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Baruch College

(Encyclopedia) Baruch College: see New York, City University of.

Markowitz, Harry Max

(Encyclopedia) Markowitz, Harry Max mär´kəwĭts˝, 1927–, American economist, Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1954. In the 1950s he developed a theory of portfolio choice, which allows investors to analyze…

Weaver, Robert Clifton

(Encyclopedia) Weaver, Robert Clifton, 1907–97, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1966–68), b. Washington, D.C., grad. Harvard (B.S., 1929; M.A., 1931; Ph.D., 1934). An African…

New York, City University of

(Encyclopedia) New York, City University of (CUNY), at New York City; created in 1961 by combining the city's 17 municipal colleges. It includes Bernard M. Baruch College (1919; specializes in…

Harry Max Markowitz Biography

Harry Max MarkowitzeconomistBorn: 8/24/1927Birthplace: Chicago, Ill. Nobel Laureate economist who pioneered the idea of a “portfolio” that investors could use to minimize their risks. The…

Michael G. GRIMM, Congress, NY (1970)

GRIMM Michael G. , A Representative from New York; born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 7, 1970; graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School, Briarwood, New York, 1988; B.B.A, Baruch…

Donna Shalala Biography

Donna Shalalaeducator, administrator, public officialBorn: 2/14/1941Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Though she's best known as the former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services…