Faculty and Staff News

Dyson Faculty Collaborate on Book about Political Science and the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Political science faculty members Matthew Bolton, Meghana Vasudev Nayak, and Emily Welty and Christopher Malone, chair of the political science department, had published a collection of essays, Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World. The book looks at the Occupy Wall Street Movement and examines the discipline of Political Science itself.

Dr. Matthew Bolton  

Toward a Ban on ‘Killer Robots’ published in the Global Policy Journal
Matthew Bolton, assistant professor of political science, had published in the Global Policy Journal his article, Toward a Ban on ‘Killer Robots’.

Matthew Bolton Interviewed for The Drone Media Project Documentary
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Matthew Bolton, was interviewed for a short documentary about international efforts to regulate military robots. The piece can be viewed online here.

Nicholas Catalano Receives Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award
The Pace University Department of Athletics announced that Nicholas Catalano, professor of literature and music, was selected as this year’s Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award recipient for his pioneering work in the formation of the Pace Football program in the late 1960’s. He was honored as part of the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

Cosmin Chivu Interviewed by Theater Communications Group
Cosmin Chivu, director of Pace Performing Arts directing program, was interviewed by Theater Communications Group (TCG) about his directing career and his work at Pace.

Diane Cypkin Performs at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville
Diane Cypkin, professor of media and communication arts, has been delighting audiences nationwide with her Musical Salute to Molly Picon: Star of the Yiddish Theatre. It was performed on, April 21 at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville as part of the Westchester Jewish Film Festival. The performance is a part of the In Search of Yiddish film screening.

  Diane Cypkin

Japan Society Fellowship Award for the Promotion of Science
Andriy Danylenko, associate professor of modern languages and cultures was awarded The Long-Term Invitation Fellowship for Research by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. This is one of the most prestigious fellowships granted by Japan’s core funding agency supporting scientific research.  Dr. Danylenko will conduct research on areal and typological linguistics at the Slavic Research Center at Hokkaido University.

Dyson Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award
The Dyson Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award in the area of humanities and the arts was awarded to Andriy Danylenko, associate professor of modern languages and cultures.

Independent Feature Film Picked Up for Distribution at Sundance
Concussion, an independent film featuring Pace Performing Arts Acting Professor Julie Fain Lawrence, competed at this year’s Sundance Film Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by RADiUS-TWC, the multi-platform label from the Weinstein Company.

Barbara Friedman Paintings  

Barbara Friedman at Studio 10 Gallery
Professor of Art Barbara Friedman’s latest work is part of a group show at Studio 10 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The show ran through March 3.

Pace President Stephen J. Friedman, History 310 Guest Speaker
Pace President Stephen J. Friedman was a guest speaker in Durahn Taylor’s History 310 class. He spoke the history of regulations on the stock market and the banking system from the 1920s through the 1940s.

Thalia Goldstein Wins Roots of Empathy Grant
Thalia Goldstein, assistant professor of psychology on the New York City Campus, was recently awarded a grant from the groundbreaking Roots of Empathy Foundation. The grant will help fund an important study of the development of empathy in children and their play.

  Thalia Goldstein
Melissa Grigione  

Melissa Grigione Appointed First Consulting Faculty for Academic Affairs of the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Associate Professor of Biology and Program Director of the Masters of Environmental Science Melissa Grigione has been appointed as the first Consulting Faculty for Academic Affairs of the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.

Dyson Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award
The Dyson Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award in the area of natural sciences, social sciences and mathematics was awarded to Melissa Grigione, associate professor in the department of biology and health sciences on the Pleasantville campus and director of the graduate program in environmental science.

Susan Herman Co-Edits Book
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Security Susan Herman co-edited the 4th edition of Victims of Crime, a compilation of the latest research on victimization published by Sage.

  Susan Herman
Farrokh Hormozi  

Farrokh Hormozi in the Media
Farrokh Hormozi, chair of the department of public administration, was quoted in the The Journal News on the need for top municipal budgeting posts to have public-sector experience because the work – and expected outcomes – differ drastically from those in the private sector. He was also quoted in Bloomberg.com on the end of six-day U.S. mail delivery and the adverse effects upon the public.

Interview Published in Chronogram Magazine
Jane Kinney-Denning’s interview with John P. Stern, President of the Storm King Art Center, was published in Chronogram Magazine. Kinney-Denning is an adjunct lecturer and director of internships and corporate outreach for the Publishing program.

Erica Kipp Research Article Published in Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Erica Kipp, adjunct assistant professor of biology and health sciences and director of laboratory safety and services, co-authored a research article about the toxicity of select plant extracts to microbial and cervical cancer cells that was published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.

  Erica Kipp

How to Act Human, part deux
Inside the Actors Studio Dean James Lipton is back for round two of “How to Act Human,” a series of commentary on the presentation of the Presidential candidates. More details can be found on New York Magazine’s blog.

cbc radio  

Should the West Arm the Syrian Opposition?
The uprising in Syria began more than two years ago, and since then the conflict has claimed tens of thousands of lives and created over one million refugees. Paul Londrigan, adjunct professor of political science (Pleasantville campus), spoke to CBC Radio about how the West should be weary of arming the Syrian opposition. He pointed to instances in history where similar moves have made conflicts worse. Listen to the interview.

