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SC Magazine: "Russian hackers take the stage at DNC convention"

07/26/2016

SC Magazine: "Russian hackers take the stage at DNC convention"

. . . “one might think that the Donald Trump campaign might actually be of most interest given the uncertainty surrounding some of his policies – especially as they pertain to comments made about NATO. Many western governments, including Russia, want to anticipate potential policies for the new Commander in Chief,” said Darren Hayes, Assistant Professor and Director of Cybersecurity at Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Read more: http://www.scmagazine.com/russian-hackers-take-the-stage-at-dnc-convention/article/511686/

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MarketWatch: "Yahoo-Verizon deal means Verizon will know more about you"

07/25/2016

MarketWatch: "Yahoo-Verizon deal means Verizon will know more about you"

Photo: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. [Ethan Miller, Getty Images]

. . . Verizon is also looking to differentiate itself from other wireless and broadband companies and may try to create new ways to give Verizon users exclusive access to Yahoo sites, such as eventually creating its own app or by giving Verizon subscribers a first look at Yahoo interviews, said Larry Chiagouris, a marketing professor at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University.

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/yahoo-verizon-deal-means-verizon-will-know-more-about-you-2016-07-25

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Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and AT&T hosting Fourth Annual Summer “STEM Collaboratory Camp”

07/25/2016

Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and AT&T hosting Fourth Annual Summer “STEM Collaboratory Camp”

High school students will present newly developed mobile apps created via the AT&T Mobile Universe Journey at the Pace University STEM Collaboratory Camp on Friday, July 29, at One Pace Plaza in the Aniello Bianco Room on New York City campus from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Who:  High school students from across the five boroughs are embarking on a summer STEM adventure as part of Pace University’s STEM Collaboratory Camp, a collaboration of Pace, AT&T and the Billion Oyster Project. Keynote Speaker: Jessica S. Tisch, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Information Technology. Special Guests: Elizabeth Segal, Executive Director, AT&T NYC External Affairs; Brook Gesser, Senior Advisor to U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand; and Diana Murakhovskaya, Co-Founder, Monarq.

What: STEM Collaboratory NYC™, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace and AT&T are hosting a group of talented and curious students from the metropolitan area for the 4th Annual STEM Summer Program. The summer program includes future programmers, developers, gamers, artists, designers, architects, environmentalists, engineers, and other students who are simply looking to explore new territory. In the STEM Summer Program, they find a creative and safe environment to develop their interests and skills. This exciting, two-week, non-residential program will conclude on Friday, July 29 with a luncheon and capstone presentations of the student projects for family, friends, and the NYC STEM community.

Participants will tackle app development, design thinking, and data analytics for the Billion Oyster Project employing project-based learning methodology. Students will be introduced and guided through the app development process in the AT&T Mobile Universe Journey. Participants will also get a chance to work with faculty from Pace, NYC Design Factory, and partners, as well as college-level mentors to explore a full cycle of product development using design thinking. Students will also get a chance to participate in events with government officials, civil engineers, and environmentalists, in addition to site visits to Google, BuzzFeed, AppFigures and the Museum of Natural History.  

Where: Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Aniello Bianco Room, New York City campus.

When: Friday, July 29, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Why:  The School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University created the Pace STEM Collaboratory with the support of AT&T to facilitate interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, while improving and supporting STEM education at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region. 

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About Pace

The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University prepares men and women for professional work, research, and lifelong participation in a new and dynamic information age.  Located in the financial capital of the world, the Seidenberg School offers a wide variety of courses and exposure to internships and work with leading corporations, banks, federal agencies, and global entities.  Degrees and certificates are conveniently available on Pace’s campuses in New York City and Westchester County as well as online and in special programs.  Visit http://www.pace.edu/seidenberg/

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NY Daily News: "Hillary, fellow Democrats aim to trump Donald’s RNC event with more conventional DNC in Philadelphia"

07/25/2016

NY Daily News: "Hillary, fellow Democrats aim to trump Donald’s RNC event with more conventional DNC in Philadelphia"

Photo: Hillary Clinton (c.) preps for the DNC in Philadelphia ready with an arsenal of supportive family members, politicians, and celebrities. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

. . . Clinton must “come out with a clear and concise message,” said David Caputo, president emeritus and professor of Political Science at Pace University. “It’s not enough to just be positive. Something that speaks to the American public as far as the hopes of the country.”

Clinton must also deal with the basic issue of trust.

