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 University Commencement Ceremonies

This year’s commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients at Pace University, two of whom are Pace alumni, are driving forces in education, philanthropy, publishing, and the U.S. federal bench. Each seized opportunities to reach the top of his profession, an apt lesson for the university’s 2,420 graduates.

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Pace University 2013 Graduates to Hear Commencement Speakers who are Influential Icons in Education, Philanthropy, Publishing, and the Federal Judiciary

Speakers are Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation of New York; Joel I. Klein, CEO at Amplify; Michael Clinton, Publishing Executive at Hearst Magazines; and Malachy E. Mannion, District Judge for the U.S. District Court; Commencement Ceremonies to  be Held May 14, 15, and 17

NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 – This year’s commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients at Pace University, two of whom are Pace alumni, are driving forces in education, philanthropy, publishing, and the U.S. federal bench. Each seized opportunities to reach the top of his profession, an apt lesson for the university’s 2,420 graduates.

“This year’s honorary degree recipients are such strong embodiments of Pace’s mission of Opportunitas, they can’t help but inspire our graduates,” Stephen J. Friedman, Pace’s President, said. “They have not only achieved great success in their careers, they’ve helped to transform the disciplines in which they’ve worked: be it public education, publishing, or the quest for peace and understanding through a life-long advancement of knowledge.”

New York City Ceremonies

New York Undergraduate Commencement: Wed., May 15, 10:30 a.m., at Radio City Music Hall

Joel I. Klein, chief executive officer of Amplify, an innovative educational technology company, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and address 875 graduating seniors.

A transformational force as chancellor of New York City’s public school system for eight years, Klein became a national leader in a bipartisan effort to institute greater accountability in public education and remains an advocate for public school reform. Under his leadership as the school system’s longest-serving chancellor, the city opened 470 new schools, closed failing ones, and raised graduation rates by 20 percent. At Amplify, he is seeking to transform American education through creating and executing new, forward-looking uses for technology in the classroom.

“College graduation is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. Pace has some of the brightest and most dynamic students in the country and I’m excited to be addressing them,” Klein said. “Among this year’s class are some of the world’s next great innovators and business leaders. I find that inspiring and I hope they do, too.”

Klein graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University, as well as magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Klein clerked for United States Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell and later founded his own law firm. He served as Deputy White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton and he was appointed Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as the former chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann, Inc.

Graduate Level Commencement: Wed., May 15, 4 p.m., at Radio City Music Hall

Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

In his role at the foundation created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911, Gregorian builds upon its mission to advance education, understanding, and democracy while working towards world peace. “It is not just the management of wealth that matters in maintaining a foundation’s relevance,” Gregorian has been quoted as saying, “but also the manner in which that wealth is equitably and responsibly disseminated by those who have taken on this task.”

While already an eminent academician, Gregorian came to wider public prominence as president of the New York Public Library in the 1980s. His achievements there led to the library’s remarkable civic and financial renaissance. Gregorian doubled the library’s budget, restored its architecture, and raised more than $427 million. But most importantly, he restored the library’s status as one of New York City’s most important intellectual and cultural centers.

Gregorian began his academic career with teaching positions at several institutions including San Francisco State College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Texas at Austin. Later, he joined the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and then provost. He went on to become president of Brown University. His work there helped bring even more international attention to the venerated Ivy League university. His President’s Lecture Series exposed students to renowned thought leaders, celebrated authors, and noted scholars. Even while leading a successful capital campaign and overseeing a major building project, Gregorian still found time to teach. During his Brown presidency, applications for admissions hit new highs, and the student body grew more and more diverse.

Gregorian was born in Tabriz, Iran, of Armenian parents, receiving his elementary education in Iran and his secondary education in Lebanon.  He came to the United States to attend Stanford University. There he earned a bachelor’s degree with honors and a combined Ph.D. in history and humanities. He is the author of three books and has received, among many honors, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the National Humanities Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed him to the White House Fellowships Commission.  He will be speaking to 800 students receiving graduate degrees.

Westchester Ceremonies

Pace Law School Commencement: Tues., May 14, 4 p.m., at Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY

The Honorable Malachy E. Mannion, Pace Law School alumnus and District Judge for the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws from Pace Law School. He will also offer his views to 325 graduating law students.

Mannion was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge for the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2001, serving until his appointment as District Judge. He held the office of Chief Magistrate Judge of the District Court from 2011 to 2012. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County (NY) District Attorney’s Office from 1980 to 1986. From 1986 to 2001, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Westchester Undergraduate Commencement: Fri., May 17, 11 a.m., at Pace’s Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY, entrance #3, Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health and Fitness Center

Michael Clinton, president, marketing and publishing director of Hearst Magazines, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and address 420 Westchester graduates.

An alumnus of Pace’s Lubin School of Business, Clinton oversees 20 magazine titles, some of the most well-known in publishing. They include Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Popular Mechanics, and O, The Oprah Magazine, and together represent more than $1 billion in annual revenue.  He is also in charge of all digital, iPad, tablet, corporate sales and marketing, brand development, and advertiser e-commerce initiatives for Hearst’s magazines.

But Clinton’s title and job description fall short of his true accomplishment at Hearst: He is credited with revamping the company’s magazine group, helping to transform Hearst’s lineup of titles into the powerhouse roster it is today, and preparing those publications for the age of pixels over print.

Clinton is the author of six travel books that feature his photography and writing. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science, Clinton earned an MBA from Lubin. He began his career in publishing at Fairchild Publications, followed by leadership positions at GQ Magazine and Condé Nast Publications. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Hearst Corporation and the Chairman of the Magazine Publishers of America.

“My years at the Lubin Graduate School of Business gave me a set of unique skills that has allowed me to build a successful career in publishing,” Clinton said. “Pace University’s unique access to academics, government, and industry professionals get students ready for the real world of business.”

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 admission is by press pass.

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@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 RELEASE: Pace University Students March a Mile with Buckets to Raise Money for Clean Water in Tanzania

Today one hundred twenty Pace University students marched a mile with buckets of water on their heads to reenact the grueling task thousands in the developing world endure each day to provide water for their families. $5,000 was raised for Engineers Without Borders, Northern New Jersey Professional Chapter, to create a community water well in Islanjandugu, Tanzania.

Pace University Students March a Mile with Buckets to Raise Money for Clean Water in Tanzania

PLEASANTVILLE, NY, April 20, 2013 – Today one hundred twenty Pace University students marched a mile with buckets of water on their heads to reenact the grueling task thousands in the developing world endure each day to provide water for their families. But the students’ burdens were eased knowing $5,000 would be donated to Engineers Without Borders, Northern New Jersey Professional Chapter, to create a community water well in Islanjandugu, Tanzania.

The Walk for World Water, organized by the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies in partnership with Pace Athletics, began at the Pace student center and streamed onto Bedford Road in Pleasantville, where dozens of cars honked their support for the unusual parade. The students, carrying orange buckets high in the air, were led by the university’s athletic teams. The water walkers reentered the campus and returned to their starting point, where students were relieved to lower their buckets and ease their aching arms, necks, and shoulders.

The event was also co-sponsored by Pace’s Golden Key International Honour Society, Sigma Iota Chi and Peace and Justice Society.  The Home Depot generously provided funding for the buckets.

“Ours was a small effort compared to what happens in some communities throughout the developing world,” said Michelle Land, Pace Academy’s director. “The task falls to women and children to haul water, often of terrible quality, in some cases as far as four miles. Things we take for granted here, such as a faucet in the home, are beyond their experience.”

“You can tell people stories and show them pictures of what it is like to travel miles for water, but until they do it themselves or travel to these countries, they won’t understand,” said Chinyere Ojini, project leader for the Tanzania project, and communications specialist for AECOM. “But because of this event, students at Pace now understand what it is like to have to do this every day.”

About Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies: A freestanding institute within the Office of the Provost, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies is a university-wide initiative to renew and deepen Pace’s time-honored commitment to environmental research, scholarship, and service.  Because the study of the environment is inherently interdisciplinary, the Pace Academy engages expertise across departments within Pace’s schools and colleges. The mission of Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies is to advance the understanding of the mutually enhancing relationship between nature and society through a University-wide program of interdisciplinary pedagogy, scholarship, policy development and service.  Pace Academy also serves as the headquarters for the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities.  www.pace.edu/academy

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

NEWS RELEASE: Pace Receives Grant to Fund Preventive Education on Dating Violence

Pace University in New York has received a $5,000 grant from the beauty and fashion boutique mark. as part of its m.powerment by mark. Healthy Dating Relationship College Program managed by the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative.

Pace University Receives Grant from m.powerment by mark. to Promote Healthy Dating Relationships

Grant to fund preventive education on dating violence through the Pace Counseling Center

Pace University in New York has received a $5,000 grant from the beauty and fashion boutique mark. as part of its m.powerment by mark. Healthy Dating Relationship College  Program managed by the Avon Foundation for Women through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. The grant will fund the Healthy Relationship College Program at Pace University to promote healthy dating relationships among college-age women and men.

Women ages 16-24 experience the highest rates of partner violence and dating abuse, which affects millions of people and often results in physical and emotional injuries and even death. Every 2 ½ minutes a person is raped in the U.S. The week of April 15 is Pace’s annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week in conjunction with the nationwide Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The week will feature educational programming, self-defense workshops and Take Back the Night, an annual national awareness event. The grant will help fund the dissemination of educational materials for sexual assault awareness.

“We are proud that the Avon Foundation for Women and m.powerment by mark. share our mission and have chosen to support our program. With these funds we will be able to provide bystander intervention training to all incoming students and key, frontline professional staff and disseminate culturally sensitive educational materials across campus,” said Richard Shadick, Ph.D., Director, Counseling Center, Pace University.

The grant is one of 25 m.powerment by mark. grants totaling $125,000 awarded to colleges nationwide to fund programs focused on preventive education on dating abuse and violence, sexual assault, stalking and the promotion of healthy relationships, as well as offer local resources and provide referrals for community-based domestic violence experts. The grant also supports educator training, materials and support sessions about healthy relationships.
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

Avon Foundation for Women and Speak Out Against Domestic Violence

The Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence in 2004 to support domestic violence awareness, education and prevention programs aimed at reducing domestic and gender violence, as well as direct services for victims and their families. Through the end of 2012, the Avon Foundation for Women has donated $33 million in the United States to support domestic violence programs, services and education. Globally, Avon supports efforts to end violence against women in nearly 50 countries by raising funds through special product sales and raising awareness through events and with educational information disseminated by more than 6 million global Avon Representatives.
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For More Information
For more information on the Healthy Relationship Program at Pace University, contact Richard Shadick, Ph.D., Counseling Center, NYC, Pace University, 212-346-1526 or rshadick@pace.edu.

For more information about relationship abuse, please visit www.breakthecycle.org. To receive immediate help, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or the National Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474.

To learn more about the Avon Foundation for Women, call 1-866-505-AVON or visit www.avonfoundation.org, for information about Speak Out Against Domestic Violence.

For more information on m.powerment by mark., visit www.meetmark.com/mpowerment.

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

NEWS RELEASE: Live concert featuring artist-in-residence Adam Guettel accompanied by Pace University BFA Musical Theater students and alumni

The Pace University Department of Performing Arts is producing a concert of works by Adam Guettel , performed Tony award-winning composer of the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins, Myths & Hymns and accompanied by Pace Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Musical Theater students and alumni.

 

Pace University Department of Performing Arts and the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Announces ADAM GUETTEL IN CONCERT – Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Live concert featuring Adam Guettel performing his own music accompanied on stage by Pace University BFA Musical Theater students and alumni.

Directed by Amy Rogers; Music Direction by Robert Meffe, Andrew Smithson, and Joel Waggoner

“The theatre composer Adam Guettel is so overwhelmingly gifted that any news of his activities stirs the kind of fervent expectations that surround Stephen Sondheim, and before that, Leonard Bernstein.”  –The New York Times, February 20, 2013

NEW YORK, April 5 – The Pace University Department of Performing Arts is producing a concert of works by Adam Guettel , performed Tony award-winning composer  of the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins, Myths & Hymns and accompanied by Pace Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Musical Theater students and alumni. This concert is the culmination of a year-long artist-in-residency in which Guettel taught classes in musical theory, song interpretation, musical theater history and composition, as well tested material from a new project with Pace students.

Adam Guettel in Concert will be presented at Pace’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts located at 3 Spruce St. in lower Manhattan on April 30 at 8 p.m.  For reservations call Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111 or visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/922331.

Adam Guettel (Composer) Adam Guettel is a composer/lyricist living in New York City. His musical, The Light in the Piazza (cast album on Nonesuch Records, premiered on Broadway in April 2005. The musical won six 2005 Tony Awards, with two going to Guettel for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. His songs garnered a Grammy nomination for best cast recording. The Light in the Piazza also received 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Music and Best Orchestrations for Guettel.  His other works include the Obie Award-winning Floyd Collins, Love’s Fire, and Saturn Returns. Guettel is currently working on four new musicals and an opera. Other accolades for Guettel include the Stephen Sondheim Award (1990), the ASCAP New Horizons Award (1997), and the American Composers Orchestra Award (2005). Guettel is the son of composer, author and Juilliard School chairman Mary Rodgers and grandson of legendary musical theater composer Richard Rodgers.

Amy Rogers (Director) created the BFA Musical Theater degree program at Pace which began in 2002 with 6 majors and now has over 100. Rogers’ directing credits include: Full productions include Merrily We Roll Along, Anyone Can Whistle, Elegies, Ragtime, Carousel, Wild Party (Lippa), The Most Happy Fella, Flora The Red Menace, Little Women, My Name is Alice, Urinetown, Violet, Pippin, Into The Woods, Funny Girl, and A Grand Night for Singing. Rogers has assisted critically-acclaimed director Lonny Price on the Pre-Broadway workshop of 110 in The Shade starring Audra McDonald, the Emmy Award-winning Passion for Live at Lincoln Center on PBS; Candide with the New York Philharmonic; Anyone Can Whistle at the Ravinia Festival, and both Kismet and Can-Can with Encores! at City Center.

Robert Meffe (Music Director) is the Director of Music for the BFA Musical Theater Program at Pace. Broadway: Associate Conductor of Little Women and the last six years of Les Miserables, keyboards for Evita (2012 revival), Newsies, The Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Grey Gardens and Bombay Dreams.  National Tours: Music Director of The Phantom of the Opera, Associate Conductor of Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway: Violet, The Prince and the Pauper, Gutenberg! The Musical! and Lightin’ Out. TV: Earth To America (TBS), Renee Fleming-Live at Lincoln Center (PBS). Las Vegas: Associate Conductor of Avenue Q, keyboards for Mamma Mia and Hairspray. Williamstown Theatre Festival/McCarter Theater at Princeton University: Ten Cents a Dance (Associate Music Director). Yale Institute for Musical Theatre: sam i was (Music Director).

About Dyson College of Arts and Science’s Performing Arts Programs at Pace University: Undergraduate: Dyson’s Department of Performing Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Acting, Musical Theater, and Commercial Dance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts International Performance Ensemble. The department presents over 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.

 

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

Contacts: Cara Cea, Pace Media Relations, ccea@pace.edu; 914-773-3312 or 914-906-9680; Robert Meffe, Music Director, rmeffe@pace.edu, 917-297-3897

NEWS RELEASE: Telecommunications Exec Ivan G. Seidenberg to Lecture as Part of Pace University MOOC

Ivan G. Seidenberg — former Verizon top executive and Pace University alumnus for whom the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is named — will speak at the university on April 3 as a highlight of a lecture series developed by Amar Gupta, Ph.D., Dean of the Seidenberg School, in a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC.

Telecommunications Exec Ivan G. Seidenberg to Lecture as Part of Pace University MOOC

Amar Gupta, Dean of Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, attracts students through Massive Open Online Course with all-star guest speakers

NEW YORK, March 29 – Ivan G. Seidenberg — former Verizon top executive and Pace University alumnus for whom the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is named — will speak at the university on April 3 as a highlight of a lecture series developed by Amar Gupta, Ph.D., Dean of the Seidenberg School, in a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC.

“Open online courses give Pace an exciting new avenue for sharing with individuals across the world the intellectual breadth and emphasis on real-world professional experience that defines our community,” University President Stephen J. Friedman said.

“I am especially delighted that Dr. Gupta’s course will feature Ivan Seidenberg, a visionary leader, whose Pace education started him down the road of driving innovation at Verizon and across the telecommunications industry,” he added. “Mr. Seidenberg, who is also a Pace trustee, has insights and experiences that will make important contributions to this new knowledge arena.”

The event, “Inventing Verizon: Innovation and Growth in a Transforming Communications Industry,” will take place on Wed., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Downtown Conference Center Amphitheater, 1st floor, 157 William St., New York, NY. The event will be simulcast on Pace’s suburban New York campus in Pleasantville, 861 Bedford Road, Entrance 3, in the Goldstein Academic Center, Room 300. The lecture will also be streamed online on Udemy.com, a course development tool. The free lecture is open to the public.

Seidenberg, retired chairman and CEO of Verizon, will share how he led Verizon on an extraordinary path from a 100-year-old company to a 21st century innovator in broadband and mobile communications, providing a powerful model for how to lead during a time of major technological and social change.

Gupta developed the course, “International Technology Services in the Knowledge Economy to address current trends in business and education. Gupta introduced the concept of the “24-Hour Knowledge Factory,” a model explored in this MOOC, in a detailed, provocative Wall Street Journal article titled “Expanding the 24-Hour Workplace: Round-the-clock operations aren’t just for call centers anymore.” In the new 24-hour workplace, a professional in the United States who works the usual 8-hour work day can transfer a project to a colleague in a different time zone, perhaps in China or Australia, who will then work 8 hours and in turn transfer the project to a colleague in Eastern Europe. The project is then transferred back to the original professional in the US.

The course covers the technological, economic, legal, and political considerations necessary to foster this type of collaboration. See details of the lecture series and view the first two lectures here.

“The concept of the 24-hour knowledge factory is not new to the telecommunications industry,” Seidenberg said. “Communications companies have had to turn to innovative approaches to keep up with a rapidly changing world. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences in this area at Pace.”

Gupta, an expert on linking science with entrepreneurship, joined Pace as the dean of the Seidenberg School in August.

“My role as dean of the Seidenberg School affords me tremendous opportunities for developing new courses geared to the needs of students everywhere,” he said. “The challenges and opportunities of the global knowledge economy can be met with such online courses open to students worldwide.”

Seidenberg (MBA ’81) donated the largest gift in Pace’s history, $15 million awarded to the School of Computer Science and Information Systems in October 2005. One-third of his naming gift supports the Seidenberg Scholars Program, a program dedicated to recruiting and supporting top computing students from across the country.

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Those who wish to attend the lecture in person can register at http://inventing_verizon.eventbrite.com.

About Pace University: 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.

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