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WPIX: "Returning U.S. Coast Guard veteran says she couldn’t land job without college degree"

06/09/2016

WPIX: "Returning U.S. Coast Guard veteran says she couldn’t land job without college degree"

Watch the video: http://pix11.com/2016/06/08/returning-u-s-coast-guard-veteran-says-she-couldnt-land-job-without-college-degree/

NEW YORK -- For many returning veterans, getting a college education is a priority. But paying for it isn’t always easy.

That’s why PIX11 has partnered with the Veterans Education Challenge (VEC). It’s an organization dedicated to sending U.S. military vets to college, and provides them with needed scholarships that the GI Bill does not cover.

VEC founders, Avis and Bruce Richards, started the “Veterans Education $1 Million Matching Challenge” to help fund higher education for returning veterans. Every dollar donated between Veterans Day 2015 and Veterans Day 2016 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Richards up to one million dollars.

We share the story of U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, who is taking advantage of the educational opportunity given to her through the G.I. Bill.

29-year-old Juliet Cottodejesus enjoyed nine fulfilling and memorable years with the U.S. Coast Guard protecting New York Harbor.

“If the President, the U.N., the Super Bowl, anything that might have been a terrorist target, we would just do security zones around those areas. We also did search and rescue,” Cottodejesus explained.

Juliet said the best part of her service was getting to know the public and telling them about the Coast Guard.

She ended her service in 2014, and was ready to begin a new chapter in her life. But all of her years with the Coast Guard didn’t exactly open doors.

“I wanted to try something new, but I didn’t go to college, so nobody would hire me,” she said.

She is now a junior majoring in business management at Pace University in Manhattan. She credits her father, a former marine, with giving her advice that would make getting higher education possible.

“My father encouraged me to join the Coast Guard, so I could get the GI Bill,” Juliet said.

Read more: http://pix11.com/2016/06/08/returning-u-s-coast-guard-veteran-says-she-couldnt-land-job-without-college-degree/

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Pace University’s 53rd Annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Honors William D. Zabel with the 2016 Leaders in Management Award on Wednesday, June 8 – with NY1’s Cheryl Wills as Mistress of Ceremonies

06/09/2016

Pace University’s 53rd Annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Honors William D. Zabel with the 2016 Leaders in Management Award on Wednesday, June 8 – with NY1’s Cheryl Wills as Mistress of Ceremonies

•        Innovator Award presented to two Pace alumnae at Hackensack University Medical Center: Dianne A. M. Aroh, Executive Vice President, Chief Patient Care and Clinical Officer; and Audrey C. Murphy, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

•        Faculty award honoree is Marcy Kelly, Professor and Assistant Chair of the Biology Department at Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

New York, NY – June 9, 2016  – At its Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner this summer, Pace University recognized William D. Zabel, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP as the honoree of the 2016 Leaders in Management (LIM) Award. The event was held at the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, June 8, beginning with a reception that was followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

Zabel is a founding partner of the firm and head of the Individual Client Services Group. A distinguished lawyer, Bill is renowned for representing many of the wealthiest individuals in the country on tax planning; succession planning; charitable giving (through the use of private foundations, public charities, split-interest trusts and direct giving); estates and trusts, including representation of individuals and institutions acting as fiduciaries with respect to both general administrative matters and litigated or contested ones; and family law matters, including prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements, and the negotiation or mediation of substantial divorce matters.  He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University and cum laude from Harvard Law School. 

His dynamic civic and philanthropic activities have included, among many others, chair of Human Rights First and Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC), trustee or director of New York University, The New School, Doctors of the World, Princeton University Planned Giving Committee, Sakharov Archives, Lincoln Center Theater and The Academy of American Poets.  Noteworthy is that Bill played a lead role in the success of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, in which the Court declared Virginia's law prohibiting interracial marriage unconstitutional. 

