Pace University to Establish New York City’s Only University-Based Confucius Institute

On Tuesday, May 5, Pace University will establish the first university-based Confucius Institute in New York City. On Pace’s downtown Manhattan campus, the Institute will begin activities with a day-long public symposium on contemporary Confucianism and global education. The Institute will serve both Pace’s New York City and Westchester campuses and their communities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts Chris Cory, Pace University, 212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu Cao Ding, Confucius Institute Headquarters, Hanban, Beijing, China Tel. from US: 010-5859-5940, caodinghanban@gmail.com

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Pace University to establish New York City’s only university-based Confucius Institute

One of two new institutes in New York State that will be inaugurated May 3 and 5 as part of rapid worldwide growth

“Confucianism and global education” to be explored at day-long public symposium May 5

New York, NY, April 28, 2009 – On Tuesday, May 5, Pace University will establish the first university-based Confucius Institute in New York City. On Pace’s downtown Manhattan campus, the Institute will begin activities with a day-long public symposium on contemporary Confucianism and global education. The Institute will serve both Pace’s New York City and Westchester campuses and their communities.

The announcement was made by Geoffrey L. Brackett, the University’s provost. “We are proud to launch the Confucius Institute at Pace University, which will draw on Pace’s pedagogical, scholarly and professional expertise as a unique educational enterprise centering on Chinese culture and the world’s most-spoken language,” Brackett said.

“This has been a highly-collaborative and energizing endeavor, driven by our excellent faculty and guided by the Dean of Dyson College, Nira Herrmann,” he added. “It is unique in its interdisciplinary focus and involves both undergraduate and graduate programs. It will be a great additional resource for our students, faculty, the whole Pace community and the metropolitan region.”

Growth at Alfred and Stony Brook; upcoming Chicago conference. The unveiling of a plaque and the symposium at Pace are part of a three-day sequence in New York State – and elsewhere — that betokens a rapid world-wide expansion of Confucius Institutes (CIs).

A new Institute will be formally inaugurated at Alfred University in Alfred, NY, on May 3. An Institute at the State University of New York at Stony Brook opened April 13.

A conference of faculty members and administrators from CIs in the US, Canada and Mexico takes place at the Mariott Miracle Mile hotel in Chicago May 1 and 2.

The Pace institute http://www.pace.edu/pace/confucius/ will bring the number of such Institutes to four in New York State and to 58 in the US, according to Hanban (“Office of Chinese Language”), China’s non-governmental organization for teaching Chinese as a foreign language. (The city’s first CI opened three years ago at the China Institute on East 65th Street.)

Hanban says it is aiming for 500 Confucius Institutes around the world by 2010.

The institutes’ growth reflects both encouragement by China and increased global interest in the country, symbolized by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s decision to make China a destination of her first trip abroad.

Commercial publishing partner. The Pace institute is believed to be the only one with a commercial partner. Phoenix Publishing and Media Group (PPMG), one of China’s largest media conglomerates, is joining Pace and Hanban in contributing equal shares of the first year budget of $300,000.

PPMG has sent executives to Pace’s graduate publishing program since 2007. It and Pace will use the institute as a pedagogical laboratory for developing PPMG’s Chinese-language textbooks for foreigners.

Both PPMG and Hanban are donating Chinese reference books, textbooks and software. Hanban also is arranging for two visiting teachers of Chinese from a Chinese university.

“Our partnership with PPMG and Hanban is unique — no other Confucius Institute has such an arrangement,” according to Provost Brackett. “This is an outgrowth of our superior MS in Publishing program, which has deep collaborative ties with China and a significant presence there. It indicates the strength of Pace’s ability to educate for the professions in the international arena.”

In addition to being the only US institute with a business partner and the first university-based institute in New York City, the Pace institute is the only one of the three new New York institutes to be inaugurated with a scholarly symposium. Pace officials also think it may be unusual in its integration with an East Asian Studies program, several of whose professors are on the institute’s faculty.

