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Westchester County Business Journal: "County app competition accepting submissions through Friday"

02/10/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "County app competition accepting submissions through Friday"

The #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl, a mobile app competition for regional high school and college students coordinated by Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino and Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, is accepting app ideas through Feb. 12.

The theme of this year’s competition, which will kick off with a series of design and development workshops Feb. 26 at the Westchester County Center, is developing apps that improve life for those 65 and older, including tracking health, scheduling doctor appointments and memory games.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/77418/county-app-competition-accepting-submissions-through-friday/

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Financial Times: "Trump moves into Republican mainstream with New Hampshire victory"

02/10/2016

Financial Times: "Trump moves into Republican mainstream with New Hampshire victory"

. . . “Trump took a giant step forward tonight, but he did not secure the nomination,” said David Caputo, president emeritus of Pace University in New York. “He is in position to do so as the Republican rules will favour a winner take all [for] the delegates after March 14 . . . Unless his opposition solidifies by then he will have a clear path to the nomination after March 14th.”

Read more: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/701ca210-cfd2-11e5-92a1-c5e23ef99c77.html#ixzz3zlFrCDSx

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Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman receives Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education

02/09/2016

Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman receives Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education

New York, NY – February 9, 2016 -- Pace University president Stephen J. Friedman was selected by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as the 2016 recipient of the CASE District II Chief Executive Leadership Award. The award recognizes a District II member institution head, president, chancellor or system head, or other campus CEO for outstanding efforts in promoting the understanding and support of education.

“I am deeply honored to receive this important award as Pace is in the midst of an extraordinary period of renewal and growth,” said President Friedman. “The results of our efforts in development, in academic renewal, in enrollment, in finance, and across the University have been dramatic. Leading those efforts has been for me the most challenging and gratifying experience of my life.”

Nominees are required to demonstrate the ability to create vision and inspire others; establish a positive image of his or her institution’s stature in the community; and encourage innovations and risk-taking among employees. The nominee also must be an active participant in significant advancement efforts.

President Friedman’s leadership has been marked by significant growth and renewal for the University, which has witnessed large scale transformation on both its New York City and Pleasantville campuses. New residence halls, an expanded student center, a new performing arts building, renovated science labs, and new clinical education labs for the health professions are some of the most visible changes to result from Friedman’s bold vision. In addition, enrollment has grown dramatically and continues on an upward trend with this year’s incoming class of undergraduate and international students being the biggest it has been in 15 years. Internship and job placement rates have also increased under Friedman, who has helped Pace build one of the largest internship placement programs in the New York metropolitan area.

“As Chairman of the Pace University Board of Trustees, I’ve benefited from President Friedman’s unwavering belief in the power of education and his fervent desire to help young men and women realize their dreams,” Chairman Mark Besca said in his nomination letter for Friedman. "Under his leadership Pace has expanded its historic commitment to provide students from all economic backgrounds with a liberal arts education and career preparation.”

CASE District II is a regional organization of advancement professionals in the areas of alumni relations, communications, and philanthropy. District II includes universities from Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ontario, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

About CASE: The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

CASE was founded in 1974 and maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE America Latina, 2011).

Today, CASE's membership includes more than 3,600 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in nearly 77 countries around the globe. This makes CASE one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership. CASE serves nearly 78,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of its member institutions and has more than 16,000 professional members on its roster.

About Pace University: Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and College of Health Professions. http://www.pace.edu.

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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Playbill: "In the Era of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Why College Performers Are Becoming Songwriters, Too"

02/08/2016

Playbill: "In the Era of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Why College Performers Are Becoming Songwriters, Too"

Being a triple-threat is no longer enough. If you're not booking work, why not create your own? Singer-dancer-actors at Pace University are being pushed to their limits, and what started as a dream to become a Broadway star has evolved into the hope of following in Lin-Manuel Miranda's footsteps.

Eight 20-somethings entered Pace University's musical theatre program with Broadway dreams and showbiz ambitions. But, over the years, their goals evolved into something more, and with the help of composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (an adjunct professor at the institution), they built a skillset they never thought possible. They're writing full-length musicals and getting their work put up across the city — with Broadway performers and creatives helping in their development.

- See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/in-the-era-of-lin-manuel-miranda-wh...

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Inc.: "Here's How Health Care Could Become Less Costly in 2016"

02/08/2016

Inc.: "Here's How Health Care Could Become Less Costly in 2016"

. . . "What's interesting for small businesses is that similar pools could come from trade unions and trade guilds and business associations," says Bruce Bachenheimer, a professor of clinical management at Pace University. In addition to small companies banding together, Bachenheimer adds that other types of pools also could form, for example within the growing ranks of the self-employed in the so-called gig economy, represented by Uber and TaskRabbit. Even startups that bring together entrepreneurs, such as WeWork, could also present large pooling opportunities.

