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Fit to Print: May 2021

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"I’ve got some great news for the bold, brave Class of 2021: There are plenty of jobs out there for new college graduates."

—President Marvin Krislov, writing in his Forbes column titled "Congratulations, Class of 2021! You Made It To Graduation, And Now There Are Jobs Waiting for You." 

“There’s a great deal of relief and a sense that the system worked in this case.”

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Bennett Gershman, JD, quoted in a article titled "Justice Was Done: NY Legal Community Reacts to Murder Conviction for Derek Chauvin." 

"The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970.  Considered a marker for the modern environmental movement, it was born of a bipartisan effort between a Democratic Senator from Wisconsin, a Republican Congressman from California and a small cohort of student activists."

—Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center Craig Hart co-wrote an op-ed in Journal News titled "To Achieve Our Clean Energy Goals, The Private Sector Must Commit." 

Director of Graduate Admission Susan F. Ford was featured in a Business Insider article titled "What To Do If You Didn't Get Into Grad School." 

“They took what could have been a disaster and these students made honey.”

—Dyson Professor Maria Luskay, EdD, was quoted in an Hearst Connecticut article titled "Westport, Weston Bees Offer Lesson In Resiliency in Documentary." 

"One could argue that sanctions against Russia have been rather limited in comparison to our other adversaries."

—Seidenberg Professor Darren Hayes, DPS was featured in a Bank Info Security article titled "US Pulls Back Curtain On Russian Cyber Operations

"The Green Amendment could benefit businesses by reducing litigation risk, improving the overall resilience and health of communities and fostering conditions that support the development of forward-looking green industries in New York."

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Haub Distinguished Professor Law Katrina Fischer Kuh, JD, and Maya K. Van Rossum '92, co-authored an article in Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journal titled "For Businesses, Green Amendment Is Double Green." 

“Entering our second year into a devastating pandemic, these artists tell engaging stories that help us recognize our own struggles, as well as tap into countless and often personal resources for healing.”

—PPA Professor of Theatre Catalina Florina Florescu was featured in a New Jersey Stage article about New Jersey theatre and 2021 theatre festivals. 

“I would say many of the states are misguided in their attempts.”

—Lubin Professor Jessica Magaldi, JD was featured in a Verge article titled "A Federal 'Revenge Porn' Ban Could Transform Online Harassment Laws."

"I think for most people plane trips are valued much more than free hotel nights."

—Lubin Professor Andrew Coggins, PhD, was featured in a WalletHub article titled "Ask the Experts: Best Hotel Credit Cards." 

"The target of this effort should be to encourage corporations to keep and create new good paying jobs in the United States, to avoid tax barriers to repatriation of offshore profits and to prevent U.S. taxation from making U.S. companies noncompetitive with their foreign rivals."

—Lubin Professor Phillip Cohen, LLM published an article in The Hill titled "A Bold Fix For US International Taxation of Corporations."

“It’s worth noting that some foods are more nutritious when cooked.”

—College of Health Professions Director of Nutrition and Dietetics Christen Cooper, EdD, was featured in a Parade article about the difference between vegetarianism and veganism. 

"You may have a million startups because of the pandemic and 50% close once things pass—they go back to their regular job and don't owe a penny to anyone."

—Lubin Clinical Professor and Director of Entrepreneurship Bruce Bachenheimer was featured in a Crains article about entrepreneurship in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Lubin Accounting Program Coordinator Adia Johnson published first book, Enchanting Me: 31 Affirmations for Kids; a book which builds confidence and self-love in children. 


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Giving Day 2021

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1906 Challenge

On June 2–3, the Pace Community will make their investment in the lives of Pace students through scholarships, financial aid, student aid, and professional growth. Take part in this virtual challenge! Your participation will help support students to continue their Pace education.

1906 Challenge Goal: $125,000

We are challenging YOU to help us reach that goal. We are requesting that you make your investment to support our incredible students. It's an ambitious goal, and we need all members of the Pace Community to participate.

>> Learn More/Make a Donation

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The Library Shelf: May 2021

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Does Your Department Have a Library Liaison?

Are you a part of a non-academic department that has research needs?

