NEWS RELEASE: Political Science Professor Matthew Bolton Presented Statement on Disarmament to UN General Assembly

Political science professor, Matthew Bolton, PhD, addressed the United Nations General Assembly First Committee, on behalf of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on disarmament, peace building and humanitarian issues.

On behalf of global civil society organizations, political science professor calls for disarmament and arms control “driven by the needs and rights of people most affected by armed violence.”

New York – A Pace University New York City political science professor, Matthew Bolton, PhD, addressed the United Nations General Assembly First Committee, on behalf of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on disarmament, peace building and humanitarian issues.

“We call for an approach to disarmament that is driven by the needs and rights of people most affected by armed violence, not by the discretion of states and organizations most responsible for it,” said Bolton to representatives of the 193 UN member states, as well as UN agencies and NGOs. The First Committee has responsibility for disarmament and international security.

The NGO statement, endorsed by 11 organizations, congratulated states on “some noteworthy progress” in recent international discussions on the elimination of nuclear weapons, the recent Security Council resolution on small arms and light weapons as well as the Arms Trade Treaty, signed by over 100 states since June.

Members of the Pace University community played an important role in the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations in July 2012 and March 2013. Bolton was an advisor to Control Arms, the civil society coalition advocating for a “bulletproof treaty” and numerous students interned or worked with the campaign.

Despite these developments in global policy-making on controlling weapons, however, Bolton asserted that “now is not the time for resting on laurels.” The NGO statement identified numerous concerns, including the abuse of the consensus rule in disarmament forums, exclusion of meaningful civil society participation, lack of equal opportunities for women in decision-making and the marginalization of the voices of victims and survivors of armed violence.

“Creativity and new human-centered approaches must be a requirement for all states advocating nuclear disarmament, conventional arms control and reduced military expenditure,” said Bolton, reading the NGO statement. “We can and must replace stalemate and watered-down outcomes with alternatives that advance human security and social and economic justice.”

In addition to teaching classes on international politics, Bolton also leads Pace University’s New York Model United Nations program. Last weekend – 25-27 October – 25 Pace students participated in the National Model United Nations conference in Washington DC, representing Argentina, Denmark and Kenya in simulations of the First Committee and other UN decision-making bodies.

Pace was recognized by the conference with four awards, for students’ excellent diplomatic skills, public speaking abilities and political savvy. Given their success, Bolton asked his students for their advice on how to deliver his statement at the actual United Nations. “They were happy to oblige,” said Bolton.

Bolton is an expert on global disarmament policy. He is author of Foreign Aid and Landmine Clearance: Governance, Politics and Security in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Sudan (I.B. Tauris, 2010) and a forthcoming travelogue Political Minefields (I.B. Tauris, 2014). He has written widely on the politics of landmines, cluster munitions, the Arms Trade Treaty and fully autonomous military robotics (“killer robots”). His recent lecture on the politics of landmines and military robotics is available on the Pace University’s iTunes U account.

Located only two express subway stops from the iconic United Nations complex on the East River, Pace University’s scholars actively engage with global policymaking debates. This June, Pace hosted an expert symposium on Robotic Weapons Control, and the university has partnered with the UN Commission on the Status of Women to create workshops on global policies that affect women and girls.

Pace University has a 60-year history of excellence in regional, national and international Model United Nations conferences and encourages its students to develop the skills and capacities needed to thrive as global citizens. Drawing students from around the world, Pace has numerous academic programs related to international affairs, including political science, peace and justice studies, global Asia studies, international management, Latin American studies, modern languages and cultures, women’s and gender studies and environmental studies.

Contact:

Matthew Bolton, PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Pace University
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038

+1 (212) 346 1828

mbolton@pace.edu
http://politicalminefields.com
@politicalmines

NEWS ADVISORY: Confucius Institute at Pace University and China’s Nanjing Normal University to Host Chinese Culture Day on Tuesday, October 8 with a Job and Study Abroad Fair, Academic Symposium, and a Performance of Music and Dance

The Confucius Institute at Pace University and Nanjing Normal, its partner institution in China, will host a Chinese Cultural Day on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 11 AM – 6 PM, on the downtown New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza in the Student Union (B-Level, 3 Spruce Street, New York).