Participants and schedule. On March 5 media are invited to an invitation-only ceremony unveiling a plaque, at 10:00 AM in Pace’s building at 41 Park Row, just east of City Hall Park. Public ceremonies start at 10:30 in Pace’s main building next door at 1 Pace Plaza, in the Multipurpose Room. The symposium begins at 11:30.

Participating will be Pace’s president, Stephen J. Friedman; Brackett; the dean of Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Nira Herrmann; and officials from PPMG and the Chinese consulate in New York. Also present will be the Pace institute’s director, Weihua Niu, a professor of psychology, and Joseph Lee and Ronald Frank, the professors who co-direct the University’s East Asian Studies program.

“Why a Confucius Institute?” The symposium will be lead by notable experts.

• 11:30 AM: “Why a Confucius Institute?” by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Columbia University’s John Mitchell Mason Professor and a former provost, a renowned Confucian specialist. His most recent book on religious and intellectual traditions of East Asia is Nobility and Civility: Asian Ideals of Leadership and the Common Good.

• 1:15 PM: “Images of Confucius, Past and Present,” by Deborah Sommer, chair of the religion department at Gettysburg College, a specialist in Chinese religions and intellectual history. (Confucius’s 2,560th birthday is August 28.)

• 3:00 PM: Panel on cross-cultural teaching and learning moderated by Xiaolei Wang, professor of psychology at Pace and author of the recently-published “Mother Tongue, Father Tongue, Country Tongue: Growing up with Three Languages.” Presentations on “Understanding and Improving Students’ Learning: A Dialogue between Confucian and Socratic Approaches” by Jinfa Cai, of the department of mathematics education at the University of Delaware, and on “Culture, Brain and Learning: Recent Evidence from Imaging Research,” by Chuansheng Chen, a psychologist at the University of California at Irvine.

• 3:00 PM: “Chinese students in the 19th century United States” and their present-day legacies. by Edward Rhoads, an emeritus professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin.

An invitation-only final banquet will present performances by China Theater Works of an excerpt from a Chinese opera, and by majors in Pace’s fast-growing Musical Theater program of excerpts from Western musicals.

Travel and summer programs. The Pace institute also plans to promote:

• Education for professional groups;

• Interdisciplinary scholarship on China through collaborative research, conferences, seminars, and public lectures;

• Innovative teaching and learning techniques, international travel experiences, summer programs, and institutional exchanges; and integration of the study of China into the University’s liberal arts and professional curricula.

Its first classes, this summer, will provide a Chinese Studies track for the high school students who come to Pace’s Summer Scholars program for a two-week immersion in college courses and New York City life. In the future, the Institute plans seminars for professionals in business, education, probably film and theater, and public film festivals.

Pace and China. Approximately 275 Chinese international students and China-born US citizens attend Pace; alumni in China now number more than 50. Chinese language courses and exchanges of professors and students with China go back to the early 1980’s.

The University has at least 13 other agreements and affiliations with Chinese institutions. Students visit China regularly in field-study courses, and Pace professors, 25 of whom have scholarly or professional experience in China, collaborate with Chinese colleagues on research and training projects in areas from clean energy to trade law, nursing, accounting, and attitudes toward the elderly.

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

University of Hiroshima in Japan Seeks Relationship with Pace for Exchange of Educational Programs

The Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan, equivalent to a state university in the United States, will formally announce tomorrow that it is seeking an international relationship with Pace University that would involve an exchange of training and educational programs.

MEDIA ADVISORYContacts: Cara Halstead Cea, Pace University, cell 914-906-9680, chalstead@pace.edu Lorraine Monaco, Michaelian Institute, 914-422-4305, lmonaco@pace.edu

Hiroshima and Pace Universities to seek relationship via White Plains visit Tuesday morning, March 3

White Plains Mayor Delfino, County Executive Spano also will meet Japanese delegation

WHITE PLAINS, NY, March 2 — The Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan, equivalent to a state university in the United States, will formally announce tomorrow that it is seeking an international relationship with Pace University that would involve an exchange of training and educational programs.

The Japanese institution will also be discussing the similarities and differences among public/private partnerships in Japan and the United States with officials from the City of White Plains and Westchester County.

At all meetings, officials will exchange gifts and be available for photographs.

