In the News
      • First Zicklin Hybrid & Online Teaching (HOT) Award Goes to Prof. Lehr Samuels
      • Prof. Goering Receives Book Award
      • Baruch's Angela Gonzalez-Perez Earns Scholarship from National Health Hispanic Foundation
  • Announcements
      • A Message from Provost James McCarthy Concerning Commencement
      • Invitation to Suggest Titles for the Fall 2012 Freshman Text
      • Upcoming Baruch Programming to Air on CUNY TV
  • Sports
    • • Men's Basketball to Host Alumni Game & Reception on December 10 vs Purchase
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      Today, Dec. 1: Baruch in Concert, Musical Performances by Baruch Students
      • Dec. 1-5: Iron Curtain
      Dec. 3: NY Piano Society Holiday Concert and Reception
      Dec. 6: The Business of Theater - A Panel Discussion with Broadway Producers
  • Offerings
    • Dec. 9 - Jan. 31: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

First Zicklin Hybrid & Online Teaching (HOT) Award Goes to Prof. Lehr Samuels

As part of a CUNY-wide intiiative to increase hybrid learning courses at its colleges, the Zicklin School of Business has been working to provide resources for faculty to build its online and hybrid education platforms. This year, the first ever Zicklin School Hybrid & Online Teaching (HOT) Award, designed to recognize instructors who adapt instructional technologies in innovative ways in support of student learning, went to Prof. Allison Lehr Samuels.

Prof. Lehr Samuels, along with two other nominees for the award, were interviewed for their HOT teaching (video here and here), and a committee of five evaluated each nominee based on their Blackboard course sites, student evaluations, personal HOT teaching statement, course syllabi, and any other material they chose to submit. Prof. Lehr Samuels was selected unanimously.  The prize — a Kindle e-Reader — was awarded by Dean Elliott at Tuesday's faculty workshop in Hybrid & Online Teaching. More information is available on the Hybrid & Online Teaching website.

Prof. Goering Receives Book Award

GoeringSPA Professor John Goering is the recipient of the Louis Brownlow Book Award from the National Academy of Public Administration for his book Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto Poverty. The Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the literature of public administration and is generally given to an author who provides new insights, fresh analysis, and original ideas that contribute to the understanding of the role of governmental institutions and how they can most effectively serve the public. Congratulations to Prof. Goering!

Baruch's Angela Gonzalez-Perez Earns Scholarship from National Health Hispanic Foundation

Gonzalez-PerezBaruch student Angela Gonzalez-Perez has been awarded a Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship (HHPSS) by the National Health Hispanic Foundation.

Gonzalez-Perez, who has worked for New York Presbyterian Hospital for more than 13 years on community related as well as regulatory and strategic projects, came to Baruch two years ago to pursue a graduate degree through the Executive Master of Public Administration program.

One of 10 scholarship recipients selected, Gonzalez-Perez says she will utilize the HHPSS program to "gain the best insight as I pursue my long-term goal to be a healthcare advocacy leader, participating in round tables where key strategic plans are developed and established. As a leader, I will be able to have even a larger impact in policy development and operational decisions that affect those most in need." More info


A Message from Provost James McCarthy Concerning Commencement

Each year, during our graduation ceremony, the College grants honorary degrees to one or more individuals. 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, Subject: Honorary Degree Recommendations.

Invitation to Suggest Titles for the Fall 2012 Freshman Text

The Freshman Text Selection Committee has begun the process of picking a common reading for the Fall 2012 incoming freshman class and faculty and staff are invited to suggest titles for what will be our thirteenth annual freshman text.

This activity is one of the few opportunities for the entire Baruch community to engage together in a shared intellectual pursuit. All entering freshmen receive a free copy of the selected text and are asked to read it prior to attending the fall Convocation where the text is the subject of the keynote address. Titles can be fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary, biography or autobiography, a work of drama or even a graphic novel. This year the committee is particularly looking for titles that:

  • students will be eager to read on their own over the summer and discuss;

  • will challenge students intellectually;

  • faculty can incorporate into their course reading lists;

  • can be discussed across the disciplines;

  • have not already appeared on most high school reading lists;

  • ideally do not exceed 300-350 pages.

