News Article | February 15, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best schools with online programs in the state of New York for 2017. More than 70 schools were ranked overall, with Columbia University, New York University, Cornell University, Syracuse University and University at Buffalo coming in as the top four-year schools. Among two-year schools, Monroe Community College, Niagara County Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Genesee Community College and Tompkins Cortland Community College earned top spots. “College-bound students have many options for post-secondary education in New York state, but they don’t necessarily need to travel to a campus to be successful,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on this list are strong examples of what today’s online learning is all about: providing quality education to enhance student success outside of a traditional classroom environment.” Schools on the Best Online Schools list must meet specific base requirements to be included: each must be institutionally accredited and be classified as public or private not-for-profit. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes cost and financial aid, variety of program offerings, student-teacher ratios, graduation rates, employment services and more. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: New York’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Adelphi University Canisius College Clarkson University Columbia University in the City of New York Concordia College-New York Cornell University CUNY Graduate School and University Center CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Dominican College of Blauvelt D'Youville College Fordham University Hofstra University Ithaca College Jewish Theological Seminary of America Keuka College LIU Post Marist College Medaille College Mercy College Metropolitan College of New York Mount Saint Mary College New York Institute of Technology New York University Niagara University Nyack College Pace University-New York Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester Institute of Technology Saint John Fisher College Saint Joseph's College-New York St. Bonaventure University St. John's University-New York St. Thomas Aquinas College Stony Brook University SUNY at Albany SUNY at Binghamton SUNY Buffalo State SUNY College at Brockport SUNY College at Oswego SUNY College at Plattsburgh SUNY College of Technology at Canton SUNY College of Technology at Delhi SUNY Empire State College SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome SUNY Maritime College SUNY Oneonta Syracuse University The College of Saint Rose The New School The Sage Colleges New York’s Best Two Year Online Schools for 2017 include the following: Bramson ORT College Cayuga Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Niagara County Community College North Country Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | March 1, 2017
Barry P. Biggar and Stephen A. Rutenberg have joined the firm's Financial Services and Real Estate Department NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 1, 2017) - Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm with offices in 20 cities across the U.S., announced today two highly-experienced finance attorneys joined its New York office. Barry P. Biggar and Stephen A. Rutenberg have joined the firm's national Capital Markets and Commercial Lending group. The new additions are the latest in a significant growth period for the New York office as Polsinelli continues to add strong talent to its roster, most notably in real estate, financial services and intellectual property. Biggar joins Polsinelli from Pillsbury Winthrop. For more than 25 years he has represented financial institutions in complex structured debt and tax advantaged financings in both the U.S. domestic and cross-border markets, including extensive experience in the aviation, rail, maritime and manufacturing sectors, as well as nuclear fuel resources. Biggar has represented creditors in the United Air Lines and Northwest Airlines bankruptcy cases. He earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law, and his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Manhattan College. Biggar is included in Euromoney's "Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers" as one of the premier practitioners in North America. "We are very lucky to have attracted Barry, a true dean of the equipment and aviation finance bar," said Dan Flanigan, Chair of the firm's Financial Services Department and Managing Partner of the New York office. Rutenberg joins the firm from Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, where he counseled hedge funds, private equity firms, and global financial institutions on legal issues relating to the purchase and sale of loans and securities, including those of distressed and bankrupt companies, and on cross-border bankruptcy claims trading-related matters. "Stephen has a significant and valuable specialty. He adds a whole new dimension to our par and distressed loan and claims trading and bankruptcy practices," Flanigan said. On Feb. 2, the UJA-Federation of New York, the world's largest local philanthropy, honored Rutenberg with the James H. Fogelson Emerging Leadership Award at the Lawyers Division Annual Event, which brought together more than 600 influential members of New York's legal community. Rutenberg received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School along with a certificate of Management and Policy from the Wharton School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College. In addition to being admitted to the New York bar, Rutenberg is a solicitor in England and is listed as a Rising Star by IFLR1000. Biggar and Rutenberg join the New York office amidst a noteworthy growth period, particularly in the Real Estate and Financial Services and Intellectual Property Departments. Recent additions to the Intellectual Property Department include cybersecurity lawyer Jarno Vanto and patent prosecution attorney Pete Thurlow. Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs nationally. Polsinelli attorneys provide practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation. Polsinelli attorneys have depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.
