PLV- Fall 2012

Honors College Fall 2012 Events

 

Each semester, the Honors College holds events on and off campus.

 

Honors Ice Cream Ice Breaker

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
12:20-1:15pm
Wilcox Gym, Wilcox Hall

Join the Pforzheimer Honors College for ice cream and the opportunity to meet fellow Honors College students, while meeting the new Director of the Pforzheimer Honors College, Dr. Sheila Chiffriller.

Honors Open Meeting

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
12:20-1:15pm
Leinhard Lecture Hall, Leinhard Hall
Come and share your ideas for future Honors events and Honors courses with Dr. Chiffriller and fellow Honors students.

Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Prof. Kim de Beaumont

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dr. Kim de Beaumont, an internationally recognized specialist in European art history with a lifelong love of American art, who has been teaching at Pace University, Pleasantville since 2009, cordially invites students of the Pforzheimer Honors College to join her in a fun and informative tour of the beautiful new installation of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.  Highlights of the tour will include Emanuel Leutze’s magnificent portrayal of Washington Crossing the Delaware (you may think you know it, but you will be surprised), sweeping landscapes of the Hudson River School and the American West, an encounter with John Singer Sargent’s mysterious Madame X, paintings by American Impressionist Mary Cassatt, as well as a rich variety of sculptures and decorative objects.  Everyone will be encouraged to participate, ask questions, and share their thoughts about the works on display. The Pace bus will leave the North Hall parking lot at 1:30pm, and return by 6:30pm.

National/International Scholarship, Fellowship, Travel Forum

Monday, October 22, 2012
12:20-1:15pm
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Travelis your gateway to the world through research, study, and networking. This will be your opportunity to learn more about the various opportunities that will enhance your college/post-college experience.  

Trip to the United Nations

Friday, November 30, 2012

Explore the United Nations with a guided tour. Food is not provided, but there will be an opportunity to purchase food after the tour.  Pace bus leaves at 10:00am from Miller Hall on the Pleasantville campus, and should return by 3:00pm

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Honors Aging Series -

Grandma on Facebook, Tweeting, and more – OMG LOL ROTFL!

Monday, October 8, 2012
12:20-1:15pm
Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center

Come listen to a presentation by Dr. Jean Coppola, Dr. Lin Drury and Dr. Sharon Wexler on aging. The exploding baby boomer population [those born between 1946 and 1964] totaling approximately 77 million, have begun the movement towards retirement. Every day approximately 10,000 baby boomers reach 65.  In today’s society, people rely constantly on technology to communicate, purchase goods, verify consumer satisfaction, acquire health information, obtain transportation guidance, and reconnect with old friends via social networks. These technology sources were not available as today’s older adults were growing up. Many older adults would like to use the latest technological advances, but shy away from the equipment out of fear of failure or lack of resources. Research shows that when technology is appropriately introduced older adults can learn, and improve activity levels, cognitive functioning, social interactions, and self-image. 

Do you have aging parents or grandparents? Want to help keep them mentally fit?  Come participate in an aging sensitivity simulation and feel first hand visual and physical impairments through the eyes of grandma! Learn how to use your skills and knowledge to help senior citizens and to make a lasting difference with the community.

The Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Monday, November 5, 2012
12:20-1:15pm
Miller Lecture Hall, Miller Hall

Join Dr. John Horne for a presentation on the biology of neurodegenerative diseases. There are currently no cures for neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s, and these disorders present a difficult problem for therapeutic intervention given the overwhelming complexity of the human brain.  On the other hand, the underlying disorder – the progress loss of neurons due to cell death – is characterized by similar cellular changes across many of these diseases.  This presentation will review some of the cell biology underlying neurodegenerative disorders and highlight some recent findings that may be promising for developing future therapies.

