In the News
      • Provost James McCarthy Named as One of the Irish Education 100
      • Baruch College Moves Up Poets and Quants Ranking Among Top U.S. MBA Programs
      • Prof. Krauskopf Honored at Human Services Council Annual Leadership Awards Reception
  • Announcements
      •  Complete the 2011 Flatiron BID Community Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Restaurant Gift Certificate
      •  Statistical Consulting Laboratory at Baruch College Open for Service to Baruch Faculty and Ph.D. Students
      •  Last Day to Submit Honorary Degree Nominations
  • Sports
    • •  Bearcats Strong Shooting Continues in Home Win Over Rutgers-Camden
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      Tonight, Dec. 15: The Heritage Ensemble Chanukah Concert
      Dec. 15 & 16: Short Stories / Lane & Co.
      Dec. 16: Platanos Y Collard Greens
      Dec. 18: The New York Flute Club Presents Demare McGill, Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Offerings
      Jan. 10 - Jan. 31: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

Provost James McCarthy Named as One of the Irish Education 100

McCarthyFor the third consecutive year, Baruch College’s Provost James McCarthy has been recognized as a member of the Irish Education 100-- a power listing of significant education leaders of Irish heritage compiled by the Irish Voices newspaper. McCarthy was presented with the award on December 14 during a ceremony at the home of the Irish Consul General in New York City.

Baruch College Moves Up Poets and Quants Ranking Among Top U.S. MBA Programs

Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business jumped 31 spots (from #100 to #69), in the Poets and Quants ranking of the Top U.S. MBA Programs.

The second annual Poets and Quants list is a composite of the five major MBA rankings published by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report. The ranking measures quantitative and qualitative data captured in the five major lists, from surveys of corporate recruiters, MBA graduates, deans and faculty publication records to median GPA and GMAT scores of entering students as well as the salary and employment statistics of the latest graduating class. More info

Prof. Krauskopf Honored at Human Services Council Annual Leadership Awards Reception

Jack Krauskopf, distinguished lecturer and director of the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management in the School of Public Affairs, was recognized for his leadership in the human services sector this week by the Human Services Council. The organization represents thousands of not-for-profit organizations in New York and advocates for the needs of the human services sector as a whole. In addition to having held several public sector positions, Prof. Krauskopf has conducted extensive research on human and social services and has been a key contributor to New York-based nonprofit organization boards.

Announcements

Complete the 2011 Flatiron BID Community Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Restaurant Gift Certificate

flatiron logoThe Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership is conducting a survey to help evaluate the work they've done and learn about the priorities of those living and working in the area. As a thank you, four respondents will be randomly selected to recieve a $50 gift certificate to a neighborhood restaurant. Click here to take the survey.

Statistical Consulting Laboratory at Baruch College Open for Service to Baruch Faculty and Ph.D. Students

The statistical consulting laboratory in NVC 11-170 (Ph: 646-312-3434) has recently reopened for service to Baruch faculty and Ph. D. students. Lab personnel include Statistics Prof. Shula Gross and a graduate assistant. The lab is officially open during the semester only, but online consultation continues through intersession. Consultations include traditional aid in analyzing survey data and setting up and interpreting output for statistical models in standard languages such as SAS and some STATA. Non-standard statistical help is offered in interpreting and responding to referee comments and special editor requests. Assistance includes reading technical papers, employing unfamiliar statistical methodology associated with your work.

To schedule a consultation, send an email to shulamith.gross@baruch.cuny.edu, Subject: Statlab Consultation. Your message should include a brief description of the problem, possibly accompanied by partial data files and relevant output. Every effort will be made to respond promptly to your email.

Last Day to Submit Honorary Degree Nominations

We are in the process of identifying candidates for honorary degrees to be given at Baruch's June 2012 and 2013 commencement ceremonies. Your suggestions in identifying recipients are requested.

The qualifications for honorary degree recipients can be found here. All persons suggested will be presented for consideration to the College's Committee on Honorary Degrees.

Send your recommendations for honorary degree recipients, along with a short biographical sketch of each person, to the Honorary Degree Committee. E-mail recommendations by December 16, 2011 to Provost.Office@baruch.cuny.edu, Subject: Honorary Degree Recommendations.

Sports

Bearcats Strong Shooting Continues in Home Win Over Rutgers-Camden

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The Bearcats were on fire at last Monday night's basketball game, shooting 60 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from 3-point range in the first 20 minutes of action. Player Chris Beauchamp scored 22 points and Nate Young added 19 points to lead the Baruch College Bearcats to a 78-71 non-conference home win over the Raptors of Rutgers-Camden. More info

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

Tonight, 7 pm, The Heritage Ensemble Chanukah Concert

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Heritage EnsembleThe Heritage Ensemble is a quintet devoted to the concert performance of traditional and familiar Hebraic melodies in various jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian styles, with a touch of classicism for good measure. However, the Heritage Ensemble is not merely about taking Hebraic melodies and giving them new musical twists. Concerts are about an amalgam of musical and cultural backgrounds that, when combined, result in a fresh and compelling sound. More info

Dec. 15 & 16, 8 pm, Short Stories / Lane & Co.

Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Lane & Co. is a unique blend of dance, theater and visual arts. The mission of the company is to create a rich and dynamic dialogue that fuses a distinctive movement aesthetic, deep emotional exploration, and stimulating visual and dramatic narrative components. Short Stories features multi-arts dance theater works by choreographer Lane Gifford including "As We Are," a performance installation created in collaboration with sculptor Mark Mennin through a 2011 Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant. The evening will also include original music by composer Trevor Gureckis. More info

Dec. 16, 7:30 pm, Platanos Y Collard Greens

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Platanos Y Collard GreensPlatanos & 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 in its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info

*Limited Time Offer: Buy tickets and use discount code "special" to save 10% - or get a package deal to Platanos and upcoming play King of the World.

Dec. 18, 5:30 pm, The New York Flute Club Presents Demare McGill, Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The New York Flute Club begins its 92nd concert season at Baruch Performing Arts Center with Seattle Symphony Orchestra's principal flute player, Demare McGill. More info

Offerings

Jan. 10 - Jan. 31: CUNY Professional Development Courses

Below is a listing of the remaining courses offered for January 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 7 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, January 10, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Business Writing: Clarity Through Critical Thinking (C2036)

Location: To be announced
This one-day course will help you to use critical thinking skills and provide practice in a specific writing model to improve your business writing and ability to complete both large and small writing projects by precisely analyzing information and assessing a particular task, subject, or issue. (for professional staff)

Friday, January 20, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
First Look: Microsoft Office 2010 (WTT181)

Location: Baruch College
This new workshop is designed for tech-savvy employees who wish to increase their comfort level in the latest versions of the Office Suite. The workshop provides an abbreviated review of the 2010 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, and MS Office Picture Manager.

Friday, January 20, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Outlook (WTT301)

Location: Baruch College
This course will provide participants with the skills needed to start sending and responding to e-mail in Microsoft Outlook, as well as maintaining the calendar, scheduling meetings, and working with tasks and notes. Participants will also learn how to track, share, assign and quickly locate various Outlook items.

Tuesday, January 31, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Successful Workplace Communications (C1022)

Location: To be announced
This course provides participants with methods to improve everyday interactions with co-workers and enables them to work more productively in group situations. Evaluate your own communication style and explore methods and techniques for improving your personal communication. (for administrative assistants)


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