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Westchester County Business Journal: "What could Brexit mean for New York, U.S.?"

06/24/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "What could Brexit mean for New York, U.S.?"

Photo: Supporters of the “Leave” campaign celebrating today near Parliament in London. Credit Andrew Testa for The New York Times

British voters opted to cut ties with the European Union Thursday, a historic decision that caused turmoil in the markets and forced the resignation of its prime minister.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to step down early Friday morning after leading the campaign to stay in the EU, saying the country would need “fresh leadership” for its transition. Meanwhile, the announcement sent the British pound plunging to its lowest level since 1985. The S&P 500 Index opened down 3 percent Friday in the U.S.

But what further impacts Britain’s decision, coined Brexit, could have in the United States and in New York are not yet clear, according to Larry Bridwell, professor of International Business and chair of the Undergraduate Management Program at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York.

“This is a classic example of a big-picture story,” Bridwell said.

He noted the trouble on Wall Street in the U.S. and the declining pound as the immediate impacts on the global economy.

“But as far as the American economy as a whole, a lot of activity are exports, imports and that I don’t think is going to be affected that much,” he said.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/80325/what-could-brexit-mean-for-new-york-u-s/

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Huffington Post: "The Orlando Tragedy, 'Terror Gap' & Assault Weapon Ban: An Interview With David Yassky"

06/22/2016

Huffington Post: "The Orlando Tragedy, 'Terror Gap' & Assault Weapon Ban: An Interview With David Yassky"

David Yassky, currently Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, has served as an elected and appointed official in NYC government.

In the aftermath of the June 12, 2016 Orlando mass shooting and public outcry about self-identified terrorists obtaining assault-style weapons, the Huffington Post caught up with David Yassky, who served as chief counsel to US House Subcommittee on Crime when Congress passed the Brady Law (1993) and the Assault Weapons Ban ( 1994). Enacted under the Clinton Administration, the Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) expired in 2004 under Bush due to lack of Congressional action to renew it. Yassky has a 20-plus-year perspective on the issue:

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-freudenheim/terror-gap-and-an-assault_b_10527926.html

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Law.com: "Law Students Get a ‘Fresh’ Start at Pace Clinic This Fall"

06/22/2016

Law.com: "Law Students Get a ‘Fresh’ Start at Pace Clinic This Fall"

The farm-to-table movement is coming to law school.

Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law in the fall will launch a pilot Food and Beverage Law Clinic—a first-of-its-kind program where law students will help sustainable farmers, food entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations dedicated to sustainability and ensuring everyone has access to food. The program, funded with a $400,000 donation from Pace law alumnus and Constellation Brands Inc. chief executive officer Rob Sands, is a partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Counsel.

Read more: http://www.law.com/sites/almstaff/2016/06/21/law-students-get-a-fresh-start-at-pace-clinic-this-fall/

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Norwich Bulletin: "Blaming parents"

06/21/2016

Norwich Bulletin: "Blaming parents"

. . . Linda Fentiman, a professor of law at Pace University, has written a fascinating book to be published this fall showing how blaming mothers has been incorporated into the law in basic legal concepts.

Read more: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/20160621/dr-elaine-heffner-blaming-parents

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace appoints new computer science dean"

06/21/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace appoints new computer science dean"

The new dean of Pace University’s computer science school says Westchester and Fairfield counties are poised to become a significant technology hub, and the college intends to be a part of that.

Pace named Jonathan H. Hill as dean of Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, effective July 1, after a lengthy national search. He had been serving as interim dean since September and was previously the associate dean.

Hill said there has been a lot of talk about the loss of technology jobs as Fortune 500 companies have moved out of the region. But there is a counter-trend. Many technology jobs are unfilled here, and young professionals, for example, are moving out of Brooklyn to places like Tarrytown and Mount Kisco to work for technology companies.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/80169/pace-appoints-new-computer-science-dean/

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National Jurist: "Employment on the rise"

06/21/2016

National Jurist: "Employment on the rise"

Five law schools have improved their employment rates by an average of 5 percent or more during the past five years. 

Law schools at Pace University, Boston University, Hofstra University, St. John’s University and Drexel University have seen the greatest consistent improvements in their employment trends for the Class of 2011 through the Class of 2015.

