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TODAY.com: "Sobbing during spin cycle? Here's why Laundromats can make you sad"

10/19/2015

Today.com: "Sobbing during spin cycle? Here's why Laundromats can make you sad"

. . . Roger Salerno, a psychoanalyst and professor of sociology at Pace University who has written books exploring urban alienation and estrangement, calls Laundromats "iconic places of loneliness," in part because they rouse up subconscious longings for domestic stability.

"The cleaning of clothes is something that is supposed to be domestic," Salerno told TODAY.com.

"In a Laundromat, you have the lack of domesticity for a domestic chore."

At the root of it all is a feeling Salerno calls "the missing of attachment.

In general, Salerno added, women are more susceptible to this Laundromat-induced loneliness than men, because women have been historically more socialized toward domestic activities and the concept of having a family to care for.

Read more: http://www.today.com/health/sobbing-during-spin-cycle-heres-why-laundromats-can-make-you-t50761

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President Obama Recognizes Latino U College Access for Commitment to Action as part of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

10/19/2015

President Obama Recognizes Latino U College Access for Commitment to Action as part of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Organization is Pace University Alumna Venture and 2015-2016 Social Enterprise in Residence at the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

NEW YORK, October 16, 2015 —Latino U College Access was recognized as part of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, at a White House ceremony yesterday. Latino U College access is the venture of a Pace University alumna, and earlier this year the school’s Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship selected the organization as its 2015-2016 Social Enterprise in Residence.

On October 15, 2015, on the culmination of the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month, the President announced 150 Commitments to Action with a collective investment of nearly $340 million which will build on, and accelerate federal, state, and local investments in high-quality education, from cradle-to-career for the nation’s Latino community.   

Latino U College Access, a Westchester County nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase college enrollment and completion rates among Latino youth who are first in their families to go to college, answered the call to action with its Commitment FAFSA First! Westchester County Coalition to Support Hispanic Student FAFSA Completion.  The Commitment joins together Latino U College Access and 11 Westchester County Community stakeholders to engage in a community-wide effort and promotion to increase awareness of financial aid and FAFSA completion by Hispanic students and families. 

"We are honored to lead this coalition and to be recognized as one of over 140 public and private sector leaders who answered the Call to Action,” said Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, Executive Director of Latino U College Access.  “Through our Commitment, we are helping to improve the educational attainment of Hispanic youth in Westchester County by supporting their college dreams so that they may fulfill their academic potential and ensure the success of future generations.” The Coalition has committed to assist over 900 Hispanic students with FAFSA completion over the next three years. 

Latino U College Access was founded by Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, a double Pace alumna, after she completed her Master in Public Administration at Pace in 2012. She articulated her vision for Latino U in a business plan assignment for her Social Entrepreneurship course in the program. Since its early stages, the Wilson Center and Pace University have played an important part in the development Latino U College Access.

“This White House recognition is a testament to the power of Shirley’s vision,” said Rebecca Tekula, PhD, Executive Director of Pace’s Wilson Center.  “Latino U College Access is a great example of a social venture grown at Pace, and we are proud to partner with them through our in-residence program to strategically support their continued growth and impact.” 

The Wilson Center’s Social Enterprise in Residence program connects an innovative social enterprise with the Pace community each year, giving the resident organization the opportunity to fully participate in the academic community, and offering Pace students and faculty members a living case study of social enterprise in action.  

“I, too, was a first-generation Latina college student,” Buontempo says. “The education I received at Pace University has transformed my life and the opportunities before me. The support that we have received during the formation of Latino U College Access has enabled us to grow and succeed beyond expectation.  I will be forever grateful to my alma mater.”

 “It is an honor to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the Initiative’s 25th anniversary,” said Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director, White House Initiative for Educational Excellence. “These commitments will bring critical resources to Latino students and families across this country, are examples of meaningful investments being made in support of the largest, youngest and arguably the fastest growing minority community in the country and will help fulfill America’s future.”

About Latino U College Access

Founded by Westchester County resident Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, Latino U College Access is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase college enrollment and completion rates among Latino youth who are first in their families to go to college.  The organization provides educational access and guidance through education, outreach, collaboration and advocacy, enabling students to reach their full academic and life potential.

About the Wilson Center

The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship is an institute of Pace University aiming to serve students and nonprofit organizations by encouraging more effective and efficient nonprofit management practices through research, colloquia and continuing education programs. The Center was launched with a gift from Helene and Grant Wilson, entrepreneurs and philanthropists whose involvement with nonprofits has convinced them that entrepreneurial management can help these organizations increase their impact.

