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TechNewsWorld: "Microsoft Adds Sci-Fi Series to Xbox Originals"

04/09/2014

TechNewsWorld: "Microsoft Adds Sci-Fi Series to Xbox Originals"

. . . With its commitment to original content, Microsoft is trying to add value to its Xbox gaming console, which hasn't fared as well as Sony's PlayStation 4.

"Everyone is trying to bring eyeballs to their portals," Jonathan H. Hill, an associate dean at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University, told TechNewsWorld.

"Xbox has been one of Microsoft's few real winners over the last four or five years so this is a way to keep gamers in Xbox," he said.

"Traditional gamers have been moving away from Xbox, so by trying to blend the two worlds -- the entertainment world and the gaming world -- it's a way to stay current and keep eyeballs," Hill reasoned.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Microsoft-Adds-Sci-Fi-Series-to-Xbox-Originals-80262.html

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Temple Grandin to speak at Pace University in Manhattan April 16

04/08/2014

Temple Grandin to speak at Pace University in Manhattan April 16

“Training the Talent of Artists with Autism” will feature a VIP reception, art auction and lecture

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, April 16 beginning at 6pm, Pace University in lower Manhattan will hold an event, Training the Talent of Artists with Autism, with keynote speaker Temple Grandin, PhD. The event will take place in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, entrance at 3 Spruce Street, NY, NY, across from City Hall. An art auction and VIP reception will be held at 6pm. The lecture begins at 7:30pm. Media admission is by press pass.

Grandin is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. She is a best-selling author, an activist for issues relating to autism, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and an engineer who was the subject of an award-winning biographical film starring Claire Danes. Grandin was listed in Time magazine’s 2010 “Time 100” list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category. Grandin spoke to a crowd of thousands of students, faculty and staff as the keynote at Pace University’s convocation ceremony in Pleasantville in 2010.

The event is a partnership between Pace University’s Ongoing Academic and Social Instructional Support (OASIS) program in the School of Education which provides assistance to college students on the autistic spectrum, and Strokes of Genius, an organization that develops artistic talents through professional art studio experiences and workshops.

Artwork by individuals with autism will be on display in the Schimmel Theater Lobby at Pace April 14 – 20. A special art auction and VIP cocktail reception with Grandin and the artists will help fund the OASIS and Strokes of Genius programs. For tickets or more information, visit www.pace.edu/temple. Admission to the lecture is $5 for students and $40 for non-students. Tickets to the VIP cocktail reception, auction and lecture are $200.

MassMutual Financial Group of Westchester is a sponsor of this event.

About OASIS: The OASIS Program at Pace University’s School of Education serves students with autism, Asperger Syndrome, learning disabilities, nonverbal learning differences and related challenges. The program is grounded in research that recognizes that all-inclusive services are needed to prepare students for community integration, career development, employment and adult life. The program has been designed to support students, family and faculty. The OASIS team consists of academic coaches, a vocational coordinator, academic advisors, a counselor, campus life coordinator, social coaches as well as weekly meetings, trips and activities, academic supports in the form of tutoring and other classroom learning accommodations. Most of all, students learn among their peers in an academically rigorous setting. While accommodations in courses are provided, the work is not modified and remains at the college level.

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

Contact: William Caldwell, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

 

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Washington Post: "Retailers and shoppers look for gold in a box"

04/08/2014

Washington Post: "Retailers and shoppers look for gold in a box"

. . . There are downsides to subscription boxes. The quality of new, untested brands is not always top-notch. Not everything will suit shoppers' tastes. And consumers may lose interest but be too harried to take the extra step of canceling their membership.

"By the time people realize they don't want [a service] anymore, it takes time for them to cancel it," said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York. "The real money is in the inertia."

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/tktktktk/2014/04/07/f68135b6-a92b-11e3-8d62-419db477a0e6_story.html

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TechNewsWorld: "XP Users Have a Bad Headache Coming On"

04/07/2014

TechNewsWorld: "XP Users Have a Bad Headache Coming On"

. . . The financial services industry may have the most to lose, because many ATMs run on Windows XP, Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science, told TechNewsWorld.

