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Huffington Post: "Janetta Rebold Benton: Art History Alive at Pace University"

02/07/2014

Huffington Post: "Janetta Rebold Benton: Art History Alive at Pace University"

The wonderful Janetta Rebold Benton is lecturing again at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University in Lower Manhattan. Those in the know will reserve the dates: February 19 and 26th and March 5th and 12th. Presently a Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, she has been teaching there since 1986.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-blackmore-Dobbyn/janetta-rebold-ben...

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Washington Post: "Twitter’s CEO says the network needs to ‘better.’ Here’s what that may look like."

02/07/2014

Washington Post: "Twitter’s CEO says the network needs to ‘better.’ Here’s what that may look like."

. . . "There is a limit to the amount of advertising dollars available,” said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. “And as more social media platforms come on stream and seek advertising support for their business, they will be fighting for their share of market, and each one is likely to end up with a smaller share over time.”

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/twitters-ceo-says-the-networks-needs-to-better-heres-what-that-may-look-like/2014/02/06/ee66f9f0-8f37-11e3-84e1-27626c5ef5fb_story.html

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Impact America Fund becomes Social Enterprise in Residence at Pace University’s Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

02/06/2014

Impact America Fund becomes Social Enterprise in Residence at Pace University’s Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

NEW YORK, February 6, 2014 — Impact America Fund and Pace University’s Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship join forces as Impact America Fund becomes the Wilson Center’s Social Enterprise in Residence.

The Social Enterprise in Residence program connects an innovative social enterprise with the Pace community, giving the resident organization the opportunity to fully participate in the academic community, and offering Pace students and faculty members a living case study, or learning laboratory, through which to study social enterprise in action.  

Impact America is an early-stage equity fund that invests in high growth companies that aim to generate real financial returns while improving the well-being of underserved communities and creating quality jobs in America. Impact America focus sectors are Health & Well Being, Education, and Big Data for Good. 

“There are large untapped market opportunities in underserved communities in America. We believe companies that offer affordable goods and services that enhance the well-being of these communities are uniquely positioned to scale with strong competitive advantages and loyal consumers and employees,” says Kesha Cash, the Director of Investments at Impact America Fund.

Kesha has been actively engaged with Pace over the past two years through guest lecturing and mentoring. The Wilson Center has also had access to other advisors and entrepreneurs, a valuable network which will be made available to Pace students through this partnership. “Impact America gives the Wilson Center an opportunity to highlight the growing area of impact investments and social finance,” said Rebecca Tekula, PhD, Executive Director of the Wilson Center.

About Impact America Fund

Impact America Fund is the evolution of Jalia Ventures, a three-year minority-focused impact investing initiative that was executed with the support and collaboration of leading investors, accelerators, community organizations, university programs, and industry experts across the country. With the support of Serious Change, LP and Josh Mailman, Kesha Cash launched and managed this initiative. Kesha deployed $5 million of which $3.5 million was invested into 9 minority owned companies to create the Jalia Ventures demonstration portfolio. Prior to Jalia Ventures, Kesha spent three years as a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Merrill Lynch and then six years as a consultant to inner-city businesses in Los Angeles and Puerto Rico. In the summer of 2009, Kesha worked in London at Bridges Ventures, a leading $475 million UK private investment firm that delivers both financial and social returns. Kesha is a lifetime member of the Social Venture Network. She received her BA in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and her MBA from Columbia Business School.

About the Wilson Center

The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship is an institute of Pace University aiming to serve students and nonprofit organizations by encouraging more effective and efficient nonprofit management practices through research, colloquia and continuing education programs. The Center was launched with a $5 million gift from Helene and Grant Wilson, entrepreneurs and philanthropists whose involvement with nonprofits has convinced them that entrepreneurial management can help these organizations increase their impact.

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

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

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CNET News: "Spotify vs. Beats: The super cool battles the Super Bowl"

02/04/2014

CNET News: "Spotify vs. Beats: The super cool battles the Super Bowl"

. . . Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University's Lubin School of Business, estimated that between the cost to air a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl -- this year it's being pegged at about $3 million to $4 million -- and the cost of recruiting DeGeneres as a spokeswoman, Beats Music could be shelling out something in the vicinity of $10 million.

