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Pace Academy Newsletter Archive


Issue III: Spring & Summer 2015

In this issue:

  •      Feature Story: Lubin Students Win Mock Hearing Top Prize
  •      Environmental Policy Clinic Spring Summary
  •      World-Renowned UN Climate Expert Draws Crowds at Every Campus
  •      Student Summit Regional Reps Say Change Starts with Us
  •      The Gen En Campaign Wraps Up With a Whirl
  •      GreenPace Intern Haylei Peart Challenges Pace to Unplug
  •      Dyson's Coral Conservation Doc Makes World Debut
  •      Pace Academy's Big Move and Bright Future


Issue II: Winter 2014

In this issue:

  •     Feature Story: Mastering the Art of Environmental Policy
  •     Now Online: When Will Climate Change Become Dangerous?
  •     Michelle Land Receives Pace's Jefferson Award
  •     The .007% Campaign's Youngest Water Warriors
  •     Undergraduate Climate Change Forum at Pace Law School
  •     Student Artwork Supercharges the Gen En Campaign
  •     E-Policy Clinic Builds Connection with Turner Construction
  •     Shining Lights, and Cameras, on Coral Conservation
  •     Sowing Seeds of Student Engagement


Issue I: Fall 2014

In this issue:

  •     Welcome from Director Michelle Land
  •     Feature Story: The Environmental Policy Clinic Addresses Invasive Species
  •     Electrifying the Energy Dialogue at Pace: The Gen En Campaign
  •     November 8th: The Environmental Consortium 11th Annual Conference
  •     November 20th: Visiting Fellow Michael Oppenheimer at Pace Law School
  •     Announcing Our 2014 - 2015 Faculty Scholars
  •     International AESS Conference Sets Record Attendance


In the News

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

The Journal News: Keeping the power on: Ossining investigates microgrid
20. Apr, 2014
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.

Daily Voice: Ossining Adopts Pace Students' Energy Resiliency Plan
11. Apr, 2014
The village of Ossining Board of Trustees recently adopted an energy resiliency policy created by students in Pace University's Environmental Policy Clinic.

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

NEWS RELEASE: Pace Media and Communication Arts Students Travel to Mexico to Film Endangered Turtles
25. Apr, 2013
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).

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

Westchester Magazine: Top 8 Leaders in Westchester
02. Jan, 2013
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. When Carnivores Become Neighbors Discussion
08. Oct, 2012 posted a story on Pace’s upcoming roundtable discussion, “When Carnivores Become Neighbors.”

NEWS RELEASE: Pace University Presents a Public Forum on Living with Carnivore Wildlife in Westchester
05. Oct, 2012
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.

NEWS RELEASE: Premiere of “Battle Behind the Bottle: A Documentary on the Cork Question”
27. Apr, 2012
The premiere screening of Batttle Behind the Bottle: A Documentary on the Cork Question” will be Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30pm, Pace University, 861 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, entrance 1, Willcox Hall auditorium. The student filmmakers and their professor Maria Luskay will hold a panel discussion on the making of the film.

The Pleasantville Examiner: Fracking Debate Highlighted at Pace University Forums
The Examiner News
21. Apr, 2012
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.

NPR: New NOAA data shows more than 15,000 weather records set in March
12. Apr, 2012
Andrew Revkin, senior fellow at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies at Pace, said on NPR’s The Takeaway that this year’s record temperatures are an indication of what to expect in the future. (Left: A giant umbrella keeps a few fans in the shade as temperatures hit 90 degrees during an MLB spring training baseball game between in Peoria, Ariz., on March 31, 2012. Photo by Darryl Webb/Reuters.)

NEWS ADVISORY: Collaborative Regional Research on Environment and Economic Concerns to be Explored by Educators at Albany Meeting Nov. 11-12
11. Nov, 2011
With the uncertainty of New York State’s environmental, educational and economic future on the minds of law-makers in Albany and residents throughout the state, , educators from the Hudson River watershed region will meet this weekend to explore opportunities to work together on research.

The Journal News: Balancing energy, water needs will demand soul-searching by environmentalists
21. Oct, 2011
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 News. (Left: The Hard Choices in Hard Times panel discussion. Credit: Scott Wynn.)

NEWS RELEASE: Environmental Round-Table Decries Gap Between Environment and the Economy
20. Oct, 2011
In a lively discussion that ranged from consensus to sharp debate, environmental experts gathered at the Pace University Pleasantville campus agreed that a clean environment and a healthy economy should not be mutually exclusive, but offered divergent views on how to close the gap. (Left: Panel participant John Cronin receiving the Jefferson Award).

NEWS RELEASE: New York Times Dot Earth Blog Earns a Second National Communication Award for Pace University Senior Fellow Andrew Revkin
15. Sep, 2011
Andrew Revkin, the noted science journalist who is now a Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University and writes the “Dot Earth” blog for The New York Times, has become the first two-time winner of the Communication Award bestowed jointly by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.

