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Following an impressive spring lineup of events that included the grand opening of the new Performing Arts building, an InsideTrack on the changes taking place in media and publishing with Pace Trustee and President and CEO of RR Donnelley and Sons Thomas J. Quinlan III ’85, the two-night premiere of  ¡Viva La Tortuga!: Meshing Conservation and Culture in Magdalena Bay, a documentary  written, shot, and produced by PLV Media and Communication Arts students on location in Baja, and the NOW-NYC Mayoral Forum, featuring the Republican, Democratic, and Independent candidates for NYC Mayor  on issues important to women, Pace has some late spring and summer events including River to River Festival and the Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner.

Cultural Events
After Commencement commences on May 17, the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet pirouettes in with An Evening of Commedia and Classicism featuring Harlequinade, a one-act ballet based on the Commedia Dell’arte and two acts of the timeless classic Sleeping Beauty, on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, at Pace’s Schimmel Theatre. To purchase tickets, click here.

The Schimmel Theatre will also help kick off River to River Festival, a month-long celebration of fun and free events ranging from music to movies to theater to art to dance in downtown Manhattan. Bang on a Can returns to downtown Manhattan on Sunday, June 16 for its annual Bang on a Can Marathon, an incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the globe. This year, prepare for 9 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative pioneering musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s newest exciting young artists.

On June 23 and 30, River to River continues with the New York Electronic Art Festival, bringing cutting-edge electronic artwork from artists working across the arts and technology spectrum to the Schimmel Theatre. On June 25, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company presents an evening of five composed works—including two music and dance world premieres—in honor of the 45th anniversary of the company and Lubovitch’s 50th year in dance. The evening will feature live performances by Ransom Wilson’s group, Le Train Bleu, and special musical guests.

So Percussion and legendary performance visualists The Joshua Light Show collaborate to create a River to River event to remember on July 13. So Percussion performs works of their own from Amid the Noise, Imaginary City, and Where (we) Live, along with special guests including Grey Mcmurray, Angelica Negron, and Kaoru Watanabe. For more information on events at the Schimmel and around downtwon, visit

Scholarship and Academic Fundraising Events
On Tuesday, May 21, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems will host the 18th Annual Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception at Bank of New York Mellon. Seidenberg will honor IBM Fellow Emeritus and retired EVP Innovation and Technology Nicholas Donofrio, a 44-year IBM veteran who holds seven technology patents. Proceeds support Pace students by providing much-needed scholarship funding and underwriting key academic initiatives.

The Lubin School of Business invites you to take par in the 15th Annual Lubin Golf Classic at the Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, Long Island on Tuesday, May 28. In addition to a competitive round of golf, the outing includes brunch, a cocktail reception, dinner, a silent auction, and raffles. The Lubin Golf Classic supports scholarships for Lubin undergraduate students and special projects to enhance Lubin’s competitive standing with other leading business schools.

On Wednesday, June 26, the Office of Alumni Relations will host the Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner at the Central Park Zoo. Honorees include Andrew Mathias, president of the SL Green Realty Corp. (LIM Award); Michael Szenberg, PhD, distinguished professor of economics and past Chairman of the Finance and Economics Department at Pace’s Lubin School of  Business (Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award); and Graduate Management Program for Women Alumnae (Innovator Award). Proceeds from this signature fundraising event support the Student Scholarship Program and special projects selected by the President.

The Pace School of Education will host Ensuring Learning for All Students, a one-day conference for teachers, administrators, and educational professionals on successful practices for students who struggle, on Wednesday, May 22, on the White Plains Campus.  Regional colleagues will present their work and proven strategies.

For the fifth year in a row, The Left Forum–one of the largest gatherings of progressive intellectuals, activists, academicians, and organizations from around the world–arrives on Pace’s NYC Campus on June 7–9. The Forum, which will focus on Mobilizing for Ecological/Economic Transformation, highlights and encourages pushing forward progressive agendas for social change, and includes panels and presentations to share ideas for understanding and transforming the world. Speakers at this year’s event include U.S. political theorist, activist, professor, and author Noam Chomsky, who will provide a global political analysis and will speak to the theme, and Oscar Award-winning director Oliver Stone, who will be joined by co-writers, to discuss his 10-part Showtime series, Untold History of the United States, and the political challenges the series raises today.

Eleven Pace faculty members will participate in eight panels on topics including climate justice, overpopulation, sustainability and a special Authors Roundtable on Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World, featuring Pace Political Science professors and authors Christopher Malone, Meghana Nayak, Emily Welty, and Matthew Bolton.

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