A Win for Media, Communications and Visual Arts students and Program Director Maria Luskay
The group’s short documentary film, The Battle Behind the Bottle:  A Film on the Cork Question, was awarded the Bronze Reel for outstanding Student Work by at the 44th Annual Media Communications Association – International (MCA-I) Media Festival.

Chris Malone  

Christopher Malone’s Presidential Debate Opinions now on iTunes
Associate Professor and Chair for the Department of Political Science Christopher Malone has been providing podcasts of the presidential debates thanks to Hudson Valley Talk Radio. Malone gives his opinions on both the candidates and their vice presidents from the first debate to a post-election review. >> Read more

Christopher Malone, chair of the political science department, was interviewed by WNYC about the 2012 presidential election.

Christopher Malone on Representative Maloney’s Regional Campaign Donors
Christopher Malone, department chair and associate professor of political science, was quoted by New York Newsday for an article about freshman Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) and his regional fundraising.

Anthony Mancini Quoted in Huffington Post Article About Boston Tragedy
Assistant Professor of Psychology (Pleasantville campus) Anthony Mancini spoke to the Huffington Post about how letting children voice their feelings and concerns can help soften the impact of tragic events like the bombing at the Boston marathon. Dr. Mancini’s focus is on trauma and resilience.

  Anthony Mancini
Valley of the Deer  

Jillian McDonald Creates New Video Work, Valley of the Deer
Associate Professor of Art and Co-Director of the Pace Digital Gallery Jillian McDonald created a new video work Valley of the Deer while an Artist in Residence at the Glenfiddich International Artist Residency in Dufftown, Scotland. The Valley of the Deer, Dufftown, Scotland is home to the Glenfiddich Scotch Whiskey distillery. The video was on exhibition through April 20 at the Queens Nails Gallery in San Francisco. It will be exhibited again this summer at The Esker Foundation in Calgary and the Onsite Gallery at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, among others.

Pretty Boys, Seong Jae Min’s Short Documentary Part of NewFilmmakers Winter Festival
Pretty Boys: Asian Masculinity in Media, a short documentary by Communications Studies Assistant Professor Seong Jae Min, recently screened at the Anthology Film Archives as part of the NewFilmmakers Winter Festival. Using humor and a light touch, the film examines negative stereotypes of the emasculated and effeminate Asian male in American pop culture, pornography and gay culture.

BBC Radio Interview
History and Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Nancy Reagin was interviewed by BBC Radio’s Jamillah about her new book, Star Wars and History. She discussed George Lucas and the historical influences that helped to shape the Star Wars movies.  Listen to the interview here.

Sherlock Holmes Fans were the Original Groupies
Nancy Reagin, professor of history and women’s  and gender studies, spoke to the Iowa City Gazette about how Sherlock Holmes fans were among the first organized fan communities.

  Nancy Reagin
Presidential Debate  

Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate Watch 2012
Throughout the month of October students, professors and alumni watched history be made during the presidential debates of the 2012 election. Before each live airing of the debate, professors such as Nancy Reagin, PhD, Matthew Bolton, PhD and Emily Welty, PhD, weighed in educated opinions with other students on hot button topics such as women’s rights and foreign affairs. >> View the photos.

Joseph Ryan in the Media
Joseph Ryan, chair and professor of the criminal justice and security department, was interviewed by The Journal News, Mid-Hudson News Network and WPAP, a Clear Channel radio station in Florida, about the tragedy in Boston. He was also quoted in Newsday about the decline in violent crime across the Hudson Valley in 2011.

Lecture on September 11 Tragedy Examines Ways to Minimize Extreme Risk to Firefighters
The Criminal Justice and Security program, chaired by Joseph Ryan, hosted a talk by guest speaker, John Flynn, as a part of its free semi-annual lecture series. Flynn is a retired New York firefighter who holds a degree in civil engineering. He spoke about the World Trade Center tragedy and the structural engineering and managerial factors that affected the outcomes. Held on the Pleasantville campus, the event was attended by students as well as members of the Westchester community including Westchester County firefighters.

Richard Schlesinger Appointed to the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee
Associate Dean and Biology and Health Sciences Professor Richard Schlesinger has been appointed to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee on Nitrogen Dioxide Ambient Air Quality Standards panel for a three- year term.

  Richard Schlesinger
Andres Villagra  

Thinkfinity Grant Supports Spanish Web site Designed for Prospective Students
Associate Dean Andrés Villagrá and students developed a Web site prototype called, “Qué pasa en Pace?!!! Contacto Pace University Spanish Applet, ” enabling prospective Spanish-speaking students to learn about the benefits of attending Pace University.

The Dyson College Award for Innovation & Creativity in Teaching Goes to…
Mark Weinstock, lecturer in economics (New York City campus) was presented Pace University’s Dyson College Award for Innovation and Creativity in Teaching in recognition of his development of innovative new courses and of his outstanding work with students on numerous programs including the College Fed Reserve Challenge, where, for the first time, the Pace team advanced to the national finals.

Sustained Peace and Reconciliation Needed in Post War Sri Lanka
Emily Welty, peace and justice studies program director, was quoted by the World Council of Churches on the need for “greater participation by local communities in developing sustained peace and reconciliation rather than a military-controlled approach in development” in a post war Sri Lanka.

  Emily Welty
Joanne Zipay  

Joanna Zipay Receives Honor
Pace Performing Arts Adjunct Professor, Joanne Zipay, was honored as Writer and Director of Living History by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network’s Awards for Excellence Program for the program “On the Side of Angels.”