Spring 2020

Spring 2020

Black Student Organization, 1980 Courtesy of the Pace University Archives


In 1970, a group of Pace students came together to form the University’s first organization for black students. The organization has become an integral part of student life at Pace, and this year, students in Pace’s Black Student Union celebrated 50 years of making an impact on campus.

Event Photos - Spring 2020

The Pace Proud Tour hit the road this year, visiting some of our more than 150,000 alumni across the country! We finished the year off here in NYC at our annual Alumni Holiday Party.
David Z. Hirsh

David Z. Hirsh ’84

After retiring from Blackstone in 2018, Pace University trustee David Z. Hirsh ’84 expanded his focus on the communities and causes dear to him by investing more of his time and energy into his philanthropy. In addition to his support of THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation, CaringKind, and NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, Hirsh deepened his impact through a greater commitment to his alma mater by not only providing continued financial support but also by being generous with his...

In Memoriam - Spring 2020

Mourning a Legend Pace University and the Actors Studio Drama School mourn the loss of James Lipton, the creator and dean of the program from 1994–2004, the dean emeritus from 2005 to today, as well as the original host of television’s Inside the Actors Studio. “James Lipton was a great writer and actor, a great interviewer, and,  most important, a great teacher. He was a revered leader of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, and we are all deeply saddened by this loss. We send...
Horace E. Anderson Jr., Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Dreaming Big

“On any given day, my mom and dad might’ve been studying for an exam, attending parent-teacher conferences, or writing a research paper—all while working full-time and getting three meals on the table,” says Horace E. Anderson Jr., JD, the newly-appointed Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. “It couldn’t have been easy, but they were our example. That might be why my three sisters and I have 11 degrees between us.” For Anderson, whose parents immigrated to the US from Jamaica more than 50...

Faculty Success - Spring 2020

The Meat(Less) of the Matter Will going vegan help fight climate change? Well, it depends on who you ask. Americans eat four times more meat than the global average, and the UN predicts that worldwide consumption of animal-based food will rise 80 percent in the next few decades. This rise in global meat-eating threatens to increase deforestation in the Amazon and other parts of the world, with the expansion of land needed for pasture, corn, and soybeans. Scientists on both sides of the debate...

The Value of a College Degree

The value of an undergraduate degree has emerged as a hot-button issue over the course of the 21st century. While research indicating that an increase in earning potential and career advancement opportunities for college graduates is clear, a changing economy and increased costs has put higher education under a sharper microscope. To put it bluntly: is college worth it? Lubin Professor Larry Chiagouris, PhD, is seeking answers from those with the freshest, and arguably, most relevant...
sea turtle swimming in the ocean

Saving Sea Turtles

Pace professors wear quite the array of hats in myriad fields and locales. Thanks to the work of Biology Chairperson Andrew Wier, PhD, we can now add “sea turtle rescuer” to our collective faculty resume. Wier has been working with former graduate student Maxine Montello ’14 to assist in the rescue and rehabilitation of cold-stunned sea turtles. Montello, currently the rescue program director at the New York Marine Rescue Center (NYMRC) in Riverhead, New York, remained in touch with Wier after...

Must Love Dogs

By Lance Pauker On a misty Saturday morning in February, College of Health Professions (CHP) Professor of Nursing Joanne Singleton, PhD;  Pace’s service dog, Professor Spirit; and 25 CHP undergraduate students boarded a bus departing from Pace’s Pleasantville Campus. With coffees in hand, many students noted that while this 8:00 a.m. call-time was a departure from their traditional weekend sleep schedules, today was an exciting, special exception. The group was gearing up for a field visit to Educated Canines... The field trip to ECAD would be about a lot more than just playing with cute animals—although it would be a little bit of that, of course. As the bus trudged down a foggy I-84E, Singleton began to discuss why an individual with a disability or a degenerative condition might benefit from a service dog—and from the perspective of a health care practitioner, the importance of adequately understanding the needs of individuals with service animals.


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