Faculty Notes

Karla Jay, PhD with women who came dressed as the Lavender Menace

Karla Jay, PhD with women who came dressed as the Lavender Menace

The October 2008  issue of <em>Hanging Loose Press</em> features 10 Paintings by Fine Arts Adjunct Professor Robin Tewes.

The October 2008 issue of Hanging Loose Press 93 features 10 Paintings by Fine Arts Adjunct Professor Robin Tewes.

Associate Professor and Program Director Carol Alpern, PhD, and the Department of Communication Science and Disorders and Professor and Department Chair Linda Herritt and the Fine Arts Department received the Dyson College Department Awards for Learning and Assessment at the Dyson College Fall Faculty Conference on October 31, 2008. This award recognizes programs and faculty for accomplishing all the required assessment work in preparing for the Middle States Evaluation in March, including preparing the syllabi with learning outcomes, developing strategies for assessing major programs, and gathering all relevant data.

Adjunct Fine Arts Professor Jonathan Brand has a solo exhibition, “One for Another,” at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco October 25 through December 6, 2008. Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Brand’s five year rebuild of his 1969 Mustang from scrap metal to ‘like new’ condition has provided the artist with more than just fodder for his latest show. Selling his pony car gave him the financial means to buy his fiancée her engagement ring. Dubbed the Diamond Project (or more formally,One for Another), this exhibition brings into question the relative value systems of the individual and his/her culture.

Assistant Clinical Professor and Associate Director Susan Cappelmann, RPA-C, Physician Assistant Program, participated in the development and implementation of the “Faculty and Preceptor Development Track” at the New York State Society of Physician Assistant Fall 2008 CME Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York in September.

Assistant Professor of Biology James Cervino, PhD, testified about New York’s coral reefs at New York City Hall on October 17, 2008. He was also interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor and The Weather Channel about this topic.

Jean Covino, DHSc.,MPA, PA-C, Associate Clinical Professor of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, Coordinator of PA Graduate Education, Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program co-authored the article, “Do thiazolidinediones increase the risk of cardiovascular events” in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in August 2008.

An article by Director of ESL Kristen di Gennaro titled, “Assessment of Generation 1.5 Learners for Placement into College Writing Courses” was published in the Spring 2008 issue of the Journal of Basic Writing.

The Fall 2008 issue of Piano Today magazine featured an article by Performing Arts Professor Lee Evans, EdD, titled, “The Jazz Tetrachord Approach To Improvisation, Part Two.” Part One was featured in the Summer 2008 issue of this quarterly magazine.

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science William H. Flank, PhD, authored several chapters and is the lead editor of the American Chemical Society Symposium Series #1000, a 420-page volume published by Oxford University Press in October 2008. The book, Innovations in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry:  A Century of Achievements and Prospects for the New Millennium marks the centennial of the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division. Dr. Flank and co-editors Michael Matthews and Martin Abraham are all past chairs of the I&EC Division. At the American Chemical Society National Meeting in August in Philadelphia, Dr. Flank presented three papers:  “Shared Heritage of the I&EC Division and the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research Journal”; “Putting Science to Work:  A History of I&EC Leadership and Innovation in Its First Hundred Years”; and “A History of Petroleum Cracking,” the latter co-authored with Burton Davis and Alan Peters.  Dr. Flank was a co-organizer of the symposium in which these last two papers were presented. Dr. Flank organized the I&EC Division's centennial reception at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and coordinated all the Division's centennial programs over the past year.  In addition, he has been nominated to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., the regional environmental organization in the Hudson Valley, whom he has served for many years as a technical consultant and research report co-author.

Performing Arts Adjunct Professor Paul Guzzone is bassist and vocalist with the Bacon Brothers band featuring actor Kevin Bacon and composer Michael Bacon. The band will soon release the album “New Year's Day.” Paul Guzzone has been teaching at Pace for twenty years. He is also co-owner of Triple Z Music, which provides music composition and other music services to clients in the meetings and special events business. Guzzone and his wife Mary Ellen Bernard, also a Pace adjunct faculty member, team-teach the course, MUS 149: How the Entertainment Industry Works.

