Bank of New York Mellon CEO Kurt Woetzel to be Honored at Pace University Reception June 3

Bank of New York Mellon CEO Kurt Woetzel will be honored at Pace University’s Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception on June 3rd.

Contact: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

May 14, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CIO KURT WOETZEL
TO BE HONORED AT PACE UNIVERSITY’S
LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE IN TECHNOLOGY
AWARD RECEPTION, JUNE 3

Award recognizes not only leadership in information technology but also innovation in “application of technology to serve people”

WHO: This year’s honoree is Kurt D. Woetzel, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for The Bank of New York Mellon.

WHAT: 13th Annual Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception, celebrated by Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. The award honors individuals and companies not only for “leadership in the field of technology,” but also for “innovation in the application of technology to serve people, and commitment to community service and education.”

The annual award reception serves as the primary fund-raiser for the school. All proceeds are used to support the school’s Endowed Scholarship Fund and various initiatives.

WHEN and WHERE: Tuesday, June 3, 6 pm, JPMorganChase, One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York, NY. Media admission by press card.

BACKGROUND ON WOETZEL: Woetzel is responsible for the company’s Information Technology organization worldwide. In this role, he oversees the technical infrastructure, software development and business processes of an IT organization that is supported by over 5,000 technology professionals. He is also responsible for the company’s Office of Innovation, where he directs company resources and establishes processes in support of accelerating new product development and innovation across global markets.

He held the same position at The Bank of New York Company, Inc. prior to its merger with Mellon Financial Corporation in July 2007. Before that, Woetzel headed up the software development process at that company, developing the technical architecture governing the integration of numerous and complex, large-scale acquisitions involving extensive client portfolios.

Woetzel is a member of the company’s Executive Committee, the organization’s most senior management body, which oversees day-to-day operations. He is a former director of the Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications and the Government Securities Clearing Corp, and a current member of the advisory board of Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Urban Artworks VI to Perform at Pace Downtown Theater, Sept. 18-20

The American Dance Ensemble, Inc., in association with Pace University, presents the highly acclaimed URBAN ARTWORKS VI on September 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m., and September 20 at 3:00 p.m.. The series will feature a collection of works by eight metropolitan dance companies and independent choreographers, many of whom will present premiere works. All performances will be held at The Pace Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission is $12.50 and $9 for students and seniors. For more information, call the box office at (212) 346-1715.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
NEW YORK — The American Dance Ensemble, Inc., in association with Pace University, presents the highly acclaimed URBAN ARTWORKS VI on September 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m., and September 20 at 3:00 p.m.. The series will feature a collection of works by eight metropolitan dance companies and independent choreographers, many of whom will present premiere works. All performances will be held at The Pace Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission is $12.50 and $9 for students and seniors. For more information, call the box office at (212) 346-1715.

URBAN ARTWORKS VI will feature:

* The New York premiere of Rosie the Riveter, Cool Water Blue and Bridge. Choreography by Mary Bruce Blackburn.

* The New York premiere of Scriptures and Nails. Choreography by Pilobolus Dance Theater’s Trebien Pollard.

* Timeless Red, with choreography by Ellis and Reagon Wood; At The End of the Hall by Christina Briggs and Edward Winslow.

* The premiere of Sea of Tranquillity with an original score by Harutaka Oribe and choreography by Luka Kito.

* Valentine, a work featuring six dancers, choreographed by Kristen Mangione.

* Sketches of Flame, a flamenco piece, presented by Bridget Moore; Plunge, created by Lauren Slaiman.

The Schimmel Center for the Arts is part of Pace University. Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
News@Pace.Edu

URBAN ARTWORKS VI TO PERFORM AT PACE UNIVERSITY

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Rosie the Riveter, Cool Water Blue, and Bridge (presented by Mary Bruce Blackburn, Artistic Director of The American Dance Ensemble, Inc.). Rosie the Riveter is set to the bluesy voice of Cassandra Wilson. The American Dance Ensemble combines sensuality, sense and strength in this piece, rising to an era of change and new found purpose during WWII. Cool Water Blue, featuring music by Jean Luc Ponty, highlights the mystery of water-borne creatures in waves of deep blue. Bridge is set to an African drumming score and concerns a “friendly” game of cards.

Scriptures and Nails (presented by Trebien Pollard of the Pilobolus Dance Theater). This piece speaks to a man’s desperation and fear in search of eternity. Scriptures and Nails explores the experience of being gay, black and spiritually grounded. It is performed by Pollard and Leslie Myers, with an original composition by poet G. Winston James, and composers and musicians Kohachiro Miyata (skakyhachi) and Olatunju (drums).

Timeless Red (presented by Ellis Wood). Timeless Red focuses on the human conflict of personal control. With music by Scott Westerfeld and text by Jonathan Pascoe, the piece asks: how much control does anyone have over their own environment?

