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Wall Street Journal: "Raising a Trilingual Child"

11/02/2016

Wall Street Journal: "Raising a Trilingual Child"

The Striuli family is trilingual. Pilar Guzman, foreground, usually speaks Spanish with her daughters, including 7-year-old Maite, foreground right. Stefano Striuli, center, usually speaks Italian with the girls, including 10-year-old Letizia, background, right. Photo: Maura Friedman for The Wall Street Journal

... Before elementary school age, children usually can learn a second, third or even fourth language without much formal instruction, says Xiao-lei Wang, acting dean at the School of Education, at Pace University, in New York City, and author of a book, “Growing Up With Three Languages.” In many trilingual households, the unwritten rule is each parent speaks only one language to the children and encourages the children to reply only in that language, she says.

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New York Times: "Police Killing of Mentally Ill Black Man Is, 5 Years Later, Headed to Trial"

11/01/2016

New York Times: "Police Killing of Mentally Ill Black Man Is, 5 Years Later, Headed to Trial"

Photo: Mr. Chamberlain’s former home. His son argues that the police never should have forced their way into the apartment in the first place. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times

. . . Randolph M. McLaughlin, one of Mr. Chamberlain’s lawyers and a professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, appeared confident the evidence would lead a jury to conclude that “this wasn’t a fair fight — that Mr. Chamberlain was not a threat when he was shot.”

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ESPN: "Intro to Pace Law's 2017 Mets salary projection series"

11/01/2016

ESPN: "Intro to Pace Law's 2017 Mets salary projection series"

Photo: Pitcher Jacob deGrom is one of the New York Mets' arbitration-eligible players. Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Pace Law School in White Plains won the sixth annual Tulane National Baseball Arbitration Competition in New Orleans in 2013. This week, coach Dan Masi's team offers salary projections for the New York Mets' arbitration-eligible players, including detailed analyses for Travis d'Arnaud, Jacob deGrom, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia, Wilmer Flores, Matt Harvey and Addison Reed.

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infosecurity: "Most Americans Believe a Tech-Enabled Terrorist Attack is Imminent"

10/31/2016

infosecurity: "Most Americans Believe a Tech-Enabled Terrorist Attack is Imminent"

A full 69% of Americans believe a major, technology-based terrorist threat is likely within the next three to five years.

Pace University announced poll findings that show that fear of these kinds of cyber-threats increases with age, reflecting a potential generational divide in how technology is understood and experienced. 

Only 58% of participants under 30 believed that a technology-based terrorist threat was imminent, while 85% of participants over 60 felt the same way. Men are also more likely to fear these kinds of cyber-attacks, with 76% responding yes, compared with only 61% of women.

“We live in extraordinary times. Just last weekend a cyberattack cut millions of Americans off from the internet,” said Pace University president Stephen Friedman. “And throughout the presidential election cycle, hacked emails have been released in an attempt to influence America’s most fundamental and democratic process. We are ever-more reliant on technology, and our vulnerability to cybercriminals and cyber-attacks increases in tandem.”

Read more: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/most-americans-believe-terrorist/

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Inside Cybersecurity: "Survey finds most Americans expect major cyber-terrorist attack in next few years"

10/31/2016

Inside Cybersecurity: "Survey finds most Americans expect major cyber-terrorist attack in next few years"

Sixty-nine percent of Americans believe there will be a “major, technology-based” terrorist threat within the next three to five years, according to a new survey from Pace University released last week.
Only 58 percent of those surveyed under the age of 30 believe cyber terrorism is imminent, however, and 85 percent of respondents over age 60 agreed that terrorism through cyber-based attacks in the near term are unlikely, the report finds.
“We live in extraordinary times,” said Pace University...

Read more: http://insidecybersecurity.com/daily-briefs/survey-finds-most-americans-...

 

 

 

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News Release: Pace University Poll Shows 69% of Americans Believe Technology-Based Terrorist Threat Likely Within 3-5 Years"

10/28/2016

News Release: Pace University Poll Shows 69% of Americans Believe Technology-Based Terrorist Threat Likely Within 3-5 Years"

Pace University Poll Shows 69% of Americans Believe Technology-Based Terrorist Threat Likely Within 3-5 Years

Poll Results Released at Pace University InsideTrack Conversation with Former NSA Senior Counsel and Inspector General  Joel F. Brenner

NEW YORK – Pace University announced today the results of a new poll showing that 69% of Americans believe a technology-based terrorist threat is likely to occur within the next 3-5 years. The poll shows that fear of these kinds of cyber-threats increases with age, reflecting a potential generational divide in how technology is understood and experienced. The results of this poll were released as part of Pace University’s InsideTrack series during a conversation between Joel F. Brenner, the former Inspector General and Senior Counsel at the National Security Agency, and Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman.

“We live in extraordinary times. Just last weekend a cyberattack cut millions of Americans off from the internet. And throughout the presidential election cycle hacked emails have been released in an attempt to influence America’s most fundamental and democratic process,” said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman. “We are ever-more reliant on technology and our vulnerability to cyber criminals and cyber-attacks increases in tandem.”

“There is no electronic system that cannot be hacked,” said Joel F. Brenner, former Inspector General and Senior Counsel at the National Security Agency.

At this morning’s conversation, Brenner and Friedman discussed the security of federal government and state communications, the recent Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack and vulnerabilities that individuals and companies face from cyber-attacks, among other topics.

The Pace University poll surveyed 850 Americans, with results that highlight a clear generational difference in how people perceive cyber threats. Only 58% of participants under 30 believed that a technology-based terrorist threat was imminent, while 85% of participants over 60 felt the same way. Men are also more likely to fear these kinds of cyber-attacks, with 76% responding yes, compared with only 61% of women.

In addition to his years of service at the NSA, Joel F. Brenner is also the bestselling author of two books on cybercrime and espionage in America, Glass Houses and America the Vulnerable.

Complete poll results can be accessed and a comprehensive report containing poll results and analysis can be downloaded at www.pace.edu/news

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high-quality education for the professions with a firm base in liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York Metropolitan Area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, enrolling almost 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

To view analysis and polls click here:

Pace University Poll on Technology-Based Terrorism (PDF)
Pace University Poll on Technology-Based Terrorist Threats: Comprehensive Results (PDF)

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Connecticut Post: "Volunteers revitalize Glenwood Park for health of Pequonnock River"

10/26/2016

Connecticut Post: "Volunteers revitalize Glenwood Park for health of Pequonnock River"

Photo: Volunteers gathered at Bridgeport's Glenwood Park over the weekend, despite pouring rain, for a planting and habitat restoration event led by Save the Sound, a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment.

. . . Deirdre Ronnow, a Pace University student visiting for the weekend, decided to participate after getting involved in volunteering as part of a civic engagement course. She said, "I think a lot of people think [work like this] will get done, but if you're contributing you get to see that everybody counts, everybody's work counts."

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Paul Dampier appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Pace University

10/25/2016

Paul Dampier appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Pace University

NEW YORK – October 25, 2016 – Paul Dampier will join Pace University as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, effective January 9, 2017.

Dampier joins Pace from the University of Cambridge where he held the positions of Director, Management Information Services; Director of Business Effectiveness; and more recently Director of Digital Initiatives at the prestigious Cambridge University Library.

As Pace University’s CIO, Dampier will be in charge of the University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Department and lead the development and implementation of a strategic technology agenda that supports Pace’s mission, strategic goals, and academic programs. The CIO reports to the Provost in a structure that recognizes the importance of technology in teaching and learning, and optimizing student learning outcomes.

In addition to his responsibility for all information technology and infrastructure support services for academic, research, and administrative computing at Pace, Dampier will also oversee all of the University’s telecommunications, networking services, and information security.

“The amount of important data about the operation of the University continues to grow and it is critical that our ability to generate value from the data grow at a similar rate,” said University President Stephen J. Friedman. “Paul Dampier’s expertise will help us use that data to deepen our understanding of how to provide the best possible student experience and education.”

“Paul’s experience, leadership, and knowledge make him ideally suited to lead Pace University's Information Technology Services,” said Uday Sukhatme, ScD, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Pace. “He is a strategic visionary with a proven track record of success in positioning technology as a service, aligned with strategic initiatives and goals.”

Dampier has an extensive career specializing in technology management, consulting, research and development, and driving service and business effectiveness through the use of IT. His experience covers a wide spectrum of industries including higher education, pharmaceuticals, telecom, consulting, central government, and software services. 

Starting with the adoption of mid-range computing for designing and developing silicon chips in the ‘80s, through managing today’s complex computing environments for research and development, Dampier has been involved in the changing world of technology throughout his career. He has served as a consultant director for a US technology firm where he advised many leading CIOs in the US and Europe on technical architecture, sourcing, development, and management of information technology.

During his nine years at Cambridge, Dampier shaped the future of university technology systems and capabilities, introducing modern capabilities to enhance and manage student learning and administration, HR and research administration, web and document management, new library services, and a variety of agile service development methods.