 

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Confucius Institute at Pace University and China’s Nanjing Normal University to Host Chinese Culture Day on Tuesday, October 8 with a Job and Study Abroad Fair, Academic Symposium, and a Performance of Music and Dance  

NEW YORK, NY, October 1, 2013 – As a significant part of a weeklong visit by a large delegation from China’s Nanjing Normal University to a number of schools of higher education along the East Coast, the Confucius Institute at Pace University and Nanjing Normal, its partner institution in China, will host a Chinese Cultural Day on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 11 AM – 6 PM, on the downtown New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza in the Student Union (B-Level, 3 Spruce Street, New York). 

The event will feature a Job and Study Abroad Fair, an Academic Symposium featuring faculty from Nanjing Normal University and Pace University, and a Music and Dance performance spotlighting students from Nanjing Normal.  In addition to representatives from Pace and Nanjing Normal, also expected to attend are Education Counselor Cen Jianjun and Consul Chang Quansheng from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York.

After a high-level meeting in the morning between leaders from Pace and Nanjing Normal (including from Nanjing – Vice President Miu Jiandong and Director of the Foreign Affairs Division, Gao Liping, and from Pace – Provost Uday Sukhatme and Dean of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Nira Herrmann), the event will commence with the Job and Study Abroad Fair.  The fair will last from 11 AM – 3 PM and will focus on employment, research, and study abroad opportunities at Nanjing Normal University.  Concurrently, starting at 2 PM, Pace faculty with expertise on China and faculty from Nanjing Normal University will engage in a multi-cultural dialogue touching on topics such as Literature, Economics and History.  Wrapping up the day’s events, from 4:30-6 PM, will be the student performance, which will include such gems as Uyghur folk music, Tajik folk dances, traditional Chinese instrumental music, and Western classical music. 

 The event is free and open to the public but anyone who wishes to attend is encouraged to RSVP to either ci@pace.edu or 212-346-1880.  Details about the Confucius Institute at Pace University can be found at www.pace.edu/confucius

About the Confucius Institute at Pace University

Located at the financial, civic, and cultural center of Manhattan, The Confucius Institute at Pace University is the first university-based institute of its kind in New York City. Founded in partnership with Nanjing Normal University and China’s Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, Pace’s Confucius Institute integrates pedagogical, scholarly, and professional expertise to promote the learning of Chinese language and culture and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding between people in the United States and China

About Pace

Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

About Nanjing Normal University (NNU)

With more than 110 years of history, the renowned NNU, the Pace CI’s educational partner in China, is ranked in the top tier of institutions of higher learning in China, according to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.  Enrolling over 20,000 students, NNU is renowned for its study abroad programs, scientific and educational research, and beautiful campus.  NNU is also one of the few bases in China for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, a field which the university has had a long and in-depth involvement with. 

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

 

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NEWS RELEASE: The Pacific Century – Pace Announces Global Asia Studies Major

This fall the Department of History on Pace University’s New York City campus launched a new major – Global Asia Studies, a program designed for the study of Asian cultures, languages, histories and economies.

The Pacific Century – Pace University Announces Global Asia Studies Major

NEW YORK – The 21st century is described as the Pacific Century – a century dominated, especially economically, by the rise of modern Asia-Pacific countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, India and Taiwan.  In recognition of this eastward turn, this fall the Department of History on Pace University’s New York City campus launched a new major – Global Asia Studies, a program designed for the study of Asian cultures, languages, histories and economies. The new program will focus on the development of bilingual specialists and the development of experts in comparative Asian cultures.

“In today’s global economy, the competitive advantage favors those who have foreign language skills and knowledge of international cultures in addition to their own.  The breadth and depth of the Global Asia Studies program will equip graduates with both,” Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Dean Nira Herrmann said.

Global Asia Studies is multidisciplinary and includes faculty from disciplines such as history, modern languages, literature, economics, and communication studies.  “Our program is unique among Asian studies because it focuses on the interconnectedness of Asian cultures and their links to the rest of the world,” said Ronald K. Frank, program co-director.

The program offers two tracks: The Asian Languages and Cultures track and the Comparative Asian Studies track. The Asian Languages and Cultures track is geared toward students who wish to become bilingual specialists.  The Comparative Asian Studies is tailored to students who wish to pursue professional careers in government, multinational institutions or academic careers. Curricular activities may be enriched with local internships and travel abroad opportunities.

Students majoring in Global Asia Studies will find numerous job opportunities in multinational corporations, international law, government, medicine, science, higher education, and cultural institutions.

