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Money: "American Airlines employees locked out of 401(k) funds"

05/07/2014

Money: "American Airlines employees locked out of 401(k) funds"

. . . The real harm of frequent 401(k) trading isn't the trouble you could get into from a fund company, but the fact that you'll likely end up behind the market, says financial adviser and Pace University professor Lew Altfest.

Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/01/retirement/airlines-401k.moneymag/

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Voice of America: "Russia-Ukraine Crisis Could Trigger Cyber War"

05/06/2014

Voice of America: "Russia-Ukraine Crisis Could Trigger Cyber War"

. . . "Social media, government administrations and national defense systems all rely on Internet communications," says Darren Hayes, a cyber security lecturer at Pace University.

"Cyber attacks will continue to be largely silent but potentially devastating during this conflict and could prove to be more decisive than trade sanctions or armed maneuvers," he said.

Read more: http://www.voanews.com/content/russia-ukraine-crisis-could-trigger-cyber...

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NBC News: "'A Culture of Loving': Mark Zuckerberg On Facebook's New Era"

05/06/2014

NBC News: "'A Culture of Loving': Mark Zuckerberg On Facebook's New Era"

. . . "Facebook has to balance a quality user experience with still pleasing the developers, whom the company can't do without," Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University, told NBC News.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/culture-loving-mark-zuckerberg-...

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Washington Post: "Adding a union guy to GM’s board"

05/06/2014

Washington Post: "Adding a union guy to GM’s board"

. . . as Pace University business professor John Alan James puts it: "Why would you want a fox in the henhouse?"

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-leadership/wp/2014/04/29/adding-a-union-guy-to-gms-board/

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MarketWatch: "Facebook tackles its most annoying posts"

05/06/2014

MarketWatch: "Facebook tackles its most annoying posts"

. . . Facebook’s list of potential annoyances — like a father’s seemingly innocuous post with the caption, “My Beautiful, Daughter” — was probably chosen as a possible offender because it might be considered boastful and may even upset the girl tagged in the photo, says Darren R. Hayes, assistant professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in Westchester, N.Y. “Facebook and its investors are continually concerned with maintaining interest with their younger users,” he says.

Because many adults have migrated to Facebook, younger people are drifting away from parental oversight in favor of alternative social media apps like Kick, Snapchat and WhatsApp, Hayes says. “The dating app Tinder has been extraordinarily popular with college students in recent times,” he says.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-wants-to-be-less-annoying-2014-04-23
 

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Forbes: "Northwestern Football Players Set To Vote On A Union. Will The Result Even Matter?"

05/06/2014

Forbes: "Northwestern Football Players Set To Vote On A Union. Will The Result Even Matter?"

. . . “The Northwestern players have said they are basically happy with what they get, with the exception of these few things,” says John Allan James, a business professor at Pace University in New York who is also a Northwestern grad with a background in governance and labor relations. “The conference is saying ‘you’re going to get what you want, just be patient’.”

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2014/04/25/northwestern-football...

 

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Miami Herald: "Carnival shifts strategy without losing brand identities"

05/06/2014

Miami Herald: "Carnival shifts strategy without losing brand identities"

. . . Andrew Coggins, clinical professor of management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, said buy-in from the rest of the company’s managers is crucial to make such an effort successful.

“As long as you have the support of the rest of the management, you can make the change,” he said. “But if there’s resistance with the other management, then it can become very difficult.”

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/25/4080623/carnival-steers-a-new-cour...

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NEWS RELEASE: Pace Performing Arts Presents An Afternoon with John Doyle on Sunday, April 27, 2PM at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

04/23/2014

Tony-award winning director John Doyle will take the stage with Pace Students

NEW YORK, April 23 – Pace University’s Pace Performing Arts presents An Afternoon with John Doyle, the acclaimed director, at Pace’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street in lower Manhattan on Sunday, April 27 at 2pm. Admission is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Doyle will be interviewed by actress and Pace faculty member, Alexandra Silber.  The event includes performances by Judy Kuhn and Malcolm Gets, with Mary Mitchell Campbell on the piano. In addition, Pace University BFA Musical Theater students will join Doyle live onstage for selections from his new project, Kander, and Ebb’s The Visit.  This concert is the culmination of a year-long artist-in-residency. 

Doyle, whose inventive re-staging of Sweeney Todd earned him a Tony Award, has worked with faculty members at Pace Performing Arts’ Musical Theater program, housed in Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, throughout this academic year.  Doyle taught a variety of master classes and critiqued student projects, including vocal performance, song interpretation, the process of composition and the creative process.

Amy Rogers, director of the Musical Theater program at Pace Performing Arts, said, "John is one of the most inventive directors working in theater today. He represents the crossroads of classic tradition and cutting-edge revision, which is serendipitous because that is where Pace Performing Arts' Musical Theater program also lives."

"Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to take full advantage of the richness of our New York City location and bring world-renowned talent to our campus, giving our students extraordinary opportunities to interact with leading professionals," said Dyson College Dean Nira Herrmann.

About Dyson College of Arts and Science’s Pace Performing Arts: Pace Performing Arts (PPA) offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Acting; Acting for Film, Television, Voice-Overs and CommercialsCommercial Dance; Musical Theater; and Production and Design.  It also offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Acting and Directing under the International Performance Ensemble program, and Stage Management.   PPA presents more than 50 performances every year. 

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater (MT) offers elite training in acting, music, and dance by well-connected professionals working in the industry. Designed to train the unique performer, the program offers the opportunity to develop a repertoire that showcases students' abilities and talents while preserving and refining their individuality. Located in lower Manhattan, the Pace Performing Arts MT program fosters the creation of new musical theater and the collaboration of our students with new emerging artists.  In 2006, Pace became only the second school in New York City to offer a BFA in Musical Theater.  http://www.pace.edu/performingarts.

For more information contact Wayne Petro at wpetro@pace.edu

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University 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 New York City and Westchester County, New York, 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. www.pace.edu <http://www.pace.edu/
 

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The Hill's Campaign Blog: "To protect students, protect internships"

04/18/2014

Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman published an op-ed on The Hill's Campaign Blog on the value of internships, paid or unpaid, as part of a path to a successful career for college students.

Columbia University’s recent decision to stop offering academic credit for internships is the latest in a disturbing trend toward policies and actions that fundamentally threaten the internship, a vital career path for millions of students nationwide, writes Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman in an op-ed published on The Hill's Campaign Blog. While perhaps well intentioned, the decision by Columbia and other schools fails to address the problem it is intended to fix, and, if it becomes widespread, could dramatically limit the availability of an extremely valuable educational experience. 

Of course all students need access to educational experiences they can afford and that are respectful to them as students and employees. That is fundamental. But discussion of the “paid internship” question should start with two essential points: (1) ideally, all interns should be paid at least the minimum wage; but (2) a properly structured unpaid internship can be a valuable part of a student’s education. We should not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

 

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Temple Grandin speaks at Pace University in Manhattan

04/17/2014

Temple Grandin speaks at Pace University in Manhattan

Photo: (left to right) - Stuart Flaum, Vice President of Strokes of Genius, Inc.; Dr. Rosa C. Martinez, President of Strokes of Genius, Inc.; Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University and autistic activist; Dr. Mary Riggs Cohen, Director of OASIS Program; and Stephen J. Friedman, President of Pace University.

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Temple Grandin speaks at Pace University in Manhattan

Artwork by individuals with autism will be on display in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Lobby at Pace through April 20

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, April 16, Pace University in lower Manhattan held an event, “Training the Talent of Artists with Autism,” with keynote speaker Temple Grandin, PhD, at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts.  More than 250 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the event.

Grandin is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. She is a best-selling author, an activist for issues relating to autism, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and an engineer who was the subject of an award-winning biographical film starring Claire Danes.

The event was hosted by Pace’s Ongoing Academic and Social Instructional Support (OASIS) program in the School of Education which provides assistance to college students on the autistic spectrum, and Strokes of Genius, an organization that develops artistic talents through professional art studio experiences and workshops.

“When Strokes of Genius approached Pace’s OASIS program and asked us to co-sponsor this event, they picked a perfect partner,” said Pace President Stephen J. Friedman. “Dr. Mary Riggs Cohen and the OASIS staff empower our students and help them conquer both the academic and social challenges of college.”

OASIS has become a model of best practices for college support programs and was a template for programs recently established in California and Arkansas.

“Pace’s OASIS program is an example of inclusion at its best,” said Andrea Spencer, Dean of Pace’s School of Education. “The program is strengths-focused, appreciative and supportive of the richness of individual talents as our students experience college in their transition to promising futures.”

Artwork by individuals with autism will be on display in the Schimmel Theater Lobby at Pace through April 20.

About OASIS: The OASIS Program at Pace University’s School of Education serves students with autism, Asperger Syndrome, learning disabilities, nonverbal learning differences and related challenges. The program is grounded in research that recognizes that all-inclusive services are needed to prepare students for community integration, career development, employment and adult life. The program has been designed to support students, family and faculty. The OASIS team consists of academic coaches, a vocational coordinator, academic advisors, a counselor, campus life coordinator, social coaches as well as weekly meetings, trips and activities, academic supports in the form of tutoring and other classroom learning accommodations. Most of all, students learn among their peers in an academically rigorous setting. While accommodations in courses are provided, the work is not modified and remains at the college level.

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, 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. www.pace.edu

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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