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Westchester County Business Journal: "CFO of the Year awards honor 4"

10/03/2014

Westchester County Business Journal: "CFO of the Year awards honor 4"

Photo: Wainwright House in Rye

Outside of the boardroom, CFOs are often the least noticeable executives, but on Thursday evening, 15 of Westchester County’s top CFOs were honored at the 2014 CFO of the Year Awards.

Held at the Wainwright House in Rye, the awards ceremony was presented by Westfair Communications and sponsored by McGladrey, Heineken, TD Bank and Rakow Commercial Realty Group. Fifteen nominees from both for-profit and nonprofit entities were presented for three awards in the Big Business, Midsize Business, and Small Business categories.

“The ability of a CFO to navigate financial reporting requirements, economic conditions and corporate policy is what makes the job difficult, and it’s this broad range of responsibilities that makes the CFO role so crucial, and so much more impressive when a person does it well,” said Leslie F. Seidman, a 2014 CFO of the Year awards judge and executive director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

Being an excellent CFO hasn’t been easy as of late in Seidman’s view.

“Companies and nonprofits have had to deal with a prolonged period of economic turmoil and technological changes,” Seidman said. “I think it’s fair to say that boards of directors, shareholders, donors, and others look to CFOs for financial acumen, leadership and forward thinking.”

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/66213/four-honored-at-2014-cfo-of-the-year-awards/

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Tony Winner Victoria Clark Will Be Pace School of Performing Arts’ Musical Theater Artist-in-Residence

10/03/2014

Tony Winner Victoria Clark Will Be Pace School of Performing Arts’ Musical Theater Artist-in-Residence

 

Photo Credit: Denise Winters

Pace School of Performing Arts’ Artist-in-Residence Programs Offer Students In-depth Exposure to Industry Stars

NEW YORK —Tony Award-winning actor Victoria Clark will be Pace School of Performing Arts’ third artist-in-residence in Musical Theater. The Artist-in-Residence program is made possible through an anonymous endowed gift.

Within the musical theater program, the acclaimed actress and director will teach 12 classes throughout the course of the 2014-15 academic year, as well as a variety of master classes. Clark will direct the School of Performing Arts’ production of The Light in the Piazza as well as give a public master class in spring 2015.

Amy Rogers, director of the Pace School of Performing Arts Musical Theater program, said, “In addition to being one of the most gifted actors of this generation, Vicki is an inspired and thrilling teacher.  She is a devoted mentor and a truly magical director and I could not be more thrilled to have such a remarkable woman as our Artist-in-Residence this year.” 

Pace School of Performing Arts, including its Musical Theater major, is housed within Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

"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 several times over the course of the academic year, giving our students unique opportunities to interact with leading professionals," said Dyson College Dean Nira Herrmann.

Victoria Clark maintains a diverse performing career, equally at home in plays, musicals, film, television, and the concert stage. Clark received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards, as well as a Drama League honor for her portrayal of Margaret Johnson in the critically acclaimed Craig Lucas-Adam Guettel musical The Light in the Piazza in 2005. In addition to her performing work, Clark is an instructor and stage director, teaching at universities and conservatories nationwide and abroad, including Harvard, Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, and Yale University, her alma mater.  She is on the Board of Directors for New York City Center and the Kurt Weill Foundation. 

About Pace School of Performing Arts: Pace School of Performing Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Acting, Musical Theater, Acting for Film, Television, Voice-overs and Commercials, Commercial Dance, and Production and Design; and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Acting, Directing, and Stage Management. For more information, visit www.pace.edu/dyson/performingarts.

About Pace School of Performing Arts Musical Theater Program:  The School of Performing Arts Bachelor of Arts (BFA) 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. The School of Performing Arts MT Program fosters the creation of new musical theater and the collaboration of our students with new emerging artists.