That would represent a sixth of the $60 million the company raised last year to split off from Beats Electronics.

"That's a lot of money to spend, but given the fact they have to play catch-up with so many streaming music services, the only way they can fast forward is to do exactly what they're doing," Chiagouris said.

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57618184-93/spotify-vs-beats-the-super-cool-battles-the-super-bowl/

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TechNewsWorld: "Mac Birthday Video Stars iPhone"

02/04/2014

TechNewsWorld: "Mac Birthday Video Stars iPhone"

. . . "When you read the commentary that goes with the video, it seems like it's more a video promoting the iPhone than promoting the Mac," Darren Hayes, a professor at the Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, told TechNewsWorld.

"You'd think that a video celebrating 30 years of the Mac might show the evolution of the Mac, but it seems like a big advertisement," Hayes added.

There's another subtle pitch in the video.

"There also seems to be an emphasis on China -- where they're trying to increase their appeal because they feel it has the greatest growth potential for them," noted Hayes.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/79910.html

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amNewYork: "Usher in the Year of the Horse in NYC"

01/31/2014

amNewYork: "Usher in the Year of the Horse in NYC"

Lunar New Year Celebration

A special performance by the renowned and colorful United Nations Singers will be accompanied by Chinese hip hop, martial arts, and a lion dance. These world famous performers will grace Pace University's stage at this cultural exchange. Feb, 2. from 1-3 p.m. at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street; free.

Read more: http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/usher-in-the-year-of-the-horse-in-nyc-1.6912717

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Comcast SportsNet Washington DC: "Riggins remembers chat with Gibbs before Super Bowl"

01/30/2014

Comcast SportsNet Washington DC: "Riggins remembers chat with Gibbs before Super Bowl"

John Riggins’ favorite Super Bowl memory is not his famous 43-yard TD run in Super Bowl XVII. His favorite memory actually happened a few days before the game, when Riggins had a hear-to-heart chat with coach Joe Gibbs.

Riggins wanted to win desperately. He also wanted the ball. So for the first time in his career, Riggins said he sought out a pre-game meeting with Gibbs. “I used to talk with (assistant coach) Joe Bugel all the time,” Riggins said Wednesday during an appearance for Steiner Sports at Pace University. “So when I told Joe, ‘Hitch the wagon to me,’, he said, ‘Don’t tell me. Tell the old man (Gibbs).’

“I had never even been in the coach’s locker room before. When I went in, Gibbs was the only one there. So I said to him, ‘Joe, I’m ready to play. Don’t worry about me getting tired. If I’m tired, I’ll come out of the game. Give me the ball.’ “Joe just looked at me. He finally said, ‘OK’. I really wasn’t sure what he was thinking. But it meant a lot to me, because it was one of those moments you look back on, when you needed to stand up and you did. I let him know that if he needed to come to me, I was the guy. And I felt even more pumped up after that.”

Read more: http://www.csnwashington.com/football-washington-redskins/talk/riggins-r...

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New York Observer: "To Do Wednesday: Football and Baseball Join Forces"

01/29/2014

New York Observer: "To Do Wednesday: Football and Baseball Join Forces"

Football and baseball fans, your favorite sports join forces tonight. First, mingle at a V.I.P. networking reception with Super Bowl XLVII champion Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens, a New Rochelle native, and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee John Riggins, former running back for the New York Jets and Washington Redskins (sorry, no autographs). Then learn the tricks of the sports trade from Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing and author of You Gotta Have Balls, who will discuss the intersection of business and sports in his talk “How a Kid from Brooklyn Bought Yankee Stadium” at Pace University’s “Inside Track” series, along with Pace President Stephen J. Friedman.

