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Attend lectures with PwC and UHY, get your craft on, do some CrossFit, celebrate Latino culture, and much more this week in NYC.

As February comes to a close, round out the month with informative lectures from PwC and UHY and celebrate Black History Month with a BSU Game Night. Then start March with the SVA Fitness Challenge and take a breather with a screening of Waste Land or trip to the Schimmel.

Check out what’s coming up this week:

Monday, February 27

PwC Lecture Hosted by NABA
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | W521, One Pace Plaza
PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, and tax and consulting that cover areas such as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals, and forensics. Learn how they help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities across these industries.

Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes About LGBT Rights
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Lecture Hall West
Come see Brian Harrison and Melissa Michelson speak about their new book, Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights, which explores rapidly-evolving public attitudes toward marriage equality and other hot-button issues. A reception will be held after the lecture at the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center. This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science (NYC), Department of Women and Gender Studies, Dyson’s Center for Community Action and Research, and Pace University’s LGBTQA and Social Justice Center.

Black Student Union Game Night
6:10 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Student Union, Meeting Room A
BSU is back again with another exciting game for Black History Month in which they will try to test their members' knowledge on trivia.


Tuesday, February 28

AKA Kraft and Snack
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | W522, One Pace Plaza
Come join the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority for a night of creating your own arts and crafts and enjoy some sweet treats!

Beta Alpha Psi Lecture Series with UHY
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | W608, One Pace Plaza
Want to perform better to be outstanding during interviews? As one of the leading midsize accounting firms, UHY will come to talk about interview tips. Come join us to learn about interview do’s and don’ts from the recruiter of an accounting firm and make sure you get what you want.

A Letter to the Free: Re-imagining Justice in the Trump Era
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Lecture Hall West
Join Pace students, faculty, and staff in a presentation, "A Letter to the Free: Re-imagining Justice in the Trump Era" from Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, PhD, a nationally-respected expert on the US criminal justice system. She has authored numerous academic and popular media pieces on topics such as felon disenfranchisement; prison gerrymandering; and contemporary social justice movements. She serves on the Board of Directors for Prison Policy Initiative, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that documents the impact of mass incarceration on communities across the nation. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Center for Community Action and Research.

Polaroid Stories
7:30 p.m. | Schaeberle Theatre
Pace Performing Arts is proud to present Polaroid Stories, a play by Naomi Iizuka. Polaroid Stories is loosely based on the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses, as well as real-life stories of homeless teens, and merges the gritty realities of impoverished young adulthood with that of the mythical. Tickets are on sale, at a discounted rate for students.


Wednesday, March 1

North America: Art History Alive with Janetta Rebold Benton
12:15 p.m. | Schimmel Center
Sneak a peek into the private homes and personal lives of famous painters, sculptors, and architects. In this North America lecture, Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, compares these artistic geniuses’ environments to their masterpieces. She will feature the homes of Frida Kahlo at the Blue House in Mexico City, Georgia O’Keeffe at Ghost Ranch and Abiquiú in New Mexico, Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin East and West in Wisconsin and Arizona, and Philip Johnson’s Glass House in Connecticut. The lecture is followed by a catered luncheon, The Conversation Continues, hosted by Benton, and the menu is specially curated to compliment the art subject discussed. The Conversation Continues luncheon tickets are available by calling the Schimmel box office. Buy tickets now.

SVA Fitness Challenge
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. | Gymnasium
A competition between the strongest and fastest Pace students, the SVA Fitness Challenge will literally invigorate the University's student body by getting its blood flowing. It involves completing a CrossFit circuit over and over for 10 minutes. Contestants who complete the most rounds in the male and female categories will receive prizes. The challenge will motivate students to exercise, and provides a forum to recognize Pace's fittest for their physical prowess.

Polaroid Stories
7:30 p.m. | Schaeberle Theatre
Pace Performing Arts is proud to present Polaroid Stories, a play by Naomi Iizuka. Polaroid Stories is loosely based on the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses, as well as real-life stories of homeless teens, and merges the gritty realities of impoverished young adulthood with that of the mythical. Tickets are on sale, at a discounted rate for students.


Thursday, March 2

ALPFA Latino Fiesta Night
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Student Union
Join other ALPFA NY chapters including our own here at Pace for a fun night celebrating Latino culture.

Pace Against Sexual Assault
4:25 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 810, Student Lounge
Head to Park Row for a panel discussion featuring representatives from the Center Against Violence Education New York, PaceUEndRape, and Queer Society, to discuss sexual assault on and off campus. The conversation will address the deeper issues and causes of sexual violence pertaining to the LGTBQA+ and other vulnerable communities. The flow of the panel will include introduction to each panelist organization's work, their perspective on the current social political climate, and an open Q&A.

2017 Environmental Film Series: Waste Land
3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | W512, One Pace Plaza
Catch a screening of this Oscar-nominated documentary by director Lucy Walker that follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of catadoresor garbage pickers.

Polaroid Stories
7:30 p.m. | Schaeberle Theatre
Pace Performing Arts is proud to present Polaroid Stories, a play by Naomi Iizuka. Polaroid Stories is loosely based on the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses, as well as real-life stories of homeless teens, and merges the gritty realities of impoverished young adulthood with that of the mythical. Tickets are on sale, at a discounted rate for students.


Friday, March 3

Better U Social Media Workshop
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 815, Student Lounge
Better U presents a workshop on social media hosted by the team behind Pace's social presence. Learn best practices, how to use various forms of social media, and University policy on use.

CSA Apollo Night
8:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m. | Student Union
Welcome in some beautiful culture and enjoy an entertaining night highlighting some of the best upcoming talent from on and off campus with Caribbean Student Association.

The Zabrecky Hour with Rob Zabrecky
7:30 p.m. | Schimmel Center
Rob Zabrecky is strange. And then wonderful. Puzzling. Empathetic. Engaging. Join him on a mysterious and magical journey with a series of astonishing and beautiful effects combined with remarkable timing and sensational theatrical edifice. Buy tickets now.

Polaroid Stories
7:30 p.m. | Schaeberle Theatre
Pace Performing Arts is proud to present Polaroid Stories, a play by Naomi Iizuka. Polaroid Stories is loosely based on the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses, as well as real-life stories of homeless teens, and merges the gritty realities of impoverished young adulthood with that of the mythical. Tickets are on sale, at a discounted rate for students.


Saturday, March 4

Pace Sketch Comedy Club Presents Sketch Show Three
8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Student Union
Instead of making the trek to the standby line of Saturday Night Live, catch a live sketch comedy act right here on campus! Pace Sketch Comedy Club will be performing their third sketch show on Saturday evening and all are welcome to attend.

Polaroid Stories
2: 30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | Schaeberle Theatre
Pace Performing Arts is proud to present Polaroid Stories, a play by Naomi Iizuka. Polaroid Stories is loosely based on the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses, as well as real-life stories of homeless teens, and merges the gritty realities of impoverished young adulthood with that of the mythical. Tickets are on sale, at a discounted rate for students.

For more happening March 6 and beyond, check back next week!

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