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Baruch College Offers Expertise from Its Centers & Institutes
The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in establishing the Zicklin School of Business as a leading business school with a specialty in entrepreneurship. The Center's vision mirrors its parent institution Baruch College - it is guided by the overarching principles of research, teaching, and service. The Field Center is a model of entrepreneurship education build around the collaboration of an institution of higher education, government, and the private sector. Faculty and students from Baruch's Zicklin School of Business, Baruch's SBDC Business Advisors, alumni and volunteers are brought together to support the entrepreneurial endeavors of start-ups and established businesses and the college's constituents. The Field Center offers non-credit-bearing courses for entrepreneurs that parallel the degree curriculum of Zicklin's MBA program of teaching and research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Technical support and assistance, offered in a clinical environment, is provided by faculty (Field Mentors) and staffed by graduate business student interns (Field Fellows).
Director: Edward Rogoff
Phone: (646) 312-4780
The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity is a forum for discussion of a broad range of contemporary issues confronting U.S. corporations and capital markets. Through conferences, workshops and lectures, the Center brings awareness on a variety of topics that include: transparency of corporate reporting, corporate governance, examining legal and ethical corporate behavior, spotlighting executive accountability, corporate responsibility in global business development, risk assessment and amelioration, resolving conflicting corporate stakeholder interests, and evaluating the role of governmental regulation. The Center aims to: engage in timely discussion of corporate behavior and issues; foster interaction among corporate leaders, regulators, scholars and Baruch students; increase the impact of ethics in the classroom and on our students' lives; raise the ethical climate of corporate America to a higher plane; and increase the visibility of Baruch College and the Zicklin School of Business.
Director: Donald Schepers
Phone: (646) 312-3231
The Starr Career Development Center provides comprehensive career services to Baruch College undergraduates and to Weissman graduate students. The Center encourages students to visit from the time they are freshmen through senior year graduation and for selected career services as alumni. The staff of the SCDC is dedicated to assisting students in all aspects of their career development as they make decisions about majors, apply to graduate and law school, prepare for internships and jobs, and develop the soft skills necessary to become successful in their chosen future careers.
Director: Patricia Imbimbo
Phone: (646) 312-4670
The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute offers education and research opportunities to address the needs of the real estate industry. Through professional education courses and workshops, the Institute trains current practitioners and the next generation of real estate professionals, helping them succeed in, and contribute to, an evolving marketplace., The Institute explores critical issues facing the industry through applied multidisciplinary research and publications. In addition, the Institute hosts dynamic public events for industry experts to share their knowledge and advance thinking in the field. Individuals, companies, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies all benefit from the programs offered by the Institute.
Director: Jack Nyman
Phone: (646) 660-6950
The Jewish Studies Center (JSC) in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College reflects the legacy and heritage of the college, its tradition of educating New York City immigrants, its diverse population, and its special relationship to and place within Manhattan. The JSC is dedicated to teaching and informing the Baruch community and public about the history and experiences of Jews in America, specifically in New York City. The Center’s public programs, courses, events, and campus activities focus on the Jewish immigration to New York City, and address some of the biggest issues and challenges currently facing today's American Jewish community -- Jewish philanthropy, Jewish business ethics, Jewish politics, Jewish identity and continuity, and the changing face of American Jewry.
Director: Jessica Lang
Phone: (646) 312-3975
The Weissman Center for International Business is designed to enable Baruch College to respond to the global economy with programs appropriate to a preeminent school of business. Guided by an advisory council of distinguished executives, the Center’s activities enrich Baruch student’s preparation for careers in global work-place by building bridges between the worlds of academia and international business. The Weissman Center for International Business sponsors numerous programs,
conferences, and forums for students, faculty, and business professionals that enrich understanding of critical issues in international business and the global economy. Some of these activities include: International Internships with firms in the New York metropolitan area; Study Abroad with destinations around the world; Global Student Certificate program is an inter-disciplinary, co-curricular program for undergraduate students aspiring to become leaders in their fields; Scholarships for graduate and undergraduate study in international business and international marketing and for study abroad and internships overseas; and International Business Alumni, an association of graduates of Baruch who have a professional interest in international business.
