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Regional Club Corner: Updates from Barnard in Washington
Barnard in Washington (BIW) has a number of exciting events and initiatives coming up this spring in the Washington, DC metro area. Look for the BIW Spring Newsletter in the mail soon!

Seeking Barnard Alumnae Involved in Social Ventures
The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School is seeking alumnae who have worked closely with or have started their own social ventures, whether nonprofit 501(c)(3) (or its equivalent outside the US), for-profit social ventures (including Benefit Corporations or B-Corps), or social venture capital firms with a clearly defined social or environmental mission.

2015 Barnard College Annual Gala
Please join us at the 2015 Barnard Annual Gala on May 7, 2015.

Seeking Civically-Engaged Barnard Alumnae
Barnard’s New York City Civic Engagement Program (NYCCEP) is looking for alumnae who have forged careers within the nonprofit sector, as well those who have found careers that incorporate social good outside of the public sphere – such as within corporate diversity departments, the pro-bono law world, a banking institution’s foundation, scientific labs that do research to benefit communities, and b-corporations.

Barnard Career Development's On-Campus Workshops and Archived Webinars for Alumnae
Join Barnard Career Development for their alumnae on-campus workshops and archived webinars.

Regional Club Corner: Barnard Club of Connecticut
On Sunday, January 18, 2015, the Barnard Club of Connecticut hosted Answering the Cry for Help, an event open to both Barnard Alumnae and the public, at the Fairfield Public Library.

Vote! The Alumnae Association ballot is now online.
Bring your voice to Barnard's alumnae leadership by voting in the AABC elections (log in required).

Be a Part of BOSS’s Celebration of Black Womanhood Week!
Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters (BOSS) wants help from Barnard’s alumnae in promoting their Celebration of Black Womanhood Week and encouraging black women on campus. They will be holding an online campaign celebrating the achievements of black Barnard women they look up to.

Regional Club Corner: President Spar in London
On January 28, over sixty alumnae gathered in London for a reception with Barnard President Debora L. Spar. 

Make the Magic 2015 with Camp Kesem Columbia
Camp Kesem Columbia University serves children in the New York City metropolitan area whose parents have been affected by cancer. Help support the Columbia University chapter by attending their annual fundraising event, Make the Magic, on March 5, 2015.

Alumnae Peer-Tutoring Program
If you live in the NYC area and can come to campus for two hours a week to tutor a student in a subject you love, please consider applying to be an APP volunteer tutor.

Recap: Tovah Klein, Director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development, in New York and San Diego
Tovah Klein, director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development, recently addressed groups of alumnae in New York (hosted by Alma Maters on December 4, 2014) and San Diego (hosted by the Barnard Club of San Diego on January 10) to share her current research in the area of toddler development and talk about her recent book, How Toddlers Thrive. Alumnae learned how to incorporate Dr. Klein’s findings in their parenting techniques.

Barnard Career Development's Webinars for Alumnae
Join Barnard Career Development for their alumnae webinars.

Regional Club Corner: Barnard Club of Philadelphia
On January 7th, alumnae gathered at the Philadelphia City Institute for a workshop on networking led by Christine Valenza Shin '84, Alumnae Counselor at Barnard Career Development. 

Brief Alumnae Survey from the Athena Center
We are very interested in your input so that we might offer Leadership Development programs geared towards the needs and interests of Barnard's alumnae. Please take a minute to complete our short survey.

BEnet's Holiday in Harlem at Vinatería
On Monday evening, December 15th, Barnard alumnae and guests shared lively conversation over a delicious three-course meal at alumna Yvette Leeper-Bueno's ('90) Michelin-recommended restaurant, Vinatería.

Founders Day Faculty Panel Videos

Missed Founders Day? See videos of faculty panels from Sunday, October 26, 2014, when Barnard opened its doors for a daylong celebration of the College’s 125th anniversary and legacy of excellence in educating women.

Joyce Wan '00 interviewed in Toronto Star article re Christmas gift drive
Santa Claus Fund: Author moved by her book being included in gift boxes
Joyce Wan experienced a “circle of life” moment as she was reminded of the gift boxes she received as a child growing up in Boston.

A Message from President Spar to Barnard Community
A note In the aftermath of the grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri, and right here, in New York City.

Barnard Career Development's Winter Webinars for Alumnae
Join Barnard Career Development for their alumnae webinars.

