Dr. David P. Christy to Become Baruch’s New Provost
On April 18, Baruch College announced the appointment of David P. Christy as its new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective midsummer, 2013. Dr. Christy also will assume a faculty position in the Department of Management in Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business.
After a national search that included open meetings with Baruch’s faculty, staff and students, President Mitchel B. Wallerstein is pleased to welcome Dr. Christy as the College’s new chief academic officer. “I am delighted that Dr. David Christy, who is currently the Dean of the Orfalea College of Business at the California Polytechnic State University, has accepted my invitation to become the new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of Baruch College. Dr. Christy’s experience as a business educator, researcher and academic leader are ideally suited to the current needs of the College, but the fact that his background also includes training in and exposure to the arts and sciences leads me to have great confidence that he will be fully responsive to the needs and concerns of the entire institution. We are fortunate to have recruited him, and I look forward to his arrival at the College this summer,” said President Wallerstein. Learn more.
Baruch in the News:
Baruch College featured in “Wireless Connectivity in Education: New Tools To Scale Wi-FI Infrastructure for 21st Century Learning,” a strategy paper from the Center for Digital Education. In the publication, Dr. Arthur Downing, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Librarian, explains how Baruch College is increasing productivity by bringing learning and services to students. Learn more.
Baruch College and its Programs Featured in Crain's New York, The Educated Observer and Biz Ed:
· The SmartPitch Challenge, partnership of the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise (IVE), the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College and IBM, is featured the article, “Delivering the Perfect Pitch: Startups flock to business-plan competitions to win cash and publicity,” published in Crain’s New York.
· The Newman Vertical Campus mixed-use academic complex at Baruch College is among the buildings featured in the article, “If You Build They Will Learn: The Role of Architecture and Building Design in Optimizing Modern Learning,” by The Educated Observer, Spring 2013.
· Baruch College’s Weissman Center for International Business created the CSR-Sustainability MonitorTM that examines 560 CSR reports from national and international corporations. The CSR-S Monitor, published in late January under the direction of University Distinguished Professor S. Prakash Sethi, is featured in the “Upcoming and Ongoing” section of the March/April Issue of BizEd Magazine. Learn more.
Dr. Jim Gatheral Named Presidential Professor
Dr. Jim Gatheral, A professor in the Math Department and the Masters Program in Financial Engineering (MFE) in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, has been named Presidential Professor, effective September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2018. Dr. Gatheral joined Baruch College in August 2010, after a distinguished career in finance, most recently as a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch, where he led the quantitative research group for 17 years. Before making his way to New York, Dr. Gatheral’s work spanned the trading and banking worlds, working out of London and Tokyo. Gatheral, who is recognized as one of the top quants in the world, has strengthened the Financial Engineering Masters Program at Baruch College, propelling it to be included among the top five such programs in the world by the end of 2011. The impact of Dr. Gatheral on the Baruch MFE program has been significant and multi-faceted, leading directly not only to increasing the program’s prestige and standing, but also to attracting even stronger students who have since won international competitions, including the Rotman International Trading Competition and the Metaquotes Automated Trading Championship. Learn more.
Professor Paquita Davis-Friday Named Executive Director of Graduate Programs for Zicklin School
Professor Paquita Davis-Friday is the new Executive Director of Graduate Programs for the Zicklin School of Business effective April 22. She will assume leadership of a robust and newly restructured graduate program. The program was restructured to create program-related offices that recognized the disparate needs of the different student groups.
Prof. Davis-Friday will succeed Frank Fletcher who admirably served as the Executive Director for the last six years. Professor Davis-Friday joined the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy in 2006 where she is a tenured associate professor. She earned her PhD in Business Administration from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and is a registered CPA in the State of Michigan.
As a scholar, Prof. Davis-Friday’s primary research interests are the relationship between financial reporting and firm valuation and the role of accounting disclosures in security valuation. She has publications in many highly regarded international accounting journals and has demonstrated her commitment to service. At Baruch, she served as the Deputy Chair of the Department of Accountancy and on numerous committees. Externally, Professor Davis-Friday is a member of the advisory board at the Paton Accounting Center at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Learn more.
Faculty and Staff Encouraged to Reserve Regalia and Participate in Commencement
On Thursday, May 30, Baruch College will celebrate its 48th Commencement Exercises at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Commencement Exercises will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by a celebratory reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Delta SKY 360 Club located at Citi Field. To confirm your attendance at commencement, to volunteer as a marshal and/or to order your academic regalia, faculty and staff should complete the form online by Monday, April 22. Commencement faculty regalia are available at no cost to members of the faculty and staff. However, it is important that faculty place their order no later than Monday, April 22. Orders will not be taken after this date. Faculty and/or staff who request academic regalia after the order deadline date of April 22 will be fitted with whatever gowns are available on the day of Commencement at Citi Field. Academic regalia can be picked up on May 21 or May 22 between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Newman Vertical Campus Multipurpose Room (NVC 1-107). Garments not picked up by Thursday, May 23 will be available in the faculty robing area at Citi Field on commencement day, Thursday, May 30. Caps and gowns should be returned at the conclusion of the ceremony at Citi Field.
