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IN THE NEWS

Entrepreneurship Research Journal Launches Inaugural Issue

SPORTS

Baruch Bearcats Compete With Division I and Ivy League Yale University

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Scheduled Network Outage Taking Place Monday, January 17

Submissions Sought for Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics 2010-2011

Invitation to Suggest Titles for the Fall 2011 Freshman Text

EVENTS

Tonight: Small Business Presence on the Web

Jan. 19: Cities as Accelerators of Sustainable Development

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events

Jan 13-23: Dzul Dance's 2011 NYC Spring Season

Jan. 20: Released: A Film Based on the Off-Broadway PlayThe Castle

OFFERINGS

Tonight - Jan. 25: Supercharge Your Career

Jan. 20: Certificate Workshop for Managers: Negotiation Essentials

News
 

Entrepreneurship Research Journal Launches Inaugural Issue

The inaugural issue of Entrepreneurship Research Journal (ERJ), a new research journal within the field of entrepreneurship that encourages a scholarly exchange between researchers from any field of study who focus on entrepreneurs, was launched in early January. Co-edited by Ramona K. Zachary, Academic Director of the Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship and the Peter S. Jonas Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baruch College, and Chandra S. Mishra, Office Depot Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida Atlantic University, ERJ will be published four times a year by The Berkley Electronic PressTM and can be accessed via the ERJ website at www.bepress.com/erj. More info

Sports
 

Baruch Bearcats Compete With Division I and Ivy League Yale University

Baruch Vs Yale

The Baruch College Bearcats fought a good fight against Yale University in a recent basketball match-up on Saturday, January 8 at the Ivy League's John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Connecticut. Overall, Yale won the category battle, but the Bearcats kept the game competitive throughout. Get the full story.

Announcements

Scheduled Network Outage Taking Place Monday, January 17

Due to essential work on the electrical system in the Newman Vertical Campus computer room, the campus network and all local Baruch College computer systems will be unavailable on Monday, January 17, 2011 from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. (The college will be closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day). There will be no access to faculty/staff e-mail, Baruch College web pages, the wireless network, or Degreeworks from on-site or off-site.

Please note that within the Newman Vertical Campus building ONLY, there will be no telephone service during this period. Telephone service in the Library building and South Campus will not be affected.

From off campus there will be access to systems that are hosted outside the Baruch network, such as Blackboard®, eSIMS, BOSS, and student e-mail.

Blackboard, eSIMS, and ePermit are available via the CUNY Portal at http://www.cuny.edu/

Student Email - Live @ Baruch http://mail.live.com

If you have questions about this outage or other technology-related items, please contact the BCTC Help Desk at 646-312-1010 or by email at helpdesk@baruch.cuny.edu.

Submissions Sought for Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics 2010-2011

The Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics are intended to stimulate scholarship in the field of ethics, with an emphasis on ethics in professional life. The prizes are funded by a gift from alumnus Charles R. Dreifus, ('66, MBA '73) in honor of Abraham J. Briloff, Emmanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus. The prizes are awarded annually to a faculty member who has written an important topical article, essay or book on ethics and to a student or students who have written an outstanding research paper or essay, also as it relates to current events.

"Ethics" in professional life is used in the broadest sense. Relevant topics include but are not limited to: ethical decision making for managers and professionals related to business enterprises, the ethical and social implications of investment policies, ethics in public policy, ethics in law and medicine, ethics in the academic world, the ethics of business and government relations, and corporate accountability.

FOR THE FACULTY PRIZE, 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. THE FACULTY AWARD IS $1,500.

FOR THE STUDENT PRIZE, any currently enrolled Baruch College 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 STUDENT AWARD IS $500.

The prize winners are selected by a committee of faculty from the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 18, 2011.

Submissions and questions should be addressed to the Briloff Prizes in Ethics Committee via email to: Provost.Office@baruch.cuny.edu,
Subject: Briloff Prizes

Invitation to Suggest Titles for the Fall 2011 Freshman Text

On behalf of Provost James McCarthy, you are invited to suggest titles for the twelfth annual freshman text. This activity is one of few opportunities for the entire Baruch community to engage together in a shared intellectual pursuit. All entering freshmen receive a free copy of the selected text and are asked to read it prior to attending the fall Convocation, where the text is the subject of the keynote address. Titles can be fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary, but the committee is particularly looking for titles that:
• students will be eager to read on their own over the summer and discuss;
• will challenge students intellectually;
• faculty can incorporate into their course reading lists;
• can be discussed across the disciplines;
• have not already appeared on most high school reading lists;
• ideally do not exceed 300-350 pages.

In addition, this year we are looking especially for titles that explore one or more of the following areas:
• identity formation through the arts, culture, sexual orientation, or migration; civic/global awareness;
• ethics;
• the influence of technology on privacy.

The committee welcomes one or two suggestions per individual (rather than a complete list of your favorite books!) For a complete listing of past titles selected as the freshman reading go to: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/orientation/freshman-text.html

If you would like to recommend a book for consideration, please email Mark Spergel (Mark.Spergel@baruch.cuny.edu) no later than January 15th.

Events
 

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

Small Business Presence on the Web

This workshop will introduce basic web concepts and guide the entrepreneur in creating a web presence. Issues such as hosting, websites and content management systems will be discussed. Design principles and web prototyping will also be explored. Register online.

Jan. 19, 6 pm: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Cities as Accelerators of Sustainable Development

Expert panelists will parse out the factors that make cities and urban livelihoods sustainable and reflect on the short-term and long-term changes required to mainstream sustainable practices and policies. Come contribute to the discussion of how cities can accelerate local and global sustainable development, resilience, and prosperity while adapting to the challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, and globalization. More info

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

Jan. 13-23: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Dzul Dance's 2011 NYC Spring Season

Dzul Dance was created in 2003 and fuses dance with aerial arts as a means to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic and Mexican culture and create dialogue between contemporary art and historical heritage. After a sell-out 2010 season, Dzul Dance returns with the premiere of Forest of Kings, and the return of its highly acclaimed performance, Danzon. More info

Jan. 20, 6 and 8:30 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Released: A Film Based on the Off-Broadway Play The Castle

These first public film screenings of Released capture the journeys of three men as they progressed from troubled criminal backgrounds, through over 70 years served collectively in the New York State Prison system, to their re-entry to society through the residential facility called "The Castle." Each showing will be followed by a brief talk with the film makers. More info

Offerings
 

Tonight - Jan. 25, 6:00 - 8:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 9-215, 55 Lexington Ave, $120

Supercharge Your Career

How skillful are you in finding a job in your career field? Being promoted within your existing company? Making a transition to a new company? The Management Department's four-session intensive program is for students, alumni, and others who are looking to promote their talent by mastering the skills needed for finding a new job, being noticed for advancement, or transitioning to a new career. Review of resumes, practice managing awkward interview questions, and other areas needed for career success are facilitated by Zicklin Instructor Leigh Henderson. PLUS: a Strong Interest Inventory to identify possible career paths. More info

Jan. 19, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 9-215, 55 Lexington Ave, $200

Certificate Workshop for Managers: Negotiation Essentials

This experiential seminar will offer the fundamental strategies that you need to know to be effective at the bargaining table. Dr. Mary Kern is an award winning instructor with research published in the Harvard Business Review, Group Decision and Negotiation, International Journal of Conflict Management, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and Psychological Science. RSVP by Jan. 20 to linda.moore@baruch.cuny.edu. More info

 
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