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SC Magazine: "Safe tether: Wearables"

11/03/2014

SC Magazine: "Safe tether: Wearables"

. . . Darren Hayes, assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University, says while the Snowden revelations have heightened awareness of U.S. government spying, it is by no means just within these borders. France and Spain are very active in phone surveillance and even tracking visitor's highway travel. He points out that many vulnerabilities, including some of the biggest, are connected to governments or government-sponsored hackers. “When you travel to a country like China or Russia, very likely the quick inspection of your laptop or phone conducted at the airport is actually an imaging of the device using special hardware,” he says

Some hardware should also be suspect, including some computer and telecommunication products manufactured in China, most likely with the complicity of the People's Liberation Army. “Most western governments won't use Lenovo laptops, for example, and they may be right,” says Hayes. Other similar perils potentially afflicting users, mobile or not, are the use of free anti-virus software. For example, Hayes says the free version of Kaspersky should be adopted with caution because “there is reason to believe the company is backed by the Russian government,” he says.

Finally, there are now known vulnerabilities with devices such as Cisco routers and with certain encryption algorithms. Another persistent issue is Heartbleed – the security bug in the OpenSSL cryptography library, which still has wide impacts. 

Although Hayes does not yet see threat vectors involving wearable technologies, he does see Bluetooth as a continuing source of concern and says it should be a point of focus for security efforts. “Bluetooth 4.0 allows you to be monitored by beacons that are used for commercial purposes, for example by retailers to offer special deals. However, that can also be used to track the movement of people,” he explains.

Steps to take

Hayes says there are some specific steps organizations can take now to protect themselves and their mobile workers. One of them is adopting Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) data encryption and decryption software to provide cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication – or the similar GNU Privacy Guard (GPG), which is a  free version of the OpenPGP standard. It may not solve all of the road warrior problems but it is a good start, he notes.

Additionally, Hayes suggests adopting some of the secure tools increasingly adopted by journalists, including SecureDrop, an open-source software platform for secure communication originally designed and developed by Aaron Swartz and Kevin Poulsen under the name DeadDrop.

Bluetooth, however, remains problematic. “I recommend that organizations encourage people to disable Bluetooth,” says Hayes. And never use “free” anything. USBs handed out as tchotchkes at tradeshows often contain problematic programs if not actual malware. 

“I don't even trust some of the supposedly legitimate free apps because they can also make use of your machine in ways you don't expect,” adds Hayes. “Any company that claims to be concerned about a secure infrastructure has to pay attention to these issues if it is going to protect its business travelers,” he adds. 

Read more: http://www.scmagazine.com/safe-tether-wearables/article/377733/2/

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace, Media Storm announce master’s program in social media"

10/31/2014

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace, Media Storm announce master’s program in social media"

Business success often results from finding a gap in the market.

Pace University’s Lubin School of Business believes its newest program will fill a gap in the business education market. Last week, the school announced its new master’s degree program in social media and mobile marketing that will be co-branded with Media Storm, the second-largest independent media planning and buying agency in the U.S.

“Social media and mobile technology have fundamentally transformed our culture,” said Jon Cropper, the resident futurist at Media Storm. “In the last five or six years, the power structure has shifted. In the past, tastemakers decided what people wanted and pushed content to them, but now consumers create their own content with more relevance and intimacy than the content creators.”

Cropper said the gap that exists between business school education and modern marketing techniques is unique.

“Education hasn’t kept up with social media,” Cropper said. “A textbook on social media is almost an oxymoron, because the landscape of social media is constantly changing, while a traditional textbook refreshes every three years.”

According Lubin School of Business Dean Neil Braun, that gap — between what students learned about social and mobile media and what they really need to know — has been noticed in business circles.

“It’s a big topic of conversation,” Braun told the Business Journal. “Our model (for this program) is different. Pace has control of the curriculum and Media Storm provides integrated experiences for our students.”

