January 2009 Issue

From the January 2009 eLubin

Former SEC Chief Accountants to Discuss SEC's Accounting Role
Medco Chairman Next in CEO Series
Chairman of American Media to be Executive in Residence
Save the Date for Lubin's Forum on Contemporary Accounting Issues
Save the Date for the Executive Summit
Top Economic Forecaster to be Executive in Residence
Save the Date for 11th Annual Golf Classic
A Year of Achievements
Two Lubin Undergrads Score in Westchester Competition
Register for IFRS Update Class
Pace Pitch Contest
Field Studies Span the Globe
Annual Fund


[Former SEC Chief Accountants to Be Interviewed]
Conrad Hewitt
  Former SEC Chief Accountants to Discuss SEC's Accounting Role
New York Times Chief Financial Correspondent, Floyd Norris, will discuss the current challenges confronting the new SEC Chairman with Conrad Hewitt and Lynn Turner, both former SEC chief accountants, at a breakfast seminar on Wednesday, March 4, at 8 a.m. They will probe the issues faced by President Obama as he strives to lead the country out of the current financial crisis. This meeting is the second in a Pace Accounting Breakfast Series that is being hosted by Ernst & Young at their midtown headquarters. For further information on the breakfast, contact Catherine Gay Communications, pace@cgcomgroup.com.
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Medco Chairman Next in CEO Series
David Snow, Chairman and CEO, Medco Health, will be the next guest in Lubin's Unleash Your Leadership CEO Series, on Wednesday, February 4, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., on the New York City campus. The series is hosted by Stephen H. Baum, an executive coach to senior management leaders and former partner with global management consultants, Booz Allen & Hamilton. Other CEOs that will participate in this series include Michelle Peluso, CEO, Travelocity, and Simon Assaad, CEO, Heavy.com. All Pace students and alumni are welcome. Visit www.pace.edu/lubin/ceoseriesrsvp to reserve seating.
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  [Medco Chairman Next in CEO Series]
David Snow

[Chairman of American Media to be Executive in Residence]
David Pecker, BBA '72
  Chairman of American Media to be Executive in Residence
David Pecker, BBA '72, chairman and CEO, American Media, Inc. will be an Executive in Residence on the New York City campus on Thursday, March 26. Mr. Pecker will lecture to both graduate and undergraduate students, and provide insights into the vast publishing business he heads. American Media publishes 16 magazines and is the leading publishing company in the celebrity journalism and health and fitness categories. There is limited seating available at these lectures and Lubin alumni are welcome. Visit www.pace.edu/lubin/eirrsvp to reserve seating.
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Save the Date for Lubin's Forum on Contemporary Accounting Issues
Tom Jones, vice chairman, International Accounting Standards Board, will be among the keynote interviews at the Third Annual Lubin Forum on Contemporary Accounting Issues on Thursday, April 30, in midtown. The theme of the conference is "International Accounting Standards: Going from the Talk to Doing the Walk." Another featured interviewee at the forum will be Robert Herz, chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Also invited to give luncheon keynotes are Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and James S. Turley, chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young. For further information on the conference, contact Catherine Gay Communications, pace@cgcomgroup.com.
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  [Save the Date for Lubin's Forum on Contemporary Accounting Issues]
Tom Jones

[Save the Date for the Executive Summit] Rick Braddock
  Save the Date for the Executive Summit
On Friday, May 8, the Marketing Department is sponsoring a major industry-oriented conference, "The 2009 Executive Summit: Marketing and Technology - The Next Frontier." The conference is co-sponsored by McGraw-Hill/Irwin, and MENG, the Marketing Executives Networking Group, and is geared toward executives and senior managers responsible for strategic planning, product or service marketing, sales growth, new business or channel development, retailing, advertising, and other marketing communications. Rick Braddock, CEO, Fresh Direct, is a keynote speaker. For more information, e-mail executivesummit@pace.edu.


