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Pace Professor Discusses Obamacare's Impact On Tech Startups

10/04/2013

Pace Professor Discusses Obamacare's Impact On Tech Startups

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The director of Pace University's Entrepreneurship Lab in Pleasantville recently discussed the positive impact that Obamacare could have on tech startups with computerworld.com

Bruce Bachenheimer stated in the article that people often take jobs that they don't want just to obtain health insurance. If the Affordable Healthcare Act lowers insurance premiums, it would make health insurance more accessible and therefore make a tech start up less of a financial risk, according to Bachenheimer. 

Bachenheimer went on to say that most people that create tech startups are in their late 30s and not in their 20s. People in that age range are willing to take risks on a business idea, but not necessarily on their health. Since a serious illness or a car accident can't be controlled, some entrepreneurs view the unmanageable risk as too great. 

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Pace University’s Accelerated Nursing Program Wins Grant For Scholarship

10/03/2013

Pace University’s Accelerated Nursing Program Wins Grant For Scholarship

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing, with programs in Pleasantville and New York City, has been selected for the third time as a grant recipient by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program.

The school received $50,000 for the 2013-14 academic year to support students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Five students entering Lienhard’s accelerated degree program in January 2014 will be awarded scholarships of $10,000 each.

Pace Assistant Professor Sharon Wexler says that the “NCIN scholars will be paired with two mentors, one faculty and one non-faculty, and they will have the opportunity to attend professional meetings and conferences with their mentors.  Former NCIN scholars will be mentors to the new group of NCIN scholars.”

Lienhard introduced the second Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the country, starting in 1984. The program offers college graduates who are not nurses an opportunity to earn a professional nursing degree in as little as 12 months.

For more information about Lienhard School of Nursing’s Accelerated BSN program, visithttp://www.pace.edu/lienhard/accelerated-BSN.

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News 12 (video): 'Residents Overwhelmed with 'Obamacare'"

10/03/2013

News 12 (video): 'Residents Overwhelmed with 'Obamacare'"

. . . “For smaller companies, the main requirement is to inform your employees about what options are available in terms of exchanges and there will be opportunities for smaller firms to buy group policy insurance,” says professor Bruce Bachenheimer, who runs an entrepreneurship lab at Pace University in Pleasantville.

Watch the video.

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USA Today: "30 Colleges Receive Mental Health 'Seal of Approval'"

10/01/2013

USA Today: "30 Colleges Receive Mental Health 'Seal of Approval'"

The Jed Foundation, a national non-profit organization that advocates suicide prevention among college students, has named the first 30 colleges to receive a ‘seal of approval’ for their respective mental health resources on campus.  Pace University is among the first recipients of the JedCampus seal.

Read the story by USA Today.

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Poet To Share His Work At Pace University Wednesday

09/24/2013

Poet To Share His Work At Pace University Wednesday

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The first fall event in the Vox Creative Arts Series at Pace University will be on Wednesday.

 Poet Shane McCrae will read from his new collection, “Blood” (Noemi Press, 2013) at noon.

The reading will be held on the Pace campus in Pleasantville at 861 Bedford Road, entrance 2 in the Mortola Library’s Birnbaum Room.

Shane McCrae is the author of “Mule,” “Blood,” and three chapbooks, most recently, “Nonfiction,” which won the Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Competition.

McCrae's poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Fence, Gulf Coast and elsewhere, and he has received a Whiting Writer’s Award and a fellowship from the NEA. He teaches in the brief-residency MFA program at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.

The Vox Creative Arts Series brings notable and up-and-coming authors, poets, artists and artisans to Pace University for readings and demonstrations. The series is named for Pace’s literary magazine, Vox.

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Pace University's 50th Anniversary Tops Pleasantville News This Week

09/22/2013

Pace University's 50th Anniversary Tops Pleasantville News This Week

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Pleasantville this week:

Pace University continued its 50th anniversary celebration of its Pleasantville campus with a performance by a Beatles cover band and other activities.

Pace University’s Pleasantville campus has introduced the first doctoral degree in mental health counseling in New York State.

A former Cortlandt basketball coach pleaded not guilty to three charges of predatory sexual assault.

Police located a Yonkers man in his home with an apparent self-inflicted shotgun wound to his face.

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The Pleasantville Daily Voice: Pace Exhibit Highlights Artistic Talents Of Faculty And Staff

09/19/2013

The Pleasantville Daily Voice: Pace Exhibit Highlights Artistic Talents Of Faculty And Staff

 

Fran Megerdichian may spend her days working on information technology projects at Pace University, but when the computers get powered off, the pencils come out and she becomes a pet portraitist.

Megerdichian is just one of the staff and faculty members whose talent is being showcased this month at the Choate Art Gallery on Pace’s Pleasantville campus.

