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International New York Times: "Verizon's bet on future for Yahoo; One aim is to become a stronger contender for revenue from digital ads"

08/01/2016

International New York Times: "Verizon's bet on future for Yahoo; One aim is to become a stronger contender for revenue from digital ads"

. . . ''All Verizon may have done is purchase a weak player that was on its way to extinction,'' Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, wrote in an email.

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/560362/verizon-challenger-google-facebook.html

 

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Students Present Mobile Apps for Environmental Preservation at Pace University and AT&T’s “STEM Collaboratory Camp”

07/29/2016

Students Present Mobile Apps for Environmental Preservation at Pace University and AT&T’s “STEM Collaboratory Camp”

Over the past two weeks, students have been developing apps for the Billion Oyster Project

STEM Collaboratory Camp is one of several STEM programs AT&T is supporting this summer throughout the five boroughs

New York, NY – 17 New York City high school students participating in Pace University’s STEM Collaboratory Camp have designed apps to help elementary school students, teachers and citizen scientists collect and visualize ecological data for the Billion Oysters Project, an organization committed to oyster revitalization in New York Harbor. Sponsored by AT&T for the third consecutive year, the STEM Collaboratory Camp has partnered participating students with mentors for the past two weeks to hone their tech skills and introduce them to careers in STEM. The program concluded with today’s presentations of the students’ new technologies to family, friends, and the NYC STEM community on Pace’s New York City campus.

“AT&T is proud to continue to support the next generation STEM experts,” said Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President, AT&T. “What makes Pace University’s STEM Collaboratory Camp so special is not only how it is empowering our young people with valuable tech skills, but also how it shows them that those tools can be put to use to protect and preserve our planet. It is a privilege to work with Pace on such an important summer program.”

"This STEM camp is special in that it brings gifted and talented students from both public and private schools throughout the New York area together to celebrate science and practice the skills that will make them in-demand workers in New York's data-driven economy," said Dr. Jonathan Hill, Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University and creator of the STEM Collaboratory Camp. "AT&T's generosity combined with Pace University's commitment to providing STEM education opportunities to all students makes this program a life changing experience for these deserving students."

The School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University created the Pace STEM Collaboratory Camp to facilitate interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines. The program is also focused on improving and supporting STEM education at the middle and high school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region.

During this summer’s program, participating students were able to experience the process of collecting data in the field to gain a unique user perspective. They were also taught how to use HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Google Charts and to incorporate those platforms to build a helpful prototype for the Billion Oyster Project. 

Along with app development, students participating in the STEM Collaboratory Camp this summer have had a chance to participate in events with government officials, civil engineers, and environmentalists.  They have also had the opportunity to pay site visits to Google, BuzzFeed, AppFigures and the Museum of Natural History.

In addition to Pace University’s Summer STEM Collaboratory Program, AT&T has continued its sponsorship of STEM summer education programs in all five boroughs. This includes continued support for the Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative at Kingsborough Community College, the All Star Code and Girls Who Code, as those programs continue to reach new minds and teach STEM concepts to New York City students.

Also, for the first time this summer, AT&T is supporting the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria’s Tech Explorers Program, which is teaching 8th grade through 12th grade girls to design, program, and develop marketing for video games and apps for social change. AT&T is also partnering with the College of Staten Island’s Office of Continuing Education to offer its first ever summer STEM program for Staten Island high school students. In addition, AT&T is helping the QSAC STEAM Program to launch its STEM education initiative, which will provide autistic adults in the Bronx with valuable educational tools that will foster the development of tech-related skills.

About Philanthropy and Social Innovation at AT&T: AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T’s signature philanthropic initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring. Through Aspire, we’ve passed the $250 million mark on our plan to invest $350 million in education from 2008-2017.

