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The Paula Berggren Enrichment Fund

“The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.”
–National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended

This fund, created by a generous donor and now about to launch its fourth year of operation, has two main purposes:  to assist students who wish to enroll in courses in the humanities at Baruch but lack the financial means to do so; and to enable classes in the humanities at Baruch to participate in extra-curricular activities that enrich students’ intellectual experience and understanding of their coursework.

Funds will be allocated by a committee lodged in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences that will meet several times a year to review applications by members of the Baruch community.  Student applications for tuition support in the fall semester should be made as early as possible in the registration process, preferably before the due date for tuition payment.  Applications from faculty for course activity support should be made as early as possible, but if funds remain available, worthy applications will be accepted until the last month of the semester in question.

Members of the committee for the academic year 2017-18 are Paula Berggren, Professor Emeritus of English; Susan Tenneriello, Associate Professor of Theater; and Boo Choi, Director of Administrative and Financial Services for the Weissman School.  Please direct applications to

Student grants will be credited directly to the Bursar to cover the funded cost of tuition.  Funding for extra-curricular class activities will cover visits to museums, theaters, concerts, or other approved events; students will be expected to contribute a modest sum toward the costs of admission.  Funding does not cover transportation or food and will be capped at approximately $40 per student.

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Katzen Public Interest Fellowship: $3,000 for Unpaid Internships

Katzen Public Interest Fellowship: $3,000 for Unpaid Internships

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Are you doing an unpaid internship in an organization that makes a difference?  Apply for one of the 15 awards of $3,000 as part of the Katzen Public Interest Fellowship. Unpaid internships can be in non-profits, humanitarian efforts, the arts, political and educational organizations that serve the “common good.”  Students must have completed 16 credits at Baruch college and maintained approximately a 3.0 GPA.  Applications accepted on a rolling basis and the deadline is 02/16/2018.

Katzen Flyer 2018 (002)

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End of the Semester Party

Hello everyone,

This email is to inform you that there has been an update on the room for our End of the Semester Party. It will be tomorrow, December 7th, in NVC 11-135. Please see the newly updated flyer below for more details.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Best regards,
Kimberly Martinez
Secretary, 2017-2018
Baruch Japan Club

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“Translation in Modernist Poetics with Reference to American, French and Japanese Poetry”

GLOBUS LECTURE: Translation in Modernist Poetics with Reference to American, French and Japanese Poetry”

Professor Johnson’s books include Haiku Poetics in 20th Century Avant-Garde Poetry, and the translation of Landforms and Climates. His presentation will investigate the influences of Edgar Allan Poe and Japanese haiku in modernist poetics and trace the lines of influence through Basho, Poe, and Mallarmé, to Beat poetry and on to Bob Dylan.

Jeffrey Johnson

Department of Comparative Literature

Daito Bunka University and Sophia University, Tokyo.

Conference Room  6-210 Vertical Campus

Thursday, December 7, 2017

12:15 pm


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Career Forums

Students with some degree of both Japanese and English language abilities are invited to come speak and interview with hiring companies for full-time and internship positions at the upcoming Career Forums in the U.S. and Japan. Many companies make offers of employment or internship by the end of the event.

Career Forum registration and attendance are entirely free.

Tokyo Winter Career Forum 2017
December 16 & 17 (Sat. & Sun.), 2017
* Currently 59 hiring companies

San Francisco Career Forum 2018
February 17 & 18 (Sat. & Sun.), 2018
* Travel scholarships available for students of any major
* Attendance bonuses for students of select IT and Engineering majors

U.S. Career Forum 2018 (in New York)
May 12 (Sat.), 2018
* 2018 information will be available beginning of January
* All positions in the U.S. using Japanese
* All students with legal U.S. work permission welcome (including OPT candidates graduating by December 2018)

If you have questions about any of the Career Forums, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you there!



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Voyage to Noh Workshop Dec. 10th 2017 @Tenri Cultural Institute

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Shūji Terayama Screening + Panel Discussion (Nov. 20th, 2017 @CUNY Graduate Center)

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Nihongo Chat + J-Culture at Japan Society

 Japan Society Language Center

Nihongo Chat + J-Culture


Friday, November 17th, 6-7:30 pm

Join Japanese-language students and native Japanese speakers at this informal gathering to practice Japanese and English! Anyone with some Japanese language experience is welcome to attend.


For 30 minutes during our November 17th meeting, special guest Kyo Kasumi will perform theatrical sword fighting called Tate. She will also demonstrate a unique combat style using a long stick and a fan. After the presentation, we will move back to the usual activity of practicing conversational skills.

 RSVP required!

Please RSVP to or 212-715-1269 with the following information: name, email address, telephone number, level of Japanese (beginner, intermediate, advanced, native)


$5 cash only,

free for students with valid university I.D.

(refreshments provided)




The Nihongo Chat + J-Culture series is presented in partnership with New York University, Hunter College and The New School.  This program is generously supported by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.



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TALKS+ Shochu: Japan’s Best Kept Secret Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 PM at Japan Society

Join us at Japan Society for a talk & tasting of the unique Japanese spirit shochu on Tuesday, November 14th at Shochu: Japan’s Best Kept Secret.

Unlike sake, which is brewed, shochu is distilled and can be made from a variety of ingredients including barley, rice, and sweet potatoes. With such a wide range of tastes, there’s a shochu for everyone. Don’t know what kind you like? Shochu sommelier Stephen Lyman will give tips on what to try based on your preferences in other liquors like whiskey or rum, and reveal shochu’sfascinating history on the island of Kyushu. At the tasting reception, sample twenty different shochu varieties with some light snacks, and discover which is perfect for you!

Use promo code SHOCHU2017 for 40% off full price tickets! Get your tickets here!


Anna Cabasso

Japan Society Talks + Program

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Japan Day Art Contest 2018 at Central Park: Call for artists

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