In addition, this year we are looking especially for titles that explore one or more of the following areas:

  • identity formation through the arts, culture, sexual orientation, or migration;

  • civic/global awareness;

  • speaking out against abuse or injustice;

  • ethics and integrity;

  • community and technology—crossing boundaries: the influence of technology on privacy.

If you would like to recommend a book for consideration, please email Mark Spergel ( no later than December 13th. The committee welcomes one or two suggestions per individual. For a complete listing of past titles selected as the freshman reading, click here.

Upcoming Baruch Programming to Air on CUNY TV

CUNY TVCUNY TV (ch. 75) features ongoing Baruch programming. Tune in on the following Mondays to catch these Baruch specials airing  at 9 am, 3 pm, and 9 pm, and repeated on the following Saturday at 4 pm:

Dec. 5: Privacy, Data Mining and Business Ethics - The fourth seminar in the David Berg Foundation Series on Ethics and Accountability at Baruch College, this program examines the balance between corporate data mining and the individual's right to privacy.
Dec. 12: Ackerman Lecture: The Uneven Results of Diversity Management - Using data on over 800 firms for more than 30 years, this lecture shows that some of the most popular approaches to promoting diversity have been ineffective. Meanwhile, some of the lesser known, and less popular, strategies have been quite effective.
Dec. 19: Russell Banks Leadership Lecture Series: A Conversation with Richard Grasso - Zicklin School of Business Dean John Elliott moderates and leads a conversation with Richard Grasso, former Chairman and CEO of the NYSE.

Click here to stay up to date on Baruch College specials on CUNY TV.


Men's Basketball to Host Alumni Game & Reception on December 10 vs Purchase

men's basketball

The men's basketball team will host their annual alumni game and, for the first time, a post-game alumni reception on Saturday, December 10. The alumni game with former players will take place at 12:30 pm, followed by a men's basketball game against SUNY-Purchase at 2:00 pm.

Immediately following the varsity game there will be an alumni reception from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at nearby Arctica Bar & Grill located on 384 Third Avenue. Tickets are $50.00 each for adults and $20.00 each for children. The tickets will feature unlimited food and an open bar for adults. The deadline to RSVP is December 8.

To RSVP or to inquire about more information, please contact Head Coach/Athletic Director Ray Rankis via phone (646-312-5045) or e-mail (

Please join us in remembering the great memories from your playing days and to cheer on the 2011-12 team to victory!

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

Today, Dec. 1, 1 pm, Baruch in Concert, Musical Performances by Baruch Students

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Baruch in Concert is a production of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the Baruch Performing Arts Center. For a full listing of today's musical selections, go here. Free admission.

Dec. 1-5, Iron Curtain

Nagelberg Theatre , Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

A new musical comedy set in New York City, Moscow and Berlin in 1954 about two struggling songwriters kidnapped by the KGB. More info

Dec. 3, 7:30 pm, NY Piano Society Holiday Concert and Reception

Engelman Recital Hall , Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

This holiday concert will feature outstanding performers by members of NYPS, including one of the most famous and prominent cancer research molecular biologists from Sloan-Kettering, Mark Ptashne, PhD playing violin. The evening also features seven other prominent MDs, attorneys, and executives. More info

Dec. 6, 6 pm, The Business of Theater - A Panel Discussion with Broadway Producers

Engelman Recital Hall , Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Production Process is a series of free moderated discussions with theater professionals, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. The December 6th panel will focus on the business of theater with panelists Michael Naumann, managing director, Theater Development Fund; David Turner, general manager, Stuart Thompson Productions; and Harold Wolpert, managing director, Roundabout Theater Company. The discussion will be moderated by Victoria Bailey, executive director & educator, Theater Development Fund (TDF). Free admission. More info


Dec. 9 - Jan. 31: CUNY Professional Development Courses

Below is a listing of the remaining courses offered for November and December 2011 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 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:

For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Andrew Smilowitz at or 646-660-6592 or Leah Schanke at or 646-660-6618.

Friday, December 9, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mind Tools for Memory (C9279)

Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Learn memory-enhancing techniques that can improve your ability to solve problems, organize your time, meet deadlines, work well with co-workers and clients, and project your best professional self.

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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