About Dyson College of Arts and Sciences:  Pace University’s liberal arts college, Dyson College offers more than 50 programs, spanning the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and pre-professional programs (including pre-medicine and pre-law), as well as courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements.  The College offers access to numerous opportunities for internships, cooperative education and other hands-on learning experiences that complement in-class learning in preparing graduates for career and graduate/professional education choices.

Dyson College is also home to The Actors Studio Drama School with the only MFA theater program officially sanctioned by The Actors Studio. The curriculum is designed jointly by the presidents of The Actors Studio, Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino. Students participate in craft seminars known to the world as the Bravo Network television series, "Inside The Actors Studio," hosted by James Lipton. For further information about the program, go to www.pace.edu/actorsstudiomfa.

About Pace University: For over 100 years, Pace has produced 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

Media Contact: Cara Cea, ccea@pace.edu, 914-906-9680.

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Danny Glover keynotes Pace University’s 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture and Reception

10/02/2014

Danny Glover keynotes Pace University’s 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture and Reception

New York, NY – October 2, 2014 – Actor, director, producer, and activist Danny Glover was the keynote speaker at Pace University’s 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture and Reception on Wednesday, October 1, at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Pace’s downtown New York City campus. The event was organized by the Black Student Union and the Offices of Multicultural Affairs and Student Development and Campus Activities.

Pace professor Patricia Hinds interviewed Glover on the Schimmel stage about the importance of finding your purpose through social justice, civic engagement, and volunteerism. Glover was invited to speak because of his humanitarian and philanthropic efforts in the U.S. and internationally.

“One of the goals of the Black Student Union (BSU) is to engage students in critical conversations on race, social/economic disparities and our role as future leaders,” says Jonelle James, BSU Treasurer, Class of 2017.  “Our Executive Board unanimously agreed to sponsor Mr. Glover because of his ongoing commitment to underserved communities both nationally and abroad.”

Glover has gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa.  For these efforts Glover received a 2006 DGA Honor and was honored with a 2011 “Pioneer Award” from the National Civil Rights Museum. Internationally Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program from 1998-2004, focusing on issues of poverty, disease and economic development in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Glover was presented in 2011 with the prestigious Medaille des Arts et des Letters from the French Ministry of Culture and was honored with a Tribute at the Deauville International Film Festival.  Currently Glover serves as UNICEF Ambassador.

In 2005 Glover co-founded NY based Louverture Films with writer/producer Joslyn Barnes. The company is dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity. 

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 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

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

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The Deal: "AIG Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on 2008 Financial Crisis Response"

10/01/2014

The Deal: "AIG Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on 2008 Financial Crisis Response"

. . . John James, a business professor at Pace University, suggested that the government may soon try to settle the case because otherwise it could become quite embarrassing for the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve and individual high profile regulators. He added that Greenberg wouldn't have been able to mobilize the funds for the lawsuit unless he was able to convince other investors that he was correct or at least that it was an "incredible cause."

James argued that the trial will expose questions of governance and transparency, adding that even if AIG didn't have a choice about whether or not to accept the government's offer, that didn't mean the offer was fair and equitable. "I think it is worthy of a close examination," James said.

Read more: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12896845/1/aig-lawsuit-puts-spotlight-on-2008-financial-crisis-response.html

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Black Star News: "Pace University: Danny Glover, Actor And Human Rights Fighter Keynotes Martin Luther King Lecture"

10/01/2014

Black Star News: "Pace University: Danny Glover, Actor And Human Rights Fighter Keynotes Martin Luther King Lecture"

Actor, director, producer, and activist Danny Glover will keynote the 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at Pace University’s downtown New York City campus on Wednesday, October 1, at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street, from 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

The event is organized by the Black Student Union and the Offices of Multicultural Affairs and Student Development and Campus Activities at Pace University.

Pace professor Patricia Hinds will interview Glover on the Schimmel stage about the importance of finding your purpose through social justice, civic engagement, and volunteerism. Glover was invited to speak because of his humanitarian and philanthropic efforts in the U.S. and internationally.

