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Conferences and Seminars

Mar. 27: 12th Annual Teaching and Technology Conference

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

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

Apr. 1: Structural Issues Facing Real Estate Investment Trusts

Apr. 3: Greenwashing

Arts and Culture

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"

Apr. 1: Photographs by Baruch Student Cesar Florencio


Workshops on Workplace Domestic Violence

Professional Development Courses in April


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Friday, Mar. 27, 8:30 am | Baruch Computing and Technology Center

12th Annual Teaching and Technology Conference

Three sessions of presentations on technology in the classroom, followed by a buffet lunch.

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" in Mason Hall. For reservations, call 646-312-5073.

Wednesday, Apr. 1, 7:30 am | Zicklin School of Business

Structural Issues Facing Real Estate Investment Trusts in Today's Markets

The conference engages major academic real estate researchers, Wall Street analysts, and industry executives, and concludes with a broad panel discussion on the impact of the credit crisis of 2007-09 on the REIT industry.

Friday, Apr. 3, 8:30 am | Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

Greenwashing: The Realities of Promoting Green Business Practices in the Corporate World

This event will address how corporations have responded to the public call for businesses to act in ways that are environmentally friendly.


Arts and Culture

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. General Admission $10. For reservations, call 646-312-5073.

Wednesday, Apr. 1, 6 pm | Paul Andre Feit Memorial Fund

Photographs by Baruch Student Cesar Florencio

A reception and exhibition of photographs by Cesar Florencio in Room 2-225 of the Newman Vertical Campus. Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature.



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.

Note: New York State has separated domestic violence from workplace violence as a growing area of concern. Faculty and staff who have supervisory responsibilities are required to attend a class on domestic violence and a class on workplace violence prevention.

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: Newman Vertical Campus, 14-269

Friday, Apr. 17, 10 am11:30 am
Location: Newman Vertical Campus, 14-269

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. Non-supervisory faculty and staff are welcome to attend if interested.

You can review CUNY's Policy and Procedures for Domestic Violence at this link: 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: 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