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The Hill's Congress Blog: "US must support new entrepreneurial ventures to create jobs and remain competitive"

05/15/2015

The Hill's Congress Blog: "US must support new entrepreneurial ventures to create jobs and remain competitive"

The United States needs to support new entrepreneurial ventures in order to create jobs, sustain innovation and remain competitive in a global economy, writes Bruce Bachenheimer, Clinical Professor of Management at Pace University's Lubin School of Business and Executive Director of its Entrepreneurship Lab. But lumping small business owners and innovative entrepreneurs in the same category will only serve to mask the problem.

Small business and entrepreneurship is not synonymous. Small businesses are certainly an important part of our economy, but they are quite different than high-growth entrepreneurial start-ups.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/242132-us-must-support-new-entrepreneurial-ventures-to-create

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The Villager: "Pols, law profs, Sierra Club back N.Y.U. plan antis’ suit"

05/15/2015

The Villager: "Pols, law profs, Sierra Club back N.Y.U. plan antis’ suit"

, , , Daniel E. Estrin, who teaches law at Pace University, was one of 26 law professors who signed onto their own amicus brief.

“City parkland is a vital, nonrenewable resource with enormous tangible, and intangible, health benefits to communities,” Estrin said. “In congested urban environments like Lower Manhattan, the need to preserve every remaining inch of recreational space is even more paramount. For the citizens that have grown to depend on them, these small public spaces are their Central Park, their Prospect Park, and they deserve protection just as do those crown jewels of the city park system.”

Read more: http://thevillager.com/2015/05/14/pols-law-profs-sierra-club-back-n-y-u-plan-antis-suit/

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Pace Students Premiere Documentary Film at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville

05/14/2015

Pace Students Premiere Documentary Film at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville

“Curaçao’s Coral Challenge: Reviving the Rain Forests of the Sea” produced by students in Pace’s award-winning media, communications, and visual arts travel documentary film class

PLEASANTVILLE – What do Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Portugal, and now Curaçao have in common? They have all been the subject of documentaries on environmental themes, filmed, produced and edited by student filmmakers from Pace University’s Producing the Documentary course. The latest project by the students and their professors premiered Tuesday night at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville.

Ten students from Dyson College’s award-winning media, communications, and visual arts travel documentary production class premiered their spring project, “Curaçao’s Coral Challenge: Reviving the Rain Forests of the Sea.” This is the first time a documentary produced by the class has premiered on the big screen. The film can be seen on YouTube at http://j.mp/pacecoral and, in another first for this course, will air on national television in Curaçao, on TeleCuracao.

The 25-minute film explores the Caribbean island’s efforts to save coral reefs despite a host of threats that include climate change, invasive lionfish and the pollution and fishing impacts that often accompany rapid coastal development. The documentary details how coral reef health affects the businesses of local fishermen as well as the tourism industry and how the key stakeholders and policy makers are working together to find the balance between tourism and conservation.

Nira Herrmann, Dean of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, gave opening remarks at the premiere.

“All of us at Dyson College are very proud of the work our talented Media, Communications, and Visual Arts students do to produce these short documentaries about the enormous challenges involved in balancing human progress with environmental limits.  Year after year, we look forward to seeing their film and hearing about an important environmental story we may not learn about elsewhere,” said Herrmann.

Following the film, there was a Q&A session, moderated by Emmy award-winning director Susan Todd, with the student filmmakers and their professors, Maria Luskay, EdD, and Andrew Revkin. Luskay is professor and program director for the Master’s in Media and Communication Arts at Pace.  Revkin is “New York Times” Dot Earth blogger and Pace Academy Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding. The class is a mix of graduate and undergraduate students.

During the panel session, students shared their experiences in making the film. Student Grace Telesco spoke about how everyone on the student team was involved in the process, “some on lights, some on sound, some on camera work, but all truly had a hands-on experience.”

For a behind-the-scenes look, read more about the student team on their blog or web page or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. And to experience the action – from kayaking through mangroves to eating invasive species to snorkeling and shooting in the deep blue sea – check out the students’ adventures and shots from their underwater Go-Pro on the Pace Coral vlogs on YouTube.

Over the last five years, the Pace documentary production class has taken students around the world to study environmental issues and gain filmmaking experience—from endangered turtles in Baja to sustainable shrimp farming in Belize to the future of the cork industry and forests in Portugal.

The Producing the Documentary course, offered by the  Media, Communications, and Visual Arts (MVCA) program in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences on the Pleasantville campus, is among the best in the nation and very highly regarded as exemplary in preparing students for careers in media, journalism, communications, public relations, advertising, video production and film. Dyson College has just launched two innovative MCVA majors—the BS in Digital Cinema and Filmmaking and the BS in Digital Journalism. A new sound stage was recently completed and serves as a new and improved space with the latest technology for film production adding to the already robust offerings of the MCVA program.

