Thursday, October 10, 2013
Jonathan Safran Foer Virtual Classroom and Q&A
On Thursday, October 10th for a thought-provoking virtual classroom visit from award-winning author Jonathan Safran Foer to discuss his nonfiction Eating Animals, a work many consider to be the most important popular critique of industrial agriculture.
Foer’s opening lecture will lead the talk on urgent problems in today's food industry, including animal welfare, environmental degradation, and the plight of farmers.
A 20-minute Q&A will then allow students the chance to broaden the discussion. Professors are encouraged to invite their classes. This virtual classroom is brought to you by Farm Forward as part of Pace Academy’s FoodYou Campaign. Professors are encouraged to bring their classes.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Research Seminar by Faculty Scholar, Noushi Rahman
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
PLV Miller Lecture Hall
National Screening of The Island President
“The story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting A PROBLEM GREATER THAN ANY OTHER world leader has ever faced: the literal survival of his country and everyone in it.” Join us in Miller Lecture Hall (PLV) at 7pm for this NATIONWIDE screening of the film. View flyer for more details.
Friday, April 20, 2013
The Walk for World Water
In solidarity with people across the world who are forced to walk miles just to reach fresh water every day, Pace students, staff, and faculty are all invited to join us and carry a bucket of water for ONE mile across the Pleasantville campus. For every Pace walker that takes the challenge, Pace Academy will donate funds to a water well project. RSVP to reserve your bucket.
¡Viva la Tortuga! Meshing Conservation and Culture in Magdalena Bay
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
“¡Viva la Tortuga! Meshing Conservation and Culture in Magdalena Bay,” is 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).
Free and open to the public. RSVP by email to Bea Simon email@example.com or 914-773-3790 by May 1st.
Friday, April 5, 2013
8th Annual Student Summit of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities
From Environmental Data to Decisions: The Expanding Role of Technology
Experts and working professionals discussed how innovative technologies are revolutionizing data gathering and analysis and offering new ways to visualize and communicate environmental insights to the public and policymakers.
BIOETHICS FORUM XVII: Water Wars: Is water an endangered species?
The arguments locally, nationally and globally about water rights and water use and abuse are already intense. Some experts see a violent future for unresolved water issues. View flyer.
October 27, 2012
9th Annual Conference of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities
Rediscovering Higher Education’s Role in the Earth Community
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies is the headquarters for the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities. Formed by Pace University in 2004, the Consortium's mission is to harness higher education’s intellectual and physical resources to advance regional, ecosystem-based environmental research, teaching, and learning with a special emphasis on the greater Hudson-Mohawk River watershed.
October 11, 2012
When Carnivores Become Neighbors: Learning to live more closely with our kin in the animal kingdom
An examination of the ecological and social implications of rewilding Westchester.
Carnivores play an essential role in a balanced ecosystem and they provide us with an opportunity to preserve many of the remaining intact forests and open lands in North America. Carnivores regulate “pest” species, such as rodents and help keep deer populations in check thereby reducing negative human-deer encounters. Predator species serve as indicators of biodiversity value, are sentinels of subtle ecosystem threats, and flagship species with high public appeal in education and dissemination programs.
Changing landscapes and the ability of some carnivores to adapt to life in the suburbs have led to increased carnivore sightings in Westchester County. Based on the eastward movement of some carnivores, mid-Atlantic states should prepare for the inevitable repopulation of these species. How do we (do we?) embrace and encourage this ecological phenomenon?
Friday, April 13 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
WTF? (What the Frac?) A Pace Community Forum on Hydraulic Fracturing
An objective exploration of the controversies surrounding fracking in New York. Are pro-fracking and no-fracking our only options? Must fracking have adverse environmental consequences? Is natural gas an essential element of America's energy future? Pace faculty will lead a multi-campus discussion with the university community. Recognized experts will help navigate the science, economics, regulations, ethics and environmental consequences. Opportunities for student research and scholarship will be explored. Co-Sponsors: Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies; Project Pericles at Pace University; Pace Energy and Climate Center; Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies. View Agenda Download Flyer Watch the event on iTunes U
7th Annual Student Summit of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities
Your Future and the Planet's: Environmental Careers and Graduate Education
Networking lunch and Environmental Career and Graduate Program Fair. Meet with representatives from colleges, universities, government, law and policy, advocacy, engineering, conservation, farming and more. Co-Sponsors: The Environmental Consortium, Manhattanville Colllege, and Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.
November 11-12, 2011
8th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities
Collaboration Throughout the Hudson River Watershed will bring together faculty, administrators, students, government and community representatives, and non-profit leaders to explore issues, programs, and new initiatives in the watershed.
October 18, 2011
Hard Choices in Hard Times: Deciding Our Environmental Future
A provocative, behind-the-scenes look at environmental decision-making in a faltering global economy.
