In the News
      • U.S. News & World Report Ranks Baruch College Among 2013 Best Graduate Schools
      • Two Baruch College Students Named 2011 CUNY Nobel Science Challenge Winners
  • Announcements
      •  Baruch College to Join World Cleanup 2012 - Information Session Tonight
      • Invitation to Faculty and Staff: Join Baruch College's 47th Commencement Exercises
  • Events
      March 20: A Reading and Conversation with Poet Laurie Sheck
      March 21: A Talk Entitled "General Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews" with featured speaker Jonathan Sarna
      March 22: Women’s History Month Awards Ceremony and Discussion on Empowerment and Gender Equality
      March 23: Screening & Q&A of Film A Better Life

    Sports
    • • Another Major Comeback! Baruch Men's Baseball Overcome 10-0 Deficit to Defeat Skidmore 15-11
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      Tonight, March 15: RJ2 Benefit Concert
      March 17: NY Piano Society

    Offerings
    • April 2 - 27: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Baruch College Among 2013 Best Graduate Schools

US News & World Report Grad School rankingsBaruch College’s Zicklin School of Business was rated a top MBA program with the most financial value at graduation according to a survey in U.S. News & World Report. Of the 437 business schools surveyed in 2011, the Zicklin School of Business’s MBA program is ranked #2 as the best place for students to earn the most in their first year after graduation relative to their debt load. This is the second year the Zicklin School ranked in the Top 5 for this category.

Baruch’s School of Public Affairs also ranked -- at #46, up 11 spots from a 2008 ranking of #57. In addition, SPA received high marks in the specialty area of Nonprofit Management debuting on the ranking at #21. More info

Two Baruch College Students Named 2011 CUNY Nobel Science Challenge Winners

2011 Nobel Science ChallengeThe Winter-Spring 2012 CUNY Research Newsletter announced two Baruch College student winners, Shokhrukh Erkino (second place) and Caroline Lu (third place), in the economics category of CUNY's 2011 Nobel Science Challenge. The Challenge invites CUNY undergraduate students to describe in 1000-1500 words the scientific concepts behind the work for which one of the 2011 Nobel winners received their respective prize and the present and future significance of the research to humanity. The outlines must make the science accessible to the lay person. Congratulations to our students, who were presented with their awards (two Apple iPad 2s) at a ceremony on February 29.

Announcements

Baruch College to Join World Cleanup 2012 - Information Session Tonight

World Cleanup 2012 banner

At this very moment, volunteers, NGOs, and many other groups and organizations all over the world are coming together to initiate the most ambitious global volunteer action ever - World Cleanup 2012: a series of local, national and regional cleanup events, starting March 24th and lasting until September 15, 2012.

Baruch College is organizing the first clean-up in New York State for April 28, 2012 and needs your help! All you have to do is stand up and make a decision to engage your community for one day in 2012.

Interested? Join us this evening, Thursday March 15th, 2012 at 5 pm in NVC 4125 to learn more about how you can make a tremendous difference at Baruch College and for the greater New York City Community.

Invitation to Faculty and Staff: Join Baruch College's 47th Commencement Exercises

faculty at 2011 commencementOn Wednesday, May 30th, Baruch College will celebrate its Forty-Seventh Commencement Exercises at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North. Please join your colleagues in an academic procession as we honor our Baruch graduates and their accomplishments on this very auspicious occasion. Your role in the success of our graduates has been integral. It is only fitting that you participate and bear witness to the joy and pride of the parents, family and friends of our graduates. There will be two commencement ceremonies, beginning at 10:30 am and at 3:00 pm respectively. Each ceremony will consist of both undergraduate and graduate students. As always, lunch will be served to all faculty and staff, giving you the opportunity to not only spend some time with your colleagues, but to reflect back on the past year and your accomplishments in getting our students to the next step in their life's journey.

To confirm your attendance at commencement, to volunteer as a marshal and/or to order your academic regalia, please complete this form. Commencement faculty regalia is available at no cost to members of the faculty and staff. However, it is important that you place your order no later than Friday, March 30th. More info

Events

March 20, 5:45 pm: A Reading and Conversation with Poet Laurie Sheck

Information & Technology Building, Rackow Conference Room (750), 151 E. 25th St.

Laurie ScheckA  reading and conversation with Laurie Sheck, the spring Harman Visiting Writer. Ms. Sheck is the author of five books of poems, including The Willow Grove, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Reception at 5 pm. Reading at 5:45 pm.

