December 2011 Issue

From the December 2011 eLubin

Season's Greetings from the Lubin School of Business
[Season's Greetings from the Lubin School of Business]  
Dean Neil Braun and the faculty and staff of the Lubin School of Business send warm holiday greetings to all our students, alumni, colleagues, and friends. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and invite you to celebrate the holiday with Pace alumni at Naples 45 on December 8. Visit for details.
  [Pace #1 in New York for Internships]
U.S.News Ranks Pace #1 in New York for Internships
Pace University is one of the top ten schools in the U.S. and #1 in New York for internship placement according to U.S.News & World Report's "Short List." This is a regular series that magnifies individual data points to provide students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel in specific areas. The new ranking highlights ten national universities with the highest percentage of 2010 graduates who worked as interns during their undergraduate studies. Pace does have the largest co-op and internship program in the region, transforming students into job-ready professionals.
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[Jim Duffy to be Honored at Lubin Lunch]  
Jim Duffy to be Honored at Lubin Lunch
Join us in celebrating the 18th Annual Lubin Alumni Achievement Award Luncheon on December 9, 2011, at Gotham Hall in Midtown from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This year's distinguished honoree is James B. Duffy, BBA '75, Financial Executive. 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 or Cleo Maack at For additional information please visit our Web site at
  [NEW Certificate Program for Compliance and Regulatory Professionals]
NEW Certificate Program for Compliance and Regulatory Professionals
To respond to the critical need for a well-recognized comprehensive international compliance credential, Lubin has partnered with the Association of International Bank Auditors (AIBA) to offer a six-month certification program that is certain to become the industry standard. The Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRPTM) program is being offered through Lubin's new Center for Global Governance, Reporting, and Regulation. CCRPTM classes will begin on January 19, 2012. For more information, contact Brian Pew,
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[GAMCO CEO on Inside Track]
Mario J. Gabelli
GAMCO CEO on Inside Track
InsideTrack, with President Stephen J. Friedman, brings renowned thought leaders and policymakers to Pace University for captivating discussion on topics that affect us all. The University cordially invites you to join President Friedman and Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman and CEO, GAMCO Investors, Inc., for a compelling discussion on the unique challenges and opportunities of today's global marketplace on December 13, 2011. To register, visit
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Save the Date - Summit on Resilience for Disaster Management
  [Summit on Resilience for Disaster Management]
If disaster strikes, are the public and private sectors ready to work together to rebuild and recover? Pace University and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security invite you to join corporate leaders and security professionals from the public and private sector at this important summit on January 11, 2012, at Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. The keynote address will be delivered by the Honorable Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information and advance registration, visit
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[Next MFP Cycle Begins in February 2012]  
Next MFP Cycle Begins in February 2012
Finance Professionals looking for a competitive edge should consider Lubin's Masters in Finance for Professionals (MFP). There's still time to enroll in the 36-credit MS program, which combines online study with weekend residencies. Classes begin February 16, 2012, and the GMAT is not required. Visit for details or contact the program's director, James Parker,, for additional information.
  [Entrepreneurship Week at Lubin]
Ran Harnevo
Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Entrepreneurship@Lubin is currently holding a Speaker Series on Technology Entrepreneurship. Yaron Galai, Co-Founder and CEO, Outbrain, was the first featured speaker in the series. As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 14-20, Fredric Price, Chairman and CEO, Chiasma (Israel) Ltd., appeared as the second speaker in the series. Ran Harnevo, Co-Founder and CEO of 5min Media, will appear as a featured speaker in December. To learn more about the Speaker Series, visit
[Pace Students Visit NYSE]  
Pace Students Visit NYSE
This October Pace students in Introduction to Computing and Introduction to Business were taken on a tour of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The tour was led by Vincent Perrone, MBA '11, who following an internship at NYSE, now works full-time at the NYSE Euronext Global Corporate Client Group. "It showed me how powerful a Pace education is because not many people get to learn about NYSE on an educational tour such as this one," stated one student. In addition, the Lubin Graduate Society also visited NYSE with a group of Lubin students in October. This integration of New York City into the student experience is a focus throughout Lubin.
  [Innovative Academic Programs Address Market Demands]
Innovative Programs Address Market Demands
Lubin continues to introduce new programs to meet emerging needs in the marketplace. The joint BBA in Accounting/MS in Financial Management five-year, full-time program is designed to provide students with the coursework required to qualify to become CPAs and also provides them with an in-depth understanding of finance. The Arts and Entertainment Management minor enables students to leverage their career options by acquiring a practical business skill set and the requisite knowledge to increase their marketability.
[Norwegian Students Visit Young and Rubicam Advertising]  
Norwegian Students Visit Young and Rubicam
Students from BI Norwegian Business School participating in a custom program in marketing designed by Lubin's Center for Global Business Programs visited Y&R advertising agency in New York City. The visit was in connection with the students' International Advertising and Promotion course with Lubin marketing professor Paul Kurnit. At Y&R, junior account managers and creatives met with the students to discuss their backgrounds, experiences and career paths in advertising. Toward the end of the visit, the Y&R team provided the students with a tour of their offices.
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  [Ernst & Young Scholarship Winners Announced]
Ernst & Young Scholarship Winners Announced
Students Stephanie Canova, Krista Levito, Bryant McNulty, Boris Pak and Laura Schmitt from the Westchester Campus and Donna Zheng, Kristhy Jimenez, Hiren Prajapati, Sindu Matthew and Shady Fahmy from the New York City Campus, were recent recipients of the Ernst and Young Scholarship award. The Ernst and Young Fund for Excellence in Accounting Education provides scholarship awards of $5,000 each to outstanding Lubin students in a qualified undergraduate or graduate accounting program. Ernst and Young LLP established the scholarship fund in 2010 to promote educational excellence in accounting at Pace.
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[CFA Scholarship Recipients]
Pratibha Rajbhandari, '13 and Vy Bui, '10
CFA Scholarship Recipients
Vy Bui, '10, and Pratibha Rajbhandari, '13, received New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) scholarships. Recipients are selected based on experience and/or interest in the investment profession, ethical standards, and commitment to NYSSA and the CFA Institute. Scholarship recipients also receive Schweser study materials, free NYSSA CFA weekly review, and discounted registration fees.
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  [Annual Giving]
Annual Giving
Make a difference with your year-end gift to Pace. Before the end of this tax year, help a deserving student with an Annual Fund gift! Make a secure, online gift at Gifts to the Annual Fund provide the flexibility to quickly respond to emerging needs and opportunities throughout Pace University. Don't forget to designate your gift to Lubin. To learn more about giving to Pace, call 212.346.1232.
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