At the End of the Hall (presented by Christina Briggs and Edward Winslow). At the End of the Hall is a dynamic presentation filled with physical invention and psychological and emotional drama. The relationship between the two dancers addresses issues of dominance and passivity, masculinity and femininity. The music is by Mark Isham.

Sea of Tranquillity (presented by Luka Kito). This dance is named after the site on the moon where Apollo 11 landed on July 20, 1969 and is a tribute to this historical event. Sea of Tranquillity features an original score by Harutaka Oribe, and investigates the shifts in various norms including values, perception, distance and space, which are generated by technological advancements. Mr. Kito, founder and Artistic Director of Choreotechtonics, is a native of Tokyo and holds an M.S. in Advanced Architecture from Columbia University. His choreography is a fascinating study of the influence of his architectural background applied to choreography.

Valentine (presented by Kristen Mangione). Valentine is a work for six dancers who blend modern dance with theatrical collage. The work focuses on notions of love, lust and loss. It is performed against a backdrop of musical excerpts by Phillip Glass, Nat King Cole and Sally Potter, poetry of e.e. cummings and text from the film, “Casablanca.”

Sketches of Flame (presented by Bridget Moore). This piece defines the powerful rhythmic forces of Spanish flamenco music. Sketches of Flame celebrates the strength and resilience of the human spirit through duende — a spirit or apparition that enters the body at its point of exhaustion.

Plunge (created by Lauren Slaiman). Plunge is a combination of Esther Williams and Barbie, featuring a live percussive track by Joshua Berger. “Vogue-ing” takes place by bathing suit clad dancers who combine forceful energy and idiosyncratic gestures in this piece.

Mary Bruce Blackburn is the Artistic Director and Producer of URBAN ARTWORKS.

Pace University to Honor Thomas C. Hays, CEO of Fortune Brands, During Annual Award Dinner, June 16

Pace University will honor Thomas C. Hays, chairman and CEO
of Fortune Brands, Inc., during the University’s 36th annual Leaders in
Management Award Dinner, on June 16 at The Plaza Hotel. Hays also will
receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from the University
that evening.

Contact: Public Affairs

(212) 346-1637
NEW YORK – Pace University will honor Thomas C. Hays, chairman and CEO
of Fortune Brands, Inc., during the University’s 36th annual Leaders in
Management Award Dinner, on June 16 at The Plaza Hotel. Hays also will
receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from the University
that evening.

The Leaders in Management Award is presented to prominent members of the
business community. It celebrates personal and professional accomplishments
that strengthen and enhance the economic, civic and cultural life in New York
and the nation. In addition, the Award serves as a symbol of excellence to
Pace University students.

Fortune Brands is a consumer products company whose brands include Titleist,
Foot-Joy and Cobra golf equipment, Jim Beam spirits, Master Lock hardware,
Moen faucets and Swingline Staplers. The company has a strong commitment to
improving the quality of life in the communities within which it operates.
Fortune Brands emphasizes a diversified workplace, and provides generous support
to such organizations as the National Urban League, the National Hispanic
Scholarship Fund and the United Way.

Thomas Hays joined the Andrew Jergens Company in 1964, was elected a director in
1974, advanced to the company’s executive vice president in 1978 and became
president and CEO a year later. In 1980, Hays joined the American Tobacco
Company as vice president-marketing, which, like Jergens, was a subsidiary of
American Brands, Inc. He was elected executive vice president in 1981, president
and chief operating officer in 1985 and CEO in 1986. American Brands sold the
American Tobacco Company in 1994.

Hays was elected a director of American Brands in 1981, a vice president in 1984
and a member of the company’s executive committee in 1987. He was elected chairman
and CEO of American Brands effective on January 1, 1995, after having served as
president and COO for nearly eight years, and on January 1, 1996 he assumed the
position of chairman of the executive committee. In May 1997, American Brands
became Fortune Brands, Inc.

Hays is a member of the Ambassadors’ Roundtable, The Forum for World Affairs, The
Business Roundtable and its Corporate Governance Task Force, The Conference Board,
and The Economic Club. He also serves as a director of ACNielson, the Fairfield
County Community Foundation, Inc., and the Southwestern Area Commerce and Industry
Association.

The Leaders in Management Award Dinner was initiated in 1962 by the Pace University
Executive Council to highlight the corporate community’s support and encouragement
of the University. Proceeds are used to match the $10 million Dyson Family Challenge,
the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant and the $55-million Campaign
for Pace University.

Past recipients of the Award include Eugene R. McGrath, Consolidated Edison; Thomas G.
Lebrecque, The Chase Manhattan Bank; William Ferguson, NYNEX Corporation; Robert E.
Allen, AT&T; Maurice R. Greenberg, American International Group, Inc.; John Weinberg,
Goldman, Sachs & Co.; and the Board of Trustees of Pace University.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate
and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin
School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of
Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.