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/66841/pace-media-storm-announce-masters-progra...

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Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship hosts insider’s roundtable on evolution of social innovation

10/30/2014

Panelists explore importance of partnerships in the emerging field of impact investing, identify best practices for achieving social impact

NEW YORK, October 29, 2014 —The Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace University hosted a panel discussion on social innovation and impact investing. Titled “True Partnerships: Best Practices in Collaborations for Social Impact,” the event featured executives from Impact America, an impact investment fund and the Center’s current Social Enterprise in Residence.

Speakers included Kesha Cash, Partner and Director of Investments, Impact America; Clarissa Middleton, Associate, Impact America; Rebecca Tekula, PhD, Executive Director, Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University; and Archana Shah, Associate Director, Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

“Education programs that encourage thoughtful exploration of social impact are at the core of our mission at the Wilson Center,” said Rebecca Tekula, PhD, the Center’s Executive Director.  “We are proud of our work with Impact America and enjoyed this enlightening discussion with the social enterprise, education, and student communities.”

“Our motivation for hosting this particular event was to raise awareness amongst the audience, many of whom are students, about the changing dynamic between non-profits and funders. The evening’s discussion gave us insights into how good and effective partnerships in the social impact arena are created and maintained today.” said Archana Shah, Associate Director of the Center.

“Impact America is enthusiastic about our partnership with the Wilson Center and this opportunity to highlight the growing area of impact investments and social finance,” said Kesha Cash, Partner and Director of Investments, Impact America.

Impact Investing is a revolutionary new, increasingly popular investment strategy for fostering social innovation and environmental change on a scale and at a rate not possible in the past. Traditionally, social problems have been addressed by non-profit organizations funded though “charitable giving”. Impact investing offers the potential to marshal an exponentially larger pool of capital that is invested in innovative solutions to persistent problems in our society. The Wilson Center panel provided an inside perspective of this emerging investment platform and featured executives from Impact America, one of the newest, most promising players in the industry.

Panelists discussed the importance of key partnerships in developing new ventures and programs, and highlighted how innovative organizational leaders today are approaching collaborations across sectors for high impact outcomes.

Pace’s Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship provides scholarly research, academic programs, advisory services, and educational forums to encourage excellence and enhance the risk-taking spirit of nonprofits and social enterprises. This is the second year that the Center has spearheaded this program.

About Impact America

Impact America is an early-stage GIIRS rated equity firm that invests $250K - $2M in high growth companies generating real financial returns while improving the well-being of underserved communities and creating quality jobs in America. Impact America is committed to Maximizing Opportunity through its innovative collaborative ecosystem approach to supporting best-in-class, diverse entrepreneurs directly improving the quality of life in underserved communities through scaling businesses focused on Health & Wellbeing, Education, Essential Services and, Financial Security.

About the Helene and Grant Wilson Center

Pace University’s Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship was created in 2005 to serve the nonprofit and social enterprise community and Pace University. Devoted to honing the risk-taking spirit and managerial skills of nonprofit organizations and social ventures, the Center was launched with a pledge from Helene and Grant Wilson, Boston-area entrepreneurs and philanthropists whose philanthropic endeavors convinced them that entrepreneurial management can help social ventures increase their impact. Visit www.pace.edu/wilsoncenter

Contact:

Bill Caldwell, Pace University; wcaldwell@pace.edu, (212) 346-1597

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American Banker: "How Banks Can Step Up to Bat on Cybersecurity"

10/29/2014

American Banker: "How Banks Can Step Up to Bat on Cybersecurity"

The United States is losing the war on cyberhacking, writes James Gabberty, a professor of information systems at Pace University in New York City and consultant to the information security industry. If there was any doubt beforehand, the recent revelation that hackers broke into JPMorgan Chase's systems this summer, compromising the personal information of 76 million households and seven million businesses, should be proof.