NEWS RELEASE: Hudson River Advocate John Cronin Awarded Jefferson Gold Medal
24. Jun, 2011
HUDSON RIVER ADVOCATE JOHN CRONIN AWARDED JEFFERSON GOLD MEDAL “Nobel Prize for Public Service” Created by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis PLEASANTVILLE, NY, June 24, 2011 — Renowned environmentalist and Pace University senior fellow John Cronin was presented with the prestigious Jefferson Award in a ceremony in Washington, DC, Tuesday night. Cronin was honored for a career [...]

The Associated Press: “Jefferson Prizes For Public Service Awarded To 18″ – including Pace’s John Cronin, an internationally renowned environmentalist
23. Jun, 2011
Recipients of the 2011 Jefferson Awards – dubbed a “Nobel Prize” for public service – include John Cronin (pictured), Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace University.

NEWS RELEASE: Students from Award-Winning Course “Producing the Documentary” to Screen New Film About Sustainable Shrimp Farming in Belize
12. May, 2011
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. The 17 minute film is being released on several web sites this week. The premiere screening is set for Thursday, May 19 at 3:00pm, Pace University, 861 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, entrance two, Lienhard Lecture Hall, 3rd floor. Andrew Revkin, New York Times Dot Earth blogger and Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, will speak about the making of the film and his role in it. The student filmmakers and their professor will be on hand as well. The event is free and open to the public.


NEWS RELEASE: Ripening Food Movement to Harvest Ideas at Conference Oct. 15 & 16
08. Oct, 2010
From global to gritty, current issues in food supply will be explored at the seventh annual meeting and conference of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities all day Friday and Saturday morning, October 15 and 16 at Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY.

Summer on the River with Faculty Members and Students from Institutions Throughout the Region

16. Jul, 2010
Media are invited to spend a day on the Hudson River with, or to interview, faculty members and students in the sixth year of a unique summer floating seminar that travels the river by ship, creating college curriculum units.

Greenest Communities in Westchester

31. Mar, 2010
Grassroots Environmental Education, a non-profit organization, in partnership with the Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, announced today the results of a county-wide assessment of the efforts of towns and villages in Westchester County to address key environmental issues.

Academy for Applied Environmental Studies Appoints Science Journalist Andrew Revkin Senior Fellow

14. Dec, 2009
Andrew C. Revkin, one of the United States’ most eminent science reporters, is becoming Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University’s new interdisciplinary Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.


Pace Senior Environmental Fellow John Cronin Honored in New Book on His Work
04. Dec, 2009
For 35 years John Cronin has been at the heart of saving the Hudson River ecosystem, a role model for environmental efforts around the nation. But he has not been alone. In this new collection of essays, a range of writers — among them scientists, activists, scholars and clergymen — describe Cronin’s life and work, offering a unique glimpse into his extraordinary contribution to protecting our water resources.


Hunter Lovins, renowned champion of sustainable development, to speak at Pace on Oct. 13 and 14
09. Oct, 2009
“Business case for climate protection” to be presented by Hunter Lovins, renowned champion of sustainable development, at Pace University campuses in White Plains, Pleasantville Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 13 and 14 -part of four-day resident fellowship at Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies

Professors from 31 Colleges and Universities to Use River as Classroom
30. Jun, 2006
A literal boatload of environmentally-minded professors, including faculty members from more than half of the 44 member colleges and universities of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities, will spend three weeks roughing it and learning from each other this summer on the Hudson River and in an Adirondack field camp. Through River Summer 2006, faculty members as well as middle and high school teachers will learn about the development of the Hudson and its watershed, while preparing curriculum units for their courses.

Pace Poll Finds Complacency on Environmental Issues
08. Jun, 2005
Although the modern environmental movement was born along the shores of the Hudson River, a new survey by The Pace Poll in conjunction with The Pace Academy for the Environment at Pace University finds the region’s environmental consciousness submerged beneath a flood of other issues.

Leading Environmental Consortium in Hudson Valley Appoints First Director
21. Dec, 2004
The Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities today appointed its first director, Michelle Land, J.D., coordinator of the Pace Academy for the Environment (PAE).

Higher Education Takes on the Environment
26. Feb, 2004
February 26, 2004 – Twenty-five colleges, including Marymount College of Fordham University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Columbia University, Vassar College, Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College and Pace University, will announce the official formation of Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities. The consortium is dedicated to improving the environment of the Hudson River Valley and will hold its first conference, February 27-28, Friday and Saturday in Tarrytown. The consortium was created in conjunction with Pace University’s Academy for the Environment, headed by the first Hudson Riverkeeper, John Cronin.

Governor Pataki and President Caputo Announce the Launch of Pace Academy for the Environment
19. Nov, 2002
Governor George E. Pataki and Pace University President David A. Caputo called for a major new commitment on behalf of the environment by institutions of higher education.