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Pace Breaks Ground on $13.5M Pleasantville Athletics Complex

10/14/2014

Pace Breaks Ground on $13.5M Pleasantville Athletics Complex

The Westchester County Business Journal ran the story on Pace's athletics groundbreaking. From the article:

"Pace University broke ground Thursday on its new $13.5 million athletic complex, a part of the $100 million revitalization project for its Pleasantville campus.

The facility includes a field house, a softball field, a multipurpose turf field and major renovations to Peter X. Finnerty Field.

“This investment by our university documents not only the support for our 400 or so student-athletes but dedication to the entire Pleasantville campus community,” said Mark Brown, the university’s director of athletics, in a press release. “This project will revolutionize how we operate as a department by providing excellent facilities for our student-athletes and the student body as a whole.”

Pace’s 14 intercollegiate sports teams are Division II members of the NCAA and compete in the Northeast 10 and Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Expected to be completed in the fall of 2015, the 14,000-square-foot field house will include strength and athletic training facilities, locker rooms for the women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams, a football locker room, offices, equipment storage and a VIP room.

Peter X. Finnerty Field will feature an artificial turf surface, new dugouts and lights. In addition to serving as the new home of the Pace baseball team, the field also will be the home of the newly established women’s field hockey program, with the first varsity season approaching in the fall of 2015.

The multipurpose field will feature an artificial turf surface, lights, seating for 1,000 fans and an enclosed press box. The field will be the home for the football, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse and women’s soccer programs. The multipurpose field and the renovations to Peter X. Finnerty Field are all expected to be completed by the end of this year.

A new softball field with a grass surface, expected to be completed by fall 2015, will be built in the southwest corner of the Pleasantville campus, adjacent to the Taconic State Parkway.

Last October, Pace University broke ground on the first phase of its project to transform the 200-acre Pleasantville campus. In addition to the new athletic facilities, construction is underway on two new residential buildings, an expanded student center and a new environmental center.

The project will enable Pace to consolidate functions that are now split between campuses in Pleasantville and Briarcliff. Currently, 690 students reside on the Pleasantville campus and 590 in Briarcliff Manor. The 35-acre Briarcliff campus, which Pace opened in 1977, is for sale."

Read the full article here: http://westfaironline.com/66370/pace-breaks-ground-on-13-5m-pleasantvill....

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Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV: Prof. Thomas McDonnell of Pace Law School on the Islamic State

10/10/2014

Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV: Prof. Thomas McDonnell of Pace Law School on the Islamic State

ISIS, ISIL, the Islamic State - whatever term you use to refer to the terrorist group wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria - the bottom line is they must be stopped. Thomas M. McDonnell, Professor of International Law at Pace Law School, explains what led to the situation we now face in these war torn countries, and discusses how our involvement should be open to a national debate.

Coming up on CUNY TV:

Prof. Thomas McDonnell on the Islamic State

  • Monday, October 13 - 9:30am, 3:30pm, 9:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 15 - 2:30am
  • Saturday, October 18 - 9:30am

About CUNY TV: Independent New York television station CUNY TV has been entertaining and serving city viewers for nearly three decades. The largest university television station in the country, its cable distribution in the city’s five boroughs is enhanced by digital broadcast on Channel 25.3, expanding its reach in the tri-state area to a 35-mile radius from Times Square. http://www.cuny.tv/show/opedtv

 

 

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Pace University Breaks Ground on New Athletic Facilities at Pleasantville Campus

10/09/2014

Pace University Breaks Ground on New Athletic Facilities at Pleasantville Campus

$13.5 Million Project Includes New Field House, Multi-Purpose Field and New Fields for Baseball, Field Hockey and Softball

PLEASANTVILLE, NY (October 9, 2014) -- Pace University broke ground today on a new athletics complex that will modernize and upgrade athletic facilities on its Pleasantville campus. The $13.5 million project, which is part of the Pace Master Plan for the Pleasantville campus, includes construction of a new athletics field house, a new softball field and renovations to Peter X. Finnerty Field as well as a new multi-purpose field. 

Local officials joined with Pace faculty, students, athletes, staff and alumni for a groundbreaking ceremony held on Pace Field on the Pleasantville campus. 

“This investment by our University documents, not only the support for our 400 or so student-athletes but dedication to the entire Pleasantville campus community. This project will revolutionize how we operate as a department by providing excellent facilities for our student-athletes and the student body as a whole” remarked Director of Athletics Mark Brown.

The new 14,000-square-foot field house will include a strength center for student-athletes, locker rooms for the women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams, a football locker room, athletic training room, coaches’ offices, equipment room and VIP room. Construction of the building is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

The multi-purpose field will feature an artificial turf surface, lights, seating for 1,000 fans and an enclosed press box. The field will be the home for the Pace Football, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Soccer programs.