Co-Sponsored by Poets & Writers and The Jewish Studies Center at Baruch. More info

March 21, 1 pm: A Talk Entitled "General Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews" with featured speaker Jonathan Sarna

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave

Joseph Sarna is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History. He has written, edited, or co-edited more than twenty books, and is best known for the acclaimed American Judaism: A History, which received the Jewish Book Council's Jewish Book of the Year Award in 2004. More info

March 22, 9 am: Women’s History Month Awards Ceremony and Discussion on Empowerment and Gender Equality

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave

Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and the Coalition of Latin American Consuls in New York (CLACNY) will be celebrating Latinas in New York City during this Women's History Month event at Baruch College. Keynote Speaker: Honorable Michelle Bachelet, under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women. RSVP to 212-669-4465 or conference@manhattanbp.org. See flyer here.

March 23, 12:15 pm: Screening & Q&A of Film A Better Life

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave

A Better LifeThe Latino Students Clubs of Baruch College proudly presents a screening of A Better Life, a film directed by Chris Weitz, better known as the director of the Twilight saga. The film's lead actor, Damian Bichir, was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award this year. This very touching film follows a gardener in East L.A. who struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give him opportunities he never had. Chris Weitz will participate in an open discussion immediately following the screening.

In an effort to bring awareness about the challenges of the undocumented, a reception with food, refreshments and speakers will follow. Donations will be collected to support the United We Dream Network, the aim of which is to achieve equal access to higher education for all people, regardless of immigration status. RSVP to RSVPABetterLife@gmail.com.

Sports

Another Major Comeback! Baruch Men's Baseball Overcome 10-0 Deficit to Defeat Skidmore 15-11

baseball

For the second time in a week, the Baruch baseball team has overcome a double-digit deficit to record a dramatic victory in Fort Myers, Florida.

On Saturday, the Bearcats trailed 12-0 to Muhlenberg, but rallied to win by the score of 14-13 in the greatest comeback in team history.

On Tuesday, the Bearcats trailed 10-0 to Skidmore, but rallied back again to win by the score of 15-11 to finish their memorable trip in Florida with four wins in their last five games. More info

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

Tonight, March 15, 7:45 pm: RJ2 Benefit Concert

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Join a night of music and charity to benefit Hillel at Baruch Sephardic Jewish Club, featuring pop rock original & cover songs by RJ2. More info

March 17, 7:30 pm: NY Piano Society

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

This performance of the NY Piano Society will aksi feature young guest violinists Hana Mundiya, Clara and Oliver Neubauer. More info


Offerings

April 2 - 27: CUNY Professional Development Courses

Below is a listing of the remaining courses offered for April 2012 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). To register for one or more courses, please complete the application located here and fax the completed application to Andrew Smilowitz in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6614 or e-mail your application to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu no later than seven days before the class date. Most courses are free or have a reasonable fee that will be charged to the College, not to individual department budgets.

For further information on professional development programs from CUNY University Training, please visit the CUNY training web site: www.cuny.edu/training.

For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Andrew Smilowitz at Andrew.Smilowitz@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6592 or Leah Schanke at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6618.

Monday, April 2, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Attitude is Everything (C9266)
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
For Administrative Staff
Learn to maintain a positive attitude while identifying the underlying causes of negative attitudes. Explore methods for responding to different attitudes in a positive and productive way.

Tuesday, April 10, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Working with Generations X, Y, and Z (C9263)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Gain an understanding of the different generational styles to foster positive and productive workplace interactions across generations.

Wednesday, April 11, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Effective Office Management for Today’s Workplace (C2202)
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
For Administrative Staff
Explore common workplace challenges, as well as strategies for managing time and changing priorities, developing effective office routines, better communication, increased motivation and enlisting help to build a team environment.

Friday, April 13, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Excel Level 1 (WTT141)
Location: Baruch College
Learn to create, edit and format Excel worksheets. An introduction to formulas, functions and the chart wizard also will be presented.

Tuesday, April 17, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Effective Telephone Skills (C5044)
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
For Administrative Staff
Learn to create “customer” satisfaction through effective communication and to deal effectively with difficult people over the telephone.

Friday, April 20, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Managing Multiple Priorities (C5044)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
For Administrative Staff
Learn to clarify and set work and personal goals and priorities, stay organized, take charge of time, recognize and overcome productivity killers, and utilize planning and organizing tools to measure and monitor progress.

Tuesday, April 24, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
“People Smart” Strategies for Positive Relationships (C9156)
Location: Central Office
For Administrative Staff
Explore smart strategies to manage personality conflicts, complain less, maintain self-control, and avoid undermining your own work performance when faced with challenging situations.

Friday, April 27, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Excel Level 2 (WTT241)
Location: Baruch College
Learn to rotate chart text, plot data, work with objects, and sort and protect data. Create headers and footers, sparklines, and work with formulas and functions (such as “If” functions).

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