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September 2016: Fit to Print

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What do vampires, social media, Senegal, and Donald Trump have in common? They're just a few of the things Pace faculty and staff are discussing in the news.

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Professor David Caputo, PhD, was quoted in a New York Daily News article about the Donald Trump campaign's decision to hire businessman Stephen Bannon.

Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems Professor Christelle Scharff, PhD, talks about teaching children in Senegal how to develop mobile apps in a Thomson Reuters Foundation News article. With her guidance, MIT App Inventor tool, and a passion for a healthy planet, Scharff and her class aims to raise awareness and improve their environment.

Dyson Professor David Caputo, PhD, was quoted in a New York Daily News article about “disastrous” consequences that could arise if Donald Trump refuses to participate in the presidential debates this fall. He was also quoted in an article on SFGate about the possibility of the Commission on Presidential Debates to ditch its participation criteria and admit Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.

School of Education Professor Lauren Birney, EdD, has received $328,952 from the National Science Foundation for the project "Smart and Connected CommunitiesExpanding Access and Deepening Engagement: Building an Open Source Digital Platform for Restoration Based STEM Education in the Largest Public School System in the United States," a collaboration between Dyson, School of Education, Seidenberg, and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

Lubin School of Business Professor Aron Gottesman, PhD, published a textbook called Derivatives Essentials: An Introduction to Forwards, Futures, Options and Swaps, which explains mathematical derivatives plus easy concepts adding up to an all-around easy guide. It received a positive review from, calling it the perfect self-study guide for someone looking to understand the math behind derivatives.

Dyson Professor Jason Whitesel, PhD, weighed in on the article "The Ugliness of Fat Shaming" published by Edge Media Network and talked about the blame game and fat shaming of gay men. He also presented on this topic at a conference in July at Rutgers University.

Dyson Professor David Caputo, PhD, was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about the relationship between Donald Trump and GOP leaders after Trump posed remarks that tested the party’s views. He was quoted again in a Computerworld article about the significance of HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman's endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs John Cronin was quoted in a article about his disagreement with plans to turn the Hudson River barge into a parking lot of sorts for commercial ships.

Seidenberg Information Systems Chair Daniel Farkas, PhD, Dyson Professor Hasan Arslan, PhD, and several students presented "The Police Shooting Incident 'SHOT' Database System” on student-faculty research day in May—a research study working toward establishing a national database system of police shooting incidents.

Dyson Professor Aditi Paul, PhD, was quoted in a CNET article about unusual online dating sites focused on finding love for people ranging from Trekkies to vampire enthusiasts.

Seidenberg Professor Jean Coppola, PhD, was chosen as the Westchester County Association's Women in Technology winner. The WCA honors women innovators and visionaries who push forward and inspire the next generation to do the same. She will accept her award at a ceremony on October 20 at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, New York.

Lubin Professor Randi Priluck, PhD, published a textbook called Social Media and Mobile Marketing Strategy, which uniquely showcases a cross between social media and digital marketing to help build value in brands.

Dyson Professor Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, PhD, is quoted in a Travel Weekly article about the differences between Donald Trump's travel business and his politics.