Reminder: President's Holiday Party Tomorrow!
Tomorrow, 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.
Baruch College Network Downtime on Dec. 26
Due to essential work on the fire alarm system in the College's main computer room, the campus network and all local Baruch College systems will be unavailable on Saturday, December 26. On that day there will be no access to faculty/staff e-mail, Baruch College web pages, DegreeWorks from on site or off site. Anyone who is on campus that day will not have access to any computing services. However, from off campus there will be access to systems that are hosted outside our campus such as Blackboard, eSIMS, BOSS, and student e-mail. If you need to know the scheduled availability of any system on December 26, please contact the help desk (x1010) in advance.
NVC Elevator Update
As we all know, one of the local elevators in the Newman Vertical Campus
has been out of service for several days. During a scheduled maintenance
test, it was determined that its cables needed to be replaced. That work
has been progressing smoothly and we expect it to be back in service by Monday, December 21.
A Major Grant for Professor Ted Joyce
Ted Joyce, Professor of Economics at the Zicklin School of Business, has received a grant of $149,934 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The grant will support a research project examining how laws restricting reproductive health services affect rates of sexually transmitted disease among minors. Joyce is collaborating on this research with Silvie Colman (’02), his former Ph.D. student, currently a health researcher at the Mathematica Policy Research Institute in Princeton, NJ.
Marketing Department Names New Fellows
Kapil Bawa, Chairman of the Department of Marketing at Baruch College, has announced the names of six students who will become the department's first Marketing Fellows. Undergraduate Fellows include Yaphet Murphy, Jessalin Lam, Veronika Ilyuk and Jori Happonen. Graduate Fellows are Yan Ma and Michael Lamb. The students were honored at a special ceremony held in the Marketing Department on December 10.
New York Times: Baruch College Courses Focus on Today's Economy
Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business was highlighted in a New York Times article on December 11, 2009 on educational courses that have been structured around the current economic climate. Two courses were built into the fall 2009 roster at Baruch, one on corporate restructuring and the other on the long history of financial bubbles in the United States. Read the full New York Times article for more info.
Dec. 17, 1-3 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 3-160, 55 Lexington Ave.
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.
Dec. 17, 7 pm | Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
The Heritage Ensemble brings to Baruch a Chanukah Holiday Concert for all ages. The quintet (piano, acoustic bass, saxophones, drums, and Latin percussion) is devoted to the concert performance of Hebraic melodies and will play special arrangements of Moaz Tsur, the Dreidel Song, The Latke Song, and Sevivon, in addition to selections from their usual repertoire. More info
Dec. 18, 8 pm | Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
Roman Spitzer, principal violist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with concert pianist Xheni Rroji, will perform pieces by Brahms, among others. More info