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Following the recent dedication of the University’s Veterans Success Center, St. John’s has announced that its Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center, which supplies free virtual tax preparation services for low-income New Yorkers, has extended its services to allow qualifying veterans to have their taxes prepared in person by on-campus volunteers.
St. John’s University community will be hosting its 5th Annual “Light it Up Blue” for Autism Awareness Extravaganza during the month of April.
Paul Walker, Ph.D., James J. Schiro/Zurich Chair of Enterprise Risk Management, was recently appointed to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s (COSO) advisory council. The team of advisors is tasked with reviewing and updating the 2004 Enterprise Risk Management- Integrated Framework.
Sixty-two new members of the New York City Teaching Collaborative (NYCTC) spent three of the first days in the year 2015 at an orientation held at St. John’s Manhattan campus at 101 Astor Place.
The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution, a leader in the ADR field, and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the nation’s leading provider of quality bankruptcy educational programs, held their annual 40-hour bankruptcy mediation training recently at St. John’s new Manhattan campus.
On November 20, 2014, over 100 universal pre-k (UPK) teachers from community-based organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City took part in the second day of a professional development workshop entitled, “How Music and Movement Can Enrich Your Classroom.”
On October 31, 2014, a team of six St. John’s undergraduate students competed in the Federal Reserve College FED Challenge against teams from 35 other schools in the New York area.
This October, St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science teamed up with global consulting firm Protiviti to conduct a joint-study regarding U.S. insurance companies and the changes to risk management practices as they prepare for 2015 Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) requirements.
St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (SRM) recently collaborated with the International Insurance Society (IIS) to analyze global risk management and insurance education in a rapidly expanding market. The Collegiate Education in Risk Management and Insurance Globally: Past, Present and Future study, authored by SRM faculty member Dr. W. Jean Kwon, calls for a need to increase the quality and broaden accessibility to risk management and insurance education programs worldwide.
On October 15, 2014, nearly 200 regulators, industry leaders, academics and students came together to discuss insurance regulation and supervision during the Regulation as a Business Risk Conference hosted by the School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science (SRM) at BNY Mellon in New York City.

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