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The Hill's Pundits Blog: "Trump administration risks Reagan’s legacy on nuclear disarmament"

05/25/2017

The Hill's Pundits Blog: "Trump administration risks Reagan’s legacy on nuclear disarmament"

". . . the United States has walked away from the table on nuclear weapons, and we risk being left behind as the rest of the world relegates these weapons — designed solely to kill civilians by the millions — to the past," writes Dr. Matthew Bolton, Associate Chair of Political Science and Director of the International Disarmament Institute, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University.

"This Monday saw the release of the first draft of a United Nations treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The text proposes to stigmatize nuclear weapons, placing them in the same category of international law as other weapons of mass destruction (biological and chemical) or those that cause unacceptable harm (landmines and cluster munitions).

"The draft treaty is based on a first round of talks in March this year in which more than 130 countries participated. If further negotiations in June and July result in the U.N. adopting a strong treaty, it would be the most significant development in nuclear politics since the end of the Cold War.

"It’s a proposal grounded in the basic fact that nuclear weapons are 1940s technology, do not address the threats of the 21st Century, and create unacceptable moral and security risks. Unfortunately, the U.S. will not be part of this game-changing moment."

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TeenVogue: "College Students Share the Most Important Thing Freshman Year Taught Them"

05/24/2017

TeenVogue: "College Students Share the Most Important Thing Freshman Year Taught Them"

. . . "I've learned that with college comes what seems to be boundless freedom. At first, it's exciting because you don't have someone constantly telling you when to eat, what time to go to bed or waking you up in the morning, but then you slowly start to miss those authority figures — and that's totally OK. You don't always have to be on your own. Taking a break, asking for help and seeking support is something that is so integral."– Priyanka Eluri, Pace University, New York, New York.

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Pace Board of Trustees elects Charles Mak, Martin McElroy, and Robert Robotti

05/22/2017

Pace Board of Trustees elects Charles Mak, Martin McElroy, and Robert Robotti

NEW YORK, May 2017 – Charles Mak, Martin McElroy, and Robert Robotti have been elected to the Pace University Board of Trustees.

Mak, McElroy, and Robotti join the Board at a time of exciting innovation and momentum for the university, with increased enrollment, innovative new degree programs, and expanding campuses in both New York City and Westchester. Pace has been recognized for its ability to position students for exceptional outcomes and career success, ranking first in New York and second in the nation at catapulting students from the bottom fifth of income distribution into the top fifth. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project finds that Pace graduates are out-earning their parents and peers, bucking a nationwide trend for millennials.

“Although Charles, Martin, and Robert are new to the Board, they are all longtime supporters of the University,” said Board Chairman Mark Besca. “Each of these highly accomplished individuals believes deeply in the power of a Pace education to change lives and help young people achieve their dreams. On behalf of the entire Board, I am delighted to welcome them as our newest Trustees and look forward to calling on their considerable talents, energy, and expertise as we continue to advance Pace’s enduring mission of Opportunitas.”

Charles Mak is Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley Asia’s Investment Banking division and a 30-year veteran of Morgan Stanley. He announced his retirement from a full-time role at the Firm in September 2013. Most recently, Mak was the Chairman and Director of Bank Morgan Stanley AG, a Director in Morgan Stanley Asia Limited, and a member of Morgan Stanley's Asia Pacific Executive Committee, the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Committee, and the International Operating Committee. In 2011, he was named Chairman of Bank Morgan Stanley in Switzerland.  In October 2012, he was named Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific. In October 2013, Charles was appointed Non-Executive and Independent Director of Frasers Centrepoint Limited.  He is Lead Independent Director, Chairman of Audit Committee, Vice Chairman of Board Executive Committee, and a member of Remuneration Committee, Nominating Committee and Risk Management Committee. Mak holds a BBA in General Business and an MBA in Financial Management from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

Martin McElroy is a senior partner with over 29 years of experience with Deloitte serving large, complex clients in the financial services industry.  As a senior audit and advisory partner, McElroy serves and advises various global financial services clients in areas involving accounting and finance, internal controls, mergers & acquisitions and SEC reporting. In addition to his client service roles, McElroy is an active leader within Deloitte. He served as the East region’s Audit talent partner which entails overseeing all talent-related matters for audit professionals in the region, including, but not limited to, personnel performance evaluation, continuing education, compensation, deployment, and recruitment. McElroy holds a BBA in Public Accounting from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.

Robert Robotti is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Robotti & Company, an asset management firm he founded in 1983. Before establishing Robotti & Company, Robotti was a vice president and shareholder for Gabelli & Company. Robotti holds a BS in Accounting from Bucknell University and an MBA in Accounting from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. He is a Director of Panhandle Oil & Gas Company, AMREP Corporation, and Pulse Seismic. He is also a Trustee of the Catholic Medical Mission Board and Dominican Academy, and a member of the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens President’s Council.

About Pace University: 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, NY, 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, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project finds that Pace graduates are out-earning their parents and peers, bucking a nationwide trend for millennials. www.pace.edu

Media Contact:  Bill Caldwell, wcaldwell@pace.edu, 212-346-1597 or Cara Cea, ccea@pace.edu, 914-906-9680.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Potential laptop ban on Europe flights could cause hassles for travelers"

05/17/2017

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Potential laptop ban on Europe flights could cause hassles for travelers"

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2006 file photo, passengers en route to London check in at Biarritz airport, southwestern France. U.S. and European officials will discuss Wednesday, May 17, 2017, plans to broaden a U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe.

