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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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Wall Street Journal: "New York Communities Can Ban Fracking, Court Rules"

07/02/2014

Wall Street Journal: "New York Communities Can Ban Fracking, Court Rules"

. . . Home rule provides municipalities many powers, such as taxing authority and the ability to regulate land, said John Nolon, counsel at the Land Use Law Center at Pace University School of Law.

"This case is making it really clear that this bundle of responsibilities and powers is something that the courts are not going to unbundle one strand at a time," Mr. Nolon said. "I think that resonates in the 49 other states."

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-york-towns-and-cities-can-ban-fracking-court-rules-1404145435

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TechNewsWorld: "Nest Offers Discounted, Wave-Less Smoke Alarm"

06/18/2014

TechNewsWorld: "Nest Offers Discounted, Wave-Less Smoke Alarm"

. . . It is "crucial" for Nest to keep a presence in the marketplace because smart home products could be on the verge of being a hypergrowth market, and "it is important for any company that wants to have a part of the market to secure customers quickly and to have an early presence that will build trust and loyalty," Kathryn F. Winsted, an associate professor of marketing at Pace University, told TechNewsWorld.

However, "it is ... inadvisable to put out a product that may still have some of the same issues" because another recall "would do major damage through extremely negative perception of consumers," Winsted continued.

Read more: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Nest-Offers-Discounted-Wave-Less-Smoke-Alarm-80604.html

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U.S. News: "Think Twice Before Cheating in Online Courses"

06/17/2014

U.S. News: "Think Twice Before Cheating in Online Courses"

. . . Keystroke recognition devices: At Pace University, students have developed a keystroke recognition program that gives school officials another way to certify a student's identity, says Vinnie Monaco, a computer science graduate student spearheading the work. 

​Students first do typing exercises in which the computer measures the speed and rhythm of their typing. Officials can then monitor the typing in later assignments to see if the patterns match up.

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/2014/06/17/thi...

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Journal News: Recreation signup calendar

06/16/2014

Journal News: Pace basketball camp

Pace basketball camp: Pace University's Head Coach Pat Kennedy is holding a summer Team Camp at Pace. All teams are guaranteed five games. There will be licensed officials for all games. Food , water, and Gatorade will be provided throughout the event. The Team Camp will be run from Aug. 1-3. For further information, contact Coach Andrew 732-995-0815 or at aimpastato@gmail.com.

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/recreational/2014/06/14/recreation-sig...

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Journal News: MLB: Locals drafted on Saturday

06/10/2014

Pepe Selected in MLB Draft by Blue Jays

. . . Pace University second baseman David Pepe was taken by the Blue Jays in the 31st round

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/lohud-baseball/2014/06/08/...

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Pace University Partners with Ossining Schools to Strengthen Teacher Effectiveness, Student Learning

06/03/2014

Pace University Partners with Ossining Schools to Strengthen Teacher Effectiveness, Student Learning

New York, June 3, 2014 -- The Pace University School of Education and the Ossining Union Free School District (UFSD) are embarking on a partnership to support the refinement and development of early-career teachers’ skills using innovative avatar technology, thanks to a two-year grant from New York State.

Both Pace and Ossining have long-recognized the value of using cutting-edge advances in education to enhance student success. Ossining UFSD was awarded a two-year, $537,625 Strengthening Teacher and Leadership Effectiveness grant from New York State in Fall 2013. The activities of the grant will take place over 2013-2015 to expand the career ladder for teachers, and offer professional development and mentorship opportunities, especially for novice teachers with one-to-two-years’ experience in the education profession.

Novice teachers--educators with one-to-two-years’ experience--from schools throughout Ossining will work with their mentor teachers to develop and refine instructional skills through use of Pace’s TeachLivE™ avatar technology, a sort of ‘flight simulator’ for teachers that uses student avatars in a virtual classroom. The avatars are not programmed, and can give teachers a realistic experience of dealing with different students and learning styles in one classroom. The technology can also accommodate simulation for parent-teacher conferences and bilingual instruction.

“Simulations have long been used to prepare soldiers, doctors, and other professionals,” said Dr. Joan Walker, Associate Professor at the Pace University School of Education. “The TeachLivE avatar technology now makes simulation a part of teachers’ professional development. It’s a modern bridge across the age-old gap between teacher preparation and teacher practice.”

Teachers who elect to be a part of this program will attend the TeachLivE™ lab sessions after-school at an Ossining school. They will develop their avatar session objectives for their individual sessions with the avatars to develop specific, individual skills. The first phase of these workshops will be conducted through June 2014. A second phase is planned for August 2014, during district-wide orientation for all teachers. The Pace-Ossining avatar initiative will continue into 2015.

