Pace University Responds to Katrina Disaster

One of the largest private universities in the New York metropolitan area and the closest university to Ground Zero, Pace University is responding to Hurricane Katrina drawing on its experience with 9/11 as follows. Other initiatives are under consideration.

Contact
Rosemary Mercedes, Pace University
212-346-1637, Cell: 914-424-3845
rmercedes@pace.edu

PACE UNIVERSITY MOBILIZES KATRINA RELIEF EFFORTS AND EXPERTS

New York, NY – September 1, 2005 — One of the largest private universities in the New York metropolitan area and the closest university to Ground Zero, Pace University is responding to Hurricane Katrina drawing on its experience with 9/11 as follows. Other initiatives are under consideration.

Disaster Relief Drives: University groups on the campuses in downtown New York City and Pleasantville, in Westchester County, are collecting clothing, blankets, toiletries, water, water purifying tablets, baby formula/bottles, first aid kits, canned goods/can openers; heavy duty trash bags, flashlights/batteries, duct tape, and other relevant items. Cash contributions are not being accepted.

The Pace University Pleasantville campus has also organized a blood drive with the American Red Cross. The contact for all activities there is John Agnelli, Director of Student activities, 914-773-3767 or sdca@pace.edu

The Pace University New York City campus contacts are: Denise Belén Santiago, (212) 346-1546 or dsantiago@pace.edu, or Melanie Robles, (212) 346-1261 or mrobles@pace.edu.

Post-trauma stress experts. By coincidence, large numbers of experts in post-traumatic stress and counseling will be assembling at Pace University at two separate events taking place next week, as follows:

·Friday, September 9, from 1-5 p.m., at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (downtown campus across the street from City Hall) – The editors and authors of On the Ground after September 11: Mental Health Responses and Practical Knowledge Gained will present distilled lessons they have learned during the four years since 9/11. Presentations will include clinical considerations encountered in traumatic events. For more information, contact: 212-737-8524 or yael@aol.com

·Saturday, September 10, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Pace University downtown campus – Pace will co-host Breaking the Cycle of Violence… Healing, Restoring and Rebuilding Ourselves and Our Communities. The full day event with talks and workshops is designed to help people deal with trauma and stress. For more information contact: Richard Raskin, Pace University Counseling Center, 212-346-1523.

Experts in other areas include forensics specialists who can comment on identifying bodies and a noted finance expert who is monitoring effects on the economy and gas prices. Contact Bill Caldwell, 212-346-1597.

After 9/11 Pace University played a central role in counseling not just for the Pace University community but for emergency respondents and many people in Lower Manhattan. Its Counseling Center provided training and research to people working with traumatized groups. Pace’s Center for Downtown New York (CDNY) has been a catalyst for numerous conferences on dealing with terrorism and rebuilding Lower Manhattan.

Pace Heightens Security After London Attacks

Early this morning, in response to the terrorist attacks in London, the University heightened its level of security at our 1 Pace Plaza campus in lower Manhattan. This heightened level of security will remain in place until further notice.

For possible London terrorism reaction roundup stories.
Pace University response, from President David A. Caputo, sent at 3:00 pm to the campus community.

Contact:
Cara Halstead, 914 773 3312 or cell 914-906- 9680, or
Chris Cory, 212-346-1117 or 917-608-8164

University heightens security level in NYC

July 7, 2005

Early this morning, in response to the terrorist attacks in London, the University heightened its level of security at our 1 Pace Plaza campus in lower Manhattan. This heightened level of security will remain in place until further notice.

Earlier today, the federal government raised the security alert level to orange on mass transit systems across the country, including here in New York City. Please know, however, that University officials are in communication with city, state and federal officials who report no direct threats to New York City or the tri-state area.

I would like to join city and state officials in encouraging everybody to go about their business in a normal fashion, but to be extra vigilant of their surroundings. If you see something suspicious or out of the ordinary, please do not hesitate to report it to Pace Security at 212-346-1800 in New York City, 914-773-3400 in Pleasantville, 914-923-2700 in Briarcliff or 914-422-4300 in White Plains.

Please join me in extending the thoughts and prayers of the entire Pace University community to the people of London, the victims of the attacks, and their families and friends.

Thank you.

David A. Caputo
President

Pace experts available for media comment on London terrorism

Pace University has several experts who have insights into how New York City is prepared for potential terrorist attacks, how cities should prepare to prevent such attacks and what changes are likely in the aftermath of the terrorist activity in London. Below is information on two criminal justice experts and an expert in Middle Eastern culture.

MEDIA ADVISORY: London terrorism
Contact:
Cara Halstead, 914-906-9680, chalstead@pace.edu
Pace University has several experts who have insights into how New York City is prepared for potential terrorist attacks, how cities should prepare to prevent such attacks and what changes are likely in the aftermath of the terrorist activity in London. Below is information on two criminal justice experts and an expert in Middle Eastern culture.

Dr. Joseph F. Ryan
Chairperson, Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology
Professor of Criminal Justice
Office location: 41 Park Row, Room 1123, NYC or Choate House, Room 124N, PLV
Phone: 914-924-3191 Cell, 212-346-1832 NYC or 914-773-3674 Westchester
E-mail: jryan@pace.edu
Prof. Ryan is the Department Chair and Professor of Public Administration and Criminal Justice/Sociology at Pace University. Professor Ryan is an expert in Homeland Security and has done extensive research on terrorism. He was a consultant on security for the Atlanta Olympic Games and advised people on security worldwide. He is a 25 year veteran of the New York City Police Department and a national expert on community policing & police management. Prof. Ryan is a former Visiting Fellow of the National Institute of Justice, former member of the Center for Disease Control’s Violence Prevention Initiative and a member of the American Society of Criminology. He has served as NYPD’s representative on numerous task forces at both local & national level.

Benjamin B. Tucker, JD
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Office location: 41 Park Row, Room 1123, PNY
Phone: 917-779-4959
E-mail: btucker@pace.edu
Prof. Tucker, expert on policing and police management, is a lawyer with an extensive background in criminal justice. He served as a NYC policeman for several years and was Assistant Director for Law Enforcement Services in the New York City mayor’s office. He served as the Chief Executive of New York City’s Office of School Safety & Planning and is the former Deputy Director for Operations at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services as well as the former Executive Director of the New York City Human Rights Commission.

Prof. Tucker is an expert peer reviewer for the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, a member of the Boards of the New York City Criminal Justice Agency and Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation as well as a consultant to National Center for Victims of Crime.

Prof. Michael Izady
Home: 212-362-6188
Preferred email: IzadyM@yahoo.com

Michael Izady, adjunct professor of Middle Eastern and Western history at Pace University, is an expert on the ethnic and social issues of both regions and on training U.S. special forces in these issues. Izady is the author of “Ethnic and Social Issues in the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.” Michael Izady received his doctorate in Middle Eastern and Western studies from Columbia University. He has taught at various American and European universities, including Harvard University.

For a list of Pace experts on the Iraq war and reconstruction who have shared their knowledge in the media:
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A private university in the New York Metropolitan area, Pace has a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, teaching and learning based on research, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

Pace Experts Available to Discuss Post Election Economic Issues

Flat tax. Estate tax. Interest rates. Inflation. As these and other economic and financial issues get fresh consideration in post-election Washington and around the country, we encourage you to look for expertise to Pace University, the closest university to Wall St.

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

November 30, 2004

PACE FACULTY EXPERTS AVAILABLE FOR YEAR-END COMMENT
ON POST-ELECTION ECONOMIC ISSUES

Flat tax. Estate tax. Interest rates. Inflation. As these and other economic and financial issues get fresh consideration in post-election Washington and around the country, we encourage you to look for expertise to Pace University, the closest university to Wall St.

Flat tax and estate tax

Law professor Bridget J. Crawford joined the Pace Law School faculty after more than six years of law practice at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP in New York. Her practice was concerned with income, estate, and gift tax planning for individuals, as well as tax and other advice to closely-held corporations and exempt organizations.

A former lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her publications include articles on the income taxation of trusts, tax aspects of asset protection, and women in legal education.

Contact: 914-422-4416 (office), bcrawford@law.pace.edu .

Inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, international finance

Robert H. Parks, PhD, is an economist and professor of finance at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Parks is an expert on the impact of monetary and fiscal policy and international financial policy on debt, equity, and foreign exchange markets.

