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AARP: "6 Questions to Ask Before You Go Back to School"

02/03/2017

AARP: "6 Questions to Ask Before You Go Back to School"

Assistant Principal Sheelah Brown, 83 (with students at Miller-Driscoll School in Wilton, CT) got her Ph.D. in edcuation at 64. — Robyn Twomey

...Claire Keyles, 61, used the Pace University Encore Transition Program in New York to switch from a successful career as a corporate lawyer into a part-time position as a deputy compliance officer at a nonprofit that helps those who were previously incarcerated.

The Pace program costs about $800 and consists of three evening workshops designed to help older adults transition into working for nonprofits. "Not only can people not afford to retire, but a good many don't want to retire, so people are looking for ways to stay active and engaged," says Joan Tucker, director of the program.

There are many similar programs around the country. The Encore Hartford Program at the University of Connecticut, for one, prepares seasoned corporate professionals and managers to transition to the nonprofit sector, offering coursework and an eight-week fellowship at a host nonprofit for about $3,000. According to program statistics, 9 in 10 graduates from the classes of 2010 to 2014 are employed, and 70 percent hold full-time positions. (AARP is among the program's sponsors.)

Read more: http://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-2016/should-you-go-back-to-school-after-50.html#slide1

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New York Daily News: "Private colleges need state help too: A local university president urges Gov. Cuomo to help students at more schools"

02/02/2017

New York Daily News: "Private colleges need state help too: A local university president urges Gov. Cuomo to help students at more schools"

This month, Gov. Cuomo pledged that New York State would cover tuition costs at state and city universities for students whose families earn less than $125,000 per year, writes Pace University president Stephen J. Friedman. I applaud the governor for this initiative.

At a time when people around the country are questioning the value of higher education and student debt continues to climb, this will offer many more New Yorkers the chance to access a college education and unlock new career opportunities.

The program, though, should go further. To have a greater impact for New York families, aid should be available not just for students of public universities but also for students at private nonprofits, which have a proven track record of elevating graduates’ earning power, irrespective of their socioeconomic status.

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Swiss TV: "Trump versus Mexico" - «Wall Street Insights»

02/01/2017

Swiss TV: "Trump versus Mexico" - «Wall Street Insights»

Narendra C. Bhandari, Ph.D., professor of management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, appeared on Swiss TV in an interview about "Trump versus Mexico"

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USA Today College: "N.Y. college students share why they protested Trump's travel order in Battery Park"

01/31/2017

USA Today College: "N.Y. college students share why they protested Trump's travel order in Battery Park"

Photo: Sheinberg, a Pace University student, wants people to come together. (Photo: Amanda Florian)

USA Today College interviewed college students who were protesting President Trump's recently signed executive order on immigration.

From USA Today:

Carly Sheinberg, a student at Pace University, echoed [another student] in colorful language. Though she isn’t personally affected by the policy, she’s choosing to support those who are.

“If you’re oppressing Muslims, we’re (all) not free,” she says. “People are so divided over this issue, but we have to combat this together.”

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Wall Street Journal: "Nikki Haley Arrives at U.N., Vowing to Take Names of Opposing Nations"

01/30/2017

Wall Street Journal: "Nikki Haley Arrives at U.N., Vowing to Take Names of Opposing Nations"

Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

. . . “The U.N. is an institution that is often a difficult one to work with for the U.S. but overall it serves U.S. interest, it’s a place where American values of democracy and human rights are voiced,” said Matthew Bolton, an associate professor at Pace University familiar with U.N. matters.

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USA Today: "Trump and the increasing politics behind political science"

01/27/2017

USA Today: "Trump and the increasing politics behind political science"

. . . David Caputo, a political scientist and president emeritus of Pace University in New York, worked for several decades at the News Election Service, which collected raw election data for the major TV networks and news services. He noted that state secretaries of state, who supervise elections, do not subscribe to fraud charges. (Their national association has said it was “not aware of any evidence’’ supporting Trump’s charge.)

Caputo said the fact that local and county election officials, most of whom are Republicans, are not always quick to purge the dead from their rolls does not mean people are surging to the polls to impersonate them.

But he was philosophical.

