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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Open Forum on Baruch College’s 2009 Middle States Reaccreditation Self-Study

Annual Baruch College Holiday Celebration Next Thursday

Blogs@Baruch Wins CUNY Ribaudo Award for Innovation in Technology

Assistant Professor Nominations Sought for Two Award Programs

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Dec. 14: Perspectives on Immigration: Jean Michel Lafleur

Arts and Culture

Tonight: The Baruch Choir Holiday Concert

Dec. 12: The Concert Meister Series: Micha Haren

Announcements

Open Forum on Baruch College’s 2009 Middle States Reaccreditation Self-Study

On Thursday, December 17, from 1-3 pm in NVC 3-160 Baruch College faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in a discussion on the preliminary findings and recommendations of the College’s 2009 Middle States Reaccreditation Self-Study. Every 10 years all colleges and universities in the United States are required to undergo this review to confirm that their academic programs and educational offerings and services are in compliance with mutually agreed upon standards. As part of this process, the College must conduct a comprehensive self-study. Faculty, staff, and students interested in joining the open forum are encouraged to become familiar with the Middle States reaccreditation process at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/middlestates.The first draft of the Baruch College Middle States Self-Study can also be found online at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/middlestates/internal.

Annual Baruch College Holiday Celebration Next Thursday

On Thursday, Dec. 17, from 3:30-5:30 pm, a holiday gathering for all Baruch College faculty and staff will be held at the Newman Vertical Campus, rooms 14-220 and 14-250. For more details on the festivities, see the printable invitation at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/documents/holidaypartyinvite.pdf.

Blogs@Baruch Wins CUNY Ribaudo Award for Innovation in Technology

The brains behind Blogs@Baruch, an online publishing platform used for teaching, learning, and professional development within the Baruch College community, were recognized last week at the annual CUNY IT conference. Four members of the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College took home this year's Michael Ribaudo award, which recognizes individuals who have played a role in the development of technology benefitting their college, its faculty, staff, and students. Currently, Blogs@Baruch has more than 3300 users and hosts approximately 750 blogs which are used for a variety of curricular and co-curricular purposes including peer review, group work, journaling, collaborative writing/research, integration of multimedia into course work, online exhibits, and online student publications.

Assistant Professor Nominations Sought for Two Award Programs

The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences is seeking nominations for two award programs that recognize deserving assistant professors within the CUNY system. The William Stewart Travel Award Grant provides grants of up to $500 to newer CUNY faculty members for presentations at scholarly conferences; nominations are due by March 1, 2010. The Feliks Gross Endowment Award goes to assistant professors who have shown outstanding promise as future contributors in their fields; nominations are due by March 31, 2010. For guidelines and nomination forms, please see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/facultyhandbook/documents/Awards_announcment_2010.pdf.

Workshops and Seminars

Dec. 14, 12:30 pm | Administrative Building, Room 308, 135 East 22nd St.

Perspectives on Immigration: Jean Michel Lafleur

The 2009-2010 Perspectives on Immigration lecture series continues with Jean Michel LaFleur, Visiting Scholar, School of Public Affairs, delivering a lecture titled "Should emigrants vote in their home country? Insights from the Mexican and Italian cases." Talk will be approximately 45 minutes to be followed by questions and discussion. Contact Jonathan Engel at the School of Public Affairs with questions.

Arts and Culture

Dec. 10, 6:30 pm | Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Baruch Choir Holiday Concert

Hear a mix of traditional holiday songs and carols in this end-of-semester performance from the Baruch College Choir. More info

Dec. 12, 8 pm | Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Concert Meister Series: Micha Haren

Micha Haran, cello, principal cellist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with concert pianist Xheni Rroji will perform pieces by Schumann, Schubert, Pierre Sancan, and Jan Freidlin. More info