• Baruch College Receives Grant from Rubin Foundation
• Baruch Student Earns Internship at the White House
• Updated Information About Commuter Benefits Pre-Tax Increase
• CUNYAC Basketball Semifinal Ticket Information
• Two Former Baruch Softball Players Accept Assistant Coaching Jobs at John Jay, Lehman
• Women Finish 10th, Men 13th at Metropolitan Swimming Collegiate Championships
• Baruch Volleyball Invitational to Feature 8 Ranked Teams, Biggest Volleyball Weekend in Div. 3
• CUNYAC Men's Basketball Quarterfinal: Baruch 85, CCNY 58; Play John Jay Thursday 8pm
• CUNYAC Women's Basketball Quarterfinal: Baruch 81, York 43
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
• Feb. 23: Joe Wong NYC Talk Show
• Feb. 23 & 24: Music from Japan
• Feb. 26: Chareneé Wade, Milt Hinton Jazz Series
• Feb. 28: James Baldwin: Down From the Mountaintop
• Feb. 21-22: 10th
Annual Equity Market Microstructure Workshop
• Feb. 26: American Business and the Islamic World
• Feb. 28: Building Information Modeling
Baruch College Receives Grant from Rubin Foundation
Baruch College has been awarded a $160,000 grant from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation in support of a study on undergraduate education. Dr. Stan Altman, professor of Public Affairs, is leading the project to explore new ways to address the needs of undergraduates in higher education.
Dr. Altman said the overall goal of the project is to foster a new paradigm of undergraduate education, to empower students to pursue their passions, to address issues of social change and social justice, invention and creativity.
In addition to partnering with The Rubin Foundation, Baruch will be working with representatives from IBM and other groups on this project.
“We are going to bring in thought leaders who are out there trying to change the way undergraduate education is delivered,” Dr. Altman said. “Our plan is to spend a year fostering forums and discussions, building a community of academics, writers, and philanthropists who can help us analyze and judge the best efforts we can identify. At the same time, we will ask this study group to recommend mechanisms – contests, prizes, financial and work incentives, and reform movements – that offer the quickest pathways to change.” Learn more.
Baruch Student Earns Internship at the White House
Baruch student Alyssa Alicino is spending the 2013 Spring Semester in Washington, D.C., interning at the White House.
Originally from Queens, Alyssa, a junior in the School of Public Affairs, is one of the select group of young men and women from across the country who are participating in the White House Internship Program. As an intern, Alyssa will be conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.
“I first found out about the White House Internship Program because of a weekly email of opportunities from the Macaulay Honors College,” said Alyssa, who is plans to graduate in Spring 2014. “Its title: 'The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program' instantly captured my attention. I am proud to be a leader dedicated to bettering society; for this reason, the title of the program assured me that it was a good fit for me.” Learn more.
Updated Information About Commuter Benefits Pre-Tax Increase
The Human Resources Office is pleased to announce that the Commuter Benefits pre-tax amount has increased to $245.00 per month for 2013. Here is the link to the WageWorks Commuter Change Form for you to complete and drop off at the HR office on the second floor of the Administration building 135 e. 22nd St, or submit to Paula Spicer via fax at 646-660-6614, or scan it and email it to Paula.Spicer@baruch.cuny.edu for processing.
Here is the notice from the Office of the State Comptroller Bureau of State Payroll Services, out lining the Retroactive Pre-Tax Transit Adjustment for 2012.
If you require additional information please contact OHR at (646) 660-6608 or e-mail Paula.Spicer@baruch.cuny.edu
CUNYAC Basketball Semifinal Ticket Information: Admission is Free, But Online Registration Necessary
The men's and women's basketball teams will be in action at the CUNYAC semifinals scheduled to take place this Wednesday and Thursday evening at The City College of New York's Nat Holman Gymnasium. Learn more.
Two Former Baruch Softball Players Accept Assistant Coaching Jobs at John Jay, Lehman
Two former players of the Baruch softball team have been named assistant coaches at CUNYAC schools. The two alums played a pivotal role in helping the Bearcats win the 2012 CUNYAC Softball championship and appearance in the NCAA regionals. Learn more.
Women Finish 10th, Men 13th at Metropolitan Swimming Collegiate Championships
The men's and women's swimming teams competed this past weekend at the Metropolitan Collegiate Championships hosted by Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Learn more.
Baruch Volleyball Invitational to Feature 8 Ranked Teams, Biggest Volleyball Weekend in Div. 3
One of the biggest weekends of the NCAA Division III men's volleyball regular season will be taking place on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24 in the ARC Arena and auxiliary gymnasium at Baruch College. Learn more.
CUNYAC Men's Basketball Quarterfinal: Baruch 85, CCNY 58; Play John Jay Thursday 8pm
The men’s basketball team defeated the Beavers of The City College of New York, 85-58, in a quarterfinal game of the 2013 CUNYAC / Con Edison Basketball Championship Tournament. Learn more.
CUNYAC Women's Basketball Quarterfinal: Baruch 81, York 43
The top-seeded women’s basketball team defeated the #8 seeded Cardinals of York College, 81-43, in a quarterfinal game of the 2013 CUNYAC / Con Edison Basketball Championship Tournament. Learn more.
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
Joe Wong NYC Talk Show, Mason Hall, Saturday, February 23 @ 7 p.m.
Joe Wong headlined the Radio and TV Correspondents’ Dinner where he roasted vice president Joe Biden. He made multiple appearances on the David Letterman and Ellen Degeneres shows. *Note: Completely performed in Chinese. Learn more.
Music from Japan, Engleman Recital Hall, Saturday, February 23 @ 7:15 p.m., Sunday, February 24 @ 2 p.m.
Music from Japan Festival 2013. Artists include: Kenny Endo, taiko (drums), Kaoru Watanabe, taiko (drums) and fue (bamboo flutes), Kumi Ogano (piano) with Fred Sherry (cello). General Admission $20, Festival Weekend Pass $35, Student/Senior Rush (Sunday only) $12. Learn more.
Chareneé Wade, Milt Hinton Jazz Series, Engleman Recital Hall, Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
As the first runner-up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition at the Kennedy Center in DC, vocalist Charenee Wade is a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator who received her degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Learn more.
James Baldwin: Down From the Mountaintop, Engleman Recital Hall, Thursday, February 28 @ 1 p.m.
James Baldwin–Down From The Mountaintop, written and performed by Tony Award nominee Calvin Levels, depicts the impassioned life of the American novelist, essayist, playwright and human rights activist James Baldwin, known for such novels as Go Tell It On The Mountain, Giovanni’s Room and Another Country, and essays that include Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time. Learn more.
Feb. 21-22, 8:15 a.m., 10th Annual Equity Market Microstructure Workshop
Subotnick Financial Services Center, Information & Technology Building
In this workshop participants will examine the principles of trading and market structure, which will be a catalyst for introducing course materials into university economics, finance, IT, financial engineering, and other business programs. Learn more.
Feb. 26, 6 – 8 p.m., American Business and the Islamic World
Room 14-220, Newman Vertical Campus
Join the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and the Baruch College Muslim Student Association to explore how American businesses successfully navigate the world of Islamic finance and operate in predominately Muslim nations. Omar Wohabe, President, Arab Bankers Association of North America will partake in an evening Q&A with RZCCI Director David Rosenberg. Learn more.
Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m. – noon, Building Information Modeling
The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-220
The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College presents, “Building Information Modeling- Improved Life Cycle Management, Maintenance and Enhanced Energy Performance,” a conference for members of the real estate community. Learn more.