June 2020

Dear Zicklin Community,

As the Class of 2020 approaches commencement, we congratulate them on their hard work and sacrifice, especially in these unprecedented times. They’ve managed to complete rigorous degree programs amid the pandemic, and now they’re eager to advance in their careers.

Since the School of Business was founded more than 100 years ago, our success has been because of our commitment to providing superior business education that is both accessible and impactful, and our students’ drive to fulfill their hopes and dreams.

I hope all of us in the Zicklin community will think of our newest graduates and support them whenever possible. The world needs their leadership now more than ever


Fenwick Huss, Willem Kooyker Dean, Zicklin School of Business

Don’t miss our New Normal in Business webinars this month, with Dean Fenwick Huss, Senior Associate Dean Paquita Davis-FridayLarry Zicklin (BBA, ’57), Chair & CEO of Deloitte & Touche LLP Lara Abrash (MBA, ’94), and Chairman and CEO of Interpublic Group Michael Roth (BBA, ’67).

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Class of 2020’s Top Students

For the second year in a row, Baruch College’s valedictorian and salutatorian are from the Zicklin School of Business.

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#ZicklinTogether: On The Front Lines

Zicklin alum Ola Ellis (Executive MBA, ’19) is a senior patient care supervisor at Quest Diagnostics, which is on the forefront of testing both for COVID-19 and the recently released IgG antibody test. With the ongoing pandemic, she says her job responsibilities have “definitely changed,” both in terms of what she does and how she does it.

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Zicklin in the Media

Assistant Professor Lauren E. Aydinliyim, Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management, has won an Abraham J. Briloff Prize in Ethics.

Professor Kapil Bawa, Aaron G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business, was featured in the “Ask the Expert” section for a WalletHub story on Citibank credit cards.

Alumnus Max Berger (BBA ’68, LLD-Hon. ’19), was one of just 41 attorneys to be inducted into Lawdragon’s 2020 Hall of Fame. He joins a prestigious list that includes Anita Hill, Ty Cobb, David Boies, Elizabeth Warren, and other prominent lawyers.

Professor Marc Edelman, Department of Law, published two articles in Forbes, the first arguing for reforming NCAA rules on marketing athletes, and the second about daily fantasy sports.

Associate Professor Jian Hua, Professor and Krell Chair Lin Peng, and Distinguished Professor Robert Schwartz, Bert W. Wasserman Department of Economics and Finance, published a paper in the Review of Financial Studies that proposes a new measure of stock resiliency.

Professor Debbie Kaminer, Department of Law, published an article in the New York Law Journal on discrimination against workers without COVID-19 antibodies.

Adjunct professor Cory Labanow, Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management, has won a Baruch College Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Undergraduate Luke Lombardi has helped raise $100,000 for COVID-19 relief — an effort that got the student-athlete an interview on NBC Channel 4 with sports anchor Bruce Beck.

Associate Professor Ivan Montiel, Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management, and two co-authors from the University of Granada, Spain, edited a virtual issue of the Journal of Business Ethics on the need for “rapid responsible innovation” in this era of COVID-19.

Professor Lilac Nachum, Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business, was quoted in an article in Bloomberg on the importance of transparent supply chains.

Associate Professor Nizan Geslevich Packin, Department of Law, published an article in Forbes arguing that while the U.S. has taken a “total free fall approach” toward the pandemic, it is not too late to design an effective plan.

Professor Ana Valenzuela, Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business, published research showing that phone vibrations accompanying positive text messages can help the receiver feel better about the interaction.