Pace Professor’s Fund-raising Efforts Appear in the New York Times

Dr. Chris Malone’s participation in an upcoming New Orleans fund-raiser is mentioned in the New York Times’ list of upcoming events.

On Aug 29th, Associate Professor of political science, Christopher Malone, Ph.D., orchestrated a New Orleans fund-raiser in Lower Manhattan to benefit those hit hardest five years ago by Hurricane Katrina. He sold his personal photographs of the devastation and all proceeds benefit the Louisiana Environmental Action Network.

The event was mentioned in the Arts section of The New York Times on Aug 26th. Read the listing here.

C-SPAN class and photo exhibit to explore New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina

C-SPAN to cover U.S. Senator Mary Landrieux of Lousiana, and Alan Colón, black and African studies professor from New Orleans’ Dillard University, in live course on race and other problems in Katrina response from Pace University and Denver University Thursday, February 16 at 3 PM.

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact:
Cara Halstead, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 914-773-3312, Cell: 914-906-9680, chalstead@pace.edu

KATRINA AFTERMATH COMES TO METRO NY AREA:
C-SPAN to cover U.S. Senator Mary Landrieux of Lousiana, and Alan Colón, black and African studies professor from New Orleans’ Dillard University, in live course on race and other problems in Katrina response from Pace University and Denver University Thursday, February 16 at 3 PM.

Discussions by Colón on same day to be open to public
in Pleasantville and Downtown Manhattan campuses of Pace

Pace to exhibit recent disturbing documentary photographs, starting March 13, showing how little has changed in New Orleans’ 9th ward after five months.

Pace students to spend spring break in New Orleans to help with rebuilding effort

Editors Note: Media welcome to all events listed below. Prof. Alan Colón will be available to meet with press and for photo ops by appointment in between sessions as well. Also, a preview of Pace Professor Chris Malone’s documentary Katrina aftermath photos (to be on exhibit in March) will be on display during Colón’s talks.

Professor Alan K. Colón, Ph.D.

The C-SPAN course, now completing its second year, will appear on C-SPAN 3. It uses C-SPAN technology to simultaneously link students and their professors at the participating universities with studios in Washington, and regularly has high-ranking figures in politics and social issues as guests. The Pace section is taught by Christopher Malone, Ph.D, a new Orleans native who has revisited the city twice since the storm, volunteered in the reconstruction effort, and written passionately about the city’s unique spirit of survival.

Alan Colón, PhD., will spend Thursday, February 16th at Pace University in both Westchester and New York City. The theme of his talks will be:
“New Orleans in the Aftermath of Katrina: Lessons about Race, Culture, Class, Poverty, Education, Health Care, Emergency Preparedness, and Urban Development in the United States.”

Pace University: Pleasantville – 861 Bedford Rd.
Thursday, February 16
Gottesman Room – Kessel Campus Center, entrance 3
Public Presentation – 12:20pm – 1:30pm

Pace University: New York City – 1 Pace Plaza (across from City Hall)
Thursday, February 16th
Multi Purpose Room (entrance on Spruce St. between Park Row and Gold))
Public Presentation – 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Informal Reception and Conversation with Faculty and Staff – 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Both events are free and open to the public. Media admission is by press pass.

Colón is the National Endowment for the Humanities Eminent Professor of Education and African World Studies at Dillard University, a historically-black university in New Orleans 9th Ward. Colón’s research interests are in black and African studies, spanning history, sociology, and education, student development, and enrollment management. Before his appointment at Dillard, Colón was a professor and administrator at Hampton University of Virginia, The College of Charleston, and Howard University. He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Stanford University and an MSW from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Black Studies and on the Advising Board of the African Heritage Studies Association.

Exhibit of New Orleans documentary photos March 13th – April 4th
New York City – 1 Pace Plaza, Peter Fingestin Gallery, Student Union
“Abandonment: New Orleans, Katrina, and the City that Care Forgot.”

The 30 images in the exhibit were taken by Pace Professor Chris Malone, PhD., during two trips to his native city of New Orleans in November and January. According to Malone, five months after the hurricane’s devastation, the neighborhoods in the images are largely untouched, frozen in time from the days following Katrina. Most of the images are from the devastated Ninth Ward, though many were taken elsewhere in the city.

