Time Out New York – “The holidays have begun, so let’s light up a tree”

Now that your Thanksgiving meal has been digested and discarded, let the holidays begin in earnest. The Seaport Chorus Tree Lighting (South Street Seaport, Pier 17, Fulton St at Water St; 212-732-7678, southstreetseaport.com; 6pm; free) is the first of the season, so head down to the cobbled streets and see the Big Apple Chorus break out holiday tunes. Jill Martin is the host for the evening and introduces excerpts from A Christmas Carol, performed by the Pace University Department of Performing Arts, and singer Darlene Love who stirs up some cheer with “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

The Seaport Chorus Tree Lighting – featuring excerpts from “A Christmas Carol” performed by Pace’s Department of Performing Arts – was named a “Your perfect Friday, November 26”  selection by the editors of Time Out New York – http://newyork.timeout.com/things-to-do/this-week-in-new-york/282663/your-perfect-friday-november-26#ixzz16iPZFXs1

If you missed the live performance, don’t despair.  These YouTube videos are the next best thing to being there!

TV Tokyo: “Dictionary of Money” – Arbitrage (Episode 18); Bid-Ask (Episode 20)

TV Tokyo, one of the major TV networks in Japan, features a weekly business news program called “Dictionary of Money.”

The purpose of the program – which has approximately 10 to 15 MILLION viewers nationwide – is to educate its audience about the U.S. economy and New York City as the financial center of the world.

Lubin School of Business Professors are becoming “regulars” with recent guest appearances by:

* Iuliana Ismailescu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance, who discussed “Arbitrage” (the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more markets).

* Aron Gottesman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance, who explained the concept of “Bid-Ask” (essentially the difference in price between the highest price that a buyer is willing to pay for an asset and the lowest price for which a seller is willing to sell it).

Dr. Iuliana Ismailescu simplifies “Arbitrage” for Dictionary of Money’s almost 15 million viewers, by explaining:

* What is it?
* How does it work?
* Is it risk-free?
* Who/What is an arbitrageur?

http://www.m2j.co.jp/sukusuku/money_jiten/20101031.html

Dr. Aron Gottesman, on the subject of “Bid-Ask,” discusses:

* Where and how is this used in the market/NYSE etc.
* Who bids, and who asks.
* Defines what roles they play.
* Gives examples of how the process works.

http://www.m2j.co.jp/sukusuku/money_jiten/20101114.html

Click on the links, then the forward arrow to the bottom left of the TV screen, to learn more about these topics.

Pace Ranked one of the Five Safest Colleges and Universities in New York City

Pace is one of the five safest colleges and Universities in New York City, according to a survey by the Daily Beast website that was covered in the New York Daily News.

Pace is one of the five safest colleges and universities in New York City, according to a survey by the Daily Beast website that was covered in the New York Daily News and the World Journal and on NY1 and WNBC TV.

Find the criteria and the Daily Beast article here:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-09-14/50-safest-colleges/?cid=topic:featured2

Read about Pace’s ranking in this New York Daily News article.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/09/16/2010-09-16_5_campuses_in_city_among_safest_in_us.html

Arab-Israeli Peace Talks Role-Played by High School Students at the Model United Nations Conference

More than 800 high school students will gather in New York City to simulate the United Nations system at Pace University and the United Nations Headquarters at the 2002 New York Metropolitan Area Model United Nations Conference (The Metro) on May 17 and 18. The international event will include high school students and teachers, university professors and students, and professionals from the five boroughs of New York, Nassau, Rockland and Westchester Counties, New Jersey, and California, the Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Haiti, Uzbekistan, Russia, Malaysia and Egypt.

ARAB-ISRAELI PEACE TALKS, CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS TO BE ROLE-PLAYED BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Pace University to Host the 2002 New York Metropolitan Area Model United Nations Conference (The Metro) for High School Students, May 17-18

NEW YORK – More than 800 high school students will gather in New York City to simulate the United Nations system at Pace University and the United Nations Headquarters at the 2002 New York Metropolitan Area Model United Nations Conference (The Metro) on May 17 and 18. The international event will include high school students and teachers, university professors and students, and professionals from the five boroughs of New York, Nassau, Rockland and Westchester Counties, New Jersey, and California, the Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Haiti, Uzbekistan, Russia, Malaysia and Egypt.

