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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.

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!  

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.”

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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,

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.

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.

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.

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

Speaker Volunteer Form

Do you want to share your expertise with students?

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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