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IN THE NEWS

Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Highlights Zicklin School of Business CFO Outlook Survey

Dean David Birdsell Discusses Republican Presidential Candidates on WPIX/Channel 11

Baruch College and The National Grid Foundation Showcase Tablet PC-Based Mathematics Curriculum at Demo Event

SPA Students Named NextGen Leaders in American Humanics Program

ANNOUNCEMENTS

May 24 Workshop for Pre-planning of 25th Street Pedestrian Plaza

Call for Proposals for Grants to Support Teaching and Learning with Technology 2011-2012

SPORTS

Bearcats Finish in Second Place at CUNYAC Softball Tournament

EVENTS

May 25: Immigrants and Immigration Services in New York City

May 25: The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality Featuring Professor Dowell Myers

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events:

Tonight, May 12: Baruch Choir Annual Spring Concert

May 13: Songs of Cuba by the Ossia Chamber Players With Guest Soloists

May 14: King of the World

May 15 - June 26: The National Yiddish Theatre Presents The Adventures of Hershele Ostropoyler

News
 

Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Highlights Zicklin School of Business CFO Outlook Survey

On Monday, BNA's Daily Report for Executives, an up-to-the-minute, comprehensive report which covers a broad spectrum of business issues, featured an article on the latest CFO Outlook Survey, conducted quarterly by Financial Executives International and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business. The article discusses the current CFO stance on economic recovery, unemployment, and inflation. Zicklin School of Business Dean John Elliott is quoted. To view the article, click here.

Dean David Birdsell Discusses Republican Presidential Candidates on WPIX/Channel 11

School of Public Affairs Dean David Birdsell was on the PIX 11 Morning News this morning to discuss Newt Gingrich and other possible GOP candidates in the upcoming presidential race. Watch the clip.

Baruch College and The National Grid Foundation Showcase Tablet PC-Based Mathematics Curriculum at Demo Event

Professor Peter Gregory of Baruch College's Mathematics Department showcases mathematics curriculumBaruch College in partnership with the National Grid Foundation showcased a tablet PC-based program called the Math Skills Enhancement Program last Thursday at the college. This innovative program, aimed at improving students' understanding of mathematics by utilizing technology-based interactive instruction, focuses on the national STEM initiative to improve college students' competitive strength in the technical, scientific and mathematics arenas. More info

SPA Students Named NextGen Leaders in American Humanics Program

Baruch College students Sean Chang '11 and Cristina Noboa, '11 have been selected as part of the latest group of NextGen leaders by the American Humanics Program. Chang and Noboa, both students of the School of Public Affairs, were selected from an applicant pool of more than 140 students representing 26 affiliated colleges. A third Baruch College student, Jose Sanchez, was also named a NextGen leader last June. As future leaders in the non-profit sector, winners of the NextGen award complete competitive 300-hour internships, for which they receive generous stipends. More info

Announcements
 

May 24 Workshop for Pre-planning of 25th Street Pedestrian Plaza

As you may know, Baruch College is currently exploring the closing of 25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues to vehicular traffic. We are working with Manhattan Community Board Six and the Department of Transportation on the feasibility of designating this one block a "restricted use street" and creating a community pedestrian plaza. An early part of this effort is to gather preliminary input from stakeholders on the type of open space we might envision. To facilitate faculty and staff input, we are organizing a planning workshop on Tuesday, May 24th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Room 14-250 in the Newman Vertical Campus.

If you would like to participate, please RSVP to the Office of Marketing, Communications, and Public Affairs to the attention of Eric Lugo, Government and Community Relations Director, at Eric.Lugo@baruch.cuny.edu by May 20th. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a preliminary input meeting for our DOT application. If the plan is accepted, there will be more opportunities in the coming year to discuss specific designs of the plaza.

Call for Proposals for Grants to Support Teaching and Learning with Technology 2011-2012

With funding from the Baruch Student Technology Fee, the Instructional Technology unit of the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC) will provide grants of up to $5,000 for projects that further the use of technology in teaching and learning. The emphasis will be on large enrollment courses. All grantees will be expected to showcase the results of their project at the 15th Annual Baruch Teaching and Technology Conference on March 30, 2012. All full-time faculty of Baruch College are eligible; adjunct faculty are welcome to participate in partnership with a full-time faculty member. Ten awards are anticipated.

