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IN THE NEWS

The Princeton Review Recognizes Baruch College as One of the Nation’s Top Colleges

School of Public Affairs Awarded Grant by the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary School Education

ANNOUNCEMENTS

First Annual President's Picnic Lunch to be Held on August 23

NYCdata Website Update Announced

EVENTS

Aug. 11: What Does the Dodd-Frank Bill Mean for IROs?

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events

Aug. 3 - 12: Hunter Gatherers

Aug. 7: The Saturday Night College Comedy Hour

OFFERINGS

CCI Welcomes Students and Faculty from Aarhus University for its Forum on Strategic Communication Leadership

In the News

The Princeton Review Recognizes Baruch College as One of the Nation’s Top Colleges

Princeton Review "Best" Seal

For the third consecutive year, Baruch College has been named one of the best colleges in America by The Princeton Review. The education services company once again has profiled Baruch in the 2011 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 373 Colleges.” Only about 15% of America’s four-year colleges are cited in the book which is The Princeton Review’s flagship guide to undergraduate education. More info

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School of Public Affairs Awarded Grant by the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary School Education

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) has announced receipt of a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) that will enable student and faculty exchanges among SPA and seven partnering institutions in Canada and Mexico.

The grant was awarded as part of FIPSE’s North American Mobility Program and will provide approximately $159,000 to SPA over a three year period. The unifying theme of the grant is “The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Sustainable Development.” The award is designed to help participating institutions align their curricula on civil society and support the exchange of students and faculty interested in the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in civic culture. Baruch College is the U.S. lead, with Florida State University as the second U.S. partner. Canada’s Carleton University is the overall lead.

Announcements
 

First Annual President's Picnic Lunch to be Held on August 23

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

NYCdata Website Update Announced

The Weissman Center for International Business has created and has been maintaining and updating a website called NYCdata. It contains an enormous amount of data and information on the city which could be useful to students, international businesses considering New York City for a location, and visitors to the city. The latest update includes a new chapter, Uniquely New York – Festivals, Parades… It contains descriptions and origins of 47 different festivals, parades, games and competitions and unique types of entertainment only found in New York City. This section is fun and captures the color and character of the city and its people. Amina Kimova did the research for this chapter under the supervision and guidance of Eugene J. Sherman, Weissman Center Fellow. You can view that chapter here.

Events
 

August 11, 6:30 pm: Information & Technology Building, 151 E. 25th St, Room 750

What Does the Dodd-Frank Bill Mean for IROs?

The New York chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI-NY), in cooperation with the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College, is calling a special summer session to discuss the Dodd-Frank bill, a historic financial reform legislation recently passed by Congress, and its provisions regarding corporate governance, proxy access, executive compensation, market regulation, disclosure and more. More info

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

August 3-12: Bernie West Theatre, The Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue

Hunter Gatherers

Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends Wendy and Tom for their annual dinner get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, revelations, wrestling and dancing than previous years. Hunter Gatherers is a dark comedy where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred. More info

August 7, 8:30 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Saturday Night College Comedy Hour

Kicking off this new comedy series at BPAC will be stand-up comedian Ted Alexandro, who has made late-night appearances on the David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel shows, as well as daytime appearances on The View and bookings at comedy clubs across the country. More info

Offerings
 

CCI Welcomes Students and Faculty from Aarhus University for its Forum on Strategic Communication Leadership

CCI - Corporate Communication International at Baruch College will welcome 20 Executive Master in Corporate Communication students and two faculty members from Aarhus University (Denmark) to participate in a forum on Strategic Communication Leadership, August 17-20, 2010, on campus. The forum will be an intensive professional and academic seminar focusing on the strategic adaptation of corporate communications to the current business and communication environment by examining issues of leadership, context, culture, models of practice, and performance measures. Forum faculty are senior corporate communication professionals and scholars. Joining Aarhus graduate students are area-practicing corporate communication professionals. Registration for Baruch graduate students is $875.00. More information is available at http://www.corporatecomm.org/strategicforum.html or contact cci@corporatecomm.org.