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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Warning about Attempts to Get Your Personal Information via E-Mail (Phishing)

Reception for Baruch College's Upcoming Jewish Studies Center Nov. 10

CUNY Votes Initiative -- Plus 25% Off at Bookstore

EVENTS

Oct. 30: The Berber Language Today (in Morocco)

Nov. 2: Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal Film Screening

Nov. 5: Crisis Management: Supply Chains, Business Partners, and Sustainability

Nov. 9: Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series -- The Ground Zero Mosque: To Build Or Not To Build

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events

Oct. 29: Sounds New Concert Series: Composer Du Yun, Flutist Laura Falzon, Cellist Chris Goss and Pianist Steven Beck

Nov. 1-4: The Great Works Reading Series Presents A Doll's House

Nov. 4: Repast Baroque Dialogues

Announcements

Warning about Attempts to Get Your Personal Information via E-Mail (Phishing)

Please remember that Baruch College will never ask you for your personal information in an e-mail message. Never respond to messages asking for your social security number or password to any system. If you receive this type of message, please delete it. If you have questions or doubts about a message, call the BCTC help desk at 646-312-1010.

Reception for Baruch College's Upcoming Jewish Studies Center Nov. 10

Please join the Baruch College community in celebrating the soon-to-launch Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College on Wednesday, November 10 with a reception starting at 5:30 pm and a panel discussion on Jewish immigration to New York at 6:00 pm. RSVP to Sidney.Ko@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646-660-6132.

The Center, part of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, will offer interdisciplinary courses and public programs that explore the role of New York and American Jewry in national and global culture and politics, Israeli politics and society, and the Holocaust. Courses and programs will examine American Jewish history and culture, beginning with the first waves of large-scale Jewish immigration from Europe in the nineteenth century. Through a series of lectures, panel discussions, and special events, the Center will also address some of the biggest issues and challenges on the agenda of the American and New York Jewish communities -- Jewish philanthropy, Jewish business ethics, Jewish politics, Jewish identity and continuity, the changing face of American Jewry, and many others. For more information about the event and the Center, please visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/campaign/jsc.htm.

CUNY Votes Initiative -- Plus 25% Off at Bookstore

25% offThe City University of New York has launched the “CUNY VOTES” initiative, a comprehensive, non-partisan 23-campus campaign to banish voter apathy among college students and to set a national example aimed at inspiring the general voting population to get to the polls.

Students, faculty, alumni and staff from throughout the five-borough CUNY community are encouraged to vote on Tuesday, November 2 -- and to demonstrate their commitment visibly by wearing their college colors to the polls. Thanks to the participation of Follett, the Baruch College bookstore will generously be offering a 25% discount on all regularly priced (non-clearance) collegiate apparel through Wednesday, November 3 for this purpose. The bookstore will also be supporting “CUNY VOTES” by distributing buttons every day until the election. Don't miss out on the opportunity to grab Baruch College apparel at 25% off -- and wear it when you vote on Election Day!

Events
 

October 30, 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 6-210, 55 Lexington Ave

The Berber Language Today (in Morocco)

Join the Department of Modern Languages and the American Society of Geolinguistics in a discussion of the state of the Berber language in Morocco today, language planning, educational offerings, teacher training. Featuring Mohamed Ourais (NYC Technical College).

Nov. 2, 7 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

MumiaJustice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal Film Screening

Written and produced by Johanna Fernandez, assistant professor of history and black and hispanic studies, in collaboration with Director Kouross Esmaeli of BigNoise Productions, the film Justice on Trial investigates the civil rights and constitutional violations in the controversial case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the award-winning radio journalist and world renowned death row inmate whose prolific writings in defense of social justice have earned him the moniker, "Voice of the Voiceless."

Christina Swarns, director of the Criminal Justice Project and an attorney who previously made an amicus argument in the Abu-Jamal case, will join the filmmakers for a Q&A following the screening. More info

November 5, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Crisis Management: Supply Chains, Business Partners, and Sustainability

Join the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Corporate Communication International as they examine the sustainable corporation's response to crises in the extractives, manufacturing, and financial services industries. Complimentary registration for Baruch College alumni, students, staff, and faculty. Register online or call 646-660-6851.

November 9, 6:00 - 7:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series -- The Ground Zero Mosque: To Build Or Not To Build

The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series continues with a discussion of the the new Islamic center proposed for Lower Manhattan. Featuring Rabbi David Ellenson, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. A light reception will precede the event, beginning at 5:30 pm. RSVP here or call 646-660-6851.

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

Oct. 29, 8 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Sounds New Concert Series: Composer Du Yun, Flutist Laura Falzon, Cellist Chris Goss and Pianist Steven Beck

The debut concert of the Sounds New Concert Series will feature a compelling program that brings together the haunting memories of Hiroshima (Fujikura), cumulative dimensionality (Babbitt), fiery tension (Saariaho), irregularity (Volans), and regressive memory (Du Yun). More info

Nov. 1 - 4: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Great Works Reading Series Presents A Doll's House

This 60-minute abridged reading of the classic play will be presented by a company of professional actors. More info

Nov. 4, 8 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Repast Baroque Dialogues

Repast teams up with violinist Claire Jolivet in a program portraying a century of trio sonata repertoire. The evening includes works of Purcell, Corelli, Handel, Couperin, and C.P.E. Bach's comically poignant Dialogue of Sanguineus and Melancholia. More info