Pace Honors Eugene R. McGrath of Consolidated Edison With Leadership Award

Pace University honored Eugene R. McGrath, chairman, president and CEO of Consolidated Edison of New York, at the University’s 35th annual Leaders in Management Award Dinner on Tuesday, April 1, at The Plaza in New York City.

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NEW YORK — Pace University honored Eugene R. McGrath, chairman, president and CEO of Consolidated Edison of New York, at the University’s 35th annual Leaders in Management Award Dinner on Tuesday, April 1, at The Plaza in New York City.

In presenting the Award, Pace University President Dr. Patricia O. Ewers described Mr. McGrath “as a giant in the energy industry and a man of enormous dedication and commitment when it comes to civic responsiveness and a keen understanding of the importance to higher education in building the skilled and productive workforce of tomorrow.” At the ceremony, Mr. McGrath received an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from the University.

A native of New York, Mr. McGrath earned a mechanical engineering degree from Manhattan College, a masters of business administration degree from Iona College and completed an advanced management program at Harvard University.

The Leaders in Management Award, initiated in 1962 and presented annually to prominent members of the business community, celebrates the recipients’ achievements, which serve to enhance the economic, civic and cultural life of New York and the nation.

Past recipients of the Leaders in Management Award include: David Rockefeller, The Chase Manhattan Bank; Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM; and Robert E. Allen, AT&T.

Also during the evening, the University recognized the contributions of the Corporate Representatives Committee, a group of alumni that serves to strengthen the University’s ties to the corporate community and fosters increased alumni participation in University events and activities.

Proceeds from the Leaders in Management Award Dinner will be used to match the $10-million Dyson Family Challenge and Pace University’s National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant.

Pace Lecture Examines Human Perfection from Classical Greek Tradition

Pace University’s Center for Religious Studies is sponsoring a lecture titled “Human Perfection: The Greek Religious and Philosophical Ideal,” on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m., in the Hayes Library Theater, 78 North Broadway on the White Plains campus. Dr. Andrew Bernstein, an adjunct professor at Pace University, 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 “Human Perfection: The Greek Religious and Philosophical Ideal,” on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m., in the Hayes Library Theater, 78 North Broadway on the White Plains campus. Dr. Andrew Bernstein, an adjunct professor at Pace University, is the guest speaker. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call (914) 773-3946.

This lecture will examine two themes: What is the nature of human excellence according to the Classical tradition? And how are the insights of the Greeks of value to contemporary quest for meaning?

Bernstein holds a doctorate in philosophy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He has lectured and taught throughout the United States and Europe and is completing a novel titled Heart of a Pagan, a study of Homeric values.

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.

Education Alliance to Sponsor April Lecture Series

Pace University’s Education Alliance, a student-run organization, will sponsor a series of lectures in April in recognition of Education Month. All presentations will be held on the University’s New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza in lower Manhattan across from City Hall Park, and are free and open to the public.

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NEW YORK — Pace University’s Education Alliance, a student-run organization, will sponsor a series of lectures in April in recognition of Education Month. All presentations will be held on the University’s New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza in lower Manhattan across from City Hall Park, and are free and open to the public.

April 1: Michael Johnson, principal of the Science Skills Center in Brooklyn, will present “African American Children and Education,” at 3:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall South.

April 8: New York City Chancellor Rudy Crew will present “The Future of New York City Public Schools,” at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union.

April 10: Ayo Harrington, activist and president of the United Parents Association, will present “Parents and Teachers: Friends or Foes,” at 3:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall South.

April 15: Fernando Ferrer, Bronx borough president and mayoral candidate, will present “Politics, Education and the Future,” at 3:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall South.

April 24: James Loewen, University of Vermont professor of sociology and author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, will present “How and Why do Teachers Lie,” at 3:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall South.

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.

High School Students Learn About Planetary Climate Changes

High school students from Westchester and Rockland counties will learn about climate changes on other planets from two of the country’s leading experts. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11, Pace University will sponsor “Science Day ‘97” on the Pleasantville campus, hosting NASA astronaut Commander Mario Runco, and Climatologist Dr. Michael Allison of NASA’s Goddard Institute at Columbia University, along with more than 200 local high school students.

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PLEASANTVILLE, NY — High school students from Westchester and Rockland counties will learn about climate changes on other planets from two of the country’s leading experts. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11, Pace University will sponsor “Science Day ‘97” on the Pleasantville campus, hosting NASA astronaut Commander Mario Runco, and Climatologist Dr. Michael Allison of NASA’s Goddard Institute at Columbia University, along with more than 200 local high school students.

