SECOND ANNUAL FIRST LEGO LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
Once again, CSIS, with the support of the Athletic Department and the President's Office,
hosted a FIRST LEGO League Tournament on Sunday, February 6 in Pleasantville.
Twenty-four teams of middle school age children from throughout New York State
competed in the annual robotics competition initiated by Dean Kamen,
the well-known innovator and inventor of the Segway Human Transporter.
CSIS INVITES TRENDSETTERS TO PACE UNIVERSITY
At the invitation of CSIS, the Trendsetters Network organization will hold its 2005 Conference
on Nontraditional Careers on the New York City campus on Saturday, March 19.
In attendance will be 700 New York City high school girls who will be given the opportunity
to learn more about nontraditional career options open to them ranging from careers in science
and technology to those in news media and the building trades.
CSIS IN THE NEWS
Numerous CSIS faculty members and an undergraduate student have
recently been cited in the press both nationally and locally,
online and in print.
Dr. James Gabberty
, Information Systems was cited
twice in Business Week
and once on Wired
Wide, Wide Reach", Business Week, Oct. 11, 2004
Lining in the Outsourcing Cloud," Business Week, Nov. 15,
on the Run", Wired, Jan. 2005
Dr. Daniel Farkas
, Information Systems, had a Letter-to-the-Editor
published in The New York Times
Not Try This in Class", The New York Times, p. A16,
Jan. 24, 2005
Dean Susan Merritt
was quoted in msn Encarta
on the long-term outlook for job opportunities in computing:
the Jobs Are: The Rebound in Internet Technology", MSN Encara
Dr. Pauline Mosley
, Technology Systems, service
learning course Web Design for Nonprofit Organizations was written
up in Westchester.com
and the Yonkers Tribune
Central 7 Partners with Pace University", Westchester.com
"Greenburgh Central 7 Partners with Pace University's Web Design
Program", Yonkers Tribune
, undergraduate IS major, made his
voice heard in "Students Speak Out" in Computerworld
"Sidebar: Students Speak Out ", Computerworld,
Nov. 29, 2004
CSIS STUDENTS CREATE WEB SITE FOR WTC MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Last fall, Pace was approached by the Lower Manhattan Development
Corporation to design and develop a Web site for the World Trade
Center Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization established
to oversee fundraising and construction of a permanent memorial
in lower Manhattan to honor those who died in the horrific attacks
CSIS students including Seung-Seok Choi (MS/CS), Andrew Capitulo
(BS/CS), Ishan Chatterjee (BS/CS), Hoi-Neng Ip (BS/CS), Anthony
Oren (BS/IS) and Oleg Yunakov (MS/CS) rose to the occasion and
created an elegant and tasteful site which was accepted by the
foundation and is currently in use.
CSIS AWARDED NUMEROUS GRANTS
During the fall semester, CSIS received notification of grants
from a number of prestigious organizations including the Sloan
Foundation, Verizon, Microsoft and Peoplesoft, Inc. The awards,
which total more than $1.5 million, will be applied towards a
variety of focused projects.
FALLEN HERO: LANCE CORPORAL JEFFREY LAM
Lance Corporal Jeffrey Lam
Lance Corporal Jeffrey Lam, a student in Pace's BBA in information
systems program, was killed in a vehicle accident in Iraq in early
November. Lam, the son of immigrant parents from Hong Kong, was
proud to be an American citizen and joined the Marine Corps Reserve's
6th Communications Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group
in Brooklyn because he "wanted to do something very meaningful."
In addition to his parents and brother, Lam leaves behind a wife
and infant daughter. His wife was also a Pace student.
D.P.S. CELEBRATES FIRST FIVE YEARS
Tao(center) with D.P.S. alums(l-r): Thanh Van Lam(DPS
'02) with family, David Ulmer(DPS '04), Clara Chang(DPS '04)
and Rigoberto Diaz(DPS '04).
On Saturday evening, December 4, CSIS dean, Susan Merritt,
hosted a reception celebrating the first five years of our unique Doctor of Professional Studies (D.P.S.)
in Computing program.
Nearly 90 people, including graduates and current doctoral students and their guests,
were in attendance at the event held in the Tudor Room on the North Broadway campus.
Proceeds from the event benefited the Marilyn Mead Endowed Scholarship Fund.
PCLC OFFERS NEW UNIX PROGRAM
The Pace Computer Learning Center will soon be offering a new
certificate program in UNIX using Red Hat Linux. This 140-hour
program begins March 1st at the Pace Midtown Center, 551 Fifth
Avenue, New York City.
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