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Homeland Security Today: "ANALYSIS - New Legislation Needed to Address Terrorists’ Use of Phone Encryption"

12/03/2015

Homeland Security Today: "ANALYSIS - New Legislation Needed to Address Terrorists’ Use of Phone Encryption"

France maintains one of the most sophisticated telecommunications programs in the world, yet they failed to recognize the recent coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, writes Darren Hayes, Assistant Professor and Director of Cybersecurity at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York. These horrific events are a wake-up call for the US public and lawmakers. Smartphones are undoubtedly the most important sources of digital evidence today, but law enforcement and counterterrorism agencies can no longer perform their jobs effectively.

Read more: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/daily-news-analysis/single-article/analysis-new-legislation-needed-to-address-terrorists-use-of-encryption/a4a07aadabf6fa2417b4c411ab56d755.html

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Pace University Wins National Economics Competition for Second Consecutive Year

12/02/2015

Pace University Wins National Economics Competition for Second Consecutive Year

Experiential Learning Drives Seven-Member Team to Victory in Federal Reserve’s Annual ‘College Fed Challenge'

NEW YORK – Pace University today won the 12th annual national College Federal Reserve Challenge, marking the second consecutive year that Pace has won the prestigious competition that tests students’ understanding of the U.S. economy, monetary policymaking and the role of the Federal Reserve System.

The finals were held in Washington D.C. as the capstone to five district competitions held around the country. Undergraduate teams from across the country first competed in their local Reserve Bank Districts, and top teams moved on to the finals. Last month, the Pace University team won New York’s regional competition for the fourth year in a row. Pace’s 2014 national win was the first for the NY Fed District in the history of the College Fed Challenge and the school now becomes the first in the District to repeat as champions.

“Once again, our students demonstrated the quality, hard work and commitment to success that characterizes a Pace University education,” Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman said. “This victory highlights Pace’s unique commitment to experiential learning and professional experience, giving our students a competitive advantage both during their college years and as they enter into highly competitive professional fields.”

"Preparation for Fed Challenge expands students' knowledge of the U.S. economy, monetary policy, and the work of the Federal Reserve," said Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet L. Yellen. "The competition is also intended to foster interest in economics and finance as fields for advanced study and careers."

All seven members of this year’s Pace team are Economics/Business Economics students in Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. The team members are Katherine Craig, Daniella Gambino, Omar Habib, Jozef Lampa, Melissa Navas, Jonathan Okane and Yuliya Palianok; Professors Greg Colman and Mark Weinstock served as the team’s advisor.

Participating teams analyze economic and financial conditions and formulate a monetary policy recommendation, modeled on the work of the Federal Open Market Committee.  Teams competing in the finals gave presentations and answered questions for a panel of senior Federal Reserve officials.

About Pace University:

Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the opportunities for professional experiences offered by the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, 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, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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Wall Street Journal: "Westchester D.A. Is Nominated to Be State’s Top Judge"

12/02/2015

Wall Street Journal: "Westchester D.A. Is Nominated to Be State’s Top Judge"

Westchester County New York District Attorney Janet DiFiore, left, sat with her friend Ellen Biben, right, as Biben was confirmed as a new judge for the New York Court of Claims in May. Photo: Hans Pennink/Associated Press
 
. . . Court observers said her broad background made her a good candidate for chief judge. “She has as good if not more of a diversified, well-rounded background than any other chief judge that I can recall being appointed since the mid-70s,” said Jay Carlisle II, professor of law, at Pace Law School in White Plains, N.Y.

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/westchester-d-a-is-nominated-to-be-states-top-judge-1448991363

 

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Al Jazeera America: Senior Fellow Andrew Revkin on Al Jazeera America

12/01/2015

Al Jazeera America: Senior Fellow Andrew Revkin on Al Jazeera America

Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace and New York Times Dot Earth blogger, Andrew Revkin was interviewed on Al Jazeera America as world leaders and environmentalists gear up for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (a k a COP21).

To view the video interview of Andrew Revkin click here: https://mediaspace.pace.edu/media/Senior+Fellow+Andrew+Revkin+on+Al+Jazeera+America/1_k86cu9d4

 

Revkin also wrote about the global climate talks and his preparation of Pace environmental science students on his New York Times Dot Earth blog.

