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Variety: "Donald Trump’s Feud With CNN Threatens to Set Dangerous Precedent"

01/11/2017

Variety: "Donald Trump’s Feud With CNN Threatens to Set Dangerous Precedent"

. . . “Soon-to-be President Trump has made it clear he feels the media is biased. It remains to be seen if the only penalty for incurring his ire is to deny a question,” said David Caputo, a professor of political science at Pace University in New York. “Looking forward, President Trump and the media will likely have a contentious relationship. How contentious remains to be seen.”

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CNN: "Trump news conference takes on new significance"

01/11/2017

CNN: "Trump news conference takes on new significance"

. . . "I would be very surprised if there is any change in his demeanor," said David Caputo, a specialist on the Presidency at Pace University, New York. "Look at what he has done since the election. There has not been any change. If there is going to be a change, I would expect that it would happen after the inauguration, and after he is convinced it is not going to work."
 
Caputo argued Trump will likely reason that he was elected to challenge the political system and establishment and that he would therefore see little reason to honor conventions in Washington.
 
"This is going to be an individual who is convinced that he is correct that the old system is corrupt and has to be changed. I think he will use the news conference accordingly," Caputo said.
 
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Politico: "White House win provides a stimulus for the Trump brand"

01/10/2017

Politico: "White House win provides a stimulus for the Trump brand"

. . . “As hard as it is for us in the U.S. to appreciate this, the Trump brand is a global brand,” said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University. “I can assure you more people will be aware of Donald Trump and the Trump brand than ever before.”

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Boston Herald: "Donald Trump auto plan needs test drive"

01/10/2017

Boston Herald: "Donald Trump auto plan needs test drive"

. . . Professor John James, chairman emeritus at Pace University’s Center for Global Governance, Reporting, and Regulation, said he believes Trump will be a boon for the auto industry.

“If Donald Trump is sincere in carrying out the policies he has proposed — tax restructuring and forming bridges between government business and unions — he will be a great president for the auto industry,” he said. “His policies indicate that he will bridge this gap.”

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Corporate Counsel: "Ex-Compliance Official Arrested in Spreading VW Emissions Scandal"

01/10/2017

Corporate Counsel: "Ex-Compliance Official Arrested in Spreading VW Emissions Scandal"

Oliver Schmidt, the head of Volkswagen Group’s U.S. regulatory compliance office during its emissions cheating scandal, not only knew about the cheat device but told management executives in Germany about it and was directed to continue the scheme, according a complaint made public after Schmidt’s arrest this weekend in Florida.

The criminal complaint against him, unsealed in U.S. District Court in Detroit Monday, accuses him of taking part in a conspiracy to defraud the U.S., committing wire fraud, and violating the U.S. Clean Air Act.

Schmidt, from Germany, is considered a flight risk and was held without bond after making an initial appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in Miami. He will face a hearing Thursday to remove him to Detroit where he can be fully arraigned, unless the two sides agree to his removal before then.

He was represented at his court appearance Monday by John Couriel of white-collar boutique Kobre & Kim, and David Massey of New York’s Richards Kibbe & Orbe. Massey, who is leading Schmidt’s defense, is a former assistant U.S. Attorney in Manhattan.

Professor John James, founder and chairman emeritus of the Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University, says it is the first U.S. criminal charge he is aware of against a compliance officer outside the financial industry.

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The Hill's Pundits Blog: "In a US-China trade war, these are America's best options"

01/09/2017

The Hill's Pundits Blog: "In a US-China trade war, these are America's best options"

"It’s no secret that Donald Trump thinks China is ripping America off," writes Narendra C. Bhandari, Ph.D., a professor of management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. "He has labeled Chinese trade practices as abusive and unfair. He holds China responsible for stealing American jobs. Engaging in a trade war with China should be avoided at all costs, but the U.S. has several options to renegotiate and rewrite trade agreements with China to protect American interests, and even promote economic and political stability.

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Computerworld: "Why France’s new ‘right to disconnect’ law matters"

01/06/2017

Computerworld: "Why France’s new ‘right to disconnect’ law matters"

. . . France changed its labor laws to help lower its 10% unemployment rate. But James W. Gabberty, associate dean and professor of information systems at Pace University in New York, says the email rule will only erode productivity.

"Not confined to a 9-to-5 work regimen, inspiration -- the mother's milk driving innovation that underpins R&D -- depends on spontaneously capturing creative thinking," said Gabberty. That may involve capturing "these fleeting moments of genius" in an email "even when they occur after dinner or in the middle of the night."

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LI News Radio: "Dr. David Caputo Professor at Pace University LIVE on LI in the AM!"

01/05/2017

LI News Radio: "Dr. David Caputo Professor at Pace University LIVE on LI in the AM!"

David A. Caputo, President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science at Pace University, appeared on LI News Radio (103.9) to discuss U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump.

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ADVANCE: "Music Therapy for Dementia Patients"

01/04/2017

ADVANCE: "Music Therapy for Dementia Patients"

Creative approach to cognitive stimulation therapy offers many holistic benefits to patients with Alzheimer's.

"There was a fire inside my grandmother that I could tell was slowly dissipating," writes Lisa-Marie Serrone, an honor's undergraduate student at Pace University. "The look in her eyes told me everything I needed to know about the progression of her cognitive state. She came back in cycles, unaware that she was ever truly gone. She, unfortunately, is the perfect example of dementia and its debilitating effects on the life of an individual and family.

"Among the hospital beds, the IV needles, the difficulty remembering who people were, the frustration that occurred when words, that used to be so thoughtfully expressed, were now lost inside her brain, scrambled in confusion - there was one particular happy time. The bright light during her progression with dementia came during the music sessions in the nursing home--where one would see the cognitive restore not only for my grandmother, but also for all of the residents, almost instantly. It was as if a 'switch' was turned on.

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American Theatre: "Musical Theatre Students Are Becoming Quadruple Threats"

01/04/2017

American Theatre: "Musical Theatre Students Are Becoming Quadruple Threats"

. . . David Gomez was attracted to Pace University’s program because of the freedom it allows students to create their own work. Gomez wrote a musical in high school and hoped to continue on that track on top of his performance coursework at Pace. Not long after arriving at Pace, he found other performance majors with the same writing habit.

“It felt like a dirty secret,” Gomez says. “We would meet in practice rooms and share our songs. Some people were just songwriters, and we eventually formed this collective need to share stories and songs.”

His music theory teacher, Ryan Scott Oliver, recognized the impulse: He also performs as well as writes. So the composer/lyricist crafted a two-part fundamentals in musical theatre writing course for those students. “It helps them understand what it means, how a piece is constructed,” Oliver says. “All that can guide them as actors once they understand what the writer is dealing with, once they understand what their process is.”

Gomez was a sophomore when the class began with 12 students in the first semester, and he wrote for his performing peers, including for a freshman showcase called “Hatched.” While Gomez remained a performance-based musical theatre major, he entered New York University’s graduate musical theatre writing program immediately after graduating from Pace in 2014 and completed an MFA in musical theatre writing in May 2016.

“I was fortunate to be in two programs that were very eager to grow and have changed a lot,” Gomez says. “Being in a program that doesn’t have a musical theatre [writing] program when you arrive and then does when you leave, then there’s almost this legacy of that.”

The interest is only growing. Pace’s course, currently in its fifth year, grew to 30 students during the fall 2016 semester. “That really speaks to the interest of the students in what we do and how we develop work,” Oliver adds.

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Also read:

"Beyond Training: The Role of Theatre Educators"

"People Who Teach People"

"To Audition, or Not to Audition"

 

 

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