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New York Times ArtsBeat: "Battery Dance Festival to Kick Off Aug. 15"

07/01/2015

New York Times ArtsBeat: "Battery Dance Festival to Kick Off Aug. 15"

If summer is sleepy for New York dance, then the Battery Dance Festival is a caffeine boost to help tide it over until the fall.

Formerly known as the Downtown Dance Festival, the series runs Aug. 15 to 21 and comes as the Battery Dance Company celebrates its 40th anniversary. Each performance is free, with the New York Harbor at dusk as the backdrop. The finale is at Pace University’s Schimmel Center for the Arts.

Read more: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/battery-dance-festival-to-k...

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USA Today: "Macy's is the latest to cut ties with Donald Trump"

07/01/2015

USA Today: "Macy's is the latest to cut ties with Donald Trump"

. . . And this could only be the beginning, according to Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business.

"We are witnessing a jumping on the bandwagon by others who do not want to appear out of step with the trend to put distance between themselves and Donald Trump," Chiagouris says.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/01/macys-donald-trump-menswear/29560123/

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USA Today: "Taiwan becomes first Asian nation with Silicon Valley launch pad"

07/01/2015

USA Today: "Taiwan becomes first Asian nation with Silicon Valley launch pad"

. . . The opening of the Taiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center in San Jose, Calif., makes it the ninth country to open an office to facilitate companies coming from overseas to find their way in Silicon Valley.

Currently France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland all have some form of outpost here.

"Everyone looks to Silicon Valley as a mecca of innovation and entrepreneurship," said Bruce Bachenheimer, director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University in New York City. "They have to be here."

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/06/19/taiwan-silicon-valley-soft-landing-bridge/28928305/

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Associated Press: "Will Latest Inflammatory Comments Tarnish Trump's Brand?"

06/30/2015

Associated Press: "Will Latest Inflammatory Comments Tarnish Trump's Brand?"

. . . Despite the loss of his NBC deal, Larry Chiagouris, marketing professor at Pace University in New York, said it's likely that after his presidential bid winds down that Trump will wind up with a show on another network.

"I bet you'll see a Trump brand show of some kind on CBS or ABC or FOX," he said. "The Trump name still brings attention and eyeballs."

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/06/30/us/ap-us-donald-trump-the-brand.html

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The Hill's Congress Blog: "Obama's trade bill faces tough opposition by unions"

06/30/2015

The Hill's Congress Blog: "Obama's trade bill faces tough opposition by unions"

Union leaders are against President Obama's trade bill because they are fearful that increases in wages and employment in the export and foreign trade sectors will further diminish the role of unions and the huge salaries and many perks they receive, writes John Alan James, a professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and chairman emeritus of its Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation. Those established trade unions carry heavy weight, and in some cases the key vote, in many 'blue' states.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/labor/244887-obamas-trade-bill-faces-tough-opposition-by-unions#

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San Jose Mercury News: "Amazon, eBay and other retailers ban Confederate flag merchandise in alliance with consumer protests"

06/30/2015

San Jose Mercury News: "Amazon, eBay and other retailers ban Confederate flag merchandise in alliance with consumer protests"

. . . While political decisions around the Confederate flag have always been contentious, the move by retailers to ban it was far simpler -- it's what their shoppers want, and it looks good, say retail experts.

"Their taking this action is a wonderful public relations play," said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University in New York. "It's a position that is convenient for them. It makes them appear that they are listening to consumers."

If retailers actually wanted to make a bold ideological statement, he said, they would have kicked Confederate-themed items off their shelves long ago.

Although avid Confederate flag shoppers are a small slice of the population -- the bans won't impact retailers' bottom line -- thirst for the paraphernalia among this group soared after the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre. The sale of Amazon's top-selling flag soared 5,466 percent, according to data provided on the website Tuesday.

Don't expect the Confederate flags and associated items to disappear anytime soon. Niche websites selling Confederate-themed items are likely to crop up and existing sites will see a jump in traffic, retail experts said. And some are skeptical Amazon, and particularly eBay, will be able to effectively police the bans. eBay, which has an estimated 800 million active listings, has historically been a site for taboo deals, including the sale of pornography and even body parts, according to industry analysts and news reports.

"I am going to predict that the sales of Confederate flags will probably go up within the next few weeks because of the fanatics," Chiagouris said.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_28369143/amazon-ebay-and-other-retailers-ban-confederate-flag

 

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CNN: "Can Washington keep your data secure?"

06/08/2015

CNN: "Can Washington keep your data secure?"

. . . While consumers were able to file a class action lawsuit against Target resulting in a $10 million settlement in March, it is unlikely that similar actions will be taken against the federal government said Dr. Darren Hayes, the director of cyber security and an assistant professor at Pace University in New York.

"It's very difficult for citizens to prove that the government or any other entity was negligent," Hayes said. "There is no recourse really."

Part of the problem is the fact that many government agencies use outdated hardware and software systems that make them more prone to hacks and data breaches, Hayes said. The federal government is also a prime target for countries like Russia and China that have sophisticated hacking operations meant to take down American infrastructure, Hayes said.

"I do sympathize with the government agencies and private sector companies who are trying to protect data," he said, "But they are up against the threat of thousands of people dedicated to stealing this information."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/05/politics/us-government-hacked-data-security/

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Wall Street Journal: "How to Survive Being an Overnight Success"

06/04/2015

Wall Street Journal: "How to Survive Being an Overnight Success"

. . . For businesses that can’t get by with temporary workers—those that need skilled labor to handle long-term projects, for instance—experts advise that founders or trusted early employees stay involved in the hiring process for quality control.

As a company grows, it’s “very difficult for them to maintain that culture,” warns Bruce Bachenheimer, a management professor and executive director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University.

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-survive-being-an-overnight-success-14...

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The Hill's Congress Blog: "U.S. is losing its intellectual property to international thieves"

05/22/2015

The Hill's Congress Blog: "U.S. is losing its intellectual property to international thieves"

The news this week that the U.S. government charged six Chinese nationals with economic espionage is another disturbing example of how vulnerable we are to theft by other nations wanting to steal intellectual property, writes James W. Gabberty, professor of information systems at Pace University in New York City.

Whether it involves copying aircraft designs such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that showed up in China’s J31, or the whitening agent developed and owned by DuPont and used to make white colors brighter in everything from Oreo cookies to BMWs, China has been stealing every bit of western technology it can get its hands on, often with aplomb.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/242843-us-is-losing-its-intellectual-property-to-international

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ProPublica: "Cruise Control"

05/21/2015

ProPublica: "Cruise Control"

. . . “On an airplane, if one of the restrooms is contaminated and the virus hits days later, the passengers are scattered and no one’s there to connect the dots,” said Andrew O. Coggins Jr., a cruise industry expert and professor of management at Pace University. “On the other hand, on a cruise ship... everyone’s going to be in close proximity and it’s going to be noticeable.”

Read more: http://projects.propublica.org/cruises

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