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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

 For an archive of announcements sent from the Provost’s Office beginning June 2011, see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/provost/archive.htm

 

Next week is Baruch’s 10th Annual Ethics Week, during which members of the Baruch faculty are encouraged to initiate discussions in their classrooms of ethical issues related to their subjects or disciplines. Special events featuring members of the Baruch community and invited guests also are scheduled. Finally, during Ethics Week we will announce the faculty and student winners of this year’s Abraham J. Briloff Ethics Prizes.

 

The schedule of special events for Ethics Week 2013 appears below and at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/facultyhandbook/EthicsWeek2013.htm.

 

Monday, March 18

 3:30-5:00, Feit Seminar Room, NVC 8-190

Student Workshop:  Ethical Writing and Research  

At the close of the workshop, students will be able to:

  • Accurately and fairly summarize a short, provided text.
  • Describe the rhetorical benefits of comprehensive, ethical citation practice, such as establishing authority, earning readerly trust, supporting claims, and enabling writers to participate in scholarly conversations. 

Students should sign up via the Writing Center's online scheduler: https://bc.mywconline.com/

 

6:00-7:30, NVC 8-210

Presentation:  Ethical Decision Making

Dr. Steven Field is a member of the Board of Advisors of Baruch’s Master’s Program in Corporate Communication. He is Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. This event is sponsored by the Master’s Program in Corporate Communication.

 

Tuesday, March 19

 12:00 (Registration and lunch); 12:45-2:15 (Presentation), NVC 14-220

Panel Discussion:  The Impact of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation on a Company's Reputation

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1977, criminalizes the bribery of foreign government officials for business purposes. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), along with their counterparts in OECD countries, have been aggressive in prosecuting bribery cases over the past few years. Recent investigations have included Walmart and News Corp. Government regulators, corporations, legal counsel, and academics continue to address issues related to FCPA investigations.

 

Panelists:        

Naomi Gardberg, Associate Professor of Management, Baruch College

Noushi Rahman, Professor of Management, Lubin School of Business, Pace University

Vijay Sampath, Adjunct professor of Accounting, Harvard Extension School and Pace University; Fall 2013: Assistant Professor of Accounting, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

 

Additional information is available online at:  http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/zcci/zcci-events/foreign-corrupt-practices-act

This event is sponsored by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.

 

12:45-2:00, NVC 5-298 (inside the Philosophy Department)

Teaching Ethics: How to Start Ethics Discussions and How Not to Snuff Them Out by Accident 

Douglas Lackey (Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy) will host an informal discussion with faculty colleagues on the subject of leading classroom discussions of ethics. Interested colleagues should contact Prof. Lackey: 646 312-4370 or Douglas.Lackey@baruch.cuny.edu. Refreshments will be provided.

 

6:00-7:15, NVC 4-120

Panel Discussion:  The Pressure to Publish and Its Impact on the Academic Integrity Climate at Baruch

This panel will grapple with questions about the pressures that are put on faculty to publish in highly specific venues—“high impact journals”— if they wish to achieve tenure. A recent article in Science refers to a “toxic mix of pressures” in these kinds of situations. We know that some of our undergraduate programs also have real pressure points for weeding out large numbers of students, and that these are where students are most likely to cheat. Are there connections or parallels between the ways in which departmental programs organize faculty performance expectations and the kinds of hurdles they create for students? These issues and questions will animate the discussion.

 

Moderator: Glenn Petersen, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

 

Panelists: 

Alan J. Evelyn, Sponsored Programs and Research

Douglas Lackey, Department of Philosophy

Terrence Martell, Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance

Donald Schepers, Associate Dean of the Zicklin School of Business

 

This event is sponsored by the Faculty Senate’s Educational Policy Committee

 

Thursday, March 21

       1:15pm, 151 E. 25th Street (Newman Library Building), Room 750

The Eighth Annual Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture Series

       Speaker:  Jay S. Fishman, CEO/Chairman of the Board/Director, Travelers Companies, Inc.

Mr. Fishman joined Travelers as chief financial officer in 1993, when the company was acquired by Primerica Corp., which later became Citigroup. He was named president and chief executive officer of Travelers in 1998 and chairman in 2000. In 2001 he became chairman, president, and CEO of The St. Paul Companies; in 2004, when The St. Paul Companies and Travelers merged, he became CEO of the combined company. In 2005, he also was named chairman.

Mr. Fishman earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in accounting from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a trustee of the University, a member of the board of overseers of the School of Veterinary Medicine, and a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Financial Institutions Center at The Wharton School. He also is chairman of the Travelers/Wharton Partnership for Risk Management and Leadership.

Mr. Fishman serves on the boards of the Carlyle Group and ExxonMobil Corporation and is an active member of The Business Council. He is chairman of the board of the New York City Ballet, a trustee of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a vice chairman of the Corporate Fund Board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 

For complimentary registration and additional information, please visit:

http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/zcci/zcci-events/the-eighth-annual-burton-kossoff-business-leadership-lecture-series

This event is co-sponsored by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.

 

Saturday, March 23

 10:35-noon, NVC 10-150

      Presentation:  Avoiding the little inadvertent lies (and big ones too!) in academic and professional writing

Dr. Miguel Roig, Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University, will present on ethics in academic and professional writing to Adrienne Wheeler’s CIS 2200 class and to invited guests.

 

 

Ethics Week is generously supported by the Charles Dreifus
Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative.