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U.S. News & World Report: "Best Online Bachelor's Programs"

01/29/2016

U.S. News & World Report: "Best Online Bachelor's Programs"

Pace University is ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs.

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/bachelors/rankings?int=...

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U.S. News University Directory: "Top 11 Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs"

01/29/2016

U.S. News University Directory: "Top 11 Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs"

Pace University is ranked among the Top 11 Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs:

Read more: http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/articles/top-11-online-graduate-criminal-justice-programs_15415.aspx#.Vqoz55zwqPE

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Announcement from President Stephen J. Friedman

01/28/2016

Announcement from President Stephen J. Friedman

January 27, 2016 -- Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman confirmed today that, as he previously indicated to the Board Chairman, he will not request reappointment at the end of his current term in June 2017. Upon the conclusion of his second term, Friedman will have served 10 years as University president. In a letter this morning to the entire Pace community, a copy of which can be found below, President Friedman shared his pleasure on the major strides Pace has made during the past nine years and the very bright future that lies ahead for Pace. The process of selecting the University’s next president will begin shortly.

Stephen J. Friedman became the seventh president of Pace University in June 2007. He was reappointed for a second five-year term by unanimous vote of the University’s Board of Trustees in 2011. Prior to being named president, he served for three years as dean of Pace University School of Law.

Mark Besca, Chairman of Pace University’s Board of Trustees, this morning praised Friedman’s leadership:

“Stephen Friedman is a transformational figure who, from day one, had a keen sense of the University’s potential and a visionary plan to achieve it. Throughout two remarkable terms as president, he has demonstrated passionate advocacy for our students and worked tirelessly to position Pace for a bold and bright future.”

 

 

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace University President Friedman to retire in 2017"

01/28/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace University President Friedman to retire in 2017"

Pace University president Stephen J. Friedman will not seek reappointment at the end of his current term in June 2017, the school said Thursday.

In a letter to the Pace community, Friedman, who has served as the school’s president since June 2007, said he will not seek another five-year term, calling his time at the university the “most challenging and rewarding period” of his professional career.

Friedman also served as dean of Pace Law School for three years before being named the university’s seventh president.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/77187/pace-university-president-friedman-to-retire-in-2017/

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TechNewsWorld: "GoPro Shooters Can Send Live Streams Up Periscope"

01/27/2016

TechNewsWorld: "GoPro Shooters Can Send Live Streams Up Periscope"

. . . "Twitter doesn't make as much money from its advertising as Microsoft and Google do with their search engines," noted Darren Hayes, an assistant professor at Pace University.

Twitter's portfolio isn't as diversified as its competitors either.

"Facebook has purchased many different companies and facilitates many other services," Hayes told TechNewsWorld. "Twitter has done some of that -- but not to the same extent as companies like Facebook do."

Attracting new users has been a problem for Twitter, as is getting a handle on how many flesh-and-blood members it has.

"Twitter has a problem with the number of bots using it. There's a huge number of followers who are just bots. People don't realize how big that number is," Hayes said.

"Twitter tries to adjust that. I've heard of people who have lost tens of thousands of followers in an hour because Twitter was going through and clearing out bots that were using the service," he continued. "So their membership numbers may be inflated."

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/83037.html

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The Hill’s Congress Blog: "The state of dis-union in America"

01/27/2016

The Hill’s Congress Blog: "The state of dis-union in America"

Obama entered the upcoming political campaign by defining the choices as he views them.

Read an op-ed by Gregory Julian, a retired professor and former adviser to Pace University's Model United Nations team in Pleasantville, NY:

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/266970-the-state-of-dis-union-in-america

 

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Financial Executives International Daily: "What, Me Retire?"

01/26/2016

Financial Executives International Daily: "What, Me Retire?"

Stephen J. Friedman

How financial executives can develop encore careers.

Every day, 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65. The issue of what to do after “retirement” is faced by tens of millions of men and women as they retire, or much earlier, when they sell a family business or are laid off without much hope of obtaining a comparable job. Many, perhaps most, of this group have no idea how to think about what to do next.

The question then becomes what a person should do when, in their 50s or 60s, they stop what they have been doing for most of their lives. That moment should not automatically be seen as an ending or retirement, which connotes a stepping back, but as the beginning of the third great stage in life. The decision about what to do for the next 10 to 20 years is one of the most challenging and least well-marked in our lives. It is filled with uncertainty, fears, surprises and unknown ground, but the rewards of that period can be extraordinary.

Read the article by Stephen J. Friedman, President of Pace University: http://daily.financialexecutives.org/what-me-retire/

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Westchester coalition hosts affordable housing teach-in"

01/26/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Westchester coalition hosts affordable housing teach-in"

. . . Joseph Czajka, senior vice president at Pattern for Progress, the nonprofit regional planning group in Newburgh, will speak about trends in the housing market and how the increasing housing cost burden hinders economic development and efforts to attract and retain millennials.

Kevin Dwarka, an urban planner and senior fellow at the Pace University Land Use Law Center, will discuss the impact of “not in my backyard” community opposition in zoning battles and how to overcome it with best practices.

The Rev. Betty Tom, pastor of First Presbyterian Church Mount Vernon, will speak on the ethical and moral responsibility to develop affordable housing as part of a just society.

David McKay Wilson, columnist at The Journal News, will discuss the role of the press in driving change.

Housing coalition members hosting the event are DeCohen, Alexander H. Roberts, executive director of Community Housing Innovations Inc., and James Killoran, executive director of Westchester Habitat for Humanity.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/77101/westchester-coalition-hosts-affordable-h...

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Register Today for 2nd Annual Mobile App Development Bowl

01/25/2016

2nd Annual Mobile App Development Bowl

January 14, 2016 -- So you think you can develop a mobile app? Put your skills to the test and compete against the area's best young techies in the 2nd Annual Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl.

Registration is requested by Friday, Feb. 12. Register online or send an e-mail to MobileAppContest@pace.edu with your questions. There is no entry fee.

"We know Westchester has some of the brightest young minds, and we want to push them to even new heights," said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. "Last year's competition was phenomenal, with more than 150 students competing from across the tri-state area. I can't wait to see what they come up with this year."

Cash prizes, paid internships and a collection of high-tech gear are all up for grabs for the winners.

This year the contest – a partnership between Westchester County and Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems – challenges students to put themselves on the "MAAP" by creating "Mobile Apps for Aging Populations." Specifically, apps are being sought that improve an aspect of daily life for people ages 65 and older, especially in areas where their needs are neglected or underserved.

According to the United Nations, more than 21 percent of the global population will be 65 or older by 2050, compared to 11.7 percent in 2013. This means that our economies and societies must adapt to the needs of the aging population. The hope is that the contest will empower both generations to become productive and thriving members of their communities and economies.

Students must compete in teams (two person minimum). More than one team from the same school is permitted. Students may form and register independent teams without school affiliation. Students can also register as individuals, and Pace will assist them in forming a team.

Once registered, teams will be notified of important dates, including a kick-off pep rally at the Westchester County Center this winter. Guidance and support will be made available throughout the competition by Pace University, including free technical resources, instructions and workshops.

In the spring, a panel of expert judges will score and determine the top mobile apps. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded during an event at Pace University's Pleasantville Campus.

Last year's challenge attracted more than 150 students from high schools and colleges across the tri-state area. The focus last year was on creating apps for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients.

"Pace is proud to once again partner with Westchester County to mobilize high school and college students to help aging populations with technology and help prepare the next generation of technology leaders and innovators," said Jonathan Hill, Interim Dean of Pace's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the Mobile App Development Bowl, please contact Deth Sao at dsao@pace.edu or (914) 773-3706.

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Journal News: "County’s 2nd app contest to focus on seniors"

01/20/2016

Journal News: "County’s 2nd app contest to focus on seniors"

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino interviews students and coaches at the Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl. (Photo: Mark Lungariello/The Journal News)

Second annual Smart Mobile App Development Bowl will be held at Pace University this spring.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2016/01/20/westchester-looks-students-build-apps-seniors/78867142/

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