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Baruch College Presents the 13th Annual Symposium on Communication

NEW YORK, NY-- April 24, 2013 Baruch College’s Bernard. L. Schwartz Communication Institute will host its 13th Annual Symposium on Communication and Communication-Intensive Instruction on Friday, May 31.

The all-day event brings together leaders in business and education to explore how to best provide undergraduates and beginning professionals the tools they need to grow as effective, confident speakers and writers. This year’s themes are focused on literacies and storytelling.

Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein will kick-off the symposium with opening remarks.

The day’s keynote presentations and workshops will be led by:  Catherine Mathis, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Standard & Poor’s, and Suresh Canagarajah, Professor of Applied Linguistics and English at Pennsylvania State University.  Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan, and A Super Sad True Love Story, will lead the dinner address. Roslyn Bernstein, Professor of Journalism at Baruch College, will interview Shteyngart during the dinner presentation.

See complete agenda here.

Founded in 1997 thanks to the generous support of Bernard L. Schwartz, a CUNY alumnus, the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute encourages the emphasis of oral, written, and computer mediated communication across the curriculum at Baruch College.

WHAT:   13th Annual Symposium on Communication and Communication-Intensive Instruction

WHEN:   Friday, May 31

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Baruch College

Vertical Campus

55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street

Room 14-220


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to


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