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TIME Ideas: "It’s Time for the FDA to Define ‘Natural’"

05/04/2016

TIME Ideas: "It’s Time for the FDA to Define ‘Natural’"

Workers fill a trailer with tomatoes, in Florida, on Feb. 6, 2013. Joe Raedle—Getty Images

Paul Greenberg is the author of American Catch and Environmental Author-in-Residence at Pace University, and Jason J. Czarnezki is Executive Director of Environmental Law Programs at Pace University.

Americans have until May 10 to add their comments on what the word should mean

For anyone with a deep, enduring faith in the meaning of nature, it may come as something of a shock to learn that the word “natural” means nothing at all—at least when it comes to the business of marketing processed food. Every year, U.S. corporations sell tens of billions of dollars worth of food products labeled as “natural.” Yet, to this day, the Food and Drug Administration has never formally defined the term. The word is a kind of orphan child, undefined by government, misused by industry and without a provenance or a use for the average American consumer.

Read more: http://time.com/4317988/fda-natural-definition/

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Homeland Security Today: "Security Concerns Surround Summer 2016 Rio Olympics"

05/04/2016

Homeland Security Today: "Security Concerns Surround Summer 2016 Rio Olympics"

. . . Joseph Ryan, professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Security at Pace University, told Homeland Security Today that in the current threat environment, dangerous security incidents are no longer a matter of “if” but of “when.” However, he is optimistic that the games will be safe.

“You can always expect something is going to happen,” said Ryan. “Security teams must be absolutely vigilant.”

Prof. Ryan chaired an Advisory Group for the US Department of Justice that developed security strategies for the 1996 summer Olympics. He is also a 25-year veteran of the New York City Police Department and was their expert on evaluations of all levels of police management, and on community policing and violence.

“Right now, there are no red flags,” said Ryan. “If we go back to Egypt to the Arab Spring Uprising, if something like that were to happen in Brazil—which I am more than confident will not—that would be a major red flag.”

Ryan added, “I am presuming that from all the lessons learned from previous games, particularly the Munich games where we lost so many lives, Brazil is really going to crack down and make sure the security of the athletes is the number one priority. There is no reason that I am currently aware of to suspect any concerns regarding security.”

Based on his experience, Ryan said security personnel will likely be on the lookout for several indicators leading up to the Olympic Games, including chatter and unusual activity at sports facilities prior to the games. Security personnel should not wait for day one of the games to begin securing these facilities---vigilance is needed now to ensure nothing dangerous is entering two or three months beforehand.

Read more: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/daily-news-analysis/single-article/secur...

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Financial Times: "Cruz quits and hands victory to Trump"

05/04/2016

Financial Times: "Cruz quits and hands victory to Trump"

. . . Before Mr Cruz’s announcement, David Caputo, a politics professor at Pace University in New York, said Mr Trump had essentially won the nomination several weeks ago. “All the factors were there for his winning — enthusiastic supporters, weak opposition and little co-ordinated effort to stop him, plus a favourable set of primary elections.” He said one of the interesting things to watch for now was who the New York mogul would pick as his vice-presidential running mate.

Read more: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4e168026-1183-11e6-839f-2922947098f0.html#axzz47e4zSJqn

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Journal News: "Housing trend focuses on downtown train stations"

05/03/2016

Journal News: "Housing trend focuses on downtown train stations"

The new construction project on Bank Street near the White Plains train station in downtown White Plains April 27, 2016.  (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)

. . . The concept is gaining momentum in the lower Hudson Valley as more people look for urban or semi-urban amenities in their downtowns, said Seth Pinsky, an executive vice president at RXR Realty, at a recent forum at Pace Law School. The talk, sponsored by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation, explored millennials and empty-nesters as the demographic key to downtown revitalization.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/marketplace/real-estate/2016/04/30/housing-do...

