2010-2011 Faculty and Staff News


This summer Richard B. Schlesinger, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, served as a subject matter expert peer reviewer for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health on the document, “Derivation of Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health Values.” Dr. Schlesinger also served as the external Review Coordinator for the National Research Council Report, “A Research Strategy for Environmental, Health and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials.” Lastly, Dr. Schlesinger served as a member of the expert review group for the Institute of Medicine National Research Council report, “Potential Long Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.”



Dean Nira Herrmann talks about finding balance in a world of constant stimulation. Read the dyson dean blog.


Nancy Reagin

Dyson Professor of History and Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies Nancy Reagin was interviewed about vampires, history, and pop culture for “Love Lust & The Undead” running throughout the month of July on the Sundance Channel. Another of her current projects, Star Wars and History, a book she is co-editing for Lucasfilms, was featured in a July 3 New York Times blog post.


Diane Cypkin

Dyson Media and Communication Arts Professor Diane Cypkin’s concert tribute to Yiddish star Molly Picon was featured in the June 17 article, “Har Shalom has tribute to Yiddish theater star” in the Missoulian Independent.


Pace University’s naturalist museum named in honor of Martin “Marty” McGuire gets $90,000 face-lift.


Read more about Dyson’s new Commercial Dance program spearheaded by nationally renowned choreographer Rhonda Miller on Broadwayworld.com.


Christopher Malone

Associate Professor of Political Science Christopher Malone debates the outcome of the recent scandal on both Representative Anthony Weiner’s future and the democrats’ ability to hold District Nine in The Opinions Pages of The New York Times on June 7, 2011.



Dyson English and Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Sid Ray is one of two invited speakers at the Shakespeare Set Free Institute: Scholarship, Performance, and Pedagogy co-hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the English-Speaking Union. The lecture is scheduled for July 26 in Manhattan at the ESU National Headquarters and it is titled, “‘Look to the Lady’: Reading and Performing Lady Macbeth against the Grain.”



Dean Nira Herrmann shares her first impressions on China in her blog. Read the dyson dean blog.



Follow a group of professors during their trip to China on the Dyson blog. Professor Rebecca Martin shares her learning about the history, language, people and contemporary culture of China.



Pace students traveled to Rome with Professor Larry Hundersmarck as part of INT197G: Rome the Eternal City travel course. The program runs from May 19 through June 10, 2011. View the video and the flyer.



View the quarterly e-newsletter of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences with news about students, staff, faculty, and alumni.


Live Confucian

Read the third newsletter of the Confucius Institute at Pace University, “Live Confucian.”


Nancy Krucher

Nancy Krucher, PhD, has been awarded a three-year $380,000 grant from the National Institute for Health to continue her cancer research. The project “The Role of Rb Dephosphorylation in Apoptosis” deals with the “life and death signals in cancerous cells”. It runs through August 2013.


Robin Tewes

Adjunct Lecturer of Fine Arts, Robin Tewes was nominated for the Anonymous Was A Woman Award. This prestigious award is an unrestricted $25,000 grant to exceptional women artists and a major artistic achievement.


Robert Meffe

Performing Arts Assistant Professor Robert Meffe was interviewed about this year’s Tony Awards in May 3, 2011 issue of Christian Science Monitor.


David Caputo

Political Science Professor David Caputo polled his students on May 2, 2011 to gauge their response to Osama Bin Laden’s death. The results express their concern about terrorist attacks.


Economics Lecturer Ghassan Karam discussed the recent uprisings in the Middle East as a guest panelist on World Have Your Say, BBC’s award-winning global interactive news discussion show, on April 22, 2011.