• From 11:00AM to 12:00PM Tomio Yoshikawa, Assistant to the President of the University of Hiroshima, will meet with Michael A. Genito, Director of Pace University’s Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management. The Institute is at 1 Martine Avenue, third floor, in White Plains. Media admission by press pass.

The Pace discussion also will include Pace professor Farrokh Hormozi, Chair of the Department of Public Administration in Pace’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, and other Pace professors and officials. Mr. Yoshikawa will be accompanied by Mr. Ryuichi Kohama, the Director for the Japan Local Government Center in New York City of US/Japanese relationships involving metropolitan government in the Tokyo area.

Possible Hiroshima/Pace connections, Genito says, range from exchange visits of municipal and other government officials who are connected to Michaelian’s studies of current government issues, to reciprocal course work, intensive language instruction and distance learning arrangements.

• At 1:15PM Mr. Yoshikawa will meet with White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino at City Hall. Over the past ten years the city has undergone extensive redevelopment in close partnership with private-sector companies; Mayor Delfino visited Japan a few years ago to make a presentation on the economic development of White Plains.

• At 2:30PM the delegation will proceed to the Michaelian County Office Building to meet with County Executive Andrew Spano. The meeting will take place in Conference Room B on the 9th floor. Also attending will be Mae Carpenter, Commissioner of Sr. Programs and Services, Camille Murphy, Director of the Office for Women, Grant Mitchell, Commissioner of Community Mental Health, Daisy Yau, Director of the Office for Asian-American Affairs, and Scott Fernqvist, Special Assistant to the CIO for Global Strategy & Economic Development.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for us and our colleagues in Japan,” Genito said, “and with today’s technology the exchange of ideas and learning provides us both with a university without walls or borders.”

The Michaelian Institute has considerable experience with Japan.

This week Michaelian is preparing five government officials from Japan for 10-day internships with municipal governments in Westchester. The placements are part of a program Michaelian has conducted every year since 1992 in partnership with the Japan Local Government Center. In addition to their internship, the group will spend six months in intensive language training at Pace’s English Language Institute and take courses in public administration and American government.

The interests of this year’s senior “interns” range from government work with neighborhood associations to the roles governments can play in discouraging obesity.

The programs are designed to enhance the officials’ knowledge of how local governments in the United States operate and how they address critical problems and issues, as well as to enhance intercultural knowledge and understanding.

The Michaelian Institute also provides research studies and special training for governments, not-for-profits, and businesses that do business with the government and not-for-profit sectors. Pace University has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) program for those interested in pursuing or enhancing a career in government, not-for-profit, or health care.

(corrected) Lubin Students to Get Broader Choice of International Experiences Thanks to $1m Fund

If you’re an exceptional undergraduate in Pace University’s noted Lubin School of Business, regardless of your economic circumstances you will soon be able to participate in expanded international travel experiences and field studies to important national economies like those of Japan, India and Brazil.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT PACE UNIVERSITY’S LUBIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS TO GET BROADER CHOICE OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCES THANKS TO $1,000,000 FIGUEROA FUND

NEW YORK, NY, JULY 26, 2007 – If you’re an exceptional undergraduate in Pace University’s noted Lubin School of Business, regardless of your economic circumstances you will soon be able to participate in expanded international travel experiences and field studies to important national economies like those of Japan, India and Brazil.

Pace University today announced the creation of a $1,000,000 fund that is expected to let students enrolled in the Lubin Leaders and Scholars honors program make their international travel experience requirement more meaningful and affordable.

The extraordinary gift was made possible through the generosity of the Figueroa Family of Westchester, NY.

Howard Figueroa, who died in 2000, was an executive at IBM Corporation where, during a long career, he held top level positions including that of Corporate Senior Vice President, General Manager of Corporate Intellectual Property and President of the IBM Americas-Far East Division. He is survived by his wife and their three children: Janice Figueroa, Vice President at The Corcoran Group; Bruce Figueroa, Senior Vice President, Nonprofit Group at Citizens Bank; and David Figueroa, CFO at Vanguard Managed Solutions.

