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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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Politico: "Trump's charity claims could violate fraud laws"

06/20/2016

Politico: "Trump's charity claims could violate fraud laws"

. . . If Trump fails to follow through on the statements made by him and his employee, he could be running afoul of the law, according to James Fishman, an emeritus professor of law at Pace University with expertise in non-profit organizations. “In terms of promising to give money to charities, that can be looked at as fraud if he has gotten people to contribute on that basis,” Fishman said.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/donald-trump-charities-fraud-laws-224510#ixzz4C9EwZZNn

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Politico: "BEVERAGE BIG FUNDS PACE LAW FOOD-HUB PILOT"

06/20/2016

Politico: "BEVERAGE BIG FUNDS PACE LAW FOOD-HUB PILOT"

Rob Sands, president and CEO of the international wine, beer and spirits company Constellation Brands, has donated $400,000 to his alma mater, Pace University School of Law, to sponsor a two-year pilot Food and Beverage Law Clinic. The clinic will offer legal services to farmers, community and grassroots groups, and food and beverage entrepreneurs. It is part of a collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council to assist efforts to build a more sustainable regional food system, according to the school.

“Many businesses in the growing ‘farm to table’ economy start out in someone’s kitchen, backyard or even roof garden,” said David Yassky, Dean of Pace’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains, N.Y. “When these businesses grow, new legal issues emerge and often these entrepreneurs can’t afford the legal help they need. Our clinic will fill that gap.” More about the initiative here.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-agriculture/2016/06/sna-rallies-against-block-grants-214837#ixzz4C97KcVlY

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Fast Company: "Is There A Business Case To Be Made For Political Endorsements?"

06/20/2016

Fast Company: "Is There A Business Case To Be Made For Political Endorsements?"

. . . The question is: Why would a business make a move that could ultimately alienate customers in the first place? According to Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University, the answer is that most businesses don’t. "Most of the time you do not see endorsements on a national level," he says. "No one wants to irritate potential customers."

Things change, however, when you bring it to a more local level. That is, if a business is in geography where the demographic leans one way, it likely won’t hurt business to show that you agree with those around you. For example, if you’re a small business in a very progressive area, says Chiagouris, "you can feel comfortable endorsing a liberal candidate."

Read more: http://www.fastcompany.com/3060823/election-2016/is-there-a-business-case-to-be-made-for-political-endorsements

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E-Commerce Times: "Snapchat Rolls Out Ad-Friendlier Design"

06/20/2016

E-Commerce Times: "Snapchat Rolls Out Ad-Friendlier Design"

. . . Snapchat moments "are very brief and focused on a communication that lasts for ... a matter of seconds," said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University.

"Snapchat and media partners will need to train an entire generation to get news from the Snapchat ecosystem," he told The E-Commerce Times. "This is doable, but not in the near future, and could take years."

Until Snapchat moments can be proven to impact consumer behavior, Chiagouris said, "advertisers will not jump on board beyond a little experimentation."

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83604.html

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San Francisco Chronicle: "Obama’s endorsement of Clinton puts pressure on Sanders"

06/20/2016

San Francisco Chronicle: "Obama’s endorsement of Clinton puts pressure on Sanders"

Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images.  Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Obama meet at the White House shortly before Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton.

. . . “Sanders is putting the party in a very delicate situation,” said David Caputo, president emeritus and a political science professor at Pace University in New York. “From the party’s standpoint, they would much rather have him gone,” but they also want to turn his millions of young supporters to Clinton in November.

Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Obama-s-endorsement-of-Clinton-puts-pressure-on-7974283.php

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New York Daily News: "Mob lawyer inked contract with Muhammad Ali to publish rare magazine on the boxer"

06/10/2016

New York Daily News: "Mob lawyer inked contract with Muhammad Ali to publish rare magazine on the boxer"

Meringolo was the proud publisher of a collector’s edition magazine celebrating the life and career of Muhammad Ali, which featured essays by famed boxing scribes like Budd “On The Waterfront” Schulberg as well as contributions from boxing legends George Foreman, Larry Holmes and Ali himself.

“Working with all those icons on the project, I look it as one of my best professional accomplishments,” Meringolo said.

Meringolo published one other collector's edition magazine, featuring NFL great Joe Montana, before he packed up his media side gig to focus on criminal defense work and teaching at Pace University and New York Law Schools.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mob-lawyer-published-rare-muhammad-ali-magazine-article-1.2667961

 

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WPIX: "Returning U.S. Coast Guard veteran says she couldn’t land job without college degree"

06/09/2016

WPIX: "Returning U.S. Coast Guard veteran says she couldn’t land job without college degree"

Watch the video: http://pix11.com/2016/06/08/returning-u-s-coast-guard-veteran-says-she-couldnt-land-job-without-college-degree/

NEW YORK -- For many returning veterans, getting a college education is a priority. But paying for it isn’t always easy.

That’s why PIX11 has partnered with the Veterans Education Challenge (VEC). It’s an organization dedicated to sending U.S. military vets to college, and provides them with needed scholarships that the GI Bill does not cover.

VEC founders, Avis and Bruce Richards, started the “Veterans Education $1 Million Matching Challenge” to help fund higher education for returning veterans. Every dollar donated between Veterans Day 2015 and Veterans Day 2016 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Richards up to one million dollars.

We share the story of U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, who is taking advantage of the educational opportunity given to her through the G.I. Bill.

29-year-old Juliet Cottodejesus enjoyed nine fulfilling and memorable years with the U.S. Coast Guard protecting New York Harbor.

“If the President, the U.N., the Super Bowl, anything that might have been a terrorist target, we would just do security zones around those areas. We also did search and rescue,” Cottodejesus explained.

Juliet said the best part of her service was getting to know the public and telling them about the Coast Guard.

She ended her service in 2014, and was ready to begin a new chapter in her life. But all of her years with the Coast Guard didn’t exactly open doors.

“I wanted to try something new, but I didn’t go to college, so nobody would hire me,” she said.

She is now a junior majoring in business management at Pace University in Manhattan. She credits her father, a former marine, with giving her advice that would make getting higher education possible.

“My father encouraged me to join the Coast Guard, so I could get the GI Bill,” Juliet said.

Read more: http://pix11.com/2016/06/08/returning-u-s-coast-guard-veteran-says-she-couldnt-land-job-without-college-degree/

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Pace University’s 53rd Annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Honors William D. Zabel with the 2016 Leaders in Management Award on Wednesday, June 8 – with NY1’s Cheryl Wills as Mistress of Ceremonies

06/09/2016

Pace University’s 53rd Annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Honors William D. Zabel with the 2016 Leaders in Management Award on Wednesday, June 8 – with NY1’s Cheryl Wills as Mistress of Ceremonies

•        Innovator Award presented to two Pace alumnae at Hackensack University Medical Center: Dianne A. M. Aroh, Executive Vice President, Chief Patient Care and Clinical Officer; and Audrey C. Murphy, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

•        Faculty award honoree is Marcy Kelly, Professor and Assistant Chair of the Biology Department at Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

New York, NY – June 9, 2016  – At its Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner this summer, Pace University recognized William D. Zabel, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP as the honoree of the 2016 Leaders in Management (LIM) Award. The event was held at the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, June 8, beginning with a reception that was followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

Zabel is a founding partner of the firm and head of the Individual Client Services Group. A distinguished lawyer, Bill is renowned for representing many of the wealthiest individuals in the country on tax planning; succession planning; charitable giving (through the use of private foundations, public charities, split-interest trusts and direct giving); estates and trusts, including representation of individuals and institutions acting as fiduciaries with respect to both general administrative matters and litigated or contested ones; and family law matters, including prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements, and the negotiation or mediation of substantial divorce matters.  He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University and cum laude from Harvard Law School. 

His dynamic civic and philanthropic activities have included, among many others, chair of Human Rights First and Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC), trustee or director of New York University, The New School, Doctors of the World, Princeton University Planned Giving Committee, Sakharov Archives, Lincoln Center Theater and The Academy of American Poets.  Noteworthy is that Bill played a lead role in the success of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, in which the Court declared Virginia's law prohibiting interracial marriage unconstitutional. 

In 2006, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Lawyer, and has also been honored to receive an Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Human Rights Award, Brandeis University Distinguished Community Service Award, Distinguished Service Award (conferred by The New School), the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Extraordinary Leader Award and the inaugural Robert F. Kennedy Justice Prize from the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. 

The Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner began in 1962 as the Leaders in Management Award Dinner to highlight the support and encouragement the University receives from the corporate community. Pace's signature fundraising event celebrates the University's continued advancement and honors distinguished individuals with remarkable entrepreneurial and visionary talents. This gala embraces the University's identity as a leader in higher education.

In addition to the LIM Award, the Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner includes two additional awards: the Innovator Award which honors an individual or group whose work embodies positive change and the Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award which pays tribute to a distinguished faculty member who has dedicated his or her career to the University and its students.

The 2016 Innovator Award was presented to two Pace alumnae at Hackensack University Medical Center: Dianne A. M. Aroh MS CHP ’92, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Vice President, Chief Patient Care and Clinical Officer and Audrey C. Murphy, Esq., MSN, RN CHP '79, '82, '87, LAW '92, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer.

Aroh is recognized for her leadership on the national stage as the recipient of the Healthcare Professional Image of Nursing in leadership award. She was the first CNO to be recognized for her strategic business and operations acumen by NJBIZ Top 50 Best Women in Business. In the healthcare community, she is identified by her top tier ranking performances on lists such as the Top 30 Most Nurse-Friendly Hospitals in the United States by TopRNtoBSN.com, Blueprint for Nursing Leadership and notable trailblazing leadership of one of only two hospitals to earn 4th and 5th Magnet® Recognition for quality outcomes and excellence in patient care. She is also identified by her extensive community philanthropic services as a past member of The New York Times CNO Advisory Board; current member of Pace’s Women in Business Steering Committee as well as its College of Health Professionals Board; Nursing Advisory Board for Felician College, New Jersey; the Greater New York Association of Nurse Executives; the American Organization of Nurse Executives; New Jersey Organization of Nurse Executives; the American College of Health Care Executives; a board of trustee member for Bergen Medical Volunteer Initiative; and member of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. Aroh holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Pace University, and is board-certified in Advanced Administration. Aroh has made prolific contributions in healthcare leadership in numerous scholarly peer reviewed journals. 

Murphy was a recipient of the Best 50 Women in Business Award presented by NJBIZ in March of 2015. She was also the recipient of the Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives in May 2005. In 1998, she was the recipient of the TWIN Award - Tribute to Women and Industry, which is bestowed upon professional women who have excelled in their field and made contributions to industry in executive, managerial and/or professional roles. In 2013, Murphy was a Finalist, General Counsel of the Year – NJBIZ and on November 6, 2014 Murphy and her staff received the Best In-House Legal Department of the Year which was awarded by the New Jersey Law Journal. She is a member of numerous professional societies including: Sigma Theta Tau, American Corporate Counsel Association, American Health Lawyers Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and the Bergen County Bar Association as well as the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations. In addition, she sits on the Boards of the Bergen County Bar Foundation, Commerce & Industry of New Jersey (CIANJ) and the Pace President’s Committee.  Murphy volunteers at the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly known as Shelter Our Sisters), which is an agency that offers a safe refuge and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.  She also volunteers as a tutor trainer for Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County.  Murphy received her BSN and her MSN degrees from Pace University in Westchester, New York. She worked for many years in various critical care areas (SICU, CCU) as a staff nurse, a manager, and as an educator. Murphy received her Juris Doctor Degree in January 1992 from Pace University in White Plains, New York while working full time as a nursing supervisor in a local area hospital. She is admitted to practice law in New York State and New Jersey.

The 2016 faculty award honoree is Marcy Kelly, PhD, Professor and Assistant Chair of the Biology Department at Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. Kelly maintains two active research programs. Her undergraduate research laboratory work focuses on the interaction between a model organism for tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis-BCG, and molecules produced by the human immune response. Kelly’s undergraduate research students have presented the results from their work at six national scientific meetings including the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting. She is currently the principal investigator on an NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in the Sciences (TUES) grant and she recently published a first year biology laboratory manual to introduce students to scientific research entitled “The Fundamentals of Scientific Research: An Introductory Laboratory Manual” with Wiley Blackwell Publishing.

The master of ceremonies at the black-tie affair was award-winning journalist, and NY1 News anchor and senior reporter, Cheryl Wills. Wills has reported on subjects from politics to fashion to the arts, reporting from The White House and conducting interviews with the sitting President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Maya Angelou, among others.

Please direct all event inquiries to Guycaelle Vaval, Assistant Director of Donor Stewardship, at (212) 346-1235 or spiritawards@pace.edu.                                                                                                                                           

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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