POETS @ PACE 2017 | Jiwon Choi & Amanda Nadelberg


Monday, November 6th, 6-8 pm, Bianco Room
FREE & Open to the public
Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Level B. Enter on Spruce Street.

The Fall 2017 Poets @ Pace reading features two of the most talented and original young poets in the country. It will include a Q&A, book signing, and refreshments. Poets @ Pace, which brings important poets to the Pace NYC campus each semester, is organized by Pace’s Poet-in-Residence, Charles North, and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Jiwon Choi

Author photo by Matthew Beckerman. Cover design by Marie Carter.

Jiwon Choi lives in Brooklyn, teaches preschool at the Educational Alliance on the Lower East Side, and is an active urban gardener and garden administrator. Her first collection of poems, One Daughter is Worth Ten Sons (Hanging Loose Press, 2017), has received a great deal of praise.

“Pissed off, stripped down, and deadly accurate, these poems spare no one. One of the joys of Jiwon Choi’s poems is that her acerbic wit, rather than limiting experience and shutting down inquiry, instead evokes the riddle of our complex, contradictory human selves.” —Joan Larkin

“Drop me off anywhere with Jiwon Choi—these wildly radiant poems of music & magic reel us in, fairy tale realisms mingled with elemental sound songs.” —Naomi Shihab Nye

Amanda Nadelberg

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Amanda Nadelberg was born in Massachusetts and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she works as an editor. She has published three books of poems, most recently Songs from a Mountain (Coffee House Press, 2016), as well as three chapbooks. She was selected in 2011 as a “New American Poet” for the biennial feature of the Poetry Society of America, and she is the recipient of a Fund for Poetry award.

“Nadelberg’s touch is nimble without being precious, colorful without being tacky, and she confronts loneliness without dwelling, making her sorrow sting all the more with its deftness…her ebullient language captures the giddiness of love and youth.” —Publishers Weekly 

“Songs from a Mountain is a dizzying achievement that rings out loud and precise and clear.” —John Ashbery

 

Work for Social Good-The Wilson Center Funded Internship Program

The Wilson Center Funded Internship Program is now accepting summer internship applications through the end of April.

The Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship Funded Internship Program funds up to 15 Pace students each summer to work at local New York nonprofits and social organizations. The goal of the internship program is to offer experiential learning to students interested in working in the nonprofit sector, and to introduce bright, highly-motivated students to nonprofits in need of young talent.

Past interns have worked at Latino U College Access, TADA! Youth Theater, India Home, Sanctuary for Families, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, and Historic Richmond Town.

In order to get involved, students must:
• Be currently enrolled at Pace and graduating from Pace University by December 2017 or later
• Have an interest in nonprofit and/or social enterprise sector
• Work full-time for eight weeks between June and September
• Commit to work 35 hours per week: Total award $4,480 ($16/hr)
• Present learning outcomes to peers during the fall 2017 semester

All majors are welcomed to apply. if you are not sure where to start applying, visit the Career Services Handshake portal to see a listing of available internships and descriptions.

Poets @ Pace Series Featuring Alice Notley

The celebrated poet Alice Notley is the spring 2017 reader in the Poets @ Pace series.

The reading, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday April 18th from 6-8 pm in the Bianco Room, Level B, One Pace Plaza. It will include a Q & A, book signing, and refreshments.

Alice Notley has published more than twenty-five books of poems, most recently Certain Magical Acts and has received a number of the most important poetry awards in America, including: The Los Angeles Times Book Award, The Griffin Prize, the Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Prize, The Poetry Society of America Shelley Memorial Prize, and the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Prize for lifetime achievement.  One of her books was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her writing—experimental, contrarian, feminist, epic, and more—continually surprises and enlarges the scope of what we recognize as poetry.

Poets @ Pace, which brings important poets to the Pace NYC campus each semester, is organized by Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North and sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Pace University’s MS in Publishing Program Hosts the China Publishing Group

In September, Pace University’s MS in Publishing program hosted a delegation from the Beijing-based China Publishing Group (中国出版集团公司). cpgFormed in 2002 when China joined the World Trade Organization, CPG now publishes more than 16,000 new titles annually, including ebooks and audiovisuals. It also delivers information services online and in print. According to Publishers Weekly, CPG reported revenues of US$1.4 billion, profits of US$138.5 million, and total assets of US$2.7 billion in 2015.

CPG is headed by Mr. Tan Yue (谭跃), a big advocate of managerial training and development as a source of innovation and competitive advantage. CPG conducts ongoing scientific research in publishing technology so that its printing and copying facilities remain state of the art for both print and electronic media.