On April 28, 2011 the Society of Fellows of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences inducted its 30th class named for University Historian and History Professor Dr. Marilyn Weigold. View our photo gallery



The Marty McGuire Museum opened at the Environmental Center on Pace University’s Pleasantville campus on April 25, 2011. This museum is named in honor of Martin “Marty” H. McGuire, a 2006 alumnus of Pace University, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies, and died tragically on August 5, 2007 in a car accident. >> View our photo gallery



Dean Herrmann gave opening remarks at the Plenary Session of The Left Forum held on Pace University’s New York City campus. Hear her thoughts on how to “Rise to the Challenge Every Day”. >> Read the blog >> View the video


Farrokh Hormozi

Pace Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding Andrew Revkin talks population sustainability with Fast Company in its Earth Day issue April 28, 2011.


Farrokh Hormozi

Farrokh Hormozi, PhD, Chair of the Public Administration Department and Law Professor Randolph McLaughlin J.D. were interviewed for April 28 Journal News article “Minorities Gain in the Corporate World.”


Richard Shadick

Counseling Center Director Richard Shadick, PhD, an adjunct Psychology professor, was quoted in “Working Around Depression,” the cover story of the Winter 2011 issue of Esperanza, the award-winning quarterly mental health magazine on anxiety and depression.


Nancy Krucher

Nancy Krucher, PhD, has been awarded a three-year $380,000 grant from the National Institute for Health to continue her cancer research. The project “The Role of Rb Dephosphorylation in Apoptosis” deals with the “life and death signals in cancerous cells”. It runs through August 2013.


Robin Tewes

Adjunct Lecturer of Fine Arts, Robin Tewes was nominated for the Anonymous Was A Woman Award. This prestigious award is an unrestricted $25,000 grant to exceptional women artists and a major artistic achievement.


Robert Meffe

Performing Arts Assistant Professor Robert Meffe was interviewed about this year’s Tony Awards in May 3, 2011 issue of Christian Science Monitor.


David Caputo

Political Science Professor David Caputo polled his students on May 2, 2011 to gauge their response to Osama Bin Laden’s death. The results express their concern about terrorist attacks.


Economics Lecturer Ghassan Karam discussed the recent uprisings in the Middle East as a guest panelist on World Have Your Say, BBC’s award-winning global interactive news discussion show, on April 22, 2011.


Distinguished Professor of Art History Janetta Rebold Benton will lead The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Lecture Series “Art History 201: Masterpieces of World Art, The 20th and Early 21st Centuries” this spring. Dr. Benton has also just co-authored and published Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities.


Professor and Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies Department Nancy Reagin co-edited a special historical issue of Transformative Works and Cultures, an MLA-indexed journal devoted to scholarship about popular culture, fans, audiences, and new media. Within the issue, Reagin co-authored a review essay entitled “‘I’m Buffy, and You’re History’: Putting Fan Studies Into History.”


Janetta Benton

The 2011 Dyson College Excellence in Scholarship Awards, which recognize Dyson faculty members who have shown exemplary performance in research, scholarship, and or creative works, were awarded to Barbara A. Mowder, PhD, Director of Graduate Psychology Programs and Psychology Professor in New York City and Janetta R. Benton, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Media, Communications and Visual Arts as well as Director of Honors College in Pleasantville.


Hillary Knepper

Hillary Knepper, PhD, Assistant Professor, Public Administration, presented “County Governments and Collaborative Governance: Examining County Participation in Community-Based Health Care Networks” at the 72nd annual American Society for Public Administration Conference on March 14, 2011 in Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Knepper’s dissertation was published as a monograph entitled, “Low-Income Health Care Networks: Initial Conditions, Extent and Intensity Relevant to County Government Participation” VDM Verlag: Germany. 368 pp.


Professor Barbara Friedman and Professor Roger Sayre, of the Art Department in New York City will present “From Our Permanent Recollection” Oil Paintings and Photographs, the weekend of May 7-8, with a reception Friday evening, May 6 from 5-8 pm at the Big & Small Casual Gallery, located at 10-20 45th Road in Long Island, NY.


