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USNEWS.com: "6 Questions to Ask About Flexibility in Online Degree Programs"

06/06/2016

USNEWS.com: "6 Questions to Ask About Flexibility in Online Degree Programs"

. . ."Flexibility would be probably the primary reason why anyone would even consider an online program," says Christine Shakespeare, assistant vice president for continuing and professional education at Pace University. "And that's because flexibility allows for people to juggle multiple priorities."

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2016-06-02/6-q...

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STEM Collaboratory NYC™ CCERS Colloquium at Pace University to focus on Environmental Law and Policy along with Scientific Exploration and Restoration in New York Harbor, Wednesday, June 8

06/06/2016

"Smart and Connected Communities"

New York, NY – June 6, 2016 -- Pace University will host two panel discussions featuring environmental scientists and law and policy experts at a STEM Collaboratory NYC™ CCERS Colloquium on Wednesday, June 8 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Schimmel Center, One Pace Plaza (opposite City Hall), Manhattan.

WHO and WHAT: Environmental law and policy panelists will include Sean Dixon, Staff Attorney, Riverkeeper; Stephen L. Kass, Senior Environmental Counsel and founder of the Environmental Practice Group at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP; Debbie Mans, Baykeeper and Executive Director, NY/NJ Baykeeper; Murray Fisher, President of New York Harbor Foundation; and John Cronin (Moderator), Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs at the Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace University.

A panel of environmental scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University will include Robert Newton, Research Scientist; and Benjamin Bostick and Raymond N. Sambrotto, Lamont Associate Research Professors.

STEM innovations will be presented by Delali Dzirasa, President at Fearless Solutions; Julie Gauthier, Co-founder, Codapillar; Olga Bogomolova, Program Manager at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University; Carson Chodos, Teacher Recruiter at NYC Department of Education; and Nancy Woods (Moderator), Director of Technology and Engineering at NYC Department of Education.

A light buffet dinner will be served while networking with presenters and fellow colleagues.

WHEN and WHERE: Wednesday, June 8 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Schimmel Center, One Pace Plaza (opposite City Hall), Manhattan. Enter at 3 Spruce Street.

BACKGROUND: The STEM Collaboratory NYC™ was created by Pace’s School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in December 2012 to facilitate interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, and support teaching and learning at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region.

This event is made possible through funding provided by the National Science Foundation, DRL 1440869, PI Dr. Lauren Birney, assistant professor of STEM education at Pace.

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

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TechNewsWorld: "OnePlus Offers Free Headsets to Lure Crowd to VR Smartphone Launch"

06/01/2016

TechNewsWorld: "OnePlus Offers Free Headsets to Lure Crowd to VR Smartphone Launch"

. . . "This would be a very expensive launch for most companies, but OnePlus at the moment is an unknown brand to most consumers," noted Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University.

If OnePlus's strategy is to align itself with the emergence of VR as a mobile device, and if it intends to be known as the consumer electronics brand that's most in alignment with VR applications, it "will be seen as a brilliant move," he told TechNewsWorld.

However, if the VR initiative flops, it "could be seen as a very big mistake because OnePlus could have put far more of its mobile devices in the hands of consumers by simply discounting them," Chiagouris said.

OnePlus "likely could have put more than 100,000 devices in the hands of consumers with big discounts, and the related word of mouth would have been substantial," he argued.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/83545.html

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Analysis: Companies make up, then break up"

06/01/2016

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Analysis: Companies make up, then break up"

. . . After spending billions on acquisitions that stoked its downstream business of making parts for the aerospace, automotive and other markets, Alcoa will spin the unit off into a new company, Arconic, later this year. The thinking: investors are not putting a high enough price tag on Arconic’s fast-growing downstream operations because they perceive Alcoa to be a commodity aluminum producer plagued by global overcapacity and depressed metals prices.

“It’s hard for investors to get excited about that, particularly when commodities prices are falling,” said Bruce Bachenheimer, executive director of Pace University’s Entrepreneurship Lab.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/in-the-lead/itl-2016-companies/2016/05/27/Co...

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The Hollywood Reporter: "THR Ranks the 25 Best Drama Schools for an MFA"

05/31/2016

The Hollywood Reporter: "THR Ranks the 25 Best Drama Schools for an MFA"

Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University was again ranked among Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Best Drama Schools.

... There's no denying the history of a place where Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan taught the Stanislavski method to the likes of Marlon Brando, James Dean, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Plus, students get to sit in the audience during Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio and listen in as James Lipton asks movie stars, "What is your favorite curse word?"

