In the News
      • American Museum of Natural History Exhibit, "Creatures of Light," Features Research by Prof. Gruber
      •  Alumna Belen Carolina Guerra-Carrillo Named a 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
  • Events
      April 17: Sustainability Evolved: Embedding ESG Performance in Corporate Valuations
      April 24: Ackerman Lecture Series: Post-Racial Dreams, American Realities: Does the Color Line Endure?

    Sports
    • • Men's Volleyball to Play CUNYAC Semifinal Today
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      Tonight, April 12: Repast Baroque / Inspiring Bach
      April 13-22: The Acting Company Presents Julius Caesar
      April 14: NY Piano Society

    Offerings
    • May 1-21: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

American Museum of Natural History Exhibit, "Creatures of Light," Features Research by Prof. Gruber

jellyfishOn March 31, "Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence" opened at the American Museum of Natural History. The exhibit features Baruch Prof. David Gruber and his collaborators' research on biofluorescence in an interactive feature, "The Hidden Fluorescent World of Coral Reefs." This project, funded by a National Science Foundation grant to Baruch College, led to novel scientific findings that are also featured in the interactive exhibit. Read a recent National Geographic review of the exhibit and Q&A with Prof. Gruber and Dr. John Sparks, the curator of Creatures of Light.

Alumna Belen Carolina Guerra-Carrillo Named a 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Former Baruch College student, Belen Carolina Guerra-Carrillo ('10) is a 2012 recipient of the National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship. She is currently studying cognitive neuroscience at the University of California – Berkeley. Students may apply for the NSF in the November of their senior year or in the November of their first year in graduate school. The fellowship offers three years of support, up to $121,500, for advanced research-based study in mathematics, computer science, engineering, life sciences, physical sciences and certain social sciences. This year 16 CUNY students, graduating seniors and graduates received this coveted award.

Events

April 17, 6 pm: Sustainability Evolved: Embedding ESG Performance in Corporate Valuations

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

Short-term profits at the expense of long-term sustainability is one of the main drivers of the recession, the occupy Wall Street movement, and the subject of political debate on Capitol Hill. Expanded corporate performance measures can put an end to this myopic approach to profit returns. Companies have begun to include Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) measures in their reports.  A panel, including ESG analysts, users, and investors, will discuss. Register online. More info

April 24, 5 pm: Ackerman Lecture Series: Post-Racial Dreams, American Realities: Does the Color Line Endure?

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

With the election of Barack Obama as President in 2008, the claim that America is now a post-racial society has gathered force. Are we truly beyond race?

Guest speaker Lawrence D. Bobo, Professor of Sociology at Harvard, examines how our identities, our national politics, the growth of a black middle class, and challenges faced by Hispanic and Asian Americans cast serious doubt on the triumphalism of the post-racial narrative. More info

Sports

Men's Volleyball to Play CUNYAC Semifinal Today

volleyball

The #13-ranked men’s volleyball team swept the Bloodhounds from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in a CUNYAC/Con Edison Men’s Volleyball Championship quarterfinal playoff match played on Tuesday night in the ARC Arena. Now the team moves on to compete at the CUNYAC semifinal, starting at 4 pm at Hunter College today. For more information and the schedule, click here.

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

Tonight, April 12, 8 pm: Repast Baroque / Inspiring Bach

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Repast BaroqueTraditionally, classical music programs have included Bach's music as the beginning point for classical repertoire. But who inspired him? Repast musicians Amelia Roosevelt on baroque violin, Avi Stein on harpsichord, and John Mark Rozendaal on viola da gamba put Bach in context by exploring the generation of German composers before Bach. More info

April 13-22: The Acting Company Presents Julius Caesar

Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Julius Caesar is a classic story of pride and envy, arrogance and honor, opportunity and tragic strategic errors. Written in one of his most productive times of Shakespeare’s life, Julius Caesar blends the historic events of the reign of this iconic roman emperor with tragic elements and compelling language creating of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. More info

April 14, 7:30 pm: NY Piano Society

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

This performance of the NY Piano Society will feature outstanding concert artists whose primary professions range from medical doctors and mathematicians to political consultants and software engineers.Guest artist Allyson Tomsky will perform violin. Program will include works by Bach and Mozart. More info


Offerings

May 1-21: CUNY Professional Development Courses

Below is a listing of the remaining courses offered for May 2012 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). To register for one or more courses, please complete the application located here and fax the completed application to Andrew Smilowitz in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6614 or e-mail your application to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu no later than seven days before the class date. Most courses are free or have a reasonable fee that will be charged to the College, not to individual department budgets.

For further information on professional development programs from CUNY University Training, please visit the CUNY training web site: www.cuny.edu/training.

For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Andrew Smilowitz at Andrew.Smilowitz@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6592 or Leah Schanke at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6618.

Tuesday, May 1 to Thursday, May 3, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fundamentals of Supervision (C1031)
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
For Managers and Supervisors
In this three-day workshop, participants will learn basic skills and be introduced to the key techniques they will need to function effectively in supervisory roles.

Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday May 16, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Developing Procedures: Improving Work Processes (C9054)
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
For Managers and Supervisors
Staff will learn techniques for identifying key steps, building formats, and effectively communicating procedures to employees.

Monday, May 21 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Maximizing Your Role on Your Team (C9111)

Location: Central Office at 41st Street
For Professional Staff
Staff will experience the benefits of teamwork as a method for improving performance and productivity, while analyzing their role on a team using a team-style inventory. In addition, staff will learn to “flex” their team style so that they can add even more value and contribution to their team.

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