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September 2, 2016

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ackerman Fall Lecture 2017,"Latinos and the Endangered Right to Vote"

"Latinos and the Endangered Right to Vote" the consequence of  recent policy changes on minority and particularly Latino voters. Featuring Juan Cartagena is one of the nation's leading voices on equality and nondiscrimination who has successfully used the law to effectuate systems change for the benefit of marginalized communities. A dynamic public speaker, seasoned litigator and educator Mr. Cartagena is currently the President and General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF a national civil rights public interest law office that represents Latinas and Latinos throughout the country.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Marxe Issues Breakfast Series "University-City Relations:How Can They Mutually Benefit From Pooled Resources"
"University-City Relations:How Can They Mutually Benefit From Pooled Resources"

In keeping with the findings and issues raised in Steven Diner’s book “Universities and Their Cities: Urban Higher Education in America". The author explores the role of Higher Education in advancing economic and social justic relations. The panel will discuss how a stronger university/city collaboration involving pooling vast   resources can significantly benefit both citizens and government services. An enhanced alliance of Cities/Universities can be a bold step toward rethinking how to advance needed local changes and advancements. Featuring author Steven Diner, former Rutgers University Newark Chancellor; Maryanne Schretzman, Director of the Center for Innovation Through Data Intelligence- NYC Mayor's Office and Kenneth J. Knuckles, President and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp and Vice Chairman of the City Planning Commission.

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Friday, September 02, 2016

Conversation Partners Program

Join the Conversation Partners Program NOW! 

Sept. 9th Deadline.
We match native and nonnative speakers of English for informal conversations to help nonnative students gain confidence in English and navigate local culture. By practicing English outside of the classroom and speaking with native English speakers, nonnative speakers can improve English proficiency. At the same time, both native and nonnative speakers can expand their cultural knowledge, make friends, and build a network of professional contacts.

To apply, please fill out the 
Application Form. Participants should be willing to commit to meeting their partner seven times per semester for about one hour.  

 

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Contact Information: 

Name: Elisabeth Gareis 

Phone: 646-312-3731 

Email: egareis@baruch.cuny.edu

 
All Day International Conference LANGUAGE, DIALECT & VANISHING TONGUES

The Department of Modern Languages of the Weissman School of Arts & Science at Baruch College is pleased to host the
International Conference on
LANGUAGE, DIALECT AND VANISHING TONGUES 


Thursday and Friday, September 1st and 2nd in the Newman Vertical Campus, room V6-210 from 9:30 – 5:00 each day.

 

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Minoru Ohtsuki, Dean of the Graduate School of Daito Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan, who will speak about Language and Linguistic Variation.

Other presenters will discuss other languages, like Quechua in Peru, Nahuatl in Mexico, Shanghai dialect in China, Hebrew in Croatia.

 

Meetings are open and free to CUNY faculty, staff and students. Daily lunch 12:15 – 2:15 at cost at local restaurants. A wine and cheese party, and mini-concert of classical music will conclude the Thursday session.

 

For further information contact Prof. Wayne Finke, Modern Languages, 646-312-4220 or wayne.finke@baruch.cuny.edu


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