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Chicago Tribune: "Starting line: Career experts offer 2017 grads job-search advice"

05/03/2017

Chicago Tribune: "Starting line: Career experts offer 2017 grads job-search advice"

"Approach the job search like you would dating. It would be strange to have a dating profile that says 'I am willing to date anyone who will date me,' but you would be surprised to see how often students approach the job search saying 'I'll do anything.' Likewise, applying to 200 jobs with the same resume is like sending out a generic message to everyone on a dating site and hoping someone likes you. Instead, get to know more about the organizations you are pursuing, and show a genuine interest in them by building relationships with people who work there."

--Andrea Tider, career counselor, Lubin School of Business, Pace University, New York

"Don't take your mother's advice -- you really do need to talk to strangers. New grads need to realize the importance of building a network. Meeting new people is crucial to finding future job leads. Professional relationships are not just formed at official 'networking events' or conferences. You can uncover job leads in daily life: while volunteering, on line at the grocery store or even in waiting rooms. Talking to strangers and building connections on a regular basis is a key piece to any successful career."

--Bless Vaidian, director, career counseling, Pace University Career Services, New York

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LI News Radio: President Trump's first 100 days

05/01/2017

LI News Radio: President Trump's first 100 days

David A. Caputo, President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science at Pace University, appeared on Long Island News Radio to discuss President Trump's first 100 days.

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Associated Press: "YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google"

05/01/2017

Associated Press: "YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google"

. . . the fallout from the YouTube boycott is likely to be felt through the rest of this year. Skittish advertisers have curtailed their spending until they are convinced Google can prevent their brands from appearing next to extremist clips promoting hate and violence.

"There is no entity in the world that is more risk averse than a senior marketing person," says Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University in New York. "They don't want to go with a media choice that presents problems for a brand, and they don't have to because they have many other choices."

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Associated Press: "Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions"

05/01/2017

Associated Press: "Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions"

. . . If too much misleading information appears in Google's search results, the damage could go beyond harm to its reputation for reliability. It could also spook risk-averse advertisers, who don't want their brands tied to content that can't be trusted, said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University in New York.

"Fake news is careening out of control in some people's eyes, so advertisers are getting very skittish about it," Chiagouris said. "Anything Google can do to show it is trying to put a lid on it and prevent it from getting out of hand, it will be seen as a good thing."

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Wired: "Don’t Look Now, But Extremists’ Meme Armies Are Turning Into Militias"

04/20/2017

Wired: "Don’t Look Now, But Extremists’ Meme Armies Are Turning Into Militias"

Trump supporters clash with Anti-Trump protesters in Berkeley, California. Photo: David Butow/Redux

. . . “When used by far right “patriot” groups, these memes act a lot like military propaganda,” says Adam Klein, who teaches courses on propaganda and online extremism at Pace University.

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Pace University to partner with One Hundred Black Men of New York for 2017 Junior 100/Pathways to Success Program

04/20/2017

“Junior 100 Career Day Panel” to be held on Saturday, April 22

New York, NY – April 20, 2017 – For the third year in a row, the Office of Government & Community Relations & the Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems at Pace University have joined forces with One Hundred Black Men (OHBM) of New York to partner in the Junior 100 Pathways to Success program. A “Junior 100 Career Day Panel” will be held on Saturday, April 22 at the Downtown Conference Center, 157 William Street, Auditorium, New York City, from 8:45am to 12:30pm.       

WHO and WHAT: Thirty high school juniors and seniors (and one sophomore) are taking part in the Junior 100 Pathways to Success program this year. The Junior 100 program is a world-class leadership and educational enrichment program that helps prepare high school students to become intellectually sophisticated citizens with vigor for personal growth and learning. This innovative partnership features a rigorous and enriching curriculum that will not only challenge scholars academically but also help shape perspectives on society. 2015 Program Outcomes include: 100% of participating seniors who graduated are currently attending college and participating seniors received full or partial scholarships totaling over $804,000. 

For the third consecutive year, New York City Police Department (NYPD) First Deputy Police Commissioner Benjamin Tucker will be the keynote speaker to kick off the Junior 100 Career Day at 9:20am followed by a panel discussion at 10:45am featuring the following guests:  

Malcom M. Butehorn, Esq., Director of Government Relations, Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu); Antonio Moya, MD, MPH, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center; Orville Reid, Detective, Auto Crime, Criminal Enterprise Division, NYPD; and Matthew S. Washington, Deputy Borough President, Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. Moderator: William (Bill) Colona, Director, Government & Community Relations, Pace University.

WHEN and WHERE: Saturday, April 22 at the Downtown Conference Center, 157 William Street, Auditorium, New York City, from 8:45am to 12:30pm.       

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.  A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project ranks Pace University first in New York—and second in the nation—for Economic Mobility based on students who enter college at the bottom fifth of the income distribution and end up in the top fifth. www.pace.edu

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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Suresh Kumar, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at BNY Mellon, to be honored at Pace University’s Annual Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception, Monday, April 24

04/19/2017

Suresh Kumar, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at BNY Mellon, to be honored at Pace University’s Annual Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception, Monday, April 24

New York – April 19, 2017 – Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems will honor Suresh Kumar, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for BNY Mellon, at the Annual Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception, to be held at 101 Barclay Street, New York City, on Monday, April 24, at 6:00 PM.

