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Newsweek: "Why Ukraine Hasn’t Sparked a Big Cyberwar, So Far"

03/18/2014

Newsweek: "Why Ukraine Hasn’t Sparked a Big Cyberwar, So Far"

. . . “I think ultimately if this does turn into cyberwarfare, there could be attacks on critical infrastructure,” says Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University and an expert in digital forensics and cybersecurity. “If you think about someone hacking into the subway system, that’s a pretty serious blow.”

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Compliance Week: "Regulators Push for More Transparency on Independent Valuation Services"

03/18/2014

Compliance Week: "Regulators Push for More Transparency on Independent Valuation Services"

. . . Leslie Seidman, former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board now executive director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at Pace University, says the root of the problem is education, not just for valuation specialists but for auditors as well. “There's no question there's a significant intersection between accounting and valuation, but valuation is not used only for financial reporting purposes,” she says. “One of the most common concerns I heard expressed was that there isn't enough emphasis on the education of accountants in valuation, so start there in training those who are responsible for financial reporting in the United States.”

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Crain's New York Business: "Biz-school courses focus on giving back"

03/18/2014

Crain's New York Business: "Biz-school courses focus on giving back"

. . . Today's M.B.A.s are well aware that big corporations now expect executives to be conversant in matters related to a company's broader impact, such as its carbon footprint and practices in vetting its supply chain for human-rights violations—and expect to have access to courses that help them learn this area of business. "This is coming from the bottom up," said Bruce Bachenheimer, director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University.

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New York Times: "How to Profit Modestly by Moving to a Nonprofit"

03/18/2014

New York Times: "How to Profit Modestly by Moving to a Nonprofit"

. . . In November, Pace University in New York started the Encore Transition Program, aimed at helping executives and professionals explore changeovers from midlife careers to nonprofit and public service organizations. (Pace's program, like the one at the University of Connecticut, has no ties to Encore.org.) The tuition is $1,250, and classes are limited to about a dozen students.

The five-session program provides an overview of New York's nonprofit and public service industries. Leaders in the arts, education, health care, social services and government meet with the group to share stories and allow students to make connections to tap for possible job openings or informational interviews.

''This is not a job placement program, but an exploration of opportunities,'' said Joan K. Tucker, the program's director.

''What I learned is that when you think that you might be at the end of one career, that's not necessarily so,'' said Patricia Carroll, who enrolled in the inaugural course.

For the last 20 years, Ms. Carroll, 56, a Rutherford, N.J., nurse has held executive-level positions in health care administration. But, she says, she is ready to explore all alternatives. So she signed up for the Pace program.

''The course helped me explore what my 'next step' might be,'' she said. ''Hearing from people working in the nonprofit sector who have already made the transition showed me that I'm not too old to have five-, 10-, 15-year goals just like my children in their 20s do.''

Students are also encouraged to check out complementary programs at the university. For instance, Pace offers a Master of Public Administration with a track for nonprofit management, as well as certificate courses on topics like grant writing.

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Boston Globe: "The long war over the Ukrainian language"

03/17/2014

Boston Globe: "The long war over the Ukrainian language"

. . . 17th-century Russia, having mostly missed out on the Renaissance, was still catching up to modernity. It relied on Poland and Ukraine, with their connections to Europe and European languages, to broaden its vocabulary: “The Russian language was borrowing many constructions and forms...[from] the Ukrainians, because at that time [Russia] was underdeveloped compared with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Ukraine,” said Andriy Danylenko, a Ukrainian linguist at Pace University.

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Smarter Planet Blog: "Beyond the Walls: How Mobile Computing is Enabling Personalized Learning"

03/14/2014

Smarter Planet Blog: "Beyond the Walls: How Mobile Computing is Enabling Personalized Learning"

"Mobile technology is closing the achievement gap and providing students and adults around the world with unprecedented access to education," writes Dr. Christelle Scharff, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Pace University in New York City and the current Chair of the Computer Science Department.

"Mobile learning offers new ways to support learning through tablets, MP3 players and phones. It accommodates different styles of learning – anywhere, anytime and, particularly, on the go. Cloud technologies are at the root of mobile education’s rapid expansion, opening up new learning for people across the globe who previously had no access to any kind of education at all."

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Computerworld: "White House urges 'geeks' to get healthcare coverage, launch start-ups"

03/12/2014

Computerworld: "White House urges 'geeks' to get healthcare coverage, launch start-ups"

. . . Bruce Bachenheimer, a professor of management at Pace University and director of its Entrepreneurship Lab, said the White House effort "is a not so thinly veiled attempt to get younger and healthier Americans to register for Obamacare."

Bachenheimer said this latest effort is in the same vein as President Obama's recent appearance on Between Two Ferns, a Web-based video show with Zach Galifianakis, on the FunnyOrDie website.

Bachenheimer said the term geeks "may still be perceived with a somewhat negative connotation and not broadly associated with entrepreneurs in general. Meaning an entrepreneur would be the business leader that makes the decision to get coverage, while the geek may be the employee that expects to have coverage at the start-up he or she works for.

"I really believe Marshall McLuhan was right when he said 'the medium is the message.' "A canned infomercial on WhiteHouse.gov is not the right medium -- think viral," Bachenheimer said.

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Law360: "Lawsky's Vow To Target People Could Lead To Scapegoating"

03/12/2014

Law360: "Lawsky's Vow To Target People Could Lead To Scapegoating"

. . . Pace University experts Bennett L. Gershman and John Alan James weighed in after Benjamin M. Lawsky, head of the New York State Department of Financial Services, was quoted as saying that efforts to expose individual bad actors as part of probes into corporate malfeasance could prove to be a powerful deterrent to fraud. (Photo: Benjamin M. Lawsky and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

http://www.law360.com/articles/517074/lawsky-s-vow-to-target-people-coul...

 

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CNBC.com: "How the least-loyal generation is shaping retail"

03/10/2014

CNBC.com: "How the least-loyal generation is shaping retail"

. . . "You can't base your business model on repeat purchase," said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University. "You have to compete for the loyalty with each purchase."

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101476005

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NY1: "New After-School Program Explores STEM Subjects Through Dance"

03/10/2014

NY1: "New After-School Program Explores STEM Subjects Through Dance"

Some students are getting a leg up on science through the art of dance in an innovative after-school program.

Time Warner Cable and Pace University have teamed up to launch the pilot program for underserved middle-school students.

The goal is to explore STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - through dance.

http://www.ny1.com/content/pages/204895/new-after-school-program-explore...

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