Michaelian Institute Joins in Helping Cities and Towns Plan for New Tappan Zee Bridge

The Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Corridor Project that is planning the new bridge and related transportation changes is offering a technical assistance program to interested municipalities in the corridor.

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Contact: Cara Cea, Pace University Public Information, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE/I-287 CORRIDOR PROJECT TO OFFER BRIEFING ON TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR MUNICIPALITIES AT PACE UNIVERSITY WHITE PLAINS GRADUATE CENTER JUNE 23

Four corridor communities to be chosen in fall for special workshops

WHITE PLAINS, NY, June 19, 2009 — The Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Corridor Project that is planning the new bridge and related transportation changes is offering a technical assistance program to interested municipalities in the corridor.

An initial briefing on the program will take place next Tuesday, June 23, in White Plains, in conjunction with Pace University’s Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management. It is one of several Pace programs that are helping cities and towns with development issues.

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00pm Location: Graduate Center at Pace University Auditorium (Room 206) 1 Martine Avenue White Plains, New York 10606 Media admission by press pass.

Municipalities interested in participating in this free technical assistance program are encouraged to have representation at the briefing.

The technical assistance program will give cities and towns tools and resources to help them develop planning and land use solutions that incorporate what is known as sustainable community development.

Called “transit-oriented development” (TOD) when located near transit facilities, sustainable community development is concerned with designing communities that let residents enhance their quality of life with convenient, attractive choices for work, play, travel and peaceful living.

The briefing will describe the program, which will give corridor municipalities access to industry-leading expertise in planning transportation improvements and other community enhancements.

This fall, the briefing will be followed by two county-wide workshops to bring more general technical resources to all communities in the county.

In addition, four Westchester County communities will be chosen to participate in two-day workshops starting the fall of 2009 and continuing through the spring. The sessions will team nationally renowned professionals with elected officials, planners, engineers, board members, planning commissioners, business owners, and others. Participants will work through issues and opportunities, and identify scenarios for detailed study of the four chosen communities.

The four communities to be examined will be chosen according to a number of factors, including level of interest demonstrated and other considerations to be discussed at the June 23rd meeting.

Other Pace collaborations with cities and towns. The collaboration with Pace’s Michaelian Institute is part of a series of Pace events designed to help municipalities manage themselves. Earlier this month the Michaelian Institute joined with the University’s centers for Energy and Climate and Land Use to present the first in a series of panel discussions on how cities and towns can implement their parts of the Federal stimulus package. That followed a roundtable with Vice President Joe Biden at the University’s downtown New York City campus on how businesses are putting the stimulus funds to use.

Pace University to Host Technology Forum for Non-Profits

The United Way/ Not-For-Profit Management Center of the Michaelian Institute and The Center for Community Outreach of Pace University invite the public to attend a technology conference for not-for-profit organizations, Use Technology… Instead of it Using You, Thursday, Nov. 8, at Pace University’s Evelyn and Joseph I. Lubin Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue, White Plains, from 8:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m.

WHITE PLAINS, NY – The United Way/ Not-For-Profit Management Center of the Michaelian Institute and The Center for Community Outreach of Pace University invite the public to attend a technology conference for not-for-profit organizations, Use Technology… Instead of it Using You, Thursday, Nov. 8, at Pace University’s Evelyn and Joseph I. Lubin Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue, White Plains, from 8:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m.

The conference features keynote speaker Matt Florence, Director of Techsoup.org, a comprehensive not-for-profit information web site created by CompuMentor (a pioneer in not-for-profit technical advice). Workshops will include: Tools for the Accidental Techie, Why are so many Grants Focused on Technology?, Using Technology for Every Day Activities, and Training.

Admission is $25, which includes breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited. For reservations and more information, contact Mary Ann Luna (mluna@uwwp.org) at 914.997.6700, ext. 740 or Heather Novak (hnovak@pace.edu) at 914.773-3464.

Pace University Celebrates 10th Anniversary of International Study Program with Trip to Japan

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pace University’s Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management’s international study program for Japanese local government officials, University representatives will participate in a series of educational conferences and unite with their alumni at the Japan Local Government Center in Japan, Oct. 25-Nov. 3.

WHITE PLAINS, NY – In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pace University’s Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management’s international study program for Japanese local government officials, University representatives will participate in a series of educational conferences and unite with their alumni at the Japan Local Government Center in Japan, Oct. 25-Nov. 3.
In Japan, faculty will make formal presentations at both a conference to be held at the Japan Intercultural Academy of Municipalities (JIAM) in Shiga Prefecture and in Tokyo to the leaders of CLAIR (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations). Discussions will focus on “performance measurement” as it is practiced in American and Japanese governments. Performance measurement is a management practice intended to specify program goals more clearly so that they can be better evaluated and to determine whether programs are being efficiently and effectively implemented. It is expected that the ideas generated at the conference will be widely disseminated to local governments in both countries.
Established in 1992 by Pace University’s Michaelian Institute and the New York office of the Japan Local Government Center (a division of CLAIR) the one year training program for Japanese local government officials was developed to provide Japanese career government officials with an understanding and appreciation of American government structure and governance practices and of American culture, as well as to enhance their English language skills. Reciprocally, Pace faculty and students have learned about Japanese government and culture.
The program consists of courses in American public administration, intense training in ESL, short internships locally, and a four month internship in a local, government, state, or nonprofit office; internship sites have ranged from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine.
The faculty and staff representatives attending the conference include: Professor of Public Administration, Dr. Anthony A. Cupaiuolo, the director of the study program; Brian J. Nickerson, JD, Director of the Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management and Associate Professor of Public Administration; Dr. Gregory Holtz, Institute Research Director; and Dr. Grant Loavenbruck, Institute Training Director and Lorraine Monaco, the Institute’s program coordinator.
The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management and its legal research affiliate, the Municipal Law Resource Center, respond to needs of the public and not-for-profit sectors for governance and management training and development, and for research to support and enhance their operations.
For further information on this program or the trip to Japan please contact Anthony Cupaiuolo at (914) 422-4462.

Pace University — Faculty Response to the Terrorist Attacks on America

The Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management will host a faculty response to the terrorist attacks.

-Graduate Faculty to speak at the Michaelian Institute for Public Policy, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m.
-Undergraduate Faculty to address campus, Oct. 3 at 12:20 p.m.

What: The Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management will host a faculty response to the terrorist attacks.

Who: Farrakh Hormozi, public administration: Brian Nickerson, political science; Joe Ryan criminal justice and Grant Loavenbruck, clinical psychology

When: Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Evelyn and Joseph I. Lubin Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains

For more information call: (914) 422-4304

What: Reflection on the Terrorist Attacks on America: A Faculty Response

Who: Professors Reza Afshari*, history and Ghassam Karam, economics will discuss political Islam movement and the development of Fundamentalism across the Middle East. Both are specialists in the region. (*Professor Afshari is the author of Human Rights in Iran. The Abuse of Cultural Relativism).

When: Wednesday, October 3, 12:20-1:15 p.m.

Where: Butcher Suite, Kessel Campus Center, Plesantville

For more information contact (914) 773-3683.

The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management Names New Director

Brian J. Nickerson has been appointed Director of Pace University’s The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management effective September 1, 2001, it was announced today by Gail Dinter-Gottlieb, Dean of the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences. Nickerson will have responsibility for overseeing the Michaelian Institute’s extensive research, workshops, and conference programs that were designed to support and enhance the effectiveness of government and nonprofit organizations. He will also serve an associate professor of political science and public administration.

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

White Plains, N. Y. — Brian J. Nickerson has been appointed Director of Pace University’s The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management effective September 1, 2001, it was announced today by Gail Dinter-Gottlieb, Dean of the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences. Nickerson will have responsibility for overseeing the Michaelian Institute’s extensive research, workshops, and conference programs that were designed to support and enhance the effectiveness of government and nonprofit organizations. He will also serve an associate professor of political science and public administration.

As director, Nickerson will work closely with leaders in both government and non-profit sectors to expand existing collaborative partnerships with Pace University, such as the international government officials training program. He also plans to develop new Pace initiatives for public policy leaders that will include a new “policy brief” series, an informative newsletter, demographic studies, and expert consortiums.

Nickerson has taught in Pace’s MPA program as an adjunct faculty member and served as research associate for the Michaelian Institute since 1994. He was assistant professor of history and political science at Iona College and a pre-law coordinator, and faculty research associate for the Iona College Center for Social Research. Currently, he is completing his Ph.D. in American Politics and Public Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs of SUNY Albany. Nickerson received his MPA and JD degrees from Pace University in 1993 while earning the distinction of Dyson College’s “Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year.”

In addition to his extensive academic training and experience as an attorney, Nickerson brings to Pace a diverse background in applied public policy research areas, such as policy evaluation and public opinion polling. He has also authored several articles, including a chapter on the New York State Courts in the recently revised Governing New York State, and has published numerous conference papers on timely political topics, such as the Bush v. Gore case. He is also the political analyst for WFAS News Talk Radio, a CNN affiliate, and serves as a weekly guest commentator on its Word on Politics show.

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.

Anthony A. Cupaiuolo Steps Down As Director of the Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy

Pace University announced today that Dr. Anthony A. Cupaiuolo will be stepping down on September 1, 2001 as Director of the Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management, a position he has held since 1986. A search for his successor is near completion. Dr. Cupaiuolo will remain at Pace as a professor of public administration.

Contact: Mary E. Horgan
(914) 923-2798

White Plains, N. Y — Pace University announced today that Dr. Anthony A. Cupaiuolo will be stepping down on September 1, 2001 as Director of the Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management, a position he has held since 1986. A search for his successor is near completion. Dr. Cupaiuolo will remain at Pace as a professor of public administration.

