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Baruch College's Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Presents: "The Mortgage Mess and the Great Recession - a Perspective from Scriptural and Talmudic Texts"

NEW YORK, NY-October 16, 2012 The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch Colleges Zicklin School of Business will host its Entrepreneurial Speaker Series, noon-2 p.m., Thursday, October 18. Scott Shay, a founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Signature Bank, will speak about business ethics pertaining to the current mortgage crisis and incorporate lessons from the Talmud and other scriptural texts.

Mr. Shay has been involved in the investment banking and venture capital industries since 1980. Prior to founding Signature Bank, which has grown to $15 billion in assets, he was Managing Director of Ranieri Partners. He has also founded two Jewish not-for-profit organizations, served as board member of the UJA of New York, and is the author of Getting Our Groove Back: How to Energize American Jewry.

WHAT: The Mortgage Mess and the Great Recession A Perspective from Scriptural and Talmudic Texts Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

WHEN: Noon 2 p.m., Thursday, October 18 (Lunch will be served)

WHERE: Newman Vertical Campus Building, Room 14-220


About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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