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IN THE NEWS

Dr. Mitchel B. Wallerstein's Presidential Appointment

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

School of Public Affairs Prof. Robert Smith Featured in WLIW21’s Crossing the Line: The Lucero Murder

News from the Writing Center

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baruch College Waste Audit Preparation

Hunger and Homelessness Initiative at Baruch College

25,000 T-Shirts for Haiti: Drop Box at the BPAC

SPORTS

Women’s Basketball Team Advances to CUNYAC Championship Finals

EVENTS

Feb. 24: Who Are We? The Politics of Naming, Labels, and Identities in Ethnic Studies

Feb. 24: An Operational View of Cashflows

March 1: Perspectives on Immigration: Work from "The Ethnic Project"

March 2: The Troubled Student: Recognizing Troubling Behavior and How to Respond

ARTS AND CULTURE

Call for Submissions for Focus on Photography: Images from the Baruch Community

Feb. 19 - Feb. 27: The Acting Company’s Spring 2010 Season Presents Romeo and Juliet

Feb. 26: Duo Erato: Martha Masters and Risa Carlson, Guitars

 
In the News
 

Dr. Mitchel B. Wallerstein's Presidential Appointment

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York announced on Monday that Dr. Mitchel Wallerstein, Dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University for the past seven years, will take on the role of Baruch College president. The news was then picked up by The New York Times on Tuesday, which posted an announcement and profile of Dr. Wallerstein on their site (click to read). For more information on the appointment of Dr. Wallerstein, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/news/presidentialannouncement.htm.

 
Academic Excellence
 

School of Public Affairs Prof. Robert Smith Featured in WLIW21’s Crossing the Line: The Lucero Murder

A WLIW film on the Marcelo Lucero hate crime and Long Island race relations aired last night. Filmed in January at Stony Brook University, Crossing the Line: The Lucero Murder delves into the issues surrounding Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero’s murder by seven Patchogue-Medford High School students, who will stand trial for the hate crime beginning in March. Robert C. Smith, immigration studies professor at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs and author of Mexican New York: Transnational Worlds of New Immigrants offered his commentary in the film. An encore presentation of Crossing the Line: The Lucero Murder will air on Saturday, February 27 at 5 pm on WLIW21 and the entire program will be available on WLIW21’s video portal at wliw.org/video after the broadcast.

News from the Writing Center

Several exciting programs are about to begin at the Baruch College Writing Center. On March 2, The Center will launch its workshop program in collaboration with the Newman Reference Library. For full workshop descriptions, click here. This semester, the Writing Center will also join with the Newman Library to offer research consultations to students. To learn more, click here. The Writing Center is also instituting a new program of consultations with faculty on writing assignment design. If you would like feedback or assistance in designing a writing assignment, email keri.bertin@baruch.cuny.edu. Finally, you can read the latest issue of i Magazine and submit articles for future issues here.

 
Announcement


Baruch College Waste Audit Preparation

Baruch College will conduct its first waste audit on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 from 9 am to 7 pm. We invite the entire College community to participate. The Baruch waste audit will show us the type and quantity of materials thrown into our trash. In particular, it will help us identify how much recyclable waste regularly enters the general waste stream. This information will help us project cost, energy, and environmental savings if improved recycling practices were undertaken at Baruch. We are hoping this event will bring sustainability awareness to our College community and lay the foundation for a new system designed to increase recycling at Baruch. We need your help in making this a success. To register, please contact Presidential Leadership Intern, Varun Nagpal.

Hunger and Homelessness Initiative at Baruch College

This spring the University has allotted funds to each CUNY campus to support initiatives to assist students who are struggling with food insecurity and housing instability. Baruch students in immediate need will receive a food voucher which can be used at the Baruch College Cafeteria or a local off-campus establishment. Additionally, an emergency housing agreement has been developed to serve students in need of immediate, short term housing assistance. If you are aware of students who are in need, please refer them to Corlisse Thomas, AVP for Student Affairs in the VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management/Dean of Student’s Office (NVC 2-255; 646-312-4570). Additionally, if you or your class would like to participate in a community service project through Citymeals-on-Wheels to provide meals to those unable to access them, or if you have general questions about this initiative, you may also contact the VP’s office for information. We recognize the sensitivity of this issue and will work with students in need of food or housing assistance with that in mind.