To Apply:
Interested faculty should first send in the information bulleted below to helpdesk@baruch.cuny.edu:

    • Title of Grant Proposal
    • Principal Investigator's Name
    • Principal Investigator's Contact Information
    • Additional Investigators
    • Description of Project (Max. 250 words)
    • Assessment Plan
    • Budget: Please list line items such as staff, equipment, software, and services

A member of the Instructional Technology team will contact the applicant to discuss the potential project and deliverables.

Project Guidelines: Faculty will meet periodically with Instructional Technology staff to discuss the status of the project. Items purchased as part of the project will be acquired according to Baruch College's procurement guidelines and be considered college property. Approval from Dean and Department Chair are necessary for proposals involving summer salary or overload assignments.

Due Date: Applications received by May 20, 2011 will receive first priority for funding.

Evaluation of Proposals: Proposals will be evaluated on the number of students served, adaptability and scalability beyond the project population, and the likelihood of achieving the project goals in the grant period.

Sports
 

Bearcats Finish in Second Place at CUNYAC Softball Tournament

softball

The Baruch College softball team finished in second place at the 2011 CUNYAC Double-Elimination Championship Tournament played last Saturday at the College of Staten Island Softball Complex. The team ended their season with a 17-23 overall record. More info

Events
 

May 25, 8:30 am: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

Immigrants and Immigration Services in New York City

How are New York City institutions meeting the needs of its immigrant population? What are the most vital needs in the immigrant community? How do New Yorkers feel about immigrants in the City? This day-long conference co-sponsored by the Mayoral Office of Immigrant Affairs and City University of NY addresses these and a host of other issues with panels of distinguished academics and community leaders. Register online

May 25, 6 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality and Justice Featuring Professor Dowell Myers

This installment of the Lillie and Nathan Ackeman Lecture Series will follow the Immigration and Immigration Services in New York City Conference with an in-depth examination of the results of a recent survey of New York City residents' attitudes toward immigration. Guest Speaker: Dowell Myers, Professor of Urban Planning and Demography, University of Southern California. Register online

Arts & Culture
 

BPAC events

May 12, 6:30 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave

Baruch Choir Annual Spring Concert

The Baruch Choir consists of Baruch College students from all departments and majors, from Accounting and Management to Psychology and Communications. More info

May 13, 7:30 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave

Songs of Cuba by the Ossia Chamber Players With Guest Soloists

This concert, dedicated to some of the most important works of the composers of the classical Cuban music repertoire, including Cervantes, Lecuona, Montsalvage, Caturla, Roig, Vitier and more, offers a unique opportunity to hear Cuban music as performed by Cuban musicians. The program will include the Ossia Chamber Players with guest soloists Elaine Alvarez, soprano, and Orlando Alonso, piano, with the Mozart Academy Ensemble. More info

May 14, 7:30 pm: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

King of the WorldKing of the World

From the producers of the hilarious hit play Platanos y Collard Greens, comes an exciting, hilarious new romantic comedy — King of the World! He went from having nothing to having it all. His face is on magazine covers all over the world. Men want to be him, women want to be with him. Supermodels, super-yachts, super-mansions — his life in one word is — superior! But when the cameras are gone and no one is watching, he remembers the one who got away. And now on the night he wins seven awards for his best-selling multi-platinum album, will the biggest superstar on the planet give it all up for the love of a woman? More info

May 15 - June 26: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The National Yiddish Theatre Presents The Adventures of Hershele Ostropoyler

Before the Marx Brothers, there was "Hershele," a beloved folk hero and compassionate jester who battles injustice armed only with his wits. In this comic tale full of song, Hershele mobilizes a community to overcome the greedy desires of a villain who stands in the way of young love. The lively music and "meshugene" antics will inspire gales of laughter, set toes tapping and make for a truly memorable evening at the theater. More info

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