Dr. Cupaiuolo’s professional career spans more than three decades and includes experience as a public administrator, an educator, researcher, author, and community advocate. He joined Pace University in 1979 as a faculty member in the Department of Public Administration, part of the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, to provide management training to administrators and supervisors in the Westchester County Department of Social Services.

Dr. Cupaiuolo also helped establish a similar program for Rockland County’s Department of Social Services and was instrumental in developing a special scholarship for county and local government employees interested in pursuing graduate education. In 1995 he collaborated with the United Way of Westchester/Putnam to establish a training center for not-for-profit executives and managers.

Under his leadership, the Michaelian Institute was selected to provide a comprehensive continuing one-year training program for Japanese local government officials. As a result, Dr. Cupaiuolo was selected in 1993 by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Japanese government to participate in their first international exchange program on local government.

Dr. Cupaiuolo has lectured and written extensively on the legal and community relations’ issues affecting the establishment of group homes as well as on public management, welfare, housing issues, and comparative government. He has also directed numerous studies on making municipal government operations more efficient and effective.

Dr. Cupaiuolo is a founding board member of the Westchester Housing Fund and also serves as chair of its Community Relations Committee. He is also an advisory board member for both A-HOME, which provides group homes for the elderly and the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester — an alternative to jail for youth awaiting trial; he was one of the founders of the Youth Shelter Program. He has served as chair of the Westchester County Commission on the Homeless, vice chair of the Westchester County Housing Implementation Commission, co-chair of the Westchester Special Commission on Child Abuse and Neglect, and vice chair of the board and chair of the Long Range Planning Committee of the St. Cabrini Nursing Home. He was an active participant with Westchester 2000 and contributed to many of its studies and reports. He currently serves as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society in Westchester and chairs its Public Policy and Tobacco Work Group.

In l966, Dr. Cupaiuolo received his A.B. degree from Fordham University, where he was selected for Phi Beta Kappa. He received a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham in l968 and a Doctorate in Social Welfare from Columbia University in l979. At Pace, he has served two terms as chair of the Department of Public Administration and in 1999 he received the Dyson College’s Distinguished Achievement Award. He and his wife, Joan, are residents of the Town of Bedford; they have two grown children.

The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management and its legal research affiliate the Municipal Law Resources Center (MLRC), respond to the needs of the public and not-for-profit sectors for governance and management training and development, and for research to support and enhance their operations. The Institute and the Center were named in honor of the late Edwin G. Michaelian, former Westchester County executive and the Institute’s first director.

Changing Demographics in Westchester County is Topic of Symposium at Pace University, Oct. 14

Local leaders in business, government and academia
will pause on the brink of the third millenium to review the past 100
years of Westchester and discuss the future of the County.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Local leaders in business, government and academia
will pause on the brink of the third millenium to review the past 100
years of Westchester and discuss the future of the County.

Pace University’s Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management
and the Westchester Jewish Conference will host a symposium titled
“Changing Demographics in Westchester: Implications for the New Century”
on Thursday, October 14, at Pace’s Graduate Center, One Martine Avenue
in White Plains. For more information or to register call (914) 422-4303.
The cost is $25.

The symposium will provide a history of how population changes have
affected Westchester during the 20th century and a projection of future
demographics and their implications for the County in the coming years.
Workshops will focus on how municipalities and the business community
can better assist new immigrant residents with assimilation while
embracing new cultures.

The keynote presentations will address “The Changing Face of Westchester”
by Dr. Kenneth T. Jackson, professor of history at Columbia University;
and “Moving Forward into the New Millennium” by William M. Mooney Jr.,
executive vice president, Union State Bank.

Conference workshops include “Government and Politics: The Changing
Electorate and Political Power,” “Health Care and Human Services,”
“Human Resources: Employees for the Next Decade,” “Housing,” “Community
Enrichment,” “Census 2000: Gathering and Using Data,” “Education,”
“Tomorrow’s Customers: Marketing, Advertising and Promotion,” and
“Changing Cultures: Tensions and their Resolutions.”

The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management
and its legal research affiliate, the Municipal Law Resource Center
(MLRC), respond to the needs of the public and not-for-profit sectors
for governance and management training and development, and for
research to support and enhance their operations. The Michaelian
Institute and the MLRC are part of Pace University’s Dyson College
of Arts and Sciences.

The Westchester Jewish Conference is a community relations council
and the umbrella agency to more than 100 synagogues and other Jewish
organizations in Westchester. It voices the united concerns of the
Westchester Jewish community, maintains relations with ethnic and
religious groups and collaborates with other Westchester groups in
addressing communal issues.

Participating organizations in the symposium include the Westchester
Planning Department, Westchester Education Coalition, Westchester
Hispanic Coalition, U.S. Bureau of the Census, the Urban League of
Westchester, League of Women Voters of Westchester, Westchester
County Municipal Administrators Association, Westchester County
Municipal Officials Association, Westchester County-Office of the
County Executive, Westchester County Association, United Way of
Westchester/Putnam, Inc., as well as other local business,
government and civic leaders.

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.