Monday, December 19, 2016

<译文>Dr. Debra Comer Receives Primeaux Award for Best Paper

原文请看:Dr. Debra Comer Receives Primeaux Award for Best Paper
作者:Patricia Ciaverallo
Patricia Ciavarello is assistant dean of outreach and undergraduate programs for the Frank G. Zarb School of Business and an alumna of the Zarb School for both her undergraduate and master’s degrees. Email her at patricia.ciavarello[at]


Dr. Debra Comer, PhD, 十月于纽约布法罗在Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference上获得Primeaux Award for Best Paper.
她的论文,“Adapting the Jewish Spiritual Practice of Mussar to Develop Business Students’ Character, 应用了Mussar的信条,一项和当代美德标准一致的关于道德教育的古老实践,用于帮助商业教育者指导学生培养个人性格。她和墨爾本皇家理工大學Michael Schwartz共同合作了这篇论文。
Dr. Comer, Zarb学院2016 Dean’s Research Award获奖者之一,是Journal of Management Education杂志的副编辑,这位Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations的书籍/电影编辑,以及一些其他杂志的编辑董事成员。她的文章出现在Human RelationsJournal of Business EthicsJournal of Management EducationOrganization Science等多本期刊上。她是Moral Courage in Organizations: Doing the Right Thing at Work (2011, M.E. Sharpe)的合作编辑,以及作者之一。她当前的研究兴趣包括ethical behavior in organizations and management education。这个春天,毕业典礼上将会向她表示敬意令就职为The Mel Weitz Distinguished Professor of Business


作者:Marilou R. Giammona
Content Producer at University Relations
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Frank G. Zarb 商学院 Center for International Financial Services and Markets 中心将会举办一次纽约梅隆银行讲座,标题为:“筑造未来:另类投资经理正面临着人口统计的挑战”。这次讲座(已)在十月十二号,周三,下午六点于北校区的University Club举行。
“投资者们持续的转向真正的资产以获得盈利,使他们的投资组合多样化,在动荡的市场中提供引导,”纽约梅隆执行副总以及霍夫斯特拉96MBA校友Brian Ruane说。这次讲座探索了另类投资经理人在披荆斩棘前行中需要仔细思考的微妙话题。
RuaneAlan Flanagan, 纽约梅隆私募和地产基金的总经理和全球主管,强调的话题包括私募,地产和基础设施经理人该如何预期未来五年资产管理规模的强增长,描绘出纽约梅隆的蓝图。

Maggie's Thoughts on Election

The election results are in. As an international student in the United States who has an interest in American politics, I made it a point to watch all three debates, as well as election night coverage. I have also tried to catch up on some of the news and updates on social media and Hofstra’s news site, as well as from my own experience as a debate volunteer.
The night after the election, I drove to New York City to attend “The Women Who Made New York” - a free talk held at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The panel started with an introduction of the four speakers and a brief introduction from Julie Scelfo, the author of the new book The Women Who Made New York. Later on, three women talked about their mothers, who all led political lives. Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Geraldine Ferraro are the three women mentioned in the book who were remembered that night. Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress. Bella Abzug, nicknamed “Battling Bella,” is a lawyer, social activist and the leader of Women’s Movement. Geraldine Ferraro is the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American party.
This is a really interesting time to be civically engaged, and I feel so lucky to be a part of it all.


作者:Ginny Greenberg
Director of public relations and an alumna of Hofstra University.
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迪士尼公主, 超级英雄,穿红宝石鞋的桃乐茜,消防员,毛绒绒的公仔,甚至一个迷你的希拉里克林顿都出现在位于Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute (CCI) 举办的万圣节聚会上。霍夫的吉祥物Kate and Willy的出场令人惊奇,Hofstra Pep Band令人挪动步伐。每一年,CCI都会在游乐场为孩子们和为他们拍照的家长们举办一场万圣节游行。

CCI旨在提升小朋友全面的发展 社会的,情感的,认知的和身体的。这个项目为八个星期到五岁的小朋友提供了适合发展的活动,提供了亲身实践、综合学习的机会。CCI被National Association of the Education for Young Children (NAEYC)认可。全国范围内,只有百分之八的学前教育项目被NAEYC认可。

Saturday, November 12, 2016

International Education Week (Nov.14th - Nov. 18th)

International Student Affairs将在11月14-18日举办International Education Week (IEW) 2016, 这是全美大学一起庆祝的文化周活动。IEW是由美国国务院和教育部联合举办的,旨在提供学生适合的国际环境,使之更好地为未来海外学习和交换项目做准备。


1.      周一:品尝世界茗茶
11:00 am-12:30 pm, Student Center 142

2.      周二:家-心之所地
11:00 am- 12:30 pm, Student Center Atrium

3.      周三:我的名字
11:15 am- 12:45 pm, Student Center Atrium

4.      周四:你想去哪个国家
11:00am -12:30 pm,
Student center atrium

5.      周五:国际才艺大赛
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cultural Center Theater.

