Baruch All-Hands Meeting Scheduled January 18
All staff are to meet in Mason Hall in the Field Building on January 18th, from 10 a.m. to noon to celebrate the work of the Baruch College Staff and to learn about the College’s Strategic Plan 2013-2018. College offices will suspend operations during that period to allow all staff to participate. President Mitchel Wallerstein will discuss the strategic plan, which will guide the College’s efforts for the next five years.
To read the complete Strategic Plan, click here.
Baruch MFE Student Places 2nd in International Trading Competition
Baruch student Juan Pablo Alonso Escobar won second place in the 2012 Metaquotes Automated Trading Championship held from October 1 to December 28, 2012.
Juan Pablo, who is enrolled in Baruch’s Master’s in Financial Engineering Program, won a $25,000 prize. He was among the 451 traders from more than 50 countries on all continents, who created trading robots that participated in the competition. The Top 20 included participants from the United States, Spain, Russia, Belarus, China, Lithuania, Indonesia, France, and Italy. Results can be viewed online.
Congratulations, Juan Pablo - and good luck to him and our other students to the upcoming Rotman International Trading Competition! Learn more about Juan Pablo and how he prepared for the Metaquotes Automated Trading Championship in his online interview.
Baruch Alumna Earns Recognition for Work in Nonprofit Sector
Baruch Alumna Cristina Jiménez was recently recognized by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as a leader and among “5 From the Nonprofit World Who Will Influence Public Policy in 2013.”
Jiménez is the Managing Director of the United We Dream Network, the national youth-led organizing network that promotes immigrant youth access to legal status and equal access to educational opportunities. She is a co-founder of the Network and served as chair of the Board of Directors for the past 2 years. Cristina has organized immigrant youth and workers for the passage of the DREAM Act, comprehensive immigration reform, and pro-immigrant legislation at the local and national level since 2004. Cristina earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Business from Queens College, CUNY.
SmartPitch Challenge Comes to Baruch Feb. 1
This spring, a diverse set of student entrepreneurs from U.S. colleges and universities will compete in the 11th Annual SmartPitch Challenge, hosted by Baruch College and IBM. The competition, which celebrates New York City as a center for innovation and new business development, gives student entrepreneurs an opportunity to create and validate a business concept, pitch their idea and follow a business plan to ultimately launch their business.
The competition kicks off Feb. 1 at Baruch College in room 14-220 of the Vertical Campus, with a reception featuring remarks by noted business entrepreneurs, educators and mentors. A series of supporting events will be hosted throughout the challenge that will lead up to the formal SmartPitch competition scheduled on June 6.
The SmartPitch Challenge is a partnership of the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise (IVE), the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College and IBM. SmartPitch is the culmination of a Virtual Incubation process that invites student entrepreneurs to develop, pitch, validate and launch business ideas in a social networking environment. A list of events and updates can be found on Facebook and their Social Networking Site.
Oren Kozlowski Selected to Jewish Sports Review Men's Soccer All-American Team
Freshman Oren Kozlowski was selected to the 2012 Jewish Sports Review Men’s Soccer All-American Team. Kozlowski was on the list featuring players that compete on the NCAA Div. II, III and NAIA levels. This past season, Kozlowski tallied 13 goals and five assists for 31 total points. For his efforts, he was named the CUNYAC Rookie of the Year. Learn more.
Men's Volleyball Earns Ranking for Preseason National Division III
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has released the first set of national Division III rankings for the upcoming 2013 men’s volleyball season. The Baruch Bearcats will begin the season as the #13 preseason nationally-ranked program in Division III. Learn more.
Women's Swimming Defeat Hunter
The women’s swimming team defeated rival Hunter College Hawks, 124-79, in a CUNYAC home meet on Tuesday night in the ARC Aquatic Center. Learn more.
Women’s Basketball Continues to Shine
• Women's Basketball Routs Allegheny (74-47), Stays Perfect With 9-0 Record
The Baruch College Bearcats overcame a slow start to defeat the Gators of Allegheny College, 74-47, in a non-conference contest on Friday afternoon (Dec. 28) in the ARC Arena. Learn more.
• Women's Basketball Stays Perfect (10-0), Defeat Wisconsin-Platteville (52-41)
The Baruch College Bearcats defeated the Pioneers of Wisconsin-Platteville, 52-41, in a non-conference home game played on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 30) in the ARC Arena. Learn more.
• Women’s Basketball Fends Off Brooklyn
The women’s basketball team defeated the Brooklyn College Bulldogs, 67-54, in a CUNYAC home contest played on Tuesday night (Jan. 8) in the ARC Arena. Learn more.
Men’s Basketball Lose One, Win Two
• Men's Basketball Defeats St. John Fisher (67-63), Bearcats Play Clarkson in Championship
The Baruch College Bearcats defeated the Cardinals of St. John Fisher College, 67-63, in a first round game of the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa Tournament on Saturday night (Dec. 29) in Rochester, NY. Learn more.
• Clarkson Narrowly Defeats Bearcats (61-59) to Win Holiday Tournament in Rochester
The men’s basketball team lost a two point (61-59) contest to the Golden Knights of Clarkson University in the championship game of the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa Holiday Tournament on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 30) in Rochester, NY. Learn more.
• Men's Basketball Fends Off Brooklyn
The men’s basketball team received 16 points each from Joshua Vital and Edward Roscigno to defeat the Bulldogs of Brooklyn College, 74-63, in a CUNYAC home contest played on Tuesday night (Jan. 8) in the ARC Arena. Learn more.
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
REVERB Dance Festival/APAP 2013, Baruch Performing Arts Center, January 11-13 @ 7 p.m.
A dance festival of modern choreography from some of New York City’s leading emerging choreographers. For a full schedule of times and performers click here.
Sooyun Kim, NY Flute Club, Baruch Performing Arts Center, January 13 @ 5:30pm
Praised as “A rare virtuoso of the Flute” by Libération, flutist Sooyun Kim has established herself as one of the rare flute soloists in the classical music scene. Her performance career began when she was just ten years old after her concerto debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and she continues to enjoy a flourishing career performing in world’s most prestigious venues such as, the Lincoln Center, Auditorium du Louvre and the Carnegie Halls. For more information click here.
Jan. 25, 9 a.m., Family Business Mastermind Group
Room 2-140, Newman Vertical Campus
The Family Business Mastermind Program provides an “inner circle” group of peers that face similar pressures, challenges, and concerns of running a successful family business. The peer-to-peer mastermind approach provides significant and measurable value to people in family businesses, as it speaks directly to the challenges of family enterprises and how the complexities of growth, transition and leadership are impacted. To RSVP or ask questions about the program contact Rick Raymond at 646-594-5587 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more.