In the News
      • Dean Birdsell Elected to NASPAA Executive Council
      • Prof. Kumar's Paper on Social Recommendation Systems Receives Two Awards for Best Paper of the Year
      • Prof. Hansing Talks to the NY Times on Cuba's Role in the Haitian Cholera Battle
  • Announcements
      • New Issue of Baruch College Alumni Magazine (BCAM) for Fall 2011 / Winter 2012
      • Upcoming Baruch Programming to Air on CUNY TV
      • CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving 2011-12 Launches
  • Sports
    • • Women's Volleyball to Take On Bowdoin College in 2011 Division III National Tournament With Live Video
  • Events
    • Nov. 14: Marie Curie Nobel Centennial Symposium: An Intersection of Science, Art and Thought
      Nov. 15: Zoning The City: Addressing NY City's 21st Century Challenges
      • Nov. 17: The 10th Annual Russell Banks CEO Leadership Lecture Series
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      Nov. 5-27: Iron Curtain
      Nov. 15-19, Sorrows of Stephen

In the News

Dean Birdsell Elected to NASPAA Executive Council

Baruch College's David Birdsell, Ph.D. Elected to NASPAA Executive CouncilThis week the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) announced David Birdsell, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, is among the four active public affairs faculty elected to three-year terms on NASPAA's Executive Council. The Association describes its mission as twofold — "to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service." Dean Birdsell has centered his academic work on the nexus of communication, media, and information technology in politics, government and nonprofit administration. He studies public access to information technology and advises nonprofit and governmental institutions on their communication and technology programs. More info

Prof. Kumar's Paper on Social Recommendation Systems Receives Two Awards for Best Paper of the Year

Statistics and Computer Information Systems Prof. Nanda Kumar is the recipient of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems' (JAIS) prestigious 2010 Paper of the Year award, for his co-authored work, "A Theory-Driven Design Framework for Social Recommender Systems." The paper was also recently selected as one of the five Best Publications of 2010 by The Association for Information Systems, the premier global organization for academics specializing in information systems. Of the Best Paper recognition, the JAIS wrote, "This paper makes a significant and original contribution to the Information Systems discipline by demonstrating convincingly how behavioral theory can be used to guide systems design." Prof. Kumar will travel to Shanghai this December to receive both awards.

Prof. Hansing Talks to the NY Times on Cuba's Role in the Haitian Cholera Battle

Associate Professor of Black and Hispanic Studies Katrin Hansing, who's research has centered heavily around Cuba, is quoted at length in the recent New York Times story "Cuba Takes Lead Role in Haiti's Cholera Fight." Hansing offers insight into the incentives behind Cuba's presence in Haiti, a subject she is now studying for an upcoming book. View the article

Announcements

New Issue of Baruch College Alumni Magazine (BCAM) for Fall 2011 / Winter 2012

BCAMBuilding Our Future: Students, faculty, and staff often find themselves racing between Baruch's key buildings throughout their workdays. But how often do we reflect on these structures — their history and their meaning to the Baruch legacy? BCAM's cover article "The Field Building at 17 Lex Gets a Makeover" takes you on a journey chronicling the history of 17 Lex (aka "UCLA — University at the Corner of Lexington Avenue" — and "college in a box"). The Field Building's long-overdue renovation begins in Spring 2012.

Where better than the alumni magazine to meet Inspirational Alumni? Check out these profiles, among others:

• Fashion designer Edwing D'Angelo (BBA '96) has come a long way since he graduated with a degree in international marketing 15 years ago. Today D'Angelo has both a high-profile retail shop in the Limelight Marketplace and an impressive roster of celebrity clients. Find out who's wearing him now.

•  Are reality TV shows among your guilty pleasures? John Gomes (MBA '02), an executive vice president at the Prudential Douglas Elliman real estate firm, talks about appearing in the first season of Selling New York, the HGTV reality series. Also, current student Amanda Wallwin (MPA '12) shares stories about her two-day appearance on the long-running game show Jeopardy! Go to the story.

Upcoming Baruch Programming to Air on CUNY TV

CUNY TVCUNY TV (ch. 75) features ongoing Baruch programming. Tune in on the following Mondays to catch these Baruch specials airing  at 9 am, 3 pm, and 9 pm, and repeated on the following Saturday at 4 pm:

Nov. 14: What Board Chairs Do to Make Boards Work - Presented by the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, this conversation includes finalists from this year's Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership and Dean David Birdsell of the School of Public Affairs.
Nov. 21: Service and Citizenship: A Conversation with Jack Jacobs and Bill Roedy - Jack Jacobs, Vietnam War veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient, and Bill Roedy, Vietnam War veteran and former head of MTV Networks International, share their thoughts on uniformed and civilian service, engaging young people in leadership roles, and the nation's debt to non-citizens who served America in combat.
Dec. 5: Privacy, Data Mining and Business Ethics - The fourth seminar in the David Berg Foundation Series on Ethics and Accountability at Baruch College, this program examines the balance between corporate data mining and the individual's right to privacy.
Dec. 12: Ackerman Lecture: The Uneven Results of Diversity Management - Using data on over 800 firms for more than 30 years, this lecture shows that some of the most popular approaches to promoting diversity have been ineffective. Meanwhile, some of the lesser known, and less popular, strategies have been quite effective.

