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Bloomberg Business: "Pace University Awarded Grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to Fund Doctoral Nursing Students"

02/29/2016

Bloomberg Business: "Pace University Awarded Grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to Fund Doctoral Nursing Students"

The  Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions at Pace University, announced today that with a new grant of $40,000 from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare it will fund the scholarship of four doctoral nursing students in 2016.

Pace University will provide a match in the form of a graduate assistantship (including tuition remission and stipend) valued at a minimum of $5,000 per year for two years for each DNP student selected to receive the Jonas Nurse Leader award (i.e., for four scholars, a total match of $20,000 minimum each year for two years).

As a recipient of the Jonas Center grant, Pace University is part of a national effort to stem the faculty shortage and prepare the next generation of nurses critical as a clinical nurse shortage is anticipated just as an aging population requires care.

The Pace University Jonas Scholars join more than 1,000 future nurse educators and leaders at 140 universities across all 50 states supported by Jonas Center programs, the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars Program and Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program  (JVHP). These scholarships support nurses pursuing PhDs and DNPs, the terminal degrees in the field.

"We are very pleased that the College of Health Professions at Pace was included in this round of Jonas funding," said Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace. "We greatly value the Foundation's support for our very deserving students who are on a quest to advance their already established careers through quality education."

Read More: http://www.bloomberg.com/research/markets/news/article.asp?docKey=600-20...

 

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Huffington Post: "Looking for Food in All the Wrong Places"

02/29/2016

Huffington Post: "Looking for Food in All the Wrong Places"

Melanie DuPuis, Professor and chair of Environmental Studies and Science at Pace, wrote an Op-Ed that appears in the Huffington Post, "This National Nutrition Month, Eat Like an American," where she encourages readers to look no further than home for good eating habits.

"Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics campaigns to raise awareness about healthy eating, encouraging good food choices and physical activity. Nutritionists tend to call the less-than-healthy diet of fatty-foods and super-sized calories The Standard American Diet. In response, those interested in healthy eating find themselves looking beyond our country's borders for examples of good diets.

A recent example is a Michael Pollan's program on PBS, "In Defense of Food." In this two-hour show, Pollan explains his seven-word Food Rules: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Dividing the edible world into "food" and "food-like substances," he argues that we should eat a lot more of the former. And he shows how the processed food industry tricks us into thinking we are eating healthily when we are in fact eating the same sugar, white flour, meat and fat-centered diet that has contributed to the rise in dietary diseases like diabetes. 

Pollan's condemnation of American eating is the latest in the long history of American food reform that began even before the rise of processed food. In fact, food advice began with the founding of the American nation. The first American food reformer, Benjamin Rush, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He believed Americans were becoming politically degenerate, in part because they ate badly. He exhorted Americans to consume less meat and less hard drink as a way not just to stay healthy but also to become better citizens."

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Pace University Awarded Grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to Fund Doctoral Nursing Students

02/25/2016

Pace University Awarded Grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to Fund Doctoral Nursing Students

Grant is part of a national initiative to support 1,000 nurse scholars in all 50 States

NEW YORK, NY, February 25, 2016 – The Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions at Pace University, announced today that with a new grant of $40,000 from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare it will fund the scholarship of four doctoral nursing students in 2016.

Pace University will provide a match in the form of a graduate assistantship (including tuition remission and stipend) valued at a minimum of $5,000 per year for two years for each DNP student selected to receive the Jonas Nurse Leader award (i.e., for four scholars, a total match of $20,000 minimum each year for two years).

As a recipient of the Jonas Center grant, Pace University is part of a national effort to stem the faculty shortage and prepare the next generation of nurses – critical as a clinical nurse shortage is anticipated just as an aging population requires care.

The Pace University Jonas Scholars join more than 1,000 future nurse educators and leaders at 140 universities across all 50 states supported by Jonas Center programs, the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars Program and Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program (JVHP). These scholarships support nurses pursuing PhDs and DNPs, the terminal degrees in the field.

“We are very pleased that the College of Health Professions at Pace was included in this round of Jonas funding,” said Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and professor of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace. “We greatly value the Foundation’s support for our very deserving students who are on a quest to advance their already established careers through quality education.”

As the nation’s leading philanthropic funder of graduate nursing education, the Jonas Center is addressing the critical need for qualified nursing faculty. U.S. nursing schools turned away nearly 70,000 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2014 due in large part to an insufficient number of faculty . Further, nearly two-thirds of registered nurses over age 54 say they are considering retirement .

“In 2008, we set an ambitious goal to support 1,000 Jonas Nurse Scholars. This year, on our Center’s 10th anniversary, we celebrate this achievement and are amazed by the talent of this cohort of future nurse leaders,” said Donald Jonas, who co-founded the Center with Barbara Jonas, his wife. “In the decade to come, we look forward to continuing to work with our partner nursing schools and to the great impact that the Jonas Scholars will have on improving healthcare around the world.”

“We are again honored to have our outstanding students and program recognized by the Jonas Foundation,” said Jason Slyer, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, Pace Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs. “Our two prior Jonas scholars recently completed their project to increase the awareness of the need for nursing presence in leadership positions and on non-nursing boards.”

This current opportunity will allow four more DNP students to promote clinical leadership development to support the Jonas Foundation’s goals. Two of these scholarships will be awarded to students who are US veterans and will be used to develop projects aimed at improving veterans’ health, a goal jointly supported by Pace and the Jonas Foundation. Pace’s DNP program, in alignment with the Jonas Foundation, will continue to support increased diversity in the healthcare workforce while promoting leadership to improve care for the populations nurses serve.

