CSIS TO HONOR VERIZON CIO
Shaygan Kheradpir, CIO of Information Technology at
Verizon Communications, has been named this year's recipient
of the School's Annual Award for Leadership and Service in
Technology. The award will be presented at a reception hosted
by CSIS and its Association of Alumni/ae to be held at the
headquarters of American Express in the World Financial Center
on Monday, June 6.
TRENDSETTERS CONFERENCE ON NONTRADITIONAL CAREERS ATTRACTS
Over 450 high school freshman and sophomores from throughout
New York City and their parents and guidance counselors flooded
the Pace campus in lower Manhattan on Saturday, March 19 to
attend the Trendsetters Conference on Nontraditional Careers
The conference, organized by the Trendsetters Network and
supported by the Office of President David A. Caputo and CSIS,
focused on presenting a wide variety of nontraditional career
options in science, technology, computing, digital media,
the building trades, business and finance, and the public
sector to young girls for their consideration as they start
thinking about college and the future.
VERIZON GRANT TO ASSIST COUNTY NOT-FOR-PROFITS
CSIS and the Westchester Not-for-Profit Technology Council
received an award of $25,000 from the Verizon Foundation
to provide timely technology information to the more than
400 Not-for-Profits in Westchester County and to survey their technology and
CSIS STUDENTS STUDY SECURITY ABROAD
In an effort to broaden students' perspectives in a global
economy, CSIS is offering travel courses abroad. During spring
break in mid-March, 12 students enrolled in International
Perspectives on Network Security traveled to the United Kingdom
to participate in corporate and university seminars focusing
on network security issues to learn how they are dealt with
The trip, led by Dr. Daniel Farkas, information systems, and Dr. Narayan Murthy,
computer science, included sightseeing in London and a visit to Bletchley Park,
the site where German secret codes were broken by the Allies during World War II.
Other travel courses are planned for the future including one to India in January 2006
to learn firsthand about outsourcing.
CHILDREN'S HOPE FOUNDATION SHOW SET FOR MAY 5
CSIS and the Center for Community Outreach, a center dedicated
to encouraging students to become involved in community service
during their years at Pace and thereafter, will host the Children's
Hope Foundation Social Networking Show on Thursday, May 5,
from 1 - 5 pm in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
on the downtown campus.
The purpose of the event is to educate attendees about the
Foundation's mission of assisting AIDS afflicted children
in lower Manhattan and to showcase the Web site and social
networking technology implemented by students in Dr. James
Lawler's undergraduate CIS 102W Civic Engagement Web Design
for Nonprofit Organizations course.
INTERGENERATIONAL EVENT HELPS TO BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
In keeping with the University's goal of promoting civic engagement
and the School's longstanding commitment to community outreach,
a group of CSIS students, led by Dr. Jean Coppola, technology
systems, volunteered to share their knowledge of computer
applications with senior citizens in attendance at the "My
Second Home" adult day care center in Mt. Kisco, NY.
The students assisted the seniors in creating personalized greeting cards using photos
that they were asked in advance to provide.
The intergenerational event was rewarding for both the volunteers who had the opportunity
to teach and help seniors, and the seniors who created something special
to share with their loved ones.
IS GRADUATE STUDENT INVITED TO PRESENT AT DOE CYBER SECURITY TRAINING CONFERENCE
Joseph Acampora 's paper titled "XML-DNR: A Bandwidth-saving
Technique for Distributed Intrusion Detection Systems"
was voted the best paper in the Department of Energy's(DOE) student paper competition.
As a result,
Joseph was invited to present his paper at DOE's Cyber Security
Training Conference, held in Denver, Colorado where he also
received a Certificate of Achievement from the DOE Chief Information
Officer. The paper, which evolved from an assignment given
in Dr. Li-Chiou Chen's Information Security and Controls course,
will be published in the conference proceedings.
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