Mary Timney Delivers
Keynote Address at Public Administration Conference
As a prominent member of the public administration theory community, Professor of Public Administration Mary Timney was invited to deliver the opening keynote address at the 2013 Public Administration Theory Network (PAT-Net) Conference in San Francisco on May 31. She received a standing ovation for her address, Governing After the Failed Paradigm: A New Economics for Utopia.
Marcy Kelly Awarded National Science Foundation Grant
Marcy Kelly, professor of biology and health sciences, was recently awarded a $180K grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant was awarded in recognition of Kelly’s innovative work in creating and implementing new learning materials and teaching strategies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The funds will be used to support the department’s second year biology major lab core course.
Department of Political Science Sponsors Left Forum
The Left Forum 2013, a conference of progressive intellectuals, organizations and academics, will take place Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9 at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. Participants include Dyson College political science faculty, activist and MIT professor Noam Chomsky, and film director Oliver Stone. This ticketed event is open to the public. Read more about it here.
Dyson College Art Historian Has Book Published
Distinguished Professor of Art History, Janetta Rebold Benton co-authored Handbook for the Humanities. The book was published earlier this year by Pearson Education.
Heat Wave = Crime Wave? Joseph Ryan comments on PIX11 News
Joseph Ryan, Criminal Justice and Security department chair, was featured in a PIX11 news segment about a recent spate of deadly gun violence in New York City. He offered his expert opinion on the correlation between violence and hot weather conditions. He suggested ways in which violence can be mitigated during hot summer months.
Anthony Mancini’s Research Featured in New York Times article
Assistant Professor of Psychology (Pleasantville), Anthony Mancini and his article, The Trouble with Averages, about resilience and stressful life events, featured prominently in a recent New York Times op-ed article, When Numbers Mislead.
Undergraduate Research Showcase Winners
The winners of this year’s Undergraduate Research Showcase are, professor John Horne and Ruchi Sheth ’13 for their work on the olfactory system in zebrafish, and, professor Marley Bauce and senior AliReza Vaziri for their project on Pace’s campus-wide sustainability initiatives. The research showcase is the culmination of research carried out under the Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program.
Economics Professor Comments on Workforce Hiring for Monster.com
Farrokh Hormozi, professor of economics and department public administration chair, was quoted in the Monster.com Workforce Planning article, How Economic Growth Could Impact Staffing in 2013 on hiring and the economy.
Rebecca Martin Edits Book on Crime Fiction
Rebecca Martin, professor of English, has edited the book, Critical Insights: Crime and Detective Fiction. The book is a collection of twelve essays that examines crime writing on a global scale with essays on Chinese, Latin American, Japanese and other Asian, Nordic, and Native American writing about crime and detection. The book was published by Salem Press.
Dyson College Expert Comments on Supporters of Accused Boston Bomber in USA Today
Psychology (Pleasantville) adjunct professor, Jennifer Powell-Lunder, spoke to USA Today about the small group of young people, mostly female, who have taken to social media to proclaim the innocence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19 year-old is Boston bombing suspect.
Bill Offutt Receives Kenan Award
Bill M. Offutt, professor of history, was awarded the Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence, New York City campus, for the academic year 2012-3. Faculty who receive this have been “Nominated by their Colleagues and Students, Selected by their Peers.”
Durahn Taylor Receives Kenan Award
Durahn Taylor, assistant professor of history, was awarded the Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence, Pleasantville campus, for the academic year 2012-3. Faculty who receive this have been “Nominated by their Colleagues and Students, Selected by their Peers.”
English Department Writing Awards
A ceremony on April 30 honored recipients of the English department (NYC) writing awards. The awards recognize excellence in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry, literary and film criticism, and LGBT writing. For a list of award winners, please see the English department website.
New Members Inducted into the Society of Fellows of Dyson College
On April 25, sixteen full fellows and fifty-three associate fellows, likely the largest number in the history of the society, were initiated into the Adelia Williams Class of the Society of Fellows. This year, the Charles H. Dyson Award was given to two exceptional recipients, Matthew Ceurvels and Yahdon Israel. Madelyn Farris received an honorable mention.