The Pace University Jonas Scholars will be selected from the current cohort of DNP students and will be supported through 2018.
 

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About the College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions was established in 2010 in an effort to showcase and expand health professions majors at Pace University. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing, the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Studies Department, and the Department of Health Studies (which includes the Communication Sciences and Disorders program along with the Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Additional programs in Health Studies are currently in development). The College’s vision is innovative leadership in education, practice, and scholarship for the health professions, and its mission is to educate and challenge students for the health professions to be innovators and leaders who will positively impact global health care.

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 opportunities for professional experiences offered by 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 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.

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Financial Times: "Trump sees clearer path to Republican nomination"

02/25/2016

Financial Times: "Trump sees clearer path to Republican nomination"

. . . “Super Tuesday will determine if Trump has a fast lane to victory,” said David Caputo, president emeritus of Pace University in New York. “He has broken the 40 per cent threshold for the first time in Nevada and his two major opponents are not improving their positions. So Nevada does a great deal to develop an aura of invincibility — something that is important for Trump. It is all about delegates at this point and Trump is poised to do well.”

Read more: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8bf2aeb0-db1e-11e5-a72f-1e7744c66818.html#ixzz41BzosGXV

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Huffington Post: "Empowering Photos Turn Negative Thoughts Into Positive Affirmations"

02/22/2016

Huffington Post: "Empowering Photos Turn Negative Thoughts Into Positive Affirmations"

People are looking at their self-criticisms in a completely different way, thanks to one student's poignant project.

Abbe Dembowitz’s initiative, the Turn It Around Project, features photographs of people with their biggest insecurity written on one side of their bodies, alongside pictures of positive affirmations written on the other. The Pace University senior, whose team has shot about 50 photos since launching the project last November, says it’s all about changing perception.

"It's about really encouraging people to look past whatever negative thoughts or insecurities or hangups ... and showing them that that negative first thought doesn't have to be where it stops," she told HuffPost. "You have the power to turn around your thinking."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/photos-negative-thoughts-positive_us_56c77022e4b041136f16e1d6?xwp14i

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Global Risk Regulator: "Community banks challenge FASB to make accounting reform scalable"

02/22/2016

Global Risk Regulator: "Community banks challenge FASB to make accounting reform scalable"

. . . Both the FASB and IASB have projects nearing completion under which insurance liabilities will have to be carried at more current valuations.

“Both initiatives will require firms to discount and update interest rate and cash flow estimates on the liabilities-side regularly,” says former FASB chairman, Leslie Seidman, now executive director at the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

“This could cause further earnings volatility, but it could also mitigate the fact that changes in equity securities will now be recognized in profit and loss. But there’s no reason to believe the two will be correlated.”

Read more: http://newsletter.ft.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/GRR-February-2016-lo...

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Lawyer and public servant finds Pace post most rewarding"

02/22/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Lawyer and public servant finds Pace post most rewarding"

When others his age were exploring retirement, Stephen J. Friedman took on a new — and unexpected — challenge.

“I spent most of my career as a lawyer and in government,” he said. “I was a partner in a large firm.”

He paused. “Then I became a born-again academic,” he said with a laugh.

At age 66, Friedman became the dean of Pace University School of Law in White Plains in what would mark the start of a whole new career path.

“It was interesting because I didn’t really think of myself as ‘an education person,’” he said, though he had worked with legal-education entities and taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School for about 10 years. Still, “I thought this is an area where I thought I could make a contribution,” though he hadn’t been looking for a new career.

“I loved that job,” he said of his time as dean. He smiled and added, “I thought it was my last job.”

Not quite, as he would find out three years later.

“I basically became president overnight in the summer of 2007 and then I found myself on an even steeper learning curve.”

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/77657/lawyer-and-public-servant-finds-pace-post-most-rewarding/

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Guardian: "Apple's encryption battle with the FBI has implications well past the iPhone"

02/22/2016

Guardian: "Apple's encryption battle with the FBI has implications well past the iPhone"

. . . Apple’s position on encryption has hardened since it was revealed by the Guardian that the company was among the tech firms compromised by the NSA itself. After the Guardian first revealed the extent of the tech industry’s collusion with the NSA’s spying program, Apple changed tack. Once the company could access all its devices remotely. Now it was introducing ever tougher encryption with the aim of ultimately making it impossible for even Apple to crack your iPhone.

“Really, the government is asking Apple to revert back to the model it had before,” said Darren Hayes, director of cybersecurity at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of computer science and information systems.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/19/apple-fbi-privacy-encryption-fight-san-bernardino-shooting-syed-farook-iphone

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Brewster and Peekskill: Ready for revitalization"

02/19/2016

Westchester County Business Journal: "Brewster and Peekskill: Ready for revitalization"

This is one in a series of reports on smart growth development in the region. The series will culminate in a March 24 panel discussion on smart growth trends hosted by Westfair Communications and Pace University Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School.

Read more: http://westfaironline.com/77475/brewster-and-peekskill-ready-for-revitalization/

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Guardian: "Why must Apple help the FBI? Because law enforcement is not surveillance"

02/19/2016

Guardian: "Why must Apple help the FBI? Because law enforcement is not surveillance"

The FBI has been roundly criticized for using a law from 1789, the All Writs Act, to gain access to the data stored on one of the phones of the San Bernardino shooters, writes Darren Hayes, Assistant Professor and Director of Cybersecurity at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. But critics ignore what the move indicates: that there has been little or no productive dialogue between the government and Apple in terms of cooperation.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/19/why-must-apple-help-the-fbi-law-enforcement-not-surveillance

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