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IN THE NEWS

Field Center for Entrepreneurship Program Gets Spotlight in Crain's New York Business

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Suits for Students

Campus Construction Notice

H1N1 Flu Reminder

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Oct. 19: Social Media and Technology: What Nonprofits Need To Know

Oct. 20: Credit Derivatives: Reducing Risks and Enhancing Transparency

Oct. 20: Careers at Rating Agencies: Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s

Oct. 20: A Reading and Conversation with Joseph O'Connor

Oct. 21: Surviving a Layoff: Tips From Executives on Bouncing Back

Oct. 23: Transformational Infrastructure: Key Decisions on Transportation That Will Shape the NY Metro Region’s Real Estate Future

Oct. 27: Good Energies Corporate Presentation

Arts and Culture

Sept. 10 - Nov. 1: The Buddha Play

OFFERINGS

November is Personal Productivity Month!

TIAA CREF Retirement Representative on Campus

News

Field Center for Entrepreneurship Program Gets Spotlight in Crain's New York Business

Baruch College's Field Center for Entrepreneurship program has been highlighted in Crain's New York Business as a competitive option for individuals who want specialized training on launching a business. The article also mentioned that Baruch College is the only New York institution to have been included in a ranking of the country's top 25 most entrepreneurial colleges and universities which was published last month by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Full article

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

Announcements

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 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. 19, 4 pm - 6 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750

Social Media and Technology: What Nonprofits Need To Know

Learn how to better use the Internet, Twitter, social networks, email, and interactive advertising to organize, fundraise, and disseminate messages. Sponsored by School of Public Affairs, Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management and Personal Democracy Forum. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP

Oct. 20, 12:15 - 1:45 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750

Credit Derivatives: Reducing Risks and Enhancing Transparency

Speaker: Dirk Prius, President, ICE US Trust LLC. Part of the Mitsui USA Lunch-Time Forum series.

Oct. 20, 1 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-245

Careers at Rating Agencies: Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s

Speakers to include Omar Ouzidane, Senior Associate, Moody’s Corporation and Mariola Borysiak, Fixed Income Analyst, Standard and Poor’s.

Oct. 20, 5:45 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750

A Reading and Conversation with Joseph O'Connor

A reading and conversation with Joseph O'Connor, the Fall 2009 Harman Writer-in-Residence, in the Newman Conference Center. More info

Oct. 21, 5:00 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-245

Surviving a Layoff: Tips From Executives on Bouncing Back

Executives will share tips and techniques on the best ways to manage your life and career after a layoff.  Alumni will have the opportunity to network with executives and attendees. RSVP

Oct. 23, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750

Transformational Infrastructure: Key Decisions on Transportation That Will Shape the NY Metro Region’s Real Estate Future

A discussion on the prospects and funding of the NY Metro region with experts from federal, state, and local levels. RSVP

Oct. 27, 12:30 – 2:30 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750

Good Energies Corporate Presentation

Good Energies invites all to attend a corporate presentation by General Council, Michelle Riley. Good Energies is an investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. This program is presented by Baruch's Sustainable Business Club in partnership with the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity. RSVP by calling 646-312-3231 or email Matthew.LePere@baruch.cuny.edu. More info

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

Offerings

November is Personal Productivity 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.

Attitude is Everything

For administrative staff — provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to maintain a positive attitude in the face of setbacks and negativity. Participants will explore various methods for responding to different attitudes in a positive and productive way.

Date: 11/03/2009
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C9266
Cost: $60 per person

Effective Telephone Skills

For administrative staff — equips participants with techniques to maximize telephone service, create “customer” satisfaction through effective communication, and deal with difficult people on the phone. Participants will gain skills for providing better telephone service and greater on-the-job effectiveness overall.

Date: 11/10/2009
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C5039
Cost: $60 per person

New Concepts in Project Management

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: 11/12/2009
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
Course No.: PDP351
Cost: $25 per person

Taking Charge: Gaining Control of Your Professional and Personal Life

For managers, supervisors and professionals — cultivates the ability to take charge of challenging situations in one’s professional and personal life. The workshop explores the degree of “self-determination” in each participant’s personality and its affect on one’s ability to feel “in charge” of events and be more achievement oriented.

Date: 11/19/2009
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C9112
Cost: $60 per person

Developing Yourself and Others Through Delegation

For managers and supervisors — takes participants through the delegation process step by step. Focuses on cultivating trust, self-awareness and strategic thinking in order to take on new challenges, maximize productivity, increase team performance, and reduce stress.

Date: 11/20/2009
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C9117
Cost: $60 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.