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The Paula Berggren Enrichment Fund

This new fund, created by a generous donor, 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 are allocated by a committee lodged in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences that meets several times a year to review applications (see attached) by members of the Baruch community.  Student applications for tuition support in the fall or spring 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 worthy applications will be accepted until the last month of the semester in question.

Members of the committee for the academic year 2015-16 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.

Student grants will be credited directly to the Bursar to cover the funded cost of tuition, not to exceed $750.  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. 

*“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

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Baruch Japan Club : JET Program Information Session

Dear Members,

It’s time for our first business oriented event of the semester! Join us this Thursday, September 17th in VC 10-165 for our JET Program Information Session. The JET Program provides graduates with opportunities to travel to Japan and work with local authorities as well as in schools in Japan. No prior Japanese language skills are required. Representatives from the JET Program (Japanese English Teaching Program) will be presenting their organization and answering any questions you may have. Refreshments will be served as well. If you are interested in working in Japan, then be sure to stop by!

Event Information:

EventJET Program Information Session
Date: Thursday, September 17th
Time and Place: VC 10-165, 12:45pm – 2:20pm

Best Regards,

Andy Lantigua
Secretary | Baruch Japan Club
Baruch College

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Baruch Japan Club: West Meets East Info Session

Dear Members,

The time has come for our biggest event of the year West Meets East! On March 19th we will be bringing a unique show that brings the best of Japanese performing arts to New York. If your interested in finding out more please check out our WestMeets East Facebook Page.

Event Information:

Event: West Meets East Matsuri
Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6:00-9:30 pm
Place: VC1-107

Best Regards,

Amy Campos
Secretary | Baruch Japan Club
Baruch College

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Baruch Japan Club: Welcome Party


Dear members,
On Thursday, February 26th we will be hosting our Welcome Party! We welcome both new members and old to come meet the Eboard, find out about the exciting events we are hosting this semester, play games and of course enjoy delicious food! So come through for a good time at VC 10-165 from 12:45-2:05 PM, hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday, February 26th
Time & Place: VC 10-165, 12:45-2:05 PM

Best regards,

Amy Campos
Secretary | Baruch Japan Club
Baruch College

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Baruch Japan Club: Career in Japan Information Seminar

Dear Members,

We hope you all enjoyed our first event; Shoujo Manga Symposium! For those who couldn’t make it don’t panic as we have other great events in store this semester!

Join us next week on, Tuesday, February 24th for our Career in Japan Information Seminar! An exciting seminar that will be led by Mynavi Representative, Naomi Osawa-San who will be discussing in detail the customs and practices of job searching in Japan. Topics of discussion will include recent entry-level job market trends in Japan, tips on a Japanese-styled resume, tips on a Japanese-styled interview and more! A Q&A session will also be offered for any questions you may have. We encourage you to take advantage of this very informative seminar and hope to see you there!

Event Information:

Event: Career in Japan Information Seminar
Date: Tuesday, February 24th
Time & Place: VC 10-165, 12:45-2:05 PM

Best regards,

Amy Campos
Secretary | Baruch Japan Club
Baruch College

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Shojo Manga Exhibit and Mini-Symposium “Globalized Manga Culture and Fandom”

Baruch College will present the exhibition World of Shōjo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires from Wednesday, February 4th to Friday, February 27th in 2015. Please see details below:

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 3rd from 6 to 8 pm at  Sidney Mishkin Gallery.

In addition, there will be a mini-symposium “Globalized Manga Culture and Fandom” on Thursday, February 19, 12:40 to 2:20 p.m. Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave., 5th floor, Room 165 (Photo ID is required for entrance to the building).


Dr. Masami Toku, California State University, Chico
Dr. Kathryn Hemmann, George Mason University
Mr. Ed Chavez, Vertical, Inc.
Organizer/Moderator: Dr. Shige (CJ) Suzuki, Baruch College


To reserve a seat for the symposium, please register on the website below.

