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News12: "Pace program trains students how to be ‘cyberdefenders"

09/28/2017

News12: "Pace program trains students how to be ‘cyberdefenders"

Pace University is starting a groundbreaking program to train students how to be "cyber-defenders."

The Pace students are learning how to help defend businesses around the globe. They are learning that something as innocent as a picture can be transformed into a dangerous weapon for hackers.

“I truly feel the next war we have in the future is going to be online. It’s not going to be with soldiers and guns, it's going to be online,” says Vicente Gomez, a freshman in the program.

Jonathan Hill, the dean of the program, says one of the worst attacks would be something that could affect the power grid to the point where street lights wouldn't work, air conditioning wouldn’t work in homes, and people couldn’t take money out of ATMs.

He says that the technology for this not only exists today, it’s already being deployed.

Hill says right now the protections are not in place to defend American businesses, but with the right education and a solid cybersecurity protocol, people can fight back.

Hill will be teaching business owners how to do that at a CyberStorm conference on campus next week, where the message will be that no one is immune to cybercrimes. The conference on Oct. 6 is being co-organized by the Business Council of Westchester.

News 12 has been told that graduates of the Pace program have gone on to work for a long list of government agencies, from the NSA to Homeland Security.

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CBS New York: "New Questions About Teen Suspect Accused Of Shooting Yonkers Police Officer"

09/28/2017

CBS New York: "New Questions About Teen Suspect Accused Of Shooting Yonkers Police Officer"

...Pace University law professor Bennett Gershman told Conybeare judges have to weigh the defendant’s age and criminal past with possible danger to society and chances of rehabilitation.

“It’s a tough call,” he said. “On the face of it, it seems like he’s a dangerous offender. But he’s also a juvenile. And what do you do to somebody like that? Do you send them to jail for 10 years, or do you hope that maybe if we set the person free – put him on probation for five years – maybe the kid will go straight?”

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New York Post: "Carbonated milk could be the new sparkling water"

09/28/2017

New York Post: "Carbonated milk could be the new sparkling water"

...The average American consumes 18 gallons of milk a year, according to the US Department of Agriculture. That’s nothing compared to the 1970s when people were tossing back 30 gallons annually, typically saturated in cereal, paired with dinner or in a milkshake. By the mid 20th century, Americans were told to drink two to three glasses of milk per day.

“It turned out to be a perfect food nutritionally and politically,” Melanie DuPuis, a professor at Pace University and author of “Nature’s Perfect Food: How Milk Became America’s Drink,” says. “It was viewed as a great way to correct bad diets — if you didn’t get enough vitamins or calcium, you could correct your diet simply by drinking milk. Milk was one of these products that solved a nutritionist’s problem and an economist’s. Children would grow strong and farmers would make money to survive. It was a dietary bargain.”

Arla’s sparkling fruit milk product isn’t a total shot in the dark. The egg cream, made from milk, carbonated water and flavored syrup became popular during the late 19th century and started flooding soda fountains as the quintessential New York sip during the 1960s and through the 80s. And the White Russian cocktail, made with vodka, coffee liqueur and milk, was a hit in the 1950s. And who could forget the famous “Got Milk” ads made famous in the 90s?

“It sounds like a new play on an egg cream,” says DuPuis. “Do I see people dying for carbonated milk products? No,” DuPuis admits. “But people are drinking tons of seltzer, why not have a milk flavored seltzer?”

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Express Newsline: "Lankford: DACA Plan Has 'No Special Privileges' for Family Members"

09/28/2017

Express Newsline: "Lankford: DACA Plan Has 'No Special Privileges' for Family Members"

More recently, on September 14, he announced that he was working with Democratic leaders in Congress to pass legislation ensuring protection for Dreamers, or children who entered the country illegally as children but were registered with the DACA program. "The program has served Pace, our community, and our country well. We're providing a means whereby they can get there". During my time at Pace I have already met impressive and highly motivated students, making wonderful contributions to the community, who have benefited from DACA.

"Neighbors Link is not completely surprised by the decision of the Department of Justice at the request of President Trump to cease and desist the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival", said Otero Bracco.

"These are kids that literally do not have a home anywhere", he said.

Eighty percent of DACA recipients are of Mexican Heritage. If these are not the values and activities that we believe in as a country, then what are? "We are also even more determined to support and defend the rights of the nearly 800,000 individuals who proudly call themselves DACAmented Americans".

