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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Submissions Sought for Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics 2010-2011

Upgrade and Expansion of Campus WiFi

EVENTS

Dec. 3: 7th Annual New York City High School Journalism Conference

Dec. 6: What is Black Studies?

Dec. 8: The Financial Crisis: What Went Wrong and What is Needed to Make it Right

Dec. 11: The Tibetan Language Today: Issues and Challenges

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events

Dec. 1 - Jan. 9: Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey

Dec. 3: Voices! Voices! Contralto Christina Ascher with Flutist Laura Falzon and Pianist Laura Barger

Dec. 7: Word + Image — An Exhibit of Photography and Writing by Students

Dec. 8: The Milt Hinton Jazz Series: Joe Locke and Force of Four

Dec. 9: Baruch Choir Annual Winter Concert: Classic Holiday Music (by J.S. Bach) and a Sing-along

OFFERINGS

Free Mammogram Testing Being Offered by the Office of Council Member Daniel Garodnick

Discounted Business Space and Mentoring Services for Baruch College Community

Announcements

Submissions Sought for Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics 2010-2011

The Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics are intended to stimulate scholarship in the field of ethics, with an emphasis on ethics in professional life. The prizes are funded by a gift from alumnus Charles R. Dreifus, (’66, MBA ’73) in honor of Abraham J. Briloff, Emmanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus. The prizes are awarded annually to a faculty member who has written an important topical article, essay or book on ethics and to a student or students who have written an outstanding research paper or essay, also as it relates to current events.

"Ethics" in professional life is used in the broadest sense. Relevant topics include but are not limited to: ethical decision making for managers and professionals related to business enterprises, the ethical and social implications of investment policies, ethics in public policy, ethics in law and medicine, ethics in the academic world, the ethics of business and government relations, and corporate accountability.

FOR THE FACULTY PRIZE, any faculty member may submit an article, essay, op-ed piece, website, or book, unpublished or recently published. Works must be topical and current; relevance is more important than length. THE FACULTY AWARD IS $1,500.

FOR THE STUDENT PRIZE, any currently enrolled Baruch College student may submit an original essay or research paper. Work that was done for a course may be submitted for this prize. Works must be topical and current; relevance is more important than length. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. THE STUDENT AWARD IS $500.

The prize winners are selected by a committee of faculty from the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 18, 2011.

Submissions and questions should be addressed to the Briloff Prizes in Ethics Committee via email to: Provost.Office@baruch.cuny.edu,
Subject: Briloff Prizes

Upgrade and Expansion of Campus WiFi

Baruch College is engaged in a project to upgrade and expand the campus wireless network. The goal is to replace the current system, which was installed in 2001, with the latest technology and provide ubiquitous coverage on campus. The status of the project with respect to each campus building is listed below. Basically, the project consists of four overlapping phases:

  • Phase One - A site survey determined the number and location of the access points that have to be installed. This phase was completed in summer 2010.
  • Phase Two - Cabling work is being done to support the installation of the new access points. See status of each building below.
  • Phase Three - A vendor will be selected through an open bidding process. During the fall 2010 semester vendors demonstrated their products in a series of week-long live tests supporting users in the Newman Vertical Campus. A team that includes student members will draft the Request for Proposals, evaluate the responses, and select the successful vendor. Projected decision date: February 1, 2011.
  • Phase Four - The new system will be implemented in spring 2011.

    Status of Phase Two for Each Building on Campus:
  • Newman Vertical Campus - The cabling work for all floors in the east wing of the building will be completed by December 31, 2010. The only rooms needing work at this time are several large classrooms that will require scaffolding, so they must wait until classes end for the semester. In the west wing of the building cabling has been completed for the third floor (student club areas), the B-level floors, and the 14th floor. The order in which the remaining floors are cabled will be determined by a student committee.
  • Library & Technology Building - The cabling work for all student areas was completed in summer 2010.
  • Field Building (17 Lex) - The upgrade of the wireless network in this building will be handled as part of the upcoming total renovation of the building.
  • Administration Building - The cabling work is completed.
  • Annex Building - No work is scheduled due to relocation plans.

    Updates on the status of the project will be posted at: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/wireless_upgrade.htm
Events
 

December 3, 8 am: Newman Vertical Campus, 14th Fl, 55 Lexington Ave

7th Annual New York City High School Journalism Conference

High school journalism students and their teachers from the five boroughs will take part in nearly 30 workshops run by some of the best journalists in New York City on topics that include: interviewing skills, sportswriting, getting your newspaper online, and covering the Department of Education for your school. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Journalism and The Writing Professions at Baruch College, The New York City High School Journalism Program and The New York City Scholastic Press Association. More info

December 6, 6 pm: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

What is Black Studies?

