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San Jose Mercury News: "Toddler tech: Is all that YouTube good for them?"

03/12/2015

San Jose Mercury News: "Silicon Valley aims for toddler tech"

. . . Parental acceptance invites more children to freely swipe tablet and phone screens in search of shows and games, making the mobile Internet as indispensable for families as television sets once were, said Paul Kurnit, professor of marketing at Pace University and CEO of consulting firm KidShop.

"Kids are a huge market," Kurnit said. "They are the digital natives -- they take to digital devices like fish to water."

They are also one of the last groups not yet captured by the tech industry's ongoing quest to build a bigger global audience, he said.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_27693183/silicon-valley-aims-toddler-tech-but-is-all

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The Journal News: "5 Questions with Sr. Delany on literacy, the brain"

03/12/2015

5 Questions with Sr. Delany on literacy, the brain

From The Journal News by Elizabeth Ganga: The Center for Literacy Enrichment at the Pace University School of Education in White Plains recently held a symposium titled "Unlocking the Puzzle of the Brain and Reading" to try to answer questions for educators and others on what is going on in a child's brain when they learn and how kids with learning disabilities such as ADHD learn differently.

Sister St. John Delany, the director of the center, answers questions on her motivation for bringing brain science into the discipline of teaching reading.

Q: How important is it for educators to understand the brain research going on?

A: Truthfully, I think it's tremendously important. Especially for teachers who are teaching very young children. Everybody can't learn the same way. I just think people need to understand what is going on in the brain, how it functions, where the different parts of the words come from, if you will, the sounds. If children are not using their brains properly then how do we help them?

Q: Can you summarize what you've learned and what the research shows at this point about the brains of children with learning disabilities?

A: Number one, the research shows that people who have problems with reading do not use their brain properly. They're using the wrong parts of their brain to produce words and to produce ideas. One can make that determination by doing neuroimaging. I would like all of us to become familiar with an approach to really helping these struggling readers.

Q: If you know the wrong part of the brain is being used, the how do you help them?

A: The literature says by repetition, repetition, repetition. But not always the same kind of repetition. You're going to ask them to read this book today and that book tomorrow. Which is actually what we do. We don't ever have them do the same thing over and over and over again.

Q: What else do you need to understand?

A: Number one, everybody has to understand every child is different. So you have a group of fifth graders, every one of those children is different. And parents bring to their children what they have. And if they haven't been well educated or if they're not aware of the fact that you should speak to children, that you should help them improve their vocabulary, it's to the child's detriment, to be truthful. I think that parents want to help and I think they don't really know how to help.

Q: Tell me about the center.

A: We began 42 years ago as a developmental reading program and my students were the tutors. Children came mostly from White Plains, and then, little by little, particularly in the summer, we would get children with more severe problems. We have only certified teachers here now. Over the years we have gotten children from Cortlandt, Mahopac up north, Rye, Port Chester, Eastchester, Yonkers, New Rochelle. And they come with different kinds of needs. But we do reading and writing and math and some science and we work with children from the age of 5, because I firmly believe that's where it all should begin.

View the original article here.

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The Hill: "2016 candidates will grapple with cybersecurity issues"

03/09/2015

The Hill: "2016 candidates will grapple with cybersecurity issues"

The 2016 election could prove a turning point for presidential candidates on the issue of email security.

In recent weeks, the early frontrunners from each party — former secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) — have displayed a lack of awareness of standard email security and privacy procedures.

Although the incidents that enmeshed Clinton and Bush differ in many ways, experts say they both reveal a low prioritization of email security and privacy among officials, even those on the cusp of the White House.

"People just don’t even think about it,” said Darren Hayes, a digital forensics and computer security expert at Pace University. “It’s hard to think of a case where somebody got it right.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/234944-2016-candidates-will-grapple-with-cybersecurity-issues

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Washington Post: "How the Apple Watch will transform the most successful store strategy in a generation"

03/09/2015

Washington Post: "How the Apple Watch will transform the most successful store strategy in a generation"

. . . To find an audience for such a product, Apple will have to do far more than demonstrate that the watch will fit into people’s lives. The company will have to prove that wearable tech can be a status symbol, even for the super-affluent — something no tech company or watchmaker has accomplished before.

“It will sort of depend on whether luxury customers see the watch as being artistic enough or having the craftsmanship,” said Charles Lawry, an assistant professor at Pace University who studies luxury marketing. “I think luxury customers may perceive it as being too geeky.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-apple-watch-will-revamp-the-most-successful-store-strategy-in-decades/2015/03/06/246edcc8-c1f2-11e4-9271-610273846239_story.html

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Variety: "CNN Tests New Ways To Mix Ads With News"

03/09/2015

Variety: "CNN Tests New Ways To Mix Ads With News"

Do ads belong in the ubiquitous news ticker that scrolls along during so many TV-news broadcasts? CNN is willing to find out.

The Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet is open to the idea of running an advertiser’s logo in its bottom-of-the-screen zipper, so long as the appearance is tailored appropriately, said Katrina Cukaj, executive vice president of CNN ad sales. “If it’s financial information, if it’s actual data from the markets, I could potentially put a financial advertiser on there,” she said in a recent interview.