Regional Club Corner: Barnard Club of London Networking Panel

On Sunday, October 5th, the Barnard Club in London held its first Networking Panel at the Pelham Hotel.  The event was very successful and attracted about 25 alums many of whom were more recent Barnard graduates which is always great to see.  

Host a Barnard@Work event at your office
We are looking for alumnae to host our popular Barnard@Work faculty lectures this spring.

Calling All Columbines – Barnard's A Cappella Group in the 1950s/60s
Did you sing with the Columbines?  If yes, we invite you to share your memories – including names of singers, repertoire, performances – and please send any programs or pictures you have!  

Regional Club Corner: Upcoming Events in Los Angeles
The Barnard Club of Los Angeles has a busy schedule of events this fall.

Making Barnard History
Barnard’s 125th anniversary provides an opportunity to reconsider the College’s history. Join us in a four-session evening series in which alumnae join with administrators and faculty, both active and retired, in “Making Barnard History.”

Do you have a Barnard Alumnae Book Club?
Alumnae Affairs is looking to connect with all of our alumnae book clubs across the globe to bring you joint meeting possibilities in the future.

Join Your Class's Reunion Planning Committee
Reunion 2015 may seem far away, but the milestone classes are already starting to plan events! 

Regional Club Corner: Class of 2018 Welcome Receptions
The Barnard Club of Long Island welcomes members of the Class of 2018 into the Barnard family.

Video: Reunion 2014
Whether or not you were able to join us in person for Reunion 2014, we hope you will enjoy our highlight video.

BEnet: The Venture Capitalist Career - Insights from a Barnard Alumna
View the video from Barnard Entrepreneurs' Network's (BEnet) July 10 event featuring Sarayu Srinivasan, venture capitalist and founder/CEO of

Registration is Open: Alumnae Courses This Fall
Registration is open for our fall alumnae courses.

Recap: Project Continuum Tour of Four Freedoms Park
Project Continuum hosted a sold-out summer gathering for alumnae on Wednesday, August, 6th.

BCRW courses for alumnae this fall
We are excited to announce that Alumnae Affairs will join with the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) to offer three courses this fall.

BEnet: Financing a Woman-Owned, Early Stage Business
View the video from Barnard Entrepreneurs' Network's (BEnet) June 16 event featuring angel investor and serial entrepreneur, Liddy Karter ’80.

Regional Club Corner: Barnard Club of Connecticut
Alumnae Affairs is excited to highlight club activities from around the world every month.

Reunion 2014 Photos
Photos from Reunion are now available!

2014 Alumnae of Color Dinner: Alumnae Voices in Education
View the video presentation from this year's Alumnae of Color Dinner highlighting inspirational alumnae educators.

Regional Club Corner: Barnard Professors On the Road
This spring, Barnard professors have visited alumnae groups across the country and around the world, leading engaging talks and discussions in South Florida, Jerusalem, and Washington, DC.

BEnet: B the Change – Using Business as a Force for Social Good
View the video from Barnard Entrepreneurs' Network's (BEnet) April 1 event featuring a panel of social entrepreneurs from the NYC B Corp community.

Drama and Theatre Arts Newsletter
View the annual Drama and Theatre Arts newsletter.

Treasures of New York: Barnard College
WNET, the New York PBS affiliate, will air Treasures of New York: Barnard College throughout the month of May!

Regional Club Corner: South Florida Events Recap
Hilary Callahan, Barnard Professor of Biological Sciences traveled to South Florida.

Barnard Reunion 2014
Reunion 2014 is just around the corner and we cannot wait to see you back on campus!

BEnet: The Entrepreneur Restaurateur on Breaking Culinary Ground
View the video from Barnard Entrepreneurs' Network's (BEnet) March 10 event featuring five acclaimed restaurateurs.

Recap: Global Symposium China
Barnard College hosted its sixth annual Global Symposium in China on Wednesday, March 19.

Regional Club Corner: Barnard Club of Colorado
The Barnard Club of Colorado is launching this spring!

A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student by Paula Franzese '80
Adjunct professor of Political Science at Barnard, Paula A. Franzese '80, has just published a guide for those considering a career in the legal field.

Barnard College History Department Is on Facebook!
Connect with the past in the 21st Century.

Women Changing China 6th Annual Barnard Global Symposium
Women Changing China will bring together some of China’s most prominent women leaders in government, commerce, academia, media, and the arts. 

In Remembrance - Professor Remington Patterson
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the recent death of Remington Patterson, a beloved member of our community for nearly four decades.

