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"Broadly" featured Pace Health Professor Dr. Erica Gollub in "Will Americans Ever Actually Use the Female Condom?"

03/13/2018

"Broadly" featured Pace Health Professor Dr. Erica Gollub in "Will Americans Ever Actually Use the Female Condom?"

...Dr. Erica Gollub, a health professor at Pace University who has researched female condom use for decades and was involved the product’s initial FDA approval hearings, agrees. “The overriding justification for easing regulatory burdens on this very safe device is clear: to provide another choice in protection against STI/HIV and unplanned pregnancy to both the insertive and the receptive partner in vaginal or anal intercourse,” she says.

“When you look at the package of a female condom, it’s all vaginas all the time.”

Advocates hope that the reclassification will have practical benefits, too. The idea is that once the paperwork and conditions become less onerous, more manufacturers will start producing internal condoms—and, hopefully, producing different kinds of internal condoms, such as models that come with tampon-like applicators for the more squeamish. The greater competition might then drive down prices.

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Statement from President Marvin Krislov on the passing of Erivan Haub

03/12/2018

Statement from President Marvin Krislov on the passing of Erivan Haub

“On behalf of the trustees, students, faculty, and staff of Pace University, I mourn the passing of Erivan Haub, a longtime friend and philanthropic supporter of Pace and especially our law school,” said Pace President Marvin Krislov. “Erivan’s passion for the United States and for the environment, inspired by his mother, Elisabeth, led to the Haub family’s long and successful partnership with Pace. We present the annual Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy, and in 2016 we were honored to name our law school the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, in recognition of our long partnership and a generous gift from the Haub family. We send our deepest condolences to the Haub family, and most of all to Liliane Haub, Erivan’s daughter-in-law, who serves as a Pace trustee. Erivan’s leadership, friendship, and generosity will not be forgotten.”

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"Yahoo News" featured Law Professor John Nolon in "The Tainted Water Crisis In Upstate New York That Andrew Cuomo Can’t Shake"

03/09/2018

"Yahoo News" featured Law Professor John Nolon in "The Tainted Water Crisis In Upstate New York That Andrew Cuomo Can’t Shake"

...Changing watershed regulations across the state would require transferring many zoning and permitting powers from towns and villages to larger municipal bodies, such as counties or even the state itself. The constitutional grounds to do so are solid, according to John Nolon, a law professor at Pace University and counsel at the school’s Land Use Law Center.

There aren’t legal obstacles to solving the problem, Nolon said, but introducing a bill to strip towns of key powers could be career suicide for a state lawmaker.

“That is a politically very fraught task, because state legislators within the Assembly or Senate, they’re all local politicians and they all run for office,” he said. “When they go home, it’s difficult for them to say, ‘We just took away the town’s power to determine its future.’”

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"The Examiner" featured "Pace Students Vow Change During Tribute to School Shooting Victims"

03/08/2018

"The Examiner" featured "Pace Students Vow Change During Tribute to School Shooting Victims"

More than 100 Pace University students rallied at the school’s campus last Wednesday denouncing gun violence and honoring the 17 people that were gunned down in the Florida high school massacre last month.

Sophomore Lindita Kulla, who grew up about 20 minutes from Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut, organized the Feb. 28 #NeverAgain rally. She explained that since the Sandy Hook tragedy more than five years ago she's had a residual fear of school settings, calling the lockdown that day as a high school freshman a terrifying experience.

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"West Virginia Record" features Pace University in "Professor praises National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court at WVU"

03/08/2018

"West Virginia Record" features Pace University in "Professor praises National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court at WVU"

...This year, students from 22 law schools across the country will gather on the Morgantown campus over a four-day period beginning Thursday, March 8 to deal with the issue of a liquefied natural gas facility and tackle the question of “whether an analysis of the environmental impacts requires consideration of the greenhouse gases that will be released when the natural gas is ultimately combusted in its foreign destination.”

Van Nostrand detailed how he believes the answers the students come up with could spell benefits for society as a whole.

“In particular, the competitors will be debating the applicability of the public trust doctrine, which considers whether the government has an obligation to preserve for current and future generations certain natural resources (air, water, access to coastline),” he said. “Another issue in the problem is whether the government has an obligation to consider the impacts on climate change of the natural gas that flows through natural gas facilities when it prepares and environmental impact statement. We select the issues for the problem based on trend-setting cases currently pending in the federal courts that involve the intersection of energy and environmental law.”

The 22 law schools competing are Appalachian School of Law, College of William and Mary, George Washington University, Louisiana State University, Ohio State University, Pace University, South Texas College of Law Houston, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, University of North Dakota, University of Pittsburgh, University of Utah, Washburn University, Duquesne University, University of Virginia, and Vermont Law School. Because it is the host law school, WVU will not compete.

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"The Journal News" featured an interview with Ardsley's, Julian McGarvey about the game winning basket that took place at Pace University's Goldstein Center

03/08/2018

"The Journal News" featured an interview with Ardsley's, Julian McGarvey about the game winning basket that took place at Pace University's Goldstein Center

While Ardsley’s boys basketball team was stretching before Monday's practice, senior Julian McGarvey was out of sight conducting a live interview on Sirius’ Mad Dog Radio.

When McGarvey entered the gym as practice was about to begin, there was a line of cameras and reporters waiting for him.

His miraculous buzzer-beater in Saturday's Class A championship game — which went viral over the weekend and is being referred to as “The Heave” — landed at No. 1 on SportsCenter's top plays and has garnered national attention. So one after another, McGarvey politely answered every question.

But as soon as the interviews were done and the room had cleared, he had a message for his teammates.

"It's the first time in Ardsley we've had reporters in our practice," said McGarvey, who is committed to play quarterback at Marist College. "I'm trying to soak it all in.

“I’m sure that they’re trying to soak it all in, too. It’s hard to go from something crazy like that shot to a game in about (72) hours, but once we start practicing and everyone is out of the gym, I’m going to talk to them. I’m going to settle them in and say, ‘The moment was great. It’s over now. It’s time to move on. It’s time to focus on Maine-Endwell and try to make this as deep of a state playoff run as we can.’ ”

Maine-Endwell is the Section 4 champion, which will be the Panthers' opponent in the regional semifinals.

Shortly before Monday's practice, it was announced that the game was being moved up from Wednesday to Tuesday due to concerns about the next nor'easter. It will be played at 4 p.m. at Johnson City High School in the Binghamton-area.

That makes for a quick turnaround for an Ardsley team which hasn't had a chance to catch its breath.

"I woke up this morning and my body — I was mentally drained," McGarvey said. "I was sitting in class and I was almost falling asleep."

As far as coach Sean Cappiello is concerned, getting back on the court is the best outlet they could ask for. 

"This is the most natural thing we can do, which is get back to work and play basketball," he said.

The way that the miraculous shot came together is still hard to fathom.

After missing key free throws with his team trailing by two points, McGarvey redeemed himself in amazing fashion. He intercepted a long inbound pass from Tappan Zee, took one dribble to his right and heaved a one-handed shot from over 70 feet. His last-second prayer dropped at the buzzer to hand Ardsley a shocking 52-51 victory before a standing-room-only crowd at Pace University's Goldstein Center.

It marked the Panthers' first Section 1 title since 1958. 

"It's been a whirlwind since the ball went in the basket," Cappiello said. "I've watched it 50-100 times, and every time I watch it, I keep expecting it to bounce off the back rim. If ever there was a kid who was prepared for a big moment, this is it."

What was the coolest moment so far? McGarvey said he's had a couple.

"I'd say the bus ride home," he said. "When I started seeing it all over the place," noting ESPN, Barstool Sports, and other national outlets.

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"The Hill" features Professor Bennett Gershman's opinion piece about the Russian investigation

03/08/2018

"The Hill" features Professor Bennett Gershman's opinion piece about the Russian investigation

Opinion Piece published in "The Hill"

By: Law Professor Bennett Gershman

Professor Ben Gershman is one of the original faculty members at Pace Law and has taught as a visiting professor at Cornell Law School and Syracuse Law School. While in private practice he specialized in criminal defense litigation. A former prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for six years, he is the author of numerous articles as well as two books on prosecutorial and judicial ethics. He served for four years at the Special State Prosecutor Office investigating corruption in the judicial system.

The House Intelligence Committee’s Democratic memorandum had to be released in order to discredit the committee’s Republican misleading memorandum and expose the White House effort to delegitimize special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Of course, there are unfortunate byproducts: exposure of U.S. intelligence-gathering protocols and procedures, intensifying the partisan warfare in the U.S. over the integrity of our intelligence work, and abetting Russia’s aggressive efforts to exacerbate the turmoil in U.S. politics.

True to form, President Trump blocked release of the heavily-redacted Democratic memo, which was vetted by the Justice Department, calling it “a total political and legal BUST” and “SO ILLEGAL.” Trump warmly endorsed the Republican memo, saying “it totally vindicates me.”  No other president in U.S. history has authorized the public release of secret foreign intelligence information used to obtain a secret foreign surveillance warrant for personal and partisan gain.

The Republican memo purports to reveal “abuses” by the Justice Department and the FBI in seeking a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to electronically monitor conversations of Carter Page, a former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor. Intelligence officials suspected Page could be an agent of the Russian government. The Democratic memo describes Page’s longstanding ties to Russia, Russian spies’ attempts to recruit him, and why our intelligence agencies sought the surveillance warrant. All of this information is absent in the Republican memo.

The heavily redacted Democratic memo describe Page’s Russian activities, which was the basis for the warrant.

In three subsequent renewals of the FISA warrant, multiple sources (redacted in the Democratic memo) provided additional information of Page’s continuing contacts with several prominent Russian officials after he left the Trump campaign. This information contradicted Page’s testimony before the committee on Nov. 2, 2017 in which he denied any such contacts. The surveillance of Page gave the FBI “valuable intelligence” (heavily redacted in the Democratic memo) of Page’s activities.

The Republican memo claims that the FISA warrant application did not reveal all relevant information about Page. In making this assertion the memo focuses on the “dossier” compiled by former FBI informant Christopher Steele. The dossier describes some of Page’s activities in Russia as well as allegations that Trump while visiting Moscow was involved in salacious sexual activities about which he could be subject to blackmail. The Republican memo asserts that the Steele dossier was an “essential part” of the Page application and that Steele’s bias against Trump was not disclosed in the application. Based, on the Democratic memo, this assertion is false.

Without identifying the sources by name, the FISA application clearly explained the potential bias by Steele, namely, that he was hired by politically motivated U.S. persons and entities in order to discredit Trump’s campaign.   The application disclosed that Steele prepared the dossier on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.

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Distinguished Law Professor Mimi Rocah spoke with Katy Tur on "MSNBC" about Sam Nunberg

03/07/2018

Distinguished Law Professor Mimi Rocah spoke with Katy Tur on "MSNBC" about Sam Nunberg

From "MSNBC:"

Distinguished Law Professor Mimi Rocah spoke with Katy Tur on MSNBC about Sam Nunberg, former Trump aide, refusing to comply with Mueller subpoena.

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Press Release: No Bathing Suits or Tan Lines for Pace University Students Selecting a Spring Break of Service to Victims of Superstorm Sandy

03/07/2018

Press Release: No Bathing Suits or Tan Lines for Pace University Students Selecting a Spring Break of Service to Victims of Superstorm Sandy

Rockaway families still displaced by Superstorm Sandy to receive help from Pace students

NEW YORK, MARCH 7 – Superstorm Sandy struck more than five years ago. Those hardest hit are still struggling to rebuild, and many families have yet to return home. Pace University’s Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) and 16 Pace student volunteers will travel to Rockaway Beach, Queens, to spend their Alternative Spring Break helping those still displaced by that historic storm.

From March 13 to 16, Pace student volunteers will help rebuild houses still damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Rockaway Beach, N.Y. The immersive learning experience will include guest lectures about how race, class, disaster relief policy, cultural attitudes, and political attitudes shape the ways communities have recovered from natural disasters from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to Hurricanes Harvey and Maria in 2017.

“Pace students are doers and strivers,” said Marvin Krislov, president of Pace University. “We believe in learning by doing, and there’s no better way to do that than by giving back to our community. I’m pleased that these students will have this experiential education, and I’m even more pleased that they’re doing good for their fellow New Yorkers.”

“Pace students are helping families who still have not been able to return to their primary homes after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy,” said Dan Botting, associate director of the Center for Community Action and Research at Pace University. “After the headlines die down, people forget about natural disasters and do not realize the long-lasting effects on families in affected areas. Pace has made a long-lasting commitment to help people in our home city who are still trying to resume normalcy in their lives nearly six years later.”

This year, Pace continues to build upon its partnership with SBP, established over the last four

Alternative Spring Break trips. For four days and three nights, students will be volunteering and living in the communities that are still feeling the impact of this disaster. They will also be meeting with local organizations and community members to learn what the future holds for these areas and what needs to be done moving forward.  Students participating in the trip will bring back their experience through blog posts, articles for the student newspapers on both Pace’s New York City and Westchester County campuses, a petition signing, and more.

Since the spring of 2005, CCAR, housed in Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, has sponsored an Alternative Spring Break experience, providing Pace students an opportunity to learn and explore the world through service.  Pace students have also traveled to New Orleans where they helped people rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In New York City, they have served the homeless and hungry as well as those recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Community organizations Pace has worked with include Friends of Rockaway, Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, All Hands Volunteers, Housing Works, Ready, Willing, and Able, Metropolitan Council, Coalition for the Homeless, Homes for the Homeless, Greyston Bakery, and more.

Program itinerary provided on request.Link to upcoming ASB 18 student blog posts (not yet live):

http://ccar.blogs.pace.edu/tag/asb18/

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, pre-veterinary, and pre-law). 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 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 Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project ranks Pace University first in the nation among four-year private institutions for upward economic mobility based on students who enter college at the bottom fifth of the income distribution and end up in the top fifth. www.pace.edu

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"Westchester Smart" featured Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in "At the Leading Edge of Cybersecurity"

03/06/2018

"Westchester Smart" featured Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in "At the Leading Edge of Cybersecurity"

Waging War Against Cybercrime

Cybersecurity experts sounded the alarm about the vulnerability of our data this fall during a major conference sponsored by the Business Council of Westchester and Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. The half day conference, which was help at Pace’s Pleasantville campus, was entitled Cyberstorm-Cybersecurity in Business: Emerging Threats and Innovative Solutions and explored the growing national threat posed by cybercriminals.

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