The healthcare industry is also vulnerable, both because many computers on various networks and the "vast majority" of medical devices run XP.

Utility companies and governments will be at risk, Hayes warned.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/XP-Users-Have-a-Bad-Headache-Coming-On-80256.html

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Pace University’s Second Annual Research Days to be held in New York City on Wednesday, April 9 and Pleasantville on Thursday, April 17

04/07/2014

Pace University’s Second Annual Research Days to be held in New York City on Wednesday, April 9 and Pleasantville on Thursday, April 17

New York -- April 7, 2014 -- The Office of Sponsored Research at Pace University will host its second annual “Research Days” for Pace faculty members to present their current research projects. The events will be held on Wednesday, April 9 on the New York City campus in the Student Union at One Pace Plaza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday, April 17 on the Pleasantville campus in the Gottesman Room at Kessel Campus Center, 861 Bedford Rd. (entrance 3), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Our faculty members have risen to the occasion, with over 200 scholars participating in this year’s events, including authors, co-authors, and students,” said Victor Goldsmith, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Sponsored Research and Economic Development at Pace. “Much of this research is being supported by external funding obtained competitively.”

In the last complete fiscal year, Pace faculty members submitted 151 proposals for external funding (the most ever in one year) and received 89 external awards. Those who received external funding will be recognized during the Research Days award ceremonies with a certificate, and will also receive 5% of the indirect costs in their awards to use to further their research.

Pace researchers will present their work on a variety of topics in business, law, education, technology, science and health. A partial list follows:

-           Illegal Corporate Activities and Their Effect on Financial Statement Disclosures: How Forensic Accountants Can Help.

-           Strengthening American Competitiveness and Reenergizing Globalization: From What Washington Needs to do to Issues the World Needs to Be Concerned About Now.

-           Building a National Database for U.S. Police Shootings.

-           Predictors of Distinct PTSD Trajectories Following the Virginia Tech Shootings: A Prospective Study.

-           Music-Induced Hearing Loss (MIHL): What Do College Students Know?

-           The Effect of Video Games and Other Media Usage on College Students’ Studying Habits and Academic Performance.

-           Suicide Among College Students of Color Who Identify as Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual: An Empirical Analysis.

-           Prescription Drug Abuse With Diverse College Students.

-           The Security Risk Perception Model For the Adoption of Mobile Devices in the Healthcare Industry.

-           On the Trail of a Potential New Drug for African Sleeping Sickness – Haskins Laboratory’s Role.

-           A New Scheme to Evaluate the Accuracy of Knowledge Representation in Automated Breast Cancer Diagnosis.

-           Public Private Affiliation Networks - Which Relationships Count in Health Care Safety-Nets?

Members of the media must RSVP to attend. Email wcaldwell@pace.edu.

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

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

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Executives to mentor Pace business students"

04/07/2014

Westchester County Business Journal: "Executives to mentor Pace business students"

Edward F. Murphy, the former chief financial officer and executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Corporate Group, has been appointed the first mentor in residence at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

The school’s new mentor program will bring Lubin alumni who are senior executives in their fields to engage with students on campus. The first students to be mentored by Murphy individually and in small groups will be from Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for financial information students and professionals.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/61915/executives-to-mentor-pace-business-students/

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PACE UNIVERSITY AND NEW YORK SERVICE CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDY FELLOWS, INC. TO HOST 5th Annual Chinese Bridge East USA Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students

04/07/2014

PACE UNIVERSITY AND NEW YORK SERVICE CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDY FELLOWS, INC. TO HOST 5th Annual Chinese Bridge East USA Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students

 

PACE UNIVERSITY AND NEW YORK SERVICE CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDY FELLOWS, INC. TO HOST 5th Annual Chinese Bridge East USA Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students;

REGIONAL FINALS OF COMPETITION IN KNOWLEDGE OF CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE FOR TRIP TO FINALS IN BEIJING; Celebrating Chinese Culture and Language Education

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Pace University Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY

Press Conference to be held on Monday, March 24 at 12:00pm at the Confucius Institute at Pace University, 41 Park Row, 4th Floor, New York, NY  

Media Contact:

Cara Cea, Pace Media Relations, 914-773-3312, cell 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

NEW YORK, NY, March 24, 2014 – On Sunday, March 30, from 9:30AM – 4:00 PM in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus, 24 non-Chinese contestants will try to impress a panel of judges with their knowledge of the world’s most spoken language and its culture. 

