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IN THE NEWS

Baruch College Wins National Award for Outstanding Advising Technology Innovation

The New York City Housing Authority Journal Features Findings from Baruch College Resident Survey

Zicklin School of Business Students Excel at Penn State Trading Competition

Baruch College Joins Forces With The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation to Exhibit Contemporaray Cuban Art

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Psychology Club Kicks Off Social Conscious Project In Cooperation With KIND Bars at Baruch Today

Information Session on New Scholarship Opportunity from the Sigma Alpha Delta Honor Society This Evening

SPORTS

CUNYAC Baseball Championship Tournament Starts Today

EVENTS

Today, April 28: Resonance: International Writers on the Great Works that Shaped Them

April 29: 2011 Triple Crown Conference

May 5: German-Speaking Jews in NYC: Their Immigration and Lasting Presence

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events:

April 29: King of the World

April 29: The NYC Classical Guitar Society presents William Kanengiser, Guitar

May 3-7: All in the Timing: A Collection of Comedic One-Act Plays

May 3: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Film Screening and Costume Competition

May 5: Baruch in Concert

OFFERINGS

May 5: Digital Storytelling for Beginners: 50+ Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story

News
 

Baruch College Wins National Award for Outstanding Advising Technology Innovation

"L.U.C.Y. - Linking Undergraduate Curriculum to You," the online, animated advisement and curriculum tutorial technology developed by Baruch College's Center for Academic Advisement has been selected as a 2011 Outstanding Advising Technology Innovation award winner by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). This advising technology innovation was developed by Sharon D. Ricks, Phillip Hogue, and Lirie Pervizaj as a means to to present targeted information on the college's curriculum in an interactive, informative, and "fun" format. See the full NACADA release on this win

The New York City Housing Authority Journal Features Findings from Baruch College Resident Survey

In an article discussing the preservation of public housing in New York City, the Housing Authority references data from one of the more extensive surveys of public housing residents ever conducted -- a survey designed and run by Baruch College professors Mickey Blum and Doug Muzzio. View the article

Zicklin School of Business Students Excel at Penn State Trading Competition

Fifteen students from Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business finished in the top 20 spots, including first and third place, in Penn State's 2011 Smeal College of Business Trading Strategy Competition. The competition which was entered by 166 students from 22 universities provides students with the opportunity to test their skills at developing profitable trading strategies while gaining exposure to the financial markets and technology. More info

Baruch College Joins Forces With The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation to Exhibit Contemporaray Cuban Art

Cosas OcultasIn partnership with the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, the Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College will present Cosas Ocultas (Hidden Realities) from April 29th to June 1st as part of the citywide showcase of Cuban art and culture, ¡Sí Cuba! In addition, a panel discussion on contemporary Cuban art will take place on Friday, May 6th with Rocío García and Corina Matamoros Tuma, the two artists featured in Cosas Ocultas. For more information on the exhibition and panel, click here.

Announcements
 

Psychology Club Kicks Off Social Conscious Project In Cooperation With KIND Bars at Baruch Today

As part of their CreateLoveNow! campaign, the Psychology in Motion student club, organized by Dr. David Sitt, deputy chair of the psychology department at Baruch College, is hosting a collaboration with the KIND organization (http://www.kindsnacks.com) to promote their monthly "KINDness" mission. The company's goal is to inspire unexpected acts of kindness around the world -- and will be doing their part by giving out healthy snacks to 1,000+ people who educate or inspire others every first Tuesday of the month. To promote this effort, the KIND Food Truck will be parked in front of the Information & Technology Building at 155 E. 25th Street from 3:00 - 5:00 pm today, Thursday, April 28, distributing free KIND Bars to the Baruch College community. To read more about the mission, click here.

Information Session on New Scholarship Opportunity from the Sigma Alpha Delta Honor Society This Evening

This evening at 7 pm the Sigma Alpha Delta Honor Society is hosting an information session about the organization's new scholarship program for students and professors in the Vertical Campus Multipurpose Room. The scholarship has been developed to award an inducted member who has gone above and beyond the organization's requirements and has shown dedication to it. Sigma Alpha Delta strongly advocates developing leadership skills and strives to have a positive impact on the college careers of all students involved. The organization was established in 1932 and Bernard Baruch himself was an inducted member.