Science Day ‘97, sponsored by the biology and chemistry departments at Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, will address how planetary climate changes affect space travel, global warming, and the earth’s atmosphere, temperature and weather. “This presentation allows high school students to experience science on the college level and demonstrates that science is important, challenging, and exciting,” says Dr. Charlene Hoegler, professor of biology, who is coordinating the day-long event with Dr. William Flank, professor of chemistry.

A veteran of three Space Shuttle flight crews, including Atlantis in 1991, and Endeavour in 1993 and 1996, Astronaut Runco has logged more than 551 hours in space.

Dr. Michael Allison works in the fields of planetary atmospheric dynamics and spaceflight mission planning. He served on the science study team for the Cassini Mission to Saturn. He is participating on the Surveyor ‘98 Mission to Mars. His research also includes studies of the atmospheric dynamics of Jupiter.

As part of Science Day ‘97, some of the high school students will showcase posters illustrating their original science research projects. Students also have the opportunity to speak informally with the guest speakers.

Founded in 1906, 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 and doctoral degree programs.

Pace University and Iona College Co-Sponsor Service-Learning Conference

Pace University and Iona College will co-sponsor “Connecting
Universities and Communities II,” the second of two conferences designed to inform
faculty, students and community agencies about the unique educational opportunities and
social benefits of service-learning courses. The conference, which is free and open to the
public, will be held on Friday, April 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at Iona’s Spellman Hall, 715
North Avenue, New Rochelle.

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Pace University and Iona College will co-sponsor “Connecting
Universities and Communities II,” the second of two conferences designed to inform
faculty, students and community agencies about the unique educational opportunities and
social benefits of service-learning courses. The conference, which is free and open to the
public, will be held on Friday, April 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at Iona’s Spellman Hall, 715
North Avenue, New Rochelle.

This year’s conference will explore the development of partnerships between universities
and social service agencies. Keynote speakers will be John Saltmarsh, Ph.D., associate
professor of history and coordinator of the community service-learning project at
Northeastern University, and Elinor Polansky, M.S.W., chief administrator of the Henry
Street Settlement House located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. From their unique
perspectives, Saltmarsh and Polansky will speak on the conference topic “Exploring the
Meaning of Partnerships.”

Saltmarsh, a historian with a special interest in the American tradition of community
service work, will describe “The Democratic Promise of Community/University
Partnership,” and will consider how the democratic model of two institutions working
together to improve communities can help shape educational goals and universities to
achieve those goals.

Polansky, a social worker, psychologist and experienced administrator of community-
based service agencies, will address the community-university partnership from the
perspective of the social service agency and the community it serves. Polansky is the
Henry Street director of the VIA PACE/Henry Street Education Empowerment (EEP)
service-learning program.

Developed in fall 1995 and funded by a grant from Learn and Serve America, a branch of
the Corporation for National Service, the EEP is an ongoing, model service-learning
partnership between VIA PACE (Volunteers in Action at Pace University) and the Henry
Street Settlement House. Through EEP, Pace faculty have developed 18 service-learning
courses in which Pace students serve the Henry Street community in a variety of
capacities, including expanding health services to its clients.

The conference will bring together more than 10 schools from New York City,
Westchester and Fairfield Counties. After the keynote address and discussion, conference
participants will break into small groups to discuss pedagogy and curriculum integration,
community partnerships, faculty development and the future of service-learning.

For more information, call the VIA PACE office in Pleasantville, NY, at (914) 773-3539
or contact Professor Suzanne Senay at VIA PACE in New York City at (212) 346-1767.

VIA PACE is a dynamic program of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences designed to
help students become actively involved in the community and the problems it faces.

Pace, founded in 1906, is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in
New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in
undergraduate and graduate 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 Law School Hosts Discussion on Cameras in the Courtroom

The Evening Students Association of Pace University School of Law will host a panel discussion on the use of cameras in the courtroom, on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Tudor Room, Preston Hall, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY. The event is free and open to the public.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — The Evening Students Association of Pace University School of Law will host a panel discussion on the use of cameras in the courtroom, on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Tudor Room, Preston Hall, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY. The event is free and open to the public.

Courtroom Television Anchor Raymond Brown, Pace University School of Law Professor Jay Carlisle, who sits on the New York State Governor’s Commission on Cameras in the Courtroom, and County Court Judge Kenneth Lange, who is president of the County Court Judges Association of the State of New York, will discuss the various aspects of this controversial topic with Kevin Doyle, capital defender at the New York State Capital Defender’s Office, Jack Litman, of Litman, Asche & Gioiella in New York City and other leading experts.

