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Westchester Magazine: "Pace University Training The Next Generation Of Cybersecurity Experts"

07/23/2015

Westchester Magazine: "Pace University Training The Next Generation Of Cybersecurity Experts"

Over the last several years, it’s become increasingly clear how important cybersecurity is on both a national and personal level. Think about it: Everyday we walk around with high-tech computers, chock full of personal information and data, in our pockets. We are more susceptible than ever to getting our devices hacked and having our important information stolen. Due to this this heightened need for security, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been developing and preparing the next generation of highly trained cybersecurity experts—and it’s happening in our own backyard.

On their Pleasantville campus, Pace University recently wrapped up its first ever GenCyber cybersecurity workshop for high school teachers. From July 6 to July 17, about 25 high school teachers from around the country gathered at Pace to learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity and how, in turn, to teach it to their students.  

Read more: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Blogs/914INC-Incoming/July-2015/Pace-University-Cybersecurity-NSA-Program/

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Playbill: Newcomer With "Star-Making Magic" Joined by Broadway Vets for Sound of Music National Tour

07/21/2015

Playbill: Newcomer With "Star-Making Magic" Joined by Broadway Vets for Sound of Music National Tour

Complete casting has been announced for the brand-new production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music, which will be directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O'Brien and will tour North America, officially launching Sept. 20 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

The cast will be headed by Kerstin Anderson as Maria Rainer. A current student at Pace University, Anderson won the role from hundreds who auditioned. This will be her first national tour.

Read more: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/newcomer-with-star-making-magic-joi...

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Bloomberg: "Five years into its merger, United was supposed to be an integrated, well-oiled machine. What happened?"

07/21/2015

Bloomberg: "Five years into its merger, United was supposed to be an integrated, well-oiled machine. What happened?"

PHOTO: United Airlines passengers wait in line at San Francisco International Airport on July 8, when a massive computer glitch grounded flights. Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

. . . Andrew Coggins Jr., a management professor at Pace University in New York, calls himself a United loyalist because the airline has gone to great lengths to accommodate his family, including after a death in Hawaii that required flight arrangements at very short notice. But even Coggins acknowledged "adventures" he had while flying the friendly skies, such as a three-day ordeal traveling from Roanoke, Va., to Hong Kong following a string of delays and cancellations. "After having so many adventures, I just kind of go with the flow," said Coggins, who has flown more than a million miles on United. "I only really get upset with them when it's something they could've avoided."

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-17/the-making-of-united-s...

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The Hill's Congress Blog: "Bipartisan international tax reform should not cross red lines"

07/21/2015

The Hill's Congress Blog: "Bipartisan international tax reform should not cross red lines"

PHOTO: Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The Senate Finance Committee recently released a series of bipartisan working group reports on tax reform, writes Philip G. Cohen, an associate professor of Taxation at Pace University Lubin School of Business and a retired vice president-Tax & General Tax counsel at Unilever United States, Inc. One of the papers, The International Tax Bipartisan Tax Working Group Report, reflected the work of a group of Senate Finance Committee members whose co-chairs are Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Especially with this Congress, efforts at bipartisanship should generally be applauded. Just as with international agreements, however, with respect to tax reform, it is important that critical red lines not be crossed. No deal is better than a bad deal. Furthermore, enacting international tax reform in a vacuum, i.e., without a simultaneous reduction in the overall corporate rate reduction, would open a Pandora's box with regard to shifting jobs and income offshore.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/248214-bipartisan-international-tax-reform-should-not-cross-red

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New York Daily News: "Amazon's Prime Day a 'huge success' despite social media complaints, company says"

07/21/2015

New York Daily News: "Amazon's Prime Day a 'huge success' despite social media complaints, company says"

. . . “Amazon is the overwhelming No. 1 choice for most trusted e-commerce brand, and that level of trust is so high, consumers are willing to cut it some slack,” Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in Manhattan, told the Daily News.

“But if their deals aren’t impressive going forward, they could end up losing that goodwill. At some point, these wonderful deals won’t be perceived as being so wonderful.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/amazon-prime-day-huge-success-d...