Partner with a library liaison today to help you gather supporting materials for projects and reports. The library is full of database experts. Let us help you learn data gathering techniques for your projects and upcoming initiatives. We can help with:

>> One on one database training for you or your entire department
>> Learn how to find the right resources for your research
>> Utilize data to strengthen assertions and goals

Set up an appointment with a librarian to start making more of a difference with data and sources in your next proposal.

In NYC contact Greg Murphy 
In PLV contact David Almodovar

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Vaccine Availability for Pace

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Effective April 6, all adult New Yorkers—that’s everyone 16 or older—is eligible to be vaccinated. (Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for 16 and older; Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are approved for 18 or older.) This is one step closer to fulfilling our plans for a Fall 2021 semester that feels closer to normal, with fully in-person classes and activities. Some of you have already been vaccinated as you reached eligibility earlier—which is wonderful news!

Getting as many people vaccinated is one of the most effective strategies for us to protect our families, colleagues, peers, and community members. See below for information about how and where to get vaccinated:

Local Availability

Moderna Vaccine at Westchester Community College

Please note: The appointments at Westchester Community College are open only to those who currently live or work in Westchester County, NY. 

Make an Appointment at Westchester Community College:
Tuesday, April 20–Friday, April 30, 2021

Moderna Vaccine at 158 Worth St. in NYC

Please note: This mobile clinic being run by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Mayor's Office. This mobile vaccine event is open to anyone 18 and older who lives or works in New York State, regardless of your home campus. This mobile clinic is first-come, first-served and no appointment is necessary.

Date, Time, and Location:
Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23
8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

158 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

Moderna and Pfizer Vaccine at Northwell Health

Please note: These appointments are at multiple Northwell Health locations around NYC, Long Island, and Westchester County. These appointments are open to anyone who lives or works in New York State, regardless of your home campus.

Make an Appointment at Northwell Health

Moderna Vaccine at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Please note: The appointments at Burk Rehabilitation Hospital are open to anyone 18 or older who lives or works in New York State, regardless of your home campus.

Make an Appointment at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital:
Friday, April 23, 2021

NYC-run Vaccination Sites Accepting Walk-Ins for People aged 16+

Beginning Friday, April 23, all City-run vaccination sites will accept walk-ins by people age 16 and over. No appointments are necessary. See the list of sites accepting walk-ins.

Please note the following:

  • >> Appointments will be at the designated vaccination location. You are responsible for getting to the vaccination site.
  • >> These appointments will be for either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine, which requires a second dose after several weeks. If you will not be able to get to vaccination location for your second dose, you should not sign up for an appointment.
  • >> Photo ID will be required at check-in; an insurance card will also be required if you have one.
  • >> Your second dose will be scheduled at time of check-out. 
  • >> The Moderna vaccine is FDA-authorized only for those 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine is FDA-authorized only for those 16 and older. Please be prepared to provide proof of age (e.g., government-issued ID, birth certificate, passport).

Vaccine Eligibility and Appointment Resources

Check the below websites for information about vaccine eligibility and appointment availability:

New York
New Jersey
National Vaccine Finder

Utilizing Social Media for Vaccine Appointments

If you are using Twitter, there are several accounts that provide appointment availability in real-time. Follow the account and turn on all notifications, so you don’t miss a tweet.

New York:

New Jersey:


Be sure to keep checking your Pace email and PaceSafe app notifications for information about vaccine appointments for the Pace Community.



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Fit to Print: April 2021

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"Higher education has long been one of this country’s great exports. Our colleges and universities are the envy of the world, and for many years—and especially recently, as the global middle class has grown—aspirational students from all corners of the globe have come to the United States to earn a college degree."

—Pace President Marvin Krislov published a column in Forbes titled "International Students are Coming Back to the US—and We Can't Wait to Welcome them Back." He was also featured in the New York Times for his response to an article titled "Robots are Coming for Phil in Accounting."

"There is a large body of research evidence documenting the negative effects of chronic stressors on disease incidence, morbidity, and mortality. Stressors can also lead to shifts in immunologic functioning and stress-related hormones that can have health implications."