Oksana Blashkiv

During the 2011-12 academic year, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures will host a Junior Fulbright Scholar from the Ukraine, Oksana Blashkiv, PhD, a professor at Ivan Franko University in Drohobych. Dr. Blashkiv will work on her project Slavists Outside the Slavic World. The concentration is on the legacy of Dmytro Čyževs’kyj (1894-1977), the founder and the head of the Institute of Slavic Studies at Heidelberg University in Germany and George Y. Shevelov (1908-2002), professor emeritus at Columbia University, New York, NY.  She will coordinate her research with Assistant Professor of Russian Language and Culture Andriy Danylenko, PhD, and give a series of presentations on the status of Slavic studies in Europe and North America and the importance of liberal arts foundations and cross-cultural knowledge in the globalized world.


Will Pappenheimer

During the fall and spring of 2010 and 2011 Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Will Pappenheimer helped organize and create the collective Manifest.AR and write its Dadaesque manifesto.  The group works with augmented reality technology on cell phones to overlay, intervene and challenge to the material world. Beginning with the curatorial invasion of MOMA for the Conflux, the group is embarking on a series of transnational exhibitions invited and uninvited by the art world.


(Un)seen Sculptures, a public art project opens in Sydney and Melbourne this month. Professor Pappenheimer’s project, Sex and Death Bufo Colony, is a featured exhibit of a colony of augmented reality virtual psychotropic toads which will spread from the Botanical Gardens southward along the coast to Melbourne creating colonies in a number of cities on the way. Learn more about this project.


Also happening here in the states at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts later this spring, the Professor will exhibit Large Reflector Colony - virtual psychotropic toads, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. ICA Boston will host Manifest.AR from April 22nd - May 8, 2011. empyre has invited Manifest.AR to speak as guest discussants for the prestigious international empyre discussion list the week of April 24, 2011. The organization features many of the world’s well known new media educators, artists, and curators.


Manifest.AR is receiving great reviews and has been featured in the New York Times Arts Section as well as New York Times Opinion Pages as well as online in WIRED in January and in March. International critics are buzzing too as the project was featured in MCD, Internet des objets.


Melissa Grigione

Also on the horizon, A curatorial project by Mark Skwarek and Professor Will Pappenheimer Gradually Melt the Sky is featured April 8 – May 1 from 7 – 10pm at the Devotion Gallery, located at 54 Maujer Street, Brooklyn, New York.


Dyson College mourns the loss of David A. Greenberg, PhD, adjunct Mathematics Professor, died March 4, 2011. Contributions may be made to the: Dyson College Society of Fellows Endowment, c/o Dean Adelia Williams, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570, or the NY Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY. Condolence cards may be sent to his wife Gail Greenberg, 49 Knowlton Avenue, Mount Kisco, NY 10549.


José Chavin

A poem by José Chavin, Modern Languages and Cultures adjunct professor, entitled, “The Gulf Engulfed in Oil,” a Shakespearian Sonnet regarding the impact on the environment, was published at poeticportal.net in response to last year’s disaster.


Christopher Malone

Christopher Malone, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science, is currently serving as the Policy Director for newly-elected NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera, representing the 33rd district in the Bronx. Gustavo beat incumbent Pedro Espada in November 2010. Dr. Malone also served as his Policy Director while on the campaign trail.


Melissa Grigione

Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Environmental Science Melissa Grigione, PhD, gave a presentation at the 2011 Lyceum of Natural History Series for the Palisades Interstate Parks League of Naturalists (PIPLON) on March 6, 2011. Dr. Grigione’s presentation, “Puma Predation on Sheep in the Region of Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes, Chile: Conserving Top Predators and Local Livelihoods,” explored the contentious relationship between sheep ranchers and pumas in Patagonia.


Dyson Professors Nancy Reagin and Martha Driver talk about their success using the “Reacting to the Past” teaching method in the March 6, 2011 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Setting Students’ Minds on Fire.”


Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and New York Times Environmental Correspondent blogger, Andrew Revkin, was interviewed in a video episode by Grist, in “Talking with Andy Revkin about Climate Communication,” on March 14, 2011. Revkin discusses a number of topical environmental issues, such as the need for precise, accurate language in scientific discourse.


Joseph Morreale

Professor Joseph Morreale, PhD, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Town of Mt. Kisco. This is his first run for political office on the democratic line. He previously served as a Planning Board member in Mt. Kisco for ten years. He is putting his teachings and research in the areas of public administration and economics into practice.


Farrokh Hormozi

Professor and Chair of Graduate Public Administration Farrokh Hormozi, PhD,  lends his critical perspective on the country’s need to reinvigorate its labor force in the February 23rd article, “Job searchers saddled with unemployment,” in the Asbury Park Press. Dr. Hormozi also spoke about Municipal Finance at the monthly luncheon of the Municipal Administrators Association of Metropolitan New York, on February 16th.



On February 20, Pace’s Women’s and Gender Studies department co-hosted “Girls Stand Up,” an orientation event for the international conference of the Working Group on Girls, the NGO Committee on UNICEF. >> Read more


Jessica Dickinson

Adjunct Professors of Art, Jessica Dickinson and Stephanie Jeanjean, will participate in the College Art Association Annual Conference, alongside scholars, artists, and editors from renowned art institutions, including Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, and Art in America. Prof. Dickinson will speak at the panel, “Studio Art Open Session: Abstract Painting at 100”, on February 10th. Prof. Jeanjean will present her paper, “Class and Gender Struggles in the Workplace: Militant Video by Women Collectives in France in the 1970s” for the Committee on Women in the Arts, “Women and Work” free and open session, this Friday, February 11th from 12:30-2:00pm.


JoAnn Tongret

Adjunct Professor of Performing Arts JoAnn Yeoman Tongret’s essay, “Telling Tales” has been published in Emeritus Voices, the journal of the Emeritus College at Arizona State University.


Lee Evans

Professor of Music Lee Evans, EdD, has been featured in the January/February 2011 issue of JAZZed Magazine, the Jazz Education Network’s official magazine for jazz educators. His article, “The Age of Ambiguity: An Apt Appellation”, examines the evolution of tonality to atonality in music history.


Chris Presley

Chris Presley, Director of Professional Development for the Actors Studio Drama School was quoted in The Washington Times February 3, 2011 article, “How Hollywood Shaped Gipper”, a highlight of Ronald Reagan’s film background and its influence on his political career.


Richard Schlesinger

Associate Dean of Dyson College and Professor of Biology and Health Sciences, Dr. Richard Schlesinger, has been selected by the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Research, to serve on a review panel to evaluate grant proposals submitted to the EPA’s “Science to Achieve Results” (STAR) initiative. Dr. Schlesinger has also been selected by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control, to review the document, “Derivation of Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health Values,” which serves as a guideline for occupational exposure to numerous chemical agents.


Gian Marco Lo Forte

Gian Marco Lo Forte, Lecturer in Design and Technical Theatre for the Department of Performing Arts was recognized by Opera America for outstanding work on the The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase; (2007) Graduate Assistantship at New York University.


Rita Upmacis

Rita Upmacis, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physical Sciences, gave a talk at the 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, December 15 – 20, 2010, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her talk was part of a symposium entitled “Studying chemistry inside living cells with infrared spectromicroscopy” where she presented some work that was completed in collaboration with Dr Sergei Kazarian (Imperial College, England). These studies involved the application of infra-red spectroscopy to studying the build-up of lipids and cholesterol in arteries of mice that had been fed a high fat Western diet. She also presented a poster entitled “Cyclooxygenase nitration in atherosclerotic tissue” concerning a specific enzyme, known as cyclooxygenase (more popularly known as COX), the enzyme that is inhibited by aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). The enzyme becomes chemically altered during atherosclerosis by a process that involves nitration of specific tyrosine sites in the enzyme and this change likely alters its function. The possible mechanisms by which this enzyme may become modified were discussed in the poster.


Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach for Pace University’s MS in Publishing, interviewed award-winning author Deirdre Bair at a special event for The Women's National Book Association-NYC Chapter in the Strand Underground on April 7th. Deirdre Bair has written biographies on Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, Carl Jung and Anais Nin. She is currently at work on a biography of New Yorker cartoonist Saul Steinberg.


Barbara A. Mowder, Ph.D, Director of the Graduate Psychology Programs and Associate Chair for the Psychology department was elected as the Chair of the Council of Combined and Integrated Doctoral Programs in Psychology (CCIDPIP). The organization is the training council for the APA accredited programs in combined professional-scientific psychology. Pace University PsyD program is one of only ten combined professional-scientific psychology accredited programs nation-wide. The CCIDPIP Chair and training council are represented on the APA Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC) which meet with the APA Board of Educational Affairs bi-annually in Washington DC for training and council activities.


Joseph Ryan

In December, Professor Joe Ryan, PhD, Chair, Criminal Justice and Security, and Graduate Program for Homeland Security, spent two days with 1100 NYPD recruits speaking with them about cultural diversity.  Advancing Community Trust (ACT) Together for a United New York Multicultural Immersion Program is comprehensive course that motivates police officers to better understand the communities they serve.


Grant Kretchik

Assistant Professor/Actor Grant Kretchik, discusses his teaching role at as well as being featured in When Harry Tries to Marry on WE LOVE SOAPS TV with host Kevin Mulcahy Jr. The feature film was shot on Pace University’s New York City campus.


Amy Foerster

Amy Foerster, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropologie won a Fulbright Award to participate in the Fulbright German Studies seminar in Berlin and Brussels this summer. The theme of the seminar “Ethnic Diversity and National Identity” will bring together 15 American scholars with German and European Union officials to discuss how Germany and Europe are managing increased diversity and immigration within national borders; as well as Dhow EU policy affects the process by which national identity in Europe is defined and constructed.  Dr. Foerster’s participation in the seminar will broaden her own research on immigration and ethnic identity beyond the American context as well as provide new avenues for research and teaching. Currently, Dr. Foerster  is focusing on organizational sociology, with a particular emphasis on immigrant participation in American institutions and increasing her German language capabilities, always with the idea to broaden her research examining immigrant participation in German society and culture. Rather than focusing solely on the conflicts that have emerged as societies become multi-ethnic, she is examining the particular ways that immigrant incorporate, revitalize and alter particular elements of a society, examining immigrant participation in the arts and cultural life of cities like New York and Berlin.


Working Group on Girls

Pace University’s Women’s and Gender Studies department will co-host “Girls Stand Up” an orientation event for the international conference of the Working Group on Girls, the NGO Committee on UNICEF, on February 20 on Pace’s New York City Campus.


Richard Shadick

Richard Shadick, PhD, adjunct professor and director of the Counseling Center, weighs in on the psychological response to the Tucson shooting and other national tragedies in the Jan. 13, 2011 Forbes article, “The Five Stages of Public Grieving.”


Jillian McDonald

An article featuring Jillian McDonald, Associate Professor of Art, was published in the December 2010 issue of Border Crossings magazine. Her website was also mentioned in the article “The Wildest Faculty Web Pages,” in the Dec. 10, 2010 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.


Joseph Ryan

Joseph Ryan, PhD, Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice and Security, has been invited to participate in the editing process of the Internal Security Journal.


Melissa Grigione

Melissa Grigione, director of the Master’s in Environmental Science program has been working with students studying carnivore abundance utilizing randomly placed cameras to capture animal movements. Read more


Live Confucian

Read the second newsletter of the Confucius Institute at Pace University, “Live Confucian.”


