Fit To Print: February 2018
The cold never bothered these Pace professors! They're taking on the winter chill with a few sizzling media mic drops. You won't want to miss what they've been up to outside the classroom!
"There needs to be robust dialogue between leaders in higher education and employers so that colleges and universities consistently meet the changing needs of today's workforce."
—President Marvin Krislov, published in Crain's New York, encouraging New York State to promote higher education.
"We all are watching, and we all want to make sure that the message—the communication—is [...] we are still welcoming [to] international students."
—President Marvin Krislov, quoted by CGTN about the recent drop in college attendance for international students looking to study in the US.
"What we are really looking to do is to stop the cycle of intergenerational incarceration, and we believe that this program can help achieve that."
—Kimberly Collica-Cox, PhD, interviewed by Westchester Magazine regarding the new animal-assisted therapy program for incarcerated mothers.
"On ethical grounds, one might argue that higher education—especially in countries like Afghanistan, which are still in their infancy for true socio-economic and political reforms—must remain above the politicization of 'soft cultural powers.'"
—David Rahni, PhD, quoted by University World News on two leading Islamic powers working to build Islamic higher education institutions in certain areas of Afghanistan.
"There's nothing unusual about the donation. The problem of course here is that the donation of land was made but there was no additional cash gift made in order to maintain or create the park."
—Bridget J. Crawford, PhD, interviewed by Yahoo News about Donald J. Trump State Park.
"If they are going to continue with renewal schools, they need to let teachers and principals and administrators do their jobs, and not this threat on the backburner, 'If you don't do your job, we're going to take it away.'"
—Jennifer Pankowski, EdD, quoted by The Riverdale Press about the rising concern of school overcrowding.
"This tax bill is a direct attack on the most precious aspects of the American system of governance. We have to resist."
—Vanessa H. Merton, JD, quoted by The New York Times regarding the recent passage of the Republican tax plan.
"Whether you like him or dislike him—and the world is split—there is no doubt that Donald Trump has a higher brand recognition than anyone on the planet."
—Larry Chiagouris, PhD, interviewed by The Irish Times on Mar-a-Lago becoming known as the 'Winter White House.'
"In today's digital age, you are your brand. Therefore, it's important to maintain your internet brand management and do so in the most effective way for your career."
—Jennifer Lee Magas, JD, told Bustle in an article that addressed the changing face of work.
"The only person you want to be in that much pain with when you're breaking up is the person you're breaking up with, so maybe there's some impetus to look at their [Instagram] for some sign that they're also feeling bad."
—Leora Trub, PhD, quoted by The New York Times about how Instagram has become a dating platform.
"I'm incredulous that the state comptroller, who was elected to protect the state treasury, would allow the fraudulent conduct and accept the claim."
—Ben Gershman, JD, told lohud.com in regards to the decision by lawmakers not to prosecute Yonkers firefighters who illegally spent tax dollars.
"It's worth investigating because you're going to lose that deduction if you attempt to take it in 2018, because it's capped at $10,000. In 2017, you have a potential window of opportunity."
—Philip Cohen, JD, interviewed by News 12 on New Rochelle recently allowing homeowners to prepay some taxes.
"She wanted to create a star moment for herself as a stepping stone for higher office."
—Bennett Gershman, JD, quoted by Talking Points Memo on Jeanine Pirro, former Republican judge, prosecutor, and politician who supports President Trump.
"Massachusetts is obviously very generous. Look at GE. And it will probably be a lot more generous with respect to Amazon."
—Paul Rafelson, JD, spoke to Bloomberg BNA about the cities that are finalists for Amazon's new headquarters.
"Lawmakers know that the public's demand for action is transitory, and the public loses interest quickly."
—Bennett Gershman, JD, quoted by Newsday regarding Governor Cuomo's recent State of Address.
"We figured if we could make a statement with the elephant, then it's probably a signal of what's to come."
—Michelle Land, JD, interviewed by WAMC Northeast Public Radio about the Elephant Protection Act.
"[Middle-class women] were having numerous children, but also had to fulfill the obligations of politeness of middle class society, which required them to be available for visiting, and leading the household. In order to do those things, it was necessary they not be breastfeeding all the time."
—Melanie Dupuis, PhD, interviewed by Gastro Obscura about the swill milk scandal of 1850s New York City.
"While the school's reputation, ranking, and accreditation are obviously extremely important, applicants frequently do not consider just about how vital their peers will be in preparing them for a career in corporate strategy."
—Bruce Bachenheimer, interviewed by U.S. News & World Report about pursuing a strategy MBA.
"This is such a basic request that there's no reason why Amazon wouldn't turn it over. It's just making kind of a big public show."
—Paul Rafelson, JD, quoted by CNBC about Amazon handing over data to state tax officials of Massachusetts sellers.
"Over time, I've developed a tool that helps me stay focused while being open to the unexpected moments that are so important to pedagogy."
—Tom Liam Lynch, EdD, published in his blog Gradgrinds, sharing his method of observing teachers with a spreadsheet.
"We know that [the vestibular system] plays a role in how we orient ourselves in our bodies, so if something is wrong there, things can go kind of haywire."
—Terence Hines, PhD, told the Cheat Sheet regarding new theories that explore what happens when you have an out-of-body experience.
Allie Kosterich, PhD, assistant professor of media, management, and communication, co-published Imitation in the quest to survive: Lessons from news media on the early Web as well as Coding the News: The Role of Computer Code in the Distribution of News Media. Her research was recently presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, a conference in Dallas, TX.
Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies and Science, Melanie DuPuis, PhD, co-edited the book Food Across Borders, which is a collection of articles that examines the complex food culture in America. It was published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.
Professor of English and Modern Languages, Rebecca Martin, PhD, recently published her research "French Poetic Realism and Film Noir" in the Italian journal Linguæ & - Rivista di lingue e culture moderne.
Lee Evans, EdD, professor of music, was published in the Winter 2018 issue of Piano Guild Notes magazine. His article was titled "Passacaglia or Chaconne: What's the Difference?"
Pace faculty and staff, you're invited to join Pace Athletics for a special appreciation night as part of the Women's Basketball game on Tuesday, February 12. Hope to see you there!
Wine, Cheese, and Sports
Our upcoming evaluation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is drawing near. Here’s how the Pace Community can best prepare!
Middle States Self-Study: February 2019
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is proud to host the 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration in Westchester on Friday, February 15, and in New York City on Tuesday, March 5.
Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.