In the News
      • Baruch College Students Named NextGen Award Recipients
      • National Grid Foundation Donates Third Gift to Baruch College to Advance Math Comprehension
  • Announcements
      • Community Update Meeting on the Renovation of the Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue
      •  Civility and Violence Training Sessions for Faculty and Staff
  • Events
      Tonight, May 10: Corporate Political Speech
      May 15: Sephardic American Jewry Conference: Communities and Contributions

    Sports
    • • Softball and Tennis Teams Take Home CUNYAC Championship Games
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      Tonight, May 10: Funk, Jazz & Soul: Cosmo Lingo, Opened by Cash Bar
      May 11: Jazz Vocalist Scot Albertson, Pianist Keith Ingham & Friends


In the News

Baruch College Students Named NextGen Award Recipients

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance has announced that two Baruch College undergraduates have been awarded NextGen Awards of $4,500, which will allow them to complete competitive internships and certification requirements for entry into the Alliance. In this most recent round, the Baruch College winners are Carmen Cortez, a junior in the School of Public Affairs, and Pyi Kyaw, a junior in the Zicklin School of Business majoring in marketing. Muhammed Javed, a junior majoring in psychology, also received the award this past December. Congratulations to all three on this exciting achievement!

National Grid Foundation Donates Third Gift to Baruch College to Advance Math Comprehension

tablet in useFor the third consecutive year, the National Grid Foundation has provided a $15,000 grant to support the college’s Math Skills Enhancement Project, which has been expanded into the statistics department.

In an effort to utilize more technology-based instruction to improve students’ understanding of mathematics, the support from National Grid Foundation allows math and statistics faculty members to access specialized software to create videos or develop math tutorials that can be used during class or downloaded at home. In addition, lecture notes can be projected from PC tablets onto the big screen in the classroom, allowing students to be actively engaged in the explanation and relieved of the burden of copying their own comprehensive notes. More info

Announcements

Community Update Meeting on the Renovation of the Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue

17 Lex ModelThe College will be hosting a meeting for the local community on Monday, May 14 in NVC 14-270 at 6 pm on the renovation of 17 Lexington Ave. Members of the Baruch College community are welcome to come and hear about the plans for renovation and our efforts to minimize the impact to the surrounding area. A question-and-answer period will follow the community presentation.
Please RSVP to Eric.Lugo@baruch.cuny.edu

Civility and Violence Training Sessions for Faculty and Staff

Baruch College is committed to ensuring a safe and secure academic and work environment for all members of the College. All faculty and staff are required by New York State Workplace Violence Prevention Law to attend training on workplace violence prevention once each year (either CUNY’s online class or Baruch College’s instructor-led Civility and Violence class). Faculty and staff who have never attended a training session on workplace prevention or attended before 2011 are strongly encouraged to attend. To register, click here.

In addition to helping the College maintain compliance, you will gain awareness on this important issue and be able to address concerns earlier, thereby helping to eliminate or minimize threatening incidents to maintain a secure, safe, and healthy campus environment for all of us.The remaining Civility and Violence training sessions for the spring semester are as follows:
Thursday, May 17:
12:30 – 2:00 pm, NVC 14-269
2:30 – 4:00 pm, NVC 14-269
Monday, May 21:
12:30 – 2:00 pm, NVC 14-269
2:30 – 4:00 pm, NVC 14-269

For questions regarding registration or the CUNY online course or to arrange a Civility and Violence session for your department/school/division, please contact Leah Schanke in the Office of Human Resources at (646) 660 – 6618 or leah.schanke@baruch.cuny.edu. CUNY's Workplace Violence Policy and Procedures can be found here.

Events

Tonight, May 10, 6 pm: Corporate Political Speech

Information & Technology Building, Rackow Conference Room (750), 151 E. 25 St.

The Supreme Court of the United States 2010 decision in the Citizens United case expanded the influence of corporations in election campaigns. In its decision, the Court held that the First Amendment protects the right of companies to use unlimited amounts of corporate dollars to pay for advertisements advocating political points of view. At this Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity event, a panel will discuss the consequences of Citizens United and look for corporate governance-based solutions to the problems it presents. More info and registration

May 15, 2 pm: Sephardic American Jewry Conference: Communities and Contributions

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave

JSC logoThis event from Baruch College's Jewish Studies Center will include panelists, audio-visual presentations, and a keynote address from Lucette Lagnado,
author of The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit and The Arrogant Year, in a day devoted to Sephardic American Jewry. More info

Sports

Softball and Tennis Teams Take Home CUNYAC Championship Games

softball

The Baruch women's softball team and men's tennis team were both victorious at their respective CUNYAC championship games last week. The women defeated the College of Staten Island Dolphins, 5-0; the men defeated their rival Hunter College Hawks, 5-1. Congratulations go to the players from both teams!

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

Tonight, May 10, 8 pm: Funk, Jazz & Soul: Cosmo Lingo, Opened by Cash Bar

Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents an evening of funk, jazz and soul with the band Cosmo Lingo, opened by Cash Bar. Pre-concert free wine & cheese at 7pm More info

May 11, 7:30 pm: Jazz Vocalist Scot Albertson, Pianist Keith Ingham & Friends

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

AlbertsonThis two-set concert with one intermission will feature Scot Albertson and Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Keith Ingham in a vocal/piano duo presentation for the first set. The second set will include Albertson, Keith Ingram, Sedric Choukroun (sax & flute) and Ron Jackson (guitar) as the Scot Albertson Quartet. They will be performing music from Scot’s previously recorded five CDs and from his sixth CD to be recorded and released in 2012. More info


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