NEWS ADVISORY: “Who Ya Gonna Call? — The Uncertain Landscape of Cybersecurity Law and Policy”

Tim Clancy, President of Arch Street LLC, will give an “inside the Beltway” perspective on cybersecurity law and policy issues on Wednesday, November 13 at Pace University’s Lower Manhattan campus, One Pace Plaza, 2nd Floor, Lecture Hall West, noon to 1:20 p.m.

Note: Members of the media must RSVP to attend.  Email wcaldwell@pace.edu

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Pace University lecture: “Who Ya Gonna Call? — The Uncertain Landscape of Cybersecurity Law and Policy”

New York, NY — November 6, 2013 — Tim Clancy, President of Arch Street LLC, will give an “inside the Beltway” perspective on cybersecurity law and policy issues on Wednesday, November 13 at Pace University’s Lower Manhattan campus, east of City Hall and six blocks from Wall Street, at One Pace Plaza, 2nd Floor, Lecture Hall West, noon to 1:20 p.m. The event is sponsored by Pace’s Office of Government and Community Relations and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Clancy has broad experience in federal science and technology policy in academia, government and the private sector. He represented the National Science Foundation before Congress, serving in senior positions in the NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. He also served two tours as a professional staff member on the House Science Committee and as Chief of Staff to Representative Sherwood Boehlert in the House of Representatives. He has won federal sponsored research awards as a research faculty member at George Mason University. He has received two awards from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security in the fields of cybersecurity law, policy and economics research and has organized and presented at major international conferences on cybersecurity.

Clancy currently conducts research as part of an NSF-funded Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace project in collaboration with the George Mason University Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics led by Dr. Kevin McCabe. Clancy has far-reaching policy expertise having directed major Committee hearings in cybersecurity and academic research and helped shepherd major legislation enacted into law. His legislative and policy accomplishments include the Cybersecurity Research and Development Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-305) as well as Title II and Title III of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296).

While on Capitol Hill, Clancy oversaw the establishment of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate and the DHS Cybersecurity Division. He also acted as chief liaison for Congressman Boehlert to the Department of Defense and particularly the United States Air Force Research Laboratory on issues of information technology and cyber security research and development.

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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New York Times Music Review: “Jamie Barton Opens Voce at Pace Series”

The superb mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, quickly becoming known for the flood of sound she can unleash, began her recital on Sunday afternoon singing against type.

The superb mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, quickly becoming known for the flood of sound she can unleash, began her recital on Sunday afternoon singing against type.

“Music for a While,” written by Purcell and arranged by Britten, starts in stillness, and Ms. Barton quieted her tone into a float. The effects she achieved were subtle ones. “Your pains were eas’d,” the song’s text goes, and Ms. Barton gradually smoothed the repetitions of that final word so that “eas’d,” well, eased.

The flood eventually came — Sibelius’s “Black Roses” was on the program, among other powerhouses — but Ms. Barton’s tranquil moments were among the most memorable on Sunday, hovering even in the arid acoustics of the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University.

Read the New York Times Music Review.

Associated Press: “Challenges abound for Twitter heading into IPO”

. . .”Users’ attention and time is becoming more fragmented, and so is the advertising revenue,” says Larry Chiagouris, a Pace University marketing professor who studies social media.

. . .”Users’ attention and time is becoming more fragmented, and so is the advertising revenue,” says Larry Chiagouris, a Pace University marketing professor who studies social media.

Read the story by the Associated Press.

Investor’s Business Daily: “India Funds Lead World — Rebound May Be Short-Lived”

. . . The current account deficit at nearly 5% of GDP (vs. a sustainable level of 2.5%) and rising interest rates could push the country’s credit rating into junk territory, says Surendra Kaushik, a professor of finance at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. [Photo: India’s Reserve Bank chief Rajan (right) lifts rates.]

. . . The current account deficit at nearly 5% of GDP (vs. a sustainable level of 2.5%) and rising interest rates could push the country’s credit rating into junk territory, says Surendra Kaushik, a professor of finance at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

“The political environment, excessive public spending programs on consumption, labor market imperfections, corruption and low business confidence are likely to keep things the way they are for a while,” Kaushik said in an email. The government will not likely pursue aggressive economic reforms in the near future with elections in five states in December and national parliamentary elections in mid-2014, he added.

Read the story in Investor’s Business Daily.

AffordableCollegesOnline.org: “AC Online’s Best: Colleges Revolutionizing Online Education”

Pace University has been recognized as one of 35 U.S. Colleges Revolutionizing Online Education. Affordable Colleges Online researched online programs from hundreds of top universities to identify those making the greatest leaps forward in distance learning and technology.

Pace University has been recognized as one of 35 U.S. Colleges Revolutionizing Online Education. Affordable Colleges Online researched online programs from hundreds of top universities to identify those making the greatest leaps forward in distance learning and technology.

. . .  Pace has been ranked the best Online Bachelors Program in the country by US News & World Report. Through their iPace Degree Completion Program students can gain the same degree online as the on-campus students earn. Pace also provides their online students with a Career Services team to develop interviewing skills and a strong resume.

Read AC Online’s Best: Colleges Revolutionizing Online Education.