Employment at Pace was just 54.3 percent in 2011, but that rate has climbed to 77.6 percent for last year’s graduating class. That’s a 5.6 percent upward trend.

Read more: http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/employment-rise

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Politico: "Would Donald Trump really drop out for $150 million?"

06/21/2016

Politico: "Would Donald Trump really drop out for $150 million?"

At every turn, Donald Trump has defied the hopes and expectations of those who believed he wouldn’t run. | AP Photo

. . . despite Trump’s assertion that a deal to get him to drop out would be illegal, Jim Fishman, a professor at Pace Law School in New York, said making Trump a business proposition contingent on his dropping out could pass legal muster. “It’s against the law to bribe someone for a vote or certain favors, but if I say to Trump, ‘I’m starting a new hedge fund with $300 million committed to it. I’d really like you to join us. Your name will bring in billions. I’ll give you a 50 percent interest from the start, and you can cash out the value of your initial interest ($150 million) when you want,’ There’s no bribe there, and Trump could go away with the $150 million,” Fishman wrote in an email.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/donald-trump-cash-never-trump-224511#ixzz4CDojvqkO

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Jonathan H. Hill named Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University

06/20/2016

Jonathan H. Hill named Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University

New York, NY – June 20, 2016 -- Pace University has appointed Jonathan H. Hill dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University, effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Hill was chosen after a national search.

“I am delighted with Jonathan’s appointment as the new dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems,” said Pace University president Stephen J. Friedman. “His dedication, leadership, vision, record of achievement, and management skills make him the right person to lead the Seidenberg School to new heights of excellence and reputation.”

As Dean of the Seidenberg School, Jonathan Hill brings a combination of experience in both academia and the private sector that spans nearly three decades, including 15 years on the faculty of Kingsborough Community College (CUNY), where he developed successful educational programs in technology and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Hill came to Pace in 2003 and has distinguished himself for innovation that has enhanced the reputation of the Seidenberg School and positioned its students for learning and internship opportunities and career success with some of the most recognized companies of our time. He has also contributed to recent strong growth in the school's overall enrollment, with very significant growth in its graduate programs.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Pace, Dr. Hill has served as Program Chair (Computing Information Systems), Director of Special Programs and Projects, Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, and most recently as Interim Dean. He is a founder and director of the Pace STEM Collaboratory, as well as Seidenberg Creative Labs. He also planned and developed the Seidenberg Scholars program for gifted and talented first-year students, and has cultivated government and corporate programs with organizations that include Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Bank of New York Mellon, Hewlett Packard, NYC Department of Education, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and others. In addition, Dr. Hill has extended significant research partnerships, most notably with the Verizon Foundation and AT&T.

"At a time when the tech industry is growing exponentially, it is a tremendous honor to be chosen to serve as dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and to aid in solving significant problems facing our city, our nation, and our world,” Hill said of his appointment. “All of us in the Seidenberg community look forward to answering the call to provide better-trained technologists who can design and code better products and solutions to the problems of our time.”

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of the Pacific, Dr. Hill holds a Master of Business Administration from the City University of New York (CUNY) and a Doctor of Professional Studies from Pace University.

About Pace University: Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and College of Health Professions. http://www.pace.edu

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

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Journal News: "Pace law center wins $100K to help abuse victims"

06/20/2016

Journal News: "Pace law center wins $100K to help abuse victims"

Legal help is vital for victims of domestic violence and elder abuse. Next year that help will be more readily available at a refurbished White Plains facility.

On June 8, Impact100 Westchester awarded a $100,000 grant to the Pace Women's Justice Center, which will create a walk-in legal resource and information center for abuse victims.

Impact100 brings women together to fund "transformation grants" for nonprofits throughout Westchester County, according to its website.

"In the long run it's going to transform the lives of thousands of victims," said Cindy Kanusher, the center's executive director.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2016/06/17/pace-grant-...

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace Law aligns with New Jersey college for law school fast track"

06/20/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace Law aligns with New Jersey college for law school fast track"

A partnership between the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and a New Jersey college will attempt to open a fast track to a law degree, which the schools say will save students time and money.

The Albert Dorman Honors College, part of the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, announced in June that it is partnering with Pace to create a six-year curriculum for students pursuing both a bachelor’s and law degree.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/80003/pace-law-aligns-with-new-jersey-college-for-law-school-fast-track/

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