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Pace University and ULI Westchester/Fairfield to Sponsor Conference on Trends in Sustainable Development and Construction Financing

03/20/2014

The latest trends in sustainable development and financing of major construction projects will be the topic of a conference sponsored by Pace University and Urban Land Institute (ULI) Westchester/Fairfield.

April 24th Conference to be Held at Pace Pleasantville Campus

PLEASANTVILLE, NY (March 2014) -- The latest trends in sustainable development and financing of major construction projects will be the topic of a conference sponsored by Pace University and Urban Land Institute (ULI) Westchester/Fairfield. The conference will be held Thursday, April 24 from 8:30 – 10:30 am at Pace University's Pleasantville Campus, 861 Bedford Road, entrance 1, Kessel Student Center, Gottesman Room.

The conference will focus on Pace University's Master Plan to reposition its Pleasantville campus. The $100 million project, which broke ground last October, is one of the largest development projects in the Hudson Valley Region.

Conference panelists will include: Robert Almon, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pace University; Jim Coleman, Executive Director of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency and Local Development Corporation; William J. McGrath, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Pace University, and Andy Tung, Partner of Divney Tung Schwalbe. Laurence Gottleib, President & CEO of Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. will be the moderator.

In addition to the panel discussion from 9:00 – 10:30 am, the conference will also include breakfast from 8:30 – 9:00 am and a walking tour of the Pleasantville campus from 10:30 – 11:15 am. Registration is $30 ULI Members, $40 Non-Members and $25 ULI Young Leaders Group Members and Public Members. For more information or to register for the conference, please visit www.west-fair.uli.org.

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

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Pace University, Urban Land Institute To Discuss University's Master Plan

03/20/2014

Pace University, Urban Land Institute To Discuss University's Master Plan

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University and Urban Land Institute Westchester/Fairfield will hold a conference to  focus on the latest trends in sustainable development, the financing of major construction projects and the university's reconstruction plan.

The conference is scheduled for Thursday, April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Gottesman Room of the Kessel Student Center on the Pleasantville campus.

Pace University is located at 861 Bedford Road. For entrance to the event, use Pace University's Entrance 1. 

The university's master plan is a $100 million project, which broke ground last October, is one of the largest development projects in the Hudson Valley region.

Conference panelists will include Robert Almon, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Pace University; Jim Coleman, executive director of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency and Local Development Corporation; William J. McGrath, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Pace University, and Andy Tung, partner of Divney Tung Schwalbe.

Laurence Gottleib, president and chief executive officer of Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. will be the moderator.

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New York Times: "How to Profit Modestly by Moving to a Nonprofit"

03/18/2014

New York Times: "How to Profit Modestly by Moving to a Nonprofit"

. . . In November, Pace University in New York started the Encore Transition Program, aimed at helping executives and professionals explore changeovers from midlife careers to nonprofit and public service organizations. (Pace's program, like the one at the University of Connecticut, has no ties to Encore.org.) The tuition is $1,250, and classes are limited to about a dozen students.

The five-session program provides an overview of New York's nonprofit and public service industries. Leaders in the arts, education, health care, social services and government meet with the group to share stories and allow students to make connections to tap for possible job openings or informational interviews.

''This is not a job placement program, but an exploration of opportunities,'' said Joan K. Tucker, the program's director.

''What I learned is that when you think that you might be at the end of one career, that's not necessarily so,'' said Patricia Carroll, who enrolled in the inaugural course.

For the last 20 years, Ms. Carroll, 56, a Rutherford, N.J., nurse has held executive-level positions in health care administration. But, she says, she is ready to explore all alternatives. So she signed up for the Pace program.

''The course helped me explore what my 'next step' might be,'' she said. ''Hearing from people working in the nonprofit sector who have already made the transition showed me that I'm not too old to have five-, 10-, 15-year goals just like my children in their 20s do.''

