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Fox Business: "Fewer people seeking law school degrees"

03/27/2015

Fox Business: "Fewer people seeking law school degrees"

Mar. 20, 2015 - Pace University Law School Dean David Yassky on the school’s tuition-matching program to attract students as overall law school enrollment declines.

See the video: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4124887336001/fewer-people-seeking-law-school-degrees/?#sp=show-clips

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Coalition hopes to erase borders for solar industry"

03/27/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Coalition hopes to erase borders for solar industry"

Karl R. Rábago, executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, remembers having discussions with colleagues about a year ago on the Northeast solar market being “disparate” and “inefficient.” Shortly after, he formed a group to better connect the solar communities in different states.

In January, the group, Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition, was approved and awarded a $600,000 cooperative agreement for three years from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The coalition combines nine state solar industry associations and representatives from Pennsylvania to Maine, including SolarConnecticut and the New York Solar Energy Industry Association, and two participating universities, Pace University and the State University of New York at Albany.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/70156/coalition-hopes-to-erase-borders-for-solar-industry/

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Epoch Times: "Google Calls Out Chinese Internet Authority for Cyberattack"

03/27/2015

Epoch Times: "Google Calls Out Chinese Internet Authority for Cyberattack"

. . . The importance of an Internet security certificate cannot be understated, according to James Gabberty, professor of information systems at Pace University in New York City.

“It underpins everything,” Gabberty said in a phone interview. “Certificate authorities are key to everything. Otherwise there is no trust on the Internet. A site that looks like a valid site could be spoofed and you would never even know it.”

If certificate authorities violate user trust, like CNNIC allegedly has, he added, “the entire Web e-commerce structure as we know it breaks down, because it means you can’t trust anyone. Protecting those certificates is the number one priority.”

Mozilla, which runs the popular Firefox Web browser, also wrote about the security breach on its security blog. It stated the corrupt certificate from CNNIC was being used to perform man-in-the-middle attacks, which is exactly the type of attack that Gabberty warned about.

Read more: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1298038-google-calls-out-chinese-internet-authority-for-cyberattack/

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Pace University hosts third annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film, March 17 - 25

03/27/2015

Pace University hosts third annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film, March 17 - 25

Panel discussion on Wednesday, March 25 featured leading advocates for people with disabilities in New York City

New York, NY – March 27, 2015 – Pace University hosted its third annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film, from March 17 to 25 in the Aniello Bianco Room at One Pace Plaza in lower Manhattan. Pace’s Disability Film Festival Marathon 2015 focused on individuals with disabilities expressing dreams and hopes to be contributing members of society like other individuals without disabilities. The marathon highlighted short documentary and narrative films from the Reel Abilities Film Festival in New York City, respecting the autonomy and the empowerment of people with disabilities.

The Disability Film Festival Marathon 2015 was sponsored through Pace’s Dean for Students and the outreach programs of its Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, in partnership with AHRC New York City, an organization for helping people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and the Reel Abilities Film Festival in New York City.

The celebration included film screenings with a panel discussion and showing of the best-of-the-best films of the marathon on March 25. The panel discussion featured Victor Calise, Commissioner for the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities; Alice Elliott, Director, Welcome Change Productions; George Gallego, CEO, Wheels of Progress; Allan B. Goldstein, Lecturer, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering; Maria Hodermarska, Parent and Teacher, New York University; Gary Lind, Executive Director, AHRC New York City; Evan Yankey, New York City Regional Coordinator Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc.; and Isaac Zablocki, Co-Founder and Director, ReelAbilities: New York Disabilities Film Festival. Moderators: Marijo Russell O’Grady, PhD, Dean for Students, Pace University; and Kristin Thatcher, Self-Advocate.

The panel of expert practitioners on the advocacy of disability rights in society discussed the challenges and the opportunities highlighted in each of the films, with the panelists inviting engagement from guests.

“We are extremely grateful for the participation of the filmmakers, panelists, and members of the audience in making this year’s Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film such a great success,” said James P. Lawler, DPS, Professor of Disability Studies and Service-Learning at Pace and Chair and Organizer of the Disability Film Festival Marathon 2015.

