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Press Release: PACE UNIVERSITY NAMES NEW DEAN OF LUBIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

08/06/2020

Press Release: PACE UNIVERSITY NAMES NEW DEAN OF LUBIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Dean Singleton has a proven track record of program innovation and success

NEW YORK and PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (August 6, 2020) – Pace University appointed Lawrence G. Singleton as dean of the Lubin School of Business, President Marvin Krislov today announced.

In naming Singleton as dean of Pace University’s business school, which has an established global reputation for preparing students to be competitive, successful and ready on day one in their careers, Krislov cited the new dean’s leadership and success at the School of Business at The George Washington University and Marist College, along with his professional experience as a professor, certified public accountant, and consultant to major companies around the world.

"Dr. Singleton has a proven track record of program innovation and a deep dedication preparing students for successful careers," said President Marvin Krislov. "He'll provide exactly the leadership Lubin needs to adapt for a competitive future, while staying true to its roots as the best place in New York for a hands-on, skills-based business education. We're excited to have him join us at this critical time."

Dean Singleton most recently served as dean and professor of accounting and international business at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was previously a member of the faculty of the School of Business at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he held many leadership positions, including associate dean for undergraduate programs.

In addition to his academic credentials, Singleton has held many professional positions throughout his career. He worked in the audit and National SEC Practice groups of Ernst & Young LLP’s Washington office, and was a visiting professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management in France and Peking University in China.  He has also served as a consultant to many of the world’s leading organizations, including Cisco Systems, Inc., Harley-Davidson Motor Company, NASDAQ Stock Market, National Geographic Society, and The World Bank.

Singleton is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, the American Accounting Association, the National Investor Relations Institute, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

He currently serves on the Board of Governors of Beta Gamma Sigma and as a member of the Board of Directors of The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute. Singleton received PhD, MS, and BS degrees in accounting from Louisiana State University.  He is a certified public accountant and a chartered global management accountant.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be joining Pace University where job-readiness, career placement, and world-class scholarship are part of the fabric of the institution,” Singleton said. “I look forward to working with students, faculty, staff, leadership and alumni to continue this tradition during what is a critical, competitive and exciting time for both business and education.”

Pace University was initially established as a business and accounting school in 1906, and while it has grown considerably since its inception, it remains true to its beginnings. The Lubin School of Business is renowned around the world and is routinely ranked by U.S. News & World Report. It is one reason why Pace is ranked the No. 1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights.

Earlier this year, Lubin launched an accelerated and revamped MBA program that is faster, flexible, and more convenient for students, complete with a specialized curriculum, which includes in-person classes, an exclusively online MBA option, and a mix of both -- ideal for working professionals and people looking to advance their careers. To learn more about the program, specific course offerings, or any of its other specialties and degrees, visit the Lubin School of Business.

“A high-quality education that provides students with knowledge, skills and connections is a must in today’s competitive marketplace,” said Pace Provost Vanya Quiñones. “Dean Singleton understands what our students need to thrive at Pace and in their careers. We’re thrilled to have him join our community.”

About Pace University

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains. www.pace.edu.

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University
Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the AACSB International-accredited Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by one of the region’s largest co-op programs, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers. www.pace.edu/lubin.

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Apple Podcast featured Dr. P.V. Viswanath in "Apple Podcasts Preview"

08/04/2020

Apple Podcast featured Dr. P.V. Viswanath in "Apple Podcasts Preview"

How do we talk about the economic fallout of COVID-19 without going down a Rabbi hole on our favorite topic? We don't. We also don't shy away from puns either. Clearly.On our final episode we talk to Dr. Meylech Viswanath, professor of economics at Pace University about...well, literally everything. He shares some of his incredible journey from Bombay (now Mumbai) to Teaneck, and all the wisdom he learned along the way.Also, B&H. There's a lot of B&H talk.

Listen to the Apple Podcast.

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The Center Square featured Professor of Finance P.V. Viswanath in "Analysis: New York leads all states in residents' interest in loans to make it through pandemic"

07/16/2020

The Center Square featured Professor of Finance P.V. Viswanath in "Analysis: New York leads all states in residents' interest in loans to make it through pandemic"

WalletHub spoke to a number of financial experts to interpret the findings, including P.V. Viswanath, a professor of finance at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. He warned that while some forms of borrowing may be low-risk, such as from one’s own 403(b) or 401(k) plans – provided borrowing is allowed – other types of loans could create long-term problems.

“Obviously, with such borrowing, as for borrowing from any other source, it is important to have in mind how one will repay the loan,” Viswanath wrote. “Especially if interest rates are high, implications for future cashflow might be severe.”

He suggested that borrowing from family might be a reasonable option for some people, and some credit unions offer favorable interest rates. Credit cards, on the other hand, tend to have higher rates.

