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New York Times: "Schimmel Center to Host a Two-Day Toast to the Bottom Line"

06/30/2017

New York Times: "Schimmel Center to Host a Two-Day Toast to the Bottom Line"

Photo: The Bottom Line, a nightclub in Greenwich Village, in September 2003. Paul Shaffer is to host a festival with performances from many of the musicians whose careers were shaped at the club. Credit Joe Kohen/Associated Press

Paul Shaffer will host a two-night tribute to the Bottom Line, which closed in 2004 after three decades as a landmark Greenwich Village nightclub, as part of the Schimmel Center’s 2017-2018 season.

The tribute, on Oct. 13 and 14, will feature two nights of nostalgia for a different era in New York’s night life. Musicians including David Bromberg, David Johansen, Christine Lavin, Darlene Love, Terre Roche and Jimmy Vivino will swap stories and perform in celebration of the club that shaped many of their careers.

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Playbill: "Christine Andreas and Ana Gasteyer Warm Up for Pace University Concerts"

06/30/2017

Playbill: "Christine Andreas and Ana Gasteyer Warm Up for Pace University Concerts"

Photo: Ana Gasteyer

The Schimmel Center at PACE University in New York City has announced a 2017–18 season concert lineup that includes performances by Broadway stars Christine Andreas and Ana Gasteyer.

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MarketWatch: "Financial advice is like whiskey: The most expensive isn’t always the best"

06/30/2017

MarketWatch: "Financial advice is like whiskey: The most expensive isn’t always the best"

By Mark Hulbert, Columnist

. . . Take mutual funds that charge a front-end load, for example. The available evidence suggests that, even before taking into account the impact of those loads on an investor’s performance, the average load fund has performed less well than the average no-load fund. The most recent of those studies of which I am aware was published in 2004 in the Journal of Banking and Finance, authored by Matthew Morey, a finance professor at Pace University. As was also found in prior studies by other researchers, Morey found that “no-load funds outperform load funds before adjusting for the commission” — though, he added, this difference is not always statistically significant.

In a recent email, Professor Morey told me that he is unaware of any study that has updated his analysis with more recent data, but added “I am relatively sure that no-load funds still carry the day.”

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Slate: "Nothing to Hide"

06/29/2017

Slate: "Nothing to Hide"

Photo illustration by Slate. Still © 1998 Touchstone Pictures.

Excerpted from Surveillance Cinema by Catherine Zimmer, PhD, Chair, Film and Screen Studies Department, Pace University:

Most generally but most straightforwardly, surveillance narratives relying heavily on satellite and GPS imagery indicate the place surveillance technologies have come to hold in the formations of geopolitics, particularly through the integration of system and subject. This integration can be traced directly to the manner in which surveillance is incorporated into a film’s storyline, but, perhaps more importantly, also to its increasingly privileged place as an aspect of cinematic continuity systems. What one finds in films that incorporate locative technology and satellite imaging is that both systems serve dual and interrelated purposes: to visually establish an individual subject from a great distance, and to find a technological means within the narrative for motivating crosscutting between shots that construct elaborate plot connections between spaces, people, events, and actions. Whether they include a liberal surface critique of surveillance in their narrative, or unabashedly celebrate the spectacle of global surveillance, such films work to legitimize that caricatured element of the “world image.”

There are myriad examples: In the seminal example of such films, Enemy of the State, the numerous shots coded as satellite images, targeting the protagonist from high above, visually situate him in a variety of complex urban spaces. These shots are then “put into play” as they are crosscut with shots of the satellites themselves in orbit, the satellite operation center, and other figures in the political drama that unfolds.

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Pace University to host Fifth Annual Summer “STEM Collaboratory NYC™ Camp”

06/29/2017

Pace University to host Fifth Annual Summer “STEM Collaboratory NYC™ Camp”

New York, NY – June 29, 2017 -- Pace University’s STEM Collaboratory NYC™, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and the School of Education will hold the 5th Annual Summer Fellows Program, July 7 to 21, from 10 am to 4 pm at 163 William St, 2nd floor, on the downtown New York City campus.

WHO and WHAT:  High school students from across the five boroughs are embarking on a summer STEM adventure as part of Pace University’s STEM Collaboratory NYC™ Camp, a collaboration of Pace University and the Billion Oyster Project.

A group of talented and curious students from the metropolitan area will participate in the 5th Annual STEM Summer Program. The summer program includes future programmers, developers, gamers, artists, designers, architects, environmentalists, engineers, and other students who are simply looking to explore new territory. In the STEM Summer Program, they find a creative and safe environment to develop their interests and skills.

The 5th Annual STEM Camp theme is data science, design thinking and the Billion Oyster Project. Students will be introduced and guided through learning how to program with Python, learn more about data science and how to utilize Design Thinking approach to problem solving. Participants will also get a chance to work with faculty from Pace University, industry experts and college level mentors to explore different areas of STEM.

This project is supported by a grant from The National Science Foundation. (NSF EHR NSF DRL 1643016 - Principal Investigator: Lauren Birney, Assistant Professor of STEM Education and Director of The STEM Collaboratory NYC™ at Pace University.)

WHEN and WHERE: The program will run from July 7 to July 21, with days off on July 8, 9, 14, 15, 16. The program hours are 10 am to 4 pm. On Friday, July 21, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems will host a celebration event with capstone presentations of the student projects for family and friends.

WHY: The School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University created the STEM Collaboratory NYC™ at Pace University to facilitate interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, while improving and supporting STEM education at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region.

About Pace

The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University prepares men and women for professional work, research, and lifelong participation in a new and dynamic information age.  Located in the financial capital of the world, the Seidenberg School offers a wide variety of courses and exposure to internships and work with leading corporations, banks, federal agencies, and global entities.  Degrees and certificates are conveniently available on Pace’s campuses in New York City and Westchester County as well as online and in special programs.  Visit http://www.pace.edu/seidenberg/

 

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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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