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Conferences and Seminars

Apr. 20: Blowing the Whistle on Genocide

Apr. 29: Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speaker Series: Arthur Ainsberg

May 7: Ethics and Finance Town Hall: We Got What We Deserved

Arts and Culture

Apr. 17, 18: Rædan Productions presents An Evening of Dance

Apr. 24: Milt Hinton Jazz Perspective Series presents Edmar Castaneda


Domestic Violence and the Workplace – New April Sessions Added!

Professional Development Courses in April


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Monday, Apr. 20, 3 pm | Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

"Blowing the Whistle on Genocide"

Dr. Rafael Medoff will be discussing his book, “Blowing the Whistle on Genocide”, the amazing story of Josiah E. DuBois, Jr., a young treasury department lawyer who risked his career to alert the world to Nazi atrocities. This event will be held in Room 753 of the Information and Technology/Library Building.

Wednesday, Apr. 29, 12 pm | Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speaker Series

The Shackleton Endurance Expedition

Alumnus Arthur Ainsberg ('68, MBA '72) conducts a seminar on the leadership lessons embodied and implemented by famed British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton – lessons that translate seamlessly into both life and the business world.

Thursday, May 7, 12:40 pm | Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

Ethics and Finance Town Hall: We Got What We Deserved

Participants include three elite former financial executives: Arthur Zeikel, Lawrence Zicklin ('57, LHD [Hon.] '99), and Edward Zinbarg. These leaders of industry will examine the current financial crisis through the prism of ethics. The discussion will focus on the vision of an ethical marketplace as seen by the world’s great religions.


Arts and Culture

Friday, Apr. 17, Saturday, Apr. 18, 8 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

Rædan Productions presents An Evening of Dance

In "It Fell Apart", Elizabeth Wilkinson collaborates with visual artist Rob Colvin and composer Doran Danoff to form a unique visual and audio landscape. In "Cell Memory", Jennifer Kain uses expressive bodies to evoke the early stages of development and the relationships formed in that time.

Thursday, Apr. 23 | Baruch Performing Arts Center

Milt Hinton Jazz Perspective Series presents Edmar Castaneda

Edmar Castaneda has a unique style of playing harp, combining latin jazz with traditional Colombian music. Producing cross-rhythms like a drummer, smashing chordal flourishes like a flamenco guitarist and collating bebop and Colombian music, he is practically a world unto himself. Tickets are free for Baruch College faculty, staff, and students.



Domestic Violence and the Workplace – New April Sessions Added!

Register by email to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu.

Baruch College is committed to promoting the health and safety of its employees. Domestic violence can spill over into the workplace, compromising the safety of both victims and co-workers and resulting in lost productivity, increased health care costs, increased absenteeism, and increased employee turnover. As a public employer, CUNY is committed to full compliance of all applicable laws governing domestic violence in the workplace. All faculty and staff with supervisory responsibilities are required to attend this mandatory training on how to respond appropriately to domestic violence concerns.

New April sessions are as follows:

Tuesday, April 28        12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Tuesday, April 28        3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Thursday, April 30      12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

All sessions will be held at the Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-267. To register for one of the training sessions, please send an e-mail to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu, stating the session you would like to attend. You will receive a reply with a confirmation.

You can review CUNY's Policy and Procedures for Domestic Violence at this link: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/documents/CUNYPolicy-DomesticViolence.pdf.

If you have any questions regarding the policy, please contact our Domestic Violence Liaison, Ms. Leah Schanke, in the Office of Human Resources at (646) 660-6618.

April is Administrative Professionals Month!

Below is a listing of Administrative Professionals courses for April 2009 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). University Training likes to receive applications at least 10 days before the start of a course, and popular courses do fill up quickly.

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

For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Leah Schanke, training and development specialist, at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or at 646-660-6618.

Course Application can be found at this link: http://web.cuny.edu/administration/ohrm/training-development/PDLMAPPLICATION5.doc

Send completed course applications to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu or fax to Fanny Zou at 646-660-6591.

Successful Workplace Communication

Participants will learn to identify communication styles, use effective active listening techniques, and interpret verbal and non-verbal communication to improve their everyday interactions with coworkers.

Date: Apr. 21
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C1022
Cost: $60 per person

Effective Office Management for Today’s Workplace

This session provides participants with tools for superior management of their work environments.

Date: Apr. 23
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C2202
Cost: $60 per person

Managing Multiple Bosses: Meeting Demands and Conflicting Priorities

The class focuses on skills for meeting multiple deadlines, setting goals and priorities with each manager, managing conflict, and communicating proactively to build rapport.

Date: Apr. 28
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C5046
Cost: $60 per person

Successful Letter and Memo Writing

Focuses on fundamental writing concepts necessary for moving letters and memos from draft to finished document.

Date: Apr. 29 - Apr. 30 (2-day class)
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C6788
Cost: $120 per person