We're kicking off the academic year right with Convocation 2018 in NYC and PLV. This year's speakers include Lubin Dean Neil Braun and award-winning author Imbolo Mbue.
On Tuesday, September 4, Pace University will hold its 11th annual Convocation on both the Pleasantville and New York City campuses. Convocation, the Latin word for “calling together,” brings together first-year students on each campus to introduce them to the Pace Community.
This year’s common reader—which will be discussed by our keynote speakers and woven into the first-year curriculum—will be Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue.
New York City Campus
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Schimmel Center and Gymnasium
Convocation begins at 9:00 a.m. for Dyson students
Convocation begins at 11:45 a.m. for CHP, Lubin, Seidenberg, and SOE students
Neil Braun, JD
Dean, Lubin School of Business
Neil Braun is the Dean of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. He has been President of the NBC Television Network and Chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment. He has also been an internet and environmental entrepreneur, a film producer, and a corporate attorney. Dean Braun serves on the board of directors of IMAX Corporation and its Audit and Governance committees. He is also on the board and Chair of the Audit committee of a national anti-hunger organization, Share Our Strength. He has taught an MBA course in economic models of media and entertainment at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the capstone course in Lubin’s Arts and Entertainment Management program. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center
Convocation begins at 3:30 p.m.
New York Times best-selling author
Imbolo Mbue is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Behold the Dreamers, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and an Oprah's Book Club selection. After reading Imbolo Mbue's debut, National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson remarked: "Who is this Imbolo Mbue and where has she been hiding?" This is the question many were asking themselves when Mbue's manuscript lit up the literary community in 2014.
Mbue's book is informed by her experience of being an African immigrant and the experiences of immigrants from around the world who shared their stories with her. She grew up in Limbe, Cameroon before moving to the United States in 1998. She holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MA from Columbia University. Mbue lives in New York City.
A self-taught writer who learned by reading great fiction authors like Toni Morrison and Jonathan Franzen, Imbolo Mbue speaks about her writing process and how her own life experiences shaped her debut novel.
For more information about registering to attend Convocation as a faculty or staff member, please visit the Convocation website.
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