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IN THE NEWS

Baruch's Computer Center for Visually Impaired People Featured on NY1

Professor David Jones Shares Insights With Newsweek on the Uncertain Futures of Congressional Incumbents

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Next Week on CUNYTV: Programming Schedule

Freshman Convocation to Take Place on Wednesday, August 25th

Volunteers Needed for CAPS Website Focus Group/Pizza Lunch

EVENTS

June 14: Airports: 21st–Century Makeovers for the New York Metro Region

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events

May 25 - June 27: The National Yiddish Theatre Presents The Adventures of Hershele Ostropoyler

June 3 - 27: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 12 - July 31: Platanos & Collard Greens

OFFERINGS

CAPS Open House & Networking Event

 
in the news
 
CCVI

Baruch's Computer Center for Visually Impaired People Featured on NY1

NY1 News paid a visit to Baruch College to attend a recent technology demonstration through the College's Computer Center for Visually Impaired People. The video, which features some of these more modern advancements, can be viewed here.

Professor David Jones Shares Insights With Newsweek on the Uncertain Futures of Congressional Incumbents

Baruch College Political Science professor David Jones' recently-released report on the effect of Congress’s overall approval rating on that of majority-party incumbents was analyzed by Newsweek magazine this week. The article can be viewed online here.

 
Announcement
 

Next Week on CUNYTV: Programming Schedule

Missed a Baruch College event? Here's your second chance to view it -- on CUNYTV, channel 75. This coming week features The Peter Vallone Lecture Series " To Be Or Not To Be: Are the Offices of Public Advocate and Borough President Necessary?" (June 14) and Weissman Talks: Dean Jeffrey Peck Interviews Theodore Bikel (June 21). To view the full schedule, click here.

Freshman Convocation to Take Place on Wednesday, August 25th

Members of the Baruch College Community are invited to join the welcoming ceremonies for the new freshman class on Wednesday, August 25. Convocation will begin at 9:00 am in Mason Hall and will feature remarks by President Wallerstein, Provost McCarthy, Vice President Corpus, incoming Student Government President Ben Guttmann, as well as a keynote address by Black and Hispanic Studies Professor Katrin Hansing based on this year’s freshman text, The Bitter Sea by Charles N. Li. 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 take part in the Baruch Beginnings full day of opening festivities including small group discussions of The Bitter Sea, several startup workshops, and a performance of MIXED, Maya Lilly’s one-woman show about identity. The day ends with a barbecue and Street Fair on 25th Street where the entire freshman class will take part in a “flash mob!” (Synchronous dance in the street).

If you plan to attend this year's Freshman Convocation, please RSVP at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/studentaffairs/StudentLife/convofaculty.htm

Volunteers Needed for CAPS Website Focus Group/Pizza Lunch

Baruch’s Division of Continuing and Professional Studies wants to improve our website and needs your help! On Wednesday, June 16 at noon, we are holding an hour-long focus group to hear suggestions to improve our web site content and usability. No CAPS knowledge or experience required! If you choose to join us, you will be asked to complete a few computer activities using the site, fill out a short questionnaire about your experience, and discuss your ideas about what you would most like to see on the CAPS site and what changes you think we should consider. Pizzas and sodas will be served.

Please let us know if you would like to participate by emailing caps@baruch.cuny.edu with Focus Group Member in the subject line by Monday, June 14, 6 pm. A CAPS member will confirm with more detailed information. (Include your favorite pizza toppings in your message!)

Events
 

June 14, 2010, 8:30 am - 3: 15 pm: McGraw-Hill Auditorium and Gallery, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor

Airports: 21st–Century Makeovers for the New York Metro Region

Airports underpin our region’s economy. To manage dramatic growth, minimize risk, boost efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts, they’re undergoing historic change. What does it take to implement these changes? How will they be financed? What are the challenges and opportunities? A Member of Congress, top officials from the FAA and Port Authority, aviation executives and other aviation experts, and representatives of leading NGOs will examine the forces, factors, and issues in play. To register for this event co-hosted by the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College, please visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/realestate/events/airports.html

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

May 25 - June 27: 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

June 3 - 27: Bernie West Theatre, The Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Lovers, fairies, and rude mechanicals converge with hilarious consequences and unexpected joy for all in this Shakespearean classic. More info

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

 
Offeringa
 

CAPS Open House & Networking Event

Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) will hold an Open House/Networking Event on Thursday, June 17 from 6-8 pm in Room 14-280 of the Vertical Campus. This is your opportunity to learn about the 1,000+ classes and 25+ certificate programs CAPS offers. Most CAPS courses are free for Baruch staff and discounted for immediate family members.