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Conferences and Seminars

Mar. 24: Real(i)ty Show!: The Green Leasing Toolkit

Mar. 25: Zicklin Leadership Speaker Series Presents John Grifonetti

Mar. 30: For Whom the Bridges Toll: A Rescue Plan for the MTA

Apr. 1: Gloria Steinem Delivers the 15th Annual Addison Gayle Lecture

Arts and Culture

Mar. 24: A Reading and Conversation with Journalist George Packer

Mar. 26: Asian/Asian-American Film Series Presents "Always Be Boyz"

Closing Mar. 28: "Mixed": A One-Woman Play on Multicultural Identity

Mar. 30 - Apr. 2: "Othello"

Mar. 31 - Apr. 4: The Spring 2009 Student Production: "Machinal"


Workshops on Workplace Domestic Violence

Professional Development Courses in April


Arts and Culture

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 5:45 pm | Harman Writer-in-Residence Program

A Reading and Conversation with George Packer

Mr. Packer will be reading from his work and discussing his career as a journalist.

Thursday, Mar. 26, 12:40 pm | Asian/Asian American Studies Program

"Always Be Boyz"

Directed by John Kwon, this film captures hip-hop culture in Seoul, South Korea, using actual dancers in the starring roles. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2008 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

Closing Saturday, Mar. 28, 1:30, 6 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center


This award-winning, critically acclaimed one-woman show, continues through March 28. Visit the link for dates, times, and to purchase tickets. Use code bstu for a $12 ticket.

Monday, Mar. 30 - Thursday, Apr. 2 | Baruch Performing Arts Center

Masterworks Preview Series Presents "Othello"

A staged reading of William Shakespeare's classic. This 65-minute version is designed to introduce students to contemporary and classical theater.

Tuesday, Mar. 31 - Saturday, Apr. 4 | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Fine and Performing Arts Department Presents "Machinal"

Written by American playwright and journalist Sophie Treadwell, "Machinal" was inspired by the real life case of convicted and executed murderess Ruth Snyder.


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Tuesday, Mar. 24, 8:30 am | Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute

Real(i)ty Show! The Green Leasing Toolkit

Requirements for greater energy efficiency, coupled with financial self-interest, will make green leasing more commonplace. Visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/realestate to register for the event.

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 12 pm | Zicklin School of Business

Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speaker Series Presents John Grifonetti

Alumnus John Grifonetti ('90), president and COO of Creditex Inc., will talk about his career path and share his insights on leadership and business.

Monday, Mar. 30, 5:30 pm | School of Public Affairs

For Whom the Bridges Toll: A Rescue Plan for the MTA

A panel discussion on the proposal to collect tolls on the East and Harlem River Bridges. Participants include John Liu of the New York City Council, Dr. Robert Paaswell of the University Transportation Research Center at CCNY, and former New York City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone, Sr.

Wednesday, Apr. 1, 1 pm | Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

The 15th Annual Addison Gayle Memorial Lecture Series: Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem, the noted feminist and activist, will give a talk entitled “The Longest Revolution."



Domestic Violence and the Workplace

From: Leah Schanke
Training and Development Specialist
Office of Human Resources

Register by email to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu.

Baruch College is committed to promoting the health and safety of its employees. Domestic violence can spill over into the workplace, compromising the safety of both victims and co-workers and resulting in lost productivity, increased health care costs, increased absenteeism, and increased employee turnover. As a public employer, CUNY is committed to full compliance of all applicable laws governing domestic violence in the workplace. All faculty and staff with supervisory responsibilities are required to attend this mandatory training on how to respond appropriately to domestic violence concerns.

The schedule of April sessions is as follows:

Friday, Apr. 3, 10 am – 11:30 am
Location: To Be Announced

Friday, Apr. 17, 10 am11:30 am
Location: To Be Announced

To register for one of the training sessions, please send an e-mail to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu, stating the session you would like to attend. You will receive a reply with a confirmation.

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

If you have any questions regarding the policy, please contact our Domestic Violence Liaison, Ms. Leah Schanke, in the Office of Human Resources at (646) 660-6618.

April is Administrative Professionals Month!

Below is a listing of Administrative Professionals courses for April 2009 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). University Training likes to receive applications at least 10 days before the start of a course, and popular courses do fill up quickly.

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

For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Leah Schanke, training and development specialist, at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or at 646-660-6618.

Course Application can be found at this link: http://web.cuny.edu/administration/ohrm/training-development/PDLMAPPLICATION5.doc

Send completed course applications to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu or fax to Fanny Zou at 646-660-6591.

Dealing with Difficult People

Participants will learn how to manage their own behavior, explore coping mechanisms, and develop more effective communication skills when confronted with a difficult person or situation.

Date: Apr. 1
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
Course No.: C6060
Cost: $60 per person

Managing Multiple Priorities

Participants will be prepared to better manage the multiple priorities faced in today’s demanding work environment.

Date: Apr. 6
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C5044
Cost: $60 per person

Successful Workplace Communication

Participants will learn to identify communication styles, use effective active listening techniques, and interpret verbal and non-verbal communication to improve their everyday interactions with coworkers.

Date: Apr. 21
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C1022
Cost: $60 per person

Effective Office Management for Today’s Workplace

This session provides participants with tools for superior management of their work environments.

Date: Apr. 23
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C2202
Cost: $60 per person

Managing Multiple Bosses: Meeting Demands and Conflicting Priorities

The class focuses on skills for meeting multiple deadlines, setting goals and priorities with each manager, managing conflict, and communicating proactively to build rapport.

Date: Apr. 28
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C5046
Cost: $60 per person

Successful Letter and Memo Writing

Focuses on fundamental writing concepts necessary for moving letters and memos from draft to finished document.

Date: Apr. 29 - Apr. 30 (2-day class)
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C6788
Cost: $120 per person