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From student loans to cyber security, and from nomenclature to Facebook, Pace staff and faculty are sounding off in the news.

Dyson Professor Mary Margaret Minnis, PhD, spoke to the League of Women Voters of Greenwich, CT at its fourth program in its series about clean water.

Lubin Professor Aaron Gottesman, PhD, was quoted on the tightening of hedging regulations in The Hill’s Congress Blog.

Law Professor Bennett Gershman discusses the city’s ban on big sodas in a recent Wall Street Journal article.

Lubin Professor Joseph Salerno, PhD, tells The New York Post there is “a pervasive regime uncertainty” affecting the economy.

President  Stephen J. Friedman was quoted on the recent student loan decision in an article on Moneyscoop.com

“I think that it is important for the CSCC to respond on all fronts, understanding that al-Qaida is a sophisticated enemy using the Internet wisely both to recruit members and to gain sympathy from citizens in the region,” Constance Knapp, PhD, codirector of Pace University’s Seidenberg CyberSecurity Institute, told TechNewsWorld.

A study at Pace in 2011, recently covered in BusinessNewsDaily, found that social media could predict the ups and downs of stock prices for three global brands, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, and Nike.

In an article in Nursing Spectrum, Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the College of Health Professions, weighed in on proposed legislation that would limit the use of the title “doctor” to physicians and dentists.

An article in The Journal News featured the long-term plan for Pace athletics to expand the program by adding the popular spectator sports women’s field hockey and lacrosse.

Incubators backed by major companies may aid development into a seasoned entrepreneur at a faster rate, Bruce Bachenheimer, director of entrepreneurship and Lubin professor, told YoungEntrepreneur.com. Bachenheimer was also quoted in Entrepreneur’s Startups in the article “6 Steps to a Successful Start” and in Young Entrepreneur, where he discussed college pitch contests and startup incubators.

“The supply of jobs has not yet caught up with the demand. That’s why we still hear so many stories about graduates who are still taking on unpaid internships after graduation, who are still flipping burgers at McDonald’s. Not that there’s anything wrong with doing that, but graduates didn’t want to spend four years in college and go heavily in debt to flip burgers,” observed Lubin Professor Larry Chiagouris, PhD,  in an article in Minyanville. Chiagouris also weighed in on the Facebook IPO and value (or lack thereof) to investors in an article in Marketing Week (UK) and told “Market Day,” an MSMBC blog, that findings don’t necessarily show Facebook ads are effective in getting people to click through and buy a product.

“These events signal problems with the effectiveness of internal governance, controls and the role of the chief compliance officer at Facebook and their financial advisor, Morgan Stanley,” said Lubin Professor John Alan James to Thompson Reuters Accelus. James, who is executive director of the Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace, also spoke to the Westchester County  Business Journal for their recent article, “Executive compensation up 6 percent in 2011.

Chief investment officer at Altfest Personal Wealth Management in New York and Lubin Professor Lewis Altfest, PhD, weighed in on the importance of variable annuities for the blog www.mainefarmsforthefuture.com.

Seidenberg Professor Darren Hayes, DPS, shares his thoughts about the Facebook IPO fiasco on The Hill’s Congress Blog.