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e-News for Faculty and Staff - Baruch College


Dean Birdsell Comments on New York’s Primary Races


President's Office Moving to Administrative Building This Weekend

Leonard Sussmanís Photographs on View at the German Consul General

A Greater Smoke Free Environment? Your Opinions Wanted


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

Sept. 16: An Operational View of Cash Flows


BPAC Events

Sept. 18-25: Platanos & Collard Greens


Faculty Technology Workshops on Blackboard, Video Services, and More

In the News

Dean Birdsell Comments on New York’s Primary Races

School of Public Affairs Dean David Birdsell spoke to both The New York Times and NY1 News this week on the challenges facing candidates as they approach primary day voting, which takes place on Tuesday, September 14.


President's Office Moving to Administrative Building This Weekend

Beginning Monday, September 13th the Office of the President and its staff will no longer reside in the Newman Vertical Campus but instead will move to the south campus, on the 7th floor of 135 East 22nd Street, Suite 710, Box D-0710. Telephone numbers will remain the same. The office can also be contacted via http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/president/officestaff/contact.htm

Leonard Sussman’s Photographs on View at the German Consul General

A special exhibition of photographs by Leonard Sussman, Professor of Fine Arts at Baruch College, will by on exhibit at the New York German Consulate General from September 16 – November 11, 2010. The exhibition, “Berlin Passages: Photographs of the S- and U-Bahn,” provides a unique look at Berlin’s atmospheric transportation system, including its environment, structures, and history. Opening Reception, Thursday, September 16, at 6 pm. Visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/Berlin_Passages.htm for more info.

A Greater Smoke Free Environment? Your Opinions Wanted

The City University of New York is committed to improving the health of students and employees. Chancellor Matthew Goldstein created an advisory committee to review the current smoking policy and consider expanding it. The committee is now considering several proposals and is soliciting comments from the University community. The deadline for comments and suggestions is Sept. 30. Find out more here.


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

September 16, 6:00 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 2-140, 55 Lexington Ave

An Operational View of Cash Flows

This presentation provides a unique look at a company’s cash flows: Businesses’ cash-to-cash cycle are viewed from the perspective of process flow analysis principles. Participants may take away simple to implement tools which help identify specific problem areas across the many facets of their businesses. More info and registration

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


Faculty Technology Workshops

The Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC) is offering a range of instructional workshops for Baruch faculty and staff members, including:

Introduction to Blackboard

This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff with little or no prior Blackboard experience. Learn the basics of Blackboard including:

• Accessing the software
• Uploading content to your Blackboard course
• Customizing the Blackboard Interface
• Understanding the Communication Features
• Working with the course Control Panel
• Learning where to go for help

Introduction to iTunes University

iTunes University (iTunes U) is a feature of the iTunes software program that allows for posting and downloading of multimedia content, including video, audio, and other documents. This workshop will explore the basics of iTunes University as it is used from within Blackboard to provide course content to enrolled students. Topics include requesting a site, uploading content, and accessing media through iTunes.

Introduction to Video Services

This workshop will explore the basics of video production, as well as the equipment and resources available to interested professors through the Baruch College Technology Center and Media Resources departments. The basics of post-production through iMovie will be explained. The session will also be open to other questions having to do with video production and editing.

Introduction to Qualtrics (Survey Tool)

Qualtrics is an online survey program that allows you to create dynamic online surveys. The first half of the session will cover the building of surveys, including creating a survey, exploring survey options, and distributing a survey. The second half of the session will explore respondent statistics, including generating online reports, setting up filters (creating subgroups, drill downs, etc.), and exporting raw data.

For date and time information for these workshops, please visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/training/faculty_training.html

For further information about BCTC workshops, contact Kevin Wolff at kevin.wolff@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-1149.