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New Power Down Policy

Beginning December 1, 2009, Baruch College will join public institutions and agencies across the state in an important effort to reduce energy consumption. In compliance with a state mandate from The Office of Taxpayer Accountability (OTA), Baruch College will be implementing a “Power Down” policy for computers and printers within the Baruch College network. For more information, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/powerdown09.htm

IN THE NEWS

Prof. Douglas R. Carmichael Appointed to The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Baruch Students Take Home American Humanics NextGen Awards

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A New Place to Send Your Weekly E-News Items

Make Your Pledge to the United Way/CUNY Workplace Giving Campaign

Honorary Degree and Commencement Speaker Recommendations Being Sought

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Nov. 19: Technology Demonstration on Accessible Book Readers

Nov. 20: Forging Ahead: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Strategies for the New Economy

Nov. 23: Perspectives on Immigration: Rob Smith, School of Public Affairs

Arts and Culture

Nov. 19, 20, 21: Einstein’s Dreams

Nov. 20: Mendelssohn and Schumann’s 200th Anniversary with the Alexander String Quartet and Guests

Nov. 22: The Concert Meister Series: Glenn Dicterow

OFFERINGS

December is “Save Yourself” Month!

News

Prof. Douglas R. Carmichael Appointed to The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Douglas R. Carmichael, a Zicklin School of Business Claire and Eli Mason Professor of Accountancy has been selected for a two-year appointment to The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's (PCAOB) 2010 Standing Advisory Group (SAG). The PCAOB is a private, nonprofit corporation created to protect investors and the public interest by promoting informative, fair, and independent audit reports among public companies. Individuals selected for SAG must show expertise in a variety of fields, including accounting, auditing, corporate finance, corporate governance, and matters affecting investors. Find out more about the 2010 SAG appointees.

Baruch Students Take Home American Humanics NextGen Awards

Five Baruch College students have been given the distinguished honor of being named American Humanics Next Generation Leaders as part of the NextGen Nonprofit Leaders program, a nationally recognized and highly competitive internship/scholarship program that offers a scholarship award of $4,500. Baruch College students have been consistently included in the program since it originated in the summer of 2007. Selected students are given access to and support from a network of nonprofit leaders who help guide the students through the internship program and beyond. As chosen recipients, Baruch College students Harrison Adler, Doran Chan, Victoria Dedaj, Gabriel Lopez, and Sophia Zardiashvili will also participate in a multi-year longitudinal research study designed to illustrate the positive effects of competitive internship stipends on the recruitment and retention of skilled entry-level professionals in the nonprofit sector. Find out more about the program.

Announcements

A New Place to Send Your Weekly E-News Items

Want to see your news and events in the Weekly E-news? Faculty and staff should now send all submissions for consideration directly to weeklyenews@baruch.cuny.edu by 5 pm on Wednesday each week.

Make Your Pledge to the United Way/CUNY Workplace Giving Campaign

The 2009-2010 CUNY Campaign, “Helping Others Through Equal Sacrifice
and Caring,” gives CUNY faculty and staff the opportunity to assist New Yorkers working toward a better future. Last year’s campaign raised a remarkable $627,319 from almost 3,000 donors and more than one-third of the monies went to college-based agencies. Contributions can be made either through recurring payroll deductions or as a one-time gift. Completed pledge forms may be sent in via email to either Hillary Cohen or Katie Sullivan, by interoffice mail (box  A1603), or in person on the 16th floor of the The Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue through February 27. For more information, please see the CUNY/United Way 2009 Brochure.

Honorary Degree and Commencement Speaker Recommendations Being Sought

The Baruch College Committee on Honorary Degrees is in the process of identifying candidates for honorary degrees to be given at Baruch's June 2010 and 2011 commencement ceremonies. Honorary Degrees are intended to recognize the achievements of persons who have made significant contributions to the progress of CUNY or its colleges, and to the principles for which the institutions stand or to their academic or professional disciplines. The Committee is also seeking recommendations for commencement speakers. Please send your recommendations for honorary degree recipients and/or commencement speakers, along with a short biographical sketch of each person, to the Honorary Degree Committee at Provost.Office@baruch.cuny.edu by December 10, 2009.

