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Agence France-Presse: "Data encryption in sharp focus after deadly attacks"

12/14/2015

Agence France-Presse: "Data encryption in sharp focus after deadly attacks"

Investigators look at the vehicle involved in a shootout between police and two suspects in San Bernardino, California, on December 3, 2015 ©Patrick T. Fallon (AFP)

. . . Darren Hayes, a professor of computer science forensics at Pace University in New York, said one helpful move would be for Apple and Google to roll back their encryption to the level of a year ago to enable access to smartphones with a warrant or court order.

"It worked very well, but Apple somewhere along the line decided it didn't make business sense," he said, adding that tech firms are conscious of their public image and don't want to be seen as tools of law enforcement or the National Security Agency.

At the same time, he said, in New York "there are more than 100 investigations stopped in their tracks because there are phones that can't be analyzed. These are murderers, rapists, pedophiles who are not being prosecuted."

Hayes said that in the current environment, tech firms are not likely to voluntarily make changes to help law enforcement.

"The only way they would be persuaded is through legislation," he said.

Read more:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3357166/Data-encryption-sharp-focus-deadly-attacks.html

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Publishers Weekly: "Children's Publishing in China: Highlights from the First GKC China Deep Dive"

12/09/2015

Publishers Weekly: "Children's Publishing in China: Highlights from the First GKC China Deep Dive"

Xiaoyan (Renee) Huang at the half-day China Deep Dive intensive. Photo credit: Sandra Price

Children’s books play a leading role in the fragmented and state-controlled publishing industry in China, and titles in translation are an important part of the mix, according to speakers at an intensive half-day China Deep Dive sponsored by Publishers Weekly and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The event took place in association with the inaugural Global Kids Connect Conference in New York City, and was hosted by Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing Program and its chair, Professor Sherman Raskin.

Read more: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/68894-children-s-publishing-in-china-highlights-from-the-first-gkc-china-deep-dive.html#path/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/68894-children-s-publishing-in-china-highlights-from-the-first-gkc-china-deep-dive.html

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Journal News: "Pace University wins national economics competition"

12/09/2015

Journal News: "Pace University wins national economics competition"

For the second consecutive year, a team from Pace University has won the prestigious College Federal Reserve Challenge, a national competition testing students' knowledge and understanding of the U.S. economy, monetary policy and the role of the Federal Reserve system.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2015/12/09/pace-university-wins-national-economics-competition/76980530/

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace students again win national Federal Reserve contest"

12/07/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace students again win national Federal Reserve contest"

An undergraduate team from Pace University last week won the national College Fed Challenge for the second consecutive year at the annual competition in Washington, D.C. The event tests students’ understanding of the U.S. economy, monetary policymaking and the role of the Federal Reserve System.

Five teams competed at the national level in the 12th annual challenge after winning Federal Reserve district competitions around the country. The Pace University team in November won New York’s regional competition for the fourth year in a row, according to a university spokesman.

Pace’s 2014 win in the national competition was the first for the New York Federal Reserve District in the history of the College Fed Challenge.

All seven members of this year’s Pace team are economics and business economics students in the university’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. They are Katherine Craig, Daniella Gambino, Omar Habib, Jozef Lampa, Melissa Navas, Jonathan Okane and Yuliya Palianok. Pace professors Greg Colman and Mark Weinstock served as the team’s advisers.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/76181/pace-students-again-win-national-federal-reserve-contest/

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Homeland Security Today: "ANALYSIS - New Legislation Needed to Address Terrorists’ Use of Phone Encryption"

12/03/2015

Homeland Security Today: "ANALYSIS - New Legislation Needed to Address Terrorists’ Use of Phone Encryption"

France maintains one of the most sophisticated telecommunications programs in the world, yet they failed to recognize the recent coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, writes Darren Hayes, Assistant Professor and Director of Cybersecurity at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York. These horrific events are a wake-up call for the US public and lawmakers. Smartphones are undoubtedly the most important sources of digital evidence today, but law enforcement and counterterrorism agencies can no longer perform their jobs effectively.

Read more: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/daily-news-analysis/single-article/analysis-new-legislation-needed-to-address-terrorists-use-of-encryption/a4a07aadabf6fa2417b4c411ab56d755.html

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Pace University Wins National Economics Competition for Second Consecutive Year

12/02/2015

Pace University Wins National Economics Competition for Second Consecutive Year

Experiential Learning Drives Seven-Member Team to Victory in Federal Reserve’s Annual ‘College Fed Challenge'

NEW YORK – Pace University today won the 12th annual national College Federal Reserve Challenge, marking the second consecutive year that Pace has won the prestigious competition that tests students’ understanding of the U.S. economy, monetary policymaking and the role of the Federal Reserve System.

