Media Advisory, Wednesday, May 4 at 2:30 PM: Professor Bruce Bachenheimer – “The Latest Trends in Emerging Business” (Panelist, Yonkers 12th Annual Business Week)

Join Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, Pace’s Director of Entrepreneurship, and fellow panelists:

* Caryn McBride – Executive Editor, Westchester County Business Journal
* David Merel – Founder and CEO of Thinkbright LLC and mTouch – Merel Technologies
* Franklin Madison – Director, Technology Program, Industrial & Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC)

Moderator: Lou Kirven, Commissioner – Department of Planning and Development, City of Yonkers.

WHAT: As part of the 12th Annual Yonkers Business Week event, the City will launch the Y Enterprise Business Center (a new business incubator) and organize a number of panels on new business development.  Bruce Bachenheimer, Clinical Professor of Management and the Director of Entrepreneurship at Pace University, has been asked to serve as an Advisor to the Y Enterprise Business Center and as a panelist on the forum titled “The Latest Trends in Emerging Business.” 

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 4, 2:30 – 4:00 PM 

WHERE: Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers Room, 4th Floor, Yonkers, New York 

OVERVIEW:  Professor Bachenheimer will discuss the latest trends among high growth companies, highlighting: 

  • The Lean or Light Startup trend. A low-cost, iterative, customer-centric, experimental process of discovery.
  • Creativity and imagination is more important than technology and experience. As technology is becoming commoditized and skills can be outsourced, competitive advantage will be achieved and sustained by the ability to solve problems and fill needs that are not yet known.
  • A full recognition that Creative Destruction is here to stay and moving faster than ever.
  • Compounding the challenge of Creative Destruction, accepting that global hypercompetition is also here to stay and becoming more intense.
  • An acceptance of more open collaboration and virtual organizations.
  • Social Media and the proper integration of all its components is becoming increasingly critical, not to sell your products, but to engage your stakeholders – to inform them, serve them, learn from them, etc.
  • The knowledge, skills and abilities required of employees is rapidly changing. Knowing how to attract, recruit, train, motivate and retain the right people will be crucial.

ABOUT BRUCE BACHENHEIMER: Professor Bachenheimer teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the areas of entrepreneurship, management, and strategy at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.  He is a member of the Global Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a Board member and past Chair of the New York City Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, and on the Board of Directors & Advisors of LeadAmerica. He has served as a consultant to the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and a variety of new ventures.  He has been widely quoted in a variety of publications, interviewed on radio and television, and has spoken on entrepreneurship at numerous conferences.

His earlier career includes having served as a Vice President of iQ Venture Partners, an Assistant Vice President of Westpac Banking Corp., and an International Banking Officer for the Bank of Tokyo. As the International Product Manager for MSI, an SBA certified 8(a) firm, Bachenheimer was responsible for the initial commercialization of a high-technology forensic science system. In that position, he conducted business in over twenty countries. He was also the Founder of Annapolis Maritime Corp. and the Co-Founder of StockCentral Australia. Other activities include having sailed his 36′ boat from New England, through the Caribbean, to South America and back. Bachenheimer also participated in the Sydney to Hobart race in 2000. He holds a BBA, Summa Cum Laude, from Pace University. He spent a semester at Tsukuba National University in Japan as an undergraduate and continued to study Japanese at NYU after graduating. He later received the McKinsey & Company Leadership Scholarship to pursue an MBA degree, which he earned from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT YONKERS BUSINESS WEEK: Click here

PACE MEDIA CONTACT (BRUCE BACHENHEIMER): Samuella Becker, sbecker2@pace.edu, 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172

NEWS ADVISORY: Attorney to Lecture on Hydro-Fracking, Alien Tort Claims & Torture Victim Protection, Wed. Sept. 29, 7PM

Pace Law grad Peter Cambs will lecture on hydro-fracking, the Alien Tort Claims Act and the Torture Victims Protection Act. Hydro-fracking is the controversial gas drilling process exposed as a public health threat by this year’s award-winning documentary “Gasland.”

