In the News

President Wallerstein Featured in Our Town Story, "Defending Affordable Education"

Manhattan newspaper Our Town yesterday published a story on President Mitchel B. Wallerstein, covering his background and career in high-profile public positions and his current priorities as Baruch College President. "New York is the melting pot, and we are New York," President Wallerstein is quoted as saying of the College. Go to the interview.

Baruch College to Present Kam Wong with 2011 President's Medal

Kam WongAt an upcoming November 14 cocktail reception, Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein will present the 2011 President's Medal to Mr. Kam Wong, CEO of the Municipal Credit Union (MCU) of New York. Wong will be celebrating his 30-year anniversary of graduating from Baruch College. Like so many other Baruch alumni, his path to Baruch was one of great hardship and challenge, followed by hard work and success. Learn more about him.

Baruch Debaters Defeat Cornell, Advance to Quarter-Finals in Most Competitive Tournament of Semester

Debate TeamAs part of the CUNY Debate Team, eight Baruch College students participated in the 44th Annual West Point Debate Tournament last weekend. Four new team members joined this time, each achieving at least two wins — an impressive feat so late in the season. Returning novice team members Alando McIntyre and Alex Cedeno each made it to elimination rounds for the third straight tournament, placing so highly that they advanced through the first elimination round without needing to debate. The CUNY team then defeated Cornell University in a crushing 3-0 decision. Cedeno was 17th speaker overall out of over 100 novice debaters, and McIntyre was 15th; both debaters were recognized at an awards ceremony. The Policy Debate team will have its final tournament of the semester at Rutgers University the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Prof. Michael Goodman Helps Inaugurate Hong Kong Chapter of CCI-Corporate Communication International

This month, Baruch College Professor and CCI Director Michael B. Goodman, along with other executive members, inaugurated a new Hong Kong chapter of CCI at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Corporate Communication International at Baruch College is a global center for information and knowledge on corporate communication. Devoted to the theory and practice of corporate communication, CCI provides world-class, research driven programs for corporate practitioners, scholars, students, policy makers and the general public. This new Hong Kong chapter extends the vision and mission of CCI to Hong Kong, where it will serve as a local centre for information and knowledge on corporate communication.

Announcements

Memorial Service for Thomas McCarthy to be Held on Wednesday, Nov. 2

Friends and colleagues from throughout CUNY and those who knew Tom McCarthy from his 20 years of distinguished service to Baruch College and his extended consultant service to CUNY will remember him on Wednesday, November 2, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Newman Conference Center, 151 E. 25th St. (Information & Technology Building), Room 750 (Rackow Room). All members of the Baruch College Community are welcome to attend.

2012-2016 Strategic Plan Web Area Now Online

A web area has been launched to facilitate the current planning and development of the 2012-2016 Baruch College Strategic Plan. The site includes reports from recent analyses and other resources that will be built upon for the next strategic plan. Information on the Strategic Planning Committee, timeframe, and planning process, as well as a comments section open to all members of the Baruch College community are also available. Please visit the site to learn more about this effort and participate in the planning process.

Copyright Notice from Baruch College's Legal Counsel

Faculty, staff, administrators, and students create and use copyrighted work in their everyday lives at Baruch College. Whether one is teaching, learning, conducting sponsored research, or developing a project outline for his or her supervisor the product of these activities, or "intellectual property," and the delivery and use of the intellectual property has copyright implications. Such implications are further complicated by today's technological world, especially the use of the internet.

To better understand intellectual property rights within the CUNY system, you can either click here to be linked to CUNY's Intellectual Property Policy or you may contact our office at the telephone numbers and email addresses below. Our office is available to answer any questions about CUNY's Intellectual Property Policy and to clarify any misunderstandings about intellectual property in general.

Stephanie Vullo, Executive Legal Counsel & Labor Designee
Tel: 646-312-3320, Fax: 646-312-3321
Stephanie.Vullo@baruch.cuny.edu

Shamik L. Mitchell, Legal Specialist
Tel: 646-312-4544, Fax: 646-312-3321
Shamik.Mitchell@baruch.cuny.edu

Sports

Men's Volleyball Team to Take on Princeton in 2012 Season

Men's Volleyball
The men's volleyball season schedule for 2012 will feature 22 days of competition. Head Coach Allison Stack has put together another rigorous schedule that has the team playing at least 12 of the 15 schools that finished the 2011 season ranked in the final Div. III Top 15 National Poll conducted by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

In addition, the Bearcats will battle three Division I affiliated programs such as Rutgers-Newark (Jan. 28), Sacred Heart University (Jan. 28), and Ivy League Princeton University at historic Jadwin Gymnasium on Saturday, April 14. The meeting against Princeton will be the first between both schools in men's volleyball. For a complete 2012 schedule, click here.

Events

Oct. 31, 5:30 pm: Can There be Government Accounting Without Accountability?

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

Join the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy for the Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Lecture "Can There be Government Accounting Without Accountability?" by Professor Michael H. Granof, Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting, McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. The program will be followed by a networking reception. Register online or call 646-312-3231. More info

Nov. 1, 5 pm: The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality and Justice in America

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

The uneven results of diversity management firms have devised several broadly different approaches to promoting workforce diversity, under principles of meritocratic bureaucracy, affirmative action, network development, and remedying cognitive bias. Have these different approaches to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity in the workforce actually improved the chances of women and members of minority groups? Using data on over 800 firms for more than 30 years, this lecture will show 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. Reception begins at 5 pm; program at 6 pm. More info

Arts and Culture

Oct. 30, 5:30 pm, Valeria Vetruccio, Solo Piano

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

VetruccioValeria Vetruccio graduated at the Lecce State Conservatory under the tutelage of Prof. Bruno V. Massaro, student of Aquiles Delle Vigne, Franco Scala and Riccardo Risaliti. At the age of 15, she started her concert career touring major Italian cities and debuting with a solo recital at the Mozarteum's Wiener-Saal in Salzburg. Since then she's performed all over the world, including New York's Carnegie Hall. She performs as soloist and in chamber groups. For more on Valeria Vetruccio, please visit www.valeriavetruccio.comMore info

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