See more at: http://www.blackstarnews.com/education/education/pace-university-danny-glover-actor-and-human-rights-fighter-keynotes-martin#sthash.vVlOlwak.dpuf

 

Actor, director, producer, and activist Danny Glover will keynote the 5th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at Pace University’s downtown New York City campus on Wednesday, October 1, at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street, from 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

The event is organized by the Black Student Union and the Offices of Multicultural Affairs and Student Development and Campus Activities at Pace University.

Pace professor Patricia Hinds will interview Glover on the Schimmel stage about the importance of finding your purpose through social justice, civic engagement, and volunteerism. Glover was invited to speak because of his humanitarian and philanthropic efforts in the U.S. and internationally.

- See more at: http://www.blackstarnews.com/education/education/pace-university-danny-g...

 

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Businessweek: "Only Congress Can Crack Apple's Spy-Proof IPhones"

09/30/2014

Businessweek: "Only Congress Can Crack Apple's Spy-Proof IPhones"

. . . ”I suspect that the Department of Justice will lobby Congress quite heavily to force phone makers to create a backdoor,” says Darren Hayes, the director of cybersecurity at the Seidenberg School of CSIS at Pace University and a consultant to law enforcement agencies.

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-29/government-spies-can-blame-themselves-for-apples-spy-proof-iphone

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Law360: "$56B AIG Trial Will Shine Harsh Light On Crisis-Era Tactics"

09/30/2014

Law360: "$56B AIG Trial Will Shine Harsh Light On Crisis-Era Tactics"

. . . The testimony could also spark new congressional debate over the New York Fed and its lack of oversight, according to John James, chairman emeritus of Pace University's Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation.

"The political implications are tremendous," James said. "I don't know what it would take for some of the people who have it in for the Fed to say, 'Here we go again. It shows a lack of oversight.'"

Read more: http://www.law360.com/articles/581589/-56b-aig-trial-will-shine-harsh-li...

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USA Today: "India's Prime Minister Modi thrills, angers in New York"

09/30/2014

USA Today: "India's Prime Minister Modi thrills, angers in New York"

. . . "Once a fascist always a fascist," said Satish Kolluri, a Pace University professor who helped lobby members of Congress to block Modi from getting a visa in the past.

The Hindu cultural nationalism that Modi promotes "goes against the grain of secular India," Kolluri said. "India is like America, we celebrate secularism."

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/28/india-modi-appearance-divides-new-yorkers/16385889/

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Law360: "Pimco Co-Founder's Departure Signals Rough Ride For PE"

09/30/2014

Law360: "Pimco Co-Founder's Departure Signals Rough Ride For PE"

. . . In his new post at Janus, Bill Gross will be managing a small fraction — less than 10 percent — of the assets he has managed at Pimco, according to Joseph M. Pastore, a professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

Such a move, Pastore said, is curious, although he said it’s unclear whether the SEC's investigation will spread to other firms.

“The SEC is a little stronger these days in terms of its ability to go after issues — 2008, 2009, 2010, it was very slow," he said. "Whether they’ll take a closer look [at other companies and ETFs] is hard to know.”

Read more: https://www.law360.com/articles/581548/pimco-co-founder-s-departure-signals-rough-ride-for-pe

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Washington Post Answer Sheet blog: "Why college freshmen need to take Emotions 101"

09/30/2014

Washington Post Answer Sheet blog: "Why college freshmen need to take Emotions 101"

. . . Colleges would do well to go beyond the therapeutic model and integrate positive emotional skill-building into their orientations, their freshman seminars, and their dormitory lives. Pace University and McCaulay Honors College in New York City are already experimenting with this: Pace is incorporating a short course in emotion skills into their freshman seminar, and McCaulay purchased a mobile app for all of their freshman to help them recognize their feelings, make decisions about how to regulate them, and track them over time.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/09/28/why-college-freshmen-need-to-take-emotions-101/

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