Governor George Pataki appointed Carlislie and Pace trustee Henry Miller to the New York State Committee to Review Audio and Visual Coverage of Court Proceedings in New York. The New York State Legislature has asked the committee to evaluate the state’s ten year experiment with cameras in the courts and issue a report to the legislature by May 1, 1997. The legislature will decide whether the legislation authorizing cameras should be permanent.

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.

For more information, please call (914) 422-4292.

Pace University Appoints New Director of Athletics

Pace University has announced the appointment of Joseph F. O’Donnell as director of athletics and recreation.

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PLEASANTVILLE, NY — Pace University has announced the appointment of
Joseph F. O’Donnell as director of athletics and recreation.

O’Donnell served for eight years as director of athletics at American University in
Washington, D.C., responsible for the management and operation of a Division I athletics
program and an extensive intramural and recreational program. During his tenure, he
oversaw the construction of a $21-million facility that provides
a state-of-the-art venue for intercollegiate athletics, recreational and instructional
programs, convocations, graduations and other campus gatherings.

In announcing O’Donnell’s appointment, Philomena Mantella, vice president for
enrollment management and student life, said “He brings to Pace an extraordinary, broad-
based background with hands-on experience directing initiatives that form the centerpiece
of our athletics and recreational priorities over the next five years.”

O’Donnell was an assistant athletics director at Wichita State University in
Kansas. He served for 12 years as an assistant and associate athletics director at LaSalle
University in Philadelphia, and prior to that as a recr eation coordinator for the City of
Philadelphia. He also was a high school teacher and coach in the Catholic Diocese of
Philadelphia.

O’Donnell received a bachelor’s degree in economics from LaSalle University and
a master’s degree in educatio n with a concentration in athletics administration from
Temple University in Philadelphia.

Pace University’s varsity athletics program is recognized as a leader in the
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II in the northeast. The
University has 15 varsity sports teams and is a member of the NCAA, the Eastern
Collegiate Athletic Conference, and beginning in Fall 1997, the Northeast-10 Conference.
All Pace University sports teams, with the exception of the NCAA Divis ion I baseball
team, compete in the NCAA Division II.

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 t he 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.

Southwestern Wins Moot Court Competition at Pace

The three-person team from Southwestern University School of Law won the Pace University School of Law Ninth Annual National Environmental Moot Court Competition with the highest combined score for both the oral argument and written brief. More than 80 law schools nationwide participated in the three-day event, which is the largest moot situated all under one roof, and the largest environmental moot court competition in the nation.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — The three-person team from Southwestern University School of
Law won the Pace University School of Law Ninth Annual National Environmental
Moot Court Competition with the highest combined score for both the oral argument and
written brief. More than 80 law schools nationwide participated in the three-day event,
which is the largest moot situated all under one roof, and the largest environmental moot
court competition in the nation.

Becky Clark, Adrienne Miller and Joan Spaeder from the Southwestern University School
of Law team had the highest score for their oral presentation as they represented the
While-U-Wait Photo Service in the final round. The case involved retroactive Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) applicability and medical
monitoring cost recovery to track toxic photo chemicals which were released into the ground
water. The Southwestern team beat out the two teams from the University of Memphis and
Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College.

Other schools took awards in the following categories: Best Oralist, Minjoo Lee from
Washington University School of Law (St. Louis); Best Overall Brief, University of
Texas School of Law; and Best Brief Representing Each Party, University of Baltimore
School of Law and University of Houston School of Law.

This year’s specific case, selected by the White Plains, NY-based school’s Moot Court
Board, was given to each of the teams prior to the competition, and each two- or three-
person team prepared and submitted a written brief defending one position regarding the
topic of retroactivity and commerce clause issues in a CERCLA proceeding. In past
competitions, students have argued on environmental topics ranging from illegal
dumping to personal liability for violation by a corporation.

Each team argued from three points of view — the government/regulator, the regulated
industry and the citizen public interest group. Each team defended all three positions
before a panel of judges comprised of attorneys and federal and state judges, most of
whom are specialists in the field of environmental law. The competition consisted of
three rounds, and each team was rated on their written brief and each oral defense.

The judges presiding over the final round included: Environmental Appeals Judge
Honorable Edward E. Reich, who works with the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board; Honorable Eugene E. Siler Jr., a United States
Court of Appeals Judge for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio; Honorable Jane R.
Roth, a United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; and Honorable Richard D. Cudahy, a United States Court of Appeals
Judge for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois.

Preliminary rounds were held on Thursday, February 20, and Friday, February 21 with
the top-scoring 27 teams advancing to the quarter-final round. Only nine teams advanced
to the final rounds, held on Saturday, February 22. All of the participating schools,
volunteers and judges participated in a special reception on Friday, February 21, hosted
by Texaco Inc.

The Southwestern University team received a traveling trophy of an original watercolor,
“Dawn-Storm King,” by Hudson Valley artist John Husley, that commemorates the 1965
court decision inaugurating the field of environmental law. Last year’s winning team was
from The University of Houston. Winning briefs will be published in the Pace
Environmental Law Review.

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.

Prominent Trial Lawyer Bill Wagner to Discuss Attorney Ethics at Pace

Prominent trial lawyer Bill Wagner, a past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), and nationally known expert in tort litigation, will be the guest lecturer for the 1997 Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney Ethics at Pace University School of Law. The lecture, titled “Legal Ethics in a Confrontational Society,” is free and open to the public, and will be held on Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m. on the School of Law’s campus at 78 North Broadway, White Plains, in the Moot Court Room of the Gerber Glass building.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY — Prominent trial lawyer Bill Wagner, a past
president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), and
nationally known expert in tort litigation, will be the guest
lecturer for the 1997 Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture on Attorney
Ethics at Pace University School of Law. The lecture, titled “Legal
Ethics in a Confrontational Society,” is free and open to the
public, and will be held on Thursday, April 3, at 5 p.m. on the
School of Law’s campus at 78 North Broadway, White Plains, in the
Moot Court Room of the Gerber Glass building.

Wagner will address the increase of confrontation in society and its
impact on the practice of law, particularly modern civil litigation.

“It could be argued that the behavior of members of the legal
profession may, to a great extent, merely reflect the attitudes of
their clients and of society as a whole,” Wagner said. “It is time
to evaluate these dramatic changes.”

Wagner, a senior partner in the law firm of Wagner, Vaughan &
McLaughlin in Tampa, Florida, is an elected member of the American
Law Institute and a member of its governing Council. He serves as
an advisor to the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability,
a project promising significant reformulation of the law of Products
Liability.

Wagner’s law firm, Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin, is one of the
oldest plaintiffs’ trial firms in the South. He is certified as a
civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is
a board-certified civil trial Lawyer as recognized by the Florida
Bar. Among his numerous professional honors, Wagner is a fellow of
the American College of Trial Lawyers.

The Philip B. Blank Memorial Lecture was established by the family,
friends and colleagues of the late Philip B. Blank, associate dean
for external affairs and professor of law at Pace University School
of Law. In honor of Dean Blank’s commitment to legal ethics, the
Blank Lecture presents distinguished members of the legal community
who are recognized for their leadership in the area of attorney
ethics and practice.

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.

For more information, please call (914) 422-4205.

Pace Students Volunteer in Argentina for Spring Break

A group of students from Pace University will travel to South America during spring break to participate in a service-learning course and to volunteer their time for those in need. The eight undergraduate students will be in Argentina from March 7 through 15, stopping in Buenos Aires, San Miguel de Tucumán and the small village of Tafí del Valle in the Andes Mountains.

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NEW YORK — A group of students from Pace University will travel to South
America during spring break to participate in a service-learning course and to volunteer
their time for those in need. The eight undergraduate students will be in Argentina from
March 7 through 15, stopping in Buenos Aires, San Miguel de Tucumán and the small
village of Tafí del Valle in the Andes Mountains.

This three-credit course, a history elective titled “Service and Study in Argentina,”
examines the political structure, economics and the sociological aspects of this Latin
American country. In addition to the traditional classroom component, the course’s
highlight comes from the travel and service segment consisting of a few days exploring
Buenos Aires, followed by several days in the interior province of Tucumán.

One bilingual speech therapy student will assist at the Colegio de Sordomudos
“Don Bosco,” a high school rehabilitation institute for deaf mutes in San Miguel de
Tucumán; three nursing students will donate their services to provide prenatal nutrition
counseling to expectant mothers in a public medical clinic; and others will be painting
and providing other maintenance at the same clinic in the rural village of Tafí del Valle.

The eight students, along with Daniel Greenberg, professor of history and co-
director for Pace’s Institute of Latin American Service and Studies, will be accompanied
by a full-time translator. In addition to volunteering during the trip, students pay their
own transportation fees and other expenses. Course requirements include a midterm and
research paper.

“Argentina, the world’s eighth largest country, is a land of intriguing diversity,
including the culturally European metropolis of Buenos Aires, as well as those regions
that are culturally Indian and Latin American,” said Professor Greenberg. “Many public
facilities in more rural areas, like Tafí del Valle, are in drastic need of assistance.”

The Institute of Latin American Service and Studies at the Dyson College of Arts
and Sciences at Pace was founded in 1993 by Dr. Greenberg and Dr. Jordan Young. The
Institute’s first major initiative was its Service and Study Trip to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil,
in 1995, where students helped to renovate an elementary school named after Pace.

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.