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      • Provost James McCarthy Named One of the Irish Education 100
  • Announcements
      •  Important Information About CUNY from the Baruch College Office of Legal Counsel
      •  Statistical Consulting Laboratory at Baruch College Open for Service to Baruch Faculty and Ph.D. Students
  • Offerings
      Jan. 12 : 19: Corporate Counseling Associates Program Series Seminars
      Jan. 10 - Jan. 31: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

Provost James McCarthy Named 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.


Important Information About CUNY from the Baruch College Office of Legal Counsel

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, we are providing you with information about CUNY.

A. Consumer Information Webpage

The College has recently created a consumer information webpage. While much of the site is geared toward students, it contains information that you as a CUNY employee may find useful.  For example, it contains links to campus reports on security and safety, including statistics of crimes that occurred on campus property; campus sexual assault prevention programs; a list of persons you can contact should you witness or be a victim of a crime; information about fire safety and prevention systems in certain student housing facilities and other emergency procedures. (Should you want a paper copy of this report, contact Public Safety and they will provide you with one.)

B.  Drugs and Alcohol

All faculty and staff should be familiar with CUNY’s policy on drugs and alcohol. In addition, for information about the effects of drugs and alcohol use as well as the legal sanctions associated with it, please see “Information for the CUNY Community on the Risks and Consequences of Drug and Alcohol Use.”  This document also lists resources for rehabilitation and treatment on and off-campus.  

C. CUNY Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

All employees with responsibility for FFELP or private education loans must be familiar with CUNY’s Code of Conduct for Educational Loans, which prohibits employees with responsibility for such loans from engaging in conduct that would amount to a conflict of interest.

If you have any questions, please call 646-312-3320, or Shamik Mitchell at 646-312-4544.

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 PhD 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, 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.


Jan. 12 & 19: Corporate Counseling Associates Program Series Seminars

The Baruch College Women of Color Network's Office of Human Resources will be presenting a series of seminars in January, including:

Thursday, January 12, 12:45 – 1:45 pm, NVC – 14-280
Seminar: "Emotional Intelligence" - This program helps participants develop a plan of action to become better parents, partners, colleagues, and leaders. Start here with this dynamic, hands-on, humor-filled seminar.

Thursday, January 19, 12:45 – 1:45 pm, NVC – 14-280
Seminar: "Managing Your Time at Work and Home"
- The focus of this program is on obtaining practical skills, tools and techniques to maximize effectiveness and increase productivity.

For additional information please send an email to - Refreshments will be served.

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 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.

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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