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Baruch College Announces New President of The Baruch College Fund

CohenBaruch College is pleased to seat Joel J. Cohen as president of the Baruch College Fund, which encourages alumni and donors to become involved with the College.

"It's exciting to see how Baruch College has grown since I was a student," said Cohen, who graduated from Baruch College in 1959, with a bachelor's degree in business administration. "I want to be part of the effort that supports Baruch as it continues to fulfill its mission of providing a first rate education to an amazingly diverse student population."

Cohen hopes to enhance outreach efforts to more alumni and groups that have benefited from the talented graduates who are now serving as their employees. Read more

Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity Launches Baruch Index of Corporate Political Disclosure

Baruch IndexToday, Baruch College's Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity released results from The Baruch Index of Corporate Political Disclosure, which rates the S&P 100 companies from "transparent" to "opaque." A presentation of the research and results at today's launch event was followed by a discussion between some of today's most influential corporate, academic and policy leaders. Visit the Baruch Index site for more info.

Announcements

March with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in the 42nd Annual African American Day Parade

This Sunday, you are invited to walk with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in the 42nd Annual African American Day Parade in Harlem (the largest in America):

When
: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 1:00 pm
Where: Meet on the eastern corner of 110th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (or 7th Ave). Parade ends on West 136th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
Directions: The closest subway line to the parade is the 2/3 line, with a stop located at 110th St. and Lenox Ave. The parade is also accessible via the B/C trains at 110th St. and Central Park West. The location is also served by the M1, M2, M3 and M4 bus lines.
More information: http://www.africanamericandayparade.org/1.html

If you are interested in attending, please contact Erik Bottcher, Special Assistant for Community Affairs in the Office of the New York State Governor, at ebottcher@exec.ny.gov or 518-605-6007.

Office of Human Resources Website Reminder

Employees are reminded that the Office of Human Resources (OHR) website serves as a great resource for a wide array of useful information including: new hire information, policies and procedures, benefits, union and welfare funds, and holiday schedules. You will also find many of the forms you need to conduct business with OHR, including timesheets, health insurance and payroll forms. You will find links to sites such as CUNY jobs, Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions, Continuing and Professional Studies, pension and benefit agencies and OHR updates and important information. There are summaries of benefits, which provide employees access to information about their particular benefits. In addition, generic job descriptions, a retirement and training and development section and a Glossary of CUNY terms are also available. If you have any questions, please e-mail Donna.Katz@baruch.cuny.edu.

Sports

Baruch Women's Cross Country Team Places Third in 2011 6K Invitational

Women's 6k Invitational
Eleven women's cross country teams competed in the 2011 6K Baruch Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx last Sunday, with the Bearcats taking third place overall. Competitor Sara Soto finished in fourth place individually with a time of 27:14; Brenda Maqque was next best for the Bearcats in 12th place with a time of 30:05. Pace University won the 6k overall; Yeshiva University (Stern College) came in second.

The Baruch Bearcats will return to action this Sunday, September 18, at 10:00 am by competing at the Queensborough Invitational, also at Van Cortlandt Park. More info

Events

Sept. 20, 6:15 pm, Adapting to Climate Change

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

The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and the Sustainability Practice Network hosts a panel of experts to examine the current state of climate change research and preparation in NYC and other urban centers. Issues of infrastructure, environmental and economic changes, and tools to develop adaptation strategies and recommendations on how to achieve an effective climate resilience program will be discussed. More info

Arts and Culture

Sept 16-17: The Fifth Biennial Rebecca West Conference

Sept. 16: Information & Technology Building, Rackow Conference Room (Room 750), 151 E. 25th St.; Sept 17: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Rebecca West Society
The International Rebecca West Society presents "Rebecca West and Power," a conference focusing on the journalism and fiction of a twentieth-century master stylist, including her masterpiece, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. A series of talks and conversations by Baruch students and West scholars will explore her reporting on Yugoslavia, Germany, and England, with a keynote address, "Rebecca West and the Field of International Relations," by Professor Lene Hansen, University of Copehagen. West's novels, her feminism, and writings on religion will also be the subject of panel discussions. The conference will end on Saturday with a dramatic reading of "That Woman: Rebecca West Remembers," a play written by Baruch faculty member Carl Rollyson, West's great niece Helen Atkinson, and Anne Bobby, who has performed the role in New York and Amsterdam. More info

Sept. 21: The Jewish Studies Center & Weissman Talks Present a Reading by Poet Jacki Osherow

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

OsherowThis reading and discussion with poet Jacki Osherow celebrates the release of her latest collection, Whitethorn (LSU Press 2011). Jacqueline Osherow is the author of five previous books of poetry,The Hoopoe's Crown, Dead Men's Praise, With a Moon in Transit, Conversations with Survivors, and Looking for Angels in New York. She has also edited several collections of poetry, such as Jewish American Poetry: Poems, Commentary, and Reflections and Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust. Free Admission. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Whitethorn will be available to purchase and have signed. More info

Sept. 22: Weissman Talks and The Milt Hinton Jazz Series: A Conversation with Lolis Eric Elie, Writer for HBO's "Treme"

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Lolis Eric EllieModerated by Boston Globe jazz critic Siddhartha Mitter, Lolis Eric Elie will share his experiences working on the smash hit HBO TV series "Treme," one of television's most innovative and progressive series about the New Orleans jazz scene, followed by a question-and-answer session. Free Admission! Reservations can be made by calling (646) 312-5073. More info

Sept. 23 - October 26: : Narrative, Sketch, Document

Mishkin Gallery, Administrative Building, 135 E. 22nd Street, First Floor

Andy Warhol Sylvester Stallone and Unidentified Woman, undated Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10” Collection of Baruch CollegeNarrative, Sketch, Document: The Changing Roles of Photography, which will run through Oct. 26 at Baruch's Mishkin Gallery, is divided thematically into three sections and showcases images from 1926 through 2007. This show will demonstrate how the meanings of individual photographic images change as they traverse time. More info

Sept. 7-25: A Blue Sky Like No Other

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

As the world commemorates the tenth year anniversary of 9/11, Baruch Performing Arts Center announces the world premiere of the theatrical production A Blue Sky Like No Other, one man's personal, first-hand experience of the events that took place at the World Trade Center that morning. A Blue Sky Like No Other serves as a tribute to the members of the New York City Fire Department who sacrificed their lives to save others. With real-life slide and video projections and original music, everyday citizen Steve Fetter tells the tale from his eye-witness perspective in a remarkable and captivating manner that also touches on how his life ultimately changed. Use code FIVE for $12 tickets with your Baruch ID. See the box office in the lobby of the NVC. More info

Sept. 7 - Oct. 2: Septimus and Clarissa

Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Adapted by Ellen McLaughlin from Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs. Dalloway, Septimus and Clarrisa takes audiences on a harrowing ride inside the minds of a shell-shocked World War I veteran and an upper-class housewife forced to face her deepest fears. This visceral exploration of Woolf's groundbreaking novel dives deep into the tensions of post-WWI London to expose the darkness that lurks beneath the fragile surface of peace. More info

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