“Pace University has always been an innovator, and this exciting new program reflects Dyson College’s commitment to grow and evolve with the world around it,” said Global Asia Studies co-director Joseph T. Lee.

To learn more about the program, call Ronald K. Frank or Joseph T. Lee. Dr. Frank can be reached at (212) 346-1463 or by email at rfrank2@pace.edu. Dr. Lee can be reached at (212) 346-1827 or by email at jlee@pace.edu. Visit the website at http://www.pace.edu/dyson/academic-departments-and-programs/history/ba-in-global-asia-studies.

About Dyson College of Arts and Sciences: Pace University’s liberal arts college, Dyson College offers more than 50 programs, spanning the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and pre-professional sciences (including pre-medicine and pre-law), as well as many courses that fulfil core curriculum requirements. The college offers access to numerous opportunities for internships, cooperative education and other hands-on on learning experiences that complement in-class learning in preparing graduates for career and graduate/professional education choices.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit www.pace.edu.

Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

NEWS RELEASE: Actors Studio Drama School Alumni Produce “For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard”

Actors Studio Drama School alumni have joined together to produce a new play that will premiere August 9th at the New York International Fringe Festival. Every member of the production– the writer, director, actors, and designers– are alumni of the Actors Studio Drama School.

OUTSIDE INSIDE PRESENTS

FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL KATHY BLANCHARD

a new play by Michael Ross Albert

 

NEW YORK – Outside Inside returns to the New York International Fringe Festival with the world premiere of Michael Ross Albert’s new play, For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard.

Directed by the company’s founding co-artistic director, Kaitlyn Samuel, the production stars Ross Wellinger, Kaitlyn Huczko, and two lifetime members of the legendary Actors Studio, Hannah Timmons and David Dempsey.

Set during the fourth game of the Stanley Cup Finals in a house undergoing major renovations, For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard is a comedy about hockey, heartbreak, and the places we used to call home. The script was one of the Top Ten plays shortlisted for the Toronto Fringe Festival’s Best New Play Contest.

Lawrence is having a meltdown. Sky’s been kicked out of his house. Amanda’s career seems to be going nowhere. Mary refuses to leave until someone wins the Stanley Cup. And they’re all preparing for a devastating loss. But, Lawrence has a plan…

A combination of boisterous slapstick and surprising emotional honesty, For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard is a play about a generation at split ends, trying to re-discover where they come from, and decide where they’re headed.

Playwright Michael Ross Albert is the author of several plays including The Big Sandy River Plays (Jenny Wiley Theatre), Screech (finalist, Samuel French OOB Festival) and Tough Jews (The Unit, Toronto). His one-act play, Starfishes, is included in the 2010-2011 anthology of Best American Short Plays. He received an MFA in Playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School, and is an associate member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Presented as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard will be performed at Venue #10: The Kraine Theatre (85 East 4th St) on August 10 at 12:30; August 11 at 10:15; August 12 at 5:00; August 15 at 7:00; and August 24 at 4:00.  For a detailed performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.fringenyc.org or call 866.468.7619.

Every member of the production– writer, director, actors, designers– are alumni of the Actors Studio Drama School which is currently housed at Pace University.

Outside Inside is a New York City based theatre company, founded by co-artistic directors Kaitlyn Samuel, Michael Ross Albert, and Adam Levi.  Their inaugural production was Chagrin by Michael Ross Albert, which was presented in association with HUBO Productions at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival. They returned to FringeNYC in 2012 with the critically acclaimed adaptation of Arch Oboler’s science-fiction melodrama, Night of the Auk. The company and its artists are dedicated to the independent production of exciting new works for the stage.

Twitter: @OutsideInsideCo

CONTACT: Robert Schorr

PHONE: (818) 427 -3206

EMAIL: 13-1916@fringenyc.org

NEWS ADVISORY: Pace University to Host Left Forum 2013 with Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera, Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone

For the fifth year The Left Forum–one of the largest gatherings of progressive intellectuals, activists, academicians, and organizations from around the world– will be held on Pace University’s NYC Campus from Fri., June 7 through Sun., June 9.

Pace University to Host Left Forum 2013 with Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera, Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone

Over 1,000 speakers and panels will complement this year’s theme: Mobilizing for Ecological/Economic Transformation

NEW YORK, June 7, 2013– For the fifth year The Left Forum–one of the largest gatherings of progressive intellectuals, activists, academicians, and organizations from around the world– will be held on Pace University’s NYC Campus from Fri., June 7 through Sun., June 9.

