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Pace Ranked #1 in Granting Master's Degrees in Computing to Asian-Americans

Pace Designated
a Center of Academic Excellence in
IA Education

CSIS Forges First Affiliation Agreement with a Caribbean Nation

CSIS Offers New Degree Options

Planning on Becoming a PMP? Do It Now!

Hazel Thomas Represents CSIS at Grace Hopper Celebration

CSIS Faculty Dominate AMCIS Conference






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PACE RANKED #1 NATIONALLY IN GRANTING MASTER'S DEGREES IN COMPUTING TO ASIAN-AMERICANS

Black Issues in Higher Education

According to a recent study published in the July 29, 2004 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education, Pace ranks first nationally in the granting of master's degrees in the computer and information sciences to Asian-Americans. The report also states that Pace ranks second in awarding master's degrees in these subjects to all minorities.

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PACE FORMALLY DESIGNATED A CENTER OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN IA EDUCATION


Dean Susan Merritt(center) accepts the certificate designating Pace as a Center of Academic Excellence for Information Assurance Education at a ceremony at West Point on June 8.
On June 8, 2004, Dean Susan Merritt proudly accepted a certificate designating Pace as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education at a ceremony held at West Point, NY. Also in attendance from CSIS were V. Sadagopan, CSIS consultant; Judy Sullivan, assessment research analyst; Ronald Frank, associate professor of information systems; and Charles Tappert, professor of computer science.

Pace is one of only ten universities to receive this designation this year from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and the only one in the New York metropolitan area. Pace joins 59 universities across 27 states that host a Center. Designation is valid for three academic years, after which a university must successfully reapply in order to retain the designation.

The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education Program is dedicated to reducing vulnerabilities in the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education in information assurance and by producing a growing number of professionals with information assurance expertise in various disciplines.

To learn more about information assurance and security initiatives at Pace,
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CSIS FORGES FIRST AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WITH A CARIBBEAN NATION

Dr. Anthony Joseph
An affiliation agreement between Pace and the Antigua and Barbuda International Institute of Technology (ABIIT) was signed in the presence of Antiguan government and education officials on August 16, 2004. This agreement outlines a two-plus-two program that will allow ABIIT students to continue on for a bachelor's degree in the U.S. through the School of Computer Science and Information Systems after completing a two-year associate's degree in computer science or another computer-related field. Upon completion of the agreement, students were promptly notified of this new opportunity so that they could begin to plan their programs in order to make their transition to Pace seamless.

Dr. Anthony Joseph, assistant professor of computer science and a native of Antigua, is credited with initiating a dialogue between the two institutions. After the negotiations, that began several years ago, were concluded, he said "I'm glad that this occasion has finally come. I think this is a very important relationship and believe that it is part of the future of Antigua's national development because in the world of an evolving global economy, it is very important that nations large and small are able to play on the same field."

 
CSIS OFFERS NEW DEGREE OPTIONS
Master of Science in IT and Bachelor of Arts in IS

Beginning next spring, CSIS will offer a new M.S. in Internet Technology degree. This MS in IT is a broadly based interdisciplinary degree that provides a solid foundation in Internet technology while allowing the student to pursue a concentration in a complementary discipline or emerging technology. Currently, there are four concentrations available: Internet Technology for e-Commerce, Security and Information Assurance, Network Administration, and Telecommunications Management. Others will be added as the need evolves. The individual concentrations are also available as independent advanced certificates.

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On the undergraduate level, there is a new Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems. The B.A. in information systems is analogous to the currently offered B.A. in computer science in that it allows the student more flexibility in choosing a minor and selecting free electives from among liberal arts offerings than the more structured B.S. in information systems.

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PLANNING ON BECOMING A PMP?    DO IT NOW!

The PMP is the industry-recognized credential for Project Management Professionals. The Project Management Institute® is releasing version three of the PMBOK® on November 1. This will be followed by a new version of the PMP certifying exam, beginning in Quarter 3, 2005. All indications are that this test will be much more difficult than the current version. If you are an experienced Project Manager, now's the time to get the training you need!

For more information on PMP certification, the new PMBOK, and PCLC's training classes,
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HAZEL THOMAS REPRESENTS CSIS AT GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION

Hazel Thomas
Hazel Thomas (MS/IS) had been selected to represent CSIS at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2004 to be held in Chicago from October 6-8. This celebration, co-sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery, is the fifth in a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront and to raise the visibility of their contributions. This year's theme "Making History" focuses on the history makers - past, present and future - in the female computing community.

The Grace Hopper Celebration is named after Grace Hopper, a pioneer in the early days of computing who is credited with designing the first commercial, large-scale computer called UNIVAC I and developing COBOL, a programming language that was widely used for nearly 50 years.

CSIS, a long time advocate of women in computing, is an academic sponsor of the conference.


CSIS FACULTY DOMINATE RECENT AMCIS CONFERENCE
Pace's Role as Sponsor and Participant Acknowledged Before 1200


(l-r) Dr. Jim Gabberty, Dr. Namchul Shin, Dr. Jennifer Thomas, Dr. Li-Chiou Chen, Dr. Ron Frank
CSIS faculty and doctoral students made an indelible impression at the America's Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) held in New York City in August. Dennis Anderson (IS), and Linda Jo Calloway (IS), served on the conference organizing committee. Namchul Shin (IS), co-chaired the International Symposium on Research Methods in which Howard Blum (CS), Linda Jo Calloway (IS), Sung-Hyuk Cha (IS), Barbara Edington (DPS), Charles Tappert (CS), and Roli Wendorf (DPS) participated.

Four information systems faculty presented papers that were published in the AMCIS proceedings. They were Li-Chiou Chen, Catherine Dwyer, Ronald Frank, and Namchul Shin. Others in attendance were Daniel Farkas, Constance Knapp, James Gabberty, Chienting Lin, Jennifer Thomas, and Hsui-Lin Winkler, all from information systems.

In addition, six doctoral students including Meg Broderick, Clara Chang, Barbara Edington, Michael Klein, Mary Monfredi and Robert Pottinger served as volunteers under the direction of Deb Sledgianowski, a Pace alumna (BA/IS '94, MBA/IS '97).

AMCIS is one of the largest gatherings of information systems professionals in the country. This year more than 1200 were in attendance. As a sponsoring institution, Pace was honored in the conference program and congratulated from the podium during the keynote luncheon.


 
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