Weekend Seminar

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October 9-11, 2015
Connections: Art and Ecology!
How artistic and scientific collaborations can enlighten people and sustain our world

The Warwick Center, Warwick, N.Y.

Free Transportation to and from the Pace campuses is provided.

Please register to join us for this all-expenses paid weekend. The Weekend Seminar provides free lodging, meals and transportation to and from the Pace campuses.

Complete the appropriate reservation form below and return to Norma Quiridumbay at nquiridumbay@pace.edu

Reservation forms:

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 9
1:30 pm   Assemble at Buses, New York Campus –corner of Spruce and Gold Street
2:00 pm    Bus departs New York Campus
2:30 pm    Assemble at Shuttle, Pleasantville Campus –in front of Choate House
3:00 pm    Shuttle departs Pleasantville Campus
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm   Warwick Check-in and Free Time
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Dinner
7:15 pm - 7:45 pm    Opening greetings
Dr. Maria Iacullo-Bird – Opening greeting & introduction of Retreat Co-Leaders:
Dr. Bill Eaton, Chair of Biology
Dr. Eve Andrée Laramée, Chair of Art
8:00 pm    Film: WASTE LAND
From the world’s largest trash dump comes an astonishing true story of recycled trash, human dignity, and the power of art to transform lives.
Vik Muniz, 99 minutes
Sunday, October 10
8:30 am - 9:30 am   Breakfast
10:00 am - 10:30 am   Dr. Bill Eaton, “Every picture tells a story: Anthropogenic Change”
10:30 am - 11:00 am   Dr. Eve Andrée Laramée, “A.R.T. – Activism, Remediation, Transformation through art and science collaborations”
11:00 am - 11:15 am    Question and answer session
11:15 am - 11:45 am   Dr. Erika Crispo, Department of Biology, “Designer Populations: Adaptation to Anthropogenic Stressors”
11:45 am - 12:00 pm   Sean Domingo, “Creating Ecological Awareness through Design”
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm   Question and session
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm   Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm   Nature Walk
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm   Film – Manufactured Landscapes
Photographer Edward Burtynsky, 90 minutes - Breathtaking and enlightening, this film shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it, without simplistic judgements or reductive resolutions.
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm   Film Discussion
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Free time
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Dinner
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm   Keynote Speaker Dr. Aviva Rahmani
8:00 pm - 8:15 pm   Questions & answers
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm   Fireside chats and Nano Talks
3 minute presentations by any participant on topics/issues of their choice
Sunday, October 11:
8:30 am   Breakfast
9:00 am   Checkout - ALL KEYS MUST BE RETURNED!
If not, we are charged.
9:30 am - 10:30 am   Wrap up. Where do we go from here? How do we activate what took place at the retreat as individuals, as contributors to the Pace Community, and as citizens of the world?
11:00 am - 11:15 am    Board bus/shuttle and depart for New York and Pleasantville Campuses