The Forum, which will focus on Mobilizing for Ecological/Economic Transformation, features Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone, Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, and hundreds of speakers and panels. All events take place at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus, One Pace Plaza (entrance on Spruce St., just east of City Hall, between Park Row and Gold St.). Media admission by press pass. The speakers, panels and schedule are listed on www.leftforum.org.

U.S. political theorist, activist, professor, and author Noam Chomsky, who will provide a global political analysis. Oscar Award-winning director Oliver Stone will be joined by co-writer Peter Kuznick, Bill Fletcher, Jr., and Donna Murch, to discuss his 10-part Showtime series, Untold History of the United States, and the political challenges it raises today.

Eleven Pace faculty members will participate in eight panels on topics including climate justice, overpopulation, sustainability and a special Authors Roundtable on Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World, featuring Pace Political Science professors and authors Christopher Malone, Meghana Nayak, Emily Welty, and Matthew Bolton. For more on the panels, click here.

Schimmel auditorium events include: Richard WolffLaura FlandersFrances Fox PivenJohn NicholsJeff MadrickRas Baraka.

Interviews with featured speakers will be available on site at media row in the Schimmel auditorium lobby and recording of key sessions and plenary events can be arranged in advance. See full schedule online for speakers and panel names. For interviews, press passes, or other media queries, please email media@leftforum.org.

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Pace contact: Bill Caldwell, wcaldwell@pace.edu

NEWS RELEASE: Pace announces new Ph.D. in mental health counseling; first in New York State

In fall 2013, Pace will offer its first Doctor of Philosophy degree. The Ph.D. will be in Mental Health Counseling, the first such degree program in New York State.

Pace University Breaks Ground with First Doctor of Philosophy Degree

The Department of Psychology opens a new chapter in Pace University’s 107-year history: in fall 2013, it will offer Pace’s first Doctor of Philosophy degree.  The Ph.D. will be in Mental Health Counseling, the first such degree in New York State.  The program will be offered on the Pleasantville, New York, campus.

The program, housed in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, is designed to provide master’s-level students with advanced professional training, the support needed to produce research and scholarship, and in-depth scholarly training.  Graduates of the program will emerge as highly-skilled therapeutic practitioners, researchers, supervisors, mental health counseling professors/educators, or professional representatives of the discipline.

“Doctoral-level mental health counselors bring a depth and breadth of understanding to their work with clients as practitioners, as well as to the research of new therapeutic modalities,” said Rostyslaw Robak, Ph.D., chair and professor of psychology on the Pleasantville campus.  “The program will enrich our graduates’ ability to work successfully with clients and to develop new ways to treat mental health conditions that have the potential to significantly advance the field of mental health counseling.”

Mental health counseling is a profession distinct from disciplines such as psychiatry, psychology and social work.  It focuses on preventive therapies, marriage and family counseling and career counseling.  Data from the Department of Labor shows that job growth in the mental health counseling sector is expected to significantly grow – by 37 percent – from 2010 to 2020 as health insurance companies increasingly cover counseling services and as the population grows overall.  As the sector expands, this program will help to open the doors to leadership careers for its graduates.

“The psychology department is very well positioned to provide PhD-level training of the highest standards.  Our accomplished faculty has rich experience and brings a wealth of scholarly research in the field to the program,” said Nira Herrmann, Ph.D., dean of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

The Ph.D. program is open to applicants with a master’s degree in mental health counseling or a closely-related field.  The program offers teaching, research and administrative assistantships with partial tuition remission.

To learn more about the program, call Graduate Admission at 914-422-4283 or email gradwp@pace.eduVisit the website at www.pace.edu/phdmhc.

About Dyson College of Arts and Science’s Department of Psychology (Pleasantville campus): A leader in the field of education and professional training, the Department of Psychology (Pleasantville campus) offers Bachelor of Art degrees in Psychology; Applied Psychology and Human Relations; Biological Psychology; and Personality and Social Psychology.  It also offers a 36-credit Master of Science degree in Counseling and a 60-credit Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling, a prerequisite for New York State counseling licensure.  Both faculty and alumni hold key leadership positions in the New York Mental Counseling Association (NYMCA).   In 2013, Pace will become the only university in the state of New York to offer a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mental Health Counseling.   Visit www.pace.edu/phdmhc.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit www.pace.edu.