Having served as chief economist for duPont Glore Forgan, Blyth Eastman Dillon, and Advest Institutional Services, and with industrial forecasting experience as an economist with General Electric, he also heads up his own firm counseling institutional investment officers and corporate comptrollers.

He publishes The Money and Capital Markets Monitor, a newsletter distributed to international investors, and is the author of two books on Wall Street.

Contact: 212-346-1952 (office), 914-923-6117 (home), rparks@pace.edu .

Sarbanes-Oxley Act, ethics, nonprofit governance, social responsibility of business

Joseph M. Pastore, Jr., PhD, is professor emeritus of corporate ethics and strategy at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Pastore has authored, co-authored, or edited over forty articles, monographs, papers, and book chapters and has lectured in executive development programs for Verizon Communications, British Telecommunications, AT&T, Swiss Re, Monsanto, IBM, Prudential-Bache Securities, Technicon, Corning, Reader’s Digest, and Dresser Industries. He has consulted for i3 Mobile, RKS Consulting, Bendheim, Cube Computers, Findim, S.p.A., Big Apple Enterprises, Parenting Magazine, and Virtual Reality, Inc.

Pastore served as a Dean, Provost and/or Executive Vice President over a 23 year period at St. Bonaventure University, Boston College, and Pace University and is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees for Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

Pastore also served as the U.S. District Court-Appointed Monitor overseeing the Order to Desegregate the Yonkers Public Schools (U.S. v. Yonkers) from 1986 to 2002 when he mediated a $300 million settlement of school litigation.

Contact: 914-773-3520 (office), 914-762-4052 (home), pastore@pace.edu .

Daniel P. Tinkelman, PhD, CPA, teaches financial accounting, auditing, and financial statement analysis at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. His major areas of research are charities and accounting for nonprofit organizations.

An independent accounting consultant, he has been engaged by counsel on various civil litigation matters and has served as a consulting accounting expert for Law & Economics Consulting Group; as vice president of Finance and Administration, for WPP Group North America; and as an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co.

Contact: 212-618-6414 (office), dtinkelman@pace.edu .

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Don’t Be Afraid to Publish in Cyberspace, Pace University Professor Says

“Magazine publishers who are afraid to go cyber because they
might risk giving away their content, misunderstand the benefits of
doing business online,” says Alan Eisner, professor of management at
Pace University Lubin School of Business. “Cyber publishing is not
about newsstand sales. It’s about attracting more customers and
generating greater advertising revenue. It’s about converting
online users to subscribers and creating opportunities to reach
new and existing readers and advertisers in different ways.”
Eisner, along with Quintus Jett, Rice University, and Helaine
Korn, Baruch College conducted a recent study comparing
characteristics and roles of 114 randomly selected online
publications.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
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NEW YORK – “Magazine publishers who are afraid to go cyber because they
might risk giving away their content, misunderstand the benefits of
doing business online,” says Alan Eisner, professor of management at
Pace University Lubin School of Business. “Cyber publishing is not
about newsstand sales. It’s about attracting more customers and
generating greater advertising revenue. It’s about converting
online users to subscribers and creating opportunities to reach
new and existing readers and advertisers in different ways.”
Eisner, along with Quintus Jett, Rice University, and Helaine
Korn, Baruch College conducted a recent study comparing
characteristics and roles of 114 randomly selected online
publications.

Researchers compared newcomer, online-only entrants
(including Salon, Sludge Report, and thestreet.com) with
cyber versions of incumbent, print publications (including
The New York Times, The New York Post, and The Wall Street
Journal). “Newcomer” webzine entrants were found to be
ground-breaking, include original content and feature
innovative layout design. However, “incumbents”
generated greater revenue than newcomers. “Incumbents”
had strong ideas about what they wanted to accomplish
due to strong business plans and these publications
possessed legitimacy in the minds of potential readers
and advertisers.

Scores of online publications enter the realm of
cyber-publishing everyday. “But, don’t worry because
the newspaper as we know it is never going to disappear.
People want something to read on the train, or at the
morning breakfast table and that won’t change for
eons,” states Eisner.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with
campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly
14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate
and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of
Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of
Computer Science and Information Systems, School of
Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and
the World Trade Institute.