Student News

Kelsey Berro ‘15, Daniel Boutarel ‘13, William Helander ‘14, and Sofya Sternik ‘13, Dyson students who comprise the winning National College Fed Challenge team, were recently recognized by the New York Tau chapter of Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society, the international honors society in social studies.


Pi Gamma Mu

Microbiology Conference  

Biology and Health Sciences majors Josie Blair ’14, Neil Patel ’13, and Josh Rivera ’14, and Professor Marcy Kelly earned the rare opportunity to present their research on the impact of a molecule on the growth of a bacterium that causes tuberculosis at the 2013 American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in Denver, Colorado.  Patel was the first author on the project.

Blair also received the 2013-14 Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) to support her research on the molecular stimulation of mycobacterial growth.

The Biology and Health Sciences Department’s Erica Kipp and recent biology alumnus Michael Boyle ‘13 had their paper on the effects of heat stress on cellular biochemistry and chlorophyll production published in the Research in Plant Sciences journal. The research was made possible by a grant from the Dyson College 2011-12 Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Initiative.


Erica Kipp

Adelia Williams Class of the Society of Fellows  

On April 25, 16 full fellows and 53 associate fellows, likely the largest number in the history of the society, were initiated into the Adelia Williams Class of the Society of Fellows. This year, the Charles H. Dyson Award was given to two exceptional recipients, Matthew Ceurvels ‘13 and Yahdon Israel ‘12. Madelyn Farris ’13 received an honorable mention.

A ceremony on April 30 honored recipients of the English department (NYC) writing awards. The awards recognize excellence in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, journalism, poetry, literary and film criticism, and LGBT writing. For a list of award winners, please see the English department website.


English Department Writing Awards

Jacqueline Kelleher  

Political Science major Jacqueline Kelleher ’15 was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. This summer she studied at Lingnan University in Hong Kong as part of the Pace Exchange Program.

¡Viva La Tortuga!, Media, Communications and Visual Arts students’ short documentary, was accepted to several film festivals – the NYC Independent Film Festival, The Village of Brewster Film Festival and the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival.


¡Viva la Tortuga!


Biochemistry major Sophia Miotto ’13 and Professor JaimeLee Rizzo won the Pace Undergraduate Research Showcase honorary mention, NYC campus, for their work Synthesis of Novel Compounds to Treat Neuromuscular Disorders.

AliReza Vaziri  

Film and Screen Studies major AliReza Vaziri ’13 and Adjunct Associate Professor Marley Bauce won the Pace Undergraduate Research Showcase award, NYC campus, for their work Campus-wide Environmentalism: Understanding Pace’s Sustainability Initiatives through its Dining Halls.

Vaziri also served as a student research assistant for a Provost-funded project aimed at reducing meat consumption on campus in order to allay a range of environmental pressures.

Biology major Ruchi Sheth ‘13 and Associate Professor John Horne won the Pace Undergraduate Research Showcase award, PLV campus, for their work Identifying Genes Necessary for the Development of the Olfactory System in Zebrafish.


AliReza Vaziri

Brett Thiele  

Brett Thiele ‘14, musical theater major, was profiled in Broadway Spotted. He discusses how Pace Performing Arts training help him to land a Broadway debut in Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark.

Communications major, Opal Vadhan ‘15, is now blogging for The Huffington Post’s HuffPost College, a collection of the best blogs and feature stories about college life and higher education from around the web.


Opal Vadhan