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Barron's: "Retirement Investors’ $500 Million Mistake"

05/21/2015

Barron's: "Retirement Investors’ $500 Million Mistake"

. . . Matthew Morey, a New York Stock Exchange research scholar and professor at Pace University, said that “while some actively managed funds beat their benchmark, they almost never do this consistently — and if they do consistently beat the benchmark this result is very likely due to luck rather than skill. Investors should stick with low cost index funds. Period.”

Read more: http://online.barrons.com/articles/retirement-investors-500-million-mistake-1432123355

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Connecticut Law Tribune: "Employment Picture Improving for Conn. Law School Grads"

05/19/2015

Connecticut Law Tribune: "Employment Picture Improving for Conn. Law School Grads"

. . . David Yassky, the dean of Pace Law School in Westchester County, New York, said the job market is "coming back strongly" in the region.

"There are fewer people graduating from law school, so it is a good time because the demand is strong," said Yassky, whose school has often had a significant number of Connecticut residents enrolled. "A much bigger part of our graduating class has already secured employment compared to the class of 2014 at this time." At Pace, officials are seeing a lot of demand in the area of real estate and land use, family and matrimonial law, corporate and financial compliance, and intellectual property, according to Yassky.

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U.S. News Releases the 2015 Best Online Programs for Veterans

05/19/2015

U.S. News Releases the 2015 Best Online Programs for Veterans

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:

Pennsylvania State University-World Campus is the top place for U.S. veterans to get a college degree online, according to a new national ranking.

Pace University's online program listed as the country's ninth best was the lone offering by a New York school to crack the top 10 in the ranking by U.S. News and World Report.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/penn-state-online-ranked-top-veterans-degree-article-1.2227596

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CNN: "Asian-American groups accuse Harvard of discrimination"

05/19/2015

CNN: "Asian-American groups accuse Harvard of discrimination"

. . . Chunyan Li, an assistant professor of accounting at Pace University who helped recruit groups to join the complaint, said the university's emphasis on race in the application process is unfair.

"This approach is subjective," Li said. "If it is all implemented objectively, then how come all Asians on average have such higher scores? What's the fairness in this? If (Harvard) pushes for (a) holistic approach, then make it fair. If you kept emphasizing race, then there is no way out."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/17/us/harvard-asian-americans-discrimination-...

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Pace Law School (Video): Commencement speaker U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

05/18/2015

Pace Law School (Video): Commencement speaker U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

"The potential power of a law degree is, I believe, unmatched in American society." Commencement speaker U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Watch his address here.

Media coverage:

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2015/05/18/bharara-we-have-corrosive-corruption...

http://nypost.com/2015/05/18/preet-bharara-urges-law-school-grads-to-fig...

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/05/8568242/capital-pla...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/bharara-mentions-albany-corrput...

http://westchester.news12.com/news/us-attorney-bharara-addresses-pace-la...

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2015/05/17/preet-bharara-reiterates-agenda-of-corruption-quashing-in-commencement-speech.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Agence France Presse: "Well-funded Jet.com may be ecommerce game-changer"

05/18/2015

Agence France Presse: "Well-funded Jet.com may be ecommerce game-changer"

. . . Larry Chiagouris, a Pace University professor of marketing, said Jet is using the membership model used successful by club stores such as Costco, which could attract customers.

Chiagouris said Amazon "is not universally loved" and that some retail partners are less than satisfied with Amazon's revenue sharing.

"If I were Jet, I would see which companies are not happy, and try to assure them, and bring them in," he said.

Still, Chiagouris said the ultimate goal for Jet may not be to beat Amazon but to join them.

"It is unlikely that it will take much share from Amazon," he said.

"Rather, its strategy seems to be to build up enough business to be able to sell itself to Amazon."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-well-funded-jet.com-may-be-ecommerce-game-changer-2015-5

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The Hill's Congress Blog: "US must support new entrepreneurial ventures to create jobs and remain competitive"

05/15/2015

The Hill's Congress Blog: "US must support new entrepreneurial ventures to create jobs and remain competitive"

The United States needs to support new entrepreneurial ventures in order to create jobs, sustain innovation and remain competitive in a global economy, writes Bruce Bachenheimer, Clinical Professor of Management at Pace University's Lubin School of Business and Executive Director of its Entrepreneurship Lab. But lumping small business owners and innovative entrepreneurs in the same category will only serve to mask the problem.

Small business and entrepreneurship is not synonymous. Small businesses are certainly an important part of our economy, but they are quite different than high-growth entrepreneurial start-ups.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/242132-us-must-support-new-entrepreneurial-ventures-to-create

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The Villager: "Pols, law profs, Sierra Club back N.Y.U. plan antis’ suit"

05/15/2015

The Villager: "Pols, law profs, Sierra Club back N.Y.U. plan antis’ suit"

, , , Daniel E. Estrin, who teaches law at Pace University, was one of 26 law professors who signed onto their own amicus brief.

