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Author and Columnist to Speak at Pasquerilla Lecture

Author and Columnist to Speak at Pasquerilla Lecture

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     New York Times Chief Mergers and Acquisitions Reporter and Columnist and best-selling author Ross Sorkin will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, at the J. Irving Whalley Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus.  The event is part of the Frank J. and Sylvia T. Pasquerilla Lecture Series. 

     Mr. Sorkin is founder and editor of DealBook, an online daily financial news service published by The New York Times.  His book, Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves (Oct. 09), a New York Times bestseller, has been described as  the first “true, behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment, account of how the financial crisis developed into a global tsunami.  From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea, Russia, and the corridors of Washington.”

     Mr. Sorkin holds the distinction of writing for The Times before graduating from high school.  He received his BS from Cornell University.  He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, received a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism, for breaking news, and the 2010 Loeb Award for the Best Business Book.  He also is a two-time winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for breaking news.  He created DealBook in 2001 as one of the first financial news aggregation services on the Web.  He is a regular guest host of CNBC’s Squawk Box and appears frequently on MSNBC’s Morning Joe as well as other programs, including Good Morning America, Real Time with Bill Maher and Charlie Rose.

     The Frank J. and Sylvia T. Pasquerilla Lecture Series was established in 1999 by Mark E. Pasquerilla to honor his parents.  It represents all disciplines of academic study and supports speakers that are renowned for their expertise.

     A book signing will be held following the lecture in the lobby of Blackington Hall.

     For additional information about the lecture, contact the Pitt-Johnstown Office of Institutional Advancement at 814-269-2080 or visit Lecture.

     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College,” by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”  Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

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Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 10/12/2010 8:40:00 AM