The show, which is free and open to the public, includes paintings, sculpture, photography and ceramics.

It runs through Oct. 5, with a reception on Sept. 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Gallery hours are: Monday through Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m.; Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

The gallery is at Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, Entrance 3 in Choate House.

Specializing in canine and equine portraits, Megerdichian uses graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil to make the animals come to life.

“I love seeing an image come out through the paper,” she says. “That’s my inspiration.”

What started as a request from someone to draw a dog to surprise her husband for his birthday has now turned into a part-time business.

“People say it’s never too late,” Megerdichian says. “When I picked the pencils up again, I was 43 or 44. They were from third grade. But I picked them up.”

Pace Exhibit Highlights Artistic Talents Of Faculty And Staff | The Pleasantville Daily Voice.

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Pace Exhibit Highlights Artistic Talents Of Faculty And Staff

09/18/2013

Pace Exhibit Highlights Artistic Talents Of Faculty And Staff

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Fran Megerdichian may spend her days working on information technology projects at Pace University, but when the computers get powered off, the pencils come out and she becomes a pet portraitist.

Megerdichian is just one of the staff and faculty members whose talent is being showcased this month at the Choate Art Gallery on Pace’s Pleasantville campus.

The show, which is free and open to the public, includes paintings, sculpture, photography and ceramics.

It runs through Oct. 5, with a reception on Sept. 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Gallery hours are: Monday through Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m.; Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

The gallery is at Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, Entrance 3 in Choate House.

Specializing in canine and equine portraits, Megerdichian uses graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil to make the animals come to life.

“I love seeing an image come out through the paper," she says. “That’s my inspiration.”

What started as a request from someone to draw a dog to surprise her husband for his birthday has now turned into a part-time business.

“People say it’s never too late,” Megerdichian says. “When I picked the pencils up again, I was 43 or 44. They were from third grade. But I picked them up.”

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The Daily Pleasantville: Pace Introduces Fist Mental Health Counseling Doctoral Degree in N.Y.

09/16/2013

The Daily Pleasantville: Pace Introduces Fist Mental Health Counseling Doctoral Degree in N.Y.

Pace University’s Pleasantville campus has introduced the first doctoral degree in mental health counseling in New York State, in the just-begun fall term.

As part of the psychology department of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the program is designed to provide master’s-level students with advanced professional and scholarly training.

“Doctoral-level mental health counselors bring a depth and breadth of understanding to their work with clients as practitioners, as well as to the research of new therapeutic modalities,” says Rostyslaw Robak, department chair and professor of psychology on the Pleasantville campus. “The program will enrich our graduates’ ability to work successfully with clients and to develop new ways to treat mental health conditions that have the potential to significantly advance the field of mental health counseling.”

The doctoral program is open to applicants with a master’s degree in mental-health counseling or a closely related field. The program offers teaching, research and administrative assistantships with partial tuition remission.

To learn more about the program, call 914-422-4283, email gradwp@pace.edu, or visitwww.pace.edu/phdmhc.

Read the full original article here.

 

 

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Pace Introduces First Mental Health Counseling Doctoral Degree In N.Y.

09/14/2013

Pace Introduces First Mental Health Counseling Doctoral Degree In N.Y.

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University’s Pleasantville campus has introduced the first doctoral degree in mental health counseling in New York State, in the just-begun fall term.

As part of the psychology department of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the program is designed to provide master’s-level students with advanced professional and scholarly training.

“Doctoral-level mental health counselors bring a depth and breadth of understanding to their work with clients as practitioners, as well as to the research of new therapeutic modalities,” says Rostyslaw Robak, department chair and professor of psychology on the Pleasantville campus. “The program will enrich our graduates’ ability to work successfully with clients and to develop new ways to treat mental health conditions that have the potential to significantly advance the field of mental health counseling.” 

Mental-health counseling is a profession distinct from disciplines such as psychiatry, psychology and social work. It focuses on preventive therapies, marriage and family counseling and career counseling.  Data from the Department of Labor shows that employment in the mental-health counseling sector is expected to grow significantly – by 37 percent – from 2010 to 2020 as health-insurance companies increasingly cover such services and as the population grows. As the sector expands, Pace sees the program opening doors to leadership careers for its graduates.

“The psychology department is very well positioned to provide Ph.D.-level training of the highest standards. Our accomplished faculty has rich experience and brings a wealth of scholarly research in the field to the program,” says Nira Herrmann, dean of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

The doctoral program is open to applicants with a master’s degree in mental-health counseling or a closely related field. The program offers teaching, research and administrative assistantships with partial tuition remission.

To learn more about the program, call 914-422-4283, email gradwp@pace.edu, or visitwww.pace.edu/phdmhc.

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