PACE News & Events


Faculty Searches for PACE

Open Faculty Positions in The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

Assistant Professor, specialization Environmental Policy and Politics

Assistant Professor, specialization Punishment and Social Control

ABAG's Placemaking Project

The Urban Studies Program and Dr. Ayse Pamuk's USP 680 course played a vital role in the Placemaking Project commissioned by the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG). Dr. Pamuk's students spent an entire semester researching people's experience of places and how places can be designed to attract residents and create thriving communities.  Please visit ABAG's website to view the Placemaking report based on this effort. After the presentation by Dr.  Pamuk's student and submission of their project, ABAG’s Executive Board approved the inclusion of the Placemaking lens in the understanding of Priority Development Areas for Plan Bay Area 2040, their next round of the Sustainable Communities Strategy.  Congratulations to Dr. Pamuk and her students for a successfully project of civic engagement that epitomizes the work of all PACE faculty.  


Important Dates for Fall 2015

August 24 – First Day of Instruction

August 24-September 4 – Adding Classes via Permission Number

September 4 – Last day for to drop, withdraw classes w/out a “W,” add w/permission numbers, or change classes

September 5-21– Late Add by Exception w/Permission Numbers

September 5 – Withdrawal from Classes for Serious and Compelling Reasons Begins

September 25 – January 2016 Graduation Application Deadline

December 11 – Last day of Instruction

December 12-18 – Finals Week


New PACE Mission Statement

PACE is a collaborative interdisciplinary unit of public affairs oriented scholars that delivers degree programs in Criminal Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, and Urban Studies and Planning. Students in these programs are immersed in a problem-oriented learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the community, the public arena, and the world. Building on an ethos of social justice and sustainability, faculty prepare PACE graduates with the critical and analytical skills necessary to understand and address the issues and challenges of the twenty-first century.   

Youth Justice Mentoring Program

This mentoring program that many Criminal Justice majors take part in is featured in the campus news. Read the article here: Students help incarcerated youth work towards brighter futures.