The Trump administration announced September 5 that it was ending the DACA program in six months, placing the onus on Congress to come up with a plan to address these 700,000 young men and women brought to this country by their parents.

Additionally, Pace University President Krislov issued a statement in support of DACA on behalf of the university.

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Daily Voice: "Westchester Makes Pitch For Amazon HQ2"

09/28/2017

Daily Voice: "Westchester Makes Pitch For Amazon HQ2"

...“As Amazon does its due diligence in their search for a second American headquarters, they are going to look for a place with a highly educated workforce, infrastructure that supports their logistics and, with all of the online attacks and breaches regularly being reported in the news, access to highly trained Cybersecurity professionals,” said Jonathan Hill, Dean of Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. “Westchester County is a vibrant area for tech savvy young people filled with educational institutions and employers ready to hire recent graduates, while the demand for cybersecurity professionals is growing three times faster than the overall IT job market, and 12 times faster than the total labor market.”

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Public: "Lowey Announces Nearly $450K To Improve Safety For Sexual Assault Survivors"

09/28/2017

Public: "Lowey Announces Nearly $450K To Improve Safety For Sexual Assault Survivors"

The City of White Plains, in collaboration with Pace University/Women's Justice Center (PWJC), Westchester Independent Living Center, El Centro Hispano, My Sister's Place (MSP), The Loft, and Westchester Jewish Community Services, will use this funding to support activities in its 'TRUST' (Training, Response, Underserved Support Team) project. Specifically, 'TRUST' will:

  • Support overtime costs for two White Plains Department of Public Safety (WPDPS) police officers, who will monitor offenders, conduct follow-up home visits, and make cross-referrals for services for victims;
  • support a bilingual attorney, and a supervising attorney from the PWJC, who will represent victims at protection order;
  • support a domestic violence advocate/counselor from MSP, who will receive calls via their hotline from victims who have met with officers during home visits, and will offer access to services;
  • conduct outreach and multi-disciplinary team meetings with project partners to reduce domestic violence in the disabled, Hispanic, and LGBT communities; and
  • provide training for law enforcement on the trauma-informed response to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, to increase understanding of the impact of trauma, encourage trauma-informed practices and techniques, and provide strategies for developing and implementing trauma-informed policies department-wide.

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The Baltimore Sun: "Environmental groups praise cap-and-trade pact on greenhouse gas, but seek wider scope, equity"

09/28/2017

The Baltimore Sun: "Environmental groups praise cap-and-trade pact on greenhouse gas, but seek wider scope, equity"

...Sheryl Musgrove, an attorney with the Pace Energy and Climate Center at Pace University in White Plains, N.Y., gave an example of two power facilities in the Sunset Park community of Brooklyn. The plants aren’t big enough to face emissions caps under the existing program, she said, yet they still foul air in the diverse neighborhood.

The initiative’s emissions caps “have been extremely successful,” Musgrove said. “That’s a good start, but more needs to be done.”

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Westchester Magazine: "Could Westchester Be Home to the New Amazon HQ?"

09/27/2017

Westchester Magazine: "Could Westchester Be Home to the New Amazon HQ?"

...Many Westchester communities have been pushing revitalization initiatives in recent years, seeking to draw in a younger generation of permanent residents. Jonathan Hill, Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University pointed out that “Westchester County is a vibrant area for tech savvy young people, filled with educational institutions and employers ready to hire recent graduates.” Demand for cybersecurity professionals, he says, is rapidly growing: three times faster than the rest of IT specialties and twelve times the average national job market.

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Daily Voice: "Pace Joins Elected Officials, DREAMers For Immigration Discussion"

09/22/2017

Daily Voice: "Pace Joins Elected Officials, DREAMers For Immigration Discussion"

Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law recently hosted a round-table discussion on DACA and the DREAM Act, organized by Congresswoman Nita Lowey. Pace President Marvin Krislov was part of the panel with immigration advocates, legal experts and immigrants, including Pace student Lisdy Contreras Giron.

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FIOS1 News: "Rep. Nita Lowey hosts roundtable discussion on DREAM Act"

09/22/2017

FIOS1 News: "Rep. Nita Lowey hosts roundtable discussion on DREAM Act"

Pace President Marvin Krislov was part of a recent round-table discussion on DACA and the DREAM Act, hosted by Congresswoman Nita Lowey at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. The event was covered by FiOS1 News. Pace student Lisdy Contreras Giron was interviewed by FiOS1 after the event.

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