Book Launch in Rememberance of 9/11

“On the Ground after September 11: Mental Health Responses and Practical Knowledge Gained” will be launched at an event held at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Sep 9.

Contact
Rosemary Mercedes, Pace University
212-346-1637, Cell: 914-424-3845
rmercedes@pace.edu

Margaret Tatich, The Haworth Press
607-722-5857, ext. 321
mtatich@HaworthPress.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – INVITATION TO ATTEND

BOOK LAUNCH “ON THE GROUND AFTER SEPTEMBER 11”

WHO: The editors and authors of On the Ground after September 11: Mental Health Responses and Practical Knowledge Gained being published by The Haworth Press – Yael Danieli, PhD, Chief Editor

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2005
1 – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University’s downtown campus, Spruce St. between Park Row and Gold Sts (across from City Hall)

The program will open with a brief commemorative performance by acclaimed violinist Timothy Fain. Authors selected from the books 108 contributors will briefly present distilled lessons they have learned during the four years sine 9/11. The contributors provide a range of perspectives – from policymakers to counselors, social workers and students. An open dialogue among all present will follow. Guest speakers include:

• Ambassador Javier Ruperez, Executive Director of the United Nations Counter Terrorism Directorate
• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
• Dr. Lloyd I. Sederer, New York City Executive Deputy Commissioner for Mental Hygiene
• Ken Curtin, Federal Emergency Management Agency Voluntary Agency Liaison
• Mary Fetchet, Mother of Brad Fetchet, 24, who dies in Tower 2 of the World Trade Center, and Founding Director and President of Voices of September 11th

After 9/11 Pace University played a central role in counseling not just for the Pace University community but for emergency respondents and many people in Lower Manhattan. Its Counseling Center provided training and research to people working with traumatized groups. Pace’s Center for Downtown New York (CDNY) has been a catalyst for numerous conferences on dealing with terrorism and rebuilding Lower Manhattan.

The event is Co Sponsored by the Pace University Counseling Center.

The event is open to media with press credentials, members of the Pace University community and individuals who RSVP in advance to YAELD@aol.com or (212)737-8524. Media admission by press card (strictly enforced).

Pace University’s Online Book Club Allows Readers to Chat in Cyberspace

It may be summer, but members of Pace University’s online
book club still have homework reading assignments. Participants will log on
to the Internet and discuss Ron Suskind’s “A Hope in the Unseen: An American
Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League” on Tuesday, August 31 from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those interested in joining the chat can log on to the
University’s website at www.pace.edu/chatdirections.html during the day of
the event.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. – It may be summer, but members of Pace University’s online
book club still have homework reading assignments. Participants will log on
to the Internet and discuss Ron Suskind’s “A Hope in the Unseen: An American
Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League” on Tuesday, August 31 from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those interested in joining the chat can log on to the
University’s website at www.pace.edu/chatdirections.html during the day of
the event.

“We wanted to create an opportunity for the University community to come
together and discuss issues relevant to Pace,” said Joyce Papa, a Human
Resources training associate who coordinates the online book chats. “We
decided to read books that were not solely entertaining but that also would
be educational and would help us at the University,” said Papa, who started
the program with Amy Tully, Office of Transitional Advising, and Jan Schaeffler,
Office of Planning, Assessment, Research and Academic Support.

“The online format allows everyone a chance to participate from all of our
campuses in New York City and Westchester County and beyond,” Papa said.

Called BookBound, the online academic book club is a University-wide program
for all faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Pace. It is a forum
to build community and it supports the University’s Strategic Agenda. The
subjects of the books reflect the University’s core values and commitments,
which also support the mission and Pace Quality initiatives. Topics that
help meet the educational challenges of the 21st century are featured.

Previously discussed books during Pace University’s online book chats have
included “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert M. Pirsig and
“Coming of Age in New Jersey: College and American Culture” by Michael Moffatt.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate,
graduate and professional 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and
the World Trade Institute.

Actress Claire Bloom to Perform a Reading of Jane Eyre at Pace Downtown Theater, April 15

Stage and film actress Claire Bloom will perform a reading
of Jane Eyre, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, at the Pace
Downtown Theater, Spruce Street in lower Manhattan across from City
Hall Park. The event is part of Pace University’s Dyson College of
Arts and Sciences’ Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
NEW YORK – Stage and film actress Claire Bloom will perform a reading
of Jane Eyre, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, at the Pace
Downtown Theater, Spruce Street in lower Manhattan across from City
Hall Park. The event is part of Pace University’s Dyson College of
Arts and Sciences’ Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public.

A talented entertainer, Bloom has earned critical acclaim for her
recent performances in Electra, Long Day’s Journey and The Cherry
Orchard. Her 40-year career in theater, motion pictures and television
displays an impressive range including William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen,
Eugene O’Neill and Henry James.

Along with her stage career, Bloom has established a strong body of
work in film and television beginning with her role of Teresa in Charles
Chaplin’s 1952 film Limelight. Her many films since then include Look
Back in Anger, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, A Doll’s House,
Richard III, Crimes and Misdemeanors and Mighty Aphrodite. On tele-
vision she has appeared in “Brideshead Revisited,” “The Ghost Writer”
and “Shadowlands.” Limelight and After, an autobiographical book, was
published in 1982, and Leaving a Doll’s House is her most recent autobiography.

Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses
in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are
enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and World Trade Institute.

Howard Lyman to Speak About Landmark “Food Disparagement” Case at Pace Law School, Nov. 20

On Friday, November 20, from 6-9:30 p.m., at Pace University School of Law,
78 North Broadway, White Plains, Howard Lyman, author of “Mad Cowboy: The Plain Truth From the
Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat,” will speak about the landmark “Food Disparagement” case that
took place in Amarillo, Texas. The event is free and open to the public. For more information
or to register, call (914) 937-5605 or (914) 422-4407.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – On Friday, November 20, from 6-9:30 p.m., at Pace University School of Law,
78 North Broadway, White Plains, Howard Lyman, author of “Mad Cowboy: The Plain Truth From the
Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat,” will speak about the landmark “Food Disparagement” case that
took place in Amarillo, Texas. The event is free and open to the public. For more information
or to register, call (914) 937-5605 or (914) 422-4407.

Lyman, a fourth-generation Montana cattle rancher, was Oprah Winfrey’s co-defendant in the
“veggie libel” law trial. He will examine the jury’s decision in this case for safeguarding First
Amendment Rights – the rights of consumers to have a free and open debate about potential dangers
to the food supply. The program also will include a book signing, refreshments and the NOVA
Documentary “The Brain Eater.”

In February, a 12-person jury found Lyman and talk show host Oprah Winfrey not liable for comments
made on a national show concerning the common practices associated with the raising of livestock
for the food supply. Lyman is director of the Eating with Conscience Program of the Humane Society
of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization with more than 5.8 million
members and constituents.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School has nearly 5,000 alumni throughout the country. It offers full-
and part-time day and evening programs on its White Plains, N.Y., campus. The School has one of
the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, and is part of a comprehensive, independent and
diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

Holocaust Survivor, Author, Fanya Gottesfeld Heller to Speak at Pace University, April 21

Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, author of the highly acclaimed book Strange and Unexpected Love: A Teenage Girl’s Holocaust Memoirs, will be a guest speaker at Pace University on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:15 p.m., in the Butcher Suite of the Kessel Campus Center, Pleasantville, N.Y. The lecture, titled “Rescue and Rebirth: Remembering the Holocaust,” is sponsored by the University’s Women’s Studies Program, and is free and open to the public.

Posted by Public Affairs on March 19, 1998 at 12:23:19:

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, author of the highly acclaimed book Strange and Unexpected Love: A Teenage Girl’s Holocaust Memoirs, will be a guest speaker at Pace University on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:15 p.m., in the Butcher Suite of the Kessel Campus Center, Pleasantville, N.Y. The lecture, titled “Rescue and Rebirth: Remembering the Holocaust,” is sponsored by the University’s Women’s Studies Program, and is free and open to the public.

Heller’s book is a dramatic account of one family’s survival during the four year Nazi occupation of the Ukraine. It is told through the eyes of a teenager as she experiences her own emotional and physical awakening and first experience with love. Her story is one of cruelty and fear, but also devotion, romantic love and ultimately survival.

Heller lives in New York City, where she is active in numerous social services, educational and cultural organizations.

The Women’s Studies Program at Pace University is an interdisciplinary program whose goal is to understand women’s experience in past and present societies. Among the disciplines involved are history, anthropology, psychology, biology, philosophy, religion, literature, political science, art and economics.

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