Read more: http://www.americanbanker.com/bankthink/how-banks-can-step-up-to-bat-on-cybersecurity-1070900-1.html

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Pace University’s Entrepreneurship Lab Awarded Three Grants Supporting Students, Veterans and Israeli Start-Ups

10/29/2014

Pace University’s Entrepreneurship Lab Awarded Three Grants Supporting Students, Veterans and Israeli Start-Ups

New York, NY – October 29, 2014 -- The Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business announces three new grants totaling $340,000. These grants will support unique entrepreneurial opportunities and have been provided through the generosity of Michael Dezer (Pace BBA ’68), the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, and Ted and Pat Levine of Development Counsellors International.

“These generous donations will not only positively impact Pace students and military veterans, but will provide benefits to many others through job creation, exciting new product innovations, and innovative service offerings,” said Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab and Administrator of the three grants. “Through the generosity of our donors, we strive to create new opportunities that provide a social benefit and lead to successful and fulfilling careers.”

A commitment of $40,000 over two years will fund the Ted and Pat Levine Proof of Concept Initiative, which provides grants of up to $7,500 to aspiring entrepreneurs. This program is designed to support new venture creation by providing seed funding to complete proof of concept work.  Specifically, the award money will fund efforts to better understand if a product or service idea can be transformed into a successful business.

The $50,000 grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, awarded as part of the Foundation’s Veterans Grants Program, will support a series of intensive seven-week Entrepreneurship Boot Camps at Pace’s Entrepreneurship Lab that will offer focused training for veterans.  Six individual Boot Camps will be held over three semesters, which will provide opportunities to nearly 100 area veterans. The recently launched October Boot Camps are serving a diverse group of 29 participants, which include female, African American, and Hispanic veterans from within and outside the Pace community. The Veterans Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is designed to provide valuable knowledge and practical skills in an interactive, collaborative and hands-on setting. Participants will be able to immediately apply what they have learned in actual business settings.

A $250,000 grant from Michael Dezer will provide Pace students from a variety of disciplines the opportunity to work closely with entrepreneurs from Israel.  Six student fellows will be chosen to provide research, analysis, product testing, and additional support to two Israel-based companies that have been selected to participate in the program.  Through working with the partner companies, BioGenCell Ltd. and FreshBiz, not only will the students earn a stipend, but they will have the unique opportunity to closely interact with the business leadership teams, thus gaining valuable insights and real-world experience.

Entrepreneurship Lab:  www.pace.edu/elab

Dezer Grant:  www.pace.edu/dezer

Veterans Entrepreneurship Boot Camp:  www.pace.edu/bootcamp

Ted and Pat Levine Proof of Concept:  www.pace.edu/levine

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University: Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region’s largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.  www.pace.edu/lubin

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

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Billion Oyster Project Partners to Announce $5 Million NSF Grant for BOP Curriculum and School-Community Enterprise Program

10/27/2014

Billion Oyster Project Partners to Announce $5 Million NSF Grant for BOP Curriculum and School-Community Enterprise Program

Press conference on Thursday, October 30th from 2:00-3:00PM to discuss how the program will work in practice for students, teachers, and parents of New York City public schools

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to deliver keynote remarks on STEM education

What:  The Billion Oyster Project model of restoration-based education has been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create hands-on marine science and stewardship curriculum for New York City middle school students. A press conference will feature remarks by core project partners, and hands-on demonstration of BOP in action from participating middle and high school students.

Who:  New York Harbor Foundation and Pace University’s School of Education, Chancellor Carmen Fariña, New York City Department of Education, and representatives from consortium members: Columbia’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, New York Academy of Sciences, University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science, Good Shepherd Services, New York Aquarium, and The River Project.

When: 2:00pm – 3:00pm on Thursday, October 30th.

Where: Aboard the Hornblower Hybrid (hydrogen, solar and wind-powered yacht created using recycled materials), docked at the South Street Seaport, Pier 15 on the East River Esplanade. Directions to the Hybrid can be found here. The watercraft will remain docked during the entire press conference.

