Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs and The New York Community Trust announced today the start of an innovative professional development certificate program aimed at training leaders for non-profit groups in the New York and the suburbs. The New York Community Trust Leadership Fellows program will provide training and mentoring for midcareer professionals to fill a leadership void left by the increasing number of nonprofit executives who are reaching retirement age. That gap is especially severe in the New York metropolitan area, which has more than 40,000 nonprofit groups that are vital to the economy.
Baruch College’s Deborah Balk, a professor in the School of Public Affairs, was recently awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on the distribution and dynamics of the world’s population, including the modelling of urbanization in the United States, Mexico, and India.
More than 200 students gathered on campus to hear Federal Reserve Bank of NY President William Dudley speak about the future of the economy. CNBC was here to capture the speech.
Dr. Mitchel B. Wallerstein, President of Baruch College has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Wallerstein was elected as part of the Section on Social, Economic and Political Sciences for his scholarly contributions in the fields of international peace and security, human rights, and trade security policy, and for leadership in higher education.
In celebration of International Education Week, Baruch College, in partnership with
CUNY Citizenship Now, invited students, faculty, staff and community members to receive free assistance with U.S. citizenship applications on Nov. 19 inside the Vertical Campus Building. Naturalization Day, which has been held at Baruch over the last five years, was co-sponsored by the International Student Service Center (ISSC), NYC Council Member Rosie Mendez, NALEO and the New Americans Campaign. Participants had to be at least 18 years of age, and reside in the U.S. for 5 years (or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen).
New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed November 19 as Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in recognition of the growth of women entrepreneurs and their businesses. In recognition of this, The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College is celebrating women entrepreneurs who have brought their business ideas to life with the help of the Field Center and its services.
More than 30 student teams from The City University of New York presented their two-minute business pitch ideas on using IBM Watson cognitive technology during a two-day boot camp, October 24 and 25. The boot camp was held at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which provided some inspiration to the teams who are competing in the CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition, presented by The CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise and The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College.
With an average SAT score of 1230, Baruch College is ranked #162, leading the charge for all other CUNY schools that were included in the list of “600 Smartest Colleges in America” by Business Insider. Other CUNY schools in this ranking include Hunter College #248 (1170 average SAT score); Queens College #352 (1125 average SAT score); and Brooklyn College #534 (1075 average SAT score).
The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) will host its Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture on Conflict Prevention in Honor of David Hamburg with a lecture by Former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan. The event, titled “New World Disorder: Challenges for the UN in the 21st Century with Kofi Annan,” will take place at Mason Hall on October 23, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m.