Peking Opera

New York Chinese Opera Society performed December 17-19 a contemporary Chinese opera, “Peking Opera.”


DDD Fall 2010
View the quarterly e-newsletter of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences with news about students, staff, faculty, and alumni.


William Pappenheimer

Art Associate Professor William Pappenheimer’s review of the “Tunneling” show that he curated at Famous Accountants gallery in Bushwick is out in the November issue of Art in America.


Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee, PhD, Professor of History, was interviewed about his perspective on Chinese-American culture in relation to Aftershock – a new Chinese film which is being shown in multiplex theaters across the country, in the article “Chinese film ‘Aftershock’ shakes tradition” in the Nov. 7, 2010 edition of The Washington Times.


Susan Herman

Susan Herman, J.D., Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and an advocate of “parallel justice” for crime victims, has been chosen to serve on a panel that will work with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office in review of a 1980s child sexual abuse case. Read More


David Castronovo
Pace mourns the loss of David Castronovo, PhD, the C. Richard Pace Professor. Read Dean Nira Herrmann’s Message


Pace University’s Publishing Department co-hosted the Third Conference on the Publishing Industry and Publishing Education in the Digital Age at Wuhan University on October 18, 19 and 20, 2010. Read more


Grant Kretchik

Assistant Professor Grant Kretchik is profiled in “Teaching With Passion,” in The New York Observer’s special insert, “The Educated Observer.”


Grant Kretchik

Grant Kretchik, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts, was featured in the article “Hawley son on cast of “When Harry Tries to Marry”,” on NEagle.com on Oct 28, 2010.


Emilie Zaslow

Communications Studies Assistant Professor Emilie Zaslow, author of Feminism Inc.: Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture, speaks about the toll that eating disorders have on adolescents in the November/December 2010 issue of the teen classroom magazine Scholastic Choices.


Nira Herrmann
Dean Nira Herrmann shares her thoughts with us on her new Dean Blog. >> Read the Dyson Dean blog


Benjamin Tucker

Pace University Criminal Justice Professor Benjamin B. Tucker was officially sworn in as Deputy Director for State, Local, and Tribal Affairs of the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House on November 17, 2010. Professor Tucker was joined by his wife, Diana and their son, Scott, at the official ceremony presided over by the Honorable Stuart G. Nash.


Maria Luskay

Maria Luskay, EdD was quoted in Andrew Revkin’s New York Times Op/Ed column on “A Pretty Edgy Climate Campaign” on October 4.


Linda Gottesfeld

Pace University Art Professor Linda Gottesfeld’s solo exhibition “Home Again: Suburbs and Cemeteries” was on view at the Peter Fingesten Gallery October 5-28.


Gustavo Rivera

Gustavo Rivera, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, has captured the Democratic nomination for the State Senate in the 33rd District in the Bronx. The New York Times covers the result and discusses the heated campaign in the article “Newcomer Ousts Espada; Monserrate Loses Political Return,” in the Sept. 15 online edition.


Mark Hussey

Mark Hussey, PhD, and Professor of English has been invited, as a Virginia Woolf scholar, to lead talkback discussions in connection with the upcoming production of Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl, at Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th Street, New York, NY). The discussions will be taking place on Saturday, October 2 and Saturday, October 16, immediately following matinee performances of the show.

Mark Hussey, PhD, and Professor of English is part of a recently-awarded $175,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Program for the WoolfOnline Project to mount a “knowledge site” for Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.


Joseph Ryan

Joseph Ryan, PhD, and Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice and Security , applied for CSCEP – a cooperative education work study program for college students who are interested in the United States Marshals Service. Pace University has  been selected to participate in this highly competitive internship initiative which will be great opportunity for our Criminal Justice majors. Professor Ryan has been invited to attend a CSCEP informational seminar, Tuesday, September 13 and 14 held in St. Louis, Missouri – a trip sponsored by the USMS.


