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Bloomberg: "Elbow Room Coming to U.S. Skies as United Shifts Wide-Body Jets"

05/06/2015

Bloomberg: "Elbow Room Coming to U.S. Skies as United Shifts Wide-Body Jets"

Coach passengers used to rubbing up against neighbors on crowded U.S. flights are about to get something unusual on a few United Airlines flights: elbow room.

As United shuffles its fleet and brings in a mix of new and used jets, it’s putting 10 Boeing Co. 777-200s on U.S. routes instead of just flying them abroad. A benefit for road warriors is that with two aisles instead of one, the wide-body 777 boasts twice as many of the coveted spots adjacent to those pathways as the narrow-bodies that predominate on U.S. routes.

“It would give people a higher percentage of aisle seats,” said Andrew Coggins Jr., a Pace University management professor in New York who has logged more than 1 million miles on United. “I prefer the aisle seat even if it means my shoulders get bumped by the flight attendants and all the people going by.”

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-01/elbow-room-coming-to-u-s-skies-as-united-shifts-wide-body-jets

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News 12: "Lowey joins lieutenant governor to push sex assault bill"

05/05/2015

News 12: "Lowey joins lieutenant governor to push sex assault bill"

News 12 covered a roundtable discussion at Pace. 

"Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is continuing her fight against sexual assaults on college campuses.

Hochul was joined on Tuesday by Rep. Nita Lowey at Pace University in Pleasantville. Hochul is trying to get the governor's "Enough is Enough" law passed.

The law would standardize sexual assault policies at colleges and universities across New York state."

View the video here.

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New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Congresswoman Nita Lowey host Sexual Assault on College Campus Roundtable Discussion at Pace University

05/05/2015

New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Congresswoman Nita Lowey host Sexual Assault on College Campus Roundtable Discussion at Pace University

PLEASANTVILLE, NY – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Congresswoman Nita Lowey appeared today at Pace University’s Westchester campus to take part in a roundtable discussion about combatting sexual assault on college campuses.

The Lieutenant Governor is on a statewide tour which focuses on the Governor’s proposed “Enough is Enough” legislation introduced in March.  Lt. Governor Hochul was joined by Pace University’s Interim Dean for Students, Rachel Carpenter, Student Government Association President and Junior Daniel Garcia, Pace Chronicle Editor and Senior Emily Wolfrum, Residence Hall Director and Graduate Student Tiffany Bermudez, and Pace University Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer Lisa Miles.  

“I am here today to tell survivors of sexual assault, you are not alone.  No student should have to fear sexual assault on campus,” stated Congresswoman Nita Lowey.  I look forward to hearing from the students and administrators here at Pace so we can discuss not only how to make our colleges and universities a safe place for learning, but also how New York can be a national model.” 

Pace University has been addressing the issue of sexual assault on college campuses by assessing definitions, updating its campus-wide Sex-Based Policy and Procedure, reviewing response protocols, and developing resources to promote awareness about sexual assault prevention and the range of support services available to victims of sexual assault and other crimes.

“Pace University has become a true leader on this issue when other colleges around the State are reluctant to talk,” stated Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul. 

 “This is an important conversation that must take place on all college campuses nationwide,” stated Pace Interim Dean for Students and Assistant Dean for Assessment and Planning Rachel Carpenter. “It is something that, as a student affairs professional, absolutely depends on the input of diverse campus teams, especially our students.”   

“As President of the student body I believe it’s important that we remain united on this issue,” stated Daniel Garcia, Student Government Association President. “It doesn’t just affect the victim and the aggressor, it effects the whole Pace community.

Pace’s efforts include the development of an updated campus-wide sexual assault policy; agreement on a revised definition of consent; launch of a sexual assault resources website; and the creation and distribution of a Guide to Options, Resources, and Support.

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 https://www.pace.edu/.

Media contact:  Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

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E-Commerce Times: "The Great Apple Watch Marketing Mystery"

05/05/2015

E-Commerce Times: "The Great Apple Watch Marketing Mystery"

. . . "My educated guess is that since this product will be sold in a different manner and more in line with the selling of luxury goods, the current Apple Genius employees may not be up to the task, and the selling process has likely emerged as the real bottleneck," said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University.

Apple is probably "running as fast as it can to staff its stores with people who know not only how to sell computers, phones and tablets, but also how to sell luxury," he told the E-Commerce Times.

Read more: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81978.html

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WNET-TV (PBS): "From Soldier to Entrepreneur"

05/04/2015

WNET-TV (PBS): "From Soldier to Entrepreneur"

In the next year, an estimated twelve million veterans will be looking for work. To help ease the transition back into civilian life, numerous organizations around the country are helping them apply their skills in the business world.

See the video of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at Pace: http://scitechnow.org/videos/from-soldier-to-entrepreneur/#

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Inside Compliance: "Global Governance and Compliance with Bob Chersi of Pace University Center"

05/04/2015

NYSE GOVERNANCE SERVICES' INSIDE COMPLIANCE ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE VIDEO SERIES

April 29, 2015: Global Governance and Compliance

This episode of Inside Compliance features insight from Bob Chersi, Executive Director of Pace University Center for Global Governance, Reporting, and Regulation. Bob describes the many different ways that governance decisions affect the compliance program. He also explains how a great compliance program can be an asset to directors and potential investors.

