Pace Law School Symposium to Focus on Preventing Weapons Violence in Schools, March 30

The Feb. 29 fatal shooting of a first grader by a six-year-old classmate in Lansing, Mich., has re-ignited the issue of school violence in the United States. This tragedy, along with recent school shootings in Conyers, Ga., Littleton, Colo., Springfield, Ore., Jonesboro, Ark., and West Paducah, Ky., has communities around the nation asking, “Can we prevent a devastating act of weapons violence from happening here?” To address this question, Pace Law School will sponsor a symposium to focus on current violence-prevention measures, including tougher gun laws, student searches and seizures, liability lawsuits against gun manufacturers, and other legal solutions.

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Contact: Alta Levat
(914) 422-4128
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The Feb. 29 fatal shooting of a first grader by a six-year-old classmate in Lansing, Mich., has re-ignited the issue of school violence in the United States. This tragedy, along with recent school shootings in Conyers, Ga., Littleton, Colo., Springfield, Ore., Jonesboro, Ark., and West Paducah, Ky., has communities around the nation asking, “Can we prevent a devastating act of weapons violence from happening here?” To address this question, Pace Law School will sponsor a symposium to focus on current violence-prevention measures, including tougher gun laws, student searches and seizures, liability lawsuits against gun manufacturers, and other legal solutions.

The symposium, titled “Preventing Weapons Violence in Schools: Legal Strategies and Remedies,” will be held on Thursday, March 30 from 3-8 p.m., on Pace Law School’s White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway, and is co-sponsored by the Pace Law Review and the Pace Health Law Society. The media is invited to attend. The program will be broadcast live over the Internet on the Pace Law School website at http://www.law.pace.edu. For more information, or to register for the Internet simulcast, call Kate Ryan at (914) 422-4266 or email kryan@law.pace.edu.

Each speaker will have 30 minutes to discuss school violence issues, followed by a question and answer period. Speakers will include:

· Stephen Bates Billick, M.D., clinical associate professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y. Dr. Billick is a frequent presenter on child and adolescent psychiatry issues, including juvenile violence.

· Stephen Phillip Sullivan, M.D., of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City.

· Victoria J. Dodd, professor of law, Suffolk University Law School. Professor Dodd specializes in the fields of education law and constitutional law and is currently the Chair of the Law and Education Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

· Kirsten Rowe, Esq., National Riffle Association Institute for Legislative Action. Rowe is a federal liaison with the National Rifle Association of America’s Institute for Legislative Action.

· Elisa Barnes, Esq., was named 1999 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation for her work on Hamilton v. Accu-Tek, in which a jury held gun manufacturers liable on a novel theory of market share liability.

· John F. Renzulli, Esq., Renzulli & Rutherford, LLP. Renzulli is national counsel to manufacturers, importers and retailers of firearms and ammunition.

· U.S. Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (schedule permitting), 18th Congressional District of New York.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Pace Law Review and the Health Law Society at Pace Law School. Edited and published by law students, the Pace Law Review is devoted to the study and publication of scholarly materials of professional legal interest. Each issue contains articles by law faculty, practitioners, and distinguished jurists, as well as student notes and comments on complex legal issues, recent case decisions, and current legislation.

The Health Law Society is a student-run organization advised by Professor Linda C. Fentiman, director of Pace University’s Health Law and Policy Program. Its activities include presenting speakers who discuss timely health law topics, publishing a health law newsletter, and assisting in professional health law meetings.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School has nearly 5,000 graduates throughout the country. It offers full-time and part-time day and evening J.D. programs on its White Plains, New York, campus. The Law School, which has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, offers the master of laws and the doctor of juridical science degrees in that field. The School also offers the LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies. Beginning in the fall of 2000, Pace Law School will begin offering online courses in health law to attorneys around the nation. The Law School is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

Pace University to Host Community Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Pace University’s School of Education will present the 17th annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza celebrating the Year of the Snake, 4699, on Feb. 7th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Pace Downtown Theater.

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NEW YORK — Pace University’s School of Education will present the 17th annual Chinese New Year Extravaganza celebrating the Year of the Snake, 4699, on Feb. 7th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Pace Downtown Theater.