Keynote remarks by Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña will focus on the significance of restoration-based STEM education, the BOP community enterprise model, and how this project aligns with her Four Pillars for improving the quality of education in New York City Schools.

Building on the partners’ collective expertise in marine science education and restoration ecology, the grant will significantly expand the Billion Oyster Project’s existing middle schools program by creating an accredited teacher training program at Pace University, an interdisciplinary Harbor Literacy and marine STEM curriculum for NYC DoE schools, a wrap-around model of afterschool mentoring, museum and aquarium based programming, and a state of the art digital platform to support field science teaching and learning.

This award is a critical investment in the tools and processes needed for urban public schools to meaningfully connect curriculum and student experiences to the study of our local environment, the practice of restoration ecology, and the principles of scientific inquiry and stewardship. The project will provide teachers and afterschool educators equipment and resources to conduct oyster restoration research and environmental monitoring projects on and around the New York Harbor-Estuary. It will also provide BOP focused classroom activities and curricula for grades 6-8 math and science, as well as interdisciplinary Harbor Literacy curricula to enable grade level team teaching, afterschool enrichment activities and wraparound programming museums, aquariums, and community spaces. As a result of this grant, the Billion Oyster Project will become accessible to 40 to 60 additional schools, 80 to 120 additional teachers, and at least 8,640 additional students over the coming three years. The model is fully scalable, transferable, and adaptable to other school districts across the country and the world.

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Bill Caldwell, Pace University; wcaldwell@pace.edu, (212) 346-1597

Susannah Black, New York Harbor Foundation, sblack@nyharbor.org, (646) 678-1955

Stacy-Ann Ashley, New York Academy of Sciences, sashley@nyas.org, (212) 298-8696

Kevin Krajick, Columbia University; kkrajick@ei.columbia.edu, (917) 361-7766

Amy Pelsinsky, University of Maryland; apelsinsky@umces.edu, (410) 330-1389

Curriculum and Community Enterprise for New York Harbor Restoration in New York City Public Schools is a National Science Foundation funded project.

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E-Commerce Times: "Zuckerberg Talks His Way Into Chinese Hearts and Minds"

10/27/2014

E-Commerce Times: "Zuckerberg Talks His Way Into Chinese Hearts and Minds"

. . . "Mark Zuckerberg's meeting with students and faculty at Tsinghua University is quite impressive and notable -- not only because it demonstrated his proficiency in Mandarin, but because he was doing so as an American CEO of a major global corporation," noted Joseph Pastore Jr., professor emeritus at Pace University's Lubin School of Business.

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Zuckerberg-Talks-His-Way-Into-Chinese-Hearts-and-Minds-81243.html

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Pace University and Media Storm Announce First Ever Agency-Branded Degree

10/22/2014

Pace University and Media Storm Announce First Ever Agency-Branded Degree

Pace’s unique MS in Social Media and Mobile Marketing

teams up with industry leader Media Storm starting January 2015

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 21, 2014

NEW YORK – Pace University’s Lubin School of Business today announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration, co-branding its new Masters Degree in Social Media and Mobile Marketing with Media Storm, the second largest independent media planning and buying agency in the U.S. working with such clients as MTV, FOX, CMT, Starz, Sundance Channel and Food Network. The co-branded MS degree program (#PaceMediaStormMS) begins in January 2015 and is designed for marketing managers, advertising executives, and aspiring communications professionals who want to develop their skills in digital marketing and gain exposure to the latest techniques in the industry.

“Pace University has long been a leader in experiential learning, and we are thrilled to take a step further with this unique collaboration with a leading industry practitioner,” said Neil Braun, Dean of the Lubin School of Business and former president of the NBC Network and CEO of Viacom Entertainment. “Higher education is at a time of transition -- there is much discussion about the gap between what colleges are delivering and what employers need. Media Storm will deliver great opportunities for our students, enhancing the academic program with real-world experiences.”