—Dyson Associate Professor Sally Dickerson, PhD, quoted in a WalletHub article titled 2021's Most and Least Stressed States

This fall, New Yorkers will be asked to vote on whether the New York State Constitution should be amended to recognize a “a right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment.” I suspect that, for many, this will cause a bit of head scratching. You mean we don’t already have a right clean air and water?

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Katrina Kuh, JD, published an op-ed in New York Law Journal titled "Why Do We Need the Green Amendment?"

"The data I received, which until now has not been made public, is disturbing. 58% of New York City prisoners are sent to serve their sentences in prisons located more than 200 miles from their loved ones and their communities."

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Michael Mushlin, JD, published an op-ed in titled "Banishment New York Style."

Pace University Director of Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety Brian Anderson was featured in a News12 video segment regarding the vaccine and universities. 

"In spite of the recent good news, COVID-19 is very much alive and well, both in and outside of the United States."

—Lubin Professor Andrew Coggins, PhD, was featured in an Outside How article focused on ways to mitigate the continued spread of COVID-19. He was also featured in a Washington Post article about the cruise industry post-pandemic. 

"There's also a pride … a feeling that this is a way that we can assert ourselves as a state and say, ‘We know at the end of these 12 years, this is what our students can do’.”

—School of Education Professor Christine Clayton, EdD, quoted in a Journal News article titled "After COVID-19, What Will Happen to the Regents Exams?"

"In terms of nutrition, the vegetable, with its vitamins, minerals, and fiber far outweigh the candy, which is basically just sugar and chemicals."

—College of Health Professions Director of Nutrition and Dietetics Christen Cooper, EdD, was quoted in an MSN article titled "Dieting and Still Not Losing Weight? This Could Be Why.

"In his 29-page decision filed last week, Judge Zayas meticulously documented how the two prosecutors, Charles Testagrossa, then Chief of the Major Crimes Bureau and Brad Leventhal, currently Chief of the Homicide Bureau, abdicated their constitutional and ethical duties and denied the defendants a fair trial."

—Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Bennett Gershman, JD, published an op-ed in New York Law Journal titled "'Mindboggling' Misconduct by Queens Prosecutors."

"Allegedly, both attacks have been committed by state-sponsored actors, with the goal of collecting intelligence. There has been an increase in the number of state-sponsored attacks, and the trend will continue into the future,"

—Seidenberg Clinical Professor Andrea Cotoranu was quoted in a Gov Info Security article titled "Exchange Hacks: How Will the Biden Administration Respond?"



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Teaching with OER: Kathy Winsted

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Lubin Associate Professor of Marketing and Director of the Center of Student Enterprise Kathy Winsted, PhD, has been implementing Open Educational Resources (OER) into her Intro to Business coursework, with great success. This month, Winsted chatted with Opportunitas to share her experiences with OER, as well the win-win it creates in regards to both teaching flexibility and affordability.

How did you first come across OER? What were your initial thoughts?

We had a grant from the Office of the Provost about three years ago. They announced they wanted faculty to use OER. I was frustrated with these textbooks that cost $200—it drives me crazy, it drives my students crazy—often students will get an old edition that's more affordable just to save money. 

I was looking for a way to solve this problem with students at the same time that the Provost was looking for faculty to use OER. I thought it was a great idea.

How do you implement OER into your teaching?

I use LoudCloud from Barnes & Noble. This has proved to be great for my Intro to Business classes. They don't have it for my upper level marketing courses, but for Intro to Business, the book covers most of the main topics. There were only really two areas I thought it left out; business math, and depreciation. But what the publisher allowed me to do in the electronic version was to put my own material in. I was able to create my own sections for areas where the book content wasn’t as good; and even add sections for quizzes. Unlike many other electronic texts, they have pooled questions for quizzes. You can create your own quiz structure and have each student get a different set of questions.

The publisher also let me put sections in the order I preferred. If I want students to read sections 2.3 and 2.4 out of chapter two, I could pick two of those sections, and combine it in a module with sections from chapter seven. This solves another problem I struggled with other textbooks. How do I get students to read only parts of the book without wasting their money, and present the reading in an organized way? With LoudCloud, I can structure it all and put it in the order I want. It's really nice, for $25 for the electronic version and another $15 for an optional print version, well under the cost of most textbooks.

What are some of the biggest challenges to successfully implementing OER?

We need to try and get more options for upper level courses and specific disciplines. It does take some work and adapting.  The only challenges were that some parts weren’t very complete, but I just created my own supplemental material. There were also a few areas where I thought the material was not presented well, but I just covered that with my lectures. LoudCloud is regularly broadening the books offered. They have really good instructor resources. They give you the quizzes, slides, materials, and let you structure everything in the order you want. I do my own simulations, and really wanted a textbook that could fit well with my simulations.

The main challenge is that you just have to make sure your OER has decent quality. In an upper level courses, it may be more of a challenge, but I find it perfect for introductory courses.

Do you see Open Educational Resources becoming more widespread in the future?

I think so, because students don’t like paying $200 for books and I don’t blame them. I think publishers have finally realized they can’t keep charging this much. Because people are starting to use OER, it has forced the prices down. I hope that this will continue to be the trend.

Interested in exploring how to pilot components of OER into your course(s)? Email Sue Maxam to set up an individual session with someone from the OER team and/or check out our comprehensive OER website.

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Gardening for Stress Management

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Watch your garden grow and your stress shrink! The Pace Health and Wellness Committee is pleased to welcome back Lisa Farley, our “resident” health and wellness presenter, to educate the Pace Community on the health benefits of gardening from a physical and mental perspective. Farley will go through the steps of how to plant a kitchen herb garden including the health benefits of eating herbs, and how to cook with the harvested fresh herbs. Enjoy a demo of the preparation of a quinoa salad. 

If you would like to prepare a windowsill herb garden along with the instructor, you may wish to purchase this indoor herb garden starter kit (or any that you prefer). One herb garden starter kit will be raffled at the end of this session!

Gardening for Stress Management
Thursday, April 8
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
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Spring 2021 Virtual Research Day

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Pace students get ahead of the competition, something that's clearly evident through the fact that our undergraduates consistently take advantage of the many research opportunities at their disposal—the results of which will be showcased during our annual Student Research Day at the end of April.

Student Research Day is designed to offer Honors College seniors, the Provost’s Undergraduate Research awardees, and student researchers throughout the schools and colleges the opportunity to present their work to the Pace Community. Projects range across a wide-range of disciplines, and demonstrate Pace's commitment to student research; many student researchers collaborate with faculty members through the Provost's Undergraduate Student/Faculty research program, or have been given the opportunity to work with a faculty member in a mentorship capacity.  

The virtual format is facilitated by using a four part “quad” chart design for posters with four explanatory slides.

Student Research Day
Friday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.
>>Register for this event

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. 

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2021 Jefferson Award Winners

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Each year, the Jefferson Awards for Public Service looks for the “unsung heroes,” the selfless people who make the world a better place through volunteering and community service efforts. 

Known as the “Nobel Prize for public service,” Multiplying for Good established the Jefferson Awards to recognize and honor individuals whose community service efforts best exemplify dedication to enhancing the quality of life in their community. .

"At Pace University, we're fully committed both to serving the communities around us and to educating the next generation of leaders," said President Marvin Krislov. "I'm thrilled that we have 12 Bronze Medal recipients among this year's Jefferson Awards honorees, and I'm even more pleased that our winners represent all three Pace campuses, several of our schools and colleges, and include students, faculty, and staff members. Congratulations to all these winners, who truly represent the best of Pace."

This year's winners include: 

