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Fit to Print: December 2017

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The holiday season is in full swing, but Pace faculty are still hard at work researching and weighing in on a number of important issues. Grab a coffee and settle in, because this month’s Fit to Print is chock-full of insights.


“The jobs of the future are going to require even higher levels of education skills.”

—President Marvin Krislov was interviewed by NPR about his new role at Pace and his thoughts on the recent changes in higher education.


“This list reaffirms Pace’s commitment to successful outcomes for our students and that education is the path forward.”

—President Marvin Krislov told the International Business Times in response to Pace’s ranking as the best private university for upward economic mobility.


“We must embrace challenges while holding fast to our core values. We will change lives and educate our future leaders from every segment of our society.”

—President Marvin Krislov, quoted from his Inauguration speech, which was published in the Pleasantville Patch.


“The real discussions—the real dialogue [that happens] on a daily basis—occurs in classrooms. That’s where faculty and students need to be able to talk and listen to each other.”

—President Marvin Krislov, interviewed on The Brian Lehrer Show regarding his new position at Pace and the importance of open dialogue.


“I think the biggest mistake people make when donating to charity is that they want 100 percent of their money to go to charitable programs, ignoring the fact that nonprofit organizations need donations to support their operations as well.”

Lijun He, quoted by WalletHub regarding the best charities to donate money to.


“This is a potentially historic moment for faith-based engagement in nuclear disarmament.”

Emily Welty, PhD, quoted by the World Council of Churches after her private meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican conference on nuclear disarmament.


“It’s an interactive experience not because of electronics or pressing a button. You get a sense of the identity of the brand.”

Larry Chiagouris, PhD, spoke to the Associated Press about why the Louis Vuitton exhibit achieved far more publicity than a traditional ad campaign might have.


“Disaster’s echoes can reverberate into the future, but it does so most powerfully when we feel isolated from sources of support and alone in our efforts to rebuild.”

Anthony Mancini, PhD, published an article in Psychology Today, discussing the greatest harm to survivors occurs after a disaster, not during.


“We have jolted governments out of a post-Cold War complacency, which has allowed almost 15,000 nuclear weapons to remain a clear and present danger to the world.”

Matthew Bolton, PhD, co-authored the article “How We Persuaded 122 Countries to Ban Nuclear Weapons,” which was published in Just Security.


“At our Learning Assistance Center, we don’t think about it as a place only for students who are having academic issues.”

Brian Evans, EdD, quoted in The Journal News regarding services available to students such as tutoring, mentorships, and workshops.


“The public is entitled to both the appearance and reality of honest justice in criminal cases.”

David Yassky, JD, who co-authored the opinion piece “The Lessons of Cyrus Vance’s Campaign Contributions” for The New York Times.


“The message (the state is) sending is that we don’t care.”

Jennifer Pankowski, EdD, quoted in The Riverdale Press about low graduation rates in DeWitt Clinton High School and the announcement that it would remain under city control.


“The shakeout of inefficient mom-and-pop stores has lifted the entire retail sector so much so that by Black Friday, most retailers are already in the black for the year.”

Larry Chiagouris, PhD, quoted by USA Today, regarding the profitability of Black Friday.


“The 1950s and 1960s were the heydays of these stores, when they were largely seen as a great place to buy inexpensive camping and hunting gear.”

Bruce Bachenheimer, who spoke to the New York Business Journal about the closing of Army and Navy stores, and Uncle Sam in Greenwich Village, which has managed to endure.


“If we had a different attitude towards prisoners and saw them as not throwaways, but as human beings that need to be assisted, and in our interest to be treated humanely, things would improve.”

Michael Mushlin, JD, who spoke to Think Progress regarding the prison ecology movement.


“They’re constitutionally, ethically, and statutorily required to do this anyway. I think it’s a really big deal.”

Bennett Gershman, JD, quoted by the New York Law Journal in regards to changing New York State’s laws requiring disclosure of exculpatory information.


“This scenario is one in which there is the ever-present contest between historic preservation law and the owners being able to control their property.”

Shelby D. Green, JD, quoted by The Wall Street Journal, following the recent battle between a White Plains homeowner and historic preservationists.


“If you have a very large base for your property taxes, you don’t need the tax rate to be very high to achieve what you want.”

Andrew Crosby, PhD, who spoke to The New York Times about the recent push to make Edgemont, a Westchester County community, a hamlet.


“In order to do great work, you have to love what you do—and when you find that, you'll figure out not only how to transition your military skills, but how to gain those other skills that you might not have.”

Bruce Bachenheimer during an interview with Hiring America where he spoke about the Veteran Entrepreneurship Lab available at Pace, of which he is the executive director.


“The greater the perceived similarity between partners’ texting habits, the higher their relationship satisfaction.”

—Drake Baer for Business Insider regarding research by Leora Trub, PhD, Lisa Rosenthal, PhD, and other psychologists who studied texting frequency, texting initiation, and more.


"It does not necessarily matter which platform you use as long as you find a way to best showcase your passions, goals, experiences, and skills."

 —Jennifer Magas, JD, quoted in Kununu about resume tips courtesy of hiring experts. 


"Actively look for clauses of certain actions and/or words that the firm condemns so you can start building your case."

 —Jennifer Magas, JD, who spoke to legal publication Rocket Matter for an article about sexual harrassment in the workplace. 


“We’re not trying to proselytize with these students, but we’d like their eyes to be open to the second and third sectors in our economy.”

 —Rebecca Tekula, PhD, speaking to The New York Times about Pace’s grant opportunities for students who wish to intern at nonprofits.



Professor of Disability Studies and Information Technologies, Jim Lawler, DPS, addresses the misperceptions of students with disabilities in his article “Integrating Learning about a Community of Students with Disabilities through a Disability Film Festival for Communities of Students without Disabilities” for the Atlantic Center for Learning Communities Blog.

Assistant Professor of Art, Inbal Abergil, published an opinion piece in the LA Times regarding her book, N.O.K.-Next of Kin. Abergil photographed the keepsakes of 18 families who lost a child, parent, sibling, or spouse in an American war between 2014 and 2017, and shared their personal stories with the world.

Professor of History, Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, PhD, along with Rebecca Smith ’16, co-authored the essay “A bird without wings,” published by Emerald Publishing. In it, they discuss the approach toward heritage preservation among Tibetan New Yorkers.