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Journal News Hall Monitor Blog: "Yonkers student participates in AT&T/Pace STEM camp"

08/07/2014

Journal News Hall Monitor Blog: "Yonkers student participates in AT&T/Pace STEM camp"

. . . the School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University created the Pace STEM Collaboratory "to encourage interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines while improving and supporting STEM education at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region."

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/hall-monitor/2014/08/05/yonkers-student-participates-in-attpace-stem-camp/13629585/

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U.S. News Short List: "10 Online Graduate Info Tech Programs With the Most International Students"

08/06/2014

U.S. News Short List: "10 Online Graduate Info Tech Programs With the Most International Students"

Pace University is among the 10 Online Graduate Info Tech Programs With the Most International Students on the U.S. News Short List.

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Law360: "Tax Reform Can Wait, Inversion Fix Cannot, Attys Say"

08/06/2014

Law360: "Tax Reform Can Wait, Inversion Fix Cannot, Attys Say"

. . . Philip Cohen, a Pace University professor, belongs to the crowd of voices who say the problem is too urgent to wait for a tax overhaul.

"Inversions are a serious issue — it's estimated the Treasury could lose $19-$20 billion from these deals, and they'll only snowball," said Cohen, who teaches in the legal studies and taxation department of Pace's Lubin School of Business.

Read more: https://www.law360.com/articles/562884/tax-reform-can-wait-inversion-fix...

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS DEVELOP NEW MOBILE APPS AT SUMMER STEM CAMP SPONSORED BY AT&T AND PACE UNIVERSITY

08/06/2014

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS DEVELOP NEW MOBILE APPS AT SUMMER STEM CAMP SPONSORED BY AT&T AND PACE UNIVERSITY

Stem Collaboratory Camp Offers One-Of-A-Kind Opportunity To High Schools In All Five Boroughs; Students Work In Teams To Conceptualize, Develop & Build Cybersecurity Apps.

August 6, 2014 (New York, NY) – High school students from across the five boroughs presented their newly developed mobile applications on Friday, August 1 at a graduation reception at Pace University’s STEM Collaboratory Camp.

Sixteen students were selected this year to attend Pace’s STEM Collaboratory Camp, a free two week program during which campers are introduced to coding, robotics, Cybersecurity, Design Thinking and scientific research processes, among other skills, and then put them to work. The camp culminated in students designing and building their own mobile phone apps.

Jonathan Hill, associate dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University said, “This is a very special group of young people. They were nominated individually by their high school STEM teachers, in part, because they were passionate about math, science and technology but they have increased their knowledge by working in teams with mentors. These students would never have gotten to know each other without this program and they – and their teamwork – are the future of this city and its STEM industries.”

Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President, AT&T, said, “AT&T is committed to fostering the next generation of workforce members by supplying our students with the skills they need to succeed – skills that are increasingly centered around technology and innovation. Through our support for Pace’s STEM Collaboratory Camp this summer, AT&T was thrilled to provide such hands-on tech experience to New York City students whose knowledge of that field is becoming increasingly vital to the future of our economy. I am very impressed by all these students learned in only two weeks and hope they take their newfound abilities back to school with them in the fall and beyond.”

Over the course of the program, students participated in a combination of science classes, workshops and field trips to AT&T’s cyber security facility, among other destinations. They worked closely with experts in the fields of physics and engineering.  During Friday’s graduation ceremony, the students heard from representatives of AT&T, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Office and DARPA Legislative Affairs – Spire Communications.  

As access to skilled workers becomes increasingly vital to the U.S. economy, AT&T is stepping up its commitment to education to ensure the country is better prepared to meet global competition. Last year, AT&T announced its Aspire program would spend $350 million across the country to help more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. In addition to supporting many vital community programs, AT&T is currently hosting a class of twenty girls at its Rockefeller Center office as part of a summer intensive program offered by Girls Who Code. And last fall, AT&T made a $1.6 million donation to the Fund for Public Schools to provide STEM enrichment, internships and other academic activities like hackathons and bootcamps to high school students.

