February 2006 Issue

Barnes & Noble.com CEO to Receive Lubin's Top Honor
On the New Financial Order
Verizon CEO to Speak at Pace
Get Free Tax Help
It's Tee Time Again!
CEO GPAs Related to Stock Performance?
Private Equity and Hedge Fund Event
Lubin Students Receive Prestigious Awards and Scholarships
Lubin Students in Brussels and London
New Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Grants Newsletter
Annual Fund


Barnes & Noble.com CEO to Receive Lubin's Top Honor
Marie Toulantis '81, chief executive officer, Barnes & Noble.com, will be the honoree at the 14th Annual Lubin Alumni Achievement Award Luncheon on December 1, 2006, at the JPMorganChase executive banquet hall in downtown New York City. A committed alumna, Ms. Toulantis has appeared at the school as an Executive in Residence and offers her time, resources, and energy to Lubin as a member of the Lubin Advisory Board.
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[Marie Toulantis]

[Robert Shiller]
On the New Financial Order
On April 18, New York Times best-selling author Robert Shiller will speak at Lubin's 6th Annual Henry George Symposium. The event will be held on Pace's downtown New York City campus and will feature Shiller speaking on "The New Financial Order: Risk Management of Emerging Economies." His best-selling book Irrational Exuberance precisely predicted the puncturing of the dot-com bubble. Dr. Shiller is the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics, among other distinctions, at Yale University.
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Verizon CEO to Speak at Pace
On April 19, Ivan Seidenberg '81, CEO, Verizon Communications, will be the keynote speaker at a Ten-Year Reunion Dinner organized by Iota Lambda, Lubin's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. Alumni and leaders from the business community have been invited to the dinner, which is a Pace Centennial event. Lubin's chapter has attained superior chapter status since its inception in 1996, and this event serves as a celebration of the heritage and spirit of the chapter and Pace University.
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[Ivan Seidenberg]

[Beta Alpha Psi] Get Free Tax Help
Iota lambda, Lubin's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, will participate in the Internal Revenue Service's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program and will once again offer free tax preparation from February 12 to April 14. The organization's members have traditionally been active in promoting the high standards of the accounting profession, and in November 2005, the organization's members addressed New York City high school students on topics of education and career opportunities in accounting.
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It's Tee Time Again!
The 8th Annual Lubin School of Business Golf Classic will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Wheatley Hills Golf Club, East Williston, Long Island. Golfers will enjoy an outstanding private golf club with a challenging Devereux Emmett designed course, 5-star cuisine at a brunch and dinner/cocktail reception, fabulous raffle prizes, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event will provide deserving undergraduate students with scholarships.
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[Golf Classic]

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Matt Morey (top) and
Aron Gottesman
CEO GPAs Related to Stock Performance?
Congratulations to Aron Gottesman, associate professor, finance and Matthew Morey, professor, finance. The Wall Street Journal reported on their study of CEO educational quality and firm performance in the Money & Investing section of the newspaper during the week ended January 14, 2006. The professors compiled statistics on all New York Stock Exchange-listed companies whose chiefs have at least an undergraduate degree. The results: There is little evidence that companies with "fancy-school" CEOs outperform those run by state-school graduates. Further, firms run by bosses with MBAs or law degrees tend not to be better performers than those whose CEOs did not obtain graduate degrees.
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Private Equity and Hedge Fund Event
A panel discussion on "Alternative Investments: Private Equity and Hedge Fund: Current Issues in a Dynamic Environment" featured alternative investment experts from leading private equity and hedge fund firms. Sponsored by Lubin's Alumni Association and the Center for Global Finance, the private equity and hedge fund event was held on February 8, 2006, and it provided attendees with the opportunity to network with equity and hedge fund executives from corporations, including PerTrac, BNY Alternative Investment Services, Goldman Sachs, and more.
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[Private Equity and Hedge Fund Event]
Standing room only at the Hedge Fund event

[Gloria Scott]
Gloria Scott
[Renee Herendeen]
Renee Herendeen
[Catherine Tanujaya]
Catherine Tanujaya
Lubin Students Receive Prestigious Awards and Scholarships
MBA student Gloria Scott is this year's recipient of the Financial Women's Association (FWA) scholarship. Since 1992 the FWA has awarded a scholarship to a female Pace master's candidate with strong academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential. Scott is in prestigious company, as other scholarship recipients this year were chosen from Baruch, Columbia, Fordham, New York University, and the University of Chicago.

