Mark your calendar for these upcoming events, starting tomorrow, April 5
April 4, 2022
This week @ Baruch…
Tuesday, April 5
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Open Banking: The Ethical Pitfalls of a Revolution in Consumer Services, speakers, Prof. Nizan Geslevich Packin, Department of Law, Raúl Carrillo, LPE Project and Yale Law School, and Matthew Adam Bruckner, Howard University
During the last several years the Open Banking movement has quietly gathered pace in the United States with the help of entities that have become known as data aggregators. The rise of FinTech services, the popularity of smartphones, and even the Covid-19 pandemic have all increased consumers’ reliance on new products and services that have been enabled by Open Banking’s free flow of financial data. But open banking also raises many dilemmas, which relate to issues such as consumer privacy, innovation, cybersecurity, discrimination, financial stability, and even competition law. The panel on open banking will introduce and discuss these issues along with what regulators are doing to address the relevant concerns. Presented by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Climate Change Education at Baruch College, speaker, Mindy Engle-Friedman, Department of Psychology
Strategic planning meeting to discuss climate change in the Baruch Strategic Plan as well as Baruch’s Plastics Reduction plan.
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Ethical Considerations in Fundraising/Resource Mobilization, speaker, DJ Hampton, President and Founder of ALoDay Consulting
Join Distinguished Lecturer, Michael Seltzer’s PAF 9152 class (Fund Raising & Grants Administration) as they welcome guest speaker, DJ Hampton, President and Founder of ALoDay Consulting. DJ Hampton is President and Founder of ALoDay Consulting working with forward thinking organizations to shape a thriving future. He has held critical leadership roles at some of the largest non- profits. DJ worked extensively in the United Way Network having personally developed over $50 Million in planned gifts, led teams supporting over $1.2 Billion in global annual individual giving, and helped launch over $1 Billion in initiative and endowment campaigns.
- Please email Arden Armbruster for ZOOM link.
Wednesday, April 6
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
CTL Conversation: It’s April. Do you know how your students are doing?, speakers, Hamad Sindhi and Christopher Campbell, CTL
Are students asking you about their grades? Do you want to find the right words to encourage students to do better or participate more in class? Join this CTL Conversation where we will discuss strategies for providing meaningful feedback to students. We’ll brainstorm what works and what doesn’t, learn from each other’s experiences, and gather some workable strategies to use in our own classrooms. For more about this event and others, visit: https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ctl/events/
Thursday, April 7
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Baruch College Faculty Senate Plenary
The Senate assembles once per month during the academic year in order to address issues of importance to the Baruch community. During the past two years, guest speakers have been invited to present reports to the faculty on topics such as budget, strategic planning, accreditation, and student evaluations. Please register for this upcoming April meeting using your CUNYfirst login. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Contact Matthew LePere if you need assistance registering.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Zotero 2: Advanced Zotero Workshop, presenter, Prof. Joseph Hartnett, Newman Library
The Zotero 2 workshop will show you how to maximize Zotero’s capacity and streamline the research and writing process with the help of Zotfile, Dropbox, PDF editor, and Zotero Bookmarklet software. This workshop is open to all students and faculty at Baruch and CUNY SPS who previously completed the Zotero 1 Workshop and have the prerequisite software installed (see sign up page for details).
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
A Tour of the World in Six Artworks: “Bulbancha (Green Silence): Athena LaTocha on her work and practice”, speaker, Athena LaTocha, NYC based artist
Athena LaTocha’s work investigates the anthropogenic impact (human-induced forces) upon the natural world. Born in Alaska and of the Lakota and Ojibwe nations, LaTocha maintains deep bonds with indigenous philosophies of the land, reflected in site-responsive mixed-media works on paper that evoke natural processes through expansive scale and an expressive approach to mark making and creating form. While her works act to elicit an awe of nature’s profound qualities, they also speak to environmental degradation and to historic and cultural narratives that reflect indigenous people in the Americas. This event is presented in the series A Tour of the World in 6 Artworks. It is developed by the Weissman Center for International Business, and is free and open to the Baruch community.