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The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University prepares men and women for professional work, research, and lifelong participation in a new and dynamic information age.  Located in the financial capital of the world, the Seidenberg School offers a wide variety of courses and exposure to internships and work with leading corporations, banks, federal agencies, and global entities.  Degrees and certificates are conveniently available on Pace’s campuses in New York City and Westchester County as well as online and in special programs.  Visit http://www.pace.edu/seidenberg/

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

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Column: The future of Dodd-Frank, Affordable Care Act"

08/06/2014

Westchester County Business Journal: "Column: The future of Dodd-Frank, Affordable Care Act"

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act celebrated its fourth anniversary recently with dozens of articles and TV commentaries evaluating its success in preventing another financial crisis, writes 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. The reviews were mixed and the forecasts for the future of the 36 percent of the mandates yet to be implemented even more controversial.

One thing is very clear, at least to me: The future of the Dodd-Frank and Affordable Care acts are both to be determined by the structure of Congress following the upcoming elections in November. Both have become subject to an intense battle of strong partisan positions.

As a result, the uncertainty of how this legislation will proceed during the remaining two-plus years of the Obama administration — coupled with the mixed messages coming from the Federal Reserve about when and how much interest rates will rise — forecasts both a continuing and perhaps increasing reluctance on the part of the business sector to invest and create new employment opportunities.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/64618/column-the-future-of-dodd-frank-affordable-care-act/

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Journal News: "It takes more than stats to be COO of Steiner Sports"

07/31/2014

Journal News: "It takes more than stats to be COO of Steiner Sports"

. . . As a junior at Walt Whitman High School, Kelvin Joseph signed up for a co-op program at Pace University that focused on career opportunities in the accounting profession. "It was a sleep-away for would-be accountants," he says.

Joseph, whose family emigrated from Grenada, enrolled at Pace to study public accounting.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/money/business/2014/07/30/steiner-sports-new-...

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InsideCounsel: "The Stop Corporate Inversions Act of 2014 aims to prevent ‘inversions’ tax loophole"

07/31/2014

InsideCounsel: "The Stop Corporate Inversions Act of 2014 aims to prevent ‘inversions’ tax loophole"

. . . Philip G. Cohen, a professor in the Legal Studies and Taxation Department of Pace University's Lubin School of Business and a retired Vice President-Tax & General Tax Counsel for Unilever United States, Inc. Professor Cohen said the bill should be enacted to prevent a major tax revenue drain by companies using inversions to reduce what they would otherwise owe in federal taxes.

“If the abuse is not stopped other companies will follow in a race to the bottom. The loss of U.S. revenue (from inversions) is enormous. That lost revenue has to be made up by somebody, namely individuals and companies that don't invert,” he explained.

According to Cohen, inversions are not the only reason the effective corporate tax rate is much smaller for many companies than the statutory corporate tax rate. There are other corporate loopholes that should be closed in conjunction with lowering the statutory corporate tax rate.

Read more: http://www.insidecounsel.com/2014/07/30/the-stop-corporate-inversions-act-of-2014-aims-to

 

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Carol Roye, Internationally Recognized Educator, Author and Expert on Reproductive Health Issues, to Join Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions

07/30/2014

Carol Roye, Internationally Recognized Educator, Author and Expert on Reproductive Health Issues, to Join Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions

Carol Roye, Internationally Recognized Educator, Author and Expert on Reproductive Health Issues, to Join Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions

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NEW YORK, NY – Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions (CHP) announced today that Carol Roye, Ed.D., RN, CPNP, FAAN, will join Lienhard September 1 as Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship.

Roye is an international educator, researcher, author, and a respected women’s health practitioner whose expertise has been featured on radio, TV and in print, including the New York Times and at conferences around the U.S. She co-founded a non-profit organization, Promoting Health in Haiti, to address primary care needs, including women’s/reproductive health issues.

Roye comes to Pace after serving as the Assistant Dean of Research and a Professor of Nursing at Hunter College in New York City.

Lienhard and CHP Dean and Professor Harriet R. Feldman, Ph.D., RN, FAAN said, “Dr. Roye’s role and support will be vital to Lienhard establishing a Ph.D. in Nursing program.”