As the only co-branded Masters Degree in Social Media and Mobile Marketing currently offered by an Accredited Business School, the new program responds to industry concerns about the growing gap between academia and employer needs. Through this new, unique collaboration, executives from Media Storm – as well as the agency’s clients – will be guest lecturers for the classes, provide internships and work closely with faculty members on student projects.

“Social media and mobile technology have fundamentally transformed our culture,” said Jon Cropper, architect of the collaboration, and Resident Futurist at Media Storm. “The pedagogy of classical business education that governs the culture of most graduate schools today was designed when artificial intelligence algorithms, connected devices, smart phones, and mobile/social networks didn't exist. As a result, we are consistently surprised by the lack of readiness from recent graduates, especially in constantly evolving, high velocity disciplines like social and mobile media."

The 18-month program is anchored in an intense focus on building a true understanding of the core fundamentals of effective digital / social / mobile marketing. 

Unique features of the program include:

- Significant and ongoing commitment to provide each student with access to leading industry practitioners and guest speakers

- Coursework integrated with real world/real time projects

- Internships from Media Storm and clients

- Custom content and weekly industry insider social media briefings

- Access to Pace's Job Center and Media Storm Human Resources for career advice and counsel

- The world's first "Apple Watch Research Course," where students learn how to build an iOS app and explore how wearable technology will transform social/mobile marketing

Craig Woerz, co-founder and Managing Partner of Media Storm said, "With this highly unique ‘learn-while-doing’ degree program and collaboration with Pace, we’ve taken it into our own hands to address the problem of the skills gap between college and the modern digital workplace. Our program accelerates our innovation pipeline while giving students a huge competitive advantage in the marketplace."

Dates for enrollment in the program begin in January and September 2015. For more information about the masters program or to apply, please visit www.mediastorm.pace.edu

Pace and Media Storm launched their collaboration at Pace’s Schimmel Auditorium (home of the famed Actors Studio Program) and previewed the program with an event featuring Internet star Daria Musk. Ms. Musk is a Media Storm consultant, who is the embodiment of social media marketing success, having used social strategies to launch her career and catapult her to success. Using Google+’s video chat feature “Hangouts” to perform live concerts online, Musk’s music went viral. Now, with more than 3.5 million fans on Google+ and more than 44 million views, Daria is a prime case study of how innovative use of social media can create a successful global brand with very modest resources.

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

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University

Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region’s largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.  www.pace.edu/lubin

About Media Storm

Media Storm, a division of Water Cooler Group LLC, is the second largest independent media planning and buying shop in the U.S. It works with some of the most well known digital, entertainment and retail brands. Media Storm brings a unique media model that places unpaid media at the forefront. Founded in 2001, it has offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Connecticut. For more information, please visit www.mediastorm.biz.

Contact:

Pace: Scott Trent (strent@pace.edu, 212-346-1152) or Jovana Rizzo (jovana@berlinrosen.com, 646-452-5637)

Media Storm: Jamie Camargo (jamie@intersectcom.com, 512-296-9611)

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Pace University’s “Summit on Resilience II: The Next Storm” Looks at Preparedness for Sandy-Like Weather Conditions and Other Crisis Scenarios

10/21/2014

Pace University’s “Summit on Resilience II: The Next Storm” Looks at Preparedness for Sandy-Like Weather Conditions and Other Crisis Scenarios

Port Authority Executive Director Patrick J. Foye Opens Panel Discussion of Experts on Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy and How Public-Private Partnerships Can Enhance Response to Natural Disasters

(Photo: Pace alumna Rose Littlejohn, managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, moderates a panel at Resilience)

NEW YORK, NY – Corporate and foundation leaders joined representatives from federal, state and local governments for the second “Summit on Resilience: The Next Storm.” The conference was held at and sponsored by Pace University.