Gustavo Rivera

Gustavo Rivera, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, has captured the Democratic nomination for the State Senate in the 33rd District in the Bronx. The New York Times covers the result and discusses the heated campaign in the article “Newcomer Ousts Espada; Monserrate Loses Political Return,” in the Sept. 15 online edition.


Ellen Mandel

Pace again won the award for largest University team at the Susan G. Komen NYC Race for the Cure on Sunday, Sept. 12. A big thanks to Dyson Professor Ellen Mandel who rallied and led Pace’s team!


James Lipton

James Lipton, host of “Inside the Actors Studio” and dean emeritus of Pace’s Actors Studio Drama School talks about the program on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Watch the segment.


Nira Herrmann
Dean Nira Herrmann shares her thoughts with us on her new Dean Blog. >> Read the Dyson Dean blog


Abbey_Berg

Abbey L. Berg, PhD, and Professor of Biology and Health Sciences, was quoted in the Sept 27 article “New Personal Technology Creating New Ailments”, in American Medical News - an online and print news publication for physicians published by the American Medical Association.


Richard Shadick

Richard Shadick, PhD, Director of the Pace University Counseling Center and adjunct Professor of Psychology, reflects on the anger and anxiety over the proposed mosque  near the site of the former Twin Towers in the Reuters article “New York finally sees progress at Ground Zero site,” which has been picked up by a number of websites worldwide, including FoxBusiness.com, ABCNews.com, and Yahoo.com.


In the Schoolyard

Paulanne Simmons, Adjunct Professor of English, had her musical “In the Schoolyard,” for which she wrote the book and the lyrics, featured in the Fringe Festival this past August.


Richard Schlesinger

Richard Schlesinger, PhD, and Associate Dean, has had two new book chapters published: “Sulfur Oxides” in Comprehensive Toxicology and “Nitrogen Oxides” in Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects. He has also been reappointed to a three-year term on the Committee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.


Marcy Kelly, PhD, and Associate Professor and Chair of Biology and Health Sciences, has been invited to serve as an Editor for the Research Section of the American Society for Microbiology’s Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education.


Allen Oren

Allen Oren, Associate Professor of Media and Communication Arts, is a producer of a documentary on the Kol Nidre prayer which will air Sunday, September 12, on Channel 13, WNET at 7pm. Find out more about the documentary in the article, “Pace professor’s film traces Kol Nidre’s origin, impact,” published on LoHud.com.


Abbey_Berg

Abbey L. Berg, PhD, and professor of Biology and Health Sciences, was quoted in the article “Personal Music Players Damage Hearing Over Time” in the August 31st, 2010 online edition of Businessweek. This article was picked up numerous publications including MedicineNet.com, UsDailyTrends.com, and HealthBanks.com.


The Department of Biology and Health Sciences, NYC just received a bid to host the 2012 Beta Beta Beta District Convention to be held spring 2010. Beta Beta Beta is the National Undergraduate Biology Honor Society.


Chris Malone

Christopher Malone, PhD, and associate professor of Political Science was quoted in the article “In Campaigns, Entrepreneurs Get Busy”, in the September 2, 2010 online edition of The Wall Street Journal.


Confucius
People’s Daily Online interviewed Nira Herrmann, Dean of Dyson College, about how Pace’s Confucius Institute is bridging east and west as well as community and scholarship. Read the August 13, 2010 article, “A Home to Support Cultural Expression.”


Farrokh Hormozi

Farrokh Hormozi, PhD, Chair of Public Administration, and professor of Economics and Public Administration, was quoted in the article “People@Work: A New Report Holds Out Hope for Hiring” on August 2, 2010 in DailyFinance, an AOL Money & Finance Website.


Richard Shadick

Richard Shadick, PhD, Director of the Pace University Counseling Center and adjunct Professor of Psychology, offered advice on what to say and what not to say to a friend or family member in the article “What Not to Say to a Depressed Mate” in the August 2010 issue of Lifescript.


