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Pace University’s 53rd Annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Honors William D. Zabel with the 2016 Leaders in Management Award on Wednesday, June 8 – with NY1’s Cheryl Wills as Mistress of Ceremonies

06/09/2016

Pace University’s 53rd Annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner Honors William D. Zabel with the 2016 Leaders in Management Award on Wednesday, June 8 – with NY1’s Cheryl Wills as Mistress of Ceremonies

•        Innovator Award presented to two Pace alumnae at Hackensack University Medical Center: Dianne A. M. Aroh, Executive Vice President, Chief Patient Care and Clinical Officer; and Audrey C. Murphy, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

•        Faculty award honoree is Marcy Kelly, Professor and Assistant Chair of the Biology Department at Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

New York, NY – June 9, 2016  – At its Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner this summer, Pace University recognized William D. Zabel, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP as the honoree of the 2016 Leaders in Management (LIM) Award. The event was held at the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday, June 8, beginning with a reception that was followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.

Zabel is a founding partner of the firm and head of the Individual Client Services Group. A distinguished lawyer, Bill is renowned for representing many of the wealthiest individuals in the country on tax planning; succession planning; charitable giving (through the use of private foundations, public charities, split-interest trusts and direct giving); estates and trusts, including representation of individuals and institutions acting as fiduciaries with respect to both general administrative matters and litigated or contested ones; and family law matters, including prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements, and the negotiation or mediation of substantial divorce matters.  He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University and cum laude from Harvard Law School. 

His dynamic civic and philanthropic activities have included, among many others, chair of Human Rights First and Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC), trustee or director of New York University, The New School, Doctors of the World, Princeton University Planned Giving Committee, Sakharov Archives, Lincoln Center Theater and The Academy of American Poets.  Noteworthy is that Bill played a lead role in the success of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, in which the Court declared Virginia's law prohibiting interracial marriage unconstitutional. 

In 2006, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The American Lawyer, and has also been honored to receive an Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Human Rights Award, Brandeis University Distinguished Community Service Award, Distinguished Service Award (conferred by The New School), the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Extraordinary Leader Award and the inaugural Robert F. Kennedy Justice Prize from the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. 

The Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner began in 1962 as the Leaders in Management Award Dinner to highlight the support and encouragement the University receives from the corporate community. Pace's signature fundraising event celebrates the University's continued advancement and honors distinguished individuals with remarkable entrepreneurial and visionary talents. This gala embraces the University's identity as a leader in higher education.

In addition to the LIM Award, the Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner includes two additional awards: the Innovator Award which honors an individual or group whose work embodies positive change and the Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award which pays tribute to a distinguished faculty member who has dedicated his or her career to the University and its students.

The 2016 Innovator Award was presented to two Pace alumnae at Hackensack University Medical Center: Dianne A. M. Aroh MS CHP ’92, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Vice President, Chief Patient Care and Clinical Officer and Audrey C. Murphy, Esq., MSN, RN CHP '79, '82, '87, LAW '92, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer.

Aroh is recognized for her leadership on the national stage as the recipient of the Healthcare Professional Image of Nursing in leadership award. She was the first CNO to be recognized for her strategic business and operations acumen by NJBIZ Top 50 Best Women in Business. In the healthcare community, she is identified by her top tier ranking performances on lists such as the Top 30 Most Nurse-Friendly Hospitals in the United States by TopRNtoBSN.com, Blueprint for Nursing Leadership and notable trailblazing leadership of one of only two hospitals to earn 4th and 5th Magnet® Recognition for quality outcomes and excellence in patient care. She is also identified by her extensive community philanthropic services as a past member of The New York Times CNO Advisory Board; current member of Pace’s Women in Business Steering Committee as well as its College of Health Professionals Board; Nursing Advisory Board for Felician College, New Jersey; the Greater New York Association of Nurse Executives; the American Organization of Nurse Executives; New Jersey Organization of Nurse Executives; the American College of Health Care Executives; a board of trustee member for Bergen Medical Volunteer Initiative; and member of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. Aroh holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Pace University, and is board-certified in Advanced Administration. Aroh has made prolific contributions in healthcare leadership in numerous scholarly peer reviewed journals. 

Murphy was a recipient of the Best 50 Women in Business Award presented by NJBIZ in March of 2015. She was also the recipient of the Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives in May 2005. In 1998, she was the recipient of the TWIN Award - Tribute to Women and Industry, which is bestowed upon professional women who have excelled in their field and made contributions to industry in executive, managerial and/or professional roles. In 2013, Murphy was a Finalist, General Counsel of the Year – NJBIZ and on November 6, 2014 Murphy and her staff received the Best In-House Legal Department of the Year which was awarded by the New Jersey Law Journal. She is a member of numerous professional societies including: Sigma Theta Tau, American Corporate Counsel Association, American Health Lawyers Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and the Bergen County Bar Association as well as the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations. In addition, she sits on the Boards of the Bergen County Bar Foundation, Commerce & Industry of New Jersey (CIANJ) and the Pace President’s Committee.  Murphy volunteers at the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly known as Shelter Our Sisters), which is an agency that offers a safe refuge and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking.  She also volunteers as a tutor trainer for Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County.  Murphy received her BSN and her MSN degrees from Pace University in Westchester, New York. She worked for many years in various critical care areas (SICU, CCU) as a staff nurse, a manager, and as an educator. Murphy received her Juris Doctor Degree in January 1992 from Pace University in White Plains, New York while working full time as a nursing supervisor in a local area hospital. She is admitted to practice law in New York State and New Jersey.