Alternative spring break trip to New Orleans
March 19-24th, 2006

Pace students may participate in an Alternative spring break trip to New Orleans for a week to assist a New Orleans agency for the homeless with various projects to restore shelters and transitional housing. Details to be announced. The program is being organized by the Office of Student Affairs and Project Pericles at Pace University.

Rasiej to Speak Wednesday on Lessons from Katrina

Mr. Rasiej, Democratic Candidate for Public Advocate, will speak at Pace University about New York City’s need to reinvigorate its disaster planning, address systemic poverty, and insure that everyone is connected by resilient and up-to-date communication systems.

The following release was supplied by the campaign of Andrew Rasiej for Public Advocate, which is presenting a campaign event at the Pace downtown campus. – Pace Public Information

CONTACT:
Tom Berman
Rasiej for Public Advocate
tom@rasiej.com

Please join Andrew Rasiej, Democratic Candidate for Public Advocate, for an important policy address:

“Lessons from Katrina: What We Can Do Before, and After Disaster Strikes”

Mr. Rasiej will speak about New York City’s need to reinvigorate its disaster planning, address systemic poverty, and insure that everyone is connected by resilient and up-to-date communication systems.

Where: Multipurpose Room at 1 Pace Plaza (Public Entrance on Spruce St)

When: 12:00 PM, Wednesday Sept. 7th

Pace University Providing Special Support to Students Affected by Hurricane Katrina

In addition to funding, clothing, food and blood drives, Pace University is reaching out to help students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact:
Cara Halstead, Office of Public Information
Pace University, 914-773-3312, Cell: 914-906-9680, chalstead@pace.edu

PACE UNIVERSITY PROVIDING SPECIAL SUPPORT TO STUDENTS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE KATRINA

September 2, 2005 – In addition to funding, clothing, food and blood drives, Pace University is reaching out to help students displaced by Hurricane Katrina in the following ways:

• Emergency financial aid. For Gulf Coast students whose financial circumstances have suddenly changed, Pace University will expedite processing of revised financial aid awards.

• Rising gas prices. With help from its school of computing, Pace is trying to set up a computerized car-pool ride board to help students who commute by car share those increasing costs.

• Displaced Gulf Coast students. Pace University is admitting displaced students as visiting students until they decide on their academic future. The University is waiving application fees, making sure the students can apply whatever federal financial aid they are eligible for, and providing other help to make sure they can satisfy their financial aid needs.

(In the New York Metropolitan area of Pace’s campuses, most of the students who have called are local students who are blocked from traveling to Gulf Coast states.)

• Waiving no-show fees. University policies for canceling dorm reservations and registrations for no-show students will not apply until each student has been heard from.

• Outreach. A telephone/email team is reaching out to the Pace University students with addresses in affected areas to make sure they are OK.

A private university in the New York Metropolitan area, Pace has a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, teaching and learning based on research, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School.
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Pace experts available to discuss issues surrounding Hurricane Katrina and disaster recovery

Pace University has experts, including a New Orleans native, who can discuss issues surrounding catastrophes, including economic and political repercussions and post traumatic stress.

September 1, 2005

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

MEDIA ADVISORY: Hurricane Katrina and Disaster Recovery

Pace University has experts, including a New Orleans native, who can discuss issues surrounding catastrophes, including economic and political repercussions and post traumatic stress.

Economic, Political Repercussions of Natural Disaster

Dr. Robert H. Parks, an economist and professor of finance at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in
New York City, was born in New Orleans and lived there for several years. He currently heads up his own firm counseling institutional investment officers and corporate comptrollers. He has served as chief economist for duPont Glore Forgan, Blyth Eastman Dillon, and Advest Institutional Services. He also has industrial and financial forecasting experience as an economist with General Electric.

Parks can discuss the economic and political repercussions of the hurricane disaster in New Orleans, including its effect on gas and oil prices, and how the federal sector is at fault for its inadequate preparations for dealing with a catastrophe of this scale.

Home phone: 914-923-6117; email drrhparks@optonline.net.

Trauma, Disasters, Counseling and Supervision

Dr. Richard Shadick is director of Pace University’s Counseling Center . Shadick is director of the Trauma Response Service of the White Institute and a member of the New York State Disaster Response Network. He frequently presents at conferences on issues related to 9/11, suicide, trauma, and complicated bereavement; actively engages in editorial work on a number of psychology journals; and has a private practice in lower Manhattan .

