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Jonathan H. Hill named Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University

06/20/2016

Jonathan H. Hill named Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University

New York, NY – June 20, 2016 -- Pace University has appointed Jonathan H. Hill dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University, effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Hill was chosen after a national search.

“I am delighted with Jonathan’s appointment as the new dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems,” said Pace University president Stephen J. Friedman. “His dedication, leadership, vision, record of achievement, and management skills make him the right person to lead the Seidenberg School to new heights of excellence and reputation.”

As Dean of the Seidenberg School, Jonathan Hill brings a combination of experience in both academia and the private sector that spans nearly three decades, including 15 years on the faculty of Kingsborough Community College (CUNY), where he developed successful educational programs in technology and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Hill came to Pace in 2003 and has distinguished himself for innovation that has enhanced the reputation of the Seidenberg School and positioned its students for learning and internship opportunities and career success with some of the most recognized companies of our time. He has also contributed to recent strong growth in the school's overall enrollment, with very significant growth in its graduate programs.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Pace, Dr. Hill has served as Program Chair (Computing Information Systems), Director of Special Programs and Projects, Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, and most recently as Interim Dean. He is a founder and director of the Pace STEM Collaboratory, as well as Seidenberg Creative Labs. He also planned and developed the Seidenberg Scholars program for gifted and talented first-year students, and has cultivated government and corporate programs with organizations that include Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Bank of New York Mellon, Hewlett Packard, NYC Department of Education, New York City Economic Development Corporation, and others. In addition, Dr. Hill has extended significant research partnerships, most notably with the Verizon Foundation and AT&T.

"At a time when the tech industry is growing exponentially, it is a tremendous honor to be chosen to serve as dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and to aid in solving significant problems facing our city, our nation, and our world,” Hill said of his appointment. “All of us in the Seidenberg community look forward to answering the call to provide better-trained technologists who can design and code better products and solutions to the problems of our time.”

In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from the University of the Pacific, Dr. Hill holds a Master of Business Administration from the City University of New York (CUNY) and a Doctor of Professional Studies from Pace University.

About Pace University: Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and College of Health Professions. http://www.pace.edu

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

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Journal News: "Pace law center wins $100K to help abuse victims"

06/20/2016

Journal News: "Pace law center wins $100K to help abuse victims"

Legal help is vital for victims of domestic violence and elder abuse. Next year that help will be more readily available at a refurbished White Plains facility.

On June 8, Impact100 Westchester awarded a $100,000 grant to the Pace Women's Justice Center, which will create a walk-in legal resource and information center for abuse victims.

Impact100 brings women together to fund "transformation grants" for nonprofits throughout Westchester County, according to its website.

"In the long run it's going to transform the lives of thousands of victims," said Cindy Kanusher, the center's executive director.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2016/06/17/pace-grant-abuse-victims/86027464/

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace Law aligns with New Jersey college for law school fast track"

06/20/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace Law aligns with New Jersey college for law school fast track"

A partnership between the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and a New Jersey college will attempt to open a fast track to a law degree, which the schools say will save students time and money.

The Albert Dorman Honors College, part of the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, announced in June that it is partnering with Pace to create a six-year curriculum for students pursuing both a bachelor’s and law degree.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/80003/pace-law-aligns-with-new-jersey-college-for-law-school-fast-track/

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Politico: "Trump's charity claims could violate fraud laws"

06/20/2016

Politico: "Trump's charity claims could violate fraud laws"

. . . If Trump fails to follow through on the statements made by him and his employee, he could be running afoul of the law, according to James Fishman, an emeritus professor of law at Pace University with expertise in non-profit organizations. “In terms of promising to give money to charities, that can be looked at as fraud if he has gotten people to contribute on that basis,” Fishman said.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/donald-trump-charities-fraud-laws-224510#ixzz4C9EwZZNn

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Politico: "BEVERAGE BIG FUNDS PACE LAW FOOD-HUB PILOT"

06/20/2016

Politico: "BEVERAGE BIG FUNDS PACE LAW FOOD-HUB PILOT"

Rob Sands, president and CEO of the international wine, beer and spirits company Constellation Brands, has donated $400,000 to his alma mater, Pace University School of Law, to sponsor a two-year pilot Food and Beverage Law Clinic. The clinic will offer legal services to farmers, community and grassroots groups, and food and beverage entrepreneurs. It is part of a collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council to assist efforts to build a more sustainable regional food system, according to the school.

“Many businesses in the growing ‘farm to table’ economy start out in someone’s kitchen, backyard or even roof garden,” said David Yassky, Dean of Pace’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains, N.Y. “When these businesses grow, new legal issues emerge and often these entrepreneurs can’t afford the legal help they need. Our clinic will fill that gap.” More about the initiative here.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-agriculture/2016/06/sna-rallies-against-block-grants-214837#ixzz4C97KcVlY

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Fast Company: "Is There A Business Case To Be Made For Political Endorsements?"

06/20/2016

Fast Company: "Is There A Business Case To Be Made For Political Endorsements?"

. . . The question is: Why would a business make a move that could ultimately alienate customers in the first place? According to Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University, the answer is that most businesses don’t. "Most of the time you do not see endorsements on a national level," he says. "No one wants to irritate potential customers."

Things change, however, when you bring it to a more local level. That is, if a business is in geography where the demographic leans one way, it likely won’t hurt business to show that you agree with those around you. For example, if you’re a small business in a very progressive area, says Chiagouris, "you can feel comfortable endorsing a liberal candidate."

Read more: http://www.fastcompany.com/3060823/election-2016/is-there-a-business-case-to-be-made-for-political-endorsements

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E-Commerce Times: "Snapchat Rolls Out Ad-Friendlier Design"

06/20/2016

E-Commerce Times: "Snapchat Rolls Out Ad-Friendlier Design"

. . . Snapchat moments "are very brief and focused on a communication that lasts for ... a matter of seconds," said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University.

"Snapchat and media partners will need to train an entire generation to get news from the Snapchat ecosystem," he told The E-Commerce Times. "This is doable, but not in the near future, and could take years."

Until Snapchat moments can be proven to impact consumer behavior, Chiagouris said, "advertisers will not jump on board beyond a little experimentation."

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83604.html

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San Francisco Chronicle: "Obama’s endorsement of Clinton puts pressure on Sanders"

06/20/2016

San Francisco Chronicle: "Obama’s endorsement of Clinton puts pressure on Sanders"

Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images.  Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Obama meet at the White House shortly before Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton.

. . . “Sanders is putting the party in a very delicate situation,” said David Caputo, president emeritus and a political science professor at Pace University in New York. “From the party’s standpoint, they would much rather have him gone,” but they also want to turn his millions of young supporters to Clinton in November.

Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Obama-s-endorsement-of-Clinton-puts-pressure-on-7974283.php

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New York Daily News: "Mob lawyer inked contract with Muhammad Ali to publish rare magazine on the boxer"

06/10/2016

New York Daily News: "Mob lawyer inked contract with Muhammad Ali to publish rare magazine on the boxer"

Meringolo was the proud publisher of a collector’s edition magazine celebrating the life and career of Muhammad Ali, which featured essays by famed boxing scribes like Budd “On The Waterfront” Schulberg as well as contributions from boxing legends George Foreman, Larry Holmes and Ali himself.

“Working with all those icons on the project, I look it as one of my best professional accomplishments,” Meringolo said.

Meringolo published one other collector's edition magazine, featuring NFL great Joe Montana, before he packed up his media side gig to focus on criminal defense work and teaching at Pace University and New York Law Schools.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mob-lawyer-published-rare-muhammad-ali-magazine-article-1.2667961

 

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WPIX: "Returning U.S. Coast Guard veteran says she couldn’t land job without college degree"

06/09/2016

WPIX: "Returning U.S. Coast Guard veteran says she couldn’t land job without college degree"

Watch the video: http://pix11.com/2016/06/08/returning-u-s-coast-guard-veteran-says-she-couldnt-land-job-without-college-degree/

NEW YORK -- For many returning veterans, getting a college education is a priority. But paying for it isn’t always easy.

That’s why PIX11 has partnered with the Veterans Education Challenge (VEC). It’s an organization dedicated to sending U.S. military vets to college, and provides them with needed scholarships that the GI Bill does not cover.

VEC founders, Avis and Bruce Richards, started the “Veterans Education $1 Million Matching Challenge” to help fund higher education for returning veterans. Every dollar donated between Veterans Day 2015 and Veterans Day 2016 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Richards up to one million dollars.

We share the story of U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, who is taking advantage of the educational opportunity given to her through the G.I. Bill.

29-year-old Juliet Cottodejesus enjoyed nine fulfilling and memorable years with the U.S. Coast Guard protecting New York Harbor.

“If the President, the U.N., the Super Bowl, anything that might have been a terrorist target, we would just do security zones around those areas. We also did search and rescue,” Cottodejesus explained.

Juliet said the best part of her service was getting to know the public and telling them about the Coast Guard.

She ended her service in 2014, and was ready to begin a new chapter in her life. But all of her years with the Coast Guard didn’t exactly open doors.

“I wanted to try something new, but I didn’t go to college, so nobody would hire me,” she said.

She is now a junior majoring in business management at Pace University in Manhattan. She credits her father, a former marine, with giving her advice that would make getting higher education possible.

“My father encouraged me to join the Coast Guard, so I could get the GI Bill,” Juliet said.

Read more: http://pix11.com/2016/06/08/returning-u-s-coast-guard-veteran-says-she-couldnt-land-job-without-college-degree/

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