Baruch Bearcats Compete With Division I and Ivy League Yale University
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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;
• 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.
Tonight, 6 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 2-140, 55 Lexington Ave
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.
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
Jan. 13-23: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
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
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
Tonight - Jan. 25, 6:00 - 8:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 9-215, 55 Lexington Ave, $120
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
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 email@example.com. More info