Baruch College Honors Eugene M. Lang Foundation Faculty Research Fellows
Baruch President Mitchel Wallerstein (far left) honored Eugene Lang, president of the Eugene M. Lang Foundation (center) and Lauren McGrail, associate director of the Foundation, (to his right) for their continued support of the Junior Faculty Research Fellowship Program at Baruch College.
NEW YORK, NY-May 17, 2012 – Baruch College hosted a reception on May 16, 2012 to acknowledge the achievements of Baruch’s Eugene M. Lang Junior Faculty Research Fellows, past and present, and gave special recognition to the Eugene M. Lang Foundation for its generosity.
Eugene Lang, president of the Foundation and Lauren McGrail, associate director of the Foundation were on hand to meet with Baruch faculty and administrators. Baruch President Mitchel Wallerstein presented Mr. Lang with the Bernard Baruch maquette (a small model of the full size statue of Bernard Baruch sitting on a bench, located in the Newman Vertical Campus Building) in recognition of his continued support to research by Baruch faculty.
The Lang Foundation Fellowships are competitively awarded to junior faculty members each year to help support their scholarly research and creative projects and enable them to make significant contributions to their academic disciplines. Since the program began in 1998, more than100 of Baruch’s junior faculty members have received support in the form of funds to support their scholarly research and publication (travel, research assistance, other expenses related to research and publication).
The 2012-2013 Lang Fellows are: Angela Pinto, Assistant Professor (Psychology); Allison Deutermann, Assistant Professor (English); Rachel Smith, Assistant Professor (Higher Education Administration); Xiaoli Yin, Assistant Professor (Management); Rong Huang, Assistant Professor (Accountancy); Brian Phillips Murphy, Assistant Professor (History); Don Waisanen, Assistant Professor (Public Affairs); Yu (Ryan) Yue, Assistant Professor (Statistics and CIS); and Ely Shipley, Lecturer (English).
At the reception, past Lang Fellows Charlotte Brooks, Associate Professor in the Department of History, and Nanda Kumar, Associate Professor of Information Systems and member of the Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems presented brief remarks about the research they did with support from the Lang Foundation. Prof. Brooks came to Baruch in 2007 and was a Lang fellow in 2009-2010. She is currently finishing her second book, Between Mao and McCarthy: Chinese American Politics in the Cold War Years, which examines the way Chinese Americans in San Francisco and New York City participated in American and Chinese politics at a time of intense friction between the People’s Republic of China and the United States. Prof. Kumar came to Baruch College in 2002 and was a Lang Fellow in 2007-08. His current research interests include technology policy, human-computer interaction, social recommendation systems, and healthcare information systems.
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