SEIDENBERG SCHOLARS PROGRAM SEEKING THE "BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST"
IVAN SEIDENBERG TO SPEAK AT UPCOMING LST EVENT
STUDENTS STRIVE TO BRIDGE DIGITAL DIVIDE
INTERESTED IN PURSUING A DOCTORATE ON A PART-TIME BASIS?
STUDENTS VISIT IBM FACILITIES
SEIDENBERG CENTENNIAL CALENDAR
SEIDENBERG ALUMNI/AE SUCCESSES
SEIDENBERG STUDENT SATISFACTION SUMMARY
HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED PLANNED GIVING?
SEIDENBERG PHOTO ALBUM
 
SEIDENBERG SCHOLARS PROGRAM SEEKING THE "BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST"

At the request of Ivan G. Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon Communications, Inc., and major benefactor of Pace’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems that now bears his name, the school has created the Seidenberg Scholars program. The purpose of the program is to identify promising high school computing students with a bent for innovative thinking, bring them to Pace on full scholarship, and provide them with an exceptional educational experience that nurtures their potential. The hope is that Seidenberg Scholar graduates ultimately assume prominent leadership positions in the field of computing and technology. The first class of five Seidenberg Scholars is scheduled to enter in fall 2007. A special Seidenberg Scholarship Summer Experience, designed to raise the visibility of the program and to identify prospective applicants who will be entering their senior year in the fall, has been planned for late June.


[ To learn more about the Seidenberg Scholarship Summer Experience ]


IVAN SEIDENBERG TO SPEAK AT LEADERSHIP AWARD EVENT

Ivan G. Seidenberg
Ivan G. Seidenberg , after whom the school was recently named, will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception planned for June 6, 2006 in New York City. Mr. Seidenberg, who is CEO of Verizon Communications and a Pace alumnus, will speak to issues relating to Innovation, Leadership and the Role of Education, the theme of this year’s event.

The honoree for this year’s Leadership and Service in Technology event is Austin Adams, Corporate CIO of JPMorgan Chase, who recently presided over the merger of JPMorgan Chase with Bank One. He has successfully managed numerous bank mergers during the course of his career and is known for making the newly formed entity more efficient and competitive through the use of technology.

Kurt Woetzel , executive vice president and CIO of the Bank of New York, will serve as event chair.

[ LST 2006 Web site ]
[ For details about the event ]

STUDENTS STRIVE TO BRIDGE DIGITAL DIVIDE


There has been considerable talk about the "digital divide," the very real gap between those who have access to a computer and know how to use it to access information and communicate with others via e-mail, and those who do not have access, do not know how to use one or are fearful of technology. The "digital divide" is greatest among the elderly. In an effort to help address this problem in a modest but meaningful way the Seidenberg School is currently offering a course in intergenerational computing (CIS 102T).

[ more info ]

INTERESTED IN PURSUING A DOCTORATE ON A PART-TIME BASIS?
If so, Attend an Upcoming DPS in Computing Information Session

Pace University is offering computing and IT professionals a unique opportunity to pursue a 3-year doctoral degree on a part-time basis while continuing their full-time professional career. The Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS) in Computing is a 48-credit, post-master's degree consisting of on-site sessions that occur monthly, five times a semester, on Friday evenings and all day Saturday. In between the on-site meetings, students and faculty interact energetically over the Internet.

We are currently seeking applicants with computing and IT experience to join the next doctoral class of 20 students in pursuit of new skills and knowledge. If you are in the New York Metropolitan area, please attend one of our upcoming information sessions:

White Plains DPS
Information Sessions
New York City DPS
Information Sessions
Wed., May 10, 2006
Rm. 208 6:00 PM
Tues., May 23, 2006
Rm. 1027 6:00 PM
   Pace University Graduate Center
   1 Martine Avenue,
   White Plains, NY
   Pace Midtown Center
   551 Fifth Avenue (45th Street),
   New York, NY


If interested, respond to The Office of Graduate Admission at (914) 422-4283 or gradwp@pace.edu. We ask that you inform your colleagues in the field of this exciting opportunity for doctoral study.

