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Entrepreneurship NYC: The Role of Universities in the NYC Ecosystem

10/09/2013

Entrepreneurship NYC: The Role of Universities in the NYC Ecosystem

New York, October 9, 2013 — Pace University’s Entrepreneurship Lab and the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC will host a forum to discuss the role of universities in the New York City entrepreneurship ecosystem. The event takes place on Thursday, November 7 at Pace’s downtown New York City campus, east of City Hall and six blocks from Wall Street, in the Aniello Bianco Room of One Pace Plaza, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The enormous impact universities have on regional economies can be clearly illustrated by examples such as Stanford in Silicon Valley and MIT in the Greater Boston area. In New York City, the role of universities extends well beyond research and technology transfer. Local universities have been integral to the success of New York’s ‘New Economy’ by playing a special role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This event will explore that unique role through a panel discussion followed by an interactive session with the audience.

PanelistsEric Gertler, Executive Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation and Managing Director, Center for Economic Transformation for the City of New York; Orin Herskowitz, VP of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer, Columbia University and Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures; Debera Johnson, Executive Director, Pratt Institute’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies and founder of the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation; and Geoffrey W. Smith, founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a co-founder and general partner of Ascent Biomedical Ventures. Moderator: Bruce Bachenheimer, Clinical Professor of Management and Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University.

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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New York times Dance Review: "Pleasing Deities, and the Eyes, With Storytelling Steps From India"

10/09/2013

New York times Dance Review: "Pleasing Deities, and the Eyes, With Storytelling Steps From India"

. . . On Oct. 1 the venerable Leela Samson and Madhavi Mudgal, both based in Delhi, shared a bill at the Asia Society. On Saturday, Aparna Ramaswamy, a younger dancer from Minneapolis, lit up Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. And at the Ailey Citigroup Theater on Sunday, New York’s own Rajika Puri gave a survey of her work, presented by the South Asian arts organization Navatman.

Together, these concerts afforded a close look at two highly codified dance forms, revealing nuances that can be hard to discern in a single evening.

Read the New York Times Dance Review.

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University Business: "Cyberattacks on the rise in higher education"

10/02/2013

University Business: "Cyberattacks on the rise in higher education"

. . . social media and the openness of the internet can be a big problem, says Darren Hayes, an assistant professor at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University in New York.

“With government-sponsored attacks, these happen over time, so they have staff who can spend a lot of time working on reconnaissance about different organizations,” says Hayes. “Lots of organizations, including universities, don’t often realize how much information they give out on the internet.”

For example, an institution may post an IT job opening on Monster.com or its own website that lists the computer systems, hardware, or software that candidates must know how to use.

“If their post says a candidate needs to be an expert on the IBM 5700, suddenly somebody knows they have an IBM 5700 and they know the vulnerabilities of that system,” Hayes says.

Members of an institution’s IT department may have a LinkedIn profile that lists their employer, position, and the hardware and software at which they are proficient. Also, IT staff may use internet forums to ask industry colleagues for help fixing a computer system. This provides hackers more valuable clues about an institution’s network, Hayes says.

But colleges and universities may not even be aware of the most sophisticated attacks until they are already well underway. Therefore, institutions need IT staff with a new range of “cyberforensic” skills to identify the virtually microscopic changes in a computer network that indicate an infiltration. “It can be something as simple as a couple of lines of code changed in a registry file,” says Hayes. “We’re talking about very, very small changes that traditional security tools do not pick up.”

Read the article in University Business.

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USA Today: "30 Colleges Receive Mental Health 'Seal of Approval'"

10/01/2013

USA Today: "30 Colleges Receive Mental Health 'Seal of Approval'"

The Jed Foundation, a national non-profit organization that advocates suicide prevention among college students, has named the first 30 colleges to receive a ‘seal of approval’ for their respective mental health resources on campus.  Pace University is among the first recipients of the JedCampus seal.

Read the story by USA Today.