Roye splits her professional time between teaching, research and clinical practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Her research in reproductive health, particularly in adolescent, is widely recognized in the health care community. Early in her career, Roye noticed disturbing trends in the media and in public policy that dramatically impacted the ability of professionals in her field to provide adequate healthcare. She began investigating how women’s health had evolved from being a medical issue with broad-based support to a divisive political debate. Her book, “A Woman’s Right to Know: How Women's Health Became a Political Pawn - and the Surprising Alliances Working to Reclaim It,” is a culmination of Roye’s decades of experience and research into the history and impact of public policy decisions on women’s health. It provides a stirring account of how women’s health became intertwined with such unlikely issues as tax policy and education reform.

"I am looking forward to working with the faculty to develop and further their research agendas,” said Roye.  “Together we will increase outside funding for Lienhard School of Nursing faculty research."

National recognition of her work comes from such groups as: Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth.

The National Institutes of Health awarded Roye a prestigious RO1 research grant in 2001 to study HIV/AIDS prevention in adolescent girls. Follow-up studies were made possible by grants from the William T. Grant Foundation and the American Nurses Foundation among others.

Roye also is the author of many publications on a range of topics in adolescent reproductive health, including “Adolescent Sexual Development and Sexuality: Assessment and Interventions,” a popular book for professionals who work with teenagers around issues of sexuality.

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

About CHP: The College of Health Professions was established in 2010 in an effort to showcase and expand health professions majors at Pace University. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing and the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Physician Assistant Studies. The College’s vision is innovative leadership in education, practice, and scholarship for the health professions, and its mission is to educate and challenge students for the health professions to be innovators and leaders who will positively impact global health care.  www.pace.edu/chp

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Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing Receives $50,000 Grant for Nursing Scholarships

07/30/2014

Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing Receives $50,000 Grant for Nursing Scholarships

Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing Receives $50,000 Grant for Nursing Scholarships

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholarships support second career nurses from groups underrepresented in the profession

NEW YORK, NY – Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions has been selected for the fourth time for a grant from the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholarship Program. For the 2014-2015 academic year, Lienhard will receive $50,000 for students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program who are from groups underrepresented in nursing and are pursuing second careers. Five students entering Lienhard in September will be awarded NCIN scholarships of $10,000 each.

NCIN is a program of RWJF and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Pace was among the first institutions to receive funding through this RWJF program in 2008, which has already supported 25 Lienhard students. With the five additional students this year, Pace has been awarded $300,000 in total and is one of 52 schools of nursing comprising the final cohort of the program.

Lienhard was the second school in the U.S. to offer an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Since 1984, Pace has offered this accelerated curriculum for college graduates who are not nurses to earn a first professional nursing degree. Pace nursing students who graduate in as little as 12 months are eligible to take the licensure exam and consistently pass at rates that exceed state and national averages.

Three former NCIN awardees were recently profiled in Pace’s alumni e-newsletter. Larry Rebich works at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and serves on committees to improve patient care. John Ringhisen went to Bangladesh on a Fulbright scholarship to teach and research healthcare issues in the country. Ted Bailly manages a project that helps older adults record and communicate details about their health using i-Pads. Bailly speaks about being a NCIN scholar here.

Martha Greenberg, PhD, RN, the principal investigator on the grant, says, “Our leadership plan is unique because of the opportunity afforded to all of the scholars to lead groups of their peers throughout the program. Each scholar is an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) team leader beginning in the first semester and continues in this leadership role throughout their 11 month program.”

Sharon Wexler, PhD, RN, project director, adds, “The EBP teams, led by RWJF scholars, present their projects at local and national conferences, an opportunity not commonly found in an undergraduate program.”

“New Careers in Nursing has made amazing strides in helping schools of nursing recruit and retain diverse students in these competitive and rigorous accelerated degree programs,” said David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP, RWJF senior program officer. “Through supporting these institutions, NCIN is working to increase the diversity of our nursing workforce, while also assisting schools of nursing in making their institutions more inclusive. The leadership, mentoring and other support these institutions provide are helping to prepare a diverse nursing workforce able to meet the challenges associated with building a culture of health in our nation.”

