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The Paula Berggren Enrichment Fund

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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Nihongo Chat + J-Culture Sep.6, 6-7:30pm, Japan Society Language Center

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 September 6th meeting, special guest Fumiko Takada will perform Kyudo (traditional Japanese archery). Fumiko will demonstrate how to shoot in short distances, and explain the basics of the Kyudo. After the demonstration, we will move back to the usual activity of practicing conversational skills.

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

Admission (refreshments provided)

$5 (cash only), free for students with valid university I.D.

For more information, please visit

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“Napping Princess”, opening on 09/08/17, Location: Villlage East Cinema

Greetings Baruch Students,

I’m writing on behalf of GKIDS, an independent film distributor focused solely on animation, including 9 Academy Award-nominated films and the entire Studio Ghibli library.

GKIDS’ newest film, Napping Princess is a thrilling sci-fi fantasy adventure, opening at the Village East Cinema on 9/08/17 playing both in dubbed English and the original Japanese with English subtitles. This exciting new film effortlessly blends reality and a magical world with the use of visually striking animation and outstanding action sequences. It’s the latest film from Kenji Kamiyama, director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and East of the Eden. More information can be found below and on our website.

We wanted to bring this film to your attention as we thought it would be of interest to your students. We would love to work together and can offer a variety of opportunities for you including group sales and movie postcards.

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Hope to hear from you soon!


Skye Barclay


The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa is often dozing off, stuck between reality and a dream-world full of fantastic motorized contraptions. But after her father, a talented but mysterious mechanic, is arrested for stealing technology from a powerful corporation, it’s up to Kokone and her childhood friend Morio to save him. Together they realize that Kokone’s dream-world holds the answers to the mystery behind the stolen tech, and they embark on a journey that traverses dreams and reality, city and country, and past and present. Their mission uncovers a trail of clues to her father’s disappearance and ultimately a surprising revelation about Kokone’s family.

From visionary director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East) comes a sci-fi fantasy that effortlessly weaves together the rapidly evolving technology of today’s world with the fantastic imagination of the next generation. With an ambitious mix of multilayered action, whimsical characters and inventive machines, Napping Princess is a genre- and universe-blending film that shows that following your dreams is sometimes the best way to discover your past.

Skye Barclay



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