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IN THE NEWS

New Survey Spotlights Baruch’s Full-Time MBA Program

Chancellor’s Award for Math Department’s Walter Wang

DSCIS Professors Tops in Research Papers      

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nominations for Zicklin School of Business Service Excellence Awards

Suits for Students

Campus Construction Notice

Update on H1N1 Virus

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

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

Oct. 26: Accounting at a Tipping Point

Oct. 27: The World of Green Finance

Oct. 27: Shanghai Skyline Series -- KPF in Shanghai: Skyline and Streetscape

Arts and Culture

Sept. 10 - Nov. 1: The Buddha Play

OFFERINGS

November is Personal Productivity Month!

News

New Survey Spotlights Baruch’s Full-Time MBA Program

The Zicklin School’s MBA program has been ranked #65 in the 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey and alternative ranking of business schools. The BGP spotlights innovative full-time MBA programs that are successfully integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into the school’s curricula and research. Beyond Grey Pinstripes is a program of the Aspen Institute, an organization dedicated to fostering value-based leadership across all sectors of society. Baruch first made the BGP list two years ago, coming in at #82.

Relevant data collected in the survey as well as the entire “Global 100” list of business schools is available at www.BeyondGreyPinstripes.org

Chancellor’s Award for Math Department’s Walter Wang

Walter Wang, Lecturer in the Weissman School’s Department of Mathematics, has been honored with the 2009 CUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction. The award will be bestowed on October 29th at an Annual Reception for New Faculty, held at the CUNY Graduate Center.

DSCIS Professors Tops in Research Papers                 

The Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems (DSCIS) at Baruch College has something new to brag about. It’s just been ranked 24th out of 100 schools internationally for having professors’ research papers published in the top three journals of the information systems field. The listing, which was done by the University of Maryland, is based on the number of works published from 1999-2008. The DSCIS, which is part of the Zicklin School of Business, placed ahead of Harvard Business School at Harvard University. See the full list

Announcements

Nominations for Zicklin School of Business Service Excellence Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Zicklin Service Excellence Awards! This is your chance to nominate Zicklin staff who have provided excellent service during the past 12 months. Award recipients receive a $1,000 cash prize and a plaque as recognition at the Honors and Recognition Ceremony. Baruch College faculty can nominate deserving staff at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/zicklinsei_awards through October 30th.

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 continues on the façade of the Information and Technology Building, 151 East 25th Street. The required work has been delayed due to weather and material delivery. The anticipated completion will be in November, at which time the protective platform erected over the sidewalk will be removed. Should you need any additional info, please email or call Lisa Edwards at 646-660-6042.

Update on H1N1 Virus

CUNY campuses continue to take action to reduce flu transmission by posting Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) flyers, keeping soap dispensers well stocked, and promoting flu preventive hygiene (e.g., cover your cough; wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner; and if you are sick, stay home until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours).

Both seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines are now available. To learn more about the vaccines and to find a flu vaccination location, visit CUNY's Flu Resources Website. For more information on protecting yourself from H1N1 flu, visit the Baruch College flu information page.

Workshops and Seminars

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 Regionís Real Estate Future

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

Oct. 26, 5:30 pm | Information and Technology Building, 7th Floor

Accounting at a Tipping Point

The Stan Ross Department of Accountancy, Zicklin School of Business invites you to attend the Emanuel Saxes Distinguished Lecture in Accounting given by Susan F. Hake, Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting. Attendance provides one free CPE credit. RSVP by calling 646-312-3160 or email Shirley.Curtis@baruch.cuny.edu

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

The World of Green Finance

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

Oct. 27, 6:30 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220

Shanghai Skyline Series
KPF in Shanghai: Skyline and Streetscape

Principal architects, planners, developers, and engineers present their projects in the dramatic evolution of the new vertical city -- from Rockefeller Center-inspired commercial complexes -- to the superblock building sites of Pudong. Presented by the Architectural Record, The Asia Society, and The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute and Department of Real Estate at Baruch College. RSVP at http://www.skyscraper.org/PROGRAMS/SHANGHAI_SKYLINE/shanghai_skyline.php

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: 11/17/2009 *Note new date
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