• In the News
      • Baruch College Reinforces Humanities Curriculum with Hispanic Heritage Month Events
      • Zicklin MBA Grad featured on Forbes Magazine Site
      • SPA Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Public Administration
      • SPA Professors Advise the NYC City Council

    Announcements
      • Submissions Welcome for Briloff Prizes in Ethics
      • Baruch College welcomes Global Advertising Leaders to Discuss: "Ads & Politics- The Impact of Citizens United"
      • Weissman Center Announces the Sovereign Santander Bank Global Awareness Award

    Sports
      • Women's Cross Country Wins Again, Defeats 18 Schools to Win CSI Invitational
      • Women's Volleyball Knocks Off Stevens Tech in Five, Hayden Tallies 1,000th Career Kill
      • Men's Soccer Jump Into CUNYAC 1st Place by Defeating Brooklyn (2-1), Oren Kozlowski Two Goals
  • BPAC
      • Witnesses of the 20th Century (Film)
      • BODYART presents LOFT

    Calendar
      October 9, 8 am to 5 pm Rapidly Changing Securities Markets: Who Are the Initiators?
      October 11, 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Berkin Friedman Forum presents “Behind the Numbers: What’s Important in the Presidential Election” and Presidential Debate Viewing
      October 11, 12:30 p.m.
      Tyrant Banderas: Translating a Dictator, a lecture by Peter Bush

In the News

Baruch College Reinforces Humanities Curriculum with Hispanic Heritage Month Events

HHMIn celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized from September 15 – October 15, the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences presented a discussion of distinguished Latina businesswomen and Baruch alumnae on October 1. Read the full article that was published in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Zicklin MBA Grad featured on Forbes Magazine Site

Forbes.com currently features an article about Momba, the vending machine company started by Heather Duque (’11) and her husband Stephen. Heather is CFO of the company, which provides vending machines dispensing essentials such as toothbrushes, shampoo and phone chargers on the Harvard campus. You can read the full article here.

SPA Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Public Administration

SSSchool of Public Affairs professors John Goering and Shoshanna Sofaer have been elected Fellows of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), the first faculty members from Baruch College to achieve that distinction. Goering and Sofaer—the latter is the Robert P. Luciano Chair of Health Care Policy—were both nominated by Baruch President Mitchel B. Wallerstein, himself a NAPA Fellow. According to SPA Dean David Birdsell, “We are delighted to see John and Shoshanna recognized in this way. It is an honor richly deserved, and I look forward to further successful nominations in cycles to come.”

NAPA, founded in 1967 and chartered by Congress, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of over 700 top public management and organizational leaders. Its members work on behalf of the public sector by anticipating, evaluating, analyzing, and making recommendations on public management, governance, policy, and operational challenges. Its focus is on improving the quality, performance, and accountability of government. After a rigorous nomination, interview, and voting process, approximately 40 new Fellows are elected each year.

Professor Sofaer, who views her election as “a remarkable honor,” is enthusiastic about the possibility of working with NAPA’s committees and task forces, “learning from colleagues in public affairs, both academic and non-academic, from around the country … I particularly hope that I will be able to bring things back from these engagements into the classroom.” According to Professor Goering, his election is “a distinctive honor. I am very pleased to be so honored by the academy and will work closely with its program evaluation and assessment committees.”

SPA Professors Advise the NYC City Council

On September 27 Baruch College professors Dan Williams, Jack Krauskopf and Doug Muzzio were invited to give testimony before the City Council on the Mayor’s Management Report (MMR), which is the City’s primary performance measurement tool. New York World published the story.

Announcements

Submissions Welcome for Briloff Prizes in Ethics

Members of the Baruch College faculty are invited to submit their work and their students’ work for the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics. The prizes are funded by a gift from alumnus Charles R. Dreifus (’66, MBA ’73) in honor of Abraham J. Briloff, Emmanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus.

The emphasis of the Briloff prizes is ethics in professional life—ethics in the broadest sense. Writings on current ethical issues in a wide range of formats—such as books, articles, essays, op-ed pieces, and websites—are eligible for the prizes, as are those written or published for traditional scholarly settings.

For more information and for a list of previous faculty and student winners please click here.

