In the News
      • Baruch Profs. Stan Altman and David Gruber Return from Baruch College/U.S. State Department Trip to Indonesia
      • BPAC's Mason Hall Featured in Elle Magazine This Month
      • Two Baruch Students Earn 2012 Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships
  • Announcements
      •  Campus "No Trash Left Behind" Effort an Ongoing Success
  • Events
      April 9: On CUNY TV: The Story of an Exposed Inside Trader
      April 17: Sustainability Evolved: Embedding ESG Performance in Corporate Valuations

    Sports
    • • #15 Bearcats Upset #5 NYU in Four Sets on Senior Night
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      Tonight, April 5: The Joel Segall Great Works Reading Series: Miss Julie by August Strindberg
      April 10: Songs I Love: Valeria Vetruccio, Solo Piano… From Ellington to Gershwin to Italian Favorites
      April 12: Repast Baroque / Inspiring Bach

    Offerings
    • May 1-21: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

Baruch Profs. Stan Altman and David Gruber Return from Baruch College/U.S. State Department Trip to Indonesia

From March 5-23, 2012, Prof. Stan Altman of the School of Public Affairs and David Gruber, assistant professor of biology and environmental science, led members of the Climate Change Professional Fellows Program throughout Indonesia to exchange ideas and develop professional contacts around the issue of climate change. Seven U.S.-based climate change professionals joined the trip, hailing from organizations such as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; the Natural Resources Defense Council; and the Sierra Club.

Prof. Altman spoke to faculty and students at Universitas Technologi Yogyakarta on the challenges of building a global community to address the negative effects of global warming. He also emphasized the need to prepare a new generation of global leaders who are able to see beyond the boundaries of their respective countries to tackle this issue. The Fellows also gave a talk at the University entitled “Climate Change Challenges Confronting the U.S.” Prof. Gruber gave a separate talk on coral reef research and conservation at another destination of their trip, Diponegoro University in Samarang.

BPAC's Mason Hall Featured in Elle Magazine This Month

Elle photoshoot

A photoshoot with the cast of the new TV show SMASH is printed in this month’s Elle Magazine, with the credit “Shot on location at Mason Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center.” The shoot shows off the distinctive architecture of this decades-old theatre in the Lawrence & Eris Field Building (17 Lex), including Mason Hall's vintage grandma piano. The spread appears on pages 118 through 120 of the magazine and is on stands now. To view the photos online, click here.

Two Baruch Students Earn 2012 Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships

Baruch College sophomores Kamelia Kilawan and Michael Stivers have been awarded 2012 Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships, making it the second year Baruch students were awarded the fellowship. The three-year fellowship program offers paid summer internships, mentoring, and enhanced educational opportunities to New York City undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional promise, outstanding leadership skills and commitment to the common good. More info

Announcements

Campus "No Trash Left Behind" Effort an Ongoing Success

Waste assessment
Good news from the Baruch College Task Force on Sustainability: Faculty and student efforts to recycle and to keep Baruch’s classrooms clean have been successful. A month-by-month assessment conducted within the NVC's 10th floor classrooms has shown that you have reduced the trash left behind by more than half since this time last year! That means the classrooms are cleaner and are more pleasant places in which we all can learn, think and evolve. It also means that waste is more effectively separated and recycled and less is going to the landfill. Thank you for all of your efforts to remind students to take their trash and separate it when they leave your classes. Let's keep up the good work!

We want to acknowledge classes and custodians who are doing an excellent job and take care of any problem areas. Please send your comments and photos to sustainability@baruch.cuny.edu.

Event

April 9, 9 am, 3 pm & 9 pm: On CUNY TV: The Story of an Exposed Inside Trader

Missed this exciting Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity event? Tune in to CUNY TV (channel 75) to hear from the panelists: Garrett Bauer, a confessed inside trader awaiting sentencing for his crimes, and Walter Pavlo, Jr., who oversaw a $2 billion operation at MCI Communications before being caught embezzling $6 million. Mr. Bauer discusses his experience and the consequences of his actions. Mr. Pavlo provides context for the recent spate of insider trading cases. More info

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

Sports

#15 Bearcats Upset #5 NYU in Four Sets on Senior Night

volleyball

The #15-ranked men’s volleyball team upset #5-ranked NYU in a non-conference home match played on Tuesday night (Senior Night) in the ARC Arena.

The Bearcats dropped the first set 28-26, but came back to win the next three with scores of 25-16, 25-17, 26-24 to defeat the Violets for the first time. More info

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

Tonight, April 5, 7pm: The Joel Segall Great Works Reading Series: Miss Julie by August Strindberg

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Miss JulieThis classic play about love, lust, class, and the battle of the sexes will be read on stage as part of the Joel Segall Great Works Reading Series. This reading is a 60-minute abridged version of the classic play, performed by a professional company of actors. More info

April 10, 7pm: Songs I Love: Valeria Vetruccio, Solo Piano… From Ellington to Gershwin to Italian Favorites

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

ValeriaBPAC favorite solo pianist Valeria Vetruccio will perform her concert titled"Songs I Love," which includes the music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and popular Italian favorites with a jazz influence. Valeria has played as a soloist with many symphony and chamber orchestras throughout Europe, the United States, and in South America. More info

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


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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