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This Week in NYC: December 5-11

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As the year winds down, be sure to check out everything the NYC Campus has going on so that you’re well ahead of the curve come spring semester.

Swing dancing, engaging speakers, and a hackathon—whatever your fancy, the beginning of December has it going on. Take a break from studying for finals see what’s happening on campus, starting with:

Monday, December 5

Swing Dance Like it’s 1941
7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Student Union
Old timey dances include (but are not limited to) the Charleston, swing dancing, twerking. While you may need to wait a few years for a “party like it’s 2013” night, come out to the Student Union on Tuesday and get your swing dance on. Hosted by the Department of History and the Center of East Asian Studies, the night will feature a live big band, dancers of all ages, and will bring you back to a time before DJs and computers ruled the music scene. Register here.

Tuesday, December 6

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Information Session
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | 163 William, 2nd Floor
Seidenberg professors Miguel Mosteiro and Christelle Scharff will be hosting a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) information session. No matter your area of study, you’ll learn the steps you’ll need to take in order to effectively immerse yourself in the world of undergraduate research—which very well may spawn a future career, or even lead to a major breakthrough.

Wednesday, December 7

Big Data: Innovative Spotlight Speaker Series with Mike Adler
12:00 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | 163 William, 2nd Floor
For the latest edition of the Innovative Spotlight Speaker Series—where professionals come to Pace to speak about their experiences in the tech industry—Seidenberg will be hosting Mike Adler, Principal, KPMG. Adler is a Principal in KPMG’s Insurance Management Consulting practice, where he works with leading insurance and financial companies to drive positive transformation through leveraging digital, data, analytics, technological, and operational practices. In other words, Adler understands the value behind the numbers and information that make companies tick. To register, click here. Lunch will be provided.

Pearl Harbor Remembered
12:10 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Student Union
Join the Department of History and Center for East Asian Studies as they host a commemoration ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which launched the United States into the Second World War. The event will include a roundtable discussion moderated by Professor Michael Rosenberg, as well as film clips. 

News—Real or Fake?
12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | E101 Computer Lab
Got questions about how to tell real news from fake? Come to a short workshop at the Birnbaum Library to learn about the fake news trend. We’ll go over tips to help you develop your news analysis skills. Don’t get duped! Contact Sarah Cohn, with questions.

Thursday, December 8

An Evening with Author Taylor Larson
6:00 p.m. | Student Union
Author Taylor Larson is coming to Pace to read from her debut novel, Stranger, Father, Beloved, which is about a wealthy man who “has reached a crossroads after a lifetime of repression and denial, sending him—and his family—into a slow spiral towards a total breakdown.” The reading will be followed by a discussion about fiction writing with novelist and poet Jaime Manrique, who has been a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation of the Arts, as well as the winner of Colombia’s National Poetry Award and the International Latino Book Award.  

RA Info Session
9:00 p.m. | 33 Beekman
Interested in becoming a Resident Assistant? Be sure to attend a mandatory info session, see what the job is all about, and start sending in those applications! If you can’t make this date, information sessions will also be held on December 12, 13, and January 31. For more information click here, or e-mail

Friday, December 9

Web Design Hackathon
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.| 163 William Street, 2nd Floor
Come to Pace Computing Society’s annual hackathon—teams will arrive and be given a theme to build their website around (last year’s theme was “online games”) and will be given four and a half hours to build a website that best suits that theme. Teams will be judged based on code and functionality, visual and design, and creativity. First place wins and iPad mini, and second and third place will receive monetary prizes! For more information and to register, click here. Teams must register by December 7.