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CUNY Information Security Awareness Online Course

March Halliday Financial Group Professional Advisory Sessions

Seats Still Available for CUNY Technology Training Courses


Arts and Culture

Mar. 10:“Revisioning El Velorio”

Mar. 12: "Sita Sings The Blues"

Mar. 12 : "Great Works Spring Season Reading"

Workshops and Seminars

Mar. 11: "Civil Rights in the 21st Century"

Mar. 12: Women Bloggers in Business, Politics, and Media



CUNY Information Security Awareness Online Course

CUNY's Information Security Office encourages all campus computer users--including faculty, administrators, and students--to sign up for the new online course on information security awareness at www.enterprisetraining.com/cunycourse.htm. The course is approximately 30 minutes in length, and suggests best practices to secure your online information.

To enroll for the course, users simply enter their name, email address and CUNY school and are immediately ready to begin the course. For more information on this initiative, visit http://security.cuny.edu/ and click on the padlock icon .


Halliday Financial Group (HRC) One-On-One Professional Advisory Sessions

To: Full and Part Time Teaching and Non Teaching Instructional Staff Members (Faculty, HEOs, Registrar Series, CLTs, CETs and Adjuncts)

From: Donna Katz, SPHR DK
Associate Director of Human Resources

During these volatile economic times, Halliday Financial Group (HRC), wants you to know that they have CUNY Retirement Plan Experts to help you on a one-on-one basis. They are currently helping CUNY employees with: Risk Reduction Techniques; Family Wealth Management; Retirement Income Needs Analysis; Generating Income During Retirement; and Understanding the Additional Options within your CUNY Retirement Plan.

HRC is one of our Tax Deferred Annuity/Supplemental Retirement Annuity administrators and Optional Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF administered) provider who has served the CUNY community for nearly 25 years. Some of the additional options include the professional retirement asset managers at: American Funds, Franklin Templeton Funds, Oppenheimer Funds, Lincoln Financial, Gabelli Funds and Guardian to name a few. Additionally, they would like to announce that they recently partnered with Morningstar to provide their clients with professional money management from this experienced independent investment team.

Appointments are currently available on the following dates in the HR Conference Room at 135 East 22nd Street Room 200:

Thursday March 12: 9 am to 2 pm

Wednesday March 25: Morning and Afternoon appointments are available

Wednesday April 1: 9 am to 2 pm

To make an appointment, please contact Mr. Peter Brandel at 800-786-1598 x 220 or PBrandel@hallidayfinancial.com.


March is Technology Month at CUNY University Training

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

Course Application can be found at this link: http://web.cuny.edu/administration/ohrm/training-development/PDLM_APPLICATION-5.pdf

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

Below is a listing of computer software courses for March 2009 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). To register for one or more courses, please complete the application located at the above link and fax the completed application to Fanny Zou in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6591 or e-mail application to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu. 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, our Training and Development Specialist, at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or at 646-660-6618.

Word 2003/2007 Basics

Description: a highly interactive course designed to give participants an introduction to the features of Word 2003. This full-day course will enable users to create, edit, and enhance standard business documents, and to become more comfortable using the software for daily tasks. A brief introduction to Word 2007 also will be presented.

Date: 03/10/2009 OR 03/17/09 (Same one-day course offered twice)

Time: 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Location: Central Office at 57th Street

Course No.: WTT 121

Cost: $25 fee per person

Excel 2003/2007 Basics

Description: participants will learn basic skills for creating, editing, formatting and printing worksheets. An introduction to formulas, functions and using the chart wizard also will be covered, as well as a brief introduction to Excel 2007.

Date: 03/24/2009

Time: 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Location: Central Office at 57th Street

Course No.: WTT 141

Cost: $25 fee per person

Excel 2003/2007 Intermediate

Description: expanding on the basic skills, this workshop will give participants the ability to rotate chart text, plot data, work with objects, and sort and protect data. Participants will work intensively with formulas and functions (such as “If” functions) and create headers and footers. (For employees with more thorough knowledge of basic level Excel.)

Date: 03/31/2009

Time: 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Location: Central Office at 57th Street

Course No.: WTT 141

Cost: $25 fee per person


Arts and Culture

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 6 pm | Paul Andre Feit Lecture

“Revisioning El Velorio: An Ex-Centric Reading of Francisco Oller's Nineteenth Century Masterpiece”

Dr. Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez of Mount Holyoke College will lecture on Francisco Oller’s painting, El Velorio. Professor Sandoval-Sánchez's lecture proposes a new understanding of this important 19th-century Puerto Rican painting as a cultural performance and as a rite of passage.

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

"Sita Sings The Blues"

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw. An official selection of the Tribeca International Film Festival.

Thursday, Mar. 12, 12:45 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

"Great Works Spring Season Reading"

Jonathan Bernstein will direct a triple bill of short plays by two of the major English-language dramatists of the twentieth century, Harold Pinter and Arthur Miller.


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Wednesday, Mar. 11, 5:30 pm | Lillie & Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series

"Civil Rights in the 21st Century"

The Honorable Gerald A. Reynolds, chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights since 2004, delivers a lecture on the evolution of civil rights in the United States. The Ackerman Lecture series invites leading intellectuals and public figures to address major questions of equality and social justice.

Thursday, Mar. 12, 12:45 pm | Friedman Symposium

"How Blogging Empowers Women in Business, Politics, and Media"

Nationally prominent women bloggers and blog experts discuss how women use blogging to forge careers and sway opinions in business, politics, and media. Panelists include Jory Des Jardins, co- founder of BlogHer; Liza Sabater, founder of CultureKitchen and The Daily Gotham; Lena West, founder and CEO of xynoMedia Technology; and Jennifer Posner, founder and executive director of Women in Media and News.