Former Commissioner to Discuss the Future of Social Security

The Honorable Shirley S. Chater, former commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration, will discuss “The Future of Social Security in the U.S.A.” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, in the Moot Court Room, Gerber Glass Building on the White Plains campus. The presentation, sponsored by the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University, is free and open to the public.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — The Honorable Shirley S. Chater, former commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration, will discuss “The Future of Social Security in the U.S.A.” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, in the Moot Court Room, Gerber Glass Building on the White Plains campus. The presentation, sponsored by the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University, is free and open to the public.

Dr. Chater is a Regents’ Professor at the University of California and has served as a professor in the department of social and behavioral sciences at the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing and the School of Education at UC Berkley. She is the former president of Texas Woman’s University and serv ed as commissioner of the Social Security Administration from 1993 to 1997.

She is active in numerous professional organizations, including serving as a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; the American Academy of Nursing; a nd the National Academy of Public Administration.

Dr. Chater will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during Pace University’s commencement on Tuesday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. in White Plains, NY.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University w ith campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information System s, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Commencement Marks 90th Anniversary for Pace University

Pace University will conclude its 90th Anniversary celebration with commencement exercises on May 20, 23 and 24 during three separate ceremonies in New York City and Westchester County. In addition to conferring more than 3,300 undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral degrees to the Class of 1997, the University will award seven honorary doctoral degrees.

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NEW YORK — Pace University will conclude its 90th Anniversary celebration with commencement exercises on May 20, 23 and 24 during three separate ceremonies in New York City and Westchester County. In addition to conferring more than 3,300 undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral degrees to the Class of 1997, the University will award seven honorary doctoral degrees.

On Tuesday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, the University will award degrees to students from the Pleasantville/Briarcliff campus and the Lubin Graduate Center in White Plains. Former New York Assembly-woman Cecile D. Singer, and the Honorable Shirley S. Chater, former commissioner of the Social Security Administration and a Regents’ Professor at the University of California, will be awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Pace President Dr. Patricia O. Ewers will provide the commencement address.

On Friday, May 23, at 11 a.m., on the White Plains campus, the University will award degrees to students in the School of Law. Honorary Doctor of Laws will be awarded to Drew S. Days III, a Yale Law School professor and former United States solicitor general and former assistant attorney general for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Justice; Peter Basil Carter, emeritus fellow at Wadham College in Oxford, England, a professor with the Pace London Law Program and a former justice of the peace of the County of Oxford; and John Otis Honnold Jr., professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and former head of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Drew S. Days III will provide the address.

On Saturday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m., at Radio City Music Hall, degrees will be awarded to students from the University’s New York City campus. Charles Jacey Jr., a senior partner with Coopers & Lybrand and a Pace University Trustee and alumnus, will receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science; and Jonathan Kozol, educator and author of many books on urban education including Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Pace President Dr. Patricia O. Ewers will provide the commencement address.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Pace University to Celebrate Law Day – May 1, 1997

Pace University’s Annual Law Day event, to be held on Thursday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m., will recognize the
achievements of several outstanding students. In particular, second-year law student and White Plains, NY resident Liane Wilson will be the first recipient of the Albert Pirro, Jr. Scholarship in Land Use Law, made possible by a $25,000 grant from Al Pirro, Jr. of Harrison, NY. Pirro is a well known attorney who specializes in land use law practicing in Westchester County.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University’s Annual Law Day event, to be
held on Thursday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m., will recognize the
achievements of several outstanding students. In particular,
second-year law student and White Plains, NY resident Liane Wilson
will be the first recipient of the Albert Pirro, Jr. Scholarship in
Land Use Law, made possible by a $25,000 grant from Al Pirro, Jr. of
Harrison, NY. Pirro is a well known attorney who specializes in land
use law practicing in Westchester County.

Pirro will present Wilson a $5,000 scholarship grant, representing
the first of five such scholarships to be awarded to students active
in Pace’s Land Use Law Center. Wilson was selected for her work in
developing the Land Use Law Center’s Internet site called LUCAS (Land
Use and Community Alliance Service) which is a unique compilation of
legal material.

In presenting the award to Wilson, Pirro said, “I am pleased to be
able to establish this scholarship in land use law, a little
understood area of legal practice which has very real everyday
impacts on our society and our community. It is an area of the law in
which I have been engaged for the past twenty years. It is an honor
for me to make this presentation to Liane Wilson, a superior student
who has made a significant contribution to advancing the study of
land use law.”