Alzheimer's Association Presentation

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
3:35-4:30pm
Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support. The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

It’s a Matter of Life and Death

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
12:20-1:15pm
Leinhard Lecture Hall, Leinhard Hall

Please join in a presentation and discussion of life and death importance by Dr. Ross Robak, Chair of the Psychology Department Pleasantville. Philosophy and religion have long tried to understand the impact of death on our lives.  Now, psychology has made some important contributions to this understanding.  The most interesting psychological research has now shown how the management of the terror of dying affects our voting choices, our prejudices, our creativity, and many other aspects of our lives.

Honors Altruism Series -

The Evolution of Altruism: Psychological and Cultural Implications

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
3:25-4:30pm
Leinhard 22, Leinhard Hall

Helping is ubiquitous amongst humans (so much so, that we take this for granted and focus on the negative aspects of human nature). Why is this is so? In my talk I will discuss the evolutionary roots of altruism and why it flourishes, even given the costs. I will then discuss the psychological mechanisms underlying this process and how its interaction with culture has led to a species that engages in strange behaviors, like donating blood and recycling.     

Charity and Justice Presentation

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
12:20-1:15pm
Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center

Is it wrong to be satisfied in helping those in need while failing to address the conditions that created the need?  Does justice have an “agenda” while charity comes from altruism?   Join your fellow students to weigh in on charity and justice in the US.

Honors Wrapping Gifts

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
3:35-4:30pm
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center

Make the holiday season brighter--join the Honors College in wrapping presents for underprivileged children. Let your creative side emerge for this worthwhile event! Ms. Phina Geiger, Director of Volunteers at Pleasantville Cottage School, will speak.

Honors Research Series:

Prestigious Research and Professional Relationship Development

Monday, October 1, 2012
12:10-1:15pm
Miller 40, Miller Hall

Learn how to develop professional working relationships with faculty in your area of interest and meet other research minded students, while discovering the different kinds of research opportunities at Pace.

Scholarly Research and Design

Monday, October 15, 2012
12:10-1:15pm
Miller 40, Miller Hall

Learn about the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods, while discovering research methodologies used in various disciplines as well as for specific types of research projects.

Creating e-Portfolios to Showcase Research

Monday, November 5, 2012
12:10-1:15pm
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See how ePortfolios can build a professional and academic online presence.

Honors Election Series:

Justice and Voting Rights in the 2012 Election

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
10:00-11:30am
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center

With voter suppression making headlines before the 2012 presidential elections, voter rights is a hot topic. Pace University law Professor Randolph McLaughlin will give a presentation on justice and voting rights in the 2012 elections

Presidential Debate on Domestic Policy

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
8:45-11:00pm
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center

Come watch the presidential debate on domestic policy live on television. Student and faculty led discussions will take place before and after the debate. 

Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 11, 2012
8:45-11:00pm
Kessel Well, Kessel Student Center

Come watch the vice presidential debate live on television.  Student and faculty led discussions will take place before and after the debate. 

Presidential Debate on Domestic and Foreign Policy

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
8:45-11:00pm
Kessel Well, Kessel Student Center

Come watch the presidential debate on domestic and foreign policy live on television.  Student and faculty led discussions will take place before and after the debate. 

Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy

Monday, October 22, 2012
8:45-11:00pm
Kessel Well, Kessel Student Center

Come watch the presidential debate on foreign policy live on television.  Student and faculty led discussions will take place before and after the debate. 

 

Honors Law Series:

Making Peace in Darfur (Sudan): Stubborn Reality and the Audacity of Hope

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
4:00pm
Robert B. Fleming Moot Courtroom, Pace University Law School

Come listen to Professor Ibrahim A. Gambari, a scholar-diplomat, who was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, as Joint Special Representative of the Africa Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, effective January 1, 2010.

In July 2011, Ambassador Gambari was designated Joint Chief Mediator, ad interim, in charge of the ongoing negotiations between the Government of Sudan and the Darfuri opposition movements.

Before joining the United Nations, he served his country as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations (1990-1999). In this position, Ambassador Gambari chaired the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid. He was also Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria (1984-1985), and before that the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.