The Star-Ledger Looks to Pace University Economics Professor’s Opinion on the State of American Employment Rates

According to Pace University Economics Professor Farrokh Hormozi: “The state of the American economy, particularly the New York metro area, has been improving consistently since, at least, the third quarter of 2009.”

Star-Ledger: Job figures suggest recovery, but it’s going to be slow . . . . According to Pace University Economics Professor Farrokh Hormozi: “The state of the American economy, particularly the New York metro area, has been improving consistently since, at least, the third quarter of 2009.” Employers are hesitant to believe, however, that this trend is real and will continue. Professor Hormozi notes “employers are influenced by their perceptions of the state of the economy. When the economy is on the downward path, they see the gloomy picture and act quickly to stay afloat, laying off employees. On the way up, on the other hand, they prefer to wait for more assurances. They offer overtime to the existing workers rather than committing to new ones.”

Associate Professor at Pace to Profess Her Child-free Happiness in New Book

Ida Dupont, an associate professor of criminal justice/sociology at Pace University in New York, is doing research for a book about the topic.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: In my shoes: Child free, and content, by choice . . . . Ida Dupont, an associate professor of criminal justice/sociology at Pace University in New York, is doing research for a book about the topic. Dupont, who is child free by choice, has done extensive interviews with about 50 women and couples. Her early findings indicate that some child-free people feel stigmatized.

CFO.Com Reports on Former Principal of Ernst & Young LLP. and Current Pace President of Finance and Planning

Robert Almon is the new CFO and executive vice president for finance and planning at Pace University.

CFO.com: CFOs on the MoveRobert Almon is the new CFO and executive vice president for finance and planning at Pace University.

Formerly a principal at Ernst &Young LLP, he has been the independent trustee of GMAC Common Equity Trust I since  2009.

Pace Counseling Center Director Gives Advice to Parents in Ladies’ Home Journal

Richard Shadick, Ph.D., director of Pace’s Counseling Center, advises “… when teasing crosses the line and another child purposely, repeatedly tries to hurt your child, it’s time to step in.”

Ladies’ Home Journal:  The Bullyproof Kid.  In the June issue of Ladies’ Home Journal – circulation 3.86 million readers – Richard Shadick, Ph.D., director of Pace’s Counseling Center, advises “… when teasing crosses the line and another child purposely, repeatedly tries to hurt your child, it’s time to step in.”

Pace Professor Involves Self in The Twilight Saga

Read about Twilight and History’s editor, Nancy Reagin, who is professor of history and women’s and gender studies at Pace University.

Inside Higher Ed: The New Twihards . . . .  though it may run counter to the popular stereotype of Twilight’s audience (14 years old, misguided, breathless), a growing number of scholars are eager to offer their perspectives on the hugely popular novels and the cultural phenomenon they’ve engendered.

Early out of the publishing gate was Wiley, which last fall released the volume Twilight and Philosophy as part of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series. Now the company has followed that up with Twilight and History, which marks the start of a new series on popular culture and history.

Read about Twilight and History’s editor, Nancy Reagin, who is professor of history and women’s and  gender studies at Pace University.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. appears on ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’ on the Gulf oil spill

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance and a professor at Pace University who‘s looking into the gulf oil spill, appeared on ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews.’

“The agency during the Bush administration which is responsible for promulgating regulations and for exercising oversight of the industry really became just a sock puppet for the oil industry. They almost completely ceased any kind of oversight, and they relied instead on what they call the voluntary regimen so that the industry would regulate itself.
“And one of the outcomes of that we know was that the—that the Deep Water Horizon, the drill rig on which this tragedy occurred, was not equipped with a piece of equipment, which was an acoustical dead man‘s switch, which BP—which is required in Europe. It‘s required in Brazil and other nations. It‘s used almost universally by the oil industry all over the world.  But BP was not required to use it.
“Although BP uses these on its own oil rigs in the North Sea, it was not required to use it in this country. And that‘s—and the reason for that was because this agency, the Minerals Management agency, really had simply lost—had a seamless relationship with big oil.”
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

MSNBC: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance and a professor at Pace University who‘s looking into the gulf oil spill, appeared on ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’:

Pace University’s Women’s Justice Center Founder to be Honored at Eighth Annual

Michael G. Dowd, founding director of the Women’s Justice Center, will be honored and give the key speech at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center’s eighth annual Voices of Courage Spring Luncheon.

The Hour Newspapers: Crisis center to honor Women’s Justice Center founder.


Michael G. Dowd, founding director of the Women’s Justice Center, will be honored and give the key speech at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center’s eighth annual Voices of Courage Spring Luncheon on May 12 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel.

Pace University awards Honorary Doctorate to Internet Star

Gurbaksh Chahal is scheduled to receive an honorary doctorate and the Leaders in Management Award from Pace University in New York, where he has lectured on entrepreneurship and established the Gurbaksh Chahal Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program.

 
In high school, Internet entrepreneur and Indian immigrant Gurbaksh Chahal started his first company in his bedroom in San Jose. In 2007, at the tender age of 25, he sold his second company, Blue Lithium, an Internet advertising company, to Yahoo for $300 million. Since then, he’s written an autobiography, “The Dream” (Palgrave MacMillan; 2008), which charted his path to success and has become required reading in some college courses, and has appeared on “Oprah” and on Fox TV’s “Secret Millionaire” reality philanthropy show.
 
His third company, GWallet, helps people buy currency for online social games like Facebook’s FarmVille, by watching online ads or registering for services such as Netflix, to earn coins to play.
 
Today, he’s scheduled to receive an honorary doctorate and the Leaders in Management Award from Pace University in New York, where he has lectured on entrepreneurship and established the Gurbaksh Chahal Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program.
 

Vice President for Philanthropy at Pace University Speaks About Exceeding the University Campaign Goal

Christine Meola was featured in Crain’s New York Business: Passing the funding test – Despite the recession, schools bring in record contributions.

Crain’s New York Business: Passing the funding test – Despite the recession, schools bring in record contributions . . . .“You have to continue to build relationships and not be afraid to ask [for money] in a down economy,” says Christine Meola, vice president for philanthropy at Pace University, which this month hit its three-year, $100 million campaign goal two months ahead of schedule.

. . . Pace University this year started doing generational marketing, making different pitches, say, to baby boomers and new graduates. Nearly 10 months into the fiscal year, its annual fund is up 28% over last year, and overall donations are up 13%.

 

The Journal News Commends Pace’s Environmental Endeavors

Pace University devotes an entire website to the environment. There you can find information about sustainability practices across Pace’s New York City and Westchester campuses, whether its use of energy and water, its green buildings and landscaping or student initiatives.

Journal News: Colleges, students embrace ‘green’ spirit . . . Pace University’s environmental endeavors are extensive enough that it devotes an entire website to them: Pace University Environmental Gateway.

There you can find information about sustainability practices across Pace’s New York City and Westchester campuses, whether its use of energy and water, its green buildings and landscaping or student initiatives.
There are sections on degree programs, international opportunities, internships and clinics and student organizations. The site is maintained by the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.
. . . Pace has signed onto New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC, his initiative to green New York City by reducing carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030.
Pace is striving to reduce its greenhouse gases in 10 years, said Michelle Land, the director of the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. It has already cut its emissions 5 percent since 2007.

“Environmental health is so critical to human health,” Land said. “They just go hand in hand so there’s that recognition that those things have to be addressed in the most innovative way possible.”