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Susan Wallach Elected to Pace University Board of Trustees

12/04/2013

Susan Wallach Elected to Pace University Board of Trustees

 

NEW YORK, December 4 – Susan S. Wallach, JD, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Pace University in New York, Pace President Stephen J. Friedman announced.

Wallach joins the Board at a time of great change. Pace has recently experienced several years of growth with higher enrollments, new academic programs, national recognition for the high employment rate and earning power of Pace graduates, and significant investments in the learning and living facilities on Pace’s campuses in New York City and Westchester. This year Pace celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Pleasantville location.

“Susan Wallach is a marvelous addition to our Board of Trustees,” said Friedman. “Her unwavering belief that one person can make a difference by applying skills and passion to worthy endeavors will no doubt have a profound impact on our students–the aspiring heart of America.”

“I am so pleased to welcome Susan to our Board,” said Board Chairman Mark M. Besca, ’81. “Her accomplishments in the legal and academic arenas speak for themselves and will help us as we continue Pace’s commitment to academic excellence and the overall student experience.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the Pace Board,” said Wallach. “The university is on an excellent trajectory, with a forward-looking president and dedicated trustees.”

 

Wallach served as a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers from 2005 to 2011 and is currently chair of the dean’s advisory council at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. As a trustee of Radcliffe College, she played a central role in the negotiations between Radcliffe College and Harvard University leading to the creation of the Radcliffe Institute in 2000. Last year she received the Harvard Medal for extraordinary service to the university.

 

Wallach is currently a trustee of Deerfield Academy and a director of the Harvard Law School Association of New York City, as well as a member of advisory councils or committees at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard College, Columbia University, New York University and Louisiana State University.

 

Wallach graduated cum laude from both Harvard/Radcliffe College and Harvard Law School. Wallach retired in 2005 from law practice after 34 years. She spent much of her career at the law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York. She lives in New York City with her husband, Kenneth L. Wallach. They have two grown children, Dana Wallach Jones and Keith N. Wallach, and three grandchildren.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Media Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu.

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The New York Chinese Opera Society and the Confucius Institute at Pace University present “The Seventh Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival”

11/27/2013

The New York Chinese Opera Society and the Confucius Institute at Pace University present “The Seventh Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival”

NEW YORK, NY November 26, 2013 - The flagship event of the New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS), this year’s festival will be held on Friday, December 6th, 2013, and Sunday, December 8th, 2013, at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University in Lower Manhattan (3 Spruce Street).  The yearly festival brings authentic Peking Opera performances to fans in the New York area, greatly enriching their cultural lives and generating positive community engagement.  We are honored to have renowned Peking Opera stars from all over the world perform in this year’s festival.  Guest performers include Mr. Jianguo Zhang (Beijing, China); Mr. Yanyi Yang (Toronto, Canada); Mr. Rujun Wu (Tokyo, Japan); Mr. Yang Li (Accompanist, China National Peking Opera Company, Beijing); and Mr. Bin Li (Drummer, China National Peking Opera Company, Beijing).

On Friday, December 6th, at 7:00pm, four Peking Opera pieces will be presented: “Goddess Showering Flowers from Heaven” featuring Ms. Yingchun Li; “Bringing up Mencius” (excerpt) featuring Mr. Rujun Wu); “Judge Bao Prosecuting a Corrupt Judge from Hell” starring Mr. Yanyi Yang; and “Poetic Justice” (excerpts) starring Mr. Jianguo Zhang.  A reception will be held prior to the evening’s performances from 6:00-7:00pm in the Schimmel Lobby.   The Confucius Institute will present awards to the guest artists in recognition of their outstanding performances.  On Sunday, December 8th, at 2:00pm, the full version of “The Romance of the Three Kingdoms” (starring Mr. Jianguo Zhang, Mr. Yanyi Yang and Mr. Yuqing Wang) will be performed, preceded by a jinghu (spiked fiddle) solo by Mr. Rujun Wu.  

As part of the festival, NYCOS will host three events at the Queens Library Flushing Branch (41-17 Main Street), including two lectures on Chinese Opera and Drama.  On Tuesday, December 3rd, 6:30pm—8:00pm, there will be a lecture on “The Magic of Peking Opera” hosted by principle guest artists from Beijing, Toronto and Tokyo.  On Sunday, December 1st, from 1:00pm—3:00pm, NYCOS and the Association of Chinese Calligraphy in America will cohost “Sunday Afternoon Tea and Chinese Calligraphy with Mr. Jianguo Zhang.”

Jianguo Zhang, President of the China National Peking Opera Company, Troupe III, is an acclaimed performer of the Xi School of Peking Opera.  He has participated in past Winter Cultural Exchange Festivals and is quite popular among opera fans.  He is known for his lead roles in “The Town of Bai Di,” “The Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” “The General and Prime Minister” and other Peking Opera pieces.

Yanyi Yang, acclaimed performer of Qiu School, was previously the National First Class performer in the Comrade Troupe of Beijing Military Region. He is famous for his clear and resonant voice.

Rujun Wu, Director of Peking Opera Company in Japan is skilled in both performing and composing. During his stay in Japan, he successfully combined jinghu (Chinese traditional instrument) and popular music elements to create fresh, unique music.

For tickets and more information about the operas or lectures, please contact NYCOS at (212)-227-2920 or mail@nycos.org or visit www.nycos.org.

About the New York Chinese Opera Society
The New York Chinese Opera Society, Inc. (NYCOS) is a nonprofit organization consisting of volunteers, opera admirers, trained artists and musicians. We believe and appreciate that Chinese Opera with its known historical significance is an important and integral part of Chinese heritage. This art form that so richly rooted in our culture is sorely in need of our support before it becomes a lost art. We also believe that through the efforts of organizations such as ours, the traditions of Chinese Opera with its distinct style of music, singing, instrumentation and staging can be preserved and enhanced.

 

About the Confucius Institute at Pace University
Located at the financial, civic, and cultural center of Manhattan, The Confucius Institute at Pace University is the first university-based institute of its kind in New York City. Founded in partnership with Nanjing Normal University and China’s Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, Pace’s Confucius Institute integrates pedagogical, scholarly, and professional expertise to promote the learning of Chinese language and culture and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding between people in the United States and China.

 

Contact:

Ms. Yilin Wang, Director of Programming and Development

New York Chinese Opera Society, Inc.

Telephone number: (212)-227-2920

Email: yilin_24880822@msn.com

 

Mr. Ansel Lurio, Program Coordinator

Confucius Institute at Pace University

Telephone number: 212-346-1686

Email: alurio@pace.edu

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New York Times: "Across Generations, Gathering Insights - A Review of '4000 Miles, 'at Pace University"

11/20/2013

New York Times: "Across Generations, Gathering Insights - A Review of '4000 Miles, 'at Pace University"

Alice Cannon as Vera and Jacob Perkins as Leo in the Hudson Stage Company’s production of “4000 Miles” at Woodward Hall Theater at Pace University.

Read the New York Times Theater Review.

 

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Business Insider: "The CIA Hemorrhages Spies to Top Wall Street Firms"

11/20/2013

Business Insider: "The CIA Hemorrhages Spies to Top Wall Street Firms"

. . . “There are trillions of dollars of illegal currency in constant circulation. Improved enforcement on transactions is a must, and regulators are pressing for more and better training of professionals in the financial institution sector,” said John James, executive director at the Center for Global Governance, Reporting and Regulation at Pace University in New York.

Read the story by Business Insider.

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TheStreet: "Snark-Nado: What Happened With JP Morgan's Epic Twitter Fail"

11/19/2013

TheStreet: "Snark-Nado: What Happened With JP Morgan's Epic Twitter Fail"

. . . “This was a highly unusual move by JP Morgan, given the nature of recent news stories about the company and the large fines being levied on the bank,” says Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems in New York. “Companies like JP Morgan are careful about who can ask questions during earnings calls and at other events, so I am surprised that they planned this open dialog and Q&A session.”

Read the story on TheStreet.

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Associated Press: "Challenges Abound for Twitter Heading into IPO"

11/05/2013

Associated Press: "Challenges Abound for Twitter Heading into IPO"

. . .”Users’ attention and time is becoming more fragmented, and so is the advertising revenue,” says Larry Chiagouris, a Pace University marketing professor who studies social media.

Read the story by the Associated Press.

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Researchers at Pace University Explore the Lived Experiences of Families Members that Have the Possible Risk of Genetic Mutations That Cause Sudden Cardiac Death

11/05/2013

Researchers at Pace University Explore the Lived Experiences of Families Members That Have the Possible Risk of Genetic Mutations That Cause Sudden Cardiac Death

NEW YORK – As a researcher at Pace University in New York, Esma Paljevic, EdD, RN, CPNP, was astonished to find out that according to the American Heart Association there were 4000 deaths per year in individuals under the age of 35 due to undiagnosed disturbances of heart rhythm, such as long QT Syndrome (2009).

Paljevic is an assistant professor of nursing at Pace University’s College of Health Professions. She found this statistic to be especially alarming since the 2003 Human Genome Project has changed the general focus from disease management to disease prevention. Healthcare professionals now largely concentrate on providing personalized medicine to individuals instead of waiting for a potential sudden cardiac event. Paljevic is part of an interprofessional group of healthcare specialists in a “cardiogenetics clinic” that assesses, evaluates, tests and treats families at risk for sudden cardiac death.

One particular family that has benefited from this inter-professional cardio genetic approach to care is that of a 9 year old girl who lost her father and brother to sudden cardiac death a year ago.

Paljevic and her team were able to determine that both deceased members of her family had genetic mutations that caused their sudden cardiac death. They tested the young girl’s blood and found that she had the same mutation her father and brother had.

They then prescribed specific beta blockers and provided her with an internal defibrillator to prevent potential sudden cardiac events and prevent her from having the same deadly outcome to which her father and brother succumbed.