In years past, CNN shunned such stuff, in the belief that mixing editorial and advertising too closely could foster a perception that CNN’s journalism was swayed by a sponsor.  Throughout 2014, however, CNN seems to have, well, gotten over itself: The network has looked for more ways to weave ad messages into programming not so tied to breaking news, such as its “New Day” morning show – where a logo for General Mills’ Fiber One cereal shows up during weather reports – or its original documentary series slated for primetime.

“You could use the same model as sports, in which the scoreboard is not just a scoreboard, and when you look at it on television, it is sponsored by different brands at one time or another,” said Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. “You could look at this and say that’s what news television is going to become. I don’t think we are looking at five years from now. I think that this is all happening very quickly.”

Read more: http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/cnn-tests-new-ways-to-mix-ads-with-news-1201447078/

 

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Santander changes policy on screening accounts"

03/09/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Santander changes policy on screening accounts"

. . . “Banks are being told to practice ‘KYC’ — know your customer — but they’re also being told to relax,” said Robert J. Chersi, the executive director of the Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York City. “There’s lots of criticism of ChexSystems, but it’s a tool that allows banks to know their clients.”

Chersi told the Business Journal that banks have an understandable need to weed out clients who might be engaged in activities such as fraud or money laundering to prevent regulatory sanctions and fines.

“It’s an interesting predicament,” Chersi said. “Consumer protection is a big topic, and this is all in the spirit of consumer protection and protecting people from being taken advantage of” by alternative financial services.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/69639/santander-changes-policy-on-screening-accounts/

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Westchester Magazine: "13 Life-Changing College Programs In Westchester"

03/09/2015

Westchester Magazine: 13 Life-Changing College Programs In Westchester

These local programs offer a chance to invest wisely in their kid’s education (while still keeping a close eye on them).

Westchester Magazine featured Pace among ten institutions of higher education in Westchester that offer life changing college programs.

In an article by Alyson Krueger, Pace's Healthcare Management program in Lubin and Environmental Studies and Science in Dyson were among the top programs. 

From Westchester Magazine:

Healthcare Management Program

The healthcare industry in our country is more complicated than ever. Because of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of people participating in our healthcare system has increased, and there are various new demands to meet. Enter: Pace University. Its healthcare management students are being trained to bring fresh eyes to healthcare’s most urgent problems.  

While many schools consolidate their healthcare management program into one school, the leadership at Pace believes students need more varied perspectives in order to be effective. Thus students in the Healthcare Management Program participate in the University-wide core curriculum (aimed at teaching students to think critically) and also take required courses as students in the Lubin School of Business in addition to their healthcare-management concentration.

Armed with this training, Pace students secure more internships in the New York metropolitan area than students from any other undergraduate healthcare program, notes the program’s director, Patrick McGuigan—and that leads to jobs.  

Department of Environmental Studies and Science

Graduates of Pace University’s Department of Environmental Studies and Science have landed jobs at the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Smithsonian, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are politicians, biologists, chemists, food psychologists, rainforest advocates, and farmers. They are people with a passion for protecting the environment. And they are people with jobs. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of environmental scientists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all other occupations.

When Pace’s environmental studies program was founded in 1996, it was one of the first environmental programs in the country. Since then, other schools have copied it, but Pace remains one of the leaders. Why? First, the program is interdisciplinary. Students take science courses alongside politics, ethics, law, anthropology, and sociology classes. And as a flagship program, it has an immense amount of resources. Students now enjoy a new multimillion-dollar complex, which includes a state-of-the-art environmentally friendly classroom building, outdoor classroom and event space, farm animals, a museum, nature trails, and themed gardens to be used as field study labs. 

As a fun bonus, Pace University is the first institution to celebrate Earth Day for the entire month of April. 

Read the full article here: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/March-2015/13-Life-Changing-College-Programs-In-Westchester/ 

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U.S. News: "Decide Between Online, Blended Courses"

03/09/2015

U.S. News: "Students who pursue a mix of online and on-campus courses benefit from more networking opportunities"

. . . "Blended learning is really the best of both worlds," says Christine Shakespeare, assistant vice president of continuing and professional education at Pace University.

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2015/03/04/decide-between-online-blended-courses

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MarketWatch: "Why it’s a bad idea to write personal emails on a work server"

03/09/2015

MarketWatch: "Why it’s a bad idea to write personal emails on a work server"

. . . “As a forensics investigator, if there’s one thing that I can count on it’s finding email,” says Darren Hayes, director of cyber security and assistant professor at Pace University. “The U.S. Constitution protects individuals against abuses by the government,” Hayes says. “But there’s not a lot of protection of data collected on individuals.” Most U.S. privacy regulation is based on self-regulation, he says, where companies dictate their own policies on handling employee and customer privacy. In Europe, there are stricter government rules about collecting and using personal data; individuals must give their unambiguous consent, he says. There is one exception: “There can be challenges accessing a hard disk drive if a number of years have passed since a computer was last booted up,” Hayes says. “We are sometimes at the mercy of IT department and the retention policy for their email server.”

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-your-emails-may-be-easier-to-find-than-hillary-clintons-2015-03-03

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Students learn programming, fight disease in app contest"

03/03/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Students learn programming, fight disease in app contest"

For the next two months, Westchester and Fairfield county students participating in a new mobile app competition will code for good.

Teams of students will build mobile apps for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in the Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl, created by Westchester County government and Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. The David and Minnie Berk Foundation also provided funding for the competition, which was announced in January by Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino as one of five economic development initiatives planned for the county this year.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/69591/students-learn-programming-fight-disease-in-app-contest/
 

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