Register now for Reunion 2013
Reunion 2013 is around the corner! Come back to campus for a weekend filled with activities for you, your former classmates, and families, from cocktail receptions to faculty discussions, live storytelling performances, and dancing under the stars.
Alumnae and Faculty Remembered at Reunion
Reunion is a time to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of all members of the Barnard community— dedicated faculty, professionals, community-minded volunteers, devoted wives and mothers.
92nd Annual Varsity C Celebration
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Hukkster.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Barnard Connection
Do you work in a science or health-related field? Learn about how you can provide opportunities for Barnard students through The Barnard Connection.
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
Profile of Tina Finkelman Berkett ’05, co-director of BODYTRAFFIC
The story goes: people move to Los Angeles to make it in Hollywood. But Tina Finkelman Berkett '05 and Lillian Barbeito, the co-directors of BODYTRAFFIC, a five- year old contemporary dance repertory company in LA, found that their new home has the capacity to attract more than celluloid dreamers. They see the City of Angels as the next hotbed of contemporary dance in the United States.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 SeniorInvite 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
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?
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.
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.
Welcome to the New Alumnae Network
Please settle in and make yourself comfortable. This is your new home for all news, events, groups, conversation, and networking for Barnard Alumnae. We hope you like it. But before you tour the website, let us tell you some of the things you can expect to find here.