“The Republican strategy is clearly to vilify her and explain why she is not fit for the office,” Caputo said.

He believes that Trump’s lack of specifics and solutions will make it easier for Clinton to set the boundaries for future discussions.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hillary-fellow-democrats-prep-dnc-philadelphia-article-1.2723333

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Crain's New York Business: "Schools offer new training programs to help nurse practitioners manage acute care"

07/22/2016

Crain's New York Business: "Schools offer new training programs to help nurse practitioners manage acute care"

Crain's New York Business interviewed a professor and an alumna of Pace for an article on training for acute care.

From Crain's:

"In December, nurse practitioner Michelle Avent, 52, completed her post-master's certificate in adult acute care at Pace University. She paid out of her own pocket to participate in the yearlong program to better cope with patients needing more acute care in her unit at Forest Hills Hospital in Queens.

“I wasn't thinking about money or promotion,” she said of her decision to go back to school. “I was thinking about a way for me to better manage my patients.”

As more patients are treated at outpatient facilities, New York’s hospital-based nurse practitioners are being called upon to treat more patients with acute conditions, say nurse educators. In response, nursing schools are beginning to offer programs to meet their needs for advanced training in acute care.

There are 8,685 nurse practitioners who maintain New York state licenses specializing in family health while just 857 report their specialty as acute care, according to data from the New York State Department of Education. Nurse practitioners have seen the scope of their practice expand following the 2014 passage of the Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act, effective Jan. 1, 2015, which gave experienced clinicians the ability to treat patients without a written agreement with a physician.

New York's 25 Performing Provider Systems reported an interest in hiring more than 3,000 additional nurse practitioners for their health systems in applications tied to the state’s DSRIP program, according to a 2015 analysis by Patrick Coonan, dean of Adelphi University's College of Nursing and Public Health.

While Avent paid for the program herself, some employers are reimbursing tuition for students, said Renee McLeod-Sordjan, program director for Pace’s acute-care certificate, which costs $38,232. So far, Pace has graduated just three students from the new program, and will enroll its next class in the fall.

"For many years, many of us did not work in hospitals,” McLeod-Sordjan said. In her 20-year career, she said she's seen nurse practitioners take on an increasingly vital role in hospitals.

McLeod-Sordjan, also an employee of Northwell Health, said acquiring the additional certification is about providing higher-quality care, but it probably won’t lead to an automatic bump in pay.

She said the certificate could help protect nurses who practice in acute-care settings from malpractice claims by demonstrating that they are qualified to care for patients who need more complex care. While the expansion of the scope of practice means more independence it has also led to some double-digit increases in malpractice premiums, McLeod-Sordjan said.

“If we’re not trained, we’re opening ourselves up to malpractice” she said. “Now that we are independent practitioners, we can no longer hide behind a collaborating physician.”

Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160721/PULSE/160729992/schools-offer-new-training-programs-to-help-nurse-practitioners

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NY Daily News: "Pooch pilot program will give con moms some love, caring lessons"

07/22/2016

NY Daily News: "Pooch pilot program will give con moms some love, caring lessons"

Photo: A pooch pilot program will allow certified therapists to use therapy dogs in order to create better communication between inmates and their children. (Sipkin, Corey, New York Daily News)

Man’s best friend will soon give mothers in a Lower Manhattan federal prison a little love and some lessons in caring.

Under a pooch pilot program, certified therapists will use animal-assisted treatment to create a framework for better communication between inmates and their children.

“Learning how to deal with a disciplinary problem with a dog translates in some way to learning how to discipline a child in a loving way,” said Bruce Fagin, vice president of Good Dog Foundation, a therapy dog training and certification organization spearheading the program.

“The dog is loving you unconditionally, the child is, and the child of course is needing to feel unconditional love. And so we’re going to be using the dogs in that way as well as tapping into the power of therapy dogs to lower stress and anxiety.”

The program is the brainchild of Kimberly Collica-Cox, an associate professor at Pace University’s Criminal Justice Department." Also instrumental in developing the idea for the program was Lisa Rae Johnson, Education Specialist and Test Administrator at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/pooch-pilot-program-give-moms-love-caring-lessons-article-1.2719512

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New York Magazine: "A Kid’s World Is a Pleasing, Confusing Mashup of Magic and Reality"

07/21/2016

New York Magazine: "A Kid’s World Is a Pleasing, Confusing Mashup of Magic and Reality"

Photo: Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Put yourself in the mind of a small child visiting Disney World for the first time. Yes, it’s exciting and magical and all that, but it’s hard to imagine that the Most Magical Place on Earth isn’t also brain-meltingly confusing. Last you checked in with Princess Tiana, which was on your mom’s iPad on the drive over here, she was an actual frog, hopping around New Orleans with her caddish, ambiguously European frog prince; now she’s right in front of you, in not-New Orleans, looking distinctly human and un-slimy. You just saw Captain America fighting Iron Man on the big screen, like, last week; now — okay, whoa, he’s coming in for the hug.

