In the News
      • NYC Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and NY State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to Speak at Baruch College’s 47th Commencement Exercises
      • Baruch College Taking Part in Higher Education Delegation to Build Partnerships Between Brazil and the United States
      • Alumna Belen Carolina Guerra-Carrillo Named a 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
  • Announcements
      •  Baruch Launches Virtual Campus Tour
      •  Notice on Fall 2012 Freshman Text: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  • Events
      April 24: Ackerman Lecture Series: Post-Racial Dreams, American Realities: Does the Color Line Endure?
      April 25: An Evening with Rebecca Goldstein, Author, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God

    Sports
    • • Baruch to Host Elms in NCAA Division III Playoff Game Saturday
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      April 20-22: The Acting Company Presents Julius Caesar
      April 20: NYC Classical Guitar Society Presents Yamandu Costa
      April 26: The Music of Brahms by the Alexander String Quartet

    Offerings
    • May 1-21: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

NYC Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and NY State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to Speak at Baruch College’s 47th Commencement Exercises May 30

Quinn and Dinapoli

Baruch College's 47th commencement exercises will be held in two ceremonies on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. This year, the commencement address will be delivered by two prominent speakers: Christine C. Quinn, New York City Council Speaker who will address Baruch graduates during the morning session, and Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, who will speak during the afternoon session. More info

Baruch College Taking Part in Higher Education Delegation
to Build Partnerships Between Brazil and the United States

Representatives from Baruch College are in Brazil this month as part of a high-level delegation to meet with potential partner campuses and learn about Brazilian higher education. The study tour is the culmination of the Institute of International Education’s year-long International Academic Partnership Program (IAPP) for Brazil. This timely visit comes on the heels of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s trip to the United States this week, during which the White House and the State Department issued statements on the importance of educational cooperation between the U.S. and Brazil. More info

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 will be studying cognitive neuroscience at the University of California – Berkeley in Fall 2012. Students may apply for the NSF in the November of their senior year or in the first or second year of 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.

Announcements

Baruch Launches Virtual Campus Tour

Virtual tour
Last week the College launched its first-ever virtual video tour of the campus, highlighting key areas of the Newman Vertical Campus, Information and Technology Building, Administrative Building, and neighboring areas. The tour will serve as a key recruitment tool and communications piece for the College. Be sure to take the tour if you haven't already!

Notice on Fall 2012 Freshman Text: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

brooklynEach year, a committee of faculty, students, and administrators selects a book for the entire Baruch community to read and discuss. This year’s selection is Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.

We are pleased to present you with a free copy of this “coming of age” novel about a young woman who immigrates to New York to study accounting at Brooklyn College. To request a free copy, contact Mark.Spergel@baruch.cuny.edu.

All entering freshman will be given a copy of the book at orientation this summer and asked to read it in its entirety in time for Freshman Convocation and the book discussion that follows on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Brooklyn will be the subject of the keynote address by Irish author Belinda McKeon. Teaching faculty are encouraged to include the book on their required reading lists for the fall semester. 

The Library faculty and selection committee members have developed a website containing resources and a study guide to accompany the book that you can access at http://guides.newman.baruch.cuny.edu/brooklyn  

Event

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

April 25, 6 pm: An Evening with Rebecca Goldstein, Author, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave

36 Arguments book coverThe Jewish Studies Center hosts Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, philosopher and author, who will be presenting on her newest novel, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction. Goldstein is the author of seven novels, two biographies, and numerous short stories, essays, and reviews. In 1996 Goldstein became a MacArthur Fellow; in 2005 she was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. More info

Sports

Baruch to Host Elms in NCAA Division III Playoff Game Saturday

volleyball

On Sunday the NCAA announced that the Bearcats will host Elms College, the champions of the New England Collegiate Athletic Conference (NECC), in a play-in match scheduled for Saturday, April 21, at 7:00 pm, in the ARC Arena.

The winner of the Baruch-Elms match will advance to the overall championship rounds scheduled for April 27-29 at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. The first-ever NCAA Division III men's volleyball bracket features nine total teams. Tickets for the NCAA match are $4 for students and $6 for general admission. More info

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

April 20-22: The Acting Company Presents Julius Caesar

Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Julius Caesar by The Acting Co.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 20, 8 & 10 pm: NYC Classical Guitar Society Presents Yamandu Costa

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Yamandú CostaYamandú Costa is a young genius of Brazilian music, embodying the soul of its melodies and rhythms with improvisational brilliance on his seven-string guitar. His music does not fit into a single music style; rather, he has created his own. More info

April 26, 2:45 pm: The Music of Brahms by the Alexander String Quartet

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

ASQThis 60-minute matinee concert by The Alexander String Quartet will feature Brahms-Grafilo: Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, No. 2; and Brahms: Quintet for Piano & Strings in F minor, Op. 34. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music through over 25 commissions and numerous premiere performances. 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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