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IN THE NEWS

Baruch College Career Development Officer Barbara Lambert Speaks to Crain's New York on the State of Wall Street

Baruch Alum Featured in Huffington Post for iPad App Success

Crain's New York Spotlights Green Building Online Certificate Program to be Offered by Baruch's Newman Real Estate Institute

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Weissman Center for International Business Issues Report on NY Area Trade

New Tier III Minor in Survey Research Coming to the School of Public Affairs

CAMPUS THANKS

Baruch College Receives Funding Support for Various Campus Improvements from the City Council and Borough President in the CFY 2011 Budget

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events

June 12 - July 31: Platanos & Collard Greens

July 9 - 23: Spaghetti and Matzo Balls Fuhgeddaboudit

July 20 - 24: Hunter Gatherers

OFFERINGS

Workplace Violence Prevention Training In July

Workshop: Supercharge Your Career Search in Tough Times

Announcements
 

Weissman Center for International Business Issues Report on NY Area Trade

The Weissman Center for International Business has announced the release of the first in a series of occasional papers it plans to publish on various aspects of international trade and its impact on the New York regional economy. “International Trade and the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan Economy” is authored by Eugene Spruck, former Chief Economist for the Port Authority, and a Weissman fellow. The data-driven paper provides a close look at the steep decline in international trade caused by the 2008-2009 global recession and its impact on the New York metropolitan region. The paper also documents the trade rebound that has accompanied the 2010 increase in economic activity. For more information about this report, contact the Weissman Center, Zicklin School of Business at 646-312-2070.

New Tier III Minor in Survey Research Coming to the School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Baruch College is pleased to introduce a new Tier III Minor in Survey Research which is designed to provide students from many disciplines (political science, market research, psychology, and sociology) with a basic introduction to survey research. Three new courses on the topic are being introduced to the College including Principles of Survey Research in the fall 2010 semester; as well as Public Opinion, Policy, and Management; and Survey Research Practicum in spring 2011. To learn more about this new minor, please contact SPA's Undergraduate Coordinator: Jennifer.Harrington@baruch.cuny.edu.

In the News
 

Baruch College Career Development Officer Barbara Lambert Speaks to Crain's New York on the State of Wall Street

As Wall Street seems to be moving toward a major downsizing, a new wave of restructuring of jobs and priorities has started to take place. In this Crain's New York analysis, Barbara Lambert of Baruch College's Starr Career Development Center offers insight into the changes she's seen in hiring within the industry.

Tom & Dom

Baruch Alum Featured in Huffington Post for iPad App Success

Baruch college alum Tom Tancredi (left) and his fraternal twin and business partner, Dom, were recipients of the "Best Use of an iPad" award at the annual iPadDevCamp 2010 NYC for their "Ghost in the Machine" Ouija-board-like iPad game. For more on the Tancredi's entrepreneurial success story, see the Huffington Post article.

Crain's New York Spotlights Green Building Online Certificate Program to be Offered by Baruch's Newman Real Estate Institute

News of the $422,528 grant given to Baruch College's Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was featured in Crain's New York last week with information on how its upcoming online certificate program for commercial building operators, property managers and portfolio asset managers will help to improve energy efficiency for New York State. View the article.

Campus Thanks
 

Baruch College Receives Funding Support for Various Campus Improvements from the City Council and Borough President in the CFY 2011 Budget

Due to the generous support of Baruch College’s City Council Member Rosie Mendez and the office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, funding has been appropriated for several important projects in the next year at Baruch College. Click here to find out more.

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

June 12 - July 31: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Platanos & Collard Greens

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 entering its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info

July 9-23: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Spaghetti and Matzo Balls Fuhgeddaboudit

What happens when a nice Italian boy falls in love with a sweet Jewish girl? Spaghetti & Matzo Balls Fuhggetaboudit! is a hilarious, fall-out-of-your-seat romantic comedy that tells the story of Tony and Sarah, two college kids from Brooklyn who fall in love. Join us on this hilarious journey with their family and friends as they discover love with lots of laughs. More info

July 20-24: Bernie West Theatre, The Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue

Hunter Gatherers

Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends Wendy and Tom for their annual dinner get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, revelations, wrestling and dancing than previous years. Hunter Gatherers is a dark comedy where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred. More info

Offerings
 

Workplace Violence Prevention Training In July

Attending training on workplace violence prevention is required by New York State Workplace Violence Prevention Law for all faculty and staff. Those who attended a session of Preventing Workplace Violence in 2007-08 or Civility and Violence (same class with new name) in 2008-09 at Baruch College do not have to attend upcoming sessions. In addition to helping the College reach full compliance, you will gain awareness on this important issue and be able to address concerns earlier, thereby helping to eliminate or minimize threatening incidents to maintain a secure, safe, and healthy campus environment for all of us. Baruch College is committed to ensuring a safe and secure academic and work environment for all members of the College.

The training schedule is as follows:

Date Time Location
Thursday, July 15 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm VC 14-280

Monday, July 19
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm VC 14-269
Thursday, July 22 10:00 am – 12:00 pm VC 14-269
Tuesday, July 27 10:00 am – 12:00 pm VC 14-269

To register, email HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu. If you have 10 or more faculty/staff members who need to attend and would like to arrange a session for your division, school, or department, please contact Leah Schanke, Training and Development Specialist, at (646) 660-6618 or leah.schanke@baruch.cuny.edu.

You can review CUNY's Workplace Violence Policy and Procedures at this link:
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/documents/CUNY-Policy-workplace_violence.pdf

July 20 - August 17, Tuesdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room TBA, $120 fee

Supercharge Your Career Search in Tough Times

This Department of Management's five-session intensive program is for students, alumni, and friends who are looking to promote their talent by mastering the skills needed for finding that new job, being noticed for advancement where they work, or transitioning to a new career. Review of resumes, practice managing awkward interview questions, and other areas needed for career success are included in the series. Meet with an executive coach to identify the path to your ideal career. Learn effective job search skills in role-plays and interactive exercises, and practice how to develop a strong workplace presence. Class size is strictly limited and will be held on five Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm. For more information or to register, please contact Linda Moore at 646-312-3620 or Linda.Moore@baruch.cuny.edu