In the News
• "Baruch in the News Fall 2011" Roundup
• Prof. Martell Talks to Al Jazeera English on U.S. Unemployment Rate Improvement
• Watch Video of Prof. Guest's Two-Part Telemundo Feature
• Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics Submissions Due 2/17
• Feb. 15: Green Gamification: Combining Social Media & Game Mechanics to Promote Sustainability
• Feb. 15: Your First Capital Fundraising Campaign: Getting Started
• 7th Annual Battle of Lexington This Evening!
• Men's & Women's Swimming Teams Each Win Third Straight CUNYAC Championship
- Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
• Feb. 9-11: Take Dance Presents Salaryman
• Feb. 10-18: Platanos Y Collard Greens
• Feb. 24 - March 1: CUNY Professional Development Courses
In the News
"Baruch in the News Fall 2011" Roundup
During Fall 2011, faculty, staff and students at Baruch College made headlines in local, regional and national media. The Office of Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs is proud to share "Baruch in the News Fall 2011," a sampling of some of the media hits that occurred during the fall semester.
Prof. Martell Talks to Al Jazeera English on U.S. Unemployment Rate Improvement
Following last week's announcement that the U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to a new three-year low, Baruch College Saxe Distinguished Professor of Finance Terry Martell offered commentary in an Al Jazeera English story. The piece focuses on the United States' manufacturing sector, which has re-employed many in recent months. Go to the story.
Watch Video of Prof. Guest's Two-Part Telemundo Feature
Professor Ken Guest was a featured expert on a two-part story on Telemundo last week regarding Hispanics seeking work in China Town. Prof. Guest's research in China and New York's Chinatown encompasses issues of immigration, entrepreneurship, globalization, and religion. He is also the author of God in Chinatown: Religion and Survival in New York's Evolving Immigrant Community. Video from his Telemundo appearance (in Spanish) is available here: Part I, and Part II.
Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics Submissions Due Feb. 17
Members of the Baruch College faculty are invited to submit their and their students' work for the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics, which are intended to stimulate scholarship in the field of ethics, with an emphasis on ethics in professional life.
FOR THE FACULTY PRIZE ($1500), any faculty member may submit an article, essay, op-ed piece, website, or book, unpublished or recently published.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.
FOR THE STUDENT PRIZE ($500), any currently enrolled 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 deadline for submissions is Friday, February 17, 2012. Submissions and questions should be addressed to the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics Committee:
Via Email: Provost.Office@baruch.cuny.edu, Subject: Ethics Competition;
Campus Mail: Office of the Provost, Briloff Committee, D- 701;
Telephone: 646-660-6500 - More info on the Briloff Prizes can be found here.
Feb. 15, 4 pm: Green Gamification: Combining Social Media & Game Mechanics to Promote Sustainability
Information & Technology Building, Room 750 (Rackow Conference Room), 151 E. 25th St.
New research from Ogilvy Earth suggests games can be a powerful way to foster brand engagement and customer loyalty while driving green behaviors. Innovative companies are “gamifying” their marketing campaigns to fulfill human desires for rewards such as status, goods, achievement and reciprocity. This session features thought-leading social entrepreneurs who will demo and discuss their companies' game-based marketing techniques that reward green actions by using mobile Apps, website tools and social media. More info
Feb. 15, 4 pm: Your First Capital Fundraising Campaign: Getting Started
Administrative Building, Room 301, 135 East 22nd Street
This Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management event will cover:
- Why the best time to think about a capital campaign is now
- The role of organizational culture
- How to address and improve Board participation in fundraising/development
- Prospect identification and management
- Beyond traditional fundraising - creative tactics
More information on panelists and registration here.
7th Annual Battle of Lexington This Evening!
The Battle of Lexington, Baruch's marquee athletic event, will return for the seventh straight year tonight in the ARC Arena. The Bearcats will host the Bloodhounds of John Jay College in an exciting CUNYAC basketball doubleheader. The women's game will tip off at 5:30 pm, followed by the men's game at 7:30 pm. Baruch has never lost a game in the Battle of Lexington, however, John Jay will look to play spoiler this year. Come support the Bearcats tonight to find out what happens! More info
Men's & Women's Swimming Teams Each Win Third Straight CUNYAC Championship
The men's and women's swimming teams each accomplished a "three-peat" on Saturday to lift the CUNYAC Championship Trophy for the third straight year at the Lehman College Apex Aquatic Center in the Bronx. Congratulations to our Bearcat swimmers! More info
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
Feb. 9-11, 7:30 pm: Take Dance Presents Salaryman
Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
Salaryman, Takehiro Ueyama's drama around the contemporary Japanese corporate worker, looks at the stamina and dedication of the Salaryman, requiring long, monotonous work days. The salaryman is left feeling unrewarded, disrespected, and emotionally and spiritually exhausted. Struggling to keep up, the Salaryman must push on -- but his efforts will likely never lead him ahead of the game. More info
Feb. 10-18: Platanos Y Collard Greens
Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
Platanos & Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers — two college students from different cultures attracted at first sight — until mom finds out and has a heart attack! This smash hit play is now in its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info
Feb. 24 - March 1: CUNY Professional Development Courses
Below is a listing of the remaining courses offered for February 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 to HR.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.
Friday, February 24, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Creating Workplace Civility (C9100)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
This course gives employees the confidence to proactively and effectively address problematic situations while maintaining their professionalism.
Tuesday, February 28 – Thursday, March 1 (3 Days), 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Foundations of Management (C1006)
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Supervision or two years managerial experience
For Managers and Supervisors
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Get an overview of the managerial role in the public sector, including issues related to effectively managing people and processes. Emphasis is placed on dealing with internal and external customers, devising and implementing process improvement, and tracking measurable outcomes.