WINTER 2011
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IN THIS ISSUE
Alumni to Chair LST Gala
Verizon Supports Mobile Safety Summit
Robotics Tournament
Gerontech Research
Photophones
Summer Scholars Return to Big Apple
Students Prepped for IEEE Exam
Mobile Apps Rule
Pace/SkillPROOF IT Index Report
Support Seidenberg
In The News
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SAVE THE DATE
 
Wednesday, March 16
Mobile Safety Summit
Focus on Students and Educators
Pleasantville Campus
Saturday, April 2
Community College Programming Contest
Goldstein Academic Center
Pleasantville
Thursday, April 7
Tech Talk:
Digital Warfare and the Threat to our National Security
163 William Street
New York City
Wednesday, June 22
Annual Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception
PricewaterhouseCoopers
42nd St. and Madison Avenue
New York City
Pace Alumni to Chair Leadership and Service in Technology Gala
Larry Perlstein

For the first time in its 16-year history, two Pace alumni – Steven Caporale (BS Computer Science '86) and Larry Perlstein (BBA/Marketing '80, MBA/Information Systems '93) will co-chair the Seidenberg School's Annual Leadership and Service in Technology (LST) Award Reception. The event is the school's major fund raising initiative.

Steven Caporale

This year, the school will honor Gary C. Butler, CEO and president, Automated Data Processing (ADP), for his outstanding leadership and numerous contributions to the field of technology at a reception to be held at PricewaterhouseCoopers headquarters in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, June 22 ...Full story

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Verizon Foundation Grant to Support Mobile Safety Summit

On behalf of the Verizon Foundation, Catherine Gasteyer, director of government and external affairs, presented a check for $15,000 to the Seidenberg School in support of the school's sponsorship of a Mobile Safety Summit scheduled for March 16 on the Pleasantville campus. The presentation was made at a ceremony held in the Choate Faculty Dining Room on the Pleasantville campus on January 28. ...Full story

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FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Tournament Attracts 850+

Thirty-five high school teams from the Hudson Valley as well as from as far away as Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, came together on the Pleasantville campus to participate in the 2nd Annual FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Tournament on Sunday, January 30. Hundreds of volunteers, family members and other spectators were there to cheer them on ...Full story

Gerontech Research Team Partnering with Telikin

Telikin, a Pennsylvania-based company that has developed touch-screen computers for use by senior citizens, has asked Pace's Gerontech Research Team, led by Professor Jean Coppola, to partner with them to research and test their products. To-date, Telikin has provided six computers and one large print keyboard that are currently on loan to various community facilities that participate in our intergenerational computing program ...Full story

Do You Know What A Photophone is?

As the name suggests, a photophone is a device that uses light as a means of transmitting sound. Alexander Graham Bell first accomplished this in 1880 and students in Professor Sylvester Tuohy's CS 488 Data Communications class replicated his experiment 130 years later. The students then demonstrated how they constructed their photophone to members of the Pleasantville Computer Club in early December in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.

Summer Scholars Return for a Second Helping of College Life

After enjoying a taste of college life last June as Seidenberg Summer Scholars, seven enthusiastic participants returned to the downtown campus from November 11-14 where they sat in on a class, tinkered in the robotics lab once again, slept in the dorms, experienced more of the "Big Apple" and attended the University's Open House recruitment event ...Full story

Software Engineering Students Prepped
for IEEE Certification Exam

As of fall 2011, students completing the MS in Software Development and Engineering program will be prepared to sit for the exam leading to the Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential developed by the Computing Society of the IEEE, the world's leading organization of computing professionals. Pace is the only academic institution along the eastern seaboard to offer its students this opportunity.

Mobile Apps Rule, says PCLC

Offering the only triple-pronged approach to mobile app development in New York City, the Pace Computer Learning Center now has classes in iPhone, Google Phone (Android) and Blackberry application development. Classes are held during evenings and Saturdays at the Mac lab located at 163 William Street ...Full story

Pace/SkillPROOF  IT Index (PSII)

PSII 4th Quarter Report: IT Job Market Down Slightly in Manhattan, Flat in Westchester

The Pace/SkillPROOF IT Index (PSII) Report indicated that the IT job market in Manhattan fell 8 percent during the 4th quarter but was up a healthy 73 percent for the year. In Westchester, the PSII remained flat for the quarter but gained 37 percent over the 4th quarter of 2009 ...Full story

Put Your Best Foot Forward:
Begin the Year by Making a Gift to the Seidenberg School

Help promising IT students prepare for the future by ensuring the availability of scholarships and key programs. Start out the year by giving a gift through our secure Web site and remember to indicate that you want the Seidenberg School to be the recipient of your generosity ...Give Today

Seidenberg In The News

Several Seidenberg Faculty have recently been quoted in the press, filmed for TV, or interviewed on radio for their professional expertise

  • Professor Jean Coppola for promoting intergenerational computing between students and seniors and for leading a team pursuing gerontechnology research.
  • Professor Darren Hayes for his expertise in issues relating to WikiLeaks, future cybersecurity applications of IBM's Watson, and GPS devices, as seen on FOX 5.
  • Professor Pauline Mosley was interviewed about her robotics project with Pace students at the NY School for the Deaf for the Bloomberg Education program on Bloomberg Radio 1130 AM. The program was aired multiple times over the weekend of February 4.

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