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Fit to Print: October 2020

News Story

From ongoing COVID-19 developments to the current political situation, Pace professors have been making their voices heard all across the media spectrum this month.

"The pandemic hit New York State hard in its early days. Tragically, we lost more lives here than in any other state. But then we successfully battled back."

—Pace President Marvin Krislov, writing a piece in his Forbes column titled "Why Higher Education Is All In on NYC." 


"Hoodwinking the public about whether climate change is occurring and its impacts has obvious and clear legal significance with respect to consumer fraud and less obvious/clear legal significance with respect to the elements of a public nuisance claim."

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Katrina Fischer Kuh, JD, quoted in a Law360 article titled "Big Oil Faces Rising Tide of Gov't Climate Change Suits."


"The United States’ complex food system, in which many products are grown or manufactured far from its end consumers, struggled to adopt new ways of doing business with reduced staffing, new safety procedures, and a declining global economy."

—College of Health Professions Christen Cupples Cooper, EdD, published a piece in Today's Dietician titled "Food Insecurity During COVID-19"


"We’ve made progress. Today, women represent approximately 50 percent of the students graduating from law schools and, presumably, no one would (at least openly) question a woman’s right to pursue a legal career."

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah, JD, published a piece in NBC News about the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 


"You are looking to create connections with other people, and how do you do that with face coverings and physical distancing?"

—Interim Pace University Dean for Students Rachel Carpenter, in a News12 video segement about keeping students safe. 


Dyson Assistant Professor Anne Toomey, PhD, was a guest on the Future Tense podcast. The conversation focused around the possible establishment of a national AI research cloud. 


"Heterogeneous mental health consequences just means that people are going to respond in widely varying ways. This is always, incidentally, the case with acute stress, so we should expect a lot of variation in response to COVID-19."

—Dyson Associate Professor Anthony Mancini, PhD, was featured in a Pyschology Today Q&A titled "COVID-19 Heterogenous Mental Health Consequences."


Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Margot Pollans, JD, was featured in a Harvard Magazine article titled "The Care and Feeding of a Nation." 


"If I'm a decisionmaker in a company not based in the US, and I see this decision, I certainly am gonna have to re-think my decision." 

—Seidenberg Assistant Professor Isaac Vaghefi, PhD, featured in a News12 video segment about TikTok's status in the United States


PPA Professor Lee Evans, EdD, has published a new print book More Incredibly Beautiful Art Songs for Solo Piano, which was also published by the iPad specific SuperScore Music App. He also published Variations On A Theme in the online Making Music Magazine, the September 17, 2020 issue.


"She would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. She would vote against gay marriage. She would vote against the Affordable Care Act. Everything that Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for, she would be against,"

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Bennett Gershman, JD, was featured in a News12 video segment about President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. 


“Gonzalez has obviously very self-consciously associated himself with a national trend towards what they call ‘progressive prosecutors.’”

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor David Dorfman, JD, quoted in a City & State article titled "Is DA Eric Gonzalez Progressive Enough for Brooklyn?"


“You don’t get the sense online that there is an organization as much as there are some prominent (social media) accounts associated with antifa,”

—Dyson Associate Professor Adam Klein, PhD, quoted in an Associated Press article about right wing media and coverage of Antifa. 


“Teaching right now, for early childhood, is all about being collaborative in the classroom, about children working in groups, because these are skills we know they need later for their school and careers,”

—School of Education Assistant Professor Elizabeth Smith, EdD, quoted in a Journal News article about elementary education in the time of COVID-19. 


Lubin Legal Studies and Taxation Professor Philip Cohen, JD, LLM, will have his article, "Zarin v. Commissioner Revisited and Some Methodologies for Determining COD Income," published in William & Mary Business Law Review, Volume 12, Issue 3, in 2021.