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IN THE NEWS

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Baruch College #1 in Financial Value at Graduation

Baruch Faculty Members Ann Clarkson and Patti Juza to Serve on Obama's Education Services Trade Mission

Dean Peck Publishes Article on Diversity at Baruch in the Institute for International Education's Networker Magazine

MFE Students Place Third in the Rotman International Trading Competition

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Weight Watchers at Work Registration on Monday, 4/4

SPORTS

Men's Volleyball Wins Third Consecutive CUNYAC Tournament Championship

EVENTS

April 5: Creating a Global Brand: Challenges and Opportunities

April 5: Sephardic Finance Panel: A Discussion Presented by Baruch's Jewish Studies Center

April 7: Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza

ARTS AND CULTURE

March 31: Dare to Engage: A Film Screening and Discussion of Trembling Before God

BPAC Events:

April 2 - May 28: Platanos & Collard Greens

April 6: A Staged Reading of The Zoo Story

April 8: Laura Stevenson and the Cans

News
 

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Baruch College #1 in Financial Value at Graduation

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Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business was recently rated the 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 2010, the Zicklin School of Business's MBA program is highlighted as the best place for students to earn the most in their first year after graduation relative to their debt load. More info

Baruch Faculty Members Ann Clarkson and Patti Juza to Serve on Obama's Education Services Trade Mission

Ann Clarkson, Associate Dean of Continuing and Professional Studies and Patti Juza, Director of Language & Test Prep Programs, will represent Baruch College as one of 56 college and universities on the Obama Administration's first education services trade mission to Indonesia and Vietnam. View the full release.

Dean Jeffrey Peck Publishes Article on Diversity at Baruch in the Institute for International Education's Networker Magazine

An article written by Weissman School of Arts and Sciences Dean Jeffrey Peck on Baruch College's diversity and globalization now appears in the Spring 2011 edition of the Institute for International Education's (IIE) Networker Magazine. The article serves as the lead in a collection on diversifying study abroad. To view Dean Pec's article "Experiencing Difference: The Meaning of Globalization at a Diverse Institution" click here. Networker magazine comes out biannually with articles on all aspects of international education around the world.

MFE Students Place Third in the Rotman International Trading Competition

Students from Baruch College's Master Program in Financial Engineering (MFE) placed third — ahead of 43 academic institutions including Duke University, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School and Northwestern University — in the eighth annual Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) hosted by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The Baruch College team, including students Amanda Kotler, David Rapaport, Alexei Smirnov, and Yike Lu, won the High-Frequency Algorithmic Trading contest, and was in the top five in the Sales & Trading, Commodities Trading, and Interest Rates Trading sections of the competition. More info

Announcements

Weight Watchers at Work Registration on Monday 4/4

Baruch College employees who wish to participate in the next session of Weight Watchers at Work are asked to attend the last-chance registration meeting on 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
 

Men's Volleyball Wins Third Consecutive CUNYAC Tournament Championship

Volleyball

The #8-ranked men's volleyball team won their third consecutive CUNYAC/Emblem Health Tournament Championship and sixth all-time in team history by sweeping rival Hunter College in three sets last Friday night in the ARC Arena. More info

Events
 

April 5, 12:15 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

Creating a Global Brand: Challenges and Opportunities

Per Pedersen, Global Executive Creative Director, Grey Advertising, will discuss this topic at this Mitsui USA Lunch-Time Forum.Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies and its total offering includes Grey (advertising) and G2 (brand activation). Its parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY). RSVP to lene.skou@baruch.cuny.edu. More info

April 5, 12:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-250, 55 Lexington Ave

Sephardic Finance Panel: A Discussion Presented by Baruch's Jewish Studies Center

This panel will feature Sam Haddad from Morgan Stanley; Charles Hadid from Credit Suisse; Murrary Hidary from iamplify (& Earthweb founder); S. David Moche from Cornwall Partners, LLC; Ted Serure from JPMorgan Chase and Howie Shams from Credit Suisse. The discussion will be moderated by John Elliott, Dean of the Zicklin School of Business and is presented in cooperation with the Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College; and the Sephardic and Hillel clubs. Following, there will be a Q&A session and time for students/guests to network and meet the panelists. More info

April 7, 5:30 pm: Information and Technology Building, Newman Conference Center, Room H-763, 151 E. 25th Street

Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza

JSCThe Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College presents Peter Cole, poet and MacArthur Fellow; and Adina Hoffman, author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood to discuss the significance of the 280,000 Jewish manuscript fragments found in Cairo. More info

Arts & Culture
 

March 31, 12:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 5-160, 55 Lexington Ave

Dare to Engage: A Film Screening and Discussion of Trembling Before God

Baruch College continues the "Dare To Engage" conversation
focused on LGBT safety and inclusion on campus with a film screening and discussion of Trembling Before God, an unprecedented feature documentary that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious fundamentalism. More info

BPAC events

April 2 - May 28: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Platanos & Collard Greens

Platanos & Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers — two college students from different cultures attracted at first sight — until mom finds out and has a heart attack! This smash hit play is now entering its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info

April 6: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

A Staged Reading of The Zoo Story

As part of The Joel Segall Great Works Reading Series, the Baruch Performing Arts Center presents a reading of The Zoo Story by Edward Albee, the American playwright's first play, written in 1958 and completed in just three weeks. The play explores themes of isolation, loneliness, social disparity and dehumanization in a commercial world. The reading is directed by Christopher Scott, and features Andy Paris and Christopher Burns. More info

April 8, 7 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Laura Stevenson and the Cans

Laura StevensonLaura Stevenson got her start as a pick-up player in the Long Island punk rock collective Bomb The Music Industry. During her tenure, Stevenson began privately composing songs on the softer side of indie rock and traditional folk. With the addition of Mike Campbell and Alex Billig the group began playing as Laura Stevenson and the Cans. The band has toured the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Western Europe for the better part of the past year. More info

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