NEWS RELEASE: Pace Media and Communication Arts Students Travel to Mexico to Film Endangered Turtles

¡Viva la Tortuga! Meshing Conservation and Culture in Magdalena Bay, the latest addition to a series of prize-winning short documentaries on sustainable use of the world’s living resources shot by Pace University students and faculty, will premiere at a screening on May 7.

Documentary Film Premiere at Pace University May 7

Pace Media and Communication Arts Students Travel to Mexico to Film Endangered Turtles

PLEASANTVILLE, NY – ¡Viva la Tortuga! Meshing Conservation and Culture in Magdalena Bay, the latest addition to a series of prize-winning short documentaries on sustainable use of the world’s living resources shot by Pace University students and faculty, will premiere at a screening on May 7 at 4 p.m. at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Rd., entrance 1, Willcox Auditorium.

The student filmmakers and their professors will hold a panel discussion on the making of the film. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required. Contact Bea Simon at bsimon@pace.edu.  Media admission is by press pass.

This year’s filmmaking team ventured to Magdalena Bay, an 870-square-mile haven for whales, dolphins, sea birds and five species of sea turtles tucked along the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja peninsula north of the tourist hub of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The documentary chronicles how communities that once depended on sea turtle poaching and other extractive activities depleting the region’s rich natural resources are now testing with a new economic model, one built around conservation and sustainable tourism.  The short film provides an intimate portrait of those working to balance economic advancement with environmental protection and striving to create a better life for both the community and the endangered sea turtles.

The documentary was shot, written and edited by a team of 12 students led by Professor Maria Luskay, PhD, program director of the Master of Arts in Media and Communication Arts at Pace University and Senior Fellow Andrew Revkin of the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, who also writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for The New York Times.

In the documentary course, created 10 years ago by Luskay, a mix of graduate and undergraduate students produce a short film each spring, spending January and February reporting and planning the shoot – which consumes much of their March spring “break” — and then editing and producing the final product. In past years Luskay has taken students to the Netherlands, Portugal, the Bahamas, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Tuscany, and elsewhere to produce films. Previous films can be seen on The New York Times Web site.

For interviews with the student filmmakers, Luskay or Revkin, contact Cara Cea in the Pace office of public information, ccea@pace.edu, (914) 906-9680. The making of the film is detailed on the students’ blog. Follow the students on Twitter @PaceBaja and on Facebook. Click here for the link to information on last year’s documentary and a list of previous films and the awards they have won.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Contact: Cara Cea, ccea@pace.edu, 914-906-9680

NEWS RELEASE: Pace Performing Arts Presents “Dance Out Loud 2013”

Pace Performing Arts presents “Dance Out Loud 2013,” featuring the piece “Dance in a Straight Line” by choreographer Mandy Moore from “So You Think You Can Dance” April 26 and 27 at Pace’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts.

Pace Performing Arts presents “Dance Out Loud 2013”

NEW YORK – Pace Performing Arts presents “Dance Out Loud 2013,” featuring the piece “Dance in a Straight Line” by choreographer Mandy Moore from “So You Think You Can Dance” April 26 and 27 at Pace’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts.

The event was conceived and directed by Rhonda Miller, director of Pace Performing Arts’ BFA Commercial Dance Program, which is the first of its kind in New York City. Works by acclaimed Pace faculty will be a highlight of the evening, starring 50 Pace Commercial Dance students, including Callie Gullickson, Briana Kohn, Madison Embrey. Dance Out Loud will also feature excerpts from “Rodeo,” by Agnes DeMille and staged by Paul Sutherland, “Psalm,” by Jose Limon staged by Jonathan Riedel, and “Oh What a World,” by Cirque du Soleil choreographer Cherice Barton. These guest works have been funded by the Voice of an Angel Foundation.

WHEN: Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

WHERE: Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street (east of City Hall), New York, NY 10038. Directions: http://bit.ly/qxH0g3

TICKETS: $8 for students/seniors; $12 for adults at the door or reserve in advance on the web OVATIONTIX.COM/TRS/PR/922120

Choreographers: Cherice Barton, Agnes DeMille (staged by Paul Sutherland), Jeremy Duvall, Lauren Gaul, Jessica Hendricks, Scott Jovovich, Jose Limon (staged by Jonathan Riedel), Jen Littlefield, Rhonda Miller, Mandy Moore, Alisa Paradowski, Gregg Russell, Stephanie Torbik. Costume Design: Angela Wendt; Lighting Design: Graham Kindred.