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Credit Donkey featured Lubin School of Business Professor Dr. Larry Chiagouris in "Mattress Buying Guide"

07/08/2020

Credit Donkey featured Lubin School of Business Professor Dr. Larry Chiagouris in "Mattress Buying Guide"

Should you buy a mattress online or in store?

It is a personal preference, but it is also a matter of how healthy an individual is and what they do for a living.

If someone has a medical condition, such as a problem with their back, it is best to try out the mattress in a store. If someone is an athlete or makes his or her living by doing physical labor, the same is true.

For many people however, online is a great option.

Read the full Credit Donkey article.

 

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The Torah featured P.V. Viswanath in "Black People in Jewish Tradition: Eliminating Racism Requires Honesty"

06/29/2020

The Torah featured P.V. Viswanath in "Black People in Jewish Tradition: Eliminating Racism Requires Honesty"

Black People in Jewish Tradition: Eliminating Racism Requires Honesty

Like many traditions with a long historical pedigree, Judaism has inherited its share of texts with racial bias. Failure to acknowledge this is one reason for prevalent conscious and subconscious racist views that can be found in the American Orthodox Jewish community—the community of which I am a part—which sometimes reveal themselves in overt statements and actions.

The Image of God

Judaism’s core text, the Torah, begins with the lofty claim that all people derive from the people God created on day six, and as such, all human are created in the image of God:

בראשית א:כז וַיִּבְרָא אֱלֹהִים אֶת הָאָדָם בְּצַלְמוֹ בְּצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה בָּרָא אֹתָם.

Gen 1:27 And God created humanity in His image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.[1]

In the next creation story (Gen 2:4b–3:24), we hear that all human beings descend from Adam and Eve, the first couple. In dealing with the very touchy subject of racism in Jewish society, it is easy to point to the lofty sentiment of the first story and the mytho-historic claims of the second as evidence that prejudice against any group of human beings on any basis, including the basis of color or ethnicity, has no place in Judaism. If all human beings are created in God’s image, and all of us are descended from the same primordial couple, how can the idea that one group of humans is inherently superior to another even be considered?

While this argument is true in theory, in practice religions are complex, and the reality is that Judaism has its share of traditions and texts that express negative views about certain groups, including black people. This is in spite of the fact that Jews themselves, over the centuries, have experienced racism and been the target of racial stereotyping. This connects to the recent trend among many Jews over the past half century or so, in particular American Jews, to see themselves as racially white, not realizing that their (partial and tentative) acceptance as white is a recent phenomenon.[2]

This self-identification with the majority culture seems to have intensified negative attitudes towards people of color. As a non-white South Asian Jew (with, nevertheless, a relatively privileged background), I am sensitive to explicit and implicit racism in our core texts – where other mainstream Jews may overlook it.

Read the full Torah article.

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WalletHub featured Finance Professor P.V. Viswanath in "What are the long-term implications of taking a short-term loan in the context of the current economic crisis?"

06/18/2020

WalletHub featured Finance Professor P.V. Viswanath in "What are the long-term implications of taking a short-term loan in the context of the current economic crisis?"

The coronavirus pandemic has deeply disrupted the U.S. economy, which in turn has hurt the incomes of many Americans. Businesses have been forced to lay off workers as they struggle to survive, which has led to nearly 39 million Americans losing their jobs since the start of the pandemic. While all state economies have begun to at least partially reopen, it will take a long time to reverse the economic damage done by COVID-19, and consequently there has been a surge in the number of Americans who need to borrow money to stay afloat.

Americans who are having trouble with their finances during the COVID-19 pandemic are searching for all sorts of options to relieve the pressure, from home equity loans to payday loans. However, people’s interest in getting these types of loans varies from state to state. In order to determine the states where people are searching for loans the most during the pandemic, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across four key metrics. These metrics combine internal credit report data with data on Google search increases for three loan-related terms.

Greater interest in getting a loan indicates that more people in the state are struggling to make ends meet. It also implies there may be more strain on the state’s public assistance programs in the near future, and the state may experience a deeper recession than others will. Below, you can see WalletHub’s ranking of the states and D.C., along with a full description of our methodology.

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CRM Magazine featured Lubin Professor Roy Girasa in "Demystifying Cryptocurrencies: Promise and Potential Lead to Growing Appeal"

06/08/2020

CRM Magazine featured Lubin Professor Roy Girasa in "Demystifying Cryptocurrencies: Promise and Potential Lead to Growing Appeal"

There are some potential downfalls or risks to accepting cryptocurrencies as well.

Roy Girasa, a professor in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University and author of Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies, points to a number of risks that marketers need to know. They include the following

• a lack of acceptance by banks;

Read the full CRM Magazine article.

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