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Environmental Policy Clinic of the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies

Village of Ossining Adopts Energy Policy Authored by Pace University Students

The Village of Ossining Board of Trustees unanimously adopted an energy resiliency policy authored by students from the new Environmental Policy Clinic of the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.  Among the co-authors are three Dyson College students: Nadya Lani Hall ‘16,  Sara Moriarty ’16 and James Ward ‘14.

National Model United Nations (NMUN)

Three-peat Win for Pleasantville Model UN Team

For an unprecedented third year in a row, the Pleasantville Model United Nations team was recognized as an Outstanding Delegation at this years’ National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference held March 30 - April 3 in New York City.   Representing Bolivia, the student team was also recognized with six awards for writing Outstanding Position Papers.

Fred Valentine

Valentine Named Guggenheim Fellow

Fred Valentine, adjunct professor of Art (NYC), was recently awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in painting.  Fellowship appointments are made on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.  Valentine was chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.   

PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology

Featured Program: PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology

Pace’s PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology is one of only 10 nationwide recognized as a combined professional-scientific doctoral program by the American Psychological Association. Read more.

Jefferson Awards

Dyson College Jefferson Award Winners

Four individuals from Dyson College received Jefferson Awards Bronze Medals for Public Service in recognition of their volunteerism and community service: Daniel Borakove ‘14, a Psychology major; Jered Harvey ‘17, a Business Economics major; Ann Marie Pavia ‘16, an Economics major, and Dorothee Von Heune-Greenberg, professor of English and Women’s Studies.

Environmental Center

Environmental Center Recognized by Parks Org

On April 9, Pace’s Environmental Center was honored by the Friends of Westchester County Parks as the 2014 Best Volunteer Friend for the center’s years of collaboration with the County Parks Department in Adopt-A-Park clean-ups and joint educational programs. The award was accepted by the center’s director Angelo Spillo who has also served on a number of advisory committees. Read more about it here.

Nicholas Catalano

Catalano Celebrates 50 Years of Service

Nicolas Catalano, Professor of English and Modern Language Studies (Pleasantville), was recognized for his 50 years of service to Pace University at the Employee Service Awards Ceremony on March 27.

Media, Communications and Visual Arts

Ziek Receives Special Service Award

Assistant Professor of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts Paul Ziek was awarded the Pace University Student Advisor Special Service Award at the March 27th awards ceremony in Pleasantville. The award is given to faculty members who perform their advising responsibilities with distinction.

Jeanette K. Watson Fellows

Dyson Honor Students Selected as Jeannette K. Watson Fellows

Political Science majors Jessica Meredith ’17 and Annamaria Watson ’17 received this competitive fellowship, which provides outstanding undergraduates the opportunity for paid internships for three successive summers. Fellows also participate in rich pre-professional programs.

Undergrads at Science Conference

Undergrads Present Posters at Science Conference

Students from the department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences (NYC) presented posters at the American Chemical Society (ACS) national meeting in Dallas, TX from March 16-20.  The group, Robert Marvin '14, Maximillian Baria '15, Tyler Brescia '15, Eric Nguyen '16 and Samantha Pace '16 presented a total of eight posters and had the opportunity to meet Donna Nelson, the scientific advisor of the hit TV series Breaking Bad.

Women in Communications Foundation

3 Students Receive NYWIC Foundation Scholarships

Three Dyson students earned scholarships from the New York Women in Communications FoundationAlanna McCatty ‘19, Opal Vadhan ‘16 and Melissa Vargas ‘16.  A fourth scholarship was awarded to Pace’s Alexandra Osten ’16 of the Lubin School.  The Foundation awards 15-20 scholarships annually to young women pursuing communications degrees.

Andriy Danylenko

The Boston Globe: Andriy Danylenko the Ukraine’s lingua franca

In 17th-century Russia, “The Russian language was borrowing many constructions and forms...[from] the Ukrainians...” said Andriy Danylenko, associate professor of Modern Languages and Cultures, said in an article about the long war over the Ukrainian language.  Read the article here.