As U.S. and E.U. officials meet to discuss expanding a ban on laptops, tablets and other large electronic devices in carry-on bags to flights from Europe to the United States, airline industry observers have raised concerns.

Some worry an expansion of the ban could lead to a reduction in travel to the United States from Europe and cause frustrations for travelers. 

"Such an announcement would clearly negatively impact point of sale Europe to the US, as the US could become a less desirable place to travel," wrote Cowen airline analyst Helane Becker in a note to investors.

Pace University management professor Andrew Coggins Jr. pointed out that putting laptops in checked bags "exposes them to theft and damage," and inconveniences business travelers who may also use their laptops during long international flights.

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HuffPost Parents: "Teen Writes Children’s Book To Encourage Other Girls To Code"

05/17/2017

HuffPost Parents: "Teen Writes Children’s Book To Encourage Other Girls To Code"

When Sasha Ariel Alston pursued her love for coding, she noticed there were never many girls ― especially girls of color ― pursuing it, too. That’s why she decided to write a children’s book to encourage girls to learn about coding and STEM fields at an early age.

Alston is a 19-year-old Pace University student getting a major in information systems and a minor in marketing. She spent two years writing Sasha Savvy Loves to Code, a kids’ book about a 10-year-old who becomes interested in coding, just like Alston.

“The purpose of the book is just to get girls interested in coding and to provide basic coding terms,” she said.

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China Daily: "Confucius Institute at Pace University celebrates anniversary"

05/17/2017

China Daily: "Confucius Institute at Pace University celebrates anniversary"

From left: Wenqin Wang, Chinese director of the Confucius Institute at Pace University (Pace CI); Nira Herrmann, dean of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences; Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, director of Pace CI, cut the cake for the 8th anniversary celebration of Pace CI at One Pace Plaza in New York on May 12. Xiao Jiaqiao / For China Daily

NEW YORK — For eight years now, the Confucius Institute at Pace University has been providing students with a window on China.

The CI celebrated the anniversary last Friday with a lecture on US and China relations, a panel discussion on global violence against women and girls, and a student award ceremony and cake-cutting.

Pace CI is the first university-based institute of its kind in New York, founded in partnership with Nanjing Normal University and China’s Phoenix Publishing and Media Group.

Felix Roytman, a student at Pace CI, told China Daily that he started to learn Chinese in 2011.

"Every Friday, I come to the Chinese corner, and they have presentations about different topics of China, like Chinese food, Chinese wedding habits, Chinese music and so on," he said. "The more you know about the culture, the better you understand people."

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Tribeca Trib: "Public Service Awards Presented"

05/16/2017

Tribeca Trib: "Public Service Awards Presented"

From left: NYPD Deputy Inspector Mark Iocco (1st Precinct); Milton Eng (General Superintendent of NYC Department of Sanitation); Joseph Palazzola (Project Manager of the NYC EDC); Stephen Friedman (President of Pace University); Jessica Lappin (President Downtown Alliance); John Haworth (Former Director of Public Programs for the National Museum of the American Indian); and NYPD Sgt. Dennis Feldman. Photo: Downtown Alliance

Each year the Downtown Alliance presents its Exceptional Service Award to people who “make life better” for residents, workers and visitors in Lower Manhattan. Alliance President Jessica Lappin presented the awards Monday morning at the Down Town Association. “From providing public safety and sanitation to enriching our cultural lives and educating the next generation of New Yorkers, they are a dedicated and remarkable group," she said.

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Bloomberg News: "Brace for Chaos If U.S Expands Airline Laptop Ban"

05/15/2017

Bloomberg News: "Brace for Chaos If U.S Expands Airline Laptop Ban"

. . . The threat of laptop loss—be it theft, damage, or misplacement as checked luggage—is likely to make some companies consider whether some meetings can be conducted via Skype or other virtual methods, said Andrew Coggins, a management professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. “People don’t want to let their laptops go,” he said.

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Newsweek: "Stephen Mader, Cop Fired for Not Shooting Distraught Gunman, Sues Police Department in West Virginia"

05/10/2017

Newsweek: "Stephen Mader, Cop Fired for Not Shooting Distraught Gunman, Sues Police Department in West Virginia"

Photo: Stephen Mader via ACLU

. . . While Mader was allegedly fired for his attempt to peacefully neutralize a volatile situation, law enforcement experts tell Newsweek that U.S. police departments need better de-escalation training. “It is lacking,” says Pace University professor and former New York City police officer Joseph Ryan, referring to the training. “I would give it a D grade. We don’t talk about it enough.... There seems to be an unofficial perception by some police officers that I am the authority figure and you will listen to me.”

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New York Times: "Dance in NYC This Week"

05/08/2017

New York Times: "Dance in NYC This Week"

BATTERY DANCE at Schimmel Center at Pace University (May 10-11, 7:30 p.m.). In celebration of its 41st season, Battery Dance, led by the artistic director Jonathan Hollander, offers four premieres that focus on themes of migration. In his own “On Foot,” Mr. Hollander takes inspiration from his company’s decade-long work with refugees and youth in conflict zones; it will feature visual design by Kevork Mourad, a Syrian-born visual artist who will create an immersive and ever-changing environment for the piece. Other works include Sean Scantlebury’s duet “Double Knot” and Hussein Smko’s “Echoes of Erbil,” a solo that uses words and movement to pay homage to the Kurdish region of Iraq.
212-346-1715, schimmelcenter.org

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