Workshops and Seminars

Nov. 19, 7 pm – 9 pm | The Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue, Room 1220

Technology Demonstration on Accessible Book Readers

The Baruch College Computer Center for Visually Impaired People will be presenting an overview of the current options for reading electronic books. Devices such as the Victor Reader Stream, the BookSense and the new digital National Library Service reader will be demonstrated. For reservations call 646-312-1420. The event will also be streamed online at http://media.baruch.cuny.edu:7070/mediacenter/live/ccvip_demo.sdp

Nov. 20, 8 am – 11 am | Newman Conference Center, Room 750, 151 East 25th St.

Forging Ahead: Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Strategies for the New Economy

Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship and the Flatiron BID offer a panel discussion on the state of entrepreneurship in New York and breakout sessions to help small business weather the economic downturn. More info

Nov. 23, 12:30 pm | Administrative Building, Room 308, 135 East 22nd St.

Perspectives on Immigration: Rob Smith, School of Public Affairs

The 2009-2010 Perspectives on Immigration lecture series will open with Professor Rob Smith delivering a lecture titled "Horatio Alger Lives in Brooklyn ... But Check His Papers." Talk will be approximately 45 minutes to be followed by questions and discussion. Contact Jonathan Engel at the School of Public Affairs with questions.

Arts and Culture

Nov. 19 | Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue, Free to the Baruch College Community

Mendelssohn and Mozart with the Alexander String Quartet

The Alexander String Quartet shares their interpretations of Mozart and Mendelssohn in this afternoon performance. More info

Nov. 19, 20, 21| Bernie West Theatre, 17 Lexington Avenue

Einsteinís Dreams, Directed by Brian Rhinehart

Adapted by David Gardiner and Ralf Erik Remshardt from the 1992 novel by Alan Lightman, Einstein’s Dreams is about Albert Einstein as a young scientist who is troubled by dreams as he works on his theory of relativity in 1905. Directed by Theater faculty member Brian Rhinehart and cast solely with Baruch College students, the play demonstrates the relationship each human being has to time, which affirms Einstein’s theory of relativity. More info

Nov. 22 | Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Concert Meister Series: Glenn Dicterow

Glenn Dicterow, violinist and concert master of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, along with Karen Dreyfus, viola, and Inbal Segev, cello (known as The Amerigo Trio) will perform works for string trio by Zoltan Kodaly, Gideon Klein, and Leo Weiner. More info

Offerings

December is “Save Yourself” Month!

Below is a listing of professional development courses for November 2009 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 Fanny Zou in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6591 or e-mail application to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu. University Training likes to receive applications at least 10 days before the start of a course, and popular courses do fill up quickly.

For further information on professional development programs from CUNY University Training, please visit the CUNY web site.

For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Leah Schanke, our Training and Development Specialist, at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or at 646-660-6618.

Time Management Strategies

For administrative staff — assists participants in taking control of the time in their work day. Participants will identify unproductive work habits and learn a wide array of time management tips and techniques to maximize their effectiveness. Focus will be on setting priorities and planning as the cornerstones of developing productive work habits. Participants will also identify those strategies that best fit their work style and the realities of their work environment.

Date: 12/02/2009
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No. C8002
Cost: $60 per person

Stressmakers and Stressbreakers: How to Stress-Proof Your Life

For all staff — focuses on how we can better manage the stress we experience and develop greater resiliency to handle challenges both in and outside of the workplace. The workshop explores the ways in which job stress can impact our ability to concentrate, to work well with others, to experience job satisfaction, and to perform well both on and off the job. Participants will learn strategies and coping mechanisms for increased stress control.
 
Date: 12/08/2009
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No. C9086
Cost: $60 per person

Leading Short-Term Improvement Projects

For professional staff — presents an overview of project management concepts and introduces the framework of the project management lifecycle. Participants will learn such concepts as stakeholder management, project initiation and scope verification, and the use of specific tools to achieve project success.
 
Date: 12/11/2009
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No. C9014
Cost: $60 per person