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Leslie F. Seidman to speak at the AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit in Washington, October 23-24

10/08/2014

Leslie F. Seidman to speak at the AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit in Washington, October 23-24

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Leslie F. Seidman, Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at Pace University and former Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, to speak at the AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit in Washington, October 23-24

Seidman to discuss her journey to becoming the first female leader of the FASB as part of a panel discussion on “Women Trailblazers”

New York, NY – October 8, 2014 -- Leslie F. Seidman, a recognized expert in accounting, will speak on Thursday, October 23 at the Women’s Global Leadership Summit hosted by the American Institute of CPAs, the world’s largest member organization representing the accounting profession.

Seidman will discuss her journey to becoming the first female Chairman of the FASB as part of a panel discussion on “Women Trailblazers: Path to Being the First.”

The AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit is inspirational and unique — offering perspectives from women finance and accounting leaders in firms, business and industry, government, not-for-profits and academia.  Attendees will gain direct access to new ideas, prominent role models and deep, expanded professional networks. Throughout the summit, attendees will also be rewarded with valuable insights from global women leaders. The annual summit is designed to help you learn, grow and prosper professionally with new skills, knowledge and relationships gained every year. 

To learn more, visit the conference page at www.cpa2biz.com/lead.

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University: Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region’s largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.  www.pace.edu/lubin

About Leslie F. Seidman:  Leslie F. Seidman is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.  She is also a Director of Moody's Corporation, where she serves on the Audit, Governance & Compensation and MIS (Moody's Investors Service) committees and a Public Governor of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She is the immediate past Chairman of the FASB, where she also served as a member of the Board from 2003-2013. During her tenure, the FASB issued standards and proposals on complex topics such as accounting for stock compensation, business combinations, disclosure effectiveness, off-balance sheet financing, fair value, revenue recognition, leasing, insurance, and financial instruments.

As FASB Chairman, Seidman collaborated with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the PCAOB, and other regulators to improve financial reporting in the U.S. capital markets. She helped launch the FASB's Private Company Council, to address concerns about the cost and complexity of accounting for small businesses. Seidman guided the FASB's joint agenda with the International Accounting Standards Board to converge U.S. and international financial reporting standards. Seidman represented the U.S. in the International Forum of Accounting Standard Setters and was an Observer to the International Integrated Reporting Council.

Previously, Seidman was an auditor with Arthur Young & Co., a Vice President of Accounting Policy with J.P. Morgan & Co., and a member of the FASB staff, serving first as an Industry Fellow, and later as the Assistant Director of Technical Activities. Immediately prior to joining the FASB, Seidman founded and managed a financial reporting consulting firm, serving corporations, accounting firms, and law firms.

Seidman was named CPA of the year by the American Woman's Society of CPAs (2013). She also was ranked among the Top 10 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today from 2010 to 2012, and was named to the NACD Directorship 100 for Governance in 2011. Seidman authored the first three editions of Financial Instruments: A Comprehensive Guide to Accounting and Reporting (currently in its 11th edition from CCH). She is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities.

Seidman, a CPA (inactive), earned an M.S. degree in accounting from New York University Stern School of Business and a B.A. degree in English from Colgate University.

She is a member of the AICPA, the American Woman's Society of CPAs, Financial Executives International, the International Women's Forum, and the Institute of Management Accountants, where she formerly served on the Financial Reporting Committee. She is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. 

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

 

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Wall Street Journal: "H-P Move Highlights Disruption in Tech"

10/07/2014

Wall Street Journal: "H-P Move Highlights Disruption in Tech"

. . . “We are moving from the past generation of leadership to a new generation of leadership,” said Joseph M. Pastore Jr., professor emeritus at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. “Until that new generation of leadership really takes hold, it’s going to be a very ill-defined, undefined moment in the industry.”

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/articles/hewlett-packard-move-highlights-the-disruption-in-tech-1412639249

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International Business Times: "Hong Kong Protests: Talks Or Not, Beijing Still Has A Problem"

10/07/2014

International Business Times: "Hong Kong Protests: Talks Or Not, Beijing Still Has A Problem"

. . . "The students no longer trust Leung Chun-yin's leadership," said Joseph Lee, a professor of history at Pace University in New York. "But they're also going to avoid asking for unrealistic concessions from either the Hong Kong or Chinese governments."

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/hong-kong-protests-talks-or-not-beijing-still-has...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being"

10/07/2014

Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being"

. . . Yet sports marketing professionals say his career might not be over.

The alleged abuse “does pretty much wipe out everything he’s done off the field,” said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at New York’s Pace University. But a comeback is not out of the question, Chiagouris said, if Peterson were to admit he was wrong in the way he punished his son, pay his dues and get back to work.

“There will be a team next year that needs a running back,” he said.

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/278137431.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y#continue

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New book by Pace University professor of human resources reveals current training and development strategies are likely to be outdated and possibly ineffective

10/07/2014

New book by Pace University professor of human resources reveals current training and development strategies are likely to be outdated and possibly ineffective

Seven dynamic trends are changing the way people learn

New York, NY – October 7, 2014 -- Ibraiz Tarique, an expert in international human resources management and director of global HRM programs at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, has authored a new book, Seven Trends in Corporate Training and Development: Strategies to Align Goals with Employee Needs.

