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Fit to Print November 2017

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In an extremely busy month for Pace professors, here's all the media mentions, book publications, and special awards that are fit to print for November 2017!


“Many Americans think a college degree should be a ticket to a specific job—the cheaper the ticket, the better.”
—Marvin Krislov, president of Pace University, from his article featured in Inside Higher Ed, where he discusses the challenges faced by American colleges and universities today.


“What happens when government and the private and nonprofit sectors fail in their shared responsibility, are rendered as helpless as the family short on food because it hasn’t access to its own money?”
—John Cronin, senior fellow and professor at Dyson College, writing in HuffPost about the complete devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.


“Cybercrime could cost the world $6 trillion per year in damages by 2021, double what it was in 2015.”
—Jonathan Hill, PhD, dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, published in the USA Today Network, on the threat of cybersecurity in business.


“You are listening to a sexual pervert ply his trade. It’s so easy, and for a prosecutor to say there’s no proof of say [...] proof of criminal intent? That’s what the prosecutor Vance said—that’s just so, so wrong.”
—Bennett Gershman, JD, professor of law, told CBS in regards to the recent allegations stacking up against Harvey Weinstein.


“You don’t get to the question of can you manage your money until you get to the determination that somebody is sufficiently impaired by their illness that they can’t work.”
—Gretchen Flint, JD, professor of law, spoke to PolitiFact regarding the laws that currently determine whether someone has the “mental capacity” to legally purchase a weapon.


“You can’t replace [a] set of experiences with a one-shot test.”
—Marvin Krislov, president of Pace University, quoted in the article “Can a 20-Minute Test Tell Employers What a College Degree Cannot?


“People are drinking tons of seltzer; why not have a milk-flavored seltzer?”
—Melanie DuPuis, PhD, chair and professor of environmental studies and science, quoted in the New York Post about how carbonated milk might replace seltzer.


“As you write, imagine your reader is one of your students and not an academic colleague. Spend time making sure your language is understandable, and avoid ‘ten-dollar words’ if at all possible.”
—Aron Gottesman, PhD, professor of finance and chair of the Department of Finance and Economics at the Lubin School of Business, wrote “How to Write Popular Nonfiction: Making the Shift from Academic to Popular Writing” on TCK Publishing.


“Are you (as either young artist or parent of one) ready to make the commitment to pursuing a life in the creative arts? Are you prepared to study for a field in which there is no guarantee of financial success or stability? Ever?”
—Grant Kretchik, associate director of Performing Arts, and JV Mercanti, head of Acting for Musical Theater, co-wrote the informative piece “The College Audition: Part I,” which was featured on Backstage.


“You are in control of every aspect of this process, including your performance in the room.”
—Grant Kretchik, associate director of Pace Performing Arts, and JV Mercanti, the head of Acting for Musical Theater, published a follow-up article in Backstage about the college audition process.


“There is no constitutional right to visitation, and even if there were, correctional facilities can restrict an inmate’s rights as long as the restrictions are based on a reasonable penological objective.”
—Kimberly Collica-Cox, PhD, associate professor of Criminal Justice and Security, quoted in The Ledger, speaking about how many jail officials don’t notify family members when an inmate is admitted to a mental hospital.


“[Internet sources] act as incubators, where they allow some of these conspiracies to grow through hashtags, and they graduate onto a mainstream website, a news channel, or a politician who repeats these narratives.”
—Adam Klein, PhD, assistant professor of communication studies, told Mother Jones about the rise of conspiracy theories and how they spread. He was also quoted in Newsweek.


“The U.S. has yet to demonstrate its capability to mobilize allies and enforce stricter sanctions.”
—Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, PhD, professor of history, in his article published by the Taipei Times, which examines the denuclearization of North Korea.


“You can add keywords to your LinkedIn profile so that people searching for users with your skills or experience can find you.”
—Jennifer Lee Magas, JD, clinical associate professor of public relations, told Bustle when explaining how to build your personal brand.


“The main goal of the self-evaluation is to highlight your accomplishments.”
— Jennifer Lee Magas, JD, clinical associate professor of public relations, explained to Glassdoor when ensuring a successful performance review.


“They are basically not allowed to ask anything that could be later used to argue that a hiring decision was made based on bias or prejudice.”
—Jennifer Magas, JD, clinical associate professor of public relations, told the Cheat Sheet, explaining that your rights begin before you even start a new job.


Inbal Abergil, assistant professor of art at Dyson College, was recently published in N. O. K.: Next of Kin, a book that memorializes relatives killed in military conflict. These two volumes display intimate photographs, personal mementos, and essays during the years 2014 to 2017.

Lee Evans, EdD, professor of music, will be published in the latest issue of Clavier Companion, the only publication in North America devoted to piano/keyboard performers and teachers. His feature is titled “Unifying Techniques in Musical Composition.” He will also be published in the November/December issue of JAZZed (the official journal of the Jazz Education Network). His article, “The End Of Jazz?” is in response to Benjamin Schwarz’s article in The Atlantic on the future of the genre.

Ellen Mandel, PhD, a clinical professor in the physician assistant program, along with three PA program graduates, were published in the Journal of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA). Their paper, “A nonpharmacologic approach to managing insomnia in primary care,” involves understanding insomnia and how primary care providers can better treat the condition.

Jean Covino, DHSc, MPA, PA-C, a clinical professor in the physician assistant program, along with three PA program graduates, were published in the October edition of Clinician Reviews. Their paper is titled “Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases: How to Recognize and Treat.”

Richard Schlesinger, PhD, acting dean of Dyson College, co-authored the 2nd edition of the book Environmental Health Science: Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Chemical Health Hazards. This fully revised and updated edition introduces students and practitioners to several new concepts and terminology.

Claudia Green, PhD, professor of management and director of the hospitality and tourism program, published “The Challenges to Social Entrepreneurship in Brazil Art/Handicraft Organizations: Today and in the Future” in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Case Studies. She will also publish “Reserva Ibitipoca, Brazil...a sustainable culinary experience in an elegant, rural setting,” which focuses on a sustainable tourism destination in the mountains of Minas Gerais. It will be featured in the Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism. Green is also among 346 global scholars invited to contribute an entry to The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism (2017) on “New York City” as a tourism destination.

Lubin professors Claudia Green, PhD; Imran Chowdhury, PhD; and Casey Frid, PhD have been collaborating on issues of social entrepreneurship with a particular emphasis on its intersection with tourism. As a result, two of their articles were recently published: “An Experiential Field Study in Social Entrepreneurship” in the Journal of Business Ethics Education; and “International Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship: A Focus on Brazil,” published in Educating Social Entrepreneurs, Volume II.


Colin Williamson, PhD, assistant professor of film and screen studies, has been awarded a competitive fellowship to participate in the 20172018 seminar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wolf Humanities Center. During the fellowship, Williamson will be working to find innovative ways to engage his students in hands-on experiences with early film history using archival materials.

This year, Claudia Green, PhD, traveled and collected research on social entrepreneurship as well as international issues in tourism and food in 17 countries as a Semester at Sea Spring 2017 Professor. Further, Green was on a Fulbright assignment for six weeks last summer at the Angkor Temples in Cambodia where she was a consultant on visitor management at this UNESCO site. In September 2017, Green was also the invited keynote speaker at the International Corporate Responsibility Research Conference (CCRC) at the University of Sevilla in Spain.

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