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The Economist: "The model minority is losing patience"

10/05/2015

The Economist: "The model minority is losing patience"

. . South Asians, though less numerous than East Asians, are more visible. Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, and Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana, both Indian-Americans, are the only Asian-American governors in the lower 48 (David Ige, a Japanese-American, is governor of Hawaii). The contrasting political traditions of India and China may also be a factor. “We come from the largest democracy in the world,” says Sayu Bhojwani, who runs the New American Leaders project, which helps train immigrants to flourish in politics. “We’re prepared for it in the way that East Asians are not.”

In China, by contrast, “We went through the cultural revolution,” says Chunyan Li, a former employee of the Chinese finance ministry, now a professor of accountancy at Pace University in New York. “There’s a lack of trust in politics.”

Read more: http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21669595-asian-americans-are-united-states-most-successful-minority-they-are-complaining-ever

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TechNewsWorld: "Google Lines Up a Batch of Marshmallow-Ready Hardware"

10/05/2015

TechNewsWorld: "Google Lines Up a Batch of Marshmallow-Ready Hardware"

. . . The comparison between the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P looks a bit familiar to Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

"The look and feel of these devices is very much like the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus," he told TechNewsWorld.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/82548.html

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Academic leaders share views on Business Council panel"

10/01/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Academic leaders share views on Business Council panel"

Four college and university presidents in Westchester County will discuss strategies and traditions in higher education as panelists at an Oct. 8 KeyBank Speaker Series breakfast hosted by The Business Council of Westchester.

The breakfast talk will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. The presidential panel includes Stephen J. Friedman of Pace University; Belinda S. Miles of Westchester Community College; Michael J. Smith of Berkeley College and Jon Strauss of Manhattanville College.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/74688/academic-leaders-share-views-on-business-council-panel/

 

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Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems partners with GE Capital to create new initiative to empower young women to pursue STEMC education and professions

09/30/2015

‘Women in Technology @ Pace’ works to overcome longstanding gender disparities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing

Pleasantville, NY – September 30, 2015 -- Societal and cultural shifts and strong support systems and resources are necessary to increase women’s participation in STEMC education and careers.

With support from GE Capital, Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is working to overcome longstanding gender disparities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing, through a new initiative called Women in Technology @ Pace (WIT@Pace). To facilitate a strong start to this initiative, in the 2015-2016 academic year, the Seidenberg School is introducing STEMC to high school girls and other underserved and underrepresented populations in Westchester County.

 “The Seidenberg School has consistently advanced and supported STEMC education for women and minorities since its inception,” said Susan Merritt, Ph.D., Founding Dean of the School. “We continue to encourage awareness and increase access for women and minorities in technology through new programs and activities in computer literacy.”

For the Fall 2015 semester, WIT@Pace is proud to launch the STEM Women Achieve Greatness (SWAG) program for high school girls, which will run from October 3 to December 12. SWAG is tuition-free and will provide a pre-college experience utilizing academic and hands-on application of the technology and computing disciplines. The program is designed for female students in their sophomore or junior years, who are seeking to learn more about the technology and computing fields. SWAG participants will meet on nine Saturdays for three-hour morning sessions on Pace’s Pleasantville campus.

Approximately thirty high school girls will be actively engaged with Pace faculty through instruction and hands-on applications around central themes of creative design and problem solving through computing and technology tools. Sessions will empower participants to work in teams and develop digital solutions to a given set of challenges, ranging from solving everyday needs to strategizing inventive solutions in new areas. Participants will sharpen their STEMC skill set in a series of exercises, from fashion accessories that maximize usability and security to devising underwater robotic innovations that apply engineering concepts, data logging and analysis, and technical trends. To showcase the achievement of SWAG participants and raise community support for STEMC education, Pace will host a STEMC Awareness Day on December 12, the last day of the program in Pleasantville, that is free and open to the public.

“GE Capital is proud to partner with the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems on the important initiative of improving the access of young women to STEMC academic studies and careers,” said Thomas Gentile, President and COO of GE Capital. “Seidenberg has been a leader in promoting STEMC studies, and this partnership will help pave the way for future leaders to enter these important fields.”

Visit Pace’s Women in Technology website: http://www.pace.edu/seidenberg/wit

Contact: Nancy Treuer, Program Coordinator, Phone: 914-773-3542; Email: WIT@pace.edu.

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 advantages of 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 Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit www.pace.edu.

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

 

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Epoch Times: "US-China Cyberpact: A Deal Built on Distrust"

09/30/2015

Epoch Times: "US-China Cyberpact: A Deal Built on Distrust"

The cybersecurity deal between the United States and China is a deal without trust. With the United States threatening sanctions and declaring that its patience for Chinese cyberattacks had reached an end, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, agreed to end cyberattacks that have been stealing trillions in value annually from the U.S. economy.

