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。

本次IEW2016涉及五个活动,从周一到周五,每天的主题都不同。学生们可以通过参加不同的主题活动展示自己国家的文化,或者学习其他国家的文化。

1.      周一:品尝世界茗茶
11:00 am-12:30 pm, Student Center 142
学生们有机会来品尝很多种世界茗茶,来一场味觉和嗅觉的世界之旅。

2.      周二:家-心之所地
11:00 am- 12:30 pm, Student Center Atrium
家乡是每个人内心最柔软的部分,来和我们分享你的家乡吧

3.      周三:我的名字
11:15 am- 12:45 pm, Student Center Atrium
世界上有很多种语言和文字,你知道自己的名字在用其他语言怎么写吗?我们的学生志愿者会帮你用多种语言写出你的名字

4.      周四:你想去哪个国家
11:00am -12:30 pm,
Student center atrium
和我们分享你想去哪个国家旅行或者学习,并现场了解Hofstra海外学习的项目

5.      周五:国际才艺大赛
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cultural Center Theater.
参加国际才艺大赛来展示母国的文化并有机会赢得奖励。奖项分为三个:最受观众喜爱奖,最佳表演奖,最佳文化展示奖。



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)。

Turato将此哲学和Avis联系起来,描述了数据分析如何帮助促进公司的销售。“电子整合的程度在提高,”他说,“车辆现在比以前更加紧密的联系在一起(wifi,无人驾驶)。准确的数据分析影响车的价格以及消费者在购买想要的车辆时花费的时间。在Avis,以及一般情况下的车辆销售中,这些幕后发生的过程需要和数据结合联系起来,对这些过程进行分析是非常有必要的。”

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,”

Rappa说,“更多的数据,令我们有能力包容更多的数据,但是,同时也创造了在容量漫溢的时候删除数据的需求。”他强调,“尽管我们生活在数据生态系统里,然而我们对它的运作模式没有头绪。一些由消费者需求推进的产业看中数据因为它能提供的洞察力。商业机构必须有足够的专业知识来获取和理解这些关键的因素。”