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 www.pace.edu

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

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TechNewsWorld: "Obama Lauds STEM Progress at White House Science Fair"

03/25/2015

TechNewsWorld: "Obama Lauds STEM Progress at White House Science Fair"

. . . President Obama's efforts to boost funding efforts for STEM are significant and necessary, said Jonathan Hill, associate dean of Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and codirector of the STEM Center Collaboratory at Pace.

"The administration's emphasis on STEM has helped to drive awareness among schools, universities, industry and parents about the need for better, more inclusive STEM education," he told TechNewsWorld.

"Consistently good STEM education -- the kind that helps students over their math-phobia, engages them in science labs where they can do grade-appropriate research, and allows them to use their computers as more than texting tools -- requires investment," Hill maintained.

Just as investment in more-effective teaching pedagogy is needed, he said, so is investment in modern, tech-enabled classrooms -- as well as investment in the kids themselves, he said. Only then will students have the opportunities to gain the skills needed to land the jobs that a STEM-based economy will create in the years to come.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/81855.html

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Washington Post: "Apple Pay’s pitch: Simpler is better. But some security experts disagree."

03/24/2015

Washington Post: "Apple Pay’s pitch: Simpler is better. But some security experts disagree."

. . . “Criminals will always follow the money, and payment-card fraud will always be an issue,” said Darren Hayes, an assistant professor at Pace University who studies cybersecurity. “Right now Apple Pay has a very large target on its back.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/apple-pays-pitch-simpler-is-better-but-some-security-experts-disagree/2015/03/23/4b22520c-cd7b-11e4-8c54-ffb5ba6f2f69_story.html

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Pace University, SundanceTV and Media Storm Announce Their First Partnership in Developing a Social Media Campaign

03/24/2015

Pace University, SundanceTV and Media Storm Announce Their First Partnership in Developing a Social Media Campaign

NEW YORK, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Pace University's Media Storm master's degree program in social media and mobile marketing, students will take part in developing an innovative social campaign for the second season of SundanceTV's "The Red Road."  This represents the first time any television network has partnered with the university's Media Storm program.  The popular returning show, which premieres April 2, 2015 at 10/9c, is a gripping dramatic thriller that stars Jason Momoa as Philip Kopus and Martin Henderson as Harold Jensen, a local sheriff hiding a dark family secret. The two are forced to coexist amongst rising tensions within their two clashing communities: a Native American tribe and a small neighboring town.  The fates of Kopus and Jensen are tied as the relationship between their communities becomes volatile.

The multi-media plan will include social media strategy, social networks, mobile apps, contests, user-generated content, blogger outreach, paid media, contests, games and experiential elements partially or fully created by Pace University students led by Professor Randi Priluck. Presentations will be submitted via video and, once reviewed by Priluck, will be sent to the Media Storm / SundanceTV teams to choose a winner.  The winners will have the opportunity to have some or all of their projects weaved within the overall social plan for "The Red Road." 

"Pace University continues to be a leader in experiential learning, and we are thrilled to see our partnership with Media Storm and SundanceTV take flight," said Neil Braun, Dean of the Lubin School of Business and former president of the NBC Network and CEO of Viacom Entertainment. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with SundanceTV and provide our students with a truly hands-on academic program."

As the only Masters Degree in Social Media and Mobile Marketing currently offered by an Accredited Business School, this program closes the gap between academia and employer needs.  "Social media and mobile technology have fundamentally transformed our culture," said Craig Woerz, founder of Media Storm. "Bringing innovative thinking to clients like SundanceTV through our collaboration with Pace University's Business School is critical in velocity disciplines like social and mobile media."

Monica Bloom, SundanceTV's SVP of Marketing, commented, "SundanceTV is constantly examining new and distinctive ways to introduce audiences to our programming. We are delighted to partner with Pace University and Media Storm on this remarkable program and are excited to collaborate with their students on creative marketing to support the second season of 'The Red Road.'"

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 www.pace.edu

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University
Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City's business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace's suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region's largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.  www.pace.edu/lubin

About the Pace University Media Storm Master's Degree Program in Social Media and Mobile Marketing
The 18-month program is anchored in an intense focus on building a true understanding of the core fundamentals of effective digital / social / mobile marketing. Unique features of the program include significant and ongoing commitment to provide each student with access to leading industry practitioners and guest speakers; coursework integrated with real world/real time projects; internships from Media Storm and clients; custom content and weekly industry insider social media briefings; access to Pace's Job Center and Media Storm Human Resources for career advice and counsel; the world's first "Apple Watch Research Course," where students learn how to build a fully functional iOS app and explore how wearable technology will transform social/mobile marketing.

