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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Baruch College Hall Of History Debuts in the Information and Technology Building

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A Celebration of the Life of Vice Chancellor Ernesto Malave

Reminder: Find Answers to Your HR Questions Online

Students in Crisis: How Can I Help?

Baruch Statistical Consulting Laboratory Open House

EVENTS

Feb. 8: 2009-2010 Perspectives on Immigration Lecture Series: Open Borders: Absurd Chimera or Inevitable Future Policy?

Feb. 9: Time for Charter Change? A Panel Discussion on New York City's Charter

ARTS AND CULTURE

The Silberman Concert Series
Tonight: David Jalbert, Solo Piano
Feb. 5-7: Dzul Dance Presents "Danzon"

Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents the 55 Underground Concert Series:
Feb. 12: Folk Rock Musician Ari Hest in Concert
Feb. 13: Jazz and Blues Vocalist Pyeng Threadgill
Feb. 18:
Jazz Rock Experimental Quartet "The Breakfast"

OFFERINGS

iCoach Professional Coaching Program

February is Diversity/Communication Month!

 
Academic Excellence
 

Baruch College Hall Of History Debuts in the Information and Technology Building

There’s something new on the Baruch College campus and it’s big and eye-catching: two giant murals on the east and west walls of the atrium depicting Baruch College’s rich heritage — from the founding of the Free Academy in 1847 to the opening of the Newman Vertical Campus in 2001. Read more

 
Announcement

 

A Celebration of the Life of Vice Chancellor Ernesto Malave

The City University of New York Board of Trustees Chairperson Benno Schmidt and Chancellor Matthew Goldstein will be hosting a remembrance celebration for Ernesto Malave, CUNY Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance, who passed away unexpectedly in November. The memorial event in his honor will take place on Friday, February 5th from 10 am - 12 pm at Hostos Community College. A live screening of the service will be shown in room 14-270 of the Newman Vertical Campus. For more information, please visit www.cuny.edu/ernestolegacy.

Reminder: Find Answers to Your HR Questions Online

As a reminder, answers to many common human resources questions can be found on the Office of Human Resources (OHR) website. There you will find a wide array of useful information on topics such as CUNYfirst, new hire information, policies and procedures, benefits, union and welfare funds, job and training opportunities, and holiday schedules. You will also find many of the forms you need to conduct business with OHR, including timesheets, and health insurance and payroll forms, many of them in a fillable format. Links to sites such as CUNY jobs, Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions, Continuing and Professional Studies, and to pension and benefit agencies are listed. In addition, there are benefits summaries, which provide employees access to information about their benefits including training and development and retirement. If you have any questions related to the HR site, please e-mail Donna.Katz@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646-660-6590.

Students in Crisis: How Can I Help?

According to recent data, nearly 50% of college students report feeling so depressed that it is difficult to function, and 10% say they have seriously considered suicide in the past year. As faculty and staff members, you play a vital role in helping to identify these at-risk students so that they can get the support they need. In an effort to do this effectively, the College is taking part in a pilot program that gives faculty and staff the opportunity to engage in simulated conversations with students who show symptoms of depression, anxiety, paranoia, or thoughts of suicide. By taking part in this program, you can expect to gain awareness and confidence when faced with actual students exhibiting these symptoms. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Marco Dinovelli for further information and a login.

Baruch Statistical Consulting Laboratory Open House

The Statistical Consulting Laboratory, which offers assistance to Baruch faculty and PhD students conducting quantitative analyses, will be holding an open house on Thursday, February 11 from 11 am to 3 pm in the Newman Vertical Campus, Room 11-170. Professor Ron Neath and graduate assistant Irina Cobir will join director Shulamith T. Gross in explaining the lab's services and introduce attendants to future mini-course topics to be offered by the lab. Current topics include: Bayesian Statistical Analysis with WinBugs, Multilevel Modeling with HLM6, and Structural Equation Modeling with LISREL. Attendants will be able to register for the mini-course of their choice at the open house.

 
 
Workshops

Feb. 8, 12:30 - 1:30 pm | Administrative Building, Room 308, 135 East 22nd Street

2009-2010 Perspectives on Immigration Lecture Series: Open Borders: Absurd Chimera or Inevitable Future Policy?

The 2009-2010 Perspectives on Immigration lecture series continues with John Casey of the School of Public Affairs delivering a lecture titled "Open Borders: Absurd Chimera or Inevitable Future Policy?"

Feb. 9, 5:30 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 East 25th Street

Time for Charter Change? A Panel Discussion on New York City's Charter

Baruch College's Center for Leadership and Innovation in Government and the Citizens Union will host a panel discussion on whether or not a need exists to revise New York City's charter.

