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Westchester County Business Journal: "A Pace Law grad with an adventurous side"

08/07/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "A Pace Law grad with an adventurous side"

Enrolling in law school shows a certain drive. Amplify that by backpacking solo down Spain’s Camino de Santiago and cycling across the state of Nebraska and you have Leigh Ellis, a 2015 cum laude graduate of Pace Law School, whose drive is not limited to her vocation.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/73234/a-pace-law-grad-with-an-adventurous-side/

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Agence France Presse: "Trump gambles on the business of politics"

08/05/2015

Agence France Presse: "Trump gambles on the business of politics"

. . . "Donald Trump is in the business of polishing the Trump brand," says Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University in New York. "He likely knows he's not going to be president."

In an article headlined "Donald Trump's brazen genius," The Economist suggested the mogul had his eye on political leverage "worth a fortune" in the red-tape of real estate.

If he can wield enough influence and gather enough steam, Chiagouris believes he could cut the mother of all deals if he can anoint the successful White House nominee.

"He's going to stay in it until the very end and, when it's clear there are a couple of contenders and his support could swing it one way or the other," he told AFP.

Read more: http://www.afp.com/en/news/donald-trump-gambles-business-politics

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance: "Guide to Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft"

08/05/2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance: "Guide to Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft"

. . . If laws more broadly restricted the collection and sharing of personal information—and imposed greater penalties on entities that lose such data—consumers’ personal information would be less vulnerable, and organizations might be more motivated to improve security, says Darren Hayes, director of cybersecurity and assistant professor at Pace University. Sometimes victims are compensated through lawsuits. Target has agreed to pay a $10 million settlement to those who can provide evidence that they were affected by the 2013 breach of its customers' credit and debit card numbers and other information. Two federal employees unions have filed lawsuits against the OPM. One claims that the OPM violated employees' constitutional right to privacy. The other accuses the OPM of breaking a federal law when the agency failed to fix cybersecurity weaknesses, despite warnings from the Office of Inspector General.

Read more at http://www.kiplinger.com/article/credit/T048-C000-S002-protect-yourself-...

 

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Independent Sector Magazine: "News from the Independent Sector"

07/30/2015

Independent Sector Magazine: "News from the Independent Sector"

Pace University's Master Site Plan for Westchester's Kessel Student Center expansion was featured among news from private institutions in New York in the Independent Sector magazine, a publication of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.

From the article: "The newly expanded Kessel Student Center at Pace University, part of the master plan for the Westchester campus, includes collaborative spaces for students and an expanded dining area."

View the article on page 15 of the magazine here: http://www.cicu.org/sites/default/files/publication_reports/2015ISMagazi...

 

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Independent Sector Magazine: "Preparing the Next Generation of Nurses"

07/30/2015

Independent Sector Magazine: "Preparing the Next Generation of Nurses"

New York Campuses Take the Lead

Pace University's College of Health Professions was included in an article in Independent Sector magazine, a publication of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities. 

In a section on "Investing in Simulation," Pace's leading edge clinical education labs were mentioned among the top facilities for nursing preparation in New York.

The article noted that, "In 2013, Pace University added new clinical education labs equipped with everything future nurses need."

Read the full article here: http://www.cicu.org/sites/default/files/publication_reports/2015ISMagazi...

 

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Tampa Bay Times: "At 20, Clearwater native Vinny Ortega is running a theater company in New York"

07/30/2015

Tampa Bay Times: "At 20, Clearwater native Vinny Ortega is running a theater company in New York"

As directors met for the first time to kick off a theater festival in June, an organizer approached a fresh-faced teenager in their midst.

In so many words, the man asked Vinny Ortega, of Clearwater, what he was doing there.

"Is your director here?" the stranger asked. "Are you an intern?"

Ortega, then 19, replied that he was the director of Hopeless, a one-act play about inner-city adolescents, as well as its playwright.

The festival official sheepishly explained that Ortega, a 2013 graduate of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High, was younger than he expected. He was far from the first to make that mistake.

"It doesn't help that I look even younger than I am," said Ortega, who has since turned 20. The next youngest person in the room was around 30.

Ortega stands out in other ways. A junior at Pace University in New York City, he already has co-founded a theater company. The Dare Tactic, launched in 2014 with grant funding that Ortega secured, exists to produce and perform plays he writes, which so far have all come with a strong social message.

Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/stage/at-20-clearwater-native-vinny...

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Ambassadors Macharia Kamau of Kenya and Csaba Kőrösi of Hungary receive Elizabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy from Pace Law School and International Council of Environmental Law

07/29/2015

Ambassadors Macharia Kamau of Kenya and Csaba Kőrösi of Hungary receive Elizabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy from Pace Law School and International Council of Environmental Law

New York, NY -- July 28, 2015 -- In recognition of their exemplary leadership in drafting the United Nations’ “Sustainable Development Goals,” Pace University School of Law and the International Council of Environmental Law conferred upon Ambassador Macharia Kamau of Kenya and Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi of Hungary the 2014 Elizabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy on July 28 at the University Club in New York City.  Pace provost Uday Sukhatme presided at the awards ceremony, which was attended by the diplomatic corps.

