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E-Commerce Times: "Yahoo, Google Team Up to Fight Email Snoops"

08/13/2014

E-Commerce Times: "Yahoo, Google Team Up to Fight Email Snoops"

. . . Another potential obstacle to broad use of the new encryption features when they're rolled out is that they won't be turned on by default.

"When something is not on by default, people are much slower to adopt it," Darren Hayes, a computer science professor at Pace University, told the E-Commerce Times.

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nother potential obstacle to broad use of the new encryption features when they're rolled out is that they won't be turned on by default.

"When something is not on by default, people are much slower to adopt it," Darren Hayes, a computer science professor at Pace University, told the E-Commerce Times.

- See more at: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Yahoo-Google-Team-Up-to-Fight-Email-...

 

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TechTarget: "New site to collect feedback on healthcare interoperability plan"

08/13/2014

TechTarget: "New site to collect feedback on healthcare interoperability plan"

. . . Lixin Tao, chair of the computer science department at Pace University, said computer professionals have been dealing with digital information exchange incompatibility problems for 20 years and that the Health Level 7 protocol (HL7) can facilitate data exchange between providers. Tao did caution that the two most recent versions of HL7, versions two and three, each offer unique benefits. The most recent HL7 v2 is dated – based on a spec more than 26 years old – but it’s backwards-compatible, meaning it works with older v2 editions. HL7 v3 is more powerful and current but lacks backwards compatibility.

Read more: http://searchhealthit.techtarget.com/healthitexchange/healthitpulse/new-site-to-collect-feedback-on-healthcare-interoperability-plan/

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AACSB eNEWSLINE: "Interview with Industry: Bringing the Reality of Business to the Business School"

08/11/2014

AACSB eNEWSLINE: "Interview with Industry: Bringing the Reality of Business to the Business School"

. . . It was precisely because of my career ranging from Fortune 50 senior executive to internet entrepreneur that I sought to be Dean of the Lubin School of Business, says Neil Braun. When I asked myself in what context could my full range of experiences, temperament, passion for involvement with my own alma mater, and personal strengths be most valuable, I realized that being a dean of a business school was a strong possibility. Having just finished my fourth year as dean, I am more excited and challenged than ever to make sure that Lubin educates the whole person—all the dimensions that are necessary for success. The traditional academic learning goals are as necessary as they ever have been, but they are clearly not sufficient in this fast-changing global economy. We are, therefore, implementing curriculum and new programs to address the technical skills necessary for today's work environment, to ensure that our students achieve a level of social intelligence that is necessary to be effective in the working world.

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THE Journal: "High School Students Create Mobile Apps at STEM Summer Camp"

08/08/2014

THE Journal: "High School Students Create Mobile Apps at STEM Summer Camp"

After participating in a two-week coding and design camp, 16 high school students from across New York recently debuted their own mobile apps as part of a two week summer camp designed to foster coding and design skills.

The STEM Collaboratory Camp, held at New York’s Pace University, brought together students from around the city with existing interests in math, science, and technology. The students learned basic skills in coding, robotics, cyber security, design, and more, and then worked in teams with a mentor to design and execute a number of smartphone apps.

In addition to the classes, students in the program participated in workshops and field trips to places like AT&T’s cyber security facility (AT&T sponsored the program).

Read more: http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/08/07/high-school-students-create-mobile-apps-at-stem-summer-camp.aspx

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Hartford Courant: "CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills"

08/07/2014

Hartford Courant: "CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills"

. . . Some, like Karl R. Rábago, executive director of the Energy and Climate Center at Pace University in New York, take issue with the view that utilities like CL&P need to get paid in the same manner in which they make investments. Rábago said that thinking is found nowhere in the canon of economic literature.

"If that were the case, there would be a cover charge on coffee shops," said Rábago, who has served as a public utility commissioner in Texas and deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy. He called the rush of power companies to fixed charges a "choir effect" and their philosophy of having fixed revenues for fixed costs "a meme in the utility world."

Read more: http://www.courant.com/business/hc-clp-rate-increase-59-percent-service-...

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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.

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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/

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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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