FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PACE UNIVERSITY’S SEIDENBERG SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS EXPANDS SEIDENBERG SCHOLARS PROGRAM TO INCLUDE GRADUATE STUDENTS AND MORE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
New York, Apr. 23, 2013 – Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems announced that it will now accept graduate students in its coveted “Seidenberg Scholars” program. Further, the amount of scholarships for talented graduate and undergraduate students has been substantially enhanced, nearly doubled in some cases.
Beginning with the Fall 2013 entering class, honors-caliber students can qualify for grants and scholarships that will reduce the total cost of education to the level comparable to that for in-state students at public universities.
The Seidenberg Scholars Program was created at the initiative of Ivan G. Seidenberg, former Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, Inc., who is encouraging the school that now bears his name to actively recruit from among the “best and brightest.” The program is geared towards students with good academic grades, high scores in SAT, GRE, or GMAT, and strong interest in computer science and information technology.
Talented graduate applicants with a prior record of significant academic achievement will benefit from the expansion of the University’s respected Seidenberg Scholars program to the graduate level. Both domestic and international students are eligible for these increased awards. In addition, they may receive additional funding through involvement with research, teaching, and other relevant on-campus endeavors.
Undergraduate students meeting the Honors College threshold are eligible for consideration for the enhanced financial aid packages that make the net tuition for study at Seidenberg School competitive with in-state tuition at a SUNY School. Talented transfer students are also welcome to apply for consideration.
“Pace University has reinforced its commitment to these talented students,” said Dr. Amar Gupta, dean of the Seidenberg School. “Such students can take advantage of the amazing jobs and internships available in New York’s hot technology marketplace. Further, they can become involved with our new strategic initiatives in the areas of telehealth, cybersecurity, enhancing productivity of geographically distributed work teams, and education. This will enhance their skills and provide additional financial support too.”
Gupta was appointed Dean of the Seidenberg School by Pace President Stephen J. Friedman in August 2012 after a prominent career that included appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Arizona. Gupta is currently teaching Pace’s first MOOC course, “International Technology Services in the Knowledge Economy,” developed to address current trends in business, technology and education.
Gupta has significant experience mentoring talented students and introduced the concept of the “24-Hour Knowledge Factory,” a model explored in this MOOC in detail, and highlighted in an article entitled “Expanding the 24-Hour Workplace: Round-the-clock operations aren’t just for call centers anymore” published in the Wall Street Journal.
In the new 24-hour workplace a professional in the United States who works the usual 8 hour work day can transfer a project to a colleague in a different time zone, perhaps in China or Australia, who will then work 8 hours and in turn transfer the project to a colleague in Eastern Europe. The project is then transferred back to the original professional in the US.
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, N.Y., 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.
Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597 , firstname.lastname@example.org
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