Broadwayworld.com: Julie Taymor to Speak at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 1/28

Broadwayworld.com featured news of Oscar-winning director Julie Taymor’s upcoming visit to Pace.

Broadwayworld.com featured news of Oscar-winning director Julie Taymor’s upcoming visit to Pace.

From the article:

Julie Taymor, award-winning director widely renowned for her innovative  Broadway production of “The Lion King” and as the driving force behind  “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” will appear at Pace University’s “The Masters  Series” at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Monday at 6:00p.m. Other  celebrity participants scheduled to appear in the series include Academy  award-winning performer Liza Minnelli.
This event is part of “The Masters  Series,” a program dedicated to providing Pace performing arts students with  opportunities to meet and talk with performing arts industry icons. The  evening’s guests engage in discussions of their techniques and bodies of work,  followed by a Q&A session with Pace BFA and BA Performing Arts students.

Taymor is a director of theater, opera and film. She was the first woman to  win the Tony Award for directing a musical for “The Lion King,” in addition to a  Tony Award for Original Costume Design. She has also received the Drama Desk  Award for Outstanding Costume Design, an Emmy Award and an Academy Award  nomination for Original Song. Among Taymor’s achievements in opera is the  acclaimed “The Magic Flute” at the Met. Her film “Frida” garnered six Oscar  nominations and two Academy Awards, including one for Salma Hayek in the title  role. Taymor has also been praised for her iconoclastic film adaptations of  “Titus Andronicus” (starring Anthony Hopkins, Alan Cumming, and Jessica Lange)  and “The Tempest” (with Helen Mirren as Prospera).

Joining Taymor for this Masters Series round-table discussion will be John  Andrews, president of the Shakespeare Guild, and Cosmin Chivu, winner of the  2012 Drama League’s New Directors/New Works Project and director of the BA  International Performance Ensemble at Pace Performing Arts.

The talk will take place on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:00p.m. at Pace  University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce St., New York, NY.  Directions HERE. Free  admission, open seating. Reservations: PerformingArtsPress@pace.edu.

About Performing Arts at Pace University: Pace University’s Performing Arts  Department offers Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Acting, Musical Theater and  Commercial Dance, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts with specialized  focuses in Acting, Commercial Dance, Directing or Design/Technical Theater. For  more information, visit www.pace.edu/dyson/performingarts.

About Pace University: For over 100 years, Pace 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.

Pace is also home to The Actors Studio Drama School with the only MFA theater  program officially sanctioned by The Actors Studio. The curriculum is designed  jointly by the presidents of The Actors Studio, Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel and  Al Pacino. Students participate in craft seminars known to the world as the  Bravo Network television series, “Inside The Actors Studio,” hosted by James  Lipton. For further information about the program, go to www.pace.edu/actorsstudiomfa.

Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Julie-Taymor-to-Speak-at-Pace-Universitys-Michael-Schimmel-Center-for-the-Arts-128-20130125#ixzz2J66xLBRw

 

BBC: Star Wars

BBC’s Jamillah interviewed Pace professor and author Nancy Reagin about her book on the historical influences that helped to shape the Star Wars movies.

BBC’s Jamillah interviewed Pace professor and author Nancy Reagin about her book on the historical influences that helped to shape the Star Wars movies.

Listen to the interview here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/pods

NEWS RELEASE: Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger to Speak at Pace University on September 5

Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger will be speaking to Pace’s student athletes about his inspirational life story on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 pm at the Goldstein Health, Fitness and Recreation Center. This event is free and open to the public.

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y.- The Pace University Athletics Department is will welcome Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger to Pace’s Pleasantville campus on Wednesday, September 5 at 7 pm at the Goldstein Health, Fitness and Recreation Center. He will be speak to Pace’s student athletes about his inspirational life story. This event is free and open to the public. Rudy will also do a book signing following his talk.

For the first time, read Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger’s real life story in Rudy: My Story revealing the man behind the beloved movie Rudy, and his continued determination to make his dreams come true. Rudy describes growing up in Joliet, Ill., becoming one of only a few players in Notre Dame history to be carried off the field, struggling to get a movie made about his life, and losing sight of his own dreams, nearly derailing him. Rudy details the failures and hard lessons he’s learned and shows how hitting the reset button was the best thing that happened him.

“I fell into the same obvious trap that the rest of the country had fallen into in all of those boom years: I shouldn’t have been chasing the money,” says Rudy. “I should have been chasing the dream. It was one of the most profound, simple, important lessons I would ever learn – and the consequences of that lesson would haunt me for years.”

Rudy doesn’t just represent some far-fetched Hollywood story that most people can never attain—its message is that Rudy is an “Average Joe,” and anyone with a dream can make that dream a reality by being willing to put in the hard work, and heart, it takes to get there.

Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger is the subject of the blockbuster film Rudy and one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States. His humble background and determination to pursue his dreams, no matter the challenge, has made him legendary and an inspiration to everyone from school children to businessmen and athletes, even presidents. He established the Rudy Foundation to help children around the world and the Rudy Awards for high school and university level athletes.

The Harrison Daily Voice: Pace Professor Discusses Novel at Harrison Library

Joan Katen, a professor of political science and Middle East politics at Pace, discussed her novel “Love at the Edge” Wednesday night at the Harrison Public Library. (Left: Pace University Professor Joan Katen discussed her novel “Love on the Edge,” which deals with the relationship between an Israeli man and a Palestinian woman, Wednesday night at the Harrison Public Library. Photo credit: Greg Maker).

The Harrison Daily Voice (formerly The Daily Harrison) featured a recent appearance by Pace professor Joan Katen to promote her book.

From the Harrison Daily Voice:

Joan Katen, a professor of political science and Middle East politics at Pace University, discussed her novel “Love at the Edge” Wednesday night at the Harrison Public Library.

The novel tells the story of an Israeli man and Palestinian woman who fall in love despite the conflict between their cultures.

“I kept learning and teaching about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and it hurt my heart to the point where I couldn’t do it anymore,” Katen said. “I didn’t want to teach about sadness anymore. I’m trying to get people to make a move to the leaders of these people and international organizations so this problem can be solved in a fair, equitable way.”

“Love on the Edge” tells the story of David, an Israeli man, who keeps coming in contact with Yasmeen, a Palestinian woman in Paris. In the novel, David has lost his best friend to a suicide bomber while Yasmeen’s sister was killed by a stray Israeli bullet. Once the two find out about where the other is from, their preconceived notions take over. However, try as they might they keep running into each other until fate throws them a curve ball and they have to work together to survive.

“They have to learn how to trust each other,” Katen said. “What happens develops from the Corsican liberation movement, which wants to separate from France. It is a parallel thing that happens in the book where the characters can see their own position in their own conflict.’

Katen said part of the reason she decided to write this novel is because she is constantly irritated by the fact the two groups fighting each other are so similar. Katen said when Muhammad founded Islam, he took a lot of Jewish traditions.

“They are not very popular around the world because of this conflict,” Katen said. “But they are so similar. They should be working together for a good future to get rid of the conflict which is all about land. If you read this book you will feel the humanity involved in the conflict but the rest of the world still sees it as turmoil going on.”

Pace Professor Discusses Novel at Harrison Library | The Harrison Daily Voice (formerly The Daily Harrison).

The Journal News: Around the Campus

Pace communications students in Maria Luskay’s and Andrew Revkin’s Producing the Documentary course were featured in an article in Education Outlook, a supplement of The Journal News.

Pace communications students in Maria Luskay’s and Andrew Revkin’s Producing the Documentary course were featured in an article in Education Outlook, a supplement of The Journal News.

From the article:

“Pace University students will travel to Portugal to produce a University documentary “Battle Behind the Bottle: A Film On The Cork Question” examining the connection between the bottle of wine on your restaurant table and the cork – a substance that impacts the fate of forests that are repositories for wildlife across Southern Europe and parts of North Africa, and a source of livelihood for 100,000 people. The 2012 course will focus on the cork industry in Portugal and students will write, shoot and produce a documentary during a 7-day trip to Porto, Coruche & Lisbon.”

A premiere of the documentary will be held at Pace University on May 2 at 7:30pm in Pace’s Willcox Hall auditorium, 861 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, NY.

Read the full article on lohud.com:

Around the Campus | The Journal News | LoHud.com | LoHud.com.

Read the student blog here.

NEWS RELEASE: Symposium to Explore Ways of Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently

A symposium at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on April 25 at 7pm will present a cross-section of viewpoints challenging the commonly held perception that people with Alzheimer’s are “empty shells” who are “no longer with us” and must be humored, medicated, and parked in front of TV sets.

FIRST OF ITS KIND SYMPOSIUM TO EXPLORE WAYS OF “SEEING ALZHEIMER’S DIFFERENTLY” APRIL 25 AT PACE 

A symposium at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on April 25 at 7pm will present a cross-section of viewpoints challenging the commonly held perception that people with Alzheimer’s are “empty shells” who are “no longer with us” and must be humored, medicated, and parked in front of TV sets.

This event reflects a growing worldwide movement to recognize the abilities that people with dementias have left, rather than those they have lost, and to build a positive new approach to care. It is open to the general public, families of people with Alzheimer’s, and professional caregivers.

Leading experts on this ground breaking philosophy will gather to present and explore ways of “seeing Alzheimer’s differently” and infusing dementia care with “love and laughter.” The evening symposium will be preceded by small, free workshops requiring advance registration that will take place from 3:30pm-5pm. More information on both is at www.pace.edu/lovelosslaughter.

The springboard for the presentations is a photography exhibition on view in the Schimmel Center lobby at Pace (Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12Noon-6pm ending April 28). The poignant but positive images of the new approach to care are drawn from the recently-published book, “Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently” by the sociologist Cathy Greenblat (Globe Pequot Press).

The Pace campus is just east of City Hall. Participants should use the entrance at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street. Further information is at http://www.pace.edu/lovelosslaughter. The events are being jointly presented by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), The NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and Pace University’s College of Health Professions.

Read full press release here.

Mediabistro GalleyCat: “How James Lipton Formulates Those Inside the Actors Studio Questions”

James Lipton is more than than just a TV personality. The actor, director, producer, choreographer, playwright and founder of the Actors Studio Drama School is also the author of the novel “Mirrors” (which he adapted for TV) and the nonfiction book “An Exaltation of Larks.”

In mediabistro.com’s So What Do You Do? interview, James Lipton spoke about how he prepares his questions for each episode of his popular Bravo show Inside the Actors Studio and explained why he doesn’t believe in pre-interviews reports Ji Hyun Park on MediaBistro’s GalleyCat.

“Nothing is handed to me. I get raw material from my researcher… and then I watch all the movies, read everything that the person has written about himself or herself, and I go through all the articles that have been written about them, and from that I distill the blue cards, which are approximately 300-500 [cards] for each person,” he told Amanda Ernst.

“And then they come to me and they’re on stage with me for three and a half to four hours, up to five or six hours, because it’s a class. The students would stay all night. I literally threw [the casts of] Mad Men and Glee out of there in the middle of the night.”

To find out which actor just wouldn’t stop crying during his Inside taping, read the full interview here.

The Tribeca Trib: At Pace University Gallery, Alzheimers Shown in a Different Light

The Tribeca Trib ran an article on sociologist and photographer Cathy Greenblat who has been taking pictures of people with dementia for a decade. Eighty of these moving images, taken around the world, are on display through April 28 at Pace University’s Schim­mel Center for the Arts. A symposium on Alzheimer’s will take place at Pace on April 25.

The Tribeca Trib ran an article on the Alzheimer’s photo exhibit and upcoming symposium at Pace.

From Carl Glassman at the Tribeca Trib:

Sociologist and photographer Cathy Greenblat has been taking pictures of people with dementia for a decade. Eighty of these moving images, taken around the world, are on display through April 28 at Pace University’s Schim­mel Center for the Arts. “My goal is to help you to see that the person with dementia is still here, and not an empty shell,” Greenblat says in her just-published book, “Love, Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently,” in which these photos appear. The text accompanying the images below was written by Greenblat. The Shimmel Center for the Arts, at 3 Spruce St, is open Wed–Sat, 12–6 p.m. There will be free symposiums about Alzheimer’s and related diseases on Wednesday, April 25, at the Schimmel Center. Go to pace.edu/lovelosslaughter.

View additional images and read the rest of the article at The Tribeca Trib.

The Tribeca Citizen also listed the event as did Sevenponds.com (the blog of a start-up service linking caregivers) and Catholic New York (the largest Catholic newspaper).

NBC New York: New Way to Look at Alzheimer’s

A WNBC program, appearing on cable, mentioned Pace’s exhibit and symposium on Alzheimer’s disease.

A WNBC program, appearing on cable, mentioned Pace’s exhibit and symposium on Alzheimer’s disease. Part of the segment will run in nearly 7,000 taxis that carry NBC programming.

From NBC.com:

A book by Cathy Greenblat, PhD, an author/photographer, shows a new, positive approach to care for people living with Alzheimer’s. It focuses on the capabilities that they still have, rather than those they have lost. She and Jed Levine, Director of Programs & Services of the NYC Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association, discuss this with David Ushery on New York Nightly News.

View the video clip here:

New Way to Look at Alzheimer’s | NBC New York.

The exhibition in Schimmel’s lobby gallery through April 28 of 84 photographs by Greenblat showing a positive approach to Alzheimer’s care in seven countries, was a “critic’s pick” in online Time Out New York. The related book has been positively reviewed in The New Scientist (UK), on Amazon.com (seven times), in the Bookviews blog, and twice on the influential blog Alzheimer’s Reading Room.

Mid-Hudson News: Fairview Fire District considers consolidation

A study with the Michaelian Institute of Public Policy and Management at Pace University was commissioned a few years ago and findings to consolidate the Fairview Fire District with one or more other districts or departments will be presented in May or June.

From Mid-Hudson News:

About 55 percent of the property in the Fairview Fire District is tax exempt, and now public input is being gathered to see if the district’s services can be consolidated into other neighboring districts.

“It’s economy of scale; it’s efficiency,” said Virginia Buechele, a Fairview Fire District commissioner.

“We can’t do it anymore. We have a great many seniors and the people can’t take it,” Buechele said. “We have the highest tax rate.”

A study with the Michaelian Institute of Public Policy and Management at Pace University was commissioned a few years ago and findings to consolidate the Fairview Fire District with one or more other districts or departments – City of Poughkeepsie, Arlington Fire District, Hyde Park Fire and Water, Roosevelt Fire District and Staatsburg Fire District will be presented in May or June after the public input is gathered.

Read the rest of the story at MidHudsonNews.