As part of the Law Day program, Wilson will demonstrate her work on
the LUCAS site (http://www.law.edu/landuse/homepage.html) which
contains over 4,000 pages of material produced by Pace’s Land Use Law
Center written for both community leaders and experienced land use
practitioners. Developed at the urging of local leaders, LUCAS
provides ready on-line access to a comprehensive library of
materials on land use law.

“This site is a comprehensive, on-line, ‘one-stop-shopping’ research
tool,” said John Nolan, director of Pace’s Land Use Law Center. “By
making the information available via the Internet, we are able to
reach more municipalities throughout New York, as well as other
states, in order to better serve local leaders and their professional
advisors and the legal community,” he said.

“LUCAS was created for easy navigation with a table of contents and
search feature,” said former Yorktown, NY resident Wilson, a
Fordham University graduate who majored in philosophy and classics
and minored in biochemistry. “I had never done anything like this
before. Computers were a hobby for me, but I had to teach myself
Microsoft Front-page (a web page design software), research and
design the page in about three months.”

In addition to Wilson, several other students will be recognized for
their achievements and will present their research topics. Two area
lawyers also will provide updates about recent court decision
involving land use law.

The event will be held at the Pace University School of Law’s White
Plains Campus at 78 North Broadway and will begin at 3:00 p.m.

The Land Use Law Center at Pace University School of Law provides
research and technical assistance to attorneys, planners,
governmental officials, community leaders and citizen groups. Land
use law establishes the rules by which local, county and state
governments control and encourage the use and conversation of the
land and its natural resources. How well government officials apply
these rules, and how they affect the operations of the private sector
greatly influence whether jobs, housing, tax revenues, recreation,
transportation and environmental quality are provided and available
for current and future generations.

Through the work of the Center’s director, research fellows and
staff, the center annually produces several research papers and
informational bulletins, sponsors conferences on land use, conducts
training seminars on sustainable community development and provides
technical assistance on land use matters to its trainees. One of the
primary objectives of the Center is provide an opportunity for
students at the Law School to gain in-depth, practical experience
allowing them to become knowledgeable practitioners serving private,
public and non-governmental clients.

Law Day is an annual nationwide event aimed at raising the public
awareness of American law and justice. Bar associations, civic
groups, government officials and educators participate in Law Day
activities on or around May 1.

Pace, KPMG Peat Marwick to Address Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems

Pace University’s Department of Public Administration and KPMG Peat Marwick LLP will co-sponsor a conference for health care facility CEOs and other top administrators on “Health Systems Integration and Reengineering: A Strategy for Competitive Advantage,” on May 8 and 9 at Pace’s Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. Interested hospital executives should call Pace University at (914) 422-4298 for more information.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University’s Department of Public Administration and KPMG Peat Marwick LLP will co-sponsor a conference for health care facility CEOs and other top administrators on “Health Systems Integration and Reengineering: A Strategy for Competitive Advantage,” on May 8 and 9 at Pace’s Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. Interested hospital executives should call Pace University at (914) 422-4298 for more information.

Conference speakers will include leaders from the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, CareGroup, Inc. (the Beth Israel-Deaconess and Massachusetts General alliance), in Boston, and members of the senior consulting staff of KPMG Peat Marwick, who will present their findings from a recently completed four-year national health systems integration study.

“Health care providers have been forming ‘integrated’ delivery systems during the 1990s to maximize market share and provide a full range of services,” said Professor Bernard Weinstein, director of Pace’s Center for Health Care Education and Research. “The conference will examine whether these systems are truly integrated.”

This conference will provide a forum for health care senior executives to learn about current developments and approaches in health systems integration and reengineering, as well as typical barriers encountered during implementation. It also will feature actual case studies on the development and performance of integrated health systems. (more)

Pace University’s Center for Health Care Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Department of Public Administration in order to advance health care education and research activities at Pace, and to assist health care providers in meeting the health care needs of the community.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Coalition for Diversity to Co-sponsor Conference on Black Psychology

The Coalition for Diversity at Pace University is co-sponsoring a one-day conference titled “Perspectives on Black Psychology: Past, Present and Future” on Friday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m., at 1 Pace Plaza, across from City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. For more information, call (212) 346-1526.

