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News Article | May 8, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the top colleges in New York state for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the site’s “Best” list, Columbia University in the City of New York, Cornell University, Yeshiva University, University of Rochester and New York University were in the top five. Of the 39 two-year schools that were included, Monroe Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Niagara County Community College, SUNY Westchester Community College and Genesee Community college took the top five spots. A full list of schools is included below. “New York state offers a wide variety of educational options, but the schools on our list are those going the extra mile for students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “Not only do they offer outstanding certificate and degree programs, they also provide students with resources that help them make successful career choices after college.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in New York” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in New York” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adelphi University Alfred University Barnard College Canisius College Clarkson University Colgate University College of Mount Saint Vincent Columbia University in the City of New York Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Cornell University CUNY Bernard M Baruch College CUNY City College CUNY Hunter College CUNY Queens College Daemen College D'Youville College Fordham University Hamilton College Hartwick College Hobart William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Houghton College Iona College Ithaca College Le Moyne College LIU Post Manhattan College Manhattanville College Marist College Molloy College Nazareth College New York University Niagara University Pace University-New York Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology Saint John Fisher College Saint Joseph's College-New York Siena College St Bonaventure University St John's University-New York St Lawrence University Stony Brook University SUNY at Binghamton Syracuse University Union College University at Buffalo University of Rochester Vassar College Yeshiva University The Best Two-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adirondack Community College Bramson ORT College Bronx Community College Cayuga County Community College Clinton Community College Columbia-Greene Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Dutchess Community College Erie Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer County Community College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Kingsborough Community College Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Nassau Community College New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education Niagara County Community College North Country Community College Onondaga Community College Professional Business College Queensborough Community College Rockland Community College Schenectady County Community College Stella and Charles Guttman Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Sullivan SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College ### About Us: was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - December 07, 2016) - Stratfor, the world's leading geopolitical intelligence platform, today announced Ken Maranian has joined the company as chief product officer. Maranian's experience leading corporate innovation with a focus on user-centered design and new ideas will guide Stratfor's digital transformation to support subscribers and clients as they better leverage the firm's 20 years of geopolitical insight. At Stratfor, Maranian will lead the creation of an architecture that will drive a suite of new industry-specific enterprise products beginning with Stratfor Threat Lens™, a tool that helps corporate security leaders identify, anticipate, measure and mitigate risks that emerging threats pose to their people, assets and interests around the world. He will also spearhead a dramatic redesign and expansion of the subscription business to improve opportunities for both individual subscribers and organizations to interact with Stratfor's geopolitical analysis and global forecasting. "Ken's passion for building great products and focus on user experience design will help bring Stratfor's groundbreaking analysis to life for a whole new generation of globally-engaged individuals and organizations," said Stratfor CEO Dave Sikora. "He will drive the transformation of Stratfor's product culture to include new strategies that highlight our world-renowned geopolitical insights while harnessing innovative technological advancements that better serve our clients." Prior to joining Stratfor, Maranian served as senior vice president of product management and development for Dun & Bradstreet where he led a team of product managers, developers, designers, platform architects and sales engineers to improve platform capabilities and build new user-centered experiences. He launched Dun & Bradstreet's first innovation center and public API to solve new use cases for customers and open additional channels to fuel the company's growth. Maranian also worked as Hoover's vice president of product management and development and spent 11 years at Dell in a number of product and technology leadership roles. While at Dell, Maranian served as a leader in the transition of software teams to agile development and delivered tools to support Dell's e-commerce and premier enterprise customers. "I'm excited to enable new ways to share Stratfor's unique insight with the wide range of individuals and businesses trying to make sense of a particularly complicated global environment," said Maranian. "The way Stratfor helps individuals and teams look beyond the flood of headlines to uncover the underlying significance and future implications of global events has incredible value." Maranian holds a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from Northeastern University's Graduate School of Engineering, a Master's degree in Divinity from The Episcopal Divinity School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Iona College. As the world's leading geopolitical intelligence platform, Stratfor brings valuable context to global events, empowering businesses, governments and individuals to more confidently navigate their way through an increasingly complex international environment. By leveraging a deep understanding of history, politics and geography in conjunction with our unique methodology, Stratfor delivers informed perspectives on today's events and develops a more accurate view of the future.

Angelov P.,Lancaster University | Yager R.,Iona College
Information Sciences | Year: 2013

A new data fusion operator based on averaging that is weighted by the density of each particular data sample is introduced in this paper. The proposed approach differs from other weighted averages by its suitability to on-line, real-time applications due to the fact that recursive calculations are being used. It also differs by the fact that it is non-parametric. The proposed operator has a very wide area of possible applications same as the traditional average and most of the other weighted averages. This includes, but is not limited to clustering, classification, pattern recognition, group decision making approaches, data fusion, etc. Some illustrative numerical examples are provided mainly as a proof of concept, including its application to classification. Two simple, yet very effective classification approaches based on the density-based weights called 'one-rule-per-class' or 1R/C and on the minimum distance to weighted class mean has been introduced. Further work will focus on more application-oriented studies that cover various practical applications to clustering and use of different distance measures. © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Beutell N.J.,Iona College
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | Year: 2013

This paper examines differences in work-family conflict and synergy among the four generational groups represented in the contemporary workforce: Generation Y Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Matures using data from the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce (n = 3,502). Significant generational differences were found for work-family conflict (work interfering with family and family interfering with work) but not for work-family synergy. Mental health and job pressure were the best predictors of work interfering with family conflict for each generational group. Work-family synergy presented a more complex picture. Work-family conflict and synergy were significantly related to job, marital, and life satisfaction. Implications and directions for future research are discussed. © 2013 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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