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IN THE NEWS

New York Times Publishes Baruch Letter from VP Ben Corpus

Zicklin Makes First Appearance in Annual Net Impact Publication

ANNOUNCEMENTS

H1N1 Flu Reminder

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Annual Reception

Baruch College Fall Blood Drive

Health Plan Rate Changes

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Today: American Justice For Sale?

Sept. 24: Global Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century

Sept. 24: Legal Services for Nonprofits

Sept. 25, Sept. 26: The Geolinguistics of Language Continuums

Arts and Culture

Sept. 10 - Sept. 27: The Buddha Play

OFFERINGS

TIAA CREF Retirement Representative on Campus

News

New York Times Publishes Baruch Letter from VP Ben Corpus

The September 15 online edition of the New York Times included a letter from Dr. Ben Corpus, VP for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Dean of Students, in response to an article by David Leonhardt about the importance of raising graduation rates at universities and colleges. In his letter, Dr. Corpus notes the success of Baruch College in boosting retention and graduation rates among our students, crediting the college’s freshman Learning Communities, a robust curriculum, and extra-curricular programming.

Zicklin Makes First Appearance in Annual Net Impact Publication

Net Impact central released its annual Business as UNusual publication and Zicklin School of Business was one of 24 schools that earned a new entry into the guide.

Not only did Zicklin have the highest number of student surveys submitted of any chapter in the world, but our qualitative evaluation was strong and comparable to other esteemed schools.

The Business as UNusual guide is read by hundreds of schools, employers, media sources, and thousands of prospective students each year.

Announcements

H1N1 Flu Reminder

Dr. Ben Corpus, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Dean of Students, has released a reminder about the H1N1 flu which can be found on the new flu information page.

All faculty and staff are advised to report any infectious diseases that they learn of, such as the H1N1 flu, to the Health Center at 646-312-2040 or to call the Office of the Vice President/Dean of Students (NVC 2-255) at 646-312-4570 for assistance if the Health Center is closed.

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Annual Reception

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in collaboration with the Italian American Faculty Staff Council of the Institute invite the Baruch Community to it annual reception for faculty and staff on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 6 to 8 PM. Wine and a light dinner will be served. Come and meet the members of the Council as well as your colleagues with interests in Italian American and Italian Language studies.

RSVP to IAFSAC@qc.cuny.edu

The Institute is located between 5th and 6th Avenue at 25 West 43rd Street on the 17th floor.

Baruch College Fall Blood Drive

The Baruch College Fall Blood Drive, sponsored by Student Life, will take place on Tuesday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 7th from 11 am - 4:15 pm in NVC 1-107. Students, faculty, and staff may donate blood by scheduling an appointment here.

Health Plan Rate Changes

The New York City Health Benefit Program (NYCHBP) has implemented new rates effective in September. The new rates should be reflected in the September 24, 2009 paycheck. As you know, the optional rider for prescription drugs is usually provided by your welfare fund and the cost is not passed along to you.

The new rate charts can be found on the Human Resources website at http://www.nyc.gov/html/olr/downloads/pdf/healthb/emp_rates.pdf

If there are any questions, please e-mail Donna.Katz@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646-660-6590.

Workshops and Seminars

Today, 4:30pm | Newman Library Building 7th Floor

American Justice For Sale?

While the electoral process allows citizens to select judges directly in 39 states, it also poses a challenge to the foundation of the American legal system: the right to equal treatment under law. “American Justice for Sale?” will focus on the threat that unlimited spending in judicial elections poses and will examine the ethical challenges American corporations face when they participate in the judicial electoral process. RSVP

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September 24th, 5:30pm | Newman Vertical Campus Room 14-220

Global Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century

Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, will deliver a lecture on "Global Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century," as part of the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality and Justice in America. Foxman is internationally recognized for his expertise on issues of civil rights and anti-Semitism. The Ackerman Lecture series invites leading intellectuals and public figures to address major questions of equality and social justice in order to provoke debate and new thinking about how we might extend the promise of democracy and opportunity to all of our people. RSVP or call 646-660-6851

September 24th, 4:00pm | Newman Library Building 7th Floor

Legal Services for Nonprofits

Co-Sponsored by The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management and
The Center on Equality, Pluralism and Policy.

Moderator: Sonia R. Jarvis, Esq.
Distinguished Lecturer and Director, Center on Equality, Pluralism and Policy Baruch College School of Public Affairs

Speakers:
Sean Delany, Executive Director, Lawyers Alliance New York and Michael Rothenberg, Executive Director, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Admission is free, space is limited, and light refreshments will be served.
RSVP or call 646-660-6743

Sept. 25th, Sept. 26th, 9:30am - 5pm | Newman Vertical Campus Room 210

The Geolinguistics of Language Continuums

What happens when two languages coexist in a limited geographic region, as is the case in Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec? Scholars from Australia, Japan and Germany will join American linguists for a two-day conference to discuss the evolution of languages in a wide range of locales and political settings. Organized by the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature in conjunction with the American Society of Geolinguistics. For more information, please call Prof. Wayne Finke at x4220.

Arts and Culture

September 10th - September 27th | Nagelberg Theatre

The Buddha Play

The Buddha Play brings to the stage the authentic texts of the Buddha's life to enact the extraordinary life of the man, start to finish, in a raw, climactic, and suspenseful telling of a tale that can literally change your entire life. After premiering in Boston to critical acclaim and sold-out houses, this one-man show makes its New York debut in a limited-run engagement. Presented by Ascetic Productions LLC. More info

Offerings

TIAA CREF Retirement Representative on Campus

To: Full and Part Time Teaching and Non Teaching Instructional Staff Members (Faculty, HEO’s, Registrar, CLT’s, Continuing Education Teachers and Adjuncts)

The TIAA-CREF Retirement and Supplemental Retirement Annuity Program Consultant, Ms. Liliam Quintero, will be on-site at Baruch College beginning Sept. 16th to provide one-on-one counseling sessions in the Office of Human Resources at 135 East 22nd Street Room 200.

Please call 1-800-732-8353 to sign up for an appointment. Click here for more information and dates.