Students are also encouraged to check out complementary programs at the university. For instance, Pace offers a Master of Public Administration with a track for nonprofit management, as well as certificate courses on topics like grant writing.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/education/how-to-profit-modestly-by-moving-to-a-nonprofit.html

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Pace University To Host Panel Discussion In Honor Of Women's History Month

03/18/2014

Pace University To Host Panel Discussion In Honor Of Women's History Month

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University will be hosting a panel discussion in celebration of Women's History Month and Pace University's 50th anniversary on Thursday, March 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m in Butcher Suite of the Kessel Student Center on the Pleasantville campus. 

Networking and cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the panel discussion will begin at 6 p.m.

Be inspired by powerful women who have made their marks in government, business and higher education. Hear their stories of trial and triumph as they navigated these traditionally male-dominated industries.

Panelists will include Jody Fay, president, Westchester County Bar Association; Dean Harriet R. Feldman, College of Health Professions, Pace University; Marsha Gordon, president and chief executive officer, The Business Council of Westchester; and Stacey Hengsterman, associate vice chancellor for government relations, State University of New York. 

The discussion will be moderated by Vanessa J. Herman, assistant vice-president, government and community relations, Pace University and Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean for students, Pace University Westchester Campus.

RSVP on or before Wednesday, March 19, tocommunityrelations@pace.edu.

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Pace University To Host 15th Annual PrideWorks Conference For LGBTQ Youth

03/18/2014

Pace University To Host 15th Annual PrideWorks Conference For LGBTQ Youth

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The 15th Annual “PrideWorks” Conference for LGBTQ youth and their allies will be held this year at Pace University on the Pleasantville campus on Wednesday, March 19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The conference is at capacity with 500 participants expected, mostly from area high schools and colleges.

The conference will begin in Willcox Hall with workshop sessions taking place in Miller Hall. For entrance to this event, use Entrance 3 located at 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville. 

The conference will be filled with workshops throughout the day on topics ranging from choosing a college, combating bullying, coming out and bisexuality.

The keynote speaker will be Dale Guy Madison, an educator, writer, performance artist, filmmaker and former host for the QVC network.

His one-man show, "FREEda Slave: Mask of a Diva," addressed issues of discrimination in the gay community. Madison's autobiography, "Dreamboy: My Life as a QVC Host & Other Greatest Hits" was recently filmed.  His latest book, "Sissy Sammy in the Land of WEHO 90069," is a fairy tale. It is the story of a feminine boy, who after a bullying incident, wakes up in an all-gay town.

Other presenters for the event include Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW, a psychotherapist, author, presenter and activist on gender and sexuality; Edgemont high school student Tiffany Jiang; and Devon Spencer, an undergraduate at SUNY Purchase College, who is majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Gender Studies.

For complete workshop schedule, visithttp://prideworksforyouth.org.

For more information on PrideWorks, email info@prideworksforyouth.org.

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Journal News: "Common Core: Aspiring NY teachers face new certification hurdles"

02/28/2014

Journal News: "Common Core: Aspiring NY teachers face new certification hurdles"

. . . The new exam will require that students plan a sequence of lessons aligned to the Common Core, use video to show their instruction, and assess students' results. Detailed questions ask teacher trainees, for instance, to connect their material to students' academic and cultural backgrounds.

"They're asking students to do things we value," said Christine Clayton, chair of the Education Department at Pace University's Pleasantville campus. "We just wish it was more about improving teacher preparation and less punitive. We're talking about people's careers."

Read more: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/2014/02/27/common-core-aspiring-ny-teach...

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New York Times: "Pace Picks Yassky, Ex-Taxi Chief, as Its Law School Dean"

02/27/2014

Law school deans are rarely familiar faces, but Pace University is getting one who should be recognizable to anyone who slid into a New York City taxi cab in the past few years.

Starting in April, its law school will be led by David S. Yassky, who served as taxi commissioner under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and greeted all riders from their seat-back televisions.

Mr. Yassky, who received his law degree from Yale, has previously taught at Brooklyn Law School and New York University Law School.