The Leadership and Service in Technology Award is presented to an outstanding individual or company who best exemplifies leadership in the field of technology by demonstrating a commitment to development, innovation, research and application. The event supports the Seidenberg School’s scholarship awards and key initiatives.

Proceeds of this event sustain the Seidenberg School and help to prepare the next generation of IT professionals. For more information, please visit www.pace.edu/LST or email technologyawards@pace.edu.

Suresh Kumar is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for BNY Mellon, where he is leading the Client Technology Solutions organization to become the industry leader in delivering innovative and exceptional technology solutions that enable clients and employees to succeed.

Mr. Kumar serves on BNY Mellon’s Executive Committee, the organization’s most senior governing body, as well as the company’s Senior Leadership Team. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of iNautix Technologies, a BNY Mellon Company that provides offshore development services.

Before assuming his current role, Suresh was Chief Information Officer for BNY Mellon's Financial Markets & Treasury Services (FM&TS) group and Pershing LLC. Prior to his appointment as CIO for Pershing, he served in that role with CSFBdirect and DLJdirect. As part of the team at DLJdirect, he was instrumental in that company's success in establishing a global presence in Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Dubai, and pioneering the delivery of online brokerage services via the Prodigy Network, America Online and ultimately the Worldwide Web.

Suresh is a member of the HP Advisory Board and the Pace University Advisory Board. He has previously served as a member of the Technology Advisory Committee of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation and Technology Management Committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Suresh is also former Chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Technology Advisory Committee.

Suresh earned a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the New York Institute of Technology. Suresh was named “CIO of the Year” in 2006 by the New Jersey Technology Council and was named to CIO Insight magazine’s annual list of “Top 100 CIOs” in 2007. Suresh was also named to Computerworld's "Premier 100 IT Leaders" for 2012 and was selected as the 2015 IVI Leader in IT Value by the Innovation Value Institute (IVI). In 2016, CIO magazine inducted Suresh in to the CIO Hall of Fame.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: "In China, a religious revival"

04/19/2017

Philadelphia Inquirer: "In China, a religious revival"

. . . An expert on the church in China, Joseph Lee of Pace University, notes an interesting trend that is encouraging the expansion in Christianity: Migrant workers who have gone to cities for jobs and converted are returning home to spread the faith to remote areas not previously visited by Western missionaries or Chinese evangelists before 1949. "In many metropolitan cities like Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai," he says, "Christian migrant workers from rural areas like Anhui and Sichuan provinces fill many church buildings."

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Advertising Age: "So How Did That Super Bowl Rejection Affect GNC's Sales?"

04/19/2017

Advertising Age: "So How Did That Super Bowl Rejection Affect GNC's Sales?"

Fox Broadcasting's decision to kick GNC out of the Super Bowl is still smarting at the vitamin and supplement seller, which reported first-quarter earnings on Tuesday that were on the decline.

GNC had been hoping for a sales boost with the big game spot. But for the quarter ended March 31, the Pittsburgh-based brand's same-store sales fell 3.9%. Revenue for the period was $644.8 million, a 3.6% drop from the year-earlier period, while net income was $23.9 million, roughly half of what it had been in the first quarter of 2016. Even so, analysts were impressed that the company beat expectations.

Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business, believes that GNC's loss would have been less had the retailer been allowed to air its Super Bowl ad as originally planned. The ad, with a pricetag near $5 million, was the highlight of the 82-year-old's rebranding campaign to combat slowing sales amid online and grocery store competition. The turnaround effort also included a store redesign and revamped, more clear-cut loyalty program with better pricing all under the One New GNC platform.

Yet six days before the Feb. 5 game, the NFL rejected GNC's 30-second spot because GNC sells some products containing two of the 162 substances banned by the league. Fox Broadcasting Co. had already approved the spot. At the time, GNC said it was planning to pursue legal action against the broadcaster, but the current status of such plans are unclear.

"For brands that have large advertising budgets, such as Budweiser or Coke, missing an opportunity to appear on the Super Bowl is not that much a loss," said Chiagouris, noting that the game could have exposed GNC, which does not have such a budget, to a large audience quickly. "Given it was planning to use the Super Bowl to relaunch its brand, there is no question in my mind that the GNC business results would have been better than what it reported had it been provided an opportunity to advertise during the game," he said.

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Houston Chronicle: "United CEO apologizes for infamous video before delving into Q1 financials"

04/19/2017

Houston Chronicle: "United CEO apologizes for infamous video before delving into Q1 financials"

CEO Oscar Munoz began United Airline's second-quarter earnings call with an apology for the now infamous incident where Dr. David Dao was violently dragged from a plane. Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Staff

. . . Andrew Coggins Jr., a clinical professor of hospitality and tourism management at Pace University's Lubin School of Business, said the incident could cause a drop in bookings from Asian markets if United comes off as prejudiced against Asians.

"I won't say it's going to last forever, but I think it's going to have an impact at least in the short term," he said.

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