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American Banker: "Why the ABA Got Hacked — and What It Means for Banks"

10/06/2015

American Banker: "Why the ABA Got Hacked — and What It Means for Banks"

. . . "It could be something vindictive from an activist group, and there are activist groups for just about every industry," said Darren Hayes, assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York. "It could be anything from Anonymous, who doesn't like big business and doesn't like the banking industry, all the way up to Iran."

Read more: http://www.americanbanker.com/news/law-regulation/why-the-aba-got-hacked...

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The Economist: "The model minority is losing patience"

10/05/2015

The Economist: "The model minority is losing patience"

. . South Asians, though less numerous than East Asians, are more visible. Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, and Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, both Indian-Americans, are the only Asian-American governors in the lower 48 (David Ige, a Japanese-American, is governor of Hawaii). The contrasting political traditions of India and China may also be a factor. “We come from the largest democracy in the world,” says Sayu Bhojwani, who runs the New American Leaders project, which helps train immigrants to flourish in politics. “We’re prepared for it in the way that East Asians are not.”

In China, by contrast, “We went through the cultural revolution,” says Chunyan Li, a former employee of the Chinese finance ministry, now a professor of accountancy at Pace University in New York. “There’s a lack of trust in politics.”

Read more: http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21669595-asian-americans-are-united-states-most-successful-minority-they-are-complaining-ever

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TechNewsWorld: "Google Lines Up a Batch of Marshmallow-Ready Hardware"

10/05/2015

TechNewsWorld: "Google Lines Up a Batch of Marshmallow-Ready Hardware"

. . . The comparison between the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P looks a bit familiar to Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

"The look and feel of these devices is very much like the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus," he told TechNewsWorld.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/82548.html

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Pace University partners with TECHO, Univision, and NYC Mayor's Office to mark start of Poverty Awareness Week at October 6th press conference

10/01/2015

Pace University partners with TECHO, Univision, and NYC Mayor's Office to mark start of Poverty Awareness Week at October 6th press conference

Kerry Kennedy, writer, activist, and President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, will discuss the urgency of equal justice and poverty eradication

WHAT: Univision TECHO Poverty Awareness Week, co-sponsored by Pace University and the New York City Office of the Mayor, will begin with a press conference on October 6 at 10 a.m. on Pace’s downtown NYC campus. Participants including Pace President Stephen J. Friedman, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights President Kerry Kennedy, and representatives from TECHO, UNIVISION, and Oxfam will discuss the activities of the campaign. 

Guest speakers and panelists will cover a variety of topics following the press conference.

WHO: Keynote speakers will include Rubén Díaz, Jr., President of the Borough of the Bronx; Justine Lucas, Global Director of Programs, Global Poverty Project; and Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International.

Panelists Diego Firpo, CEO, TECHO-US; Andrea Voyer, Assistant Professor, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University; Paloma Escudero, Director of Communications, UNICEF; Raymond C. Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America; and moderator Sergio Fernández de Córdova, Chairman & Co-Founder, PVBLIC Foundation will discuss "New York as a global hub to create impact and awareness."

Shola Olatoye, Chair & Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA); José Calderón, President, Hispanic Federation; Andrea Jung, President & CEO, Grameen America; Susan Davis, President & CEO, BRAC USA; and moderator Archana Shah, Associate Director, The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Pace University will discuss "Local Initiatives to Eradicate Poverty."

Angela Northrup, Assistant Professor, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University; Elizabeth Berro, Clinical Assistant Professor, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University; and moderator Harriet R. Feldman, Dean and Professor, College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University will discuss "Enhancing undergraduate student attitude and empathy towards those living in poverty through simulation."

Héctor Salazar, Manager of the Social Sector, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Luis Bonilla, COO, TECHO; Mario Orellana, Community Leader and Advisor at Socialab, and moderator Gonzalo Fanjul, Co-Founder porCausa, Researcher and Anti-poverty Activist will discuss "Inequality and Poverty."

Julián Ugarte, Founder & Director, Socialab; Joaquín Ramos, Editor, Mundo Villa; Patricio Zambrano-Barragán, Urban + Infrastructure Planner, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will discuss “Technology & Communications: Open Data, CrowdSourcing and Poverty.”

Juan Cristóbal Beytía, President, TECHO; Christopher Vincent, VP Advocacy and Government Relations, Habitat for Humanity International; Joaquín Ramos, Editor, Mundo Villa; and moderator María Elena Salinas, Peabody Award-winning Anchor, Univision will discuss "Challenges, Hope and Responsibilities."

Artists Elia Alba, Miguel Luciano and Shellyne Rodriguez and moderators Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio and Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Curator, El Museo del Barrio will discuss "Making the invisible visible: How art influences and impacts poverty and cities."

WHEN AND WHERE: October 6 to 8 at Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Bianco Room, downtown New York City campus (entrance at 3 Spruce Street).