About SundanceTV
SundanceTV is making and celebrating television as distinctive as the best independent films. Working with today's most remarkable talent, SundanceTV is attracting viewer and critical acclaim for its original scripted and unscripted series. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., SundanceTV delivers on the spirit of founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity.  www.sundance.tv

About Media Storm
Media Storm is the second largest independent media planning and buying shop in the U.S. They are a division of Water Cooler Group and work with some of the most well known digital, entertainment and retail brands. Media Storm brings a unique media model that places unpaid media at the forefront. Founded in 2001, it has offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Connecticut. For more information, please visit www.mediastorm.biz.

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

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National Law Journal: "Private Pace to Charge Some Law Students Public-Rate Tuition"

03/19/2015

National Law Journal: "Private Pace to Charge Some Law Students Public-Rate Tuition"

Pace Law School hopes to lure applicants from around the country with a unique offer: Attend the private school in White Plains, N.Y., for the same amount they would pay at a home-state public law school.

Pace now charges $45,376 in tuition, but a qualified student from Texas, for example, would pay the $33,162 in-state tuition charged by public schools there—a savings of more than $12,000 a year.

Pace administrators said the program was designed to eliminate the high costs of living and studying in the New York City area.

Read more: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202721088921/Private-Pace-to-Charge-Some-Law-Students-PublicRate-Tuition#ixzz3UredEwmp

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Hartford Courant: "Northeast Solar Groups Unite For Policy Push"

03/19/2015

Hartford Courant: "Northeast Solar Groups Unite For Policy Push"

. . . Two universities will join the group of solar business associations, including Pace University School of Law in White Plains, N.Y., which received $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to help the new association deploy more solar in the region.

Karl Rábago, director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, said the coalition will work with policy makers, utilities, government officials and other regional organizations.

"We will focus on addressing the problems resulting from widely divergent policy and lack of effective cooperation between solar market stakeholders," he said.

Solar policy experts from the State University of New York at Albany's Atmospheric Science Research Center will also contribute.

Read more: http://www.courant.com/business/hc-northeastern-solar-industries-unite-20150316-story.html

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Westchester Magazine: Westchester County App Bowl Searches For Health Solutions

03/19/2015

Westchester Magazine: Westchester County App Bowl Searches For Health Solutions

Westchester Magazine interviewed Jean Coppola about Seidenberg's partnership with Westchester County on the Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl.

From Westchester Magazine:

Westchester County and Pace University, with the David and Minnie Berk Foundation, are holding the first ever Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl.

Teams of high school and college students will build apps to assist in the treatment of Alzheimer’s patients. The teams will compete for cash prizes and paid county government internships. Additional prizes are still being decided.

Apps in the competition can range from simple “busy body” games to help keep Alzheimer’s patients’ minds engaged, to apps with complex AI that can track a patient’s activity and alert doctors to noticeable changes in their device use patterns or internet searches that would indicate panic or worry.

Jean Coppola, associate professor of information technology and director of the gerontechnology program at Pace, had been working with students and geriatric facilities for 10 years. She began working with students to assist the elderly with technology in 2005, which she called a huge success—that program received press coverage and sponsorship from IBM. Since then she has taught a class called "intergenerational computing," which focuses on gerontechnology and challenges students to make a lasting difference in their communities.

“Now fast forward, we have over a dozen community partners and have built over a dozen computer labs with donated resources and grants to infuse technology to the elderly so they are not left behind,” Coppola said.

The contest was conceptualized after Pace alumni visited Coppola’s students working at a local assisted living facility and came to Coppola with a grant from the Berk Foundation. The Westchester Department of Social Services also matched the grant after being contacted by Deth Sao, the director of development at Pace Unversity's Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says the competition is being held to encourage youth who are interested in technology to stay in the county.

“There is no limit on the creativity that students can apply to the apps," Astorino said in a press release, "This is a chance for students to showcase their talents."  

A kick off event will happen February 27. All registrants are invited to attend and stay for the workshop immediately afterwards to go over rules and help teams prepare. Pace will provide guidance and support throughout the competition with free technical resource, instruction, and workshops. The apps will be presented and judged on April 17 at Pace University.

Read the original article here.

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