Arts and Culture

The Silberman Concert Series

Tonight: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

David Jalbert, Solo Piano

Solo Pianist David Jalbert performs the music of Shostakovich, Wijeratne, and Schumann as part of the 24th season of the Silberman Concert Series at Baruch Performing Arts Center. More info

Feb. 5-7: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Dzul Dance Presents "Danzon"

The internationally acclaimed New York City and Mexico based company fuses dance with aerial arts as a means to communicate pre-Hispanic and Mexican culture. More info

Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents the 55 Underground Concert Series:

Feb. 12: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Folk Rock Musician Ari Hest in Concert

Already signed to a major label contract, Ari Hest opted out of his deal so that he could have more control over his art. He then embarked on his ambitious "52" project, during which he spent all of last year immersed in an unprecedented effort — to write, record, produce and release one new song per week, for 52 weeks in a row. Now he's sharing the resulting album with the Baruch community. More info

Feb. 13: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Jazz and Blues Vocalist Pyeng Threadgill

Baruch Performing Arts Center welcomes jazz and blues vocalist Pyeng Threadgill and her band for her debut concert at Baruch College, accompanied by Tyler Wood (keys), Derek Nievergelt (bass), Kevin Louis (cornet, percussion), John Shannon (guitar), and Evan Pazner (drums). More info

Feb. 18: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Jazz Rock Experimental Quartet "The Breakfast"

The Breakfast is a hard-hitting jazz rock experimental quartet whose music ranges from progressive rock to sonic landscapes. More info

Offerings

iCoach Professional Coaching Program

The Management Department at Baruch College and the highly-regarded iCoachNewYork will be offering a three-month, one-day/week Professional Coaching Program specially designed for managers, consultants, and human resource professionals who wish to learn executive coaching skills. The program begins on March 5, 2010. The Professional Coaching Program is uniquely successful because every participant receives individual attention and actual coaching cases are assigned. iCoachNewYork and Baruch have successfully offered the PCP program since 2005. Please visit icoachnewyork.com or call 212-279-0009 to learn more about this program or to apply for an interview.

February is Diversity/Communication Month!

Below is a listing of Technology courses for January 2010 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 Fanny Zou in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6591 or e-mail your application to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu. University Training likes to receive applications at least 10 days before the start of a course, and popular courses do fill up quickly. 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 Leah Schanke, Baruch College training and development specialist, at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6618. NOTE: Applicants for all PDLM technology workshops except WTT109 must complete an on-line pre-class assessment to determine appropriate class level. A URL for the assessment location will be sent to registered applicants.

Cross-Cultural Communication

This workshop explores the different communication styles that exist in a diverse workplace. Through structured exercises, participants will experience the value of multiple perspectives and see how increased sensitivity to diversity issues can maximize effective communication in the workplace.

Date: 02/08/2010
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: C2210
Cost: $60 per person

Report Writing for Managers and Professionals NEW!

A course designed to provide professional staff members with a review of the standard elements of written reports. Participants will work with sample reports in addition to their own materials. Emphasis will be to ensure that participants prepare complete, well-organized, and well-formatted documents. Target audience: Managers, supervisors, and professionals

Date: 02/04/2010 and 02/05/2010 (2-day course)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: C1030
Cost: $120 per person

Negotiating Win-Win Agreements

Successful completion of this workshop will enable participants to become effective negotiators in both their professional and personal lives. The principal focus will be to provide participants will skills for transforming contention and stalemates into dynamic, productive, and positive interactions that benefit all parties involved.

Date: 02/10/2010 and 02/11/2010 (2-day course)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: C3131
Cost: $120 per person

Easy English for the Multi-Lingual Writer NEW!

A course designed for writers for whom English is not their first language. Participants will work on job-related writing exercises designed to strengthen their ability to write with proper English. The course will give participants an awareness of their writing strengths and a sense of confidence in their ability to overcome their English writing challenges on their own.

Date: 02/18/2010 and 02/19/2010 (2-day course)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: C8005
Cost: $120 per person

The Art of Assertiveness

This course will focus on ways individuals can establish trust, mutual respect, and openness to develop an assertive approach when interacting with others. Participants will learn how to build “win-win” relationships to attain the communication results they expect without appearing “‘heavy-handed.” Also presented will be methods for actively persuading others without being aggressive.

Date: 02/22/2010
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: C2010
Cost: $60 per person

Fundamentals of Effective Presentation

This program will provide participants with conviction, control, and poise needed to make effective presentations. Specifically, participants will gain skills and direction needed to become comfortable with their presentation style. Participants also will receive feedback on videotaped practice presentations.

Date: 02/23/2010
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office 57th Street
Course No: C9114
Cost: $60 per person

Clown: A Diversity Experience

This is a special course for employees who are having "diversity issues." The course has been a bit re-designed from last year's version but it still challenges employees to explore the foundations for personal bias and prejudice and encourages them to think in terms of diversity and inclusion. Due to the nature of the subject matter, class size is extremely limited (10 participants).

Date: 02/24/2010
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: PDP121
Cost: Free