President Spar Book Tour
President Spar has been on the road promoting her new book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection, and she has been meeting with alumnae along the way.

Alumna in Action, February 2014: Adia Revell '05
Brooklyn native Adia Revell grew up intent on playing Division I college basketball and earning an athletic scholarship. In 2001, her hard work paid off with a full scholarship to the University of Rhode Island, but after the first year she knew it was not the place for her.

Athena Film Festival
The Athena Film Festival is just around the corner! Check out this year's films and alumnae events.

Visit the Barnard Store!
For all things Barnard, visit the Barnard Store, on campus and on line!

Barnard Alma Maters Tour of Elizabeth Dee Gallery in Chelsea
Alma Maters visited the Elizabeth Dee Gallery with alumna art critic, Kathleen Madden '92. 

Alumna in Action, October 2013: Polly Trottenberg ’86
One of Polly Trottenberg’s most vivid memories of her years at Barnard is exploring New York City, which, among other ills, was plagued by crime, and a graffiti-covered subway system. Witnessing that turmoil “got me really interested in urban planning and making cities better places,” Trottenberg says.

AABC Alumnae Fellowship for Graduate Study
The application for the 2014 Alumnae Association of Barnard College Fellowship is now available.

Join Your Class's Reunion Planning Committee
If you graduated in a year ending in a 4 or a 9, Reunion 2014 is your year!

Regional Alumnae Clubs Welcome the Newest Members of the Barnard Family
Barnard hosted send-off parties in regions all over the country to welcome the newest members of the Barnard family before they hit campus.

New Phone Numbers for Alumnae Affairs
The Alumnae Affairs staff have new phone numbers. Make sure to update your information!

Memorial Service and Reception in Honor of Peter Juviler
A memorial service will be held for Professor Emeritus, Peter Juviler on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 4pm in the James Memorial Chapel at Union Theological Seminary

Video: Reunion 2013
View highlights from Reunion 2013!

BEnet at Google
On August 6th, Barnard Entrepreneurs' Network embarked on a field trip to visit Google for a private tour of its workspace.

BEnet: A New Playbook for Business Strategy in Today's Fast Changing World
View the video from the Barnard Entrepreneurs Network's (BEnet) event "A New Playbook for Business Strategy in Today's Fast Changing World" with Rita Gunther McGrath '81.

Alumna in Action, July 2013: Doris Wolf Escher '38
In the 1940s, it was unusual enough for a woman to study medicine, let alone become a trailblazer whose work would save thousands of lives. Yet cardiologist Doris Escher helped develop cardiac catheterization—the practice of threading a tube through a blood vessel to the heart—into the routine diagnostic and treatment tool it is today

Alumnae Storytelling Performance at Reunion
Watch videos from this year’s alumnae storytelling performance.

Recap: Reunion 2013
Congratulations to all alumnae who celebrated Reunion 2013 at Barnard, and thank you for attending! 

BEnet: Disruptive Innovation and the Evolution of a Lifestyle Brand
View the video from the Barnard Entrepreneurs Network's (BEnet) event "Disruptive Innovation and the Evolution of a Lifestyle Brand" with Eva Jeanbart Lorenzotti '90.

New Podcast Features Voices of Today's Young Feminists
Barnard has launched a new podcast series on young feminists.

Alumna in Action, June 2013: Kathy Ebel '89
Despite winning three creative writing prizes while at Barnard, Kathy Ebel wasn’t sure how she could make a living as a writer after graduation. “A lot of my friends were working on film and television projects, so I drifted into that world, landing as a production assistant on the soap opera, Another World,” says Ebel.

Veronica Liu '02 opens a new chapter in Washington Heights
Veronica Liu '02 profiled in The New York Times for her work to create Word Up Community Bookshop in Washington Heights.

BEnet: Dreaming in Digital
View the video from the Barnard Entrepreneurs Network's (BEnet) launch event "Dreaming in Digital," with Shelley Zalis '83.

Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts newsletter
View the annual Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts newsletter.

Ari Brose '84 honored by Columbia Athletics
Columbia Athletics honored Ari Brose '84 with the Athletics Alumni Award at the 92nd Annual Varsity C Celebration. Brose is a member of the Columbia Athletics Women's Leadership Council and was named one of the 25 most influential alumnae in the history of the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium.

