The July 1 issue of the The New York Times published a story about how the Census Bureau hopes to address the accuracy of race and ethnic classifications in its next decennial count in 2020. Public Affairs Professor Hector Cordero-Guzman is among the experts who provided insight on the issue.
The July 1 edition of the Wall Street Journal features Amy Hagedorn, a 1958 Baruch alumna, as “Donor of the Day.” Amy just renewed her $1 million pledge to support the Hagedorn Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships programs in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College.
Through the leadership of Dr. David Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs, Baruch continues to strengthen its academic programs by inviting practitioners from government and nonprofit organizations to share their expertise with students. In January 2014, John Liu became an adjunct faculty member in financial management in Baruch’s School of Public Affairs. Click below to learn more about the class experience from John and his students.
After months of competition, the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the finale of the 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challengeon June 5 at CUNY Central. The top 12 student entrepreneurial teams from NYC colleges made their presentations and the winner was Aditya Kumarakrishnan, a Physics and Math major at Queens College.
Baruch College student Dennis Lee has won the Gilman International Scholarship, which provides funds for undergraduate students to pursue academic studies or career-oriented internships abroad. Lee, who is from Fresh Meadows, Queens and is a junior majoring in Finance, will spend the Fall 2014 semester at Yonsei University in South Korea.
Micheline Blum, Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Baruch College Survey Research, was recently presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the New York Chapter of The American Association for Public Opinion Research (NYAAPOR). Blum, who is a professor with the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, was recognized for her continued dedication and commitment to NYAAPOR.
The CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise (IVE) recently announced the top 12 student entrepreneurs who will go on to present their business ideas during the finale of the 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challenge. Held at CUNY Central Office on June 5, the teams will make final business pitches to corporate investors and business professionals and compete for up to $25,000 in prizes. The winning teams will be selected to participate in a virtual business incubator ending with the launch of their concepts.
For the second consecutive year, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded Baruch College for its superior fundraising. Baruch’s Office of College Advancement received the 2014 Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Performance among Public Comprehensive Institutions.
Gilad Harel, Adjunct Professor in the Weissman School, was recently recognized among “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire” by NerdScholar.com. The inaugural list recognizes US college professors for “cultivating passion in their students.” These 40 inspirational professors were nominated based on their ability to captivate and engage students in the classroom, desire to interact with students outside of class and collaborate on research projects.