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News 12 and Daily Voice: "Pace Celebrates Opening of New Buildings"

10/16/2015

News 12 and Daily Voice: "Pace Celebrates Opening of New Buildings"

Photo from left to right: President of Pace Resident Hall Association Kathryn Dunn; AVP and Dean for Students Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo; Dyson College Dean Nira Herrmann; Pace Trustee Mark Besca; Sr. VP and COO William J. McGrath; President Stephen J. Friedman; Town of Mt. Pleasant Councilman Denis McCarthy, County Executive Robert P. Astorino; Town of Mt. Pleasant Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi; Pace Alumnus Dr. Ivor Whitson, Village of Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer

Local media came to the Pleasantville campus to capture the opening celebrations for Alumni Hall and the Environmental Center Complex.

On hand to cover the event were News 12, Westchester County Business Journal and the Pleasantville Daily Voice. 

From the Sam Barron from the Daily Voice:

It was a busy day of ribbon cuttings at Pace University in Pleasantville Thursday.

The university celebrated the grand opening of its Alumni Hall residential building and new Environmental Center Complex with more than 100 students, faculty, staff and elected officials and business leaders attending.

"Our commitment to Westchester is stronger than ever," Pace University President Stephen Friedman said. "There is a new sense of energy on campus. This is a wonderful environment. This will add to the legacy of greatness for years to come."

Mark Besca, chairman of the Pace University Board of Trustees, said he never imagined the new buildings would turn out this well.

"This is beyond my expectations," Besca said. "I couldn't be prouder. I want everyone to walk around with Pace swagger. This is an amazing institution and it's getting better everyday. When kids come to campus, they will know this is the number one place to be."

County Executive Rob Astorino said it was a great day for Westchester.

"This is what 21st century education is all about," Astorino said. "Having an educated workforce in Westchester means everything. You've come a long way, baby."

Astorino, a Fordham graduate, joked that if he could do it all over again, maybe he would've gone to Pace.

The 125,000-square-foot Alumni Hall is the first of three resident halls planned for the Pleasantville campus. The four-story building will house primarily first-year students. A second residence hall adjacent to the facility will be completed next fall.

The Environmental Center Complex features a raptor museum with various birds of prey and animal barns and a replica of a former farmhouse building. The complex includes space for students to attend seminars and for informal gatherings.

The grand openings come at a time of upgrades at Pace. In April, the university celebrated the reopening of its renovated and expanded Kessel Student Center and recently completed the Peter X. Finnerty baseball field and new Pace Stadium. Ianniello Field House is scheduled to be completed next month.

To view the News 12 video clip, click here.

To view the Daily Voice article, click here.

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NBC News: "Hispanic Leaders Break With Party Conservatives, Line Up With Bush"

10/16/2015

NBC News: "Hispanic Leaders Break With Party Conservatives, Line Up With Bush"

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, center, rear, poses for a selfie with students during a town hall at La Progresiva Presbyterian School, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

. . . Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, director and chair of political science at Pace University in New York, described the list of Bush's Hispanic leadership committee as an "accumulation of two presidencies and two governorships."

"These are political operatives and people who have been doing campaigning for a long time," Lavariega-Monforti said. "It's not surprising they are backing and like Bush."

But she said Bush is still regarded as a candidate who will survive the primaries at a time when the GOP nomination race is being seen as a side show.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/hispanic-gop-leaders-break-party-conservatives-line-bush-n445366

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New York Law Journal: "Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2015 Awards"

10/16/2015

New York Law Journal: "Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2015 Awards"

. . . Attorneys who have demonstrated leadership through careers in public service or devotion to improving the legal system and the profession in New York.

Public Service: Jay Carlisle, Professor, Pace University School of Law

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202739509509

Public Service: Vanessa Merton, Professor, Pace University School of Law

Read more: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202739510446

 

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Westchester Magazine: "Panel Discusses Changes In Higher Education"

10/15/2015

Westchester Magazine: "Panel Discusses Changes In Higher Education"

Advances in technology, ever-changing market demands, and rising costs are fundamentally changing higher education and will transform how colleges and universities operate in the decades to come, a panel of academic leaders told members of The Business Council of Westchester on October 9. The event, called Higher Education: Strategies and Traditions, was the latest in The Business Council’s KeyBank Speaker Series. The panel featured Stephen J. Friedman, president of Pace University; Belinda S. Miles, Ed.D.,  president of Westchester Community College; Jon Strauss, PhD., president of Manhattanville College; and Michael J. Smith, president of Berkeley College.

Read more: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Blogs/914INC-Incoming/October-2015/Higher-Education-To-Be-Transformed-By-Technology-And-Rising-Costs/

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TechNewsWorld: "iMac Refresh Advances Retina Revolution"

10/14/2015

TechNewsWorld: "iMac Refresh Advances Retina Revolution"

. . . In all, the latest refresh to the iMac line is still just an incremental update, according to Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University's Lubin School of Business.

There's nothing groundbreaking, though Apple's PR people will call this a big deal, he told TechNewsWorld.

"That is their job to call it a big deal," he said. "Are these improvements? Yes. However, these improvements have been long awaited and are long overdue."

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/iMac-Refresh-Advances-Retina-Revolution-82606.html

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New York Observer: "NYPD Deputy Commissioner: Gun Buybacks Don’t Work for NYC"

10/14/2015

New York Observer: "NYPD Deputy Commissioner: Gun Buybacks Don’t Work for NYC"

Firearms aquired in a buyback in Los Angeles (Photo: David McNew for Getty Images)

NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Collaborative Policing Susan Herman today told a crowd of anti-gun violence advocates that gun buybacks—a program long employed by New York police and politicians to exchange firearms for cash in hopes of preventing shootings—do little to reduce the number of weapons on city streets.

