November 2009 Issue

From the November 2009 eLubin


[Former IASB Vice Chairman to Join Lubin]   Former IASB Vice Chairman Joins Lubin
The Lubin School of Business at Pace University announces the appointment of Tom Jones as Director of Lubin's Center for the Study of International Accounting Standards and Distinguished Professor (in residence) in the Practice of International Accounting."We are very pleased that someone of Tom's global stature and professional experience has decided to join the Lubin School of Business," said Dean Joe Baczko. "He brings extensive senior policy making background in the important areas of international financial reporting standards, which will advance the thought-leadership position and activities of our Center." "Tom will teach at the graduate level and help develop relevant course work and research on the internationalization of accounting standards," said accounting chair, Rudy Jacob.
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CNBC's Charlie Gasparino to Visit Pace
Pace's President Steve Friedman will interview CNBC's Charlie Gasparino '85, on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, from 7:00-9:00 p.m in the Student Union at One Pace Plaza. He will be providing insights from his book, The Sellout, the premise of which is how Wall Street greed and mismanagement destroyed the global financial system. Gasparino will also be available to sign copies of his book after the intereview. Lubin alumni are invited. Please RSVP to 212-868-4444, www.SmartTix.com.
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  [CNBC's Charlie Gasparino to Visit Pace]

[Too Big To Fail] Too Big To Fail
Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times' chief mergers and acquisitions reporter and columnist, will lecture on his newly-released book Too Big To Fail, the inside story of how Wall Street and Washington fought to save the financial system. The lecture will be held in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Lobby on December 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Pace's downtown campus. Sorkin will be available to sign copies of his book after the lecture. This event is open to the public. Please RSVP to Jennifer Crespo at jcrespo@pace.edu, 212-346-1484 by December 1.
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Hearst Magazines EVP to be Honored at Lubin Lunch
Michael Clinton, MBA '83, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines, will be honored at the 17th Annual Lubin Alumni Achievement Award Luncheon on Friday, December 4, 2009. As in past years, the Luncheon will be held at One Chase Plaza in Downtown Manhattan through the generous support of JPMorgan Chase. Hearst and RR Donnelley are the other title sponsors. Proceeds from the luncheon fund scholarships for outstanding Lubin students with financial need. For information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Arleen Johnson, anjenterprises@optonline.net.
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  [Hearst Magazines EVP to be Honored at Lubin Lunch]

[IBM Fellow Executive in Residence]   IBM Fellow Executive in Residence
Nicholas M. Donofrio, IBM Fellow and (Retired) Executive Vice President, Innovation and Technology, IBM, was an Executive in Residence on the Pleasantville campus on Monday, November 9. Mr. Donofrio lectured to undergraduate students and provided insights on "Creating Real and Lasting Value in the 21st Century." He advised students to "be a problem-solver, be a life-long learner, and seek opportunities to broaden yourself."
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Gurbaksh Chahal Visited Pace
Gurbaksh Chahal, founder of Blue Lithium (acquired by Yahoo for $300 million), was an Entrepreneur in Residence on the New York City campus on Thursday, October 29. Mr. Chahal lectured on "Living The Dream." He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Secret Millionaire, Bonnie Hunt, EXTRA, and Neil Cavuto, and has been profiled in such publications as The New York Times, Entrepreneur magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
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  [Gurbaksh Chahal Visited Pace]

[Richmond County Savings Donates $100K to Pace]
Stephen Socci
  Richmond County Savings Donates $100K to Pace
An endowed scholarship fund of $100,000 to support Pace students from Staten Island has been created by the Richmond County Savings Foundation. The first scholarship recipient is Stephen Socci, a Lubin BBA/MBA accounting major from Willowbrook, Staten Island. Stephen took an accounting course while still at Monsignor Farrell High School and earned the highest grade in the class. One of our most distinguished Lubin alumni, Joseph R. Ficalora, '78, '79, is a board member of the Foundation and is the president, CEO and a director of New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
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Dan Bena Talks Sustainability at Pace
Dan Bena, director of Sustainable Development, Health, Safety and Environment at PepsiCo, visited Pace to talk about PepsiCo's international sustainability initiatives. Mr. Bena serves on the board of several non-profit organizations and has done extensive work in trying to ensure that clean drinking water is available worldwide. The event, which was held on the New York City campus and sponsored by Lubin's Center for Global Business Programs on October 28, was open to the entire Pace Community.
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  [Dan Bena to Talk Sustainability at Pace]

[BAP Strikes Gold]   BAP Strikes Gold!
Lubin's Iota Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), the national scholastic and professional organization for financial information students and professionals, received the Gold Chapter Award at the BAP 2009 National Conference held in August 2009. The chapter was among the top 14 schools to be chosen for this recognition. Lubin's Iota Lambda chapter also competed for the Ernst & Young Diversity Award and was honored with the award this past spring. This award recognizes the top ten chapters who have made an impact on "diversity" within Beta Alpha Psi and/or their respective school/community.
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Pitch Finalists Announced
Ten finalists have been announced for the Pace Pitch Contest on December 3, five in the New Business category and five in the Social Venture category. This year's contest will feature cash prizes of over $50,000. If you aren't "pitching," you can still come out and see the ten finalists make their three-minute pitches. For additional information, visit www.pace.edu/pitch.
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  [Win Big at the Pace Pitch!]

[Amazon Kindle at Pace]   Amazon Kindle at Pace
Pace University has been selected as one of seven colleges and universities to pilot test Amazon's new Kindle DX reader. The participating students, enrolled in Lubin, Dyson and Lienhard courses, have been loaned the Kindle wireless device with their textbooks, and in some cases, other material loaded on it. Dr. Karen Berger, associate dean and director of Lubin Undergraduate Programs and professor of Marketing, whose class is participating in the pilot, says that this experiment puts Pace on the cutting edge of a technology that may help provide students with textbooks at a significantly lower cost.
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EMBA Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Lubin is proud to announce the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Executive MBA program on Friday, November 20, at a reception at the Downtown Conference Center at Pace University. The event is from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., in the Executive Dining Room on the 18th floor of the 157 William Street building. Over 1,100 EMBA alumni, current students, and past and present faculty and staff have been invited. Lubin's Executive MBA program is the third oldest in the world, behind only the programs at the University of Chicago and Columbia. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Patricia Nixon at pnixon@pace.edu.
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  [EMBA Celebrates 40th Anniversary]

[Joseph and Mary DiBenedetto Trust]
Joseph DiBenedetto
  Joseph and Mary DiBenedetto Trust
The Lubin School is pleased to announce the recipients of the Joseph and Mary DiBenedetto Trust Scholarship. This year's winners are Michael Cintineo, a BBA/MBA student and president of the Robert S. Pace Accounting Society, and James Nalbandian, a BBA/MBA student and vice president and secretary of the Robert S. Pace Accounting Society. The trust was established by Lubin Professor Joseph DiBenedetto as a way to give back to exceptional students in Lubin's prestigious accounting program.
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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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  [Annual Fund]