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Forbes: "After The Sharing Economy -- Companies That Connect People In Real Life"

04/08/2015

Forbes: "After The Sharing Economy -- Companies That Connect People In Real Life"

. . . Bruce Bachenheimer, the executive director of Pace University’s Entrepreneurship Lab, says that he’s seeing more and more startup businesses that are incorporating a face-to-face element.

“We are social animals by nature,” says Bachenheimer.

In the past, entrepreneurs (outside of dating companies) were hesitant to include a real-life element in startups. Putting people together offline can be messy, and potentially dangerous. It’s hard to give 100% assurance that a driver isn’t going to rob his customer or that a temporary guest isn’t going to smash the place up. But that has been the case for taxis and hotels for decades.

It’s also challenging to scale something that requires human interaction. It’s easier to attract millions of people to click on your website than it is to convince millions of people to share their cars or their homes.

“But now that someone has done it, other people see that it can work,” says Bachenheimer. “Companies like Uber and Airbnb created a perception of feasibility.”

And that hard work put into securing drivers, landlords and chefs pays off in stickiness. Bachenheimer says that once people have committed to a company, it’s less likely they will jump ship to a competitor.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemontgomery/2015/04/08/after-the-sharing-economy-companies-that-connect-people-in-real-life/

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Connecticut Mirror: "Shared solar tries again to light up Connecticut"

04/08/2015

Connecticut Mirror: "Shared solar tries again to light up Connecticut"

. . . . Massachusetts is “Exhibit A” for people like Karl Rabago, executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center at Pace Law School and a member of the CASE study committee, who said there was no point in running a pilot program.

“We know how to build a solar system and divide the credit for its generation among multiple customers,” he said. “I don’t think there’s a good case to be made for starting real small on something that’s been done so many other places. With all we already know from other states, the real question would be what’s keeping you from providing that opportunity to so many more people?”

Rabago, who also spent decades in the utility industry, including as a regulator, is among many who believe that a key target for shared solar should be low-income customers, those who would benefit most from lower and more consistent electric bills and are likely least able to afford solar on their own.

Read more: http://ctmirror.org/2015/04/07/shared-solar-tries-again-to-light-up-connecticut/

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Accounting Today: "ACCA USA and Pace University Partner on Program for Accounting Students"

04/07/2015

Accounting Today: "ACCA USA and Pace University Partner on Program for Accounting Students"

Ruth Fasoldt, business development manager at ACCA USA, and Neil Braun, dean of the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York, discuss a partnership linking ACCA’s globally recognized qualification program to both graduate and undergraduate coursework.

Listen to the podcast: http://www.accountingtoday.com/podcasts/podcast/-73838-1.html

Read the press release: http://www.pace.edu/news-release/acca-usa-and-pace-university-lubin-school-business-launch-first-acca-accreditation

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Homeland Security Today: "Obama Issues Order Blocking Property of Persons Engaging in ‘Significant Malicious’ Cyber Activities"

04/03/2015

Homeland Security Today: "Obama Issues Order Blocking Property of Persons Engaging in ‘Significant Malicious’ Cyber Activities"

. . . “I applaud President Obama for finally stepping up to bat for US companies who are relentlessly victimized by the advanced persistent threat that China represents," said James W. Gabberty, a professor of information systems at Pace University in New York City and an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University Polytechnic Institute who has served as an expert witness in telecommunication and information security at the federal and state levels.

"Hopefully," he said, "Obama's words will be backed up by action when needed, and not be another 'red line in the sand' - the rhetoric he used when confronting Syria and their illicit use of chemical weapons. What's at stake in the cyber attacks confronting the US is our entire economy and way of life."

“While China claims innocence, the near perfect Chinese copy of America’s F-35 Strike Fighter combat aircraft (known as the J31), which also uses F22 Raptor technology stolen from US military defense contractors, is a shining example illustrating just how deeply China has successfully penetrated US civilian and military networks," Gabberty stated.

Read more: http://www.hstoday.us/briefings/daily-news-analysis/single-article/obama-issues-order-blocking-property-of-persons-engaging-in-significant-malicious-cyber-activities/12f059398e5146bf988d58d31ed8070b.html

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Hartford Courant: "ZONING FIGHT A FEDERAL CASE; 'SCARBOROUGH 11' FILE COMPLAINT"

04/03/2015

Hartford Courant: "ZONING FIGHT A FEDERAL CASE; 'SCARBOROUGH 11' FILE COMPLAINT"

. . . John Nolon, a professor of law at Pace University Law School, said the Hartford zoning rules would be illegal in New York these days. In the 1980s, New York state's court of appeals held that there is no land-use reason — for example, trying to curb neighborhood traffic and noise — that justifies restricting the definition of family to those who are biologically or legally related.

"The court in New York state could not find any rationale, based upon land-use impacts, for discriminating between a large family related by blood, marriage and adoption, and a large family of unrelated people," said Nolon, counsel for Pace Law School's Land Use Law Center.

Read more: http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-hartford-scarborough-zoning-0326-20150325-story.html

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Journal News: "Study: Talking to babies in womb aids language development"

04/03/2015

Journal News: "Study: Talking to babies in womb aids language development"

. . . Francine Falk-Ross, professor and literacy program coordinator at Pace University, says there are also educational benefits to these conversations. Children whose parents converse with them early have an easier time matching sounds to letters of the alphabet, which is called "graphophonic knowledge."

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/life/2015/04/02/expectant-moms-keep-talking/70803518/

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Associated Press: "In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect"

04/02/2015

Associated Press: "In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect"

. . . While most defense attorneys would be eager to pin a suspected crime on someone else, legal experts say the strategy is rarely allowed because it could confuse the jury and increase the burden for prosecutors. Judge Maxwell Wiley found good enough reason to allow testimony about Ramos.

Now, “not only does the prosecution prove the charged person did it, but now they have to prove the other person didn’t do it,” said Lissa Griffin, a Pace University law professor who studies the defense strategy.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-etan-patz-case-defense-focuses...

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WRNN-TV: "Race to the White House - 2016 Race Off to Early Start"

04/01/2015

WRNN-TV: "Race to the White House - 2016 Race Off to Early Start"

Richard French speaks with Pace professor David Caputo about the 2016 presidential race already being in full swing.
 

 

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Daily Beast: "When the Only Crime Is Resisting Arrest"

03/30/2015

Daily Beast: "When the Only Crime Is Resisting Arrest"

. . . “Resisting arrest is really a spontaneous act,” said Darrin Porcher, a professor at Pace University, who nonetheless supports ramping up the penalty “to set a lesson.”

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/29/when-the-only-crime-is-resisting-arrest.html

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Wall Street Journal: "A Law Degree Helps Diverse Careers"

03/30/2015

Wall Street Journal: "A Law Degree Helps Diverse Careers"

“The ABA should establish a system of employment reporting that better accounts for the changing nature of the profession and the changing career trajectories of the bar’s newest members,” writes the dean of Pace University Law School.

Read the Letter to the Editor by David Yassky.

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