Gilman Scholarship Winner to Study in Hong Kong
Dyson College Political Science major Jacqueline Kelleher ’15 was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. This summer she will study at Lingnan University in Hong Kong as part of the Pace Exchange Program. The scholarship provides awards for undergraduate students who are receiving Pell grants to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Equality Can’t Wait: Mayoral Forum
The department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the National Organization for Women hosted a mayoral forum. Mayoral candidates Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio, John Liu, Bill Thompson, John Catsimatidis, Joe Lhota, and Adolfo Carrión Jr. debated critical issues impacting women, girls and all New Yorkers. Joyce Purnick, former New York Times political writer and author of Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, and Politics moderated.
Dyson Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Awards
The Dyson Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award in the area of humanities and the arts was awarded to Andriy Danylenko, associate professor of modern languages and cultures. In the area of natural sciences, social sciences and mathematics the award went to Melissa Grigione, associate professor in the department of biology and health sciences and director of the graduate program in environmental science.
Danielle Stout Interns at Madison Square Garden Company
Senior BFA Acting major Danielle Stout was recently hired as a student associate with Rockette Operations in the Radio City Music Hall division. “It is a humbling experience to realize how many people it takes to get a production up and running. The internship has taught me never to take for granted the people who work hard to make an actor’s job easier,” Stout said.
Pace’s First Ph.D. Program in the News
An article about Dyson College Department of Psychology’s Ph.D. in Mental Health Counseling program was published in the Pleasantville Daily Voice. The program, offered on the Pleasantville campus, is Pace’s first Doctor of Philosophy degree. The Ph.D. will be the first such degree in Mental Health Counseling in New York State.
¡Viva la Tortuga! Student Documentary in New York Times’ DotEarth blog
“¡Viva la Tortuga! Meshing Conservation and Culture in Magdalena Bay,” the latest addition to a series of prize-winning short videos shot and produced by Media and Communications Arts students and faculty, is featured in Andrew Revkin’s “DotEarth” blog in the New York Times.
Trekkies Take to the National Air and Space Museum
On May 16 Nancy Reagin, professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies, will take part in the panel discussion Star Trek’s Continuing Relevance at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Admission is free.
Karla Jay Presented with Trailblazer Award
Distinguished Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies Karla Jay was present the Trailblazer Award at the LGBTQA & Social Justice Center’s inaugural Lavender Award Ceremony. She was recognized for her lifetime of leadership, education, advocacy and service to the LGBTQA community in and outside of Pace University.
Nicholas Catalano Receives Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award
The Pace University Department of Athletics announced that Nicholas Catalano, professor of literature and music, was selected as this year’s Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award recipient for his pioneering work in the formation of the Pace Football program in the late 1960’s. He was honored as part of the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
Justice Department Honors Pace Professor
The U.S. Department of Justice selected Pace Associate Professor Susan Herman to receive the National Crime Victim Service Award for her commitment to advocating for victims’ rights for more than 30 years. The prestigious award recognizes programs and individuals whose work has been particularly noteworthy, and that exemplify the long-term commitment that characterizes many of our nation’s victim service providers.
Economics Team Goes to Fed Challenge Finals
It was a first in the history of Pace University. Dyson College economics majors Nashrah Ahmed, Kelsey Berro, Daniel Boutarel, William Hellander, and Sofya Sternik comprised the award-winning College Fed Challenge team that took Pace to the national competition in Washington, D.C. This was the first time Pace advanced to the national finals. Their outstanding performance was recognized with an honorable mention.
The Dyson College Award for Innovation and Creativity in Teaching Goes to…
Mark Weinstock, lecturer in economics was presented Pace University’s Dyson College Award for Innovation and Creativity in Teaching in recognition of his development of innovative new courses and of his outstanding work with students in numerous programs including the College Fed Reserve Challenge, where, for the first time, the Pace team advanced to the national finals.
Chemistry Students March
for the Earth
Approximately 175 students and faculty from Dyson College and other local colleges and universities walked the Brooklyn Bridge to raise awareness about Earth Day. The march was part of the American Chemical Society’s 2nd Annual Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Event. Adjunct Professor Marley Bauce, gave a keynote address about the interconnectedness of the human species and the planet earth.
Christopher Malone on Representative Maloney’s Regional Campaign Donors
Christopher Malone, department chair and associate professor of political science, was quoted by New York Newsday in an article about freshman Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) and his regional fundraising.
Dyson College Senior Wins Fulbright Grant
Graduating senior and psychology major, Kerry McBroome ’13, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program Grant in Malaysia. After a month of intensive language training in Kuala Lumpur, she will transfer to a post in rural Malaysia where she will work with primary and secondary students. Upon returning to the United States in November 2014, McBroome will begin a doctoral program at Stanford University.
Joseph Ryan in the Media
Joseph Ryan, chair and professor of the criminal justice and security program, was interviewed by The Journal News, Mid-Hudson News Network and WPAP, a Clear Channel radio station in Florida, about the tragedy in Boston. He was also quoted in Newsday about the decline in violent crime across the Hudson Valley in 2011.
New York Women in Communications Scholarship Winner
Communication Studies sophomore, Marisch Perera, was awarded a New York Women in Communications Scholarship.
Matthew Bolton Interviewed for The Drone Media Project Documentary
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Matthew Bolton, was interviewed for a short documentary about international efforts to regulate military robots. The piece can be viewed online here.
Lecture on September 11 Tragedy Examines Ways to Minimize Risk to Firefighters
The Criminal Justice and Security program, chaired by Joseph Ryan, hosted a talk by guest speaker, John Flynn, as a part of its semi-annual lecture series. Flynn, a retired NYC firefighter, holds a degree in civil engineering. He spoke about the 9/11 tragedy and the structural engineering and managerial factors that effected the outcomes.
Pace’s Model United Nations Teams Bring Home Nine Awards!
Pace Westchester and Pace New York City Model United Nation teams competed against 90 universities in the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference, themed “Change Your World.” The two teams were recognized with a combined total of nine awards, including the top honor of Outstanding Delegation for Pace Westchester.
Anant Agarwal, founder of edX, Kicks Off Dyson Day Conference
The annual Dyson Day conference took place on April 12 at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on the New York City campus and focused on the theme of Addressing Critical Challenges for the Liberal Arts College. Keynote speaker Anant Agarwal gave a timely presentation on “Reinventing Education.”
Anthony Mancini Quoted in Huffington Post Article About Boston Tragedy
Assistant Professor of Psychology (Pleasantville campus), Anthony Mancini, spoke to the Huffington Post about how letting children voice their feelings and concerns can help soften the impact of tragic events like the bombing at the Boston marathon. Dr. Mancini’s focus is on trauma and resilience.
Diane Cypkin Performs at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville
Diane Cypkin, professor of media and communication arts, has been delighting audiences nationwide with her Musical Salute to Molly Picon: Star of the Yiddish Theatre. It will be performed at 5pm, Sunday, April 21 at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville as part of the Westchester Jewish Film Festival. The performance is a part of the In Search of Yiddish film screening.
A Win for Media, Communications and Visual Arts students and Program Director Maria Luskay
The group’s short documentary film, The Battle Behind the Bottle: A Film on the Cork Question, was awarded the Bronze Reel for Outstanding Student Work at the 44th Annual Media Communications Association – International (MCA-I) Media Festival.
Thalia Goldstein Wins Roots
of Empathy Grant
Thalia Goldstein, assistant professor of psychology on the New York City Campus, was recently awarded a grant from the groundbreaking Roots of Empathy Foundation. The grant will help fund an important study of the development of empathy in children and their play.
Should the West Arm the Syrian Opposition?
The uprising in Syria began more than two years ago, and since then the conflict has claimed tens of thousands of lives and created over one million refugees. Paul Londrigan, adjunct professor of political science (Pleasantville campus), spoke to CBC Radio about how the West should be weary of arming the Syrian opposition. He pointed to instances in history where similar moves have made conflicts worse. Listen to the interview.
Acting Major Lands Role on Law and Order SVU
Freshman BFA Acting Major Hayley Griffith has been cast in an upcoming episode of Law & Order SVU where she will play the role of Hannah on episode 20. Her past credits include a supporting role in the independent film “Five Years Later,” as well as a national commercial for Burlington Coat Factory. Currently, Hayley is working on Pace’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”
Media, Communications and Visual Arts students’ sea turtle documentary project mentioned in New York Times’ Dot Earth Blog
Undergraduate and graduate MCA students spent spring break in Baja, Mexico filming a documentary about endangered sea turtles. Andrew C. Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace Academy and NY Times’ Dot Earth blogger, mentions the production in his recent blog post.
