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New York Times ArtsBeat: "Battery Dance Festival to Kick Off Aug. 15"

07/01/2015

New York Times ArtsBeat: "Battery Dance Festival to Kick Off Aug. 15"

If summer is sleepy for New York dance, then the Battery Dance Festival is a caffeine boost to help tide it over until the fall.

Formerly known as the Downtown Dance Festival, the series runs Aug. 15 to 21 and comes as the Battery Dance Company celebrates its 40th anniversary. Each performance is free, with the New York Harbor at dusk as the backdrop. The finale is at Pace University’s Schimmel Center for the Arts.

Read more: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/battery-dance-festival-to-k...

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USA Today: "Macy's is the latest to cut ties with Donald Trump"

07/01/2015

USA Today: "Macy's is the latest to cut ties with Donald Trump"

. . . And this could only be the beginning, according to Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business.

"We are witnessing a jumping on the bandwagon by others who do not want to appear out of step with the trend to put distance between themselves and Donald Trump," Chiagouris says.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/01/macys-donald-trump-menswear/29560123/

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USA Today: "Taiwan becomes first Asian nation with Silicon Valley launch pad"

07/01/2015

USA Today: "Taiwan becomes first Asian nation with Silicon Valley launch pad"

. . . The opening of the Taiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center in San Jose, Calif., makes it the ninth country to open an office to facilitate companies coming from overseas to find their way in Silicon Valley.

Currently France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland all have some form of outpost here.

"Everyone looks to Silicon Valley as a mecca of innovation and entrepreneurship," said Bruce Bachenheimer, director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University in New York City. "They have to be here."

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/06/19/taiwan-silicon-valley-soft-landing-bridge/28928305/

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The Journal News: "11 ways to keep kids' minds active over the summer"

07/01/2015

The Journal News: "11 ways to keep kids' minds active over the summer"

Sister St. John Delany, founder and director of The Delany Center for Educational Enrichment, part of Pace's School of Education, was featured in The Journal News offering tips for getting children to read over summer break.

Summer is the time for children to unwind from the rigors of the school year and to have fun, but all play and no school can make it difficult getting up to speed when classes start in the fall.

Parent participation is an important part of summer learning, and can be easy and fun to do.

Parents should help keep their children's minds active by encouraging them to read and write , says Sr. St. John Delany, director of The Delany Center for Educational Enrichment in White Plains.

According to research, all students experience learning loss when they don't engage in educational activities during the summer. The average loss is nearly three-months of academic learning.

"When the mind is not actively engaged in anything academic, we tend to forget what we have already learned," Delany says. "It's not enough to practice literacy and math skills during the school year – the summer is just as important," she continues. "The summer months are the perfect time to work with your child without the pressure and stress of the school year."

So what can parents do? Here are some easy tips to keep your kid's minds fit during the summer:

1. Check out your local library: It's a wonderful place to inspire a love of reading, whether it's required or recreational reading. Many libraries offer summer programs, so check with your local branch.

2. Keep reading materials everywhere – in the car, kitchen, living room – even the laundry room. It can be anything - a comic book, magazine, newspaper, brochure, cereal box, or book. If it is there, children will be more apt to pick it up. Encourage them to read to you.

3. Ask your children questions about what they read. It will engage them, and you'll be able to gauge how much they actually understand. You don't have to read the book yourself, but it can be fun to read a book together and then discuss it.

4. Enroll your child in a summer literacy program. Many of these consist of a half-day of learning followed by an afternoon filled with fun activities. The Delany Center offers a program on the campus of Pace University Law School in White Plains.

5. Workbooks can be a great resource. You can find grade appropriate books in your local bookstore and give your child a jump on the upcoming school year.

6. Talk to your child's former teacher. They can let you know where your child could use additional practice.

7. Cook with your kids. Not only can they practice their reading skills by reading cookbooks and recipes, but they can work on their math skills as well. Challenge them to divide the recipe in half, or double it.

8. Ask your kids to help you plan the family vacation. Let them read brochures and maps, use the internet to find information, make packing lists, and do anything else that might be related.

9. Let your children read to you whenever possible. Whether it's when you are in the car or cooking dinner – the more they read, the better they will get, and the more they will love to read.

10. Play board games with your kids. Games such as Scrabble, Perquackey, Scattergories, and Balderdash are not only fun, but also strengthen reading skills, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.

11. There are severalwebsites that offer interactive, educational play. Sites such as StarfallCoolMathFun BrainPBS KidsMake Me GeniusTime for Kids, andDiscovery Kids offer great activities, videos, games, and exploration tools, and are packed with fun. For more suggestions, click here.

"Every little bit helps," says Delany. "The more you participate in the process of learning and provide your child with opportunities to learn, the better off they will be in school and in life. We must build their educational foundation so they will become lifelong learners with a love of reading and writing."

http://www.lohud.com/story/life/2015/07/01/keep-kids-minds-active-summer...

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Westchester Magazine: "Nonprofit Westchester Event Features #GivingTuesday Founder"

07/01/2015

Westchester Magazine: "Nonprofit Westchester Event Features #GivingTuesday Founder"

Pictured from left to right: Henry Timms, Nira Herrmann, Joanna Straub, Freddi Wald, Bob Klaeger, George Troyano.

Westchester nonprofit executives gathered together last week to hear from Henry Timms, who discussed his global #GivingTuesday initiative in a keynote speech. The kickoff event focused around #GivingTuesday was held at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus where the college, in partnership with Nonprofit Westchester, hosted more than 80 leaders who work in the nonprofit sector.

