In the News
      •  23rd Annual Bernard Baruch Dinner a Fundraising Success
      • Best Paper Awards Go to Prof. Gardberg and PhD Student Yonathan Feffer
      • BPAC Receives Sixth Drama Desk Nomination in Three Years
      • SEEK Students Participate in First Annual Earth Day in Chinatown
      • CUNY TV Special on Baruch Alum Now Online
  • Announcements
      • Community Update Meeting on the Renovation of the Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue
      •  Notice on Fall 2012 Freshman Text: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  • Events
      May 8: CCI Book Launch for OtherWise: The Wisdom You Need to Succeed in a Diverse and Divisive World
      May 10: Corporate Political Speech
      May 11: Ever Upward: 5th Annual Conference on Employment and Visual Impairment: Policy & Practice

    Sports
    • • Baseball Team Wins 2012 CUNYAC Championship, Alvin Mata Named Tournament MVP
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      May 3 - 5: Dispersal: A Gentrification Story
      May 10: The Baruch Choir Spring Concert
      May 10: Funk, Jazz & Soul: Cosmo Lingo, Opened by Cash Bar


In the News

23rd Annual Bernard Baruch Dinner a Fundraising Success

Baruch College President Mitchel B. WallesteinFor the second year in a row, the Bernard Baruch Dinner, an annual benefit held in support of the Baruch College Fund, raised more than $1 million for our deserving students. The proceeds provide grants and scholarships, subsidize professorships, improve facilities, and allow for upgrades in technology and service. This year's dinner also honored three Baruch College alumni who have continually supported the College: Joseph Macnow ’67, Francis Greenburger ’74, and William M. Newman ’47, Hon., LLD ’97. More photos from the evening here.

Best Paper Awards Go to Prof. Gardberg and PhD Student Yonathan Feffer

A paper co-authored by Baruch College Prof. Naomi Gardberg, Department of Management PhD student in residence Yonathan Feffer, and professors from Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University has been chosen for the runner-up award for this year's Dorothy Harlow Best Paper Award, Gender and Diversity Division. It was also chosen for 2012's Academy of Management (AOM) Best Paper Award, which is given to only the top 10% of accepted papers. Titled "Organizational Actions in Face of Institutional Contestation: Diffusion of LGBT-Friendly Practices," the paper examines organizational responses to conflicting institutional demands resulting from workplace policies for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) employees. The paper will be published at the AOM's Best Paper Proceedings.

Baruch Performing Arts Center Receives Sixth Drama Desk Nomination in Three Years

Septimus & ClarissaIn addition to last week's 2012 Drama League Award nomination, the Baruch Performing Arts Center's Fall 2011 production of Septimus and Clarissa (based on the 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf) has now been nominated for a prestigious Drama Desk nomination in the category of "Best Music in a Play." This is BPAC's sixth Drama Desk nomination for a performance over the past three years. In 2011, Baby Universe and Fyvush Finkel Live were both nominated.

SEEK Students Participate in First Annual Earth Day in Chinatown

Community service volunteersLast Sunday, 30 freshmen from Baruch College's SEEK program participated in the First Annual Earth Day in Chinatown hosted by Trustee Wellington Chen on behalf of the Chinatown Business Improvement District. Students were grouped and assigned to various routes around Chinatown armed with T-shirts, ponchos, rubber gloves, brooms, dust pans and garbage bags, cleaning up along their assigned routes. Merchants and pedestrians complimented our students’ efforts.

In their opening remarks, NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, NYC Comptroller John C. Liu, NYC Council Member Margaret S. Chin and Trustee Wellington Chen acknowledged Baruch students’ participation in helping to clean up Chinatown as part of the Earth Day event. The volunteer effort was also reported byMing Pao, a free daily newspaper in the area.

CUNY TV Special on Baruch Alum Garen Marshall Now Online

Study With the BestLast week's CUNY TV Study With the Best episode featuring Baruch College 2011 graduate and valedictorian Garen Marshall, a veteran, and his wife Anne, also a Baruch graduate, is now available online. In the last story of the episode, Garen and Anne share what it was like for Garen to serve as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician during the Iraq War and his adjustment to life afterwards. Watch the episode.

Announcements

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

The College will be hosting a meeting for the local community on Monday, May 14 in NVC 14-220 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. More info will follow at www.baruch.cuny.edu/17lexupdate

Notice on Fall 2012 Freshman Text: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

brooklynEach year, a committee of faculty, students, and administrators selects a book for the entire Baruch community to read and discuss. This year’s selection is Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.

We are pleased to present you with a free copy of this “coming of age” novel about a young woman who immigrates to New York to study accounting at Brooklyn College. 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 Freshman Convocation and the book discussion that follows on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Brooklyn will be the subject of the keynote address by Irish author Belinda McKeon. Teaching faculty are encouraged 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/brooklyn  

Events

May 8, 6 pm: CCI Book Launch for OtherWise: The Wisdom You Need to Succeed in a Diverse and Divisive World

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave

OtherWiseOtherWise by Dick Martin is a deep and engaging exploration of diversity in America and how we can bridge differences - across race, ethnicity, culture, sexual oreientation, faith, and even politics. It goes far beyond census data into the realm of cognitive and social science, helping us break through sterotypes and fears to a profound understanding of people unlike themselves. This is not touchy-feely stuff, but crucial information for businesspeople everywhere whose success depends on embracing new realities of their workforce, their suppliers, and their customers. Reception: 6 PM; Lecture 7 PM. More info

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 11, 9 am - 4 pm: Ever Upward: 5th Annual Conference on Employment and Visual Impairment: Policy & Practice

Newman Vertical Campus, 14th Fl, 55 Lexington Ave

Brian Charlson, Vice President for Technology at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, MA, will keynote this exciting conference that brings together employers, community organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to inform and inspire low- and no-vision New Yorkers in the job market. Interactive workshops, an Employer Awards luncheon, plus vendors showing the latest in assistive technology for people with vision loss are all part of the day. Register for this FREE event here: http://www.baruch.edu/ccvip or call Blindline toll free at (888) 625-1616, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday 10 am - 4 pm. More info

Sports

Baseball Team Wins 2012 CUNYAC Championship, Alvin Mata Named Tournament MVP

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The men's baseball team took home their second CUNYAC championship in four years last Saturday afternoon at MCU Park in Brooklyn against the College of Staten Island. The Baruch College Bearcats defeated the Dolphins 5-3. The game also helped set the team record for most wins in a season.

Player Alvin Mata was named the Championship Tournament MVP with an impressive three game championship performance. Congrats go to Mata and all the Bearcats on their team victory! More info

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

May 3 - 5, 7:30 pm: Dispersal: A Gentrification Story

Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Gentrification StoryDispersal: A Gentrification Story is the result of an international collaboration between the students of Baruch College and The University of Arts Braunschweig in Germany. With an original text based on interviews, overheard dialogue, and the daily physical life of Brooklynites, this sometimes raucous, sometimes meditative performance explores the ways in which communities change over time. Using music, dance, comedic scenes and various digital-media, Dispersal both illuminates and challenges our concept of “home.” More info

May 10, 6 pm: The Baruch Choir Spring Concert

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Baruch Choir performs music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Vincent Persichetti, Joseph Hayden, and Matyas Seiber. More info

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. More info


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