“It’s not the first time the discipline has been attacked. People will continue to do their research, but (Trump’s claim) does reinforce the stereotype of leftists trying to inculcate our students. If you say something often enough, people begin to believe it.’’

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EUR/Electronic Urban Report: "Black Teen, Sasha Ariel’s Book Encourages Girls to be More Tech Savvy"

01/24/2017

EUR/Electronic Urban Report: "Black Teen, Sasha Ariel’s Book Encourages Girls to be More Tech Savvy"

Sasha Ariel, known as the STEM Queen, is the teen author of the children’s book Sasha Tech Savvy Loves to Code. From Washington, DC, she is currently a college student majoring in Information Systems at Pace University in New York in the Lubin School of Business.

With successful information technology and business internships at Microsoft, Everfi, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Many Mentors, and National Academy Foundation behind her, she is a sought-after speaker to encourage youth, especially girls of color, to pursue educational and career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Sasha was also a Finalist in the Youth Essay Category of the Larry Neal Writers’ Award presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and was published in the Harvard Educational Review – Youth Voices.

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Pace University To Host Expert Panel On Small Business Lending For Entrepreneurs

01/23/2017

“Meet the Small Business Bankers” will provide expert advice on small business financing strategies

Attendees to meet one-on-one with lenders and representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

NEW YORK – On Thursday, January 26, at 9:00 a.m., the Pace University Small Business Development Center, affiliated with the Lubin School of Business, will host “Meet the Small Business Bankers,” an expert panel of small business lenders who will discuss how new entrepreneurs can find and secure financing. The conference serves as an opportunity for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to learn directly from the lenders themselves about how they evaluate a loan application, as well as best practices for securing financing.

The panel will educate new entrepreneurs on two key financing options – the 7(a) guarantee and 504 loan programs – which have provided billions of dollars in affordable small business financing. This event will also provide entrepreneurs with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with sixteen different lenders as well as the SBA to assess which programs would be the best fit for their individual needs.

WHO:
•  Lenders from M&T Bank, Santander, Northfield Bank, Flushing Bank, and more
•  Beth Goldberg, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
•  Andrew Flamm, Director, Pace Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

WHAT: “Meet the Small Business Bankers” – an expert panel on small business financing
 
WHERE: Student Union, Pace University, One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038 (Across from City Hall; entrance on Spruce Street)
 
WHEN: Thursday, January 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) works with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of New York to help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs launch or grow their business, providing them with in-depth and confidential one-on-one business advisement, training, and research. Since its start in 1986, the Pace SBDC has worked directly with nearly 16,000 small businesses, helping them to invest over $166 million in the area's economy, and create or save nearly 7,000 jobs.

Full agenda: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-small-business-bankers-tickets-30677505244

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San Francisco Chronicle: "Trump’s inaugural speech: What experts say to look for"

01/20/2017

San Francisco Chronicle: "Trump’s inaugural speech: What experts say to look for"

. . . “If he wants to appear to be more presidential, he needs to try to reach out to all of America, not just to his more conservative followers,” said David Caputo, president emeritus of Pace University in New York. “That, I think, is his most difficult task, and his most difficult task during his presidency.”

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Agenda, a Financial Times Service: "Will Trump Reduce the Risk Management Drag?"

01/19/2017

Agenda, a Financial Times Service: "Will Trump Reduce the Risk Management Drag?"

. . . John Alan James, chairman emeritus of the Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University, believes the final legislation will ultimately be shaped by compromises that White House and congressional leaders hammer out.

“One can expect a major change in both attitudes and regulatory requirements for boards, executives and their oversight groups,” he writes in an e-mail. “One main goal would be the reduction in the amount of administrative staff and executive and board time(s) now required with current rules.”

A former management consultant with McKinsey and his own Belgian-based firm, James predicts that regulators will take a more lenient approach when examining board members who’ve been accused of violating risk management and compliance procedures. Currently, he writes, regulators consider such persons more or less guilty until proven innocent. Some regulators, he warns, even demand to interview all directors individually, especially non-executive directors.

Therefore, he expects directors in the U.S. will need to follow best practices for both setting risk policy and overseeing its implementation, just as boards governed by the European Union must. But under a Trump administration, James writes, compliance is likely to drift to a more principles-based, rather than the current rules-based, model.

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