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IN THE NEWS

22nd Annual Bernard Baruch Dinner Raises Record Funds

Baruch College Ranked #11 in the Nation for Top Business Graduate Schools for Physician-Executives

Baruch College Team an Honorable Mention in National Model UN Competition

Two Baruch Performing Arts Center Productions Nominated for Drama Desk Awards

SPORTS

Baruch Men's Tennis Team Headed to CUNYAC Championship

EVENTS

May 9: Changes in the Regulatory Environment and their Effects on Audits and Auditors

May 10: The Madoff Clawbacks: Whose Money Is It?

May 10: The Gospel According to Josh: A Film Screening and Discussion on Suicide

May 10: Bernard Madoff: "The Wizard of Lies"

May 11: Financial Planning for Nonprofits Made Easy

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events:

Tonight, May 5: GASLAND: A Documentary Film

Tonight, May 5: We Were So Beloved: The German Jews of Washington Heights

May 7: New York Piano Society Spring Concert

May 28 - June 12: Platanos & Collard Greens

News
 

22nd Annual Bernard Baruch Dinner Raises Record Funds

Bernard Baruch DinnerThis year's annual Bernard Baruch Dinner, held at Manhattan's Gotham Hall on April 27, 2011, was a successful evening honoring distinguished faculty member Terrence F. Martell, along with prominent Baruch College alumnus Howard I. Smith ('65). The event raised $1 million for only the fourth time in its history. "While private philanthropy cannot — and, indeed, should not — become a substitute for public funding and tuition, we depend increasingly on our alumni and friends to help maintain the academic excellence of Baruch and help the College continue to advance," said Baruch College President Mitchel Wallerstein of this accomplishment. To view more photos from the evening and the president's full remarks, click here.

Baruch College Ranked #11 in the Nation for Top Business Graduate Schools for Physician-Executives

Baruch College is among the top business graduate schools for physicians in the country, according to the 2011 Modern Healthcare annual ranking. The award is based on programs offering master's degrees with courses that focus on physicians and the clinical aspects of healthcare. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Baruch College is administered in partnership with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For more information on the program, click here. For more on the Modern Healthcare ranking, click here.

Baruch College Team an Honorable Mention in National Model UN Competition

The Baruch College model UN team, which represented South Korea in the National Model UN competition April 17-21, has won an award for overall delegation performance in the category Honorable Mention. Universities from all over the world participate in the competition which is designed to simulate necessary collaboration and cooperation among nations through multilateral diplomacy. To view the full list of winners, click here.

Two Baruch Performing Arts Center Productions Nominated for Drama Desk Awards

Drama DeskThis past week, both of the Baruch Performing Arts Center's Fall 2010 productions were nominated for prestigious Drama Desk Awards. The October/November 2010 show Fyvush Finkel Live, produced by the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene has been nominated for Outstanding Revue. The show had a sold-out run at BPAC. The December 2010 show Baby Universe, produced by Wakka Wakka Productions was nominated for 3 Drama Desk awards: Outstanding Director, Outstanding Music, and Outstanding Sound Design. This experimental play with puppets for adult audiences also received rave reviews in the press, including The New York Times. The Drama Desk Awards ceremony will be presented on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, and hosted by Harvey Fierstein.

Sports
 

Baruch Men's Tennis Team Headed to CUNYAC Championship

tennis

The Baruch Bearcats defeated the City College of New York Beavers, 5-2, in a CUNYAC Tournament semifinal match last Monday evening at the U.S. National Tennis Center in Queens. Now, for the ninth time in the past 10 years, the men's tennis team will compete in the CUNYAC championship match to decide the conference title and automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. More info

Events
 

May 9, 5:30 pm: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Changes in the Regulatory Environment and their Effects on Audits and Auditors

The Stan Ross Department of Accountancy at Baruch College hosts Peggy Wood, professional standards partner at Grant Thornton LLP and president of the New York State Society of Public Accountants. Ms. Wood will discuss changes in the regulatory environment and their effects on audits and auditors. Register online

May 10, 12:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

The Madoff Clawbacks: Whose Money Is It?

This luncheon discussion will examine the ethical issues surrounding efforts to recover assets lost by the thousands of victims of Bernard Madoff's colossal Ponzi scheme. This event is the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity's third seminar in the David Berg Foundation Series on Ethics and Accountability. Register online

May 10, 1 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 7-155, 55 Lexington Ave

The Gospel According to Josh: A Film Screening and Discussion on Suicide

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, will be hosting a socially conscious one-man-show depicting a student's experience with suicide. A panel discussion on the issue, led by Baruch College psychology professors and psychologists from the counseling center, will follow the performance. All members of the Baruch College Community are welcome.

May 10, 6 pm: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Bernard Madoff: "The Wizard of Lies"

Wizard of LiesBernie Madoff's massive fraud — the largest Ponzi scheme in history — raises many questions: how it came to be, why the S.E.C. was asleep at the switch and whether it will force the sale of the New York Mets, among them. In this event hosted by the Baruch College Journalism Department, author Diana Henriques of The New York Times, who has covered the Madoff scandal from the beginning, will discuss her new book, The Wizard of Lies, and take questions from the audience.

May 11, 4 pm: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Financial Planning for Nonprofits Made Easy

In these uncertain times of government funding and foundation grants, financial planning for nonprofit organizations becomes very important.
This seminar will:
- Demonstrate tools that translate standard financial documents— financial statements, annual budgets — into easily understandable models (simple EXCEL charts)
- Discuss how non-financial executives and board members can use these documents in management decision-making and financial planning. RSVP here

Arts & Culture
 

BPAC events

May 5, 7 pm: Mason Hall, Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue

GASLAND: A Documentary Film

This screening, hosted in part by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Liz Krueger, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, and Councilmember Rosie Mendez will feature the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize award-winning film on domestic oil drilling. A Q&A with filmmaker Josh Fox will follow. More info

May 5, 7 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave

We Were So Beloved: The German Jews of Washington Heights

As part of The Jewish Studies Center's day-long conference on German-Jewish immigration and presence in NYC, a film screening of We Were So Beloved: The German Jews of Washington Heights, including a discussion with director Manfred Kirchheimer, will be presented. More info

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

New York Piano Society Spring Concert

The New York Piano Society will present a concert featuring their outstanding concert performers with guest artist Allyson Tomsky on violin. Program will include works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Scriabin. More info

May 28 - June 12: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Platanos & Collard Greens

Platanos & Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers — two college students from different cultures attracted at first sight — until mom finds out and has a heart attack! This smash hit play is now entering its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info

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