“It’s a very strange thing that we do to kids,” says Thalia Goldstein, an assistant professor of developmental psychology at Pace University. “Parents don’t teach their kids that Elsa and Cinderella and Wolverine are real — we talk about them as fictional characters, we talk about their worlds as fictional worlds. And yet we take them to Disney World and Universal Studios and there, standing in front of you, is an actual human being that looks like the movie, talks like the movie, is interacting with you. And it’s like, ‘Hey, what are they doing in this theme park? Why aren’t they in Arendale [the setting of Frozen] or wherever Wolverine lives?”

It’s a legitimate question. Goldstein, who runs Pace’s Social Cognition and Imagination Lab, has devoted much of her research career to answering a closely related one: How do kids learn to separate fictional characters, and their worlds, from the very real circumstances of their own lives? And what does the world look like in the years before they do?

One the most basic level, she says, the ability to understand the concept of pretend is already in place by the time kids can communicate well enough for psychologists to study them: “As soon as you can ask them a question that they understand [about fiction versus reality], they get it correct.”

Read more: http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/07/to-a-kid-the-world-is-a-pleasing-mashup-of-magic-and-reality.html

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Law.com: "Countdown to New York's First Uniform Bar Exam"

07/20/2016

Law.com: "Countdown to New York's First Uniform Bar Exam"

. . . Danielle Bifulci Kocal, director of academic success at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, said in an email that Pace students prepared for this year’s exam “in many of the same ways they always have,” but said that the school increased its focus on students’ skills with multiple-choice exams, since multiple choice makes up a larger portion of the test this year.

“This makes their performance on this portion of the exam more important than ever, so we have been emphasizing incorporating intense, daily practice questions sessions into all study plans,” Bifulci Kocal said.

Read more: http://www.law.com/sites/articles/2016/07/20/countdown-to-new-yorks-first-uniform-bar-exam/

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Dow Jones Newswires: "Research: Incentives Discourage Profit Warnings -- Market Talk"

07/19/2016

Dow Jones Newswires: "Research: Incentives Discourage Profit Warnings -- Market Talk"

Dow Jones Institutional News

14:07 ET - Pay and job-security incentives appear to discourage CEOs from warning investors about negative earnings surprises, according to a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting from researchers at Pace University, Baruch College-CUNY and Binghamton University. CEOs who issue profit warnings near quarter-end were more likely to lose their jobs the next year than those delivering a negative surprise without warning; but that risk rises if company shares are lagging, Pace's Ping Wang said. CEOs who warned also got smaller bonuses and more options than those who didn't. The study examined US companies from 1996 through 2010. (theo.francis@wsj.com; @theofrancis)

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 18, 2016 14:08 ET (18:08 GMT)

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Variety: "Rupert Murdoch’s Billion-Dollar Headache: Who Can Replace Roger Ailes at Fox News?"

07/19/2016

Variety: "Rupert Murdoch’s Billion-Dollar Headache: Who Can Replace Roger Ailes at Fox News?"

. . . If Ailes were to step down, will Fox News be able to maintain its status as one of the empire’s jewels? The network is said to contribute $1.35 billion in earnings before interest, taxes and amortization, or EBITDA, to 21st Century Fox, according to estimates from Nomura analyst Anthony DiClemente. That figure would represent about 20% of total EBITDA for the parent company in its fiscal 2016, the analyst said. Millions of dollars are at stake: Market-research firm SNL Kagan projects advertising revenue at Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, both under Ailes’ aegis, will jump about 5.6% to $932.1 million in 2016, compared with $882.6 million last year. Operating revenue from the two networks this year is seen as exceeding $2.5 billion.

“Fox News is very powerful and very influential, especially among conservatives,” said David Caputo, professor of political science at Pace University in New York. “They see it as a balance among the more liberal media.”

Read more: http://variety.com/2016/biz/news/roger-ailes-rupert-murdoch-fox-news-gretchen-carlson-1201816630/

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