About Pace: The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University prepares men and women for professional work, research, and lifelong participation in a new and dynamic information age.  Located in the financial capital of the world, the Seidenberg School offers a wide variety of courses and exposure to internships and work with leading corporations, banks, federal agencies, and global entities.  Degrees and certificates are conveniently available on Pace’s campuses in New York City and Westchester County as well as online and in special programs.  Visit www.pace.edu/seidenberg.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: "Why Verizon is betting big on Yahoo's online news"

07/26/2016

Philadelphia Inquirer: "Why Verizon is betting big on Yahoo's online news"

For Yahoo, its sale marked "an ignominious end" for a onetime internet pioneer that still has about one billion monthly users, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney said.

But for Verizon, its $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo boosts Verizon's ownership of news and entertainment content that it can market to its wireless or FiOS subscribers, observers said.

Verizon also can leverage its massive size - the company bought another fallen star, AOL Inc., in 2015 for $4.4 billion - to boost Yahoo's share of the digital-ad business, now a distant third to Google and Facebook.

"To live off organic growth at Yahoo would not make sense," said Larry Chiagouris, marketing professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business in New York.

"In some ways, [Verizon] had to do this. The next big step is for them to purchase a movie studio," he said, noting that Paramount Pictures is reportedly for sale.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160726_Why_Verizon_is_betting_big_on_Yahoo_s_online_news.html

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SC Magazine: "Russian hackers take the stage at DNC convention"

07/26/2016

SC Magazine: "Russian hackers take the stage at DNC convention"

. . . “one might think that the Donald Trump campaign might actually be of most interest given the uncertainty surrounding some of his policies – especially as they pertain to comments made about NATO. Many western governments, including Russia, want to anticipate potential policies for the new Commander in Chief,” said Darren Hayes, Assistant Professor and Director of Cybersecurity at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Read more: http://www.scmagazine.com/russian-hackers-take-the-stage-at-dnc-convention/article/511686/

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MarketWatch: "Yahoo-Verizon deal means Verizon will know more about you"

07/25/2016

MarketWatch: "Yahoo-Verizon deal means Verizon will know more about you"

Photo: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. [Ethan Miller, Getty Images]

. . . Verizon is also looking to differentiate itself from other wireless and broadband companies and may try to create new ways to give Verizon users exclusive access to Yahoo sites, such as eventually creating its own app or by giving Verizon subscribers a first look at Yahoo interviews, said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/yahoo-verizon-deal-means-verizon-will-know-more-about-you-2016-07-25

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Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and AT&T hosting Fourth Annual Summer “STEM Collaboratory Camp”

07/25/2016

Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and AT&T hosting Fourth Annual Summer “STEM Collaboratory Camp”

High school students will present newly developed mobile apps created via the AT&T Mobile Universe Journey at the Pace University STEM Collaboratory Camp on Friday, July 29, at One Pace Plaza in the Aniello Bianco Room on New York City campus from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Who:  High school students from across the five boroughs are embarking on a summer STEM adventure as part of Pace University’s STEM Collaboratory Camp, a collaboration of Pace, AT&T and the Billion Oyster Project. Keynote Speaker: Jessica S. Tisch, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Information Technology. Special Guests: Elizabeth Segal, Executive Director, AT&T NYC External Affairs; Brook Gesser, Senior Advisor to U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand; and Diana Murakhovskaya, Co-Founder, Monarq.

What: STEM Collaboratory NYC™, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace and AT&T are hosting a group of talented and curious students from the metropolitan area for the 4th Annual STEM Summer Program. The summer program includes future programmers, developers, gamers, artists, designers, architects, environmentalists, engineers, and other students who are simply looking to explore new territory. In the STEM Summer Program, they find a creative and safe environment to develop their interests and skills. This exciting, two-week, non-residential program will conclude on Friday, July 29 with a luncheon and capstone presentations of the student projects for family, friends, and the NYC STEM community.

