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e-News for Faculty and Staff - Baruch College


Baruch College Climbs in Three Recent National Rankings


Reminder: President's Picnic Lunch on Monday

Brief Outage for Web Services (Including E-mail Web Access) on August 23

Baruch College Bookstore Offering Textbook Rentals This Academic Year


Sept. 1: Zicklin Tax Seminar Series (With CPE Credit)


BPAC Events

Aug. 14 - 28: Platanos & Collard Greens

Aug. 15 - 29: Fuhgeddaboudit (Spaghetti and Matzo Balls)


Financial Markets Conference — The Quality of Our Financial Markets:
Taking Stock of Where We Stand

In the News

Baruch College Climbs in Three Recent National Rankings

Getting the new academic year off to an exciting start, Baruch College has been listed in the upper echelon of three separate national college rankings: The Princeton Review; Forbes magazine; and U.S. News and World Report. These ranking results represent a dramatic rise in Baruch's standings — a clear indication of the College's rising reputation. Congratulations to the entire Baruch College community!


Reminder: President's Picnic Lunch on Monday

President Wallerstein invites all Baruch College faculty and staff to kick off the new academic year with a lunch on Monday, August 23rd from 12 - 2 pm in the Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220. View the invitation

Brief Outage for Web Services (Including E-mail Web Access) on August 23

On Monday, August 23rd at approximately 9:15 am there will be a brief interruption of Web services on campus so that we can upgrade our Web servers. During the estimated five minutes of the outage you will not be able to access Baruch’s main Web site (www.baruch.cuny.edu), the faculty/staff e-mail Web page (www.baruch.cuny.edu/mail) or any other pages ending in baruch.cuny.edu. Access to cuny.edu pages and Web sites not affiliated with Baruch will NOT be affected.

During the outage users will receive an error message stating that an affected page cannot be displayed at this time. If this happens, you can click the refresh or reload button and the page will display on the screen after the outage.

This work is being done prior to the start of new school year to help improve the performance of our Web services for the fall semester and beyond. If you have any questions, please contact the BCTC helpdesk at 646-312-1010 or helpdesk@baruch.cuny.edu

Baruch College Bookstore Offering Textbook Rentals This Academic Year

The Baruch College Bookstore has launched a textbook rental program for the 2010 academic year, giving students the benefit of saving 50 percent or more on textbooks. The program is designed to be available in store and online with in-store pick up. Students will have the freedom to highlight and take notes all within the normal wear and tear associated with coursework and will also have the choice to buy their textbook at the end of the term if they want to keep the book.

Rent-a-Text Logo

As educators, we have the power to select course materials that generate costs savings for our students to ensure they come to class equipped to learn. Rent-A-Text will help students save money and support strong learning habits by making it easier for students to get all their books when they need them. Please visit www.rent-a-text.com to see if your course materials are rental eligible today.


September 1, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave, Room 14-220,

Zicklin Tax Seminar Series

Join The Zicklin Tax Seminar Series for a 2009 - 2010 fiscal year tax update with Professor Sam Dyckman. 8 CPE credits are available for this program. This is the first of three seminars in the series. Register online or call 646-312-3231

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

August 14-28: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Platanos & Collard Greens

Platanos & Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers -- two college students from different cultures attracted at first sight -- until mom finds out and has a heart attack! This smash hit play is now entering its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info

August 15-29: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Fuhgeddaboudit (Spaghetti and Matzo Balls)

What happens when a nice Italian boy falls in love with a sweet Jewish girl? Spaghetti & Matzo Balls Fuhggetaboudit! is a hilarious, fall-out-of-your-seat romantic comedy that tells the story of Tony and Sarah, two college kids from Brooklyn who fall in love. Join us on this hilarious journey with their family and friends as they discover love with lots of laughs. More info


October 19, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Newman Vertical Campus,14th Floor Conference Center, 55 Lexington Ave.

The Quality of Our Financial Markets: Taking Stock of Where We Stand

Tremendous change in the structure and operations of the equity markets has occurred in the three and a half decades following the Securities Acts Amendments of 1975, and the transition has been made from manual, human intermediated trading to predominantly electronic trading. Remarkably, however, many of the issues that have long been debated have hardly changed at all – these include transparency, competition (the consolidation/fragmentation issue), and fairness. By many measures, commissions, spreads and market impact costs have been reduced in recent years, but does this mean that market quality has in fact improved? This key question will be addressed from the differing perspectives of buyside and sellside participants and regulators. Registration is $495 per attendee and must be received by October 5, 2010. For details, see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/conference/financialmarkets/