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Information Assurance Education and Research Center Established

Members of the Pace Community Invited to Robotics Tournament

PCLC Offers Free Seminars on Project Management and Wireless Security

CSIS Faculty and Staff Members Recognized

CSIS Representative Accepts CAEL 2003 Institutional Service Award

Job Market for CSIS Graduates Rebounds

CSIS Students to Study Network Security Abroad



Communique No. 17
Fall 2003 issue of CSIS Communique in PDF format
eCommunique
 

Information Assurance Education and Research Center Established

CSIS established an Information Assurance Education and Research Center for the purpose of exploring computer vulnerabilities with the objective of improving prevention and detection techniques through research. Recently, the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) informed the University that the information security content of the CSIS curriculum conforms with its standards. This is an important first step towards recognizing Pace as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education
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Members of the Pace Community Invited to Attend Robotics Tournament

On Sunday, February 8, Pace, under the leadership of CSIS, will host a FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament. FIRST, founded by the well-known inventor, Dean Kamen, stands For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, and LEGO refers to the LEGO toy company that makes interlocking building blocks in various sizes and colors that can be used to construct robots. The two organizations joined forces to sponsor this competition so that teams of students, ages 9-14, could come together to channel their creativity, practice teamwork, and experience the excitement of learning about science and technology. All members of the Pace Community are invited to attend this exciting and educational event. Children and grandchildren are particularly welcome. The event will be held in the Goldstein Fitness Center on the Pleasantville campus. Plan on arriving at 12 noon in order to be seated in time for the opening ceremonies.
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Pace Computer Learning Center Invites You to Test Drive Our Project Management and Security Curricula

Many IT professionals and their companies realize that excellent technical skills are not enough to bring projects in on time, on budget and to specifications. Attend our February 24th Project Management Seminar in midtown Manhattan to experience our Project Management Institute (PMI®) -aligned curriculum at no cost.
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PCLC is also offering a free three-hour seminar on March 18 on Wireless Security.
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CSIS Faculty and Staff Members Recognized

Two members of the CSIS family were recognized for their outstanding service at holiday parties held on their respective campus during Employee Recognition Week. Professor Cathy Dwyer, Information Systems, (holding award above) received the University Award for Distinguished Faculty Service in New York City and Bill Bernhey, CSIS IT Support Specialist, (holding award below) accepted the 2003 President's Extra Mile Award in Pleasantville. CSIS applauds these outstanding individuals.


Earlier in the fall, Lynne Larkin, CSIS CLOUT director in New York City, received an Award for Extraordinary Service to Humanity from the Bear Search and Rescue Foundation "for improving the lives of victims of 9/11 through retraining and employment assistance."

CLOUT, which stands for Computer Literacy Opportunity University Technology, received a $300,000 grant from the Robin Hood Foundation's Robin Hood Relief Fund to assist individuals living at or below Canal Street who suffered economic displacement as a result of the terrorist attacks. It was through this generous financial support and Larkin's outstanding leadership that 50 individuals are being assisted on the long road to economic recovery. 

 
CSIS Representative Accepts CAEL 2003 Institutional Service Award on Behalf of the University


L-R: Brett Sherman, Pace; Pamela Tate, President and CEO, CAEL; Nancy Treuer, CSIS
Nancy Treuer, NACTEL Online Registration Coordinator, accepted the 2003 Institutional Service Award conferred by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) on behalf of the University in recognition of its "historical and ongoing commitment to adult learners as well as its more recent leadership and innovation in the field of online learning."

The award was presented at the CAEL International Conference in San Diego, CA. It cited the collaboration between CSIS and the National Coalition for Telecommunications and Learning (NACTEL) on an online associate's degree program designed to train network technicians. The collaboration is led by Dean Susan Merritt, Associate Dean David Sachs, and Nancy Hale, Chair of Technology Systems.
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Job Market for CSIS Graduates Rebounds

Employment opportunities for CSIS graduates and current students have improved in recent months. Eight individuals have reported being hired by prestigious companies such as Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Merrill Lynch, NYC & Co., PricewaterhouseCoopers, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, and Smith & Warren. In addition, Joan Mark, executive director of Cooperative Education and Career Services, reports that Co-op placements are up 20% over last year.
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CSIS Students to Study Network Security Abroad
There's Still Time to Register!

This spring, Dr. Narayan Murthy, CS Chair Westchester, and Professor Daniel Farkas, IS Chair Westchester, will accompany a group of CSIS undergraduates to Great Britain to learn first-hand how another country addresses vital issues relating to network security. The trip, which will occur in late May, will be preceded by an online credit-bearing course (CIS 396A) beginning in March. The course, which is open to all undergraduate CSIS majors, will provide participants with an introduction to the technology of telecommunications and networking. In addition to scheduled seminars, presentations, and field trips, there will be ample time for sightseeing and relaxation. This is the first time CSIS is offering a field study course abroad.
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