Christian and Liliane Haub, continuing their family’s ardent support for the development of environmental law, were in attendance to confer the solid gold medals on the ambassadors, and Pace Law School dean David Yassky conferred the diplomas certifying their accomplishments.

“Ambassador Macharia Kamau and Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi are rightfully being honoured for their extraordinary service in helping to establish a set of visionary sustainable development goals,” said Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations. “Without their tireless efforts we would not be where we are today. 

The Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy recognizes extraordinary ambassadorial achievements in shaping international law for environmentally sustainable development. This year’s award recognizes that, for the first time, the objectives of the United Nations’ efforts towards socio-economic development cover equally developed and developing countries while fully integrating the environment into development. As all nations confront problems such as water shortage, severe natural disasters, loss of biodiversity, and pollution, the goals frame integrated ways to tackle many problems at the same time. With acumen and patience, as co-facilitators of the UN General Assembly’s negotiations, Ambassadors Kamau and Kőrösi achieved unprecedented agreement by nations on a new agenda for environmentally sustainable development. These goals are to be confirmed at a UN Summit Meeting to be held in September, 2015.

The Elizabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy is the premier international recognition for extraordinary diplomatic achievements in shaping international environmental law and policy for sustainable development. The award was establishment upon the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the UN Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment as well as the 5th anniversary of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. Since 1999, the award has recognized “particular practical accomplishment in a specific instance or a new idea or diplomatic initiative, leading to progress in the field of international law and policy.” Key diplomatic accomplishments have been honored in such sectors as desertification, biodiversity, small island developing states, forests, mountains, climate change, energy, and oceans. 

Pace University and the International Council of Environmental Law established the award in memory of the distinguished German environmentalist Elizabeth Haub, a philanthropist devoted to the sound stewardship of nature and natural resources. Born in Germany in 1889, Elizabeth advocated for laws to conserve nature in the Federal Republic of Germany and internationally. Her family enterprises, including Tengelmann Group, supported her belief that laws should conserve the Earth’s resources.  In 1968, she initiated the establishment of a German foundation to support efforts towards the development and implementation of environmental law and policy. Today, the Elizabeth Haub Foundation for Environmental Law and Policy continues to provide assistance for projects vital to the development of international environmental law and policy, including promoting formative agreements such as the African Convention on Environment and Development, the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, the Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears, the Convention on Conservation of Nature in the South Pacific, and the Convention on Migratory Species.

Expanding on her legacy, Elizabeth Haub’s children and grandchildren have continued her philanthropic work.  In 1973, Erivan and Helga Haub, her son and daughter-in-law, established the Elizabeth Haub Prize in Environmental Law, which Stockholm University now confers. Helga Haub also led the establishment of additional Elizabeth Haub Foundations in Canada and the United States. Working in close-collaboration, the foundations have primarily supported the work of the International Council of Environmental Law and the Environmental Law Programme of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. The combined resources of these organizations have continued to contribute to the development, negotiation and fulfillment of many important environmental agreements including the Antarctic Protocol, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations World Charter for Nature, and the Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development. Pace University bestowed honorary doctorates on Erivan and Helga Haub in 2014.

The Elizabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy is conferred on recommendation of an international jury. The jury invites nominations to be sent to The Secretary of the Jury, Elizabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy, Pace University School of Law, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY, 10603. Each award consists of a solid gold medal and a diploma. Past laureates appear on a permanent scroll of honor at Pace Law School, and their names also are honored on line (http://law.pace.edu/elizabeth-haub-award-environmental-diplomacy; and www.elizabeth_haub.com).

Contact: Joan Gaylord, Media Relations, 914-422-4389, JGaylord@law.pace.edu.

Secretary-General's remarks at ceremony honouring the recipients of the Elizabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy [as prepared for delivery]:

http://www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=8865

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U.S. News: "Debunk 6 Myths About the Cost of Online Education"

07/28/2015

U.S. News: "Debunk 6 Myths About the Cost of Online Education"

. . . In the absence of dining halls, libraries, climbing walls and other amenities, prospective students could be forgiven for assuming that online tuition is lower than  tuition for on-ground programs. But that's not always the case. "I think there is a misconception that online is cheaper, and it's not," says Christine Shakespeare, assistant vice president of continuing and professional education at Pace University

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2015/07/28/debunk-6-myths-about-the-cost-of-online-education

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U.S. News: "Impress Campus Tour Guides With These Questions"

07/27/2015

U.S. News: "Impress Campus Tour Guides With These Questions"

. . . Cassidy Macca, a student tour guide at Pace University, says, "My advice is to not hesitate to ask questions, regardless of how small they may be. I love to answer them!"

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2015/07/24/questions-college-tour-guides-wish-they-heard-from-high-school-students

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Computerworld: "The worst thing about tech bubbles isn't what you may think"

07/27/2015

Computerworld: "The worst thing about tech bubbles isn't what you may think"

Photo Credit: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

. . . "It's often difficult to recognize a bubble while you're in it, as unreasonable optimism and speculative greed lead to the belief that a 'new paradigm' will validate wildly aggressive projections," said Bruce Bachenheimer, clinical professor of management at Pace University and executive director of its Entrepreneurship Lab. "It certainly appears that certain sectors of the market are due for a major correction," he said.

Read more: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2952732/it-industry/the-worst-thing...

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