NEWS RELEASE: The Confucius Institute at Pace University to Hold Open House and Chinese Cultural Day

On Friday April 29, 2011 The Confucius Institute at Pace University (Pace CI) will hold an open house and Chinese cultural day as well as a celebration on the occasion of the 2nd Anniversary of the Institute.

NEW YORK, NY, April 26, 2011 – On Friday April 29, 2011 The Confucius Institute at Pace University (Pace CI) will hold an open house and Chinese cultural day as well as a celebration on the occasion of the 2nd Anniversary of the Institute.  The event, which will take place in the Student Union at 1 Pace Plaza between 12 Noon and 4 PM, will feature tours of the Institute’s headquarters, a presentation on Pace CI’s programs, cultural demonstrations, lunch and a cake cutting to celebrate the CI’s 2nd year birthday.

The afternoon will be filled with hands-on workshops and cultural activities.  World renowned expert, Dr. Bin Zhou, will lead an interactive demonstration of the ancient art of calligraphy.  Participants will be able to learn Chinese calligraphy, experience living Chinese culture, and enjoy the beauty of Chinese characters.  Master Xueming Bao will lead a demonstration of Qi Gong, an exercise regimen that is a full body and breathing workout.

At the event, Pace CI staff members will also introduce the Confucius Institute’s newest program – Chinese Corner.  The Chinese Corner is a weekly Chinese Language and Cultural Gathering that allows non-native Chinese speakers to practice their language skills with native Chinese speakers in a friendly and welcoming environment.  The afternoon will conclude with a celebration of Pace CI’s 2nd Year Anniversary and a cake cutting.

Distinguished guests from the Consulate General of The People’s Republic of China in New York, the New York City Council, Manhattan’s Chinatown, and Pace University will be in attendance.

For more information about this event please contact the Confucius Institute at Pace University at ci@pace.edu or at 212-346-1880.

About the Confucius Institute at Pace University

Strategically located at the financial, civic, and cultural center of Manhattan, The Confucius Institute at Pace University is the first university-based institute of its kind in New York City. Founded in partnership with China’s Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, Pace’s Confucius Institute integrates pedagogical, scholarly, and professional expertise to promote the learning of Chinese language and culture and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding between people in the United States and China. 

About Pace

For 105 years, 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.

NEWS RELEASE: Teachers Day – a new celebration for New York?

On Friday, October 15, Pace University’s Conficius Institute will present a Chinese cultural festival at MS 345, the Castle Middle School on the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 220 Henry Street. The festival will be held after-school between 3:30 and 6:30 PM. About 60 middle school students are expected to attend.

Pace University Confucius Institute shows the way Friday, October 15 with transplant of traditional Chinese observance

Tree planting and cultural festival at Castle middle school on Lower East Side

NOTE: The Director of the Pace Confucius Institute, Weihua Niu, PhD, and school officials are available for interviews.

Photo available of this fall’s Teacher Day in China showing schoolchildren displaying collages and greeting cards that say “I love you, teacher.”

NEW YORK, NY, October 8, 2010 – In China, a special day each fall is devoted to celebrating teachers.

Why not do the same thing in New York?

That idea is being put forward by the Confucius Institute at Pace University, which teaches Chinese language and culture to students, businesspeople, and ordinary citizens.

As a demonstration, on Friday, October 15, the Institute will present a Chinese cultural festival at MS 345, the Castle Middle School on the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 220 Henry Street. The festival will be held after-school between 3:30 and 6:30 PM. About 60 middle-school students are expected to attend.

The theme of the festival will be honoring teachers, as they are honored in China at this time of year when Teachers’ Day is celebrated.

Media admission by press pass.

Nectarine tree and dumplings

Teachers’ Day falls around the traditional birthday of Confucius, the great sage and teacher.

He once said that “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” To symbolize the growth that teachers bring to their students’ lives, a nectarine tree will be planted in the courtyard of the school.

After the tree planting, the students will participate in two interactive workshops to learn Kung Fu techniques and philosophy and will view a short video on Chinese traditions. They will then paint murals to reflect on what they learned.