Peter X. Finnerty Field will feature an artificial turf surface, new dugouts and lights. In addition to serving as the new home of the Pace Baseball team, the field will also be the home of the newly established women’s field hockey program with the first varsity season approaching in the fall of 2015.

A new softball field will be built in the southwest corner of the Pleasantville campus adjacent to the Taconic State Parkway.  Home of the Pace Softball team, the new field will feature a natural grass surface. The first softball season on the new field will be in the spring of 2016. 

The multi-purpose field as well as the renovations to Peter X. Finnerty Field are all expected to be completed by the end of this year. The athletics field house and the new softball field will be completed in the fall of 2015.

Last October, Pace University broke ground for a Master Plan to transform and revitalize the 200-acre Pleasantville campus. In addition to the new athletic facilities, the $100 million first phase entails creation of two new residential buildings, an expanded student center and a new environmental center. Construction is under way on the residential buildings, expanded student center and environmental center. The project will enable Pace to consolidate functions that are now split between campuses in Pleasantville and Briarcliff. Currently 690 students reside on the Pleasantville campus and 590 at Briarcliff. The 35-acre Briarcliff campus, which Pace opened in 1977, is for sale.

Photo caption: Left to right: Bill Link, Director of Physical Plant; Mark Brown, Athletics Director; T.J. McDonald, Pace Baseball Alumnus; Fred Calaicone, former Pace Head Baseball Coach; Stephen J. Friedman, President; Bill McGrath, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Westchester Campuses.

About Pace Athletics: Pace University is an NCAA Division II member of the Northeast-10 Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference that sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports. Pace also sponsors a Spirit Squad which includes Dance and Cheerleading teams. For more information log on to www.PaceUAthletics.com.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace 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 Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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Leslie F. Seidman to speak at the AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit in Washington, October 23-24

10/08/2014

Leslie F. Seidman to speak at the AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit in Washington, October 23-24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Leslie F. Seidman, Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at Pace University and former Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, to speak at the AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit in Washington, October 23-24

Seidman to discuss her journey to becoming the first female leader of the FASB as part of a panel discussion on “Women Trailblazers”

New York, NY – October 8, 2014 -- Leslie F. Seidman, a recognized expert in accounting, will speak on Thursday, October 23 at the Women’s Global Leadership Summit hosted by the American Institute of CPAs, the world’s largest member organization representing the accounting profession.

Seidman will discuss her journey to becoming the first female Chairman of the FASB as part of a panel discussion on “Women Trailblazers: Path to Being the First.”

The AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit is inspirational and unique — offering perspectives from women finance and accounting leaders in firms, business and industry, government, not-for-profits and academia.  Attendees will gain direct access to new ideas, prominent role models and deep, expanded professional networks. Throughout the summit, attendees will also be rewarded with valuable insights from global women leaders. The annual summit is designed to help you learn, grow and prosper professionally with new skills, knowledge and relationships gained every year. 

To learn more, visit the conference page at www.cpa2biz.com/lead.

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University: Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region’s largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.  www.pace.edu/lubin

About Leslie F. Seidman:  Leslie F. Seidman is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.  She is also a Director of Moody's Corporation, where she serves on the Audit, Governance & Compensation and MIS (Moody's Investors Service) committees and a Public Governor of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She is the immediate past Chairman of the FASB, where she also served as a member of the Board from 2003-2013. During her tenure, the FASB issued standards and proposals on complex topics such as accounting for stock compensation, business combinations, disclosure effectiveness, off-balance sheet financing, fair value, revenue recognition, leasing, insurance, and financial instruments.

As FASB Chairman, Seidman collaborated with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the PCAOB, and other regulators to improve financial reporting in the U.S. capital markets. She helped launch the FASB's Private Company Council, to address concerns about the cost and complexity of accounting for small businesses. Seidman guided the FASB's joint agenda with the International Accounting Standards Board to converge U.S. and international financial reporting standards. Seidman represented the U.S. in the International Forum of Accounting Standard Setters and was an Observer to the International Integrated Reporting Council.

Previously, Seidman was an auditor with Arthur Young & Co., a Vice President of Accounting Policy with J.P. Morgan & Co., and a member of the FASB staff, serving first as an Industry Fellow, and later as the Assistant Director of Technical Activities. Immediately prior to joining the FASB, Seidman founded and managed a financial reporting consulting firm, serving corporations, accounting firms, and law firms.

Seidman was named CPA of the year by the American Woman's Society of CPAs (2013). She also was ranked among the Top 10 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today from 2010 to 2012, and was named to the NACD Directorship 100 for Governance in 2011. Seidman authored the first three editions of Financial Instruments: A Comprehensive Guide to Accounting and Reporting (currently in its 11th edition from CCH). She is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities.

Seidman, a CPA (inactive), earned an M.S. degree in accounting from New York University Stern School of Business and a B.A. degree in English from Colgate University.