“City parkland is a vital, nonrenewable resource with enormous tangible, and intangible, health benefits to communities,” Estrin said. “In congested urban environments like Lower Manhattan, the need to preserve every remaining inch of recreational space is even more paramount. For the citizens that have grown to depend on them, these small public spaces are their Central Park, their Prospect Park, and they deserve protection just as do those crown jewels of the city park system.”

Read more: http://thevillager.com/2015/05/14/pols-law-profs-sierra-club-back-n-y-u-plan-antis-suit/

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Pace Students Premiere Documentary Film at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville

05/14/2015

Pace Students Premiere Documentary Film at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville

“Curaçao’s Coral Challenge: Reviving the Rain Forests of the Sea” produced by students in Pace’s award-winning media, communications, and visual arts travel documentary film class

PLEASANTVILLE – What do Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Portugal, and now Curaçao have in common? They have all been the subject of documentaries on environmental themes, filmed, produced and edited by student filmmakers from Pace University’s Producing the Documentary course. The latest project by the students and their professors premiered Tuesday night at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville.

Ten students from Dyson College’s award-winning media, communications, and visual arts travel documentary production class premiered their spring project, “Curaçao’s Coral Challenge: Reviving the Rain Forests of the Sea.” This is the first time a documentary produced by the class has premiered on the big screen. The film can be seen on YouTube at http://j.mp/pacecoral and, in another first for this course, will air on national television in Curaçao, on TeleCuracao.

The 25-minute film explores the Caribbean island’s efforts to save coral reefs despite a host of threats that include climate change, invasive lionfish and the pollution and fishing impacts that often accompany rapid coastal development. The documentary details how coral reef health affects the businesses of local fishermen as well as the tourism industry and how the key stakeholders and policy makers are working together to find the balance between tourism and conservation.

Nira Herrmann, Dean of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, gave opening remarks at the premiere.

“All of us at Dyson College are very proud of the work our talented Media, Communications, and Visual Arts students do to produce these short documentaries about the enormous challenges involved in balancing human progress with environmental limits.  Year after year, we look forward to seeing their film and hearing about an important environmental story we may not learn about elsewhere,” said Herrmann.

Following the film, there was a Q&A session, moderated by Emmy award-winning director Susan Todd, with the student filmmakers and their professors, Maria Luskay, EdD, and Andrew Revkin. Luskay is professor and program director for the Master’s in Media and Communication Arts at Pace.  Revkin is “New York Times” Dot Earth blogger and Pace Academy Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding. The class is a mix of graduate and undergraduate students.

During the panel session, students shared their experiences in making the film. Student Grace Telesco spoke about how everyone on the student team was involved in the process, “some on lights, some on sound, some on camera work, but all truly had a hands-on experience.”

For a behind-the-scenes look, read more about the student team on their blog or web page or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. And to experience the action – from kayaking through mangroves to eating invasive species to snorkeling and shooting in the deep blue sea – check out the students’ adventures and shots from their underwater Go-Pro on the Pace Coral vlogs on YouTube.

Over the last five years, the Pace documentary production class has taken students around the world to study environmental issues and gain filmmaking experience—from endangered turtles in Baja to sustainable shrimp farming in Belize to the future of the cork industry and forests in Portugal.

The Producing the Documentary course, offered by the  Media, Communications, and Visual Arts (MVCA) program in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences on the Pleasantville campus, is among the best in the nation and very highly regarded as exemplary in preparing students for careers in media, journalism, communications, public relations, advertising, video production and film. Dyson College has just launched two innovative MCVA majors—the BS in Digital Cinema and Filmmaking and the BS in Digital Journalism. A new sound stage was recently completed and serves as a new and improved space with the latest technology for film production adding to the already robust offerings of the MCVA program.

About Dyson College of Arts and Sciences:  Pace University’s liberal arts college, Dyson College offers more than 50 programs, spanning the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and pre-professional programs (including pre-medicine and pre-law), as well as numerous courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements.  The College offers access to numerous opportunities for internships, cooperative education and other hands-on learning experiences that complement in-class learning in preparing graduates for career and graduate/professional education choices.

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 www.pace.edu.

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New York Times: "Verizon Bets on Video Ads in $4 Billion Deal for AOL"

05/13/2015

New York Times: "Verizon Bets on Video Ads in $4 Billion Deal for AOL"

. . . “They know that mobile is where it’s at if you want to get millennials,” said Kathryn Winsted, a professor at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. “They may sell ads, they may sell subscription content, but they need to figure out this market.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/business/dealbook/verizon-to-buy-aol-for-4-4-billion.html

 

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