Click here to stay up to date on Baruch College specials on CUNY TV.

CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving 2011-12 Launches

Charitable GivingBaruch College employees can now participate in the CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving 2011-2012. This program is the City University's only all-campus donation drive! It allows faculty and staff to give to charities of their choice through direct payroll deductions. Contributions can be made by check or payroll deduction through December 16th. Complete campaign details are available here.

Employees can support all participating organizations as a whole, a group of cause-specific agencies, or one specific nonprofit important to them. Faculty and staff interested in contributing can pledge directly by clicking DONATE ONLINE or by completing the pledge form and returning it to Campus Coordinator, Hillary Cohen, at interoffice mailbox A1603.

CUNY welcomes contributors of $20 per pay period or more into its Leadership Giving Circle and contributors of $40 per pay period or more into its Chancellor's Circle. Participants pledging before November 23rd are eligible for the Early Bird Contest prize — an iPad 2!

Faculty and staff wishing to support Baruch College itself, use designation code #1352. Those donating $1,000 or more to the Baruch College Fund will be recognized as members of the 17 Lex Society, as well. For more information, contact Campus Coordinator Hillary Cohen at x6087 or Hillary.Cohen@baruch.cuny.edu.

Sports

Women's Volleyball to Take On Bowdoin College in 2011 Division III National Tournament With Live Video

Women's Volleyball

Baruch's women's volleyball team, which earned an automatic berth to the Division III National Championship Tournament as the winning representative from the CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC), will play Bowdoin College of Maine in a first round match to be hosted at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Polar Bears of Bowdoin College will be playing in their first-ever NCAA Tournament after winning the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship to earn their conference's automatic berth. The Polar Bears own a 26-2 record and suffered their only two losses this season to two ranked teams that are in this weekend's Springfield bracket (host Springfield and UMass Boston). The match will start on Friday at 3:00 pm. All matches will feature free live stats and video for fans to follow along at home.

The winner of the Springfield regional will advance to the National Quarterfinals to be hosted by Washington (Mo.) in St. Louis on November 18-20. More info

Events

Nov. 14, 4:15 pm: Marie Curie Nobel Centennial Symposium:
An Intersection of Science, Art and Thought

Newman Vertical Campus, BPAC - Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave

This event celebrating science will include a keynote lecture by Prof. Roald Hoffmann, offering several views of chemistry that stress its psychological dimension and its ties to the arts; a student poster session highlighting student research at CUNY and other NYC institutions in chemistry, biology and environmental science; and a stage reading of Oxygen. More info

Nov. 15, 8:30 am: Zoning The City: Addressing NY City's 21st Century Challenges

McGraw Hill Conference Center, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Fl, New York, NY

Zoning the CityIn this 50th anniversary year of the 1961 Zoning Resolution, the New York City Department of City Planning, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute of Baruch College have come together to host "Zoning The City," a day-long conference designed to cultivate new thinking about zoning as a governmental tool that may be used to address major economic, social, environmental, and physical challenges facing New York City in the 21st century. More info

Nov. 17, 8:30 am: The 10th Annual Russell Banks CEO Leadership Lecture Series

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

This 10th Annual Russell Banks CEO Leadership Lecture Series will feature Richard Grasso, former Chairman and CEO of the NYSE; moderated by John Elliott, Dean of the Zicklin School of Business.The event begins with a breakfast reception at 8:30 am and the lecture will start at 9:30. Limited capacity - register online to attend! More info

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

Nov. 5-27, Iron Curtain

Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

This new musical comedy set in New York City, Moscow, and Berlin in 1954 centers on two struggling songwriters kidnapped by the KGB. More info

Nov. 15-19, Sorrows of Stephen

Lawrence & Eris Field Building, Bernie West Theatre, 17 Lexington Avenue

The Fine & Performing Arts Department of Baruch College presents Sorrows of Stephen, a full-length comedy written by critically-acclaimed playwright Peter Parnell. The play will be performed by Baruch College students of the Fine & Performing Arts Department and various guest actors.

Sorrows of Stephen first opened at The Public Theater on November 20, 1979, produced and presented by Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival. Peter Parnell is an American playwright whose plays include The Cider House Rules, Flaubert's Latest, Hyde in Hollywood, and An Imaginary Life, among others. More info

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