NEW YORK, NY-February 24, 2015 – Steven V. Melnik, Associate Professor of Tax Law with the Department of Accountancy in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, is also the Academic Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Tax Areas and Chairman of Continuing Education Seminars for CPAs and Attorneys. Professor Melnik is an expert in a variety of business related areas including: tax, estate, and Medicaid planning (elder law); asset protection and preservation and IRS audits.
NEW YORK, NY-February 19, 2015 – Baruch College welcomes Henry R. Kravis, Co-founder, Co-Chairman and CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Company as keynote speaker of the 10th Annual Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture. The lecture begins at 1 p.m., in the Simon Conference Room 14-220 of the Newman Vertical Campus Building, 55 Lexington Avenue.
NEW YORK, NY-February 19, 2015 – The Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Program, part of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College presents a reading and conversation with author Elif Batuman, Spring 2015 Harman-Writer-In-Residence. The reading will take place on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:45 p.m. in the Baruch College Information and Technology Building (Library Building) at 151 East 25th Street in the Rackow Room and Lounge. A Q&A with the audience will follow the reading.
Baruch College is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid, according to The Princeton Review. Baruch is one of 200 schools that the education services company profiles in its Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In-2015 Edition.
The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College is hosting a 10-day program for 15 students from Chile for the New York Entrepreneur Project where they will learn about starting their own businesses.
“The New York Entrepreneur Project is designed to be instructional and interactive, and to provide the student and faculty participants an active learning experience that they can continue upon return to their respective universities,” says Monica Dean, director of the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship.
Top winners of the CUNY-IBM Watson Case Competition shared their innovative ideas on January 15 to help solve city challenges and better serve New Yorkers and students using next generation technology. Final presentations were hosted at Baruch College.
Baruch College is ranked #4 among the Top Colleges for Finance and Financial Management by USA Today and College Factual. With finance majors making up 23% of total graduates, Baruch leads the charge of all New York private and public institutions surveyed.
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.