Regional Club Corner
Alumnae Affairs is excited to highlight club activities from around the world every month. If you have highlights to share please send them to Celeste L. Rivera, Manager of Regional Alumnae Programs at

Alumnae Affairs Volunteer Leader Newsletter
Interested in being more involved with Barnard? There are many ways to connect to Barnard, and the Alumnae Affairs Volunteer Leader Newsletter is a great place to start.

Abby Sugar '10: Thoughts on Lesbian Fashion
Thoughts on Lesbian Fashion; or, Why You Need More Underwear

"Despite the Losses, So Much Gained" by Leah Keith '90
A health scare turns out to be a blessing.

Bonnie Fox Sirower '70 honored at the White House for her Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
Bonnie Fox Sirower '70 was honored at the White House with other Rotarians for her work in coordinating Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Global Symposium and Alumnae Trip Recap
On March 18, 2013, Barnard College and President Debora Spar hosted the fifth annual Barnard College Global Symposium, Women Changing Brazil.

Deena Shanker '05 on "Salary Talk with Coworkers"
Despite a growing willingness to share private information with colleagues -- and the world -- one topic remains safely nestled in the taboo column: compensation.

Gov. Cuomo nominates Sheila Abdus-Salaam '74 to serve on NYS Court of Appeals
Governor Nominates Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the NYS Supreme Court, to Serve on NYS Court of Appeals.

Celebrating Women's History Month with Five Senses Tastings
On Tuesday, March 19th, Barnard welcomed Five Senses Tastings, a special events company that specializes in "music tasting"--artfully pairing music with wine, cheese and chocolate--onto campus for a unique Women’s History Month event.

Celebrating Dorothy Denburg '70
Denburg was a model dean and administrator whose example should be followed.

Throw Out That List! Debora Spar on having it all
Why being a woman of impact does not mean being a woman who does it all.

Judith Shapiro named President of the Teagle Foundation
The Board of Directors of the Teagle Foundation has voted unanimously to name Judith Shapiro as President of the Foundation to succeed Richard Morrill beginning July 2013.

Coverage of book by Prof. Madeline Schwartzman ’83
Madeline Schwartzman, professor at Barnard College and Parsons, has written a book featuring artistic examples of what happens when people improve the human apparatus with the aid of technology.

Tina-Marie Poulin '95 is the USA National Masters Woman 50km Champion
Tina-Marie Poulin '95 is the USA National Masters Woman 50km Road Running Champion.

Of the Daily Beast's 50 top Rabbis in America, four are Barnard Alumnae
Four of the Daily Beast's 50 top Rabbis in America are Barnard Alumnae: Sharon Kleinbaum '81, Joy Levitt '75, Sara Hurwitz '99, and Jacqueline Koch Ellenson '77.

Alisha Kaplan ’11 wins the W.B. Yeats Society of New York Poetry Competition
Alisha Kaplan '11 wins the 2013 W.B. Yeats Society of New York Poetry Competition.

Road-tested wisdom from startup entrepreneurs including Eva Sasson ’14 and Shelby Layne ’13
Road-tested wisdom from six rookie startup entrepreneurs including Athena Mastermind Entrepreneur Group member Eva Sasson ’14 and Athena Scholar Shelby Layne ’13

Dr. Susan Gerbi '65 chosen as a Women's History Month honoree
Dr. Susan Gerbi '65 chosen as a Women's History Month honoree

In her new book, Prof. Mary Beth Keane ’99 illuminates the backstory of Mary Mallon
In her new book, Prof. Mary Beth Keane ’99 illuminates the backstory of the much-maligned Mary Mallon.

Five Barnard alumnae named among Education Update's Women Shaping History 2013
Ellen Futter ’71, Judith Kaye ’58, Sylvia Montero ’72, Ntozake Shange ’70, Elizabeth Shwal ’51 named among Education Update’s (Publisher Pola Rosen ’63 ) Women Shaping History 2013

Q&A with Spectator’s new Friday crossword constructor Elizabeth Gorski ’76
Q&A with Spectator’s new Friday crossword constructor Elizabeth Gorski ’76

Barnard Career Development’s Offerings for Alumnae
Join Barnard Career Development at upcoming on-campus workshops and on-line webinars for alumnae.

92nd St. Y Collaboration
Effective immediately, Barnard alumnae are eligible for a special 20% discount  for most events and programs at the 92nd Street Y.

