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Forbes: "Wanted: More College Classes To Launch An Encore Career"

10/12/2016

Forbes: "Wanted: More College Classes To Launch An Encore Career"

. . . “Many of our alumni are in wonderful new jobs or projects,” said Joan Tucker, director of Pace University’s Encore Transition Program. “One is now director of Encore.org’s Encore Fellowships in the Northeast.”

The ideal time to take an encore career course (if you can find one), said Tucker, “is while you’re still working and begin to see down the tunnel that you’re not going to want to do this forever or that your company is not going to want you there forever.”

Expanding the Encore Program

Tucker said she’d love to take her program into companies and introduce the encore career concept to their employees. “This should be a benefit to employees around the country. There are 78 million boomers and many can’t afford to retire,” said Tucker.

Some firms told Tucker they’re “already doing this” with outplacement for downsized employees. “But that’s not the same thing as what we’re doing,” she said. “It’s like taking a shoemaker and trying to help him find another job making shoes. We’re trying to give people a new perspective on the second half of life.”

Aside from exposing more midlifers to the notion of encore careers, taking the program to corporations would also broaden the business model for Pace. But, Tucker, concedes, “It’s a hard sell. There’s nothing in it for companies other than goodwill.”

She’d also like the Pace program to be a role model for other colleges. “Every college and university could have something like this,” said Tucker. “We’d be happy to design programs. The potential for this is enormous.”

The next Pace University Encore Transition Program (featuring an overview of the nonprofit sector, networking with nonprofit pros and career coach, resume and social media tutorials, a preview of nonprofit job opportunities and a strategy for identifying and achieving goals) runs Nov. 14 to Nov. 17; cost: $795, with a $50 discount until Nov. 1.

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Wall Street Journal: "Is Trump Teflon? Most Say No as Brand Perception Takes a Hit"

10/11/2016

Wall Street Journal: "Is Trump Teflon? Most Say No as Brand Perception Takes a Hit"

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump outside the front door of Trump Tower in Manhattan. The Trump brand has taken a hit in the wake of the release of a video in which he made lewd comments about women. Photo: Reuters

. . . If he loses the election, the impact on his brand could cause hotel room bookings to drop and golf course memberships to decline, said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, in an email.

Other branded products could either drop in price and value or be discontinued, and the value of licensing the brand could probably decline “substantially” and may not return to pre-campaign levels, he said.

“This is an election that he has to win to maintain the value in the Trump brand,” Mr. Chiagouris said. “There is more at stake in his universe than ego now…there are billions of dollars at stake.”

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The Hill's Congress Blog: "Theory of trade equilibrium’s questions for the second debate"

10/10/2016

The Hill's Congress Blog: "Theory of trade equilibrium’s questions for the second debate"

A review of the facts presented below shows some alarming trends in the U.S. economy and its declining job market, writes Narendra C. Bhandari, Ph. D., Professor of Management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. According to the Department of Labor, between 2005 and 2015, for those 16 years and older:

  1. Non-institutional population increased from 226.1mm to 250.8mm.
  2. Civilian labor force increased from 149.3mm to 157.1mm.
  3. Civilian labor participation rate declined from 66.0% to 62.7%.
  4. Employment to population rate declined from 62.7% to 59.3%.
  5. Number of unemployed increased from 7.6mm to 8.3mm.
  6. Official unemployment rate increased from 5.1% to 5.3%.
  7. Number of people not in labor force who are looking for a job increased from 5mm to 6.1mm.

These data show that between 2005 and 2015, proportionately,

  1. The number of Americans with jobs has declined, and the number of people without jobs has increased. Consequentially, a declining number of Americans with jobs are supporting an increasing number of fellow Americans without jobs.
  2. The number of people not in the labor force, but actively looking for a job, has exploded from 5mm to 6.1mm.
  3. The two together are reducing our tax collections, increasing tax payments (unemployment benefits, etc.), and increasing budget deficits.

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Xinhua News Agency: "Does Trump still stand a chance to beat Clinton in the presidential election? Watch what experts say."

