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IN THE NEWS

Professor Ozgur Demirtas Ranks #18 in RateMyProfessors.com '09-10 Survey

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13th Annual Teaching & Technology Conference Next Friday

Baruch Campus Space Survey Underway

SPORTS

Two Baruch Women's Basketball Team Members Named to D3Hoops.com All-Atlantic Region All-Star Team

EVENTS

March 23: Google Vs. China

March 23: Consumer Insight Through Ethnographic Research

March 24: Green TV: Driving Ratings and Profits

ARTS AND CULTURE

March 9 - April 11: Sin (based on the I.B. Singer Short Story The Unseen)

March 19: NYC Classical Guitar Society Presents Jorge Caballero, Guitar

March 20: A Concert by the Members of New York Piano Society

March 22: The MCC Play Lab Series: See You Later

OFFERINGS

No-Fee Customer Service Training

 
In the News
 

Professor Ozgur Demirtas Ranks #18 in RateMyProfessors.com Survey

Ratemyprofessors.com reviewed more than one million professors and ten million rankings and, according to their website, a weighted average of scores made Ozgur Demirtas of Baruch College's eco/finance faculty number 18 overall. See the list.

 
Announcement
 

13th Annual Teaching & Technology Conference Next Friday

Baruch College will hold its 13th annual Teaching and Technology Conference on Friday, March 26 in the Newman Vertical Campus. The conference is an opportunity for faculty and staff to share the work they are doing with their colleagues. Full program details and free registration are available at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/teachtech/

Baruch Campus Space Survey Underway

The CUNY Office of Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management is conducting a space survey of the entire campus. Evaluation started on Wednesday, March 10 and is expected to last about three weeks. CUNY personnel will have Baruch identification cards and/or will be accompanied by Public Safety. Please allow them access to your areas. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Edwards, Director of Baruch’s Campus Facilities at 646-660-6042.

 
Sports
 

Two Baruch Women's Basketball Team Members Named to D3Hoops.com All-Atlantic Region All-Star Team

Kalea Davis and Monique Salmon were each named to the D3Hoops.com All-Atlantic Region All-Star Teams this week. The regional D3Hoops.com all-star teams are voted on by schools from the Atlantic Region, which consists of teams from New York (metropolitan area), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia. More info

 
Workshops

March 23, 12:30 - 2 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 2-140, 55 Lexington Avenue

Google Vs. China

On January 12th Google shocked the world by threatening to withdraw its operations from China, claiming it was the victim of censorship and government-sponsored hacking. What is at stake in this confrontation for Google, for the Chinese government, and for the Chinese people? RSVP to Matthew.LePere@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-3231.

March 23, 6 - 8 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 2-140, 55 Lexington Avenue

Consumer Insight Through Ethnographic Research

This seminar will cover cutting edge ethnographic research techniques that will enable you to develop consumer insights and gain a competitive advantage. Examples from several organizations across industries will be reviewed and discussed. RSVP online or by calling 646-312-4790.

March 24, 12:30 - 2 pm | Newman Vertical, Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave.

Green TV: Driving Ratings and Profits

An interview session with Beth Colleton of NBC Universal sponsored by RZCCI, Baruch’s Net Impact Chapter (SBC), Zicklin Graduate Marketing Club and Zicklin Media and Entertainment Association. Ms. Colleton has been Vice President of “Green Is Universal” (GIU), NBC Universal’s Green Initiative, since June 2008. RSVP to Matthew.LePere@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-323.

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

March 9 - April 11: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Sin (based on the I.B. Singer Short Story The Unseen)

With all the lush richness of an I.B. Singer short story comes this deceptively simple play complete with devil, demons, and infidelity. On Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, the Devil and his demons descend on the tiny town of Frampol. Satan has chosen this most solemn of occasions to test the faith of plump middle-aged Nosn and Royze Temerl and in the process ruin their lives. But in the end who is the victor and who the vanquished? More info

March 19: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

NYC Classical Guitar Society Presents Jorge Caballero, Guitar

Caballero is the youngest musician, and only guitarist, to win the prestigious Naumburg International Competition. He is known for his dazzling virtuosity and intense musicality, and widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. More info

March 20: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

A Concert by the Members of New York Piano Society (NYPS)

NYPS is comprised of people of varying vocations and ages, brought together by a shared experience, founded simply on their love for the instrument and classical music. To make a reservation, please call 800 862 4630 X 48 or email elena.leonova.nyps@gmail.com. More info

March 22: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The MCC Play Lab Series: See You Later

Since college days, Tom and Andrew have successfully navigated the dangerous twists and turns that twenty years of friendship can bring. But after all this time of growing together, they may be realizing an opposite and sad truth: just how far they have drifted apart. More info

 
Offeringa
 

No-Fee Customer Service Training

Continuing and Professional Studies and the Office of Human Resources are pleased to announce no-fee customer service training for Baruch College employees. Each one-day session is scheduled from10:00 am – 4:00 pm on the 14th Floor of the Vertical Campus. Customer Service training sessions are available March - June 2010 as follows:

• Thursday, March 25
• Thursday, April 15
• Friday, April 23
• Friday, May 14
• Thursday, May 27
• Friday, June 11
• Thursday June 17

Description: An experiential workshop that covers internal and external customer service, utilizing role-plays and participants' real life examples to enhance learning. Any staff member whose position requires using customer service skills is welcome to attend (i.e. student services staff, custodial staff, public safety staff, etc.).

Register with Leah Schanke in the Office of Human Resources. Please provide your name and choice of session date(s) in your message.