News Article | February 24, 2017
NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- One of New York's great historic buildings in Downtown Manhattan at 165-167 Williams Street just changed hands. The all-cash transaction closed to the great satisfaction of all parties. Originally built in 1907 as an office building in the neoclassical style, the property features tall ceiling heights, large open floor plates and a charming cast-iron structure. The property is situated right in the heart of New York City's vibrant and fast-growing Financial District. It is located in walking distance to Pace University, the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank and 8 Spruce Street - one of the city's most prominent residential towers designed by Frank Gehry. With more than 31,000 square feet, 10 stories and a width of 53 feet, 165-167 William Street truly stands out. The large retail space is leased to Downtown Pharmacy, the upper floors were converted to apartments. "It is a gorgeous building with enormous potential and a very strong retail component", said Thomas Guss, President of New York Residence Inc. (NYR.com), who routinely represents international investors in real estate transactions in New York. Guss and his colleague Saul Lalic represented the buyers, one of Europe's largest private equity funds. The new owners have already begun to upgrade some mechanical elements of the building. Planned work includes a completely new elevator and the construction of a roof deck. Victor Sozio and Jesse Greshin of Ariel Property Advisors represented the sellers, an investor group led by Eli Tabak from Bluestone Group. "The sellers had made great progress in repositioning the building" says Guss, "but ultimately could not make it work as a result of a very restrictive financing structure. This transaction goes to show that international investors with access to funds at low financing costs still have enormous opportunities in New York City". Remarkably and within days, the new owners received unsolicited offers to resell the building but at present have no intention of doing so. Instead, says Guss, most of his clients from Asia, the Middle East and Europe are currently eager to increase their portfolios in New York.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Peterson will drive Andesa’s technology strategy in alignment with the business objectives which includes responsibility for application development practices, technology solutions, systems architecture and operations. “Roy’s commitment to customer service excellence and emphasis on building an employee environment for growth aligned with Andesa’s beliefs, while his hands-on experience with virtualization, cloud, mobility, vendor management, database administration, security and recovery align well with Andesa’s key strategic technology imperatives,” noted Ron Scheese, Andesa President & CEO. "His unique combination of management experience, advanced technology leadership and business acumen will be a great addition to the Andesa team." Throughout his career Peterson has held positions of increased responsibility, including growing from the Director of Data Services to Vice President of E-Business and most recently, he served as Vice President of IT Strategy and Planning over an 18+ year tenure with the publicly-traded Cendant/Realogy Corporation in Madison NJ. Roy’s recent responsibility included providing application support, datacenter management and help desk support for over 12,000 employees and 48,000 agent users. “I was seeking a values-based organization where I could make an impact,” said Peterson. "I am excited to join the Andesa team and help leverage the technological investment to drive higher performance into the future.” Peterson holds an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from Pace University in New York, is an active member in the Society of Information Management (NJ Chapter) and the Institute for Digital Transformation (IDT). Roy is a Board of Directors member for the Spina Bifida Resource Network, a not-for-profit based in Flemington, NJ. Andesa began as a pioneer in the field of COLI/BOLI policy administration. Today more than 30 years later, Andesa provides comprehensive, integrated policy administration, plan administration and support solutions for life insurance and annuity carriers and producers. Partnered with numerous insurance companies (including 7 of the top 13 life and annuity carriers) along with several top distributors and producers, Andesa’s integrated approach to insurance and plan administration results in efficiency gains, reduced hardware costs, mitigated compliance risk and improved market response. This comprehensive suite of services is offered in a secure, private cloud environment. The Company’s highly-experienced team of U.S.-based professionals offers a true extension to a client’s business, providing insurers and producers—large and small—with administrative support for complex product and plan offerings.
News Article | February 24, 2017
NEW YORK, 24. Februar 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eines von New Yorks großartigen geschichtsträchtigen Gebäuden in Downtown Manhattan, Williams Street 165-167, hat gerade seinen Besitzer gewechselt. Die Bartransaktion wurde zur großen Zufriedenheit aller beteiligten Parteien abgeschlossen. Das Objekt, das ursprünglich 1907 als Bürogebäude im neoklassizistischen Stil errichtet wurde, verfügt über hohe Decken, großzügige Freiraumflächen und eine reizvolle Gusseisenstruktur. Das Gebäude ist mitten im Herzen von New York Citys lebendigem und schnell wachsendem Finanzbezirk gelegen. Die Pace University, die New Yorker Börse, die Federal Reserve Bank und 8 Spruce Street – einer der bekanntesten von Frank Gehry entworfenen Wohntürme der Stadt – befinden sich in fußläufiger Entfernung. Mit einer Fläche von 31.000 Quadratfuß, 10 Etagen und einer Breite von 53 Fuß ragt 165-167 William Street wahrlich heraus. Die große Einzelhandelsfläche wird von Downtown Pharmacy gemietet, während die oberen Etagen zu Apartments umgestaltet wurden. „Es ist ein fantastisches Gebäude mit enormem Potenzial und einer sehr starken Einzelhandelskomponente", erklärte Thomas Guss, President von New York Residence Inc. (NYR.com), der regelmäßig internationale Investoren bei Immobilientransaktionen in New York vertritt. Guss und sein Kollege Saul Lalic vertraten die Käufer, einer von Europas größten Private Equity-Fonds. Die neuen Besitzer haben bereits mit der Modernisierung einiger mechanischer Elemente des Gebäudes begonnen. Zu den geplanten Renovierungsarbeiten zählen ein neuer Aufzug sowie der Bau einer Dachterrasse. Victor Sozio und Jesse Greshin von Ariel Property Advisors vertraten die Verkäufer, eine von Eli Tabak geleitete Investorengruppe der Bluestone Group. „Die Verkäufer haben große Fortschritte mit der Neuausrichtung des Gebäudes gemacht", sagte Guss, „aber der Erfolg bliebt letztlich aufgrund einer sehr restriktiven Finanzierungsstruktur aus. Diese Transaktion zeigt, dass sich internationalen Investoren mit Zugriff auf Fonds bei geringen Finanzierungskosten in New York City immer noch enorme Möglichkeiten bieten." Bemerkenswert ist, dass die neuen Besitzer innerhalb weniger Tage unaufgeforderte Angebote für einen Weiterverkauf des Gebäudes erhalten haben, wobei aktuell jedoch daran kein Interesse besteht. Stattdessen, sagte Guss, seien die meisten seiner Kunden aus Asien, dem Nahen Osten und Europa darum bemüht, ihre Portfolios in New York zu vergrößern.
