The Frank G. Zarb School of Business is celebrating its new, state-of-the-art building, which opened to students for the Spring 2019 semester, with a series of events including an Open House for the campus community and a panel discussion with leading business leaders.
The 52,000-square-foot building is equipped with a new Behavioral Research in Business Lab, an enhanced Center for Entrepreneurship, makerspace/startup incubator, multiple areas for student independent and collaborative study, as well as administrative, faculty and student club offices.
The added spaces are designed to enhance students’ hands-on learning by increasing their ability to do real-world business and research projects. In addition, this month Dr. Janet Lenaghan, vice dean and professor of management, was appointed Dean of the Zarb School– the first woman to hold the post in the school’s fifty-year history.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead Hofstra’s Zarb School of Business as we transition to our new home,” said Dean Lenaghan. “The Zarb School is already ranked and recognized among the best business programs in the nation, and this building enhances the elements that set the Zarb educational experience apart – innovative programs, technologically advanced resources, hands-on experiential learning and close connections with faculty.”
In keeping with Hofstra’s commitment to environmental stewardship, the new building is pursuing LEED certification to the Silver level from the U.S. Green Building Council. It consumes 40% less water than buildings that use conventional plumbing fixtures and uses energy efficient technologies to reduce energy costs by 23.6%.
The new building is constructed next to C.V. Starr Hall, which is home to the business school’s classrooms and lecture halls, as well as the Martin B. Greenberg academic trading room, one of the largest academic trading rooms in the country. The new building is connected to C.V. Starr Hall via an enclosed second-story pedestrian walkway.
The Zarb School of Business is hosting an Open House on Feb. 6 for the campus community. On March 28, the school will host a “Meet the C-Suite” panel discussion, followed by a reception and tours.