The theme for this year’s competition is “Confucius Institute and Me,” in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institutes.  Contestants will deliver 1) speeches in Chinese, and 2) Chinese culture-focused talents, including Chinese songs and dances, paper cutting, calligraphy, and martial arts demonstrations, and answering questions on China – both its past and present. 

The winners will be nominated to compete against contestants from around the world in a final round this summer in Beijing, all expenses paid, where they could win scholarships to study in China for a semester. 

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 3 Spruce Street, just east of City Hall.  A press conference will be held at noon on Monday, March 24th at the Confucius Institute at Pace University (41 Park Row, 4th Floor). 

The competition is part of the 13th annual “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition, a large-scale international contest sponsored by Hanban, a nonprofit organization focused on spreading knowledge of Chinese language and culture around the world.  This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Hanban’s Confucius Institutes, which currently number more than 400 worldwide.  The competition aims to persuade students in various countries to learn Chinese and strengthen the world's understanding of Chinese language and culture. It consists of competitions for foreign college students, foreign high school students and foreign students in China. In recent years, the competition has been carried out by Hanban in co-operation with local governments, and presented to the public through TV broadcasts. 
Officially known as the Chinese Bridge Eastern USA Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, the event has been co-hosted by the Pace CI and the New York Service Center for Chinese Overseas Study Fellows, Inc., for the past four years.

The 24 contestants were selected by committee from a total of 43 submissions during a preliminary online video competition in February.  The selection committee was highly impressed by the strong caliber of applicants, and noted the breadth of schools and states represented.

The students competing this year are the cream of the crop of American university students in terms of their fluency in Chinese and their knowledge of Chinese culture.   The entrants are studying at universities across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont including Pace University, SUNY Binghamton, Rutgers, Princeton, Gettysburg, University of Pittsburgh, Cleveland State, University of Vermont and Middlebury. 

About the Pace Confucius Institute

Located at the financial, civic, and cultural center of Manhattan, The Confucius Institute at Pace University is the first university-based institute of its kind in New York City. Founded in partnership with Nanjing Normal University and China’s Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, Pace’s Confucius Institute integrates pedagogical, scholarly, and professional expertise to promote the learning of Chinese language and culture and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding between people in the United States and China. www.pace.edu/confucius

About the New York Service Center for Chinese Fellows, Inc.

The New York Service Center for Chinese Study Fellows, Inc. (NYSC) is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1995 in New York. As a branch of the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, NYSC is dedicated to promoting Sino-American educational, cultural, and scientific exchange and cooperation. NYSC engages in international education services, supports Chinese students who are pursuing international study in the U.S. and fosters dialogue and communication between educational organizations on international cooperation and exchange programs.  NYSC is also dedicated to promoting Chinese language and culture in the U.S. by supporting the Chinese Proficiency Competition and standardized Chinese language proficiency tests.  http://www.chinesehighway.com/aboutus.asp (in Chinese)

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 Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.  www.pace.edu
 

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Network World: "Security pros talk about playing defense against cybercrime"

04/04/2014

Network World: "Security pros talk about playing defense against cybercrime"

Network World - Security professionals are playing defense against cybercrime, and often feel outgunned by tech-savvy hackers and insiders out to steal sensitive data from within the business. They see a shortage of qualified security personnel to call on, but also believe that threat-detection tools are getting better.

Those were sentiments shared today by security experts from two large financial services companies, Citi and AIG, together with a special agent of the FBI at a panel discussion at Pace University in New York. When asked about the kind of things that worry them most, they were quick to point to the kind of attacks that are hard to stop and the difficulty in chasing cybercriminals around the globe.

Read more: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/040314-cybercrime-280395.html

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