Committees and topics that will be simulated include: Arab-Israeli Peace Summit, a discussion format of international leaders, NGO’s and intergovernmental organizations to resolve the ongoing tensions in the Middle East; World Summit on Sustainable Development: Freshwater and Combating Poverty; Commission on Human Rights: Gender Based Violence and Children’s Rights; Security Council: The Situation in the Middle East — Water Rights and Emergency Session; and, in Spanish Organización de Estados Americanos: El Acuerdo de Libre Comercio de Las Americas and Un Mecanismo Multilateral a Nivel Hemisferico de Lucha Contra El Terrorismo.
Opening ceremonies and committee sessions will be held Friday, May 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Pace University’s New York City campus, 1 Pace Plaza. The simulated committees will continue on Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the United Nations Headquarters.

“High school students in their Model UN role-play will be asked to face the challenge of bridging distances between societies that thus far have not agreed to cooperate in the real world,” said Pace Model UN Vice President and Co Secretary General Idriss Lazrak. “This simulation demands that student committees use a level of creativity that is not bound by any political promises. Hopefully this will inspire them to make peace for the future.”

The Metro Conference is orchestrated and staffed by Pace University’s award-winning Model UN (MUN) students who provide training to all participating high school students and advisors. The high school delegates will be supplied with preparation guides, and briefings on their topics as well as the respective countries they will represent. Pace MUN team members will be available to assist participating high school delegates understand their country’s position on a particular issue and answer any related questions through an on-site Home Government information and resource center.

“The experienced and diverse Pace conference staff will provide these high school students with a true learning experience that integrates numerous diplomatic skills while at the same time emphasizing an understanding of crucial global issues and concerns,” said Dr. Greg Julian, professor of political science and advisor to the MUN Team at Pace University.

This year, a student from the conference may also have the chance to join the International Conference on Negotiation and Assimilation (ICONS) legal team at the “actual” World Summit for Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2002.

The Metro conference is an educational event sponsored by Pace University’s Model UN program, in collaboration with the United Nations Association-United States of America (Westchester Chapter) and United Nations Association-Dominican Republic. The program is designed to teach students, from 7-12 grades, about the operations of the United Nations and other intergovernmental agencies. It also fosters skills in negotiation, mediation, public speaking, research, and high-level debate on international issues as well as the application of conflict resolution in their daily lives.

Model UN college program teaches college students the art of negotiation and debate through scenarios taken from current events in a setting based on the organization and procedures of the United Nations. The Pace MUN team was one of the top ranking schools for the fourth year at the March conference sponsored by the National Collegiate Conference Association Inc. Pace’s MUN also reached out internationally in April, assisting the UNA-Dominican Republic to establish their first high school and college Model UN conference. Over eight hundred participants attended the three-day conference. Former President Leonel Fernandez is Chairman and President of the UNA-DR.

For more information on the 2002 New York Metropolitan Area Model United Nations Conference visit their Web Site at: http://webpage.pace.edu/modelun/metro.html
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School if Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School.

The National Science Foundation Awards Pace University $150,000 To Support Internet 2 Technologies

The National Science Foundation awarded Pace University $150,000 to support enhanced Internet technologies, “High Performance Network Connections for Science and Engineering Research: Internet 2 at Pace University.” Internet 2 is a new national high performance network initially intended for research, but with transformative potential for developing new ways of delivering and structuring teaching and learning through technology.

NEW YORK – The National Science Foundation awarded Pace University $150,000 to support enhanced Internet technologies, “High Performance Network Connections for Science and Engineering Research: Internet 2 at Pace University.” Internet 2 is a new national high performance network initially intended for research, but with transformative potential for developing new ways of delivering and structuring teaching and learning through technology.

Pace University’s initial Internet 2 project will be a course on the Middle Ages taught via the Internet in collaboration with Western Michigan University. Research is also underway for two projects at the School of Computer Science & Information Systems (CSIS), Collaborative Immersive Visualization and Common Wall: A Shared Collaborative Space. Future research projects under the grant also include: pervasive computing, virtual video conferencing, and enhanced student services for asynchronous distance learning.

