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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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MarketWatch: "How to spot credit-card skimmers"

04/16/2014

MarketWatch: "How to spot credit-card skimmers"

. . . ATM and gasoline skimmers make up 29% of physical attacks for consumers’ personal information, according to the 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Though countries that use chip-and-pin have less skimmer fraud, other forms of physical attacks -- using gas, bombs or even trucks to pry out ATMs -- have increased, according to a research paper published in February by Pace University Professor Darren Hayes, who developed the school’s computer forensics program.

How to spot a skimmer:

  • Are there wires sticking out of the card reader?

  • Is the card reader loose or damaged?

  • Is there any tape or tape residue on the slot?

  • Does the reader look like it’s a different, off color from the rest of the machine?

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-to-spot-credit-card-skimmers-2014-0...

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Crain's New York Business: "Pace University biz-school grad returns as director"

04/16/2014

Crain's New York Business: "Pace University biz-school grad returns as director"

Robert Chersi, who graduated from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University 30 years ago, is coming full circle.

In March, he became the executive director of the school's Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation. The center was established in 2012 to prepare future business leaders for the global regulatory labyrinth that has become more onerous since the financial meltdown of 2008.

Mr. Chersi will grow its flagship Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional program for financial auditors, lawyers, consultants and executives, especially those in risk management. Mr. Chersi cites the Dodd-Frank act, which numbers 828 pages, as evidence of the increasing complexity of financial regulations. Because the statute makes provisions for additional red tape, the rule-making is far from over.

"We want to be responsive to the needs out there, which are changing as the industry changes," said Mr. Chersi, 52. "The financial industry is arguably more regulated than ever."

Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140415/PROFESSIONAL_SERVICES/304139998/lubin-biz-school-grad-returns-as-director

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Pace University 2014 Graduates to Hear Commencement Speakers who are Influential Leaders in the Arts, Education, and Federal Judiciary

04/14/2014

Pace University 2014 Graduates to Hear Commencement Speakers who are Influential Leaders in the Arts, Education, and Federal Judiciary

 

Pace University 2014 Graduates to Hear Commencement Speakers who are Influential Leaders in the Arts, Education, and Federal Judiciary

Speakers are Emily Kernan Rafferty, President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Lawrence Otis Graham, Esq., Special Counsel, Cuddy & Feder LLP; and George Rupp, Former President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Commencement Ceremonies to be held on May 13, 21, and 23

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 – This year’s commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients at Pace University are driving forces in the arts, education, media, real estate, and U.S. federal bench.

New York City Ceremonies

New York Undergraduate Commencement: Wednesday, May 21, 10:30 AM, The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Emily Kernan Rafferty, president of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

As president of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the United States, Rafferty oversees 1,500 employees and serves ex officio on its Board of Trustees. Rafferty joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art thirty-seven years ago and became its president in 2005.

Rafferty also serves as chairwoman of NYC & Company, the City’s tourism and marketing agency, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  In 2011, she began a three-year term on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and was named chairman in December, 2012.  Also in 2012, Rafferty received the New York University Lewis Rudin Award for Exemplary Service to New York City. Born and raised in New York City, Rafferty earned her BA degree cum laude from Boston University. 

Michael Dezer, founder and owner of Dezer Properties, Inc., will receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science

Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, Dezer came to the United States in 1962 to further his education. He completed a BBA in marketing at Pace University in 1968. Dezer has become an enormously successful real estate developer in New York and Southern Florida. He is founder, owner and developer at Dezer Properties, Inc., a commercial real estate firm.

Dezer is credited as a major contributor in the rebirth of Chelsea, as well as Sunny Isles Beach, FL. Since 1970, Dezer Properties has developed a New York portfolio that encompasses more than 1.3 million square feet of rental space and owns eleven hotels and over 25 oceanfront acres in the city of Sunny Isles Beach, FL. In 2003, Dezer joined forces with Donald Trump to create Trump Grande Ocean Resort and Residences, a development with a luxury condominium hotel, as well as two condominium residence towers.

Graduate Commencement: Wednesday, May 21, 4:00 PM, The Theater at Madison Square Garden

George Rupp, former president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, and former President of Columbia and Rice, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

As president of the International Rescue Committee from July 2002 through August 2013, Rupp led the agency’s life-saving work on behalf of people uprooted by war and conflict in countries around the world. Before joining the IRC, Rupp was president of Columbia University. During his nine-year tenure, he focused on enhancing undergraduate education, on strengthening the relationship of the campus to surrounding communities and New York City as a whole, and on increasing the university’s international orientation. He also completed both a financial restructuring of the university and a $2.84 billion fundraising campaign.

