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E-Commerce Times: "Zuckerberg Talks His Way Into Chinese Hearts and Minds"

10/27/2014

E-Commerce Times: "Zuckerberg Talks His Way Into Chinese Hearts and Minds"

. . . "Mark Zuckerberg's meeting with students and faculty at Tsinghua University is quite impressive and notable -- not only because it demonstrated his proficiency in Mandarin, but because he was doing so as an American CEO of a major global corporation," noted Joseph Pastore Jr., professor emeritus at Pace University's Lubin School of Business.

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Zuckerberg-Talks-His-Way-Into-Chinese-Hearts-and-Minds-81243.html

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Pace University and Media Storm Announce First Ever Agency-Branded Degree

10/22/2014

Pace University and Media Storm Announce First Ever Agency-Branded Degree

Pace’s unique MS in Social Media and Mobile Marketing

teams up with industry leader Media Storm starting January 2015

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 21, 2014

NEW YORK – Pace University’s Lubin School of Business today announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration, co-branding its new Masters Degree in Social Media and Mobile Marketing with Media Storm, the second largest independent media planning and buying agency in the U.S. working with such clients as MTV, FOX, CMT, Starz, Sundance Channel and Food Network. The co-branded MS degree program (#PaceMediaStormMS) begins in January 2015 and is designed for marketing managers, advertising executives, and aspiring communications professionals who want to develop their skills in digital marketing and gain exposure to the latest techniques in the industry.

“Pace University has long been a leader in experiential learning, and we are thrilled to take a step further with this unique collaboration with a leading industry practitioner,” said Neil Braun, Dean of the Lubin School of Business and former president of the NBC Network and CEO of Viacom Entertainment. “Higher education is at a time of transition -- there is much discussion about the gap between what colleges are delivering and what employers need. Media Storm will deliver great opportunities for our students, enhancing the academic program with real-world experiences.”

As the only co-branded Masters Degree in Social Media and Mobile Marketing currently offered by an Accredited Business School, the new program responds to industry concerns about the growing gap between academia and employer needs. Through this new, unique collaboration, executives from Media Storm – as well as the agency’s clients – will be guest lecturers for the classes, provide internships and work closely with faculty members on student projects.

“Social media and mobile technology have fundamentally transformed our culture,” said Jon Cropper, architect of the collaboration, and Resident Futurist at Media Storm. “The pedagogy of classical business education that governs the culture of most graduate schools today was designed when artificial intelligence algorithms, connected devices, smart phones, and mobile/social networks didn't exist. As a result, we are consistently surprised by the lack of readiness from recent graduates, especially in constantly evolving, high velocity disciplines like social and mobile media."

The 18-month program is anchored in an intense focus on building a true understanding of the core fundamentals of effective digital / social / mobile marketing. 

Unique features of the program include:

- Significant and ongoing commitment to provide each student with access to leading industry practitioners and guest speakers

- Coursework integrated with real world/real time projects

- Internships from Media Storm and clients

- Custom content and weekly industry insider social media briefings

- Access to Pace's Job Center and Media Storm Human Resources for career advice and counsel

- The world's first "Apple Watch Research Course," where students learn how to build an iOS app and explore how wearable technology will transform social/mobile marketing

Craig Woerz, co-founder and Managing Partner of Media Storm said, "With this highly unique ‘learn-while-doing’ degree program and collaboration with Pace, we’ve taken it into our own hands to address the problem of the skills gap between college and the modern digital workplace. Our program accelerates our innovation pipeline while giving students a huge competitive advantage in the marketplace."

Dates for enrollment in the program begin in January and September 2015. For more information about the masters program or to apply, please visit www.mediastorm.pace.edu

Pace and Media Storm launched their collaboration at Pace’s Schimmel Auditorium (home of the famed Actors Studio Program) and previewed the program with an event featuring Internet star Daria Musk. Ms. Musk is a Media Storm consultant, who is the embodiment of social media marketing success, having used social strategies to launch her career and catapult her to success. Using Google+’s video chat feature “Hangouts” to perform live concerts online, Musk’s music went viral. Now, with more than 3.5 million fans on Google+ and more than 44 million views, Daria is a prime case study of how innovative use of social media can create a successful global brand with very modest resources.