Alumna in Action, March 2013: Erica Bell '06
Erica Bell ’06 envisioned a career in fashion before she even got to Barnard. New York became the setting where she created a network and developed a resume that started her on her way. Bell is now the co-founder of the new and massively popular online personal shopping service,

Former faculty member Kate Millett inducted into Women's Hall of Fame
Kate Millett, "Pillar of the Movement," inducted into Women's Hall of Fame

Amy Correia '90, Independent Music Award winner for Best Folk Singer-Songwriter, to perform
Amy Correia '90, winner of the 2012 Independent Music Award for Best Folk Singer-Songwriter, to perform

Now 74, NPR's Susan Stamberg '59 talks about the ups and downs of aging
Susan Stamberg '59, former anchor of NPR's "All Things Considered" was the only woman broadcasting nightly news in 1972. She tried to emulate her male colleagues, until her boss told her to be herself. Since then, hosting many different NPR shows, she has earned many awards and honorary degrees. In this article by Laura Hambelton, Stamberg talks about growing older and wiser.

Career Development Counselor Christine Shin '84 on "what to do when networking isn't working"
For those who send out plenty of networking emails and phone calls only to hear nothing but silence, the question isn't why they should network, but how. A few things to consider. Deena Shanker '05 interviews Christine Shin '84.

"Rethinking Our Silver Tsunami Through The Lens Of Kings Point"
An article by Barbara Cammer Paris, MD '73

Sarah Dooley '11 launches her first music video
Sarah Dooley '11 makes her first music video for her single "Peonies."

Recap: Athena Film Festival
Despite Nemo, the mega-blizzard that hit New York on Friday, making travel nearly impossible from Long Island, Connecticut, and parts of New Jersey, the third annual Athena Film Festival went on as scheduled before record audiences.   A joint project of Barnard’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Women and Hollywood, the festival showed features, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.  

Take a Barnard Student to Work Day
Impact the career of a Barnard woman - take a Barnard student to work! Career Development has planned a series of events to help the Class of 2013 with the job exploration and search process. One such event is Take a Barnard Student to Work Day.

Video: "The More Things Change: A Panel on Publishing Today"
On Monday, January 28th, we welcomed almost 40 alumnae back to campus for a discussion on the changing world of publishing. Watch the video of the lively and informative discussion.

The Eye, the magazine of the Columbia Daily Spectator, interviews Poet Ariana Reines '02
The Eye, the magazine of the Columbia Daily Spectator, interviews Poet Ariana Reines '02

Alumnae in Action, February 2013: Elizabeth Housman '03 and Sarah Housman '03
All medical doctors must go undergo the grueling training period of hospital residency, a period hallmarked by long hours and little sleep. Sarah and Elizabeth Housman, both Class of ’03, are in the midst of their residencies, but they are lucky enough to have each other as a support system. They are twins and residents in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston. Both their spouses are residents at Beth Israel as well, forming a unique family network.

Holly Prigerson '84 receives Distinguished Researcher Award
Holly Prigerson '84 awarded NHPCO's Distinguished Researcher Award.

Julie Hyman '93 joins Hudson Valley Bank Business Development Board
Julie Hyman '93 joins Hudson Valley Bank Business Development Board

Susan Herman '68 wins 2013 IIT Chicago-Kent/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
Susan Herman '68 wins 2013 IIT Chicago-Kent/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.

Deborah Lewis Isaac '86 awarded Jerusalem Prize for Contributions to the State of Israel
Debbie Isaac '86, President of AMIT, accepts Jerusalem Prize for Contributions to the State of Israel on behalf of herself and AMIT.

Rae D. Rosen ’69, one of fourteen new vice presidents for New York Fed
Rae D. Rosen ’69 promoted to vice president in the regional and community outreach function of the Communications Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Deena Shanker ’05 on the Best Women’s Colleges
Deena Shanker ’05 on the Best Women’s Colleges

Profile of stylish editor Kristen Aiken ’04
Kristen Aiken '04, senior editor at HuffPost Taste, swaps styles with another fashionable editor.

Columbia Athletics Endows New Award in Honor of Dean Karen Blank
Columbia Athletics will endow a new award in honor of Barnard Dean of Studies Karen Blank beginning in Spring 2013, Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education and Patricia E. Grieve, Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Professor in the Humanities/Faculty Athletics Representative announced. 

Martha Nelson ’76 is the first woman editor-in-chief of Time Inc.
Time Inc. Names Martha Nelson ’76 Top Editor

Huff Post tours Augusta Dayton’s ’15 dorm decor
Dorm Room Décor:  Tour College Student Augusta Dayton’s ’15 Dorm Room

Zora Neale Hurston ’28 inducted into Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame
Pioneering writer Zora Neale Hurston '28, who was born 122 years ago in Alabama to a family of sharecroppers, was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame.