Karla Jay, PhD, Distinguished Professor of English, gave the keynote address at a weeklong symposium called “1968: The Global Revolution” at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa on Oct. 16. Jay also gave a talk at the University of Wisconsin on National Coming Out Day, and was photographed with three women who came dressed as the Lavender Menace, a group Jay helped form in 1970.

Sergey Kazakov, PhD, Chemistry and Physical Sciences, presented “Coupled Proton Diffusion and Binding within Bacterial Spore Nanocompartments” coauthored with his former graduate student, Elizabeth Bonvouloir ‘06 (M.S. in Forensic Sciences) at the 40th ACS Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting at Queensborough Community College, N.Y., in May 2008. Dr. Kazakov also presented “Proton Uptake by Dormant Bacterial Spores” at the Nanotechnology Conference in Boston, Mass., in June 2008. The presentation paper has been published in NSTI-Nanotech (2008), 2, 274-277. Dr. Kazakov coauthored with Irina Gazaryan, PhD and gave a talk on “Bacterial spores as natural ionic nanoreservoirs: Physicochemical characterization” at the 236th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, Penn., in August 2008.

The all-night performance piece at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche called Zombies in Condoland by Fine Arts Associate Professor Jillian Mcdonald was covered widely in the Canadian press including on the cover of Toronto NOW magazine and on the cover of The Toronto Star's Entertainment section Zombies in Condoland received the Scotiabank People's Choice Award, a $5000 award given to three out of 155 public art projects, based on votes from the public. Mcdonald also received The Concordia Career Advancement Award, established by the Concordia Foundation, which “recognizes the challenges presented to artists by the high cost of production expenses” to attend an artist's residency in Sweden in 2009.

Works in cyanotype by Associate Professor of Fine Arts James Moninger are included in the exhibition “Winners of SoHo Photo’s Fourth Annual Alternative Process Competition” November 6 through November 29, 2008.

A Second Life exhibition titled “Virta-Flaneurazine (VF)” by Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Will Pappenheimer and John Craig Freeman, was on view September 6 through October 4, 2008 at Fringe Exhibitions in Los Angeles, Calif.

Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Physician Assistant Program Kathleen Roche, MPA, RPA-C and Gina Pontrelli, RPA-C, Physician Assistant Program, presented a workshop at the Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum in Savannah, Georgia in October 2008. They discussed the program's implementation of an HRSA grant award for a chronic disease curriculum, as well as teaching innovations in chronic disease care. 

Lester D. Steinman, Esq., Director of the Edwin G. Michaelian Municipal Law Resource Center delivered the Keynote Address at the Reducing Municipal Legal Costs Through Shared Tech and Resources Conference on September 26, 2008 in Albany, New York. His address highlighted the Municipal Law Resource Center as a prototype for local governments sharing legal services. The conference was organized by the Albany Law School and The Corporate Legal Standard, Inc and sponsored by the American Bar Association's Section on State and Local Government Law. 

The October 2008 issue of Hanging Loose Press 93 features 10 Paintings by Fine Arts Adjunct Professor Robin Tewes.

Public Administration Professor Mary Timney, PhD, participated in the Minnowbrook III Conference held in Lake Placid in early September.  The conference, sponsored by the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, commemorated the 40-year anniversary of Minnowbrook I and the 20-year anniversary of Minnowbrook II.  Professor Timney participated in Minnowbrook II and co-edited the book that emerged from that conference, Public Management in an Interconnected World: Essays in the Minnowbrook Tradition

Nigel Yarlett, PhD, Director of Haskins Laboratories & Chair of Chemistry and Physical Sciences, Yelena Lanstman, a graduate in biochemistry from Pace University, and Mary Morada a researcher at Haskins Laboratories published “Biochemical characterization of a mitochondrial-like organelle from Blastocystis sp. subtype 7,” which has been listed number 8 out of 1000 on the peer-reviewed Faculty of 1000 Biology List as one of the best papers published in 2008.