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Westchester County Business Journal: "Scholarship offered for WCC transfers to Pace University"

06/30/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Scholarship offered for WCC transfers to Pace University"

Graduates of Westchester Community College who are interested in pursuing a four-year degree at Pace University in Pleasantville can begin submitting applications for scholarships through a program started by the schools this year.

For students who have earned an associate degree from WCC and are seeking a bachelor’s at the Pace, the university is offering an annual scholarship of $25,000 in tuition credit.

Eligible students must be enrolled for classes at the Pleasantville campus; the scholarship is not available for participants in the iPace online degree program. Students must be enrolled full time and maintain a 3.2 grade point average. Students also are required to have graduated from WCC with a minimum GPA of 3.2.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/72362/scholarship-offered-for-wcc-transfers-to...

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The Journal News: "Pace offers $25,000 annual scholarship to WCC students"

06/19/2015

The Journal News: "Pace offers $25,000 annual scholarship to WCC students"

To keep the scholarship, which will be available to an unlimited number of eligible students, recipients must maintain a 3.2 GPA.

Lisa Ganga reported on a new Pace scholarship available to select Westchester Community College grads.

From The Journal News:

Pace University will offer a new scholarship next year for Westchester Community College graduates who transfer to the Pleasantville campus that would cover more than half the cost of tuition and fees.

The $25,000 annual scholarship is available to full-time students who have earned their Associates Degree and maintained at least a 3.2 grade point average. Tuition and fees at Pace will total about $41,300 next year, not counting room and board.

The scholarship, the first of its kind for Pace, is unusual because it is available to an unlimited number of students and is targeted to graduates of one community college. Most scholarships limit the number of recipients.

Sandra Ramsay, director of scholarships for Westchester Community College, said the scholarship will allow students who couldn't afford a degree from a private four-year college to continue their education.

"This will have a tremendous financial impact," she said. "It's really going to be a game-changer for many of them."

Kyle Kristiansen just graduated from WCC with a 3.8 GPA and will be one of the first to benefit from the new scholarship. The Croton resident was already planning to attend Pace to study accounting and finance under a different scholarship. This one gives him a substantial boost.

"It allows me to not have to take out any student loans," said Kristiansen, 21.

Pace officials said they get dozens of transfers from WCC a year and they expect more under the new program. Ramsay said about 700 students who graduated from WCC over the last year had the GPA to qualify.

The scholarship was modeled after one at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, said Uday Sukhatme, the provost at Pace.

Universities focus on incoming freshmen, he said, but "we should be doing something for the transfer students."

WCC students who apply to transfer will automatically be screened to see if they qualify. Pace has rolling admissions and will accept applications throughout the summer. To keep the scholarship, students must maintain a 3.2 GPA.

Twitter: @eganga

Read the original story here: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/2015/06/18/pace-offers-annual-...

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Henry Timms, Founder of Global #GivingTuesday Initiative, Gives Keynote Address at Kick-Off of NPW Campaign

06/16/2015

Pace University Hosts Event at Pleasantville Campus; The Journal News Announces Second Year Partnership with NPW

From left: Henry Timms, Executive Director of 92Y and founder of #GivingTuesday; Nira Herrmann, Dean of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University; Joanna Straub, Executive Director of Nonprofit Westchester; Frederica N. Wald, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of University Relations for Pace University; Professor Robert Klaeger, Media, Communications, and Visual Arts Department Chair; and George Troyano, President/Publisher of The Journal News.

PLEASANTVLLE, N.Y. (June 16, 2015) – More than 80 leaders from the nonprofit sector gathered at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus today for Nonprofit Westchester’s kick-off event for #GivingTuesday, a global movement to encourage giving. Henry Timms, executive director of 92Y and founder of the worldwide initiative, revealed how it all began and offered inspiration to nonprofits that are bringing the campaign to Westchester County this year.

“We know there has always been a world of generosity in Westchester,” said Joanna Straub, executive director of Nonprofit Westchester (NPW). “But the #GivingTuesday initiative is bringing out much more valuable support for a wide variety of worthy and important efforts.”

“The tremendous response to #GivingTuesday clearly shows that people are drawn to the opportunity to give, to come together around generosity,” Timms said. “We are seeing this movement 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.”

Pace University has partnered with NPW, The Journal News and lohud.com in promoting this worthy cause by assembling a panel of judges, from Pace’s Media, Communications and Visual Arts Department in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, for a video contest in the Fall. Scott Lane, executive director of Donor Relations/Fundraising Programs at Pace University, was a panelist during the kick off ceremony today to discuss the success of Pace University’s #GivingTuesday campaign efforts in the past. Dyson Dean Nira Herrmann offered the group opening remarks and media and communications department chair Bob Klaeger kicked off the video contest.