If you are unable to attend an Information Session, you may schedule a one-on-one telephone session with Dr. Fred Grossman, program chair, fgrossman@pace.edu.


[ View DPS fact sheet info ]
[ DPS Home ]

STUDENTS VISIT IBM FACILITIES

Thirty Seidenberg students from both the New York City and Westchester campuses had the opportunity to visit IBM facilities in both Poughkeepsie and Hawthorne, NY on April 7. In Poughkeepsie they toured the Mainframe Benchmarking facility that houses multiple supercomputers and where large systems are developed; at the Hawthorne Industry Solutions Lab (ISL) they learned about cutting-edge technology research in fields such as speech recognition, biometrics and encryption. Dr. Olly Gotel, Computer Science, who serves on the IBM Task Force, organized the day, together with Allyson Ortiz and Veronica Portas, two computer science undergraduates and the Pace University Student Ambassadors for IBM. Dr. Pauline Mosley, Technology Systems, also accompanied and helped coordinate the student group.


Seidenberg Students in front of IBM's Mainframe Facility in Poughkeepsie, NY

SEIDENBERG CENTENNIAL CALENDAR

The Seidenberg School has hosted and will continue to host a series of exciting events of interest to its various communities in celebration of the University's Centennial.

[ View Calendar ]

SEIDENBERG ALUMNI/AE SUCCESSES

Patricia Lapczynski, DPS '04, was recently granted tenure at College Misericordia in Dallas, PA where she is an assistant professor of computer science.

Arthur Evans, MS/CS '04, is a member of the informatics team that designs and develops software systems for the Mouse Genetics Programme at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridgeshire, England. The program will form part of an international effort aimed at mutating over 95 percent of known mouse genes by 2011. The information gathered will be made available to scientists throughout the world.

Jessica McGurty, MS/IS '04, was accepted into and, in late March, began an FBI training program held in Quantico, VA.

SEIDENBERG STUDENT SATISFACTION SUMMARY

Seidenberg students and graduates at all levels continue to express satisfaction with our faculty and offerings:

From a message to Dr. Jean Coppola, Technology Systems:

"I was so honored and excited about attending My Second Home and working with so many grandparents on making photo greeting cards for their loved ones. Opportunities such as this should be treasured. Having Eyewitness News there taping a clip of our day and showing it to the public was also very exciting.

"With your help I was able to make so many grandparents smile and brighten their day. Thank you for this great experience. I can't wait to do more with you."

- Chayna Tedrow (Student Volunteer)

"I am a graduate student enrolled in the MS in Information Systems program with the expectation of graduating at the conclusion of Summer Session I. Shortly thereafter I will be attending Cornell's Executive MBA program.

"I recently had the opportunity to sit in on two of Cornell's classes. What I noticed immediately was that the class structure, quality of instruction and enthusiasm created by Dr. James Gabberty of the Information Systems department here at Pace, surpassed that of the instructor for one class and is equal to or above the other. I was very pleased to learn that I have been receiving an "Ivy League" education all along at Pace!"

- Chris Tripi (MS/IS)

" The project management event this Saturday was fantastic. Personally, I learned a lot about the project management field that I really didn't know. I am definitely planning to enroll in the certificate program this Fall. "

- Teresa Ashley (MS/IS '02)

HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED PLANNED GIVING?

Would you like to make a meaningful gift to support the Seidenberg School but hesitate because you are concerned with your future income needs? Would you like to explore the many creative ways that you can contribute to Pace that do not entail an immediate cash outlay? We can tell you about the many options available to help support or establish a scholarship, or broadly support the Seidenberg School's programs and research. Please browse the Planned Giving Web site: www.pace.edu/PlannedGiving, send an email request for information to plannedgiving@pace.edu, or contact Kim Bendus at (212) 346-1689 or at kbendus@pace.edu.



SEIDENBERG PHOTO ALBUM
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Take a look at these photos that capture the excitement and significance of some of our recent activities and events.


[ View Seidenberg Photo Album ]









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