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IN THE NEWS

CUNY Helps to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baruch College Alumni Magazine (BCAM) Launches New Online Content

"Dare to Engage:" President Wallerstein and VP Corpus Discuss LGBT Issues Live on WBMB Radio

Office of Human Resources Website Reminder

Spring '11 Blood Drive Taking Place March 8-9 — Register Now!

SPORTS

CUNYAC Announces Men's & Women's Basketball Tournament Schedule

EVENTS

Tonight: Business Plan Basics

Feb. 23: Project Kesher - Report from the Field: Women's Activism in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine

Feb. 24: Between Leviathan and Cosmopolis: Rawls and Global Justice

ARTS AND CULTURE

Feb. 16-17: The Great Works Reading Series PresentsTartuffe by Moliere

OFFERINGS

Spring 2011 Technology Workshops for Faculty

News
 

CUNY Helps to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

CheerleadersNow airing on CUNY TV, Channel 75, the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk" story shows the large involvement of CUNY students, staff and faculty in the national breast cancer march. Tune in to see the Baruch cheerleaders, the SEEK honors team, and soundbites from Carl Aylman (recently retired director of student life and adjunct law professor). Watch the video

Announcements

Baruch College Alumni Magazine (BCAM) Launches New Online Content

BCAM online

Suffering from winter doldrums and feel in need of some inspiration? Visit the newly updated Baruch College Alumni Magazine online.

Featured are three young Baruchians who have set up shop as a clothing designer, the CEO of a gluten-free baked goods company, and a jewelry maker.

But students and alumni aren't the only Baruchians who are entrepreneurial — our faculty is as well. Read about School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Jennifer Goldstein, who secured a prestigious multiyear grant to collaborate with scholars and teachers throughout New York City to uncover factors that influence teacher turnover and its impact on school functioning and effectiveness.

Attention trivia buffs: Check out the latest "Did You Know..." to learn of a surprising couple.

Also get updates from Executives On Campus, VITA, and the Harman Writer-in-Residence Program.

"Dare to Engage:" President Wallerstein and VP Corpus Discuss LGBT Issues Live on WBMB Radio

Baruch College students, faculty and staff are urged to tune in to Baruch's radio station WBMB (87.9 FM) on Thursday, February 17 at 1:00 pm, when President Mitchel Wallerstein and VP Ben Corpus "Dare to Engage" with The Ticker on the ongoing college community conversation about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender issues on campus. The show will include a live radio broadcast featuring special guests President Wallerstein and VP Corpus as well as music from current artists who address LGBT concerns and the influence of social media on today's generation.

Visit the show LIVE on Thursday, February 17 beginning at 1:00 pm on the 2nd floor atrium of the NVC. Can't make it in person? Listen on 87.9 FM.

Office of Human Resources Website Reminder

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) would like to remind employees of the great resource that the OHR website, accessed by going to www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr, can be.

There you will find a wide array of useful information on topics such as CUNYfirst, new hires, policies and procedures, benefits, union and welfare funds, job and training opportunities and holiday schedules. Many of the forms needed to conduct business with OHR, including timesheets and health insurance and payroll forms, are also available through the website, many in a fillable format. Links to sites such as CUNY jobs, Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions, Continuing and Professional Studies, as well as pension and benefit agencies are listed. In addition, a training and development section, retirement section, and a summary of benefits is available so employees can access information about their benefits.

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Katz, associate director of human resources, at Donna.Katz@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6590.

Spring '11 Blood Drive Taking Place March 8-9 — Register Now!

Blood DriveThe Baruch College Spring 2011 Blood Drive will be taking place on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9 from 11 am - 4:30 pm. Make your commitment to helping save lives by booking your appointment now!

Sports
 

CUNYAC Announces Men's & Women's Basketball Tournament Schedule

CUNYAC

The CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) has announced the entire schedule for the men's and women's Con Edison Basketball Championship Tournament that will get underway this weekend with Baruch hosting quarterfinal round playoff games. View the full schedule

Events
 

Tonight, 6 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 2-140, 55 Lexington Ave

Business Plan Basics

This seminar introduces the entrepreneur and small business owner to the basic format and concepts expected in a business plan. Participants will learn tips on how to think like a potential investor as well as have a chance to start writing their own plan. Register online.

Feb. 23, 6 pm: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Project Kesher - Report from the Field: Women's Activism in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine

Founded in 1989, Project Kesher is one of the fastest growing advocacy and human rights organizations in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan with a grassroots movement of 170 women's groups and more than 90 multi-ethnic, multi-religious coalitions of women. Meet Project Kesher activists attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women and hear about current policies and projects regarding such topics as trafficking, domestic violence, women's health, promoting community activism and building multi-ethnic coalitions. Please RSVP to rsvp@projectkesher.org

Feb. 24, 12:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 6-215, 55 Lexington Ave

Between Leviathan and Cosmopolis: Rawls and Global Justice

Sebastiano Maffettone, the preeminent political philosopher in Italy, will deliver a lecture on power and ethics in international politics, as well as justice in a globalized world. Maffettone is University Professor at LUISS in Rome, Italy. He is the author of numerous books and articles on political philosophy, ethics and politics. His most recent books are Introduzione a John Rawls (Laterza, 2010), and John Rawls, An Introduction (Polity, 2010). RSVP to Benedetto.Fontana@baruch.cuny.edu

Arts & Culture
 

Feb. 16-17: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Great Works Reading Series PresentsTartuffe by Moliere

A 60-minute abridged reading with a post-performance 20-minute talk back, presented by a company of professional actors. Free Admission. More info

Offerings
 

Spring 2011 Technology Workshops for Faculty

To assist faculty with the technology services available at Baruch, BCTC will host a variety of workshops for the Spring 2011 Term. The topics include: Blackboard - Assignments, Grade Center, and Wikis / Blogs, Blogs@Baruch, Smart Classrooms, and Narrating PowerPoint Presentations.

Please visit our website for the workshop schedule at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/training. To recommend an additional workshop, schedule a small group session, or report technical problems please contact the help desk at 646-312-1010 or helpdesk@baruch.cuny.edu.

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