“Pace University is excited to be partnering with Nonprofit Westchester and The Journal News on this important project that will help so many worthwhile Westchester nonprofits," said Frederica N. Wald, Pace's Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of University Relations. "Professors from Pace's award-winning media and communications programs bring a wealth of industry expertise and experience to the video contest."

As part of their partnership with NPW’s #GivingTuesday campaign, The Journal News and lohud.com will highlight local organizations through stories, photographs and videos. The media group will also host interactive workshops for nonprofit leaders to teach them how to elevate their social media platforms and how to use their smart phones and iMovie to create compelling videos.

“The Giving Tuesday initiative is opening the floodgates to more giving. These videos will document the success of these campaigns so that everyone can see how the efforts of everyone involved can accomplish so much,” Straub said.

George Troyano, president and publisher of The Journal News, also spoke about the media group’s partnership with Nonprofit Westchester on the campaign. Last year, The Journal News and lohud.com partnered with Nonprofit Westchester with the campaign that encourages charities, families, businesses, community centers and students from around the world to come together for a common purpose: to celebrate generosity by donating money and time to charities.

During the kick-off event, a panel of Westchester’s nonprofit leaders shared tips from their successful #GivingTuesday campaigns. The Child Care Council of Westchester raised 500% more in 2014 vs 2013; Open Door Family Medical Center integrated a volunteer project into their #GivingTuesday plans as a cultivation event; Pace University raised 3 times its goal amount through a multi-channel campaign, and Alliance for Safe Kids (with only three paid staff) raised $0 in its first campaign, regrouped, and raised $9,300 in its second campaign.

For more information about Nonprofit Westchester or to become a member, call (914)-332-6NPW (6679), visit http://www.npwestchester.org  or follow them on Facebook.com/npwestchester and Twitter @NPWestchester.

Nonprofit Westchester

Nonprofit Westchester (NPW) provides the nonprofit sector with a single unified voice for the role it plays in the economic vitality and sustainability of the county, focusing on sharing resources, connections, and information to strengthen Westchester in partnership with the for-profit and government sectors. The organization represents some 90 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the county under a cooperative mission to strengthen the impact, capacity and visibility of the nonprofit sector for a more just and caring community. In 2014, NPW released a study done in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies called “Westchester County Nonprofits: A Major Economic Engine,” which concluded that nonprofits are a multi-billion dollar industry and make up the largest employment sector in Westchester County. NPW is grateful for the support of its sponsors, including Andrus, O'Connor Davies, KeyBank, Rollins Insurance and TD Bank. For more information or to join NPW, visit www.npwestchester.org.

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Pleasantville Daily Voice: "Pace University to Host #GivingTuesday Kickoff"

06/15/2015

The Daily Voice ran a story on Pace's partnership with Nonprofit Westchester in anticipation of the kick-off event to promote Giving Tuesday and Make a Diffference Day.

From the Daily Voice:

"Pace University and NPW are partnering to produce a multimedia campaign for #GivingTuesday that exclusively features Nonprofit Westchester members within the county.

Held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday was created in 2012 and is celebrated the day after Black Monday, the busiest retail day of the year. #GivingTuesday, engages more than 10,000 partners in a global day of giving and has been honored with a Cannes Lion at the International Festival of Creativity; the PRWeek Global Award for Nonprofit Campaign of the Year; and the inaugural UJA-Federation Riklis Prize in Agency Entrepreneurship. This year's #GivingTuesday will be held on December 1, 2105.

Keynote speaker Henry Timms, the founder of the #GivingTuesday global giving initiative plans on sharing
tips about how to organize a successful #GivingTuesday campaigns.Timms is executive director of 92nd Street Y, which receives more than 300,000 visitors annually, and millions more participate in 92Y's digital and online initiatives. 

Click here to register for the event kickoff, and to learn more about what #GivingTuesday 

The kickoff will be held at the Kessel Student Center, Entrance Gate 2 on Pace University's Pleasentville campus from 8am to 10:30am on Tuesday, June 16.

RSVP's should be made via NPW's website."

Read the original article here: http://pleasantville.dailyvoice.com/events/pace-university-host-givingtuesday-kickoff 

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CNN: "Can Washington keep your data secure?"

06/08/2015

CNN: "Can Washington keep your data secure?"

. . . While consumers were able to file a class action lawsuit against Target resulting in a $10 million settlement in March, it is unlikely that similar actions will be taken against the federal government said Dr. Darren Hayes, the director of cyber security and an assistant professor at Pace University in New York.

"It's very difficult for citizens to prove that the government or any other entity was negligent," Hayes said. "There is no recourse really."

Part of the problem is the fact that many government agencies use outdated hardware and software systems that make them more prone to hacks and data breaches, Hayes said. The federal government is also a prime target for countries like Russia and China that have sophisticated hacking operations meant to take down American infrastructure, Hayes said.

"I do sympathize with the government agencies and private sector companies who are trying to protect data," he said, "But they are up against the threat of thousands of people dedicated to stealing this information."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/05/politics/us-government-hacked-data-security/

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Wall Street Journal: "How to Survive Being an Overnight Success"

06/04/2015

Wall Street Journal: "How to Survive Being an Overnight Success"

. . . For businesses that can’t get by with temporary workers—those that need skilled labor to handle long-term projects, for instance—experts advise that founders or trusted early employees stay involved in the hiring process for quality control.

As a company grows, it’s “very difficult for them to maintain that culture,” warns Bruce Bachenheimer, a management professor and executive director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University.

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-survive-being-an-overnight-success-14...

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The Wall Street Journal: "Etan Patz Prosecutor Exits, but Retrial to Move Forward"

06/02/2015

The Wall Street Journal: "Etan Patz Prosecutor Exits, but Retrial to Move Forward"

Joan Illuzzi resigns as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan to run for Staten Island district attorney

From The Wall Street Journal:

"Bennett Gershman, a professor at Pace University School of Law, said the change in a lead prosecutor is unlikely to make a difference in the trial’s outcome.

“The case may be won or lost, but it won’t be because of the identity of the prosecutor,” Mr. Gershman said. “It will be won or lost by the evidence, and how the jury takes the evidence.”

Mr. Gershman said the other assistant district attorneys who worked on the case could pick up the reins on the second trial."

 

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Hollywood Reporter: "The 25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts"

06/01/2015

Hollywood Reporter: The 25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts

"This year, THR is lifting its annual ranking of the best drama schools to a higher level. The magazine is concentrating on the best places to get a postgraduate education (with one- to three-year programs) and for the first time is expanding the polling process to include not just casting directors but members of the SAG Foundation and the schools themselves (asking them to rank their competition) as well as other experts. The results are appropriately dramatic, with surprising additions to the list — including one top school located in a former Buick dealership and another on a buffalo ranch."

19. Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University
New York City

Method acting was invented here; it's where Brando, Pacino and De Niro all learned to mumble. Students of the only MFA program sanctioned by the Actors Studio carry on the Stanislavski tradition, which makes this school, in the words of alum Bradley Cooper, "a sacred place."

View the entire list here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/25-best-drama-schools-a-797949

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National Geographic: "Hope for Curaçao’s Corals and the Future of Journalism"

06/01/2015

National Geographic: Hope for Curaçao’s Corals and the Future of Journalism

Photo: Ayana with Andy Revkin while being interviewed on-location in Curaçao for the Pace Coral film. (Photo: Yumeng Ji, Pace University)

Dyson College Professors Maria Luskay and Andrew Revkin and their "Producing the Documentary" students were featured on the National Geographic website after the release of their most recent documentary film, Curaçao's Coral Challenge: Reviving the Rainforests of the Sea.

From a post on the National Geographic blog posted by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson of Waitt Institute in Ocean Views on May 28, 2015:

"When New York Times Dot Earth reporter Andrew Revkin got in touch with me seeking a documentary topic for the environmental journalism course he co-teaches at Pace University, he walked right into my trap. I rarely pass up an opportunity to twist someone’s arm to share optimistic stories of ocean conservation (#OceanOptimism!). Curaçao has some of the healthiest coral reefs remaining in the Caribbean, and having conducted most of my dissertation research there, I knew there was an important and complex story to tell.

And tell it they did! Revkin’s students spent their spring break in Curaçao interviewing scientists, politicians, environmentalists, and fishermen to understand what has led to the decline of Curaçao’s reefs and what could turn that around. With minimal background in marine biology, conservation, and policy, they dug in, worked extremely long hours, and put together this story."

Read the full article and view the video clip here: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/28/hope-for-curacaos-corals...

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The Hill's Congress Blog: "U.S. is losing its intellectual property to international thieves"

05/22/2015

The Hill's Congress Blog: "U.S. is losing its intellectual property to international thieves"

The news this week that the U.S. government charged six Chinese nationals with economic espionage is another disturbing example of how vulnerable we are to theft by other nations wanting to steal intellectual property, writes James W. Gabberty, professor of information systems at Pace University in New York City.

Whether it involves copying aircraft designs such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that showed up in China’s J31, or the whitening agent developed and owned by DuPont and used to make white colors brighter in everything from Oreo cookies to BMWs, China has been stealing every bit of western technology it can get its hands on, often with aplomb.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/242843-us-is-losing-its-intellectual-property-to-international

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