Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 28, 2004
CONGRESSMAN JERROLD NADLER, LMDC CHAIR KEVIN RAMPE,
NYC SCHOOLS CHANCELLOR JOEL I. KLEIN
TO SPEAK AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE
COALITION OF URBAN AND METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITIES
WHAT: 10th Annual International Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU): “Urban and Metropolitan America – The New Realities,” hosted by Pace University.
WHO: Joel I. Klein, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, will discuss “A New Vision for Public Education” Monday, Oct. 4, 12:45 pm. Jay L. Kriegel, executive director of NYC2012, will discuss “What Are the Benefits of Hosting the Olympic Games: New York City’s Planning Efforts to Host the 2012 Summer Olympics” Tuesday, Oct. 5, 12:30 pm. Manning Marable, professor of public affairs, political science and history at Columbia University, will discuss “Racial Diversity and Democratic Values: The Challenges of an Urban and Metropolitan University” Sunday, Oct. 3, 7:15 pm. Congressman Jerrold Nadler will discuss “Congress’s Role in Education” Sunday, Oct. 3, 12 noon. Kevin M. Rampe, president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), will discuss “Redevelopment of Lower Manhattan” Monday, Oct. 4, 3 pm.
WHEN: Saturday, October 2 to Tuesday, October 5.
WHERE: Marriott Financial Center Hotel, 85 West Street, New York City.
Visit http://www.pace.edu/cumu for more information about the conference.
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities brings together universities that share the mission of striving for national excellence while contributing to the economic development, social health, and cultural vitality of the urban or metropolitan centers served. Metropolitan Universities are institutions that strive to be responsive to the needs of communities, to include teaching that is adaptable to the diverse needs of metropolitan students, and to build close working relationships with elementary and secondary schools so as to improve the overall quality of education. Metropolitan Universities combine research-based learning with practical application and are dedicated to creating interdisciplinary partnerships and forming alliances with outside public and private organizations to resolve complex metropolitan problems. The Coalition’s 76 member institutions cultivate a close relationship with the urban center and its suburbs, often serving as a catalyst for change as well as a source of enlightened discussion. http://cumu.uc.iupui.edu . Pace University’s hosting of the conference is being conducted by the University’s Center for Downtown New York and its director, Daniel Slippen.