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July 27, 2014
The Journal News Education Outlook: Q&A with John Cronin
 

April 20, 2014
The Journal News: Keeping the power on: Ossining investigates microgrid
With state money available to help, Ossining village is studying the creation of a microgrid, an independent power system that can keep working when the main grid goes down.


November 11, 2013
NEWS RELEASE:  Former Clinton Adviser Tells Colleges to Get Radical and Work Outside the System
Sustain What? Colleges Gather to Question Their Environmental Role at the 10th annual conferecne of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities.


April 25, 2013
NEWS RELEASE: Pace Media and Communication Arts Students Travel to Mexico to Film Endangered Turtles
The latest addition to a series of prize-winning short documentaries on sustainable use of the world’s living resources shot by Pace University Media and Communications Arts students and faculty. Growing fishing pressure in Pacific waters near the bay has devastated one endangered turtle species, loggerheads, which are drawn to this area to feed and have ended up drowning by the hundreds in fishing nets set along the coast. It was shot, written and edited by a team of 12 students led by Pace Professors Maria Luskay (Dyson College of Arts and Sciences) andAndrew Revkin (Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies).


April 20, 2013
NEWS RELEASE:  Pace University Students March a Mile with Buckets to Raise Money for Clean Water in Tanzania

January 2, 2013
Westchester Magazine: Top 8 Leaders in Westchester

Three of Westchester Magazine’s top 8 leaders in Westchester County are from Pace. “The Riverkeeper” John Cronin, “The Eco-advocate” Nick Robinson and “The Cyber-Security ‘Type’” Logan Romm were all featured with interviews and photos among the top 8 in a recent article in the magazine.

October 8, 2012
Westchester.com: When Carnivores Become Neighbors Discussion
Westchester.com posted a story on Pace’s upcoming roundtable discussion, “When Carnivores Become Neighbors.”

October 5, 2012
NEWS RELEASE: Pace University Presents a Public Forum on Living with Carnivore Wildlife in Westchester
With bobcat, coyote and mountain lion sightings around Westchester County making headlines, the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies will hold a public roundtable discussion at Pace University in Pleasantville Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30p.m. on carnivore movement, impacts, and policy.

May 25, 2012
NYTimes.com Dot Earth: From Bark to Bottle – a Cork Story
Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding Andrew Revkin wrote about his experience co-teaching the Producing the Documentary course with communications professor Maria Luskay.This year, the students in the course traveled to Portugal to film the story of cork.
 
April 21, 2012
The Pleasantville Examiner: Fracking Debate Highlighted at Pace University Forums
The Pleasantville Examiner ran a feature story covering two related Earth Month events at Pace. Both events explored a controversial environmental issue - hydro-fracking. The first event, entitled WTF? (What the Frac?), was a neutral debate with energy experts. The second event was a session with community groups decidedly against fracking.

View the What the Frac event on iTunes U!
 
February 3, 2012-02-03
The Daily Mamaroneck: Wildlife Expert – Mountain Lions May Roam Area | The Daily Somers
The Daily Somers and The Daily Mamaroneck called upon Melissa Grigione for her expertise in wildlife when large cats were rumored to be roaming Pleasantville.
 
Student-Made Documentary Film Receives Best Shorts Award
Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability, One Shrimp at a Time, has received the Best Shorts Award of Merit.  Best Shorts is an awards competition that recognizes the achievements of short filmmakers worldwide.
 
October 21, 2011
The Journal News: Balancing energy, water needs will demand soul-searching by environmentalists

Pace's environmental round-table discussion "Hard Choices in Hard Times," the first in the series "OnCampus at Pace University," was the inspiration for an Earth Watch column by Greg Clary, the environment writer for The Journal NewsRead more.
 
June 24, 2011
Hudson River Advocate John Cronin Awarded Jefferson Gold Medal

Renowned environmentalist and Pace University Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs John Cronin was presented with the prestigious Jefferson Award in a ceremony in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2011. Cronin was honored for a career spanning four decades "on the front line of water quality issues." Read full press release.
 
May 12, 2011
Students from Award-Winning Course “Producing the Documentary” to Screen New Film About Sustainable Shrimp Farming in Belize
A new documentary, “Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability, One Shrimp at a Time,” filmed by a team of Pace University students explores the life of a resilient, pioneering aquaculture entrepreneur as she pushes the frontiers of sustainable shrimp farming in Belize. Read press release.
 
