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IN THE NEWS

Baruch College Student Miguel Guzman Awarded 2011-2012 Fulbright Research Grant

Professor Weilei (Stone) Shi One of 11 Finalists for Temple/AIB Paper Award

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Freshmen Text Selection and Copy Requests for Baruch Community

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

Baruch College Softball, Baseball, and Tennis Players Named CUNYAC All-Stars

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:

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

May 21: The Annual Jensen Foundation Voice Competition Final Round Concert

May 23: Northpoint: Voices from a Kentucky Prison

News
 

Baruch College Student Miguel Guzman Awarded 2011-2012 Fulbright Research Grant

Political Science major Miguel Guzman has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Grant for Research for the academic year 2011-2012. Miguel, who will be graduating from the College this year, will be conducting research in Peru on the effect of the Peruvian "Plan Juntos" on Peru's women and children in alleviating poverty, also the subject of his Fulbright proposal. The College congratulates Miguel on this outstanding achievement.

Professor Weilei (Stone) Shi One of 11 Finalists for Temple/AIB Paper Award

The Academy of International Business (AIB) has nominated a paper authored by Baruch College Management Professor Weilei (Stone) Shi titled "Managerial Networks, Organizational Innovation, and Firm Performance in a Transition Economy" as one of 11 finalists, out of 1536 submissions, for their annual Temple/AIB award for best paper. The award is presented as part of the AIB annual meeting, recognized as the most important conference in international business, which will be held this year in Nagoya, Japan June 24-28. Shi co-wrote the paper with Professor Haibin Yang of the City University of Hong Kong. A Best Paper Award Committee will now further review each of the 11 finalist's papers to choose the winner and a first runner-up. Congratulations to Professor Shi on this prestigious nomination.

Announcements
 

Freshmen Text Selection and Copy Requests for Baruch Community

Extremely Loud & Incredibly CloseEach year, a committee of faculty, students, and administrators selects a book for the entire Baruch College community to read and discuss. This year's selection is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. We are pleased to present you with a free copy of this novel about trauma, healing, and coming of age in the aftermath of 9/11. To request a free copy, contact Mark.Spergel@baruch.cuny.edu.

All entering freshman will be given a copy of the book at orientation this summer and asked to read it in its entirety in time for Convocation and the book discussion hour that follows. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close will also be the subject of the keynote address at Freshman Convocation, scheduled for Thursday, August 25th. We especially encourage teaching faculty to include the book on their required reading lists for the fall semester.

The Library faculty and selection committee members have developed a website containing resources and a study guide to accompany the book that you can access at http://guides.newman.baruch.cuny.edu/extremelyloud

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
 

Baruch College Softball, Baseball, and Tennis Players Named CUNYAC All-Stars

softball

The CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) has announced the top award winners and all-stars for the 2011 softball, baseball, and tennis seasons. Among those selected are four players from Baruch College's softball team, three members of the tennis team, and six from Baruch's baseball team. Congratulations are in order for each of these hard-working student athletes.

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 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

May 21, 11 am: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave

The Annual Jensen Foundation Voice Competition Final Round Concert

The final round of the 12th Annual Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Annual Voice Competition will feature arias from the top competitors of the renowned competition. Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony following the competition and the event will be concluded with a reception for the audience.  More info

May 23, 7 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave

Northpoint: Voices from a Kentucky Prison

This one-night only benefit will feature the reading of short plays written by inmates at the Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison in Burgin, Kentucky, as well as live music by singer-songwriter Doug Wamble and a post-show reception. More info

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