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Associated Press: "Criminal charges in Flint water crisis raise stakes"

04/22/2016

Associated Press: "Criminal charges in Flint water crisis raise stakes"

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announces charges in connection with the Flint water crisis. (Photo credit: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

. . . The charges suggest actions by the three went “above what would be the normal, perhaps imperfect, performance” of public employees, said Linda Fentiman, a professor at Pace Law School in New York.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/criminal-charges-in-flint-water-crisis-raise-stakes/2016/04/21/153aff16-0805-11e6-bfed-ef65dff5970d_story.html

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China Daily: "Five-Year Plan can align sustainability, growth: observers"

04/21/2016

China Daily: "Five-Year Plan can align sustainability, growth: observers"

. . . Nicholas Robinson of Pace University in New York, a pioneer in environmental law education, said China has quickly begun to develop an environmental law system. "China has been making remarkable progress in the evolution of environmental law in the last 15 years," he said.

Read more: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2016-04/21/content_24722981.htm

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El Diario: "Nuevo empujón para Trump y Clinton, pero la campaña sigue"

04/21/2016

El Diario: "Nuevo empujón para Trump y Clinton, pero la campaña sigue"

. . . Para la profesora Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, politóloga de la Universidad de Pace en Nueva York, los contendores de Trump tiene pocas oportunidades en las urnas, pero aparentemente esperan poder competir en la convención, si a Trump no llega al número de delegados para ganar en la primera votación.

“Ted Cruz había venido ganando en competencias recientes, pero la realidad es que el margen de Trump sigue aumentando y no hay forma de alcanzarlo en número de delegados”, dijo Lavariega-Monforti.

Read more: http://www.eldiariony.com/2016/04/19/nuevo-empujon-para-trump-y-hillary-pero-la-campana-sigue/

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San Francisco Chronicle: "Big wins by Trump, Clinton in N.Y. shift tone of campaigns"

04/21/2016

San Francisco Chronicle: "Big wins by Trump, Clinton in N.Y. shift tone of campaigns"

Photo: Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post

. . . “I think that when the history of the 2016 nomination is written, the New York presidential primary will be seen as the turning point,” said David A. Caputo, president emeritus and a professor of political science at Pace University in New York.

Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Big-wins-by-Trump-Clinton-in...

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Daily News: "Solid New York victories for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton help pave a concrete path toward their nominations"

04/21/2016

Daily News: "Solid New York victories for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton help pave a concrete path toward their nominations"

. . . Even if Cruz were to win 100% of the remaining 674 delegates, which itself is impossible, he would still fall four delegates short of 1,237.

Cruz, however, "isn't likely to drop out," according to David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University, and will, instead, probably stay in the race to deprive Trump of every delegate he possibly can — a strategy that could help force an increasingly unlikely contested convention.

"He remains the last and perhaps the best hope if the Republicans remain convinced Trump can be stopped," Caputo told the Daily News.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-closer-nominations-article-1.2608972

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Journal News: "Mendel Taub: Lifetime of achievement in a few years"

04/20/2016

Journal News: "Mendel Taub: Lifetime of achievement in a few years"

Mendel Taub studying in the Mortola Library at Pace University, where he is a political science major on full scholarship.(Photo: John Meore/The Journal News)

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/investigations/2016/04/20/mendel-taub-timeline/82526068/

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FIOS1 News: "Westchester students vie for grand prize in Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl"

04/19/2016

FIOS1 News: "Westchester students vie for grand prize in Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl"

"Contestants in the competition created apps for patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia"

FIOS 1 News reported on the 2016 #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl run by Pace's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in partnership with Westchester County. This is the second year of the event that attracts students from around the region to compete for prizes for best mobile applications to help older patients.

View the FIOS 1 video on the FIOS website.

View the video on the Pace website.

 

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News 12: "Students, lawmakers team up to protect circus elephants"

04/19/2016

News 12: "Students, lawmakers team up to protect circus elephants"

Some Pace University students are working with local lawmakers to help protect animals from circus abuse.

Students are teaming up with Assemblywoman Amy Paulin to write a bill banning circuses from bringing elephants into the Empire State.

Read more: http://hudsonvalley.news12.com/news/tri-state/pace-university-students-team-up-with-lawmakers-to-protect-circus-elephants-from-being-abused-1.11705337

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The Science Coalition: "Super Science Tuesday - Pace University"

04/18/2016

The Science Coalition: "Super Science Tuesday - Pace University"

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, The Science Coalition is asking people to answer the question: Why should science matter to the presidential candidates? For more information, visit www.ScienceMatters2.me.

Watch the video. Pace University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD-fTY3eWFM

The Science Coalition is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. It is dedicated to sustaining strong federal funding of basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation and drive America’s global competitiveness. Learn more at www.sciencecoalition.org.