The event provided a forum for discussion on lessons from Superstorm Sandy and strengthening urban resilience through public-private partnerships at every scale – from local power grids to a global network of forward-looking cities. There were about 120 attendees.

Introductory remarks were given by Stéphane Hallegatte, senior economist in the Climate Change Group at the World Bank, followed by Pace President Stephen J. Friedman interviewing Patrick Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Hallegatte spoke of ways to cut losses after a disaster by investing in resilient systems before calamity strikes, but also noted the hurdles to making this happen given the human bias against near-term costs and tendency to discount long-term risks.

A panel discussion followed on physical restoration, general insurance claims for loss of records, interruption of business and what worked well during Superstorm Sandy. The panel was moderated by Pace alumna Rose Littlejohn, managing director of Business Services and LETS at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Panelists included Jerome Hatfield, regional administration of Region II of FEMA; Vincent Barrella, mayor of Point Pleasant, New Jersey; Jill Dalton, managing director of Global Risk Consulting and Property Claims Preparation, Advocacy and Valuation at AON Risk Solutions; and Gary Lawrence, vice president of the Chief Sustainability Office at AECOM.

The final panel was on ways to advance policies that can distribute power generation around a grid, limiting the threat of abrupt blackouts like the one that struck lower Manhattan as Sandy’s surge came ashore. That discussion was moderated by Andrew Revkin, senior fellow for Environmental Understanding at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.

During Revkin’s panel, Chris Levendos, vice president of National Operations for Verizon, spoke of the multiple benefits that come with investment in more durable infrastructure. “More modern equipment is more efficient to use. The cost-benefit is positive from my point of view,” said Levendos.

Ozgem Ornektekin, deputy commissioner for Energy Management in the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services, described how the city was using a blend of new combined heat and power facilities, solar panel installations and a sustained push to boost energy efficiency to limit disruptions in the future.

Troy De Vries, chief engineer for distribution engineering at Consolidated Edison, spoke about Con Ed's use of breakaway connectors on overhead power lines that allow quick power restoration after wires are taken down by a falling tree or pole. Con Edison has 1000 units currently in trial, he said.

The consensus of the panel was that a conventional power grid will always be necessary, but adding distributed power, boosting energy efficiency and creating resilient distribution systems can greatly increase reliability. It was also agreed that there is a need to continue to invest in and improve infrastructure.

Ms. Ornektekin from the mayor’s office said that individuals can replicate some of these steps in their homes: “Look at what you are doing, how much energy your home is using and how much your home places demands on the grid and how you can change that.”

Michael Berkowitz, president of the 100 Resilient Cities project of the Rockefeller Foundation, is working to create a framework for urban resilience. He said the need is great because cities are more and more vulnerable, and predicts that three out of every four people will be living in cities by the year 2050. His group has found that resilient systems and policies have qualities that enable them to withstand shocks and stresses and then recover more quickly. One of those qualities is that of a cohesive and engaged community in which people readily help one another. New York is among the first 32 cities to participate in the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge.

During closing remarks, Joseph Ryan, director of Pace’s homeland security program and an organizer of the summit, stressed the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to moving forward with plans for resilience of municipalities. People who specialize in the sciences and social sciences must come together to move the conversation forward and be a part of developing addressable action steps.

The event was held at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in lower Manhattan. Participants were tweeting with the hashtag #PaceUResilience.

Available at the summit was a white paper with a list of addressable steps that can build urban resilience through better cooperation and communication between businesses, government and the public leading to improved structures and policies as well as standard processes and procedures for experts and officials in the wake of disasters.  The paper is available on the website of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at www.pace.edu/dyson.

The summit was supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and sponsored by Verizon, PWC and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce with additional support provided by American Express. The next Resilience summit at Pace is planned for two years from now.

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

Contact: Cara Cea, ccea@pace.edu, 914-906-9680

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