E-News from AU School of Business
Spring 2011


Trading Room Named After James Riley, Jr., Philanthropist and Former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co.
Success in the financial world is measured by yields, returns, and job titles, but the best investments and endeavors of a career—philanthropy and sharing experience—are easy to miss in a number-driven industry. Generous donations of time and money, like those made by Adelphi University Adjunct Professor and former Goldman Sachs Partner and Managing Director James Riley, Jr., ensure future success and will reap returns for generations to come. Read More...

Adelphi Business Students Experience Trade and Culture in China
As local and national markets continue to weave together on the global scale, familiarity with our trading partners has become increasingly valuable for anyone entering the business world today. One such country is the People's Republic of China, whose surging economy recently became the world's second largest. Over this winter break, a group of 14 Adelphi University students along with two business faculty leaders went on a two-week excursion to experience China's unique sights, sounds, places, and people. Read More...

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Accounting Major Travels to the U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy
Paige Hall, a business major studying in the B.B.A. in Accounting program, attended the U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy in Washington, D.C., as a student delegate for Adelphi University in November 2010. Read More...

Economics Professor Worked on Live Broadcast of Holocaust Remembrance Program
This spring, Professor David Machlis worked on a live broadcast of a special Yom Ha'Shoah Holocaust Remembrance program, to be aired directly from Auschwitz on Sunday, May 1, 2011. The March of the Living's Yom Ha'Shoah program enriched the community's Yom Ha'Shoah commemoration and attracted a broad audience, with particular appeal for those young members for whom education is so critical. Read More...

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Management Professor Speaks about Strategies for Career Advancement
On December 1, 2010, Dr. Joyce Silberstang, an assistant professor in the School of Business at Adelphi University, was invited to serve as a keynote speaker and to lead a professional workshop hosted by the Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) Alumni Advisory Board. In her talk, "Negotiating Career Advancement: Upward Mobility in a Downsized Economy," Professor Silberstang discussed how knowing one's personal and professional strengths is the first step in self-promotion. She also focused on positioning oneself for success by developing a career strategy that focuses on individual values and goals. Some of the topics she covered included excelling at job interviews, negotiating salaries, demonstrating competence, developing networks, and speaking with superiors about tough issues. Read More...

Graduate Business Students Invent New Technology-Based Products
Graduate students in Professor Gita Surie's Management of Technology class have designed, developed, and presented ideas for new technology-based products. Using waste and environmentally friendly items, students created working products ranging from a solar-powered iPod charger to a children's clock and a musical device with a full calendar and various built-in learning features. Read More...

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The Business Breakfast Series Continues…
The School of Business continues to host its periodic breakfast meetings with executives from areas such as human resource management, finance, and marketing. Read More...

Faculty in the News
Find out about what our faculty have been up to. Read More...



If you have any questions or comments, please email Caitlin Geiger at cgeiger@adelphi.edu.