Student Notes

Two Dyson College students, Sophia Eilbacher and Ethan Taylor, have been awarded 2010 Jeannette K. Watson Fellowships. Read the press release.   studentnotes1
 
 
studentnotes2   Maria Luskay, EdD, and 14 Pace students spent Spring Break making a documentary of a day in the life of the American Ambassador to Holland. Check out their blog: http://hollanddocumentary.blogspot.com
 
 
When the independent film Breaking Upwards was screened at Pace University in December, the directors bonded with students in the audience and subsequently took on 6 Film and Screen Studies majors as interns to work on the film’s promotion, which recently landed a feature article in The New York Times.   studentnotes4
 
 
studentnotes1   On March 18, 2010 the Showtime network held a charity fundraiser in NYC’s Gotham Hall. Sixteen teams from various New York City hospitals made up of medical professionals and students raced against the clock as they competed in a course consisting of fun medical-themed activities for $50,000 to be donated to their preferred charity. Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital PA students put together a four woman team (Alexandra Bradshaw, Tara Ciccone, Jacqueline Matthew and Jamie Schlesinger) who triumphed over the competing male teams in the finals to win first prize in the competition.  Their proceeds will go to benefit The American Cancer Society.
 
 
The Performing Arts Department presented “Dance Out Loud” its first annual dance showcase on April 9 and 10, 2010. Read about it in Broadway World.
 
 
Students and faculty from the course “New Art: New York/Berlin” visited the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; back row, L-R: Ashley Lopez, Ali Gauss, Caroline Gottlieb, Kelsey O’Hara, Jessika Mathurin, Cody Addario, Linda Herritt (Professor), Matt Hammond, Charlotte Cutler; foreground, Nikisha Williams, Andrea Cruz, and Shervin Nassi.   studentnotes2
 
 
Razia Amzad, who will graduate with a degree in Mathematics this spring, presented her honors thesis “Unbreakable Codes” at the Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at St. Francis College.
 
 
The Actors Studio Drama School presented its second annual Repertory Season this spring. Read about it on Broadwayworld.com and Back Stage Blog Stage.
 
 
studentnotes7   Students in Prof. Michael Levine’s Urban Planning Class have been helping small business owners recoup their losses due to WTC construction. Read More
 
 
Project Pericles Faculty-Student Research Grant Winners: Chris Malone and students Stephanie Robayo and Jaclyn Kopel.   studentnotes7
 
 
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Musical Theater student Dana Harper ’13 performed at the Dwyane Wade All-Star Luncheon during the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend. Read More

 
 
Many Dyson College faculty and students along with more than 3,000 people attended the Left Forum at Pace University with panels on topics including The Logic of Capitalism: Understanding Water, Food, and Environmental Crises, Feminism and Lesbianism: Bringing Women Together, and The Case for a NO Growth Economy.
 
 
Sophomore Cailan Rose Seavey, a Performing Arts major, has joined the Broadway company of HAIR at the Al Hirschfeld Theater.   studentnotes7
 
 
studentnotes7   Communications major Jen Raftery has the coolest part-time job ever. She dances for the New Jersey Nets. Read about her experience.
 
 
Performing arts students, alumni and faculty teamed up with world-renowned La Ma Ma Experimental Theatre to present Three One Acts by Mrozek. Find out more. Read about it on Broadwayworld.com.   studentnotes7
 
 
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Pace New Musicals presented the world premiere reading of Larry Gatlin’s QUANAH. Read More

 
 
Dyson students Heidi Chai, ’10, Economics, and Diana Teverovskaya, ’10, Criminal Justice and Psychology, spent the spring semester in Washington D.C. participating in the Washington Center’s semester internship program. Chai interned with the U.S. Department of Treasury in the Office of Procurement working on issues related to President Obama’s “transparency and open government” and savings initiatives, tracking and analyzing data for the 13 bureau’s spending and processing data for publication on USAspending.gov. “My economics classes at Pace helped me to interpret OMB formulas and to create simple models for projects like human capital forecasting,” she said. Teverovskaya interned at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Felony Major Crimes Section assisting in cases including homicides and armed kidnappings. “I’m constantly in and out of the courtroom either simply listening to the case or actually participating by providing the prosecutor with exhibits, evidence, or just technical support,” she explained.