Read more: http://observer.com/2014/01/to-do-wednesday-football-and-baseball-join-forces/

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Year of the Horse Lunar New Year Celebration to be held at Pace University’s Schimmel Theatre, Sunday, February 2nd

01/28/2014

Year of the Horse Lunar New Year Celebration to be held at Pace University’s Schimmel Theatre, Sunday, February 2nd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Ansel Lurio (212) 346-1686 Program Coordinator, Confucius Institute at Pace University

Year of the Horse Lunar New Year Celebration to be held at Pace University’s Schimmel Theatre, Sunday, February 2nd

Event co-hosted by the Confucius Institute at Pace University,  the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (Pace CSSA), and the New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS)

Celebration will feature a lion dance, Chinese hip hop, martial arts, crosstalk, and a special performance by the United Nations Singers

NEW YORK, NY, January 28, 2014 -- To mark the Year of the Horse, the Confucius Institute at Pace University, in partnership with Pace’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (Pace CSSA), and the New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS), will host the Fourth Annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Pace University. The event will take place on Sunday, February 2nd in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at 3 Spruce Street on the New York City campus from 1 to 3 pm.

NYCOS has performed at Pace the last seven years as part of the annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival. One of the highlights of the afternoon will be a dance excerpt from the Peking Opera "Farewell, my Concubine." 

The United Nations Singers date back to the earliest days of the UN.  Dressed in the colorful costumes of their native cultures while joined together in traditional harmonies from around the world, they hope to convey a message of tolerance and a celebration of other cultures and religions.  They have performed in venues throughout the world, including at the opening of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

Other scheduled entertainment will include a traditional lion dance; a contemporary Chinese rap; a martial arts demonstration by Master Xu Lin and her students; and a performance of traditional Chinese crosstalk comedy.  Leaders from Pace and other schools, and representatives from the local and international communities will be in attendance.

About the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Horse

The Lunar New Year is celebrated by people from China, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and other Asian countries and territories. It usually lasts 16 days, from Lunar New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival on January 15th of the lunar calendar. Once upon a time, according to tales and legends, the start of Lunar New Year celebrations began with a fight against a mythical beast called the Nian.  On the first day of Lunar New Year when the beast came, ancient Chinese villagers would scare this beast away by wearing red and lighting firecrackers. They would also prepare lots of food since they believed the Nian beast would eat the food instead of attacking them.  That is how the celebration came about. Today, Nian is equivalent to the word “year” in Mandarin.  This year will be the Year of the Horse.  The Horse is a symbol of intelligence, warmth, energy, and ability. 

About the Confucius Institute at Pace University

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.

About the Pace University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (Pace CSSA)

Pace CSSA serves Chinese students, scholars, alumni and other interested members of the Pace community. It is dedicated to organizing social, intellectual and cultural activities, and building friendship and academic exchange among its members. Pace CSSA provides a variety of services to members, such as promoting Chinese culture, providing an information platform, and guiding members in their school lives and careers, especially those new to Pace University.  Due to efforts in recent years, Pace CSSA has built connections with other area organizations, including Columbia University CSSA (CUCSSA), CSSA in Greater New York Area (CSSANY) and the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, providing Chinese students at Pace with enhanced social and career opportunities.

About NYCOS

The New York Chinese Opera Society, Inc. (NYCOS) is a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers, opera admirers, trained artists and musicians. NYCOS believes and appreciates that Chinese Opera with its known historical significance is an important and integral part of Chinese heritage. NYCOS also believes that through the efforts of organizations such as theirs, the traditions of Chinese Opera with its distinct style of music, singing, instrumentation and staging can be preserved and enhanced for everyone to enjoy.

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 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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Wall Street Journal: "Higher Ed Goes Downtown"

01/28/2014

. . . Pace has long been in the area, but has increased its residential footprint over the past five years, opening new dormitories and expanding academic facilities. On deck for the 2015-2016 academic year: a new 34-story, 385-bed dormitory.

"Pace was once a local commuter school," said Bill McGrath, senior vice president of the university, but students "desire more of a residential experience then they did in the past."

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http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304691904579346982683135964

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