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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The Journal News: "Pace University opens new dorm, environmental center in Pleasantville"

10/16/2015

The Journal News: "Pace University opens new dorm, environmental center in Pleasantville"

Photo from left to right: Westchester County Association CEO, William Mooney, Jr.; AVP and Dean for Students Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo; Pace Alumnus Dr. Ivor Whitson; Pace Trustee Mark Besca; Sr. VP and COO William J. McGrath; President Stephen J. Friedman; Town of Mt. Pleasant Councilman Denis McCarthy; Dyson College Dean Nira Herrmann; Dyson College Nature Center Director Angelo Spillo; Dyson College Associate Dean Rich Schlesinger; Director of Environmental Studies and Science Melanie DuPuis

From The Journal News:

Pace University marked the opening of a new residential hall and environmental complex at its Pleasantville campus in a ceremony this week.

The 125,000-square-foot Alumni Hall is the first of the new residence halls planned for the Pleasantville campus. The four-story residence hall houses primarily first-year students with space for returning students in suites.

The new Environmental Center Complex includes a classroom building and a replica of the former farmhouse building which serves as a key facility for faculty and students. There is also a raptor museum featuring birds of prey; animal barns; and an open outdoor classroom and event space. The complex includes space for students to attend seminars and for informal gatherings with their peers and faculty members.

Completion of the two projects, along with new athletic fields and field house, represents the near completion of the first phase of a $100 million master plan to revitalize the 200-acre Pleasantville campus.

Read the original article here.

 

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News 12 and Daily Voice: "Pace Celebrates Opening of New Buildings"

10/16/2015

News 12 and Daily Voice: "Pace Celebrates Opening of New Buildings"

Photo from left to right: President of Pace Resident Hall Association Kathryn Dunn; AVP and Dean for Students Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo; Dyson College Dean Nira Herrmann; Pace Trustee Mark Besca; Sr. VP and COO William J. McGrath; President Stephen J. Friedman; Town of Mt. Pleasant Councilman Denis McCarthy, County Executive Robert P. Astorino; Town of Mt. Pleasant Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi; Pace Alumnus Dr. Ivor Whitson, Village of Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer

Local media came to the Pleasantville campus to capture the opening celebrations for Alumni Hall and the Environmental Center Complex.

On hand to cover the event were News 12, Westchester County Business Journal and the Pleasantville Daily Voice. 

From the Sam Barron from the Daily Voice:

It was a busy day of ribbon cuttings at Pace University in Pleasantville Thursday.

The university celebrated the grand opening of its Alumni Hall residential building and new Environmental Center Complex with more than 100 students, faculty, staff and elected officials and business leaders attending.

"Our commitment to Westchester is stronger than ever," Pace University President Stephen Friedman said. "There is a new sense of energy on campus. This is a wonderful environment. This will add to the legacy of greatness for years to come."

Mark Besca, chairman of the Pace University Board of Trustees, said he never imagined the new buildings would turn out this well.

"This is beyond my expectations," Besca said. "I couldn't be prouder. I want everyone to walk around with Pace swagger. This is an amazing institution and it's getting better everyday. When kids come to campus, they will know this is the number one place to be."

County Executive Rob Astorino said it was a great day for Westchester.

"This is what 21st century education is all about," Astorino said. "Having an educated workforce in Westchester means everything. You've come a long way, baby."

Astorino, a Fordham graduate, joked that if he could do it all over again, maybe he would've gone to Pace.

The 125,000-square-foot Alumni Hall is the first of three resident halls planned for the Pleasantville campus. The four-story building will house primarily first-year students. A second residence hall adjacent to the facility will be completed next fall.

The Environmental Center Complex features a raptor museum with various birds of prey and animal barns and a replica of a former farmhouse building. The complex includes space for students to attend seminars and for informal gatherings.

The grand openings come at a time of upgrades at Pace. In April, the university celebrated the reopening of its renovated and expanded Kessel Student Center and recently completed the Peter X. Finnerty baseball field and new Pace Stadium. Ianniello Field House is scheduled to be completed next month.

To view the News 12 video clip, click here.

To view the Daily Voice article, click here.

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NBC News: "Hispanic Leaders Break With Party Conservatives, Line Up With Bush"

10/16/2015

NBC News: "Hispanic Leaders Break With Party Conservatives, Line Up With Bush"

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, center, rear, poses for a selfie with students during a town hall at La Progresiva Presbyterian School, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

. . . Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, director and chair of political science at Pace University in New York, described the list of Bush's Hispanic leadership committee as an "accumulation of two presidencies and two governorships."

