In the News
      • Prof. Ramos-Zayas Discusses Latin American Studies at Baruch College on ABC's Tiempo
      • An Invitation to Faculty and Staff: Join Baruch College's 47th Commencement
  • Announcements
      •  Chancellor Goldstein Re: Alleged NYPD Surveillance
      • Budget Alert: Send in Your Letters of Support for CUNY
  • Events
      Feb. 29: XBRL and Financial Analysis Technology Conference
      Through March 30: Reinventing Landscape at the Mishkin Gallery

    Sports
    • • Jessica Duleba Named CUNYAC MVP, Folashade Akinde & Chris Beauchamp Named All-Stars
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      Feb 24-28: CAT Youth Theatre Presents Seeking Justice
      Feb 26: The New York Flute Club presents Maron Khoury, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

    Offerings
    • March 6 - 30: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

Prof. Ramos-Zayas Discusses Latin American Studies at Baruch College on ABC's Tiempo

Prof. Ramos-Zayas on TiempoRecently named Baruch's College's Valentín Lizana y Parragué Chair of Latin American Studies, Prof. Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas joined ABC's Sunday morning show, Tiempo, on February 19. The Professor spoke about the College's efforts around furthering education on the critical issues of Latinos and Latin American studies. Watch it now.

Baruch's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program on News12

VITA President Dennis Wang on News12The Baruch VITA  program, which services low to moderate-income residents, many of whom do not speak English, was featured on a recent News12 Brooklyn airing. Reporter Nicole Ryan visited the Sunset Park, Brooklyn VITA location where IRS-certified Baruch College student volunteers were offering tax assistance to the local community. Go to the video.

Announcements

Chancellor Goldstein Re: Alleged NYPD Surveillance

I am concerned about recent press reports alleging invasive surveillance involving students of the Islamic faith at several colleges, including some within The City University of New York system. Neither the University nor its colleges were informed by law enforcement entities of surveillance activities. In addition, the University has no information as to the basis for such activities. View full statement

An Invitation to Faculty and Staff: Join Baruch College's 47th Commencement Exercises

faculty at 2011 commencementOn Wednesday, May 30th, Baruch College will celebrate its Forty-Seventh Commencement Exercises at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North. Please join your colleagues in an academic procession as we honor our Baruch graduates and their accomplishments on this very auspicious occasion. Your role in the success of our graduates has been integral. It is only fitting that you participate and bear witness to the joy and pride of the parents, family and friends of our graduates. There will be two commencement ceremonies, beginning at 10:30 am and at 3:00 pm respectively. Each ceremony will consist of both undergraduate and graduate students. As always, lunch will be served to all faculty and staff, giving you the opportunity to not only spend some time with your colleagues, but to reflect back on the past year and your accomplishments in getting our students to the next step in their life's journey.

Faculty and staff may also participate as graduation marshals at both commencement exercises. Your presence and assistance on this day is critical. These ceremonies involve over ten thousand graduates and guests. We need your help with guest and degree candidate seating, crowd control, as well as the robing of faculty and students.

To confirm your attendance at commencement, to volunteer as a marshal and/or to order your academic regalia, please complete this form. Commencement faculty regalia is available at no cost to members of the faculty and staff. However, it is important that you place your order no later than Friday, March 30th. More info

Events

Feb. 29, 3 pm: XBRL and Financial Analysis Technology Conference

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

This free industry event will explore and demonstrate the use of XBRL as well as other alternative analytical methods such as internet data mining, financial community blogs, RSS news feeds, and new quantitative analysis investment strategies. This conference is brought to you by NYSSA’s Improved Corporate Reporting Committee, the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and XBRL US, the non-profit consortium for XBRL reporting. More info and registration

Through March 30: Reinventing Landscape at the Mishkin Gallery

Administrative Building, Ground Level, 135 E. 22nd Street

Naoto Nakagawa - Earth Wave VIII, 2011 (detail), Courtesy of Feature Inc., New York Photo: John Berens Reinventing Landscape challenges our view of landscape and poses a panorama of alternate possibilities. All of the artists in this exhibition approach the landscape from unique perspectives, using metaphorical rather than literal translations of nature.  The exhibition includes paintings by artists Jake Berthot, Rimer Cardillo, Naoto Nakagawa, Alexis Rockman, Mark Tansey, Hai Tao, Ryo Toyonaga, and John Torreano, and sculpture by Mel Kendrick. More info

Sports

Jessica Duleba Named CUNYAC MVP, Folashade Akinde & Chris Beauchamp Named All-Stars

cunyac MVP

The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) hosted its annual basketball awards luncheon on Thursday afternoon at the Water Club in New York City.

Bearcat Jessica Duleba won the MVP award in addition to being named an All-Star along with player Folashade Akindes. Men's basketball player Chris Beauchamp was also given CUNYAC First Team Honors for the second straight year.  More info on the awards and players can be found here.

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

Feb 24-28: CAT Youth Theatre Presents Seeking Justice

Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Seeking JusticeWhat is our relationship to justice? Who does justice serve? When and how should we fight for justice? In a time where celebrity court cases and high-profile crimes are all over the news and protests over injustices have erupted in New York and around the globe, questions of what is just, and how justice is even defined, are more relevant than ever. The CUNY Creative Arts Team's CAT Youth Theatre will explore many facets of justice in its upcoming original production of Seeking Justice. More info

Feb 26, 5:30 pm: The New York Flute Club presents Maron Khoury, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The New York Flute Club continues its 92nd concert season at Baruch Performing Arts Center with Maron Khoury of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. More info


Offerings

March 6 - 30: CUNY Professional Development Courses

Below is a listing of the remaining courses offered for March 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 toHR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu no later than seven 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:www.cuny.edu/training.

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

Tuesday, March 6, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fundamentals of Effective Presentations (C9114)
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
Learn to deal with anxiety, use visual aids to underscore key points, and handle questions and comments with confidence.

Thursday, March 8 – Friday, March 9 (2 days), 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Performance Management and Six Sigma: An Introduction to Quality and Productivity Improvement
(C9287)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
For Directors, Managers, and Supervisors
SIX SIGMA is a systematic method of improving quality through team problem solving. Learn the basics of both systems and how to apply some of their techniques to hold staff accountable for measurable results while at the same time creating a positive work environment.

Tuesday, March 13 – Wednesday March 14 (2 days), 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Essentials for Successful Project Management (C1234)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
For Managers, Supervisors, and Professionals
Learn to identify and define project objectives, efficiently and effectively coordinate project tasks, and apply the right processes and tools for managing a project team.

Friday, March 16, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Excel Level 1 (WTT141)
Location: Baruch College
Prerequisite: Working Knowledge of Word Level 1
Learn to create, edit and format Excel worksheets. An introduction to formulas, functions and the chart wizard also will be presented.

Tuesday, March 20, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Situational Leadership II Workshop (C9129)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
For Directors, Managers, and Supervisors
Situational Leadership II is a comprehensive and practical method of effectively managing and developing people, time, and resources by diagnosing needs and responding with the appropriate leadership style.

Tuesday, March 27, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Maximizing Your Role On Your Team (C9111)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
For Professional Staff
Participants will experience the benefits of teamwork as a method for improving performance and productivity, while analyzing their role on a team using a team-style inventory.

Friday, March 30, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Excel Level 2 (WTT241)
Location: Baruch College
Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 course or placement via on-line assessment
Learn to rotate chart text, plot data, work with objects, and sort and protect data. Create headers and footers, sparklines, and work with formulas and functions (such as “If” functions).

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