The Pace Academy Faculty Scholars Program promotes the application of scholarship and research to pedagogy, service, and policy to advance a mutually enhancing relationship between humans and nature. A scholarly body of work will be cultivated and made available to the Pace community and beyond.
Proposals Due June 1, 2013
The goals of the program are to:
Support faculty involved in interdisciplinary, environmentally themed scholarship, pedagogy, policy development and service.
Promote and connect the talent of faculty working collaboratively across disciplines at Pace University.
Create and sustain a community of faculty scholars from diverse perspectives.
Foster faculty-student research and scholarship.
Encourage scholarly activity that advances the level and sophistication of environmental studies at Pace University.
Join the conversation on EarthDesk, a new blog launched by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. Examine and discuss environmental issues, innovations and opportunities from the perspective of a university’s unique role in society: as a hub for critical thinking, a laboratory for testing ways to advance human progress, and an intellectual resource dedicated to nature and community. Read it, comment, follow it, like it, share it!
Pace Students March a Mile to Raise Money for Clean Water in Tanzania
On Saturday, April 20th, one hundred twenty Pace University students marched a mile with buckets of water on their heads to reenact the grueling task thousands in the developing world endure each day to provide water for their families. But the students’ burdens were eased knowing $5,000 would be donated to Engineers Without Borders, Northern New Jersey Professional Chapter, to create a community water well in Islanjandugu, Tanzania.
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, with support from GreenPace, is leading a university-wide water campaign for the 2012-2013 academic year. The “.007% Campaign” (in reference to the amount of Earth’s water readily accessible for human use) highlights the many ways the Pace community engages the topic of water, which in turn reflects the enormous range and significance of this precious element. Learn more.
Pace Academy Appoints its First Consulting Faculty for Academic Affairs
Pace Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Melissa Grigione as its first Consulting Faculty for Academic Affairs. Dr. Grigione will assist Pace Academy with development of academic programming and research fundraising.
Dr. Melissa Grigione is an Associate Professor of Biology and Program Director of the Masters of Environmental Science in Dyson College of Arts & Sciences. Her research emphasizes conservation biology though a study of wildlife population changes as a consequence of habitat degradation and fragmentation. Read full announcement.
Pace Academy's Own Featured in Westchester Magazine's top 8 leaders in Westchester County
John Cronin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies: In addition to changing how we keep our river clean—a project he’s been working on for 40 years—he wants to change the partnerships we enlist to help solve environmental problems.In the past decade, however, Cronin began to formulate different ideas about problem-solving on the environment. He felt that we were “mostly operating under twentieth-century models when twenty-first-century problems need all the talent, all the skills we can muster—no mater where they come from.” Read more.
The Hudson River Experience
Six professors, one course, a world-renowned river. Open to all undergraduate students, The Hudson River Experience is a model of interdisciplinary collaboration and learning that explores the Hudson’s role in the nation’s history and culture, science and technology, business and law.
The course (MGT396U/CIT396C) ran during the Spring 2012 semester, and was taught collaboratively by six faculty members from different departments and schools within the University. The course was developed with the intention of teaching students not only about the many environmental, business, and artistic influences of the river, but also how to cultivate the skills they need to think outside of the box and to work together in a collaborative way. Read more in Opportunitas.
Andrew Revkin Wins 2nd National Academies Communication Award
Bestowed jointly by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine, this year, Revkin has been recognized for pioneering work in online environmental journalism in his New York TimesDot Earth blog. At Pace University, students in his “Blogging a Better Planet” will be collecting, testing, refining and disseminating ways to make information matter. Follow (and join) the discussions on Twitter using the hashtag #paceblog.
Hudson River Advocate John Cronin Awarded Jefferson Gold Medal
Renowned environmentalist and Pace University Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs John Cronin was presented with the prestigious Jefferson Award in a ceremony in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2011. Cronin was honored for a career spanning four decades "on the front line of water quality issues." The Jefferson Award, now in its 39th year, is named for Thomas Jefferson and was founded by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as a "Nobel Prize for public service."
In remarks at the ceremony, Cronin credited folksinger Pete Seeger and Pace University as his sources of inspiration. "When Pete took me under his wing in 1973, he said, 'If we all work together we can change the Hudson River; we can even change the world.' At the time I thought it impossible but his words proved to be the truest I have ever heard. Pace University lives by that credo and has given me the opportunity to reach thousands. We all stand on the shoulders of giants. I have been privileged to stand on theirs." Read full press release.
Faculty Scholar Proposals Due
Pace Academy Faculty Scholar appointments are held for one academic year. Faculty Scholars will hail from each of Pace University’s six schools and colleges concurrently. Participation is limited to full-time faculty (or equivalent), who have been at Pace University for at least two years.
Pace Students Premiere Documentary Film
“¡Viva la Tortuga! Meshing Conservation and Culture in Magdalena Bay,” is the latest addition to a series of prize-winning short documentaries on sustainable use of the world’s living resources shot by Pace University Media and Communications Arts students and faculty. It was shot, written and edited by a team of 12 students led by Pace Professors Maria Luskay and Andrew Revkin. Premiere is free and open to the public.
Looking for a compelling documentary or film to complement your course curriculum? Don't have time to hassle with orders and funding? Look no further! Pace Academy's growing library of DVDs and videos is available to Pace faculty.
The Pace University Environmental Gateway is a University-wide resource which provides information and links to Pace's environmental degrees, courses, publications, institutes, international programs and student-focused opportunities. www.pace.edu/environment
Pace Academy is the lead coordinator of Pace's university-wide sustainability committee, GreenPace. Established by the Office of the Provost in 2008, the committee consists of diverse representatives of the Pace community, including faculty, associate deans, students, alumni, senior administration, service and facility managers, and meets twice a semester to discuss and recommend goals, priorities, and sustainability projects. www.pace.edu/sustainability
Pace Academy underwrites the University’s annual membership to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE).
Pace University is a member of AASHE - the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and a subscriber to its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). All members of the Pace community are encouraged to establish an individual account and subscribe to the AASHE Bulletin, a free weekly e-newsletter with latest news, resources, opportunities, and events related to campus sustainability.
The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making.
NCSE specializes in programs that foster collaboration between the diverse institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations as well as governmental bodies at all levels.