Success Stories

Good news from around the Barnard community

Details from Naima Green's “Pur•suit” card deck
Details from Naima Green's “Pur•suit” card deck

Have you coached your basketball team to the county championships? Led a successful fundraising drive at your house of worship? Discovered a new kind of bacteria? Whatever your news, submit your accomplishments for consideration to (A related, high-resolution photo is helpful, too.) Or to Barnard Magazine, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.

Omolola Ogunyemi ’93, an associate professor at Charles R. Drew University in Los Angeles, was elected as a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, for her “significant and sustained contributions to the field.” Ogunyemi is developing machine-learning tools that can help doctors identify people with diabetes who are at risk of losing their eyesight. Ogunyemi focuses, she says, “on solutions that are useful for medically underserved and under-resourced areas.”

Marie Turbow Lampard ’41 celebrated her 100th birthday on October 3. An independent scholar of Russian art history who was active in public radio, Turbow has been married to Eric E. Lampard for 68 years. The celebration was attended by Hera Cohn-Haft ’69, daughter of Athena Capraro Warren ’41, Marie’s longtime friend until her passing at age 90.

Elderly couple sitting together
Lampard and husband Eric E. Lampard at her 100th birthday party. (Photo courtesy of Sophie Lampard Dennis.) The event was attended by family and friends, including Hera Cohn-Haft ’69, whose mother, Athena Capraro Warren ’41, was Lampard’s close friend. 
Young woman's portrait
Marie Turbow Lampard's Mortarboard photo

Pur•suit, Naima Green ’11’s 54-card deck of playing cards featuring photographs of “queer womxn, trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people,” was included in the “From the Margins” show at Washington, D.C.’s Gallery 102.

Marian Chertow ’78, who directs the Industrial Environmental Management Program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame on November 4. Chertow is a pioneer in the field of industrial symbiosis, which brings together co-located businesses to use each others’ byproducts to meet their own production needs. The result? Lower levels of pollution and greater efficiency.

The Washington Post featured new research by the Economics Department’s Daniel Hamermesh that demonstrates, in the Post’s words, that “good looking kids do better in school than their less striking peers.” (Hamermesh’s more technical observation: “Being better-looking raised subsequent changes in measurements of objective learning outcomes.”)

My American Surrogate, a 25-minute documentary about a Chinese-American surrogacy broker, co-produced by Leila Lin ’14, began showing on The New York Times’ website in September. 

Lesley A. Sharp, chair of Barnard’s Anthropology Department and the Barbara Chamberlain & Helen Chamberlain Josefsberg ’30 Professor of Anthropology, won the Medical Anthropology Student Association’s 2019 Mentorship Award this fall. The award recognizes “senior or mid-career scholars who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to teaching.”

Latest IssueWinter 2024

Award-winning music producer Ebonie Smith ’07, museum curators on objects of interest, a dance course brings students to the stage, and more!