About Performing Arts Programs at Dyson College of Arts and Science at Pace University: Undergraduate: Dyson College’s Department of Performing Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Acting, Musical Theater, and Commercial Dance, the International Performance Ensemble that includes a Bachelor of Art in Acting and a Bachelor of Arts in Directing, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts in Design and Production for Theater, Television, and Film Concentration. The department presents more than 50 performances every year. In 2006, Pace became only the second school in New York City to offer a BFA in Musical Theater. 

http://www.pace.edu/performingarts.

Pace Performing Arts Commercial Dance program, the first of its kind in New York, is an exclusive blend of the highest quality of professional dance training. In this conservatory-style program, students are prepared for a career that includes stage, television, film and commercials with training by current working professionals in a variety of pertinent dance styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Theater Dance, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Aerial Arts. Acting, vocal studies and technical theater skills are also part of the program.

Graduate: The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, also located in Dyson College, is the only MFA (Acting, Directing and Playwriting) theatre program officially sanctioned by the legendary Actors Studio (co-presidents Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino). All MFA students participate in the Craft Seminars known to the world as the Bravo Network television series Inside the Actors Studio (taped at Pace’s Schimmel Theater and open to students), hosted by James Lipton, Dean Emeritus and Co-Founder of the Actors Studio Drama School. www.Pace.edu/ASDS

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Media Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

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Photo credit: Jenny Sharp

 

NEWS RELEASE: Justice Department Honors Susan Herman for 30 Years of Advocating for Victims’ Rights

Pace University professor Susan Herman has been chosen for the National Crime Victim Service Award by the U.S. Department of Justice, presented on Wednesday, April 24th in Washington, D.C.

Pace University professor Susan Herman has been chosen for the National Crime Victim Service Award by the U.S. Department of Justice, presented on Wednesday, April 24th in Washington, D.C. View the press release here.

Herman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Pace in New York City, where she challenges her students to make a difference for crime victims in their communities and is helping to create the next generation of victim advocates.

Herman is well respected among crime victims and victim assistance professionals across the country. She has brought innovation to the crime victims’ movement for more than 30 years. As the former Executive Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, Herman demonstrated leadership and vision through the development of numerous innovative programs, such as the Stalking Resource Center, which provides, among many other things, direct techni­cal assistance and training to victim service providers and criminal justice agencies around the country; and the Teen Victim Project, which raises public awareness and helps communities develop multidisciplinary approaches to serving teen victims. She also launched the National Crime Victim Bar Association, which educates attorneys, victim service provid­ers, and the general public on the availability of civil remedies for crime victims. All of these initiatives were designed to fill important gaps in ser­vices in the crime victims field. She is probably most well known for her groundbreaking work to establish “parallel justice” for crime victims. As de­scribed in-depth in her 2010 book, Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime, this concept requires that society not only hold offenders accountable for the harms they cause, but also do all that’s possible to help repair the harm to crime victims.

NEWS ADVISORY: Presentation and discussion on disaster prevention with lessons learned from WTC

Pace University’s Master’s degree program in Homeland Security (www.pace.edu/homelandsecurity) will host a semi-annual community lecture tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. The talk will be given by John Flynn, a retired New York firefighter who holds a degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in homeland security from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. http://codex.wordpress.org/Excerpt

Presentation and discussion on disaster prevention with lessons learned from WTC

Retired New York firefighter to speak on “THE TWIN TOWERS AND 9/11: What can be done to minimize the extreme risk to firefighters in similar circumstances?”

Pace University’s Master’s degree program in Homeland Security (www.pace.edu/homelandsecurity) will host a semi-annual community lecture tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. The talk will be given by John Flynn, a retired New York firefighter who holds a degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in homeland security from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Flynn’s lecture will focus on why the World Trade Center buildings collapsed as quickly as they did, resulting in an unprecedented loss of life, including 343 firefighters.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Choate House dining room on Pace’s campus in Pleasantville at 861 Bedford Rd., entrance  3. Light refreshments will be served.

The presentation will focus on the construction of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center – steel-framed and high-rise construction, the factors that contributed to their demise and the unprecedented loss of life, and lessons to be learned for future preparedness and emergency response.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

 

About the speaker

John P. Flynn, P.E., a retired NYFD officer holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and a Master of Arts degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.  Flynn is a Professional Engineer in New York State, a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a Hazardous Material Specialist.

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu