NEWS ADVISORY/FEB 4 EVENT AND RECEPTION, “BRAZIL DAY 2011” – PACE NYC – “Brazil Transformed: Rising of Today’s Newest Superpower”

Two decades ago Brazil had a debt that made some Third World countries blush, but today it has the world’s eighth largest economy, poised to overtake France. It has achieved energy independence and, with the discovery of the largest oil field in the last century, is becoming a major exporter of crude oil to the United States. With its successful bid for the 2016 Olympics, Brazil, at last, is ready to take its place on the world stage.

From “Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed” by Larry Rohter, Culture Reporter and former Rio De Janeiro Bureau Chief for The New York Times AND guest speaker, Pace University “Brazil Day 2011” on Friday, February 4, 2:30 PM, NYC Campus, Lecture Hall North.

Friday, February 4, 2:30 PM


BRAZIL TRANSFORMED: Rising of Today’s Newest Superpower

World’s Fifth Largest Country (population); Eighth (economy) 

Brazil is MORE than Carnival, the samba, soccer, beautiful beaches and The Girl from Ipanema.  The nation has emerged from an underachiever to one with economic and political clout … ready to take the world’s center stage by hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. 

Open to “Anyone with an Interest in Brazil” – Free of Charge

2:30-2:45 pm – Introduction and WelcomeClaudia G. Green, PhD, Associate Professor of Management and Director of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Pace University. Dr. Green has led over 250 students and faculty on 10 field studies to Brazil since 2000. On eight other visits, she spoke at professional conferences and worked on community-based projects in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.

2:45- 3:15 pm – Larry Rohter, author of Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed.  Critics have said that he knows the country better than Brazilians themselves. Rohter served 14 years as a Newsweek correspondent in Rio de Janeiro and later as bureau chief there for The New York Times.  He is currently a culture reporter for The New York Times.

3:15-3:30 pm – Panel discussion and questions/answers

3:30-4:15 pm – Miguel Jeronimo, Director Brazil Tourism Embratur, North America 

4:15-5:00 pm – Thiago Guimarães, Development Officer, Brazil Foundation, NYC, which raises funds in the U.S. for the purpose of sponsoring qualified social investments in Brazil

Honorary Guest:  Jordan Young, PhD, Pace University Professor Emeritus, Brazilianist scholar

5:30- 7:30 pm – Reception for those attending “Brazil Day 2011” at the restaurant Barzinho, 225 West Broadway, Tribeca (cash bar). RSVP requested. 

WHAT: “Brazil Day 2011” at Pace University

WHEN: February 4, 2011, 2:30 – 5:00 presentations with reception at Barzinho at 5:30

WHERE: Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Lecture Hall North (ID needed for security pass)

GENERAL PUBLIC RSVP: Claudia G. Green, PhD,, 646-523-8270

MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACT: Samuella Becker,; 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172           

“A Christmas Carol” Lights Up the Calendar Listings – Featured Twice Each in The New York Times, BroadwayWorld, Time Out New York and TheaterMania

From The Broadsheet Daily, December 9, 2010

An Updated ‘Christmas Carol’ Sets the Pace for Holiday Giving

Ebenezer Scrooge would be furious if he knew what the cast of the newly reimagined production of A Christmas Carol are up to: Not only did they assist in the community tree lighting at the South Street Seaport on November 26 (“Bah!”), and not only are they staging his whole sordid story at Pace University’s Schimmel Center for the Arts on December 8 through 12 (“Humbug!”), but — and here’s the part that would really make him want to hide Tiny Tim’s crutches — they are planning to raise money for charity after each performance.

The cast (including two BPC residents: Grace Diana Kirwin, in second grade at P.S. 89, and her sister Brooke Kelly Kirwin, in fifth) will mingle with the audience and collect contributions for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. The production, mounted by Pace’s Department of Performing Arts, features original music, newly choreographed dance numbers, larger-than-life puppets, and a generous dose of Christmas spirit. One more thing about the show that Scrooge would hate: Tickets are affordably priced, at $12 for adults and $8 for students, seniors, and kids.

The curtain goes up Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 pm, on Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 pm, and on Sunday at 1:00 and 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the box office (One Spruce Street) before each performance, and can be reserved by e-mailing or calling 212-346-1954.

-Matthew Fenton

An adaptation by Grant Kretchik of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” with puppets, dance and music is the talk of the town. 

The production appeared TWICE during the week of December 8 in The New York TimesThe Community Affairs Calendar and Seasonal Revels (Arts). It also got a “double play” on – “Pace University & The Dept of Performing Arts Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL” and “Pace University Confronts the AIDS Crisis With BC/EFA.” 

Time Out New York featured the actors/carolers/dancers participation in the South Street Seaport Tree Lighting event, as well as recommended the play in their separate Time Out New York KIDS edition.  TheaterMania came out with the most comprehensive play information, naming every person in the cast/crew AND their role … along with featuring the show entirely in the lead paragraph of the article, “Kids Spotlight: Carol Channeling,” which was also picked up by USA Today among others.

Single mentions (many with photos) included the NY Daily News, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, New York Social Diary, WNBC-TV,  NY1,, Shecky’s NYC Nightlife, The Broadsheet Daily, Downtown Alliance, DGuides, Tribeca Tribune,, Mommy Poppins, PARENTGUIDE News,  A Child Grows in Brooklyn and PeaTot.

The Seaport Inn promoted Pace’s “A Christmas Carol” on their website, noting to tourists that the Schimmel Theater was ” Walking distance from our front door.”

