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Patch featured Pace University in "Convene Inaugural Social Justice Week Across Campuses"

10/22/2020

Patch featured Pace University in "Convene Inaugural Social Justice Week Across Campuses"

To educate and empower the Pace Community on topics connected to social and racial justice, inclusion and equality while honoring the memory of former student Danroy "DJ" Henry Jr., who was killed by a police officer 10 years ago, Pace University will host the inaugural Social Justice Week, the University today announced.

The week-long series runs from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30 and includes social justice-centered programming consisting of nearly 50 events created by students, faculty, staff and alumni. Pace University is committed to being an anti-racist institution and Social Justice Week has one goal: to foster advocacy within us all and this starts with education, empowerment and passion. Events are free and some are open to the public.

"This October marks 10 years since the tragic death of DJ Henry, a promising young Pace student and football player," said Marvin Krislov, Pace's president. "As we reflect on his life, I am pleased that our campus community is choosing to celebrate DJ's commitment to justice with this Social Justice Week series of programming. I hope this annual event will serve as a recommitment to work toward our goals of equality and other positive change."

The week will kick off with an overview of how Pace students are leading the charge on advocacy and making a difference on campus and in their communities. Other highlights include an oral history from the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement; a discussion with the president of the National Urban League; presentations about topics such as diversity in the workforce, the gender gap in the technology field, and a conversation with a death row exoneree, among many others topics. 

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Press Release: Pace University to Host its Annual Cybersecurity Conference

10/22/2020

Press Release: Pace University to Host its Annual Cybersecurity Conference

Former Navy Cyber Director Danelle Barrett to Keynote

WESTCHESTER AND NEW YORK – (October 22, 2020) — Pace University, in partnership with Cyber Intelligence 4U, is holding its annual Cybersecurity Conference on Thursday, October 29, 2020. The full day event, in its fourth year, will be held virtually and is open to the public.

The keynote speaker is Former Rear Admiral and Cyber Director for the U.S. Navy Danelle Barrett, a respected industry leader and innovator. Rear Admiral Barrett was responsible for the Navy’s cybersecurity strategy, its policies, and information technology architectures supporting global missions involving 279 ships, 3,700 aircraft, 93 submarines, and hundreds of locations with shore critical infrastructure around the world. In her role, she also provided critical advocacy and strategic advice for a $150 billion information technology and portfolio investment.

The conference includes panels and sessions on operational risk, cyber maturity, risk and regulation, and ransomware strategy, among many other discussions led by industry professional and Seidenberg faculty. There will also be breakout sessions on women in cyber, cyber insurance, analytics, financial regulations and vendor cyber risk management. View the full schedule.

“Pace University has become a powerhouse of cybersecurity education and research,” said Jonathan Hill, dean of Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. “It has a robust lineup of faculty from business and academic backgrounds specializing in this critical field – as well as a new master’s degree in cybersecurity that launched in fall 2020. This year’s Cybersecurity Conference is an excellent opportunity for industry professionals to get to know Pace and our partners at Cyber Intelligence 4U.”

Pace University and Cyber Intelligence 4U recently partnered to offer a new set of cybersecurity certificate programs taught by industry professionals.

 “Pace University and CIU are committed to delivering the best cyber certificate programs that focus on market driven needs,” said Ariel Evans, CEO of Cyber Intelligence 4U. “Our programs provide hands on experience for students to pivot from IT into cybersecurity, risk, and privacy positions in a short period of time.”

The conference, which is taking place during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, comes just weeks after a team of programmers who met at Pace University won IBM’s prestigious Call for Code 2020 Challenge for their efforts in developing an app to help the world's small farmers cope with the environmental and business challenges of climate change. In winning the global competition, they received a $200,000 prize and continued support from IBM and the Linux Foundation.

Pace’s Cybersecurity Conference is ideal for students interested in pursuing a career in cyber or professionals looking for educational programming to increase the resiliency of their organization. Attendees are welcome to attend all day or any session that interests them. Participants are asked to register in advance.

“Cybersecurity is a growing field because of its importance for organizations in the digital era as well as the sophistication of knowledge and skills needed for cybersecurity professionals,” said Li-Chiou Chen, professor of Information Technology and director of the Cybersecurity Education and Research Lab at Pace University. “Cybersecurity education, including this conference, will help prepare students in acquiring not only the competencies to solve problems but also give them access to a large professional.”

Conference Schedule

9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction to Cybersecurity Offerings- Featuring Seidenberg Dean Jonathan Hill, DPS, and program chairperson Ariel Evans.

9:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.

What’s Your Cyber Maturity? Participants engage in an exciting discussion and poll related to cyber maturity with program chairperson Ariel Evans.

10:15 a.m.11:15 a.m.

IoT and Operational Risk Panel- This panel will explore how innovation is driving cyber risk and regulation. Topics will include risk quantification, IoT cyber risk, operational cyber risk, IoT regulation, and how to holistically understand innovative cyber risk. Featuring Fred Rica; Nikhil Aggarwal; Li-Chiou Chen, PhD; and Jennings Aske.

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Ransomware Strategy-This session, led by Ariel Evans, will explore ransomware and how it is delivered, preventive measures, and creating a ransomware strategy. Ransomware and other attacks related to COVID-19 are up 30,000% from January to March, according to Zscaler. This includes phishing, malicious websites, and malware targeting remote users. Cybercriminals are being despicably opportunistic taking advantage of vulnerable companies as we have seen notable spikes in attacks that can be correlated to key days in the COVID-19 news cycle.

12:30 p.m.1:00 p.m.

