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PACE UNIVERSITY RANKED MOST UNDERRATED COLLEGE IN AMERICA

11/03/2015

PACE UNIVERSITY RANKED MOST UNDERRATED COLLEGE IN AMERICA

Experiential Learning and Future Earning Potential Cited as Strengths of Pace Education

NEW YORK -- November 3, 2015 – Pace University has been ranked the nation’s most underrated college on Business Insider’s just-released ranking of the 50 Most Underrated Colleges in America. The report highlighted the strength of Pace’s experiential learning program and its median mid-career salary.

“Pace University offers a world-class education that combines classroom instruction with real-world experiences,” said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman. “We have an entrepreneurial approach to our programs, and we evolve as the needs of employers change with a strong focus on outcomes. As the value proposition of higher education is debated on a national level, we are uniquely preparing our students to succeed – and as the salary data shows, it’s working.”

In determining the rankings, Business Insider considered two factors: reputation and future earnings. The survey noted that Pace students “gain hands-on experience in their fields through internships, practicums and fieldwork.” Students’ academic experiences are enhanced by the opportunity to apply classroom learning in a pre-professional work environment, leveraging the University’s strong relationships with national and local employers in business, government, healthcare, nonprofit, technology and other sectors.

The median mid-career salary of Pace students, $95,200, was another factor in determining its ranking. Through individual counseling, seminars, career development workshops, career fairs and collaborative programs with faculty, alumni and employers, Pace students gain the tools to make career decisions, connect with employment opportunities and build their future earning potential.

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.

Bill Caldwell / 212-346-1597

wcaldwell@pace.edu

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Business Insider: "The 50 most underrated colleges in America"

11/03/2015

Business Insider: "The 50 most underrated colleges in America"

. . . To discover the most underrated colleges in America, Business Insider compared US News and World Report's rankings of the best universities and the best liberal-arts colleges in the country with PayScale's 2015-16 College Salary Report, which ranked more than 1,000 colleges and universities based on their graduates' mid-career salaries.

Pace University topped the list.

1. Pace University

Location: New York City, New York

Median mid-career salary: $95,200

Located in the heart of NYC, with a second campus in Westchester County, Pace University focuses on sciences and liberal arts, offering degrees in everything from physics to digital journalism to specialized management programs. While at Pace, more than 4,000 students gain hands-on experience in their fields through internships, practicums, and fieldwork.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-underrated-colleges-in-america-2015-10

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Variety: "TV Networks Likely To Push Back Against Republican Debate Demands"

11/03/2015

Variety: "TV Networks Likely To Push Back Against Republican Debate Demands"

. . . One of the reasons why Republicans might be angered by current debates is the nature of trying to pin down a candidate early in the campaign process, said David A. Caputo, president emeritus and professor of political science at Pace University in New York. The moderator of a debate is trying to pin a candidate down on a particular issue or provoke an interesting response, the academic said, but candidates want distance from issues so they aren’t pigeonholed as the field narrows. In early debate, “if you notice, nine times out of ten, the question is not answered or it’s answered in such a way that it is critical of the question and the person who asks the question,” said Caputo. “It’s to be expected.”

Read more: http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/republican-debate-demands-tv-news-1201631633/

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Fast Company: "Three ways to get the most out of your group sessions"

10/28/2015

Fast Company: "Three ways to get the most out of your group sessions"

1. Make a plan

Many meetings don’t have a particular agenda, but it’s important to know what you want to accomplish going in. "Keep meetings short by limiting the agenda to three items or less," says Alan Eisner, professor of management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. "Afterward, send out minutes using your agenda so everyone knows what to work on."

2. Banish distractions

Put nonagenda thoughts into an "idea parking lot." "People bring up ideas that are important to them but not on-topic," says Cary Greene, coauthor of Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting & Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace. "Instead of losing them, write them down." Don’t let the parking lot be a black hole: Assign follow-up steps right at the end of the meeting.

3. Play musical chairs

Walking meetings are gaining popularity, but you can get a similar benefit without hitting the hallway. Set a timer for 30 to 45 minutes. When it goes off, have everyone get up and move. "You can stand and shake it out a bit as a group, which lightens everyone up," says workplace psychologist Karissa Thacker. "Moving regularly is good for us in all kinds of ways, including improving our ability to focus."

Read more: http://www.fastcompany.com/3051540/secrets-of-the-most-productive-people/15-habits-that-will-totally-transform-your-productivit#1

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Huffington Post: "S.T.E.M.+ O = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Oysters"

10/27/2015

Huffington Post: "S.T.E.M.+ O = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Oysters"

The Billion Oyster Project serves students, community and New York Harbor. Be part of the conversation at Pace University (more below).

"How does a city of this magnitude bring young students to the water, and have them feel a sense of ownership and community?" asks Professor Lauren Birney from her lower Manhattan office at Pace University's School of Education.

"Oysters."

A century ago, the oyster was New York's pearl. Oystering was as integral to New York Harbor's identity as the Statue of Liberty. The waters of the city and New Jersey boasted more than 260,000 acres of oyster beds spread throughout the harbor, its bays and estuaries, the lower Hudson and East rivers. New Yorkers ate more oyster meat than beef. The original New York "foot-longs" were Gowanus oysters, gathered from Gowanus Bay and Creek in Brooklyn and exported to Europe as a delicacy.

