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In this month’s issue, Pace faculty and staff sound off in the news on everything from MOOCs to the Middle East, from Twitter to retirement, plus much more.

Seidenberg Professor Darren Hayes, DPS, discusses Twitter’s imminent IPO plans in a recent InformationWeek article.

Lubin Professor Robert Wiener offered reflections on how Jewish law and the Golem myth might offer insights into the regulation of “unmanned” weapons at the 2013 Robotic Weapons Control Symposium at Pace University. In August, Wiener presented his paper “Foreign Jurisdictional Algebra and Kiobel vs. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Foreign Cubed and Foreign Squared Cases” at the 88th Annual Conference of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Dyson Professor Maria Luskay, EdD, and Lubin Associate Professor Claudia G. Green, PhD, were named as Pace Academy Scholars based on their plans for a collaborative initiative wherein students and faculty in Lubin and Dyson will study the environmental, social/cultural, and economic impact of the Olympics on cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Both faculty will be leading an international field study to Brazil in March 2014 for a community based mapping project and the development of a documentary.

Three Pace professors put out a statement in The Hall Monitor slamming New York’s new teacher evaluation system. The statement comes from: Christine Clayton, chair of the Education Department at Pace’s Westchester Campus; Beth Kava, lecturer and coordinator of adolescent education; and Mary Rose McCarthy, associate professor.

Michael Izady, Dyson College adjunct professor of Middle Eastern and Western history, believes that when it comes to Egypt’s military, the United States still has leverage. Read the full story in the Epoch Times.

Lubin Professor Aron Gottesman discusses the importance of 401k advisers in a recent article for 401kWire.

Lubin Professor and Chair of the Law and Taxation Department Roy Girasa, PhD, recently wrote Corporate Governance & Finance Law (August 2013) and Laws and Regulations in Global Financial Markets (December 2013). Both are published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Lubin Professor Larry Chiagouris talks about The Washington Post teaming up with Amazon Publishing in an article for Investor’s Business Daily.

Dyson Professor and Pace alumna Jennifer Powell-Lunder, PsyD, shares her tips for beating the back-to-school blues in an article for the Asbury Park Press.

Pace’s Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD, County Executive Robert Astorino, and others wrote thank you notes to soldiers and police officers at Pace University in Pleasantville as part of the kick-off of the annual 9/11 week of service.

In August 2013, as a Fulbright Specialist, Lubin Professor Claudia G. Green, PhD, made presentations to faculty and staff of The Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. For their School of Business, her presentation was “Embedded Sustainability—the Next Competitive Advantage.” For their Department of Geography she presented her work on “Green Mapping Sustainable Develop.m.ent in Brazil: A focus on Paraty and Ilha Grande.”

“Members of Congress should hesitate before forcing the hands of President Obama to act on the Syria conflict before it is the right time,” writes Michael Izady, a professor of Middle Eastern and Western history at Pace University, for The Hill’s “Congress Blog.”

Joseph M. Pastore Jr., Professor Emeritus in Residence at Lubin, told CIO Today what is happening at Microsoft is what happens to all innovative firms: The fate of the successful entrepreneur is ultimately her or his own demise.

Lubin Associate Professor Claudia G. Green, PhD, is the latest winner of the Pace Academy’s GreenPace Award, which recognizes faculty, staff and students who develop innovative programs that assist Pace in meeting its commitment to sustainable practices. For the past 13 years, Green has led successful field study trips to Brazil where students learn about sustainability and work with the local community mapping sustainability initiatives. She has also published articles about this project and presented her work in Portugal, Italy, Dubai, and Ireland.

Lubin Professor and Director of Pace’s Entrepreneurship Lab Bruce Bachenheimer was quoted in U.S. News & World Report discussing how to earn business credentials without an MBA.  Additionally, he was interviewed for the book Leading the Epic Revolution by Hunter Muller, and featured on Disruptive Technologists as “The Accidental Entrepreneur.” He was also quoted in The Wall Street Journal discussing how to get started on new small business ventures.

New research at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems has found a scientific way to detect cheating when students take online exams.

Dyson Professor Peggy Minnis, PhD, who introduced the idea of a “GIS 101” sort of course to readers back in April, is currently welcoming students to the real McCoy. Her “GIS Basics” massive open online course (MOOC) began September 9 and runs for 12 weeks.

In October 2013, Lubin Associate Professor Claudia G. Green, PhD, was invited by the Dean of the College of Business at the University of Seville to present her work in mapping sustainable initiatives in Brazil to the faculty and students of tourism and business.