Participants will tackle app development, design thinking, and data analytics for the Billion Oyster Project employing project-based learning methodology. Students will be introduced and guided through the app development process in the AT&T Mobile Universe Journey. Participants will also get a chance to work with faculty from Pace, NYC Design Factory, and partners, as well as college-level mentors to explore a full cycle of product development using design thinking. Students will also get a chance to participate in events with government officials, civil engineers, and environmentalists, in addition to site visits to Google, BuzzFeed, AppFigures and the Museum of Natural History.  

Where: Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Aniello Bianco Room, New York City campus.

When: Friday, July 29, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Why:  The School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University created the Pace STEM Collaboratory with the support of AT&T to facilitate interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, while improving and supporting STEM education at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region. 

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About Pace

The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University prepares men and women for professional work, research, and lifelong participation in a new and dynamic information age.  Located in the financial capital of the world, the Seidenberg School offers a wide variety of courses and exposure to internships and work with leading corporations, banks, federal agencies, and global entities.  Degrees and certificates are conveniently available on Pace’s campuses in New York City and Westchester County as well as online and in special programs.  Visit http://www.pace.edu/seidenberg/

Media contacts: Bill Caldwell, (212) 346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu or Cara Cea, (914) 773-3312, ccea@pace.edu

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NY Daily News: "Hillary, fellow Democrats aim to trump Donald’s RNC event with more conventional DNC in Philadelphia"

07/25/2016

NY Daily News: "Hillary, fellow Democrats aim to trump Donald’s RNC event with more conventional DNC in Philadelphia"

Photo: Hillary Clinton (c.) preps for the DNC in Philadelphia ready with an arsenal of supportive family members, politicians, and celebrities. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

. . . Clinton must “come out with a clear and concise message,” said David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University. “It’s not enough to just be positive. Something that speaks to the American public as far as the hopes of the country.”

Clinton must also deal with the basic issue of trust.

“The Republican strategy is clearly to vilify her and explain why she is not fit for the office,” Caputo said.

He believes that Trump’s lack of specifics and solutions will make it easier for Clinton to set the boundaries for future discussions.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hillary-fellow-democrats-prep-dnc-philadelphia-article-1.2723333

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Crain's New York Business: "Schools offer new training programs to help nurse practitioners manage acute care"

07/22/2016

Crain's New York Business: "Schools offer new training programs to help nurse practitioners manage acute care"

Crain's New York Business interviewed a professor and an alumna of Pace for an article on training for acute care.

From Crain's:

"In December, nurse practitioner Michelle Avent, 52, completed her post-master's certificate in adult acute care at Pace University. She paid out of her own pocket to participate in the yearlong program to better cope with patients needing more acute care in her unit at Forest Hills Hospital in Queens.

“I wasn't thinking about money or promotion,” she said of her decision to go back to school. “I was thinking about a way for me to better manage my patients.”

As more patients are treated at outpatient facilities, New York’s hospital-based nurse practitioners are being called upon to treat more patients with acute conditions, say nurse educators. In response, nursing schools are beginning to offer programs to meet their needs for advanced training in acute care.

There are 8,685 nurse practitioners who maintain New York state licenses specializing in family health while just 857 report their specialty as acute care, according to data from the New York State Department of Education. Nurse practitioners have seen the scope of their practice expand following the 2014 passage of the Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act, effective Jan. 1, 2015, which gave experienced clinicians the ability to treat patients without a written agreement with a physician.

New York's 25 Performing Provider Systems reported an interest in hiring more than 3,000 additional nurse practitioners for their health systems in applications tied to the state’s DSRIP program, according to a 2015 analysis by Patrick Coonan, dean of Adelphi University's College of Nursing and Public Health.

While Avent paid for the program herself, some employers are reimbursing tuition for students, said Renee McLeod-Sordjan, program director for Pace’s acute-care certificate, which costs $38,232. So far, Pace has graduated just three students from the new program, and will enroll its next class in the fall.

"For many years, many of us did not work in hospitals,” McLeod-Sordjan said. In her 20-year career, she said she's seen nurse practitioners take on an increasingly vital role in hospitals.

