2011-2012 Student News

Diane Saraiva

Student Perspective on Hydrofracking

Environmental Science student Diane Saraiva ’12 offers a student perspective on hydrofracking, the damage it causes, and the possibility of greener alternatives. >> Read more

Kristie Dash

Success Stories Start Here

Communications major Kristie Dash ’14 landed a number of exciting internships, had a variety of great experiences, and achieved great things since moving to New York City. After her semester-long internship with Teen Vogue comes to an end, Dash will go on to experience a preview of her dream job by interning this summer for E! News. >> Read more

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Communications major Boyan Robak and Paul Griffin, PhD, Psychology professor team up to explore gender differences in romantic rejection. The research, which was part of the Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Initiative, was proposed to Griffin by Robak, who had recently been through a break-up. >> Read more

Chelsea Galleries

Art Students Get Real-World Experience and Enjoy the New York Advantage

One of the great things about studying art in New York City is the access to so many top-notch art galleries. Students in Professor Linda Herritt’s course “New York and the Visual Arts” recently visited Chelsea Galleries. They are shown here in front of drawings by Robert Longo.

Marisch Perera

Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Marisch Perera ’15, a Communication Studies major, was awarded a 2012 New York Women in Communications Scholarship on April 23 during the Matrix Awards gala.

The Power of Social Networking

In a unique take on the traditional master’s thesis, Media and Communication Arts master’s student Eunice Roque is keeping a blog at amadorsquare.com. It seems the power of social media is working for this Dyson College grad student. Arianna Huffington retweeted Eunice’s blog post to her 500,000 followers over the weekend. Check out what Eunice is blogging about this week after recently returning from Portugal where Maria Luskay and her students shot “Battle Behind the Bottle,” Pace’s latest travel documentary project. Follow her at @amadorsq. For original link to tweet click here.

Biochemistry Major Headed to San Francisco to Present

An abstract by Biochemistry major Neil Patel ’13 and Marcy Kelly, PhD, Professor of Biology and Health Sciences, was accepted for presentation at the 2012 American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in San Francisco June 16-19, 2012 with an expected attendance of more than 8,000 microbiologists.

The 'One to Watch'

Dyson student Taylor Vogt was named ‘one to watch’ by Westchester Magazine.

Scripting Hitchcock

Rave Reviews for Myths and Hymns

Performing Arts students Donell James Foreman ’12, Matt Farcher ’12, Pace alumna Ally Bonino ’11 and Performing Arts Assistant Professor Robert Meffe are getting major accolades for their work in Myths and Hymns, including in the New York Times article, “In Its Next Life a Song Cycle is A Musical” and a rave review in The New York Times by Times theater critic Charles Isherwood. Read More

Beau Cybulski

Dyson Musical Theater Major Makes National TV Debut

Musical Theater major, Beau Cybulski sent producers of “CSI: Miami” a video audition to which they responded with a part specifically written for him.

Small Works Invitational

Small Works Invitational

Student work from selected area high schools was exhibited at Pace University, sponsored by Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and the Fine Arts Department. >> Learn more

Musical Theater and Acting Major Guest Stars on NBC Show

Kelly Washington, a musical theater and acting major who is currently in LA pursuing Film and TV, will guest star this Thursday, November 10 on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”. >> Learn more

Dyson Alumna and 'Project Girl' Featured on VH1

This summer Junior BFA Acting student Dominique Fishback was featured on the television series, Basketball Wives on VH1. Fishback is part of an organization called Project Girl Performance Collective. The program was founded in 2008 by Dyson Alumna Ashley Marinaccio ’07 and it was designed to create a fearless space for girls to write and perform their own work. Basketball Wives stars, Shaunie O’Neal and Tami Roman present Fishback with a gift on episode five of the third season to help with the expenses of being a college student. See the video here.

Hope Goldfard, Psychology Major Receives Scholarship for Helping Disabled

Nadezhda “Hope” Goldfard, a Psychology major, was recently awarded the AHRC New York City Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program Scholarship for her community engagement projects with Dr. Jim Lawler, Professor of Information Technology and Service-Learning, in the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Hope has been mentoring high school students and young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities at AHRC in downtown New York in computer literacy, life planning and resume preparation skills since 2009. She has been “an instrument of change” and has been “play[ing] a pivotal role” in partnering with the young adults in courses and programsof Dr. Lawler’s that are piloting inclusion of them in the campus life of Pace University. Hope was a former student in Dr. Lawler’s CIS 102W Web Design for Non-Profit Organizations course with AHRC in the Seidenberg School that has involved dozens of other students continuing in the mentoring of young adults with disabilities at AHRC New York City since 2007. Hope received an award of $1,000 from the Executive Director and the President of AHRC New York City this semester.