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

Media Storm, a division of Water Cooler Group LLC, is the second largest independent media planning and buying shop in the U.S. It works with some of the most well known digital, entertainment and retail brands. Media Storm brings a unique media model that places unpaid media at the forefront. Founded in 2001, it has offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Connecticut. For more information, please visit www.mediastorm.biz.

Contact:

Pace: Scott Trent (strent@pace.edu, 212-346-1152) or Jovana Rizzo (jovana@berlinrosen.com, 646-452-5637)

Media Storm: Jamie Camargo (jamie@intersectcom.com, 512-296-9611)

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Chief Executive: "Why Retail Boards Are Choosing Less Risky CEOs"

10/20/2014

Chief Executive: "Why Retail Boards Are Choosing Less Risky CEOs"

. . . The latest case in point is J.C. Penney. The big box retailer turned to traditional-retailing veteran Marvin Ellison—the executive vice president of U.S. stores for Home Depot—as its next CEO. After a long transition, Ellison will replace current Penney CEO Myron Ullman, who has been trying without success to stabilize and revitalize the iconic soft-goods retailer during his second tenure as chief.

“The selection of Marvin Ellison builds upon Penney’s need for operating effectiveness and Ellison’s record of operating” at Home Depot, said Joseph Pastore Jr., a Pace University business professor. “It also re-affirms the fundamental principle for performance in mass retailing: low margins/high volume based upon cost-effective, low price, nationally branded product offerings.”

Read more:  http://chiefexecutive.net/retail-boards-choosing-less-risky-ceos

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Pace Breaks Ground on $13.5M Pleasantville Athletics Complex

10/14/2014

Pace Breaks Ground on $13.5M Pleasantville Athletics Complex

The Westchester County Business Journal ran the story on Pace's athletics groundbreaking. From the article:

"Pace University broke ground Thursday on its new $13.5 million athletic complex, a part of the $100 million revitalization project for its Pleasantville campus.

The facility includes a field house, a softball field, a multipurpose turf field and major renovations to Peter X. Finnerty Field.

“This investment by our university documents not only the support for our 400 or so student-athletes but dedication to the entire Pleasantville campus community,” said Mark Brown, the university’s director of athletics, in a press release. “This project will revolutionize how we operate as a department by providing excellent facilities for our student-athletes and the student body as a whole.”

Pace’s 14 intercollegiate sports teams are Division II members of the NCAA and compete in the Northeast 10 and Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Expected to be completed in the fall of 2015, the 14,000-square-foot field house will include strength and athletic training facilities, locker rooms for the women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams, a football locker room, offices, equipment storage and a VIP room.

Peter X. Finnerty Field will feature an artificial turf surface, new dugouts and lights. In addition to serving as the new home of the Pace baseball team, the field also will be the home of the newly established women’s field hockey program, with the first varsity season approaching in the fall of 2015.

The multipurpose field will feature an artificial turf surface, lights, seating for 1,000 fans and an enclosed press box. The field will be the home for the football, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse and women’s soccer programs. The multipurpose field and the renovations to Peter X. Finnerty Field are all expected to be completed by the end of this year.

A new softball field with a grass surface, expected to be completed by fall 2015, will be built in the southwest corner of the Pleasantville campus, adjacent to the Taconic State Parkway.

Last October, Pace University broke ground on the first phase of its project to transform the 200-acre Pleasantville campus. In addition to the new athletic facilities, construction is underway on two new residential buildings, an expanded student center and a new environmental center.

The project will enable Pace to consolidate functions that are now split between campuses in Pleasantville and Briarcliff. Currently, 690 students reside on the Pleasantville campus and 590 in Briarcliff Manor. The 35-acre Briarcliff campus, which Pace opened in 1977, is for sale."

Read the full article here: http://westfaironline.com/66370/pace-breaks-ground-on-13-5m-pleasantvill....

