NEWS RELEASE: Nineteenth Annual Psychology Conference at Pace’s NYC Campus

The Pace Psychology Conference is a free event, open to the public. The full-day program will provide insight and conversation on many key contemporary issues relevant to the psychology community locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally as well as to many levels of students, high school and college, interested in learning about psychology and conducting research as well as adults contemplating a career change. Invited guests and panel experts will join students and faculty from Pace University as well as from tri-state area colleges and universities such as Adelphi University, CUNY, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fordham University, New York University, and SUNY at New Paltz.

Pace University’s Psychology Department will host the 19th Annual Psychology Conference on May 14 at Pace University’s lower Manhattan campus. Students from Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences as well as students from nearby universities will share oral and poster presentations based on theory and research in their chosen fields of interest. The 19th Pace Psychology Conference will highlight research issues from technology’s effect on adult anxiety levels to the correlation between gender roles and alcohol consumption on college campuses.

The Pace Psychology Conference is a free event, open to the public. The full-day program will provide insight and conversation on many key contemporary issues relevant to the psychology community locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally as well as to many levels of students, high school and college, interested in learning about psychology and conducting research as well as adults contemplating a career change. Invited guests and panel experts will join students and faculty from Pace University as well as from tri-state area colleges and universities such as Adelphi University, CUNY, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fordham University, New York University, and SUNY at New Paltz.

Pace Distinguished Professor Florence Denmark, PhD will introduce keynote speaker Jean Lau Chin, Ed D.  Dr. Chin’s title of her address, Diversity and Leadership, is based on her current research with the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in professional publications on women’s issues, cultural competence, Asian American, and ethnic minority issues.  She recently completed a four-volume set, The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination, which covers racism, ethnicity, gender, and all forms of discrimination, and Learning From My Mother’s Voice: Family Legend and Chinese American Experience, a book on family bonds using oral history and mythology as a healing tool and transformational journey for immigrant families.  She also serves as the series editor of Race and Ethnicity in Psychology (Praeger Press).

The afternoon program will include a symposium on What Are New Developments in International Psychology Today – in Practice, Research, and Teaching?

Other conference events include a luncheon with international psychologists representing the United Nations Psychologists and members of the American Psychological Association Division 52- International Psychology.  The Psi Chi, International Honor Society of Psychology will hold an induction ceremony welcoming their new 2011 members and hold a “best practices” focus groups for all attending members. The conference will be held at One Pace Plaza in Student Union and Multipurpose Room.

This event is presented in partnership with Dyson College of the Arts and Sciences, Pace University’s Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Division (Division 52) of the American Psychological Association, and New York State Psychological Association’s Academic Division, Social Issues Division, and Division of Women’s Issues, the Manhattan Psychological Association (MPA), the Psychology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences, and the International Organization of the Study of Group Tension (IOSGT).

Information on the conference including registration, schedule and speakers can be found at www.pacepsycon.com or send an email to mmccormick2@pace.edu. For more information on Psi Chi please visit www.psichi.org

Psychology Department on Pace University’s New York City Campus

Pace offers two undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and Human Relations; and three graduate degrees, MS Ed in School Psychology, MA in Psychology, and PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology. Pace’s PsyD degree is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The doctoral program is one of only 10 recognized nationwide as a combined professional-scientific doctoral program by the APA.

About Pace University

For 105 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, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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

DNAinfo, The Nation, The Guardian: “Left Forum Will Draw Thousands of Activists to Pace University”

The Left Forum, an annual conference held at Pace University which covers local and international political issues, was covered by DNAinfo, The Nation and The Guardian (which has a whole series on the theme of the conference).

Cornel West, writer and activist, will speak at the Left Forum Friday night at Pace. (Richard Alan Hannon/Getty Images)

The Left Forum, an annual conference held at Pace University which covers local and international political issues, was covered by DNAinfo, The Guardian, and The Nation.

Excerpt from the DNAinfo.com article:

This is the third year the Left Forum has been held at Pace University, but it has its roots back in the Socialist Scholars Conference in the 1960s. Every year, the Left Forum brings activists together to take a step back from their day-to-day work and see what others are doing in different fields all over the world.

It is expected to be the largest Left Forum yet.

You can also read coverage of the Left Forum at Pace University in The Nation and The Guardian, which has a whole series on the theme of the conference.

Environmental Law Experts to Discuss Outcomes of 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit, Tuesday, January 26

Environmental law experts will discuss the successes and shortcomings of the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference during a January 26, 2010, Copenhagen Roundtable at Pace Law School. The panel of experts, which will include former New York Times science journalist Andrew Revkin, is unique for its diversity of professional backgrounds.

Contact: Crista Scaturro, (914) 422-4389, cscaturro@law.pace.edu

Cara Cea, (914) 773-3312, ccea@pace.edu

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PACE LAW SCHOOL HOSTS ROUNDTABLE ON COPENHAGEN SUMMIT

Hear from the experts who attended the climate negotiations on Tuesday, January 26

WHITE PLAINS, NY, January 22, 2010 – Environmental law experts will discuss the successes and shortcomings of the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference during a January 26, 2010, Copenhagen Roundtable at Pace Law School. The panel of experts, which will include former New York Times science journalist Andrew Revkin, is unique for its diversity of professional backgrounds.

Many of the panel participants attended the Copenhagen Summit in capacities as representatives from media, government and NGOs. Each attended different events and returned with varying perspectives. The roundtable will bring these myriad experiences and points of view together in one place for a stimulating discussion about where the world is headed post-Copenhagen, and what challenges and opportunities lay ahead.

WHO (including, but not limited to):

• Nicholas A. Robinson, Pace University Professor on the Environment and Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law

• James Van Nostrand, Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center

• Richard L. Ottinger, Dean Emeritus of Pace Law School, COP15 Delegate for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature

• Andrew C. Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, New York Times COP15 reporter

WHAT: Copenhagen (COP15) Roundtable

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

WHEN: Tuesday, January 26, 2009, at 4:45 pm; reception to follow

Media admission by press pass. Check-in required.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has over 7,000 alumni throughout the country and the world and is consistently ranked among the nation’s top three programs in environmental law. It offers full- and part-time day and evening JD programs on its White Plains, NY, campus and offers the Master of Laws degree in Environmental Law, Real Estate Law and Comparative Legal Studies, and a Doctor of Laws in environmental law. The School of Law is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent, and diversified university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. www.law.pace.edu