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IN THE NEWS

Baruch College Climbs in Three Recent National Rankings

Terrence Martell Talks With AOL Money Site, DailyFinance, About Changes in the Hedge Fund Industry

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baruch College Bookstore Offering Textbook Rentals This Academic Year

EVENTS

Sept. 8: Feit Lecture Series: “São Paulo: Latin America’s Premier Global City”

Sept. 15: Are you Serious? Pitch Your Business to Venture Capitalists

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events

Sept. 18-25: Platanos & Collard Greens

OFFERINGS

Financial Markets Conference — The Quality of Our Financial Markets:
Taking Stock of Where We Stand

In the News

Baruch College Climbs in Three Recent National Rankings

Getting the new academic year off to an exciting start, Baruch College has been listed in the upper echelon of three separate national college rankings: The Princeton Review; Forbes magazine; and U.S. News and World Report. These ranking results represent a dramatic rise in Baruch's standings — a clear indication of the College's rising reputation. Congratulations to the entire Baruch College community!

Terrence Martell Talks With AOL Money Site, DailyFinance, About Changes in the Hedge Fund Industry

Saxe Distinguished Professor of Finance Terrence Martell weighed in on the shifting nature of the hedge fund business and where it's likely to go from here. The full article can be viewed on DailyFinance's site here.

Announcements
 

Baruch College Bookstore Offering Textbook Rentals This Academic Year

The Baruch College Bookstore has launched a textbook rental program for the 2010 academic year, giving students the benefit of saving 50 percent or more on textbooks. The program is designed to be available in store and online with in-store pick up. Students will have the freedom to highlight and take notes all within the normal wear and tear associated with coursework and will also have the choice to buy their textbook at the end of the term if they want to keep the book.

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As educators, we have the power to select course materials that generate costs savings for our students to ensure they come to class equipped to learn. Rent-A-Text will help students save money and support strong learning habits by making it easier for students to get all their books when they need them. Please visit www.rent-a-text.com to see if your course materials are rental eligible today.

Events
 

September 8, 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 8-210, 55 Lexington Avenue

Feit Lecture Series: “São Paulo: Latin America’s Premier Global City”

The Paul André Feit Lecture Series and the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences Global Studies Initiative presents Dr. David William Foster, Regents’ Professor of Spanish and Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University, and editor of Chasqui; revista de literatura latinoamericana. His research focuses on Latin American urban culture with particular reference to gender issues, and he has books on both Mexico City and Buenos Aires. A book on São Paulo is forthcoming with the University Press of Florida. During July 2010, he led an NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Professors on urban culture in Brazil, held in São Paulo. For more information on the lecture, contact Professor Elena Martinéz.

September 15, 5:00 pm: Information and Technology Building, 7th Fl., 151 E. 25th Street

Are you Serious? Pitch Your Business to Venture Capitalists

The Hatchery opens its doors to a fast paced New York style pitch event. It's what you need to hear about your startup, covering marketing, finance, technology, business, presentation, and more. More info

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

Sept. 18-25: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Platanos & Collard Greens

Platanos & Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers -- two college students from different cultures attracted at first sight -- until mom finds out and has a heart attack! This smash hit play is now entering its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info

Offerings
 

October 19, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Newman Vertical Campus,14th Floor Conference Center, 55 Lexington Ave.

The Quality of Our Financial Markets: Taking Stock of Where We Stand

Tremendous change in the structure and operations of the equity markets has occurred in the three and a half decades following the Securities Acts Amendments of 1975, and the transition has been made from manual, human intermediated trading to predominantly electronic trading. Remarkably, however, many of the issues that have long been debated have hardly changed at all – these include transparency, competition (the consolidation/fragmentation issue), and fairness. By many measures, commissions, spreads and market impact costs have been reduced in recent years, but does this mean that market quality has in fact improved? This key question will be addressed from the differing perspectives of buyside and sellside participants and regulators. Registration is $495 per attendee and must be received by October 5, 2010. For details, see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/conference/financialmarkets/