What is Black Studies? A neglected discipline in a forgotten corner of academia or the pivotal discourse in an ever more diverse and multicultural America now captained by a dynamic young Black president? What is Black Studies? The key to reconciling the United States with its shameful history or an anachronism in a great nation that has at last come to grips with its past and forged what is truly a post-racial society? Dr. Greg Carr, chair of African American Studies at Howard University, will tackle these questions. More info

December 8, 12:15 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 14-250, 55 Lexington Ave

The Financial Crisis: What Went Wrong and What is Needed to Make it Right

Sir Callum McCarthy, chairman of the U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA) from 2003 until September 2008, will provide his perspective on the financial crisis and discuss what went wrong and what is needed to make it right.

December 11, 1 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 6-210, 55 Lexington Ave

The Tibetan Language Today: Issues and Challenges

The Department of Modern Languages & American Society of Geolinguistics will present a special talk with Pema Bhum, director of the Latse Library, Trace Foundation, New York on the Tibetan language.

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

Dec. 1 - Jan. 9: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey

An original piece presented with over 30 puppets, 5 actors/puppeteers, masks, a robot, animated video projection and a space-age score, Wakka Wakka spins the bizarre tale of "Baby Universe." More info

Dec. 3, 8 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Voices! Voices! Contralto Christina Ascher with Flutist Laura Falzon and Pianist Laura Barger

A vibrant program of compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries where voices and ever more voices - earthly, ethereal, mythical, narrating, singing, laughing, chirping and always full of life - call to one another, lure, narrate and reflect human and animal experience. More info

Dec. 7, 4 pm: BPAC Lobby, Level B2, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Word + ImageWord + Image — An Exhibit of Photography and Writing by Students

"Word + Image" is a showcase of unique student work combining original photography and creative writing. The exhibit explores how the merging of two expressive media allows the artist to tap into encounters, dialogues, and collaboration (or antagonism) between written and photographic languages in order to set a tone, deliver a message, create an experience, and move an audience. The opening takes place on December 7 and the exhibit continues thereafter. All are welcome. More info

Dec. 8, 7 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Force of FourThe Milt Hinton Jazz Series: Joe Locke and Force of Four

In 2008 Joe Locke put together a unique new quartet by gathering the young talents and distinct musical personalities of Robert Rodriguez (piano), Johnathan Blake (drums) and Ricardo Rodriguez (bass), resulting in a highly successful album "Force of Four" (origin 2008) and a busy international touring schedule. The influences of New York, Cuba, Philadelphia and Puerto Rico come together in this group. More info

Dec. 9, 6:30 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Baruch Choir Annual Winter Concert: Classic Holiday Music (by J.S. Bach) and a Sing-along

The Baruch Choir is directed by Prof. Teresa B. Parker. It consists of students from all departments and majors, from Accounting and Management to Psychology and Communications. This concert will feature a mix of traditional holiday songs and carols and solo performances from selected students.
More info

Offerings
 

Free Mammogram Testing Being Offered by the Office of Council Member Daniel Garodnick

On Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from 2 - 5 pm the Mobile Mammography Van of the American Italian Cancer Foundation will be providing free mammogram testing to women age 40 and older with a New York City mailing address. You must make an appointment by calling 1-800-453-8378 ext. 1. More info

Discounted Business Space and Mentoring Services for Baruch College Community

SunshineBaruch College has partnered with Sunshine Suites, a community-based shared office space, to offer the following incentives to members of the Baruch College community:

    • Virtual Plan: ($99 normally, $75 discounted) — 1 hour conference room time, mailing address, access to Sunshine networking opportunities. Setup fee waived.
    • Coworking ($275 normally, discounted $225)— Open, collaborative and non-dedicated workspace. All benefits of above. Setup fee waive
    • Think Tank ($375 Tribeca, $425 Noho, $325 discounted Tribeca, $375 discounted Noho)— In our Think Tank grouping of 4-5 desks, you'll be partnered with independent workers in similar industries. 8 hours conference room time plus all benefits of above.
    • Partner ($425 Tribeca $475 Noho, $375 discounted Tribeca $425 discounted Noho) — Our partner solutions are ideal for a 2-person team, with either a side-to-side or back-to-back configuration. All benefits of above.
    • Dedicated ($525 Tribeca $575 Noho, $475 Tribeca discounted $525 Noho discounted) — For those who do require their own space-well, of course at Sunshine we accommodate that also. All benefits of above.

All plans include an hour of consulting from Managing Partner Cheni Yerushalmi or an executive business coach as well as one hour of free legal advice and one hour of free accounting advice provided by members of the Sunshine community.

 
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