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Celebrate the Lunar New Year, attend an entrepreneurs roundtable, catch a moving performance from Lula Washington Dance Theatre, and much more on the NYC Campus this week.

Looking for some entertainment to spice up your week? Head to the Schimmel for a performance from Lula Washington Dance Theatre, attend the New York Fado Festival, or ring in the Lunar New Year this week on the NYC Campus.

Monday, February 20

Tu B’shvat (New Year for Trees)
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Birnbaum Library Lobby
Students Supporting Israel will be handing out small plants as part of their New Year for Trees tabling event.

Tuesday, February 21

Adaptive Scheduling over a Wireless Channel under Jamming Talk
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Seidenberg Lounge
Antonio Fernández Anta, PhD, research professor at IMDEA Networks Institute, will present on the wireless networks for the Internet of Things in the Seidenberg Lounge.

Getting Started Workshops (Mandatory for International Students)
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.| 41 Park Row, 14th Floor
If you have never met with Career Services, join us for this workshop! Learn how to find an internship and get started on your career path.

Coaching Clinic for Alumni in Transition
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Welcome Center, One Pace Plaza
Transitioning into alumni can be a confusing time. Learn how to make the switch smoothly in this coaching clinic brought to you by Career Services.

Wednesday, February 22

Budget Allocation Committee Town Hall Meeting
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Lecture Hall North
The Budget Allocation Committee Town Hall Meeting in an open discussion with the executive treasurer of the Student Government Association (SGA), the Budget Allocation Council (BAC) advisers, and fellow student leaders on budget-related topics. This is an opportunity to voice your budget concerns and questions about the BAC guidelines, budget process, and your organizational experience.

Home is Where the Art Is—France: Art History Alive with Janetta Rebold Benton
12:15 p.m. | Schimmel Center
Sneak a peek into the private homes and personal lives of famous painters, sculptors, and architects. In this French lecture, Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, compares these artistic geniuses’ environments to their masterpieces. She will feature the homes of Claude Monet in Giverny, Pierre-Auguste Renoir at Les Collettes in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Auguste Rodin at the Villa des Brillants in Meudon, and Vincent van Gogh in Arles, St-Rémy, and Auvers. The lecture is followed by a catered luncheon, The Conversation Continues, hosted by Benton, and the menu is specially curated to complement the art subject discussed. The Conversation Continues luncheon tickets are available by calling the Schimmel box office. Buy tickets now.

Interview Workshops (Mandatory for International Students)
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.| 41 Park Row, 14th Floor
Are you preparing for upcoming interviews? Have questions about what to say and what employers will ask so you can land an offer? Come to the Career Center’s interview workshops to be prepared and ready to take on every interview with confidence.

Thursday, February 23

Lula Washington Dance Theatre: In Search of Humanism
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Schimmel Center
The Lula Washington Dance Theatre presents In Search of Humanism, a provocative and innovative choreography that explores social and humanitarian issues, including aspects of African American history and culture. In commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement, this program will present excerpts from the following performances: MLK Solo, Little Rock Nine, and Rosa Parks. This program is free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. A standby line will be available for non-ticket holders. Reserve your tickets now.

Deloitte Lecture Series
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Lecture Hall West
A campus recruiting specialist will come to campus to discuss the culture as well as the various career opportunities offered at Deloitte. This will be a great opportunity for students to learn about Deloitte's culture and career paths as well as what it takes to get their foot in the door. Students are asked to dress in business casual attire, and food will be provided.

Fourth Annual Entrepreneurs Roundtable
5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Bianco Room
Come hear panelists Daniela Federici, photographer and director; Richard Cosgrove '84, '86, founder and CEO, Oval Digital, Inc.; and Vato Gogotishvili '13, founder and CEO, Cereal Entrepreneur talk about their experience as successful entrepreneurs. The session will include a reception, panel discussion, audience Q&A, and conclude with networking. To register, visit To learn more about the event, visit

Friday, February 24

The Chinese Language at the UN
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, 4th Floor
Yong Ho, PhD, is the Chinese language supervisor of the UN Chinese program. Hear him share his expertise about the Chinese language at the UN as part of the Chinese Corner Special Lecture Series.

Networking and Informational Interviewing
12:15 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | 41 Park Row, 14th Floor
Build your skills by building connections and attending informational interviews about internship and career opportunities brought to you by Career Services.

Yoga with Beta Alpha Psi
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Reading Room
What better way to unwind than with some yoga along with the members of Beta Alpha Psi. Relax and get to know more about their organization.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre
7:30 p.m. | Schimmel Center
A moving night of dance awaits at the Schimmel. Dancer, teacher, and choreographer, Lula Washington has been praised by critics for her works filled with strong political and social commentary, as well as avant-garde composition and roots in African-American culture. Buy tickets now.

Saturday, February 25

New York Fado Festival Featuring Singer Gisela João
7:30 p.m. | Schimmel Center
Come out to the Schimmel for a passionate Portuguese performance by Gisela João, whose voice is infused with fado—Portuguese blues—traditionally associated with Lisbon’s pubs and cafés and known for its expressive and melancholy character. Her performance will open with a Portuguese guitar and oud duet. Buy tickets now.

Sunday, February 26

2017 Lunar New Year Gala
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Schimmel Center
To mark the Year of the Rooster, the Confucius Institute at Pace University in partnership with the Pace University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (Pace CSSA) will host the 7th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Pace. Scheduled entertainment will include the UN Singers in a return appearance, martial arts, traditional music on the Pipa (Chinese lute), and a raffle. Prior to the event, from 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Center lobby, there will be cultural crafts for children—construction paper lanterns, Chinese knot bracelets, Chinese yo-yo, and paper cutting—hosted by the Global Language Project, and refreshments for all.

For more happening February 27 and beyond, check back next week!