• The 25th St Plaza is a Clean Space
• Ron J. Williams, CEO of Knodes to Speak at SmartPitch Competition Kick-Off, Feb. 1
• Conference to Focus on Collaborations Between Museums and Higher Education Institutions
• CUNY Presents Math Challenge
• Mishkin Gallery Hosts Franz Kline: Coal and Steel Exhibition
• Men's Volleyball Moves Up Five Spots to #8 in A.V.C.A. Division III Top 15 Coaches Poll
• Women's Basketball Team Getting Close to Top 25 Consideration on D3Hoops.com and USA Today Rankings
• Bearcats Use Strong Defense to Double Up CCNY
• Strong First Half Propels Bearcats Past CCNY, Win Streak at Five
• #13 Men's Volleyball Defeats #9 M.I.T., Daniel Webster to Start 4-0 in New Hampshire
• Bearcats Prepare for CUNYAC Swimming Championship at Lehman College
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
• Feb. 08: Concert Meister Series presents DanzaNova
• Feb. 04: Learn More About How Weight Watchers Can Work For You
•Feb. 08: The 5th Annual Symposium on Sustainable Business – Profits and Politics
• Feb. 12: Lunch and Learn Brown Bag: “Commercial and Residential Real Estate Agents - What's the difference?”
• Feb. 21-22: 10th Annual Equity Market Microstructure Workshop
Tobacco-Free Policy on Campus
Last fall, Baruch College became a Tobacco-Free Campus, in compliance with a new CUNY-wide policy on tobacco. The policy prohibits tobacco use of any kind on the entire campus. With the opening of the new Interim Plaza on 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues, our tobacco-free area
has expanded. As an officially designated city plaza, the space is subject to the New York City ordinance that bans smoking in all city parks and plazas. So now, in addition to our buildings, their entranceways and alleys, the entire block of 25th Street is now a smoke-free area. We are counting on our staff, faculty, and students to abide by these rules. Tobacco users interested in more information about cessation programs are encouraged to contact Student Affairs Health and Wellness at 646-312-4755 or call the NY State Smoker’s Quit Line at 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487). You can find the full campus announcement here.
Ron J. Williams, CEO of Knodes to Speak at SmartPitch Competition Kick-Off, Feb. 1
Ron J. Williams, CEO and Co-founder of Knodes, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th Annual SmartPitch Challenge kick-off event from 9 a.m. to noon, February 1 at Baruch College.
This spring, a diverse set of young 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 Williams, other 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. Learn more.
Conference to Focus on Collaborations Between Museums and Higher Education Institutions
Baruch College and The Rubin Museum of Art will host the conference, “Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century: Collaborative Methods and Models for Innovation,” April 24-25.
Academic and museum educators from around the world will discuss how collaborative models between art institutions (particularly museums) and higher education can enhance the learning experience for students. Educators will share ideas from current museum-university partnerships, using the Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project as a model. In addition, representatives from art institutions and organizations will speak about related topics during scheduled panel discussions. Learn more.
CUNY Presents Math Challenge
The fifth annual CUNY Math Challenge is now open for registration. This University-wide mathematics competition invites all matriculated CUNY undergraduates who enjoy or excel in math to participate in this year's contest, which will be jam-packed with fun and challenging mathematical problems and puzzles. The contest opens on Monday, Feb. 11, with the first of three online rounds of problems. Participants will have three weeks each round to submit their answers, accumulating points along the way. Participants with the most points after three rounds will be invited to sit for a final in-person exam to be administered on Sunday, April 28, 2013. Approximately $15,000 in prize money will be awarded, with prizes ranging from $500 to $2,500. Learn more.