To ring in the Year of the Snake the children from Community School District 2 will perform traditional Chinese dances choreographed by A. R. T. S., Inc. A children’s art exhibition sponsored by the Chinese American Planning Council will be on display at the Peter Fingesten Gallery, Feb. 5-12 with a special showing on Feb. 7.

The event is co-sponsored by the Pace Education Alliance and Office of Multicultural Affairs in conjunction with A. R. T. S., Inc. and the Chinese American Planning Council.

The Chinese New Year Extravaganza is a community event open to the public; reservations are not required for individuals but school groups should call in advance to ensure space. For access to the art exhibit please call in advance.

For more information call Chanida Rayanasukwongse or Ann Marie Eng at the School of Education (212) 346-1444.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 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.

Pace Law School to Host the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund’s 17th Annual Law Day for Prospective Law Students, Nov. 6

Pace University School of Law will be the host site
for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund’s (PRLDEF) 17th Annual
Law Day for prospective students on Saturday, November 6, 1999 from
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Pace’s campus in White Plains, New York. All 177 A.B.A.
accredited law schools have been invited to attend this recruitment fair.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637

Alta Levat
(914) 422-4128
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Pace University School of Law will be the host site
for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund’s (PRLDEF) 17th Annual
Law Day for prospective students on Saturday, November 6, 1999 from
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Pace’s campus in White Plains, New York. All 177 A.B.A.
accredited law schools have been invited to attend this recruitment fair.

Students interested in applying to any law school are invited to attend
the day-long event to:

· Speak face-to-face with law school recruiters;

· Pick up brochures and law school applications;

· Attend a panel discussion on the law school application process;

· Obtain valuable information about financing a legal education;

· Meet staff members from PRLDEFs Education Division who will be
available for one-on-one counseling throughout a student’s law school
application process.

Pace Law School will provide shuttle bus service throughout the day
from the Metro North Station in White Plains to the School’s campus.
For information, call PRLDEF at 212-219-3360, ext. 222/223. If
calling outside of New York, call toll free at 1-800-328-2322,
x. 222/223, or by email to prldefedu@aol.com.

Founded in 1976, Pace University School of Law has nearly 5,000
alumni/ae throughout the country. It offers full- and part-time
day and evening J.D. programs on its White Plains, N.Y., campus.
The School also offers the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and
in Comparative Legal Studies. The School, which has one of the
nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, also offers the
doctoral S.J.D. program in that field. The School of Law is part
of a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with
campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

Case Studies Method: Not Just for Business Schools Anymore

Using case studies in the classroom has long been a staple for
business schools around the country, but now this teaching method has moved
beyond MBA programs into other academic disciplines. Professors in the
liberal arts and sciences, education, computer science and information
systems, health care and more have started using case studies to prepare
their students for real-life work situations.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
NEW YORK – Using case studies in the classroom has long been a staple for
business schools around the country, but now this teaching method has moved
beyond MBA programs into other academic disciplines. Professors in the
liberal arts and sciences, education, computer science and information
systems, health care and more have started using case studies to prepare
their students for real-life work situations.

“With so much focus on improving student learning, many faculty are eager
to examine their classroom teaching practices and explore how to improve
them,” said Rita Silverman, a Pace University education professor and co-
director of Pace’s Center for Case Studies in Education. “Case studies in
management courses have been so successful in training future business
leaders that we are now applying the same techniques across academic
disciplines.”

Pace University’s Center for Case Studies in Education is sponsoring a
conference titled “Using Cases Effectively to Improve Learning and Teaching:
A Working Conference for College Faculty,” July 31-August 5, at the University
of British Columbia in Vancouver. The conference will help faculty to think
about using cases in teaching to engage students in active learning.
Participants will also have the opportunity to design and implement their
own case studies.

“Case studies are based on real workplace problems that students must
solve,” Silverman said. “Through fact finding, analysis and group discussion,
students learn to identify problems, take more than one perspective, think
deeply about issues, and propose and evaluate possible solutions. There are
no right or wrong answers,” according to Silverman. “Students begin to think
about how they would act in a given job situation, whether it be in an
executive boardroom, a first-grade classroom, or a hospital. They become
actively involved in the learning process.”

Silverman and Bill Welty, a management professor at Pace University’s Lubin
School of Business and co-director of the Center for Case Studies in Education,
are co-authors of several books on case studies. They are recipients of three
grants from the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to develop
case materials for teacher education and faculty development.

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.

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.

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(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.