Baruch Professor Selected as New Voices Composer
Cynthia Lee Wong, a Performing Arts Professor in the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences at Baruch College, was recently named the 2013 New Voices composer.
The New Voices program is a partnership between music publisher Boosey & Hawkes and the two ensembles directed by MTT, the New World Symphony (NWS) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS), that provides professional development for emerging composers. Each year, one composer is chosen from a selection of invited applicants to participate in a multi-organizational residency that covers areas in career development that include working with a publisher, work-shopping new compositions, and premiering their works on both coasts with the New World Symphony and San Francisco Symphony in orchestral and chamber settings. Read more.
Professor Trinkaus Retires After 50 years at Baruch
Professor John Trinkaus is retiring after 50 years of teaching at Baruch College. Professor Trinkaus was working as an engineer for a defense contractor before joining Baruch as an adjunct in the early 1960s. Beginning in December 1978, with an article on the motivations of prospective jurors, Trinkaus has published more than 80 studies of statistical research on quotidian subjects: the various ways of wearing baseball caps, cost-consciousness when shopping at flea markets, and, more recently, honesty when lighting votive candles in church. Professor Trinkaus was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in 2003. The Ig Nobels, an annual parody of the Nobel awards that recognized the unusual and the irreverent in 10 areas of concentration, were created by the publishers of the Journal of Improbable Research, a science humor magazine. Congratulations on your retirement! The Department of Management is hosting a retirement reception in his honor on Monday June 17, from noon-3 p.m., at The Players located at 16 Gramercy Park. Please RSVP by June 14 to Linda.Moore@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646-312-3620.
Adjunct Professor Earns Award for Work with Entrepreneurs
In May, Michael Caslin, adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and sustainability, was presented with the Alumni Achievement Award by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) for his extensive career empowering marginalized entrepreneurs in low-income communities.
“This award is accepted with great appreciation for The Fund for American Studies’ mission and incredible support they have provided over the years,” Caslin said. “My experience as a TFAS intern changed my life by inspiring me to devote my career to the empowerment of struggling entrepreneurs, first at NFTE and now at Rising Tide Capital,”
The Fund for American Studies is an educational nonprofit that seeks to create a brighter, more prosperous future by preparing young people for leadership, teaching them the ideas of freedom and a free-market economy.
In addition to teaching at Baruch, Caslin also serves as the Managing Director of Strategy and Development for Rising Tide Capital, a non-profit organization that provides significantly under-resourced entrepreneurs in distressed urban areas with the skills, tools and information they need to start and grow successful businesses. Caslin is also an adjunct faculty member of Babson College’s Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship.
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The City Council and Mayor are currently in budget negotiations toward the adoption of the 2014 City Budget. We ask you to make your voice heard in support of targeted programs and capital needs that support students, their families and the CUNY community. Specifically, we ask you to contact City Council members to urge their support for:
· $54 million in capital investments, including $1.25 million for the
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· $3.7 million in restorations to City Council funded programs such as
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ECAC: Steven Coniglio Named Player of the Year, Scott Standring Rookie of the Year
Two players on the men’s volleyball team have earned major honors with the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). The regional honors, which are voted upon by Division III men’s volleyball coaches, cover the ECAC men's volleyball region from Maine to Virginia.
Steven Coniglio was named the ECAC Player of the Year. A middle hitter for the Bearcats, Coniglio helped lead the team to the NCAA Final Four. Read more.
Nicholas Pomo-Roman Honors Continue, Named D3Baseball.com 3rd Team New York All-Star
Sophomore Nicholas Pomo-Roman has earned another regional honor for his outstanding play during the 2013 spring season. Pomo-Roman, who was previously named the CUNYAC MVP and an A.B.C.A./New York Region All-Star Second Team, added to his honors list by also being named a D3Baseball.com All-Star Third Team in New York State. Read more.
Toniann Donde, Nicole Flint Named ECAC First Team Softball All-Stars
Senior Nicole Flint and sophomore Toniann Donde have each earned First Team All-Star regional honors with the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in voting conducted by the softball head coaches in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Read more.