The gift was acknowledged by Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman and Lubin Dean Joseph Baczko at a small gathering in the 18th floor Board Room of the University’s downtown Manhattan campus at One Pace Plaza. Also in attendance were Janice Figueroa; Professor Eric Kessler, Director of the Lubin Leaders and Scholars Program; and Joseph DiBenedetto, Professor of Accounting and a friend of the Figueroa family.

Though no one in the Figueroa family is an alumnus or alumna of Pace University, the family earmarked its gift in support of international education initiatives in memory of Howard Figueroa’s extensive multinational business experience.

In his words of thanks, Dean Baczko noted: “This is a most generous and significant gift which will enable dozens of qualified Lubin students to take part in a study abroad experience which would not have been financially possible without the support of the Figueroa family. The Lubin Leaders and Scholars Program is considerably strengthened by this gift and will, as a result, continue to attract the highest level business students.”

The Lubin Leaders and Scholars Program provides a select group of outstanding BBA students with an enhanced, challenging, and rewarding academic experience to prepare them for leadership positions in business.

The gift comes at a time when Pace University has just announced the launch of a $100 million capital campaign – the most ambitious in its 100 year history – set to run through 2010.

Pace’s Lubin School of Business is accredited for both business and accounting by AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 3% of business schools worldwide. Over 4,000 students are enrolled in Lubin’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Downtown and Midtown New York City, and Pleasantville and White Plains in Westchester County, New York. www.pace.edu/lubin.

A private metropolitan university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu.

Lubin Students to Get Broader Choice of International Travel Experiences Thanks to $1,000,000 Gift

If you’re an exceptional undergraduate in Pace University’s noted Lubin School of Business, regardless of your economic circumstances you will soon be able to participate in expanded international travel experiences and field studies to important national economies like those of Japan, India and Brazil.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT PACE UNIVERSITY’S LUBIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS TO GET BROADER CHOICE OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCES THANKS TO GIFT OF $1,000,000

NEW YORK, NY, JULY 12, 2007 – If you’re an exceptional undergraduate in Pace University’s noted Lubin School of Business, regardless of your economic circumstances you will soon be able to participate in expanded international travel experiences and field studies to important national economies like those of Japan, India and Brazil.

Pace University today announced the creation of a $1,000,000 fund that is expected to let students enrolled in the Lubin Leaders and Scholars honors program make their international travel experience requirement more meaningful and affordable.

The extraordinary gift was made possible through the generosity of the Figueroa Family of Westchester, NY. Howard Figueroa, who died in 2000, was an executive at IBM Corporation where, during a long career, he held top level positions including that of Corporate Senior Vice President, General Manager of Corporate Intellectual Property and President of the IBM Americas-Far East Division. He is survived by his wife and their three children: Janice Figueroa, Vice President at The Corcoran Group; Bruce Figueroa, Senior Vice President, Nonprofit Group at Citizens Bank; and David Figueroa, CFO at Vanguard Managed Solutions.

The gift was acknowledged by Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman and Lubin Dean Joseph Baczko at a small gathering in the 18th floor Board Room of the University’s downtown Manhattan campus at One Pace Plaza. Also in attendance were Janice Figueroa; Professor Eric Kessler, Director of the Lubin Leaders and Scholars Program; and Joseph DiBenedetto, Professor of Accounting and a friend of the Figueroa family. Though no one in the Figueroa family is an alumnus or alumna of Pace University, the family had earmarked its gift in support of international education initiatives in memory of Howard Figueroa’s extensive multinational business experience.

In his words of thanks, Dean Baczko noted: “This is a most generous and significant gift which will enable dozens of qualified Lubin students to take part in a study abroad experience which would not have been financially possible without the support of the Figueroa family. The Lubin Leaders and Scholars Program is considerably strengthened by this gift and will, as a result, continue to attract the highest level business students.”

The Lubin Leaders and Scholars Program provides a select group of outstanding BBA students with an enhanced, challenging, and rewarding academic experience to prepare them for leadership positions in business.

The gift comes at a time when Pace University has just announced the launch of a $100 million capital campaign – the most ambitious in its 100 year history – set to run through 2010.

Pace’s Lubin School of Business is accredited for both business and accounting by AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 3% of business schools worldwide. Over 4,000 students are enrolled in Lubin’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Downtown and Midtown New York City, and Pleasantville and White Plains in Westchester County, New York. www.pace.edu/lubin.

A private metropolitan university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu.

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.

Art, Dance, Film Showcase from Italy Underscore Pace’s International Outlook, Liberal Arts

Pace University celebrates the second year of a growing collaboration with the Academia di Belle Arti of Florence (home to Michelangelo’s David), the “Mugello” countryside region of Tuscany, the city and province of Florence and the Tuscan American Association.

PACE UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES TUSCANY WITH MULTIPLE
ITALIAN ART, DANCE AND FILM CULTURAL EVENTS

— Talented young artists and seasoned veterans alike showcased “In the Valley of the Masters: Tuscany’s Mugello” opening October 26 —

WHO: Pace University celebrates the second year of a growing collaboration with the Academia di Belle Arti of Florence (home to Michelangelo’s David), the “Mugello” countryside region of Tuscany, the city and province of Florence and the Tuscan American Association.
WHAT/WHEN: “In the Valley of the Masters: Tuscany’s Mugello,” a Pace Centennial event, will include four artistic components:

• Hills and Heavens of the Mugello: “The Angels of Beato Angelico” (Thursday, October 26 – Wednesday, November 15). An art exhibit of works created by students from Pace University and Academia di Belle Arti of Florence while in the Mugello region during Summer 2006 as part of Pace’s “Masters in the Marking” studio arts exchange program. Opening reception: Thursday, October 26, 5-7 PM; Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 4 – 8 PM; Saturday, noon to 6 PM; Sunday, noon to 4 PM. Free.

• Florence Dance Company, “Terpsicore in the Valley of the Masters.” (Thursday, October 26 – Saturday, October 28) Performances by this world renowned dance company features original ballet and music. Thursday, October 26, 7:30 PM; Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 at 8 PM. Admission: $25 general admission; $15 senior citizen and Pace community with valid ID, group rates upon request.

• Per Firenze – 2006, Forty Years after the Great Flood (Sunday, October 29). Franco Zeffirelli’s documentary film of the 1966 flood narrated by Richard Burton. On November 4, 1966, the Arno River flooded in banks sending torrents of water into Florence. Streets and alleys acted as channels distributing rivers of water throughout the city. Art lovers across the world traveled to Florence after the flood volunteering their knowledge and time to help with the recovery and restoration of the art treasures once admired by all the world. Film showing at 3 PM. Presentation and slide show at 4 PM on art restoration after the flood will be given by Cristina Acidini Luchinat, director, Polo Museale Fiorentino and restoration workshops in The Fortezza of Florence. Free.

• “Masters in the Making”: The Summer 2006 student experience in the Mugello (Tuesday, November 14, 12:30–1:30 PM). An anthropology student from the University of Siena followed Pace University and Accademia di Belle Arti of Florence students in July 2006 and prepared a documentary film on this cultural collaboration and exchange. Free.
WHERE: All events will be held at Pace University, One Pace Plaza (across from City Hall). The box office and theater entrance for The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University is located on Spruce Street, east of Park Row, near the corner of Gold Street.
WHY: Some of the greatest artists of all times were born or raised in the Province of Florence, including Leonardo da Vinci, Ralphael and Michelangelo. “In the Valley of the Masters” is an experience based on communal life and group work which allows budding artists to immerse themselves in the rich history, art, traditions and spirit of the Mugello … and thus portray it in its most intimate and uncustomary aspects. The end result is a collaborative exhibition and precious opportunity to consolidate the ties of friendship and socio-cultural cooperation between Florence and New York City.
ABOUT PACE UNIVERSITY’S SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS: In addition to Italy, Pace offers educational opportunities in Spain, England, Japan, Australia and Ireland.
ABOUT DYSON COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE/PACE UNIVERSITY: Dyson College of Arts and Science offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate majors. Seven new multidisciplinary programs were inaugurated in Fall 2006 alone and include:
• the Actors Studio MFA at Pace
• the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting
• the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater
• the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts
• the Bachelor of Arts in American Studies
• the Bachelor of Arts in Film and Screen Studies
• the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

ABOUT PACE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1906, Pace University educates achievers who are engaged with critical issues both locally and globally. Known for an outcome-oriented environment that prepares students to succeed in a wide-range of professions, Pace has three campuses, including New York City (downtown and Midtown), Westchester (Pleasantville, Briarcliff, and the White Plains Graduate Center), and the Pace School of Law in White Plains. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls some 14,000 students in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Ivan G. Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Law School, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, and School of Education. www.pace.edu

Media Contact:
Samuella Becker
Pace University
(212) 346-1637 or (917) 734-5172
sbecker2@pace.edu

Pace University to offer Degree Programs in China

By taking advantage of a groundbreaking overseas partnership, students in China will soon be able to enroll in Pace University and get a college degree from the school – and they’ll never have to set foot in New York.

CONTACT: SUSAN TOLCHIN, (914) 995-2932
LYNNE BEDELL (914) 995-3106
CHRISTOPHER T. CORY (PACE)
(212) 346-1117

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAN. 12, 2005

PACE UNIVERSITY TO OFFER DEGREE PROGRAMS IN CHINA
Westchester County helping pave way to new partnership

By taking advantage of a groundbreaking overseas partnership, students in China will soon be able to enroll in Pace University and get a college degree from the school – and they’ll never have to set foot in New York.
County Executive Andy Spano and Pace President David A. Caputo jointly announced today that Pace University is joining an elite group of universities and colleges that are certified to offer college degrees in China to Chinese citizens. Qiao Fenghe, educational consul from the People’s Republic of China, presented a government-issued letter of accreditation to Caputo, noting that Pace has an excellent reputation among educational institutions and offers an expertise that will help fill a need in China.

“We have worked hard to strengthen the business and economic connections between Westchester County and China, and this arrangement is a major step forward,” Spano said. “Pace has the needed expertise and international perspective to make this work and has been an able and willing partner. These programs will help fill China’s need for an educated workforce and accommodate the growing numbers of college-bound students.”
Caputo, who noted that Pace is the largest private university in Westchester, said they couldn’t have done it without Westchester’s help making the connections.

“The County’s savvy and encouragement have been instrumental, and we are extremely honored by China’s invitation for us to take Pace to China,” Caputo said.

The partnership between China and a Westchester institution stems from a networking trip to China two years ago by a Spano-led delegation. The delegation, which included the Westchester County Association, visited several Chinese universities and discussed the possibility of creating links with Westchester schools. Daisy Yau, Spano’s director of Asian American Affairs and Business Development, was instrumental in obtaining the needed government certification and continues to help with the initial steps of establishing an overseas “campus.”
Caputo noted that the program would fill a need in China. Interest in higher education has grown tremendously in recent years, and Pace can help fill the need for advanced training for key executives and leaders in business, computers, law, nursing, education and the arts and sciences – all areas where Pace has distinguished schools.
Pace expects to offer courses in China with a concentration on business and technology by 2006.

Spano noted that China’s economy has the highest growth rate in the world and the country has a great need for a college-educated workforce. He cited a strong connection between economic development and education and emphasized that the Chinese need a trained workforce to pursue economic opportunities
Perhaps most importantly for Westchester, Pace’s expansion should also help strengthen the ability of local businesses and other institutions to conduct business and other activities with China, Spano added.

Pace has a long history of educational involvements with China. The school currently offers an M.A. program in accounting in Shanghai, with the first class of 12 graduating in June. More than 200 students from China and Hong Kong attend Pace campuses in Westchester and New York City. The school also has an active study abroad program and often sends faculty to China to teach or do research projects.

Recent reports have estimated that the number of students seeking college degrees in China is expected to increase to 16 million this year – up from 11 million in 2000 – and to keep rising thereafter.

China began certifying U.S. institutions to teach in China in 2002. Thirty-two institutions in the Northeastern U.S. – New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio – are currently certified. Pace is the first school in Westchester County to receive the certification.

Many of the details still have to be worked out, including what degrees will be offered and where classes will be held. Pace plans to hold discussions with several universities about developing a partnership and/or joint degree programs. The schools being explored are South China Technical University in Guangzhou; Yantze University in Jingzhou; and Northwest University in Xian.

Spano and Caputo plan to lead another delegation to China in March for a “fact-finding” trip to explore the next steps. The delegation will include Yau; Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Beverly Kahn; the deans of business and information technology; a representative of the Westchester County Association; Norman Jacknis, the county’s chief information officer; and Salvatore Carrera, head of economic development. Spano noted that they also plan to pursue several economic development initiatives such as establishing a “business outreach center” to help open doors for local firms wanting to do business with Chinese companies.

Pace University is on its Way to China

County Executive Andy Spano and Pace University President David A. Caputo will make a joint announcement at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, about how the college will soon begin offering degrees in China to Chinese citizens.

CONTACT:

CHRISTOPHER T. CORY, 212-346-1117
SUSAN TOLCHIN, 914-995-2932
LYNNE BEDELL, 914-995-3106

County Executive Andy Spano and Pace University President David A. Caputo will make a joint announcement at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, about how the college will soon begin offering degrees in China to Chinese citizens.

Qiao Fenghe, educational consul from the People’s Republic of China, will officially present the university with the needed certification from the Chinese ministries.

The event will take place in the lobby of Pace University’s graduate school at 1 Martine Ave., in White Plains (at the corner of Bank Street).

The innovative program is one of the results to come from a 2002 trip to China led by Spano that explored various economic development initiatives and promoted links with local educational and business institutions.

Pace University Expert on U.S./Canada Relations, NAFTA Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Stephen Blank, a professor and the Director of the Center for International Business Development at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada during the 2004-2005 academic year. The announcement was made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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

October 15, 2004

PACE UNIVERSITY EXPERT ON US/CANADA RELATIONS, NAFTA RECEIVES FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR AWARD FOR RESEARCH ON PROBLEMS, PROSPECTS OF NORTH AMERICA

Will spend next year at University of Montreal

Stephen Blank, a professor and the Director of the Center for International Business Development at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada during the 2004-2005 academic year. The announcement was made by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright program is the nation’s flagship international educational exchange activity. Among thousands of prominent U.S. Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate in Economics; James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and Nobel Laureate in Medicine; Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corporation.

Blank has written widely on Canada and North American developments in recent years, and appears frequently on Canadian radio and television and as a speaker at conferences and meetings. He is consultant on Canada at the Americas Society in New York. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Club of New York and the Executive Committee of the North-American Committee. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and the ThinkNet Commission Steering Committee of Prometheé, a Paris-based research organization, and is a Special Advisor to the Pacific Institute. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Blank has taught in the Government Departments at Harvard University (1965-67) and the University of Pittsburgh (1967-74). He was Visiting Professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College for nine years (1982-1991). He has served recently as a regular Visiting Professor at HEC-Montréal. His visiting or adjunct appointments include Yale, the University of British Columbia, the International University of Japan, Dalhousie University, Columbia and the University of Toronto.

Visit http://webpage.pace.edu/sblank for more information.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 58 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. They are among more than 250,000 American and foreign university students, K-12 teachers, and university faculty and professionals who have participated in one of the several Fulbright exchange programs.

Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields. Blank is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2004-2005 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university committed to opportunity, teaching and learning, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. It is one of the ten founders of Project Pericles, developing education that encourages lifelong participation in democratic processes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and the 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. www.pace.edu

For further information about the Fulbright Scholar Program, please contact Nancy Santos Gainer, director of external relations, Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Telephone: 202-686-4014 E-mail: ngainer@cies.iie.org Web site: www.cies.org

Immigrant Professor Sends Home a College

The Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women’s College, named for his wife with the “Mrs” as a nod to traditional rural ways in India, celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. It will be described at a fund raising dinner that Kaushik, a finance professor at Pace University, is hosting on Friday, July 9 from 6:00- 10:00 p.m. at Pace’s campus in Pleasantville.