After the workshops, the students will be treated to a traditional Chinese buffet dinner of dumplings, stir-fried vegetables, and desserts. The festival will conclude with a version of the Chinese opera “The Monkey King,” performed by the acclaimed theatre troupe Chinese Theatre Works.

“The dumplings and Chinese food are optional, and so are the workshops and other details,” said Weihua Niu, PhD, the director of the Pace Confucius Institute. “We just think a ceremony involving students in honoring teachers is an idea that makes universal sense.”

She added that the Pace Confucius Institute will explore ways of encouraging the idea further next year.

About the Pace Confucius Institute

The Pace Confucius Institute, founded in 2009, is the only Confucius institute in the New York metropolitan area associated with a University.

This fall it is inaugurating Chinese language classes for students and professional groups, starting with an early-morning, one-month set of hour-long classes on 50 of the most useful phrases for business travel in China, and a month long set of one-hour lunchtime classes in basic conversation.

The Institute also is offering custom courses conducted at businesses and institutions. One witty consumer of New York City’s ubiquitous Chinese “take out” food has called these Chinese “take-in.”

The Institute additionally works to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship on China through collaborative research, conferences, and public lectures; develop innovative teaching and learning techniques and institutional exchanges; integrate study of China into Pace University’s liberal arts and professional curricula; and sponsor seminars for professionals in business, education, film, and theater.

Its budget is contributed in equal shares by Pace, the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), and the Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, one of China’s largest media conglomerates. PPMG has sent executives to Pace’s graduate publishing program since 2007.

About Pace University

For 103 years, Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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Contacts

Christopher Cory, media relations, Pace University

212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu

Weihua Niu, PhD, Director, Pace University Confucius Institute

212-346-1815, wniu@pace.edu

Media/Great “Photo Op” Alert – Friday, June 11th at 3:00 p.m.

The 2010 Chinese Culture Festival will have demonstrations, lessons, and activities with students from M.S.131 Dr. Sun Yat Sen School. Students will participate in three different collaborative programs, with each lasting 30 to 45 minutes.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN AN AFTERNOON OF CHINESE CULTURAL WITH STUDENTS FROM M.S. 131 IN CHINATOWN AND  SHADOW PUPPET EXTRAORDINAIRE STEPHEN KAPLIN (BROADWAY’S THE LION KING).

  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Invitation/Press-Only Activities with middle-school students from M.S. 131 Sun Yat Sen School – Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Martial Arts, Overview of China (history, culture and customs), and Student Artistic Interpretations of the day.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Tiger Tales, Chinese Theater Works Puppet Show, Free and Open to the Public (ages 6 and up) with Stephen Kaplin, who designed the shadow puppets for Julie Taymor’s Lion King on Broadway.
  • 6:00pm: Food Tasting.

WHO/SPONSORS: The Confucius Institute at Pace University, the YMCA 21st Century Community Learning Center in Chinatown, and the Pace University Community and Volunteer Mobilization AmeriCorps program

WHEN: Friday, June 11 at 3:00 pm.  Puppet show, open to the public, begins at 5:00 pm.

WHERE: 21st Century Community Learning Center @ MS 131 CHINATOWN YMCA, 100 Hester Street, New York, NY 10002

WHAT/2010 CHINESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL (invitation/press only) – demonstrations, lessons, and activities with students from M.S.131 Dr. Sun Yat Sen School. Students will participate in three different collaborative programs, with each lasting 30 to 45 minutes. The first, Chinese Art Forms, will be facilitated by David Shen, who will provide demonstrations in calligraphy writing, followed by an active lesson in which the students, too, will practice the art of calligraphy. Chinese Martial Arts, the second program, will be conducted by Lin Ai Wei, founder of Jing Xin Yuan (Bensonhurst Brooklyn), who will give a brief history of martial arts in China, as well as a demonstration. The third program, Magical China, will provide, through video clips and other visuals, a brief history of China, and its culture and customs.  Students will then be encouraged to draw, paint and write words that reflect what they learned throughout the day. After the completion of the programs, there will be a food tasting, in which participants can sample a variety of Chinese foods from local Chinatown vendors.

