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Project Pericles On March 24 and 25, Project Pericles hosted the 2011 Debating for Democracy (D4D) National Conference on Pace University's New York City Campus, where more than 60 student leaders from 27 Periclean colleges and universities had the opportunity to participate in exciting workshops and panel discussions on social action, democracy and technology, the federal budget, income inequality, and the role of non-profits. The conference was supported by the Eugene M. Lang Foundation and the Periclean colleges and universities.Fast Fact About DysonDuring the 2010-2011 academic year, Pace students provided 51,500 hours of community service through CCAR.Action Oriented Events The Center also hosts action-oriented events, such as "Take Action Against Child Labor in U.S. Fields," "Tell Facebook to Unfriend Coal!", and "Support Gun Control." CCAR also hosts open forums for discussions called "Common Hour Conversations," where students debate current social justice issues. Combining all aspects of CCAR's mission is Alternative Spring Break. As the name implies, this program offers students an alternative to spending the week on the beach and instead provides an opportunity for students to do meaningful work in the community. It is a week-long issues-immersion experience where students confront a problem by studying its root causes, implications, and the manner in which it is currently being addressed by government, nonprofit groups, and society. This year students looked at poverty in New York City and had the opportunity to hear from current and formerly homeless individuals through Ready, Willing & Able?-?a men's homeless shelter in Harlem, Sylvia's Place?-?an LGBTQ youth homeless shelter, and Picture the Homeless?-?a grassroots organization, founded and led by homeless people. "It was a beautiful experience, one that I will never forget," said one student. "And it was one experience that has encouraged me to do more community service and act on the issue of poverty specifically." in Review 2010-2011 | 9

Lorendra Pinder at the ancient ruins of Carthage in Tunis on her Watson Fellowship final summer internship.Fulbright SpotlightLorendra Pinder '11, a Pforzheimer Honors College magna cum laude graduate with a triple major in English Literature, Women and Gender Studies, and Political Science won a Fulbright Award to begin August 2011. In the last decade, 23 Dyson students have been awarded these prestigious scholarships. A Community of ScholarsWhile at Pace, Lorendra was a Dyson Fellow, head delegate for the Pace Model United Nations Team which won the Outstanding Delegation for the Netherlands at Model United Nations, student videography coordinator for the Left Forum at Pace, co-editor of Pace's Aphros literary magazine, and in her capacity as President of the Stonewall Coalition and the Gay-Straight Alliance helped to found the LGBTQA Task Force and Center. She is also a recipient of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship, with three consecutive summer internships at the 92nd St. Y, the Gay Men's Health Crisis, and AMIDEAST's in Tunis, Tunisia. She also received the English Department Gerard Cannon Leadership Award and at graduation, the Project Pericles Leadership Certificate, Honors College Scholarship and Senior Thesis Research Grant, the Community Service Award, and awards for Political Science and Women and Gender Studies. She was a tutor at the Writing Center and volunteered as a reading, English, and GED instructor at The Door, a youth community center. She was a faculty assistant for civic engagement and a student assistant for the Office for Student Success. WGS Professor Nancy Reagin, PhD is also including a chapter by Pinder in the forthcoming book, The Hobbit and History. Her Fulbright scholarship will take her to South Africa in February 2012. She will be researching the gender and socioeconomic factors that foster the practice of multiple concurrent partnerships and as a result increased rates of HIV/AIDS transmission among youth in KwaZulu-Natal."I started at Pace in 2007, as a naive but optimistic first generation college student, with a lot of hopes but no real idea of how I was going to make it through the next four years," says Pinder. "Then I was accepted to the Honors College, began working on campus and started to catch my footing in the Pace system. There, I met professors, staff, and alumni who without a doubt changed my life. At every juncture, especially in the tough times, they gave me the guidance, that in working towards my own personal greatness, I would be nowhere without. I have been given a lot of opportunities, from financial aid and scholarships that ensured my place here every semester, to the support of a college community that, once I really tapped into it, nurtured and really helped me to grow. For that, I am immensely thankful." 10 | Dyson College of Arts and SciencesAcademics