This is Pace’s fourth executive program for CPG. Participating were Mr. Tan’s top managers from fourteen business units:

  • China National Publications Import & Export Corp. (CNPIEC), which oversees the import of foreign books, the licensing of Chinese-language translation rights to foreign titles, and the export of Chinese-language books and translation rights to China’s best titles
  • China Publishing & Media Holdings Corporation
  • China Publishing & Media Journal
  • China Translation Corporation
  • Commercial Press International, Ltd., established in 1897, the oldest publishing house in modern China
  • CPG Digital Media Co., Ltd. (including its audiobook division)
  • Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, Ltd., led by the head of the delegation, Mr. LIU Guohui (刘国辉)
  • Orient Publishing Center
  • People’s Literature Publishing House
  • Rong Bao Zhai Publishing House
  • SDX Joint Publishing Company, Ltd.
  • Sino-Culture Press
  • Xinhua United Distribution Group Corporation, which oversees the Xinhua Bookstore chain of over 200 stores
  • Zhonghua Book Company established in 1912

china publishing groupCo-directed by professors Xiaochuan Lian and Kirsten Sandberg, the three-week program focused on the future of publishing, particularly trends in digital strategy, content marketing, and operations; digital rights management, intellectual property law, smart contracts, and blockchain technology; and innovation through incubation, integration, partnership, and acquisition.

Bloomberg, RosettaBooks, and Simon & Schuster each hosted the delegation for tea, tour, and talk. Guest lecturers included publishing professionals at the top of their game (listed alphabetically):

cpg group awardsThe executives received their certificates of program completion from Sherman Raskin, professor and director of the publishing program, Dr. Nira Herrmann, dean of Dyson College, and Dr. Uday Sukhatme, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for Pace University. Assisting throughout the program were graduate students Mr. Li Zhongke and Miss Wang Qingke, with support from their classmates Anna Bailey, Kevin Mercado, and Breana Swinehart.

Many thanks to all who participated!

Written by: Kirsten Sandbergsandberg

Find her full bio here!

Pace Publishing Program 30th Anniversary

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Happy 30th Anniversary to the MS in Publishing Program!

A reminiscence of Fall 1985: The First Semester of Classes in the Publishing Program:sherman raskin

September 1985 was a very special month for Pace University and Dyson College. We had just recruited 24 talented students for the Pace Publishing Program and they were all set to begin classes to prepare themselves for the world of publishing. It was the first program to make publishing more than an accidental profession. The courses were held at the Midtown Center which was then at 535 Fifth Ave.

Six courses were offered the first semester and taught by outstanding professionals and academics. Robert Carter, formerly Vice President of Marketing at Doubleday, served as Internship Director and taught Principles of Publishing; Berenice Hoffman, well respected literary agent, taught Subsidiary Rights and the Function of the Literary Agent; Allan Rabinowitz, President of Scribner Book Companies taught Financial Aspects in Publishing and Burton Leiser, Edward J. Mortola Distinguished Professor, taught Ethics in Publishing. Dr. Karla Jay, distinguished Professor of English, taught Advanced Communications.  

The first class of students consisted of mostly humanities majors who had a commitment to communication. Most were humanities majors who had a commitment to communication. All were interested in entering a business that cherished ideas and language. Barbara Egidi, Program Manager, assisted greatly in bringing in that first class and continues to assist in the recruitment process. Jonelle Carter who was then working in Graduate Admissions was also a major factor for our success in recruiting that first class. She is a graduate of the program and presently living and working in Denmark. 

Ivor Whitson Pace University Board of Trustee member and President of Centerlink Communications insisted on developing a digital component asserting that digital publishing will change the business. His insistence endured the program currency and assisted in moving us into the twenty first century and publishing today. 

In addition to teaching the finance course, Allan Rabinowitz helped gather a professional advisory board to keep the program current. Ed Fitzgerald, Director of the Literary Guild and Book the Month Club, Ed Lewis, CFO of Hearst Magazines; Frank Gatti, CFO of the New York Times, Robert Stern, Partner at Arthur Anderson, Ed Ruzinsky, Partner of Deloitte Touche; Larry Usdin CFO Ziff Davis; Joe Hanson, Publisher of Folio Magazine; Rochelle Evans, VP of Human Resources, Times Mirror Magazines; Maggie Nichols, Senior, Editor of Field and Stream Magazine were just a few prominent publishing professionals that assisted in moving the program.

Prof. Rabinowitz was also instrumental in introducing me to David Pecker, President and Publisher of American Media Inc. Mr. pecker and his wife Karen have been dedicated to publishing and publishing education developing the David Pecker Professorship and David Pecker scholarship. 

The Pace Publishing program is now thirty years old and has become internationally prestigious program. Graduates of the program come back to teach for us.

We are now at 551 Fifth Avenue, have 90 to 100 students enrolled in the program per year, offer courses online and in the classroom and have an alumni base that fully supports the Pace program and s totally dedicated to publishing education.

-Sherman Raskin

It has been 30 years since Professor Sherman Raskin founded the program in 1985. The publishing industry was more than slightly different back then. Today students are repeatedly reminded that the industry is in a state of change, but do we know how much it’s changed in the last 30 years?