Kecia Gaither ’85: New life in her hands
Kecia Gaither ’85, an obstetrician, is profiled in the Amsterdam, New York news.

Alumna in Action, December 2012: Cynthia Belton ’74
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Cynthia Belton, a disaster-declaration specialist for FEMA, was deployed to the Northeast from her home near Atlanta.

Fiction piece by sophomore Elyse Pitock '15 appears in The New York Times
Sophomore Elyse Pitock '15, has a fiction piece titled When the World Ends published in the New York Times.

President Obama nominates Claire R. Kelly ’87 to serve on the U.S. Court of International Trade
President Obama nominates Claire R. Kelly ’87 to serve on the U.S. Court of International Trade

Vice President for College Relations, Dorothy Denburg, brings Barnard around the world
This fall Vice President for College Relations, Dorothy Denburg, has visited with Barnard alumnae here in the US and abroad bringing the latest news from campus and an array of academic presentations from professors in an effort to continually connect our alumnae outside of the tri-state area with the campus.

Judge Nancy Gertner ’67 meets with alumnae in Boston to discuss her life and career

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, Judge Nancy Gertner ’67, author of In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate, discussed her career and read from her book at WilmerHale in Boston.

Leadership Assembly 2012
On October 25th and 26th, nearly 150 Alumnae Volunteer Leaders gathered on campus for Leadership Assembly 2012

Alumna in Action, November 2012: Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown '00

Designer and entrepreneur Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown has a new venture: Maiden Nation is an online store featuring a curated selection of work by women designers and artisans from around the globe. Maiden Nation (a pun on the words “made in nation”) was founded with her partners Willa Shalit and Juliana Um and sells clothing, jewelry, and other goods created by women in such developing countries as Haiti, Rwanda, and Kenya, as well as in developed countries like the United States and the United Kingdom.

Speaker Volunteer Form

Do you want to share your expertise with students?

Stella Grizont '03 brings New Yorkers the "i SCREAM Truck"

Stella Grizont '03 has been receiving press for her "i SCREAM Truck," a place to unload your worries and relieve stress.

Calling All Docents

Invite Barnard Alumnae to your tours.

Video: Highlights from Reunion

The Reunion 2012 highlight video is now available online.

Scholarships Available for Women's Leadership Program

Women's leadership expert Tara Mohr brings you this wonderful opportunity for a scholarship for "Playing Big," a six-month program for women who want to play bigger in their work and in their lives.

Seven Sisters A Cappella Group

The MetropoliTones, the Seven Sisters a cappella group, are looking for new talent! 

Remembering Professor Sally Chapman

Celebrate the life of Barnard professor Sally Chapman with the Chemistry Department on September 30.

Welcome Freshmen: Young Alumnae Take A Trip Down Memory Lane
Guest blogger Deena Shanker '05 shares her freshman memories and those of other young alumnae.

Jessica Schulberg '04 published in Policy Innovations
Jessica Schulberg's masters dissertation, "Between Coercion and Discourse: Developing Countries and the Adoption of Elevated Intellectual Property Standards," was published in the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs online policy journal Policy Innovations.

Barnard Summer Beach Read: Wrecked by Anna Davies ’05
Guest blogger Deena Shanker '05 reviews the new young adult novel, Wrecked, by her classmate Anna Davies '05.

Barnard Alumnae Entrepreneurs Networking Group Questionnaire
Fill out this quick survey to help the new alumnae entrepreneurs networking group develop programming.

The Modern Novel: An Online Course for Alumnae with Professor Mary Gordon '71
This fall Alumnae Affairs will be offering a five month online course on The Modern Novel with Professor Mary Gordon.

Young Alumnae Cocktail Party with President Spar
On Thursday, June 28th the Young Alumnae Committee hosted the second annual Young Alumnae Cocktail Party on the Green Roof with President Spar.

Erica Bell '06 highlighted in Forbes to discuss Hukkster
Erica Bell '06 interview in Forbes about her website, Hukkster.

Dr. Alessandra Comini '56 honored for life's work in in Austria
Alessandra Comini '56, who received a Distinguished Alumna Award at her 55th Reunion last year, honored for her life's work in in Austria. 

Rose V. Alonso ’82, Alexis Gelber ’74 awarded Columbia Alumni Medals
Profiles of Rosa Alonso '82 and Alexis Gelber '74, 2012 Columbia Alumni Medalists.

