• Announcements
      • Strategic Plan Town Hall to Be Held Next Week
      • Campus Bookstore Will Close Temporarily
      • Show Support for Ending Domestic Violence


    Faculty News
      • Baruch College Professors Earn Recognition

  • Calendar
      September 20, Opening Reception: “Decisive Moments: Urban Environments and Street Photography”
      September 20, 1:00 - 3:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm, Introducing HIMS Assistive Technology Products
      Sept. 27, Outstanding Nonprofit Board Leadership: A Conversation With the Winners of the 2012 Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership
      October 2, 12:00 - 2:15 pm, The Private-Equity Firm: Friend or Foe of the U.S. Economy?
      October 4, 2012 12:30 – 2:30 pm,  2nd Annual  Volunteer Fair NVC 1-107, Multipurpose Room


Strategic Plan Town Hall to Be Held Next Week

There will be a  Strategic Plan Town Hall meeting on Thursday, September 27th from 12:45pm to 2:15pm in NVC 5-105. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. The Baruch College Strategic Plan serves as a guide for the future of the College, outlining agreed-upon objectives for academics, student services, diversity, finances, and other initiatives within a set timeframe. As the most recent Baruch College Strategic Plan comes to a close, development of the 2012-2017 plan is well underway. This important document will chart the course of the College over the next several years. Please come out to the Town Hall and help shape the future of Baruch College. The draft plan is available for review at : www.baruch.cuny.edu/strategicplan.

Campus Bookstore Will Close Temporarily

BookstoreOur bookstore is about to close—to be replaced by Barnes & Noble. That turnover process includes returning books that are now on the shelves to publishers starting Thursday, September 27.  Students’ last opportunity to purchase texts for the current semester from our bookstore will be Wednesday, September 26.

Because of the behind-the-scenes work, equipment, registers, stored paperwork, cleaning, etc., the last day the bookstore will be open to the public is Friday October 19. On Wednesday, October 24, an independent operator will conduct inventory and once everything is in agreement and signed, Follett will vacate the premises.

On Monday, September 17, imprinted product (select apparel and gifts) that B&N will not purchase (older, broken size runs, etc.) went on sale at 50% off

Show Support for Ending Domestic Violence

DomesticViolenceOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and New York State has invited all New Yorkers to show their support for ending domestic violence by wearing purple on Wednesday, October 17th. One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Domestic violence impacts the workplace through time and attendance, productivity, health care costs, and security and liability. For more general information on domestic violence, visit www.opdv.ny.gov. For concerns regarding domestic violence, please contact one of our trained faculty and staff members who can provide confidential assistance:

Leah Schanke, (646) 660-6618, Human Resources 
Tracy Ford, (646) 312-1309, Graduate Admissions - Zicklin School of Business;
Gloria Paulus, (646) 312-4649, SEEK Program;
Mark Spergel, (646) 312-4271, Orientation and New Student Programs.

Faculty News

Baruch College Professors Earn Recognition

HGuzmanHector Cordero-Guzman, Professor of Public Affairs, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). Professor Cordero-Guzman will be serving a three-year term, which begins in November.

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is the U.S.-based, national and international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society.

He has also served on the Board of Directors of several important non-profits, including ACCION-New York, the largest micro-lending organization in the country, and the Community Service Society of New York, one of the oldest and largest anti-poverty groups in the country, and served a full term on the board of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.

RBlumenthalRalph Blumenthal, a Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions at Baruch College, will be honored as a 2012 Townsend Harris Medalist, during the 132nd Annual Alumni Dinner, hosted by The Alumni Association of the City College of New York, CUNY. Professor Blumenthal, a 1963 graduate of City College, will be honored on Nov. 8 at the New York Hilton.

The Townsend Harris Medal was established in 1933 by a gift from the Class of 1906, to honor individuals for outstanding postgraduate achievement in their chosen fields.

Throughout his 45-year career with The New York Times, Blumenthal served as a foreign correspondent, a national bureau chief, metro correspondent, an arts and culture news reporter, and, most notably, an investigative and crime reporter.


A lecture and book signing tour is on tap this fall for Charles Riley (English), whose new book  on the drawings of sculptor and media tycoon Arthur Carter is just being published by Abrams. It is Riley’s 31st book, and second on Carter, the former business partner of Sandy Weill and owner of The New York Observer. Riley will speak at some of the private clubs of New York, appearing at the Century Association, Cosmopolitan Club and, with artist Frank Stella, at the Princeton Club. As president of the Princeton Club’s library board, he reserves seats for his Baruch students at his lectures. “Even if they fall asleep during the lecture, they find the atmosphere interesting and it is good for the students to become familiar with a place where interviews and business are conducted.” He will also be appearing at the Nassau County Museum and at various Long Island libraries. Riley will also be a guest speaker at the Bermuda National Gallery, where his talk about color in art and music will accompany an exhibition of Impressionist paintings of the island. “It’s a tough assignment, but somebody has to do it,” he says.


