, and Columbia alumna, Mary Brown, followed by lunch at Pasticceria Rocco.

LOS ANGELES: Women on Time- Theatre Performance and Party
Date: April 26, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
It’s been almost a century since women secured the right to vote. How much change have we seen since then? How much has stayed the same? WOMEN ON TIME, a collection of seven original short plays, addresses these questions in an entertaining and illuminating way.

LOS ANGELES: A Discussion on Brain Fitness- joint program with CU Alumni
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Your brain is your number one greatest asset--the one you want to keep young, agile and on top of your game for as long as possible--but how?   Learn about the work being performed at The Brain Fitness Center, a pioneering science training facility to brain-boost your life.   Combining UCLA’s brain-trust of renowned neuropsychologists with state-of-the-art technologies, The Brain Fitness Center is the ultimate brain-training facility.  Ms. Leslie Fram '84 and Dr. Bilder CC '78 will discuss their work at the forefront of neuroscience.

WASHINGTON, DC: Alumnae Book Reading and Signing
Date: May 3, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Featuring Barbara Trainin Blank ’70, author of What to Do About Mama? A Guide for Caring for Aging Family Members, co-authored with Barbara G. Matthews and Israela (Gorin) Meyerstein ’70, author of Bridge to Healing: Finding Strength to Cope with Illness.

2015 Barnard Annual Gala
Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Please join us at the Plaza Hotel for dinner, an awards ceremony and scholarship auction honoring Lida Orzeck ’68, PhD '72 TC, CEO of Hanky Panky and John J. Studzinski CBE, Vice Chairman, Blackstone. 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.

Fourth Annual Gala Nights
Date: May 7, 2015 to May 8, 2015
Time: 9:00 PM
Barnard College hosts its Fourth Annual Gala Nights Celebration with an evening of premium cocktails, late-night bites, and dancing featuring DJ Tina McKenzie - Barnard Class of 2011.
All proceeds from Gala Nights will support scholarships at Barnard College.

PHILADELPHIA: Getting It Done with Google Docs: A Workshop
Date: May 13, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
A Workshop for Entrepreneurs, Employees, Educators, and Parents
ORGANIZED BY THE BARNARD CLUB; OPEN TO SEVEN SISTERS CLUBS
Join educator and technologist Dr. Michael Friesen for a hands-on workshop covering Google Docs and held at Butcher's Sew Shop, an impressive business founded and led by Bryn Mawr alum Amalia Petherbridge. 

BCCNY: Annual Dinner and Meeting
Date: May 18, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join fellow BCCNY members for our annual get together to meet new members, discuss the club's past year and make plans for next year. Dinner includes choice of soup or salad; entree choices of penne pasta with tomato and mozzarella, chicken marsala or roasted Norwegian salmon plus one glass of house wine, unlimited soft drinks, coffee and tea and gratuity. Cash bar after the first glass of wine. 

Barnard Reunion 2015
Date: May 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Celebrate the present. Connect with the past.
While spring always signals the season of Reunion at Barnard, the 2015 festivities will be particularly special, as it’s our school’s 125th anniversary.
We will be presenting a distinctive experience that will consist not only of the rich offerings of workshops, talks, and good times that you’d expect from a Barnard reunion, but will also serve as the extraordinary culmination of this milestone.
However, it’s nothing without you. That’s why the Alumnae Association of Barnard College and the Reunion Committee warmly invite you to Reunion 2015, Thursday, May 28-Sunday, May 31. Please join us.

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. 

2015 LGBTQ Tea
Date: May 30, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Join members of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning alumni/ae community for this popular Reunion event open to alumni, allies, and guests from Barnard College, Columbia College, Engineering, and General Studies.

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.

LOS ANGELES: Summer Social
Date: June 6, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This is our final meeting before the summer technically starts.  We will lunch together and have a chance to socialize with one another while in the bright sun and under the beautiful blue sky of Southern California.

PHILADELPHIA: Alumna Author Talk with Stephanie Feldman '05
Date: June 25, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
From Barnard to a Life in Fiction: Author Talk with Stephanie Feldman '05
ORGANIZED BY THE BARNARD CLUB; OPEN TO SEVEN SISTERS CLUBS
Join Stephanie Feldman—Barnard alumna (’05) and fiction author—for a discussion of her career as a fiction writer. Learn about her journey from Barnard student to author of the acclaimed book The Angel of Losses (Ecco/HarperCollins 2014).

The Galapagos Islands: 8 Days of Wonder & Amazement
Date: October 7, 2015 to October 14, 2015
Join the Alumnae Association of Barnard College for an exploration of the Galapagos Islands from October 7-14, 2015. Designated the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, the Galapagos Islands have been described as a “unique living museum and showcase of evolution.” Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands hold a central position in modern history as the birthplace of the theory of evolution.

  
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