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Epoch Times: "US-China Cyberpact: A Deal Built on Distrust"

09/30/2015

Epoch Times: "US-China Cyberpact: A Deal Built on Distrust"

The cybersecurity deal between the United States and China is a deal without trust. With the United States threatening sanctions and declaring that its patience for Chinese cyberattacks had reached an end, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, agreed to end cyberattacks that have been stealing trillions in value annually from the U.S. economy.

The agreement is being viewed with a sort of pessimistic hope in the cybersecurity community.

“My opinion is, I’ll believe it when I see it,” said Darren Hayes, director of cybersecurity and an assistant professor at Pace University, in a phone interview.

Read more: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1777875-a-deal-built-on-distrust/

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Directions: "Fall 2015 Geospatial MOOC Roundup"

09/30/2015

Directions: "Fall 2015 Geospatial MOOC Roundup"

. . . Desktop GIS, offered by Dr. Peggy Minnis from Pace University, has become a steady offering each fall and spring semester. The 12-week MOOC, now offered through Blackboard’s Open Education platform, is currently running and Dr. Minnis expects to offer a spring 2016 session as well.

Read more: http://www.directionsmag.com/entry/fall-2015-geospatial-mooc-roundup/454380

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Inc.: "Walmart to Vendors: Give Us a Discount"

09/30/2015

Inc.: "Walmart to Vendors: Give Us a Discount"

. . . “To do business with a company like Walmart, vendors are really pushed to the maximum of what they can do,” says Bruce Bachenheimer, a clinical professor of management at Pace University in New York.

Read more: http://www.inc.com/jeremy-quittner/how-to-protect-yourself-from-big-box-supplier-cost-demands.html

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Women, Men, and Honors"

09/29/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Women, Men, and Honors"

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Susan Dinan, the new founding dean of the Pforzheimer Honors College.

From the article:

"Susan Dinan, founding dean of the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace University, says she wants to make sure that the New York college welcomes not just first-year students but transfer students and current students who discover a passion for learning along the way.

Administrators at many colleges worry that honors programs may be perceived as elite, she says, treating one group of students "in a special manner that is off-putting to others." Keeping the door open "is important in alleviating some of the tensions that may cause."

Until Ms. Dinan became dean, in August, Pace’s honors college, founded in 2003, was run by two directors, one on each of the university’s campuses. In her newly created role, Ms. Dinan will work to shepherd the two branches of the college toward a common vision. In her previous job, as a professor of history at William Paterson University of New Jersey, she directed that institution’s honors college half time.

Honors students, who take selected classes together but do most of their coursework in traditional sections, enrich the institutions they attend, Ms. Dinan says, by raising their academic profiles, providing leadership on the campus, and elevating the level of discourse in all classrooms.

Honors programs tend to enroll more women than men; Ms. Dinan has explored that gender imbalance in her writing.

With nurturing, women in honors programs might recognize that they can pursue degrees in more challenging fields than they had first contemplated, she says. Men, some of whom, research shows, "are more likely to be playing computer games or goofing around, going to the gym or partying, than they are to be studying," can benefit by seeing the standard of behavior set by women, she says, who may, for instance, organize study groups that draw men in." — Isaac Stein

Read the full article here: http://chronicle.com/article/Non-Tenure-Track-Professor/233399/ 

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Homeland Security Today: "Accounting and Finance Professionals Play Increasing Role in Cybersecurity"

09/29/2015

Homeland Security Today: "Accounting and Finance Professionals Play Increasing Role in Cybersecurity"

Accounting and finance professionals are increasingly finding themselves on the forefront of their organization’s cybersecurity efforts, according to a new survey. As cyber criminals continue to target sensitive financial data, those who deal with this information day-in and day-out have been called on to play a role in their organization’s efforts to protect and improve their cybersecurity posture.

“The growth of cybercrimes across our nation and world has risen to astronomic and unprecedented levels in recent years,” said Warner Johnston, head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). “As technology advances, so has the threat of silent attacks that strike at the core of our technological infrastructure.”

Johnston continued, “An initial step to implementing stronger controls is first understanding the seriousness of such cyberthreats, existing weaknesses in our infrastructures, and remedies that represent more than stopgap measures.”

The ACCA’s second annual cybersecurity best practices survey, undertaken by the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University, revealed accounting and finance professionals are adapting to meet the challenges of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. The increasing number of damaging cyber attacks is prompting concern over how to respond to sophisticated threats.

Read more: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/industry-news/single-article/accounting-and-finance-professionals-play-increasing-role-in-cybersecurity/4c3bbc6c0b7c9daf32bcedcbb5f61bf5.html

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Publisher's Weekly: "Canadian Publishing 2015: New Canadian M.F.A. Enhanced by Pace Partnership"

09/28/2015

Publisher's Weekly: "Canadian Publishing 2015: New Canadian M.F.A. Enhanced by Pace Partnership"

The University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has a fledgling creative writing M.F.A., launched in summer 2013, that focuses exclusively on nonfiction and is the only program of its kind in Canada. The first graduates from the program say its new affiliation with Pace University in New York City helped make their introduction to the U.S. publishing world a positive experience.

Read more: http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/international/international-book...

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Bloomberg: "How VW's Plan to Win America Backfired"

09/25/2015

Bloomberg: "How VW's Plan to Win America Backfired"

Photo: Martin Winterkorn. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

. . . In his resignation statement on Wednesday, Winterkorn -- who has a reputation for obsessive attention to engineering details -- said he was "not aware of any wrongdoing on my part" and that he was "stunned" by the revelations.

Even if Winterkorn was unaware of the cheating, experts say it’s unlikely it could have been the work of only a few individuals. Emissions and mileage standards are a central component of car and engine design, affecting weight, performance, and price.

Intricate System

"The system is so intricate that it is totally impossible that there was not, up and down the line, knowledge of what they were doing," said John Alan James, a former consultant for automakers such as General Motors and Volvo who now chairs the corporate governance center at Pace University in New York.

Winterkorn is likely to have many more opportunities to practice his English as American prosecutors, regulators and lawyers round on Volkswagen. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened a criminal probe, and an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency could result in as much as $18 billion in penalties. That’s before class-action suits, state-level investigations or cases brought by other federal agencies.

In July 2014 in Wolfsburg, the company town west of Berlin where Volkswagen has its headquarters, Winterkorn had spoken at length -- in German -- about his ambitions for the U.S. The occasion was the announcement of a new sport-utility vehicle to be built in Tennessee, "a true American car, big, attractive, and with lots of high-tech," as Winterkorn put it, that would capture the country’s attention.

A little over a year later, and for very different reasons, Volkswagen’s certainly got it.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-25/how-vw-s-american-ambi...

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AACSB Videos Feature Dean Neil Braun Discussing Challenges and Opportunities for Business Schools

09/24/2015

AACSB Videos Feature Dean Neil Braun Discussing Challenges and Opportunities for Business Schools

Dean Braun spoke with AACSB about the necessity for innovation at business schools to prepare students for the competitive world they will face upon graduation. In addition to his many insights about the future of business education, he described Lubin's ever-growing opportunities for students through industry partnerships, academic competitions, interdisciplinary collaboration, Bloomberg Essentials and Advanced Excel training, and uniquely relevant academic program offerings.

View the videos.

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Marketplace: "Colorado court takes up local laws limiting fracking"

09/24/2015

Marketplace: "Colorado court takes up local laws limiting fracking"

. . . Many energy companies have sought to raise their safety standards and to cooperate with towns. Company officials often speak of acquiring a local “social license to operate.”

Yet it’s challenging to coordinate voluntary measures for the entire sector. The shale oil and gas industries are fragmented, represented by hundreds of firms. 

“There are a fair number of small and unsophisticated, and maybe irresponsible and rogue, companies,” said law professor John Nolon of Pace University in New York. “I think it’s very difficult to control the entire industry.”

Listen to the interview: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/colorado-court-takes-local-laws-limiting-fracking

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New York Daily News: "Jurors for Bonanno mobster Vincent Asaro's trial must be unfamiliar with ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘The Godfather’ and other mob-centric titles"

09/22/2015

New York Daily News: "Jurors for Bonanno mobster Vincent Asaro's trial must be unfamiliar with ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘The Godfather’ and other mob-centric titles"

. . . Defense lawyer John Meringolo, who is also an adjunct professor at Pace University Law School, said any prospective juror who has seen the Martin Scorsese classic film should be barred from serving on the panel.

“It’s very rare for a crime to be depicted in a movie or a book before the trial is held,” Meringolo told the Daily News, also referring to the book “Wiseguys” by acclaimed journalist Nicholas Pileggi, which inspired the film.

Meringolo, who is not involved in the upcoming trial, said the gangland bloodbath depicted in the “Goodfellas” film in the aftermath of the Lufthansa robbery would be highly prejudicial to Asaro because he was not involved with killing any of the members of the crew.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/vincent-asaro-trial-jurors-not-goodfellas-article-1.2364880

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