"These are political operatives and people who have been doing campaigning for a long time," Lavariega-Monforti said. "It's not surprising they are backing and like Bush."

But she said Bush is still regarded as a candidate who will survive the primaries at a time when the GOP nomination race is being seen as a side show.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/hispanic-gop-leaders-break-party-conservatives-line-bush-n445366

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New York Law Journal: "Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2015 Awards"

10/16/2015

New York Law Journal: "Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2015 Awards"

. . . Attorneys who have demonstrated leadership through careers in public service or devotion to improving the legal system and the profession in New York.

Public Service: Jay Carlisle, Professor, Pace University School of Law

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202739509509

Public Service: Vanessa Merton, Professor, Pace University School of Law

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202739510446

 

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Westchester Magazine: "Panel Discusses Changes In Higher Education"

10/15/2015

Westchester Magazine: "Panel Discusses Changes In Higher Education"

Advances in technology, ever-changing market demands, and rising costs are fundamentally changing higher education and will transform how colleges and universities operate in the decades to come, a panel of academic leaders told members of The Business Council of Westchester on October 9. The event, called Higher Education: Strategies and Traditions, was the latest in The Business Council’s KeyBank Speaker Series. The panel featured Stephen J. Friedman, president of Pace University; Belinda S. Miles, Ed.D.,  president of Westchester Community College; Jon Strauss, PhD., president of Manhattanville College; and Michael J. Smith, president of Berkeley College.

Read more: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Blogs/914INC-Incoming/October-2015/Higher-Education-To-Be-Transformed-By-Technology-And-Rising-Costs/

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TechNewsWorld: "iMac Refresh Advances Retina Revolution"

10/14/2015

TechNewsWorld: "iMac Refresh Advances Retina Revolution"

. . . In all, the latest refresh to the iMac line is still just an incremental update, according to Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University's Lubin School of Business.

There's nothing groundbreaking, though Apple's PR people will call this a big deal, he told TechNewsWorld.

"That is their job to call it a big deal," he said. "Are these improvements? Yes. However, these improvements have been long awaited and are long overdue."

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/iMac-Refresh-Advances-Retina-Revolution-82606.html

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New York Observer: "NYPD Deputy Commissioner: Gun Buybacks Don’t Work for NYC"

10/14/2015

New York Observer: "NYPD Deputy Commissioner: Gun Buybacks Don’t Work for NYC"

Firearms aquired in a buyback in Los Angeles (Photo: David McNew for Getty Images)

NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Collaborative Policing Susan Herman today told a crowd of anti-gun violence advocates that gun buybacks—a program long employed by New York police and politicians to exchange firearms for cash in hopes of preventing shootings—do little to reduce the number of weapons on city streets.

Speaking at an event on gun policy at Hunter College hosted by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Ms. Herman argued that buybacks tend attract people crossing state lines in search of a quick buck, not city residents. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton appointed Ms. Herman, a criminal justice professor at Pace University, to help oversee Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new “neighborhood policing” program earlier this year.

“It has minimal impact,” she said. “Typically when we do gun buybacks, actually they’re often people from other states coming to give us—Pennsylvania, New Jersey people—coming into New York to sell their guns. That’s a good thing, it’s good for America to get more guns off the street. It doesn’t particularly reap a lot of benefits here in New York.”

Read more: http://observer.com/2015/10/nypd-deputy-commissioner-gun-buybacks-dont-work-for-nyc/

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Wall Street Journal: "New York Court Has Cuomo’s Stamp"

10/13/2015

Wall Street Journal: "New York Court Has Cuomo’s Stamp"

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Reuters

. . . While it is common for governors to nominate judges of their own party, many court observers believe Mr. Cuomo should strive for greater ideological diversity on the court—and note that the governor’s father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, broke from his own party affiliation to appoint several Republicans to the bench.

Mr. Cuomo’s decision last year not to reappoint Judge Victoria Graffeo, a Republican, and to replace her with Judge Leslie Stein, a Democrat, drew some objections.

“I’m a liberal Democrat, and I’m telling you I think he should put a Republican on the court,” said Vincent Bonventre, a professor at Albany Law School who writes New York Court Watcher, a blog about courts including the New York Court of Appeals. “You need people who come from different places—ideologically, too. That’s what makes a good court.”

Jay Carlisle, a Pace Law School professor, likewise urged the governor to select a Republican, and added that instead of elevating someone from the appellate division, “I would hope that Andrew Cuomo would appoint a practicing lawyer, particularly a lawyer who’s committed to public service and has had some bar experience.”

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-court-has-cuomos-stamp-1444611150

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