MEDIA ALERT: Tuesday, Dec 13 at 7 PM – “The Global Marketplace: Challenges & Opportunities” – An Inside Track Event with Pace President Stephen J. Friedman and Mario J. Gabelli, Institutional Investor’s “Money Manager of the Year”

Get the “INSIDE TRACK” on the global marketplace with Pace President Stephen J. Friedman and Award-Winning Money Manager Mario Gabelli. Gabelli’s firm returned 28.6% for institutional clients in 2010, and has generated annualized returns of 16.3% since 1977.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 at 7:00 PM, NYC CAMPUS

INSIDE TRACK WITH PRESIDENT STEPHEN J. FRIEDMAN

 Institutional Investor’s “Money Manager of the Year”

Mario J. Gabelli discusses:

” The Global Marketplace: Challenges & Opportunities”

 Gabelli’s firm returned 28.6% for institutional clients in 2010,

has generated annualized returns of 16.3% since 1977 

 

When: Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Where: Pace University, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038. Directions: http://bit.ly/qxH0g3

Who: Mario J. Gabelli, one of the leading investors of our time in a compelling discussion on the unique challenges and opportunities of today’s global marketplace. Gabelli is the founder, Chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (NYSE:GBL), with $31.3 billion in assets under management, a widely recognized provider of investment advice and financial services to alternative investments, mutual funds, institutional, and high net worth investors. GAMCO returned 28.6% for institutional clients in 2010, and since inception in 1977 has generated annualized returns of 16.3%.

Gabelli is a frequent commentator on CNBC and CNN and in financial print media including Institutional Investor, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, Money and Changing Times. In April, Institutional Investor selected Gabelli as “Money Manager of the Year.”

Inside Track with President Stephen J. Friedman brings renowned thought leaders and policymakers into engaging conversations on critical issues with Pace’s president, a former senior partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLC, commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury; executive vice president at The Equitable Companies Incorporated and the E.F. Hutton Group Inc., and U.S. Supreme Court law clerk. Each guest’s presentation is followed by a question-and-answer session including questions from the audience.

RSVP: The event is free and open to the public and the Pace community. Media admission by press passes. Please register in advance online at www.pace.edu/insidetrack.

Furthermore: Among Gabelli’s ace stock pickers is a team called FOCUS FIVE which selects five stocks every quarter that should outperform the market in a significant way. The group has an impressive performance record – beating the market averages each quarter. Since FOCUS FIVE’s inception on January 31, 2006, its stock bets have risen over 200% versus about 4.5% for the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index. FOCUS FIVE’S stock picks for the current quarter are:

  • Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ) – one of the world’s largest uranium producers.
  • Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) –  a world leader in the supply of driveline products
  • Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) – a natural gas provider to more than 1.8 million customers
  • Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) – next generation wireless
  • Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) – a spin-out of ITT’s water unit.

Gabelli’s long term philosophy is to “use the news of the day as a tailwind for your investment future,” managing investments against long-term trends in world affairs. GAMCO Investors, Inc. is best known for research-driven, value-oriented equity investing expertise based on the principles of Graham & Dodd — that is, investing in undervalued companies that have a high probability of achieving their intrinsic or private value over time.

 Pace Media Contact: Samuella Becker, sbecker2@pace.edu, 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172

IT News Africa: Top 10 Telecoms Leaders in Africa

Pace alumnus Mike Adenuga is the Nigerian Chairman and CEO of Globacom and is listed as number four of the top 10 telecom leaders in Africa.

Pace alumnus Mike Adenuga is the Nigerian Chairman and CEO of Globacom, popularly known as GLO.

Adenuga’s rise to wealth and accompanying fame is an interesting story. His resolve to succeed against all odds started when, while in America, he worked as a taxi driver and security guard to sustain himself in school.

Adenuga had his secondary school education at the Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan, Oyo State, before proceeding to the North-Western University in Oklahoma and Pace University, New York, both in the United States where he studied business administration.

GLO is privately owned by the Mike Adenuga Group which also consists of Equatorial Trust Bank (ETB), Conoil PLC, a petroleum marketing company, and Conoil Producing, a crude exploration company.

via Top 10 Telecoms Leaders in Africa.

