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Pleasantville Daily Voice: "Pace University to Host #GivingTuesday Kickoff"

06/15/2015

The Daily Voice ran a story on Pace's partnership with Nonprofit Westchester in anticipation of the kick-off event to promote Giving Tuesday and Make a Diffference Day.

From the Daily Voice:

"Pace University and NPW are partnering to produce a multimedia campaign for #GivingTuesday that exclusively features Nonprofit Westchester members within the county.

Held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday was created in 2012 and is celebrated the day after Black Monday, the busiest retail day of the year. #GivingTuesday, engages more than 10,000 partners in a global day of giving and has been honored with a Cannes Lion at the International Festival of Creativity; the PRWeek Global Award for Nonprofit Campaign of the Year; and the inaugural UJA-Federation Riklis Prize in Agency Entrepreneurship. This year's #GivingTuesday will be held on December 1, 2105.

Keynote speaker Henry Timms, the founder of the #GivingTuesday global giving initiative plans on sharing
tips about how to organize a successful #GivingTuesday campaigns.Timms is executive director of 92nd Street Y, which receives more than 300,000 visitors annually, and millions more participate in 92Y's digital and online initiatives. 

Click here to register for the event kickoff, and to learn more about what #GivingTuesday 

The kickoff will be held at the Kessel Student Center, Entrance Gate 2 on Pace University's Pleasentville campus from 8am to 10:30am on Tuesday, June 16.

RSVP's should be made via NPW's website."

Read the original article here: http://pleasantville.dailyvoice.com/events/pace-university-host-givingtuesday-kickoff 

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CNN: "Can Washington keep your data secure?"

06/08/2015

CNN: "Can Washington keep your data secure?"

. . . While consumers were able to file a class action lawsuit against Target resulting in a $10 million settlement in March, it is unlikely that similar actions will be taken against the federal government said Dr. Darren Hayes, the director of cyber security and an assistant professor at Pace University in New York.

"It's very difficult for citizens to prove that the government or any other entity was negligent," Hayes said. "There is no recourse really."

Part of the problem is the fact that many government agencies use outdated hardware and software systems that make them more prone to hacks and data breaches, Hayes said. The federal government is also a prime target for countries like Russia and China that have sophisticated hacking operations meant to take down American infrastructure, Hayes said.

"I do sympathize with the government agencies and private sector companies who are trying to protect data," he said, "But they are up against the threat of thousands of people dedicated to stealing this information."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/05/politics/us-government-hacked-data-security/

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Wall Street Journal: "How to Survive Being an Overnight Success"

06/04/2015

Wall Street Journal: "How to Survive Being an Overnight Success"

. . . For businesses that can’t get by with temporary workers—those that need skilled labor to handle long-term projects, for instance—experts advise that founders or trusted early employees stay involved in the hiring process for quality control.

As a company grows, it’s “very difficult for them to maintain that culture,” warns Bruce Bachenheimer, a management professor and executive director of the Entrepreneurship Lab at Pace University.

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-survive-being-an-overnight-success-14...

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The Wall Street Journal: "Etan Patz Prosecutor Exits, but Retrial to Move Forward"

06/02/2015

The Wall Street Journal: "Etan Patz Prosecutor Exits, but Retrial to Move Forward"

Joan Illuzzi resigns as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan to run for Staten Island district attorney

From The Wall Street Journal:

"Bennett Gershman, a professor at Pace University School of Law, said the change in a lead prosecutor is unlikely to make a difference in the trial’s outcome.

“The case may be won or lost, but it won’t be because of the identity of the prosecutor,” Mr. Gershman said. “It will be won or lost by the evidence, and how the jury takes the evidence.”

Mr. Gershman said the other assistant district attorneys who worked on the case could pick up the reins on the second trial."

 

View the full article here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/etan-patz-prosecutor-exits-but-retrial-to-mo...

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Hollywood Reporter: "The 25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts"

06/01/2015

Hollywood Reporter: The 25 Best Drama Schools for a Master of Fine Arts

"This year, THR is lifting its annual ranking of the best drama schools to a higher level. The magazine is concentrating on the best places to get a postgraduate education (with one- to three-year programs) and for the first time is expanding the polling process to include not just casting directors but members of the SAG Foundation and the schools themselves (asking them to rank their competition) as well as other experts. The results are appropriately dramatic, with surprising additions to the list — including one top school located in a former Buick dealership and another on a buffalo ranch."

19. Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University
New York City

Method acting was invented here; it's where Brando, Pacino and De Niro all learned to mumble. Students of the only MFA program sanctioned by the Actors Studio carry on the Stanislavski tradition, which makes this school, in the words of alum Bradley Cooper, "a sacred place."

View the entire list here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/25-best-drama-schools-a-797949

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National Geographic: "Hope for Curaçao’s Corals and the Future of Journalism"

06/01/2015

National Geographic: Hope for Curaçao’s Corals and the Future of Journalism

Photo: Ayana with Andy Revkin while being interviewed on-location in Curaçao for the Pace Coral film. (Photo: Yumeng Ji, Pace University)

Dyson College Professors Maria Luskay and Andrew Revkin and their "Producing the Documentary" students were featured on the National Geographic website after the release of their most recent documentary film, Curaçao's Coral Challenge: Reviving the Rainforests of the Sea.

From a post on the National Geographic blog posted by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson of Waitt Institute in Ocean Views on May 28, 2015:

"When New York Times Dot Earth reporter Andrew Revkin got in touch with me seeking a documentary topic for the environmental journalism course he co-teaches at Pace University, he walked right into my trap. I rarely pass up an opportunity to twist someone’s arm to share optimistic stories of ocean conservation (#OceanOptimism!). Curaçao has some of the healthiest coral reefs remaining in the Caribbean, and having conducted most of my dissertation research there, I knew there was an important and complex story to tell.

And tell it they did! Revkin’s students spent their spring break in Curaçao interviewing scientists, politicians, environmentalists, and fishermen to understand what has led to the decline of Curaçao’s reefs and what could turn that around. With minimal background in marine biology, conservation, and policy, they dug in, worked extremely long hours, and put together this story."

Read the full article and view the video clip here: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/28/hope-for-curacaos-corals...

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The Hill's Congress Blog: "U.S. is losing its intellectual property to international thieves"

05/22/2015

The Hill's Congress Blog: "U.S. is losing its intellectual property to international thieves"

The news this week that the U.S. government charged six Chinese nationals with economic espionage is another disturbing example of how vulnerable we are to theft by other nations wanting to steal intellectual property, writes James W. Gabberty, professor of information systems at Pace University in New York City.

Whether it involves copying aircraft designs such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that showed up in China’s J31, or the whitening agent developed and owned by DuPont and used to make white colors brighter in everything from Oreo cookies to BMWs, China has been stealing every bit of western technology it can get its hands on, often with aplomb.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/242843-us-is-losing-its-intellectual-property-to-international

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Wall Street Journal: "U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara a Hit on Graduation-Speaking Circuit"

05/21/2015

Wall Street Journal: "U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara a Hit on Graduation-Speaking Circuit"

Preet Bharara has become well-known in New York for prosecuting the state’s top political players.

This month, the Manhattan U.S. attorney might be better known as the hottest ticket in town when it comes to law-school commencement speakers.

“Preet Bharara makes lawyering seem cool,” said David Yassky, dean of Pace Law School, where Mr. Bharara spoke on Sunday. “The appeal is based on the substance of what he’s accomplished, and his willingness to take on powerful opponents.”

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-attorney-preet-bharara-a-hit-on-graduati...

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ProPublica: "Cruise Control"

05/21/2015

ProPublica: "Cruise Control"

. . . “On an airplane, if one of the restrooms is contaminated and the virus hits days later, the passengers are scattered and no one’s there to connect the dots,” said Andrew O. Coggins Jr., a cruise industry expert and professor of management at Pace University. “On the other hand, on a cruise ship... everyone’s going to be in close proximity and it’s going to be noticeable.”

Read more: http://projects.propublica.org/cruises

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IMA Online News: "The Women’s Accounting Leadership Series Continues to Make Great Strides"

05/21/2015

IMA Online News: "The Women’s Accounting Leadership Series Continues to Make Great Strides"

“Effective networking means having conversations with many different people,” said Leslie Seidman, executive director for the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and former chair of the FASB. That was the overall theme at the second Women’s Accounting Leadership Series event.

Read more: http://instituteofmanagementaccountants.hqcampaign.com/ps/ion-343-the-womens-accounting-leadership-series-continues-to-make-great-strides-5-19-15?hq_e=el&hq_m=1772632&hq_l=11&hq_v=6a5a625533

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