Lunch offline

1:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.

Message from Pace University President, Marvin Krislov

1:15 p.m.2:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker and Q&A: Former Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett will speak about her 30 years of proven leadership expertise in digital transformation, innovative cybersecurity, telecommunications strategy development, and global operations. She has managed and built high performing teams, driving culture and enterprise-level change with focus and integrity.

2:45 p.m.4:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions- Participants are invited to participate in three breakout rooms to engage in conversation with their peers about a variety of topics. There are no requirements to join in any room. Each room will be hosted by a Pace Cyber Advisory Board Member. Each breakout session will be 30-minutes long.

The topics are as follows and three may be chosen during the registration process.

• Women in Cyber, hosted by Shira Rubinoff

• Cyber Insurance, hosted by Sean O'Rourke

• Cyber Analytics, hosted by Li-Chiou Chen, PhD

• Pen Testing and Tabletop Exercises, hosted by Matt Lagana

• Board Reporting, hosted by Ariel Evans

• Cyber Financial Regulation, hosted by Thomas Doheny

• Vendor Cyber Risk Management, hosted by Ken Rashbaum

4:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.

Virtual Pub Quiz- Guests get to show off their cybersecurity knowledge and learn about some lesser known pieces of cyber trivia in the process.

5:00 p.m.5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks by Dean Jonathan Hill and Chairperson Ariel Evans

5:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.

About the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University

At Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, students experience the best of IT education at one of the first comprehensive schools of computing in the nation. Strategically located in the heart of NYC’s tech scene, the Seidenberg School places students on the doorstep of New York’s most promising companies, whether they are established tech giants or exciting new startups. Through partnerships with leading corporations, banks, federal agencies, and global entities, the School's curricula and programs are designed to give students the latest in computer science theory and invaluable hands-on practice to ground it. The faculty includes numerous cybersecurity experts who operate labs and centers providing students with practical experience and connections that lead to impressive internships and jobs.

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, NY, 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, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project finds that Pace graduates are out-earning their parents and peers, bucking a nationwide trend for millennials.

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Wellesley Townsman featured Pace University’s Social Justice Week in "Pace University, college of Easton’s DJ Henry, plans social justice week after 10th anniversary of his death"

10/21/2020

Wellesley Townsman featured Pace University’s Social Justice Week in "Pace University, college of Easton’s DJ Henry, plans social justice week after 10th anniversary of his death"

While this is the first year Pace will hold Social Justice Week, the university says it will occur annually around Henry’s birthday, Oct. 29.

To honor the life of Danroy “DJ” Henry Jr., a Pace University student from Easton who was shot and killed by a Pleasantville police officer 10 years ago Saturday, the university will host an annual social justice week in October.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, programming during social justice week will focus on access, equity, rights, participation and the intersectional nature of social justice. While this is the first year Pace will hold Social Justice Week, the university says it will occur annually around Henry’s birthday, Oct. 29.

Read the full Wellesley Townsman article.

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Patch featured Pace University in "United Way Non-Profit Leadership Summit Focused on Diversity"

10/21/2020

Patch featured Pace University in "United Way Non-Profit Leadership Summit Focused on Diversity"

Over 800 viewers streamed the 18th annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit, which was hosted by the United Way of Westchester and Putnam last week. The weeklong virtual summit celebrated diversity, equity, and inclusion, by having five keynote speakers share why creating a diverse environment that supports equity and inclusion is important for nonprofits and other organizations. The goal was to help encourage nonprofit organizations to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values throughout their operations, programs, and leadership. Nonprofit Leadership Summit Sponsors included: TD Bank, Con Edison, Nonprofit Westchester, Council Services Plus,HRG – Hospitality Resource Group, Marks Paneth, Paycor, Association of Development Officers, Fordham University, MVP Healthcare, Pace University, Westchester Local Development Corp., and Westchester Library System.

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PR Newswire featured Pace University in "IBM Call for Code Names Winner of 2020 Global Challenge and Announces New Initiative to Combat Racial Injustice"

10/21/2020

PR Newswire featured Pace University in "IBM Call for Code Names Winner of 2020 Global Challenge and Announces New Initiative to Combat Racial Injustice"

Agrolly was created by a distributed team of developers from Brazil, India, Mongolia and Taiwan who met at Pace University in New York City. Powered by IBM Cloud Object Storage, IBM Watson Studio, and IBM Watson Assistant, Agrolly aims to fill information gaps so farmers with limited resources can make more informed decisions, and obtain the necessary financing to help improve their economic outcomes.

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News12 featured student organizers of the campus vigil for DJ Henry and how the Pace community is planning its first Social Justice Week in "Pace University students pause to remember school athlete shot by Pleasantville officer 10 years ago"

10/19/2020

News12 featured student organizers of the campus vigil for DJ Henry and how the Pace community is planning its first Social Justice Week in "Pace University students pause to remember school athlete shot by Pleasantville officer 10 years ago"

Now Pace students who were in elementary and middle school at the time of Henry's death are honoring his memory. "When we think about DJ Henry and we think about what he means to me personally, I think about how I can be a better person, how I can do more on campus. How I can change more," says student Stephanie Nazario. And while the tensions between police and people of color have continued over the last decade, some students say they have hope for the future. "I'm super proud of our generation and I just hope that we continue that as we get older. I hope this isn't just a trend," says Annabel Keppel-Palmer. The students continue to tell Henry's story and plan to continue their work with an annual "Social Justice Week," which will start on Oct. 26.

Watch the News12 clip.

Additional N12 coverage of the vigil is here.

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