There are concerns about the sensitivity of data that companies exchange and how they use it, Bachenheimer says, as well as whether these pools will really provide cost savings, as the WSJ suggests. Further, regional nonprofit co-ops that have relied on more limited networks of health care providers have struggled to remain solvent over the years, in large part because they have attracted a preponderance of older workers who need more care.

Yet cooperative networks that service startups would tend to have younger workers, and could have a better chance.

"It will never make economic sense until younger, healthier employees join in," says Bachenheimer. "These plans could be catered to young, tech workers."

Read more: http://www.inc.com/jeremy-quittner/small-health-care-cooperatives-could-follow-large-company-coalition.html

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Boston Globe: "Marco Rubio and the future of American conservatism"

02/08/2016

Boston Globe: "Marco Rubio and the future of American conservatism"

. . . ‘‘Most conservatives agree on much less government involvement and much less intrusion in people’s lives,’’ says David A. Caputo, a political scientist who served as president of Pace University. “When evangelicalism is mixed in, it is more concerned with creating a godly state on earth. Traditional conservatism is more concerned with individual rights.’’

Read more: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2016/02/06/marco-rubio-and-future-american-conservatism/4VY39CnC83Bh1GaVpUtMvJ/story.html

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E-Commerce Times: "Uber Makeover Draws Derision"

02/08/2016

E-Commerce Times: "Uber Makeover Draws Derision"

. . . The backlash is real and widespread, "but we have to keep this all in perspective," commented Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University. The negative reactions will "go away as long as the service delivered remains at a high level."

Logos are critical for image-driven brands and related products, but Uber is "a utilitarian service which brings no status at all to the user," he told the E-Commerce Times.

The rebranding "is a great tactic for a well-established company interested in creating news about its business," but it's "not a good use of resources at the moment," Chiagouris pointed out. Uber "would be better off allocating resources to increase the quality and quantity of drivers."

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83075.html

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The Wrap: "‘Deadpool’ Ad Stunt to Blanket Shows on 5 Viacom Networks – Even ‘The Golden Girls’ (Exclusive)"

02/08/2016

The Wrap: "‘Deadpool’ Ad Stunt to Blanket Shows on 5 Viacom Networks – Even ‘The Golden Girls’ (Exclusive)"

. . . Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Lubin School of Business at Pace University, said show takeovers are uncommon, and ones that span several programs, networks and days are rarer still. But such campaigns make sense for advertisers in today’s environment, he said.

“The truth is the average consumer’s attention span has declined because there are so many distractions. One way to deal with it is repetition,” he said. Weaker ratings have brought down the cost of buying media time, making such a widespread campaign more cost-effective. And network fragmentation, he said, tends to make a channel’s audience homogeneous, so you can cater to specific audiences.

Read more: https://www.thewrap.com/deadpool-ad-stunt-to-blanket-5-viacom-networks-even-the-golden-girls-exclusive/

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Fortune: "Years of CEO Stock Incentives Are Causing Economic Volatility Today"

02/04/2016

Fortune: "Years of CEO Stock Incentives Are Causing Economic Volatility Today"

. . . a  New York Fed paper, written by researchers from Columbia University, Pace University, and the New York Fed, delved into the root causes of the crisis and the source of possible future economic malaise.

Their findings described a system that gives CEOs motivation to take bad corporate decisions. And they suggested how boards of directors could make a simple change that would reduce economic and market volatility, and position the economy and companies to be more stable and prosperous and less prone to layoffs and recession.

That simple change? Adjust the way CEOs are paid.

When CEOs are paid highly in options or restricted stock (as most CEOs of large U.S. companies are today), “the economy becomes more volatile,” Columbia professor John Donaldson told me at the time. This kind of economic volatility isn’t driven by business fundamentals and makes the economy unpredictable, according to Pace Business School professor Natalia Gershun, another study author. A more volatile economy creates uncertainty for us all.

Read the February 1 article by Eleanor Bloxham, CEO of The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance (http://www.thevaluealliance.com), an independent board education and advisory firm she founded in 1999. She has been a regular contributor to Fortune since April 2010 and is the author of two books on corporate governance and valuation.

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MSNBC: "For Ted Cruz, Iowa victory proves more than evangelical support"

02/03/2016

MSNBC: "For Ted Cruz, Iowa victory proves more than evangelical support"

Senator Ted Cruz at a rally in Ames, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2016. Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC
 
. . . “I think it’s too soon to talk about whether he has a chance for the nomination or not,” said David Caputo, president emeritus and a political science professor at Pace University. “But I think Ted Cruz will be in the race for some time, even in states without a significant evangelical base.”
 

 

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