“I am both excited and honored to have been selected to join Pace University as it continues to grow and build upon its long-term commitment to excellence in teaching from both the practical and theoretical perspectives,” said Dampier. “During my interviews for the role I said that ‘the past we reference, the present is on-line, the future is in our minds.’ The role of the modern CIO must adapt to bring these together as the focus on technology naturally gives way to the era of information and communication demands in the global economy. I am looking forward to joining a community that provides students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to be part of this.”

Dampier’s experience with leading research and development of information technology will assist Pace in promoting innovation in an ever-changing environment. Pace is nationally recognized as a leader in online education and ranks among the very first institutions in higher education to offer an online degree program.

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, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Lubin School of Business, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, and College of Health Professions. www.pace.edu

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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The Journal News: Biotech center is a perfect match for colleges: View

10/22/2016

The Journal News: Biotech center is a perfect match for colleges: View

Proposed center would help turn Westchester into a hub for biotech research and jobs, Pace president writes

Pace President Stephen J. Friedman wrote a Community View article for The Journal News on the proposed bioscience center in Westchester.

From the article:

"The Westchester BioScience and Technology Center is a bold and ambitious development proposal that is projected to bring more than 8,000 permanent jobs to Westchester County with 3 million square feet of medical and bio-tech laboratory, office and research space in the Town of Mount Pleasant. This exciting concept promises to deliver a wide range of benefits locally, regionally and statewide.

The prospect of this important new facility is especially good news for Pace University. Our fully-transformed Westchester campus, also in Mount Pleasant, is less than two miles away. With our extensive undergraduate and graduate health care, nursing and technology programs, there are natural synergies for our university. However, the benefits of the plan will benefit all institutions of higher education in the county by creating extensive opportunities for internships, training and permanent job opportunities for both students and graduates.

The BioScience and Technology Center proposed by Fareri Associates represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the county and the town. The explosive growth in medical research and development coupled with the expansion and increasing sophistication in health care services are two of the major drivers in the economy of today and tomorrow. Westchester is uniquely positioned to capitalize on these trends.

We need look no further than the rapid growth of Regeneron, which recently announced a major expansion plan for its headquarters that is only minutes away from the proposed Bioscience and Technology Center site. Regeneron has grown exponentially in Westchester to become one of the largest companies in the field in the state of New York and a national leader. Other biotech, bioscience and pharma firms from start-ups to well-established leaders in their fields also call the county home. In fact, Westchester has emerged as a regional hub for this economic sector. The proposed center would build on and greatly enhance this foundation.

The location for the Bioscience and Technology Center is literally in the center of Westchester. It includes 60 acres of vacant county-owned land and 20 acres of contiguous land owned by Fareri adjacent to the Westchester Medical Center complex in Valhalla. Access is excellent via Route 100, Route 9A and the Sprain Brook Parkway. The Metro-North Harlem Line has multiple stations nearby and the site is already served by numerous Bee-Line buses.

The project is led by John Fareri, who with his wife Brenda were the guiding forces in the creation and construction of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital next to the Medical Center. Fareri Associates has a deep understanding of construction and the real estate market. Fareri brings a unique vision for the site that he has honed over five years as a long-term lease made its way through the review process. He plans to invest some $40 million to create the infrastructure necessary to make the site viable for development. This includes an array of water, sewer, roadway and other improvements.

Last January, County Executive Rob Astorino submitted the proposed lease to the County Board of Legislators, which is currently evaluating the lease with the goal of voting on the lease later this fall. The lease has been designed to protect the taxpayers of Westchester by having the property — improvements included — revert to the county should the project not meet progress goals as detailed in the lease. That puts the burden of any risks on the shoulders of the private developer.

We have every confidence that the Board of Legislators recognizes the significance of this project and, following a careful and thorough review that is now underway, its members will conclude that this plan makes complete economic sense for the county and the region. Pace University looks forward to working with Fareri and all involved in seeing this critically important project for Westchester’s economic future come to fruition as soon as possible."

To view the full article on the website of The Journal News, with links to additional information and videos, click here.

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Journal News: "Naturalization process backlog frustrates would-be voters"

10/21/2016

Journal News: "Naturalization process backlog frustrates would-be voters"

Mamaroneck resident Astrid Rivera began the citizenship process earlier this year with the expectation of being able to vote in this election but she hasn't been given a date for her swearing in ceremony - the last step in the naturalization process. She is upset that she can't vote. Astrid Rivera outside her home in Mamaroneck Oct. 19, 2016. (Photo: Tania Savayan/The Journal News)

. . . The tone of this year's campaign has created "a very hostile environment for immigrants. For many people, it’s terrifying." Karin Anderson Ponzer, executive director of Pace University's Community Law Practice.

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