Student actors were featured in their hometown newspapers:  Niko Papastefanou (Scrooge) from Montgomery, NY near the Hudson River Valley and Catskill Mountains was profiled in the Times-Herald Record; Chris Barba (Fred, Scrooge’s nephew) who hails from a seacoast town in Plymouth County, MA was interviewed by the Scituate MarinerChris Fayne  (Bob Cratchit) from Egg Head Township in NJ was named a “person of the week” by Shore News Today; and Daniel Rings (Gentleman, Clerk and Caroler) was applauded by Michigan’s Midland Daily News in the article, “Midland Actor Takes Stage in New York.”  The Times-Herald Record and Midland Daily News also ran the cast photo.

Grant Kretchik, who directed the adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” spoke about the production in interviews with the New York Observer’s  supplement, The Educated Observer, as well as his own Hawley, PA, hometown newspaper, The News Eagle.

Additionally buzz was provided by the South Street Seaport’s full page ad promoting the message “Spend Your Holidays at the Seaport” and highlighting “Pace University’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ appearance at the Tree Lighting Spectacular on November 26.  The ad appeared on the back page of AM New York, The Downtown Express and other local newspapers.

Associated Press: Professor Susan Herman Among Experts to Review Infamous NY Child Molestation Case

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice included Pace criminal justice Professor Susan Herman in her panel of experts to reexamine a Long Island sex abuse case from the 1980s.

Associated Press: Pace Professor Susan Herman Empanelled for a Molestation Case Under Review

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice included Pace criminal justice Professor Susan Herman in her panel of experts to reexamine a Long Island sex-abuse case from the 1980s.

Jesse Friedman in 2004 - AP Photo/FRANK FRANKLIN II

The case, depicted in the documentary film “Capturing the Friedmans,” ended in the conviction of 18-year-old Jesse Friedman and his father Arnold for molesting children attending a computer school run out of the family’s home in Great Neck, N.Y.

The Associated Press piece was picked up by over 100 publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Seattle Press, The San Francisco Examiner, The Boston Globe,, and The Herald Online.

Read the full article here.

Professor Herman also recently had her letter to the editor published in The New York Times Book Review -in response to a review of Jessica Stern’s “Denial.”

Pace Professor’s Fund-raising Efforts Appear in the New York Times

Dr. Chris Malone’s participation in an upcoming New Orleans fund-raiser is mentioned in the New York Times’ list of upcoming events.

On Aug 29th, Associate Professor of political science, Christopher Malone, Ph.D., orchestrated a New Orleans fund-raiser in Lower Manhattan to benefit those hit hardest five years ago by Hurricane Katrina. He sold his personal photographs of the devastation and all proceeds benefit the Louisiana Environmental Action Network.

The event was mentioned in the Arts section of The New York Times on Aug 26th. Read the listing here.

Pace Is Kickoff Site for Job-Finding Program

Pace has been selected as the kickoff location for an extension of The New York Times Job Market’s popular “Networking Nights” job recruitment and education program.

Contact: Chris Cory, Pace University Director of Public Information


NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2003 – Pace has been selected as the kickoff location for an extension of The New York Times Job Market’s popular “Networking Nights” job recruitment and education program.

Entitled “Networking Nights On-Campus,” the new series consists of panelist-led discussions that focus on resume development, job interview techniques, business networking skills and provide an informal question and answer period for students and recruiters.

“Networking Nights On-Campus” is part of a community service effort launched by The New York Times Job Market in conjunction with Starbucks Coffee to help New York-area students find jobs locally.

The “Networking Nights On-Campus” series kicked off yesterday at Pace and will travel to the campuses of Hunter College on October 23, New York University on October 30 and concludes at the campus of The University of Pennsylvania on November 3.

Panelists will include recruitment representatives from JP Morgan Chase, Robert Half International, Starting Point Services for Kids and government agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency and Internal Revenue Service.

Admission is free and sessions are open to students and alumni only. Online pre-registration is required at where registrants will receive detailed information.

“Since its 2002 introduction, many job seekers have secured employment through ‘Networking Nights’ and we’re happy that college students will also benefit from the advice that professional recruiters have to offer about getting that first job out of college,” said Alyse Myers, vice president of Marketing Services, The New York Times.

“We are pleased to be involved with ‘Networking Nights On-Campus,’ both as a partner and as a recruiter,” said Daniel Lewis, regional spokesperson, Starbucks Coffee. “We hope that this student-focused series will have as much success as the in-store ‘Networking Nights’ program.”

Starbucks Coffee also plans to have a recruiting table at each “Networking Nights On-Campus” event as well as a “Chill Patrol” that will provide Starbucks coffee to all event attendees.

The New York Times plans to promote the new “Networking Nights On-Campus” series through on-campus flyers and on the Web sites of participating colleges and universities.

Since “Networking Nights'” inception in September 2002 more than 2,000 job seekers in the New York metropolitan area have participated in the program, which runs during various times of the year. The program brings together corporate hiring managers from a range of industries with job seekers who are interested in learning more about employment opportunities in the New York metropolitan area and to help them develop effective job search strategies and job interview techniques. The program has drawn recruiters from top companies such as Credit Suisse FirstBoston, Robert Half International, Pfizer, Bernard Haldane, Columbia University, The City University of New York, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Ernst & Young, Tiffany & Co., Merck, Allstate Insurance, Bertlesmann, Epic Staffing,, among others.

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Through the newspaper’s national audience, which includes 5.0 million weekday readers and 5.5 million Sunday readers as well as the 1.2 million readers who visit every day, The New York Times Job Market reaches a marketplace of high-quality professionals actively seeking new job opportunities or considering career moves.

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