A New Stage: Theresa Von Klug (MS ’02) and the human side of arts administration

Managing a performing arts company, at the best of times, is a juggling act: running productions smoothly, keeping budgets on target, and making sure artists and crews are happy. But when the pandemic struck in 2020, says Theresa Von Klug (MS ’02), “It came down to survival and keeping our people safe.” As then–general manager … Continue reading A New Stage: Theresa Von Klug (MS ’02) and the human side of arts administration

A Sweet Gig: Hostess Brands’ Amit Sharma (MBA ’06)

Amit Sharma (MBA ’06) originally planned to work in information technology, but his professional path led him to a more appetizing industry, so to speak. He currently serves as vice president of Investor Relations at Hostess Brands, parent company of beloved snack brands like Twinkies and Ding Dongs, where he is responsible for increasing the … Continue reading A Sweet Gig: Hostess Brands’ Amit Sharma (MBA ’06)

Tech Powerhouse: Jacky Wright (’85) Named ‘Most Influential Black Person in Britain’

Here are some surprising facts about Jacky Wright (’85), chief digital officer of Microsoft and the top name on the 2022 Powerlist of most influential Black people in Britain, as published annually by U.K.-based Powerful Media. Number one: She’s based in the United States, not the U.K. Number two: Her career in technology began with … Continue reading Tech Powerhouse: Jacky Wright (’85) Named ‘Most Influential Black Person in Britain’

From Shining Shoes to Respected Leader: Jack Sobel (’59) Pays It Forward

The proud Baruch alumnus talks about his humble beginnings, providing scholarship support, and dedicating a lecture hall to help future students Jack and Barbara Sobel Jack Sobel (’59) was always something of a workaholic – and while he enjoyed a lengthy career in the pension and defined benefits industry, he still fondly remembers his very … Continue reading From Shining Shoes to Respected Leader: Jack Sobel (’59) Pays It Forward

A Prescription for Innovation

by Sally Fay Baruch Alumni Leaders Survey the Current Healthcare Landscape and Ponder Post-Pandemic Paradigms Modern medicine is changing the course of human existence, increasing average lifespans, eradicating diseases, and offering relief and hope for those who suffer from chronic and debilitating health conditions. Yet the medical advancements from which millions benefit occur within a … Continue reading A Prescription for Innovation

Weissman Professors Pursue Answers to Cosmic Questions

The Big Bang is a big deal in the world of theoretical physics, but it’s what came immediately after that intrigues Jamal Jalilian-Marian, PhD, and Adrian Dumitru, PhD. The two professors in the Department of Natural Sciences at Baruch’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences were recently awarded a $400,000 grant from the United States … Continue reading Weissman Professors Pursue Answers to Cosmic Questions

Shaping the Field of Play: Baruch Professors Make Their Mark in Sports

Score one for Baruch faculty: a number of professors garnered recent recognition for their research pertaining to the world of sports. Marc Edelman, JD, MSEd, MA, a professor of law at the Zicklin School of Business and sports ethics director of the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholarship for … Continue reading Shaping the Field of Play: Baruch Professors Make Their Mark in Sports

A Harman Homecoming for Author Daphne Palasi Andreades (’15)

Life came full circle this past year for Daphne Palasi Andreades (’15). The up-and-coming author served as Baruch’s Spring 2021 Harman Writing Fellow within the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program, in which Ms. Andreades had participated as a student only a few years ago. “When they reached out to me about participating, I remembered all that … Continue reading A Harman Homecoming for Author Daphne Palasi Andreades (’15)

Documenting the Gray Areas: Filmmaker Sam Pollard (’73)

Emmy Award–winning and Oscar-nominated director, editor, and producer Sam Pollard (’73) has told powerful stories of African American history and lives—from the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., to photographer Gordon Parks. The inspiration, he says, comes from within: “These stories are part of my DNA.” Growing up in Harlem during the fight for civil rights … Continue reading Documenting the Gray Areas: Filmmaker Sam Pollard (’73)