Top Economic Forecaster to be Executive in Residence
Maria Fiorini Ramirez, president and CEO of MFR, Inc., will be an Executive in Residence on the Pleasantville campus on Monday, February 23. Ms. Ramirez is one of the top economic forecasters in the country as cited by the Wall Street Journal. She will providing timely insights into the current economic crisis and the outlook going forward. There is limited seating available at these lectures and Lubin alumni are welcome. Visit www.pace.edu/lubin/eirrsvp to reserve seating.
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  [Top Economic Forecaster to be Executive in Residence]
Maria Fiorini Ramirez

[Save the Date for 11th Annual Golf Classic]   Save the Date for 11th Annual Golf Classic
Stop thinking snow and start thinking green links and dust off your clubs for the 11th Annual Golf Classic on May 26, 2009. The outing raises funds for scholarships and other initiatives at the Lubin School of Business and will be held once again at Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, Long Island. This is a great chance to connect with alumni and other corporate partners, and support a critically important fundraising effort for Lubin. For more information, please contact Arleen Johnson, anjenterprises@optonline.net, 845-221-9931.
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A Year of Achievements
Recently, the Lubin School published its informative "A Year of Achievements" brochure highlighting events and accomplishments of the 2007-2008 academic year. Read all about the many achievements of our faculty and students in the electronic version of the report. In addition, you can link to videos, photos, speeches, lectures, and happenings at the Lubin School during the past year. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the brochure, please request one at lubin@pace.edu and include your mailing information.
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  [A Year of Achievements]

[Two Lubin Undergrads Score in Westchester County Competition]
Lloyd Duberry, BBA '09, Dr. Jean Coppola, and Luisa Morales, BBA '11
  Two Lubin Undergrads Score in Westchester Competition
Lubin undergraduates Luisa Morales, BBA '11, from Pace New York and Lloyd Duberry, BBA '09, from Pace Pleasantville, were the first place team in Westchester County's "Building Livable Communities Second Life Competition" on January 23. Sponsored by the County's Department of Senior Programs and Services, the Pace team was enrolled in Dr. Jean Coppola's Intergenerational Computing service learning class, and the team received $750 and the chance to present their project to the County's advisory board on January 31. Lubin alumnus and adjunct Matt Ganis from IBM served as technical adviser to the team in the virtual world Second Life.

Register for IFRS Update Class
Lubin's Center for Professional Education is offering a 4-credit IFRS class, providing an update on the current status of the convergence of U.S. GAAP and International Accounting Standards (IFRS). It will include the SEC timeline for presentation of financial statements in the U.S. in accordance with IFRS and discussion on recently adopted IFRS and those currently in progress. Please call 1-800-72-PACEU or visit www.pace.edu/lubin/cpe for more information.
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  [Register for IFRS Update Class]

[Pace Pitch Contest]
Tiffany Rad
  Pace Pitch Contest
Tiffany Rad was the 2008 Pace Pitch winner in the New Business Concept category for OpenOtto, a software platform that acts as an interface for communicating with all networked electronic devices in a car. Eric Steele and David Isserman were the Social Venture category winners for RareShare.org, a social hub of online communities that brings together patients, families and healthcare professionals for sharing knowledge and personal experiences about rare medical disorders. The contest featured keynote speaker Gurbaksh Chahal, founder, Blue Lithium, and was produced by clinical professor of management, Bruce Bachenheimer.
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Field Studies Span the Globe
During the January 2009 intersession, Lubin undergraduate students visited Brussels and London for a ten-day International Marketing Field Study experience. Students participated in lectures given by marketing and advertising companies, including Coca-Cola, McCann Erickson and FedEx. During the spring semester Lubin graduate and undergraduate students will visit Brazil, China, Russia and Finland, and Dubai and London. Increased field study participation is being made possible through the generous support of the Figueroa family who contributed $1,500 per eligible Lubin student. The Figueroa family also contributed $3,000 per study abroad experience.
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  [Field Studies Span the Globe with the support of the Figueroa Family Scholarships]

[Annual Fund]   Annual Fund
For over 100 years, Pace has been the learning ground for professionals from all over the world. Since 1906, every year, thousands of alumni, faculty, staff, and students provide financial support to Pace University so that we may continue this mission and provide an outstanding educational experience to Pace students. Every gift greatly enhances the value and prestige of a Pace University Lubin School of Business degree. Please 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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