The finals were held in Washington D.C. as the capstone to five district competitions held around the country. Undergraduate teams from across the country first competed in their local Reserve Bank Districts, and top teams moved on to the finals. Last month, the Pace University team won New York’s regional competition for the fourth year in a row. Pace’s 2014 national win was the first for the NY Fed District in the history of the College Fed Challenge and the school now becomes the first in the District to repeat as champions.

“Once again, our students demonstrated the quality, hard work and commitment to success that characterizes a Pace University education,” Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman said. “This victory highlights Pace’s unique commitment to experiential learning and professional experience, giving our students a competitive advantage both during their college years and as they enter into highly competitive professional fields.”

"Preparation for Fed Challenge expands students' knowledge of the U.S. economy, monetary policy, and the work of the Federal Reserve," said Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet L. Yellen. "The competition is also intended to foster interest in economics and finance as fields for advanced study and careers."

All seven members of this year’s Pace team are Economics/Business Economics students in Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. The team members are Katherine Craig, Daniella Gambino, Omar Habib, Jozef Lampa, Melissa Navas, Jonathan Okane and Yuliya Palianok; Professors Greg Colman and Mark Weinstock served as the team’s advisor.

Participating teams analyze economic and financial conditions and formulate a monetary policy recommendation, modeled on the work of the Federal Open Market Committee.  Teams competing in the finals gave presentations and answered questions for a panel of senior Federal Reserve officials.

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 opportunities for professional experiences offered by 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.

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Al Jazeera America: Senior Fellow Andrew Revkin on Al Jazeera America

12/01/2015

Al Jazeera America: Senior Fellow Andrew Revkin on Al Jazeera America

Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace and New York Times Dot Earth blogger, Andrew Revkin was interviewed on Al Jazeera America as world leaders and environmentalists gear up for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (a k a COP21).

To view the video interview of Andrew Revkin click here: https://mediaspace.pace.edu/media/Senior+Fellow+Andrew+Revkin+on+Al+Jazeera+America/1_k86cu9d4

Revkin also wrote about the global climate talks and his preparation of Pace environmental science students on his New York Times Dot Earth blog.

To view the article click here: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dotearth/2015/11/30/tracking-views-and-news-out-of-the-paris-climate-change-talks/?_r=0&referer=&tc=eml

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PBS broadcast: "Connecting with Virginia Woolf"

12/01/2015

PBS broadcast: "Connecting with Virginia Woolf"

The work of Pace Distinguished English Professor Mark Hussey, PhD,  was featured in a PBS broadcast on Virginia Woolf. He talks about starting the Woolf international conference at Pace over twenty years ago, as well as his other contributions to advancing the legacy of Virginia Woolf.

To view the PBS segment click here: http://on-demand.wvia.org/video/2365611641/.

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1320 WILS: "Instagram for teens and twentysomethings"

11/25/2015

1320 WILS: "Instagram for teens and twentysomethings"

Leora Trub, Assistant Professor, Pace University, discusses her new study, "Instagram = #Instasad?: Exploring the Association of Instagram Use with Depressive Symptoms"

Listen to the interview: http://1320wils.com/assets/files/11-24-15%20Leora%20Trub.mp3

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pfizer to buy Allergan for $160 billion"

11/25/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pfizer to buy Allergan for $160 billion"

. . . Under the terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the second half of 2016, the companies will be combined under Allergan PLC, which will be renamed Pfizer PLC. The merged company, the largest drugmaker in the world, is expected to generate more than $25 billion in annual operating cash flow starting in 2018.

The move drew sharp criticism from several 2016 presidential hopefuls, including Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Pfizer said in its statement the move will create “increased financial flexibility,” adding it “facilitates continued investment in the United States.”

Philip G. Cohen, a legal studies and taxation professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, said such moves should be prevented going forward.

“It is clear that Congress should enact legislation targeting inversions in order to protect the corporate tax base from further diminution from these transactions,” Cohen said. “This should not be delayed by the excuse that this must wait until fundamental tax reform is addressed.”

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/75927/pfizer-to-buy-allergan-for-160-billion/

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