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Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV: Prof. Thomas McDonnell of Pace Law School on the Islamic State

10/10/2014

Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV: Prof. Thomas McDonnell of Pace Law School on the Islamic State

ISIS, ISIL, the Islamic State - whatever term you use to refer to the terrorist group wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria - the bottom line is they must be stopped. Thomas M. McDonnell, Professor of International Law at Pace Law School, explains what led to the situation we now face in these war torn countries, and discusses how our involvement should be open to a national debate.

Coming up on CUNY TV:

Prof. Thomas McDonnell on the Islamic State

  • Monday, October 13 - 9:30am, 3:30pm, 9:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 15 - 2:30am
  • Saturday, October 18 - 9:30am

About CUNY TV: Independent New York television station CUNY TV has been entertaining and serving city viewers for nearly three decades. The largest university television station in the country, its cable distribution in the city’s five boroughs is enhanced by digital broadcast on Channel 25.3, expanding its reach in the tri-state area to a 35-mile radius from Times Square. http://www.cuny.tv/show/opedtv

 

 

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Pace University Breaks Ground on New Athletic Facilities at Pleasantville Campus

10/09/2014

Pace University Breaks Ground on New Athletic Facilities at Pleasantville Campus

$13.5 Million Project Includes New Field House, Multi-Purpose Field and New Fields for Baseball, Field Hockey and Softball

PLEASANTVILLE, NY (October 9, 2014) -- Pace University broke ground today on a new athletics complex that will modernize and upgrade athletic facilities on its Pleasantville campus. The $13.5 million project, which is part of the Pace Master Plan for the Pleasantville campus, includes construction of a new athletics field house, a new softball field and renovations to Peter X. Finnerty Field as well as a new multi-purpose field. 

Local officials joined with Pace faculty, students, athletes, staff and alumni for a groundbreaking ceremony held on Pace Field on the Pleasantville campus. 

“This investment by our University documents, not only the support for our 400 or so student-athletes but dedication to the entire Pleasantville campus community. This project will revolutionize how we operate as a department by providing excellent facilities for our student-athletes and the student body as a whole” remarked Director of Athletics Mark Brown.

The new 14,000-square-foot field house will include a strength center for student-athletes, locker rooms for the women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams, a football locker room, athletic training room, coaches’ offices, equipment room and VIP room. Construction of the building is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

The multi-purpose field will feature an artificial turf surface, lights, seating for 1,000 fans and an enclosed press box. The field will be the home for the Pace Football, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Soccer programs.

Peter X. Finnerty Field will feature an artificial turf surface, new dugouts and lights. In addition to serving as the new home of the Pace Baseball team, the field will also be the home of the newly established women’s field hockey program with the first varsity season approaching in the fall of 2015.

A new softball field will be built in the southwest corner of the Pleasantville campus adjacent to the Taconic State Parkway.  Home of the Pace Softball team, the new field will feature a natural grass surface. The first softball season on the new field will be in the spring of 2016. 

The multi-purpose field as well as the renovations to Peter X. Finnerty Field are all expected to be completed by the end of this year. The athletics field house and the new softball field will be completed in the fall of 2015.

Last October, Pace University broke ground for a Master Plan to transform and revitalize the 200-acre Pleasantville campus. In addition to the new athletic facilities, the $100 million first phase entails creation of two new residential buildings, an expanded student center and a new environmental center. Construction is under way on the residential buildings, expanded student center and environmental center. The project will enable Pace to consolidate functions that are now split between campuses in Pleasantville and Briarcliff. Currently 690 students reside on the Pleasantville campus and 590 at Briarcliff. The 35-acre Briarcliff campus, which Pace opened in 1977, is for sale.

Photo caption: Left to right: Bill Link, Director of Physical Plant; Mark Brown, Athletics Director; T.J. McDonald, Pace Baseball Alumnus; Fred Calaicone, former Pace Head Baseball Coach; Stephen J. Friedman, President; Bill McGrath, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Westchester Campuses.

About Pace Athletics: Pace University is an NCAA Division II member of the Northeast-10 Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference that sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports. Pace also sponsors a Spirit Squad which includes Dance and Cheerleading teams. For more information log on to www.PaceUAthletics.com.

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

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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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