• Baruch Students Prove Themselves at CUNY's Math Challenge
• BPAC Productions Honored by Drama Desk
• Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute Receives Recognition
• Baseball Team Defeats Lehman to Stay Alive in CUNYAC Championship, Force Friday Showdown vs CSI
• Men's Tennis Team Heading to Massachusetts, Play Stevens Tech at Amherst Regional May 9
• Men's Tennis Team Defeats CSI (5-1) To Win 2nd Straight CUNYAC Championship, Earn NCAA Berth
• Softball Team Drops Two in CUNYAC Championship, Season Ends With 19 Wins
- Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
• May 9, 11 &1 2:The Megile of Itzik Manger by Folksbiene
• May 10: NYCCGS: NYC Guitar Orchestra
• May 12: Platanos y Collard Greens
• May 16: Baruch Choir Spring Concert
• May 9: Broadway Cares presents: “Is This My Beautiful Life? Perspectives from Survivors of the AIDS Generation,”
• May 13: Peter Cole: "Translating the Kaballah,"
• May 14: Celebrating Civic Engagement and Public Scholarship at Weissman School of Arts and Sciences
Baruch Students Prove Themselves at CUNY's Math Challenge
Baruch College students dominated CUNY’s Math Challenge by finishing in the Top three spots of the competition. The winners were announced on May 1.
The CUNY Math Challenge, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the CUNY Institute for Software Design and Development (CISDD) and supported by the Office of the Chancellor, is open to CUNY undergraduate students who enjoy solving mathematical challenges.
Baruch students Lam Cheuk Hong, a math major, took 1st place and won $2,500; Lee Jerry, a math major, placed 2nd and won $2,000; and Liu Wei, an accounting major, placed 3rd and won $1,500. Baruch student Zheng Xiao, a math major, placed 6th and won a $500 prize. Read more.
BPAC Productions Honored by Drama Desk
Drama Desk, the organization that honors New York City Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theater productions, is honoring “Saga” and “The Golden Land,” two Off-Broadway productions that were presented by the Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC). “Saga,” a sophisticated puppet theatrical performance co-produced by BPAC and Wakka Wakka, has won a Drama Desk “Special Award” for excellence and significant contributions to the theater. “The Golden Land,” a National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene production that was presented by BPAC, has been nominated by Drama Desk for an award in the category of “Outstanding Revival of a Musical Revue.” Drama Desk Awards are voted on and bestowed by theater critics, journalists, and publishers to honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway. This year’s 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony is being presented by TheaterMania.com on Sunday, May 19 at 8:00 pm at The Town Hall in New York City. The Awards ceremony will be webcast live on www.TheaterMania.com.
Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute Receives Recognition
Kairos, a Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy has awarded the John Lovas Memorial Award for best academic weblog to cac.ophony.org, a blog launched at the Bernard L. Schwartz Institute in 2005. CACophony, which is written by Fellows of the Institute, is a weblog on communication-intensive instruction at the college level and its implications for students, who are about to face the challenges of writing and speaking publicly in professional settings.
In the latest issue of the Zicklin School of Business Dean’s e-zine, Mikhail Gershovich, the Institute’s director, and Luke Waltzer, assistant director for educational technology, share how Blogs@Baruch, the online publishing platform maintained collaboratively by the Institute and the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), has helped enhance the learning and communication experience for the College community.
Baseball Team Defeats Lehman to Stay Alive in CUNYAC Championship, Force Friday Showdown vs CSI
The baseball team defeated Lehman College, 5-1, to stay alive in the CUNYAC/MCU Baseball Championship Tournament played on Tuesday at MCU Park in Coney Island. Read more.
Men's Tennis Team Heading to Massachusetts, Play Stevens Tech at Amherst Regional May 9
The men’s tennis team will play the Stevens Institute of Technology in a first round NCAA match scheduled for Thursday, May 9 in Amherst , Massachusetts. Read more.
Men's Tennis Team Defeats CSI (5-1) To Win 2nd Straight CUNYAC Championship, Earn NCAA Berth
The men’s tennis team won their second straight CUNYAC Championship and seventh in the past nine years by defeating the College of Staten Island, 5-1, on Thursday afternoon at the U.S. National Tennis Center in Queens. Read more.
Softball Team Drops Two in CUNYAC Championship, Season Ends With 19 Wins
The softball team lost their two games on Friday afternoon in the CUNYAC Championship Tournament played at the College of Staten Island softball complex. Read more.
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
The Megile of Itzik Manger by Folksbiene, Nagelberg Theatre
Thursday, May 9 @ 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 11 @ 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 12 @ 2 p.m. and 6 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.
NYCCGS: NYC Guitar Orchestra, Engleman Recital Hall
Friday, May 10 @ 8 p.m.
The New York City Guitar Orchestra, now in its third season, is a unique community organization with a mission to build the repertoire for guitar ensemble while providing great performances and an engaging and social musical experience for orchestra members and audiences alike. Read more.
Platanos y Collard Greens, Engleman Recital Hall
Sunday, May 12 @ 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Platanos Y Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers...two college students from different cultures...attracted at first sight…Until Mom finds out and has a heart attack! Read more.
Baruch Choir Spring Concert, Engleman Recital Hall
Thursday, May 16 @ 5:45 p.m.
Under the direction of Professor Teresa Parker of Baruch College’s Fine and Performing Arts Department, the Baruch Choir presents the annual spring concert. Free Admission. Read more.
May 9, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Broadway Cares presents: “Is This My Beautiful Life? Perspectives from Survivors of the AIDS Generation,” Mason Hall
The Medius Working Group presents a free community forum to assess what it’s like to be part of the “AIDS Generation,” to have lived through the epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s and how those experiences have affected the lives we’ve led since then. Read more.
May 13, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Peter Cole: "Translating the Kaballah," Information & Technology Building (Library Building), room 763
Peter Cole is the author of three books of poetry and the translator of more than a dozen volumes from Hebrew and Arabic, including the highly acclaimed The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950–1492 and, most recently, The Poetry of Kaballah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition. Read more.
May 14, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Celebrating Civic Engagement and Public Scholarship at Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-250
A faculty panel from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences will present: Civic Engagement in Action at Weissman with open discussion between panelists, audience members and respondents. Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Amy Koritz, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Drew University. Read more.