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“Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability, One Shrimp at a Time” is a new short film shot by a team of Pace students in Dr. Luskay’s award-winning “Producing the Documentary” course. The film explores the life of a pioneering aquaculture entrepreneur as she pushes the frontiers of sustainable shrimp farming in Belize. Helping with this year’s production was Pace Academy's Senior Fellow and New York Times Dot Earth blogger, Andrew Revkin. The film premiered on Pace's Pleasantville Campus on May 19, 2011. Watch film online now.
Where Activism Meets Technological Innovation: The Challenge of Environmental Problem Solving
Advocacy and technology have each played a part in our environmental successes and failures to date, but to what degree should each be leveraged as we face new environmental challenges? Has advocacy lost its way? Is technology a blessing, curse, or both? This roundtable discussion will explore the relative value of advocacy and technology as well the notion that a union of the two may be our only way forward. Co-sponsored by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Community Action and Research.
Pace Students Premiered Documentary Film
October 15-16, 2010
Advancing Our Regional Foodshed: The Role of Higher Education - Oct. 15-16, 2010
The 7th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities brought together small-scale family farms; chefs/restaurant owners; agriculture policy experts; farm-to-table non-profits; researchers and others to foster a collaborative, interdisciplinary dialogue about our foodshed. Hosted by SUNY Rockland Community College.
April 15, 2010
Navigating Sustainability: The Hudson and Beyond – Video Archive Available
Competing approaches to attaining sustainability often conflict with the actual progress necessary to make our environment more sustainable. On April 15, 2010, Barnard College hosted this evening panel discussion which explored how impediments to sustainability progress can be overcome through reconciling these perspectives. Cosponsored by the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities, and The Earth Institute of Columbia University.
April 9, 2010
Population, Environment, Health. Where do we go from here?
In partnership with Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and Grassroots Environmental Education, nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate students at Pace participated in the "How Green is My Town" Westchester program during the fall 2009 and spring 2010 semesters. The first annual presentation of the "Green Star Awards" were made to the top six communities that have shown outstanding efforts to address the issues of climate change, sustainability and environmental health. The event took Place at Pace University.
Teaching and Learning the Hudson Valley: Building Capacity for Place-Based Education, provided faculty and students opportunities to share research, scholarship, and teaching with emphasis on the region. Interdisciplinary roundtable discussions focused on topics such as integrating humanities; sustainability; community; and digital media into the curriculum. Other topics included how to teach the River when you can’t get to it; navigating logistics of field trips; and incorporating local watersheds.
Council of Independent Colleges Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow: L. Hunter Lovins
School Leadership Summit: "The ChildSafe School"
Effective Policy Solutions for Common Environmental Exposures at Schools: Diesel Exhaust, Pesticides on Playing Fields, and Green Cleaning Products
Co-sponsored by Grassroots Environmental Education and Pace Academy for the Environment
5th Annual Conference of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley College & Universities
Climate Change: Science, Culture and the Regional Response
Co-Sponsored by Fordham University, Pace University, The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Nature-Network
Environmental Career and Graduate School Fair
Co-Sponsored by the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities and Pace University
Technical Briefing and Roundtable on Indian Point Leaks
Co-sponsored by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Pace Academy for the Environment and the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC)
4th Annual Conference of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities
Greening the Campus: Exploring Practices, Curriculum, and Management in Higher Education
Co-sponsored by Pace Academy for the Environment, Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Purchase College, and Con Edison
Making Meaning of Our Measures: Environmental Indicators in the Hudson River Watershed
Co-sponsored by Hudson River Environmental Society, Pace Academy for the Environment, NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program, Sustainable Hudson Valley
Centennial Hudson River Dinner Cruise
Hosted by Pace Academy for the Environment
3rd Annual Conference of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities
Civic Engagement and Service Learning for the Environment: The Challenge for Higher Education
Co-sponsored by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Pace University, Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
The Hudson River: Achieving Zero Discharge
Co-sponsored by Pace Academy for the Environment & The Center for Environmental Legal Studies
NSF Sponsored Workshop on Managing Global Rivers & Estuaries: A Framework for Designing a Hudson River Monitoring System
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation
Organizing Institutions: Pace University, Rivers and Estuaries Center on the Hudson, Columbia University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Multi, Inter, Trans, Meta? Overcoming Disciplinary Boundaries in Environmental Curricula
Presented by Pace Academy for the Environment
2nd Annual Conference of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities
Enhancing Undergraduate Environmental Education in the Hudson Valley: Exposition & Connections
Co-sponsored by Marist College, Rivers and Estuaries Center on the Hudson, Pace University
1st Annual Conference of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities
Higher Education and the Hudson River Valley: Meeting the Environmental Challenge
Support provided by Rivers & Estuaries Center on the Hudson, The Dyson Foundation, Pace University, Steven C. Rockefeller