The 2016 faculty award honoree is Marcy Kelly, PhD, Professor and Assistant Chair of the Biology Department at Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. Kelly maintains two active research programs. Her undergraduate research laboratory work focuses on the interaction between a model organism for tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis-BCG, and molecules produced by the human immune response. Kelly’s undergraduate research students have presented the results from their work at six national scientific meetings including the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting. She is currently the principal investigator on an NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in the Sciences (TUES) grant and she recently published a first year biology laboratory manual to introduce students to scientific research entitled “The Fundamentals of Scientific Research: An Introductory Laboratory Manual” with Wiley Blackwell Publishing.

The master of ceremonies at the black-tie affair was award-winning journalist, and NY1 News anchor and senior reporter, Cheryl Wills. Wills has reported on subjects from politics to fashion to the arts, reporting from The White House and conducting interviews with the sitting President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Maya Angelou, among others.

Please direct all event inquiries to Guycaelle Vaval, Assistant Director of Donor Stewardship, at (212) 346-1235 or spiritawards@pace.edu.                                                                                                                                           

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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Westchester County Business Journal: "Six Westchester attorneys recognized at 10th annual Above the Bar awards"

06/08/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Six Westchester attorneys recognized at 10th annual Above the Bar awards"

Photo: Erica Danielsen receives her award from Pace Law Professor Michael Mushlin (left) and Dean David Yassky (right).

Six attorneys were honored June 2 at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains, formerly Pace Law School.

The attorneys — five established in their field and one a recent graduate about to enter it — were recognized as part of the 10th annual Above the Bar Awards, co-founded by the Westchester County Business Journal, Citrin Cooperman and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/79809/six-westchester-attorneys-recognized-at-10th-annual-above-the-bar-awards/

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New York Daily News: "Hillary Clinton reaches number of delegates needed to clinch Democratic nomination hours before crucial California primary"

06/07/2016

New York Daily News: "Hillary Clinton reaches number of delegates needed to clinch Democratic nomination hours before crucial California primary"

. . . “They need to have Sanders out of the race after Tuesday if Clinton has her majority,” Caputo said. “If he persists up to the convention, it will weaken the Dems and Clinton. They want to be rid of the distraction.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/sanders-bern-democratic-party-staying-race-article-1.2663318

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USNEWS.com: "6 Questions to Ask About Flexibility in Online Degree Programs"

06/06/2016

USNEWS.com: "6 Questions to Ask About Flexibility in Online Degree Programs"

. . ."Flexibility would be probably the primary reason why anyone would even consider an online program," says Christine Shakespeare, assistant vice president for continuing and professional education at Pace University. "And that's because flexibility allows for people to juggle multiple priorities."

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2016-06-02/6-questions-to-ask-about-flexibility-in-online-degree-programs

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New Food Economy: "Can fine dining make climate change palatable?"

06/06/2016

New Food Economy: "Can fine dining make climate change palatable?"

When you’re trying to tie food to needs that go beyond nutrition at its most primitive, some connections are easy to make. Others not so easy. Gluten-free? Piece of cake. Organic? Well, there are fairly straightforward rules, though not everyone agrees with them. Fair trade? Now you’re getting into more complex territory. Climate-friendly….

Where to begin?

“The food system itself is extremely complicated and messy, and actually evaluating a product for its environmental impact is really, really complicated,” says Margot Pollans, a professor of law at Pace University, specializing in food and agriculture policy. “If you’re just going to focus on climate, then my definition of climate-conscious food would be the food that minimizes its carbon footprint through its whole lifecycle.”

Read more: http://newfoodeconomy.com/perennial-climate-friendly-cuisine/

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CBSNewYork: "Environmental Group Wants Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shut Down Over Loose Bolts"

06/02/2016

CBSNewYork: "Environmental Group Wants Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shut Down Over Loose Bolts"

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A major environmental group is asking for the shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant over safety concerns.

As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, the international environmental protection group Friends of the Earth is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to put the Buchanan, Westchester County power plant on ice – until someone can specify why its cooling system bolts are wearing out faster than expected.

Friends of the Earth has never attempted such an action before.

Indian Point Energy Center operators temporarily shut down Unit 2 at the plant recently, and found 277 of its 800 bolts damaged or missing – far more expected in such a critical system.

“It’s not good enough to simply think that you can go in and replace the bolts without having figured out what the core problem here is,” said Damon Moglen of Friends of the Earth.

The petition asks the NRC to keep Unit 2 shut down for the time being, and to take down the other reactor for inspections to see if it has a similar problem.

