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Agence France-Presse: "Under pressure, Uber founder Kalanick leaves the helm"

06/26/2017

Agence France-Presse: "Under pressure, Uber founder Kalanick leaves the helm"

. . . The removal of Kalanick is "healthy and long overdue," said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University.

"There was too much uncertainty about the future of the company" with Kalanick in charge, he said.

Chiagouris said the missteps at Uber have dented the company but that "this brand is still the strongest in its category" and can recover under new leadership.

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Our Town Downtown: "Pace president concludes tenure"

06/26/2017

Our Town Downtown: "Pace president concludes tenure"

The seventh president to serve Pace University leaves at the end of June, concluding his second five-year term. As of May 31, Stephen J. Friedman had already begun packing away the office he has occupied for the last 10 years.

“Moving is one of the great traumas in life,” Friedman said through laughter. “They list it along with divorces and deaths in the family.”

Friedman, who turned 79 in March, said earlier this year that he does not intend to seek a third term as president, and instead spent the past few weeks fulfilling his remaining duties, and offering wisdom to incoming president Marvin Krislov, who himself served for the last 10 years as a university president, at Oberlin College in Ohio.

“This, if done right, is a very demanding job,” Friedman said of the office he’s held since 2007. “I think I’d like to work a little less hard.”

More importantly, he said, a decade-long tenure seems appropriate.

“It takes seven to 10 years to really affect change in a place this size and this complicated,” he said. “Could I be effective for another two to three years? Sure. This is the most gratifying, and fun, and challenging thing I’ve ever done. On the other hand, I really think Pace would benefit from an infusion of new experience and new ideas.”

Pace is a diverse school attended by many first-generation immigrant students, the chairman of the school’s board of trustees, Mark Besca, said.

“And here’s Steve – coming, probably from the top university in the country – and when he came to Pace, he had a passion for our students second to none, just as much as I did coming from here,” Besca said. “And knowing that – being a first-generation student and getting help from Pace – really changed my life.”

Besca was referring to a Pace career service that helped him gain work in 1979. That approach to student mentoring is now referred to internally as the Pace Path, and seeks to pair Pace students with mentors in their chosen fields, and has grown under Friedman’s leadership.

Moreover, in addition to growing enrollment and large-scale renovations at Pace, Friedman is well-regarded by business and neighborhood boards around Lower Manhattan, according to Jessica Lappin, of the Alliance for Downtown New York.

“President Friedman has been a fixture in Lower Manhattan over the past decade,” Lappin said. “He loves Lower Manhattan and actively worked with the community to improve our neighborhood.”

Friedman earned his bachelor’s from Princeton in 1959 and, three years later, a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he received a Sears Prize for academic excellence and edited the Harvard Law Review. Since that time, he has witnessed radical changes, spurred on by technology, to the nature of jobs graduates are landing, including those from Pace.

“Evolutionary biology, which used to be all about bones and paleontology, is now all about DNA and massive computing power,” he said. “It used to be if you went to business school and didn’t like numbers, you majored in marketing, because that was all about words. Now it’s all about data analytics.”

Friedman, who previously served as dean of Pace Law School, added that while Pace is not a trade school, it is the function of the university to prepare students for the changing workload of an increasingly technical world. Krislov, he said, is the right person to do that.

“I have a very big investment in his success, because we really have accomplished a lot, and Pace is in a very different place than it was 10 years ago, or even 15 years ago,” he said. “And that’s a real springboard for further growth in stature and excellence, and rigor, and academic reputation.”

Friedman said he would be available to Krislov and they have already discussed Pace leadership together. He declined to go into detail about any specific advice offered to Krislov.

“Oh, I don’t think I would share that,” Friedman said, again through laughter. “It’s between presidents.”

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University Business: "Universities expand ways how a mentor can coach a mentee"

06/26/2017

University Business: "Universities expand ways how a mentor can coach a mentee"

. . . Since 2011, Pace University in New York has offered a three-tier leadership development program that includes a mentoring component. Participants in the top tier, who represent the school’s leaders, choose a mentor for 18 months from the president’s operations committee.

Mid-level managers in tier two select a mentor for one year from tier one graduates or the school’s management council. Those in tier three—nonmanagerial—pick their mentor for nine months from the tier two graduates.

“We hear from graduates that this is one of the best aspects of the program,” says Susan Donahue, Pace’s director of organizational learning and development. “But they can’t pick someone from their functional area; they need to have an outside perspective.”

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New York Post: "Here’s why veterans make amazing medical professionals"

06/26/2017

New York Post: "Here’s why veterans make amazing medical professionals"

. . . Susan Hopper, an Army nurse, reservist, served in multiple locations and was deployed with a combat support hospital to Iraq. Since returning home from Iraq in 2006, she’s been an emergency-room nurse at Montefiore in The Bronx.

Currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Pace University, Hopper notes, “Your nursing colleagues and friends will be the closest thing you will ever have to your battle buddies, the most sacred of all. And if you should be so lucky to find a fellow veteran who is a nurse, you have found the ultimate colleague!”

Veterans can also relate to nursing’s 12-hour shifts, foregoing bathroom breaks during that time.

Work isn’t easy, she notes, and although you go home exhausted, you’re “rewarded beyond all of your dreams.”