An article in the current issue of The Atlantic called “The Writing Revolution” details the contributions of SPA lecturer and instructional expert Neil Scharff in the successful overhaul of the writing program at Staten Island’s New Dorp High School.


September 20, Opening Reception: “Decisive Moments: Urban Environments and Street Photography”

The Mishkin Gallery, 135 E. 22nd St.
Baruch College presents the exhibition Decisive Moments: Urban Environments and Street photography at the Mishkin Gallery from September 21 to October 19.  An opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Curated by Emily Ackerman, the show features works by nine renowned photographers: Garry Winogrand, Andy Warhol, Jeff Mermelstein, Elliott Erwitt, Milt Hinton, Donna Ferrato, Joel Meyerowitz, Gilles Peress, and Jerome Liebling. With the introduction of portable cameras, especially small rangefinders like the 35mm Leica, the field of street photography came into its own. Photographers could now “shoot from the hip,” thus capturing expressions and interactions between subjects who were often unaware that they were being photographed.  The documentation of society, both its greater issues and its smaller mannerisms, its large-scale protests and its unplanned connections, was now the purview of photographers prowling the urban environment for images of “real” life.

September 20, 1:00 - 3:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm, Introducing HIMS Assistive Technology Products

In this CCVIP Demo Center Workshop, we will be hosting HIMS, manufacturer of braille and voice note takers, DAISY players and portable video magnifiers, such as BrailleSense, VoiceSense, BookSense & SenseView.

Admission:  Free, but space is limited to 45

Reservations Required: Call 646-312-1420

Sept. 27, Outstanding Nonprofit Board Leadership: A Conversation With the Winners of the 2012 Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership

Rackow Conference Room 750, Information and Technology Building.

We all know that nonprofits need excellent Boards, but how do they get that way?  And what can board chairs do to maintain excellent governance practices?

The winner and finalists from this year’s Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership will sit down with Dean David Birdsell of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs (and Chair of VCG-GM) for a conversation about what makes their boards, and their organizations, successful. 

Welcome and Introduction will be presented by David M. LaGreca, Executive Director, VCG Governance Matters. Panelists include: Amer Bisat, board chair, Alwan Foundation for the Arts; Jonathan E. Gold, board chair, The Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst; Ted Federici, board chair, Breakthrough New York; and Santushi Kuruppu, board chair, Sakhi for South Asian Women. Presented by Baruch’s School of Public Affairs, in partnership with VCG Governance Matters

Cost: $20 VCG non-members and $15 VCG-members. Admission is free for students with valid student ID. For information contact Jessica Njoya, at (646) 660-6743 or jessica.njoya@baruch.cuny.edu.

October 2, 12:00 - 2:15 pm, The Private-Equity Firm: Friend or Foe of the U.S. Economy?

Rackow Conference Room, Room 750, Information and Technology Building, 151 E. 25th St.

Who is telling the truth?  Are PE firms "vulture-capitalists," moving jobs from America to overseas at the expense of the middle class?  Or are they "creative-destroyers," who make companies and the economy more efficient, raising U.S. GDP and, ultimately, creating prosperity for all?  Our guest speaker, Professor Aswath Damodaran of NYU's Stern School of Business, will address these questions and others as we attempt to identify the PE firm as a friend or a foe of the U.S. Economy.

Complete the online registration form or Call 646-312-3231 or E-mail matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu

October 4, 2012 12:30 – 2:30 pm,  2nd Annual  Volunteer Fair
NVC 1-107, Multipurpose Room

Students! Staff! Faculty! Everyone is Welcome!
There will be RAFFLES!!!

Participating Organizations:
Asian Americans for Equality
Chinese American Planning Council
Dress for Success
East Harlem Tutorial Program
Housing Works
Latino Youth for Higher Education

And more to come!!!

Spearheaded by the Volunteer Fair Committee

Co-sponsors: Advising Alliance, Honors Student Council, Honors Program, SEEK, Sigma Alpha Delta, School of Public Affairs, STARR Career Development Center, Office of Student Life & Undergraduate Student Government

Contact: baruchvolunteerfair@gmail.com

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