Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an immersive summer opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.


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Daphne Palasi Andreades (Spring 2024Harman Writer-in-Residence

Applications are now open for next semester’s fiction writing course with Daphne Palasi Andreades, who is not only a Baruch alum (class of 2015) but a graduate of the Harman Program itself. 


Apply from the link below:

Wed. 2:30 – 5:25 pm

In this fiction writing workshop, we will explore how disciplines outsideof literature—from visual art, pop culture, music, history, politics,science, and much more—as well as experimental forms, can help uscreate stories that are innovative, fresh, and in conversation with theworld at large. For example: How can we synthesize history, visual art,and pop culture into our work, so that our stories have greatercomplexity? How can we expand our storytelling repertoire beyondrealism, and integrate techniques from other genres—poetry, nonfiction,speculative fiction—into our work? How can we use experimental forms,such as vignettes, diary entries, photographs, found objects, and more, asways of expanding upon our stories’ themes? Through an-class creativewriting exercises, and by examining the work of authors and artists fromthe U.S. and around the world, we will explore these questions. Ourreadings will primarily consist of work by BIPOC and queer artists. 

Daphne Palasi Andreades’ acclaimed debut novel Brown Girls was a NewYork Times Editor’s choice, a finalist for the Center for Fiction First NovelPrize, and Baruch’s First-Year Text for 2022-23 & 2023-24. A Baruchgraduate (2015), she received an MFA from Columbia University and is the first former Harman student to return as Harman Writer-in-Residence.

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INFO SESSION: Create Your Own Major IN CUNY with CUNY BA 

Hello Friends and Colleagues,  

CUNY BA is hosting an information session (live online via Zoom) on Wednesday, September 27 at 12:30 PM.

The session is for prospective students who want to apply for the CUNY BA program for the Spring 2024 semester. 
Anyone can attend. Faculty and staff are also invited to attend to learn about CUNY BA and the application process. 
It will be live on Zoom and lasts about an hour. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end. Please see the flyer attached.  We’ve received some questions on how CUNY BA works. Please see the attached PDF with CUNY BA General Information. 

Sign up for the session HERE


CUNY BA is an Interdisciplinary Studies program that works within the CUNY system (it is not a school, but it functions like one). It has been around for over fifty years! CUNY BA is for students who want to design a degree (Area of Concentration|AOC) that is not already offered in CUNY. CUNY BA students take courses in the CUNY departments and/or colleges to fulfill the AOC requirements. So, students will have to be enrolled in a CUNY college to be part of CUNY BA program (that will be the student’s home college).  
For Example: A student in CUNYBA would have to create a major that is not “Computer Science” or combine it with another discipline, since Computer Science is already offered traditionally in a CUNY college.  A degree in Cross-Cultural Psychology, Imperial History and Postcolonial Studies, Bioinformatics, and many other concentrations can be created. 

Some of the benefits of CUNY BA:  

Students can transfer up to 90 credits Students can take courses in multiple CUNY departments and campuses Students can start the program while at a CUNY community college   

 Wednesday, September 27, 2023 
TIME: 12:30 PM (Live via Zoom) 
SIGN UP: Register HERE  

CUNY BA has info sessions monthly. The CUNY BA Admissions department is available to give Zoom presentations for your campus. You can request a session by emailing the CUNY BA Admissions Department or by replying to this email. 

Please feel free to refer students to CUNY BA or contact CUNY BA Admissions with any questions you may have.  Thank you!  

Kind regards,




IG:    #cunyba

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漸 -zén-

September 8 – 16 2023
@Blue Gallery
222 E 46th Street NYC

Gallery Hour: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM
(Closed at 5:30 PM on Mon. Sep 11)
Free Admission to the Exhibition

No ticket(s) required.

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Anya von Bremzen at Baruch! (Thursday, Sep. 21st)

Dear students and foodies,

Anya von Bremzen, who writes about food from around the world, will be giving a lecture at Baruch on Thursday, September 21st. For those interested in Japan’s vibrant “ramen culture,” you should definitely attend the talk!

Anya von Bremzen is a Fall 2023 Harman Fellow at Baruch College. Refreshments will be served. Details are provided in the flyer below. See you there!

