CSIS

CSIS to Honor AMEX Executive

Pace Designated
a National Center of Excellence in
IA Education

Two CSIS Faculty / Administrators Earn Doctorates

CSIS Awarded Grants From IBM, Hewlett Packard And NSF

CSIS Supports City's 2012
Olympic Bid
and
Faculty Member Selected to Serve as Official Olympic Escort

Pace Students set New Standard for Service Learning

Pace Puts You on the Fast Track to PMP Certification




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CSIS TO HONOR AMEX EXECUTIVE
Glen Salow to receive this year's LST award

Glen Salow
CSIS will honor Glen Salow, executive vice president and CIO of American Express, with its ninth annual Leadership and Service in Technology Award at a reception at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City on June 7. Invited guest speaker Victor Zue, codirector of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will deliver the keynote titled "Technological Innovation: Lessons Learned from Project Oxygen."

Proceeds from each year's event benefit the CSIS Endowed Scholarship Fund. Scholarship monies generated by the fund are awarded each year to promising entering and continuing CSIS undergraduate and graduate students.

All members of the Pace and IT communities are invited to attend. For additional information, please visit  http://csis.pace.edu/lst   or contact Michael Lattari at  Michael@hrginc.net  or (914) 761-7111.

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PACE DESIGNATED A NATIONAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN IA EDUCATION

Pace University, through the School of Computer Science and Information Systems, was recently designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency. The Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education Program is an outreach program designed and operated by the National Security Agency whose goal is to reduce vulnerability in the National Information Infrastructure by promoting higher education for information assurance and by producing a growing number of professionals with information assurance expertise in various disciplines.

The CSIS curricula have always addressed computer and network security issues. But during this academic year, CSIS has made great strides in enhancing this important area. In December 2003, CSIS participated in the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation process and was pleased to receive formal certification for its curricula shortly thereafter.

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TWO CSIS FACULTY/ADMINISTRATORS EARN DOCTORATES

Drs. Daniel Farkas (l) and Bernice Houle (r)
The week of March 22 was a very special one for two members of the CSIS community. Both Daniel Farkas, associate professor and chair of the information systems department in Westchester, and Bernice Houle, associate dean and adjunct instructor in the CLOUT program, completed their doctoral studies when they successfully defended their dissertations.

Dan Farkas received a PhD in educational communications and technology from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University where he wrote a dissertation titled "The Effect of Computer Programming on Performance, Computer Anxiety, and Attitude Towards Computers."

Bernice Houle also earned her PhD from N.Y.U.'s Steinhardt School of Education. Her focus was in administration, leadership and technology. Her dissertation was on "Adult Student Persistence in Distance Education."

 
CSIS AWARDED GRANTS FROM IBM, HEWLETT PACKARD AND NSF

CSIS recently received grants from IBM, Hewlett Packard (HP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the following purposes:

IBM - a grant to study Extreme Programming (XP), one of several new agile software development methodologies. Pace faculty will collaborate with IBM research personnel to evaluate the effectiveness of this approach within the IBM corporate domain. It is anticipated that additional grants will be forthcoming soon to advance this work.

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HP - a Technology for Teaching   grant designed to transform and improve learning through the innovative use of wireless technology. In addition to the grant of $59,500 for equipment and support, CSIS will have one year of free access to HP's higher education help desk.

NSF - a supplemental grant of $15,000 under a current NSF Internet 2 grant for research by Drs. Dennis Anderson and Jean Coppola with a faculty member from California Polytechnic on Internet 2-related projects. The grant will also support two undergraduate researchers for the summer.

 
CSIS SUPPORTS CITY'S 2012 OLYMPIC BID ...


(l-r) Justin Carr and Peter O'Reilly from NYC2012 with Nancy Hale, Technology Systems chair, Dennis Anderson, CSIS associate dean, and Daniel Slippen, director, Center for Downtown NY
Last year, CSIS teamed up with NYC2012, the organization established to promote the selection of New York City as the venue for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, to realize the Nations of New York (NoNY) project. NoNY is an effort on the part of the City's international nonprofit community to rally behind this bid. CSIS students and faculty came together to assist a number of Nations of New York members - ranging from the American Chinese Women's Association to the Norwegian Folk Dance Society - by developing Web sites to help them broadcast their support for the 2012 Olympics. The resulting Web sites were showcased at the Nations of New York kick-off event held at Pace's Midtown Center on March 25.

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... AND FACULTY MEMBER SELECTED TO SERVE AS OFFICIAL OLYMPIC ESCORT

Dr. Sotirios Skevoulis
Dr. Sotirios Skevoulis, chair of the computer science department in New York City and Greek national, has been selected to serve as an official Olympic Escort for one of the 153 International Olympic Committee Members attending this summer's Olympic Games being held in Athens from August 13 - 29. His duties include accompanying the member throughout the day and assisting by answering questions, translating when necessary, and attending award and medal ceremonies.

 
PACE STUDENTS SET NEW STANDARD FOR SERVICE LEARNING

Student enrolled in Web Design
for Non-profit Organizations
Students enrolled in Dr. James Lawler's Civic Engagement: Web Design for Non-profit Organizations course have helped highly talented and prolific artists with psychiatric disabilities reach a wider audience for their work through the creation of an art gallery Web site (www.clubaccess.us). The artists are members of Club Access, an affiliate of Community Access, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps people with psychiatric disabilities live independently.

In addition to the Web site, the students helped to organize a live art exhibit of 100 artworks drawn from those shown on the Web. The event was held in Pace's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 1 Pace Plaza, on April 29. Sales from the exhibit benefitted the Community Access agency.


 
PACE PUTS YOU ON THE FAST TRACK TO PMP CERTIFICATION

Are you an experienced project manager seeking PMP Certification? Pace offers a 5-day Fast Track class, approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), which satisfies the education requirement for Project Management Professionals and includes preparation for the PMP examination. Coming to Pace Midtown: July 19-23.

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