Rebecca Douglas '10 investigates "Fifty Shades of Grey" for Studio 360
Rebecca Lee Douglas '10 investigates the phenomenon that is Fifty Shades of Grey on Studio 360.

Vivian Li '75 Champion of Boston Harbor
Profile of Vivien Li '75, President of the Boston Harbor Association

Dorothy Urman Denburg ’70 honored by Columbia/Barnard Hillel
Vice President for College Relations Dorothy Denburg ’70 received a Gershom Mendes Seixas Award from Columbia/Barnard Hillel for her contributions to student life. 

United Hospital Fund Honors Martha Bakos Dietz '76
United Hospital Fund Honors Martha Bakos Dietz '76, Trustee of Lutheran Medical Center

Memoir by Anna Quindlen '74 an immediate best-seller
In its first week out, Anna Quindlen ’74 Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake “storms the [New York Times Best Sellers] hardcover nonfiction list at No. 2”

Diana Touliatou Vagelos ’55 honored by the Women's City Club
Barnard Trustee Diana Touliatou Vagelos ’55 was honored at the 2012 Civic Spirit Awards Dinner

NYT Profile of Greta Gerwig '06
Professor Patricia Denison is quoted discussing her former student, actress Greta Gerwig '06

Greta Gerwig '06 on "Damsels in Distress" and culture at Barnard
The New York Post and New York Magazine's Vulture interview Greta Gerwig on her upcoming movie, Damsels in Distress; Gerwig also discusses Barnard in articles for The Daily News and The Telegraph.

Merryl Tisch '77 honored for work to improve education in NY
For her work in education, Merryl Tisch '77 was honored Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the 2012 OTTY Awards (Our Town Thanks You).

Recap: Take a Barnard Student to Work Spring 2012
On Friday, February 24th, twenty-two alumnae hosted twenty-six Barnard seniors at their workplaces throughout NYC.

Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Thanks to a recent gift from Dr. Ruth Steinberg ’72, Barnard Library joins the ranks of the British Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick, and the Morgan Library and Museum as one of a number of leading institutions holding a copy of the three-volume set, Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. 

2012 Greek Games
The Greek Games return again this spring!

AABC Award Nominations
Each year Barnard honors extraordinary alumnae at Reunion. Submit your nomination today!

Help Plan Reunion!

Have ideas about what you want to see at Reunion? Join your class Reunion planning committee!

Samara Hutman '84 leads Remember Us
Samara Hutman '84 has been appointed executive director of Remember Us, a non-profit organization devoted to ensuring Holocaust memory by creating opportunities for individuals to make personal connections to those who survived or were lost in the Holocaust.

YES! Weekly profiles artist Catherine Howard '08
YES! Weekly, published in Greensboro, NC, interviews Catherine Howard '08 about her artistic style, career, and onset at Barnard.

Barnard Cognitive Development Center Seeks Volunteers
Barnard Cognitive Development Center is looking for local alumnae with 5-month-olds through 8-year-olds to participate in fun, one-time cognitive development studies!

Barnard Music Survey
As part of the College’s continuing effort to expand and enrich the arts programs, the Music Program would like to have your insight and reflections on your experience in Barnard’s music program in order to improve our service to current students.

Reunion 2011
Reunion 2011 was a huge success! Over the course of the weekend, over 1,300 alumnae and guests joined us to celebrate Barnard.

Constance Hess Williams ’66 Endows Directorship of Athena Center
Constance Hess Williams ’66, Barnard trustee from 1990 to 2000 and a former Pennsylvania State Senator, will endow the directorship of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies. With this gift, Kathryn Kolbert, a renowned civil-rights attorney who has led the Athena Center since its launch in 2009, will become the Constance Hess Williams Director.

Barnard Symposium in Jerusalem
Barnard recently partnered with Bishvilaych to host a symposium on gender medicine and women's health.

Suzanne Vega '81 discusses Barnard senior project on WFUV
Suzanne Vega ’81 discusses her Barnard senior project during WFUV interview about her new play “Carson McCullers Talks About Love”

Katharine See '97 named executive chef of Slade
Boston-based seafood company Slade Gorton & Company has named nationally-recognized restaurant chef Katherine See '97, the former director of culinary operations/Boston and executive chef for Todd English Enterprises and Kingfish Hall since 2005, to serve as the company’s in-house executive chef.

