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IN THE NEWS

SPA Students Participate in Investigation to Catch Cab Drivers Refusing Outer-Borough Fares

Baruch College Team Wins National Health Administration Case Competition

Exhibition in Mishkin Gallery Reviewed by The Wall Street Journal

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baruch College Commencement Update: Event and Volunteer Information

TDF Offers CUNY Students, Faculty and Staff Reduced Admission for Arts Events

SPORTS

Baruch Baseball Off to a Strong Start

EVENTS

March 14: Banking on the Future: A New Paradigm for Rebuilding Our Nations Infrastructure

March 15: Farewell to the American Dream? Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and the Future of Citizenship

March 15: Green Procurement: Behavior or Myth?

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events:

Today: The Aaron Silberman Concert Series Presents Sergiu Schwartz, Violin and Peter Basquin, Piano

March 11: Baruch's Got Talent

March 12 - May 8: Platanos & Collard Greens

News
 

SPA Students Participate in Investigation to Catch Cab Drivers Refusing Outer-Borough Fares

Taxi Baruch College students recently helped The Taxi and Limousine Commission of New York City in an investigation of cab drivers who illegally refuse fares to passengers traveling outside of Manhattan. The students posed as passengers and recorded the results. Details on this story, including video, was picked up by several outlets today, including The New York Post, Crain's New York and the Daily News.

Baruch College Team Wins National Health Administration Case Competition

Students from the Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Graduate MBA Program in Health Care Administration topped 28 other national graduate schools in their first participation in the fifth annual Health Administration Case Competition. Conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Health Services Administration, the competition awarded cash prizes to the top three teams selected by a panel of 13 nationally recognized health-administration professional judges. More info

Exhibition in Mishkin Gallery Reviewed by The Wall Street Journal

Spirit Rock, Sacred Mountain - This image by Hai Tao"Spirit Rock, Sacred Mountain: A Chinese View of Nature," an art exhibition running through April 6th at Baruch College's Sidney Mishkin Gallery, was explored and reviewed in a recent New York culture piece for The Wall Street Journal. View the article

Announcements

Baruch College Commencement Update: Event and Volunteer Information

Baruch's 46th Commencement ceremonies are being held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North between 11th and 12th Avenues at 39th and 40th Streets (see directions). The first ceremony will be held at 10:30 am and the second at 3:00 pm, both with a mix of undergraduate and graduate candidates. These will be the first Baruch College commencement ceremonies over which President Wallerstein will preside. A luncheon will be served in the Javits Center directly after the morning event.

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help with audience and degree candidate seating, and the robing of faculty and students. These volunteers are crucial to commencement; the event cannot take place without your support.

Relevant links:

Please fill out the forms online or return them to the Office of Student Life no later than Wednesday, March 30.

TDF Offers CUNY Students, Faculty and Staff Reduced Admission for Arts Events

As a CUNY student, faculty, or staff member you are invited to join the Theatre Development Fund as an annual member and receive tickets to Broadway, Off Broadway, music and dance performances each year for only $9 to $39 a ticket. For more information on rates and how to join, click here.

Sports
 

Baruch Baseball Off to a Strong Start

Baruch Baseball Off to a Strong Start

The Bearcats continued their strong start by recording an exciting come-from-behind 6-4 victory against the State University of New York Maritime Privateers last Tuesday night in the Bronx. The team is now 2-0 on the young regular season schedule. More info

Events
 

March 14, 8:30 am: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Banking on the Future: A New Paradigm for Rebuilding Our Nations Infrastructure

In recent years the United States has watched from the sidelines as developed and emerging nations rapidly invest in high speed rail, clean energy and other crucial infrastructure. Beyond questions of global competitiveness, substantial infrastructure investment holds the promise of millions of new jobs and multiplier effects that will benefit the entire economy. Featured guests, including Honorable Steve Israel, United States House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District of New York, and Honorable Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan borough president, will discuss this topic.

March 15, 12:45 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 3-150, 55 Lexington Ave

Farewell to the American Dream? Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and the Future of Citizenship

Paul R. SpickardThis central question will be explored by historian Paul R. Spickard in the 2011 Robert A. Friedman Lecture. A Professor of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Spickard is the author or editor of sixteen books, including Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identify (2007) and Japanese Americans: The Formation and Transformations of an Ethnic Group (2009).

March 15, 6:15 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

Green Procurement: Behavior or Myth?

Join Baruch College's Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and the Sustainable Practice Network's as expert panelists explain changing consumer attitudes and behaviors around sustainability, how compelling campaigns frame sustainable products, and the dos and don'ts of green product benchmarking. Register online.

Arts & Culture
 

BPAC events

March 10, 4:15 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Aaron Silberman Concert Series Presents Sergiu Schwartz, Violin and Peter Basquin, Piano

Program will include:

    • Johannes Brahms: Scherzo from FAE Sonata
    • Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3
    • P. I. Tchaikovsky: Melodie, Op. 42, No. 3
    • Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45 More info

March 11, 6 pm: Mason Hall, Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue

Baruch's Got Talent

The Undergraduate Student Government of Baruch College presents a talent show consisting of Baruch College students, including music, dance, and theater. Admission is free. More info

March 12 - May 8: 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

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