Let’s go back in time:

1983: The era of desktop publishing began with the first inexpensive laser printers and computers

1994: For the first time in history, chain bookstores outsold independent stores, signaling what many fear to be the death of smaller booksellers at the hands of superstores

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1995: Amazon went online as a bookstore selling physical books

1996: Traditional newspapers launched online versions for the Internet

1996: Jacobson and Comiskey patented E-Ink technology.

1997: J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is published in the U.K. It came to the U.S. in 1998 as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and becomes a blockbuster bestseller.   As of May 2015, the books in the series have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling book series in history.

1998: Google was founded and it vastly improved information retrieval in the Internet

1999: Self-publishing took off after Blogger was founded. People began to write on free blogs online.

2004: Facebook was launched and social media was changed forever.

2005: YouTube went online and video sharing on the Internet became mainstream

2005-2006: The rise of news and information blogs.

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2006: Twitter debuted and gave a new meaning to short form publishing while becoming a popular source for breaking news and information outside of traditional media.

2007: iPhone launched and mobile phones started to become an important medium for web consumption.

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2007: Amazon released Kindle and soon E-Ink readers began to gain traction.

2010: Apple announced the iPad, the first commercially profitable tablet computer. EBooks became more popular that ever before.

2011: For the first time, eBooks out sold printed books at Amazon.

Sources: http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/timeline-a-brief-history-of-publishing/80154

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Pace Event: An Evening With Angela Davis

734Angela-Davis_0On Tuesday, October 20, the Office of Multicultural Affairs brings scholar and activist Angela Davis to Pace’s NYC Campus for an evening of reflection and conversation on the importance of sustained social justice movements, activism, and student engagement.

Rising to prominence as a counterculture activist in the 1960s, Davis was a leader of the Communist Party in the United States and was closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party. In later years, she became a professor of at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and worked in their History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies departments. She is the author of Women, Race & Class, and advocates for gender equity, prison reform, and alliances across color lines.

Conversations in Action: An Evening with Dr. Angela Davis

Tuesday, October 20
Schimmel Center
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

This program is made possible through a student opportunity grant. For more information, e-mail Raziyah Eure at re30776n@pace.edu or Jonelle James at jj94695n@pace.edu. For telephone inquiries, please call Denise Santiago, PhD, at (212) 346-1546. 

Poets @ Pace Series Welcomes Aisha Sasha and John Lewis Warsh

POETS @ PACE:
Aisha Sasha John & Lewis Warsh

Time & Place: Monday, November 2, 6-8 p.m., Bianco Room

         The poets Aisha Sasha John and Lewis Warsh are the fall 2015 readers in the Poets @ Pace series.  The reading, which is free and open to the public, will take place Nov. 2nd from 6-8 p.m. in the Bianco Room, Level B, One Pace Plaza. It will include a Q & A, book signing, and refreshments.  Poets @ Pace, which brings important poets to the Pace NYC campus each semester, is organized by Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North and sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

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Aisha Sasha John was born in Montreal, grew up in Vancouver, and currently lives in Toronto.  She is a dance improviser as well as a highly praised poet.  Her most recent book of poetry, Thou (2014), was a finalist for the Trillium Poetry Prize.  She has performed in Hamilton, Kelowna, Marrakech, Montreal, New York, Oakland, San Francisco and Vancouver.  In 2013 she was a UNESCO-Aschberg laureate artist, attending Dar Al-Ma’mun in Morocco.  Of her recent book, Michael Nardone wrote: “Thou is physical, fearless in its vulnerabilities, a sensing amid thought’s most succulent folds… a poet of centrifugal energy, of reverberant intimacy.”  The Trillium Book Award jury called Thou “original, funny, sensuous; at once profound and unpretentious.”

Lewis Warsh, 2008.Lewis Warsh, a native New Yorker, has published over 30 books of poetry, fictionand autobiography and has received grants from the NEA, the NY State Council on the Arts, The Poets foundation, and the Fund for Poetry.  He was an active member of The Poetry Project from its early days and co-edited the influential poetry magazines Angel Hair (with Anne Waldman) and United Artists (with Bernadette Mayer). Currently he teaches in the MFA creative writing program at Long Island University (Brooklyn).  Christopher Sorrentino has commented: “Lewis Warsh uses ordinary language as a means to an extraordinary inventiveness.”  Thurston Moore: “Warsh moves through the crowded street, a reporter, pad in hand and pencil behind ear.  The sentences hold the simple truths of his heart.  That amidst the nearly incomprehensible violence of daily life one reality is a singular desire—love.”

October 1st- Job and Internship Fair

 

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Tomorrow is the Job and Internship Fair! To date, there are 125 employers joining Pace that day! Register here if you have not already done so and see a complete list of employers with internship and full time position descriptions for which they are recruiting: http://bit.ly/NYCFairFL15