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IN THE NEWS

Provost McCarthy Ranks Among Top 100 Irish Educators

Baruch’s Master's in Financial Engineering Ranks in Top Ten

Professor Robert A. Schwartz Receives First WFE Award

Friends and Donors Dedicate “Studio H”

Baruch Thanks the Students of Management 9960

Two Baruch MPA Alumni picked as Next Generation Political Leaders in NY

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Survey on Commuting Behavior at Baruch

Third Annual Benefits Fair

Show Support for Ending Domestic Violence

Suits for Students

Campus Construction Notice

H1N1 Flu Reminder

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Today: Are You Serious?

Oct. 15: The Changing Dynamics of Public Relations

Arts and Culture

Sept. 10 - Nov. 1: The Buddha Play

Oct. 9: Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar

Oct. 10: A Concert of Romantic and XX Century Music

OFFERINGS

October is Technology Month!

TIAA CREF Retirement Representative on Campus

News

Provost McCarthy Ranks Among Top 100 Irish Educators

Baruch College Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs James McCarthy already has a very long list of accomplishments, but now he can add one more—being named as one of the 100 most influential Irish educators in the nation. McCarthy, who has been at Baruch since 2007, was honored, along with four other CUNY educators at the first Irish Education 100 award ceremony on Oct. 8, being held at the American Irish Historical Society. The event is sponsored by the Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America Magazine.

Baruch’s Master's in Financial Engineering Ranks in Top Ten

The Baruch College Master’s degree program in Financial Engineering has been ranked among the top ten in the 2009 QuantNetwork Ranking of Financial Engineering/Mathematical Finance MS Programs in North America.

MFE and MS degrees in financial engineering and mathematical finance are relatively recent additions to college curricula and only about 70 such programs exist nationwide. The rankings were made using a proprietary algorithm developed by QuantNetwork.

A total of 23 programs were ranked in groups of five. Baruch College’s MS in Financial Engineering was ranked alphabetically in the second tier along with comparable programs at Columbia, Cornell, NYU and the University of California at Berkeley. Full Article

Professor Robert A. Schwartz Receives First WFE Award

Robert A. Schwartz, the Marvin M. Speiser Professor of Finance at the Zicklin School, is the recipient of the first World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Award for Excellence. The award honors his contribution to the understanding of capital markets and the improvement of the exchange industry’s operations. Professor Schwartz was presented with the award on October 7, at the WFE’s annual meeting in Vancouver. For the occasion, he delivered a paper on the impact of dark liquidity pools and fragmentation on market quality. Based in Paris, the WFE is the trade association of more than 50 publically regulated stock, futures, and options exchanges. Full Article

Friends and Donors Dedicate “Studio H”

“Studio H,” a new multimedia laboratory in the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions, was formally dedicated on Thursday, Oct. 1. Attending the dedication of the state-of-the-art facility were William (’68) and Ruth Ann Harnisch, the donors whose $1 million gift made Studio H a reality; Jeffrey Peck, dean of the Weissman School; Geanne Rosenberg, chair of the Journalism Department; faculty, students and guests. A luncheon followed the dedication ceremony.

Studio H. is located on the 7th floor of the Newman Vertical Campus and contains 24 work stations, fully equipped with computers and sophisticated editing software, as well as video and digital cameras and sound-recording equipment. It is designed to prepare students for careers in print, broadcast and virtual journalism by training them in the most advanced techniques of news gathering and dissemination.

Baruch Thanks the Students of Management 9960

President Stan Altman and the entire Baruch College community would like to extend its thanks and appreciation to the students in “Entrepreneurial Strategies – Management 9960.” Their good judgment and fast action during a medical emergency quite possibly saved the life of their instructor, Professor Robert Foskey. Because the students summoned immediate help, Professor Foskey suffered no lasting damage from a sudden stroke he sustained while teaching. Indeed, we’re happy to report that he has resumed his teaching duties and is back in the classroom. Full Article

Two Baruch MPA Alumni picked as Next Generation Political Leaders in NY

City Hall has selected alumni Fatima Shama (XMPA '08), commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Vanessa Gibson (MPA '09), Assemblywoman for the 77th Assembly District, as two of the top 40 rising stars under the age of 40 for 2009. This mark of acknowledgement is given to only 40 elected officials under the age of 40 who possessed the most impressive professional accomplishments in the past year. Full Article

Announcements

Survey on Commuting Behavior at Baruch

Faculty and staff are invited to fill out a five minute survey on current commuting behavior at Baruch. The long-term objective of this survey is to improve the commutes of CUNY students, staff, and faculty to and from each of the CUNY campuses by providing data for transportation improvement strategies. Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary and will be confidential.

Third Annual Benefits Fair

The Office of Human Resources will be conducting the third annual Benefits Fair in the Newman Conference Center, room 750 from 12 noon - 2 pm on October 14. Please stop by to speak to representatives from the health plans and other benefits. Raffle prizes and other assorted goodies will be available.

Please see the attached link for additional information.

Show Support for Ending Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and New York State has invited New York State and CUNY employees to show their support for ending domestic violence by wearing purple on Wednesday, October 14th.

One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Domestic violence impacts the workplace through time and attendance, productivity, health care costs, and security and liability. For more general information on domestic violence, visit www.opdv.state.ny.us. For further information regarding domestic violence concerns on our campus, contact Baruch College’s domestic violence liaison, Leah Schanke, in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6618 or Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu.

