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IN THE NEWS

Dean Birdsell on NY1 News About New Bloomberg Ads

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CUNY Suspension of University-Related Travel to Japan

Donate Business Attire Through March 29 for Suit Up for Success: A Benefit for Relay for Life and Japanese Relief Efforts

Weight Watchers at Work Registration on Monday, 3/28 or 4/4

SPORTS

CUNYAC Men's Volleyball Championships at Baruch College Tomorrow

Baruch Bearcats to Swim 28.5 Miles Around Manhattan to Raise Money for "Swim Free"

EVENTS

March 28: Healthcare IT: An Industry Overview and Discussion of Emerging Career Opportunities

March 29: Conducting Business with Integrity in Emerging Markets

March 29: CCI Executive Briefing ... Whose Truth Is It? The Media and Managing Your Message

March 31: CCI Executive Briefing ... Implications of Dodd-Frank on Corporate Communications

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events:

March 26: Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers to be Performed by All Star Collective and Special Guests

March 26: New York Piano Society Winter Concert

March 31: Baruch Voices - Adapted and Directed by Mahayana Landowne

News
 

Dean Birdsell on NY1 News About New Bloomberg Ads

School of Public Affairs Dean David Birdsell was feaured on NY1 News Tuesday night to discuss the motives behind newly-released television ads from the Bloomberg administration. Watch the video

Announcements

CUNY Suspension of University-Related Travel to Japan

In compliance with the ongoing U.S. State Department Travel Warnings, Baruch College has been advised that no CUNY-related trips to Japan will be approved at this time. In last week's Travel Warnings, the State Department "strongly urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to Japan and those in Japan should consider departing." Further, the State Department explicity warned that "U.S. citizens should defer all travel to the evacuation zone around Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami and tourism and non-essential travel to the rest of Japan at this time." These warnings will likely remain in effect for the forseeable future, and CUNY will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates. If you have any concerns, please contact Howard Apsan, University Director of Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management, at howard.apsan@mail.cuny.edu.

Donate Business Attire Through March 29 for Suit Up for Success: A Benefit for Relay for Life and Japanese Relief Efforts

The Starr Career Development Center is organizing an educational/fundraising event called "Suit Up for Success," to be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 to raise money for Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) and Japanese Relief Efforts (Red Cross), while teaching students about formal business and business casual attire. In order to help prepare students for upcoming interviews, job fairs, and entry into the working world, we are asking faculty and staff to donate lightly worn and freshly cleaned business attire and professional clothes. In addition, students can swap their old clothes for new clothes or purchase clothes for a small donation.

We would appreciate any lightly worn business attire that you would like to donate. Items should all be in good condition and freshly laundered/dry cleaned prior to their drop off.

Acceptable donations include professional looking:

  • Ties/Scarves  
  • Blouses
  • Dress Shirts
  • Blazers/Cardigans
  • Pants/Slacks
  • Pants Suit
  • Skirt Suit
  • Skirts

Donations can be brought to the Starr Career Development Center, NVC 2-190, between now and noon on Tuesday, March 29th. The office is open from 9 am - 5 pm on Monday; 9 am - 7 pm Tuesday through Thursday. All monetary proceeds from this event will go to Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) and Japan Relief Fund (American Red Cross). Leftover clothes will be donated to local charities around the Baruch campus. Should you wish, the SCDC will be happy to provide a tax receipt for your donations.

Weight Watchers at Work Registration on Monday, 3/28 or 4/4

Baruch College employees who wish to participate in the next session of Weight Watchers at Work are asked to attend a registration meeting on Monday, March 28th or Monday, April 4th at 12:30 pm in Room 306 of the Field Building at 17 Lexington Ave. Contact weightloss@baruch.cuny.edu for more information.