“As a University with a School of Computer Science & Information Systems, Pace is uniquely positioned to contribute to further develop Internet 2 technologies and to facilitate transfer of these technologies to government industry and community,” said Dean Susan M. Merritt, dean of CSIS, “while at the same time enhancing the quality and availability of higher education for all of our students.”

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 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, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Yankees’ Victory Tickertape Parade Broadcast Live on Pace University’s Website, Friday, Oct. 23

Don’t miss the incredible spectacle of New Yorkers
celebrating the 24th Yankees’ World Series victory during the
tickertape parade to be held in the ” Canyon of Heroes.” Log
on to the Pace University Home Page (www.pace.edu) and participate
in the parade as it happens, LIVE on the Internet. Mayor Rudolph
Giuliani’s party to praise the Yankee’s sweep of the San Diego
Padres in the World Series will be held Friday, October 23, at 11:30 a.m.,
right across the street from Pace’s New York City campus.

Posted by Public Affairs on October 22, 1998 at 15:50:55:

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637

Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
NEW YORK – Don’t miss the incredible spectacle of New Yorkers
celebrating the 24th Yankees’ World Series victory during the
tickertape parade to be held in the ” Canyon of Heroes.” Log
on to the Pace University Home Page (www.pace.edu) and participate
in the parade as it happens, LIVE on the Internet. Mayor Rudolph
Giuliani’s party to praise the Yankee’s sweep of the San Diego
Padres in the World Series will be held Friday, October 23, at 11:30 a.m.,
right across the street from Pace’s New York City campus.

Using sophisticated technological knowledge and good ol’ fashioned
team spirit, Pace University Yankee fans rigged up an elaborate plan
to let the world celebrate New York City and the world’s favorite
baseball heroes. A video camera will face City Hall Park, with a
spectacular view, and will be hooked up to an ATI XPERT 98 Video
Capture card. Using elapsed-time capturing software the parade will
be broadcast over the Net. Internet visitors can view the festivities
around the world.

Pace University President Patricia O. Ewers states, “Even a Chicago
native like I am, can’t help but admire this great Yankees’ team and
their extraordinary success this year. I am delighted that Pace
University can make this exciting New York City event available to the
world via the web.” Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with
campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

Former Russian Ambassador to Address Country’s Future at Pace Forum

Gennadi Gerasimov, a former Russian ambassador, will participate in an open forum on the future of Russia, Wednesday, February 26 at 6 p.m., on Pace University’s New York City campus across from City Hall Park. Pace faculty members Dr. Diana Nakeeb, professor of modern languages, and Dr. Farrokh Hormozi, professor of economics, also will participate in the program sponsored by the University’s Center for Academic Excellence.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
NEW YORK — Gennadi Gerasimov, a former Russian ambassador, will participate in an open forum on the future of Russia, Wednesday, February 26 at 6 p.m., on Pace University’s New York City campus across from City Hall Park. Pace faculty members Dr. Diana Nakeeb, professor of modern languages, and Dr. Farrokh Hormozi, professor of economics, also will participate in the program sponsored by the University’s Center for Academic Excellence.

In the late 1980s, as the Soviet Union and Mikhail Gorbachev changed 20th century world politics, Ambassador Gerasimov was the primary image-maker for Soviet Foreign policy. Having risen through the ranks of Soviet journalism as a columnist, editor and international corres pondent, Gerasimov became popular in the United States.

He has written several books and collected journalistic awards. In 1990, he was recognized as “Communicator of the Year” by the National Association of Governmental Communicators, the first non-Am erican recipient.

Gerasimov earned and an undergraduate degree in international relations from the Moscow Institute of International Relations, and a degree in international law from Moscow State University. He and Gorbachev were classmates at the Mosc ow State Law School. After pursuing his journalistic career for almost three decades, Gerasimov served as Soviet, then Russian Ambassador to Lisbon under Presidents Gorbachev and Yeltsin. Subsequently, he worked briefly as chief liaison officer at the Ru ssian-American Press and Information Center in Moscow before coming with his wife and daughter to the United States in 1993.

Gerasimov is a visiting professor at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania and lectures on current political, economic and social i ssues in Russia.

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 S chool of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.