• Announcements
      • Zicklin Students Lead the Way in Institutional Investor All-America Student Analyst Competition
      • Gillian Tett and Wesley K. Clark to Receive Honorary Degrees at May 30th Commencement
      • Baruch Faculty Receive Presidential Excellence Awards for Distinguished Scholarship
      • Baruch Staff Members Presented With Excellence Awards
      • Baruch Student and Recent Graduate Earn Jonas E. Salk Scholarships
  • Sports
    • • Men's Volleyball Team Finishes #3 in NCAA Div. III Highest Team Ranking Ever
      • CUNYAC Softball Championship Schedule: Bearcats Play May 3
      •Allison Stack Accepts Head Coaching Job at NCAA Div. II Coker College in South Carolina
      • NCAA Final Four: Springfield 3, Baruch 2 (22-25, 18-25, 25-18, 25-22, 13-15
      • NCAA Quarterfinals: Baruch 3, Stevens Tech 0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-21)
      • CUNYAC Tennis Semifinal Result: Baruch 5, Hunter 1; Bearcats to Play CSI for Title & NCAA Berth
      • Strong Hitting Continues, Baseball Team Sweeps Doubleheader from Mount St. Vincent (15-13, 7-3)
      • Baruch’s Steven Coniglio Earns Two Awards of Distinction
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
    • May 2, 4, 5, & 8:The Megile of Itzik Manger by Folksbiene
      May 8: Crowley Brothers present St. Mary’s Benefit
      May 2: Baruch in Concert
  • Calendar
    • May 2: Resonances: Contemporary Writers on the Classics
      May 6: The Politics of Polyglossia
      May 7: Jewish Arts and Identity in the Contemporary World

Announcements

Zicklin Students Lead the Way in Institutional Investor All-America Student Analyst Competition

Institutional Investor magazine announced the results of its first-ever All-America Student Analyst Competition, a contest that allowed undergraduate and graduate students in finance to test their mettle against like-minded participants to develop the best simulated stock portfolios.

Overall, 34 colleges and universities participated in this contest, totaling just under 700 students from the United States. Baruch College had the most students who finished in the Top 100 Overall Ranking, with 13 students.

The following Baruch students placed in the Top 100 Overall Ranking: Benjamin Chung (undergraduate), 3rd place; Ruming Huang (undergraduate), 4th place; Edwin Huang (undergraduate) 7th place; Michael Jimney (undergraduate), 9th place; Rigoberto Garcia (undergraduate) 22nd place; Ashfaq Khandaker (undergraduate) 27th place; Amir Mohsen Danesh Yazdi (undergraduate), 28th place; Pedro Orta (undergraduate) 37th place; Xiaodong Pan (undergraduate) 50th place; Rachid Afane (undergraduate) 65th place; Vivian Tsoi (undergraduate) 69th place; Manuel Cifuentes (undergraduate) 94th place; and Quan Lin (undergraduate) 95th place. Read more.

 

Gillian Tett and Wesley K. Clark to Receive Honorary Degrees at May 30th Commencement

WesleyGillianBaruch College will host its 48th commencement exercises for the first time in Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, located at 126th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, on May 30, 2013. Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein will confer the degrees to the undergraduates and graduates at the ceremony that begins at 2:30 p.m.

Award-winning journalist Gillian Tett is this year’s keynote speaker. Baruch College will award Ms. Tett the degree of Doctor of Letters and retired U.S. Army General and Entrepreneur Wesley K. Clark the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at the college’s annual commencement ceremony on May 30. Read more.

 

Baruch Faculty Receive Presidential Excellence Awards for Distinguished Scholarship

Faculty Awards
Jamal Jalilian-Marian (Department of Natural Sciences), Raquel Benbunan-Fich (Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems), Curtis Izen (Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems), William Millhiser (Department of Management)

The Office of John Brenkman, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Presidential Excellence Awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Service, and Teaching:

Professor Jamal Jalilian-Marian, Department of Natural Sciences was presented with the Distinguished Scholarship Award. He has been at Baruch since Fall 2006. Professor Jalilian-Marian earned a BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and PhD from the University of Minnesota, both in physics.

The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Professor Raquel Benbunan-Fich, of the Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems. She has been teaching at Baruch since Fall 2001. Professor Benbunan-Fich has an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering cum laude from Universidad Simon Bolivar, Edo. Miranda, Venezuela; an MBA from the Institute of Higher Studies in Administration (IESA); Caracas, Venezuela; and a PhD in Management Information Systems from Rutgers University.

The Distinguished (Full-time) Teaching Award was presented to Professor William Millhiser, of the Department of Management, who has been teaching at Baruch since Fall 2006. Professor Millhiser has a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Lehigh University; an MST in Mathematics from the University of New Hampshire, Durham; and a PhD in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University.

Adjunct Professor Curtis Izen, of Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems, was presented with the Distinguished (Adjunct) Teaching Award. He has been teaching at Baruch for 18 years. Professor Izen has a BS in Computer Information Science from Brooklyn College and an MBA in Computer and Information Systems from Baruch College. Congratulations!!

 

Baruch Staff Members Presented With Excellence Awards

ExcellenceAwards
Linda Moore (Department of Management), Juan Castro (Buildings and Grounds), Tisha Alfred (Campus Facilities and Operations), Demetrius Pena (BCTC) and Evangelina Ocasio (Professional Programs Continuing and Professional Studies).

The awarding of the Baruch College Excellence Awards is a wonderful Baruch College tradition in which members of the College community have an opportunity to show appreciation for the dedication and hard work of full-time, non-faculty Baruch College employees. The selection committee received a number of nominations singing the praises of employees who go beyond the reasonable expectations of their job descriptions, exhibit excellent customer service skills and are extremely efficient and innovative.

