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Lemberg Academic Center inauguration

New Facilities, New Faces, New Courses

September 1, 2003

The Lemberg Academic Center rises
The new Lemberg Academic Center is rapidly rising from the ground next to our current facilities in the Sachar International Center. Construction began only in August, but the steel frame is mostly up, and the building's final outline is taking shape. The new Center, scheduled to open next fall, will double the School's facilities and provide state-of-the-art classrooms, study spaces, offices and a cafC). 

The Lemberg Academic Center

An architect's rendering (right) of a classroom in the new facility when it is completed.

Key appointments strengthen faculty
Important new additions to our faculty this year include Professor Carol Osler, a leading expert on financial market microstructure formerly at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Assistant Professors Rashmi Shankar andCan Erbil, specialists in international macroeconomics and development, respectively. Two additional senior scholars have agreed to join us next fall:Professor Stephen Cecchetti, a world-renowned expert on central banking now at Ohio State University, and Linda Bui, an environment specialist, currently at Boston University. New Adjunct Faculty include Professors Bruce Bolnick, while Adjunct Professors Ballantine, Bayone and Canella, some of our most popular instructors, have increased their offerings.

New courses address critical issues
Central to GSIEF's teaching philosophy is to use current issues as "laboratories for learning." Each year a significant part of the curriculum turns over to make room for new courses on the key emerging problems that confront business and policy leaders. We also revise offerings to emphasize professional skills most in demand in the global economy. This year's new courses include:

  • The Leadership Experience
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Corporations and Communities
  • Finals Manias and Panics
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Planning and Control
  • Integrated Financial Analysis
  • Public Finance in Developing Countries
  • Investment Policy in Developing Countries