Sports
 

CUNYAC Baseball Championship Tournament Starts Today

baseball

The CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) has announced the schedule for the double-elimination championship tournament that will get underway today, April 28, at MCU Park in Coney Island. The Bearcats, who finished in second place in the CUNY Athletic Conference regular standings with a 7-3 record, will play John Jay College at 4:00 pm. More info

Events
 

April 28, 2:30 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Resonance: International Writers on the Great Works that Shaped Them

Presented by the Great Works Program, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and the PEN World Voices Festival for the fourth year in a row, this event will gather a group of international writers at Baruch to speak about a classic work of literature that has had an impact on his or her own work. More info

April 29, 8:30 am: Information and Technology Building, 7th floor Conference Center, 151 E. 25th Street

2011 Triple Crown 2011 Program

The Bert Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance at Baruch College hosts the fourth annual Triple Crown Conference, co-sponsored by Baruch College, Fordham University, and Rutgers University. In this conference seven academic research papers will be presented by the faculties of the three universities and critiqued by other members of the faculties of the same three schools. A keynote address, "The Efficient Markets Hypothesis: The Demise of the Demon of Chance," will be delivered by Stephen J. Brown, David S. Loeb professor of finance at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. The conference program and all seven papers to be presented can be found here. This event is open to all members of the Baruch College faculty as well as doctoral students. Please email Ashok.Vora@baruch.cuny.edu if you wish to attend.

May 5, 9:30 am: Leo Baeck Institute, 15 West 16th Street
and Newman Vertical Campus, BPAC - B3, 55 Lexington Ave

German-Speaking Jews in NYC: Their Immigration and Lasting Presence

The Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College, together with the Leo Baeck Institute, is sponsoring a day-long conference on German-Jewish immigration and presence in NYC. Three panels/discussions held at the Leo Baeck Institute are to be followed by a reception at Baruch's Performing Arts Center and a film screening of We Were So Beloved: The German Jews of Washington Heights, including a discussion with director Manfred Kirchheimer. More info

Arts & Culture
 

BPAC events

April 29, 7:30 pm: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

King of the WorldKing of the World

From the producers of the hilarious hit play Platanos y Collard Greens, comes an exciting, hilarious new romantic comedy — King of the World! He went from having nothing to having it all. His face is on magazine covers all over the world. Men want to be him, women want to be with him. Supermodels, super-yachts, super-mansions — his life in one word is — superior! But when the cameras are gone and no one is watching, he remembers the one who got away. And now on the night he wins seven awards for his best-selling multi-platinum album, will the biggest superstar on the planet give it all up for the love of a woman? More info

April 29, 8 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

William KanengiserThe NYC Classical Guitar Society presents William Kanengiser, Guitar

Recognized as one of America's most brilliant guitarists, William Kanengiser has developed a unique repertoire for his instrument, ranging from dazzling arrangements of Mozart, Handel, and Bartók to his innovative excursions into the music of Eastern Europe and the Caribbean. More info

May 3-7: Bernie West Theatre, Field Build, 17 Lexington Ave.

All in the Timing: A Collection of Comedic One-Act Plays

Six short plays by American playwright David Ives, directed by Thom Garvey and presented by the Baruch College Fine & Performing Arts Department. More info

May 3, 7 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Film Screening and Costume Competition

Baruch Performing Arts Center and the students of Professor Abe Tawil's Management 3120 class present the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, preceded by a costume competition for all audience members with a $100 grand prize award, $50 second prize award, and $25 third prize award. More info

May 5, 1 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Baruch in Concert

Baruch students will play and sing music of diverse styles and traditions, from familiar classics to original songs. More info

Offerings
 

May 5, 12:30 pm: Information and Technology Building, 6th Floor Computer Lab, 151 E. 25th Street

Digital Storytelling for Beginners: 50+ Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story

Learn to create, experiment, and express yourself with words and images on the web. Not long ago, producing multimedia digital content required expensive equipment and deep levels of technical expertise. Now anyone can create, publish, and share compelling works with nothing more complex than a web browser. Free, open licensed texts, images, video, audio and other media are easy to find and re-use in your own creations. Combining this with your own content and a set of free tools gives you tremendously powerful ways to express ideas beyond text and bullet points, whether for a presentation, to share with friends or family, or for a class project.

This hands-on workshop, presented by the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute and the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), and led by Alan Levine, will teach participants the basics of creating, publishing, and sharing a story in any free web 2.0 tool, using images, audio, and/or video. Your "story" can take many forms: a personal tale, a humorous anecdote, a presentation for a class, part of a research project, or anything else. For a list of some of the tools available to you, visit http://50ways.wikispaces.com/

This workshop is open to all Baruch students, faculty members, and staff. RSVP to Communication.Institute@baruch.cuny.edu

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