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Weissman Center International Business seminar series, speaker, Sia-jin Chang, National University Singapore
In its next seminar, the Weissman Center for International Business will welcome Chang Sea-Jin, Chair Professor of International Business at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, to talk about his research on the global semi-conductor industry. His research interests include diversification of multinational companies, organizational learning, corporate growth through joint ventures and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, and comparative management studies of Japan, Korea, and China. His research work has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, among others. Prior to joining NUS, Professor Chang held positions at Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, the Stern School of Business at New York University, Stanford University, INSEAD and London Business School. To learn more about the speaker, click here.
- Zoom Link: https://baruch.zoom.us/j/88257404251
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
CUNY Central Export Control Workshop for Researchers, speaker, Paul Kran, Research Integrity Training and Quality Assurance Specialist, CUNY
Per Asscociate Provost Price’s communication on August 31, 2021, all faculty, staff, administrators, and students who may be potentially engaged in export controlled activities must, among other requirements, attend the annual CUNY export control training event. This includes any researcher who may be working with or developing Export Administration Regulations (EAR) or International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controlled technologies, but also any researcher involved in international collaborations. This CUNY Central workshop is targeted to researchers doing work that export control laws might impact and will also provide an overview of new Foreign Influence regulations and the preliminary steps CUNY has taken to address them. Should you have any questions about whether your activities may fall under export control regulations, please refer to the communication linked above, or reach out to Baruch’s Export Control Administrator, Keisha Peterson.
- Register HERE.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Room 301, 135 E. 22nd Street
Academic Research and Industry Relationships: Innovation, Translation… and Conflicts of Interest?, speaker, Dr. Naomi Schrag, Columbia University
This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and is meant for all researchers within the Baruch community, students as well as faculty. Our speaker is Dr. Naomi Schrag, Vice President for Research Compliance, Training, and Policy in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research at Columbia University, and the University’s Research Integrity Officer (RIO). Dr. Schrag oversees work on issues such as research misconduct, conflict-of-interest and international research compliance, and collaborates closely with other offices across the University to develop integrated approaches to compliance and training. Refreshments will be provided.
- Register HERE.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Film Streaming of “La Amiga,” featuring a talk back with Jeanine Meerapfel, director
Join us for a free streaming of LA AMIGA (Argentina, 1988), from 4/4 through 4/7, part of the Wasserman Jewish Studies Center Jewish/Latinx film series, followed by a Zoom talk back with director Jeanine Meerapfel on 4/7 at 5:30 pm. LA AMIGA: Liv UlIman and Argentine actress Cipe Lincovsky star in a story of two women whose friendship endures the horror of anti-Semitic Argentine military death squads. It is 1978 in Buenos Aires. Raquel, a child refugee from Hitler’s Berlin, is now an actress at the peak of her theatrical career. Maria is her long-lost friend whose son has been abducted by the secret police. The two join forces to investigate the disappearance, one of tens of thousands that took place under Argentina’s dictatorship. This is a moving story of political commitment and personal transformation.
- To register or send your questions for Meerapfel, contact: Carina Pasquesi.
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (reception at 5:00 PM), Room 750, Baruch Library Building
Harman Writer Reading and Conversation, speaker, Ersi Sotiropoulos, Harman Writer-in-Residence
All members of the Baruch community are invited to this in-person event. Sotiropoulos is an award-winning Greek novelist and the first Harman Writer to work in Modern Greek. She has published more than a dozen works of fiction and poetry, which have won many awards, including Greece’s National Book Award (twice!), the Greek Book Critics’ Award, and the Athens Academy Prize. Her collection “Landscape with Dog: and Other Stories” appeared in English in 2009 in a translation by Karen Emmerich. Her novel “What’s Left of the Night” won the 2017 Prix Méditerranée Étranger in France and its English translation, also by Karen Emmerich, won the 2019 National Translation Award.
- For more information, contact Esther Allen.
Friday, April 8
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
Zoom Class Reports, speaker, Catherine Kawalek, CTL
This session will focus on the “Class Reports” feature in Zoom. For more about this event and others, visit: https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ctl/events/.
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
VIRTUAL TEACH-IN: Mirrors, Doors, and Windows: Inter-Cultural Approaches to Teaching and Learning, speakers, Arlene Torres, Hunter College, and Colleagues from Tools for Clear Speech and the Writing Center.
