In the News

Provost McCarthy Co-Authors Piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Baruch College Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs James McCarthy has contributed a response, co-authored by Alexandra W. Logue, CUNY executive vice chancellor and university provost, to The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Campus Viewpoints" section on serving community college transfer students. The piece details the distinctively large responsibility that CUNY, and Baruch specifically, has with this type of student and what is being done to facilitate the completion of their undergraduate degrees. View the story

Prof. Diane Gibson Contributes to New York Times' "Room for Debate"

Diane Gibson, SPA professor and executive director of the New York Census Research Data Center at Baruch College shared her research findings and insights into the link between food stamp use and obsesity in the Times' "Room for Debate" section this week. Her piece sheds light into the challenges faced by policymakers in encouraging healthful food choices for those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits as well as some possible strategies that can be explored. See her article

Announcements

Invitation to Join Governor Cuomo in the Columbus Day Parade

This Monday, October 10th, the Office of Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs invites you to join Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in the annual Columbus Day Parade. With nearly one million spectators expected, and given the Governor's Italian-American heritage, this parade should be quite a unique and enjoyable event.

If you are interested in joining the parade, please contact Eric Lugo, Director of Government and Community Relations, at Eric.Lugo@baruch.cuny.edu or call him at 646-660-6095 for details regarding meeting time and location. Friends and family are also welcome!

Wear Purple in Support of Domestic Violence Awareness Oct. 19

DV RibbonAll faculty and staff are encouraged to show support for ending domestic violence by participating in New York State's Go Purple Day on Wednesday, October 19. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so wear purple throughout the month, but especially on Wednesday, 10/19, the date New York State is suggesting all New Yorkers do so to show their support for this cause.

There are other ways you can help victims of domestic violence during October and throughout the year — and spread the message that violence will not be tolerated. From donating a cell phone, to making donations of clothing and toiletries, to volunteering your time at domestic violence programs, there are ways to make a difference. See suggestions at http://www.opdv.state.ny.us/difference/donate_volunteer.html

Sports

Men's Cross Country Finish 8th at Lehman Invitational

men’s cross country team
The men's cross country team finished in eighth place at the Lehman Invitational that took place last Sunday morning at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The 8K Meet featured 19 teams and over 140 runners from throughout the metropolitan region. Hiroshi Nobuoka led all Baruch runners in seventh place with a time of 29:22.46, followed by Gabriel Yanez recording his debut in 36th place with a time of 32:33.66. C.W. Post won the meet, followed by St. Joseph's (Long Island) in second and Farmingdale State in third place.

The men's cross country team will return to action during the upcoming Christopher Columbus holiday weekend on Sunday, October 9, at 10:30 am, as they compete at the New Jersey Institute of Technology 8K Meet.

Events

Oct. 12, 8:30 am: Zicklin Leadership Lecture Series with HSBC's Marlon Young

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

Marlon Young, CEO of HSBC Private Banking-Americas comes to Baruch College at this first Zicklin Leadership Lecture event of the 2011-12 academic year. Mr. Young will be interviewed by Professor Donald Vredenburgh of the Management Department. Breakfast starts at 8:00 am; the presentation begins at 8:30. Register online.

Oct. 13, 5:00 pm: Innovative Pedagogies for the Future of Higher Education

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-270, 55 Lexington Avenue

Joss Winn and Mike Neary of the University of Lincoln in the UK will present their "Student as Producer" project, which redefines the undergraduate experience by engaging students in collaborative research with University faculty. Educational technology innovator Jim Groom of the University of Mary Washington will discuss how higher education might be re-imagined through free web tools and open course design. Groom will present some of his many open education projects, including a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in digital storytelling, an open web radio station, and UMW Blogs, an open web publishing platform which inspired many similar blogging projects, including Blogs@Baruch. Please RSVP to Communication.Institute@baruch.cuny.edu. More info

Oct. 13, 5:30 pm, The Media and Its Messages: Covering the 2012 Presidential Race

Newman Vertical Campus, BPAC, B3 Level, 55 Lexington Ave

Media & Its Messages
Join a panel discussion on how the media is covering and will cover the 2012 Presidential election. Does the media distort the message? How can we be good consumers of news? What is the future of journalism? Featured panelists include Neil King Jr. (Staff Writer, The Wall Street Journal); Anna Sale (Reporter, It's A Free Country, WNYC, 93.9 fm, am 820;) Richard W. Stevenson (Politics Editor, The New York Times); Richard Wald (Former President, NBC News, Professor, Columbia University); moderated by Robert A. Friedman. RSVP Online. More info

Arts and Culture

Oct. 11, 6 pm, The Joel Segall Great Works Reading Series: Antigone by Sophocles, Directed by Christopher Scott

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

This 60-minute abridged reading of the world-famous Sophocles play will be performed by a company of professional actors. More info

Oct. 16, 5:30 pm, The New York Flute Club presents Carol Wincenc, Flute, and Kenneth Cooper, Harpsochord

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The New York Flute Club is pleased to announce its 92nd concert season at Baruch Performing Arts Center, opening on Sunday the 16th with Carol Wincen on flute and Kenneth Cooper playing harpsichord. More info

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