Musicians, tomorrow is the last day to send in your applications for the Make Some Noise auditions! Be part of an evening of unforgettable performances by 7 musicians/groups from NYC colleges and universities (current students and alumni) in Riverside Park.
Erinn Smart ’01 works as business development manager for DailyBurn, a health and fitness company. At Barnard, she was well known for her athletic prowess. She rose to the top of Columbia’s Ivy League champion fencing team, was elected team captain during her junior and senior years, and named All-Ivy League and All-American three times. In 1998, she was U.S. National Champion, an honor she repeated, and was selected as an alternate for the U.S. team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. In 2001, she was a member of the Bronze Medal team at the 2001 Senior World Championships. After graduating, she competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and won a silver medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing. In 2010, she was named to Columbia University’s Athletic Hall of Fame and awarded Barnard’s Young Alumna Award in 2011. She subsequently earned her MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. #barnard125
Atoosa Rubenstein ’93, was born in Tehran, Iran. Her magazine career began after graduation when she took a job as fashion assistant at Cosmopolitan, under the leadership of legendary editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown. Rubenstein founded and served as editor-in-chief of CosmoGIRL!, Hearst Magazines' teen spin-off of Cosmopolitan. When she started CosmoGIRL! in 1999, Rubenstein was 26 years old and the youngest editor-in-chief in Hearst Magazines’ history. After serving for three years as editor-in-chief of Seventeen Magazine, she founded Big Momma Productions, Inc. and the website Atoosa.com in 2006 to speak to the female youth market. Columbia University honored Rubenstein in 2004 by naming her one of the top 250 greatest alumni. She was also recognized by the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York as a Woman of Distinction. #barnard125
Are you a musician? This spring, Barnard and Summer on the Hudson will present an evening of unforgettable performances by 7 musicians/groups from NYC colleges and universities (current students and alumni) in Riverside Park. Apply for auditions by Friday, March 27.
artglobalCaribbean, Central and South America On the eve of the Global Symposium, Brazilian artist Panmela Castro unveiled a mural she painted on Barnard’s campus in collaboration with students. Castro, who is well known for her street art in the urban
On the eve of the Global Symposium, Brazilian artist Panmela Castro unveiled a mural she painted on Barnard’s campus in collaboration with students. Castro, who is well known for her street art in the urban areas and favelas in Rio de Janeiro, often uses her craft to educate communities about social issues such as violence against women and has received support from numerous philanthropies, including Diane von Furstenberg and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation. Watch this time lapse video of her work.
Alexandra Guarnaschelli ’91 is executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurant. She also appears on the Food Network shows Chopped, Iron Chef America, All Star Family Cook-off, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Her book Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook was released in 2013. After her Barnard graduation, she worked under American chef and restaurateur Larry Forgione, who encouraged her to travel and expand her skill set. She relocated to France where she completed a work-study program at La Varenne Culinary School in Burgundy, then moved to Paris where she worked for Guy Savoy’s three-star eponymous restaurant. From there, it was on to another Savoy restaurant where she rose to sous chef, back stateside to work under chef-restaurateurs Daniel Boulud and Joachim Splichal, and finally to cook up her own American green-market inspired menu at Butter. Her love for food was planted early, as daughter of cookbook editor Maria Guarnaschelli. #barnard125