Speaking at an event on gun policy at Hunter College hosted by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Ms. Herman argued that buybacks tend attract people crossing state lines in search of a quick buck, not city residents. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton appointed Ms. Herman, a criminal justice professor at Pace University, to help oversee Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new “neighborhood policing” program earlier this year.

“It has minimal impact,” she said. “Typically when we do gun buybacks, actually they’re often people from other states coming to give us—Pennsylvania, New Jersey people—coming into New York to sell their guns. That’s a good thing, it’s good for America to get more guns off the street. It doesn’t particularly reap a lot of benefits here in New York.”

Read more: http://observer.com/2015/10/nypd-deputy-commissioner-gun-buybacks-dont-work-for-nyc/

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Wall Street Journal: "New York Court Has Cuomo’s Stamp"

10/13/2015

Wall Street Journal: "New York Court Has Cuomo’s Stamp"

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Reuters

. . . While it is common for governors to nominate judges of their own party, many court observers believe Mr. Cuomo should strive for greater ideological diversity on the court—and note that the governor’s father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, broke from his own party affiliation to appoint several Republicans to the bench.

Mr. Cuomo’s decision last year not to reappoint Judge Victoria Graffeo, a Republican, and to replace her with Judge Leslie Stein, a Democrat, drew some objections.

“I’m a liberal Democrat, and I’m telling you I think he should put a Republican on the court,” said Vincent Bonventre, a professor at Albany Law School who writes New York Court Watcher, a blog about courts including the New York Court of Appeals. “You need people who come from different places—ideologically, too. That’s what makes a good court.”

Jay Carlisle, a Pace Law School professor, likewise urged the governor to select a Republican, and added that instead of elevating someone from the appellate division, “I would hope that Andrew Cuomo would appoint a practicing lawyer, particularly a lawyer who’s committed to public service and has had some bar experience.”

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-court-has-cuomos-stamp-1444611150

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Girls build robots as part of Pace’s new STEM outreach program"

10/08/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Girls build robots as part of Pace’s new STEM outreach program"

On a recent Saturday, 30 high school sophomores and juniors attended a class at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems for a new program dedicated to bringing science, technology, engineering and math to secondary school students.

But this classroom didn’t look quite like the advanced STEM classes many of these students take at their respective high schools because this program is for girls only.

Nancy Treuer, project manager for Pace’s women-in-technology initiative, WIT@PACE, said at first everyone was shy and quiet but by the end of the first day the girls were excited and talkative.

“They seemed to really enjoy being in an environment with all girls,” Treuer said.

STEM Women Achieve Greatness, or SWAG, is the name of the Pace program that started Oct. 3 for the first 30 high schoolers who signed up for the nine-week series in which they will build robots and receive instruction from Pace’s Seidenberg School faculty.

The student body of the program is diverse, Treuer said, and it represents schools in Westchester and Fairfield counties, including Bedford’s Fox Lane High School, Ridgefield High School, Masters School in Dobbs Ferry and the Academy of Information Technology & Engineering in Stamford.

The sessions are three hours long and the curriculum has been designed by Pace instructors including Nancy Lynch Hale, an associate professor in charge of outreach and corporate education at the school.

The students were split into groups in which they will be “designing, developing and deploying their robot to collect data,” Hale said.

The robots, which are SeaPerch kits to construct remote-controlled vehicles meant to operate in water, will require creative design by the students so the robot can perform certain data-collecting tasks, such as taking water temperatures.

The next step will be developing a control device enabling the robot to move in the water, collect data and send information back to the students.

Students will also have to learn how to use software to make sure their robot can’t be hacked.

“All of us are more aware of identity theft and (the students) are probably in a place in their lives where people could take over their social media accounts,” Hale said. The security segment of the curriculum will challenge the students, she said, to “look at the best practices that need to be in place to ensure that these kinds of devices” are secure.

The course will end with a showcase Dec. 12 in which the students will present their devices and show how they are used.

The course is free and is being offered in collaboration with GE Capital.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/74867/girls-build-robots-as-part-of-paces-new-stem-outreach-program/

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Fusion: "How do we get young people on board to eradicate extreme poverty in 15 years?"

10/07/2015

Fusion: "How do we get young people on board to eradicate extreme poverty in 15 years?"

. . . “Nursing students will intersect with people who live in poverty all the time and their potential to make a positive impact in their life course is significant,” said Angela Northrup, Assistant Professor at Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing. “When they hear about the effect of poverty on health, often they’re very surprised. They don’t see that there’s a relationship.”

Read more: http://fusion.net/story/209985/how-do-we-get-young-people-on-board-to-eradicate-extreme-poverty-in-15-years/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/

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Agenda: "Major M&A Deals Fall Victim to Regulatory Scrutiny"

10/07/2015

Agenda: "Major M&A Deals Fall Victim to Regulatory Scrutiny"

. . . John Alan James, chairman emeritus of the global governance, reporting and regulation center at Pace University, writes in an e-mail that regulators are following cues from the Obama administration. “Regulators are dominating our economy.… They fear [that] mergers mean less competition and higher prices,” he writes.

Read more: http://agendaweek.com/c/1177743/128083/major_deals_fall_victim_regulator...

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