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On the 15th Anniversary of 9/11/01

It has now been 15 years since one of the worst days in American history. It is a tragedy that many of us will remember forever, and one that claimed the lives of several members of the Hofstra family (including the Zarb School). On this anniversary, it is a good time to reflect.

Each year on this date, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum has a “Tribute in Light”. This is

“an [iconic] art installation that is produced annually in New York on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Tribute in Light illuminates the New York City sky just south of the Memorial site. On 9/11, the 9/11 Memorial plaza is open to the public from 3 p.m. to midnight for the viewing of Tribute in Light.”

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum also has available online multimedia information about an incredible exhibit called “Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11.” Click on the preceding link to see the summary.

If you click on this link, you can see a video clip about one of the works of art. It is very moving. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum says the following about the clip:

“Papers, letters, business forms, and personal notes flutter through the air in this film by the creative collective, Blue Man Group. Inspired by the scraps of paper that blew from the World Trade Center into the yard of their rehearsal space in Brooklyn on Sept. 11, the members of Blue Man Group wrote the song, “Exhibit 13,” featuring spoken recitations of the papers’ contents, and created the accompanying video, both named after one of the scorched pieces of paper they found. Blue Man Group members Chris Wink, Matt Goldman,and Phil Stanton are New York residents and were in various locations in Manhattan on 9/11. The performance group is based in New York.”


Part One. An Infographic About Being Happier in Life

One key goal that most of us have in attending and graduating from Hofstra University and its Zarb School of Business — or otherwise being affiliated with Zarb — is to be happy in our lives. As defined by Merriam-Webster: Happiness is “a state of well-being and contentment.” So, a good starting point is to ask ourselves how happy are we? Do we understand our level of happiness? What can we do to be happier?

According to Happify:

“If there’s one takeaway from the science of happiness, it’s this: You have the ability to control how you feel — and with consistent practice, you can form life-long habits for a more satisfying and fulfilling life.”

Happify has some interesting free activities and games to help you live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Click the Happify infographic for a larger view.


Zarb’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year: Janet Lenaghan

The annual Hofstra Teacher of the Year awards (by school) are an important recognition of excellence in teaching as determined by students:

“Each spring, members of Hofstra’s current academic graduating classes help select the faculty members from each school and college who will receive the annual Teacher of the Year awards. The faculty members selected receive an engraved plaque, recognition in the commencement program, and a monetary award.”

In March, graduating students are invited to vote online for the faculty they feel are most deserving of recognition as distinguished teachers. All faculty members who have taught a minimum of three (3) full years at Hofstra are eligible for the Teacher of the Year award. A faculty member who receives the award will be removed from the ballot for the following four (4) years (i.e., excluded for one four-year academic cycle). Once back on the ballot, the faculty member would be eligible for the Teacher of the Year Award after three (3) additional years. Following this procedure, both potential first time and past Teacher of the Year recipients are treated equally.”

Dr. Janet A. Lenaghan, an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, was srecently elected as the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year for the Zarb School of Business.

Click the image to see the biography of Professor Lenaghan.



Zarb School Experts and Media Coverage

Under the auspices of University Relations, Hofstra has a number of experts who interact with the media on behalf of the University:

“The Hofstra University Press Room [(516) 463-6818] serves as a resource for the media to discover the many different areas of specialization of our diverse faculty. They are available for expert commentary on breaking news or feature stories on hundreds of topics.  This section was designed to help reporters reach Hofstra University experts easily. The site is a tool that will offer the most current information on some of our experts currently in the media. Here, many topics from many experts, are at your fingertips. Our goal for this section was to best serve the University by informing the public and the media of Hofstra’s distinguished faculty achievements, most current research and activities, as well as expanding the general visibility of the University.”

Here, shown alphabetically, are Zarb School faculty who participate in this initiative and are currently listed on the Hofstra experts’ Web page:


Zarb School Celebrates 50!! Please Join Us.

Please join us as we celebrate Zarb’s 50th Anniversary! March 23 at 6:00 PM. Details below.

Advanced registration is required. Please RSVP at www.hofstra.edu/zarbrsvp.

Attendees will receive a Zarb 50th Anniversary commemorative gift!

50th anniversary final poster

50th Anniversary of the Zarb School of Business

A 50th anniversary celebration of the Zarb School of Business will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6-8 p.m., The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus. FIVE distinguished business leaders — all Hofstra alumni — are scheduled to speak. See the  program below.

Click here to register. For more information, please contact Patricia Ciavarello, Director of Outreach for the Zarb School of Business, at patricia.ciavarello@hofstra.edu.

50th Program


Leaders Are Made Here at the Zarb School

At the Zarb School of Business Web site, there is a section called Frank G. Zarb School of Business: Leaders Are Made Here: “When you earn a degree from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, you join a network of successful alumni who are leaders in all corners of the world, a diverse group of men and women who are driven to excel in whatever field they’ve chosen. They are innovators and mentors who thrive on challenge and know how to get the best out of those around them. Their industries and interests are varied, but they all share one thing: they began their journey at Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business.”

Five VERY successful Zarb alumni are featured, and each taped a video for YouTube. We will be sharing the stories and videos of each of these business success stories in posts beginning next week.