In the News
      • Baruch College Celebrates Its 47th Commencement Exercises
      • Baruch Alumna Featured in Wall Street Journal
      • Prof. Allen Secures Grant from Amazon.com in Support of Literary Translation Project
      • Baruch Students Earn Six of Ten Placements in University Currency Trading Contest
  • Announcements
      Welcome New Vice President for Administration and Finance Katharine T. Cobb

    Events
      • June 5-8: CCI's Conference on Corporate Communication 2012

    Sports
    • •  Baruch Honors Student Athletes at 40th Annual Varsity Awards Dinner
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      May 31: Irene Gomez, Classical Guitar
      June 1-3: Yung Li Dance Presents Modus (World Premiere)
  • Offerings
      June 8-15: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

Baruch College Celebrates Its 47th Commencement Exercises

President Mitchel B. Wallerstein conferred degrees to 5,427 Baruch College undergraduates and graduates in morning and afternoon ceremonies at the Jacob Javits Convention Center yesterday as part of the 47th Commencement Exercises. Christine C. Quinn, New York City Council Speaker gave the commcement address in the morning; Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, was the afternoon speaker. A live webcast of the day's events was made available online; to view the footage, click here. Live tweets were also sent out from the official Baruch College twitter account.

Baruch Alumna Featured in Wall Street Journal

Nadja Fidelia with scholarship recipientsNadja Fidelia ('02), managing director and one of the founders of Eland Capital, was featured in the Wall Street Journal this week. The story covers the many adversities Fidelia overcame to get where she is today, and what inspired her to give back to Baruch College students through a $100,000 scholarship endowment that she continues to fund. At yesterday's commencement, Frederick Nunez, a recipient of the Nadja Fidelia Scholarship, received his undergraduate degree. The scholarship he received helped cover books, supplies, transportation and food. Two other students have also received scholarships (all three pictured, above). Go to the story.

Prof. Allen Secures Grant from Amazon.com in Support of Literary Translation Project

AllenEsther Allen, an assistant professor with the Department Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at Baruch College, has secured a $20,000 grant from Amazon.com to promote literary translation. The grant will support a collection of essays by literary translators co-edited by Professor Allen as well as a two-day symposium bringing together a number of leading literary translators to discuss ethical, historical, political, linguistic, artistic and other aspects of literary translation in the context of contemporary forms of globalization. The symposium will be held at CUNY Graduate Center in the spring of 2013. More info

Baruch Students Earn Six of Ten Placements in University Currency Trading Contest

Business students from Baruch College earned six of the top ten spots in the 1st Annual University Currency Trading Contest, which was sponsored by FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) and Texas A&M University.

Baruch students Bundeep Nanda, Evgeny Kerdman, Mathew Leong, Nelson Mejia, Fuxin Zheng, and Weiwei Shi finished in the Top 10. Bryce Moody of Texas A&M was the grand prize winner, earning a $10,000 tuition scholarship awarded by FXCM. More info

Announcements

Welcome New Vice President for Administration and Finance Katharine T. Cobb

As a reminder, on Tuesday, May 29th, Katharine T. Cobb joined Baruch College as vice president for administration and finance. Cobb comes to us from Queens College, where she served as vice president for finance and administration since 2007. She will be responsible for the planning and day-to-day management of the financial and administrative operations at Baruch, including budget, facilities, public safety, and human resources. In addition, she will support the Baruch College Fund and work with its Committee on Budget and Finance as well as its Investments Committee. View the original President's announcement.

Events

June 5-8: CCI's Conference on Corporate Communication 2012

Information & Technology Building, Newman Conference Center, 151 E. 25 St.

The annual Conference on Corporate Communication is sponsored by CCI - Corporate Communication International at Baruch College/CUNY in association with Corporate Communications: An International Journal. With its global focus on the theory, practice, roles, processes, and issues of concern to corporate communication scholars and practitioners, the three-day international conference gathers speakers from industry and universities in a collegial environment to exchange ideas and information on relevant issues facing the corporate communication profession. More info and register

Sports

Baruch Honors Student Athletes at 40th Annual Varsity Awards Dinner

student athletes

The 40th Annual Athletic Varsity Awards Dinner took place on Thursday evening, May 24, to honor the varsity teams and student-athletes for their accomplishments during the successful 2011-12 year. The department distributed various honorary and team awards, including plaques for each of the seniors finishing their outstanding athletic careers at Baruch College. In addition, each of the coaches presented their end of the season team awards in the category of MVP, Rookie of the Year or Coaches Award. See the full list of award winners

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

May 31, 7 pm: Irene Gomez, Classical Guitar

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue

Irene Gomez, along with Harpsichordist Elliot Figg, will perform the music of composers Tarrega, Albeniz, Ponce, Morel, Coulanges, Isaza, Samper, Sarmiento, and new Latino American composers. More info

danceJune 1-3: Yung Li Dance Presents Modus (World Premiere)

Newman Vertical Campus, Nagelberg Theatre, 55 Lexington Avenue

Layering references of infra-structure, individualism, and patterns - both social and geometric - Yung-Li Dance constructs a process of re-discovery through physical movement and the creative adjusting of rational thought. More info

Offerings

June 8-15: CUNY Professional Development Courses

Below is a listing of the remaining courses offered for June 2012 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). To register for one or more courses, please complete the application located here and fax the completed application to Andrew Smilowitz in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6614 or e-mail your application to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu no later than seven days before the class date. Most courses are free or have a reasonable fee that will be charged to the College, not to individual department budgets.

For further information on professional development programs from CUNY University Training, please visit the CUNY training web site: www.cuny.edu/training.

For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Andrew Smilowitz at Andrew.Smilowitz@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6592 or Leah Schanke at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6618.

Friday, June 8, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Excel Level 2 (WTT241)
Location: Baruch College
Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 course or placement via on-line assessment
Expanding on the skills learned in Level 1, this workshop will give participants the ability to rotate chart text, plot data, work with objects, and sort and protect data. Participants will create headers and footers, sparklines, and work with formulas and functions (such as “if” functions).

Tuesday, June 12, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Word Level 2 (WTT231)
Location: Baruch College
Create fill-in forms, work with tables using formulas, and work with documents to include the use of reference commands. Work with macros and learn how to “protect” a document.

Friday, June 15, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
PowerPoint (WTT151)
Location: Baruch College
Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Word Level 1
Participants will learn Power Point fundamentals for creating, modifying, and presenting basic presentations.


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