Paljevic does research on this comprehensive approach to cardiogenetic care that provides hope with scientific knowledge. Her recent research study explored the challenges that family members experience with feelings of guilt, fear and ambivalence of genetic testing. Her research uncovered the encouraging feelings family members often have regarding the inter-professional approach of this cardiogenetics clinic. Her research revealed family members had feelings of “being heard” and “meaningfulness” when asked about their experiences in the cardiogenetics clinic.

Before this approach, many families encountered “fragmented care” and found this distressing. They were trying to find out what happened to their loved one who died of a sudden cardiac death and what it meant to the rest of their family, especially the children. The families needed to make separate appointments for the adult cardiologist, the geneticist, the social worker, the pediatric cardiologist. This was very frustrating and inconvenient for the families and the practitioners did not have time to talk to one other regarding the same patients. The families received mixed information and were unclear of what their risk was and how to proceed.

Paljevic’s team participated in educational events for primary care practitioners to describe this unique approach, what to look for and when to refer families that may be at risk.

Research shows that families that are referred to Paljevic’s clinic feel that they are understood and heard. They prefer this approach to that of the fragmented “standard” approach.

“The young girl’s mother and grandmother now feel very reassured that everything is being done for the child and that there were health professionals that really understood the complexity of this health issue,” Paljevic said.

 

Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

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BizEd: "Idea Central"

11/01/2013

BizEd: "Idea Central"

. . . Embracing an interdisciplinary purpose brings a sense of excitement to a business school and its entrepreneurial center, says Bruce Bachenheimer, who directs the Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Opened in February 2012 in a building near New York City Hall, eLab’s purpose is not only to augment the school’s entrepreneurship curriculum with events and services, but also to bring together the schools of business, arts and sciences, health professions, education, and computer science and information systems in crossdisciplinary problem solving.

“I recently met with education students who want to develop new educational technologies to teach STEM subjects to New York City high school students—they call themselves ‘edupreneurs,’” says Bachenheimer. “We’re working with nursing students to help them collaborate with computer science students to develop mobile apps for the field of gerontology. Bringing together students from different colleges has been exciting.”

Read the article in BizEd, a bi-monthly magazine for individuals and organizations involved or interested in collegiate business education.

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Newsday: New Pace University Residence Hall Opens in Lower Manhattan as Part of Major Revitalization Plan for Pace Campuses

11/01/2013

Newsday: New Pace University Residence Hall Opens in Lower Manhattan as Part of Major Revitalization Plan for Pace Campuses

Newsday ran a story on the opening of Pace’s new residence hall at 182 Broadway in lower Manhattan.

From Newsday:

Pace University officials formally opened the new residence hall for Pace students at 182 Broadway in lower Manhattan on Monday afternoon in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house with tours and reception.

Read the full article here.

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Pace Residence Hall Opens in Lower Manhattan as Part of Revitalization Plan

10/31/2013

Pace Residence Hall Opens in Lower Manhattan as Part of Revitalization Plan

182 Broadway Officially Opened in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 

NEW YORK – Pace University officials formally opened the new residence hall for Pace students at 182 Broadway in lower Manhattan on Monday afternoon in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house with tours and reception.

Pace officials on hand included President Stephen J. Friedman, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer William J. McGrath, Provost Uday Sukhatme, PhD, and Dean for Students Marijo Russell-O’Grady. President of the Residence Hall Association at Pace’s lower Manhattan campus, Steven Nolte, and Student Government Association President Michael Creneti represented students.

“This new 23-story residence hall provides wonderful housing for 600 students,” said Friedman at the ribbon cutting ceremony. “It is just one of three new buildings in our growing footprint in Lower Manhattan. Earlier this year, we opened a new Performing Arts Center at 140 William, home to Pace Performing Arts, one of our fastest growing programs and one of the best in the nation. And in 2015, we will welcome 700 students to Beekman Tower, another residence hall under construction at the corner of Beekman and William.”

“This new residence hall will be a major enhancement for generations of Pace students who value the experience of living and learning in lower Manhattan,” said McGrath. “We’ve been providing professional leaders and scholarship to the community since we started here 107 years ago, and we intend to be a force in the area’s continuing rebirth.”

The official unveiling followed four years of planning and construction as part of Pace University’s Master Plan to revitalize its campuses in lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY.

The residence hall at 182 Broadway opened its doors this fall to students. Other University residences downtown are at 55 John Street, 106 Fulton Street and in the University’s multi-function building at 1 Pace Plaza, just east of City Hall. Construction recently began on another new residence hall at 33 Beekman Street. The university broke ground last week on a $100M revitalization project for its Pleasantville campus which includes two new residence halls and several other enhancements.

SL Green has conveyed a long-term ground lease condominium interest to Pace for the residence hall portion of the new building at 182 Broadway. Karl Fischer Architect from Montreal, Canada, with offices in New York City, is behind the design of the building. Pace’s real estate interests were represented by David A. Falk of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; it was represented legally by Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, Law School, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Media Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

 

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