February 2021

New Study Names Seven Zicklin Professors as Top Researchers Worldwide

Professors from the Departments of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing were named to the list, which encompasses more than eight million researchers across 174 fields and was published in the journal PLOS Biology by a Stanford University professor.

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#ZicklinTogether: How Creative Pursuits Help Us in the Pandemic

Whether it’s poetry, painting, or playing music, faculty and staff at the Zicklin School have turned to creative outlets to help relieve the stress of dealing with a global pandemic and an 11-month lockdown. Can you guess which Zicklin professor is also a standup comedian?

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February 9 Webinar: Virgin Atlantic Before, During, and After the Pandemic

Since its first canceled flight in February 2020, Virgin Atlantic has survived a shutdown of the airline industry, major layoffs, and a Chapter 15 bankruptcy filing in the U.S. — all while receiving no financial support from the British government. In our next Zicklin Talks Business webinar, Mr. Shai Weiss (BBA, ’95) Virgin Atlantic CEO and Zicklin School alumnus, will discuss the firm’s path through the pandemic so far and what he sees as its future with our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57). Followed by Q&A led by Professor Gwen Webb.


Zicklin in the Media

Professor Raquel Benbunan-Fich (Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics) was quoted on Grow, a website from Acorns and CNBC, about staying productive while using Slack and other messaging tools.

Professor Lauren Block (Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business) participated in a conference held by the North American Society for Marketing Education.

Professor Marc Edelman (Department of Law) spoke to ESPN Radio in Utah about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear NCAA athlete pay limit legislation; argued in Forbes that college athletes should be allowed to unionize; called Ohio State’s medical ethics “questionable” and wrote about online sports betting in the same publication, and was interviewed by National Public Radio’s Marketplace.

Associate Professor Mahima Hada (Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business) co-published an article in the Journal of Retailing on how franchisors change contracts at the onset of crises. Its timeliness garnered some press coverage.

Alumna Mayoori Kango (MBA, ’07) was included in an India Times article on former movie stars now working at multinational corporations.

Alumnus Raj Manchanda (MBA, ’98) has been named Chief Technology Officer of the Society of the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE).

Professor Lilac Nachum (Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business) was quoted in an article about the future of commuting on the World Economic Forum website.

Professor Scott Newbert, Lawrence N. Field Chair in Entrepreneurship, was quoted in Newsday about the recent uptick in business launches.

Alumnus Billy Robbins (BBA, ’96) was promoted to vice president and general manager of WBFF-TV in Baltimore, MD.

Alumna Kathleen Walsh (MBA, ’05), principal of Kathleen Walsh Interiors, was interviewed by HAMPTONS magazine.

Professor Valerie Watnick (Chair, Department of Law) was invited by Baruch’s Center for Teaching & Learning to present a new, collaborative exam she developed at the Center’s Fall Faculty Teaching Innovations Showcase.

Assistant Professor Dexin Zhou (Economics and Finance) co–published an article, “Predicting Litigation Risk via Machine Learning,” on a Harvard Law School blog.

Zicklin Events

Due to coronavirus, all in-person events have been canceled. We continue to offer an array of virtual events for the Zicklin community.

Graduate Admissions Live Chat Q&A
February 3 & 17, 10 – 11 am

Entrepreneurial Lunch & Learn
Inspiration to Execution: Channel Your Inner Entrepreneur
February 4, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Executive Admissions Guide for Fall 2021
February 5, 12 – 1 pm

Financing Your Executive Degree Programs
February 6, 12 – 1 pm

Zicklin’s Full-Time MBA & Evening MBA Programs
February 9, 10 – 11 am

Public and Private Sector Uses of Criminal Justice System Data: Perspectives on Digital Punishment, Privacy, and Stigma
February 11, 12:30 – 1:45 pm

Entrepreneurial Lunch & Learn
Engineering World-Class Startup Teams
February 18, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Application Workshop Webinar
February 23, 10 – 11 am

What Investors Need to Know About Audits
February 23, 5 – 6 pm
(Sponsored by the CFA Society New York. Registration is free for Zicklin faculty, staff, and students, but you must create a CFA Institute account to register.)

Public Interest and Profit: Big Pharma and the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
February 24, 12:30 – 1:45 pm

Learn more about Zicklin’s graduate and executive programs at these information sessions, open houses, and webinars.