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Education & Family Programs Intern

TITLEEducation & Family Programs Intern 
LOCATIONJapan Society  
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONJapan Society is the premier organization connecting Japanese culture, business, and society with audiences
in New York and around the world through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business,
sustainability, and education, online and on-site at our headquarters in a landmarked New York City building.
Since 1907, our mission has been to promote mutual understanding and kizuna – forging deep connections –
between the U.S. and Japan, by convening critical conversations, championing future creators, and serving as
a trusted guide to the abundance of Japan. We are committed to strengthening connections within our
community and building new bridges beyond  
DESCRIPTIONThe Japan Society Education & Family Programs Department seeks a part-time intern with a background in arts and education, and an interest in East Asian Studies. The ideal candidate will want to develop skills related to student, family, school and teen programs, as well as child development.Learning Opportunities:Work closely with Education Department staff to learn about program management and administration within a nonprofit organizationAssist and shadow teaching artists during school programs to learn applicable teaching strategies and experience in arts-related learningLearn about child development and pedagogy in practice and gain experience working with early childhood, family and teen audiencesLearn about other departments at Japan Society through collaborative programsGain knowledge about Japanese arts, history and cultureGain understanding of structure and functions within the nonprofit sectorResponsibilities:The intern will assist with various tasks including, but not limited to:Supporting program developmentConducting and compiling research on a variety of topicsAssist preparing materials related to all education programs for families, students, school groups, and teachersSupporting families and teens during after-school and weekend programsDrafting and distributing promotional materials for department related eventsDay-to-day administrative/office supportDrafting posts for social media platforms 
POSITION REQUIREMENTSRequirements:Basic knowledge of and strong interest in Japanese cultureFamiliarity with or interest in K-12 and arts educationExcellent attention to detail and strong organizational skillsThe ability to work independently and maintain smooth communicationsKnowledge of Microsoft Office SuiteFluency in EnglishJapanese language ability a plus, but not requiredInternship Dates and Time Commitment:This internship is expected to run from September through January (start and ends dates flexible)A minimum commitment of two days per week is necessaryThis internship is in-personThis is an unpaid internship position, however, Japan Society values its interns and provides the following benefits:Commuting cost from tri-state area will be reimbursedCollege internship credit arrangement will be availableFree admission for intern and a guest to New York City’s museums, zoos and gardens with Japan Society IDFree or reduced-priced admission to Japan Society’s programs and eventsTuition discount for Japanese language classes at Japan Society’s Language CenterIn-service training workshops for interns 
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The Spring 2024 application will open in early July.

FEA invests in deserving U.S. undergraduates who are least likely to study abroad. More than 100 volunteer reviewers read applications each cycle. In partnership with them, we consider financial need, demographic factors, and academic plan and preparedness to decide our scholarship recipients.

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The Globalization of Manga and its Role in Libraries by Jillian Rudes

Come join Jillian Rudes, a New York City public school librarian who started the webinar series Manga in Libraries. Since its founding, Rudes has been traveling the country presenting at conferences and hosting workshops, she also recently published the book Manga in Libraries: A Guide for Teen Librarians to educate librarians all over the world about the importance and value of manga in libraries. Focusing on the social-emotional needs of teens, Rudes has launched an initiative to inspire manga librarians everywhere to build manga collections that empower and celebrate readers.

Event Title: The Globalization of Manga and its Role in Libraries
Speaker: Jillian Rudes
Date/Time: Thursday, April 27th from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Venue: VC12-116 *The venue has been changed!
*Need to register to join the event.

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Japanese Cinema and Society: The Industrial Spy Boom in the 1960s by Dr. Tomoyuki Sasaki (Globus Lecture Series)

The Japanese Program invites Dr. Tomoyuki Sasaki who discusses the 1960 Japanese films and the shifting society in the decades. The talk is based on his recent book Cinema of Discontent: Representations of Japan’s High-Speed Growth (SUNY Press, 2022).

The lecture takes places during Dr. April Gorzke’s course CMP/AAS/FLM4907 Film and Moving Image Culture in Japan. Those who are interested in joining the talk, please register for the event by responding the Google Form below.

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Sam Pollard Film Festival

Dear colleagues ,

Welcome back from spring break! The Harman Program has some great events coming up this week and next with our current writer, eminent documentary filmmaker Sam Pollard who graduated from Baruch exactly 50 years ago, in 1973. 

On Thursday, April 20, there will be a 5 pm buffet reception for Sam that students are warmly invited to partake in, followed by a 6 pm reading and conversation , introduced by Emerita Professor Bridgett Davis.

On the 24th and 25th of April, the Baruch Performing Arts Center will host a small festival featuring four of Sam’s films, along with interviews with Sam by Professor Erica Richardson (April 24) and Prof. Shelly Eversley (April 25). 

The attached flyers have the details; please circulate them as widely as you like. These events may be of particular interest to your students who are about to graduate since Sam will be the speaker and will receive an honorary doctorate at Baruch’s spring commencement at the Barclay Center. 

Warm regards to all, and many thanks for your help spreading the word about these events,

Esther Allen

Director, Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program 

Baruch College, City University of New York

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