Coalition for Diversity to Co-sponsor Conference on Black Psychology

The Coalition for Diversity at Pace University is co-sponsoring a one-day conference titled “Perspectives on Black Psychology: Past, Present and Future” on Friday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m., at 1 Pace Plaza, across from City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. For more information, call (212) 346-1526.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
NEW YORK — The Coalition for Diversity at Pace University is co-sponsoring a one-day conference titled “Perspectives on Black Psychology: Past, Present and Future” on Friday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m., at 1 Pace Plaza, across from City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. For more information, call (212) 346-1526.

Dr. William E. Cross Jr., author of Shades of Black: Diversity in African-American Identity, will provide the keynote address on the history, science and politics of black identity research. Cross received a doctorate in psychology from Princeton University. He is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Other presentation topics will include:

African Psychology
Interpretation of Cultural Mistrust on Interpersonal Work Relationships
Traditional African Religious Systems and African-American Mental Health
Psychotherapy with Africans in America
African-American Male Adolescents in Managing Daily Life Stresses
Hair Texture, Length and Style: Metaphors on the African-American Mother-Daughter Relationship Psychotherapy Applications
African-Centered Group Therapy
Physical Attributes of Racial Stereotypes

The conference is co-sponsored by the New York Association of Black Psychologists, Pace University’s Black Students Organization and the Counseling and Personal Development Center, and the South African Tourism Board of NY.

Lecture Examines Apocalypse and the Book of Revelations

Pace University’s Center for Religious Studies is sponsoring a lecture titled “The Book of Revelation in its Original Historical Setting,” on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., in the Hayes Library Theater, 78 North Broadway on the White Plains campus. Dr. Cameron C. Afzal, a professor of religion at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, is the guest speaker. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call (914) 773-3946.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University’s Center for Religious Studies is sponsoring a lecture titled “The Book of Revelation in its Original Historical Setting,” on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., in the Hayes Library Theater, 78 North Broadway on the White Plains campus. Dr. Cameron C. Afzal, a professor of religion at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, is the guest speaker. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call (914) 773-3946.

The lecture and discussion will focus on two issues: Does the Apocalypse predict the future? And how do modern scholars interpret the symbolic language of this New Testament book?

Afzal holds master’s degrees from McGill and Yale universities and a doctorate in early Christian literature from Columbia University.

The Center for Religious Studies of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences offers scholarly lectures and discussions on all aspects of world religious thought and practice.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Women’s Association of Law Students at Pace to Honor New York State Supreme Court Justice, Hon. Sondra Miller

The Women’s Association of Law Students at Pace University School of Law will recognize New York State Supreme Court Justice Hon. Sondra M. Miller at the Third Annual Awards Dinner for a Pioneer of Justice and Equality for Women and the Law.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1268
WHAT: The Women’s Association of Law Students at Pace University
School of Law will recognize New York State Supreme Court Justice
Hon. Sondra M. Miller at the Third Annual Awards Dinner for a Pioneer
of Justice and Equality for Women and the Law.
Justice Miller is being honored for her contributions and
ground-breaking achievements in paving the way and setting an example
for women and all legal professionals to follow. Justice Miller was
in the first class to admit women at Harvard Law School, and her
appointment as Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second
Department, in January 1990, made her the highest ranking female
jurist in the ninth judicial district.
The Women’s Association of Law Students at Pace University is an
organization that educates students and promotes involvement in
women’s issues both in the law and the world. The organization
sponsors educational and community programs leading to a more
knowledgeable, empowered student body.

WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 1997
6:30 p.m. – Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner and Award Presentation

WHERE: Preston Hall Tudor Room
Pace University School of Law
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY

MORE: For tickets, more information or directions, call (914) 422-4292.

Pace Law Lecture to Address Environmental and Energy Law

Pace University School of Law will host the third annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture with Professor William H.
Rodgers Jr., University of Washington Law School, on April 24 at 5 p.m. at the White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1268

– Environmental Law Professor/Author William Rodgers Jr. is Guest Speaker –

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University School of Law will host the
third annual Lloyd K. Garrison Lecture with Professor William H.
Rodgers Jr., University of Washington Law School, on April 24 at 5
p.m. at the White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway. The lecture is
free and open to the public.
Rodgers, a scholar of environmental law and energy, will be speak
about barriers facing environmental law, including, neglect,
diversion and abandoment, which are manifested by current efforts
labelled “regulatory reform.”
Rodgers is the author of Hornbook on Environmental Law (West
Publishing Co.), the most widely used, one-volume environmental law
textbook, and also has written other textbooks on energy law and
numerous law review articles. He has served as a distinguished
visitor and lecturer at 15 other law schools and as a member of the
National Academy of Sciences Board on Environmental Sciences and
Technology.
The Garrison Lecture was established at the Pace University School
of Law in 1995 in honor of Lloyd K. Garrison who played a major role
in the 1965 Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision that
inaugurated the field of environmental law.
The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and
diversified University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Its Environmental Law program is ranked third in
the country by U.S. News & World Report. Nearly 14,000 students are
enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson
College of Arts, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law
and Lienhard School of Nursing.
For more information please call (914) 422-4205.

