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From the Lost Tribes to Apple’s poor stock performance and more, Pace faculty and staff sound off in the press.

Dean of the College of Health Professions Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been appointed to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Substantive Change Advisory Group (SCAG).

During the summer of 2012, Lubin Professor PV Viswanath visited a group in Northeast India called the Bnei Menashe. This group believes that it is descended from the lost Israelite tribe of Menashe, expelled from Israel in the 8th century BCE by the Assyrians. Since his visit, he has done some research on the Lost Tribes, as well as on the Bnei Menashe, and given talks to several area groups, most recently to Congregation Shearith Israel in Manhattan on March 1.

Pace Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Grigione, PhD, as its first Consulting Faculty for Academic Affairs. Professor Grigione will assist Pace Academy with the development of academic programming and research fundraising.

Chairman of the CIS program, Darren Hayes, DPS, weighed in on Apple’s poor stock performance in the Associated Press.

The New York Times gave positive reviews to the New York premiere of Soldier Songs at the Schimmel Theater.

John Alan James, executive director of the Center for Global Governance, discussed Republicans and their involvement in big business as well as President Obama’s inaugural speech on The Hill’s Congress Blog. He also contributed an op-ed for American Banker’s “BankThink” blog on government growth versus regulation.

Cathy Pagano, director of Continuing and Professional Education, was quoted by the New York Press on Pace’s successful continuing education programs. featured an article on two Dyson students, Anna Friedman and Jake Robbins, and Dyson Lecturer Julie Fain Lawrence, who all had roles in films presented at the Sundance Film Festival.

Dyson Professor Farrokh Hormozi, PhD, wrote for The Hill’s Congress Blog urging Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

Dean of the Seidenberg School for Computer Science and Information Systems, Amar Gupta, PhD, was quoted by The Guardian on the failed construction of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Dyson Professor Gregory Julian, PhD, wrote an open for The Hill’s Congress Blog on President Obama’s second inaugural address and another piece for The Hill’s Congress Blog on active citizenry.

Ira Davidson, director of Pace University’s Small Business Development Center, was quoted in Crain’s New York Business on higher taxes and health care bills for entrepreneurs.

Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab, Bruce Bachenheimer, was quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald on American business dealings with Australia.

School of Education Professor Lauren Birney, EdD,  and Jonathan Hill, DPS, spoke with The Next America on the challenges and opportunities for getting more minorities interested in STEM.

Dyson Professor Nicholas Catalano, PhD, was selected as this year’s Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award recipient.

Seidenberg Professor James W. Gabberty, PhD, was quoted in an article on cyber-crime in the U.S. in the Wall Street Journal.

Lubin Professor Philip G. Cohen wrote for The Hill’s Congress Blog on sequestration.

Andrea Spencer, PhD, dean of the School of Education, wrote an op-ed on children’s mental health for the Hartford Courant.

President Stephen J. Friedman was quoted in The New York Times on law firm Debevoise and Plimpton’s decision to drop its trusts and estates practice.

Ira Davidson, director of the Small Business Development Center, was quoted by Forbes in an article on initial bank loans for small businesses.

School of Education Professor and Director for the Center for Literacy Enrichment Sister M. St. John Delany, PhD, was interviewed for a TV segment on FOX’s Spanish language network.

Rebecca Tekula, executive director of the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, was quoted in an article on Newsday on the IRS and FBI investigation into Mount Vernon’s mayor.

Toby Winer, executive vice president, was quoted in an article in CFO magazine on the growing performing arts department.

Roy Girasa, PhD, and chair of the Department of Legal Studies, wrote a textbook on the Law of Finance to be published by Palgrave McMillan Publishing Co. The first volume, entitled Corporate Governance and Finance Law will be published simultaneously in the U.S. and the U.K. on September 5, 2013 and the second volume, entitled Laws and Regulations in Global Financial Markets will be published on November 2, 2013.