Contact
Mary Horgan, Assoc. Director of Public Information, Pace University
914-923-2798, mhorgan@pace.edu
Christopher T. Cory, Director of Public Information, Pace University
212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu

PHOTOS are available of dancer and students at Helena Kaushik Women’s College, of the college, and of Dr. Kaushik.

IMMIGRANT PROFESSOR SENDS HOME A COLLEGE

Changing the lives of traditional Indian women,
Pace University finance professor creates a college for women
in rural Indian village he came from

PLEASANTVILLE, NY, June 29, 2004 – Traditionally, many immigrants to the United States send money home.

Surendra Kaushik sent a college.

The Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women’s College, named for his wife with the “Mrs” as a nod to traditional rural ways in India, celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. It will be described at a fund raising dinner that Kaushik, a finance professor at Pace University, is hosting on Friday, July 9 from 6:00- 10:00 p.m. at Pace’s campus in Pleasantville.

The fully accredited college now offers about 250 students BA, BSc, and MA degrees from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, the institution Kaushik attended before earning his PhD in economics at Boston University in 1976.

Its significance is underscored by a simple statistic: Kaushik says only one percent of India’s nearly 600 million women have a college education, compared with over 25 percent of the total population in the United States. Countries classified as “developed” have at least 10 percent of their population with college degrees.

“Education, especially higher education makes all the difference in the peace and progress of the world,” says Kaushik. “Women deserve much more.”

Founded in 1999, the college graduated 22 students in 2002 and 2003 and 44 in 2004. The first group with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology degrees will graduate in 2006, and the first with Master of Arts in 2005. Several other schools and programs in health, education, technology, business, and law are planned in the institution’s strategic agenda.

“The degree programs are designed to help rural people create jobs where they are instead of exacerbating the rural-urban divide, not to mention creating unmanageable cities with millions of people and mega slums,” said Kaushik.

“Revolutionary” impact. The college recently was described in the June 9 “American Reporter,” an on-line journal, and on the website “Travellady.com” by another Pace faculty member, Lawrence Bridwell. Bridwell wrote:

“I visited an extraordinary new college that is changing the lives of some traditional Indian women. My … visit to Northern India had been arranged by Dr. Surendra Kaushik of Pace University in New York. He had founded the Helena Kaushik Women’s College – named after his wife – to provide tuition-free education to poor rural women in Malsisar, the village of his childhood.

“Dr. Kaushik and his brothers had been encouraged to pursue higher education, but consistent with Indian tradition, his sister had married at fourteen. To change this family dynamic, he established the college in 1999.

“I arrived at the Delhi Airport and was driven four hours through the beautiful hillsides, semi-arid deserts and poor villages of rural Rajasthan… Then we entered the New India of Helena Kaushik Women’s College. The young women had bright faces that reflected their joy at getting an education that was far superior to that of their mothers. But their dancing at the festivities showed respect for traditional Indian culture and also incorporated modern Western music.

“The impact of the college is revolutionary. Before it was established, girls in the local all-female high school could get only a 10th-grade education. But families forced the school to expand by two years so that their daughters would be eligible to enroll in the [new] tuition-free college. The young women can now pursue life-changing opportunities with college degrees in science, math and other technical subjects. In the process, they can help create a modern India in which women can combine traditional and professional lives.”

Congressman Ottinger to preside. The fifth anniversary celebration is Friday, July 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Gottesman Room of the Kessel Campus Center on Pace’s Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road (Rt. 117). Richard L. Ottinger, former Congressman and Dean Emeritus of the Pace Law School, will preside over a program of cocktails, dinner, and a presentation on the College. Interested participants can register with Professor Kaushik at (914) 762-6168 or e-mail skaushik@pace.edu

The Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women’s College is at Malsisar, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India, 331 028, www.helenakaushik.org. For journalists who cannot visit the campus, 150 miles west of Delhi and 120 miles from Jaipur, Dr Kaushik is available for interviews. Contact him at 221 Macy Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510-1017. (914) 762-6168, Cell phone: (914) 924-5236.