Tobacco and Public Health: Conference Addresses Legal Issues and Social Policy

In the first major public forum following the Liggett Group’s admission that cigarette smoking is addictive,
causes cancer and is targeted toward teenagers, Pace University School of Law will host a comprehensive two-day conference addressing legal issues surrounding tobacco use, regulation, public health and social policy on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19. The conference will bring together competing views on many controversial issues, including: What are the implications of Liggett’s settlement with 22 state attorneys general? Should tobacco be regulated as a drug? Does the FDA have authority to regulate?
Should tobacco advertising targeted at children be prohibited? Is litigation the way to resolve the controversy over tobacco and public health? What are the legal rules when the plaintiff is not a
smoker but the recipient of ‘second-hand smoke’? Who should pay for tobacco-related illnesses? Should pension funds and other investors divest themselves of tobacco stocks?

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1268

– Experts to Discuss Second-Hand Smoke, Cigarette Advertising and Tobacco Regulation –

WHITE PLAINS, NY — In the first major public forum following the
Liggett Group’s admission that cigarette smoking is addictive,
causes cancer and is targeted toward teenagers, Pace University
School of Law will host a comprehensive two-day conference
addressing legal issues surrounding tobacco use, regulation, public
health and social policy on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19.
The conference will bring together competing views on many
controversial issues, including: What are the implications of
Liggett’s settlement with 22 state attorneys general? Should tobacco
be regulated as a drug? Does the FDA have authority to regulate?
Should tobacco advertising targeted at children be prohibited? Is
litigation the way to resolve the controversy over tobacco and
public health? What are the legal rules when the plaintiff is not a
smoker but the recipient of ‘second-hand smoke’? Who should pay for
tobacco-related illnesses? Should pension funds and other investors
divest themselves of tobacco stocks?
The conference will provide a forum for presentations and
discussions focusing on health law and policy, toxic torts, and the
First Amendment. Among the participants will be physicians, lawyers,
public health specialists, government policy makers, law professors
and private industry leaders, including:

* William Shultz, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
* Richard Verheij, General Counsel, United States Tobacco Company;
* Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General, State of Connecticut;
* Dennis Vacco, Attorney General, State of New York;
* Nita M. Lowey, U.S. Congresswoman (D-Harrison, NY);
* Oliver Koppell, former Attorney General, State of New York;
* Michael Wilson, Tobacco Control Program, New York City Department of Health;
* Paula Chester, General Counsel, New York State Comptroller’s Office;
* Russell Sciandra, American Cancer Society New York State Division;
* Dr. William Cahan, Senior Attending Surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center;
* Matthew Myers, General Counsel, National Center for Tobacco Free Kids.
* Richard Daynard, Professor, Northeastern University School of Law

EDITORS NOTE: Special media interviews will be available at
request with the participants during lunch of each conference day.

“The regulation and limitation of tobacco use raise profound public
health policy questions,” said Professor Linda Fentiman, director of
Pace University’s Health Law and Policy Program. “This conference is
unique in that it will bring together speakers from all sides of the
controversy to Pace to discuss real issues about the future of the
tobacco industry and its regulation.”
The conference is a joint undertaking of the Pace University School
of Law’s Health Law and Policy Program, Center for Continuing Legal
Education, The Pace University Law Review and Pace Environmental Law
Review, and the New York State and Westchester County Leagues of
Women Voters.
For more information about the conference, call Assistant Dean
Joseph Bracchitta (914) 422-4203 or Bridget Fitzpatrick (914)
422-4062, at the Pace Center for Continuing Legal Education, or
Professor Linda Fentiman (914) 422-4422.
The School of Law is part of a comprehensive, independent and
diversified University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Its Environmental Law program is ranked third in
the country by U.S. News and World Report. Nearly 14,000 students
are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the
Dyson College of Arts, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law
and Lienhard School of Nursing.

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

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

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
NEW YORK — Pace University honored Eugene R. McGrath, chairman, president and CEO of Consolidated Edison of New York, at the University’s 35th annual Leaders in Management Award Dinner on Tuesday, April 1, at The Plaza in New York City.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pace Lecture Examines Human Perfection from Classical Greek Tradition

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

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University’s Center for Religious Studies is sponsoring a lecture titled “Human Perfection: The Greek Religious and Philosophical Ideal,” on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m., in the Hayes Library Theater, 78 North Broadway on the White Plains campus. Dr. Andrew Bernstein, an adjunct professor at Pace University, is the guest speaker. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call (914) 773-3946.

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

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

The Center for Religious Studies of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences offers scholarly lectures and discussions on all aspects of world religious thought and practice.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Education Alliance to Sponsor April Lecture Series

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

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
NEW YORK — Pace University’s Education Alliance, a student-run organization, will sponsor a series of lectures in April in recognition of Education Month. All presentations will be held on the University’s New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza in lower Manhattan across from City Hall Park, and are free and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

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

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.

High School Students Learn About Planetary Climate Changes

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

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
PLEASANTVILLE, NY — High school students from Westchester and Rockland counties will learn about climate changes on other planets from two of the country’s leading experts. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11, Pace University will sponsor “Science Day ‘97” on the Pleasantville campus, hosting NASA astronaut Commander Mario Runco, and Climatologist Dr. Michael Allison of NASA’s Goddard Institute at Columbia University, along with more than 200 local high school students.

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

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

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

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

Founded in 1906, Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate and doctoral degree programs.