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NEW YORK — The Coalition for Diversity at Pace University is co-sponsoring a one-day conference titled “Perspectives on Black Psychology: Past, Present and Future” on Friday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m., at 1 Pace Plaza, across from City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. For more information, call (212) 346-1526.

Dr. William E. Cross Jr., author of Shades of Black: Diversity in African-American Identity, will provide the keynote address on the history, science and politics of black identity research. Cross received a doctorate in psychology from Princeton University. He is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Other presentation topics will include:

African Psychology
Interpretation of Cultural Mistrust on Interpersonal Work Relationships
Traditional African Religious Systems and African-American Mental Health
Psychotherapy with Africans in America
African-American Male Adolescents in Managing Daily Life Stresses
Hair Texture, Length and Style: Metaphors on the African-American Mother-Daughter Relationship Psychotherapy Applications
African-Centered Group Therapy
Physical Attributes of Racial Stereotypes

The conference is co-sponsored by the New York Association of Black Psychologists, Pace University’s Black Students Organization and the Counseling and Personal Development Center, and the South African Tourism Board of NY.

Lecture Examines Apocalypse and the Book of Revelations

Pace University’s Center for Religious Studies is sponsoring a lecture titled “The Book of Revelation in its Original Historical Setting,” on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., in the Hayes Library Theater, 78 North Broadway on the White Plains campus. Dr. Cameron C. Afzal, a professor of religion at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, is the guest speaker. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call (914) 773-3946.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University’s Center for Religious Studies is sponsoring a lecture titled “The Book of Revelation in its Original Historical Setting,” on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., in the Hayes Library Theater, 78 North Broadway on the White Plains campus. Dr. Cameron C. Afzal, a professor of religion at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, is the guest speaker. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call (914) 773-3946.

The lecture and discussion will focus on two issues: Does the Apocalypse predict the future? And how do modern scholars interpret the symbolic language of this New Testament book?

Afzal holds master’s degrees from McGill and Yale universities and a doctorate in early Christian literature from Columbia University.

The Center for Religious Studies of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences offers scholarly lectures and discussions on all aspects of world religious thought and practice.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Women’s Association of Law Students at Pace to Honor New York State Supreme Court Justice, Hon. Sondra Miller

The Women’s Association of Law Students at Pace University School of Law will recognize New York State Supreme Court Justice Hon. Sondra M. Miller at the Third Annual Awards Dinner for a Pioneer of Justice and Equality for Women and the Law.

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WHAT: The Women’s Association of Law Students at Pace University
School of Law will recognize New York State Supreme Court Justice
Hon. Sondra M. Miller at the Third Annual Awards Dinner for a Pioneer
of Justice and Equality for Women and the Law.
Justice Miller is being honored for her contributions and
ground-breaking achievements in paving the way and setting an example
for women and all legal professionals to follow. Justice Miller was
in the first class to admit women at Harvard Law School, and her
appointment as Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second
Department, in January 1990, made her the highest ranking female
jurist in the ninth judicial district.
The Women’s Association of Law Students at Pace University is an
organization that educates students and promotes involvement in
women’s issues both in the law and the world. The organization
sponsors educational and community programs leading to a more
knowledgeable, empowered student body.

WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 1997
6:30 p.m. – Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner and Award Presentation

WHERE: Preston Hall Tudor Room
Pace University School of Law
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY

MORE: For tickets, more information or directions, call (914) 422-4292.

Pace Law Lecture to Address Environmental and Energy Law

Pace University School of Law will host the third annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture with Professor William H.
Rodgers Jr., University of Washington Law School, on April 24 at 5 p.m. at the White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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– Environmental Law Professor/Author William Rodgers Jr. is Guest Speaker –

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University School of Law will host the
third annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture with Professor William H.
Rodgers Jr., University of Washington Law School, on April 24 at 5
p.m. at the White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway. The lecture is
free and open to the public.
Rodgers, a scholar of environmental law and energy, will be speak
about barriers facing environmental law, including, neglect,
diversion and abandoment, which are manifested by current efforts
labelled “regulatory reform.”
Rodgers is the author of Hornbook on Environmental Law (West
Publishing Co.), the most widely used, one-volume environmental law
textbook, and also has written other textbooks on energy law and
numerous law review articles. He has served as a distinguished
visitor and lecturer at 15 other law schools and as a member of the
National Academy of Sciences Board on Environmental Sciences and
Technology.
The Garrison Lecture was established at the Pace University School
of Law in 1995 in honor of Lloyd K. Garrison who played a major role
in the 1965 Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision that
inaugurated the field of environmental law.
The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and
diversified University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Its Environmental Law program is ranked third in
the country by U.S. News & World Report. Nearly 14,000 students are
enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson
College of Arts, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law
and Lienhard School of Nursing.
For more information please call (914) 422-4205.