Please join us in showing support for ending domestic violence by wearing purple on October 14th!

Suits for Students

The Starr Career Development Center is requesting help from faculty and staff in providing business attire for Baruch students. It is imperative that students have appropriate business attire as they attend career days, interview for internships and full time positions, and interact with potential employers during events.

All sizes of clean, women’s and men’s suits in black, navy blue, gray, brown, beige, pinstripes, or plaid will be accepted. No worn-out or double-breasted suits will be accepted.

Those interested in donating can bring their suits to the Starr Career Development Center where they will receive a letter for a tax deduction. For more information, please contact Patricia Imbimbo.

Campus Construction Notice

Preventive maintenance is required on the façade of the Information and Technology Building, 151 East 25th Street. A protective platform has been erected over the 25th Street sidewalk. The construction work was delayed due to the unusual amount of rain experienced over the summer. The required work is anticipated to be completed before the end of October at which time the platform will be removed. Should you need any additional info, please email or call Lisa Edwards at 646-660-6042.

H1N1 Flu Reminder

Dr. Ben Corpus, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Dean of Students, has released a reminder about the H1N1 flu which can be found on the new flu information page.

All faculty and staff are advised to report any infectious diseases that they learn of, such as the H1N1 flu, to the Health Center at 646-312-2040 or to call the Office of the Vice President/Dean of Students (NVC 2-255) at 646-312-4570 for assistance if the Health Center is closed.

Workshops and Seminars

Oct. 8, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Information and Technology Building, 7th Floor

Are You Serious?

The Field Center is hosting an event called “Are You Serious?” at the Conference Center on October 8th. This event is put together by The Hatchery, which is an organization that provides a venue where entrepreneurs and investors can meet. For more details regarding the event and to RSVP, click here.

Oct. 15, 12:30 – 2:30 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750

The Changing Dynamics of Public Relations

The Baruch College MarkLab has assembled a panel of leaders in the public relations industry, moderated by Dave Armon, former president of PRNewswire. Industry leaders will detail how the industry has changed, how it had remained the same, and what direction it will take going forward. Speakers will explain what role the Internet has played, how down-sized newspapers have impacted their clients’ goals and objectives, and how direct-to-consumer opportunities have changed the ground rules. They will also explore what qualities and skills sets are necessary for beginners to be successful in the public relations career.

Arts and Culture

September 10th - November 1st | Nagelberg Theatre

The Buddha Play

The Buddha Play brings to the stage the authentic texts of the Buddha's life to enact the extraordinary life of the man, start to finish, in a raw, climactic, and suspenseful telling of a tale that can literally change your entire life. After premiering in Boston to critical acclaim and sold-out houses, this one-man show makes its New York debut in a limited-run engagement. Presented by Ascetic Productions LLC. More info

Friday, October 9, 2009, 8 pm | Engelman Recital Hall

Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitar

The extraordinarily gifted Brazilian guitarist has toured the world for over four decades, bringing audiences a remarkable blend of music ranging from Scarlatti and Debussy to Gershwin, Jobim, and Brubeck. The program will include solos by Mr. Barbosa-Lima and duets with guest artist Larry Del Casale. Presented by the NYC Classical Guitar Society. More info

Saturday, October 10, 2009, 8 pm | Engelman Recital Hall

A Concert of Romantic and XX Century Music

The New York Piano Society presents "A Concert of Romantic and XX Century Music" performed by the members of New York Piano Society Outstanding Amateur Artists. The performers include an intercontinental airplane pilot, a Manhattan real estate developer, an archivist, a financial analyst, an architect, and prominent New York physicians, among others. The evening will also include a special presentation of the new songs on the lyrics of Emily Dickinson by New York Composer and Soprano Valery Saalbach with a pianist, member of New York Piano Society, Len Horovitz, M.D. There will be a reception immediately following the concert. More info

Offerings

October is Technology Month!

Below is a listing of Technology courses for October 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.

Word 2003/2007 Level 1

A highly interactive course designed to build participants’ proficiency in using Word 2003. This full-day course will enable users to create, format, and enhance standard business documents, and to become more comfortable with using the software for daily tasks. A brief introduction to Word 2007 also will be presented.

Date: 10/14/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: ERP Training Facility 10th Floor, 555 West 57th Street
Course No.: WTT 131
Cost: $25 per person

Excel 2003/2007 Level 2

Expanding on the skills learned in Level 1, this workshop will give participants the ability to rotate chart text, plot data, work with objects, and sort and protect data. Participants will work intensively with formulas and functions (such as “If” functions) and create headers and footers. (For employees seeking more thorough knowledge of Excel. Equivalent working knowledge of the level 1 course is required.)

Date: 10/15/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: ERP Training Facility 10th Floor, 555 West 57th Street
Course No.: WTT 241
Cost: $25 per person

TIAA CREF Retirement Representative on Campus

To: Full and Part Time Teaching and Non Teaching Instructional Staff Members (Faculty, HEO’s, Registrar, CLT’s, Continuing Education Teachers and Adjuncts)

The TIAA-CREF Retirement and Supplemental Retirement Annuity Program Consultant, Ms. Liliam Quintero, will be on-site at Baruch College on Tuesday, October 20th to provide one-on-one counseling sessions in the Office of Human Resources at 135 East 22nd Street Room 200.

Please call 1-800-732-8353 to sign up for an appointment. Click here for more information and dates.