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

Huffington Post: “Sea Turtle Documentary Produced By Pace University Students Highlights Conservation (VIDEO)”

. . . Produced by students from Pace University, the 16-minute film takes a close look at the coalition Grupo Tortuguero, which has been working to protect endangered sea turtles in Mexico’s Magdalena Bay on the Baja Peninsula by developing new, sustainable ways to support the region’s economy.

In the epic and eternal battle between sea turtles and fishermen, can both survive? The answer can be yes, according to the new documentary, “¡Viva la Tortuga!” Produced by students from Pace University, the 16-minute film takes a close look at the coalition Grupo Tortuguero, which has been working to protect endangered sea turtles in Mexico’s Magdalena Bay on the Baja Peninsula by developing new, sustainable ways to support the region’s economy.

See the video on Huffington Post.

PIX11 News: “Climate change concern: Will longer heat waves lead to bigger crime waves?”

. . . “What weather does is it brings people outside,” said Joe Ryan, PhD, chair of the criminal justice department at Pace University. “And [it brings] the interaction of people.” Ryan said, in a PIX11 interview, that just because more people are outside interacting in the heat doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the cause of the rise in violent crime.

. . . “What weather does is it brings people outside,” said Joe Ryan, PhD, chair of the criminal justice department at Pace University.  “And [it brings] the interaction of people.”

Ryan said, in a PIX11 interview, that just because more people are outside interacting in the heat doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the cause of the rise in violent crime.

USA Today: “Boston bombing suspect has his defenders, many of them female”

. . . Combined with YouTube postings, pictures of him goofing around with friends, his own Twitter feed and media interviews with classmates who describe “the kind of kid they knew him to be,” he doesn’t fit the part of some “nefarious” person you need to fear, says Pace professor Jennifer Powell-Lunder, co-author of Teenage As a Second Language: A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual.

. . . In some ways, “there’s a romanticism about him that is being connected to,” says Jennifer Powell-Lunder, a clinical psychologist and adjunct professor at Pace University in New York. Supporters are drawn to “the boy next door… the smart, attractive young college student.”

Combined with YouTube postings, pictures of him goofing around with friends, his own Twitter feed and media interviews with classmates who describe “the kind of kid they knew him to be,” he doesn’t fit the part of some “nefarious” person you need to fear, says Powell-Lunder, co-author of Teenage As a Second Language: A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual.

Read the story in USA Today.

Monster: “How Economic Growth Could Impact Staffing in 2013”

. . . “The economy was depressed for a long time, so the potential is there for hiring,” says Farrokh Hormozi, an economist and chair of the Public Administration Department at Pace University in New York City.

. . . “The economy was depressed for a long time, so the potential is there for hiring,” says Farrokh Hormozi, an economist and chair of the Public Administration Department at Pace University in New York City.

Read the article on Monster.

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.

China Daily: “Pace Confucius Institute turns 4”

. . . “We’re really expanding,” Nira Herrmann, dean of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace, said in a speech at the celebration. “The Confucius Institute, on its fourth anniversary, has really made an impact on Pace, as well as our community and on our programming.”

Pace University in 2009 opened the first Confucius Institute in New York City, and on Saturday, guests gathered for an on-campus birthday party in Manhattan’s financial district.

“We’re really expanding,” Nira Herrmann, dean of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace, said in a speech at the celebration. “The Confucius Institute, on its fourth anniversary, has really made an impact on Pace, as well as our community and on our programming.”

Read the story by China Daily.

NEWS RELEASE: Confucius Institute at Pace University to Celebrate 4th Year Anniversary

The Confucius Institute at Pace University will celebrate four years of successful programming and classes on Saturday May 4, from 3-5 PM, on the downtown New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza in the Multipurpose Room (B-Level, 3 Spruce Street, New York).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Mr. Ansel Lurio
Program Coordinator
Confucius Institute at Pace University
alurio@pace.edu

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Confucius Institute at Pace University to Celebrate 4th Year Anniversary:

Featuring Calligraphy, Games, Raffle, Cake-Cutting, and a Class Demonstration

With a Keynote Speech by NYU Professor Ann Lee, Author of the Acclaimed Book, What the U.S. Can Learn from China

NEW YORK, NY, April 25, 2013 — The Confucius Institute at Pace University will celebrate four years of successful programming and classes on Saturday May 4, from 3-5 PM, on the downtown New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza in the Multipurpose Room (B-Level, 3 Spruce Street, New York).

The event will feature a keynote address by Ann Lee, Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at New York University, as well as an awards ceremony, demonstration class, cake-cutting, and raffle.

Doors will open at 2:30pm, wherein guests are welcome to observe demonstrations of calligraphy and traditional Chinese games, and enjoy refreshments before the official programming kicks off at 3:00pm.  Confucius Institute teacher, Ms. Xiaojun Wang, will start by leading a brief Chinese class demonstration.  Ann Lee will then give the keynote address, based on her book, What the U.S. Can Learn from China: An Open-Minded Guide to Treating Our Greatest Competitor as Our Greatest Teacher.  Lee will discuss how China’s education and economic policies can be studied to positively impact our own.   Professor Lee is a prolific commentator on economic issues in various forms of media (Bloomberg, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal), and has been an invited speaker at numerous industry and academic conferences.  Wrapping up the event, will be a graduation award presentation for Confucius Institute students and an anniversary cake cutting ceremony.

The event will be open to the public but anyone who wishes to attend should 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.  More information about Ann Lee and her book is available at professorannlee.com.

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 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.

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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