MEDIA ADVISORY: NYC Press Center for Journalists Covering 10th Anniversary of Terrorist Attacks Announced by Pace and National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center

Pace’s Multipurpose Room will be transformed into a newsroom for reporters worldwide covering the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 10am – 8pm; Sunday, September 11, 7am – 7pm

WHERE: Pace University (east of City Hall; blocks from the World Trade Center site).  Use Pace’s Spruce Street courtyard side entrance for Multipurpose Room.  Directions to Pace’s NY Campus

WHAT: High-speed wireless Internet access, workspace, pool broadcast on large-screen monitors, full-service cafeteria, snack shop and peer camaraderie. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Space granted on a first-come, first-served basis to those showing a New York City press badge or media organization credentials.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • We cannot help with parking. Call 212-NEW-YORK (639-9675) for more information, or visit www.nyc.gov/apps/311.
  • Pace’s Internet portal is robust and highly reliable, but due to construction in the neighborhood, we cannot absolutely 100% guarantee uninterrupted service.
  • To plan your trip to the 9/11 Memorial, use the online reservation system at www.911memorial.org

9/11 ON CAMPUS:  Highlights include: “Witness to Tragedy and Recovery”: Comprehensive exhibition of photos of the terrorist attack and subsequent recovery, a collaboration between Pace and the National Press Photographers Association; student candlelight memorial vigil on Sunday night (time TBD); interviews with Pace faculty experts on 9/11 topics

9/11 MEMORIAL MEDIA CONTACTS: Michael Frazier: office 212-312-8800; cell 347-415-0219; mfrazier@911memorial.org;  Sarah Lippman: office 212-312-8800, cell 646-703-4503, slippman@911memorial.org

PACE MEDIA CONTACTS: Christopher T. Cory: office: 212-346-1117; cell 917-608-8164; ccory@pace.edu;  Samuella Becker: office: 212-346-1637, cell 917-279-5419; sbecker2@pace.edu

World Trade Institute of Pace University Reopens in Downtown New York

Nearly two years after its operations and conference centers were destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center, the World Trade Institute of Pace University (WTI), a major institute for international trade education, is reopening its doors at new facilities on Pace’s campus in downtown New York.

Contact: Crystal Parmar, 212-346-1188, cparmar@pace.edu or Bill Caldwell, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

WORLD TRADE INSTITUTE OF PACE UNIVERSITY REOPENS
IN DOWNTOWN NEW YORK
WITH NEW FACILITIES, UPDATED PROGRAMS

Destroyed on 9/11, institution plans eventual return to original site

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 2, 2003 – Nearly two years after its operations and conference centers were destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center, the World Trade Institute of Pace University (WTI), a major institute for international trade education, is reopening its doors at new facilities on Pace’s campus in downtown New York.

A reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at WTI’s new location, 163 William Street, 18th floor, on Thursday, September 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. The 45,000 square foot space is intended to be temporary, since the Institute hopes eventually to move back to its original site.

The space now includes 20 classrooms, breakout rooms, a multipurpose room and administrative offices on five floors. It is nine blocks from Wall Street, across from City Hall, and adjacent to the Broadway/Nassau stop for multiple subway lines.

The facilities were made possible thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) obligating more than $4.1 million — the largest reconstruction grant awarded for temporary space for higher education post 9/11 — to the state of New York to help Pace recover from damages sustained in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

The Institute was originally located in space Pace University rented on the 55th floor of One World Trade Center. Miraculously, all of the staff and participants there on September 11 were evacuated to safety. In the weeks immediately afterward, working from makeshift quarters in midtown Manhattan with borrowed computers and personal telephones, the WTI staff began to rebuild its administrative infrastructure and restructure its disrupted class and program schedule. WTI then relocated temporarily to offices at Pace’s Midtown Center, where the Institute has operated for the past year.

“We welcome back the World Trade Institute to the downtown community,” said Pace University President David A. Caputo. “Pace remains committed to re-establishing the Institute’s headquarters at the World Trade Center site, and to helping the global economy that increasingly is dependent on international trade.”

Under the leadership of Executive Director Donna Sharp, the WTI staff has restructured the Institute’s curriculum, reestablished relationships with its students and the international trade community, and significantly expanded the scope of WTI’s international trade and logistics educational programs.

The new space will let WTI schedule courses at more convenient times than the midtown facility permitted and relieve potential schedule conflicts with other university programs.

“This year marks the World Trade Institute’s 30th year as a leading provider of international trade and commerce education, and promises to be one of our most exciting times in recent years,” said Sharp. “Our updated programs and facilities are designed to provide an improved learning and working environment for our talented students, instructors and staff.”