 

Westchester County Business Journal: “Pace teacher’s article cited by Liberian court”

An article written by Pace Law Professor Alexander “Sasha” Greenawalt was cited by the Special Court for Sierra Leone when it upheld the conviction and 50-year sentence of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

An article written by Pace Law Professor Alexander “Sasha” Greenawalt was cited by the Special Court for Sierra Leone when it upheld the conviction and 50-year sentence of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

Read about it in Westchester County Business Journal.

The Hall Monitor blog: Science Saturdays

. . . Pace University’s School of Education is entering its third year of Science Saturdays for participating students in grades 4-8 in Croton, White Plains and Briarcliff schools. Sessions began in early October 2013 and will continue through late April.

. . . Pace University’s School of Education is entering its third year of Science Saturdays for participating students in grades 4-8 in Croton, White Plains and Briarcliff schools. Sessions began in early October 2013 and will continue through late April.

Read about it on Journal News blog The Hall Monitor.

BizEd: “Idea Central”

. . . Embracing an interdisciplinary purpose brings a sense of excitement to a business school and its entrepreneurial center, says Bruce Bachenheimer, who directs the Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

. . . Embracing an interdisciplinary purpose brings a sense of excitement to a business school and its entrepreneurial center, says Bruce Bachenheimer, who directs the Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Opened in February 2012 in a building near New York City Hall, eLab’s purpose is not only to augment the school’s entrepreneurship curriculum with events and services, but also to bring together the schools of business, arts and sciences, health professions, education, and computer science and information systems in crossdisciplinary problem solving.

“I recently met with education students who want to develop new educational technologies to teach STEM subjects to New York City high school students—they call themselves ‘edupreneurs,'” says Bachenheimer. “We’re working with nursing students to help them collaborate with computer science students to develop mobile apps for the field of gerontology. Bringing together students from different colleges has been exciting.”

Read the article in BizEd, a bi-monthly magazine for individuals and organizations involved or interested in collegiate business education.

NEWS ADVISORY: Pace University Improves Science Education, Participation Locally Through Science Saturday Enrichment

Engagement in science learning begins at the earliest grades and ages, which is why Pace University’s School of Education provides enrichment instruction to students in Westchester County through Science Saturdays.

 

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Pace University Improves Science Education, Participation Locally Through Science Saturday Enrichment

Pleasantville, NY –  October 31, 2013 — Entering its third year, Science Saturdays brings a myriad of science concepts to life for participating students in grades 4-8 in Croton, White Plains and Briarcliff schools. Sessions began in early October 2013 and will continue through late April.

Each monthly session lasts for three hours and students learn about a science concept from a Pace University professor and then complete their own experiments, bringing science to life in new and exciting ways.  The program expands this year from four sessions to six, and planned topics include computers, microbiology and ecology.

The approach works. In a White Plains session last year, 4th and 5th grade boys conducted chemistry experiments with Sandra Flank, PhD, professor emeritus at the School of Education. “I liked it and I want to take chemistry in high school,” one boy reflected. “I think that [the session] was too short, especially that I was having fun. I wish I could spend the whole day with [Professor] Flank doing this.”

The following workshops will take place at the Croton Harmon High School science labs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

•           November 23 – “Making Computers Talk, Part 1” with Dr. Gerald Ardito

•           December 14 – “Making Computers Talk, Part 2” with Dr. Gerald Ardito

•           February 8, 2014 – “Reducing Our Impact On the Environment” with Professor Angelo Spillo

•           March 8, 2014 – “Ecology: Change Right Under Our Noses” with Profs. Carl and Charlene Hoegler

•           May 10, 2014 – “Investigating Microscopic Critters” with Professor Andrew Weir

The following two-hour workshops for White Plains students, as part of the “Making Computers Talk” series with Dr. Gerald Ardito, will take place in the Fall and Spring during the White Plains Saturday Academy:

•           October 26 and January 25, 2014 – Making Computers Talk, Session #1: The Basics of Scratch

•           November 16 and February 22 – Making Computers Talk, Session #2: Beyond the Basics of Scratch

•           December 21 and March 29 – Making Computers Talk, Session #3: Connecting Scratch to the Outside World-Sensors and Motors

 Members of the media are invited to attend to see first-hand how the School of Education at Pace University is making a difference in engaging students in science and generating interest in STEM fields.

Instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is taking on a new importance as American student performance in these areas continues to decline, and these disciplines command greater importance in our evolving global economy. Part of the problem is also encouraging traditionally underrepresented minority students and women into these fields and supporting their pathways to success. The need for more than 100,000 STEM teachers in the next 10 years underscores the need for quality instruction to keep students competitive and encourage American innovation and economic strength.

Science Saturdays are just one example of Pace’s deep commitment to improving science study and STEM instruction. Pace’s School of Education and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems are partners in the Pace STEM Collaboratory, a program that facilitates interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, and improves and supports STEM teaching and learning at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region.

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 New York City and Westchester County, New York, 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. www.pace.edu

Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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Harvard Business Review (webinar): “After an Attack: Protecting Your Data, Your Customer and Your Reputation”

Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, was the speaker for a Harvard Business Review webinar on cyberattacks.

Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, was the speaker for a Harvard Business Review webinar on cyberattacks.

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