About Dyson College of Arts and Sciences:  Pace University’s liberal arts college, Dyson College offers more than 50 programs, spanning the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and pre-professional programs (including pre-medicine and pre-law), as well as numerous courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements.  The College offers access to numerous opportunities for internships, cooperative education and other hands-on learning experiences that complement in-class learning in preparing graduates for career and graduate/professional education choices.

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.

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New York Times: "Verizon Bets on Video Ads in $4 Billion Deal for AOL"

05/13/2015

New York Times: "Verizon Bets on Video Ads in $4 Billion Deal for AOL"

. . . “They know that mobile is where it’s at if you want to get millennials,” said Kathryn Winsted, a professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. “They may sell ads, they may sell subscription content, but they need to figure out this market.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/business/dealbook/verizon-to-buy-aol-for-4-4-billion.html

 

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San Francisco Chronicle: "Video fuels Verizon’s $4.4 billion AOL deal; could Yahoo be next?"

05/13/2015

San Francisco Chronicle: "Video fuels Verizon’s $4.4 billion AOL deal; could Yahoo be next?"

. . . “Huffington Post might be spun out for financial reasons, but that would be a mistake, because it is valuable content that Verizon needs to make the deal work,” said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Video-fuels-Verizon-s-4-4-billion-AOL-deal-6259326.php

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New York Law Journal: "Making Law Students Better Prepared for the Marketplace"

05/12/2015

New York Law Journal: "Making Law Students Better Prepared for the Marketplace"

David Yassky, New York Law Journal

It has become trendy to proclaim the demise of law schools and predict a bleak forecast for aspiring lawyers. An Emory University law professor recently warned that "law schools are in a death spiral" and national headlines suggest recent graduates face an abysmal job market.

These dire predictions are exaggerated and obscure the real but solvable challenges facing legal educators.

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202726130411/Making-Law-Students-Be...

David Yassky

The author is the dean of Pace Law School at Pace University

 

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Business Insider: "Over 3,000 criminal cases are being reviewed in probe of San Francisco cops who allegedly sent racist texts"

05/11/2015

Business Insider: "Over 3,000 criminal cases are being reviewed in probe of San Francisco cops who allegedly sent racist texts"

 . . .While district attorneys often investigate individual instances of police misconduct, broad investigations of law enforcement discrimination are traditionally carried out by the U.S. Department of Justice.

"This is extremely significant," Randolph McLaughlin, a law professor focusing on criminal justice at PACE university told Business Insider.

"This is the first time I'm aware of a district attorney's office conducting this kind of investigation into a department on a broad basis," McLaughlin said. "That's unique."

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The Atlantic: "Into the Body of Another"

05/08/2015

The Atlantic: In an effort to protect children in the midst of addiction epidemics, some states are jailing women for using drugs during pregnancy.

. . . “The prosecutors in these jurisdictions are taking criminal statutes that are pretty broadly defined, and using them in a way that is not explicitly forbidden by the law, but that maybe other prosecutors wouldn't initiate,” says Linda C. Fentiman, a law professor at the Pace University School of Law.

Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/05/into-the-body-of-another/392522/

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The Advocate: "Guest commentary: Defending Louisiana’s solar industry"

05/07/2015

The Advocate: "Guest commentary: Defending Louisiana’s solar industry"

Louisiana’s solar industry is at a critical turning point, writes Karl R. Rábago, the executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center at the Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York. During the past few weeks, Louisiana legislators, Public Service Commission Chairman Eric Skrmetta and electric utilities are trying to renege on deals to support Louisiana’s solar industry. The utilities, and their allies in government, want to eliminate tax credits to support fast-growing solar markets.

Regulatory and legislative efforts to break the Louisiana solar tax credit promise are shortsighted as a matter of policy, foolish as a matter of economic development, and weak as a matter of character. If these attacks are successful, they will deny Louisianans the freedom of energy choice and our rights to a free, open and competitive market.

Read more: http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/12290077-123/guest-commentary-defending-louisianas-solar

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Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Selects Jane Aoyama-Martin, Executive Director of the Pace Women's Justice Center, as Senate Women of Distinction 2015 Nominee

05/07/2015

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Selects Jane Aoyama-Martin, Executive Director of the Pace Women's Justice Center, as Senate Women of Distinction 2015 Nominee

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic L​​eader Andrea Stewart-Cousins selected Jane Aoyama-Martin, the Executive Director of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, as her nominee for the Women of Distinction Award in 2015. The recognition is given to outstanding women living and working in New York State, whose contributions have greatly enriched the quality of life in their communities and beyond. The award, sponsored by the New York State Senate, was bestowed during a ceremony in Albany on Tuesday.

“Victims of domestic violence and elder abuse know they can rely on Jane Aoyama-Martin and the Pace Women’s Justice Center to provide assistance and support at one of the most difficult and stressful times in their lives,” said Senator Stewart-Cousins. “Jane is a kind, calm, even-keeled woman whose knowledge and passion for her work is clearly evident. The work she does provides the support and assistance that helps victims continue their lives with dignity and strength.”

Read more: http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/press-release-senate-democratic-le...

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