Sports
 

CUNYAC Men's Volleyball Championships at Baruch College Tomorrow

Volleyball

The Baruch College Athletic Department will host the 2011 CUNY Athletic Conference/EmblemHealth Men's Volleyball Championships on Friday, March 25 in the ARC Arena (Main Gym, VC-B2 Level).The day will begin with semifinal round matches at 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm with the winners advancing to the championship match scheduled for 8:00 pm. Admission to every match is free of charge. Come show your support! More info

Baruch Bearcats to Swim 28.5 Miles Around Manhattan to Raise Money for "Swim Free"

Swimming

Six swimmers affiliated with the varsity men's and women's swimming teams at Baruch College are planning on swimming 28.5 miles around the island of Manhattan on June 18 to help raise money for a program called "Swim Free." Learn more about this event and how you can help.

Events
 

March 28, 5 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-270, 55 Lexington Ave

Healthcare IT: An Industry Overview and Discussion of Emerging Career Opportunities

Healthcare ITThe Healthcare Industry is one of the most information-intensive industries in the U.S. It is also an important segment of the American economy accounting for about 18% of the GNP. Investment in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) is seen as the crucial next step to both reduce costs and improve the quality of medical care. This has opened up demand for IT/IS professionals in the Healthcare field. This panel will provide attendees with an overview of this complex industry and help them to navigate career opportunities in HIT. More info

March 29, 12:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

Conducting Business with Integrity in Emerging Markets

Professor Seth Lipner will lead a discussion on how companies can conduct business in emerging markets without compromising the firm's integrity. This program is part of Ethics Week 2011 at Baruch College. Lunch will be served at noon. Register online. More info

March 29, 6:30 pm: Field Building, Skylight Room, Room 306, 17 Lexington Ave.

CCI Executive Briefing ... Whose Truth Is It? The Media and Managing Your Message

How do you prepare for an interview with 60 Minutes? Or Stephen Colbert? What should you know about the agenda of the interviewer? Lee Zeidman will answer those questions and more as he shares his extensive experience working with some of the biggest names in corporate America. As a former broadcast journalist and 60 Minutes producer, Lee has played both sides of the interview scenario and understands first-hand the fundamental issues of crafting a "black and white" story from a "shades of gray" reality. Free to the Baruch community: Call 973-270-0038 to register. More info

March 31, 6:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, 8th Fl, Room 210, 55 Lexington Ave

CCI Executive Briefing ... Implications of Dodd-Frank on Corporate Communications

Corporations are gaining strength in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008 and the recession that followed. With the passage of the Dodd-Frank legislation last year, they are now faced with new regulations and tougher enforcement, designed to address the rash of insider trading schemes (including the rise of "expert networks"), ponzi schemes, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations. In addition, the regulations now require a bounty as part of the whistleblower provisions. The implications for how a corporation communicates internally and externally will be the focus of this discussion with David Rosenfeld. Call 973-270-0038 to register. More info

Arts & Culture
 

BPAC events

March 26, 7 pm: Mason Hall, The Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue

Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers to be Performed by All Star Collective and Special Guests

Big Star's third album, Third/Sister Lovers, has long been revered by artists and critics as one of the most influential albums ever produced. Written and recorded when the legendary 70s band was primarily a studio project, the album was never performed with the original string and wind orchestrations. Now, an exceptional array of indie rock all-stars will gather to perform the album right here at Baruch College: Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Mitch Easter (Let's Active), Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), Tift Merritt, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Will Rigby (the dB's), Matthew Sweet, Chris Stamey (the dB's), Jody Stephens (Big Star) and M. Ward (She & Him) will be joined by other special guests to recreate the original scores and breathe life into a bittersweet album that has impacted generations of musicians. More info

March 26, 7:30 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

New York Piano Society Winter Concert

New York Piano Society will present a concert featuring outstanding concert performers whose professions range from medical doctors, to executives, pilots, scientists and designers. Program will include works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin. Reception to follow. Suggested Contribution: $15. More info

March 31, 1 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Baruch Voices - Adapted and Directed by Mahayana Landowne

Baruch Performing Arts Center is proud to present a series of monologues written by freshmen students about their cultural identities and life experiences — a discovery of the students' voices as they adapt to life at Baruch College. The monologues are theatrically adapted and directed by Mahayana Landowne and performed by professional actors. More info

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