WSJ profiles Virginia Wright's "Art of Giving"
As Barnard’s Annual Scholarship Dinner approaches, The Wall Street Journal highlights Trustee Emerita Virginia Bloedel Wright '51 P'77 GP '11.

Emma Impink '10 selected as Princeton In Africa Fellow
Emma Impink '10 was named a Princeton In Africa Fellow and will be going to Kenya for a year to work with the BOMA project.  Africana major/Biology minor and a Centennial Scholar. The presentation she will do at Princeton before her stint in Kenya is based on her senior thesis supervised by Monica Miller and Brian Larkin.


CARE President Helene Gayle '76 discusses women's issues on PBS
PBS Correspondent Judy Woodruff interviewed CARE President and CEO Helene Gayle '76, former First Lady Laura Bush and Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a special report on issues facing girls and women around the world.  The story aired during the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.

Sophia Takal '07 writes, directs, and stars in "Green"
Sophia Takal '07 writes, directs, and stars in Green, one of the movies in the Emerging Visions category at the South by Southwest festival, March 11 - 20 in Austin, TX.

Barnard at Heroes
Close to 300 alumnae, faculty, students and friends of Barnard College gathered at the November 9 “Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece”  event at the Onassis Cultural Center.

Impact the Career of a Barnard Senior
Invite a Barnard senior to visit your workplace and get a first-hand look at your company’s culture, along with the day-to-day aspects of your particular industry or position.

Alumnae Webinar and Workshop Series
Barnard Career Development has launched a new program! Webinars will be accessible to all alumnae all over the world. Workshops will be held on campus. For details on topics, dates and locations, please see Events Calendar.

Dr. Freya Schnabel '78 discusses mammogram guidelines on NBC's Today Show
Dr. Freya Schnabel '78, director of breast surgery at the NYU Langone Medical Center, commented on recent studies regarding mammogram guidelines on NBC's Today Show.

Barnard Trustee Binta Brown '95 named to Cuomo's Transition Team
Binta Niambi Brown '95 is selected to Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo's transition team. 

Recap: Leadership Assembly 2010
Leadership Assembly 2010, a program for alumnae volunteer leaders was held at Barnard in October. Experience the learning and excitement by viewing the highlight video and related materials.

Do you like to sing?
Did you sing while on campus or support student singing? Are you interested in joining a Barnard-Columbia alumni/ae singing group?

You and Your Aging Brain Recording
Watch the recording from You and Your Aging Brain

Video: "We do not leave"
Barnard alumnae graduate, but we do not leave. Mary Ann LoFrumento '77 edited this video featuring highlights of the first half of 2010 at Barnard. Thanks to Erin Moore '06 and the staff of Goodeye Video for the original footage.

Get your next job through Barnard
Did you know that Barnard sends out an email every week with job postings? To subscribe update your email settings.

Laurie Anderson '69 releases first studio album in 10 years
In this interview on NPR, Laurie Anderson '69 discusses her fascinating career trajectory and inspiration for Homeland, her first studio album in 10 years. Follow the link to listen to the interview, the album, and see her Q&A oN Twitter and Facebook.

Twilight Lecture with Judith Shapiro

Listen to Judith Shapiro talk about life after the Barnard presidency, the transition from fourteen years of leading Barnard to all that has followed - leading non-profits, teaching, singing lessons, dog training and more. She shares her insights on the role of former presidents with respect to the institutions they served. The lecture is in three parts.

Sara Hurwitz ’99 first Rabba in Orthodox clergy
Sara Hurwitz ’99 challenges tradition as first Rabba in Orthodox clergy,writes The Wall Street Journal

Anna Quindlen's sixth novel described as “a spellbinding tale.”
Every Last One, the new novel by Anna Quindlen ’74, called “a spellbinding tale” by The New York Times. Read reviews in The Washington Post and USA Today.

Liz Neumark '77 notes Barnard's efforts to expand women’s leadership
In recognition of International Women’s Day, Liz Neumark '77 wrote in the Huffington Post about expanding women's leadership. 

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Are you friends with "Barnard Alumnae" on Facebook? We started 2010 with 2,010 friends and counting.

Want to get the most out of your Alumnae Network account?
Visit our Tech Notes blog which features How-to articles and tips for using the Alumnae Network site and tools to the fullest.

Helene Gayle '76 named chair of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services names Dr. Helene Gayle '76 as chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

Teacher Ellen Shave '04 recalls inspiring encounters with Frank McCourt
Teacher Ellen Shave '04 recalls inspiring encounters with Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes

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