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Pace provides a thriving environment for those willing to take advantage of its resources. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Dyson students played an important part in some exciting projects that let them apply what they learned in the classroom to the real world.Taking Opportunitas LiterallyA Look Inside the United Nations Commission on the Status of WomenDyson students had the chance to work behind the scenes at the Girls Stand Up! training workshop for the UN Commission on the Status of Women conference, learning advocacy techniques from Under-Secretary-General of the UN for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile.The students served as orientation volunteers at the event held at Pace's New York City Campus and, alongside more than 300 attendees from 22 nations, learned how to best advocate for causes affecting women worldwide. The event was co-sponsored by the Working Group on Girls, an international alliance of 88 non-governmental organizations closely affiliated with UNICEF.Producing on LocationThis year's popular "Producing the Documentary" travel course took undergraduate and graduate students to Belize to film Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability, One Shrimp at a Time alongside Associate Professor Maria Luskay, EdD, who developed the course, and New York Times "Dot Earth" blogger and Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace Andrew Revkin. The student filmmakers followed the process from the ponds and breeding tanks of Belize's shrimp farms to seafood markets and plush restaurants of Manhattan in the short documentary.Students in the previous year's course won "Best in Category for Documentary" in the Indie Short Film Competition for their 2010 film, The Life of An American Ambassador: The Netherlands. Over the past 10 years, Luskay has taken students to Nassau, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Tuscany to produce films. 6 | Dyson College of Arts and SciencesExperiential Learning

Taking the Stage Before GraduationThe philosophy of our Performing Arts Department is "Your career begins the day you come to Pace, not the day you graduate." Several performing arts majors are taking this to heart, touring with Broadway companies and shooting movies alongside Hollywood actors. n Kate Bristol '12 played Dorothy in the national tour of The Wizard of Ozn Cailan Rose '12 performed in Hair on Broadwayn Brandon Contreras '12 is in the national tour of In the Heightsn Rahul Rai '14 is the lead actor in the indie film When Harry Tries to Marry and was named "Best New Talent" by the London Asian Film Festivaln Cooper Rivers '14 appears in Generation Um. starring Keanu Reevesn Christopher Bert '12 acted in The Green starring Julia Ormond and Illeanna Douglasn Donnel James Forman '10 was in the national tours of Hairspray and Mamma Mia! A Model for Model UNPace's Model United Nations programs on both campuses are consistently ranked among the top in the country, and recently received the highest number of awards at the 2011 North American Model UN Conference in Toronto. The Model United Nations is dedicated to helping students understand how to create peace, justice, and security in the world and is a class and club designed to simulate the United Nations. Students take on the roles of countries, observers, and nongovernmental organizations in various UN committees in order to debate the most important issues in the world and to learn the skills of diplomacy, consensus-building, policy analysis, and policy writing.photo ©TMI Touring CompanyYear in Review 2010-2011 | 7