... A degree from one of a select group of institutions — in the U.S. and abroad — can give graduates a solid foundation for a career, or at least a decent shot at being taken seriously by casting agents. To find those schools and rank them in their proper order, THR talked to deans, teachers and other insiders and triangulated their input with reporting from the magazine's own staff. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Hollywood Reporter: "The Top 25 Undergraduate Drama Schools Ranked"

05/31/2016

The Hollywood Reporter: "The Top 25 Undergraduate Drama Schools Ranked"

Pace School of Performing Arts in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences was ranked again among Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 performing arts schools.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

"Aspiring thesps can follow in the footsteps of some of the industry's biggest stars, who got their start at these top programs."

Pace's undergraduate performing arts school was attended by Dominique Fishback and Michelle Borth, among others.

Read more: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/top-25-undergraduate-drama-school...

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New York Daily News: "Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton both fewer than 100 delegates shy of securing nominations; both are likely to seal the deal on June 7"

05/18/2016

New York Daily News: "Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton both fewer than 100 delegates shy of securing nominations; both are likely to seal the deal on June 7"

Following Tuesday’s contests in Oregon and Kentucky, Hillary Clinton has 2,291 delegates, making her only 92 delegates short of the 2,383 she needs to formally secure the nomination.
(Photo credit: AARON P. BERNSTEIN/REUTERS)

. . . “By forcing Clinton to campaign and use resources she would rather spend in the general campaign, Sanders will attempt one last rally in the hopes of convincing the super delegates that he has a better chance of defeating Donald Trump than she does,” David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University, told the Daily News.

But, “barring a major and unexpected change of events,” he added, “it is nearly impossible for Sanders to have a larger pledged delegate count than Clinton. This would mean she can stake the claim that she has more delegates and therefore the superdelegates are merely ratifying the choice of the participants in the Democratic nominating processes.”

Because her nomination is imminent, Clinton’s goal throughout the remaining contests, Caputo explained, will be to “figure out a realistic way to bring Sanders and his supporters into their camp.”

“This will likely not happen until the convention, but the foundation for it has to be completed in the period leading up to the final primaries and then during the immediate post primary period,” he said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-clinton-100-delegates-shy-securing-noms-article-1.2641277

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New York Times: "Saving Farm and Factory Jobs"

05/16/2016

New York Times: "Saving Farm and Factory Jobs"

The production line of a lamp factory in Suining, China. Despite efforts to revive manufacturing in the United States, economists say the chances of a recovery are slim, and developing countries face extra challenges as industry fades. Credit Zhong Min/European Pressphoto Agency

To the Editor:

Re “Moving On From Farm and Factory” (Economic Scene column, April 27):

Eduardo Porter’s article on the futility of trying to bring back manufacturing jobs to the United States from abroad makes it clear that our presidential candidates are embarking on a fool’s errand when they claim they can do it.

Not only would higher tariffs on foreign goods mean higher prices for Americans, but the increase in American jobs would be severely limited because manufacturing jobs are decreasing throughout the world.

Displaced workers and adversely affected local economies would be much better off with measures to enhance the safety net via better unemployment insurance and job training. More job sharing with higher hourly wages may also be necessary.

Politically these policies may be harder to sell, but they are more likely to be effective than the absurd notion that we can return to the halcyon industrial era long past.

ANTHONY A. CUPAIUOLO

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

The writer is professor emeritus of public administration at Pace University.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/07/opinion/saving-farm-and-factory-jobs.html

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Business Insider: "Target boycott has reached a boiling point — and sales may suffer as a result"

05/16/2016

Business Insider: "Target boycott has reached a boiling point — and sales may suffer as a result"

. . . Ultimately, access to goods will outweigh moral outrage for many consumers, says Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York.

"The boycott is not going to last very long," Chiagouris told Business Insider. "There is a big difference between signing a petition compared to not taking advantage of a big sale at Target. People will always take advantage of the sale."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/target-boycott-impact-on-sales-2016-5

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E-Commerce Times: "Walmart Tests 2-Day Subscription Shipping"

05/16/2016

E-Commerce Times: "Walmart Tests 2-Day Subscription Shipping"

Walmart on Thursday began testing a two-day unlimited shipping service priced at US$49 a year.

Subscribers will get more than a million items, including the most commonly purchased items on Walmart.com, delivered to their door in two days or fewer, Walmart spokesperson Bao Nguyen said.

"Customers will continue to enjoy their two favorite features -- no minimum order requirements and free returns online and in stores," he told the E-Commerce Times.

The service, called "ShippingPass," launched last year as a three-day shipping pilot program with a $50 annual subscription fee.

Interested consumers can join the waiting list.

Consumer Acceptance

Consumer reaction to the three-day ShippingPass pilot likely was not been favorable "because Amazon has already trained consumers to expect to receive many goods in two days or less," said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University.

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83505.html

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