This Girl Is On Fire
Madison Embrey ’14 (Commercial Dance), cast as Maria Hill in Marvel University Live!, recently appeared in two televised segments about the live-action theatrical production. The segments appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and Fox 13 Tampa Bay news.
Victor Almanzar Stars in Off-Broadway Play
History Professor Writes Op-Ed about Iraq-Syria Conflict
Michael Izady, adjunct professor of Middle Eastern and Western history, wrote an op-ed about the Iraq-Syria conflict that was posted on The Hill's Congress Blog on July 7.
Fungal in the Jungle
William Eaton, chair of the Pleasantville department of biology and health sciences, co-authored a research article about the effects of Bromelia pinguin, a species of plant, upon the ecosystem at field sites in the Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica. The article, Effects of Bromelia pinguin (Bromeliaceae) on Soil Ecosystem Function and Fungal Diversity in the Lowland Forests of Costa Rica, was published in the BMC Ecology journal in May.
Musical Theater Alumna Speaks to the Washington Post about Caring for a B’way Stage Animal
PPA Musical Theater alumna Lara Hayhurst ’07 is the assistant stage manager for the Broadway revival of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. She spoke to The Washington Post about her experience handling Roxie, the chihuahua who plays Billie Holiday’s dog in the musical play.
Rhonda Miller Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Rhonda Miller, head of the BFA in Commercial Dance program, was honored with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Dance Educators of America (DEA) for her tremendous contributions to and significant influence upon the world of dance. Miller received her award on July 5, 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Biology Major Wins Best Poster
Biology major Nadina A. Horril ’14 won a best poster award in the biochemistry category at the William Paterson University’s 8th Undergraduate Symposium. Her poster Antimicrobial Activity of Bee Propolis was carried out under the Undergraduate Student-Research Program with Assistant Professor Elmer-Rico E. Mojica of the New York City department of chemistry and physical sciences.
Dominique Fishback’s One Woman Show
Pace Performing Arts BFA Acting alumna Dominique Fishback’s Subverted opens July 2 at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios. A one-woman show, Fishback portrays 18 different characters all grappling with the destruction of black identity. The show runs through July 14.
Madison Embrey and Ashton Rothchild Cast in Marvel Universe Live
Alumnae Madison Embrey ’14 and Ashtain Rothchild ’13 both have been cast in Marvel Universe Live. These graduates of the BFA in Commercial Dance program can be seen kicking butt, Marvel style, on tour this summer!
Schlesinger Paper on Air Pollution Published
Senior Associate Dean Richard Schlesinger co-authored a commissioned critical review on the challenges of determining which chemical components in air pollution may be most important to public health. The paper, Public Health and Components of Particulate Matter: The Changing Assessment of Black Carbon was published in the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association.
Joseph Lee’s Article on U.S.-China Rivalries Over Taiwan Is Published
Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, professor of history and co-director of the Global Asia Studies program, and Pace graduate Christopher Huang co-authored an article about U.S.-China relations. The article, Entangled Web: The WikiLeaks and U.S.-China Rivalries over Taiwan appears in the International Journal of China Studies.
Professor Terence Hines on Einstein’s Brain
Professor of Psychology Terence Hines’ article, Neuromythology of Einstein’s Brain, was published in May in the journal Brain and Cognition. Hines’ paper asserts that several studies claiming that evidence of Einstein’s superior intellectual abilities can be seen in the structure of his brain are unsupported.
Raheem Lawrence Awarded Microbiology Fellowship
Biology major Raheem Lawrence ‘15 was accepted as a 2014-2015 American Society of Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellow. Raheem will use genetic approaches to identify new genes in tuberculosis that protect it from the human immune response. Of the 101 applicants, only 41 were funded.
Students' Research Published in Science Journal
Chemistry and Physical Sciences students Eric Nguyen ’17, Robert Marvin ’14, Maximillian Baria’16, and Samantha Pace ’17, had their paper Spectrochemical Behavior of Enzymes Encapsulated within Xerogel published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics. The study compared the behavior of enzymes in a glass-like matrix with that of enzymes in solution.
Pace School of Performing
Arts in the News
Reuters was on campus June 3 to interview Jorge Cacheiro, executive director of Pace’s new School of Performing Arts for a video segment about the school. The item was picked up the Huffington Post, MSN, and other news outlets across the country. Watch the video here.
Bolton Issues Statement on Ending Gender Discrimination in Policymaking
Assistant Professor of Political Science Matthew Bolton co-authored a statement calling for the end of gender discrimination in policymaking on security issues, and called for a boycott of all-male panels. Article 36, a UK-based non-profit working to prevent harm caused by certain weapons, published the statement on May 19.