She is a member of the AICPA, the American Woman's Society of CPAs, Financial Executives International, the International Women's Forum, and the Institute of Management Accountants, where she formerly served on the Financial Reporting Committee. She is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. 

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

 

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Wall Street Journal: "H-P Move Highlights Disruption in Tech"

10/07/2014

Wall Street Journal: "H-P Move Highlights Disruption in Tech"

. . . “We are moving from the past generation of leadership to a new generation of leadership,” said Joseph M. Pastore Jr., professor emeritus at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. “Until that new generation of leadership really takes hold, it’s going to be a very ill-defined, undefined moment in the industry.”

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/articles/hewlett-packard-move-highlights-the-disruption-in-tech-1412639249

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International Business Times: "Hong Kong Protests: Talks Or Not, Beijing Still Has A Problem"

10/07/2014

International Business Times: "Hong Kong Protests: Talks Or Not, Beijing Still Has A Problem"

. . . "The students no longer trust Leung Chun-yin's leadership," said Joseph Lee, a professor of history at Pace University in New York. "But they're also going to avoid asking for unrealistic concessions from either the Hong Kong or Chinese governments."

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/hong-kong-protests-talks-or-not-beijing-still-has...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being"

10/07/2014

Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Behind Peterson's perfect image lay an imperfect human being"

. . . Yet sports marketing professionals say his career might not be over.

The alleged abuse “does pretty much wipe out everything he’s done off the field,” said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at New York’s Pace University. But a comeback is not out of the question, Chiagouris said, if Peterson were to admit he was wrong in the way he punished his son, pay his dues and get back to work.

“There will be a team next year that needs a running back,” he said.

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/278137431.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y#continue

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New book by Pace University professor of human resources reveals current training and development strategies are likely to be outdated and possibly ineffective

10/07/2014

New book by Pace University professor of human resources reveals current training and development strategies are likely to be outdated and possibly ineffective

Seven dynamic trends are changing the way people learn

New York, NY – October 7, 2014 -- Ibraiz Tarique, an expert in international human resources management and director of global HRM programs at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, has authored a new book, Seven Trends in Corporate Training and Development: Strategies to Align Goals with Employee Needs.

Taking a fresh look at how people learn, Professor Tarique describes in his new book how current training and development programs are likely to be outdated and possibly ineffective for organizations today.

“This new book offers actionable thought leadership on trends to help human resources professionals address new challenges and leverage new opportunities for organizations,” says Dr. Tarique. “It focuses on strategic directions for training and development, while offering tangible and specific recommendations for addressing and anticipating new trends.”

Dr. Tarique’s example-rich, best-practice coverage includes topics like: how and why the role of training and development professionals is changing; what future learning systems will look like; leveraging emerging technologies and new approaches to collaboration; and using training to develop new sources of talent.

The new book is designed for all HR leaders and specialists with direct or indirect responsibility for organizational learning, including directors of learning and development, directors of talent management, chief learning officers, and training managers.

An associate professor of management at Pace, Dr. Tarique teaches international human resources management, human resource management, organizational behavior, recruitment and selection/staffing, and training and development to undergraduate, graduate, and executive MBA students at the Lubin School. The new book will be required classroom/curriculum reading for his students.

Dr. Tarique’s academic research focuses on issues related to global talent management, and investments in human capital in domestic and international settings. He received his Ph.D. and MSc. in Industrial Relations and Human Resources, and BA in Economics, High Honors, from Rutgers University.

About the Lubin School of Business at Pace University: Globally recognized and prestigiously accredited, the Lubin School of Business integrates New York City’s business world into the experienced-based education of its students at Pace’s suburban and downtown campuses, implemented by the region’s largest co-op program, team-based learning, and customized career guidance. Its programs are designed to launch success-oriented graduates toward upwardly mobile careers.  www.pace.edu/lubin

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

 

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Associated Press: "Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere?"

10/06/2014

Associated Press: "Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere?"

Q: After big attacks against retail chains and now Chase, should we expect more breaches?

A: The size and scope of the breaches are going to get worse, not better. Target, Home Depot and JPMorgan Chase are just the beginning, says Darren Hayes, a professor and expert in cybersecurity at Pace University in New York. It's safe to presume that hackers have been sitting inside these banks and business networks for months, even years, sometimes not doing anything. "Hackers these days are patient ... and are extremely effective at just gathering a lot of data over time."

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102058373 

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Wall Street Journal: "Bernanke, Paulson and Geithner Face Grilling Over AIG Bailout"

10/06/2014

Wall Street Journal: "Bernanke, Paulson and Geithner Face Grilling Over AIG Bailout"

. . . The testimony has the potential to be “exciting...this is the first time they’ve had people at this level in the witness chair,” said 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.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/articles/trio-of-officials-key-to-aig-bailout-face-grilling-1412549345

 

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