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Prof. Terrence F. Martell Invited to Address 8th Shanghai Derivatives Market Forum as a Leading Academic Expert

CUNY TV to Air Three-Part Series on Baruch College Conference "Immigrants and Services in New York City"

The School of Public Affairs at Baruch College Publishes New Case Studies on Nonprofit Advocacy

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Prof. Thomas Lyons to Recieve 2011 Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award

Support CUNY Restoration of $45.2 Million to City Budget

EVENTS

June 16: Business Plan Basics

June 21: The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute and CUNY's Building Performance Lab Launch Online "Building Performance Toolkit"

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events:

Through June 26: The National Yiddish Theatre Presents The Adventures of Hershele Ostropoyler

Through June 26: Platanos & Collard Greens

News
 

Prof. Terrence F. Martell Invited to Address 8th Shanghai Derivatives Market Forum as a Leading Academic Expert

Prof. Martell delivering lectureSaxe Distinguished Professor of Finance and Director of the Weissman Center for International Business, Terrence Martell, was invited this year to address the 8th Shanghai Derivates Market Forum — the most significant event in the futures industry in China. Prof. Martell spoke on the interrelationship between global economic activity and the global commodities market at the forum sponsored by the Shanghai Futures Exchange on May 28, 2011.

CUNY TV to Air Three-Part Series on Baruch College Conference "Immigrants and Services in New York City"

CUNY TVCUNY TV (channel 75) is now airing -- as a three-part series -- a day-long conference hosted by the School of Public Affairs on May 25, 2011 to discuss immigration services and policies in New York City. The conference was co-sponsored by the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and The City University of New York. Throughout the day, speakers took a look at local immigration policies and services in the context of a burgeoning national debate on immigration and immigrants. Speakers came from a wide spectrum of academic departments, government agencies, diplomatic offices, and advocacy groups. Dean David Birdsell said of the conference, "Too often, the debate over immigration policy generates more heat than light. This conference aims to shine a bright light on the practical challenges of providing services to immigrants in the nation's largest city."

Part one of the series which explores New Yorkers' Attitudes Toward Immigrants first ran on June 13 and will air again this Saturday at 4 pm. For the full schedule on when to catch parts two and three, click here.

The School of Public Affairs at Baruch College Publishes New Case Studies on Nonprofit Advocacy

The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management of Baruch College's School of Public Affairs has published three multi-media case studies funded by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation under its "Improving the Performance of Public Institutions" program. The case studies document landmark attempts by nonprofit organizations to drive policy changes on key issues in New York City including solid waste management and environmental justice, child welfare and foster care and equitable funding of New York City schools. For free copies of the case study materials and more information about the project, visit the project website. More info

Announcements
 

Prof. Thomas Lyons to Recieve 2011 Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award

LyonsIt was announced this week that Baruch College Lawrence N. Field Family Chair in Entrepreneurship and Management Professor Thomas Lyons will be the recipient of the 2011 Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award by the International Community Development Society (CDS). The award will be presented at the Society's Joint International Conference in July. The Bradshaw award is presented to a CDS member in recognition of his or her outstanding contribution to research in community development. In Professor Lyons' case, this research has spanned a period of 24 years, with a focus on the role of entrepreneurship in economic development within communities. His ideas on the subject have been applied internationally and have been the basis for college courses, several books, and programs for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. The prestigious Bradshaw award is reserved for the most highly regarded and proactive researchers in the field of community development. The College congratulates Professor Lyons on this deserving recognition of his work.

Support CUNY Restoration of $45.2 Million to City Budget

As you may have heard, the proposed Fiscal 2012 budget for New York City calls for $45.2 million less in direct operating support for CUNY's six community colleges. We urgently ask you to contact City Council members to urge their support to restore the proposed reductions and provide critically needed funding.

The City's budget also proposes a cut of $6 million to the Peter F. Vallone Scholarship program. Scholarship support is crucial to CUNY students, most of whom work part-time or full-time while they pursue a degree.

Please visit www.supportcuny.org today and e-mail your council members. Draft letters are also provided below, and we encourage you to personalize them to reflect your individual circumstance or opinion. Please ask relatives, friends, alumni, and others to express their views. Especially in these difficult economic times, community colleges provide a crucial pathway to careers and educational advancement, thus strengthening New York's workforce and the tax base. Because of State guidelines, please be sure to send from your home/personal computer, using a non-university address.

Thank you for your continued support.

Events
 

June 16, 6 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 2-140, 55 Lexington Ave

Business Plan Basics

This seminar introduces the entrepreneur and small business owner to the basic format and concepts expected in a business plan. Participants will learn tips on how to think like a potential investor as well as have a chance to start writing their own plan. Register online.

June 21, 9 am: The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, 137 East 22nd Street

The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute and CUNY's Building Performance Lab Launch Online "Building Performance Toolkit"

Baruch College's Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute and CUNY's Building Performance Lab will formally launch a new web site at an event on June 21st from 9am - 11am at the Newman Institute. The "Building Performance Toolkit" web site (preview here) is designed to help commercial property owners and managers achieve sustainability goals -- and do so cost effectively. Jack S. Nyman, Director of the Newman Institute, points out that the new Toolkit web site will not only be useful in its own right; it will eventually serve as a portal to the online energy efficiency curriculum that the Institute and Lab are now developing under a major grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE), with additional funding from NYSERDA. More info

Arts & Culture
 

BPAC events

Through June 26: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The National Yiddish Theatre Presents The Adventures of Hershele Ostropoyler

Before the Marx Brothers, there was "Hershele," a beloved folk hero and compassionate jester who battles injustice armed only with his wits. In this comic tale full of song, Hershele mobilizes a community to overcome the greedy desires of a villain who stands in the way of young love. The lively music and "meshugene" antics will inspire gales of laughter, set toes tapping and make for a truly memorable evening at the theater. More info

Through June 26: 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

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