“This is going to be a ball,” he said in an interview on Wednesday. “What could be more fun than working at a law school at this moment?”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/nyregion/pace-law-school-picks-yassky-ex-taxi-official-as-dean.html

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David Yassky Named Dean of Pace Law School

02/26/2014

David Yassky Named Dean of Pace Law School

White Plains, NY -- February 26, 2014 – Pace University has appointed David Yassky dean of Pace Law School, effective April 1, 2014. He succeeds Michelle S. Simon, who served as dean for the past seven years and will return as a full-time faculty member.

“I am delighted with David’s appointment as the new dean of Pace Law School,” said Pace University president Stephen J. Friedman. “His enthusiasm, judgment, leadership and management skills make him the right person to lead the Law School to new heights.”

Friedman also said, “I am very grateful to Michelle Simon for her leadership as dean these past seven years. She has skillfully managed Pace Law School with intelligence and grace. Under her guidance the Law School remains a great source of pride for all of us.”

A graduate of Yale Law School and Princeton University, Yassky most recently served for four years in the Bloomberg administration as Chair of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. Yassky is credited with implementing a number of initiatives to improve service for taxi passengers, raise living standards for taxi drivers, and streamline the TLC’s administrative operations. Yassky also served for eight years in the New York City Council, representing the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Greenpoint and Williamsburg. He sponsored innovative legislation establishing new penalties for firearms trafficking, authorizing whistleblower suits against fraudulent City contractors, creating zoning incentives for affordable housing, establishing tax credits for film and TV production, and promoting the use of fuel-efficient hybrid cars as taxicabs.

Before election to the Council, Yassky had a distinguished legal career in government service, private practice and academia. In the 1990s, Yassky served under then-Representative Chuck Schumer as Chief Counsel to the House Subcommittee on Crime, helping to enact the Brady Law, the Assault Weapons Ban and the Violence Against Women Act, and practiced law representing major corporations and financial institutions on acquisitions and securities offerings.

In 1998, Yassky joined the faculty of Brooklyn Law School, specializing in administrative law and constitutional law.  His scholarship on the Bill of Rights has been published in leading law reviews and has been cited widely in academic journals and judicial opinions. He has also taught at NYU Law School, and has published more than 20 op-ed articles in New York daily newspapers.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Pace Law School team at this pivotal moment in legal education,” Yassky said.  “Under the leadership of Dean Simon and her predecessors, Pace has earned a deservedly strong reputation for producing excellent lawyers and first-rate scholarship. I look forward to helping the Law School continue to thrive in this rapidly changing environment.”

Yassky earned his A.B. at Princeton University, and his J.D. at Yale Law School, where he served as Articles Editor of the Yale Law Journal and was awarded the Potter Stewart Prize for best moot court argument.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University 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 New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit www.pace.edu

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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Pace University To Host Panel On Genetic Engineering In Agriculture

02/20/2014

Pace University To Host Panel On Genetic Engineering In Agriculture

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. --  The Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society will sponsor a panel discussion on genetic engineering in agriculture from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Pace University in Pleasantville.

The panel will address questions such as whether genetically modified foods are safe, whether they should be labeled and if they’re an answer to solving world hunger.

Panelists will include Shelley Boris, chef at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, N.Y. and longtime supporter of sustainable agriculture in the Hudson Valley, and Jason J. Czarnezki, Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin professor of environmental law at Pace Law School and author of the book “Everyday Environmentalism: Law, Nature and Individual Behavior.”

The panel will be moderated by Andrew Revkin, senior fellow for environmental understanding at the Pace Academy and Dot Earth blogger for The New York Times.

The event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Butcher Suite at Pace’s Kessel Student Center, 861 Bedford Road, entrance 3 in Pleasantville. It will also be held on Google+ Hangouts.

For more information visit www.pace.edu/FoodYou.

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The Hill's Congress Blog: "A better healthcare system requires active participation by patients"

02/18/2014

The Hill's Congress Blog: "A better healthcare system requires active participation by patients"

 . . "As a nursing professor at Pace University’s College of Health Professions, I am studying the idea that patients need and want to take a more active role in decisions regarding their health," writes Marie Truglio-Londrigan, PhD, RN. "I am among a growing group of healthcare professionals that believe that this notion of 'shared decision-making' can ultimately improve the health of individuals and is in line with the goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

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