Director: Terrence F. Martell
Phone: (646) 312-2070
The Center for Innovation and Leadership in Government serves as a research, training, and resource center for government, with emphasis on New York City Government. The Center sponsors a series of policy discussions, featuring leaders in New York's civic and governmental communities debating such issues as health policy, public schools, political lobbying, polling, and youth media. These events are open to all interested New Yorkers. In addition CILG provides access to non-partisan, interdisciplinary, scholarly, academically rigorous policy research that gives government officials the ability to address complex issues. The Center has adopted a broad range of activities including serving as the home of the archives of New York City's fiscal crisis of the 1970s. The Center invites civic organizations, legislators and government offices that are interested in engaging with the Center and examining public policy issues.
Director: Angelina Delgado
Director: Douglas Muzzio
Phone: (646) 660-6827
The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management (CNSM) addresses the needs of nonprofit organizations that are pivotal to the health and well-being of New York City. The Center is a collection of outstanding professors and practitioners devoted to the nonprofit sector: its study, its practice, and its collective mission. The Center provides an environment of mutually respectful learning, research and support for professionals who work in this exciting and challenging field. The School of Public Affairs and the Center offer a wide range of academic and non-credit programs and services oriented towards the different experiences among practitioners in nonprofit organizations. The Center’s programs address the complex issues facing the nonprofit sector, including strengthening leadership and building a pipeline of future leaders. The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management is a resource for helping practitioners to develop personally and professionally and to connect with others who serve in this dynamic sector that is so essential to the social, religious and cultural fabric of our city.
Director: Jack A. Krauskopf
Phone: (646) 660-6743
The Center on Equality, Pluralism and Policy (CEPP) examines the opportunities and barriers our country’s citizens and non-citizens face in a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse society. The Center examines issues of economic and social policies in New York City, New York State and the nation where the government creates and implements policies that affect all citizens and non-citizens. Baruch students are an integral part of this examination. CEPP invites students to bring their ideas and commitment to social justice to the Center. The CEPP encourages and supports scholarly research, conferences, and curriculum projects that: Explore the contradictions among the twin goals of increased efficiency and access to equal opportunity in the formulation and implementation of public policy with a special emphasis on the role of the public; Analyze the ways in which an emphasis upon diversity can contribute to increased efficiencies and equity in the delivery of public service; Investigate ways that racial and ethnic conflict over access to public resources and public power can undermine the capacity of public policy to promote equal opportunity across racial and ethnic lines; Ensure that diversity-sensitive public policy strengthens civil society, and the exercise of civil and human rights; and, Examine the current limits on public policy to promote social justice in a society driven by racial, ethnic, cultural and religious conflict.
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: Jonathan Engel
Director of Operations: Angelina Delgado
Phone: (646) 660-6827
The New York Census Research Data Center (NYCRDC) is one of nine secure facilities in the country that provide researchers with the opportunity to engage in approved projects that use the confidential micro-data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The NYCRDC represents the collaborative effort of the Census Bureau and 14 prominent social science research organizations: Baruch College, The City University of New York, Columbia University, Cornell University, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Fordham University, The National Bureau of Economic Research, New York University, Princeton University, The Russell Sage Foundation, Rutgers University, the University at Albany of the State University of New York, Stony Brook University of the State University of New York, and Yale University. The NYCRDC also received generous support from the National Science Foundation (grant SEC-0322902 and grant ITR-0427889) to the National Bureau of Economic Research. All research proposals must undergo a rigorous and extensive review process before they can be carried out at an RDC. Researchers must be able to demonstrate that projects using Census data benefit the Census Bureau, meet standards of scientific merit and feasibility, and satisfy stringent and confidentiality requirements. Proposals requesting NCHS and AHRQ data must meet criteria outlined by those agencies.
