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Associated Press: "In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect"

04/02/2015

Associated Press: "In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect"

. . . While most defense attorneys would be eager to pin a suspected crime on someone else, legal experts say the strategy is rarely allowed because it could confuse the jury and increase the burden for prosecutors. Judge Maxwell Wiley found good enough reason to allow testimony about Ramos.

Now, “not only does the prosecution prove the charged person did it, but now they have to prove the other person didn’t do it,” said Lissa Griffin, a Pace University law professor who studies the defense strategy.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-etan-patz-case-defense-focuses...

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WRNN-TV: "Race to the White House - 2016 Race Off to Early Start"

04/01/2015

WRNN-TV: "Race to the White House - 2016 Race Off to Early Start"

Richard French speaks with Pace professor David Caputo about the 2016 presidential race already being in full swing.
 

 

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Daily Beast: "When the Only Crime Is Resisting Arrest"

03/30/2015

Daily Beast: "When the Only Crime Is Resisting Arrest"

. . . “Resisting arrest is really a spontaneous act,” said Darrin Porcher, a professor at Pace University, who nonetheless supports ramping up the penalty “to set a lesson.”

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/29/when-the-only-crime-is-resisting-arrest.html

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Wall Street Journal: "A Law Degree Helps Diverse Careers"

03/30/2015

Wall Street Journal: "A Law Degree Helps Diverse Careers"

“The ABA should establish a system of employment reporting that better accounts for the changing nature of the profession and the changing career trajectories of the bar’s newest members,” writes the dean of Pace University Law School.

Read the Letter to the Editor by David Yassky.

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Fox Business: "Fewer people seeking law school degrees"

03/27/2015

Fox Business: "Fewer people seeking law school degrees"

Mar. 20, 2015 - Pace University Law School Dean David Yassky on the school’s tuition-matching program to attract students as overall law school enrollment declines.

See the video: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4124887336001/fewer-people-seeking-law-school-degrees/?#sp=show-clips

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Coalition hopes to erase borders for solar industry"

03/27/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Coalition hopes to erase borders for solar industry"

Karl R. Rábago, executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, remembers having discussions with colleagues about a year ago on the Northeast solar market being “disparate” and “inefficient.” Shortly after, he formed a group to better connect the solar communities in different states.

In January, the group, Northeast Solar Energy Market Coalition, was approved and awarded a $600,000 cooperative agreement for three years from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The coalition combines nine state solar industry associations and representatives from Pennsylvania to Maine, including SolarConnecticut and the New York Solar Energy Industry Association, and two participating universities, Pace University and the State University of New York at Albany.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/70156/coalition-hopes-to-erase-borders-for-solar-industry/

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Epoch Times: "Google Calls Out Chinese Internet Authority for Cyberattack"

03/27/2015

Epoch Times: "Google Calls Out Chinese Internet Authority for Cyberattack"

. . . The importance of an Internet security certificate cannot be understated, according to James Gabberty, professor of information systems at Pace University in New York City.

“It underpins everything,” Gabberty said in a phone interview. “Certificate authorities are key to everything. Otherwise there is no trust on the Internet. A site that looks like a valid site could be spoofed and you would never even know it.”

If certificate authorities violate user trust, like CNNIC allegedly has, he added, “the entire Web e-commerce structure as we know it breaks down, because it means you can’t trust anyone. Protecting those certificates is the number one priority.”

Mozilla, which runs the popular Firefox Web browser, also wrote about the security breach on its security blog. It stated the corrupt certificate from CNNIC was being used to perform man-in-the-middle attacks, which is exactly the type of attack that Gabberty warned about.

Read more: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1298038-google-calls-out-chinese-internet-authority-for-cyberattack/

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Pace University hosts third annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film, March 17 - 25

03/27/2015

Pace University hosts third annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film, March 17 - 25

Panel discussion on Wednesday, March 25 featured leading advocates for people with disabilities in New York City

New York, NY – March 27, 2015 – Pace University hosted its third annual Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film, from March 17 to 25 in the Aniello Bianco Room at One Pace Plaza in lower Manhattan. Pace’s Disability Film Festival Marathon 2015 focused on individuals with disabilities expressing dreams and hopes to be contributing members of society like other individuals without disabilities. The marathon highlighted short documentary and narrative films from the Reel Abilities Film Festival in New York City, respecting the autonomy and the empowerment of people with disabilities.

The Disability Film Festival Marathon 2015 was sponsored through Pace’s Dean for Students and the outreach programs of its Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, in partnership with AHRC New York City, an organization for helping people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and the Reel Abilities Film Festival in New York City.

The celebration included film screenings with a panel discussion and showing of the best-of-the-best films of the marathon on March 25. The panel discussion featured Victor Calise, Commissioner for the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities; Alice Elliott, Director, Welcome Change Productions; George Gallego, CEO, Wheels of Progress; Allan B. Goldstein, Lecturer, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering; Maria Hodermarska, Parent and Teacher, New York University; Gary Lind, Executive Director, AHRC New York City; Evan Yankey, New York City Regional Coordinator Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc.; and Isaac Zablocki, Co-Founder and Director, ReelAbilities: New York Disabilities Film Festival. Moderators: Marijo Russell O’Grady, PhD, Dean for Students, Pace University; and Kristin Thatcher, Self-Advocate.

The panel of expert practitioners on the advocacy of disability rights in society discussed the challenges and the opportunities highlighted in each of the films, with the panelists inviting engagement from guests.

“We are extremely grateful for the participation of the filmmakers, panelists, and members of the audience in making this year’s Celebration of Individuals with Disabilities in Film such a great success,” said James P. Lawler, DPS, Professor of Disability Studies and Service-Learning at Pace and Chair and Organizer of the Disability Film Festival Marathon 2015.

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

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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TechNewsWorld: "Obama Lauds STEM Progress at White House Science Fair"

03/25/2015

TechNewsWorld: "Obama Lauds STEM Progress at White House Science Fair"

. . . President Obama's efforts to boost funding efforts for STEM are significant and necessary, said Jonathan Hill, associate dean of Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and codirector of the STEM Center Collaboratory at Pace.

"The administration's emphasis on STEM has helped to drive awareness among schools, universities, industry and parents about the need for better, more inclusive STEM education," he told TechNewsWorld.

"Consistently good STEM education -- the kind that helps students over their math-phobia, engages them in science labs where they can do grade-appropriate research, and allows them to use their computers as more than texting tools -- requires investment," Hill maintained.

Just as investment in more-effective teaching pedagogy is needed, he said, so is investment in modern, tech-enabled classrooms -- as well as investment in the kids themselves, he said. Only then will students have the opportunities to gain the skills needed to land the jobs that a STEM-based economy will create in the years to come.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/81855.html

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Washington Post: "Apple Pay’s pitch: Simpler is better. But some security experts disagree."

03/24/2015

Washington Post: "Apple Pay’s pitch: Simpler is better. But some security experts disagree."

. . . “Criminals will always follow the money, and payment-card fraud will always be an issue,” said Darren Hayes, an assistant professor at Pace University who studies cybersecurity. “Right now Apple Pay has a very large target on its back.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/apple-pays-pitch-simpler-is-better-but-some-security-experts-disagree/2015/03/23/4b22520c-cd7b-11e4-8c54-ffb5ba6f2f69_story.html

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