Pace Professor Michael Szenberg Gives his Two Cents about the Stimulus Act

Obama’s stimulus act was aimed at rejuvenating spending and encouraging economic activity, but Pace Professor Michael Szenberg says during the economic slump, the natural urge to save prevailed.

Management Today: What Would Keynes Think? . . . A significant motivator to the Keynes school of thought is that government intervention will help preserve the population’s animalistic spirit – the spirit and confidence to go out and spend money, start businesses and take chances in general.
. . . Obama’s stimulus act was aimed at rejuvenating spending and encouraging economic activity, but Pace Professor Michael Szenberg says during the economic slump, the natural urge to save prevailed.
“Keynes would say even the stimulus was not enough,” he notes. “It wasn’t enough because people still were not spending. Whoever got the stimulus just put it away. The animal spirits that encourage spending are just missing, to an extent.
“Consumption is the best driver of investment,” Szenberg says, “so Keynes is right. If people consume, the animal spirit will enter, and they’ll invest in machinery, factories, etc.”

Crain’s New York Business Website looks to Pace’s IT Index Report for the Status of the IT Job Market

Pace’s IT Index Report found that IT Jobs are increasing.

 
 
 
Crain’s New York.com: Manhattan tech job openings spike. Here’s one more indicator that the nascent economic recovery may be for real: The number of job postings in Manhattan in the information technology industry jumped 18% in the first quarter of 2010, compared to the year-ago period, according to the Pace/SkillProof IT Index Report released Wednesday.
 
The jump in job openings was at a level not seen since the second quarter of 2008, the report said.
 
 
Photo credit: Buck Ennis

Greater New York Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students Held at Pace University

Chinese traditional dance is staged during the “Chinese Bridge” Greater New York Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students held at Pace University in New York, the United States, April 17, 2010.

Xinhua News Agency: Greater New York Chinese Proficiency Competition held. Photo: Chinese traditional dance is staged during the “Chinese Bridge” Greater New York Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students held at Pace University in New York, the United States, April 17, 2010. Four winners will go to China for the “Chinese Bridge” finals. The annual “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, a large international competition organized by the Office of Chinese Language Council International, has attracted more than 50,000 university students from over 59 countries since it was first launched in 2002. (Xinhua/Wu Kaixiang)

Pace University works with the Organization for Autism Research to inform Teachers and Professors on How to accomodate Students with Aspergers

The Organization for Autism Research, in cooperation with GRASP and Pace University, has produced and posted a great video for professors addressing these concerns.

Understanding Asperger’s in a College Context. Do you teach?  If you do, it’s likely that sooner or later you will encounter someone in your class that has Asperger’s, diagnosed or undiagnosed. Would you know how to recognize Asperger’s in a student? Or know how to accommodate the unique needs of a student with Aspergers? The Organization for Autism Research, in cooperation with GRASP and Pace University, has produced and posted a great video for professors addressing these concerns.

Inside the Actors Studio -Entertaining and Educational

Two of Pace University’s Actors Studio Drama School students are featured on the popular review website WhatWouldTotoWatch.com

 WhatWouldTotoWatch.com: James Cameron’s tips for a young playwright: Don’t write for critics. Budding playwright Christina Cigala gets regular advice from some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Cigala is a student at the  Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, also the home of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” with James Lipton. Oscar winners and other Hollywood elite regularly visit her campus to share how they broke into the business – and help guide the next generation of film artists.

Swank’s acting tips stick with budding thespian. Marco Agnolucci’s scholastic history is impressive, indeed. The native New Yorker received his BA in Comparative Literature and Film History and Theory at the American University of Paris, prior to receiving an Advanced Filmmaking Graduate Diploma at the New York Film Academy in London. He’s now studying for his Master in Fine Arts (Acting) from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace.

Pace Students awarded the 2010 Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships

Ethan Taylor and Sophia Eilbacher are awarded for their promise, leadership skills and commitment to the common good.

Pocono Record: Pace University students Ethan Taylor of Stroudsburg and Sophia Eilbacher of Brick, N.J., have been awarded 2010 Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships. The three-year fellowship program offers paid summer internships, mentoring and enhanced educational opportunities to New York City undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional promise, outstanding leadership skills and commitment to the common good.

Actors Studio Alum Credits Naperville Teachers

As a graduate student at the Pace University Actors Studio Drama School, Vin Kridakorn is thankful for his oportunities.

 Actors Studio alum credits Naperville teachers. As a third-year graduate student at the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York, Vin (Evin) Kridakorn has sat in the audience and listened to famous actors discuss their craft during “Inside the Actors Studio” seminars, which are broadcast on Bravo. Now the Naperville native is ready to take the stage.

This month, Kridakorn, 26, is starring in a production of Stephen Belber’s “Tape” and a new one-act play called “Monkey Play” as part of Pace’s 2010 Repertory Season. A film he played lead in also has been selected for the Seattle International Film Festival.

Pace University Students volunteer for Annual Town Clean-up Day in Mount Pleasant

Pace Partakes in Clean-up

 
Local service groups, community organizations and volunteers converged at James M. Carroll Park on Saturday for the annual town Cleanup Day . . . . Participants included the Mount Pleasant Rotary Club, Lions Club, Cottage School and Pace University students, Girl Scouts, the Pleasantville Garden Club and the American Youth Soccer Organization.

Skyline Theatre Company Awarded Scholarship to Incoming Pace Student

Scholarship winner will be majoring in Musical Theatre Performance while attending Pace in the fall.

 
Robyn Michele Frank of Tenafly, a senior in the theatre division of the Bergen County Academies’ Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, has been selected to receive the 2010 Harry K. Berkheiser Jr. Scholarship. Skyline Theatre Company created this $1000.00 cash scholarship to support students of Bergen County who will be majoring in theatre, television, film, or communications . . . . Ms. Frank will be attending the Honors College at Pace University’s New York City campus in the fall, majoring in Musical Theatre Performance.

Pace Professor featured on FOX 5 News and in “In These Times”

Christopher Malone, associate professor of political science at Pace and director of its
Pforzheimer Honors College, discusses Medicaid fraud and Social Darwinism in the media.

Fox 5 News: See a video of Christopher Malone, associate
professor of political science at Pace and director of its 
Pforzheimer Honors College, discussing the widespread problem of Medicaid fraud.

In These Times:  Finding the Forgotten Man — Tea Party populism and the return of Social Darwinism. Read an article by Professor Malone, who is the author of Between Freedom and Bondage: Race, Party and Voting Rights in the Antebellum North (Routledge, 2008).