Baruch College welcomes Global Advertising Leaders to Discuss: "Ads & Politics- The Impact of Citizens United"

Baruch College’s Corporate Communication International in association with the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity present a panel discussion exploring the impact of Citizens United through the lens of the advertising world. The discussion, “Ads & Politics: The Impact of Citizens United,” is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, in the Newman Vertical Campus at Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, (entrance at 24th Street), 14th Floor, Room 220. For more information about other Election 2012 events, click here.

Weissman Center Announces the Sovereign Santander Bank Global Awareness Award

The Weissman Center for International Business is facilitating the inaugural competition for the Sovereign Santander Bank Global Awareness Award. The competition will award prizes for projects to proposed and executed by Baruch student clubs and organizations that emphasize the benefits and importance of international education and exchange programs, as part of International Education Week.

Click
here for more information.

Sports


Women's Cross Country Wins Again, Defeats 18 Schools to Win CSI Invitational

The women's cross country team continued their fantastic season on Sunday by defeating 18 schools to win the Staten Island Invitational at Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island, New York.

WVWomen's Volleyball Knocks Off Stevens Tech in Five, Hayden Tallies 1,000th Career Kill

The women’s volleyball team had a day to remember on Saturday at the Stevens Tech Ducks Invitational in Hoboken, New Jersey. For the first time ever, the Bearcats defeated Stevens Tech from the Empire 8 Conference.

Men's Soccer Jump Into CUNYAC 1st Place by Defeating Brooklyn (2-1), Oren Kozlowski Two Goals

Baruch College Bearcats take a 2-1 home soccer victory over the Bulldogs of Brooklyn College on Saturday at the Met Oval in Maspeth, New York. With the result, the Bearcats (3-4-4 overall) take over CUNYAC first place with a 2-0-2 record for 8 points.


Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

Witnesses of the 20th Century (Film)

Engleman Recital Hall
Thursday, October 4, 2012 @ 6pm
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 @ 6pm
FREE ADMISSION
RESERVATIONS:  email RSVP@ThePlayRoomTheater.com
More information here.

BODYART presents LOFT

Nagelberg Theatre
Thursday, October 4, 2012 @ 8pm
Friday, October 5, 2012 @ 8pm
Saturday, October 6, 2012 @ 8pm
More information here.

Calendar

October 9, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rapidly Changing Securities Markets: Who Are the Initiators?

NVC, 14-220
To reserve a spot please email: lauren.wheatley@Baruch.cuny.edu
$595 admission fee is waived for Baruch Faculty, Staff, and Students

October 11, 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Berkin Friedman Forum presents “Behind the Numbers: What’s Important in the Presidential Election” and Presidential Debate Viewing

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
You are invited to attend a panel discussion about the 2012 Presidential Election featuring prominent pollsters, then watch the Vice Presidential Debate live followed by a post-debate discussion with David Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Baruch students.

Featured Panelists include: Micheline Blum (Distinguished Lecturer & Director, Baruch College Survey Research), Maurice “Mickey” Carroll (Director, Quinnipiac University Polling Institute), Marjorie Connelly (Editor, News Surveys, The New York Times), Kellyanne Conway (Founder and President, the polling company, inc./WomanTrend), and Jeffrey Plaut (Founding Partner, Global Strategy Group). Moderated by Robert A. Friedman. Learn more about future Presidential Debate Viewings here.

October 11, 12:30 p.m.
Tyrant Banderas: Translating a Dictator, a lecture by Peter Bush

Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave., Room 6-210
At the height of the Arab Spring a long review of Ramón Valle-Inclán’s Tirano Banderas (1926) appeared in the Barcelona daily, La Vanguardia, which pointed out that Valle’s narrative of a civil war read like a fiction written for our times. Written in reaction to the Primo de Rivera dictatorship in Spain, translated to an imaginary Latin American republic, Valle-Inclán’s story was to be an extraordinarily perceptive anticipation of the Spanish civil war as well as the literary model for subsequent novels of dictatorship written by Miguel Angel Asturias, García Márquez and Roa Bastos. Peter Bush will discuss his experience of reading the novel and the challenges of writing a new translation – the first into English since 1929 – of Valle’s Cubist, cartoon and camp representation of dictatorship in Latin America.

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