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Confucius Institute at Pace University and China’s Nanjing Normal University to Host Chinese Culture Day on Tuesday, October 8 with a Job and Study Abroad Fair, Academic Symposium, and a Performance of Music and Dance

10/01/2013

Confucius Institute at Pace University and China’s Nanjing Normal University to Host Chinese Culture Day on Tuesday, October 8 with a Job and Study Abroad Fair, Academic Symposium, and a Performance of Music and Dance

NEW YORK, NY, October 1, 2013 – As a significant part of a weeklong visit by a large delegation from China’s Nanjing Normal University to a number of schools of higher education along the East Coast, the Confucius Institute at Pace University and Nanjing Normal, its partner institution in China, will host a Chinese Cultural Day on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 11 AM – 6 PM, on the downtown New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza in the Student Union (B-Level, 3 Spruce Street, New York). 

The event will feature a Job and Study Abroad Fair, an Academic Symposium featuring faculty from Nanjing Normal University and Pace University, and a Music and Dance performance spotlighting students from Nanjing Normal.  In addition to representatives from Pace and Nanjing Normal, also expected to attend are Education Counselor Cen Jianjun and Consul Chang Quansheng from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York.

After a high-level meeting in the morning between leaders from Pace and Nanjing Normal (including from Nanjing – Vice President Miu Jiandong and Director of the Foreign Affairs Division, Gao Liping, and from Pace – Provost Uday Sukhatme and Dean of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Nira Herrmann), the event will commence with the Job and Study Abroad Fair.  The fair will last from 11 AM – 3 PM and will focus on employment, research, and study abroad opportunities at Nanjing Normal University.  Concurrently, starting at 2 PM, Pace faculty with expertise on China and faculty from Nanjing Normal University will engage in a multi-cultural dialogue touching on topics such as Literature, Economics and History.  Wrapping up the day’s events, from 4:30-6 PM, will be the student performance, which will include such gems as Uyghur folk music, Tajik folk dances, traditional Chinese instrumental music, and Western classical music. 

 The event is free and open to the public but anyone who wishes to attend is encouraged to RSVP to either ci@pace.eduor 212-346-1880.  Details about the Confucius Institute at Pace University can be found at www.pace.edu/confucius

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 Pace

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.

About Nanjing Normal University (NNU)

With more than 110 years of history, the renowned NNU, the Pace CI’s educational partner in China, is ranked in the top tier of institutions of higher learning in China, according to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.  Enrolling over 20,000 students, NNU is renowned for its study abroad programs, scientific and educational research, and beautiful campus.  NNU is also one of the few bases in China for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, a field which the university has had a long and in-depth involvement with. 

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

 

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Playbill: "Pasek and Paul's Dogfight Enters the Ring With College Students at Pace University

10/01/2013

Playbill: "Pasek and Paul's Dogfight Enters the Ring With College Students at Pace University

 

The 2013 Lucille Lortel Award-winning musical Dogfight — an unlikely love story between a clumsy waitress and a Vietnam-bound soldier that features a pop-rock score by rising theatrical songwriters and Tony Award nomineesBenj Pasek and Justin Paul — will be given its first staging, following its Off-Broadway premiere, Oct. 2-9 at New York City’s Pace University.

Read about it in Playbill.

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Financial Planning: "Lifetime Achievement: Lew & Karen Altfest"

10/01/2013

Financial Planning: "Lifetime Achievement: Lew & Karen Altfest"

 

Lew Altfest is CEO, chief investment officer and principal advisor of Altfest Personal Wealth Management and an associate professor of finance at Pace University in New York, where he teaches financial planning and investments. Karen Altfest, principal advisor and executive vice president of client relations for the firm (as well as a Ph.D. in history), launched Pace University’s CFP program.

The two are receiving Financial Planning’s Lifetime Achievement Influencer Award for their shared roles in both spreading the gospel of objective, fee-only financial planning in the consumer marketplace, and for reaching out to women on personal financial issues.

Read about it in Financial Planning.

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