• Announcements
      • News From and About the Field Center for Entrepreneurship
      • Baruch College Ranks #23 Among Best Colleges in Region According to U.S. News & World Report

    Sports
      • Women's Volleyball Defeats Rival Hunter to Stretch Season Win Streak to 9
      • Women's Tennis Raise Record to 3-0 in CUNYAC, Defeat John Jay (9-0)
      • Men’s Soccer Notch 1st CUNYAC Win, Defeat Staten Island 2-1
  • BPAC
      • Witnesses of the 20th Century (Film)
      • Platanos Y Collard Greens
      • “The T: Dance, Watch, Reflect” by the Maverick Dance Experience

    Calendar
      October 3, 8:30 p.m., U.S. Presidential Debate Viewing and Discussions Subotnick Financial Services Center
      October 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Financial Markets Conference: “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, Engelman Recital Hall

Announcements

News From and About the Field Center for Entrepreneurship

The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship was singled out as “New York’s Best Kept Secret for Entrepreneurs” by The Atlantic in its latest issue.

Baruch College ranked #21 on the “Top 25 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship” list recently released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. It’s the fifth consecutive year that the College was chosen, from more than 2,000 schools surveyed. Schools were evaluated on key criteria such as: 1) excellence in teaching entrepreneurship business fundamentals in a broad range of entrepreneurship courses, and incorporating entrepreneurial experiences of faculty and successful entrepreneurs into these courses; 2) excellence in research through scholarly writing, and studying entrepreneurs in the U.S. and internationally; and 3) excellence in mentorship and providing experiential or entrepreneurial opportunities outside of the college/university.

Last week, New York City Council members were invited to learn about opportunities in entrepreneurship and small business development offered at The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. College President Mitchel Wallerstein welcomed everyone to the roundtable discussions, followed by Edward Rogoff, Lawrence N. Field Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management Chair, and Ulas Neftci, Director of Baruch’s Small Business Development Center. Attendees from the City Council’s Committee on Small Business included Chairperson Diana Reyna, James Vacca and Mathieu Eugene, and the Committee on Higher Education’s Chairman Ydanis Rodriguez, along with committee members Gale Brewer and Fernando Cabrera. The members visited Baruch as part of their ongoing tour of entrepreneurship and small business centers that form part of the City University of New York.

Baruch College Ranks #23 Among Best Colleges in Region According to U.S. News & World Report

vcFor the third straight year, U.S. News & World Report listed Baruch College among the top 25 regional universities in the north at #23 on its ‘Top Regional Universities’ rankings list. Baruch also ranked in the top five, for the second consecutive year, on the magazine’s list of “Top Public Regional Universities.” The undergraduate business program at the Zicklin School of Business is ranked among the top 100 nationwide, at #72.

Confirming its reputation for having a student body as diverse as New York, Baruch College ranked, for the 12th year in a row, in the top ten for “Campus Ethnic Diversity.” Among the factors U.S. News & World Report use to determine the rankings when compiling its “Best Colleges” list are: peer assessment; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving. The list’s editors assert that, “for families concerned with finding the best academic value for their money, the U.S. News "Best Colleges" rankings provide an excellent starting point for the college search.”

Sports

bc1Women's Volleyball Defeats Rival Hunter to Stretch Season Win Streak to 9

The women’s volleyball team swept rival Hunter College Hawks in a CUNYAC contest played at the Hunter Sportsplex. The visiting Bearcats (10-4, 5-0 CUNYAC) stretched their overall season winning streak to nine with a 25-16, 25-22, 25-11 victory. The team also upped their CUNYAC (regular & postseason) winning streak to 15 in a row.


Women's Tennis are 3-0 in CUNYAC, Defeat John Jay (9-0)

The women's tennis team defeated John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 9-0, in a rescheduled CUNYAC home match played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. A previously scheduled match between the teams had been rained out. The Bearcats (3-3, 3-0 CUNYAC) won all six singles and three doubles for the 9-0 shutout score.

Men’s Soccer Notch 1st CUNYAC Win, Defeat Staten Island 2-1

The men’s soccer team recorded their first CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) win of the season by defeating the College of Staten Island, 2-1. The two teams played a scoreless first half, but the visiting Bearcats (2-4-3, 1-0-2, 5 pts. CUNYAC) scored first after 55 minutes of play.


BARUCH CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

Witnesses of the 20th Century (Film)

Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 6pm
Engleman Recital Hall
Click here for more information.

 

Platanos Y Collard Greens

Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 4pm and 8pm
Engleman Recital Hall
Click here for more information.

 

“The T: Dance, Watch, Reflect” by the Maverick Dance Experience

Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Nagelberg Theatre
Click here for more information.


Calendar

October 3, 8:30 p.m., U.S. Presidential Debate Viewing and Discussions Subotnick Financial Services Center

1st Fl. of the Information & Technology Building (Library Building),
151 E. 25th St.

The School of Public Affairs will present post-debate discussions by Baruch’s political experts, who will share their views on the debate content and the candidates’ performances. Baruch experts include: David Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs; Doug Muzzio, Professor of Public Affairs; Don Waisanen, Assistant Professor of Communication; Micheline Blum, Distinguished Lecturer and Director of Baruch College Survey Research; Hector Cordero-Guzman, Professor of Public Affairs; Eric Gander, Associate Professor of Public Argument; and David Hoffman, Associate Professor of Communication Studies.

To learn more about Baruch’s political experts, student involvement and other Election 2012 news, visit: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/election2012.


October 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Financial Markets Conference: “Rapidly Changing Securities Markets: Who Are the Initiators?”

William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus 14th floor, 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street

In the 15 years that have passed since the 1997 Order Handling Rules were instituted, the equity markets have experienced tremendous technology innovation, intensified competition between an expanding set of alternative trading venues, and continuing regulatory change. The conference will have industry professionals and academicians examining the evolution of the markets with regard to structural and regulatory change, and the players who have been the initiators. Registration is  $595. Please print the registration form and fax to (646) 312-3530. For information, call (646) 312-3512 or e-mail Lauren.Wheatley@baruch.cuny.edu.


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 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.

 

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