10/10/2016

Xinhua News Agency: "Does Trump still stand a chance to beat Clinton in the presidential election? Watch what experts say."

David A. Caputo, President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science at Pace University, was interviewed by China's Xinhua News Agency.

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Newsday: "5 factors to keep in mind for the 2nd presidential debate"

10/10/2016

Newsday: "5 factors to keep in mind for the 2nd presidential debate"

Republican Donald Trump, left, and Democrat Hillary Clinton during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Photo Credit: Sipa USA / Getty ImagesSipa USA / Getty Images

. . . “The stakes are much higher for Trump. He has to stop the momentum,” said David Caputo, political scientist at Pace University. With about a month to go in the race, the Republican can’t miss an opportunity to rebound, he said.

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San Francisco Chronicle: "Analysis: An ugly night for American politics"

10/10/2016

San Francisco Chronicle: "Analysis: An ugly night for American politics"

. . . “This was a particularly harsh debate,” said Jessica Lavariega Monforti, a professor of political science at Pace University in New York. “I cannot remember a time when you have one debater threatening another with a special investigation,” referring to Donald Trump’s statement that if elected he would have a special prosecutor look into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

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TechNewsWorld: "Galaxy Note 7 Snaps, Crackles and Pops, Spurring Evacuation of Plane"

10/07/2016

TechNewsWorld: "Galaxy Note 7 Snaps, Crackles and Pops, Spurring Evacuation of Plane"

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday evacuated a plane in Louisville, Kentucky, after a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 began popping and issuing thick smoke.

Samsung last month began replacing Galaxy Note 7s globally, following reports of several of the devices catching fire or exploding. It blamed the problem on an "isolated" faulty battery cell issue.

The device involved in the Southwest Airline incident reportedly was a replacement phone, according to owner Brian Green.

Samsung has said it will verify whether the phone actually was a replacement.

The latest incident throws a pall over the future of the Galaxy Note series, which had been Samsung's flagship line.

"Wall Street and some retailers might understand that the problem may not have been created by Samsung, but they will not care," said Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University.

"Consumers will certainly care less," he told TechNewsWorld. "All will hold Samsung responsible for its supply chain -- and as a result, all will now rethink buying anything Samsung."

Samsung officials may "be in denial, since they will likely view it as not their fault -- but they specified the battery and chose the suppliers, and they cannot ignore the lingering impact on the Samsung brand and reputation," Chiagouris said.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/83967.html

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Financial Times: "Trump faces high stakes in town-hall debate"

10/07/2016

Financial Times: "Trump faces high stakes in town-hall debate"

. . . David Caputo, a politics expert at Pace University, said one of the real dangers for Mr Trump was how he would respond if Mrs Clinton asked him why Mr Pence did not defend his record in the debate with Mr Kaine.

Read more: https://www.ft.com/content/4c5a78f6-8c43-11e6-8cb7-e7ada1d123b1

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TechCrunch: "The NBA’s first hackathon: How is the future coming for the league?"

10/06/2016

TechCrunch: "The NBA’s first hackathon: How is the future coming for the league?"

. . . Speaking with Will Robbins, Pace University: 

Q: What drew you to coming to the NBA hackathon? 

A: For me, the one thing that drew me to the Hackathon was the learning potential. I’ve always been a stat geek in terms of the NBA, I’m much more interested in the behind the scenes portion of the sport (coaching and data analysis), compared to actually playing.

I saw the Hackathon as an opportunity to make new connections, meet some of the brightest minds in analytics, and further my own knowledge.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/05/the-nbas-first-hackathon-how-is-the-future-coming-for-the-league/

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New York Times: "Could Officers Have Avoided Shooting Keith Scott? Experts Weigh In"

10/06/2016

New York Times: "Could Officers Have Avoided Shooting Keith Scott? Experts Weigh In"

. . . Joseph Ryan | Chairman, Pace University Department of Criminal Justice and Security; former New York City police officer:

You need to ask if you need to be confronting the person now, or if you can leave and come back if the situation requires it.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/06/us/police-experts-keith-lamont-scott-shooting.html

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