Lubin undergraduate marketing student Renee Herendeen received the Silver Medal Scholarship award presented by The Advertising Club. At The Advertising Club's reception on January 11, The Advertising Person of the Year award, the most prestigious in the industry, was presented to Wenda Harris Millard, Chief Sales Officer, Yahoo! Each year proceeds from the reception are earmarked for a highly-competitive student scholarship in the Advertising Person of the Year's name. This year Herendeen received the scholarship and bested 35 other applicants in garnering this award.

Undergraduate management student Catherine Tanujaya was selected as an honor roll student by the American Advertising Federation's (AAF) Most Promising Minority Students program. The program recognizes the nation's most promising minority college seniors, and only 50 of about 1,000 applicants are selected to receive this recognition.

Undergraduate students Anthony Melendez (marketing) and Rolando Grillo (finance), were awarded US Department of Education FIPSE-CAPES scholarships from Pace University that will permit them to spend the 2006 spring semester at Pace's partner institution, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Lubin Students in Brussels and London
In January 2006, undergraduate students in an international marketing field study course visited Brussels and London. During the trip, students learned about the implications that the creation of the European Union has on marketing strategies within these countries. The students also visited political institutions along with businesses, such as Coca Cola, FedEx, Duvel Moortgat, McCann-Erikson, and UniversalMcCann. Upcoming spring semester trips include Brazil, China (including Hong Kong), France, and the United Kingdom.
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[Lubin Students in Brussels and London]

[James C. Hall] New Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Dr. James C. Hall was appointed to the position of interim associate dean and director of graduate programs for Lubin, effective January 1, 2006. Dr. Hall, who replaces Dr. Peter Hoefer, who held the position since 1990, maintains his position as associate dean for planning and assessment at Lubin and is a professor of management and currently teaches in the Executive MBA program. With Dr. Hall's guidance and oversight, Lubin's high quality and innovative graduate degree programs will continue to meet evolving business needs and reflect contemporary relevance.
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Breaking the Glass Ceiling
On February 28th, Women@Lubin, the organization designed to provide career- and issue-focused activities to female students, is hosting a panel discussion entitled "How Do I Advance and Achieve." The discussion is meant to help women who are beginning their careers or already working in the corporate world, to develop the necessary skills and planning strategies to advance professionally. The distinguished panel of top women executives will share insights and experiences that will prove to be valuable for any woman striving toward success in the corporate world.
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[Women at Lubin]

[Grants] Grants Newsletter
Lubin's Center for Applied Research (CFAR) is the portal that initiates funding for all faculty research and program development. For this purpose, in December 2005, CFAR began publishing a monthly Grants Newsletter. The newsletter serves as a major funding ideas resource for faculty. Alumni interested in sharing information on funding opportunities within their companies are encouraged to contact Diana Ward, grants coordinator, at dward@pace.edu.
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Annual Fund
Since 1906, Pace has prepared its students for the professional world. Year after year loyal Annual Fund supporters provide the financial basis for an outstanding educational experience that leads to career readiness. Every gift greatly enhances the value and prestige of a Pace University Lubin School of Business degree. Especially during our Centennial year, your gift can make a difference. Please join the thousands of alumni, faculty, staff, and students who support Pace annually and make your gift today at www.pace.edu\givetopace and don't forget to designate your gift to the Lubin School of Business!
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[Annual Fund]