Taking a fresh look at how people learn, Professor Tarique describes in his new book how current training and development programs are likely to be outdated and possibly ineffective for organizations today.

“This new book offers actionable thought leadership on trends to help human resources professionals address new challenges and leverage new opportunities for organizations,” says Dr. Tarique. “It focuses on strategic directions for training and development, while offering tangible and specific recommendations for addressing and anticipating new trends.”

Dr. Tarique’s example-rich, best-practice coverage includes topics like: how and why the role of training and development professionals is changing; what future learning systems will look like; leveraging emerging technologies and new approaches to collaboration; and using training to develop new sources of talent.

The new book is designed for all HR leaders and specialists with direct or indirect responsibility for organizational learning, including directors of learning and development, directors of talent management, chief learning officers, and training managers.

An associate professor of management at Pace, Dr. Tarique teaches international human resources management, human resource management, organizational behavior, recruitment and selection/staffing, and training and development to undergraduate, graduate, and executive MBA students at the Lubin School. The new book will be required classroom/curriculum reading for his students.

Dr. Tarique’s academic research focuses on issues related to global talent management, and investments in human capital in domestic and international settings. He received his Ph.D. and MSc. in Industrial Relations and Human Resources, and BA in Economics, High Honors, from Rutgers University.

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University: Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region’s largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.  www.pace.edu/lubin

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

 

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Associated Press: "Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere?"

10/06/2014

Associated Press: "Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere?"

Q: After big attacks against retail chains and now Chase, should we expect more breaches?

A: The size and scope of the breaches are going to get worse, not better. Target, Home Depot and JPMorgan Chase are just the beginning, says Darren Hayes, a professor and expert in cybersecurity at Pace University in New York. It's safe to presume that hackers have been sitting inside these banks and business networks for months, even years, sometimes not doing anything. "Hackers these days are patient ... and are extremely effective at just gathering a lot of data over time."

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102058373 

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Wall Street Journal: "Bernanke, Paulson and Geithner Face Grilling Over AIG Bailout"

10/06/2014

Wall Street Journal: "Bernanke, Paulson and Geithner Face Grilling Over AIG Bailout"

. . . The testimony has the potential to be “exciting...this is the first time they’ve had people at this level in the witness chair,” said John Alan James, a professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and chairman emeritus of its Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/articles/trio-of-officials-key-to-aig-bailout-face-grilling-1412549345

 

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Westchester County Business Journal: "CFO of the Year awards honor 4"

10/03/2014

Westchester County Business Journal: "CFO of the Year awards honor 4"

Photo: Wainwright House in Rye

Outside of the boardroom, CFOs are often the least noticeable executives, but on Thursday evening, 15 of Westchester County’s top CFOs were honored at the 2014 CFO of the Year Awards.

Held at the Wainwright House in Rye, the awards ceremony was presented by Westfair Communications and sponsored by McGladrey, Heineken, TD Bank and Rakow Commercial Realty Group. Fifteen nominees from both for-profit and nonprofit entities were presented for three awards in the Big Business, Midsize Business, and Small Business categories.

“The ability of a CFO to navigate financial reporting requirements, economic conditions and corporate policy is what makes the job difficult, and it’s this broad range of responsibilities that makes the CFO role so crucial, and so much more impressive when a person does it well,” said Leslie F. Seidman, a 2014 CFO of the Year awards judge and executive director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

Being an excellent CFO hasn’t been easy as of late in Seidman’s view.

“Companies and nonprofits have had to deal with a prolonged period of economic turmoil and technological changes,” Seidman said. “I think it’s fair to say that boards of directors, shareholders, donors, and others look to CFOs for financial acumen, leadership and forward thinking.”

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/66213/four-honored-at-2014-cfo-of-the-year-awards/

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Journal News: "Telehealth program reaches Westchester seniors"

10/03/2014

Journal News: "Telehealth program reaches Westchester seniors"

. . . How it works: Pace University undergraduate students trained as technicians visit senior centers, senior housing, houses of worship and other locations to measure blood pressure and other vital signs and see if they could benefit from nutrition, transportation and other support services. The data is transmitted to a graduate student nurse at Pace who reviews it and provides notes to be reviewed at the next session. The nurse intervenes when an immediate or serious health risk is detected. Each participant leaves the session with a "TIPS sheet" that includes the results of their vital sign tests, explanations of what they mean and, if needed, other information like referrals.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2014/10/03/westchesters-telehealth-programs-monitor-seniors-vital-signs/16607159/

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The Deal: "AIG Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on 2008 Financial Crisis Response"

10/01/2014

The Deal: "AIG Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on 2008 Financial Crisis Response"

. . . John James, a business professor at Pace University, suggested that the government may soon try to settle the case because otherwise it could become quite embarrassing for the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve and individual high profile regulators. He added that Greenberg wouldn't have been able to mobilize the funds for the lawsuit unless he was able to convince other investors that he was correct or at least that it was an "incredible cause."

James argued that the trial will expose questions of governance and transparency, adding that even if AIG didn't have a choice about whether or not to accept the government's offer, that didn't mean the offer was fair and equitable. "I think it is worthy of a close examination," James said.

Read more: http://www.thestreet.com/story/12896845/1/aig-lawsuit-puts-spotlight-on-2008-financial-crisis-response.html

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