25,000 T-Shirts for Haiti: Drop Box at the BPAC

Baruch College is participating in a t-shirt donation campaign to help the residents of Haiti who lost their homes and personal belongings in the recent earthquake. If you have extra t-shirts, from a promotion or event (or just extra ones that you bought but don’t wear), please consider donating them at the Box Office in the lobby of the NVC, across from the 25th Street entrance. Call or email John Malatesta at (646) 312-4083 or john.malatesta@baruch.cuny.edu with any questions.

 
Sports
 

Women’s Basketball Team Advances to CUNYAC Championship Finals

The women’s basketball team defeated the College of Staten Island last night by a score of 82-62 in the semi-finals of the CUNYAC tournament. They will be playing Hunter College for the championship on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 3 pm in the CCNY gym. For tickets, call 646-312-5048 or 5046 or stop by the Athletics Office between 11 am and 7 pm. The event is free, but you need a ticket. Read about the Bearcats' latest victory at http://athletics.baruch.cuny.edu/

 
Workshops

Feb. 24, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 1-107, 55 Lexington Avenue

Who Are We? The Politics of Naming, Labels, and Identities in Ethnic Studies

Am I Hispanic, Latino, Black, African-American, none-of-the-above, all-of-the-above or something else entirely? How do ethnic identities and racial labels arise and change over time? Why do they matter and what are their implications? Join faculty members of the Black and Hispanic Studies Dept. as they discuss these issues and consider options for renaming their department. Student input is also greatly encouraged.

Feb. 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 2-140, 55 Lexington Avenue

An Operational View of Cashflows

This presentation provides a unique look at a company’s cash flows: Businesses’ cash-to-cash cycle are viewed from the prospective of process flow analysis principles. Participants may take away simple-to-implement tools which help identify specific problem areas across the many facets of their businesses.

March 1, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Administrative Building, Room 308, 135 East 22nd St.

Perspectives on Immigration: Work from "The Ethnic Project"

The 2009-2010 Perspectives on Immigration lecture series continues with with Vilna Treitler of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, delivering a lecture titled "Work from 'The Ethnic Project." Talk will be approximately 45 minutes to be followed by questions and discussion.

March 2, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Information & Technology Building, Room 763, 151 East 25th Street

The Troubled Student: Recognizing Troubling Behavior and How to Respond

Brett Sokolow, Esq., President of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA) and the leading expert on responding to campus crisis will talk about how to recognize the signs of a student in crisis and how to address the concern. RSVP by Friday, February 26 to Marco Dinovelli.

Arts and Culture

Call for Submissions for Focus on Photography: Images from the Baruch Community

You are invited to submit your photographs for potential inclusion in Focus on Photography, a juried exhibition that will be presented this spring at Baruch’s Mishkin Gallery. All members of the Baruch community — students, staff, and faculty — are welcome to participate. The entry deadline is March 5, 2010. Click for more info and submission information.

Feb. 19 - Feb. 27: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Acting Company’s Spring 2010 Season Presents Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s iconic romantic tragedy of innocent young lovers falling victim to family hatred and cruel destiny... swords clash, everlasting love is promised and a treacherous sleeping potion is swallowed in the greatest love story of all time. Young love has never been so delightful or as dangerous as in this stirring new production from the Acting Company. Tickets are $45. More info

Feb. 26: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Duo Erato: Martha Masters and Risa Carlson, Guitars

GFA Competition prizewinners Risa Carlson and Martha Masters blend virtuosity, elegance, and interpretive nuance into an evocative voice, in repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the contemporary. More info