Join members of the Baruch Community as we explore inter-cultural approaches to teaching and learning, grounded in culturally-responsive and culturally-sustaining pedagogies. Learn how to better support students from a variety of backgrounds (e.g., ethnicities, races, religions, cultures), including immigrants, international students, and multilingual students, using a strengths rather than deficits framework. We will have a keynote speaker, Arlene Torres (Hunter College), and a workshop facilitated by colleagues from Tools for Clear Speech and the Writing Center. You will have a chance to workshop some of your teaching material and get specific strategies to implement in your teaching. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and will be led by Dr. Anna D’Souza, the Provost Innovation Fellow for Inclusive Teaching and Associate Professor at the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, NVC 4-120
Is Your Food Fair? Advancing Human Rights in Agriculture through Worker-Driven Social Responsibility, speaker, Leonel Perez, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Prof. Patricia Elena Cipollitti’s PHI 1500 class (Major Issues in Philosophy) will be the site for a talk by Leonel Perez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, entitled “Is Your Food Fair? Advancing Human Rights in Agriculture through Worker-Driven Social Responsibility.” The talk is open to the Baruch community, but seating is limited.
Tuesday, April 12
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Zicklin Talks Business Webinar Series: What Are the Key Risks Facing Global Banks and How Do They Manage Them?, speakers, Larry Zicklin, BBA ’57, Lisa Farkovits, Barclays, and Kenneth Abbott, Department of Law
Global banks face a host of challenges. Traditional risks include future changes in the macro economy, interest rates, liquidity, and competition; newer ones are digital transformation, cryptocurrencies, reputational risks, and ESG issues. Dare we even mention how they must be dealing with Russia’s intervention in Ukraine? How do these organizations measure and manage these risks? What are the potential implications of the failure of one such institution on the wider financial system? Larry Zicklin (BBA ‘57) discusses these questions with Lisa Farkovits, Managing Director and Global Head of Model Risk Management at Barclays, and with Kenneth Abbott, Lecturer in the Zicklin School Department of Law. With an introduction by Dean Fenwick Huss and a Q&A session moderated by Associate Dean Gwen Webb. For more information on this event and others, click here.
12:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Mitsui Lunch Time Forum, speaker, Joseph Bae, KKR & Co Inc.
Joseph Bae joined KKR in 1996 and is its Co-Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his current position, he served as Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer from 2017 to 2021, and he has been a member of the board of directors of KKR & Co. Inc., since July 2017. Mr. Bae has held numerous leadership roles at KKR. He was the architect of KKR’s expansion in Asia, building one of the largest and most successful platforms in the market. In addition to his role developing KKR’s Asia-Pacific platform, he has presided over business building in the firm’s private markets businesses, which included leading or serving on all of the investment committees and implementing the firm’s modern thematic investment approach.
Wednesday, April 13
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Making Sense of Web3: Next Generation Internet or Just Hype?, panel event moderated by, Dorian Benkoil, Teeming Media
The latest buzzword in tech is Web3, whose proponents claim that it has the potential to radically transform the current Internet infrastructure. With its promise of a decentralized ecosystem using blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs in an unregulated environment, Web3 is as controversial as it is confusing. Join us for an event where our panel of experts will provide a clear explanation of Web3 and contrast it with the current state of web technologies. We will explore recent developments in decentralized technologies (blockchains, crypto, NFTs) and try to understand why the idea of Web3 has been galvanizing so many people recently. Our panelists will discuss the tension between older, more centralized web iterations and the proposed decentralized Web3 as well as elaborate on related concepts in this arena, including DAOs, DeFi and policy/legal issues. For more information on this event and a full list of panelist, click here.
Thursday, April 14
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
A Conversation about Climate Justice, speaker, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, author
Join us for a “Conversation about Climate Justice” with Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, author of Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals. The conversation with Dr. Gumbs will be led by students from the Black and Latino Studies capstone course “Climate Justice is Racial Justice.” This event is presented by the Department of Black and Latino Studies, the Department of English via Globus Lectures, and the Dean’s Office at Baruch.
Tuesday, April 19
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Zotero Workshop, presenter, Prof. Joseph Hartnett, Newman Library
This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to Zotero, a free open-source, bibliographic citation management tool that allows you to collect, store and organize information as you research, and to rapidly generate citations and bibliographies with your word processor in a variety of styles as you write. You will learn to install Zotero, capture items into your personal library, generate in text citation and bibliographies, sync to the cloud, and utilize many of the software’s functions