The Journal News: FDNY firefighter tells kids about 1st day on job: 9/11/01 | The Journal News | LoHud.com | LoHud.com

Most people recall their first day on a new job as memorable, but for Jason Cascone of Hartsdale, a Pace alumnus who started work as a New York City firefighter on Sept. 11, 2001, it was so much more.

FDNY firefighter tells kids about 1st day on job: 9/11/01 | The Journal News | LoHud.com

 

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The Strawberry One-Act Festival (NYC/Summer 2011) Abounds with Actors Studio Drama School Playwrights, Actors and Directors

The Strawberry One-Act Festival features six recent graduates of The Actors Studio Drama School’s MFA Program. Ellen Orchid’s “Criminal Mischief” (Thursday, July 28 at 9 pm) and Kerri Campbell Evans’ “Weight” (Saturday, July 30 at 7 pm) take the stage at the Hudson Guild Theater, 441 West 26th Street (between 9th & 10th Avenue), NYC.

A sweet treat this summer is the 20th annual Strawberry One-Act Festival , a play competition in which the audience and the theatre’s judges cast their votes to select the best play of the season.  Twice a year, hundreds of plays from across the country are submitted for the competition.  Plays move from the 1st Round to the Semi-Finals and then the Finals.  The playwright of the winning play receives $1,500.00 and the opportunity to have a full-length play developed by the Riant.  The awards to be presented are Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. 
 
Here are some familiar names that you may remember from past Actors Studio Drama School Spring Repertory Seasons:
 
Thursday, July 28th at 9:00 pm
 
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF by Ellen Orchid (MFA ’09)
Directed by Ellen Orchid (MFA ’09)
Featuring: Melinda Graham (MFA ’10), Suzanne Darrell (MFA ’10), and Angel Dillemuth (MFA ’10)
He was a great boyfriend.  Until his wife showed up.
 
 
Saturday, July 30th at 7:00 pm

WEIGHT by Kerri Campbell Evans (MFA ’10)
Directed by Larissa Dzegar (MFA ’09)
Featuring:  Melinda Graham (MFA ’10), Geiselle Nix-Fauntleroy, and Kerri Campbell Evans (MFA ’09)
3 embryos, 2 women & 1 waiting room

 
The Strawberry One-Act Festival is held at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street, NYC.  Tickets: www.therianttheatre.com

Hometown News

News of this past years graduating class was sent to hundreds of hometown newspapers nationwide and resulted in numerous mentions and 56 Facebook posts.

News of this past years graduating class was sent to hundreds of hometown newspapers nationwide and resulted in numerous mentions and 56 Facebook posts. Some of the hometown newspapers that picked up the stories included: StrausNews.com, NJ Today, and Annapolis Capital.

BroadwayWorld.com: “WITH A SHRUG” Made Semi-Finalist in Samuel French Off Off B’way Short Play Fest”

WITH A SHRUG by Playwright Nicholas Priore will be presented at the 36th Annual Samuel French Inc. Off Off Broadway (OOB) Short Play Festival on Friday, July 22 at 8 pm, at The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, NYC). It is one of 40 plays chosen from over 1,000 submissions by playwriting workshops, university theatre programs and professional companies across the country. Running time: 30 minutes.

“It’s a great honor to be involved with the Samuel French OOB Festival this summer…our team is very excited to share this work,” Playwright Nicholas Priore told BroadwayWorld.com.
 
“All in the Family” – The Actors Studio Connection
 
“Everyone involved With a Shrug is associated in some way with The Actors Studio,” said Priore, who studied playwriting at The Actors Studio Drama School, where he graduated with an MFA in Theatre (’10).  He has spent the last year as a Working Finalist in The Actors Studio’s Playwright Directors Workshop and Playwright Directors Unit.
 
Synopsis.  Gina Bonati, a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio, stars as Shelley, who is cleaning out her old childhood home after the death of her reclusive father when David Holmes, currently an intern at The Actors Studio who plays Chris, pays a visit to retrieve something he had her father borrow.  Robert Haufrecht, a member of The Actors Studio’s Playwright Directors Workshop, directs.