See the video: https://www.nyse.com/corporate-services/nysegs/videos/inside-compliance

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The Examiner: "New Project Helps Parents Give Their Teens The Alcohol Talk"

05/04/2015

The Examiner: "New Project Helps Parents Give Their Teens The Alcohol Talk"

Martin Wilbur from The Examiner newspaper in Pleasantville interviewed Pace adjunct professor Jennifer Powell-Lunder for a feature article on work she is doing to combat teenage drinking.

“The whole idea behind the project is this website that is dedicated to helping parents talk to their kids about alcohol,” said Dr. Jennifer PowellLunder, a Bedford Hills-based clinical psychologist and professor at Pace University who is a leading expert on teens and parents and selected to lead the site.

“Underage drinking is their big mission. They focus really on preventing underage drinking and what’s come out of that is a project where we’re putting together a national panel of five teens and we’ve put the call out all over the country.” 

Read the full article on page 20 of the April 14 issue of The Examiner here.

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Pace University’s Center For Literacy Enrichment Named For Director and Founder, Sister St. John Delany

05/01/2015

Pace University’s Center For Literacy Enrichment Named For Director And Founder, Sister St. John Delany

Pace University’s School of Education honored the director and founder of its Center for Literacy Enrichment, Sister St. John Delany, in a ceremony today at which the Center was officially renamed, in her honor, The Delany Center for Educational Enrichment.

White Plains Mayor Tom Roach attended the ceremony, as did the Westchester Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett. Roach had declared October 24, 2013 to be “Sister St. John Delany Day” at a ceremony at the Center for Literacy Enrichment in 2013.

“Sister St. John has been an inspiration to generations of students in White Plains,” said White Plains Mayor Tom Roach. “Her tireless dedication and seemingly boundless energy has helped steer so many students toward success. She has truly made a lasting impact on this city and its residents.”

Sister St. John taught first grade in White Plains from 1941 to 1972 before founding the Center for Literacy Enrichment and becoming an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Pace University. Sister’s former students include U.S. Poet Laureate (2004-2006) Billy Collins, NFL great Robert “Bob” Hyland and Pat Casey, editor of the White Plains Examiner.

Years before commercial tutoring centers became the norm, Pace University’s Center for Literacy Enrichment was established offering affordable literacy instruction to students of all ages. The Center is celebrating its 43rd anniversary with a dinner this evening at the Westchester Hills Golf Club. It will be the First Annual Delany Literacy Award Dinner and will recognize Neil Waldman,  an author and illustrator of children's books and a White Plains resident as well as Iris Pagan, PhD, a Pace graduate and the Director of the Westchester County Youth Bureau.

“We encourage students in their efforts with their studies,” said Sister at the ceremony. “We tell the students, ‘You can do it. You can do better’ … and they do.”

The Center for Literacy Enrichment, part of the School of Education at Pace, is housed on Pace University’s Law School campus in White Plains. The Center is staffed by trained literacy tutors, many of whom are enrolled in the Masters in Literacy Program at Pace. The Center serves a broad range of students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Instruction to improve reading skills is provided in small groups or private sessions to K-12 students – both U.S. and foreign-born. The Center takes a skills-based approach with an emphasis on literature.

 

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 https://www.pace.edu/.  

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USA TODAY: "News from across the USA"

04/30/2015

USA TODAY: "News from across the USA"

USA TODAY ran a brief notice on the $2 million gift to Pace from Pace alumnus and trustee, Joe Ianniello. The story ran in print on April 29, 2015 in the State-by-State section, "News from across the USA" on page 4A.

From USA TODAY:

"New York Pleasantville: The chief operating officer of CBS Corp. will donate $2million to Pace University for a new field house. The gift by Joseph Ianniello, a trustee of the university, was announced Monday, The News Journal reported."

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace University opens renovated student center"

04/29/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace University opens renovated student center"

Danielle Brody, from the Westchester County Business Journal, reported on the opening of Pace's renovated Kessel Student Center.

From the Westchester County Business Journal:

"Pace University on Thursday opened the doors of its renovated Jeanette and Morris Kessel Student Center on its Pleasantville campus. The student center is one phase of the school’s $120 million development project.

The school plans to sell its 35-acre Briarcliff Manor campus, which houses nearly 600 students that are bused to the main campus, and consolidate all school functions in Pleasantville. William McGrath, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the Westchester campuses, said the new development will welcome Briarcliff students and accommodate the school’s growth. He said the transformed center is increasing social activity and bringing students together to work in groups.

“It is the central part of campus, the heart of the campus,” McGrath said.

Global firm EYP Architecture and Engineering designed the 9,500-square-foot addition to the 57,000-square-foot building, which also has an updated facade. The building addition includes new student lounges  – one with a piano, a larger dining area with expanded options, a multipurpose room, student government offices, a dean’s suite and more open seating areas. The building overlooks Choate Pond, which was environmentally restored and improved with landscaping.

More construction is underway to add buildings and make the campus more pedestrian-friendly with green spaces. One new residence hall is set to open in time for the fall semester and the other in fall 2016, McGrath said. The school is also renovating the athletic fields, which are expected to be finished by September. A new environmental center is slated to open in the fall.

President Stephen Friedman said the student center is the start of a new chapter for Pace and will pay substantial dividends for the school financially and for students’ success and satisfaction. He said after Pace’s Manhattan campus renovated the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, applications to the performing arts program burgeoned.

“When we invest in ourselves, we are investing in this university,” he said. “The university grows and thrives.” "

 

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