Kinney-Denning Takes Publishing Association’s Exec Post
On May 14, Jane Kinney-Denning, director of internships and corporate outreach and adjunct lecturer of Publishing, was appointed President of the Women’s National Book Association’s (WNBA) New York City chapter and as the VP Elect of the association’s national organization. The WNBA is a membership organization for women in all facets of the world of books.
Malone Quoted in French News Magazine
Chris Malone, chair of Political Science, was quoted in the French news magazine, Regards. Malone spoke of the role of the Occupy movement and other social movements in the United States’ political landscape.
Dyson Students Receive Fulbright Grants
Two Dyson students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright grants. Nickesha Chung ’14, an Environmental Science graduate student, will study the quality and quantity of Swaziland’s waterways, and how both impact human suffering and productivity. La Reina Lawrence ’14, an art history major, will teach English in Spain.
PPA Becomes Pace School of Performing Arts
On May 16 Pace Performing Arts became Pace School of Performing Arts. School status in the arts represents both a critical mass of student enrollment and recognition of excellence by the greater University. It is the first school of performing arts to be established in New York City in 50 years and it is the first school within Dyson College. View press release
Green vs Gold Covered in Revkin’s NY Times’ Dot Earth
Green vs Gold, the Media and Communication Arts student-produced documentary, was featured in Andrew Revkin’s Dot Earth blog for The New York Times. Revkin co-teaches the course along with Program Director Maria Luskay. The documentary focuses upon the environmental and social challenges Brazil faces as it prepares for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
Student Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship
Environmental Science graduate student Anna Kusler ’16 received a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship enables her to conduct research on pumas and livestock conflicts in Patagonia, Chile.
Art Professor’s Solo Show
Three Tony Noms for Former PPA Students
Dominick LaRuffa Jr. and Rob Hinderliter, former PPA students, executive produced two Broadway plays nominated for multiple 2014 Tony Awards. All the Way, starting Bryan Cranston, received Best Play and Best Actor nominations and The Velocity of Autumn, starring Estelle Parsons, received a Best Actress nomination. The duo has also received Drama League, Drama Desk,Outer Critics Circle, and Grammy nominations for their work.
Schlesinger Co-Authors Chapter of the Encyclopedia of Toxicology
Senior Associate Dean Rich Schlesinger co-authored a chapter on respiratory tract toxicology in the third edition of the Encyclopedia of Toxicology. The encyclopedia was published in March 2014 and is updated regularly to reflect current advances in the field. It is a resource for chemists, poison control centers and regulatory professionals (EPA, government), among others.
Szablewicz Moderates Panel on Chinese Youth at the Brookings Institution
Marcella Szablewicz, assistant professor of communications, moderated the panel Behavioral Change of Chinese Youth in a Commercialized Digital Era at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. on April 24. The panel was part of a series of discussions about How China’s Youth are Transforming Chinese Society.
Tony-Award Winning Director John Doyle at Schimmel Center for the Arts
Pace Performing Arts presents An Afternoon with John Doyle at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, on Sunday, April 27 at 2pm. This program includes selections from his new project, Kander, and is the culmination of a year-long artist-in-residency. Admission is free and open to the public.
Pace Pitch: SheerStock Is the Winner
Paige Cecchi ‘16, a Dyson College Business Economics major, won first place and $1,000 in the annual Pace Pitch Contest for her company SheerStock, a convenient monthly subscription service for women that delivers a variety of hosiery products. Currently, subscription commerce is growing and Cecchi plans on launching the service this May.
Laramée’s Artworks Included in New Lippard Book
Five artworks by Art Department Chair Eve Laramée are included in Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics and Art in the Changing West, the latest book by the distinguished art historian and activist Lucy Lippard. Laramée’s pieces deal with uranium mining, nuclear weapons and radioactive waste on indigenous people’s land.
Emily Welty Named Doenges Visiting Scholar
Emily Welty, assistant professor and director of the Peace and Justice Studies program, was named the Elizabeth K. Doenges Visiting Artist/Scholar at Mary Baldwin College. Each year, the program brings distinguished artists and scholars to the Mary Baldwin College campus for an extended visit and lecture series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
3 Students Receive NYWIC Foundation Scholarships
Three Dyson students earned scholarships from the New York Women in Communications Foundation, Alanna 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 MOOC. Directions Magazine is the leading source of geospatial information technology, news and commentary.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 lohud.com article about Tappan Zee bridge toll hikes and the funding of new bridge construction.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Political Science Alumna Produces Investigative Documentary for CNBC.com
Political Science alumna Dina Gusovsky ’08 reported and wrote the investigative documentary, Death & Dishonor: Crisis at the VA, for CNBC.com. The documentary is an expose of the appalling conditions of VA hospitals around the country and the officials who profit from it.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.