Prior to his time at Columbia, Rupp served as president of Rice University. Rupp serves on the boards of the Committee for Economic Development, the Institute for International Education, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Josiah Macy Foundation.

Rupp earned an AB from Princeton University in 1964, a BD from Yale Divinity School in 1967, and a PhD from Harvard in 1972. He is the author of numerous articles and five books, including “Globalization Challenged: Conviction, Conflict, Community” (2006).

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Pace Law School Commencement: Tuesday, May 13, 4:00 PM., at Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY

Robert A. Katzmann, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws

Robert A. Katzmann became Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on September 1, 2013. At his appointment in 1999, he was Walsh Professor of Government, Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University; a Fellow of the Governmental Studies Program of the Brookings Institution; and president of the Governance Institute. A lawyer and political scientist by training, Judge Katzmann received his AB (summa cum laude) from Columbia College, AM and PhD in government from Harvard University, and a JD from the Yale Law School, where he was an Article and Book Review Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He is the author of several books. He currently chairs the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on the Judicial Branch.  He conceived of and advanced the creation of the Immigrant Justice Corps.

Judge Katzmann received the American Political Science Association’s Charles E. Merriam Award. He is also the recipient of: the Learned Hand Medal for Excellence in Federal Jurisprudence of the Federal Bar Council; the Chesterfield Smith Award of the Pro Bono Institute; the Stanley H. Fuld Award of the New York State Bar Association; the Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; the Public Interest Scholarship Organization Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Green Bag's "Exemplary Legal Writing" honoree recognition. His lectures include: the James Madison Lecture of New York University School of Law; the Orison Marden Lecture of the NYC Bar Association; and the Robert L. Levine Distinguished Lecture of Fordham University School of Law. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Westchester Undergraduate Commencement: Friday, May 23, 11:00 AM, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY, Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health and Fitness Center

Lawrence Otis Graham, Esq., special counsel, Cuddy & Feder LLP, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

A lawyer, TV commentator and New York Times bestselling author, Lawrence Otis Graham gained public attention with his 1995 book “Member of the Club,” based on his experiences as a lawyer-turned undercover waiter in an all-white Connecticut country club, and for his book, “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class,” a social commentary written as a member of the black elite in the U.S.  

Graham has written 14 books and has served as a columnist for Gannett Westchester newspapers and as a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report  and Reader’s Digest. He is special counsel at Cuddy & Feder, LLP where he practices real estate and land use law. He is also an on-air commentator for Cablevision’s News12.  Graham has been an adjunct professor at Fordham University and an adjunct professor at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where he taught American Government.

Graham serves on the board of the Purchase College Foundation, the board of overseers at University of Pennsylvania and the board of Horace Mann School, where he chairs the Annual Fund and the Academic Affairs Committee.  He is on the board of the Westchester County Association, and American Theatre Wing, the founder of the Tony Awards.  Graham is chairman of the Westchester County Police Board. He earned his BA at Princeton University in 1983, his JD at Harvard University in 1988 and is a graduate of White Plains High School.

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 Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit https://www.pace.edu/

Media admission is by press pass.

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

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Associated Press: "Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems"

04/14/2014

Associated Press: "Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems"

. . . Darren Hayes, professor of security and computer forensics at Pace University, says the bug could potentially affect any home device that’s connected to the Internet, including something as simple as a Wi-Fi-enabled Blu-ray player.

He also points to recent advances in home automation, such as smart thermostats, security and lighting systems.

“We simply don’t know the extent of this and it could affect those kinds of devices in the home,” he says.

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Law360: "5 Things GM Needs To Do Right Now"

04/11/2014

Law360: "5 Things GM Needs To Do Right Now"

. . . John A. James, a professor at Pace University and expert on corporate governance, said GM should also pay attention to what, if anything, comes out of the DOJ investigation into Toyota’s handling of a recent recall, specifically with respect to its executives and managers. The public wants to know what is being done to ensure that a deadly mistake like this doesn’t happen again, and that starts with the board, he added.

“GM and Toyota are total failures in internal governance,” he said.

Read more: http://www.law360.com/productliability/articles/526192

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