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.

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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.

The National Science Foundation Awards Pace University $150,000 To Support Internet 2 Technologies

The National Science Foundation awarded Pace University $150,000 to support enhanced Internet technologies, “High Performance Network Connections for Science and Engineering Research: Internet 2 at Pace University.” Internet 2 is a new national high performance network initially intended for research, but with transformative potential for developing new ways of delivering and structuring teaching and learning through technology.

NEW YORK – The National Science Foundation awarded Pace University $150,000 to support enhanced Internet technologies, “High Performance Network Connections for Science and Engineering Research: Internet 2 at Pace University.” Internet 2 is a new national high performance network initially intended for research, but with transformative potential for developing new ways of delivering and structuring teaching and learning through technology.

Pace University’s initial Internet 2 project will be a course on the Middle Ages taught via the Internet in collaboration with Western Michigan University. Research is also underway for two projects at the School of Computer Science & Information Systems (CSIS), Collaborative Immersive Visualization and Common Wall: A Shared Collaborative Space. Future research projects under the grant also include: pervasive computing, virtual video conferencing, and enhanced student services for asynchronous distance learning.

“As a University with a School of Computer Science & Information Systems, Pace is uniquely positioned to contribute to further develop Internet 2 technologies and to facilitate transfer of these technologies to government industry and community,” said Dean Susan M. Merritt, dean of CSIS, “while at the same time enhancing the quality and availability of higher education for all of our students.”

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-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.

The School of Computer Science and Information Systems To Honor Leslie Tortora, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Leslie C. Tortora, managing director and chief information officer at Goldman Sachs & Co., will receive the sixth annual Award for Leadership and Service in Technology from Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) at a reception beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, June 11. The reception is hosted by the Prudential Insurance Company of America at Prudential Securities, Inc., 1 New York Plaza.

Contact: Mary E. Horgan
(914) 923-2798
mhorgan@pace.edu

NEW YORK – Leslie C. Tortora, managing director and chief information officer at Goldman Sachs & Co., will receive the sixth annual Award for Leadership and Service in Technology from Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) at a reception beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, June 11. The reception is hosted by the Prudential Insurance Company of America at Prudential Securities, Inc., 1 New York Plaza.

The CSIS Award for Leadership and Service in Technology is presented annually to an individual that best exemplifies leadership in the field of technology and shows innovation in the development and application of technology.

“Leslie Tortora is a legendary leader in information technology,” said Susan M. Merritt, dean of the School of Computer Science and Information Systems. “She does an extraordinary job, exceptionally well.”

Ms. Tortora is Goldman Sachs’ Chief Information Officer and the head of the
firm’s Information Technology Division. The Information Technology Division is responsible for providing the firm’s technology applications and infrastructure for all of its activities. As Chief Information Officer, she is responsible for the Goldman Sachs’ overall technology strategy and for its technology operation.

Ms. Tortora is a member of Goldman Sachs’ Management Committee, Budget Committee, Strategy Committee and the Technology Committee. She joined the firm in 1984 in the technology area and became responsible for its global technology in 1994. She became a partner in 1992 and a managing director in 1996.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, she was Director of Technical Services for General Electric. She received her degree from Trinity College in Connecticut in 1978.

She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity College and is also a former member of the Board of Governors of the American Stock Exchange.

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.

Students View Multimedia Presentations as an Effective Teaching Tool

Teachers who are looking for new, effective ways to reach students should consider going high-tech in the classroom. It seems the “MTV generation” prefers multimedia presentations over traditional chalkboard instructions, a new Pace University survey shows.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
NEW YORK — Teachers who are looking for new, effective ways to reach students should consider going high-tech in the classroom. It seems the “MTV generation” prefers multimedia presentations over traditional chalkboard instructions, a new Pace University survey shows.

Nearly 82 percent of the students surveyed felt that multimedia presentations increased their interest in the material and improved student-teacher interaction, said Psychology Professor Richard Velayo, who conducted the survey. Nearly 64 percent of the students felt that the multimedia format increased their understanding of the subject and helped them organize and take notes.

“Using multimedia presentations is an attempt to engage the students,” said Dr. Velayo, who incorporates computer-generated demonstrations with his lectures and class discussions. Dr. Velayo added that it is important to get students to actively interact with the material presented so they have a sense of control over their learning. He uses a laptop computer, CD-ROM, large-screen televisions, sound, pictures and, occasionally, films and videos to enhance his lectures.

Dr. Velayo surveyed 83 undergraduate and graduate students in his psychology courses on the use of multimedia technology in the classroom. A majority of the students say the computerized presentations enhance the lectures, but a few say it is more difficult to take notes and understand the material.

“Most students like this technology given its novelty,” Dr. Velayo said. “But if they perceive the material to be more interesting as well as promoting increased interaction, it will have a positive affect on their learning.” However, Dr. Velayo warned, this medium can be detrimental if students become passive observers in the process, as if watching television. The educational and social implications of this study’s findings certainly must be explored further, Dr. Velayo said.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate 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 and Lienhard School of Nursing.