Robin Tewes

Tewes Receives Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty

Robin Tewes, adjunct professor of Art, was awarded Pace’s first-ever Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty,  The award  is a recognition of the critical role part-time faculty play in providing high quality education to students.   Tewes is an internationally recognized artist.

Eastern Economic Association

Student-Faculty Research Presented at National Economics Conference

Business Economics major Robert McLoughlin ‘14 and Dyson College Assistant Professor of Economics Anna Shostya presented their research The Effect of Video Games and Other Media Usage on College Students' Studying Habits and Academic Performance at the Eastern Economic Association National Conference which took place in Boston from March 6-9.

Mary Ann Murphy

Mary Ann Murphy Receives Faculty Award for Distinguished Service

Mary Ann Murphy, professor of Communication Studies, was awarded the Pace University Faculty Award for Distinguished Service at the Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony for the NYC campus held on March 11.   The award recognizes Murphy’s notable service to the University’s goal of advancing academic programs.  Dean Nira Herrmann presented the award. 


Reel on Steroids: PPA in Backstage Magazine

Pace Performing Arts (PPA) was featured in Backstage magazine’s article, Acting 2.0.  In the article, PPA Chair Jorge Cacheiro explains how the program bridges the gap between classical training and the demands of professional commercial world and how he hopes that all students graduate with a “reel on steroids.”

Media, Communications and Visual Arts Launches New Department Video

Dyson’s Media and Communications department launches new video that discusses how its programs prepare graduates for exciting careers in communications.

Joseph Tse-Hei Lee

China Daily: Joseph Tse-Hei Lee on Pillaged Cultural Relics

“…we’re talking about huge numbers of Chinese art,” Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, professor of History and co-director the  Global Asia Studies program, said.  “If we talk about ‘stolen’ Chinese art, one of the problems is the definition of ‘stolen’.”  Read the full article here.

Andriy Danylenko

International Business Times: Andriy Danylenko on the Ukraine Divide

“No way would Russia agree to what is going on right now, because they will not accept that Ukraine is a separate nation," said Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures Andriy Danylenko on the unrest in Ukraine.  Read the full article here.   

Peggy Minnis

Directions Magazine: Peggy Minnis’ GIS Basics MOOC

Lecturer of Chemistry and Physical Sciences Peggy Minnis reflects on the challenges and successes of the massive open online course (MOOC) she taught in September 2013 in Directions Magazine’s article, Lessons Learned: GIS Basics MOOCDirections Magazine is the leading source of geospatial information technology, news and commentary. 

Patricia Gloster-Coates

Patricia Gloster-Coates on Black History Month

Patricia Gloster-Coates, Chair of the Department of History, was recently featured in an AM New York article about Black History Month.

Courtney Baxter

FSS Student Goes to Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Courtney Baxter ‘17, Film and Screen Studies student, played a supporting role in the critically acclaimed, independent film, Night Has Settled.  The film had its world premiere on February 1 at the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, CA.

The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession

Chinese Language Edition of Andrew Kliman’s Book Is Published

Professor of Economics, History and Political Science Andrew Kliman’s book, The Failure of Capitalist Production:  Underlying Causes of the Great Recession was recently published in Chinese under the title Big Failure.


Slouching Toward Yucca Mountain

Eve Laramee’s Short Film Premieres in NYC

Slouching Toward Yucca Mountain, an experimental, sci-fi, punk, Western film about radioactive waste, directed by Art department chair Eve Laramee screened on February 14 in NYC as part of the International Uranium Film Festival.  The festival runs through February 19.

Media, Communications and Visual Arts

Media, Communications and Visual Arts Adds New Combined Degree Program

Media, Communications and Visual Arts (MCA) adds a new program, the combined BA in Communications/MA in Media and Communication Arts.  It is a program for today’s communication needs; the degree combines traditional communications and viral messaging strategies and know-how.  

Spear's Wealth Management Survey

Top 7 in the World, The Actors Studio Drama School

Spear’s Wealth Management Survey named The Actors Studio Drama School among the best seven drama schools in the world.  Read about it here.