Media Resources Group Offers Helpful Tips to Faculty Seeking Assistance
The Media Resources Group would like to remind Baruch faculty of a few items to help make the teaching experience at the College more successful for them. Faculty needing technical assistance while in the classroom, can call the Help Desk at (646) 312-1010 or e-mail the Help Desk during non-emergency times at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to learn about the tips.
Baseball Team Scores Three Runs in 9th Inning to Earn Exciting 6-5 Comeback Victory Over NJCU
The Bearcats rallied in their final at-bat with three runs to defeat the Gothic Knights from New Jersey City University, 6-5, in a non-conference game played on Tuesday afternoon at Bronx Community College. Learn more.
Jessica Duleba Named All Met Division III Women's Basketball First All-Star Team
Jessica Duleba continues to be recognized for an outstanding 2012-13 season by being named to the All Met Division III Women’s Basketball College First All-Star Team. Learn more.
Men's Tennis Take Over First Place in CUNYAC, Defeats Staten Island (7-2)
The men's tennis team defeated the Dolphins from the College of Staten Island, 7-2, in a rescheduled CUNYAC contest played on Monday afternoon in Staten Island, New York. Learn more.
NCAA: #7-Ranked Men's Volleyball to Play #6 Stevens Tech in Quarterfinals on April 26 at M.I.T.
The #7-ranked Baruch College Bearcats will battle the #6-ranked Ducks from the Stevens Institute of Technology in an NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal Match scheduled for Friday, April 26. Learn more.
Softball Team Takes Two from Rival Hunter (6-2, 4-0), Team Perfect at 8-0 in CUNYAC
The softball team swept a very important CUNYAC doubleheader against rival Hunter College Hawks on Saturday afternoon at Randall's Island Field #12. Learn more.
Men's Volleyball Team Wins 5th Straight CUNYAC Championship
The #7-ranked men’s volleyball team swept the Cardinals of York College to win their fifth straight CUNYAC Championship on Friday night at CCNY’s Nat Holman Gymnasium. Learn more.
Baseball Team Defeats Lehman in Doubleheader With 22 Total Runs
The baseball team stays undefeated in the CUNYAC following a doubleheader sweep of Lehman College on Saturday afternoon in the Bronx. Learn more.
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
Platanos Y Collard Greens, Saturday, April 20 @ 4:00 p.m., Baruch Performing Arts Center, Newman Vertical Campus
Platanos Y Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers—two college students from different cultures—attracted at first sight—Until Mom finds out and has a heart attack! This smash hit play is now entering its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. Learn more.
Alexander String Quartet performs Mozart and Shostakovich, Thursday, April 25 @ 2:45 p.m., Baruch Performing Arts Center, Newman Vertical Campus
The Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles over nearly three decades. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music through over 25 commissions and numerous premiere performances. Learn more.
SAG Foundation Conversations presents A Discussion with Jim Parsons, Thursday, April 25 @ 7:30 p.m., Baruch Performing Arts Center, Newman Vertical Campus
SAG Foundation Conversations presents a discussion with the television actor Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory. Free admission for SAG Members and Baruch Students only (reservations required at the BPAC box office, or call 646-312-5073). Learn more.
April 24, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; April 25, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century: Collaborative Methods and Models for Innovation
Presented by the School of Public Affairs, the “Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century: Collaborative Methods and Models for Innovation” Conference offers participants the opportunity to learn about innovative programs designed to enrich students' higher education experience through engagement with the arts. The April 24th program features a tour and reception at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street. The April 25th program features panel discussions and presentations on the 7th floor of the Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street. Learn more.
April 25, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Ethics in the Financial Services
Newman Vertical Campus, room 2-125
The financial services sector is enormous in size and importance to the economy. While the industry is highly regulated, ethical lapses do occur and often affect everyone. Today, the public seems to have the perception that the sector is more unethical than other areas of business. Even if you don’t work in the field, you’re a consumer of the services and you are being affected. Here's an opportunity to learn what the industry insiders have to say, and more importantly for you to ask questions and network! Baruch students, faculty, and staff are cordially invited to attend the event, featuring Larry Zicklin, Jonny Frank, and Roman Matatov. Learn more.