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Pace University’s 54th Annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Honors President Stephen J. Friedman with the 2017 Leaders in Management Award on Wed., June 14

06/15/2017

Pace University’s 54th Annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Honors President Stephen J. Friedman with the 2017 Leaders in Management Award on Wed., June 14

Faculty award honoree is William Offutt, Professor of History and Faculty Adviser of the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace

Young Alumnae Emcee: Ashley Scott ’17, BFA Acting Major, Pace School of Performing Arts

New York, NY – June 15, 2017 – At its Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner last night, Pace University recognized President Stephen J. Friedman as the honoree of the 2017 Leaders in Management Award, and this year's Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award recipient, William Offutt, JD, PhD. The event was held at the American Museum of Natural History.

“President Friedman has overseen a period of tremendous accomplishment and growth, one that has set the stage for Pace to reach new heights in the coming years,” said Mark M. Besca ’81, Chairman, Pace Board of Trustees. “Thanks to his vision and commitment, Pace leads the way in educating the next generation of thinking professionals who will take the reins of the 21st century economy and form the executive, entrepreneurial, and innovator class of tomorrow.”

Friedman is the seventh President of Pace University. President Friedman has presided over an increase in enrollment, and advocated for the value of combining education in liberal arts and professional preparation, all for the purpose of creating opportunity for students and improving the nation’s global competitiveness.

Under his leadership, Pace has established new academic and study abroad programs, launched significant renovations of the New York and Pleasantville campuses, and built a solid financial foundation for advancing Pace’s mission.

Prior to his presidency, he served as Dean of Pace’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law and is a former Senior Partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLC. He served as a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and law clerk to Justice William Brennan at the Supreme Court of the United States. He also has an extensive background as a leader of nonprofit organizations.

The 2017 faculty award honoree is William Offutt, Professor of History and Faculty Adviser of the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace’s New York City Campus. He has been a Pace faculty member since 1990. He has taught classes on colonial and revolutionary America, the Civil War, Constitutional history, and American women’s history. An accomplished scholar, his book, Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-1776, is part of a simulation game in the “Reacting to the Past” series, which has been adopted by dozens of colleges around the world. He was director of Pace’s New York City Honors Program (2001-07), which in 2003 became the Pforzheimer Honors College. He has advised hundreds of Honors College students and graduates.

The Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner began in 1962 as the Leaders in Management Award Dinner to highlight the support and encouragement the University receives from the corporate community. Pace's signature fundraising event celebrates the University's continued advancement and honors distinguished individuals with remarkable entrepreneurial and visionary talents. This gala embraces the University's identity as a leader in higher education. Proceeds from the dinner directly support student scholarships and special projects, including the New York City Masterplan—making a critical difference in the lives of Pace students and their educational futures.

Pace University is shaped by its enduring traditions of opportunity and innovation. More than 100 years after its founding, Pace continues its commitment to providing access to a diverse population while innovating to meet the needs of the global economy. A January 2017 study ranked Pace first in New York and second in the nation at catapulting students from the bottom fifth of income distribution into the top fifth. The Equality of Opportunity Project study found that Pace graduates are out-earning their parents and peers, bucking a nationwide trend for millennials.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu.

Media contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

 

 

 

 

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Washington Times: "U.S. formally rejects Paris climate treaty at G-7 environmental meeting"

06/13/2017

Washington Times: "U.S. formally rejects Paris climate treaty at G-7 environmental meeting"

In this June 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump listens as EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

. . . By leaving the deal, some specialists say that the main risk to the U.S. in the years to come is that its chief economic rival, China, could be in a better position to dominate the flourishing world of clean energy.

“As the U.S. withdrew from the Paris agreement, China has stepped up to play a proactive role in global climate diplomacy. This should give Beijing an opportunity to advance a China-driven agenda in multilateral negotiations over global climate governance, and to grow its own green energy industry,” said Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, co-director of the Global Asia Studies program at Pace University in New York.

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San Francisco Chronicle: "Are Geek Squad agents spying for the FBI?"

06/12/2017

San Francisco Chronicle: "Are Geek Squad agents spying for the FBI?"

. . . Much depends on what the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s lawsuit turns up. Should the organizations uncover documents that show a close relationship between Best Buy and the FBI, it and other firms offering tech support risk losing the confidence and trust of customers. Amazon and Best Buy, for example, have been trying to expand tech services to homes and businesses.

“We need to see what comes out” of the foundation’s efforts, said Darren Hayes, an assistant professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York. If Best Buy and the FBI are shown to be working together, he said, it “raises legal and constitutional problems: Is Best Buy acting as an agent of the government?”

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Long Island News Radio: "Pace University's David Caputo LIVE on L.I. on the A.M."

06/06/2017

Long Island News Radio: "Pace University's David Caputo LIVE on L.I. on the A.M."

David A. Caputo, President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science at Pace University, appeared on Long Island News Radio to discuss the Paris Climate Accord.

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Accounting Today: "Accountants need to stress ethics, says ACFE prez"

06/05/2017

Accounting Today: "Accountants need to stress ethics, says ACFE prez"

Accountants and other financial professionals need to stress ethics in the workplace to succeed in deterring financial fraud, according to James Ratley, president of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Speaking at a conference Friday at Pace University sponsored by the New York chapters of the ACFE and the Institute of Internal Auditors, Ratley discussed both personal and organizational ethics.

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Advertising Age: "How Quicken Loans' New CMO Moved from Fiat to Home Finance"

06/05/2017

Advertising Age: "How Quicken Loans' New CMO Moved from Fiat to Home Finance"

. . . Of course, while car marketers can rely on brand identity to help promote product, mortgage providers are not image-driven.

"That's going to be a challenge—you can't really sell a mortgage service like a car," said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business. "No one goes around letting people know who their mortgage company is."

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