NEWS RELEASE: “With a Shrug” by Playwright Nicholas Priore (MFA ’10, The Actors Studio Drama School) Among 40 Elite Semi-Finalists in Samuel French’s 36th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival – Will Be Presented July 22 in NYC

Chosen from over 1,030 submissions by playwriting workshops, university theatre programs, and professional companies nationwide, “With a Shrug” by Playwright Nicholas Priore (MFA ’10) will be presented at the 36th Annual Samuel French, Inc. Off Off Broadway (OOB) Short Play Festival at 8 pm on July 22nd at The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, NYC). Powerhouse theatrical publisher Samuel French is one of the largest and most prestigious publishing houses in the world.

Pace Media Contact: Samuella Becker, sbecker2@pace.edu, 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172

With a Shrug by Playwright Nicholas Priore (Actors Studio Drama School MFA ’10) Semi-Finalist in

Samuel French’s 36th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

– July 22, 8 pm at The Lion Theatre on Theater Row, New York City

NEW YORK, NY, July 13, 2011 – Chosen from over 1,030 submissions by playwriting workshops, university theatre programs, and professional companies nationwide, With a Shrug by Playwright Nicholas Priore (MFA ’10, The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University) and produced by Pamela Scott/Aching Dogs Theatre Company will be presented at the 36th Annual Samuel French, Inc. Off Off Broadway (OOB) Short Play Festival at 8 pm on July 22nd at The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, NYC).

The week-long festival features a full program of 40 selected plays performed for a panel of judges comprised of established playwrights, agents and Samuel French editorial staff.  Six finalists are chosen to have their plays licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.

 “It’s a great honor to be involved with the Samuel French OOB Festival this summer…our team is very excited to share this work,” said Priore.  “Everyone involved With a Shrug is associated in some way with the Actors Studio, “he added. “Gina Bonati, a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio, stars as Shelley, who is cleaning out her old childhood home after the death of her reclusive father when David Holmes, currently an intern at the Actors Studio who plays Chris, pays a visit to retrieve something he had her father borrow.  With a Shrug is directed by Robert Haufrecht, a member of the Actors Studio’s Playwright Directors Workshop.” 

For additional insight into the play and Priore’s thought process in creating it, go to http://oob.samuelfrench.com/index.php/the-final-forty/with-a-shrug-by-nicholas-priore

About the Playwright

Nicholas Priore was born and raised in Utica, NY, where he endured a Catholic education and graduated from Notre Dame High School.  He studied fiction and poetry for four years at SUNY-Purchase, earning a BA in Creative Writing, and went on to study playwriting at the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, where he graduated with an MFA (May ’10).  He spent the past year as a finalist at the Actors Studio, and as a member of their Playwright Directors Workshop and Playwright Directors Unit.  Some of his plays include Unearthing the Tramp (ASDS Rep), Better than Nothing (Manhattan Rep), Beanie (Actors Studio PDU), Stuck (American Global Theatre), With a Shrug (Gallery Players) and Broken Record (Actors Studio PDW).  

About the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

For more information about the festival, plays, playwrights and participating companies, please visit the official festival website at www.samuelfrench.com/oobfestival. By requiring authors to collaborate with a producing organization and present their work in performance, Samuel French seeks to encourage the collaborative and creative process of playwriting.

All tickets are $18.  For more information and ticket purchase, call Telecharge 800-432-7250 or log onto www.telecharge.com. The 36th Annual Off Off Broadway Original Short Play Festival will run July 19th – July 24th at The Lion Theatre, Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY). 

The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University is the only MFA theater program officially sanctioned by The Actors Studio. The entire faculty is chosen and approved – and the curriculum is designed and supervised – by the leadership of The Actors Studio through its Curriculum Advisory Committee, including the Presidents of The Actors Studio, Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino. All students –actors, directors, playwrights – train side-by-side as actors. All students participate in the Craft Seminars known to the world as the Bravo Network television series, “Inside the Actors Studio,” hosted by James Lipton.

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Hispanic Executive: “Top Scholar” Sergio Castillo, The Actors Studio Drama School (MFA ’11)

The July/August issue of Hispanic Executive explores the leaders in today’s Hispanic community that elicit change – such as “Top Scholar” pick Sergio Castillo (MFA ’11).