City University of New York, Pace University and Long Island University | Date: 2015-03-19
The present invention relates to novel antiviral compounds which are covalently attached to solid, macro surfaces. In another embodiment, the invention relates to novel antiviral compositions including a polymeric material and, embedded therein, an antiviral compound. In other embodiments, the invention relates to making a surface antiviral and making a polymeric material antiviral.
Rafferty Y.,Pace University
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry | Year: 2013
Child trafficking, including commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative criminal activities in the world. The global enslavement of children affects countless numbers of victims who are trafficked within their home countries or transported away from their homes and treated as commodities to be bought, sold, and resold for labor or sexual exploitation. All over the world, girls are particularly likely to be trafficked into the sex trade: Girls and women constitute 98% of those who are trafficked for CSE. Health and safety standards in exploitative settings are generally extremely low, and the degree of experienced violence has been linked with adverse physical, psychological, and social-emotional development. The human-rights-based approach to child trafficking provides a comprehensive conceptual framework whereby victim-focused and law enforcement responses can be developed, implemented, and evaluated. This article highlights promising policies and programs designed to prevent child trafficking and CSE by combating demand for sex with children, reducing supply, and strengthening communities. The literature reviewed includes academic publications as well as international and governmental and nongovernmental reports. Implications for social policy and future research are presented. © 2013 American Orthopsychiatric Association.
O'Connor A.J.,Pace University
Social Science Computer Review | Year: 2013
This pioneering study explores the convergence of social economic behavior in our new, hyperconnected world. In statistical tests, the correlation of Facebook brand page fan counts of the 30 most popular consumer brands and their respective brand company stock prices were found to be statistically significant, despite the general upward trend for fan counts and radically different stock price performances over a 12-month period. The results suggest that the social media popularity itself, as a construct for consumer following or public interest, may serve as some type of behavioral indicator of brand affinity, customer loyalty, or brand performance. © The Author(s) 2012.
Bonanno G.A.,Columbia University |
Westphal M.,Columbia University |
Mancini A.D.,Pace University
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology | Year: 2011
Initial research on loss and potentially traumatic events (PTEs) has been dominated by either a psychopathological approach emphasizing individual dysfunction or an event approach emphasizing average differences between exposed and nonexposed groups. We consider the limitations of these approaches and review more recent research that has focused on the heterogeneity of outcomes following aversive events. Using both traditional analytic tools and sophisticated latent trajectory modeling, this research has identified a set of prototypical outcome patterns. Typically, the most common outcome following PTEs is a stable trajectory of healthy functioning or resilience. We review research showing that resilience is not the result of a few dominant factors, but rather that there are multiple independent predictors of resilient outcomes. Finally, we critically evaluate the question of whether resilience-building interventions can actually make people more resilient, and we close with suggestions for future research on resilience. Copyright © 2011 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved.
Burke R.E.,Pace University |
O'Grady E.T.,Pace University
Health Affairs | Year: 2012
A diagnosis of diabetes can require multiple changes in a person's behavior, diet, and lifestyle. Efforts to sustain these changes and manage this complex chronic disease can be difficult. Group visits, in which several patients meet together with a primary care provider and transdisciplinary team, have tremendous potential to improve health care quality, cost, and access. When group-based diabetes self-management education and a primary care visit occur within a single appointment, people with the disease can address multiple needs in one visit and take advantage of peer groups for support and motivation. A review of the literature demonstrates that the efficacy of group visits has a promising evidence base-but more needs to be learned about optimal group size and aspects of the model that should be standardized. An important first step is introducing a procedural code for group visits, so that providers and researchers can better track the efficacy of the group-visit model and develop best practices before the model is adopted systemwide. © 2012 Project HOPE-The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.