The Institute offers a broad curriculum of international trade and logistics classes through its School of International Trade and Commerce and its Language Center, as well as seminars on a wide variety of timely topics. It provides an educational forum to promote global commerce in the public, private, and non-profit sectors with a curriculum of international trade and transportation courses that is one of the country’s most comprehensive. Subjects include logistics, finance, trade documentation, regulations, customs law, importing and exporting, internet technology, and marketing. (www.wti.pace.edu)

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor. Nearly 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)

Pace University receives $4.1 million in federal funds to replace classroom space lost on 9/11

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $4.1 million – the largest reconstruction grant awarded for higher education post 9-11 – to the state of New York to help Pace University recover from damages it sustained in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Photo editors: Shots of news conference available by email on request.

Pace University receives $4.1 million in federal funds to replace classroom space lost on 9/11

Senators Schumer, Clinton help announce largest reconstruction grant to date for higher education

New York, NY – November 26, 2002 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $4.1 million – the largest reconstruction grant awarded for higher education post 9-11 – to the state of New York to help Pace University recover from damages it sustained in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

The $4,156,543 grant reimburses Pace University for improvements and alterations to provide alternate classroom space for the university’s World Trade Institute after its facilities on the 55th floor of One World Trade Center were destroyed.

The grant was announced at a news conference at Pace’s downtown campus, three blocks from Ground Zero, at which both U.S. Senators participated, on November 22.

Senator Hillary Clinton praised the leadership of Pace and other institutions in encouraging FEMA to recognize the importance of higher education, which she said did not “neatly fit into any of the pre-existing categories.”

Bounce back. Said Senator Charles Schumer: “If this is a metaphor for New York, it says we live with our losses and never forget them but bounce back and don’t let the bad guys win.”

David A. Caputo, president of Pace University, thanked “FEMA and all those who worked so diligently to secure these funds,” including “the congressional, city and state leadership and the leadership at FEMA and SEMO [the New York State Emergency Management Office, or SEMO], so we can restore our educational facilities to what they were before the 9-11 tragedy.”

Added FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh: “This grant helps Pace University’s students resume their normal everyday activities with as little interruption as possible. Non-profit institutions such as Pace are an integral part of the New York community and the federal government remains committed to helping New Yorkers recover from the tragedy of Sept. 11.”

“This funding allows a vital segment of our downtown community to continue their educational studies in a safe, secure environment,” said SEMO director Edward F. Jacoby, Jr.

Pace’s World Trade Institute offers a broad curriculum of international trade and logistics classes through its School of International Trade and Commerce and its Language Center, as well as seminars on a wide variety of timely trade and logistics-related topics, providing an educational forum to promote global commerce in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

The grant is funded through the FEMA / State of New York Public Assistance program. President Bush authorized FEMA to pay for 100 percent of the program costs following his disaster declaration after the Sept. 11 tragedy. Public Assistance reimburses government agencies and certain non-profits for eligible disaster-related damages and costs not covered by insurance. Among the categories eligible for reimbursement are
debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair or restoration of damaged public facilities.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor. 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School.

“Imagine New York: Giving Voice to the People’s Visions”

Imagine New York, a project of the Municipal Art Society, is working to bring together individuals in neighborhoods throughout the region to share their ideas and visions for rebuilding downtown New York, memorializing the World Trade Center tragedy and responding to the impact of September 11 on the metropolitan area.

“IMAGINE NEW YORK: GIVING VOICE TO THE PEOPLE’S VISIONS”
Pace University to Host Workshop on Memorializing 9/11 Tragedy
and Rebuilding and Revitalizing Downtown New York

New York, N.Y. – April 8, 2002 – Imagine New York, a project of the Municipal Art Society, is working to bring together individuals in neighborhoods throughout the region to share their ideas and visions for rebuilding downtown New York, memorializing the World Trade Center tragedy and responding to the impact of September 11 on the metropolitan area.

“Imagine New York: Giving Voice to the People’s Vision” is a series of workshops designed to actively solicit the public’s ideas for the future of the site, the city and its communities. A workshop will be held on Saturday, April 13 at Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Lecture Hall South, New York City, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop will be guided by facilitators recruited from within participating neighborhoods and through citywide volunteer organizations and will include brainstorming activities, guided discussions and informal conversations. The ideas generated will be presented in a summary report, which will be shared with decision-makers, the media and the public.

The workshop is open to the public. For more information, contact Daniel Slippen at (212) 346-1025 or dslippen@pace.edu.

Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. More than 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of the 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.

Rebuild Downtown Our Town Releases White Paper at Pace

Rebuild Downtown Our Town (R.Dot), “the voice of Lower Manhattan,” holds press conference at Pace University to release its white paper on recommendations for rebuilding Lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center site. The proposal covers development objectives to ensure Lower Manhattan and New York’s financial, cultural, social and global leadership. The recommendations include creating a global center of business and finance; a liveable, mixed-use, mixed-income district; and a fitting memorial that recognizes the emotional needs of the families of the victims and those that survived.

REBUILD DOWNTOWN OUR TOWN (R.DOT) CITIZENS GROUP
RELEASES WHITE PAPER ON REBUILDING LOWER MANHATTAN AND WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE AT PACE UNIVERSITY

What: Rebuild Downtown Our Town (R.Dot), “the voice of Lower Manhattan,” holds press conference at Pace University to release its white paper on recommendations for rebuilding Lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center site. The proposal covers development objectives to ensure Lower Manhattan and New York’s financial, cultural, social and global leadership. The recommendations include creating a global center of business and finance; a liveable, mixed-use, mixed-income district; and a fitting memorial that recognizes the emotional needs of the families of the victims and those that survived.

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at 11:00 a.m.

Where: The Michael Schimmel Theatre at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Streets

Who: The white paper has been distributed to government officials to influence policy and community groups for their feedback.

Rebuild Downtown Our Town (R.Dot) is working with leading government, civic,
professional organizations and individuals committed to restoring
aesthetically and economically revitalizing New York’s downtown as a model
21st Century urban environment.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester Country. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in the Dyson School of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing, the World Trade Institute and the Hudson Valley Center.

Ribbon Cutting at Pace University’s Hudson Valley Center Set for Nov. 1

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of Pace University at the Hudson Valley Center will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2001 at 3:30 pm at the building’s front entrance at 33 Airport Center Drive. A reception will follow in the conference room.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of Pace University at the Hudson Valley Center will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2001 at 3:30 pm at the building’s front entrance at 33 Airport Center Drive. A reception will follow in the conference room.

Pace University President David A. Caputo, will be joined in the ribbon cutting by Chamber of Commerce of Orange County President John D’Ambrosio and Pace University Board of Trustees member, T. Jefferson Cunningham, III.

Other invited guests include Pace trustees, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as local area civic, business, and education leaders, along with representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Air National Guard.

Pace is the lead university in the development of the University Center at New York International Plaza located in New Windsor. In that capacity, Pace will collaborate with other educational institutions to provide professional development, educational programs, and workforce training throughout the Upper Hudson Valley Region. Pace will form and chair a consortium of educational institutions at the University Center and occupy 5,500 square feet of space.

The Division of Adult and Professional Education and the Schools of the University will be offering both credit and non-credit programs and courses at the Hudson Valley Center. Customized professional corporate training and development will also be available.

The New York International Plaza at Stewart Airport will have as its centerpiece the Hudson Valley World Trade Center which will assist with the development of the University Center, along with a five-star hotel and international convention center, research and development facilities, and medical, day-care, fitness and retail components.

Pace University Conference to Address Future of Securities Industry in City in Sept. 11 Aftermath

The impact of September 11’s terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on the Securities Industry in New York City, will be added to the focus of the 8th Annual Securities Industry Conference to be held Thursday, October 18th.

The impact of September 11’s terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on the Securities Industry in New York City, will be added to the focus of the 8th Annual Securities Industry Conference to be held Thursday, October 18th.

The conference, conducted by Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and the William Freund Center for the Study of Securities Markets, will feature participants who are among the leaders in the securities industry, including New York Stock Exchange President William R. Johnson and Nasdaq CEO and President Robert Glauber (who will present the keynote addresses); A.D. Frazier, president of the Chicago Stock Exchange and Peter Quick, President of the American Stock Exchange. Martin Mayer, a noted writer and consultant who served on Presidential Commissions in the Kennedy, Johnson and Reagan administrations, will be the luncheon speaker.

The overall theme of the conference is, Will The Securities Industry Meet Its ACID Test?
The acronym “ACID” stands for automation, consolidation, internationalization and diversification. Much of the discussion will focus on panelists and speakers exploring future trends and how best to profit from them.

“While our theme has remained the same, in light of the fact that this is the first conference since the attacks, speakers will also discuss their views on the future of the Securities Industry in New York City,” said William C. Freund, director of the Freund Center.

The conference will be held at the Pace University Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts,1 Pace Plaza (entrance on Spruce Street), New York, NY. Registration and Continental breakfast start at 8:00 AM and the program begins at 8:20 AM and ends at 4:30 PM.

Pace University School of Law Students to Provide Legal Assistance to Victims

Pace Law School and the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Committee on Mass Disaster Response have set up a booth to help victims of the World Trade Center disaster obtain legal advise and other forms of assistance. This booth is open to anyone who feels they are in need of assistance due to the tragedy.

Contact: Jennifer Vinci
(914) 422-4128
jvinci@law.pace.edu
www.law.pace.edu
Release: Immediate, October 5, 2001

Contact: Mary E. Horgan
(914) 923-2798
mhorgan@pace.edu

Pace University School of Law Students to Provide Legal Assistance
to Victims of World Trade Center Disaster

New York – Pace Law School and the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) Committee on Mass Disaster Response have set up a booth to help victims of the World Trade Center disaster obtain legal advise and other forms of assistance. This booth is open to anyone who feels they are in need of assistance due to the tragedy.

Volunteers will be available at the NYSBA booth located on 80 Centre Street New York, New York. The booth will be open Monday, October 8th through Sunday, October 21st. The hours are Mondays though Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the NYSBA service is to help match up persons in need with appropriate referrals and services.

Pace law students will assist with intake screening of people who believe that they may have legal problems or needs associated with the disaster. Other entities also available at the site will include the City Bar, the ABA, and the Red Cross.

The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Mass Disaster Response enables the legal community to respond quickly to disaster related situations. The NYSBA has worked for a number of years very closely with SEMO and other disaster related entities to help when needed and called upon. The FEMA disaster relief phone number is 1-800-462-9029.

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 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.

Pace University Establishes Fund for Tragedy Survivors

Pace University will honor survivors of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks through the creation of a fund that will supplement tuition support from Governor George Pataki’s proposed World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship fund.

Pace University will honor survivors of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks through the creation of a fund that will supplement tuition support from Governor George Pataki’s proposed World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship fund.

“Whatever the level of the prevailing CUNY and SUNY tuition support is, Pace will make up the difference and provide a four-year full tuition supplement for up to seventy five individuals. Thus attending Pace University will be tuition free to any recipient of the Pace Remembers Memorial Fund,” said Pace President David A. Caputo.

The scholarship is available to spouses and children of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Pace has also established an endowment for additional scholarship support and has made an initial contribution to the fund. All proceeds will provide financial aid and assistance for any spouse or child of a victim of the attacks. In addition, a percentage of the gifts received by the University to the Annual Giving Program from alumni and friends will be designated in support of the endowed scholarship fund.

A fund for current Pace University students affected by the attacks has been created to help meet specific needs of those students who were displaced, suffered a loss in employment or lost a family member. Grants up to $1,000 are available. Pace has provided an initial contribution to the fund, and contributions may be sent to: Office of University Advancement; Pace University, One Pace Plaza; New York, NY 10038; Telephone, 212-346-1276. Checks should be made to Pace University.

A permanent memorial site will also be established at One Pace Plaza, in recognition of members of the Pace community who lost their lives in the attacks. The memorial will be completed within the next year.

Pace University has made financial contributions of $25,000 each to three major funds: New York Police & Fire Widows and Children’s Benefit Fund, United Way – 9/11 Fund, and the American Red Cross.

Pace University to Host “Service of Remembrance and Gratitude”

Pace University will pay tribute to the victims and heroes of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center by holding a “Service of Remembrance and Gratitude,” on Wednesday, September 26, at 12:30 pm in the NYC Gymnasium at One Pace Plaza in lower Manhattan. Pace University President David A. Caputo will host the ceremony.

NEW YORK — Pace University will pay tribute to the victims and heroes of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center by holding a “Service of Remembrance and Gratitude,” on Wednesday, September 26, at 12:30 pm in the NYC Gymnasium at One Pace Plaza in lower Manhattan. Pace University President David A. Caputo will host the ceremony

The featured speaker will be Kevin M. Cahill, MD, president of the Center for International Health and Cooperation, an organization which explores and provides insight on the complex problems and opportunities associated with humanitarian efforts in international conflicts.

Representatives of those involved in the heroic rescue and recovery efforts will be honored with thanks and acknowledgement. President Caputo will read the names of any Pace University students, faculty, staff and alumnae/i who are listed as missing.

After the service audience members and participants will form a “ring of light” around One Pace Plaza in a candle lighting ceremony. A reception will follow.

The One Pace Plaza location was initially used as a triage location during the first week after the terrorist attacks. Although the building itself was undamaged, telephone, Internet and other infrastructure facilities were disrupted. Classes resumed at the downtown Manhattan location on Friday, September 21. The Pace staff of the World Trade Center Institute located on the 55th Floor in One World Trade Center, miraculously escaped to safety.