Susan Herman

Pace Performing Arts Adds Two New Programs

PPA adds two new programs to its roster – Acting for Film, Television, Voice-Overs and Commercials (FTVC) and Stage Management.  FTVC is a groundbreaking BFA training program for aspiring actors who want to act in front of the camera.  The Stage Management program is a highly specialized BA degree that prepares students for exciting careers behind the scenes in stage and production management.  

Bring It On

Bring It

Maisie Salinger ’12 and Andy White ’10, two Pace Performing Arts alumni, were cast in the national tour of hit musical Bring It On.  Salinger stars as the character Bridget, and White plays the role of Steven.  The show relaunched in January in Macon, GA and will close in July 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

Farrokh Hormozi

Hormozi on New Tappan Zee Bridge and Toll Hike

“It’s a no-brainer, in terms of transportation, accessibility, the amount of time-saving that would be generated because of a better bridge,” said Professor of Economics and Chair of the department of Public Administration Farrokh Hormozi in the article about Tappan Zee bridge toll hikes and the funding of new bridge construction.

Susan Herman

Susan Herman Appointed NYPD Deputy Commissioner

NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton has appointed Susan Herman deputy commissioner for collaborative policing.  In this newly created leadership position, she will aid the police commissioner in efforts to curb crime and build relationships with communities.  Herman is on leave from her post as Dyson College associate professor of Criminal Justice and Security.

Benjamin Tucker

Benjamin B. Tucker Appointed NYPD Deputy Commissioner

NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton has appointed Benjamin B. Tucker deputy commissioner of training.  A former Dyson associate professor of Criminal Justice and Security, Tucker will oversee all training of NYPD personnel. He most recently served as deputy director of state, local, and tribal affairs under President Barack Obama. 

Northeast Conference on Public Administration

MPA Student Research Accepted by Public Administration Conference

The research projects of Master of Public Administration students Azetta Ayanruoh ‘13, Peter Fasano ‘13, and David P. Miller ’13 were accepted by the 2013 Northeast Conference on Public Administration held in November 2013 at the School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Delaware. Fasano and Miller presented their papers.

Whitney Museum of American Art

Will Pappenheimer, Panelist on Whitney Museum Symposium on Social Media

On January 14, Associate Professor of Art Will Pappenheimer was among a group of distinguished scholars, curators, and artists who participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art symposium,  Shared Spaces:  Social Media and Museum Structures.  The symposium examined the transformation of the museum in the age of social media. 

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Enhanced Research Opportunities Through CUR

Dyson Assistant Dean Maria Iacullo-Bird was instrumental in Pace University becoming an Enhanced Institutional Member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).  This enhanced membership level provides free CUR memberships for all faculty, staff and students interested in funding opportunities and  resources to support and advance undergraduate research.

Nancy Krucher

NIH Funds Nancy Krucher’s Cancer Research at Pace

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Professor Nancy Krucher a grant in the amount of $360,000 for her work in breast cancer research. The three-year grant will support a project that uses 3D models of breast cancer tumors to study a mechanism to induce tumor cell death.

Dina Gusovsky

Political Science Alumna Produces Investigative Documentary for

Political Science alumna Dina Gusovsky ’08 reported and wrote the investigative documentary, Death & Dishonor: Crisis at the VA, for The documentary is an expose of the appalling conditions of VA hospitals around the country and the officials who profit from it.

Gift to Support the Sciences

A Gift to Support the Sciences

Pace trustee emeritus Alfred R. Goldstein has made a generous $3.1 million gift for new cutting-edge science laboratory facilities at Pace’s New York City campus. The 10 new laboratories will be fully-equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and include a general biology lab; an inorganic chemistry lab; and a crime reconstruction lab. These upgrades represent a great leap forward for the sciences at Pace University.

Barbara Friedman Artwork

Art Professor’s Work Can Be Seen at Brooklyn Gallery

Professor of Art Barbara Friedman’s work can be seen in the group show, Têtes: Portraits by Contemporary Artists, at the Storefront Ten Eyck gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The show runs through January 19, 2014.

Emily Welty

Emily Welty Accepts Seat on UN’s ECOSOC

Assistant Professor Emily Welty has accepted a seat representing peace and justice studies as a discipline on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) committee at the United Nations. The committee deemed Welty’s research and Dyson’s peace and justice program to be at the cutting edge of the Peace and Justice Studies and extended this invitation to join.

Poets At Pace


Poets Joan Larkin and Tony Towle read at the Poets@Pace event on December 2.  The Poets@Pace series brings important poets to the New York City Campus each semester. Larkin is the author of six books of poems, most recently My Body: New and Selected Poems, and the recipient of a number of awards.  Towle’s first major poetry collection, North (1970), won the Frank O’Hara Award for experimental poetry and he is also the recipient of numerous poetry awards.

Anjelica Butler

Anjelica Butler Awarded Fellowship in Healthcare

MPA graduate student Anjelica A. Butler ’13 was awarded a highly competitive postgraduate administrative fellowship with CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems. The paid fellowship provides future healthcare leaders with opportunities to gain an in-depth understanding of hospital operations, to participate in hands-on leadership activities and to foster professional growth.

Jane Dickson Subway Mosaic

Wall Street Journal: Jane Dickson

“I use paintings to deal with things I'm afraid of,” said Distinguished Lecturer of Art Jane Dickson in her recent profile in the Wall Street Journal. In it, Dickson talks about her highway paintings, her mosaics in the Port Authority and Times Square subway stations, and the thrills and dangers of living in Times Square in the ’80s. Read the article.

Film Festival

PLV Students Organize First of Its Kind Film Festival

As part of the Pace Pleasantville 50th Anniversary celebration, the first ever Pace Pleasantville Film Festival kicked off On December 7. The festival was an affair planned and executed by students in adjunct professor Corinna Sager’s event design class. The film festival was the first of its kind, complete with a schedule of Hollywood films, live entertainment and a red carpet gala. Read more about their experience.

MCA Students Produce Pleasantville Campus’ Anniversary Video

Graduate students in Media, Communications and Visual Arts Industrial Media Production class produced a video commemorating Pace Pleasantville’s 50th Anniversary. Happy 50th Pace Pleasantville premiered at the Pace Pleasantville Film Festival.

Homeland Security Program Launches Video

9/11, Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, fire, wind, earthquakes. Who do you call in a major emergency? How do they know what to do? Find out in Pace’s new Master of Arts in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals video. See and hear how alumni and students describe this unique program and the knowledge and management skills they’ve acquired to meet these challenges.

Pace’s College Fed Challenge Team

College Fed Challenge Team Places Third in National Competition

Pace’s College Fed Challenge team placed third in the 10th annual national College Fed Challenge in Washington, DC. This is the second year in a row that team Pace competed in the national event and the second year they took home an honorable mention for their work. They were bested by Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania.

Dean Nira Herrmann's Blog

The Dean Speaks

Be sure to read Dyson Dean Nira Herrmann’s latest blog entry.  In it, she shares her memories of the day President Kennedy was assassinated, memories of her mother, and the drive to accomplish great things.


Get to Know Us - Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals

September 11, Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, fire, wind, earthquakes.  Who do you call in a major emergency? How do they know what to do? alumni and students from the graduate program in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals describe the knowledge and management skills they’ve acquired to meet these challenges.

Leaders in Publishing

Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Random House, Rizzoli, Oxford University Press.  These are a few of the top tier publishing houses where our Masters In Publishing students intern or work.  Find out how you can do it!

Welcome to Pace Performing Arts

Pace Performing Arts (PPA) is one of the most sought after undergraduate training destinations in the United States.  Dedicated to providing the finest pre-professional education, PPA is re-imagining how young artists are trained for today’s entertainment industry.

Pleasantville Campus Turns the Big 5-0!

Happy 50th Pace Pleasantville premiered at the Pace Pleasantville Film Festival.  This video commemorating Pace Pleasantville’s 50th Anniversary was produced by graduate students in Media, Communications and Visual Arts’ Industrial Media Production class.

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