Give Me a P-P-A!

Cheerleaders and basketball players. Sex strikes and battles of the sexes. Pace Performing Arts brings it on with Lysistrata Jones on November 13 – 17 in NYC. >>Read More

Athens U. cheerleader Lyssie J. convinces her squad not to “give it up” to their basketball player boyfriends until the team finally breaks its 30-year losing streak. What happens during this sex strike is something special—maybe abstinence really does make the heart grow fonder. Based on Aristophanes’ 2,500-year-old Greek comedy, Lysistrata, the story of a group of women who withhold sex to inspire their men to find a peaceful resolution to the Peloponnesian War, Lysistrata Jones had its Broadway premiere in 2011.

With its infectious original score and a hysterical book from three-time Tony®-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Sister Act), and composer and lyricist Lewis Flinn (The Divine Sister), Lysistrata Jones is a blast.

And Pace Performing Arts is taking on this battle of the sexes as part of their next production on November 13–17 in the Schimmel Theatre.

Performances will be held on November 13–15 at 7:30 p.m., November 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and November 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at OvationTix.

Get a J-O-B

Hot jobs and coffee, fast pitches, and multi-campus boot camps. I don’t know what you’ve been told, but Career Services is on a roll.

Hot Jobs and Hot Coffee
Monday, November 11 | 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | W614, One Pace Plaza
Join Career Services and the Pace Rotaract Club for coffee and light refreshments as Pace alumnus Colin Cento, from New York Life, shares his insights into both the risk management and start-up worlds.

LIVE @ Pace: Mercedes-Benz

Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Conference Rooms A and B, Kessel Student Center
Mercedes-Benz is zooming on over to campus to talk about their interview process and current paid opportunities.

ePortfolio Workshop
Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 p.m. | E101, First Floor Library
Hear from Honors students about the benefits of creating and using ePortfolio. Learn about how to showcase research and internship experience and create a 3D resume. Pizza will be served.

Employer-Run Job Search Boot Camp

Tuesday, November 12 | 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center
Learn directly from top company professionals what it takes for job search success. Indeed will share how branded resumes make the cut. Hear from PepsiCo what you need to ace an interview. Robert Half will share how to use LinkedIn and social media to land a job. Plus, take advantage of this great opportunity to network directly with these company representatives. To RSVP, e-mail careers@pace.edu.

Class of 2014 Job Search Boot Camp
Tuesday, November 12 | 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | W617, One Pace Plaza
Indeed and Career Services want you… to enlist! Part workshop, part networking opportunity, the Job Search Boot Camp will cover resume writing, professional branding, interviewing, social media and networking, current hiring trends, and job search resources. Dinner will be provided.

Ascend presents HSBC Bank
Wednesday, November 13 | 12:25 p.m.–1:35 p.m. | Room TBD, One Pace Plaza
Learn about internship opportunities at HSBC and the best way to present yourself to employers. Vadim X. Levkovskiy, head of recruiting from HSBC Bank, will give expert tips on how to get your feet in the banking industry. He will also discuss summer internships and full-time career opportunities at HSBC Bank. Please dress in business attire. Free food will be provided.

Elevator Pitch Challenge
Tuesday, November 19 | 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Room TBD, One Pace Plaza
You have one minute to explain yourself, your business, your goals and your passions. Your audience knows none of these. Are your prepared? Can you present your vision smoothly, enticing them to want to know more? Judged by Jason Kesten, Head Campus Recruiter for Ernst and Young LLP, and presented by ASCEND is the Elevator Pitch Challenge. The challenge information session will be held on November 11 from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. in W510.

Using LinkedIn and Social Media in Your Job Search
Tuesday, November 19 | 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Room 208, White Plains Grad Center
Learn how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in your job search! Louis Desforges, president of Castling Group, will take you directly online to explore the world of social media and cover do’s and don’ts, profile tips, how to network online, and help you follow job leads. Open to Pace alumni and graduate students.

For the latest and greatest in Career Services events, visit www.pace.edu/careers. And check back in for more Career Services events in January!

Making Herstory

On November 12, women authors discuss the challenges of writing biographies at “How I Got That Story! Women Writing Women’s Lives.”

What is it about a certain person, period, or cultural moment that grabs a writer’s interest and doesn’t let go for months, years, or sometimes a lifetime? In the case of women who write about women, the answers are many and varied. “I wait for the little bird of inspiration to fly over my head,” says one writer; “I felt a terrible historical wrong had been done to my subject and I wanted to right it,” said another; and still others describe everything from a casual glance at a portrait to the eureka moment of finding a document.

On Tuesday, November 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., stop by the Aniello Bianco Room on the NYC Campus as the Women Writing Women’s Lives Biography Seminar at the Graduate Center of the City University of NY, the Women’s National Book Association-NYC Chapter, and Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences host How I Got That Story: Women Writing Women’s Lives, a panel discussion featuring some of these women’s most fascinating stories and the challenges and methodologies of writing biographies.

Panelists include:

Jean Fagan Yellin—a literary historian specializing in women’s writing with a focus on African-American writers and a Distinguished Professor Emerita of English at Pace. Her book Harriet Jacobs: A Life (2005) discusses the life and work of the author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, for which she won the 2004 Frederick Douglass Prize and the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Prize. Her two-volume The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers (2008) was awarded the J. Franklin Jameson Prize by the American Historical Association. She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for Women and Sisters: The Anti-Slavery Feminists in American Culture (1990)

Nancy Rubin Stuart—author of the recently published Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married (2013). An award-winning author/journalist, Stuart specializes in women’s history, social history, and current social trends, placing the lives of America’s important, often-overlooked women on the historical record. Her earlier books include The Muse of the Revolution (2008); The Reluctant Spiritualist (2005); American Empress (1995); and Isabella of Castile (1991).

Marnie Mueller—a Caucasian woman who was born in a Japanese American segregation camp during WWII. Mueller is currently working on a memoir/biography about her relationship with a Japanese American showgirl who was interned in another camp. She is the author of the novels The Climate of the Country (1999), My Mother’s Island (2002), and Green Fires (1999). Mueller was one of the early Peace Corps volunteers, spending two years in a barrio in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She speaks and writes on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the history of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Diane Jacobs—author of the soon-to-be-published Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters (Spring 2014). Jacobs began as a journalist, writing essays for The New York Times and Film Comment, and has published two books of film criticism: Hollywood Renaissance (1976) and But We Need the Eggs: The Magic of Woody Allen (1982), and two biographies: Christmas In July: The Life And Art of Preston Sturges (1992) and Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft (2001).

Deirdre Bair will moderate the discussion. Bair is the critically acclaimed author of five biographies, including Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography (1991) and Anais Nin: A Biography (1996), both chosen by The New York Times as “Best Books of the Year.” Bair received the National Book Award for Samuel Beckett: A Biography (1990). Her last two books were Calling it Quits: Late-Life Divorce and Starting Over (2007) and the critically acclaimed Saul Steinberg: A Biography (2012) about the celebrated illustrator and cartoonist. She is also a longtime member of the advisory board of the MS in Publishing program at Pace.

RSVP to programs@wnba-nyc.org. Light refreshments will be served and book signings will be held after the event.

Give Thanks

Gracias. Merci. Danke. Arigato. Grazie. Doh je. Obrigado. Dankie. However you choose to say it, say it on November 11–14 and enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card each day.

From financial aid to curriculum development to career services, each year thousands alumni and non-alumni donors help support your Pace education. This week, say thank you as the Office of Development and Alumni Relations hosts Thank a Donor Week.

Stop by one of the following locations on the NYC and PLV campuses to write a handwritten thank you note to be mailed to a donor:

NYC Campus | Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 12 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. |
One Pace Plaza, 1st Floor Birnbaum Library Lobby
Westchester Campus | Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, by the Bookstore

There will be free food, $50 AmEx gift card giveaways, and other prizes each day!

Lubin’s Global Village

Build your global network! Celebrate Lubin’s diversity with food, music, and raffles on November 18 in NYC.

On Monday, November 18, join Lubin students from New York to New Delhi as the Center for Global Business Programs presents the 2013 Lubin Global Village Celebration from 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. in the Aniello Bianco Room.

Enjoy specialty food and diverse music, win raffle prizes including an iPad, and, of course, with more than 1,400 international students representing more than 100 countries, build your global network!

Last year, students participated in Chinese calligraphy and Jianzhi (Chinese paper cutting), enjoyed a dance performance by SABOR Latino, and much more.

Into the Scrum

On Monday, November 18, Rockefeller Foundation CTO stops by Seidenberg to talk Scrum and the foundation’s Agile transformation story at the Agile NYC user group meeting.

In 2012, The Rockefeller Foundation, a New York-based private philanthropic foundation, started using the Agile Scrum framework as opposed to the traditional, waterfall approach to internal IT project development and execution. On Monday, November 18, Agile NYC and Seidenberg host Carolyn Wendrowski and Scott Ceniza-Levine as they discuss the project opportunity and initial experiences piloting Scrum, and learn how Rockefeller developed its own “flavor” of Agile that has since been adapted to small and large IT projects involving foundation IT staff, program staff, and consultants. They will focus on lessons learned from the initial pilot, and experimenting with Scrum and Kanban to improve processes in the IT department and within the organization.

Scott Ceniza-Levine is Chief Technology Officer at the Rockefeller Foundation, responsible for strategic direction and implementation of information and communications technology solutions across all Foundation offices.

Carolyn Wendrowski is PMP certified and a Microsoft Certified Professional in CRM. In addition to attending Agile NYC meetings and events, she is active in the Technology Affinity Group (a group focused on promoting technology in philanthropy), and is a member in the network of Foundation Information Systems Managers.

The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of 163 William Street. For more details or to register, click here.

A Taste of Pace Pride

November is Transgender Awareness Month. Join Pace’s LGBTQA and Social Justice Center in a month of events, including a panel on coming out as trans*, relationships and dating, violence, transgender day of remembrance, and more!

Tuesday, November 12
LGBT Panel on Travelling Abroad
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
One Pace Plaza, W605
Pace LGBTQ and Ally students, staff and faculty share their experiences travelling abroad. Sponsored by the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and International Programs and Services for International Awareness Week.

Wednesday, November 13
Stonewall Coalition Meetings

12:10 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
One Pace Plaza, 3rd Floor Room E320
Pace’s Gay Straight Alliance, Stonewall Coalition, hosts weekly meetings about various topics related to the LGBTQA community, as well as planning social events and movie nights.

International Education Week Fair
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Student Union
This year’s International Education Week Fair is all about the exploration of international opportunity! We will go on a tasting journey with a free international buffet lunch, witness timeless Chinese cultural traditions, and become inspired by this year’s keynote speaker, Susan Maxam, EdD. We’ll also learn the key to relaxation by participating in a Tai Chi demonstration. Come feast your senses on international education and get ready to see the world!

Thursday, November 14
Coming Out as Trans*

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Student Union, Meeting Room A
Join us for a panel discussion about trans* individuals’ experiences in relation to coming out.

LGBTQA Center Open House
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor, Room 903
Stop by the LGBTQA Center to learn about resources, chat with staff, and enjoy snacks!

Friday, November 15
Cisgender Privilege

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor, Room 903
What is cisgender supremacy? What does it means to have cisgender privilege? Come and explore these concepts and how we can be better allies to trans* people.

QPOC Discussion: Gender(full)
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
41 Park row, 9th Floor room 903
This discussion explores the ways in which we experience gender roles within our communities and cultures. Who gets to claim femininity? Masculinity? Is there room for ambiguity? What are the consequences of our failure to conform?

Tuesday, November 19
Just B! Discussion Group

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor, Room 903
JUST B!, a discussion group for people who identify as bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and other forms of non-monosexual, returns for another semester of discussion, exploration, and affirmation.

Into the Grey: Relationships and Dating
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Room E316
Join us as we discuss the navigation of relationships for transgender people.

Wednesday, November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
One Place Plaza Main Lobby
TDOR is a day to remember transgender people who, in the last year, have lost their lives due to transphobic violence. We will be tabling all day and encouraging the Pace Community to make signs to commemorate their lives.

Stonewall Coalition Meetings
12:10 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
One Pace Plaza, 3rd Floor, Room E320
Pace’s Gay Straight Alliance, Stonewall Coalition, hosts weekly meetings about various topics related to the LGBTQA community, as well as planning social events and movie nights.

Thursday, November 21
You Are Beautiful
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Student Union
The Center and Stonewall team up with Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) to raise awareness of suicide amongst young people and to educate the Pace Community of the potential sings of suicide and intervention methods.

Into the Grey:  Violence Against the Transgender Community
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Room E316
Join us as we discuss various forms of violence against the transgender community. Hear from the trans* community, learn to listen, and learn to advocate.

Monday, November 25
HIV/AIDS Testing

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Student Union
Know your status! Get tested! Free HIV/AIDS testing from the Stonewall Coalition.

Thanks and Giving Potluck
12:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
106 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor
Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and International Office at our annual potluck. We will give thanks and give back. Enjoy food, friends, and family. Sign up to bring a dish of your choice by e-mailing lgbtqacenter@pace.edu.

Meet the Next Associate Provost

Pace Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD, invites you to meet and interview the two finalists for the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs position. Make your choice heard!

On November 18 and 19, students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet with the two internal finalists for Associate Provost for Academic Affairs position at open forums on both campuses. The finalists are:

Brian Evans, EdD, School of Education Associate Professor and NYC Department Chair (RESUME)

NYC Campus

Monday, November 18
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Schimmel Lobby, One Pace Plaza

Westchester Campus
Tuesday, November 19
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
VIP Room, Goldstein Fitness Center

Adelia Williams, PhD, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Senior Associate Dean and Modern Languages and Cultures Professor (RESUME)

Westchester Campus
Monday, November 18
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center

NYC Campus
Tuesday, November 19
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Schimmel Lobby, One Pace Plaza

Following the open forums, you can fill out candidate evaluations and make your voice heard.

 

For You, By You

Can one person make a difference? Voice your concerns about Pace as SGA hosts For the Students, By the Students on November 13 and 14 in NYC.

Join Pace’s Student Government Association in NYC as they host For the Students, By the Students, an open forum discussion of all types of issues at Pace, including housing, dining services, SDACA, financial aid, and OSA.

Current residents will have the Student Union floor on Wednesday, November 13 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and commuters can voice their concerns on Thursday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m. in W613.

Bring your concerns, comments, and questions about departments, administration, academics, student life, and more, and help SGA make a difference at Pace.

Learn more about SGA at http://sganyc.blogs.pace.edu.

Celebrate Global Diversity

On November 11-14, International Education Week will take you places you’ve never been with a week’s worth of events from abroad opportunities to international jeopardy.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, each year International Education Week promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Here’s what the International Programs and Services Office has planned on our two campuses:

International Faculty Forum Day (NYC and PLV)
Monday, November 11 in NYC and Tuesday, November 12 in PLV
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
From Qing-What? How to pronounce Chinese names to studying abroad in 10 days to 101s on hosting foreign scholars and faculty-led study abroad, this day will include presentations from the Confucius Institute, faculty, the Center for Global Business Programs, and staff from the International Programs and Services office.

Students Speak Out Day (NYC)
Tuesday, November 12
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
This day is all about YOU! Three panels will give you the opportunity to ask the questions you’ve always wanted answers to, on topics from semester and faculty-led study abroad, the Global Pathways Program, and what it’s like to identify as LGBTQA and go abroad. With a diverse group of panelists who are Pace students, faculty, and staff, you’ll get a variety of information on the topics you care about.

2013 International Education Week Fair (NYC)
Wednesday, November 13
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Student Union
This year’s IEW Fair is all about the exploration of international opportunity. Go on a tasting journey with a free international buffet lunch, witness timeless Chinese cultural traditions, and become inspired by this year’s keynote speaker, Susan L. Maxam, EdD, interim vice president for Undergraduate Education. You’ll also learn the key to relaxation by participating in a Tai Chi demonstration. Feast your senses on international education and get ready to see the world.

2nd Annual International Jeopardy Tournament (NYC)
Thursday, November 14
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
NYC Campus
An annual opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. What is International Education Week? Join NYC Dean for Students Marijo Russell-O’Grady, PhD, at the second annual international Jeopardy tournament featuring trivia from around the world. Sign up at noon for a chance to win prizes.

Three Credits in Four Weeks

The department stores are decorated, the sun is setting on the fall, and before you know it, it’ll be winter break. This year, pick up three credits in four weeks with January Intersession.

This winter, as appealing as it may seem, don’t spend your entire break sitting in your PJs watching Real Housewives reruns. Spend it in your PJs exploring media and gender and getting three credits for it.

Want to take public speaking online? Sure thing. Want to knock out that calculus course in just four weeks? Also not a problem. Interested in exploring the role of animals in our society, the psychology of violence, or Italian cinema? All you’ve gotta do is register for January Intersession 2014.

Courses are offered in subject areas including art, biology, communications, criminal justice, environmental science, history, literature, mathematics, psychology, women’s studies, and more—online, in a hybrid online/in-class, and traditional in-class formats—and are completed in just four short weeks beginning on January 2.

Register now, so when your parents nag you to get off the computer and change into “real people clothes,” you can tell them you decided to get a jumpstart on the year.

Lubin Legends

Interested in learning about some of Lubin’s signature experiential learning programs like Ad Team, Pace Pitch, IDM Lab, and trips to Brazil? Join Lubin faculty and students at the first Lubin Legends Showcase on November 11 in NYC.

Want to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real life? That’s what Pace is all about.

On Monday, November 11, freshmen and sophomores are invited to hear all about Lubin’s experiential learning programs and initiatives including the Pace Pitch, Ad Team, IDM Lab, trips to Brazil, and more from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall North on the NYC Campus. Faculty advisers of these programs, along with some of their star students and alumni, will give a short presentation on each program and its impact. There will also be an opportunity for networking at the end of the presentations.

If you want to gain hands-on experience creating an advertising campaign for the American Advertising Federation’s big ad competition, think you have the winning business plan pitch, or just want to learn more about international travel and other Lubin opportunities, this is the event for you.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to Jenny Ko at jko2@pace.edu by Monday, November 4.

I Ain’t Afraid of No Cybersecurity

If there’s something strange in your cyber world, who ya gonna call? Find out on November 13 at a discussion on cybersecurity law and policy issues.

The Office of Government and Community Relations and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems invite you to join them for Who Ya Gonna Call? The Uncertain Landscape of Cybersecurity Law and Policy, a free lecture to get an “Inside the Beltway” perspective on cybersecurity law and policy issues on Wednesday, November 13, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in Lecture Hall West on the 2nd floor of 1PP.

Tim Clancy, president of Arch Street LLC, will be the featured speaker. Clancy has broad experience in federal science and technology policy in academia, government, and the private sector and has represented the National Science Foundation before Congress, serving in senior positions in the NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. He also served two tours as a professional staff member on the House Science Committee and as Chief of Staff to Representative Sherwood Boehlert in the House of Representatives.

Clancy has won federal sponsored research awards as a research faculty member at George Mason University, has received two awards from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security in the fields of cybersecurity law, policy, and economics research, and has organized and presented at major international conferences on cybersecurity.

Associate Dean of the Seidenberg School Jonathan H. Hill, DPS, will moderate.

RSVP to communityrelations@pace.edu by Monday, November 11. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

Good for Your Health

ObamaCare: just what the doctor ordered or the end of American civilization as we know it? Professors Weinstock and Malone duke it out at the next Honors Colloquium on Wednesday, November 6.

They’re baaaaaaaack! For nearly a decade, Dyson Economics Professor Mark Weinstock and Political Science Professor Chris Malone have engaged in a series of discussions on the most pressing issues in American politics.

The gloves come off again on Wednesday, November 6, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Lecture Hall North as the Pforzheimer Honors College presents the second in a series of colloquiums. This round’s topic—ObamaCare: Just what the doctor ordered or the end of American civilization as we know it? They don’t agree on anything except that this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Light snacks will be served. To find out more about the Honors College and its colloquiums, follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PaceHonorsCollegeNYC) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/pacehonorsnyc).

 

Don’t Be a Bully Film Fest

Take a stand against bullies on Friday, November 1, as Pace hosts an anti-bullying film festival in NYC.

Here are some staggering facts you may or may not know:

  • 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year
  • 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying
  • 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying
  • 1 out of 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying
  • nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online, but only 1 in 10 will inform a parent or adult
  • 4 in 10 LGBT youth (42%) say the community in which they live is not accepting of LGBT people
  • Roughly half of adolescents with autism, intellectual disability, speech impairments, and learning disabilities are bullied at school

Bullying has become a national epidemic—if we haven’t witnessed it first-hand, we’ve seen it on social media, on TV and in movies, magazines, and on the news. On Friday, November 1, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., focus on bullying at the Bullying Film Festival in the Bianco Room on the NYC Campus and find out why you should become part of the solution.

Join Pace’s LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for the premiere screening of Dear Me, a raw film that explores bullying, bystander behavior, and breaking the silence. Pace students, staff, and faculty will share their stories and will also serve on a panel to discuss their involvement in the film. Dean for Students Marijo Russell-O’Grady, PhD, will moderate the panel. This will be followed by a series of short film screenings and discussions including:

Cyber Bullying Virus, a serious example of the disease-like effects of cyber bullying. The film illustrates how fast the virus spreads and infects others and can ruin the lives of its victims. The cure for the virus is found in those who stand up against it. Dyson Professor June F. Chisholm, PhD, and Seidenberg professors James P. Lawler, DPS, and John C. Molluzzo will present.

Valentine Road explores the murder of a teenager who had begun exploring his gender expression, revealing the circumstances that led to the shocking crime, as well as its complicated aftermath. Moderated by Dean for Students Marijo Russell-O’Grady.

What Would You Do: Down Syndrome and Employment follows an employee with down syndrome who is insulted by other customers…will the other customers who witness this injustice do anything to stop the hate? Professor Lawler will follow up with a presentation on Bullying of Young Adults with Disabilities.

The event includes food and drinks and is co-sponsored by Seidenberg, the Dean for Students NYC, Psychology Department, the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Career Corner

Women in tech, job boot camps, a visit from ESPN and Mercedes-Benz, and more. Career Services is helping you score over the next two weeks.

Career Exploration: Your Personality and the Work Place
Tuesday, October 29 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Room W503, One Pace Plaza
Are you interested in learning more about yourself and how your personality translates to the working world? Use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to find out more about you and what it means in the workplace! Space is limited. RSVP by calling (212) 346-1386 or stop by the 2nd floor of 41 Park Row.

PLV Practice Interview Day
Wednesday, October 30 | 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center
Network with real recruiters as they conduct mock interviews and give you immediate feedback about your interview style. Participating employers include A&E, MSCO, McGladrey, Target, and Optical Distributor Group.

Career Services Cares
Friday, November 1 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | New York Common Pantry in East Harlem
Join Career Services and the New York Common Pantry in helping pack and distribute nutritious and free groceries to low-income families. There will be a pizza party after the event for all participating volunteers. E-mail srosenberg2@pace.edu to sign up! Spots are limited.

Women in Technology Version 2.0
Wednesday, November 6 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Women are changing the face of technology and who better to learn from about the developing market than women themselves when it comes to the developing market! Learn how you can be a part of this innovative female movement, changing the way we think about technology. Light refreshments and raffle prizes (from SGA) include a Nexus 7 Tablet and an iPod Touch.

LIVE @ Pace: ESPN
Thursday, November 7 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | VIP Room, Goldstein Fitness Center
Join Pace alumnus Patrick Caulfield, director, ESPN stats and information group, for a chance to learn about the sports media industry. To RSVP, e-mail careers@pace.edu.

LIVE @ Pace: Mercedes-Benz
Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 pm.–4:30 p.m. | Conference Rooms A and B, Kessel Student Center
Mercedes-Benz is zooming on over to campus to talk about their interview process and current paid opportunities.

Employer-Run Job Search Boot Camp
Tuesday, November 12 | 5:00 pm.–7:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center
Learn directly from top company professionals what it takes for job search success. Indeed will share how branded resumes make the cut. Hear from PepsiCo what you need to ace an interview. Robert Half will share how to use LinkedIn and social media to land a job. Plus, take advantage of this great opportunity to network directly with these company representatives. To RSVP, e-mail careers@pace.edu.

Class of 2014 Job Search Boot Camp
Tuesday, November 12 | 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | W617, One Pace Plaza
Indeed and Career Services want you… to enlist! Part workshop, part networking opportunity, the Job Search Boot Camp will cover resume writing, professional branding, interviewing, social media and networking, current hiring trends, and job search resources. Dinner will be provided.

For the latest and greatest in Career Services events, visit www.pace.edu/careers.

La Vie En Schimmel

The voice behind Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose and one of opera’s rising stars take the Schimmel stage this week as the Pace Presents season continues.

EDITH performed by Jil Aigrot, the voice of Edith Piaf in the award-winning film La Vie En Rose
November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Remembering the 50th anniversary of the death of legendary singer, Edith Piaf, this spectacular evening will begin in Paris’s most famous artistic neighborhood, Montmartre. Aigrot will then entertain you with the ‘music hall’ period of Edith Piaf’s career during which Piaf sang her most famous hits. On stage, video will include never before seen images of Piaf’s life.

Jil Aigrot was discovered by Ginou Richer, Edith Piaf’s close friend and personal secretary. Shortly after their meeting, Jil Aigrot was chosen to be the singing voice for Marion Cottilard’s portrayal of Edith Piaf in Olivier Dahan’s award-winning film, La Vie En Rose.

“Marion Cotillard won an Oscar for her remarkable portrayal of French chanteuse Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. But there’s another amazing Piaf performance in the movie, and it is delivered by someone you never see: French vocalist Jil Aigrot.”–Newsweek

VOCE AT PACE: Jamie Barton
November 3, 3:00 p.m.
Curated by Matthew A. Epstein
VOCE at Pace: Rising Opera Stars in Recital is supported by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation in honor of Dr. Agnes Varis

In her first recital performance since winning the prestigious 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World competition and Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize, Jamie Barton will open VOCE AT PACE: Rising Opera Stars in Recital at the Schimmel! Barton is the winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a Grammy nominee and a recipient of a Richard Tucker Career Grant.

“A great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so much with her contemporaries as with mid-20th century greats such as Kirsten Flagstad or Karin Branzell.”–The Guardian

$5 student tickets and $15 faculty and staff tickets for each event can be purchased in advance at the Schimmel box office. For more information, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu/.

Lead the Way

Interested in being among or inspiring the next generation of leaders? Register to present at the 7th Annual Student Leadership Conference to grow, learn, and develop as a leader.

In the world we live in, the only constant is change. The leader of today must be versatile, possessing a wide range of skills to meet all of their responsibilities in our evolving world.

The 7th Annual Student Leadership Conference, being held on February 15, 2014 on the NYC Campus, is an opportunity for students to grow, learn, and develop as leaders. Students will listen to speakers, participate in workshops, and network with professionals in fields relevant to their courses of study.

And we need your help to make it happen! Each year, the conference showcases a range of presenters who specialize in various areas of leadership while representing reputable organizations. The Student Development and Campus Activities office invites interested presenters, such as faculty, staff, and students, to participate and submit a program proposal. Program proposals will be reviewed by the Leadership Committee and participants will be selected based on the needs of the Leadership Conference. Presenting at the Conference is a great way to build your resume. It allows you to show off your creative ability, and to discuss your ideas and share your expertise with others.

Submit your program proposal here by November 15. Please contact Carmela Oniszko at coniszko@pace.edu or Priya Shamsundar at ps02001n@pace.edu with any questions.

Research and Resources

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites you to two important discussions. Hear from the Provost about how you can gain research experience and find out what’s available for our aging family members.

Research…Publish…ME? The Importance of Research in Undergraduate Education
Tuesday, October 29
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Meeting Room A
This workshop will inform you of the benefits of connecting with faculty and working on research projects in your area of interest or major. Not only will you gain invaluable skills, your research could possibly be published and enhance your future opportunities for internships, graduate studies, and job prospects. Pace Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD, will speak.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Eldercare But Were Afraid to Ask
Wednesday, November 6
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A, One Pace Plaza
This workshop provides an overview of the entire spectrum of care for our aging family members, from Meals on Wheels to skilled nursing care—with information on how to find it and who pays for it. Sara Sadin, Geriatric Care Manager, will be facilitating the workshop. Resource materials will be distributed.

RSVP to OMA Director Denise Belen Santiago, PhD, at (212) 346-1546 or dsantiago@pace.edu.

Nightmare on Spruce Street

One, two, RHA’s coming for you. Three, four, what’s that on the floor. Five, six, full of tricks. Seven, eight, the house awaits. Nine, ten, it’s happening again.


Halloween is coming…to get you. Feel free to look under the bed, but do not look in the Gym because it’s going to be a nightmare on Spruce Street on October 25 as Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosts its annual Haunted House at 6:00 p.m. in the One Pace Plaza C-Level Gym.

The haunted house is free and open to all students. There is something evil there. Do you think you can handle it?

Bent in Berlin

The persecution of gays in Nazi Germany. On October 23–27, Pace Performing Arts will present Bent.

1934. Germany. Most know about the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, but few know the story of “the other indesirables” who were beaten and killed alongside them in the concentration camps.

Martin Sherman’s Bent follows Max, a gay man who tries to flee to Holland with his boyfriend Rudy, but is found by the Gestapo and sent on a train to a concentration camp. When Rudy calls out for him, Max chooses his life over love. But at the camp, when Max meets Horst, his life changes.

Pace Performing Arts students take on this story about the courage to love. Performances will be held in NYC’s Schaeberle Studio on:

October 23–25, 8:00 p.m.
October 26, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
October 27, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for adults and can be purchased through BrownPaperTickets.

Start-Up City

On Thursday, November 7, Pace’s Entrepreneurship Lab and the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC host a groundbreaking forum on the role of universities in the NYC entrepreneurship ecosystem.


As entrepreneurship continues to drive growth around the world, what are universities doing to encourage and develop budding entrepreneurs? How does this impact the economy? Explore these questions and more as the Entrepreneurship Lab hosts Entrepreneurship NYC: The role of universities in the NYC ecosystem on Thursday, November 7, from 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. in the Aniello Bianco Room on the NYC Campus.

Universities have long been integral to regional economic development. For example, the Morrill Act of 1862, which funded land-grant institutions, was a response to the industrial revolution. Universities also have a long tradition of contributing to the general welfare, which can be exemplified in the “Wisconsin Idea” that dates back to the late 19th century.

The enormous impact universities have on regional economies can be clearly illustrated by examples such as Stanford in Silicon Valley and MIT in the Greater Boston area. In New York City, the role of universities extends well beyond research and technology transfer. Local universities have been integral to the success of New York’s ‘New Economy’ by playing a special role in our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

This event will explore that unique role through a dynamic panel discussion featuring Eric Gertler, EVP, New York City Economic Development Corporation; Orin Herskowitz, VP of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer for Columbia University; Debera Johnson, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Design Studies and Research at Pratt Institute; and Geoffrey W. Smith, Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine; moderated by Bruce Bachenheimer, Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab, with a welcome from Lubin Dean Neil Braun.

A Q&A will follow the panel, followed by a networking reception.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here.

Also coming up at the eLab, the third speaker in their four-part Fall Speaker Series, Lynne Lambert, founder of NYC Subway Line, the popular brand, which sells tees and hats featuring the iconic NYC subway circles. Lambert will discuss the challenges of building and branding a unique brand on Tuesday, October 29, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the eLab. Topics include financing, production, marketing, and operation.

A Pace Dream Team

A BBA/MBA in public accounting student meets a public speaking professor and what it all adds up to is a race for the cure. >>Read More

Most people dread the required public speaking college course. But for Lubin BBA/MBA in public accounting student Elissa Casa ’14, the class she took her freshman year on the Westchester Campus was the introduction to her mentor, Dyson Professor Ellen Mandel, PhD, and the empowering world of community service.

Mandel, who helped start a breast cancer awareness day in Rockland County and worked with the Rockland County legislative breast cancer task force to bring mobile mammogram services to the Hasidic community, has been involved with Komen for more than 20 years, and was on the board of directors for the NYC chapter of Komen. In 1992, she brought Komen and Pace together for the annual Race for the Cure and has been inspiring the next generation of Ellen Mandels around campus.

Using her public speaking class as one of her many marketing tactics, Mandel has been able to recruit starting right in her classroom.

“Because one in eight women will unfortunately get breast cancer, there is hardly a person who I ask in my class who doesn’t know someone who’s suffered from this, either lost a battle or has been lucky enough to survive,” Mandel says. “Elissa said she’d like to help so I made her an offer she couldn’t refuse.”

For Casa, it wasn’t a personal experience with breast cancer that inspired her to join, but it was the sense of community, teamwork, and mentoring that has kept her involved for the last four years. What started out as creating fliers and sending out recruitment e-mails has expanded into coordinating all of the day-of-event details, getting the 100+ team members together, and acting as co-captain with Mandel.

“It’s people like Elissa, who are the extraordinary,” says Mandel. “She’s an unsung hero.”

And the gushing goes both ways.

“Dr. Mandel is such an incredible person, professor, mentor, and friend,” says Casa. “She’s one of a kind.”

Something she wasn’t necessarily expecting to gain from the race and work with Mandel, Casa says, was a level of confidence, work ethic, and networking skills, which helped her land her dream internship with KPMG. And she even tapped into her experience with Komen, coordinating fundraisers for local libraries with fellow interns. “Employers want to see you engaging,” she adds.

Casa was offered a full-time position with KPMG beginning in October 2014.

“Pace in general has really fostered a lot of work ethic and career opportunities for me that I don’t know if I would have had at other schools. I’m finally starting to see my high school dreams come true. I owe a lot to Dr. Mandel,” she says.

“She’s no longer my student, but she’ll always be my friend. I expect great things from her,” Mandel says.

A group shot from Race for the Cure 2013

This September, their race success continued, as Pace brought together both campuses, including Greek organizations, sports teams, and executive administration, and won the award for largest university team, an honor they’ve achieved every year but one.

“If you’re looking for something that is a true joint effort, this is it. It shows that Pace is not only an academic institution, but it has a big heart collectively and gives back to the community,” says Mandel, who was also awarded NYC Race for the Cure’s Volunteer of the Year.

“For me, it’s a motivator to continue, continue, continue. I’ve had students come up to me and thank me because their mothers or grandmothers are survivors and this gave them feelings of empowerment other than just sitting there and holding their hands. That’s a gift,” she says. “The award is wonderful because everyone loves recognition, but what it means is that we’re moving and doing and hopefully, within the not-too-distant future, we can talk about not having a race at all and finding a cure.”

For Casa, it was emotional to see her mentor recognized. “To see her get up there and hear people say such wonderful things about her, I was so proud for her and it made me feel really happy that I’m able to help her like I can,” she says. “It felt as if something really great happened to someone in my family.”

Casa, who will graduate in 2014, is looking to help find her protégé, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be abandoning the Pace team.

“As a Pace alumna, I will stay loyal to the Pace team,” she says. And as for Dr. Mandel, “I’m stuck with her for life,” she laughs.

Interested in getting involved with next year’s Race for the Cure? E-mail Elissa Casa or Ellen Mandel

Shut Down

CCAR in NYC and PLV wants to keep you informed with Common Hour Convos. Spend your common hour discussing some of the most pressing issues in the news: on October 23, the government shutdown.

The government shut down for 17 days, but what does that mean?

  • 700,000 employees were put on unpaid leave
  • The U.S. lost billions of dollars
  • National Parks, NASA, and the EPA were essentially closed
  • The projection for annualized growth of the nation’s GDP dropped from 3% to 2.4%

The Center for Community Action and Research in NYC and PLV will host Common Hour Convos to further the discussion on the government shutdown on October 23.

Wednesday, October 23, 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
PLV, Kessel C/D
Political Science Professor George Picoulas, other faculty, and students for a common hour convo on the shutdown. Ask questions and discuss this hot topic. Lunch will be served.

NYC, W615
Join Professor Satish Kolluri and your fellow Pace students, faculty, and staff in an informative and open discussion about the government shutdown and where we’ll go from here. Pizza will be served.

Appy Go Lucky

Got an app design?
 Well, we’ve got just the contest for you as the Entrepreneurship Lab presents the Pace Mobile App Design Contest!

The challenge: To create a concept for a mobile app that demonstrates innovative design and meets user needs. 

The Entrepreneurship Lab is bringing you the Pace Mobile App Design Contest 2.0. Are you up for the task?

If so, submit a full app design using any tool (Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Publisher) or language (HTML, CSS, and Javascript). Screenshots from mobile emulators will also be accepted.

All Pace students are invited to participate and win $500, $250, and $100 cash prizes.

Please note that this is a design contest and not a development contest, so programming is not required. Register by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21 and submit your design no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4. Finalists will be chosen and announced on November 11 and a design showcase and student vote will determine the winner at the final event on December 5.

Last year, Seidenberg student Julie Gauthier’s We Go Together, an app to help people arrange and share their schedules for work, school, and play, took home the top prize. Do you have this year’s big app? Get to it.