Public health threat hydro-fracking exposed this year by award-winning documentary “Gasland”

Pleasantville, NY, September 29, 2010– Peter J. Cambs, a Pace Law graduate and an attorney with Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, will present a lecture on hydro-fracking litigation, the Alien Tort Claims Act and the Torture Victims Protection Act on Wednesday, September 29, at Pace University.

Cambs will address the controversy surrounding the gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydro-fracking, which was exposed by this year’s award-winning documentary “Gasland.” Hydro-fracking involves the injection of millions of gallons of chemically treated water underground to release natural gas that is trapped in rock formations. The process causes chemical additives, heavy metals, radioactive material and other toxic substances to leach into the water supply, posing a public health threat.

Cambs’ presentation will begin at 7:00pm in the Butcher Suite, at the Kessler Student Center, Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, NY, entrance 3. The event is free and open to the public.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the environmental impact of drilling in upstate New York, where natural gas companies seek to tap the rich gas reserves of the Marcellus Shale. Cambs and his law firm, Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of 13 Pennsylvania families whose well water has allegedly been contaminated by hydro-fracking fluids.

According to a September 22 article in “The Nation,”Gasland is one of the most important American films in years, exposing this threat to drinking water and public health. The film shows toxic streams, ruined aquifers, dying livestock, brutal illnesses, and kitchen sinks that burst into flame. Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance, where it premiered in January, Gasland aired on HBO in June and it is now showing in select theaters nationwide.

Legislation aiming to repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act that would require the energy industry to disclose the chemicals it pumps underground in the hydraulic fracturing process has been proposed – the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals (FRAC) Act.

Cambs will also discuss aspects of the Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Victims Protection Act and how these laws afford the possibility of relief to victims of the most serious types of human rights abuses, including crimes against humanity, torture, and extrajudicial killing.

Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

Health Care Industry Issues and NY Health Policies to be Discussed at Pace Conference April 25

With health care emerging as a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, on Friday morning, April 25, Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and Research will present a half-day conference on “Rebalancing the Competitive Forces in Health Care” and the impact of consolidation in the health insurance industry on New York State and the Hudson Valley.

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact:
Cara Halstead, Public Information Officer
914-773-3312, chalstead@pace.edu
Frank J. Maddalena, Director
Center for Health Policy, Education and Research, 914-422-4295

EDITORS: For immediate release as an announcement. Coverage welcome.

HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY ISSUES AND NY STATE HEALTH POLICIES
TO BE DISCUSSED AT PACE UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE IN WHITE PLAINS APRIL 25

Issues to include affordability, availability, reimbursements

WHITE PLAINS, NY —With health care emerging as a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, on Friday morning, April 25, Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and Research will present a half-day conference on “Rebalancing the Competitive Forces in Health Care” and the impact of consolidation in the health insurance industry on New York State and the Hudson Valley.

The conference will take place from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in room 208 at the Pace Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. It is open to health professionals and interested members of the general public at a cost of $75. Information and registration are available at (914) 422-4298.

A panel of influential experts will make presentations, engage in discussion with one another and take audience questions. The speakers are Neil Abitabilo, President, Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association; Kenneth Adams, President/CEO, Business Council of New York State; Adam Bradley, Insurance Committee Member, NYS Assembly; Paul Macielak, President, New York Health Plan Association; William M. Mooney, Jr., President, Westchester County Association; John Powell, NYS Insurance Department; and Michael H. Rosenberg, MD, President-Elect, Medical Society of the State of New York.

Reimbursement policies. Speakers will address how the current New York State reimbursement structure and policy affect various interest groups; what can be done to make health care more affordable and available to all consumers; and how other State policies impact these issues.

The moderator will be Prof. Frank J. Maddalena, director of the Center for Health Policy, Education and Research at Pace University.

The conference is co-sponsored with the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Association-Hudson Valley Chapter.

The Center for Health Policy, Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Political Science to advance health care policy education and research activities at Pace and to assist health care providers in the Greater New York area in meeting the demands of the community.

Professional education. Since 1906 Pace University has offered professional education that combines liberal arts with practical experience and the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York. It enrolls more than 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu.

Vexing Issue of Police-Fire-Ems Emergency Coordination to be Explored at Summit Oct. 14

From the recent report of the national 9/11 commission to the McKinsey and Co. examination of New York City’s response, the 9/11 disaster has spotlighted the importance of police, fire and EMS coordination for homeland security and emergencies — and the difficulties of achieving it.