Mishkin Gallery Hosts Franz Kline: Coal and Steel Exhibition
Baruch College presents the exhibition Franz Kline: Coal and Steel at the Mishkin Gallery from Friday February 8 to March 5, 2013. An opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 7. Franz Kline (1910-1962), one of the most famous painters of the mid-twentieth century, is well known for his large, abstract, black and white paintings. However, his early representational work is almost unknown. Franz Kline: Coal and Steel specifically focuses on Kline’s progression from representation to abstraction by emphasizing his early work, and the prominence of his often overlooked use of coal mining imagery throughout his career. Learn more.
Men's Volleyball Moves Up Five Spots to #8 in A.V.C.A. Division III Top 15 Coaches Poll
The men’s volleyball team moved up five spots from number 13 to number 8 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (A.V.C.A.) Top 15 National Poll for Week One. The A.V.C.A. poll is the most recognized that allow top coaches affiliated with NCAA Division III volleyball the chance to rank the
top 15 schools currently playing. Learn more.
Women's Basketball Team Getting Close to Top 25 Consideration on D3Hoops.com and USA Today Rankings
The women’s basketball team has never been nationally-ranked, but the team is striving to be the first squad in team history to accomplish such an exciting benchmark. Learn more.
Bearcats Use Strong Defense to Double Up CCNY
The women’s basketball team limited the Beavers of CCNY to 31 points in a CUNYAC road victory played on Monday night at Nat Holman Gymnasium in Harlem. Learn more.
Strong First Half Propels Bearcats Past CCNY, Win Streak at Five
The men's basketball team ran their win streak to five games after defeating the Beavers of CCNY, 69-53, in a CUNYAC contest on Monday night at Nat Holman Gymnasium in Harlem. Learn more.
#13 Men's Volleyball Defeats #9 M.I.T., Daniel Webster to Start 4-0 in New Hampshire
The men's volleyball team won all four of their matches this weekend at the “Live Free or Die Invitational” in Nashua, New Hampshire. Learn more.
Bearcats Prepare for CUNYAC Swimming Championship at Lehman College
The 2013 CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Swimming Championships will get underway Thursday, January 31, and run through Saturday, February 2, at the Lehman College aquatic center in the Bronx. Learn more.
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
Concert Meister Series presents DanzaNova, Friday, February 1 @ 8 p.m., Engleman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center
DanzaNova is a virtuoso world/folk/klezmer quintet formed by composer/accordionist Ronn Yedidia in 2009. The other 4 members of DanzaNova include violinist Dmitriy Fisch, guitarist Giacomo La Vita, bassist Eddy Khaimovich and percussionist Yuval Edoot. The ensemble explores and performs ethnic dance music originating mainly from the Middle East, Eastern & Central Europe and Latin America. Tickets are $25; college students $10 with ID at the Box Office. Learn more.
Feb. 4, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Learn More About How Weight Watchers Can Work For You
17 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor, Room 306,
Weight Watchers meetings with Monthly Pass are here, along with access to At Work meetings and unlimited community meetings. All Baruch faculty, administrators, and students are welcome. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 8, 9 a.m., The 5th Annual Symposium on Sustainable Business – Profits and Politics
The increasingly complex national and international political landscape, mounting evidence of climate change, human rights and social issues, and an uncertain economic environment all pose real challenges to would-be sustainable corporations. This year's Symposium will examine how multinational corporations are attempting to overcome these challenges. The Symposium will explore ESG, the acronym which describes the three areas of focus used - environment, social and governance - when measuring and reporting on business sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Learn more.
Feb. 12, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Lunch and Learn Brown Bag: “Commercial and Residential Real Estate Agents - What's the difference?”
Room 306, The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute.
Join George Donahue for this engaging brown bag Lunch & Learn session. Mr. Donahue, President at International Properties Group - New York, formerly GMAC Real Estate International Properties Group, will share his expertise on commercial and residential real estates. Mr. Donahue manages the overall operations including the primary divisions of Office Leasing, Retail Leasing, Residential Real Estate, Investment Sales, Hospitality Advisory Services, Asset Management and International Real Estate. 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.