In present day New York, oysters are better associated with the Oyster Bar in the cellar of New York's Grand Central Terminal, where oysters from Apalachicola Bay in Florida and Chincoteague Bay in Maryland are now the delicacy. Generations of pollution drove out New York oystering, and the name "Gowanus" is identified less with the bay and more with the canal, a toxic, Federal Superfund site (hopefully on its way to a major cleanup).

But the Billion Oyster Project aims to change all that by enlisting hundreds of thousands of city school children to restore a billion oysters to city waters. "In short, students are driving the restoration of New York Harbor," said Birney.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johncronin2/stemo-science-technology-_b_8373904.html

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Tribeca Trib: "The Billion Oyster Project: A Look at a Collaboration"

10/26/2015

Tribeca Trib: "The Billion Oyster Project: A Look at a Collaboration"

Pace University Professor Lauren Birney and Mr. Jon Forrest Dohlin of the NY Aquarium, will discuss their partnership and the Billion Oyster Project, a unique effort to restore the ecology of New York Harbor through education and engagement of our city’s public school students. 

Read more: http://www.tribecatrib.com/content/billion-oyster-project-look-collabora...

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“InsideTrack with Kerry Kennedy": Couldn’t attend InsideTrack? Watch President Friedman’s conversation with Kerry Kennedy

10/20/2015

“InsideTrack with Kerry Kennedy": Couldn’t attend InsideTrack? Watch President Friedman’s conversation with Kerry Kennedy

See the video.

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NBC New York: "World's Tallest College Dorm Opens at Pace University in Manhattan"

10/20/2015

NBC New York: "World's Tallest College Dorm Opens at Pace University in Manhattan"

Talk about higher education.

The world's tallest college residence hall has opened at Pace University in lower Manhattan.

The 34-story dormitory on Beekman Street is 340 feet tall and contains 172,000 square feet of space. The new building, which officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, is one block from Pace's main academic building and campus center, One Pace Plaza.

“Our new residence hall at 33 Beekman Street is a transformative addition to our campus, a potent symbol of the new Pace University in New York and a reminder to all that Pace is a vibrant presence in lower Manhattan,” Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman said.

Read more: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NYC-Tallest-College-Dorm-In-World-P...

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WORLD’S TALLEST COLLEGE RESIDENCE HALL OPENS AT PACE UNIVERSITY’S MANHATTAN CAMPUS

10/20/2015

’33 Beekman’ Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Marks Opening of Pace’s Fifth NYC Residence Hall

NEW YORK, October 20, 2015 – Pace University today formally opened 33 Beekman, a 34-story residence hall that is now the tallest college or university residential building in the world. The building, located on Beekman Street in Lower Manhattan, will house 770 students and features state-of-the-art amenities and spectacular views of the new World Trade Center and the East River. The 172,000 square foot residence hall is one block from Pace’s main academic building and campus center, One Pace Plaza.

“Our new Residence Hall at 33 Beekman Street is a transformative addition to our campus, a potent symbol of the new Pace University in New York, and a reminder to all that Pace is a vibrant presence in lower Manhattan,” said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman. “Thousands of young men and women will live and work in this building and discover the true meaning of Pace’s motto of Opportunitas.”

“New York is a great college town in so many ways, and we are so proud that Pace University is showing the way forward for Lower Manhattan's rich set of higher education institutions,” said Manhattan Community Board 1 chair Catherine McVay Hughes. “Bringing students to live together, here at 33 Beekman, will mean they encounter New York, and college, as a team and a community. The lucky students who get to live here and study here will have their college years enriched immeasurably by all that New York has to offer, and all of New York, downtown especially, is richer for the diverse offerings of Pace University.”

Each residential room at 33 Beekman has ample living space, city views and a private bathroom. The 340-foot tall building also features three unique student lounges, a multifunction recreational space, an in-house fitness facility and a kitchen for student use. A new, 3,000 square foot public plaza at the building’s entrance is a welcoming public space for both students and the surrounding community. There is a faculty member in residence, enhancing the student experience and making the hall a true living-learning facility.

The new residence hall was developed by SL Green Realty Corporation and its partners and designed by Gene Kaufman Architects. SL Green Realty Corp. also developed the nearby 182 Broadway, Pace’s 609-bed residence hall, which was completed in 2013. Pace also has three other residence halls within a short walk of Pace Plaza: 55 John Street, 106 Fulton Street and Maria’s Tower at One Pace Plaza.

Other recent facility enhancements at Pace’s lower Manhattan campus include a new performing arts building, newly renovated science labs, and new clinical education nursing labs.

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


Cara Cea / 914-906-9680

ccea@pace.edu

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TODAY.com: "Sobbing during spin cycle? Here's why Laundromats can make you sad"

10/19/2015

Today.com: "Sobbing during spin cycle? Here's why Laundromats can make you sad"

. . . Roger Salerno, a psychoanalyst and professor of sociology at Pace University who has written books exploring urban alienation and estrangement, calls Laundromats "iconic places of loneliness," in part because they rouse up subconscious longings for domestic stability.

"The cleaning of clothes is something that is supposed to be domestic," Salerno told TODAY.com.

"In a Laundromat, you have the lack of domesticity for a domestic chore."

At the root of it all is a feeling Salerno calls "the missing of attachment.

In general, Salerno added, women are more susceptible to this Laundromat-induced loneliness than men, because women have been historically more socialized toward domestic activities and the concept of having a family to care for.

Read more: http://www.today.com/health/sobbing-during-spin-cycle-heres-why-laundromats-can-make-you-t50761

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