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Journal News: "Lifeguards train hard to dive in, save lives"

07/11/2014

Journal News: "Lifeguards train hard to dive in, save lives"

. . . The American Red Cross lifeguard certification, widely considered the standard in the field, requires about 30 hours of training, 80 percent of which is skill-related, according to Katherine Palladino, the longtime aquatics director at Pace University.

Completing the program also grants certification in CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillation. The CPR and lifeguarding certifications only last one and two years, respectively, and an abbreviated recertification class must be taken before it expires. Otherwise, the entire process must be started from the beginning.

Palladino, a Chappaqua resident who has nearly two decades of experience training lifeguards, teaches American Red Cross certification.

"I've been happy with the support they provide; I've been happy with the curriculum they provide," said Palladino, who had 120 students in June alone. "I think it's a good program."

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/recreational/2014/07/09/lifeguarding-v...

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Journal News: "IBM's $3 billion chip investment could deliver jobs to Westchester County"

07/11/2014

Journal News: "IBM's $3 billion chip investment could deliver jobs to Westchester County"

. . . Amar Gupta, dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University said it's too soon to say if any new jobs will come to Westchester, but he said the announcement bodes well.

"My sense is that this work will be done in many places, a significant amount of it in New York City and Westchester," said Gupta, noting that Pace's Pleasantville campus has internship, teaching and career-development relationships with IBM.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/2014/07/10/ibm-chip-research-westchester-county-jobs/12489415/

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace University to host regulatory compliance program"

07/10/2014

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace University to host regulatory compliance program"

. . . “Our CCRP Program is designed to be unique and comprehensive, with participants from banks, brokerages, asset management and trading firms, and supporting professions including law and consulting firms,” said Robert J. Chersi, the former chief financial officer of Fidelity Investments who was recently named executive director of the Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace’s Lubin School of Business.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/64109/pace-university-to-host-regulatory-compl...

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American Banker: "Small Banks Should Team Up to Fight Cyberattacks"

07/08/2014

American Banker: "Small Banks Should Team Up to Fight Cyberattacks"

"While major cybersecurity breaches like the recent attack on Target tend to grab headlines, smaller banks are actually much more vulnerable to cyberattacks than their larger peers," writes Darren R. Hayes, assistant professor and director of cybersecurity at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.  "Yet many community banks have failed to invest sufficiently in security."

Read more: http://www.americanbanker.com/bankthink/small-banks-should-team-up-to-fight-cyberattacks-1068423-1.html
 

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Pace University and the Association of International Bank Auditors announce new cycle of Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional program

07/07/2014

Pace University and the Association of International Bank Auditors announce new cycle of Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional program

New sessions to focus on corporate governance, cybercrime, risk management, pertinent regulations like Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the evolving Dodd-Frank Act, Basel III, and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

New York, NY – July 7, 2014 — Today’s regulatory environment is ultra-complex and rapidly evolving. The Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University and the Association of International Bank Auditors announce a new sixth cycle of the Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRP®) certificate program, designed to develop the critically important proficiencies essential for today’s financial services and other industry professionals.

The new cycle begins September 18, 2014, and continues to March 5, 2015. Classes will be held at Pace University’s Midtown Center in the historic Fred French Building at 551 Fifth Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets.

Recognized as the ‘standard’ for training and development courses by bank executives and regulators, the CCRP® program offers a 26-week session with intense and in-depth exposure to key aspects of governance, risk management, regulatory strategy, and relevant regulations taught by industry professionals and Pace professors. The program includes coverage of regulations in key foreign countries in a comparison with U.S. practices.

“Our CCRP® Program is designed to be unique and comprehensive, with participants from banks, brokerages, asset management and trading firms, and supporting professions including law and consulting firms,” says Robert J. Chersi, the former CFO of Fidelity Investments who was recently named Executive Director of the Center at Pace’s Lubin School of Business.

Sessions include detailed discussions of current compliance and regulatory issues, and examinations of real-life case studies. Team presentations provide experience in applying coursework to actual business problems.

The CCRP® at Pace provides growth opportunities and positions global financial services professionals as leaders in the compliance community, giving them an edge in a very competitive job market. The program has been designed with the rigorous content demanded by an academic agenda while stressing the important practical dimensions of real-world experience in the compliance field. Professors from Pace University, all with distinguished prior careers in the private sector, created the syllabus alongside veteran compliance professionals from some of the world’s leading international banks and their regulators.

Guest speakers drawn from prestigious New York law firms, Big Four Accounting firms, and the regulatory community will complement the joint Pace-AIBA team.

The Center also has expanded its other professional development offerings, including “boot camps” that can be customized to an institution’s desired location, topics, and duration, as well as on-line videos and publications that enable distance learning.

The CCRP® at Pace has been approved for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit by New York State.

More information about the CCRP® program is available at www.pace.edu/ccrp, and for all of the programs by contacting the Center’s Chairman Emeritus Jack James at jjames@pace.edu or Executive Director Bob Chersi at rchersi@pace.edu.

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 the Association of International Bank Auditors: The AIBA membership consists of internal audit, compliance and internal control professionals of nearly 100 U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks.  The mission of the AIBA is to foster the professional standing of its members by increasing their knowledge and capacities to carry out their responsibilities with respect to international banking.

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

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New York Times: "Celebrating a Diverse Music Scene"

07/07/2014

New York Times: "Celebrating a Diverse Music Scene"

The Pleasantville Music Festival, scheduled for noon to 8:30 p.m. at Parkway Field on July 12, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Shuttles for attendees who drive will run regularly from nearby Pace University, where parking is free.

Read more: www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/nyregion/celebrating-a-diverse-music-scene.html

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CNBC.com: "Why utility bills are not getting cheaper"

07/07/2014

CNBC.com: "Why utility bills are not getting cheaper"

"At a progressive utility, they may say, 'We're willing to take the hit, but we have a responsibility to shareholders. We're willing to do this at no growth, but we need an earnings opportunity.' And that's often where things derail. ... 'How will this hurt sales of electricity?'"

-Karl Rábago, executive director of Pace University's Energy and Climate Center and a former public utility commissioner in Texas

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101805029#.

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E-Commerce Times: "T-Mobile's Legere Sputters Over FTC's Cramming Accusations"

07/03/2014

E-Commerce Times: "T-Mobile's Legere Sputters Over FTC's Cramming Accusations"

. . . T-Mobile's image "will definitely be negatively impacted" by the charges, Kathryn Winsted, an associate professor of marketing at Pace University, told the E-Commerce Times.

The "sensational and accusatory language" in Legere's response will make it seem T-Mobile is "more concerned with who should be blamed" than with the impact on its customers, Winsted pointed out.

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New York Daily News: "City doles out healthy dose of grants to local health tech startups in bid to boost healthcare industry"

07/02/2014

New York Daily News: "City doles out healthy dose of grants to local health tech startups in bid to boost healthcare industry"

. . . GeriJoy, in partnership with Pace University, recently tested out the product among a group of local seniors at the Henry Street Settlement.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/city-doles-healthy-dose-grants-local...

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