Elizabeth Kemp

Did you know… Actors and Directors are among the “happiest” occupations? For Elizabeth Kemp, a professor in The Actors Studio Drama School, happiness at work is all about the creativity.


Musical Theater

Mary Anna Dennard, author of I Got In!: The Ultimate College Audition Guide for Acting and Musical Theater, praises Pace University’s Musical Theater program for providing professional preparation and industry contacts in her blog post in the August 11, 2010 ArtsBeat section of The New York Times.


Adjunct Associate Professor of Fine Arts Robin Tewes’s work is featured in “Bibliophilia, Art and the Word” at The Hotchkiss Library in Sharon, CT August 2nd - September 30, 2010. For more information, call 860-364-5041 or visit The Hotchkiss Library.


Farrokh Hormozi

Farrokh Hormozi, PhD, Chair of Public Administration, and professor of Economics and Public Administration, was quoted in the article “Invest in Mexico, Hispanic consumer” on MedillMoneyMavens.com on August 26, 2010.


Farrokh Hormozi

Farrokh Hormozi, PhD, Director of the Public Administration graduate program, was quoted in the article “Plenty of NYC jobs await tech workers” in the July 2010 issue of Crain’s New York.


Richard Shadick

Richard Shadick, PhD, Director of the Pace University Counseling Center and adjunct Professor of Psychology, offered tips on keeping a campus romance alive in the article “Summer Love ... Don’t Get Burned” in the June 2010 issue of Student Health 101.


Richard Shadick

Richard Shadick, PhD, Director of the Pace University Counseling Center and adjunct Professor of Psychology, offered advice on being able to identify emotional abuse in the article “Spotting the Signs of Emotional Abuse” which was published in July 2010 on EverydayHealth.com.


Mark Sossin

Mark K. Sossin, PhD, and professor of Psychology was quoted in the article “How to Decode Your Kid's Body Language” in the August 2010 issue of Parents magazine. 


David Pecker

Publishing executive, David Pecker donates nearly $800,000 funding an endowed visiting professorship in publishing.


The Spectator Place

Art Professor Barbara Friedman’s exhibition of new paintings, “The Spectator Place,” is on view at BCB Art in Hudson, NY, August 14 to September 19. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 14.


Farrokh Hormozi

Farrokh Hormozi, PhD, Director of Public Administration, and professor of Economics and Public Administration, was quoted in the article “Plenty of NYC jobs await tech workers” in the July 2010 issue of Crain’s New York and in Epoch Times.


Will Pappenheimer

Read about Art Professor Will Pappenheimer’s newest project, which blends art, technology and social research, in the article “Stuck in your online routines? Give this a shot” in the July 19, 2010 issue of Boston Globe.


Florence Denmark

Florence L. Denmark, Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Professor of Psychology to speak at commencement


teens

Richard Shadick and Emilie Zaslow offer expert insight on teen relationships and self-esteem on the MTV Remote Control Blog.


Genders

Susan Brownmiller, Adjunct Lecturer in the Women’s and Gender Studies, was interviewed by Newsweek about its landmark gender-discrimination suit and the state of sexism at work today.


Chris Thomas
Pace mourns the loss of Christopher Thomas, Professor Emeritus of Performing Arts. Read Dean Nira Herrmann’s Message


ePortfolio
A team of Pace faculty, staff, and students including Linda Anstendig, PhD, Beth Gordon Klingner, PhD, Jim Stenerson, PhD, CIO Ravi Ravishankar, and students Chiara Travia and Samantha Egan presented Pace’s ePortfolio initiatives at the 1st annual ePortfolio conference in July hosted by the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning.


2010 SOF Induction Ceremony
The Dyson Society of Fellow inducted a new class of Associate Members: this year’s class is named for the late Professor Thomas O’Sullivan of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies who served on the Executive Board of the society and was an enthusiastic participant in society events.


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