Alternative Spring Break: Pace Students Make Sweat-Equity Investment in Staten Island
As part of Pace’s Center for Community Action and Research’s Alternative Spring Break program, students from both campuses contributed to the rehabilitation of Staten Island, a community still impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Students prepared homes for reconstruction by removing drywall and helped to run a food bank and soup kitchen.
Opal Vadhan Wins New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship
Dyson College sophomore, Opal Vadhan, wins the prestigious New York Women in Communications Foundation WEtv Scholarship. Based on academic achievement and leadership, the scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a career in broadcast production. Vadhan is a Communications Major and a Marketing and Women’s and Gender Studies Minor.
Pace Academy Appoints its First Consulting Faculty for Academic Affairs
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Melissa Grigione as its first Consulting Faculty for Academic Affairs. Dr. Grigione will assist Pace Academy with development of academic programming and research fundraising.
Professor works with UNICEF to Design Study of Hearing Screening Tools for Children in Developing Countries
Dyson Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders Abbey L. Berg was asked by UNICEF to design a study comparing a low-cost hearing screening instrument to more costly equipment. If measurements from the low-cost instrument prove accurate, it could be an economical screening tool used in developing countries. >> Read more
Dr. Richard Schlesinger Appointed to the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee
Associate Dean and Biology and Health Sciences Professor Richard Schlesinger has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee on Nitrogen Dioxide Ambient Air Quality Standards panel for a three-year term. The panel plays an important part in protecting public health and air quality.
Broadway Director Julie Taymor Discusses the Creative Process & the Business of Show Business
Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor, spoke to a rapt audience at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts as part of the Pace Master Series. A veteran director of stage and screen, Ms. Taymor is best known for her Broadway production of The Lion King and, most recently, Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark.
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Jillian McDonald Creates New Video Work, Valley of the Deer
Associate Professor of Art and Co-Director of the Pace Digital Gallery Jillian McDonald created a new video work Valley of the Deer while an Artist in Residence at the Glenfiddich International Artist Residency in Dufftown, Scotland, home to the Glenfiddich Scotch Whiskey distillery. The video is currently on exhibition through April 20th at the Queens Nails Gallery in San Francisco.
“I’m loving some Pace!”
Mandy Moore, Emmy nominated Artist in Residence at Pace Performing Arts Commercial Dance Program
Mandy Moore, best known for her work on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance, was on campus for five days, to audition and rehearse Commercial Dance students for her piece, Dance In a Straight Line.
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Pace Acting Student Featured Online
Pace BFA Acting student David Armanino ’15, who has performed in various productions including at Theatre Row, the Abingdon Theatre Complex, and various other venues, is this week’s featured performer on Broadwayworld.com.
“¡Viva la Tortuga! Meshing Conservation and Culture in Magdalena Bay,” is the latest addition to a series of prize-winning short documentaries on sustainable use of the world’s living resources shot by Media and Communications Arts students and faculty. Growing fishing pressure in Pacific waters near the bay has devastated one endangered turtle species, loggerheads, which are drawn to this area to feed and have ended up drowning by the hundreds in fishing nets set along the coast. It was shot, written and edited by a team of 12 students led by Professor Maria Luskay and Pace Academy Senior Fellow Andrew Revkin.
Film and Screen Studies alumna Amy Fruchtman ’12 produced “Marker,” a short film that follows a student’s life as she moves from a small town to the Big City to pursue her dreams. Her discovery of the city is shown through her eyes only as she explores her new home and her new passion for the moving image.
Film and Screen Studies major Brian Encisco ’14 produced “Denied,” a short film that tells the story of student who stops by a vending machine on the way to class. Complications arise, however, when she can’t decide if she wants a snack or not.
Film and Screen Studies major Joseph Tufano ’13 produced “For The Love of Film,” a short film that shows how film can have a great impact on our lives. This film is about a young man who has just lost his grandfather. After looking through his grandfather’s possessions, he discovers they had a common passion: a love of film.