“The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has to respond within a quote, ‘reasonable time’ under the regulation,” said Pace University Law Professor Karl Coplan. “But as you might have seen, the petition says: ‘You should treat this as an emergency petition. You’ve got to act now before they restart.’”

Coplan, who specializes in environmental law, said the petition’s strongest argument is over missing metal parts somewhere inside the reactor.

“You got a little piece of metal floating around in there, and if it gets in a pump, gets in the way of a control rod, and now you’ve got a really serious situation,” he said.

Read more: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/05/24/environmental-group-indian-point/

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NYMetroParents: "The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes"

06/02/2016

NYMetroParents: "The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes"

. . . One of the biggest challenges of learning to swim is fear of the water. While it’s a natural and healthy fear, Keri Tom, owner of and instructor at Fin2Swim Infant Aquatics, says, it’s one of the biggest obstacles for instructors of small children. However, an experienced swim instructor can capitalize on a child’s reluctance, and build upon it by teaching solid water-safety practices: “I would rather have a child who is afraid of the water than an overly confident child, because that’s a smart child who knows that they don’t know how to swim,” Tom says.

So how do you eliminate that fear? Step by step.

A good instructor will never ask a child to do something that she is not already familiar with. “She already has the answer before we ask the question,” Tom says.

Katherine Palladino, the aquatics director at Pace University, an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, and president of Westchester and Fairfield Swimming and Lifeguarding, has a similar approach when tackling fear in young children. According to Palladino, the best swim instructors are patient, friendly, and build confidence in young children. By being warm and welcoming, “you are instilling trust between child and teacher, and suddenly the skill that the child was afraid of diminishes because it becomes a positive experience instead.”

The American Red Cross Water Safety curriculum is infused with safety lessons throughout all the stages of learning. Older students learn the basic fundamentals of CPR, while young children learn Check, Call, and Care, which outlines how to get help in an emergency situation, how to recognize when someone is struggling in the water, how can you tell if a person is possibly drowning, and how a child can help a person in distress without becoming a victim himself.

Read more: http://www.nymetroparents.com/article/the-importance-of-kids-learning-to-swim

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TechNewsWorld: "OnePlus Offers Free Headsets to Lure Crowd to VR Smartphone Launch"

06/01/2016

TechNewsWorld: "OnePlus Offers Free Headsets to Lure Crowd to VR Smartphone Launch"

. . . "This would be a very expensive launch for most companies, but OnePlus at the moment is an unknown brand to most consumers," noted Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University.

If OnePlus's strategy is to align itself with the emergence of VR as a mobile device, and if it intends to be known as the consumer electronics brand that's most in alignment with VR applications, it "will be seen as a brilliant move," he told TechNewsWorld.

However, if the VR initiative flops, it "could be seen as a very big mistake because OnePlus could have put far more of its mobile devices in the hands of consumers by simply discounting them," Chiagouris said.

OnePlus "likely could have put more than 100,000 devices in the hands of consumers with big discounts, and the related word of mouth would have been substantial," he argued.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/83545.html

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Analysis: Companies make up, then break up"

06/01/2016

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Analysis: Companies make up, then break up"

. . . After spending billions on acquisitions that stoked its downstream business of making parts for the aerospace, automotive and other markets, Alcoa will spin the unit off into a new company, Arconic, later this year. The thinking: investors are not putting a high enough price tag on Arconic’s fast-growing downstream operations because they perceive Alcoa to be a commodity aluminum producer plagued by global overcapacity and depressed metals prices.

“It’s hard for investors to get excited about that, particularly when commodities prices are falling,” said Bruce Bachenheimer, executive director of Pace University’s Entrepreneurship Lab.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/in-the-lead/itl-2016-companies/2016/05/27/Commentary-Len-Boselovic-Companies-make-up-then-break-up/stories/201605270027

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New York Daily News: "Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton both fewer than 100 delegates shy of securing nominations; both are likely to seal the deal on June 7"

05/18/2016

New York Daily News: "Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton both fewer than 100 delegates shy of securing nominations; both are likely to seal the deal on June 7"

Following Tuesday’s contests in Oregon and Kentucky, Hillary Clinton has 2,291 delegates, making her only 92 delegates short of the 2,383 she needs to formally secure the nomination.
(Photo credit: AARON P. BERNSTEIN/REUTERS)

. . . “By forcing Clinton to campaign and use resources she would rather spend in the general campaign, Sanders will attempt one last rally in the hopes of convincing the super delegates that he has a better chance of defeating Donald Trump than she does,” David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University, told the Daily News.

But, “barring a major and unexpected change of events,” he added, “it is nearly impossible for Sanders to have a larger pledged delegate count than Clinton. This would mean she can stake the claim that she has more delegates and therefore the superdelegates are merely ratifying the choice of the participants in the Democratic nominating processes.”

Because her nomination is imminent, Clinton’s goal throughout the remaining contests, Caputo explained, will be to “figure out a realistic way to bring Sanders and his supporters into their camp.”

“This will likely not happen until the convention, but the foundation for it has to be completed in the period leading up to the final primaries and then during the immediate post primary period,” he said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-clinton-100-delegates-shy-securing-noms-article-1.2641277

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