The recipients of the Baruch College Excellence Awards were honored with a monetary award during a ceremony on April 30. The 2013 recipients are:

Tisha Alfred, Facilities Coordinator with Campus Facilities and Operations; Juan Castro, Custodial Assistant with Building and Grounds; Linda Moore, Office Manager with the Management Department; Evangelina Ocasio, Assistant Director, with the Professional Programs Continuing and Professional Studies; and Demetrius Pena, Help Desk Technician, with BCTC. Congratulations!!

 

Baruch Student and Recent Graduate Earn Jonas E. Salk Scholarships

IrinaChistopherBaruch College student Irina Mironova and recent graduate Christopher Lopez have been awarded the Jonas E. Salk Scholarship, in support of their studies in the natural sciences.

The Jonas E. Salk Scholarships were created by the Board of Estimate of the City of New York in 1955 to honor the City College graduate who developed the first anti-polio vaccine. They are awarded annually to eight graduates of the senior colleges of The City University of New York who have demonstrated sound character, outstanding scholarship and the promise of significant contribution to medical research. The scholarship winners receive a total of $8,000 ($2,000 per year for four-year medical schools) to help defray the expenses of study for the MD, PhD or DSc in Biomedical Sciences or DO degree. Read more.

 

Sports


Men's Volleyball Team Finishes #3 in NCAA Div. III, Highest Team Ranking Ever

The men’s volleyball team has finished the 2013 season as the #3-ranked team in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (A.V.C.A.) Top 15 Div. III Coaches Poll. Read more.


CUNYAC Softball Championship Schedule: Bearcats Play May 3

The Baruch College Bearcats will begin the 2013 CUNYAC/Applebee’s Softball Championship Tournament on Friday, May 3, at 12:00 pm. The tournament is a double-elimination format and will be hosted by the College of Staten Island. Read more.


Allison Stack Accepts Head Coaching Job at NCAA Div. II Coker College in South Carolina

Allison Stack, Baruch College women's and men's varsity volleyball coach since 2006 and 2008 respectively has announced that she has accepted the full-time men’s and women’s volleyball coaching position at NCAA Division II Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina. Stack will begin her new coaching duties in July as she advances her career to the next level. Read more.


NCAA Final Four: Springfield 3, Baruch 2 (22-25, 18-25, 25-18, 25-22, 13-15)

The men's volleyball team suffered a five-set heart-breaking loss to #1-ranked Springfield College Pride in the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA Championship on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, New York. The loss ends the Bearcats' outstanding season with a 34-6 record, while the Pride win their 25th straight match to improve to 31-3. Read more.


NCAA Quarterfinals: Baruch 3, Stevens Tech 0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-21)

The #7-ranked men’s volleyball team swept the #6-ranked Ducks from the Stevens Institute of Technology to advance to their second “Final Four” event in three years. Read more.


CUNYAC Tennis Semifinal Result: Baruch 5, Hunter 1; Bearcats to Play CSI for Title & NCAA Berth

The men’s tennis team defeated their fierce rival the Hawks of Hunter College, 5-1, in the CUNYAC Championship Tournament semifinal match played on April 28 at the U.S. National Tennis Center in Queens. Read more.


Strong Hitting Continues, Baseball Team Sweeps Doubleheader from Mount St. Vincent (15-13, 7-3)

Strong Hitters
The baseball team won both games of a doubleheader against the College of Mount St. Vincent on Sunday afternoon at the Bronx Community College baseball field. Read more.


Baruch’s Steven Coniglio Earns Two Awards of Distinction

Steven Coniglio, a junior at Baruch College, is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship. It is the second straight year that the junior from Long Island has won the distinguished award. Steven also earned the highest athletic distinction in the sport of volleyball by being named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (A.V.C.A.) NCAA Division III All-American (Second Team).

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events


The Megile of Itzik Manger by Folksbiene, Nagelberg Theatre

Thursday, May 2 @ 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 4 @ 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 5 @ 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday, May 8 @ 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

This Yiddish Broadway hit musical returns in a stellar newly adapted modern production loaded with acrobatic thrills, action and laughter, fancies of delight for all ages rolled up in a compelling story you may know, but have never experienced like this! Read more.


Crowley Brothers present St. Mary’s Benefit, Engleman Recital Hall

Sunday May 8 @ 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.)

Crowley Brothers, [Brian (22), Travis (20) and Jeffrey (18)] create a sweet blend of driven acoustic soul, honest songwriting and infectious melodies that captures the spirit of who they are. Free Admission. Read more.


Baruch in Concert, Engleman Recital Hall

Thursday, May 2 @ 1 p.m.

Free Admission for Baruch faculty and students (reservations required at the BPAC box office or call 646-312-5073). The Fine & Performing Arts Department of Baruch College features a concert of Baruch students playing and vocalizing music of diverse styles and traditions, from familiar classics to current hits. Read more.

Calendar


May 2, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Resonances: Contemporary Writers on the Classics, Engleman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center

This year marks the sixth annual Resonances program, a panel of PEN World Voices Festival authors invited by Baruch College's Great Works program to comment on a classic work of literature that influenced their own trajectory. Read more.

 

May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., The Politics of Polyglossia, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room C204/C205.

Panels will address translation and transgression, the future of digital polyglossia, the impact of translation and international recognition on human rights and freedom of speech in China, and “other Russias” — the Russian 20th century from the perspectives of Cuba and the Arab world. For more information call (212) 817-2005. Read more.

 

May 7, noon – 8:00 p.m., Jewish Arts and Identity in the Contemporary World, Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center

This event includes three panel discussions focusing on a variety of aspects the Jewish culture represented in theatre, music and the visual arts. Read more.

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