The agreement is being viewed with a sort of pessimistic hope in the cybersecurity community.

“My opinion is, I’ll believe it when I see it,” said Darren Hayes, director of cybersecurity and an assistant professor at Pace University, in a phone interview.

Read more: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1777875-a-deal-built-on-distrust/

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Directions: "Fall 2015 Geospatial MOOC Roundup"

09/30/2015

Directions: "Fall 2015 Geospatial MOOC Roundup"

. . . Desktop GIS, offered by Dr. Peggy Minnis from Pace University, has become a steady offering each fall and spring semester. The 12-week MOOC, now offered through Blackboard’s Open Education platform, is currently running and Dr. Minnis expects to offer a spring 2016 session as well.

Read more: http://www.directionsmag.com/entry/fall-2015-geospatial-mooc-roundup/454380

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Inc.: "Walmart to Vendors: Give Us a Discount"

09/30/2015

Inc.: "Walmart to Vendors: Give Us a Discount"

. . . “To do business with a company like Walmart, vendors are really pushed to the maximum of what they can do,” says Bruce Bachenheimer, a clinical professor of management at Pace University in New York.

Read more: http://www.inc.com/jeremy-quittner/how-to-protect-yourself-from-big-box-supplier-cost-demands.html

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Women, Men, and Honors"

09/29/2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Women, Men, and Honors"

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured Susan Dinan, the new founding dean of the Pforzheimer Honors College.

From the article:

"Susan Dinan, founding dean of the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace University, says she wants to make sure that the New York college welcomes not just first-year students but transfer students and current students who discover a passion for learning along the way.

Administrators at many colleges worry that honors programs may be perceived as elite, she says, treating one group of students "in a special manner that is off-putting to others." Keeping the door open "is important in alleviating some of the tensions that may cause."

Until Ms. Dinan became dean, in August, Pace’s honors college, founded in 2003, was run by two directors, one on each of the university’s campuses. In her newly created role, Ms. Dinan will work to shepherd the two branches of the college toward a common vision. In her previous job, as a professor of history at William Paterson University of New Jersey, she directed that institution’s honors college half time.

Honors students, who take selected classes together but do most of their coursework in traditional sections, enrich the institutions they attend, Ms. Dinan says, by raising their academic profiles, providing leadership on the campus, and elevating the level of discourse in all classrooms.

Honors programs tend to enroll more women than men; Ms. Dinan has explored that gender imbalance in her writing.

With nurturing, women in honors programs might recognize that they can pursue degrees in more challenging fields than they had first contemplated, she says. Men, some of whom, research shows, "are more likely to be playing computer games or goofing around, going to the gym or partying, than they are to be studying," can benefit by seeing the standard of behavior set by women, she says, who may, for instance, organize study groups that draw men in." — Isaac Stein

Read the full article here: http://chronicle.com/article/Non-Tenure-Track-Professor/233399/ 

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Homeland Security Today: "Accounting and Finance Professionals Play Increasing Role in Cybersecurity"

09/29/2015

Homeland Security Today: "Accounting and Finance Professionals Play Increasing Role in Cybersecurity"

Accounting and finance professionals are increasingly finding themselves on the forefront of their organization’s cybersecurity efforts, according to a new survey. As cyber criminals continue to target sensitive financial data, those who deal with this information day-in and day-out have been called on to play a role in their organization’s efforts to protect and improve their cybersecurity posture.

“The growth of cybercrimes across our nation and world has risen to astronomic and unprecedented levels in recent years,” said Warner Johnston, head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). “As technology advances, so has the threat of silent attacks that strike at the core of our technological infrastructure.”

Johnston continued, “An initial step to implementing stronger controls is first understanding the seriousness of such cyberthreats, existing weaknesses in our infrastructures, and remedies that represent more than stopgap measures.”

The ACCA’s second annual cybersecurity best practices survey, undertaken by the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University, revealed accounting and finance professionals are adapting to meet the challenges of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. The increasing number of damaging cyber attacks is prompting concern over how to respond to sophisticated threats.

Read more: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/industry-news/single-article/accounting-and-finance-professionals-play-increasing-role-in-cybersecurity/4c3bbc6c0b7c9daf32bcedcbb5f61bf5.html

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Publisher's Weekly: "Canadian Publishing 2015: New Canadian M.F.A. Enhanced by Pace Partnership"

09/28/2015

Publisher's Weekly: "Canadian Publishing 2015: New Canadian M.F.A. Enhanced by Pace Partnership"

The University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has a fledgling creative writing M.F.A., launched in summer 2013, that focuses exclusively on nonfiction and is the only program of its kind in Canada. The first graduates from the program say its new affiliation with Pace University in New York City helped make their introduction to the U.S. publishing world a positive experience.

Read more: http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/international/international-book...

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