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Torchbearers 2011 gathered over 200 alumnae, students, parents, and friends in jubilant celebration of student support programs at Barnard.

Barnard College is pleased to present Re-turn, a group exhibition of 11 artists curated by Marley Blue Lewis ’05 and Julia Westerbeke ’03. Re-turn will be presented from February 7-25th, with an opening reception on February 10th from 7:00-9:00 pm.

Adriana Akers ’09 has won the prestigious Luce Fellowship.  The Luce Scholars Program, a nationally competitive fellowship program, was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.

In the late 1950s, the eminent anthropologist, professor, museum curator, winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Barnard alumna Margaret Mead ’23 invited young photographer Ken Heyman, whom she had met earlier during his student days at Columbia, to accompany her on a field trip to Bali.

Born or bred, women leaders still remain less the rule than the exception, commanding our curiosity and attention. What brought them to the pinnacle of their professions? Intense focus, the guidance of an enlightened mentor, networks of other professionals, sheer ambition combined with a sharp intellect, a talent for taking chances, or all of the above? In conjunction with the launch of The Athena Center for Leadership Studies, we asked five outstanding alumnae leaders in a variety of professions about their careers, leadership styles, and shortlists of leadership requirements. Read on and see if you agree.

The Girl With Mermaid Hair, Delia Ephron '66

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, Lydia Davis '70

Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives, Edited By Elizaneth Benedict ’76

Last word by Elizabeth Langer '68

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