Attention Current Students: come join us for International Education Week! If you can sing, dance or play an instrument, we want YOU! Sign up through the Google link below:

Sign Up HERE

Monday, November 14, 2016

International Tea Tasting

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Student Center 142

Tea is the second-most common drink in the world after water. Tea culture around the world is so different from the Japanese matcha ceremony to the Argentine mate experience. The international tea tasting is a great chance for you to have a worldwide sensory experience. Join us to take a sip of different varieties of teas!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Home is Where My Heart is

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Student Center Atrium

There is always something special about our hometown. It is the place where we grew up, it is the place where we made our first friend, it is the place that we left behind to come to college here. You may have multiple places that you call home: please share them all with us! Stop by to share your hometown and enjoy a sweet treat!


Say My Name

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Student Center Atrium

There are roughly 6,909 distinct languages in the world. Are you curious what your name would look like in other languages? Our student volunteers can help write you name in different languages!


H1-B Presentation, Goldstein and Cheung LLP

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Cultural Center Theater

If you are interested in finding out about work options after your OPT benefit, please join us as the law offices of Goldstein and Cheung LLP explain the H1B option in depth from filing fees to quota exceptions. This firm has concentrated on U.S. immigration and nationality law for more than 40 years.


Where in the World Would You Like to Go?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Student Center Atrium-11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

There are around 200 countries in the world, and the food, language, culture is different to what's in your home country. Which country would you like to go to? Write it down on the speech bubble.


International Showcase

Friday, November 18, 2016

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cultural Center Theater

What's special in your home country? Do you have any traditional dance? Do you play any special instruments? Do you have any special songs? Join the International Showcase to show your own culture and win a big prize!

Big Data Analytics and Changing Business Practices

Farrokh Nasri, professor of informative systems and business analytics at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, recently moderated a discussion about the intersection of big data, business, and technology that brought together experts from a variety of industries. 

Big data offers “new opportunities for competitive advantage. It unlocks the predictive potential of data and helps improve operational efficiency, financial performance, and strategic decisions,” he said.

Data analytics, often referred to as business analytics or big data analytics, is a reformation of data analysis techniques. The increase in accessibility, accuracy, fast pace advancement, and cost effectiveness are all contributing factors to the importance of using data analytics across all industries.

Today, companies can decipher consumer habits and gather a series of algorithmic profiles that can provide clues to what products will appeal to them. Timothy Cecere, chief talent officer and director of human resources at GroupM Worldwide, emphasized how this use of data analytics is especially useful in advertising. “Advertising agents want a happy client with sales going up, Cecere said “We are moving toward a social listening world where the most valuable brands will utilize analytics at their core, with the goal of using data to better understand and serve their consumers.”

At the Krasnoff Quality Management Institute (KQMI), Dr. Yosef Dlugacz, senior vice president and chief of clinical quality, education, and research for Northwell Health, emphasized that data provides a preventative approach to health care. “We analyze data and transform it into evidence-based measurements to provide accurate outcomes,” he said. He added that big data can help educate health care professionals about vital patient history, which allows for a transparency into the clients’ needs when it comes to quality care. “The goal is to process information as quickly as possible to facilitate the best possible outcome for patients and the future of medicine.”

Diane Garnick, managing director and chief income strategist for TIAA and a Zarb alumna, outlined  how data has evolved  over the years. In phase one, raw data and theories transitioned from paper form toward the beginning of computerized systems. Forecasting consumer wants became key, and information was broken down by generational groups. Phase two was the introduction of semi-structured data –  data that could be sorted. However, in this phase there was very little predictive power. Phase three she refers to as “zip code economics.” Garnick said that a “zip code is one of the most important data points about an individual.” The geographic area in which a person lives can help predict what their needs and wants might be. The most valuable tool for a successful businessperson is access to data. Without it, Ms. Garnick says, “you’re just another guy with an opinion.”

Vice president of technology at Avis and a Zarb alumnus, John A. Turato, provided valuable data analytics from an engineering standpoint. He emphasized Moore’s Law, which states that the computing power of a single microchip should double approximately every two years as scientists figure out how to fit increasingly more information into a shrinking space.