Shadick was involved in a study developing a new treatment to counsel those who are grieving the loss of a loved one from 9/11; was a lead trainer for the Mental Health Association’s grant to train 5,000 mental health professionals to respond to future terrorist attacks; has counseled Ground Zero workers; and worked clinically with survivors of 9/11.

Shadick can discuss post traumatic stress association with natural disasters. Office phone: 212-346-1527, home phone: 212-879-6845, email: rshadick@pace.edu .

Forensic Science

Brian Gestring is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physical Sciences and is also the Director of the Bachelors and Masters Programs in Forensic Science at Pace University . Prior to coming to Pace, Professor Gestring has worked as a death investigator, and as supervisory criminalist: in the World Trade Center Identification Unit; a DNA Laboratory; and a crime scene reconstruction unit. Professor Gestring has also served as a technical consultant for two prime time network television shows and still remains active as a forensic consultant.

Office phone: (212) 346-1967, email bgestring@pace.edu .

Additionally, Pace University will assemble a large number of experts in post-traumatic stress and counseling at two separate events taking place next week, as follows:

Friday, September 9, from 1-5 p.m. , at the
Michael
Schimmel Center for the Arts (downtown campus across the street from City Hall) – The editors and authors of On the Ground after September 11: Mental Health Responses and Practical Knowledge Gained will present distilled lessons they have learned during the four years since 9/11. Presentations will include clinical considerations encountered in traumatic events. For more information, contact: 212-737-8524 or
yael@aol.com

Saturday, September 10, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. , at the Pace
University downtown campus – Pace will co-host Breaking the Cycle of Violence… Healing, Restoring and Rebuilding Ourselves and Our Communities. The full day event with talks and workshops is designed to help people deal with trauma and stress. For more information contact: Richard Raskin, Pace University Counseling Center , 212-346-1523.

A private university in the New York Metropolitan area, Pace has a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, teaching and learning based on research, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School.
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Pace University Responds to Katrina Disaster

One of the largest private universities in the New York metropolitan area and the closest university to Ground Zero, Pace University is responding to Hurricane Katrina drawing on its experience with 9/11 as follows. Other initiatives are under consideration.

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

PACE UNIVERSITY MOBILIZES KATRINA RELIEF EFFORTS AND EXPERTS

New York, NY – September 1, 2005 — One of the largest private universities in the New York metropolitan area and the closest university to Ground Zero, Pace University is responding to Hurricane Katrina drawing on its experience with 9/11 as follows. Other initiatives are under consideration.

Disaster Relief Drives: University groups on the campuses in downtown New York City and Pleasantville, in Westchester County, are collecting clothing, blankets, toiletries, water, water purifying tablets, baby formula/bottles, first aid kits, canned goods/can openers; heavy duty trash bags, flashlights/batteries, duct tape, and other relevant items. Cash contributions are not being accepted.

The Pace University Pleasantville campus has also organized a blood drive with the American Red Cross. The contact for all activities there is John Agnelli, Director of Student activities, 914-773-3767 or sdca@pace.edu

The Pace University New York City campus contacts are: Denise Belén Santiago, (212) 346-1546 or dsantiago@pace.edu, or Melanie Robles, (212) 346-1261 or mrobles@pace.edu.

Post-trauma stress experts. By coincidence, large numbers of experts in post-traumatic stress and counseling will be assembling at Pace University at two separate events taking place next week, as follows:

·Friday, September 9, from 1-5 p.m., at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (downtown campus across the street from City Hall) – The editors and authors of On the Ground after September 11: Mental Health Responses and Practical Knowledge Gained will present distilled lessons they have learned during the four years since 9/11. Presentations will include clinical considerations encountered in traumatic events. For more information, contact: 212-737-8524 or yael@aol.com

·Saturday, September 10, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Pace University downtown campus – Pace will co-host Breaking the Cycle of Violence… Healing, Restoring and Rebuilding Ourselves and Our Communities. The full day event with talks and workshops is designed to help people deal with trauma and stress. For more information contact: Richard Raskin, Pace University Counseling Center, 212-346-1523.

Experts in other areas include forensics specialists who can comment on identifying bodies and a noted finance expert who is monitoring effects on the economy and gas prices. Contact Bill Caldwell, 212-346-1597.

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.