July 2010 Issue

From the July 2010 eLubin



Neil S. Braun Appointed New Dean of Lubin
On July 1, 2010, Neil S. Braun became dean of the Lubin School of Business. Dean Braun has a rich and diverse business background: internet and environmental entrepreneur, television network president, corporate attorney, CEO, and film producer. He is extremely enthusiastic about being the Dean, and stated: "The emergence of the developing world, the proliferation of interactive and mobile media, and the scarcity of natural resources will continue to shape markets and competition. Preparing our students to be effective in a rapidly changing world is a tremendous responsibility and opportunity." Faculty are also excited about Dean Braun's appointment. "In the short span of a month, Dean Braun's collaborative management style is encouraging a fresh perspective among faculty and staff, which will surely be transformative for the school," said Undergraduate Program Chair and Associate Professor of Finance Padma Kadiyala. To learn more about Dean Braun, visit his blog and read his biography and message.
  [Neil S. Braun Appointed New Dean of Lubin]
Neil S. Braun
  [Dean's blog]

[Golf Classic is a Great Success!]
Scholarship recipients with Michael Buonassisi, BBA '77
  Golf Classic is a Great Success!
The 12th Annual Lubin School of Business Golf Classic was held at Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, Long Island, on June 1, 2010, and raised over $136,000 in cash and in-kind donations. Ten Lubin undergraduate students received scholarships at the Classic. Michael Buonassisi, BBA '77, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New York, received the Lubin Golf Classic Alumni Award. Over 120 golfers participated including alumni and other corporate friends of Lubin. See photos of this year's outing as well as past years' at pace.edu/lubin/golf.

"Read All About It!"
Lubin's Fourth Annual Forum on Contemporary Accounting Issues
Comprehensive coverage of Lubin's Fourth Annual Forum on Contemporary Accounting Issues was recently published in a 23-page article in the June 2010 issue of the CPA Journal. The conference focused on the practical issues facing U.S. companies as the SEC decides whether and when it will adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Click to read the complete CPA Journal article. Additional information about the conference including video coverage and photos are also available on the Lubin Web site at www.pace.edu/lubin/accountingconference.
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[Last Chance to Apply! New EMBA Class Begins August 21, 2010]   Last Chance to Apply! New EMBA Class Begins August 21, 2010
There is no better time than now to get the MBA you've always wanted. If your schedule and location doesn't permit enrolling in the part-time program at Pace, consider the Executive MBA program's convenient 21-month format, combining online learning with weekend residencies every ten weeks. Special EMBA admissions do not require a GMAT score. Visit www.pace.edu/emba or contact Jim Parker, EMBA Director, at (212) 618-6653 or jparker@pace.edu. The next Executive MBA class begins on August 21, 2010. The program has been touted as "highly innovative, ahead of its time, and unique in the marketplace."

Lubin Direct Marketing Students Win Echo Awards
This month the winners of the Direct Marketing Association's DMEF 2009-2010 Collegiate Echo Challenge were announced and six Lubin direct marketing students won Echo awards. Graduate student winners, Ben Miley, Moya Yen, Ekta Kapadia, and Tracy Dalik, took home the Bronze award and received honorable mention for the best budget. The undergraduate team winners, Kaitlin Gallucci and Colette DeSantis, also took home a Bronze Award. All students worked on this challenge as part of the Direct Marketing course offering in both the graduate (MAR 643) and undergraduate (MAR 343) courses taught by Harvey Markovitz, Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing and Director of the Interactive Marketing (IDM) Lab (www.pace.edu/idmlab).
  [Lubin Direct Marketing Students Win Echo Awards]

[News from Development and Alumni Relations]
Pace Alumni Network of Long Island inaugural event
  News from Alumni Relations
The last few months have been full of opportunities and events for alumni. You can view photos from regional events in Long Island and Washington DC and the fourth Leaders in Industry event in New York City in our photo gallery. In addition, 2000 recent graduates joined the Pace alumni family! Looking ahead, President Friedman will be hosting receptions across the country this fall, including in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Rockland County, New York. Join us for Homecoming and our next Leaders In Industry event in October and celebrate the holiday season at Metrazur on December 7. For a complete list of events and to register visit www.pace.edu/AlumniEventCalendar.

Summer Common Reading
The common reading assigned to Pace incoming freshmen this summer is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. The book, whose narrator is a young man with autism, covers a multitude of themes, including self-reflection, self-discovery, and appreciating and understanding the challenges and gifts of others. These themes will be relevant to new students and their experiences at the University. Dr. Temple Grandin, world–famous animal scientist and autism self-advocate, will address some of the themes of the book at Convocation on September 7, on the Pleasantville campus. When the fall semester commences, first-year students will discuss The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in a number of programs and courses.

  [Summer Common Reading]
Temple Grandin