Timms explains the movement as a way to “inspire a whole new generation of philanthropists by providing people with a way to share the things about which they are passionate and to drive change in those areas by mobilizing their own communities.” The initiative has helped many Westchester nonprofits increase fundraising, and several of these organizations shared their success stories at the event.

View the original article here: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Blogs/914INC-Incoming/June-2015/Westc...

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Alfred DelBello remembered at ceremony honoring lawyers"

07/01/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Alfred DelBello remembered at ceremony honoring lawyers"

Speaking at the ninth annual Above the Bar Awards ceremony in White Plains, Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman called the practice of law the “helping profession.” One lawyer who exemplified that service to others was the late Alfred B. DelBello, said Friedman, who in his previous post as dean of Pace Law School came to know as a friend the former elected official who had formed a law firm and moved into private practice in Westchester.

His friend was “helpful and generous,” said Friedman, keynote speaker at the recent event at Pace Law School honoring lawyers and law students, where DelBello, the former Yonkers mayor, county executive and state lieutenant governor who died on May 15, received special recognition for his distinguished career in government and law. “That’s what Al liked best — helping others — and the more people he could help, the more he liked it.”

Friedman called on his audience, many of whom were DelBello’s colleagues in the legal profession, to “follow his lead in the drive to help others who need it the most.”

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/72107/alfred-delbello-remembered-at-ceremony-h...

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Associated Press: "Will Latest Inflammatory Comments Tarnish Trump's Brand?"

06/30/2015

Associated Press: "Will Latest Inflammatory Comments Tarnish Trump's Brand?"

. . . Despite the loss of his NBC deal, Larry Chiagouris, marketing professor at Pace University in New York, said it's likely that after his presidential bid winds down that Trump will wind up with a show on another network.

"I bet you'll see a Trump brand show of some kind on CBS or ABC or FOX," he said. "The Trump name still brings attention and eyeballs."

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/06/30/us/ap-us-donald-trump-the-brand.html

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The Hill's Congress Blog: "Obama's trade bill faces tough opposition by unions"

06/30/2015

The Hill's Congress Blog: "Obama's trade bill faces tough opposition by unions"

Union leaders are against President Obama's trade bill because they are fearful that increases in wages and employment in the export and foreign trade sectors will further diminish the role of unions and the huge salaries and many perks they receive, writes John Alan James, a professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and chairman emeritus of its Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation. Those established trade unions carry heavy weight, and in some cases the key vote, in many 'blue' states.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/labor/244887-obamas-trade-bill-faces-tough-opposition-by-unions#

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San Jose Mercury News: "Amazon, eBay and other retailers ban Confederate flag merchandise in alliance with consumer protests"

06/30/2015

San Jose Mercury News: "Amazon, eBay and other retailers ban Confederate flag merchandise in alliance with consumer protests"

. . . While political decisions around the Confederate flag have always been contentious, the move by retailers to ban it was far simpler -- it's what their shoppers want, and it looks good, say retail experts.

"Their taking this action is a wonderful public relations play," said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University in New York. "It's a position that is convenient for them. It makes them appear that they are listening to consumers."

If retailers actually wanted to make a bold ideological statement, he said, they would have kicked Confederate-themed items off their shelves long ago.

Although avid Confederate flag shoppers are a small slice of the population -- the bans won't impact retailers' bottom line -- thirst for the paraphernalia among this group soared after the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre. The sale of Amazon's top-selling flag soared 5,466 percent, according to data provided on the website Tuesday.

Don't expect the Confederate flags and associated items to disappear anytime soon. Niche websites selling Confederate-themed items are likely to crop up and existing sites will see a jump in traffic, retail experts said. And some are skeptical Amazon, and particularly eBay, will be able to effectively police the bans. eBay, which has an estimated 800 million active listings, has historically been a site for taboo deals, including the sale of pornography and even body parts, according to industry analysts and news reports.

"I am going to predict that the sales of Confederate flags will probably go up within the next few weeks because of the fanatics," Chiagouris said.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_28369143/amazon-ebay-and-other-retailers-ban-confederate-flag

 

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Advance for Nurses: "Nyack Hospital Awards Margaret Mary Kennedy Nursing Scholarship"

06/30/2015

Advance for Nurses: "Nyack Hospital Awards Margaret Mary Kennedy Nursing Scholarship"

A Pace University nursing graduate student was featured in Advance for Nurses as a scholarship winner. (Pictured above: Rina Elias, RN, and Peter Kennedy)

From Advance for Nurses:

Nyack Hospital, Nyack, N.Y., recently awarded the second annual Margaret Mary Kennedy Nursing Scholarship to Rina Elias, RN of West Nyack, NY.  Elias will put the award to good use as she pursues her master's degree at Pace University.  This scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from Peter Kennedy of Orangeburg, NY, in honor of the excellent nursing care his wife received at Nyack Hospital.

Kennedy shared, "I am proud to provide this opportunity for Nyack Hospital employees to pursue nursing education.  The nursing care my wife, Margaret, received while a patient at Nyack Hospital was outstanding.  Not only does this gift honor Margaret's memory, but it allows me to give back to the people who provided her with such wonderful care while supporting nursing excellence for the future."                                                        

Scholarship award winner Rina Elias says, "I am honored to have received the Margaret Mary Kennedy Scholarship. My goals are to continue life-long learning and to provide compassionate nursing care to my patients".

The Margaret Mary Kennedy Nursing Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Nyack Hospital employee enrolled in a nursing program or for registered nurses pursuing an advanced degree.

Read the original article here: http://nursing.advanceweb.com/News/National-News/Nyack-Hospital-Awards-M...

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