McLeod-Sordjan, also an employee of Northwell Health, said acquiring the additional certification is about providing higher-quality care, but it probably won’t lead to an automatic bump in pay.

She said the certificate could help protect nurses who practice in acute-care settings from malpractice claims by demonstrating that they are qualified to care for patients who need more complex care. While the expansion of the scope of practice means more independence it has also led to some double-digit increases in malpractice premiums, McLeod-Sordjan said.

“If we’re not trained, we’re opening ourselves up to malpractice” she said. “Now that we are independent practitioners, we can no longer hide behind a collaborating physician.”

Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160721/PULSE/160729992/schools-offer-new-training-programs-to-help-nurse-practitioners

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NY Daily News: "Pooch pilot program will give con moms some love, caring lessons"

07/22/2016

NY Daily News: "Pooch pilot program will give con moms some love, caring lessons"

Photo: A pooch pilot program will allow certified therapists to use therapy dogs in order to create better communication between inmates and their children. (Sipkin, Corey, New York Daily News)

Man’s best friend will soon give mothers in a Lower Manhattan federal prison a little love and some lessons in caring.

Under a pooch pilot program, certified therapists will use animal-assisted treatment to create a framework for better communication between inmates and their children.

“Learning how to deal with a disciplinary problem with a dog translates in some way to learning how to discipline a child in a loving way,” said Bruce Fagin, vice president of Good Dog Foundation, a therapy dog training and certification organization spearheading the program.

“The dog is loving you unconditionally, the child is, and the child of course is needing to feel unconditional love. And so we’re going to be using the dogs in that way as well as tapping into the power of therapy dogs to lower stress and anxiety.”

The program is the brainchild of Kimberly Collica-Cox, an associate professor at Pace University’s Criminal Justice Department." Also instrumental in developing the idea for the program was Lisa Rae Johnson, Education Specialist and Test Administrator at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/pooch-pilot-program-give-moms-love-caring-lessons-article-1.2719512

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New York Magazine: "A Kid’s World Is a Pleasing, Confusing Mashup of Magic and Reality"

07/21/2016

New York Magazine: "A Kid’s World Is a Pleasing, Confusing Mashup of Magic and Reality"

Photo: Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Put yourself in the mind of a small child visiting Disney World for the first time. Yes, it’s exciting and magical and all that, but it’s hard to imagine that the Most Magical Place on Earth isn’t also brain-meltingly confusing. Last you checked in with Princess Tiana, which was on your mom’s iPad on the drive over here, she was an actual frog, hopping around New Orleans with her caddish, ambiguously European frog prince; now she’s right in front of you, in not-New Orleans, looking distinctly human and un-slimy. You just saw Captain America fighting Iron Man on the big screen, like, last week; now — okay, whoa, he’s coming in for the hug.

“It’s a very strange thing that we do to kids,” says Thalia Goldstein, an assistant professor of developmental psychology at Pace University. “Parents don’t teach their kids that Elsa and Cinderella and Wolverine are real — we talk about them as fictional characters, we talk about their worlds as fictional worlds. And yet we take them to Disney World and Universal Studios and there, standing in front of you, is an actual human being that looks like the movie, talks like the movie, is interacting with you. And it’s like, ‘Hey, what are they doing in this theme park? Why aren’t they in Arendale [the setting of Frozen] or wherever Wolverine lives?”

It’s a legitimate question. Goldstein, who runs Pace’s Social Cognition and Imagination Lab, has devoted much of her research career to answering a closely related one: How do kids learn to separate fictional characters, and their worlds, from the very real circumstances of their own lives? And what does the world look like in the years before they do?

One the most basic level, she says, the ability to understand the concept of pretend is already in place by the time kids can communicate well enough for psychologists to study them: “As soon as you can ask them a question that they understand [about fiction versus reality], they get it correct.”

Read more: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/07/to-a-kid-the-world-is-a-pleasing-mashup-of-magic-and-reality.html

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