In the News
      • Zicklin School of Business Releases Latest CFO Outlook Survey with FEI
  • Announcements
      • Message from President Wallerstein re 11/21 Public Hearing at Baruch College
      • Presidential Excellence Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted
      • Upcoming Baruch Programming to Air on CUNY TV
  • Sports
    • • Women's Volleyball Players Posey Wilson, Jessica Wu Win Major CUNYAC Awards; 3 Named All-Stars
  • Events
    • Nov. 29: SEC Climate Change Disclosure Requirements: What You Need to Know
      Nov. 30: Weissman Talks: Special Film Screening of Between Two Worlds
      Dec 1: SoHo - Real Estate, Art and Commerce
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      Nov. 18 - Jan. 28: Platanos Y Collard Greens
      Nov. 28: Joshua Bloom, Bass-Baritone, and Joshua Grunmann, Piano
  • Offerings
    • Nov. 28 - Dec. 9: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

Zicklin School of Business Releases Latest CFO Outlook Survey with FEI

This quarter, the CFO Outlook Survey, conducted by Financial Executives International and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business, interviewed 309 corporate CFOs from the United States and 91 corporate CFOs from Italy and France electronically from October 17th - October 31st. The results show that CFOs are split on the likelihood of a Greek default as well as the strength of U.S. competitiveness. The interviewed CFOs also gave President Obama low marks for the economy, healthcare, and employment. More info

Announcements

Message from President Wallerstein re 11/21 Public Hearing at Baruch College

Yesterday a message was distributed from President Wallerstein regarding Monday evening's CUNY public hearing which took place on Baruch's campus. To view the message online, click here.

Presidential Excellence Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted

Established and maintained by grants from the Baruch College Fund, the Presidential Excellence Awards are given to faculty members to stimulate and reward outstanding achievement and to enhance the College as a center of excellence. The Awards Committee is now seeking nominations for the Presidential Excellence Awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Distinguished Teaching, and Distinguished Service. All full-time faculty members, with the exception of Distinguished Professors, are eligible for these awards. (Adjunct members of the faculty are eligible for the Distinguished Teaching Award [Adjunct Faculty].) Faculty who have received Presidential Awards become eligible for another award in the same category after seven years. A list of recipients from the past ten years is available here.

Letters of nomination are welcome from any source within the Baruch Community, including departmental executive committees, deans, chairpersons, colleagues, and students. We also invite self-nominations and nominations from Baruch alumni. For more information on the awards, click here. To submit a nomination, click here. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 24, 2012. No nominations will be accepted after this date.

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:

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.
Dec. 19: Russell Banks Leadership Lecture Series: A Conversation with Richard Grasso - Zicklin School of Business Dean John Elliott moderates and leads a conversation with Richard Grasso, former Chairman and CEO of the NYSE.

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

Sports

Women's Volleyball Players Posey Wilson, Jessica Wu Win Major CUNYAC Awards; 3 Named All-Stars

Women's Volleyball

The CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) officially announced the award winners and all-stars for the 2011 Women's Volleyball Season. The Bearcats won two major awards and had three other players named CUNYAC All-Stars.

For the third straight year, Posey Wilson was named the CUNYAC Libero of the Year, having finished her four-year career by amassing over 2,000 career digs. Jessica Wu was named the CUNYAC Rookie of the Year.

Melinda Santiago, the CUNYAC Championship Tournament MVP, earned her First Team All-Star honor, while Lauren Hayden was named a CUNYAC Second Team All-Star for the third consecutive year.

Rebecca Peralta rounded out the Baruch honors by earning for the first time CUNYAC Second Team Honors. More info on each of these honors here.

Events

Nov. 29, 6:00 pm: SEC Climate Change Disclosure Requirements: What You Need to Know

Newman Vertical Campus, 14th Floor, 55 Lexington Ave

SEC requirements for disclosure of material climate change impacts became effective in the early part of 2010. Virtually all public companies will now be reporting based on their assessments of how climate change will affect their business, and many questions remain as to what constitutes best practice in this emerging area of climate change risk disclosure. Join our panelists to learn what the disclosure requirements are (and aren't), what good disclosure practices are and what you can learn from companies who practice them, what you can expect to see and what opportunities these new guidelines may offer for analysts and asset managers to shape more informative disclosure going forward. More info

Nov. 30, 5:30 pm: Weissman Talks: Special Film Screening of Between Two Worlds

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave

Between Two WorldsThe film, a widely praised documentary revealing the passionate debates over identity and generational change inside today's American Jewish community, will be followed by a discussion with the film's directors, Alan Snitow and Deborah Kauffman. Baruch professor Clarence Taylor, who was consulted for the film, will introduce the directors. This event is co-sponsored by the Baruch Performing Arts Center. More info

Dec. 1, 8:30 am: SoHo - Real Estate, Art and Commerce

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

On the 40th anniversary of the zoning change that created live/work lofts for artists in SoHo, the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute will explore the history and future of SoHo with stakeholders. The following will be discussed: Can art survive as a vital component of this thriving mixed-use neighborhood? Should residential occupancy still be restricted to artists? Should retail stores be allowed to proliferate? Although landmarked, will the physical character of the neighborhood change? Can the City control future changes? More info

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

Nov. 18 - Jan. 28, Platanos Y Collard Greens

Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Platanos Y Collard GreensPlatanos & 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 in its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info

*Limited Time Offer: Buy tickets and use discount code "special" to save 10% - or get a package deal to Platanos and upcoming play King of the World.

Nov. 28, 8 pm, Joshua Bloom, Bass-Baritone, and Joshua Grunmann, Piano

Engelman Recital Hall , Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

This concert features the music of Schwanengesang by Franz Schubert, as well as songs by Tom Lehrer and Poulen'c Le Bestiaire. More info


Offerings

Nov. 28 - Dec. 9: CUNY Professional Development Courses

Below is a listing of the remaining courses offered for November and December 2011 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 7 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.

Managerial Styles: Developing Your Leadership Strength
Monday, November 28, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at Hudson Street
Managerial Styles is a one-day experiential workshop for managers and supervisors in which participants will explore the six most prominent management styles and the effects of these styles on work environment, employee motivation, and team performance. Participants will complete a self-assessment to assist them in identifying their preferred management styles and in determining the appropriate style for their work environment.

Understanding and Managing Organizational Change (C9172)
Tuesday, November 29, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Changes in leadership, processes, and technology can result in stress and resistance. This course will address the challenges of adjusting to and managing change. Learn strategies for managing apathy, criticism, negativity, and low productivity from colleagues, staff, and sometimes yourself. (For department heads).

Stressmakers and Stressbreakers: How To Stressproof Your Life (C9086)
Thursday, December 1, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: To be announced
Learn to better manage stress and develop greater resiliency to handle challenges in and out of the workplace.

Technology Friday: Excel Level 2 (WTT241)
Friday, December 2, 9:30 am- 4:30 pm

Location: Baruch College
Learn to rotate chart text, plot data, work with objects, sort and protect data, create headers and footers and work intensively with formulas and functions in Excel.

Time Management Strategies (C8002)
Monday, December 5, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at Hudson Street
Learn time management techniques to maximize your effectiveness and develop more productive work habits through planning and prioritization.

Mind Tools for Memory *New* (C9279)
Friday, December 9, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Learn memory-enhancing techniques that can improve your ability to solve problems, organize your time, meet deadlines, work well with co-workers and clients, and project your best professional self.

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