In addition, a special InsideTrack event will take place during the Univision TECHO Poverty Awareness Campaign. Kerry Kennedy, writer, activist, and President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, will join Pace President Stephen J. Friedman for a one-on-one conversation at the Schimmel Center, One Pace Plaza on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Kennedy, an American human rights activist and writer, has devoted her life to the pursuit of justice, the promotion and protection of basic rights, and the preservation of the rule of law. As the founder of the Speak Truth to Power project, Kennedy is dedicated to a future where equality is common and oppression is rare.

A detailed agenda for Univision TECHO Poverty Awareness Week is available at www.zeroslums.org/global.  

For more information on the InsideTrack event, visit www.pace.edu/insidetrack.

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

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Academic leaders share views on Business Council panel"

10/01/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Academic leaders share views on Business Council panel"

Four college and university presidents in Westchester County will discuss strategies and traditions in higher education as panelists at an Oct. 8 KeyBank Speaker Series breakfast hosted by The Business Council of Westchester.

The breakfast talk will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. The presidential panel includes Stephen J. Friedman of Pace University; Belinda S. Miles of Westchester Community College; Michael J. Smith of Berkeley College and Jon Strauss of Manhattanville College.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/74688/academic-leaders-share-views-on-business-council-panel/

 

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Epoch Times: "US-China Cyberpact: A Deal Built on Distrust"

09/30/2015

Epoch Times: "US-China Cyberpact: A Deal Built on Distrust"

The cybersecurity deal between the United States and China is a deal without trust. With the United States threatening sanctions and declaring that its patience for Chinese cyberattacks had reached an end, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, agreed to end cyberattacks that have been stealing trillions in value annually from the U.S. economy.

The agreement is being viewed with a sort of pessimistic hope in the cybersecurity community.

“My opinion is, I’ll believe it when I see it,” said Darren Hayes, director of cybersecurity and an assistant professor at Pace University, in a phone interview.

Read more: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1777875-a-deal-built-on-distrust/

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Directions: "Fall 2015 Geospatial MOOC Roundup"

09/30/2015

Directions: "Fall 2015 Geospatial MOOC Roundup"

. . . Desktop GIS, offered by Dr. Peggy Minnis from Pace University, has become a steady offering each fall and spring semester. The 12-week MOOC, now offered through Blackboard’s Open Education platform, is currently running and Dr. Minnis expects to offer a spring 2016 session as well.

Read more: http://www.directionsmag.com/entry/fall-2015-geospatial-mooc-roundup/454380

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Inc.: "Walmart to Vendors: Give Us a Discount"

09/30/2015

Inc.: "Walmart to Vendors: Give Us a Discount"

. . . “To do business with a company like Walmart, vendors are really pushed to the maximum of what they can do,” says Bruce Bachenheimer, a clinical professor of management at Pace University in New York.

Read more: http://www.inc.com/jeremy-quittner/how-to-protect-yourself-from-big-box-supplier-cost-demands.html

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Homeland Security Today: "Accounting and Finance Professionals Play Increasing Role in Cybersecurity"

09/29/2015

Homeland Security Today: "Accounting and Finance Professionals Play Increasing Role in Cybersecurity"

Accounting and finance professionals are increasingly finding themselves on the forefront of their organization’s cybersecurity efforts, according to a new survey. As cyber criminals continue to target sensitive financial data, those who deal with this information day-in and day-out have been called on to play a role in their organization’s efforts to protect and improve their cybersecurity posture.

“The growth of cybercrimes across our nation and world has risen to astronomic and unprecedented levels in recent years,” said Warner Johnston, head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). “As technology advances, so has the threat of silent attacks that strike at the core of our technological infrastructure.”

Johnston continued, “An initial step to implementing stronger controls is first understanding the seriousness of such cyberthreats, existing weaknesses in our infrastructures, and remedies that represent more than stopgap measures.”

The ACCA’s second annual cybersecurity best practices survey, undertaken by the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University, revealed accounting and finance professionals are adapting to meet the challenges of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. The increasing number of damaging cyber attacks is prompting concern over how to respond to sophisticated threats.

Read more: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/industry-news/single-article/accounting-and-finance-professionals-play-increasing-role-in-cybersecurity/4c3bbc6c0b7c9daf32bcedcbb5f61bf5.html

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Publisher's Weekly: "Canadian Publishing 2015: New Canadian M.F.A. Enhanced by Pace Partnership"

09/28/2015

Publisher's Weekly: "Canadian Publishing 2015: New Canadian M.F.A. Enhanced by Pace Partnership"

The University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has a fledgling creative writing M.F.A., launched in summer 2013, that focuses exclusively on nonfiction and is the only program of its kind in Canada. The first graduates from the program say its new affiliation with Pace University in New York City helped make their introduction to the U.S. publishing world a positive experience.

Read more: http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/international/international-book...

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