Video: Renovating the Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue
A video about the necessary and planned renovation of the Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue has been prepared for presentation to members of the New York State Senate and Assembly. The video stresses the importance of this historic building to the Baruch College community and to New York City, and delivers a request to our legislators for state funding. Watch the video now.
Baruch Thanks the Zicklin School of Business AACSB Accreditation Team
It’s now official: The Zicklin School of Business and the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy have maintained their accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). President Stan Altman, Provost Jim McCarthy, Zicklin School of Business dean John Elliott, and the entire Baruch College community would like to extend their thanks to the Zicklin committees who spent many hours collaborating on this year’s AACSB report. Find out more about it.
American Volleyball Coaches Association Ranks Baruch in Top Ten
A new poll conducted and distributed by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Division III men’s volleyball teams has ranked Baruch College number ten in the nation. To see the full list of rankings, go here.
CUNY Supports Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts
Counseling, fundraising, and food and clothing drives are among the activities the colleges of the City University of New York are involved in in support of earthquake-devastated Haiti. For more information on CUNY college initiatives, go here. For a general listing of NYC-based Haiti relief efforts, go here.
Suggestions Welcome for the Fall 2010 Freshman Text
The Freshman Text Selection Committee has begun the process of picking a common reading for the Fall 2010 incoming freshman class. 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 but the committee is particularly looking for titles that: students will be eager to read; 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. If you would like to recommend a book for consideration, please email Mark Spergel no later than February 5th. For a complete list of past titles selected as the freshman reading, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/orientation/destination-baruch.html.
Jan. 26, 12:45 - 2:15pm | Newman Vertical Campus Room 14-267, 55 Lexington Avenue
This panel discussion is jointly sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Academic Integrity Committee. There will be three brief presentations (or “provocations”) followed by a respondent and open discussion. Participants include Prof. Ellen Block, ESL Coordinator; Prof. Frank Cioffi, Writing Director;
Prof. Randy B. Hensley, Head of Instruction, Library; and Prof. Cheryl Smith, Director of WAC. More info
Jan. 28, 12:30 - 2:30 pm | Newman Vertical Campus Room 1-107, 55 Lexington Avenue
The Office of Student Life will be hosting this event as a means for the community to come together, rally for support, and donate to Haiti relief efforts. Baruch’s undergraduate student government, Caribbean Student Association, SOCA (Student Organization for Caribbean Appreciation), West Indian Culture Club, and Hillel will be present to raise awareness as well as fundraise.
Jan 7 - 24 | Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
Originally produced in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan, to much popular and critical acclaim, Auto Da Fe is a dreamscape of collective amnesia, life during wartime, the self-conscious erasure of history and national identity, and a search for meaning and beauty. More info
Jan. 14 - Feb. 7: The Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue
Mirthful comedy ensues as wild shenanigans, mistaken identity, and obsessive love combine for this headlong, swooning tale of "present laughter." More info
Feb. 25, 2:30 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
Mandel will talk about the blues as it lives today — as a popular music, as the foundation for other forms of popular music, and as a folkloric American theme as much honored in legend as in everyday usage. More info