Executive Director: Diane M. Gibson
Phone: (646) 660-6750
The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute is a nationally recognized academic service unit and faculty development program dedicated to supporting undergraduates’ development as confident, purposeful and effective communicators. Through the support of Communication Intensive Courses (CICs) as well as our efforts in the City University of New York’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program, the Institute works to ensure that Baruch students encounter many different forms of communication in many different disciplines over their course of study. The Institute develops, oversees and supports a wide range of educational technology projects and are actively engaged with an international community of educators interested in the implication of technology and social media on teaching and learning. The Institute sponsors a wide range of professional development activities for Baruch faculty and administration and engage in sustained dialogue on communication and communication intensive instruction with leading business professionals and educators from around the country.
Director: Mikhail Gershovich
Phone: (646) 312-2060
The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) was established by the City University of New York in 2007 as part of a significant commitment to launch New York's first demographic research and training program, thereby producing an intellectually vibrant community of scholars in that field. The Center, which is housed at Baruch College, is comprised of affiliates from over seven of the 23 CUNY campuses. Building on more than 30 affiliates, CUNY is committed to hiring ten new faculty members over a five-year period, which began in 2006. The graduate program is an important source of masters and doctoral students trained in demographic studies to fill the need for basic and applied researchers, not only in the metropolitan area, but also internationally. The program promotes new, more applied and interdisciplinary collaborations. The Institute's affiliates play a leadership role in the instruction of courses that students may take to meet requirements for the doctoral, master’s, or bachelor’s Degree. With CUNY's demography cluster initiative, the University has created the Institute--a home where scholars can gather to exchange ideas and receive the support necessary to accomplish the research agendas they establish. This engagement takes many forms, including cross-campus collaborations of faculty and students, development and support for new research and training initiatives, and a vibrant seminar series, sponsored by the Institute, at which demographers from both CUNY and other universities and from within or outside academia present work of general interest.
Director: Neil G. Bennett
Phone: (646) 660-6750
The Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) is to serve the Baruch College community by inserting the performing arts into all aspects of Baruch College life, including the interests of the students, faculty, staff and alumni. As part of the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, the center achieves this goal through performing arts programming and allied activities that support and enrich the educational curriculum throughout the college, as well as opening new areas of interest to promote the growth of students as individuals educated for life as well as work, while encouraging the faculty, staff, alumni and general public to become engaged as audience and supporters. The BPAC staff presents programming that reflect the various interests of the college, including academic departments, college administration, advancement and student life. Through its management services, BPAC and the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences support programming on an individual basis such as: the Joel Segall Great Works Readings, the Aaron Silberman Concert Series, the Alexander String Quartet Residency, Weissman Talks Onstage Dialogue Series, and the 55UnderGround Concert Series.
Managing Director: John Malatesta
Phone: (646) 312-4083
The Computer Center For Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) increases the freedom, independence, and productivity of people who are blind or visually impaired through the power of digital technology. The Center accomplishes this through training, applied research, product testing and development, and community awareness initiatives. CCVIP offers a range of challenging non-credit computer classes in a college environment for beginners and experienced users. The Center provides information and training on assistive computer technology for professionals and the business community, and conducts research to explore innovative ways of using the computer to improve the quality of life for visually impaired people. Services provided by the CCVIP include: computer training, individualized instruction and coaching, braille production, Web usability testing, scripting services and assistive technology demonstrations.
Director: Karen Gourgey
Phone: (646) 312-1420
- The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship
- The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity
- The Starr Career Development Center
- The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute
- The Jewish Studies Center (JSC)
- The Weissman Center for International Business
- The Center for Innovation and Leadership in Government
- The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management (CNSM)
- The Center on Equality, Pluralism and Policy (CEPP)
- The New York Census Research Data Center (NYCRDC)
- The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
- The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR)
- The Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC)
- The Computer Center For Visually Impaired People (CCVIP)