In the News
      • 2012 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced
      • Fast Pitch Competition for Budding Entrepreneurs Hosted by Baruch College
      • Baruch Team Wins Second Place Prize in ACG Competition
      • Baruch College Hosts Annual Employment and Visual Impairment Conference
  • Announcements
      • Civility and Violence Training Sessions for Faculty and Staff

    Events
      May 22: Anti-Poverty Innovation: The Local and National Impact of NYC’s Center for Economic Opportunity
      May 31: Battery Park City: Coming of Age

    Sports
    • • Baruch Baseball Wins 4 Major CUNYAC Awards, 6 Players Named All-Stars
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      May 17: Omega Ensemble Cocktail Party and Spring Concert
      May 18: NYC Classical Guitar Society presents Pavel Steidl
      May 23: Repast Baroque “The Ghost of Versailles”
  • Offerings
      June 1-2: Integrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship Experiences Into Non-Business Courses

In the News

2012 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

Val and salBaruch College students Devorah Lebovic and Corey Trippiedi are the 2012 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, and will address their fellow graduates during commencement on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North. Both were selected based on their academic achievement. More info on both students here.

Fast Pitch Competition for Budding Entrepreneurs Hosted by Baruch College

This week Baruch College and AT&T presented entrepreneurs from across the United States an opportunity to capitalize on their problem-solving skills and business development expertise by competing in the AT&T and Baruch College Fast Pitch Competition. More than 100 entries were submitted for the two-month-long competition, which was hosted through the Field Center for Entrepreneurship in the Zicklin School of Business. Teams competed for a prize of $2,000 in three categories. On May 15, eight finalists made their five-minute presentations to a panel of judges from Baruch College, AT&T and other technology and financial organizations. Click here for winner info and more.

Baruch Team Wins Second Place Prize in ACG Competition

ACG Cup winnersThe ACG Cup is a case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity.This year, the Baruch College MBA team, comprised of (left to right, above) George Selinsky, Abhinav Goel, Abhijeet Dhamankar, and Justin Karr, came in second place, the third year in a row that the College placed in the winners’ circle.Watch a video to hear from the winning team members and learn more about the process in this story written by Selinsky for The Graduate Baruchian.

Baruch College Hosts Annual Employment and Visual Impairment Conference

Baruch College’s Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) hosted its 5th Annual Employment and Visual Impairment Conference on Policy and Practice on May 11, 2012. The conference featured keynote speaker Brian Charlson, director of Computer Training Services at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Massachusetts, who spoke about his own experiences as a blind man in today’s workforce.

Baruch students Sophia Ling and Yatwa Ken Ng received recognition certificates for their work with the CCVIP. Participants also visited vendor exhibits and attended workshops led by notable panelists and experts who offered career building tips. More info

Announcements

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, email HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu

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 last remaining Civility and Violence class for the spring semester will be held:

Monday, May 21: 2:30 – 4:00 pm, NVC 14-269

For questions regarding registration or the CUNY online course or to arrange a Civility and Violence class 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

May 22, 4 pm: Anti-Poverty Innovation: The Local and National Impact of NYC’s Center for Economic Opportunity

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

Hear about the mission and overview of the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity, part of the Office of the Mayor. Learn about the Jobs-Plus case study, an innovative employment program for residents of public housing, and the role of nonprofit organizations in implementation, research, and technical assistance. More info and register

May 31, 8 am: Battery Park City: Coming of Age

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

Battery Park City event posterAfter more than 50 years of planning and development, Battery Park City – a 92-acre mixed-use community sited on a landfill in Lower Manhattan – was completed this year. What does the future hold for this exceptional waterfront community? This conference presented by the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute explores this important question. More info and register

Sports

Baruch Baseball Wins 4 Major CUNYAC Awards, 6 Players Named All-Stars

baseball

The CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) has officially announced the award winners and all-stars for the 2012 baseball season.

The Baruch College Bearcats dominated the awards after winning the CUNYAC Championship, setting a season record with 22 wins, and playing in their first postseason tournament (ECAC) since 1977. Player Thomas Daly was also named the Most Valuable Player for the second straight year. Our Bearcats are on a roll! Read more

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

May 17, 7 pm: Omega Ensemble Cocktail Party and Spring Concert

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue

The evening's performance will feature Kristin Lee, violinst; Andrew Janss, cellist; Doris Konig: pianist and Omega Ensemble Artistic Director; and Beatrice Liang-Gilman, age 12, winner of the Concert Festival Competition. Wine and hors d'oeuvres at 6 pm, concert at 7 pm. More info

May 18, 8 pm: NYC Classical Guitar Society presents Pavel Steidl

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue

SteidlSteidl is a uniquely expressive performer on both 19th-century and modern instruments, a composer of note; winner of the Radio France International Competition. Since winning first prize at the Radio France International Competition in Paris in 1982, the Czech guitarist has become one of the most widely celebrated soloists of his generation. Also a composer, Pavel frequently performs his own works on his programs. More info

May 23, 8 pm: Repast Baroque “The Ghost of Versailles”

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue

Repast BaroqueThe evening's program features three musical homages to Jean-Baptiste Lully, skilled in dancing, violin playing, comedy, composition, business, politics, real-estate. He had been beloved by his patrons and protegées, feared and reviled by his rivals, and mocked by those who could afford it. Performers include Amelia Roosevelt, baroque violin; John Mark Rozendaal, baroque cello; and Avi Stein, harpsichord. More info

Offerings

June 1-2: Integrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship Experiences Into Non-Business Courses

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 2-140, 55 Lexington Avenue

This free summer faculty development seminar presented by the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise is ideal for faculty members of any discipline (especially those in STEM), grant writers, and members of the college administration responsible for curricular change.

Virtual Enterprise (VE) is a series of modular activities and events through which students in classrooms of any discipline develop realistic, commercially viable projects.

Virtual Enterprise has attracted funding from many foundations and Federal agencies including the Department of Labor and the National Science Foundation.

This course takes place Friday, June 1st (Noon – 5) & Saturday, June 2nd (9am – 3pm). Free for participants from accredited institutions of higher learning. Experienced VE implementers are invited to give 10-minute talks at the seminar, but please submit proposals.

For more information about the seminar or to register, visit http://www.ive.cuny.edu/2012seminar/.


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