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The Journal News: "Pace students, profs help asylum seekers in Texas"

05/03/2016

The Journal News: "Pace students, profs help asylum seekers in Texas"

Photo: Pace University School of Law student Katine Patino talks about the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project attended by law professors and students during spring break at the ICE facility in Dilley, Texas. (Photo: John Meore/The Journal News)

From The Journal News website, lohud.com:

Pace University School of Law students and professors spent their spring break with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, providing legal assistance to women and children seeking asylum in the United States.

They volunteered to help Central American children and mothers housed in the country's largest immigrant detention center in Dilley, Texas. For a week, they joined the CARA Pro Bono Project to help ensure that clients who had recently crossed the border had legal representation as they begin to make their way through a complex asylum process.

Students and professors told The Journal News that despite a thorough orientation they weren't fully prepared to hear the tales of misery that filled their legal meetings with clients. Pace professor Vanessa Merton, who organized and led the trip with two colleagues, shared the story of a Salvadoran shopkeeper who earned about $30 a week. Gang members demanded she pay them $60 weekly or they would kill her daughter in front of her before killing her. She believed them -- they had already shot her father, brother and uncle to death.

Students met with many families who had just been released from two days in the "hielera" (ice box) or the "perrera" (dog house) — stark holding units with "extremely cold temperatures and where many children became sick, said Professor Vikki Rogers.

"I'm pretty impervious," said Merton, the faculty supervisor of Pace's Immigration Justice Clinic and the driving force behind the trip. Merton has worked with survivors of the September 11 attacks and Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake. But, she said, "This was violence on a magnitude I never imagined."

As a result of their efforts, more than 90 women and children were released to join family members already residing in the United States. 

Read the full story here: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/2016/05/02/pace-students-spring-break-helping-asylum-seekers-detained-texas/83655718/

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Washington Post: "Hulu may soon offer live TV, including sports"

05/02/2016

Washington Post: "Hulu may soon offer live TV, including sports"

Hulu is reportedly looking into offering live-streaming content from a handful of cable channels for about $40 per month. (Dan Goodman/AP)

. . . Hulu will still need to offer its own original programming to stand out from the pack, said Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. "Fox and Disney content will be a very strong beginning for the new service. However, since that programming can be obtained in other ways, Hulu will need to do more than offer Fox and Disney content."

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/05/02/hulu-may-soon-offer-live-tv-including-sports/

 

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U.S. News & World Report: "General Electric Charges Ahead"

05/02/2016

U.S. News & World Report: "General Electric Charges Ahead"

. . . "GE has made clear that it's in a transformational strategy," says John Alan James, a professor at Pace University's Lubin School of Business in New York and chairman emeritus of its Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation. This will take the company toward "industrial-related products that focus on the new age of digital controls; GE's acquisition of Alstom is a major commitment to this new direction."

Read more: http://money.usnews.com/investing/articles/2016-05-02/general-electric-charges-ahead

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Law360: "Banks Between A Rock And A Hard Place On Chat Records"

05/02/2016

Law360: "Banks Between A Rock And A Hard Place On Chat Records"

. . . one of the industry's best practices for protecting sensitive data is to get rid of anything that may not be necessary to maintain, said Darren Hayes, an expert on cybersecurity at Pace University.

“Sometimes the less information that you have on your servers, the better,” Hayes said.

Read more: http://www.law360.com/articles/790171/banks-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-on-chat-records

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WABC-TV: "College Students Make Documentary Film in Cuba"

05/02/2016

WABC-TV: "College Students Make Documentary Film in Cuba"

Fifteen Pace students spent the spring break of a lifetime shooting and producing a documentary on how Cuba is preparing for expanded American tourism. Maria Luskay, a professor at Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, leads the Media and Communication Arts travel documentary course.

Watch the segment from the WABC TV program Tiempo here.

 

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FiOS1 News: "Students, staff and faculty gather to celebrate opening of new field house at Pace University"

05/02/2016

FiOS1 News: "Students, staff and faculty gather to celebrate opening of new field house at Pace University"

The facility was made possible by a $2M donation from alumni Joseph Ianniello

Watch the video: http://www.fios1news.com/lowerhudsonvalley/new-field-house-opens-pace-university

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