Turato related this philosophy to Avis and described how data analytics helps drive the company’s sales. “The level of electronic integration has increased,” he said. “Cars are connected more now than ever (i.e. Wi-Fi, self-driving). Accurate data analytics affects the pricing of cars and amount of time consumers take when shopping for the cars that they want. At Avis, and in general car sales, it is essential for those behind-the-scenes to get involved with the data, and do the analysis required to obtain those key insights.”

The panel closed with a discussion by Michael Rappa, a distinguished professor and director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University. He explained that there is an emerging data ecosystem, creating phenomenal change. Rapidly progressing electronic data creates an urgency to keep up with the masses, while simultaneously keeping personal information secure. “In today’s digital world, we have so much information that must be protected,” Rappa said. “The more data we are able to gain, the more we want to contain, thus, creating the need to delete data as capacity becomes full.” He highlighted the fact that we are “living in a data ecosystem, but [we are] clueless about how it works. Consumer-driven industries value data because of the levels of insight it offers, and it is critical that businesses have the knowledge and expertise to facilitate the extraction and understanding of those key characteristics.”

Farrokh Nasri, 霍夫斯特拉Zarb商学院信息系统和商业分析教授,最近开展了一次关于大数据、商业、技术交融结合的学术讨论。这次学术讨论吸引了各领域多个专家参与。大数据提供“竞争优势的新机会。它解锁了数据预测的潜能,帮助提升运营的效率,财政表现,以及战略决策。”他说到。

Data Analytics,通常也被称为Business Analytics或者Big Data Analytics,是Data Analysis技术的革新。 数据的可取性,准确性,快速的进步,以及低成本高收益的特性都是数据分析在各行业无比重要的原因。

今天,公司能够解密消费者习惯以及收集一系列演算资料以了解什么样的产品能够吸引他们。Timothy CecereGroupM Worldwide,才能总监和人力资源部的执行官,强调数据分析的运用在广告业格外有用,“广告商希望看到的是一个快乐的用户,以及销售量的增加”Cecere说,“我们正在向一个社交聆听型社会前行,最强大的品牌将运用数据分析提高品牌核心价值,目标于运用数据更好的理解和服务他们的客户。

 KQMI(Krasnoff Quality Management institute)的高级VP,Northwell Health的临床质量、教育和研究总监,Yosef Dlugacz博士,强调数据提供了医疗保健的预防性措施方法。“我们分析数据,转移数据到有证据支持的方式中去提供准确的结果。”他说。他继续补充:大数据能够在质量护理方面帮助医疗护理的职业人士认识了解客户的需要。“目标是越快越好的处理信息,有助于病人得到最好的治疗效果,以及医药的未来。”

Diane Garnick, TIAA的执行官和Chief Income Strategist,Zarb 校友,列举出数据在这些年是如何进化的。第一阶段,基础数据和理论从纸的形式到电脑系统。预测消费者的需求成为了关键,信息根据时代群体分化。第二个阶段是半分化数据的介绍 - 数据能够被分类。但是,在这个阶段,数据有极少的预测力。第三个阶段是“邮政编码经济”,Garnick说到“邮编是一个个体最重要数据之一。”一个人居住的地理位置能帮助预测他们的需求。对一个成功的商人来说最有价值的工具就是可获取的数据。没有了数据,Ms. Garnick 说,“你就是只是一个有观点的人。”

Avis的技术VP,Zarb的校友,John A. Turato, 从一个工程师的角度提供了宝贵的数据分析。他重点强调了Moore’s Law(Moore’s Law指出,在一个日益缩小的空间, 一个单独的芯片的计算能力应该在每两年双倍提高)。


这次圆桌会议以Michael Rappa(北卡罗莱纳州立大学数据分析所的执行官以及教授)的讨论结束。他解释说, 数据生态系统正成为一种趋势,这种趋势正在创造巨大的改变。迅速进步中的电子数据创造了与大众同步的紧迫性,同时令个人信息得到保密。“在今天的电子世界中,我们有太多的数据需要被保护,”


Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween is coming!

Halloween is coming! Last October, I was brought by a dear friend of mine to a costume shop near Cambridge. Usually on Halloween, a group of friends go to a costume party and have fun together. If you are staying on campus, I have discovered some spooky festivities: 
Saturday, October 15th 6pm to 8pm
NorWITCH Haunted House!
Saturday, October 15 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
BYOB: Bring Your Own Bear to Movie Night
Sunday, October 16th, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Courtyard Carnival
Thursday, Occtober 20th, 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Pumpkin Carving Party
There are two Halloween movies (or Cartoon movies) I really want to share with all of you. I think both are great movies to watch with your friends or your family!

Now get into the Halloween spirit and sign up on GetInolvedHU!