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The Fall 2012 semester brought a variety of important people and cultural events to both of Pace’s campuses. On November 12, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor met with Pace Law School students in a day-long visit to the Law School’s Campus where she was joined by several of her former Pace Law externs–now distinguished alumni–to answer questions from current students about legal practice, the Supreme Court, judging, and more.

For the third year, Shakespeare’s Globe of London returned to Pace in September with a traveling production of Hamlet. Following a widely-acclaimed tour and run at the Globe in 2011, a handful of players performed a raw, thrillingly elemental production of Hamlet both at Pace’s Schimmel Theatre and an outdoor performance on the lawn at our Westchester Campus.

On November 29, President and CEO of the NY Federal Reserve Bank William C. Dudley sat down with Pace President Stephen J. Friedman for an illuminating talk on the post-election economy and the regional and national economic outlook for 2013. The event was part of the InsideTrack, a series that brings renowned thought leaders and policymakers to Pace University for captivating discussion on topics that affect us all.

Over the coming months, there are a few events, opportunities, and deadlines that you and your student should be aware of.

Important academic and residential dates:

Jump ahead toward graduation or warm up with an online course this January, where your student can earn three credits in just four weeks. January intersession offers courses on everything from politics to hip-hop, and algebra to the sexual revolution. Intersession classes begin on January 2, 2013, so don’t delay—encourage your student to register today.

And don’t forget, the Spring 2013 Semester kicks off on Wednesday, January 23. Students who have applied to become Resident Advisers (RAs) or Orientation Leaders should stay tuned for more information about their upcoming spring orientation sessions.

Also keep in mind that the room selection process for students returning for Fall 2013 will begin in mid-March. For more information about the room selection process, housing points, and general guidelines, visit

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration:

In celebration of Black History Month, Academy Award-nominated director and producer Spike Lee will visit Pace on Thursday, January 31, to contribute to the University’s ongoing dialogue on justice. Brought to the University by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Lee will discuss what it means to “do the right thing.” For more information, visit

 Performing Arts Events and Opportunities:

The Musical Theater Program at Pace is currently accepting submissions of new musical theater works for a series of performances as part of Pace New Musicals. The chosen piece will be given a full reading in the Schaeberle Theater on January 22-27.

The Pace Presents 2012-2013 season continues at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts with Soldier Songs, a combination of elements including theatre, opera, rock-infused-concert music, and animation.  Scheduled for February, is a performance by the leaders in a new wave of Southern Italy’s beloved pizzica tarantata Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. Back by popular demand, Pace Distinguished Professor Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, returns for her second season of lectures at the Schimmel after 30 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  To purchase tickets or to learn more about these and other events, visit


Head up to the Westchester Campus for the Men’s Basketball Alumni Day on February 2. Alumni are welcome to attend the women’s basketball varsity game vs. Stonehill beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tours of the recently updated fitness center will run at 3:00 p.m., followed by the men’s basketball varsity tip-off vs. Stonehill at 3:30 p.m. All alumni in attendance will receive special recognition on court at half-time.

Following the game, an alumni reception will be held in the VIP Room at 5:15 p.m. Director of Athletics Mark Brown will provide alumni with updates on the athletics department and special guest Sam Smith ’70 will talk about his career as a journalist covering the National Basketball Association.

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