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Patch featured Pace University in "Ossining Explore & Learn Returns in October with Outdoor Classes"

09/25/2020

Patch featured Pace University in "Ossining Explore & Learn Returns in October with Outdoor Classes"

The Ossining School District's popular Saturday Explore & Learn Program returns next month, with outdoor activities like futsal, hikes, tennis and art at school buildings and local recreation areas, and lessons at Mike Risko Music. Ossining schools are collaborating with multiple organizations for Saturday Explore & Learn, including the Ossining Public Library, Teatown Lake Reservation, Mike Risko Music, Neighbors Link, United Martial Arts Centers, Pace University, the Ossining Historical Society Museum, NY Ecuador F.C. and the Crossover Yoga Project.

Ossining schools are collaborating with multiple organizations for Saturday Explore & Learn, including the Ossining Public Library, Teatown Lake Reservation, Mike Risko Music, Neighbors Link, United Martial Arts Centers, Pace University, the Ossining Historical Society Museum, NY Ecuador F.C. and the Crossover Yoga Project. The district is grateful to the Ossining Matters foundation for sponsoring the program.

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The Journal News – Lohud.com featured School of Education assistant professor Elizabeth Smith in "To move ahead in the COVID era, elementary schools have to go back in time"

09/16/2020

The Journal News – Lohud.com featured School of Education assistant professor Elizabeth Smith in "To move ahead in the COVID era, elementary schools have to go back in time"

Classroom set-ups that encourage students to work and play together help students build interpersonal skills, said Elizabeth Smith, assistant professor in the School of Education at Pace University and former principal of George W. Miller Elementary School in Nanuet. “Teaching right now, for early childhood, is all about being collaborative in the classroom, about children working in groups, because these are skills we know they need later for their school and careers,” Smith said. “Very often the teacher is purposeful in how the students are sorted, so that kids can benefit from having that interaction with each other. Being socially distanced is a challenge for that.”

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The Star Ledger featured assistant professor of special education Jennifer Pankowski in "How to prepare a remote learning space for kids at home, beyond the screen"

09/04/2020

The Star Ledger featured assistant professor of special education Jennifer Pankowski in "How to prepare a remote learning space for kids at home, beyond the screen"

“Everyone’s situation is different,” says Jennifer Pankowski, assistant professor of special education at Pace University in New York.

One of the best pieces of advice she’s seen is that home classrooms don’t have to be “Pinterest classrooms.”

“You don’t need to go out and buy a $100 headset for your child for remote instruction,” she says (though headphones can be useful when multiple children are in a close space). “You can go to the dollar store and buy a couple pieces of oaktag and make a little barrier for some privacy. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to be able to create a space that’s inviting for learning.”

For some students, remote instruction may even deliver benefits not seen in the classroom. For others, it can presents barriers to education.

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The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education featured Dean Tresmaine R. Grimes in "Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities"

08/31/2020

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education featured Dean Tresmaine R. Grimes in "Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities"

Tresmaine R. Grimes was appointed dean of the Dyson School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education at Pace University in New York. She was a professor of psychology, vice president for academic affairs, and dean of faculty at Bloomfield College in New Jersey. Earlier, she taught at Iona College in New York and South Carolina State University.

Dr. Grimes is a graduate of Yale University, where she double-majored in Afro-American studies and psychology. She earned a master’s degree in psychology at The New School in New York City and later earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in developmental psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University.

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Yahoo Finance featured Tresmaine R. Grimes in "Pace University Names New Dean of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education"

07/30/2020

Yahoo Finance featured Tresmaine R. Grimes in "Pace University Names New Dean of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education"

After an extensive nationwide search that included candidates from across the country, Pace University today announced the appointment of Tresmaine R. Grimes, PhD, as dean of the Dyson School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education.

In appointing Grimes in a dual role of serving as the new dean of its largest school and the School of Education, President Marvin Krislov cited the native New Yorker's impressive background in higher education; her steadfast belief in the power of education to transform lives; and her commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout her career.

"Dean Grimes is a student-focused leader with strong commitments to research, scholarship, and student success," said Pace President Marvin Krislov. "A first-generation college student passionate about supporting other first-gen students and a dedicated mentor to generations of students and colleagues, she has the vision to guide Dyson College and the School of Education into a strong future."

Grimes was born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan. She was the first generation in her family to earn a college degree after a high school guidance counselor saw potential and encouraged her to apply to college. She excelled on campus and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University with a double-major in Afro-American Studies and Psychology. She then pursued her studies at The New School for Social Research where she received a Master of Arts in Psychology, and later earned a Master of Philosophy and doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Grimes' rise in higher education is equally as impressive: Her career began at South Carolina State University as a member of the Psychology and Sociology Department. During her nine-year tenure at SC State, Grimes served as chair of the department for four years. In 2000, she joined the faculty of Iona College as an adjunct professor of psychology, and worked her way to become a tenured associate professor of psychology. Seven years later, Grimes was promoted to Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Iona College, a position she held eight years. After Iona, she went to Bloomfield College where she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty and a psychology professor for four years.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education mentions Pace’s appointment of Dean Tresmaine Grimes in its morning newsletter

07/30/2020

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentions Pace’s appointment of Dean Tresmaine Grimes in its morning newsletter

Tresmaine R. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty and a psychology professor at Bloomfield College, in New Jersey, has been named dean of the Dyson School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education at Pace University.

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