The Pace University School of Education brings to the partnership with the Ossining UFSD experience in professional development and innovative technology to refine and strengthen the skills of early-career teachers, leading to increased effectiveness of their instructional skills for greater student engagement and learning. Pace University also brings expertise in the application of TeachLivE avatar technology for professional preparation.

TeachLivE™ is an innovative educational tool developed by the University of Central Florida that uses a classroom of interactive avatar students for teacher preparation to further classroom skills enhancement and effectiveness for experienced teachers. Pace University’s School of Education is one of only 25 sites in the country using TeachLivE™ in the training of teacher candidates in its undergraduate and graduate programs, and was an early adopter of this technology.

“Given my role at Pace as Coordinator of Professional Development and my two decade career in Ossining -- most recently as superintendent -- I can attest that this partnership, designed to enhance teaching and learning, demonstrates the forward thinking of both Pace University and the Ossining School District,” said Dr. Phyllis Glassman, from the Pace University School of Education.

This is not Ossining’s first foray into the TeachLivE avatar experience. Last year, a cadre of Ossining’s National Board Certified teachers worked with the technology. “The teachers taught lessons to the Avatars in an effort to enhance their understanding of the Instructional components from the Danielson Rubric,” said Dr. Angela White, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Ossining Union Free School District. “This year we are continuing our collaboration with the Pace University School of Education. Several of our novice teachers and their mentors have volunteered to either teach a lesson or conduct a parent-teacher conference.  These experiences will allow teachers to practice a wide range of pedagogical approaches and strategies.”

“Given our successful collaboration with Ossining, we at the Pace University School of Education look forward to developing new partnerships with schools in the region to support excellence in teaching and learning and ultimately benefit all students,” Dr. Glassman added.

About Pace University:  Since 1906, Pace 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 Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., 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 Ossining Union Free School District: The Ossining Union Free School District, nationally recognized for its mission to further the success of all children, serves approximately 4,700 pupils in six schools: Park School for newborn to Kindergarten, Brookside School for grades one and two, Claremont School for grades three and four, Roosevelt School for grade five, Anne M. Dorner Middle School for grades six through eight, and Ossining High School for grades nine through twelve.

Members of the media are welcome to attend one of the TeachLivE sessions at Ossining throughout June. For more information, please contact William Caldwell, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

 

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E-Commerce Times: "Hachette Banished to Amazon's Woodshed"

06/03/2014

Kathryn Winsted of the Lubin School comments on Hachette's dispute with Amazon

. . . "This is a classic Walmart story," Kathryn Winsted, associate professor of marketing at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, told the E-Commerce Times.

"Walmart demands incredibly low margins from manufacturers. They practically want you to sell at cost. Everybody does it, because you can sell at Walmart 100 times the volume you can sell anywhere else," she explained.

"When a retailer gets that kind of power, you're stuck playing by their rules," Winsted added.

"The interesting thing about this case," Winsted continued, "is that this publisher says it doesn't want to play by Amazon's rules. That is very, very risky for that publisher."

- See more at: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Hachette-Banished-to-Amazons-Woodshe...

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Family and friends gather to celebrate students at Pace University graduation

05/27/2014

Pace commencement in Westchester was covered by media including News 12, The Journal News and The Daily Voice.

Photo: From left, Tricia Etri, Gina Dinello, Kaley Kowalick, Brenna Crowe and Jenifer Pagan graduated at Pace University's 2014 Westchester Undergraduate Commencement May 23, 2014.  (Credit: Dave Gershgorn for The Journal News)

The 2014 Pace University commencement in Westchester was covered by local media including News 12, The Journal News and The Daily Voice.

To view a gallery of photos taken by Journal News photographer Dave Gershgorn, click here.

A segment ran on News 12 TV highlighting the graduates including honorary degree recipient Lawrence Otis Graham. Click here to watch the video.

From the News 12: "Hundreds of students celebrated their accomplishments at Pace University’s graduation on Friday.

Family and friends packed the Goldstein Health and Fitness Center at Pace's Pleasantville campus to see nearly 500 excited undergraduates receive their hard-earned degrees.

Pace conferred an honorary doctorate of humane letters on News 12 political analyst Lawrence Otis Graham. Graham encouraged the graduates to fight against bigotry."

The Daily Voice ran two stories on Pace University commencements, one in advance on May 6 and one on May 24

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New York Times Dot Earth blog: "Exploring the Social and Environmental Challenges as Brazil Prepares for Two Sports Spectacles"

05/20/2014

New York Times Dot Earth blog: "Exploring the Social and Environmental Challenges as Brazil Prepares for Two Sports Spectacles"

Photo: Dallas Ripka, a Pace University communications student, shoots scenes in Rio de Janeiro for a film on the impact of the World Cup and Olympics.

For the fourth year in a row, a team of graduate and undergraduate communication students at Pace University has created a compelling short documentary focused on efforts to mesh human progress with the environment.

Read more: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/exploring-the-social-and-en...

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