April 15, 2011
Pace Students, Professors Discuss Future of Energy
Greg Clary from The Journal News observed Pace faculty and students debate the future of nuclear power during a discussion held April 13, 2011 on Pace’s Pleasantville campus. Read article.
 
April 1, 2011
Pace Law School launches institute to strengthen fast-growing environmental courts and tribunals, now numbering 380 worldwide
Despite the enactment of environmental statutes and negotiation of treaties since the 1970s, the global environment has degraded since that time rather than improved. But a recent grass roots movement is giving hope to environmentalists: More than 50 nations have created specialized environmental courts and tribunals to give priority attention to enforcing these laws. Hosted in conjunction with the New York State Judicial Institute, the International Symposium on Environmental Courts & Tribunals was convened at Pace Law School on April 1, 2011. Read more.
 
March 28, 2011
Pace Law School brings together “fracking” critics and proponents for a dialogue on this explosive issue
The controversy over the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing (“hydrofracking,” or “fracking”) seems likely to burn hot as the expiration of a New York State moratorium on the process approaches on May 15. For what it hopes will be a cooler view, Pace Law School on Thursday, April 14 will present a public roundtable discussion between advocates currently engaged on all sides of this controversial issue. Read press release.
 
March 24, 2011
Climate Action Plan for Town of Red Hook to be developed by Pace Law School’s Energy and Climate Center
Like a growing number of municipalities in New York and around the country, the small Dutchess County town of Red Hook is thinking proactively about climate change. Town officials recently signed a contract with Pace Law School’s Energy and Climate Center (PECC) to develop and implement a Climate Action Plan.  Read more.
 
March 24, 2011
Pace Law School launches institute to strengthen fast-growing environmental courts and tribunals, now numbering 380 worldwide

Despite the enactment of environmental statutes and negotiation of treaties since the 1970s, the global environment has degraded since that time rather than improved. But a recent grass roots movement is giving hope to environmentalists: More than 50 nations have created specialized environmental courts and tribunals to give priority attention to enforcing these laws. Hosted in conjunction with the New York State Judicial Institute, the International Symposium on Environmental Courts & Tribunals was convened at Pace Law School on April 1, 2011. Read more.
 
February 17, 2011
Muskrat Love (and Other Animals)
From tracking wild pumas in Chile, to looking at local rat populations, Melissa Grigione, PhD, is trying to make the world a safer place for all animals—and pass that knowledge and passion on to her students at Pace. Read full story.
 

January 26, 2011
Pace Law School to partner on $5 million U.S. grant
Pace Law School’s Energy and Climate Center, as a partner with Cornell University and three other schools, has won a nearly $5 million grant just announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grant will create educational opportunities in math and science for students interested in bioenergy careers. Read press release.

 
October 28, 2010
Pace Energy and Climate Center Receives Award for Work on Clean Energy and Sustainability

For its work as a “tireless advocate” for clean energy, the Pace Energy and Climate Center received the Outstanding Outreach Partner Award from the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) at its annual meeting in Albany. Read press release.
 
October 7, 2010
Pace Environmental Law Students Take on Big Coal

Student interns at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, under the supervision of law professors Karl S. Coplan, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Daniel Estrin, took the first step in bringing a lawsuit against three mining companies in Kentucky for violations of the Clean Water Act. Read press release.
 

July 2010
Pace Energy and Climate Center Releases Study on Impact of July 2006 Con Edison Power Outage in Western Queens In July of 2006, the lights went out in western Queens in an extended electrical outage that continued over nine days. Everyone knows that a power outage is inconvenient; but a new study released by the Pace Energy and Climate Center reveals in specific detail just how severe the consequences can be, particularly if the outage occurs during a summer heat wave. Read press release.

 
December 2009
Dean Emeritus of Pace Law School Blogs from Copenhagen
Pace Law School's Dean Emeritus Richard (Dick) Ottinger was in Copenhagen, along with three students, reporting daily about their experience. If you're looking for unique insights from those who were in Copenhagen, check out their blog dispatches at www.law.pace.edu/copenhagen, at the site of the Pace Energy and Climate CenterRead press release.
 
November 18, 2009
Dean Emeritus of Pace Law School is Delegate to the Copenhagen Environmental Summit
Richard L. Ottinger founded the Pace Energy Project in 1987, the predecessor to the Pace Energy and Climate Center (PECC). Ottinger, a retired member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will be the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) delegate to the Copenhagen environmental summit in December. Read more.
 
October 12, 2009
Pace Law School Dean Emeritus Richard Ottinger to be Honored With Green Legacy Award at Fall Benefit Reception of The Federated Conservationists of Westchester County.  Read full release.
 
June 16, 2009
Pace Law School Energy and Climate Center Executive Director Among First Customers in New York Metropolitan Area to Take Delivery of Fully Electric, Zero Emissions Mini E Vehicle
 
May 14, 2009
Pace Announces First University Center for Excellence
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies will work with every academic unit of the University in a comprehensive program to increase educational opportunities for students and faculty, expand collaborations and partnerships with external institutions and experts, and create research and advanced study programs on matters of community, national and global import. Read more.
 
May 1, 2009
Pace Law professor Dick Ottinger has won a 2009 U.S. EPA Environmental Quality Award, the highest recognition presented to the public by that office. The award is given each year to "those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality in our region." Read full release.
 
April 15, 2009
Nicholas A. Robinson, a founder of international environmental law and educator of environmental lawyers world-wide named University Professor on the Environment. His appointment underscores importance of environmental knowledge in professions from science to business. Read full release.
 
March 4, 2009
Pace Energy and Climate Center Receives $1.25 Million in Grants to Conduct Studies The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that a team led by the Energy and Climate Center at Pace Law School will perform a $750,000 study to develop a state “roadmap” to increased use of biofuels. Read full release.
 
October 23, 2008
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Pace's acceptance of the Mayor's challenge to reduce the university's carbon dioxide emissions by 30% in ten years. As a “2030 Challenge Partner,” Pace will not only strive to meet this goal on its New York City campuses, but also university-wide. Read press release.
 
October 16, 2008
Pace Pleasantville holds annual "Environmental University" day for local high school students.  Read The Journal News coverage.
 
October 9, 2008
Can ‘electric oysters’ restore New York’s waters?
Pace University's Assistant Professor of Biology, James Cervino, has received wide press coverage for his "electric oyster reef project." Using solar energy, metal, and innovation, Cervino is able to harness the energy to provide life sustaining shell-building minerals for oysters underneath the water's surface in College Point, Queens. Read The Christian Science Monitor coverage.
 
May/June 2008
Students and Faculty Take Civic Engagement to a Global Level, Launching a Successful Sustainability Project Abroad
Led by Dr. Claudia Green, Associate Professor and Director of Hospitality and Tourism Management for Pace's Lubin School of Business, students have taken part in creating and launching a Green Map project in Brazil.   Dual-language Brazilian publication, The BrasilianS, featured their work in its May/June 2008 issue which details the sustainability effort in Paraty, Brazil.  Read the full article and view the Green Map website at www.paratigreenmap.org.
 
April 23, 2008
Pace Law School’s Environmental Law Program Maintains Rating by U.S. News & World Report as #3 in the Nation
 
April 4, 2008
Pace Law School Receives $1 Million Grant to Create Kheel Center on Resolution of Environmental Interest Disputes
 
November 28, 2007
Pace Research Focuses on Climate Change and Coral Reefs

Beth Lorence, ’08, presented research findings with Assistant Professor James Cervino, PhD, at the prestigious Vibrio 2007 Conference held at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France this December. Read the full article in the winter 2008 issue of the Dyson Digital Digest.
 
September 25, 2007
Pioneer Pace Law School Environmental Program Marks its 30th Anniversary
Pace Law School’s Environmental Law Program was among the first in the nation when it was founded in 1978 by Nicholas A. Robinson, then a recent graduate of Columbia Law School, now an internationally-recognized leader in the field. With approximately 1,000 alumni, the environmental law program now attracts nearly one-third of each year’s entering class. Read full release.
 
September 25, 2006
Pace Law School Professor, Nicholas Robinson interviewed on NPR radio show "Justice Talking" discussing 'Trash Management and Recycling.'
 
January 28, 2006
Pace Law Students Sweep Three of Four NYSBA Environment Section Minority Fellowships
 
August 2, 2005
Pace Law School's Environmental Law Program Receives
American Bar Association Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy