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CUNY Includes Baruch Student and Fulbright Grant Recipient Miguel Guzman in Latest "All Star" Lineup

Research and Photos by Natural Sciences Professor David Gruber on Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Security Notice: Do Not Respond to E-Mail Warnings About Mailbox Size Limit

Help Stop Cuts to the Federal PELL Program Serving CUNY Students

An Invitation to Fall 2011 Convocation

Register for Weight Watchers At Work Monday, July 18

ARTS & CULTURE

July 17: Homme: A World Premiere by the Sidra Bell Dance Company

News
 

CUNY Includes Baruch Student and Fulbright Grant Recipient Miguel Guzman in Latest "All Star" Lineup

All Stars

For the third year in a row, CUNY has named a roster of stand-out, "All-Star" students from across its campuses. Among those honored this year are special scholarship beneficiaries, math and science award winners, and two Fulbright Grant recipients — one being Baruch College student Miguel Guzman. As CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein notes, "CUNY students continue to win the nation's most prestigious awards, 'coached' by our world-class faculty." Congratulations to Miguel on this well-deserved recognition!

Research and Photos by Natural Sciences Professor David Gruber on Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies

The American Museum of Natural History is currently putting on an exhibit titled "Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies" of large-format images that showcase scientific research, many taken with advanced technology. Among the research and photographs exhibited are those by Baruch College natural sciences professor David Gruber, who has studied the deep coral reef and fluorescent proteins. The AMNH exhibition, going on now, was also featured in the New York Times this week; a slideshow on the Times' site includes two of Prof. Gruber's photographs (numbers 7 and 9).

Announcements
 

Security Notice: Do Not Respond to E-Mail Warnings About Mailbox Size Limit

Please be advised that there has been a new round of "phishing" attempts to get users to divulge their passwords in order to increase the size of their e-mail inbox. If you receive such a message, please just delete it. The College will never ask you for any passwords via e-mail.

Help Stop Cuts to the Federal PELL Program Serving CUNY Students

Earlier this year, the federal PELL Grant Program, which provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students, was targeted for significant reductions. With your help in contacting federal legislators, the proposed cuts to PELL awards and other financial aid programs were averted. Your participation in this important outreach effort is deeply appreciated.

However, Congress is once again considering reduction proposals in an effort to cut the budget deficit. The House of Representatives passed a budget resolution that would reduce eligibility for PELL Grants and reduce the current maximum award of $5,550 by as much as $2,510, dropping it to $3,040.

These cuts would have a devastating impact on CUNY students and their families. More than half of CUNY's undergraduate student body receives PELL Grants. National investment in the PELL Grant program is essential to enabling deserving students to finance their college education and, ultimately, contribute to our workforce and communities.

The president has set a deadline of July 22 for the House and Senate to reach a budget agreement. Take action now by contacting your congressional representatives as negotiations are taking place in Washington, D.C. Please visit supportcuny.org or click on one of the letters below to advocate for maintaining the current maximum PELL award amount. Because of State guidelines, please be sure to send from your home/personal computer, using a non-university address.

Student Letter to Support Pell Grant Program

Variation Letter to Support Pell Grant Program

An Invitation to Fall 2011 Convocation

Freshman Convocation will begin this year at 9:00 am in Mason Hall on Thursday, August 25th and will feature remarks by President Wallerstein, Provost McCarthy, Vice President Corpus, incoming Student Government President Antonio Alfonso, as well as a keynote address by Joel Whitney, founding editor of Guernica: A Magazine of Art and Politics. Joel Whitney's writing and commentary have appeared recently in The New Republic, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Paris Review, The Nation, New York Magazine and on NPR. In 2003, he was awarded a "Discovery"/The Nation Prize by the 92nd Street Y and The Nation for his poetry. His keynote address will be based on this year's freshman text, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. The ceremony will conclude with a rousing sing-along of the Baruch Alma Mater, led by Baruch Chorus Director Teresa Parker.

Immediately following Convocation, students will take part in a full day of Baruch Beginnings opening festivities including small group discussions of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. The day ends with a barbecue and Block Party on 25th Street. Parents and families of incoming freshmen will attend a parent orientation and reception. We invite Baruch faculty and staff to meet and greet parents and families at the reception scheduled from 6:30 until 8 pm in NVC 14-220.

If you plan to attend the Freshman Convocation or the Reception for Parents and Families, please RSVP by logging onto https://baruch.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9Z8EmCydzmcOdco

Please note: Because of space constraints in Mason Hall, we are asking that faculty who plan to attend Convocation be robed and seated with the platform party so that the entire freshman class can be seated in Mason Hall. If you wish to attend Convocation but do not wish to be seated on stage, you will be directed to 4 North to view the Convocation via simulcast on the large screen.

Register for Weight Watchers At Work Monday, July 18

Baruch's Weight Watchers at Work program for faculty, staff, and students is starting a new session — last summer members at the College lost a combined weight of 386 pounds! Join a free info session and register for the program on Monday, July 18 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm in Room 306 of The Field Building (17 Lexington Ave). 12 weeks for $168. Contact weightloss@baruch.cuny.edu for more info.

Arts & Culture
 

July 17: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Homme: A World Premiere by the Sidra Bell Dance Company

Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY Inc) presents the world premiere of HOMME, an evening of intimate works for the male members of SBDNY. Each performance is followed by an onstage dialogue with Drew Jacoby of Jacoby and Pronk and founder of DancePulp. More info

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