CSIS to Honor AMEX Executive
a National Center of Excellence in
Two CSIS Faculty / Administrators Earn Doctorates
CSIS Awarded Grants From IBM, Hewlett Packard And NSF
CSIS Supports City's 2012
Faculty Member Selected to Serve as Official Olympic
Pace Students set New Standard
for Service Learning
Pace Puts You on the Fast
Track to PMP Certification
CSIS TO HONOR AMEX EXECUTIVE
Glen Salow to receive this year's LST award
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
... 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
PACE PUTS YOU ON THE FAST TRACK TO PMP CERTIFICATION
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