To view the article click here: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dotearth/2015/11/30/tracking-views-and-news-out-of-the-paris-climate-change-talks/?_r=0&referer=&tc=eml

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PBS broadcast: "Connecting with Virginia Woolf"

12/01/2015

PBS broadcast: "Connecting with Virginia Woolf"

The work of Pace Distinguished English Professor Mark Hussey, PhD,  was featured in a PBS broadcast on Virginia Woolf. He talks about starting the Woolf international conference at Pace over twenty years ago, as well as his other contributions to advancing the legacy of Virginia Woolf.

To view the PBS segment click here: http://on-demand.wvia.org/video/2365611641/.

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Financial Times: "Law schools race to meet students’ demands"

11/30/2015

Financial Times: "Law schools race to meet students’ demands"

. . . Some have turned to financial inducements, such as New York’s Pace Law School, which this year set its tuition charges at the same rate that out-of-state students would pay at their local state schools.

Read more: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/a08bda0a-7e39-11e5-98fb-5a6d4728f74e.html#axzz3szMA0UO5

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Huffington Post: "We Want More Walkable Neighborhoods -- but Can Our Communities Deliver?"

11/30/2015

Huffington Post: "We Want More Walkable Neighborhoods -- but Can Our Communities Deliver?"

. . . There are a number of resources available to local governments wishing to use LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) to reform their codes and policies to produce more walkable, greener neighborhoods. Criterion Planners, in particular, has developed a "Local Planners Catalog of LEED-ND Measures," essentially a restatement of the rating system into a local planning and coding framework more familiar to municipal planners than the standard LEED taxonomy; its categories include planning process, land use, transportation, resource protection, buildings, site development, and public facilities and services. Criterion also has a "LEED-ND Community Audit Checklist," a version of which was used in the Ithaca review, tracking the same categories.

In addition, the Land Use Law Center at Pace University has produced a "Technical Guidance Manual for Sustainable Neighborhoods," drawing from the experience of some 60 municipalities that have used LEED-ND in planning, zoning and policy, and intended for use by local governments interested in promoting greener development. The Center has also created a model zoning framework based on LEED-ND that can be used to establish a "floating zone" to supplement a community's standard zoning and be applied as desired to specific neighborhoods well-suited to the use of LEED-ND principles.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/f-kaid-benfield/we-want-more-walkable-nei_b_8678134.html

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Federal agency re-examines Tappan Zee Bridge construction threat to sturgeon"

11/30/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Federal agency re-examines Tappan Zee Bridge construction threat to sturgeon"

. . . From 2013 to 2014, 68 sturgeon were reported dead or injured within 15 miles of the bridge replacement project, up from a combined 21 reported in the same area between 2007 and 2012.

Riverkeeper Inc., an Ossining-based environmental organization, obtained that information from the state Department of Environmental Conservation through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The new Tappan Zee Bridge, which is estimated to cost nearly $4 billion, started pile installation testing in 2012 and began construction in 2013. About three dozen propeller-powered vessels are used to do work on the new bridge, which is expected to be finished and the bridge fully open to the public in 2018.

Riverkeeper and the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, the attorney group with Pace University School of Law that represents Riverkeeper, included the sturgeon mortality data in a July 9 letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service in Massachusetts. The letter urged the agency to reinvestigate “the extent to which reported increases in sturgeon mortality must be assumed to be related to Project construction activities.”

Karl S. Coplan, co-director of the Pace clinic and one of the lawyers representing Riverkeeper in the petition, said, “The numbers speak for themselves. It’s hard to look at this and not have a strong conviction that the bridge activity has played a role in the increased sturgeon mortality.”

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/75957/federal-agency-re-examines-tappan-zee-br...

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Gannett: "The Promise of Fracking: Impact on New York"

11/30/2015

Gannett: "The Promise of Fracking: Impact on New York"

A hearing on Reforming Energy Vision drew about 100 people to Binghamton City Hall. (Photo: File photo)

. . . The Reforming Energy Vision project will establish new markets by saving electric infrastructure costs, reducing pollution and providing “local empowerment and resilience” in the system, said Karl R. Rábago, executive director of the Energy and Climate Center at Pace University, in a recent interview.

“The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones,” he added. “Technological shifts happen for a number of reasons, not just scarcity.”

Read more: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/fracking/2015/11/24/promise-fracking-impact-new-york/76263854/

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1320 WILS: "Instagram for teens and twentysomethings"

11/25/2015

1320 WILS: "Instagram for teens and twentysomethings"

Leora Trub, Assistant Professor, Pace University, discusses her new study, "Instagram = #Instasad?: Exploring the Association of Instagram Use with Depressive Symptoms"

Listen to the interview: http://1320wils.com/assets/files/11-24-15%20Leora%20Trub.mp3

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