Elizabeth Dosman ’22: Elizabeth is a Dyson College psychology student on the New York City Campus who has dedicated herself to community service for the past several years. A long-time volunteer with Kiwanis International, she chartered a Pace chapter of Circle K International, the world’s largest collegiate student-led service organization.
Joseph R. Franco, PhD: Franco is a Dyson College professor, program director, and director of clinical field supervision in the mental health counseling master’s program. Franco recently served as a supervisor for the Covid-19 Helpline sponsored by the NYS Office of Mental Health, and he and his students have enhanced the lives of female inmates at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility by teaching university-level courses, conducting educational groups and workshops on topics such as HIV and parenting.
Taylor Ganis '21: is a Dyson College environmental studies student on the Westchester campus who has demonstrated a longtime commitment to service, and was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation in 2017 for outstanding volunteer service in Putnam County. She was a top fundraiser for The Alzheimer's Association and for Relay for Life, and is a Peer Educator of Pace “FIRE” (Fighting Ignorance and Rape with Education).
Marisa Angelita Aquino Guillet ’21: Marisa is a Dyson College double major in women’s and gender studies and sociology/anthropology who has been involved in social justice causes since middle school, earning a Presidential Service Award from President Barack Obama in 2013. In 2020, she completed the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion certification through Pace's Social Justice & You course, and served as co-chair of the University’s inaugural Social Justice Week, honoring the memory of former Pace student Danroy “DJ” Henry.
Jolina Halloran, MBA: Halloran is an academic advisor for the Pforzheimer Honors College on the Westchester campus. Halloran and her family formed Break The Hold (BTH), a non-profit organization in honor of their late son, Brian Thomas Halloran, who died by suicide on January 23, 2018 at the age of 19. The foundation's mission is to build resilience and reduce the risk of suicide through education, advocacy, and increased awareness about depression and other mental health challenges.
Brandon Joachim ’21: Brandon is a nursing student in the College of Health Professions on the Westchester campus who has organized and led student-run marches and rallies, and in July 2020, led a fundraiser for the DJ Henry Dream Fund that raised over $1.6K. As the first diversity ambassador for the Pace Student Government Association, he has helped spearhead the creation of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Peer Facilitator Program and worked with Career Services to ensure extra efforts for diversity in the workplace.
Miles Mendez ’23: Miles is a Dyson College digital cinema and filmmaking student who is being honored with a Jefferson Award for his life-saving personal donation. In April 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, he received a call from Be The Match, a global nonprofit that connects volunteer donors with patients in need of life-saving bone marrow or blood stem cells. Miles was an exact match for a 57-year-old leukemia patient.
Gregory Rivera ’21: Gregory is a 5-year combined degree student in Dyson College currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration. His commitment to service has been demonstrated since his days as a Boy Scout, and most recently has joined Ride Connect and delivered food to individuals at their homes, volunteered through Feeding Westchester, and assisted in distributing food throughout Westchester County.
Madison Shaff ’22: Shaff, the first Elisabeth Haub School of Law student to win a Jefferson Award, has organized suicide prevention trainings for law students, founded and participated in the Peer Leader Mentor program, led the Community Engagement Committee, volunteered with the Land Use Law Center, and served as a Junior Associate for the Environmental Law Review.
Kadija Shaw ‘21: Kadija is a business management student in the Lubin School of Business on the Westchester Campus. At age 18, she started a nonprofit in South Africa called Kay Tee's Table, through which she organized two full days of programming for village children that included a food drive, speakers, and activities. She was also elected Student Government Association (SGA) President for the 2020-2021 academic year, overseeing coordination of all Pleasantville student organizations and representing students at University Board of Trustees meetings.
Rebecca Tekula, PhD: Tekula is an associate professor of Public Administration and Executive Director of the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship with 19 years of leadership experience with social justice and social impact organizations. At Pace, she has developed courses and programs related to social impact and public service, and served on the Hispanic-Latino Task Force and the Women’s Leadership Initiative.
Erin Wilson ’20: Erin graduated in December 2020 with a degree in criminal justice and a minor in political science. As the Vote Everywhere Team Leader through the Center for Community Action and Research and the Andrew Goodman Foundation, she ran Pace’s voter engagement work. Together with a team of volunteers, she was responsible for registering over 1,000 new student voters.

>>Learn more about this year’s winners

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The Library Shelf: April 2021

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The Library Shelf is a new monthly initiative developed by the research department of the libraries. Each month we will share ways the research department can support you as staff and faculty members.

>>Staff: Is your department posed with a new initiative? Ask a research librarian to assist you in researching the topic with you. 

>>Faculty: Are your students struggling with finding the right resources for their papers? We can partner with you to help improve the research quality of your students’ assignments.

The research department builds partnerships with non-academic and academic departments. We are the bridge to research assistance for your projects.

>>Start a partnership with us today