Contacts
Inspector Daniel Jackson, White Plains Dep’t of Public Safety,
914-422-6350 or djackson@ci.white-plains.ny.us
or
Christopher T. Cory, Director of Public Information, Pace University
212-346-1117, ccory@pace.edu

Note to media: The location of this summit is two blocks’ walk from the White Plains Metro North railway station.

VEXING ISSUE OF PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATION
FOR HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCIES
TO BE EXPLORED IN FIRST-EVER POLICE/FIRE/EMS SUMMIT
ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

Organizers hope to encourage national pattern,
already are working with national police and fire organizations

White Plains, NY, October 1, 2004 — From the recent report of the national 9/11 commission to the McKinsey and Co. examination of New York City’s response, the 9/11 disaster has spotlighted the importance of police, fire and EMS coordination for homeland security and emergencies — and the difficulties of achieving it.

Yet promising models of coordination already exist, notably in White Plains, New York, Phoenix, Arizona and Charlotte-Mecklenberg, North Carolina.

To encourage officials to explore these and other models, a first-in-the-nation public safety summit will convene Thursday, October 14, 2004 from 9 am to 5 pm in White Plains at the Pace University graduate center, 1 Martine Avenue.

The co-sponsors are the White Plains Department of Public Safety (which coordinates its police and fire bureaus under a Public Safety Commissioner); two leading national organizations, the Police Executive Research Forum and the International Association of Fire Chiefs; Pace University, through its Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management; and the newly formed Foundation for Emergency Preparedness (details below).

Deliberately postponing New York City’s unique issues for a later day, the organizers have invited federal homeland security and domestic preparedness officials, plus high-level police, fire, EMS and private sector executives from mid-sized cities with populations between 50,000 and 250,000 throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The conference will discuss presentations by senior public safety officials from Phoenix, Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the White Plains Department of Public Safety.

National experts. Broader context will come from two nationally-recognized experts on emergency preparedness — Arnold Howitt, Ph.D., executive director of the Taubman Center for State & Local Government at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and Jerome Hauer, former director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and now director of the Response to Emergencies and Disasters Institute at George Washington University Medical Center.

“We hope to help leaders in public safety identify collaborative models that police, fire, EMS, municipal governments and the private sector can use to prepare for and respond to critical incidents,” said White Plains Public Safety Commissioner Frank Straub. Straub is the former Deputy Commissioner of Training and an Assistant Commissioner in the New York City Police Department’s Counter Terrorism Bureau. He holds a PhD. in criminal justice and is an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

“Police, fire and EMS leaders haven’t dropped the ball,” added Brian Nickerson, the lawyer and political scientist who is Director of Pace’s Michaelian Institute – “it’s that few institutional frameworks have been established to help them jointly identify the issues, get feedback from one another and coordinate their efforts into a plan.”

The conference will stress “building blocks” that can lead to opportunities for collaborative emergency preparedness such as routine police-fire problem solving, “Weed-and-Seed” initiatives, safe housing, and joint all-hazards planning.

New foundation created. The conference is an early result of a three-way partnership created this spring between Pace, the White Plains Department of Public Safety and a new foundation, the Foundation for Emergency Preparedness, established with donations from members of the Fenway Charitable Foundation and other private benefactors.

Pace’s Michaelian Institute has been working with municipal governments to address these issues for the last three years. It presented a half-day conference on emergency preparedness in 2002; more recently it worked with Commissioner Straub and the new foundation to conduct a focus group of emergency responders to highlight issues in need of further attention.

“We hope these models, and variations of them, will set a pattern for and help to facilitate improved public safety coordination all across the country,” said Straub.

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2004
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Pace University Westchester Graduate Center
1 Martine Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601
Title: “Building Sound Homeland Security Foundations: Effective Models
for Mid-sized U.S. Cities”

Pace University to host conference on New York’s Freedom of Information Law and Open Meetings Law

Robert J. Freeman, Esq., Executive Director of New York State’s Committee on Open Government will conduct a seminar for local government officials and attorneys on compliance with the Freedom of Information and the Open Meetings Law. Members of the media and the general public are also invited to attend.

Pace University and Westchester Municipal Officials to host conference
on New York’s Freedom of Information Law and Open Meetings Law

EVENT: Robert J. Freeman, Esq., Executive Director of New York State’s Committee on Open Government will conduct a seminar for local government officials and attorneys on compliance with the Freedom of Information and the Open Meetings Law. Members of the media and the general public are also invited to attend.

· to open meetings of public bodies to the general public

· to create, disseminate, store and protect information and resources in a manner that guarantees maximum public access to government records, while protecting against disclosures in accordance with exceptions to rights of access and a recognition of the needs to assure security.

The seminar will also focus on how technology is changing the nature of the
relationship between the government and the public it serves.

DATE: Tuesday, December 10, 2002

TIME: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Pace University’s Lubin Graduate Center
One Martine Avenue, Room 206
White Plains, New York

Pace University’s Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management, and the Municipal Law Resource Center co-sponsor the event with the Westchester Municipal Officials Association.

The conference fee is $35.00 or $60.00 for attorneys seeking CLE credits (2).
For reservations or information, call Sharon Murphy at (914) 422-4276.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor. Nearly 13,500 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.

Media Contact: Mary E. Horgan, 914-923-2798, mhorgan@pace.edu

Pace University to Host Conference on Critical Issues in Local Emergency Preparedness

A conference for local officials, municipal attorneys, public safety, public works, school and other professionals and citizens responsible for or concerned with the state of emergency preparedness of their communities will be held at Pace University’s Lubin Graduate Center on Wed., Nov. 6 from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Critical Issues in Local Emergency Preparedness
Pace University to Host Conference, Nov.6

WHITE PLAINS, N. Y. – October 21, 2002 — A conference for local officials, municipal attorneys, public safety, public works, school and other professionals and citizens responsible for or concerned with the state of emergency preparedness of their communities will be held at Pace University’s Lubin Graduate Center on Wed., Nov. 6 from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The program is devoted to examining the critical organizational, operational and legal issues that communities must address should disaster strike in their midst. The policies, practices and procedures discussed will apply to a broad spectrum of natural and human disasters. Topics covered include:

¨ legal authority of municipal officials dealing with disasters;
¨ preparation and execution of local emergency preparedness plans;
¨ resources, training and communication networks required to prepare for, respond to and recover from disaster emergencies;
¨ identification and coordination of regional, state and national resources for disaster response.
Speakers will include Frank G. Straub, Commissioner of Public Safety for the City of White Plains and formerly Assistant Commissioner for Internal Training of the New York City Police Department’s Counter Terrorism Bureau; Patrick T. Kelly, Westchester County Commissioner of Emergency Services; and Linda Kingsley, Esq., Corporation Counsel of the City of Rochester and Chair of the Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management, and the Municipal Law Resource Center of Pace University’s Dyson Colleges of the Arts & Sciences, with the Westchester Municipal Officials Association sponsor the conference.
The conference fee of $35.00 includes continental breakfast. The Lubin Graduate Center is located at One Martine Avenue. For more information or to register contact Sharon Murphy at 914-422-4276 or smurphy@pace.edu. For directions visit the website: www.pace.edu.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor. Nearly 13,500 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.

Pace University Alumni to host Technology & Business Panel Discussion

Pace University Alumni to host Technology & Business Panel Discussion: Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment on Apr. 23.

Media Advisory

White Plains, NY -Pace University Alumni to host Technology & Business Panel Discussion: Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment, Apr. 23

What: Networking Event
Technology & Business Panel Discussion:
Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment

Who: Panelists – Karl Anderson, President, Perfect Way
Bryan Keeling, Senior Associate PricewaterhouseCoopers

When: Tuesday, April 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: The Evelyn and Joseph I. Lubin Graduate Center
Room 208
1 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY

The $10 fee includes networking reception, panel discussion and hors d’oeuvres.

The School of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) Alumni Association Board and The Lubin School of Business Alumni Association Board sponsor the program.

To register or for further information on the event contact Sheri Gibson at 212-346-1619 or sgibson@pace.edu.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 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.

Pace University to Host Technology Forum for Non-Profit Organizations

Pace University’s The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute For Public Policy and Management and The Center for Community Outreach together with The United Way of Westchester and Putnam will host a technology conference for not-for-profit organizations, Use Technology… Instead of it Using You on Wednesday, March 20 from 8:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. The conference will be held in Room 200 at Pace University’s Evelyn and Joseph I. Lubin Graduate Center at 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains.

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pace University’s The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute For Public Policy and Management and The Center for Community Outreach together with The United Way of Westchester and Putnam will host a technology conference for not-for-profit organizations, Use Technology… Instead of it Using You on Wednesday, March 20 from 8:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. The conference will be held in Room 200 at Pace University’s Evelyn and Joseph I. Lubin Graduate Center at 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains.

The conference was created in response to the growth of information technology use in the not-for-profit sector of Westchester County and the surrounding region. The conference is designed for the not-for-profit employees from the executive director of an organization to staff workers, who are handling technology issues with little formal training.

The conference features keynote speaker Matt Florence, Director of Techsoup.org, a
comprehensive not-for-profit information web site created by CompuMentor (a pioneer in not-for-profit technical advice). Workshops include: Tools for the Accidental Techie, Why are so many Grants Focused on Technology? and Using Technology for Every Day Activities, and Training.

The $25 admission fee includes breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited. For reservations or more information, contact Mary Ann Luna (mluna@uwwp.org) at 914.997.6700, ext. 740 or Heather Novak (hnovak@pace.edu) at 914.773-3464.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 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.

Pace University to Host County Candidates Debate, Nov. 1

Pace University’s Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management invites the public to attend the County Candidates Debate at the University’s Evelyn and Joseph I. Lubin Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue, White Plains on Thursday, Nov. 1 beginning at 2:00 p. m., room 206.

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pace University’s Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management invites the public to attend the County Candidates Debate at the University’s Evelyn and Joseph I. Lubin Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue, White Plains on Thursday, Nov. 1 beginning at 2:00 p. m., room 206.

The candidates for County Executive are Lawrence I. Horwitz (R), Andrew J. Spano (D,I,C,L,W), and Frank X. Lloyd (RTL); for District Attorney, Jeanine F. Pirro (R,I,C.W), Tony Castro (D), and Brian J. Kennedy (RTL); and for County Clerk, Leonard N. Spano (R,I,C,L,W), Lisa A. Copeland (D), and Richard P. Devine (RTL).

“Pace University is pleased to host these important debates and to provide a forum in which to educate the public on the candidates’ positions for county elective offices,” said Lester Steinman, director of the Michaelian Institute’s Municipal Law Resource Center.

The debates, to run consecutively, were organized by the League of Women Voters of Westchester (LWVW).

For additional information, contact Lester Steinman at 914.422.4276.

Pace University to Host Technology Forum for Non-Profits

The United Way/ Not-For-Profit Management Center of the Michaelian Institute and The Center for Community Outreach of Pace University invite the public to attend a technology conference for not-for-profit organizations, Use Technology… Instead of it Using You, Thursday, Nov. 8, at Pace University’s Evelyn and Joseph I. Lubin Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue, White Plains, from 8:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m.

WHITE PLAINS, NY – The United Way/ Not-For-Profit Management Center of the Michaelian Institute and The Center for Community Outreach of Pace University invite the public to attend a technology conference for not-for-profit organizations, Use Technology… Instead of it Using You, Thursday, Nov. 8, at Pace University’s Evelyn and Joseph I. Lubin Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue, White Plains, from 8:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m.

The conference features keynote speaker Matt Florence, Director of Techsoup.org, a comprehensive not-for-profit information web site created by CompuMentor (a pioneer in not-for-profit technical advice). Workshops will include: Tools for the Accidental Techie, Why are so many Grants Focused on Technology?, Using Technology for Every Day Activities, and Training.

Admission is $25, which includes breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited. For reservations and more information, contact Mary Ann Luna (mluna@uwwp.org) at 914.997.6700, ext. 740 or Heather Novak (hnovak@pace.edu) at 914.773-3464.