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
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
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
Sept. 18-25: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-312-1149.