In 2006, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Lawyer, and has also been honored to receive an Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Human Rights Award, Brandeis University Distinguished Community Service Award, Distinguished Service Award (conferred by The New School), the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Extraordinary Leader Award and the inaugural Robert F. Kennedy Justice Prize from the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. 

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.

In addition to the LIM Award, the Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner includes two additional awards: the Innovator Award which honors an individual or group whose work embodies positive change and the Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award which pays tribute to a distinguished faculty member who has dedicated his or her career to the University and its students.

The 2016 Innovator Award was presented to two Pace alumnae at Hackensack University Medical Center: Dianne A. M. Aroh MS CHP ’92, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Vice President, Chief Patient Care and Clinical Officer and Audrey C. Murphy, Esq., MSN, RN CHP '79, '82, '87, LAW '92, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer.

Aroh is recognized for her leadership on the national stage as the recipient of the Healthcare Professional Image of Nursing in leadership award. She was the first CNO to be recognized for her strategic business and operations acumen by NJBIZ Top 50 Best Women in Business. In the healthcare community, she is identified by her top tier ranking performances on lists such as the Top 30 Most Nurse-Friendly Hospitals in the United States by TopRNtoBSN.com, Blueprint for Nursing Leadership and notable trailblazing leadership of one of only two hospitals to earn 4th and 5th Magnet® Recognition for quality outcomes and excellence in patient care. She is also identified by her extensive community philanthropic services as a past member of The New York Times CNO Advisory Board; current member of Pace’s Women in Business Steering Committee as well as its College of Health Professionals Board; Nursing Advisory Board for Felician College, New Jersey; the Greater New York Association of Nurse Executives; the American Organization of Nurse Executives; New Jersey Organization of Nurse Executives; the American College of Health Care Executives; a board of trustee member for Bergen Medical Volunteer Initiative; and member of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. Aroh holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Pace University, and is board-certified in Advanced Administration. Aroh has made prolific contributions in healthcare leadership in numerous scholarly peer reviewed journals. 

Murphy was a recipient of the Best 50 Women in Business Award presented by NJBIZ in March of 2015. She was also the recipient of the Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives in May 2005. In 1998, she was the recipient of the TWIN Award - Tribute to Women and Industry, which is bestowed upon professional women who have excelled in their field and made contributions to industry in executive, managerial and/or professional roles. In 2013, Murphy was a Finalist, General Counsel of the Year – NJBIZ and on November 6, 2014 Murphy and her staff received the Best In-House Legal Department of the Year which was awarded by the New Jersey Law Journal. She is a member of numerous professional societies including: Sigma Theta Tau, American Corporate Counsel Association, American Health Lawyers Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and the Bergen County Bar Association as well as the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations. In addition, she sits on the Boards of the Bergen County Bar Foundation, Commerce & Industry of New Jersey (CIANJ) and the Pace President’s Committee.  Murphy volunteers at the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly known as Shelter Our Sisters), which is an agency that offers a safe refuge and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.  She also volunteers as a tutor trainer for Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County.  Murphy received her BSN and her MSN degrees from Pace University in Westchester, New York. She worked for many years in various critical care areas (SICU, CCU) as a staff nurse, a manager, and as an educator. Murphy received her Juris Doctor Degree in January 1992 from Pace University in White Plains, New York while working full time as a nursing supervisor in a local area hospital. She is admitted to practice law in New York State and New Jersey.

The 2016 faculty award honoree is Marcy Kelly, PhD, Professor and Assistant Chair of the Biology Department at Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. Kelly maintains two active research programs. Her undergraduate research laboratory work focuses on the interaction between a model organism for tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis-BCG, and molecules produced by the human immune response. Kelly’s undergraduate research students have presented the results from their work at six national scientific meetings including the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting. She is currently the principal investigator on an NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in the Sciences (TUES) grant and she recently published a first year biology laboratory manual to introduce students to scientific research entitled “The Fundamentals of Scientific Research: An Introductory Laboratory Manual” with Wiley Blackwell Publishing.