“NCIN’s creative, innovative and responsive approach to providing grantees with tools to ensure academic success will result in lasting changes at nursing schools nationwide,” said AACN President Eileen Breslin, PhD, RN, FAAN. “The NCIN program has truly raised the bar for recruitment, retention, mentoring and leadership development for nursing students from groups underrepresented in nursing.”

The 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, recommends increasing the number and diversity of nurses with a baccalaureate degree or higher to create a nursing workforce prepared to meet the healthcare demands of diverse populations. NCIN is helping to advance those recommendations by enabling schools to expand student capacity and encouraging more diversity.

By bringing more nurses into the profession at the baccalaureate and master’s degree levels, the NCIN program helps address the nation’s nurse faculty shortage as 91 percent of students who received funding in the first three years of the program indicated a desire to advance to the master’s and doctoral levels.

Contact: Cara Cea, ccea@pace.edu, 914-906-9680

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About NCIN

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) joined with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to create New Careers in Nursing (NCIN): an RWJF Scholarship Program to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through annual grants to schools of nursing, NCIN provides $10,000 scholarships to college graduates with degrees in other fields who wish to transition into nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s nursing program. For more information, visit www.newcareersinnursing.org.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans. We are striving to build a national culture of health that will enable all Americans to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.

About AACN

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing. Representing more than 750 member schools of nursing at public and private institutions nationwide, AACN’s educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor’s and graduate degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research and practice. For more information, visit www.aacn.nche.edu.

About CHP

The College of Health Professions was established in 2010 in an effort to showcase and expand health professions majors at Pace University. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing, the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Physician Assistant Studies, and the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. The College’s vision is innovative leadership in education, practice, and scholarship for the health professions, and its mission is to educate and challenge students for the health professions to be innovators and leaders who will
positively impact global health care. www.pace.edu/chp

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace University has produced 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 Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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Journal News Education Outlook: Innovators - Q&A with John Cronin

07/29/2014

Journal News Education Outlook: Innovators - Q&A with John Cronin

A feature article on Pace's Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs ran in print and online in Education Outlook, a supplement of The Journal News.

From The Journal News:

For almost 40 years, John Cronin has dedicated his career to environment and innovation. For his accomplishments, “Time” magazine named him a “Hero for the Planet” and “People” magazine described him as “equal parts detective, scientist and public advocate.” Cronin has worked as an advocate, legislative and congressional aide, commercial fisherman, professor, author and filmmaker. He served as Hudson Riverkeeper from 1983-2000, a position that has inspired a legacy of 200 Waterkeeper programs that fight pollution on six continents. Currently, Cronin is the Senior Fellow in Environmental Affairs at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies at Pace University, where he is helping to create an interdisciplinary program of undergraduate and graduate studies in environmental innovation and policy.

What drew you to environmentalism?
I grew up a city kid in Yonkers. The most I knew about the Hudson River is that it separated New York from New Jersey, and we were not supposed to swim in it. And though I became politically active when I turned 18, I knew nothing about the environment. It took a chance meeting with Pete Seeger to convince me that the environmental cause was worth my time. I spent many days with him in 1973 as a volunteer working on an old river dock that needed repair in Beacon, NY. He worked on me as well and convinced me to volunteer for Clearwater. That turned into a paying job investigating polluters for the grand sum of $50 per week. I did not dream then it would become my life’s work.

Tell us about the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association and how that led you to be Hudson Riverkeeper in 1983.
By 1983, I had worked as a pollution investigator, lobbyist, congressional aide for Representative Hamilton Fish, Jr., a state legislative aide for Assemblyman Maurice Hinchey, and a Hudson River commercial fisherman– which is where I learned the most about the Hudson, including how to run a boat. During the 1983 fishing season, author Robert H. Boyle, president of the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association (HRFA), asked if I was interested in restarting the Hudson Riverkeeper position. I said yes in a second. When I started I was the nation’s only Riverkeeper. 

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