Academic Centers and Institutes
Center for Ethical Thinking
The Center for Ethical Thinking at Pace University, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, offers an ongoing discussion on a variety of issues taken from an ethical point of view. We regard Ethics as a “First Philosophy,” a starting and defining point for philosophical thinking and a prism through which a worldview unfolds. Hence, at the Center, we pose the question of responsibility, both as a question in itself and as a way to approach social, political, and academic issues.
The Center for Community Action and Research at Dyson College
A dynamic program of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences that is designed to get students involved in community service during their years at Pace and throughout their lifetime. Through service-learning courses developed by faculty and the center, students have the chance to apply course work in a volunteer setting.
The Dyson Childrens Institute
The Children’s Institute of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences was founded in September 1992 in order to help improve the lives of children, particularly in Westchester and New York City. It supports a variety of individual and collaborative projects, service learning, and research projects that confront the needs and issues impacting children and their families.
What is East Asia?
“East Asia” has been defined in many different ways, but traditionally China, Korea, and Japan have been considered the “core civilizations”, sharing intellectual and aesthetic values derived from a Confucian heritage. Through continuous interaction and exchange of technologies, goods, and ideas, the East Asian region has been linked to the cultures of Mongolia, Tibet, and India.
What does the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) offer?
CEAS currently offers a Minor in East Asian Studies. This Minor provides the opportunity to study the languages, history, and cultures of East Asia for both beginning students and those with a long-standing interest and/or personal roots in the area. Students gain a broad understanding of different East Asian societies from earliest times up to the present that complements a variety of majors and that can serve as a solid foundation for further specialized studies.
For more information about the East Asian Studies, please contact the co-directors:
Dr. Ronald K. Frank
Dr. Joseph Tse-Hei Lee
Center for East Asian Studies
Department of History
1 Pace Plaza, New York, 10038
Confucius Institute at Pace University
A center for chinese language and culture education.
Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management
Provides research and training in the public and nonprofit sectors.
The Environmental Center is an educational center dedicated to guiding people of all ages to a lifestyle which is in close harmony with our natural environment. The Environmental Center serves as a resource to Pace and outside community. It serves as a resource to Pace and the outside community. The center emphasizes Pace's commitment to a philosophy of environmental education, and the layout provides students with opportunities for hands-on field studies.
Institute of Latin American Service and Studies
Founded in 1994, the Institute of Latin American Service and Studies (ILASS) conceives and promotes a variety of activities involving on-site service learning in and relating to Latin America and the US Latino population. The ILASS also acts as a catalyst in the development of innovative Latin American curricula and organizes educational events featuring noted speakers and cultural figures. ILASS service learning or civic engagement programs send teams of Pace students and faculty to do volunteer work and learn about Latin social and economic underdevelopment in three South American countries: Argentina, Brazil and Peru. These programs are packaged as integrated travel/service learning courses; e.g., HIS 243, “Service and Study in Latin America.” A second, related area of activity was the development of the urban internship/theoretical seminar course, LAS 201, “Latin America, the Caribbean and the World.” Its network of non-profit agencies include Latin/Caribbean media, ethnic culture museums, city council barrio assistantships, Latin consulates-general, and regionally focused “think tanks.”
The Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies
The Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies (PIERS) provides leadership in the study of the complex interrelationships between human culture and nature, with special emphasis on the Hudson River bioregion and its diverse ecological, social and cultural values.
Center for Religious Studies
The Center for Religious Studies of The Dyson College of Arts and Sciences offers scholarly lectures and discussions on all aspects of world religious thought and practice. The programs of the Center are free and open to all faculty, students, and members of the surrounding community.
The Society of Fellows of Dyson College
The Dyson Society of Fellows is the Honors Organization of the Dyson College. The Society of Fellows of Dyson College fosters undergraduate scholarship in the arts and sciences at Pace University by providing enriching experiences for students with outstanding academic ability. Participation and membership in the Society of Fellows affords students an opportunity to develop their intellect and display their talents in a variety of settings.
Straus Thinking and Learning Center
The Straus Thinking and Learning Center serves as an integral component of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences’ mission to provide all Pace students with a general education that fosters a community of learners among faculty and students. The Center will assist faculty in creating, developing, and teaching innovative Core courses that: incorporate interactive learning methodologies; are focused on student learning outcomes; foster critical thinking skills; and link content, pedagogy, competencies, collaborative learning, and reflection. The Center’s activities include: seminars, workshops, discussions, teaching circles, conferences, and co-sponsored programs with groups interested in strengthening the general education experience of all Pace students.
Journal of the International Natural Law Society published by Pace University Press has brought together essays by a group of distinguished scholars from the disciplines of law, philosophy, and political science.