The master of ceremonies at the black-tie affair was award-winning journalist, and NY1 News anchor and senior reporter, Cheryl Wills. Wills has reported on subjects from politics to fashion to the arts, reporting from The White House and conducting interviews with the sitting President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Maya Angelou, among others.

Please direct all event inquiries to Guycaelle Vaval, Assistant Director of Donor Stewardship, at (212) 346-1235 or spiritawards@pace.edu.                                                                                                                                           

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 Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub 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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New York Daily News: "Hillary Clinton reaches number of delegates needed to clinch Democratic nomination hours before crucial California primary"

06/07/2016

New York Daily News: "Hillary Clinton reaches number of delegates needed to clinch Democratic nomination hours before crucial California primary"

. . . “They need to have Sanders out of the race after Tuesday if Clinton has her majority,” Caputo said. “If he persists up to the convention, it will weaken the Dems and Clinton. They want to be rid of the distraction.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/sanders-bern-democratic-party-staying-race-article-1.2663318

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USNEWS.com: "6 Questions to Ask About Flexibility in Online Degree Programs"

06/06/2016

USNEWS.com: "6 Questions to Ask About Flexibility in Online Degree Programs"

. . ."Flexibility would be probably the primary reason why anyone would even consider an online program," says Christine Shakespeare, assistant vice president for continuing and professional education at Pace University. "And that's because flexibility allows for people to juggle multiple priorities."

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2016-06-02/6-questions-to-ask-about-flexibility-in-online-degree-programs

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STEM Collaboratory NYC™ CCERS Colloquium at Pace University to focus on Environmental Law and Policy along with Scientific Exploration and Restoration in New York Harbor, Wednesday, June 8

06/06/2016

"Smart and Connected Communities"

New York, NY – June 6, 2016 -- Pace University will host two panel discussions featuring environmental scientists and law and policy experts at a STEM Collaboratory NYC™ CCERS Colloquium on Wednesday, June 8 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Schimmel Center, One Pace Plaza (opposite City Hall), Manhattan.

WHO and WHAT: Environmental law and policy panelists will include Sean Dixon, Staff Attorney, Riverkeeper; Stephen L. Kass, Senior Environmental Counsel and founder of the Environmental Practice Group at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP; Debbie Mans, Baykeeper and Executive Director, NY/NJ Baykeeper; Murray Fisher, President of New York Harbor Foundation; and John Cronin (Moderator), Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs at the Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace University.

A panel of environmental scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University will include Robert Newton, Research Scientist; and Benjamin Bostick and Raymond N. Sambrotto, Lamont Associate Research Professors.

STEM innovations will be presented by Delali Dzirasa, President at Fearless Solutions; Julie Gauthier, Co-founder, Codapillar; Olga Bogomolova, Program Manager at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University; Carson Chodos, Teacher Recruiter at NYC Department of Education; and Nancy Woods (Moderator), Director of Technology and Engineering at NYC Department of Education.

A light buffet dinner will be served while networking with presenters and fellow colleagues.

WHEN and WHERE: Wednesday, June 8 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Schimmel Center, One Pace Plaza (opposite City Hall), Manhattan. Enter at 3 Spruce Street.

BACKGROUND: The STEM Collaboratory NYC™ was created by Pace’s School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in December 2012 to facilitate interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, and support teaching and learning at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region.

This event is made possible through funding provided by the National Science Foundation, DRL 1440869, PI Dr. Lauren Birney, assistant professor of STEM education at Pace.

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

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TechNewsWorld: "OnePlus Offers Free Headsets to Lure Crowd to VR Smartphone Launch"

06/01/2016

TechNewsWorld: "OnePlus Offers Free Headsets to Lure Crowd to VR Smartphone Launch"

. . . "This would be a very expensive launch for most companies, but OnePlus at the moment is an unknown brand to most consumers," noted Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University.

If OnePlus's strategy is to align itself with the emergence of VR as a mobile device, and if it intends to be known as the consumer electronics brand that's most in alignment with VR applications, it "will be seen as a brilliant move," he told TechNewsWorld.

However, if the VR initiative flops, it "could be seen as a very big mistake because OnePlus could have put far more of its mobile devices in the hands of consumers by simply discounting them," Chiagouris said.

OnePlus "likely could have put more than 100,000 devices in the hands of consumers with big discounts, and the related word of mouth would have been substantial," he argued.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/83545.html

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Analysis: Companies make up, then break up"

06/01/2016

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Analysis: Companies make up, then break up"

. . . After spending billions on acquisitions that stoked its downstream business of making parts for the aerospace, automotive and other markets, Alcoa will spin the unit off into a new company, Arconic, later this year. The thinking: investors are not putting a high enough price tag on Arconic’s fast-growing downstream operations because they perceive Alcoa to be a commodity aluminum producer plagued by global overcapacity and depressed metals prices.

“It’s hard for investors to get excited about that, particularly when commodities prices are falling,” said Bruce Bachenheimer, executive director of Pace University’s Entrepreneurship Lab.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/in-the-lead/itl-2016-companies/2016/05/27/Commentary-Len-Boselovic-Companies-make-up-then-break-up/stories/201605270027

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The Hollywood Reporter: "THR Ranks the 25 Best Drama Schools for an MFA"

05/31/2016

The Hollywood Reporter: "THR Ranks the 25 Best Drama Schools for an MFA"

Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University was again ranked among Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Best Drama Schools.

... There's no denying the history of a place where Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan taught the Stanislavski method to the likes of Marlon Brando, James Dean, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Plus, students get to sit in the audience during Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio and listen in as James Lipton asks movie stars, "What is your favorite curse word?"

... A degree from one of a select group of institutions — in the U.S. and abroad — can give graduates a solid foundation for a career, or at least a decent shot at being taken seriously by casting agents. To find those schools and rank them in their proper order, THR talked to deans, teachers and other insiders and triangulated their input with reporting from the magazine's own staff.

Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/25-best-drama-schools-895029/item/actors-studio-drama-school-at-895028

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The Hollywood Reporter: "The Top 25 Undergraduate Drama Schools Ranked"

05/31/2016

The Hollywood Reporter: "The Top 25 Undergraduate Drama Schools Ranked"

Pace School of Performing Arts in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences was ranked again among Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 performing arts schools.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

"Aspiring thesps can follow in the footsteps of some of the industry's biggest stars, who got their start at these top programs."

Pace's undergraduate performing arts school was attended by Dominique Fishback and Michelle Borth, among others.

Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/top-25-undergraduate-drama-schools-895399/item/savannah-college-art-design-top-895438

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New York Daily News: "Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton both fewer than 100 delegates shy of securing nominations; both are likely to seal the deal on June 7"

05/18/2016

New York Daily News: "Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton both fewer than 100 delegates shy of securing nominations; both are likely to seal the deal on June 7"

Following Tuesday’s contests in Oregon and Kentucky, Hillary Clinton has 2,291 delegates, making her only 92 delegates short of the 2,383 she needs to formally secure the nomination.
(Photo credit: AARON P. BERNSTEIN/REUTERS)

. . . “By forcing Clinton to campaign and use resources she would rather spend in the general campaign, Sanders will attempt one last rally in the hopes of convincing the super delegates that he has a better chance of defeating Donald Trump than she does,” David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University, told the Daily News.

But, “barring a major and unexpected change of events,” he added, “it is nearly impossible for Sanders to have a larger pledged delegate count than Clinton. This would mean she can stake the claim that she has more delegates and therefore the superdelegates are merely ratifying the choice of the participants in the Democratic nominating processes.”

Because her nomination is imminent, Clinton’s goal throughout the remaining contests, Caputo explained, will be to “figure out a realistic way to bring Sanders and his supporters into their camp.”

“This will likely not happen until the convention, but the foundation for it has to be completed in the period leading up to the final primaries and then during the immediate post primary period,” he said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-clinton-100-delegates-shy-securing-noms-article-1.2641277

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