Student Notes

Photo by Librarian John Lee

Photo by Librarian John Lee

National Chemistry Week Celebration

Pictured from left to right, front to back row: Sarah Salmonese, Christina Rivera, Christine Toledo, Gloria Wan, Amy Parikh, Shey Kimura AJ Singh, Kelly McDaniel, Sabina Vysotskaya, Maykel Khilla, Herby Jeanty, Prof. JaimeLee Rizzo (co-chair of the NCW Committee).Not pictured: Prof. Zhaohua Dai, Patrick Carney, Amanda Mickley, Cho Tan, Nikhil Khosla.

Victoria Pompilus

Victoria Pompilus

Matt Alford

Matt Alford

Students Briana Hauff, Pamela Lawther, and Gabe DeLeon, and three Pace graduates Anna Novoselov, Victoria Karachun, and Elizabeth Lorence, have been selected to present their research alongside Biology and Health Sciences professors James Cervino, PhD, and Nancy Krucher, PhD, at the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation’s Fourteenth Annual Spring Symposium April 2 and 3, 2009, in New York City.

On February 12, 2009, the 200th anniversary of the births of both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, Assistant Professor of History Durahn Taylor brought his History 264 “The American Presidency, 1900-the Present” class to the Lincoln Bicentennial exhibit at Mortola Library in order to discuss the legacies of both Lincoln and Darwin.

Thank you to all of the students who completed the new Dyson online course evaluation surveys for the fall 2008 semester. Congratulations to the four lucky winners of iPod nanos: Bianca Quilca, Maura Daly, Samantha Egan and Cheri Neal. Course evaluations will be done online again during the spring semester.

Students majoring in chemistry, biochemisty, forensic science, and biology and faculty participated at the National Chemistry Week Celebration at the NY Hall of Science on October 25, 2008. Demonstrations for kids included bubbles and bubble wand making, forensic fingerprinting, and ink chromatography. This was the third year Pace had participated at this fun and educational event!

Caroline Craig and Lorendra Pinder have been selected to be part of Jeanette K. Watson Fellowship Class of 2011. The fellowship provides internships, mentoring, and enriched educational opportunities to promising New York City undergraduates with the goal of increasing their life choices and developing their capacity to make a difference in their own and others’ lives.

Christopher Keogh and Lorelei Reynolds, graduate educational technology students, have been selected as one of the New York State Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur Award winners sponsored and supported by the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation and Kellogg Foundation. The student’s assistive technology project is entitled, “Designing and Implementing the “AssitaMouse” to Support Students with Disabilities.” Both students are in their fifth year of a five-year combined degree program. Chris Keogh is English/Secondary Education – MS in Education, Ed Tech Specialist and Lorelei Reynolds is Math/Secondary Education – MS in Education, Ed Tech Specialist.

Matt Alford, a junior BFA Acting major, booked the lead in the Off-Broadway production of “To Whom It May Concern” by Aurin Squire at the ArcLight Theatre.

Sophomore musical theater major Christopher Brick starred in the off-Broadway show “Judy and Me,” which opened Oct. 7. Read about it in Playbill online.

Mary-Catherine Breed has been accepted to the Lipper Internship Program at the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Mary-Catherine was one of the students enrolled in our Fall 2008 Honors LC, “Representations of the Holocaust and Modern Genocides in History, Literature, and Film.”

Political Science Student Pranvera Duli is editor of a newsletter on disarmamentas part of an internship at the NGO Committee on Disarmament Peace and Security for the fall semester. She wrote this newsletter as a summary of the fall of 2008 UNGA assembly meetings, and another newsletter which hasn't come out yet which summarizes the events that the NGO Committee on Disarmament was involved in during the entire year of 2008.

Dyson junior Samantha Egan, an English major, has an internship at Disney World this semester. Read about her experiences on the Dyson Blog.

Performing Arts senior Ryan Goodale starred in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in Wichita, Kansas.

Pace political science student Alejandra Lopez has been selected by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer for the Civic Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Program.

Psychology major and sophomore Victoria Pompilus was voted an audience favorite by receiving 55% of the votes. Vicky will return to Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater on Amateur Night March 18. Vote for Vicky after March 18 to send her back to the next show. View video clip of Vicky’s performance; Read about Vicky’s experiences on the Dyson Blog

The honors thesis written by Candace Shanks, BS Biology ’08, will be published in the undergraduate biology research journal, BIOS.