Here are highlights from a full-page interview with “Top Scholar” Sergio Castillo which appears in the July/August issue of Hispanic Executive (see pages 11 and 13): 

When looking at MFA programs, why did you choose the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University?

I always wanted to go to New York and study there.  One of the reasons I chose this program is because of Delia Salvi, a woman I studied with during my undergrad at UCLA.  She was an alumni of the Actors Studio and one of the strongest acting teachers I have ever had.  I also remember watching Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton when I was young, and being inspired by everyone he interviewed.  Another thing that attracted me to this school is its commitment to the teachings of Lee Strasberg.  I think all of the great actors of modern America came out of this tradition of teaching.

What do you like about your program?

I think the program really tests each student and his or her talents.  Inevitably, it helps the artist discover things about himself. It demands you to be truthful and explore your own character.  The program forces you to ask questions about yourself and reality that you wouldn’t normally ask, and it is through this exploration that truthful forms of humanity come out.  Overall, I think it is the intimacy of the program that is appealing to me.

After completing the MFA program at Pace University, what do you hope to do?

I hope to work as an actor, writer, and director.  Right now, I am actually planning to direct a show for the New York Fringe Festival.  I am very much committed to doing theater, but I hope to occasionally do some film.

Press & Sun-Bulletin: Former Pace Athlete Selected as an All-American Scholar-Athlete

Press & Sun-Bulletin reports that a recent Pace graduate, defenseman Patrick Joyce, was selected by The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association as an honorable mention All-American as well as a USILA Scholar Athlete. Another former Pace athlete is featured in a Patch article. Natalie Hinz discusses her experience interning with the Ossining Police Department for three months.

Press & Sun-Bulletin reports that a recent Pace graduate, defenseman Patrick Joyce, was selected by The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association as an honorable mention All-American as well as a USILA Scholar Athlete.

View the Press & Sun-Bulletin article here.

The official site of Pace University Athletics.

NEWS RELEASE: Former Pace Lacrosse Star Andrew Wasik Selected to Northeast-10 Hall of Fame

SOUTH EASTON, Mass.- The Northeast-10 Conference has selected former Pace University Men’s Lacrosse All-American Andrew Wasik for induction into their Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Wasik played for the Setters from 1998-2001 and remains the NCAA Division II all-time leader with 247 career goals. Wasik is the first former Pace student-athlete to be selected to the NE-10 Hall of Fame and is the most decorated men’s lacrosse player in school history.

PLEASANTVILLE, NY – The Northeast-10 Conference has selected former Pace University Men’s Lacrosse All-American Andrew Wasik for induction into their Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Wasik played for the Setters from 1998-2001 and remains the NCAA Division II all-time leader with 247 career goals. Wasik is the first former Pace student-athlete to be selected to the NE-10 Hall of Fame and is the most decorated men’s lacrosse player in school history.

Wasik dominated the lacrosse scene in his first year and went on to rewrite the Setter and conference  record books during his stellar four-year career at Pace. He holds the all-time school record for career points (361), goals (247) and assists (114), while also owning the school record for goals in a game (11) and season (72 in 1999 and 2001), single season points (101 in 1999 and 2001) and freshman record holder for assists with 42.

He also helped guide Pace to its greatest season in school history, posting a 14-1 (.933) record in 1999, en route to the Northeast-10 Conference regular season and tournament championship. He was named the Pace Athlete of the Year in 2001 and was selected into the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.

Wasik was a four-time NE-10 All Conference selection (‘98, ‘99, ‘00, ‘01) as well as a two-time NE-10 Player of the Year in 2000 and 2001 and NE-10 Freshman of the Year in 1998. He was a two-time ECAC All-Star Team honoree in 2000 and 2001, while earning ECAC Player of the Year in 2001. Wasik was a four-time Division II All-American (‘98, ‘99, ’00, ‘01) and was named USILA Attackman of the Year in 1999.

About Pace University

Pace University is an NCAA Division II member of the Northeast-10 Conference with 20 varsity sports teams.

For 105 years, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu