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Law360: "Politically Connected Cos. Face Lower SEC Threat, Study Says"

08/15/2014

Law360: "Politically Connected Cos. Face Lower SEC Threat, Study Says"

. . . John Alan James, a professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and chairman emeritus of its Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation, says that political contributions play a much larger role in the drafting of legislation than they do in enforcement actions.

James pointed to the development of regulations as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, which he said have been carried out by the staffs of the congressional committees and the individual members of the Financial Services Committee and subcommittees.

“The various financial institutions spent hundreds of millions of dollars in lobbying those regulation design teams to obtain concessions, delete unwanted aspects and frame the regulatory examinations that would measure the effectiveness of individual firms impacted by the regulations,” he said.

Read more: http://www.law360.com/articles/566913/politically-connected-cos-face-low...

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TechNewsWorld: "Snowden Blows NSA's MonsterMind"

08/15/2014

TechNewsWorld: "Snowden Blows NSA's MonsterMind"

. . . "Cyberwarfare is a genuine threat to the stability of the U.S., and it's understandable that the NSA and other agencies are working tirelessly to identify the sources of threats, methods of defense, and ways to fight back," said Darren Hayes, assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University's Seidenberg School of CSIS.

"If the U.S. government was not working on a cyberwar defense program, we should be concerned," Hayes told TechNewsWorld. "An attack on our financial system or utilities by a foreign government would lead to a loss of confidence and perhaps result in a loss of lives."

The high speed at which cyberattacks occur requires the development of automated defenses, Hayes argued.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/80887.html

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E-Commerce Times: "Yahoo, Google Team Up to Fight Email Snoops"

08/13/2014

E-Commerce Times: "Yahoo, Google Team Up to Fight Email Snoops"

. . . Another potential obstacle to broad use of the new encryption features when they're rolled out is that they won't be turned on by default.

"When something is not on by default, people are much slower to adopt it," Darren Hayes, a computer science professor at Pace University, told the E-Commerce Times.

- See more at: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Yahoo-Google-Team-Up-to-Fight-Email-Snoops-80882.html#sthash.kSON6Tqd.dpuf

 

nother potential obstacle to broad use of the new encryption features when they're rolled out is that they won't be turned on by default.

"When something is not on by default, people are much slower to adopt it," Darren Hayes, a computer science professor at Pace University, told the E-Commerce Times.

- See more at: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Yahoo-Google-Team-Up-to-Fight-Email-...

 

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TechTarget: "New site to collect feedback on healthcare interoperability plan"

08/13/2014

TechTarget: "New site to collect feedback on healthcare interoperability plan"

. . . Lixin Tao, chair of the computer science department at Pace University, said computer professionals have been dealing with digital information exchange incompatibility problems for 20 years and that the Health Level 7 protocol (HL7) can facilitate data exchange between providers. Tao did caution that the two most recent versions of HL7, versions two and three, each offer unique benefits. The most recent HL7 v2 is dated – based on a spec more than 26 years old – but it’s backwards-compatible, meaning it works with older v2 editions. HL7 v3 is more powerful and current but lacks backwards compatibility.

Read more: http://searchhealthit.techtarget.com/healthitexchange/healthitpulse/new-site-to-collect-feedback-on-healthcare-interoperability-plan/

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AACSB eNEWSLINE: "Interview with Industry: Bringing the Reality of Business to the Business School"

08/11/2014

AACSB eNEWSLINE: "Interview with Industry: Bringing the Reality of Business to the Business School"

. . . It was precisely because of my career ranging from Fortune 50 senior executive to internet entrepreneur that I sought to be Dean of the Lubin School of Business, says Neil Braun. When I asked myself in what context could my full range of experiences, temperament, passion for involvement with my own alma mater, and personal strengths be most valuable, I realized that being a dean of a business school was a strong possibility. Having just finished my fourth year as dean, I am more excited and challenged than ever to make sure that Lubin educates the whole person—all the dimensions that are necessary for success. The traditional academic learning goals are as necessary as they ever have been, but they are clearly not sufficient in this fast-changing global economy. We are, therefore, implementing curriculum and new programs to address the technical skills necessary for today's work environment, to ensure that our students achieve a level of social intelligence that is necessary to be effective in the working world.

Read more: http://enewsline.aacsb.edu/Interview-with-Industry-Bringing-the-Reality-of-Business-to-the-Business-School.asp

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THE Journal: "High School Students Create Mobile Apps at STEM Summer Camp"

08/08/2014

THE Journal: "High School Students Create Mobile Apps at STEM Summer Camp"

After participating in a two-week coding and design camp, 16 high school students from across New York recently debuted their own mobile apps as part of a two week summer camp designed to foster coding and design skills.

The STEM Collaboratory Camp, held at New York’s Pace University, brought together students from around the city with existing interests in math, science, and technology. The students learned basic skills in coding, robotics, cyber security, design, and more, and then worked in teams with a mentor to design and execute a number of smartphone apps.

In addition to the classes, students in the program participated in workshops and field trips to places like AT&T’s cyber security facility (AT&T sponsored the program).

Read more: http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/08/07/high-school-students-create-mobile-apps-at-stem-summer-camp.aspx

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Hartford Courant: "CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills"

08/07/2014

Hartford Courant: "CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills"

. . . Some, like Karl R. Rábago, executive director of the Energy and Climate Center at Pace University in New York, take issue with the view that utilities like CL&P need to get paid in the same manner in which they make investments. Rábago said that thinking is found nowhere in the canon of economic literature.

"If that were the case, there would be a cover charge on coffee shops," said Rábago, who has served as a public utility commissioner in Texas and deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy. He called the rush of power companies to fixed charges a "choir effect" and their philosophy of having fixed revenues for fixed costs "a meme in the utility world."

Read more: http://www.courant.com/business/hc-clp-rate-increase-59-percent-service-...

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Journal News Hall Monitor Blog: "Yonkers student participates in AT&T/Pace STEM camp"

08/07/2014

Journal News Hall Monitor Blog: "Yonkers student participates in AT&T/Pace STEM camp"

. . . the School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University created the Pace STEM Collaboratory "to encourage interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines while improving and supporting STEM education at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region."

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/hall-monitor/2014/08/05/yonkers-student-participates-in-attpace-stem-camp/13629585/

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U.S. News Short List: "10 Online Graduate Info Tech Programs With the Most International Students"

08/06/2014

U.S. News Short List: "10 Online Graduate Info Tech Programs With the Most International Students"

Pace University is among the 10 Online Graduate Info Tech Programs With the Most International Students on the U.S. News Short List.

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Law360: "Tax Reform Can Wait, Inversion Fix Cannot, Attys Say"

08/06/2014

Law360: "Tax Reform Can Wait, Inversion Fix Cannot, Attys Say"

. . . Philip Cohen, a Pace University professor, belongs to the crowd of voices who say the problem is too urgent to wait for a tax overhaul.

"Inversions are a serious issue — it's estimated the Treasury could lose $19-$20 billion from these deals, and they'll only snowball," said Cohen, who teaches in the legal studies and taxation department of Pace's Lubin School of Business.

Read more: https://www.law360.com/articles/562884/tax-reform-can-wait-inversion-fix...

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