Both events are free of charge and open to public. The events are sponsored by the Japan Foundation, New York. The symposium is also sponsored by Baruch Japan Club.

Map and Access:
The Sidney Mishkin Gallery is located at Building D (Administrative Building)
The Symposium is held at Building B (The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus)


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Writers Omi Translation Lab @ Baruch (Nov. 14th, 2013)



Writers Omi Translation Lab @ Baruch
6:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14
Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center,
Baruch College Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue @25th, NYC

These translator- writer pairs – working on fiction written in Hebrew, German, Japanese and Hungarian — were awarded this year’s prestigious 10-day Translation Lab residency at Writers Omi. On the last evening of the residency, they discuss their intensive collaborative work, the translation process they’ve developed, and how literature is disseminated across languages and cultures. Flyer is here! TranslationLab@Baruch

Takami Nieda  (T) and Nao-Cola Yamazaki (W)
Born in New York, Takami Nieda has translated Japanese titles for English-language publication, including Hideyuki Kikuchi’sDark Wars: The Tale of Meiji Dracula, Koji Suzuki’s Promenade of the GodsM’s Death Note: LChange the World, and Hayao Miyazaki’s The Art of Ponyo.

Nao-Cola Yamazaki received the 41st Bungei Award, was nominated for the Akutagwa Award, and became a very successful film. She lectures on Japanese literature at Kukogakuin University in Tokyo.

yamazaki-nao-cola ponyo deathnote


Atar Hadari (T) & Iris Leal (W)

Atar Hadari trained as an actor and writer at the University of East Anglia. His plays have won awards from the BBC, Arts Council of England, National Foundation of Jewish Culture (New York), European Association of Jewish Culture (Brussels) and the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he was Young Writer in Residence.


Iris Leal was born at Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov, Israel, in 1959, and grew up in her grandparents ultra-Orthodox home. She later moved to Paris and studied social work and cinema in London. She now teaches creative writing at the Camera Obscura School of Art in Tel Aviv. Leal has been awarded the Prime Ministers Prize (1994) and the Bernstein Prize for Literary Criticism (1995).

Tim Mohr (T) and Stefanie de Velasco (W)

Tim Mohr ‘s translation of the German novel Guantanamo, by Dorothea Dieckman, won the 2007 Three Percent Award for Best Translated Book. His collaboration with original Guns N’Roses bassist Duff McKagan on his memoir, It’s So Easy (and Other Lies),was selected as a Best Book of 2011 by the Los Angeles Public Library.

Stefanie de Velasco was born in 1978 and studied European Ethnology and Political Sciences in Bonn, Berlin and Warsaw. In 2011 she received the Literature Prize Prenzlauer Berg for the first chapters of her debut. She lives and works in Berlin.

Paul Olchváry (T) and György Dragomán (W)

Paul Olchváry has translated more than ten books from Hungarian, including György Dragomán’s novel The White King(Houghton Mifflin) and Károly Pap’s novel Azarel (Steerforth). He has received translation awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN America, and Hungary’s Milán Füst Foundation.

György Dragomán is a Hungarian author and literary translator, born in TransylvaniaRomania in 1973; his family moved toHungary in 1988. His best-known work, The White King (2005) has been translated into 28 languages.


This event is made possible by Writers Omi,, and the Baruch College Globus Lecture Series.




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Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide opportunities for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students to become more proficient in the cultures and languages of world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.


Maximum awards are $20,000 for the Boren Scholarships and $30,000 for the Boren Fellowships.  In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. Additional information on preferred countries, languages, fields of study and application procedures can be found at

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

When:           Tuesday October 29th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Where:         Room 308, 3rd Floor, 137 East 25th Street

For more information contact: Valeria Hymas, Fellowships Advisor,



Valeria L. Hymas

Post-Graduate & National Fellowships Advisor

Baruch College

137 East 25th Street, Suite 306

New York, NY 10010

City University of New York

Phone: 646-312-2129

Office: 306



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