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN THE 2ND ANNUAL #WESTCHESTERSMART MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT BOWL

04/18/2016

Winners Announced in the 2nd Annual #WESTCHESTERSMART Mobile App Development Bowl

Photo: The Rock Club of Mamaroneck High School was the Grand Prize winning team in the 2016 #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl awards. From left, Dr. Jonathan Hill, Interim Dean of Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems; Mamaroneck teacher Jigar Jadav; student Sam Blumberg, student Max Bobby, and County Executive Robert P. Astorino. The awards ceremony was held April 15 at Pace’s Pleasantville campus. 

A team from Mamaroneck High School took home top honors at the 2nd Annual #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl on Friday, where more than 250 students competed at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus to see who had developed the best mobile application after weeks of design and development. In all, teams from eight high schools and colleges took home cash awards.

            Presented by County Executive Robert P. Astorino and Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, the competition challenged students to create an app that will improve the quality of life for people age 65 and older. Ideas ranged from health and memory to finance and money.

            “The #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl sends a strong statement to our students – as well as our communities and businesses – that Westchester is a place where smart things are happening,” Astorino said. “We’re on the cutting edge of so many industries, from healthcare to information technology to biotech and more. And we wanted to showcase that Westchester has the highly educated young workforce that makes it easy for businesses to recruit and retain the talent they need. We say Westchester is the ‘smart spot’ for business, and this event makes that very apparent.”

            The winning team – The Rock Club from Mamaroneck High School – created an app that serves as a “one stop shop” for seniors to resolve technical issues. After interviewing seniors regarding their most common issues with technology, the team found that most fit into three broad categories: problems with vision, problems with hearing, and problems with dexterity.

            “We hope to solve all these with our app,” the team said in its presentation to judges. “Seniors rely on the younger generation to help them with technology. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way in which seniors could use their mobile devices without consulting others?”

The App Bowl kicked off with a pep rally at the Westchester County Center in February, followed by a series of workshops focused on developing the technical skills of design and coding for mobile devices. The completed apps will be available for download via the Apple Store and/or the Google Play Store.

“This generation of students is remarkable in that they love technology and they care deeply about their own communities and families. As a result, these digital natives have the intuition and the technical skills to design apps that will help their older relatives and neighbors who increasingly rely on mobile technologies for their health and well-being,” said Dr. Jonathan Hill, interim Dean of Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

William M. Mooney, III, director of the Westchester County Office of Economic Development, added: “Westchester is proud to support the Mobile App Development Bowl because it shows people everywhere that Westchester is a place where talents can be developed, displayed and rewarded – now and in the future.”

 

2016 #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl Awards:

 

Grand Prize: The #WestchesterSmart Award

$1,000 cash award; Panasonic tech gear

The Rock Club, Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck

 

In addition to the grand prize, cash prizes of $500, $350 and $150 were awarded in four different categories:

The Digital Catnip Creativity Award

First Place: Team Discover

Pace University, New York City & Pleasantville

Second Place: Touch MS

Pace University, New York City

Third Place:  Oceans Seven

Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck

 

The Mobile App Usability Award

First Place: Remember

Irvington High School, Irvington

Second Place: Need 2 Feed

Pace University, Pleasantville & New York City

Third Place: Vybe

Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon

 

The Mobile App Functionality Award

First Place: Dank Account

Mahwah High School, Mahwah, NJ

Second Place: ICB

Pace University, New York City

Third Place: OX 4D48S3

Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck

 

The ACCA Finance & Money App Award

First Place: Lincoln Lancers

Lincoln High School, Yonkers

Second Place: Pelicans

Pace University/Schreiber High School, New York City & Port Washington

Third Place: Bingo

Westchester Community College, Valhalla

 

Thank you to the following co-sponsors for making the Mobile App Bowl possible for our youth: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Alzheimer's Association; the Bee-Line bus system; The Bristal Assisted Living; Burke Medical Research Institute; Digital Catnip; Liberty Lines; Mount Vernon Educational Foundation, Inc.; NewYork-Presbyterian; Panasonic; Saberpoint, LLC; Tata Consultancy Services Limited; Westchester County Office of Economic Development and Pace University and its alumni, including Ursuline Foley ’91, Nancy Goodman '77 and Virginia Letourneau '85.

 

The following schools participated in the #WestchesterSmart Mobile App Development Bowl:

 


High Schools

  • Ardsley High School
  • Bergen County Technical High School-Teterboro
  • Blind Brook High School
  • Byram Hills High School
  • Clarkstown High School North
  • Edward R. Murrow High School
  • Fox Lane High School
  • Hendrick Hudson High School
  • High School for Health Professions and Human Services
  • Horace Greeley High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Mamaroneck High School
  • Mahwah High School
  • Mount Vernon High School
  • Nellie A. Thornton High School
  • Ossining High School

 

  • Palisade Preparatory School
  • Pelham Memorial High School
  • Pleasantville High School
  • Poly Prep Country Day School
  • St Francis Preparatory School
  • Scarsdale High School
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • Westlake High School
  • White Plains High School

 

Colleges and Universities

  • Bronx Community College
  • Manhattan College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Pace University
  • The College of Westchester
  • SUNY Westchester Community College

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