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ROC-NY to Honor Prof. Hector Cordero-Guzman at 9/11 10th Anniversary Gala Tonight

ROC-NY Baruch College SPA Professor Hector Cordero-Guzman will be honored at a gala for the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York this evening. The organization was formed in the wake of the September 11th tragedy by 73 workers of Windows on the World. Tonight's gala, "107 stories," will commemorate the lives of the former workers of the restaurant on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Cordero-Guzman is being honored for strategic and other support he provided to ROC during their development stage in NYC as well as their expansion to a number of other U.S. cities. More info

Baruch College Student Michael Prada-Krackow Speaks to SBS Australia on Cuba

Michael Prada-Krackow, a senior at Baruch with a double major in International Relations (ad-hoc) and Political Science was recently interviewed in Australia's SBS Broadcasting network (equivalent to NPR). Prada has also written the book New Perspectives and Realities of the Cuban Revolution, which is scheduled for publication in fall 2012. To listen to the interview (in Spanish), click here.


Baruch College and The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity in PBS Business Ethics Program

If you didn't catch its previous airings, now's your chance to see Baruch College and The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity play a prominent role in an episode of WLIW21's Business Ethics in the 21st Century. Host Bill Baker identifies an unexpected new consensus in the business world: long-term profits are impossible without long-term concern for society and the environment, gaining insight from interviews with Baruch College alumnus Lawrence Zicklin; Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity Director Donald Schepers; Yvon Chouinard, who turned Patagonia from a small, independent business into a $300 million empire without sacrificing his core mission; Gary Erickson, who built Clif Bar from his desire for a healthier way to recharge; and Beth Saurhaft, who oversees PepsiCo's sustainability in North America.

Catch the episode: Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 2 pm on WLIW21 and 10 pm on NJTV; Thursday, Sept. 15 at 4 am on NJTV; Sunday, Sept. 18 at 5 am on NJTV; and Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 am on WLIW21.

President's Friday Office Hours for the Baruch College Community

Beginning this week, President Wallerstein will be holding office hours for students, faculty and staff on Fridays from 10:00 to 11:30 am. All members of the Baruch College community are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss topics of interest or concern to you. Meetings are by appointment only and, unless otherwise agreed, will be limited to 20 minutes so that President Wallerstein is able to accommodate as many people as possible. Please contact Ms. Kenya Lee at 646-312-3322 or to make an appointment.

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

Faculty Spotlight: Michael Goodman, Enhancing Corporate Communication at Baruch

GoodmanIn today's media-driven world, employers demand top communication skills. Learn how Baruch's Professor Michael Goodman gets students there with the assistance of Corporate Communication International (CCI), the organization he founded, directs, and successfully managed to transition to Baruch College, in this latest faculty spotlight.


Men's Soccer Team Moves On to Valliants Classic After Weekend Win

Men's soccer
The men's soccer team was victorious against Wheelock College last Sunday, clinching third place in the Lasell Kick-Off Classic played in Newton, Massachusetts. Overall, the Bearcats easily out-shot their opponent by a 39-4 margin and led at halftime, 10-1. The team will return to action on Friday, September 9, as they compete in the 2011 Valiants Classic hosted by Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. The Bearcats will play Berkeley (NY) at 5:00 pm. More info


Sept. 13, 6 pm: Dodd-Frank Is One Year Old: What Has it Accomplished and What's Next?

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

Join the National Investor Relations Institute's New York Chapter and the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity as an expert panel looks back at the Dodd-Frank Bill's first year and examines what we can expect from the Bill in the future. Register online. More info

Sept. 15, 8:30 am: Launch of Baruch Index of Corporate Political Disclosure

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

BIJoin the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity for the release of the Baruch College Index of Corporate Political Disclsure and panel discussion on the corporate political disclosure process. The Baruch Index of Corporate Political Disclosure was created by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity to ensure accountability now that corporations have this political freedom of speech. The Baruch Index highlights those corporations that are transparent about their policies, practices, and giving, and shines a light on those that are not. Register online. More info

Sept. 15, 4 pm: What Can Board Chairs Do to Make Boards Work?

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

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? Finalists from this year's Brooke W. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Board Leadership will sit with Dean David Birdsell of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs (and Chair of VCG Governance Matters) for a conversation about what makes their Boards -- and their organizations -- successful. Register online. More info

Sept. 15, 5:30 pm reception, 7 pm performance:
The New Voices of the Yiddish Stage -- Jewish Studies Center Benefit

Newman Vertical Campus, Baruch Performing Arts Center, B3 Level, 55 Lexington Ave

Jewish Studies Center BenefitAbout the Performance: "The New Voices of The Yiddish Stage" presented by The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene is a concert featuring new Yiddish music and new interpretations of the classics. The young, lively, energetic performers, all in their 20's and 30's, have learned Yiddish as adults. They are part of the new wave of artists and scholars looking to reconnect with their Eastern European Jewish roots. They have dedicated themselves to continuing the traditions of Ashkenazi Jewish music, infused with the contemporary influences of Pop, Rock and Rap. This is a one-time special performance for the Baruch community! Special Offer: Discounted tickets to all Baruch faculty and staff - $55 (proceeds will benefit the Jewish Studies Center and Hillel at Baruch). To RSVP, please call 646-660-6074 or 646-660-6132. More info

Arts and Culture

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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