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President Ned Regan and Burton Rothberg, assistant professor of accounting at the Zicklin School, co-authored an opinion-editorial in the December 17 issue of The Wall Street Journal. The article, entitled "A Seat at the Corporate Governance Table", focuses on recent changes to the voting management and shareholder resolution disclosure statements of mutual funds.
"A Seat at the Corporate Governance Table" The Wall Street Journal  (12/17/03)

John Trinkaus, professor of management at the Zicklin School of Business, estimated that more than 95% of children were "visibly indifferent or hesistant" when first approached by a department-store Santa Claus, according to an article in The New York Sun. Other statistics from the indomitable researcher's latest project: only 1% of children appeared to be happy during their Santa session, while another 1% were fully stricken with terror at the sight of Jolly Saint Nick.
"Whoa, Whoa, Whoa! Children Wary of That First Visit to Santa" The New York Sun (12/10/03)

Columnist John Leo of US News & World Report became the latest journalist to cite political science professors Gerald De Maio and Louis Bolce and their research into the role of religion in polarizing American voters.
"Splitting Society, Not Hairs" US News & World Report (12/8/03)

David Rachman, professor of marketing at the Zicklin School of Business, was quoted in the December 1 edition of USA Today in an article about shopping during the holiday season.
"Some Sit Out Black Friday, Savor Holidays" USA Today (12/01/03)

Bert Hansen, associate professor of history, was quoted in the article "What's Up, Doc?" in the October 27 issue of the New York Sun. The article reviews the New York Academy of Medicine exhibit "Heroes of Health: Medicine in Popular Doses", which details the history of medical comic books. Professor Hansen, who contributed to the creation of the exhibit, also delivered a lecture at the Academy entitled "Medical History for the Masses: Heroes of Medicine in Children's Comic Books of the 1940s" to commemorate the launch of the display.
"What's Up, Doc?" The New York Sun (10/27/03)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed the city's troubled after-school program at a day-long summit held at Baruch College. Reporters from the Daily News wrote an article on the conference's objectives.
"Mike: After School Gets 'F'' New York Daily News (10/30/03)

Louis Bolce, professor of political science at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, debated Robert Reich, the former secretary of the Labor Department, on the Fox News television show The O'Reilly Factor. The discussion centered on Professor Bolce's research on the differences between secular and religious voters.
"Personal Story: Interviews with Professors Louis Bolce, Robert Reich" (11/05/03)


• John Trinkaus, professor of management at the Zicklin School of Business, was the subject of a brief profile in Newsweek magazine. He is also one of the recipients of this year's IgNobel Prizes, the highest accolades awarded to left-of-center research in academia.
"Research: Studying Facts of Life" (10/27/03)
"Trinkaus--An Informal Look"Annals of Improbable Research, Vol. 9, Issue 3.
"2003 Winners of the IgNobel Prize"

The Mishkin Gallery exhibit Harvey Probber: Pioneer in Furniture Design received a positive review from art critic Grace Glueck of the New York Times. The exhibit ends October 30.
"Sally Mann; 'Harvey Probber, Pioneer in Furniture Design'; Mary Ellen Mark" (10/24/03)

Public affairs professor Gregg van Ryzin was cited for his analysis of job satisfaction criteria at law firms in the October issue of American Lawyer magazine. (10/24/03)

Jerome "Jerry" Seigel, a former adjunct professor of business management at Baruch College, passed away on Monday, October 20. A notice appeared in The New York Times on Thursday, October 23. (10/24/03)

Ned Regan, the president of Baruch College, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about some possible remedies to recent scandals in the mutual fund industry.
"Are Fund Directors Doing Enough?" The Wall Street Journal (10/22/03)

Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger cited the research of political science professors Louis Bolce and Gerald De Maio of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.
"The Democratic Party: Home of the Non-Religious Left" the Wall Street Journalist (10/17/03)

Ben Shuldiner, an alumnus of the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College and the youngest high school principal in New York (and perhaps the country), was profiled in a lengthy New York Newsday article.
"A Principal and his Principles" Newsday (10/15/03)

Former President Joel Segall passed away at the age of 80. Read his obituaries  in The New York Times and The New York Sun --" Joel Segall, 80, Baruch President: Planned for College's Manhattan Home " (10/15/03)--" Joel Edwin Segall, Economist and President of Baruch College, Dies at 80" (10/15/02)

Douglas Muzzio, professor of Public Affairs, spoke to the New York Daily News about the possibility of a California-style recall election in New York. He also discussed the decreasing relevance of the Columbus Day Parade with New York Newsday.
"Old Parades, Give Way"New York Daily News (10/14/03)
"No Falling For Recalls" Newsday (10/10/03)

S. Prakash Sethi, University Distinguished Professor of management and president of the International Center for Corporate Accountability, was awarded one of seven 'Faculty Pioneer' prizes by the Beyond Grey Pinstripes group. The organization highlights MBA programs that incorporate principles of socially- and environmentally-responsible business practices. BusinessWeek Online reports on the organization and its awards.
"B-Schools With a Broader Bottom Line" BusinessWeek Online (10/03/03)

• The research of Turan Bali, an associate professor in the Department of Economics and Finance, was cited in a article about evaluating hedge-fund investment risk.
"Alternative Approaches to Calculating Value-at-Risk Shows Promise"

Cynthia Hyla Whittaker, Chair of the Department of History, co-curator of the new New York Public Library exhibit Russia Engages The World, 1453-1825, and editor of a new book bearing the same name, appears in a New York Times review of the exhibit entitled "Treasures of the Russian Evolution." (10/03/03)

Douglas Muzzio, Co-Director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Government and a professor in the School of Public Affairs was quoted on Mayor Bloomberg's administrative style in the New York Times article.
"Bloomberg Finds Voters Want More Than a Manager" New York Times (10/01/03)

Kenneth Guest, Assistant Professor of sociology, interviewed by WNYC's Brian Lehrer about Prof. Guest's book, God in Chinatown: Religion and Survival in New York's Evolving Immigrant Community, and the role of religion in new immigrant communities in Chinatown. "From Fuzhou to SoHo"  WNYC (9/30/03)

Accounting professors Martin Benis and Norman Strauss are quoted in a Crain's New York Business article on the prospects for principles-based accounting rules, which would simplify the complex system of FASB guidelines that American companies use, misuse, and even abuse, in keeping their books. "Accounting Firms Take Up Principles-Based Revamp" (10/02/03).

Carolle Charles, Associate Professor of sociology, spoke to the New York Daily News about the historic number of New Yorkers of Haitian descent returning to the island nation for its bicentennial celebration on January 1, 2004.
"City's Haitians Catch Bicentennial Fever"
New York Daily News (9/28/03)

S. Prakash Sethi, University Distinguished Professor of management and the Academic Director of Executive Programs for the Zicklin School of Business, talked about the controversial search for a ewchairman of the New York Stock Exchange on
"Nightly Business Report"

Harold Wenglinsky, an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs, was quoted on education research policy in a recent New York Times article.
"U.S. Officials Pull Questions From Surveys About Children" The New York Times (9/16/03)

Edward Rogoff, associate professor of management and director of the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship and Small Business, was interviewed by Crain's New York Business about the increasing popularity of franchises among local entrepreneurs. (9/08/03)

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