September 2011 Issue

From the September 2011 eLubin



  [Jim Duffy to be Honored at Lubin Lunch]
James B. Duffy, BBA '75
Jim Duffy to be Honored at Lubin Lunch
Financial executive James B. Duffy, BBA '75, will be honored at the 18th Annual Lubin Alumni Achievement Award Luncheon on Friday, December 9, 2011, at Gotham Hall in Midtown. Proceeds will benefit important scholarships for Lubin students and special projects selected by the Dean to enhance Lubin's competitive standing with other leading business schools. For information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael Lattari at michael@hrginc.net or Cleo Maack at cleo@hrginc.net.
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[US Student Fulbright Scholar]
Dmitriy Yermolayev, BBA '09
 
Lubin Fulbright Scholar Named
Dmitriy Yermolayev, BBA '09, is among the four Pace University awardees of the 2011-2012 US Fulbright Awards. Dmitriy selected Ukraine as his host country. His topic will be economic liberation and its effect on business and entrepreneurship. Dmitriy is the owner of the IT consulting firm Integrated Dynamic Systems based in Poughkeepsie, NY. In the past, Dmitriy was awarded the Department Award for Academic Excellence in Finance and was on Pace University's Dean's List every semester. To learn more about Pace's Fulbright scholars, contact Theresa Frey, Fulbright Coordinator, at tfrey@pace.edu.
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  [Argent et la moralite dans la finance]
Rev. J. Douglas Ousley addressing questions from the audience
Argent et la moralité dans la finance
On September 13, 2011, Lubin hosted a discussion and cocktail reception with The French-American Foundation. The event, "Money & Morality: Maintaining Ethical Standards in Finance," which took place on the Pace University downtown campus, featured Gretchen Morgenson of the New York Times and Rev. J. Douglas Ousley of the Church of the Incarnation as speakers. The discussion centered on the role of ethics in business, and addressed the challenges of constructing and following moral guidelines in an industry susceptible to greed and temptation.
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[Pace Presents]  
"Pace Presents" with a Lubin Discount
Don't miss the brand new 2011/2012 inaugural season of Pace Presents! The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts is thrilled to bring you a special series of world-class music, dance and lectures. Visit their Web site at schimmel.pace.edu for more information. Special Lubin prices range between $5 - $15. Please e-mail Abigail Buell at abuell@pace.edu or call 212-346-1589 for more information and mention the Lubin discount.
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  [Dean's Thoughts on Continuous Improvement]
Dean's Thoughts on Continuous Improvement
In Dean Neil Braun's September blog post, you can read about his thoughts on continuous improvement, both for individuals and organizations. Find out why it pays to challenge the status quo and embrace a philosophy of continuous improvement whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, Dean, or CEO.
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[Not 'Business as Usual' at Lubin]
Dean Neil Braun
 
Not 'Business as Usual' at Lubin
Visitors to the fourth floor of the One Pace Plaza building will immediately realize that things are changing at Lubin. Over the summer, corporate-style upgrades were made to the elevator corridors and lobby/reception area. "This change was not about redecorating, but rather an important symbol of positive momentum at Lubin," stated Dean Neil Braun reflecting on the new look. "New programs are being developed, new facilities, such as the Entrepreneurship Lab, are being created for students, and we are refocusing all of our marketing efforts to make Lubin the number one choice among its peers." Come visit us or read more about it in the upcoming fall issue of the Pace Magazine.
  [New Entrepreneurship Lab]
New Entrepreneurship Labs
Entrepreneurship is the fastest growing business discipline in the US and to enhance learning in this program on both campuses, entrepreneurship labs are now available for experiential learning. Students are encouraged to create businesses to serve other students such as the highly successful Pace Perk. New on the New York campus this semester, Pace's Small Business Development Center, which assists start-ups and other businesses with business plan creation and other support, was relocated next to the Entrepreneurship Lab so that students may get professional assistance with their projects.
[DPS Students Earn Prestigious Award]  
DPS Students Earn Prestigious Award
Two Lubin Doctoral Program candidates, Colleen Kirk and Bernard McSherry, recently earned the coveted "Award for the Best Doctoral Student Paper in Behavioral Finance" conferred by the Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics. The paper, entitled "The Effect of Nonconscious Goals on Investor Choice" and the award were presented at the 2011 annual conference of the academy on September 21-23 hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Kirk will join the faculty of Mt. Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY, next January and Mr. McSherry is currently a faculty member at New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ.
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  [Calling All Mentors and Mentees]
Calling All Mentors and Mentees
Did you know that Lubin has a mentoring program available on our official LinkedIn page? Students can find mentors that match their career interests and alumni can help shape the business leaders of tomorrow by offering their expertise to a Lubin student. The time commitment is flexible and several options are recommended. Read more and sign up if interested at www.pace.edu/lubin/students/mentoring-program.
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[Pace Remembers 9/11]  
Pace Remembers 9/11
Pace University felt the impact of 9/11 first-hand, particularly because of its New York City campus location a few blocks away from the then World Trade Center. On the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, the University hosted a number of events including an institutional pause, a memorial service, and vigils to commemorate the day that forever changed America. Ten years later the Pace community continues to extend hope and condolences to the families and friends of those lost on that day.
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Save Money on Textbooks – Rent Them Instead
  [Save Money on Textbooks – Rent Them Instead]
Buying textbooks can be expensive. The Barnes & Noble Bookstores at Pace are now offering students the option of renting textbooks from the campus bookstores. Instead of searching various websites for books, students can save time and money by going directly to the University bookstores for more affordable textbooks. Up to 50% of the cost can be saved by opting for rental instead of purchase. For more information, visit the Pace campus bookstore Web sites.
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[New Lubin Hires]
Assistant Professor of Management Casey Frid
 
New Lubin Hires
New members have joined the Lubin community. Faculty hires include Casey Frid (Management), Ping Wang (Accounting) and Jessica Magaldi (Legal Studies and Taxation). Staff hires include Kathleen M. Finn (Undergraduate Academic Advisement) and AnnMarie Lorenzo (Office of the Dean). Kerri Dillon has been promoted to Senior Staff Associate (Office of the Dean). We extend a warm welcome to our new members and look forward to a productive and enjoyable fall semester.
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