Tobacco and Public Health: Conference Addresses Legal Issues and Social Policy

In the first major public forum following the Liggett Group’s admission that cigarette smoking is addictive,
causes cancer and is targeted toward teenagers, Pace University School of Law will host a comprehensive two-day conference addressing legal issues surrounding tobacco use, regulation, public health and social policy on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19. The conference will bring together competing views on many controversial issues, including: What are the implications of Liggett’s settlement with 22 state attorneys general? Should tobacco be regulated as a drug? Does the FDA have authority to regulate?
Should tobacco advertising targeted at children be prohibited? Is litigation the way to resolve the controversy over tobacco and public health? What are the legal rules when the plaintiff is not a
smoker but the recipient of ‘second-hand smoke’? Who should pay for tobacco-related illnesses? Should pension funds and other investors divest themselves of tobacco stocks?

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– Experts to Discuss Second-Hand Smoke, Cigarette Advertising and Tobacco Regulation –

WHITE PLAINS, NY — In the first major public forum following the
Liggett Group’s admission that cigarette smoking is addictive,
causes cancer and is targeted toward teenagers, Pace University
School of Law will host a comprehensive two-day conference
addressing legal issues surrounding tobacco use, regulation, public
health and social policy on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19.
The conference will bring together competing views on many
controversial issues, including: What are the implications of
Liggett’s settlement with 22 state attorneys general? Should tobacco
be regulated as a drug? Does the FDA have authority to regulate?
Should tobacco advertising targeted at children be prohibited? Is
litigation the way to resolve the controversy over tobacco and
public health? What are the legal rules when the plaintiff is not a
smoker but the recipient of ‘second-hand smoke’? Who should pay for
tobacco-related illnesses? Should pension funds and other investors
divest themselves of tobacco stocks?
The conference will provide a forum for presentations and
discussions focusing on health law and policy, toxic torts, and the
First Amendment. Among the participants will be physicians, lawyers,
public health specialists, government policy makers, law professors
and private industry leaders, including:

* William Shultz, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
* Richard Verheij, General Counsel, United States Tobacco Company;
* Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General, State of Connecticut;
* Dennis Vacco, Attorney General, State of New York;
* Nita M. Lowey, U.S. Congresswoman (D-Harrison, NY);
* Oliver Koppell, former Attorney General, State of New York;
* Michael Wilson, Tobacco Control Program, New York City Department of Health;
* Paula Chester, General Counsel, New York State Comptroller’s Office;
* Russell Sciandra, American Cancer Society New York State Division;
* Dr. William Cahan, Senior Attending Surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;
* Matthew Myers, General Counsel, National Center for Tobacco Free Kids.
* Richard Daynard, Professor, Northeastern University School of Law

EDITORS NOTE: Special media interviews will be available at
request with the participants during lunch of each conference day.

“The regulation and limitation of tobacco use raise profound public
health policy questions,” said Professor Linda Fentiman, director of
Pace University’s Health Law and Policy Program. “This conference is
unique in that it will bring together speakers from all sides of the
controversy to Pace to discuss real issues about the future of the
tobacco industry and its regulation.”
The conference is a joint undertaking of the Pace University School
of Law’s Health Law and Policy Program, Center for Continuing Legal
Education, The Pace University Law Review and Pace Environmental Law
Review, and the New York State and Westchester County Leagues of
Women Voters.
For more information about the conference, call Assistant Dean
Joseph Bracchitta (914) 422-4203 or Bridget Fitzpatrick (914)
422-4062, at the Pace Center for Continuing Legal Education, or
Professor Linda Fentiman (914) 422-4422.
The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and
diversified University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Its Environmental Law program is ranked third in
the country by U.S. News and World Report. Nearly 14,000 students
are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the
Dyson College of Arts, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law
and Lienhard School of Nursing.