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Newsday: "Letter: Training sites lacking for nurses"

07/17/2015

Newsday: "Letter: Training sites lacking for nurses"

While I support writer Patricia Morton's idea to create "entrepre-nurses," she failed to include a significant part of the nursing shortage puzzle: insufficient clinical placement sites for student learning ["Creating entrepre-nurses," Opinion, July 6].

Without addressing this critical barrier to admitting larger numbers of both undergraduate and graduate nursing students, entrepreneurial efforts will not solve the problem. We need to expand the opportunities and accelerate the education process to prepare nurses to obtain the doctoral credentials necessary to address the national faculty shortage.

Harriet R. Feldman, Bellmore

Editor's note: The writer is a registered nurse and dean of the Pace University College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing.

 

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Associated Press: "Shoppers disappointed in much-hyped 'Prime Day' sales"

07/16/2015

Associated Press: "Shoppers disappointed in much-hyped 'Prime Day' sales"

. . . Larry Chiagouris, marketing professor at Pace University, said if people get disillusioned with Amazon's sales announcements they won't trust future sales. "They haven't damaged the trust people have in the overall Amazon brand, but they have done major damage to the credibility of sales announcements going forward," he said. "People are going to get numb to sale announcements and they'll no longer provide the traffic kick start they're designed to."

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/07/15/shoppers-disappointed-in-much-hyped-prime-day-sales

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The Hill's Congress Blog: "Dodd-Frank legislation has expanded federal control of banks"

07/14/2015

The Hill's Congress Blog: "Dodd-Frank legislation has expanded federal control of banks"

The Federal Reserve ordering Banco Santander SA to change the way the board of directors oversees the management and operation of its U.S. subsidiaries is one of the first and most meaningful examples of the expansion and extension of the Dodd-Frank legislation beyond external compliance policies, procedures and implementation by regulators, writes John Alan James, a professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and chairman emeritus of its Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation.

Dodd-Frank legislators established a new meaning to U.S. administrative law procedures. Passed in a fury of debate, the huge 2,000 page legislative document was left to the regulators to interpret and administer. To date, slightly more than half of the mandates defined in the law have resulted in specific regulatory positions such as the Volcker rule and the ‘living will’. However, in the development process since 2010, the regulative bodies including the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission have broadened the intent of the basic law to allow examination and criticism and penalizing of specific units within a business, and more recently specific managerial and executive positions.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/247582-dodd-frank-legislation-has-expanded-federal-control-of-banks

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San Francisco Chronicle: "How ‘Amazon factor’ killed retailers like Borders, Circuit City"

07/14/2015

San Francisco Chronicle: "How ‘Amazon factor’ killed retailers like Borders, Circuit City"

When Amazon.com sold its first book 20 years ago this week, Borders Books & Music had a thriving retail empire generating about $1.6 billion a year in sales.

Today, Borders is nothing but a memory, ushered to the grave by an e-commerce revolution led by Amazon. And Borders is not alone — in the same figurative corporate graveyard are tombstones for the likes of Tower Records, Good Guys and Circuit City.

It’s not that Amazon became a one-company juggernaut that laid waste to the world’s retail landscape. Over the years, the Seattle company has struggled to generate profit. But Amazon changed the way that people shop. Now, instead of just considering in-store sales or discount coupons, shoppers routinely ask themselves, “I wonder if I can get this cheaper online?”

That’s the “Amazon factor,” said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York.

“No business goes out of business due to one competitor. It’s usually due to a combination of factors,” Chiagouris said. “But the Amazon factor became a major factor in those businesses gradually going out of business, from bookstores to record stores to electronics stores. They are a category killer.”

Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/How-Amazon-factor-killed-retailers-like-6378619.php?t=01eb5845ed

 

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E-Commerce Times: "Microsoft's New Groove"

07/13/2015

E-Commerce Times: "Microsoft's New Groove"

. . . At the very least, Windows 10's suite of entertainment apps appear to be a step in the right direction, remarked Darren R. Hayes, assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University's Seidenberg School of CSIS.

"If its Groove music, video and TV services, and Xbox can gather some momentum, then they might actually give Apple and Google a run for their money," he told the E-Commerce Times.

Still, the market for streaming services is so heavily saturated with free offerings that Groove and Apple Music may be hard sells for Microsoft and Apple, Hayes pointed out.

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82249.html

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