Spanish playwright to recite work at the Pace Downtown Theater

Two plays written by one of Spain’s most intriguing and controversial female voices to emerge on the theater scene during the post-Francoist era, will be performed on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Pace Downtown Theater on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. A reception and discussion with the playwright will follow the performances. General admission is $5. For more information, call: (212) 346-1715.

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NEW YORK — Two plays written by one of Spain’s most intriguing and
controversial female voices to emerge on the theater scene during the post-Francoist era,
will be performed on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the Pace Downtown Theater on
Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. A reception and discussion with the playwright will
follow the performances. General admission is $5. For more information, call:
(212) 346-1715.

Playwright Paloma Pedrero, born in Madrid, has written 15 plays, all of which has
been performed on stage in Spain. She will recite in Spanish her play Solos esta noche
(“Alone tonight”) with Robert Muro. A second play, “Longing to be Lauren” (La
llamada de Lauren), will be performed in English under the direction of Chris Mack.

Among Pedrero’s works are La noche dividida (“A Night Divided”), El color de
agosto (“The Color of August”), Locas de amar (“Love Crazy”) and Esta noche en el
parque (“Tonight in the Park”). She has expanded the boundaries of realist theater by
including, redefining and more often than not, satirizing many of the “sacred cows” of
Spanish culture and literary tradition.

Her creative and artistic versatility as playwright, stage and screen actress, theater
teacher, director and producer reveal a multifaceted knowledge of the dramatic genre and
a dynamic commitment to the Spanish stage. Her work has gained her not only national
recognition, but it has enjoyed international attention as well.

The program is sponsored by the Modern Languages Department in Pace
University’s Dyson College of Arts and Science and the Spanish-student organization
Tertulias.

Coalition for Diversity to Co-sponsor Conference on Black Psychology

The Coalition for Diversity at Pace University is co-sponsoring a one-day conference titled “Perspectives on Black Psychology: Past, Present and Future” on Friday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m., at 1 Pace Plaza, across from City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. For more information, call (212) 346-1526.

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NEW YORK — The Coalition for Diversity at Pace University is co-sponsoring a one-day conference titled “Perspectives on Black Psychology: Past, Present and Future” on Friday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m., at 1 Pace Plaza, across from City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. For more information, call (212) 346-1526.

Dr. William E. Cross Jr., author of Shades of Black: Diversity in African-American Identity, will provide the keynote address on the history, science and politics of black identity research. Cross received a doctorate in psychology from Princeton University. He is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Other presentation topics will include:

African Psychology
Interpretation of Cultural Mistrust on Interpersonal Work Relationships
Traditional African Religious Systems and African-American Mental Health
Psychotherapy with Africans in America
African-American Male Adolescents in Managing Daily Life Stresses
Hair Texture, Length and Style: Metaphors on the African-American Mother-Daughter Relationship Psychotherapy Applications
African-Centered Group Therapy
Physical Attributes of Racial Stereotypes

The conference is co-sponsored by the New York Association of Black Psychologists, Pace University’s Black Students Organization and the Counseling and Personal Development Center, and the South African Tourism Board of NY.

Pace Honors Eugene R. McGrath of Consolidated Edison With Leadership Award

Pace University honored Eugene R. McGrath, chairman, president and CEO of Consolidated Edison of New York, at the University’s 35th annual Leaders in Management Award Dinner on Tuesday, April 1, at The Plaza in New York City.

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NEW YORK — Pace University honored Eugene R. McGrath, chairman, president and CEO of Consolidated Edison of New York, at the University’s 35th annual Leaders in Management Award Dinner on Tuesday, April 1, at The Plaza in New York City.

In presenting the Award, Pace University President Dr. Patricia O. Ewers described Mr. McGrath “as a giant in the energy industry and a man of enormous dedication and commitment when it comes to civic responsiveness and a keen understanding of the importance to higher education in building the skilled and productive workforce of tomorrow.” At the ceremony, Mr. McGrath received an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from the University.

A native of New York, Mr. McGrath earned a mechanical engineering degree from Manhattan College, a masters of business administration degree from Iona College and completed an advanced management program at Harvard University.

The Leaders in Management Award, initiated in 1962 and presented annually to prominent members of the business community, celebrates the recipients’ achievements, which serve to enhance the economic, civic and cultural life of New York and the nation.

Past recipients of the Leaders in Management Award include: David Rockefeller, The Chase Manhattan Bank; Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM; and Robert E. Allen, AT&T.

Also during the evening, the University recognized the contributions of the Corporate Representatives Committee, a group of alumni that serves to strengthen the University’s ties to the corporate community and fosters increased alumni participation in University events and activities.

Proceeds from the Leaders in Management Award Dinner will be used to match the $10-million Dyson Family Challenge and Pace University’s National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant.