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Boston Globe: "The long war over the Ukrainian language"

03/17/2014

Boston Globe: "The long war over the Ukrainian language"

. . . 17th-century Russia, having mostly missed out on the Renaissance, was still catching up to modernity. It relied on Poland and Ukraine, with their connections to Europe and European languages, to broaden its vocabulary: “The Russian language was borrowing many constructions and forms...[from] the Ukrainians, because at that time [Russia] was underdeveloped compared with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Ukraine,” said Andriy Danylenko, a Ukrainian linguist at Pace University.

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Smarter Planet Blog: "Beyond the Walls: How Mobile Computing is Enabling Personalized Learning"

03/14/2014

Smarter Planet Blog: "Beyond the Walls: How Mobile Computing is Enabling Personalized Learning"

"Mobile technology is closing the achievement gap and providing students and adults around the world with unprecedented access to education," writes Dr. Christelle Scharff, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Pace University in New York City and the current Chair of the Computer Science Department.

"Mobile learning offers new ways to support learning through tablets, MP3 players and phones. It accommodates different styles of learning – anywhere, anytime and, particularly, on the go. Cloud technologies are at the root of mobile education’s rapid expansion, opening up new learning for people across the globe who previously had no access to any kind of education at all."

Read more: http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2014/03/mobile-learning.html

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Computerworld: "White House urges 'geeks' to get healthcare coverage, launch start-ups"

03/12/2014

Computerworld: "White House urges 'geeks' to get healthcare coverage, launch start-ups"

. . . Bruce Bachenheimer, a professor of management at Pace University and director of its Entrepreneurship Lab, said the White House effort "is a not so thinly veiled attempt to get younger and healthier Americans to register for Obamacare."

Bachenheimer said this latest effort is in the same vein as President Obama's recent appearance on Between Two Ferns, a Web-based video show with Zach Galifianakis, on the FunnyOrDie website.

Bachenheimer said the term geeks "may still be perceived with a somewhat negative connotation and not broadly associated with entrepreneurs in general. Meaning an entrepreneur would be the business leader that makes the decision to get coverage, while the geek may be the employee that expects to have coverage at the start-up he or she works for.

"I really believe Marshall McLuhan was right when he said 'the medium is the message.' "A canned infomercial on WhiteHouse.gov is not the right medium -- think viral," Bachenheimer said.

Read more: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246907/White_House_urges_geeks_t...

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Law360: "Lawsky's Vow To Target People Could Lead To Scapegoating"

03/12/2014

Law360: "Lawsky's Vow To Target People Could Lead To Scapegoating"

. . . Pace University experts Bennett L. Gershman and John Alan James weighed in after Benjamin M. Lawsky, head of the New York State Department of Financial Services, was quoted as saying that efforts to expose individual bad actors as part of probes into corporate malfeasance could prove to be a powerful deterrent to fraud. (Photo: Benjamin M. Lawsky and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

http://www.law360.com/articles/517074/lawsky-s-vow-to-target-people-coul...

 

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CNBC.com: "How the least-loyal generation is shaping retail"

03/10/2014

CNBC.com: "How the least-loyal generation is shaping retail"

. . . "You can't base your business model on repeat purchase," said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University. "You have to compete for the loyalty with each purchase."

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101476005

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NY1: "New After-School Program Explores STEM Subjects Through Dance"

03/10/2014

NY1: "New After-School Program Explores STEM Subjects Through Dance"

Some students are getting a leg up on science through the art of dance in an innovative after-school program.

Time Warner Cable and Pace University have teamed up to launch the pilot program for underserved middle-school students.

The goal is to explore STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - through dance.

http://www.ny1.com/content/pages/204895/new-after-school-program-explore...

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Accounting Today: "Skimmer Fraud on the Rise"

03/07/2014

Accounting Today: "Skimmer Fraud on the Rise"

Credit card and bank card skimmer fraud has spread around the world, stealing from consumers and banks at locations ranging from gas stations to ATMs and restaurants, according to a report from ACCA USA, the U.S. arm of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and Pace University in New York.

The report, written by Pace University professor Darren Hayes, explains how criminal enterprises are coming up with new ways to steal as skimming devices have become smaller and much more sophisticated in terms of power, memory, communication and encryption capabilities. 

“It’s a huge problem,” said Hayes. “Usually when we see these incidents of skimmer fraud, very often it’s over a million dollars per scam. These guys work in a coordinated effort. When they attach a skimmer to multiple ATMs, they can work in a coordinated effort to cash out money from those ATMs at the same time.”

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Pace University receives grant from Time Warner Cable to support “Pace STEAM Program” to enhance STEM education by presenting science and math through the lens of the arts

03/06/2014

Pace University receives grant from Time Warner Cable to support “Pace STEAM Program” to enhance STEM education by presenting science and math through the lens of the arts

New York NY – March 5, 2014 – An interactive workshop, led by Pace University professors and featuring the acclaimed dance-theater group JUNK, will illustrate computer science topics through dance for an audience of 50-60 middle-school students on Friday, March 7 from 3:30-4:30 PM.

The workshop will be presented at MS 188 in the East Village at the school's performance hall in an after-school program organized by Pace’s partner, the Educational Alliance. The participating students are diverse and come from some of the most underserved communities in the New York.

The event is part of the “Pace STEAM Program,” a pilot program supported by a grant from Time Warner Cable and designed to enhance STEM education by presenting science and math through the lens of the arts.

“Through our Connect a Million Minds Initiative, Time Warner Cable is proud to support Pace University and help expose students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in various forms of arts such as dance,” said John Quigley, Regional Vice President of Operations, Time Warner Cable. “STEM education that is fun and engaging will help students benefit and learn and we believe this program will accomplish that and much more.”

In the first part of the workshop, dancers from JUNK will give a short performance. Pace professors will then work with the students to explore the math and science topics embedded in the performance piece. Students will learn how choreography is much like a computer code with strict instructions for movements, turns, and jumps, and will work to code their own dance routine.

After the workshop, students and their families will have the opportunity to attend a full performance of JUNK at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Pace’s lower Manhattan campus.

“For many students who might not otherwise feel drawn to STEM topics, the arts can inspire engagement through the music, dance, and art forms they already love,” said Lauren Birney, assistant professor at the School of Education and director of the STEM Center Collaboratory at Pace. “From the geometry a painter uses to create perspective to the physics underlying a dancer's pirouettes, science and math abound in the arts and make them the perfect vehicles for introducing and exploring STEM concepts.”

While STEM education has become a major item on the national agenda, much less has been said about what role, if any, the arts might play in preparing students for success in STEM fields. For many students, especially those in underserved schools, arts programs are often the first to be cut in a difficult economy.

“The American educational pipeline is not presently equipped to provide the skills necessary to meet the increase in demand for workers in STEM occupations -- those requiring competence in science, technology, engineering, and math,” said Jonathan Hill, associate dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and co-director of the STEM Center Collaboratory at Pace.  “Lack of school resources, deficient support in the content areas, and isolation of teachers are all contributing factors.

“As a consequence, the K-12 educational system is not sending enough students into the college ranks with the preparation necessary to be successful in science and math -- a trend reflected in the global achievement gap,” said Hill. “The result is a critical shortage of college graduates with the STEM skills required to succeed in today’s workforce.”

Birney and Hill have developed relationships with several underserved, diverse public schools in New York City. Altogether, the schools reach nearly 5,000 students. Pace faculty members support teachers and students at these schools through faculty/teacher mentoring relationships, curriculum development, the creation of inquiry-based projects for students, and teacher training and development.

About the Educational Alliance: Founded in 1889 to help Jewish immigrants get settled in the U.S., the Educational Alliance is a non-profit organization that serves a broad and diverse group of downtown New Yorkers -- of all religions, ethnicities, races and socio-economic backgrounds. Educational Alliance breaks the cycle of poverty for low-income children and families through preschool, after school programs, and college prep programs. Visit http://www.edalliance.org

About JUNK: Brian Sanders' JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders' choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality. One of the company's main objectives is to make dance more accessible to a younger audience. JUNK does this through outreach and the performance of its children's theater show; inspiring young audiences throughout the city with its unique creativity and artistry. Visit http://briansandersjunk.com/

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University 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 New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit https://www.pace.edu/

About Time Warner Cable: Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services.  Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. Visit www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.

Media contacts:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu or Ziggy Chau, Time Warner Cable, 212-379-5828, Ziggy.Chau@twcable.com

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Wall Street & Technology: "After the Mt. Gox Collapse, Wall Street is Wary of Bitcoin"

03/03/2014

Wall Street & Technology: "After the Mt. Gox Collapse, Wall Street is Wary of Bitcoin"

. . . “I think it’s a tremendous blow to Bitcoin and I think the trust in the currency has diminished,” said Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York, in an intervew. Hayes points to the drop in the exchange rate for Bitcoin since the virtual exchange went offline.

Read more: http://www.wallstreetandtech.com/exchanges/after-the-mt-gox-collapse-wall-street-is/240166385

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International Business Times: "Russian Ships And Troops In The Crimea Threaten To Split An Unstable Ukraine In Two"

02/26/2014

International Business Times: "Russian Ships And Troops In The Crimea Threaten To Split An Unstable Ukraine In Two"

. . . “No way would Russia agree to what is going on right now, because they will not accept that Ukraine is a separate nation," said Andriy Danylenko, a New York-based Ukrainian professor at Pace University. "They still think in terms of the Soviet Union and Russian Empire, so they cannot accept this revolution, so they will be doing everything possible, legally or otherwise, to ensure that the protesters are not successful in stopping the imperial culture that exists in the Ukraine.”

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/russian-ships-troops-crimea-threaten-split-unstab...

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