We Got You, Abe

Legendary Baruch Professor
to be Immortalized by Virtual Library Project

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Professor Abe Briloff's recent speech during Ethics Week

Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus Abraham J. Briloff (’37, MSEd ’41) was the center of attention at the 2006 American Accounting Association meeting in Washington this past August. In fact, “Where is the Next Abe Briloff” was the topic of the plenary address by Floyd Norris, senior staff writer at The New York Times. Briloff himself responded to Floyd’s query by calling for a complete rethink in university research and teaching.

Since Abe Briloff himself is clearly so valued, plans are in the works to duplicate him. Floyd cited a forthcoming “Virtual Abe Library,” where online visitors will have access to a “Robotic Abe” (circa age 40), who will respond to questions and direct visitors to electronic versions of his writings related to analyzing current financial and audit failures.

The Virtual Abe Library Project is supported by the Critical Perspectives on Accounting Journal, the Friends of Abe Briloff Society, Baruch’s Newman Library, and Professor George Mickhail of the University of Wollongong, South Australia.

Professor Tony Tinker, PhD
Stan Ross Department of Accountancy

Marina Zogbi
Office of Communications and Marketing