Western Hemisphere Expert Expands Marxe School’s Depth

When his five-year-old son asked Enrique Desmond Arias, PhD, the new Marxe Chair in Western Hemisphere Affairs, about a product whose label was in both English and French, he little realized that he was tapping into his father’s area of expertise. “The United States has long, often positive, sometimes complicated relationships with its Western Hemisphere … Continue reading Western Hemisphere Expert Expands Marxe School’s Depth

Four-Decade Milestone for Student Accountants

The Baruch student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) this year celebrates its 40th anniversary at the College. NABA is the first professional organization of and for accountants of color. The Baruch-NABA connection runs deep. Double alumnus William Aiken (’63, MBA ’70), CPA, along with eight other African American accountant-activists in the … Continue reading Four-Decade Milestone for Student Accountants

Fruits of Experimentation

It’s essential for students majoring in the natural sciences to have access to technology that supports cutting-edge research—for example, equipment for fluorescence microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, and high-performance liquid chromatography. But for the many students fulfilling core requirements, sometimes less high-tech experiences yield a perfect “solution.” Take Biology 3015 Principles of Genetics, taught by Valerie … Continue reading Fruits of Experimentation

Baruch Careers By the Numbers

Employers have characterized Baruch students as ‘willing to chew through walls,’” says Associate Dean of Students Patricia Imbimbo, PhD, director of the Starr Career Development Center (SCDC) from 1995 through 2016. But Dr. Imbimbo is the first person to tell you that such anecdotes—although heartening—don’t provide quantifiable evidence that Baruch is succeeding in its mission … Continue reading Baruch Careers By the Numbers

Trade Ambassador Offers Deep Dive Into Policy and National Security

Trade often becomes the scapegoat, or vessel, into which people pour their legitimate economic concerns,” explained Ambassador Michael Froman, DPhil. The former U.S. trade representative to the Office of U.S. Trade in the Obama administration was the guest for “The Geopolitical Stakes of American Trade Policy and the Impact on U.S. National Security,” the February … Continue reading Trade Ambassador Offers Deep Dive Into Policy and National Security

The Great Engine of Social Mobility

For Alex Kosoglyadov (’09), working on Wall Street was in his family genes—just not the way you might expect. Over a period of several months in the 1990s, his father, uncle, and grandfather simultaneously worked as confectionary vendors on Wall Street. “They each worked on three different corners,” Mr. Kosoglyadov recalls. “Sometimes I jokingly wondered … Continue reading The Great Engine of Social Mobility

Ascendant Africa: Experts Tout Continent’s Business Potential

Politician, businessman, and iconic civil rights activist Andrew Young was the keynote speaker for “Africa@Baruch: Africa’s Role in the Changing Economy: Trading in Continental ‘Futures.’” Fourth in the College’s annual series of business-focused multicultural evenings celebrating emerging markets, the March 14 event drew a huge, engaged audience of students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Africa@Baruch also … Continue reading Ascendant Africa: Experts Tout Continent’s Business Potential

First Things First: MFE Program Ranked #1

The Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program ranked #1 for the second consecutive year in QuantNet’s survey of the “Best Financial Engineering Programs, Mathematical Finance 2018” in North America. This year the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences program, housed in the Department of Mathematics, tied with the MFE at the University of California, Berkeley, … Continue reading First Things First: MFE Program Ranked #1