Just like the natural world in spring time, the rich diversity of Pace life is on full display during the month of April. In addition to the teaching and learning that enliven our days, the University will host an exciting roster of intellectual, cultural, and community offerings, including the Dyson Day Conference, featuring Anant Awargal, president of the groundbreaking Harvard-MIT Online Consortium edX; Pace Presents performances by the ABT Studio Company and world-renowned jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela; InsideTrack with Pace alumnus and Trustee Thomas Quinlan, President and CEO of RR Donnelley; and the annual President’s Scholarship dinner celebrating the generosity of our alumni and friends. In what the poet William Wordsworth would call “a thousand splendid notes,” these busy April days express the Pace Community’s highest priorities and deepest values—intellectual challenge, the exchange of ideas, creative excellence and connection through the arts, and the enduring devotion of one Pace generation to the next.
Of course there is a great deal more happening across our campuses than I can mention in one column, so be sure to review the University calendar here: www.pace.edu/events. In spring, we are often reminded to stop and smell the flowers. These are indeed busy days, but I hope you will take a moment to stop and enjoy the abundance that is available to you as a member of this community of learning.
Stephen J. Friedman