WHAT/TIGER TALES SHADOW PUPPET SHOW (FREE and open to the public).  Drawing on China’s two-thousand-year history of shadow puppetry, Tiger Tales features an artful blend of Eastern and Western, ancient and contemporary techniques that is the hallmark of all Chinese Theater Works (CTW) productions.  The show has been widely-acclaimed and performed across America, South Korea, Taiwan and China, notably at the 2005 First International Shadow Play Festival in Tangshan, China, where it won citations for Best Performance, Best Short Plays, and Best Voice-Over Narration. At the 2009 Shanghai International Puppet Festival, Tiger Tales was honored with awards for Best Directing, Best Puppet Design and Arts Innovation. Tiger Tales is performed in English accompanied by traditional Chinese music.

Tiger Tales is based in the popular wisdom of Chinese folktales and literature.  The production deals humorously with issues of power and survival of the small and powerless in the modern jungle, where the proverb, “working for the emperor is as dangerous as working for the tiger” still holds true.  The stories are narrated by a wise old rabbit, telling her grand-daughter some of the adventures of her eventful life, including her hair-raising encounters with Tiger, the reigning King of the jungle.

CTW’s Stephen Kaplin, who designed the shadow puppets for Julie Taymor’s Lion King and Ping Chong’s Cathay (for which he won a Hewes Award), has created new acetate figures for this production based on the 80-year-old, leather shadow antique figures.  In performance, Kaplin solos as the live story teller creating unique and detailed voices for more than a dozen of the characters in the show.

MEDIA CONTACT/RSVP: Samuella Becker, Pace Public Information, sbecker2@pace.edu, 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172

ABOUT THE CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE AT PACE UNIVERSITY. Founded in 2009, it is the first university-based Confucius Institute in New York City and one of 70 in the US and over 300 around the world created by China to spread knowledge of Chinese language and culture. Pace’s Confucius Institute expects to inaugurate Chinese language classes for both students and professional groups; encourage interdisciplinary scholarship on China through collaborative research, conferences and public lectures; develop innovative teaching and learning techniques and institutional exchanges; integrate study of China into the university’s liberal arts and professional curricula; and sponsor seminars for professionals in business, education, film and theater. www.pace.edu/confucius

ABOUT PACE UNIVERSITY. For nearly 104 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

230 Chinese Language Teachers to Participate in 8th Annual Conference at Pace

How are Americans doing at learning Chinese? Come find out on May 15 when the Confucius Institute at Pace University will host the 8th annual conference of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York, in which more than 230 teachers and scholars are expected to participate.

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Contact:

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

Do you Speak Chinese? Why not?

230 TEACHERS AND SCHOLARS EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN 8TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER NEW YORK AT PACE UNIVERSITY

Confucius Institute at Pace to host; Pace demonstrates increasing links to China with third of four China related events in a month

NEW YORK, NY, May 12, 2010 – How are Americans doing at learning Chinese? Come find out on May 15 when the Confucius Institute at Pace University will host the 8th annual conference of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York, in which more than 230 teachers and scholars are expected to participate.

Attendees from secondary schools, colleges and universities will be offered nearly 60 presentations on everything from Chinese naming conventions to motivating online learners and “digital Chinese storytelling.” The presenters range from master teachers from China to professors from Yale, Columbia and NYU to teachers of Chinese at such private schools as Far Hills Country Day School and Rye Country Day School.

More information on the conference is at http://clta-gny.org/10conf/10conf_invite.html.

This comes as part of current efforts by China to encourage foreigners to know it better at the levels that undergird commerce and diplomacy.

The conference will take place from 8:00am – 5:30pm in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts auditorium, 1 Pace Plaza, NY, NY, entrance at 3 Spruce Street, just east of City Hall.

The event is free and open to the public. Media admission by press pass. Please notify us if you will cover this event or would like to interview some of the organizers and participants by phone.

Opened last May, the Confucius Institute at Pace University is the first university-based Confucius Institute in New York City and one of 70 in the US and over 300 around the world created by China to spread knowledge of Chinese language and culture.

More About the Pace Confucius Institute The conference is one of the four major events arranged by the Confucius Institute at Pace to celebrate its first anniversary. It expects to inaugurate Chinese language classes for both students and professional groups; encourage interdisciplinary scholarship on China through collaborative research, conferences and public lectures; develop innovative teaching and learning techniques and institutional exchanges; integrate study of China into Pace University’s liberal arts and professional curricula; and sponsor seminars for professionals in business, education, film and theater.

Its budget is contributed in equal shares by Pace, Chinese media conglomerate Phoenix Publishing and Media Group (PPMG), and Hanban, the executive body of the Chinese Language Council International. PPMG has sent executives to Pace’s graduate publishing program since 2007. Its Chinese partner university is Nanjing Normal University, one of the leading universities in China for preparing Chinese teachers for teaching Chinese as a second language.

A first anniversary celebration a screening of the film “Confucius” followed by a panel discussion is planned for May 19 beginning at 2:00pm at Pace’s downtown NYC campus as well. Panelists include professors from Pace, Purchase College and Yale University.

http://www.pace.edu/pace/dyson/media/files/pdf/confucius/first-anniversary/FirstAnniversaryProgram.pdf

For more information on Confucius Institute visit www.pace.edu/confucius

About Pace University

For nearly 104 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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Confucius Institute at Pace Hosts “Chinese Bridge” – Chinese Culture & Language Competition

On Saturday, April 17, from 10 AM to 5 PM in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus, approximately 25 non-Chinese contestants will try to impress Chinese judges with their knowledge of the world’s most-spoken language and the culture behind it.

Media Contact:

Samuella Becker, Pace Public Information, 212-346-1637, cell 917-734-5172, sbecker2@pace.edu

New Chinese proverb: The longest journey begins with a single contest

Pace University hosts April 17 regional finals of competition in knowledge of Chinese language and culture for prizes of trips to Beijing

Pace further expands China-related activities with essay competition created by New York Chinese Opera Society, participation in 8th conference on teaching of Chinese

NEW YORK, NY, April 12, 2010 – The event mixes American Idol and the Putnam County Spelling Bee, with trips to China as the prizes.

It also is a microcosm of current efforts by China to encourage foreigners to know it better at the levels that undergird commerce and diplomacy.

On Saturday, April 17, from 10 AM to 5 PM in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus, approximately 25 non-Chinese contestants will try to impress Chinese judges with their knowledge of the world’s most-spoken language and the culture behind it.

They will give speeches in Chinese, perform Chinese songs or dances, demonstrate other Chinese arts like paper cuts and calligraphy (including martial arts), or answer questions about past and present-day China.

The winners will get a chance to compete against contestants from around the world in a final round this summer in Beijing, all expenses paid, plus offers of scholarships to study in China for one semester.

The event is free and open to the public. The auditorium is located at 3 Spruce Street, just east of City Hall.

Media admission by press passes. Please notify us if you will cover this event or would like to interview some of the organizers and contestants by phone.

The competition is the 9th annual “Chinese Bridge,” officially known as the Greater New York Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students. It is hosted by the year-old Confucius Institute at Pace University and sponsored by Hanban, the nonprofit organization organized by the Chinese government to spread knowledge of Chinese language and culture around the world.

Competitors next Saturday will have risen to the top of an original field of 85 contestants who were winnowed in preliminary rounds held April 3 at New York University and Ohio State. The initial entrants came from 13 countries including the western nations of the US, England, Germany and Spain as well as Korea and Japan. They are studying at 32 universities ranging from Eastern Ivies like Penn and Princeton to the University of Akron and SUNY Binghamton.

Roughly a third of the regional finalists will be chosen for the final round.

The competition will be broadcast by Chinese TV channels in China and to all of the worldwide Confucius Institutes. It will covered by the main Chinese government media agencies in the US, in both English and Chinese. The event is a pilot test of a competition that Hanban hopes will become nationwide next year.

Opened last May, the Confucius Institute at Pace University is the first university-based Confucius Institute in New York City and one of 60 in the US and nearly 300 around the world created by China to spread knowledge of Chinese language and culture.

Essay contest, teaching conference

A week after the Bridge competition, on April 23, the Pace Confucius Institute will join with the New York Chinese Opera Society in a reception to celebrate establishment of an endowed fund of $25,000 that the Society has created to sponsor an annual essay competition at Pace “on the study of Chinese culture and history.”

The NYCOS has performed frequently at Pace’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, most recently staging a performance of the opera “The Story of Ruth.”

In a third sign of Pace University’s increasing links to China, on May 15, the Confucius Institute at Pace University will host the8th annual conference of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York, in which more than 200 teachers and scholars are expected to participate. Attendees from secondary schools, colleges and universities will be offered nearly 60 presentations on everything from Chinese naming conventions to motivating online learners and “digital Chinese storytelling.”

More information on the conference is at http://clta-gny.org/10conf/10conf_invite.html.

About the Pace Confucius Institute

The competitions are among the first events arranged by the Confucius Institute at Pace. It expects to inaugurate Chinese language classes for both students and professional groups; encourage interdisciplinary scholarship on China through collaborate research, conferences and public lectures; develop innovative teaching and learning techniques and institutional exchanges, integrate study of China into Pace University’s liberal arts and professional curricula, and sponsor seminars for professionals in business, education, film and theater.

Its budget is contributed in equal shares by Pace, Hanban, and the Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, one of China’s largest media conglomerates. PPMG has sent executives to Pace’s graduate publishing program since 2007.

About Pace University

For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

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Rescheduled: Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Close to 100 local school children from Chinatown in downtown New York will participate, featuring an extravaganza of traditional Chinese dances to celebrate the Year of the Pig 4705. Over 400 more school children and educators from New York City schools will come to watch.

MEDIA ADVISORY
PHOTO OP

Contact:
Cara Halstead Cea, Pace University, (914) 906-9680, chalstead@pace.edu or
Bill Caldwell, Pace University, (212) 346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

Please note – this event was originally scheduled for Feb. 14 but has been changed to Wed., Feb. 28

23RD ANNUAL CHINESE NEW YEAR EXTRAVAGANZA AT PACE UNIVERSITY FEATURING COSTUMED DANCE, ART BY NYC SCHOOL CHILDREN

Year of the Golden Pig

WHAT: 23rd Annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Year of the Golden Pig 4705. School children use dance and stories to explain the cultural significance of the New Year.

WHO: Close to 100 local school children from Chinatown in downtown New York will participate, featuring an extravaganza of traditional Chinese dances to celebrate the Year of the Pig 4705. Over 400 more school children and educators from New York City schools will come to watch. A Children’s Art Exhibit will display original artwork inspired by the Year of the Golden Pig which occurs only once every 60 years. The art was created by children from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens ages 3 to 15 who are in the after school programs of the Chinese American Planning Council, some of whom have only been in America a short time.

WHEN: Children’s Dance Extravaganza Wednesday, February 28, 12:00 – 1:30 PM.

The art exhibit will be on display from February 12 – 28. Gallery hours are by appointment by calling 212-346-1887. The exhibit is open to the public without reservation on Wed., Feb. 14 from 11:00am – to 4:00pm, Tues., Feb. 20 from 1:15pm – 4:00pm and Thurs., Feb. 22 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm.

WHERE: Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Theater (located on Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row), One Pace Plaza, New York, NY. Art exhibit in Schimmel Theater lobby.

Sponsored by the School of Education at Pace University, A.R.T.S. Inc. and the Chinese American Planning Council, along with Chung Pak Day Care, Emigrant Savings Bank, the Organization for Chinese Americans, Kappa Delta Pi, the Pace Office of Marketing and Communications, the Pace Office of the Dean for Students, and the Pace Office of Academic Affairs and International Opportunities.

CONTACT: Professor Kathryn DeLawter at kdelawter@pace.edu, or 212-346-1887

23rd Annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza Featuring Costumed Dance and Art by NYC School Children

Close to 100 local school children from Chinatown in downtown New York will participate, featuring an extravaganza of traditional Chinese dances to celebrate the Year of the Pig 4705. Hundreds more school children and educators from New York City schools will come to watch.

MEDIA ADVISORY
PHOTO OP

Contact:
Cara Halstead Cea, Pace University, (914) 906-9680, chalstead@pace.edu or
Bill Caldwell, Pace University, (212) 346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

CHINESE NEW YEAR EVENT ON VALENTINE’S DAY:
23RD ANNUAL CHINESE NEW YEAR EXTRAVAGANZA AT PACE UNIVERSITY FEATURING COSTUMED DANCE, ART BY NYC SCHOOL CHILDREN

Year of the Golden Pig

WHAT: 23rd Annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Year of the Golden Pig 4705. School children use dance and stories to explain the cultural significance of the New Year.

WHO: Close to 100 local school children from Chinatown in downtown New York will participate, featuring an extravaganza of traditional Chinese dances to celebrate the Year of the Pig 4705. Hundreds more school children and educators from New York City schools will come to watch. A Children’s Art Exhibit will display original artwork inspired by the Year of the Golden Pig which occurs only once every 60 years. The art was created by children of the Chinese-American Planning Council, ages three through junior high, some of whom have only been in America a short time.

WHEN: Children’s Dance Extravaganza Wednesday, February 14, 12:00 – 1:30 PM.

Art exhibit will be on display from February 12 – 22. Gallery hours are by appointment by calling 212-346-1887 with open hours on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 1:15 – 4PM and Thurs., Feb. 22 from 12:30- 4PM.

WHERE: Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Theater (located on Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row), One Pace Plaza, New York, NY. Art exhibit in Schimmel Theater lobby.

Sponsored by the School of Education at Pace University, ARTS Inc. and the Chinese American Planning Council, along with Chung Pak Day Care, Emigrant Savings Bank, the Organization for Chinese Americans, Kappa Delta Pi, the Pace Office of Marketing and Communications, the Pace Office of the Dean for Students, and the Pace Office of Academic Affairs and International Opportunities.

CONTACT: Professor Katherine DeLawter at kdelawter@pace.edu, or 212-346-1887

Jiangsu Delegation Visits Pace Midtown Center, Friday, February 2

Members of an Official Delegation from Jiangsu province will visit Pace University’s campus in midtown Manhattan to discuss and further develop Pace’s growing collaborations with China, including Pace in China; a Confucius Institute at Pace; and the recently-established Sino-American Publishing Research Center at Pace.

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

February 1, 2007

Official Jiangsu Province Delegation to Visit
Pace University Friday, February 2,
Discuss Collaborative Projects in Publishing, Instruction in Chinese Language and Culture

WHO and WHAT: Members of an Official Delegation from Jiangsu province will visit Pace University’s campus in midtown Manhattan to discuss and further develop Pace’s growing collaborations with China, including Pace in China; a Confucius Institute at Pace; and the recently-established Sino-American Publishing Research Center at Pace.

The Jiangsu Delegation includes: SUN Zhijun, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, Chairman of the Jiangsu Overseas Culture Exchange Association; YAO Xiaodong, Deputy Secretary-General, Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee; ZHOU Li, General Manager, Jiangsu Broadcasting & Television Group; TANG Yonglin, Director, Division of America & Oceania, Jiangsu Foreign Affairs Office; LIU Aihua, Deputy Secretary-General, Jiangsu Overseas Culture Exchange Association; WANG Xiaohe, Secretary to Mr. Sun; and WANG Yan, Interpreter, Jiangsu Foreign Affairs Office.

Pace executives hosting the delegation are David A. Caputo, President; Beverly Kahn, Vice President for International Opportunities; Nira Herrmann, Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences; Christopher T. Cory, Executive Director of Public Information; Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, Assoc. Professor of History and Co-director, Asian Studies, and from the University’s MS in Publishing program Sherman Raskin, Director and Professor, Ivor Whitson, Professor and Member, Pace Board of Trustees, and Xiao Chuan Lian, Administrative Director.

WHEN: Friday, February 2, 9 a.m. to noon.

WHERE: Pace University Midtown Center, 551 Fifth Avenue @ 45th Street, Room 1015, New York, NY.

Pace Celebrates the Year of the Dog

The 22nd annual Chinese New Year celebration at Pace will include colorful and lively performances.

Contact
Rosemary Mercedes
Public Information
212-346-1637; C: 914-424-3845

IN THE YEAR OF THE DOG: PACE CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR

WHO: New York City public school students from PS1, John Bowne High School, and PS 124 in downtown Manhattan; a professional acrobat from the Shen Yang Chinese Opera Co.; and a group from the Open Door Senior Citizen Center of the Chinese American Planning Council will celebrate the Chinese new year of the dog with colorful musical and theatrical performances.

WHAT: “22nd Annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Year of the Dog” presented by Pace University’s School of Education, ARTS Inc., and the Chinese American Planning Council

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 2006
12 – 2 p.m.

WHERE: Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts; 3 Spruce Street, between Park Row and Gold Street

Celebrating the 22nd annual Chinese New Year celebration at Pace, the program will include colorful and lively performances, as follows:

– Tibetan Tap Dance by Pre-K students from PS 1;
– “Splashing Water Dance,” by Chinese club dancers of John Bowne High School ;
– “A General’s Dance,” by Liu Chun Nuan of the Shen Yang Chinese Opera Co.;
– “All that Jazz” and “New York, New York” by seniors from the Open Door Senior Citizen Center;
– “8 Immortals Cross the Sea,” by students from PS124;and
– Ribbon Dance by Chinese club dancers of John Bowne High School.

Program sponsors include: Verizon, Emigrant Savings Bank, Organization of Chinese Americans, PDK, Phi Kappa Delta, Arts Inc.

19th Annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Year of the Sheep 4701

The “19th Annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Year of the Sheep 4701” will be presented by Pace University’s School of Education, along with A.R.T.S., Inc., Chinese-American Planning Council; Lower East Side/Chinatown AmeriCorps; Pace Education Alliance; Pace Office of Multicultural Affairs; United Chinese Student Association; and Asian Culture/Filipino Society.

January 30, 2003

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace University, (212) 346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: “19th Annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Year of the Sheep 4701,” presented by Pace University’s School of Education, along with A.R.T.S., Inc., Chinese-American Planning Council; Lower East Side/Chinatown AmeriCorps; Pace Education Alliance; Pace Office of Multicultural Affairs; United Chinese Student Association; and Asian Culture/Filipino Society.

WHO: Ninety local school children from Chinatown in downtown New York will participate in this performance, featuring a Children’s Dance Extravaganza with traditional Chinese dances to celebrate the Year of the Sheep 4701. More than six hundred local school children and educators from New York City schools will come to watch the celebration. A Children’s Art Exhibit will be on display, featuring original artwork inspired by the Year of the Sheep.

WHEN: Children’s Dance Extravaganza will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 12:00 – 1:30 PM. Art exhibit will be on display from February 3 – 7. Gallery hours are Monday, February 3, 10 AM – 5:30 PM; Tuesday, February 4, 10 AM – 5:30 PM; Wednesday, February 5, 10 AM – 4 PM ; Thursday, February 6, 10 AM -5:30 PM; and Friday, February 7, 10 AM -3 PM.

WHERE: Pace University, The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Theater (located on Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row), One Pace Plaza, New York, NY. Art exhibit will be on display in the Fingesten Gallery at One Pace Plaza.

For more information, contact Margaret Dowling at 212-346-1444 or chinesenewyear@hotmail.com .