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Temple Grandin Speaks at Pace University in Manhattan
4.17.2014 -- On Wednesday, April 16, Pace University in lower Manhattan held an event, “Training the Talent of Artists with Autism,” with keynote speaker Temple Grandin, PhD, at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. More than 250 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the event.
Pace University School of Education Collaborates to Host One Day Conference on Effective Practices for STEM-D Teaching & Learning
4.15.2014 -- Pace University School of Education, The Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network, The New York Technology Educators Network, Southern Westchester BOCES, and The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center will present an exceptional one-day conference Rethinking STEM-D Education: Innovative Practices from the Field on May 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pace University Graduate Center at One Martine Avenue in White Plains. This conference is geared toward practitioners and administrators who are interested in student success in STEM-D fields- sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and design—Pre-K-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, afterschool and museum educators, school and non-school program administrators.
The need for students to succeed in STEM fields – in school and in work- has been an ongoing national conversation. The key to STEM success is engaging students in science early and encouraging their exploration of the deep and engrossing STEM fields.
Conference attendees will attend workshops to learn from teachers and researchers who have helped engage students, from elementary through high school, in effective STEM-D instruction.Workshops will delve intotopics including robotics, Scratch programming, lunar rover design, roller coaster physics, MaKey MaKey, 3D printing, game design, digital design lab, MakerSpace, and nature and science for young children.
Two keynote addressed by renowned science education innovators will be the highlight of the event:
- Stephen Jacobs, Associate Director of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s new MAGIC Center and its Technological Literacy Lab, will present “Games for Learning & Education: A Historical Look Back, A Survey of Today’s Landscape and Predictions for the Future That Will Be Proven Wrong Later.”
- Vicki Cobb, innovator in hands-on-science and author of the classic book Science Experiments You Can Eat, will present “How To Teach Science: It’s Not the Answers That Count, It’s The Questions!
The cost for the conference is $25, which includes morning refreshments, lunch and a raffle ticket to win one of 10 Kindle fire tablets. Attendees may register online through Pace University or, if paying by Purchase Order, through MyLearningPlan.
Temple Grandin to speak at Pace University in Manhattan April 16
“Training the Talent of Artists with Autism” will feature a VIP reception, art auction and lecture
3.20.2014 -NEW YORK – On Wednesday, April 16 beginning at 6pm, Pace University in lower Manhattan will hold an event, Training the Talent of Artists with Autism, with keynote speaker Temple Grandin, PhD. The event will take place in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, entrance at 3 Spruce Street, NY, NY, across from City Hall. An art auction and VIP reception will be held at 6pm. The lecture begins at 7:30pm. Media admission is by press pass.
Grandin is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. She is a best-selling author, an activist for issues relating to autism, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and an engineer who was the subject of an award-winning biographical film starring Claire Danes. Grandin was listed in Time magazine’s 2010 “Time 100” list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category. Grandin spoke to a crowd of thousands of students, faculty and staff as the keynote at Pace University’s convocation ceremony in Pleasantville in 2010.
The event is a partnership between Pace University’s Ongoing Academic and Social Instructional Support (OASIS) program in the School of Education which provides assistance to college students on the autistic spectrum, and Strokes of Genius, an organization that develops artistic talents through professional art studio experiences and workshops.
Artwork by individuals with autism will be on display in the Schimmel Theater Lobby at Pace April 14 – 20. A special art auction and VIP cocktail reception with Grandin and the artists will help fund the OASIS and Strokes of Genius programs. For tickets or more information, visit www.pace.edu/temple. Admission to the lecture is $5 for students and $40 for non-students. Tickets to the VIP cocktail reception, auction and lecture are $200.
MassMutual Financial Group of Westchester and Fusion Academy are sponsors of this event.
About OASIS: The OASIS Program at Pace University’s School of Education serves students with autism, Asperger Syndrome, learning disabilities, nonverbal learning differences and related challenges. The program is grounded in research that recognizes that all-inclusive services are needed to prepare students for community integration, career development, employment and adult life. The program has been designed to support students, family and faculty. The OASIS team consists of academic coaches, a vocational coordinator, academic advisors, a counselor, campus life coordinator, social coaches as well as weekly meetings, trips and activities, academic supports in the form of tutoring and other classroom learning accommodations. Most of all, students learn among their peers in an academically rigorous setting. While accommodations in courses are provided, the work is not modified and remains at the college level.
About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace has educated 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 Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., 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, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu
Pace University to host Professional Development Workshop organized by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, Tuesday, January 14
1.10.2014 - NEW YORK, NY -- Pace University’s School of Education will host a Professional Development Workshop organized by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) with assistance from Pace and cIcu members. The event takes place on Tuesday, January 14, at Pace’s downtown New York City campus, east of City Hall and six blocks from Wall Street, in the Aniello Bianco Room of One Pace Plaza from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Laura L. Anglin, President, cIcu, will deliver the keynote address on “The Current State of Higher Education.”
Independent college and university faculty, and admissions and financial aid professionals will share and facilitate discussions about innovative programs and the college admissions process and provide updates on paying for college and applying for financial aid.
The workshop is designed for principals, school counselors, college counselors, mentors, tutors, teachers, school administrators and community-based organizations’ college advisors.
The event is made possible with federal College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) funds awarded by the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).
SOE Alumna Named Chancellor of NYC Schools
1.1.2014 - Carmen Fariña, '88, has been appointed the new Chancellor of New York City schools by Mayor Bill de Blasio.