In the News
      • Baruch's 2011 Valedictorian to Appear on CUNY TV's Study With the Best
      • BPAC Production Nominated for Drama League Award
  • Announcements
      •  2012 Presidential Excellence Award Winners for Distinguished Scholarship, Service, and Teaching Announced
      • Community Update Meeting on the Renovation of the Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue
      •  Notice on Fall 2012 Freshman Text: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  • Events
      May 1: Street Therapists: Reflections on Ethnography in Latino and Latin American Communities
      May 1: The Future of Journalism
      May 8: CCI Book Launch for OtherWise: The Wisdom You Need to Succeed in a Diverse and Divisive World

    Sports
    • • Ray Rankis To Be Honored By M.B.W.A., Duleba & Beauchamp Named Basketball All-Stars
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      April 26: The Music of Brahms by the Alexander String Quartet
      April 27: The Music of Bartok by the Alexander String Quartet
      April 28: The Fifth Annual Natraj Folk Arts Festival
      April 30 - May 2: Dispersal: A Gentrification Story
    Offerings
    • May 15-21: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

Baruch's 2011 Valedictorian to Appear on CUNY TV's Study With the Best

MarshallStudy With the Best, CUNY TV 's popular monthly television magazine, highlights the rewards of a college education, the challenges, the fun, and the excitement of student life on CUNY campuses. Starting this Sunday, April 29, Baruch College graduate Garen Marshall, a veteran, and his wife Anne, also a Baruch graduate, will be featured in a very special episode. Garen was Baruch College's 2011 valedictorian, having earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average. In the episode, Garen and Anne share what it was like for Garen to serve as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician during the Iraq War and his adjustment to life afterwards. For this couple, they found new meaning to life. 

The episode will air on CUNY TV: Channel 75 on Time Warner/Cablevision, Channel 30 on FIOS, and Channel 77 on RCN at the following times:

- Sunday, April 29th: 8 am and 8 pm
- Wednesday, May 2nd: 8 am, 2 pm, 10 pm
- Saturday, May 5th: 7 pm

The episode will also be available online starting Monday, April 30.

BPAC Production Nominated for Drama League Award

Septimus & ClarissaThe Baruch Performing Arts Center's Fall 2011 production of Septimus and Clarissa (based on the 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf) has been named a 2012 nominee for a prestigious Drama League Award, under “Distinguished Production of a Play.” Septimus and Clarissa was a co-presentation between BPAC and Ripe Time Theater. 

Announcements

2012 Presidential Excellence Award Winners for Distinguished Scholarship, Service, and Teaching Announced

The recipients of this year's Presidential Excellence Awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Service, and Teaching, which will presented at Commencement on May 30, 2012, are as follows:

Distinguished Scholarship
Lilach Nachum, Department of Marketing
Clarence Taylor, Departments of History and Black and Hispanic Studies

Distinguished Service
Theodore Joyce, Department of Economics and Finance

Distinguished Teaching
Full-Time Faculty
Neil Bennett, School of Public Affairs
Adjunct Faculty
David Pereplyotchik, Department of Philosophy

Congratulations to all!

Community Update Meeting on the Renovation of the Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue

The College will be hosting a meeting for the local community on Monday, May 14 in NVC 14-220 at 6 pm on the renovation of 17 Lexington Ave. Members of the Baruch College community are welcome to come and hear about the plans for renovation and our efforts to minimize the impact to the surrounding area. A question-and-answer period will follow the community presentation. More info will follow at www.baruch.cuny.edu/17lexupdate

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

May 1, 5:30 pm: Street Therapists: Reflections on Ethnography in Latino and Latin American Communities

Information & Technology Building, Rackow Conference Room (750), 151 E. 25 St.

Ramos-ZayasThe Weissman School of Arts and Sciences cordially invites you to the inaugural lecture and book presentation of Professor Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas, Valentín Lizana y Parragué Endowed Chair in Latin American Studies in the Department of Black and Hispanic Studies. Prof. Ramos-Zayas' book presentation will be on her newly published book Street Therapists: Race, Affect, and Neoliberal Personhood in Latino Newark. More info

May 1, 5:30 pm: The Future of Journalism

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave

This roundtable discussion will include Karen Dunlap, president of the Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank, and co-author of The Effective Editor and The Editorial Eye; Jeff Jarvis, director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; Jay Rosen, a journalism professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute; Dean Starkman, editor of The Audit, the business section of the Columbia Journalism Review; and Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard, a project to help figure out the future of news in an Internet age. Moderated by Prof. Geanne Rosenberg, director of the Harnisch Collaborative Future of Journalism Projects at Baruch’s Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions. More info

May 8, 6 pm: CCI Book Launch for OtherWise: The Wisdom You Need to Succeed in a Diverse and Divisive World

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave

OtherWiseOtherWise by Dick Martin is a deep and engaging exploration of diversity in America and how we can bridge differences - across race, ethnicity, culture, sexual oreientation, faith, and even politics. It goes far beyond census data into the realm of cognitive and social science, helping us break through sterotypes and fears to a profound understanding of people unlike themselves. This is not touchy-feely stuff, but crucial information for businesspeople everywhere whose success depends on embracing new realities of their workforce, their suppliers, and their customers. Reception: 6 PM; Lecture 7 PM. More info

Sports

Ray Rankis To Be Honored By M.B.W.A., Duleba & Beauchamp Named Basketball All-Stars

Rankis

Athletic Directors Ray Rankis of Baruch College, Bob Byrnes of Manhattan College, and Walt Hameline of Wagner College have each been selected to receive the 2012 Distinguished Service Awards from the Metropolitan Basketball Writers’ Association (M.B.W.A.) at its annual awards dinner this evening in Tarrytown, New York.

In addition, two basketball players were also named M.B.W.A. 2012 All-Stars. Jessica Duleba, the 2012 CUNYAC MVP, was named a First Team Women’s All-Star Selection, while Chris Beauchamp, a 2012 CUNYAC First Team All-Star, was named an M.B.W.A. Third Team Men’s All-Star Selection. More info

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

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

April 27, 7:30 pm: The Music of Bartok by the Alexander String Quartet

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

This concert by The Alexander String Quartet will feature Bartok: String Quartet Nos. 4, 5, and 6. More info

April 28, 12 pm: The Fifth Annual Natraj Folk Arts Festival

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The India Center presents the fifth annual Natraj Folk Arts Festival, Music from 12 to 2pm, and dance from 3-5pm. For more information and for tickets, please visit www.theindiacenter.org.

April 30 - May 2, 7:30 pm: Dispersal: A Gentrification Story

Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Gentrification StoryDispersal: A Gentrification Story is the result of an international collaboration between the students of Baruch College and The University of Arts Braunschweig in Germany. With an original text based on interviews, overheard dialogue, and the daily physical life of Brooklynites, this sometimes raucous, sometimes meditative performance explores the ways in which communities change over time. Using music, dance, comedic scenes and various digital-media, Dispersal both illuminates and challenges our concept of “home.” More info


Offerings

May 15-21: 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 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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