January 2021

Zicklin School Announces New Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Senior Associate Dean Paquita Davis-Friday spoke last month at the AACSB Global Diversity Summit about the Zicklin School’s various initiatives in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She says the most significant currently is a soon-to-launch partnership with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), that will support underrepresented minority students as they earn their BBA degrees.

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What Does Effective Management Look Like? This Zicklin Professor Has an Idea

If Richard Kopelman were a painter, he’d be a Cubist. The longtime Zicklin professor of management recently published a textbook, Managing Organizational Performance: The Cube One Framework. What’s the Cube One Framework? Hint: It looks like a popular toy from the 1980s…

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January 12 Webinar: Crisis, Opportunity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation: One Woman’s Story

Michelle Feinberg (upper left), Founder of New York Embroidery Studio, pivoted from high-end fashion to become the city’s largest maker of PPE gowns. She’ll discuss her career with Scott Newbert, Lawrence N. Field Chair in Entrepreneurship and Academic Director, Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship; and our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57). Q&A led by Professor Gwen Webb of the Office of Executive Programs.


Zicklin in the Media

Professor of Information Systems Raquel Benbunan-Fich has been named senior editor at the European Journal of Information Systems, one of the world’s top peer-reviewed journals in its field.

Alumnus Thomas K. Cheriyan (MBA, ’10), sales manager for OwnBackup, a cloud-to-cloud backup and restore vendor, won a 2020 award from Brainshark, an online coaching and training program.

Professor of law Marc Edelman was quoted in a New York Times article that also cited his research on college sports during COVID-19. He was quoted in a Washington Post article on a similar topic.

Alumnus Matt Feldman (BBA, ’15), founder of Moku Foods, has been named to the 2021 Forbes‘ “30 Under 30” list.

Professor of law Donna Gitter received a Community Partnership Award along with her Macaulay Honors students for their work transcribing interviews with immigrant high school students for a new book, Green Card Youth Voices: Upstate New York.

Adjunct professor of marketing Robb Hecht was interviewed by US News & World Report about the advantages of a marketing degree.

Alumnus Sidney Kess (BBA, ’48) wrote an article for the 90th anniversary of The CPA Journal.

Professor Terrence Martell, Director of the Weissman Center for International Business and an expert in international commodity markets, has been named to the board of directors of Analog Gold, Inc.

Alumnus Ed Mendlowitz (BBA, ’63) has once again been named to Accounting Today‘s list of Top 100 most influential people in accounting.

In Forbes, associate professor of law Nizan Packin asks, “Will a COVID-19 vaccine inoculate fintech startups or lead to their demise?” She was also a panelist at a symposium on Financial and Corporate Regulation in the Biden Administration, and was quoted in Coindesk about risks created by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s lowered standards for sharing customer data.

Professor of finance Gwendolyn Webb co-published a paper in Managerial Finance on exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Emeritus professor of law Jay Weiser argued in The Bulwark that the 15th Amendment could be used as a legal basis to sue Donald Trump.

Alumnus Shai Weiss (BBA, ’95), CEO of Virgin Atlantic, will speak at the Zicklin School next month as part of our ongoing New Normal in Business webinar series.

Assistant Professor of Real Estate Albert Zevelev published a paper in The Review of Financial Studies that is the first to empirically identify how the ability to pledge a home as collateral, after purchase, affects the price.

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
Wednesdays (January 6, 13, 20, 27), 10:00 – 11:00 am

Executive MS in Information Systems Virtual Information Session
January 6, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Zicklin’s 10 Specialized Master’s Programs
January 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Executive MS in Finance Virtual Information Session
January 8, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Executive MBA Virtual Information Session
January 9, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Zicklin’s Full-Time MBA & Evening MBA Programs
January 12, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Doctorate of Professional Studies in Business Virtual Information Session
January 13, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Zicklin’s GMAT/GRE Policies and How to Prepare
January 15, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration Virtual Information Session
January 15, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Application Workshop Webinar
January 19, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Zicklin’s Full-Time MBA Program Webinar
January 22, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Executive MS in Human Resource Management Virtual Information Session
January 26, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

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