Faculty Notes

Dyson Digital Digest
Winter 2007


Jane Dickson, Fine Arts, received a major commission from Arts for Transit of the New York State Metropolitan Transit Authority to create a permanent mural of 70 life-size figures of New Year's Eve revelers in Venetian glass mosaic to be installed throughout the Times Square Subway Station in 2007. For more information, visit the MTA Web site.

Martha Driver, PhD, English, had two articles recently published: "Romancing the Rose: the Readings of Chaucer and Christine," in Writings on Love in the English Middle Ages, Studies in Arthurian and Courtly Cultures, edited by Helen Cooney (Palgrave New Middle Ages Series, 2006, pp. 228-248), and "'We Band of Brothers': Rousing Speeches from Robin Hood to Black Knight" in Medieval Cultural Studies: Essays in Honour of Stephen Knight, edited by Ruth Evans, Helen Fulton and David Matthews (University of Wales Press, 2006, pp. 91-106).

Reviews of her book The Image in Print (British Library and University of Toronto Press, 2004) recently appeared in the journals Comitatus and Speculum.

Madeline Fernandez, PhD, Psychology, began a two-year term as President of the Association of Early Childhood and Infant Psychology (AECIP).

Barbara Friedman, Fine Arts, had three of her paintings appear in NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS volume 68. A part of a group exhibition and symposium at The Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland in conjunction with the Belfast Arts Festival, this work was favorably reviewed in The Irish Times, October 31, 2006.

Friedman’s work is in a show, "New Hudson3," at Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, New York from January 13 to February 26; her paintings are on exhibit in "Out Looking In; In Looking Out: Urbanism: NYC" at the Painting Center in Soho, New York from January 2 to January 27; and she has one painting in Sideshow's annual group show, "War is Over 'Again'," in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from January 20 through March 4.

Sergey Kazakov, PhD, Chemistry and Physical Sciences, coauthored with Kalle Levon, PhD (Polytechnic University, NY) and presented "Self-assembly of nanoparticles: Multifunctional drug delivery system" at the 4th International Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Symposium, Omaha, NE, in October 2006.

Dr. Kazakov and Pace student, Korki Miller '06, in collaboration with Burke Medical Research Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY (Irina Gazaryan, PhD, and Boris Krasnikov, PhD) and Polytechnic University, NY (Kalle Levon, PhD, and Marian Kaholek, PhD) had the article "Ion concentration of external solution as a characteristic of micro- and nanogel ionic reservoirs" published in Journal of Physical Chemistry, B 110 (August 10, 2006).

Dr. Kazakov coauthored with Kalle Levon, PhD (Polytechnic University, NY) and presented "Lipobeads as drug delivery systems" at the Nanotechnology Conference, Boston, MA, in May 2006. The presentation has been published in NSTI-Nanotech 1 (2006). Co-authored with Korki Miller '06, Elizabeth Bonvouloir '06, and Irina Gazaryan, PhD (Burke Medical Research Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY), he presented "Size-sensitive kinetics of ion exchange for macro-, micro-, and nanogels" and "Ion exchange kinetics of natural ionic nanoreservoirs: bacillus subtilis spores" at the same conference.

Dr. Kazakov coauthored with Irina Gazaryan, PhD, Inna Krasinskaya, PhD, Abraham Brown, PhD, (Burke Medical Research Institute at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY), Igor Uporov, PhD (Moscow State University, Russia), Anton Turanov, PhD, and Vadim Gladyshev, PhD (University of Nebraska, NE), and presented "Picomolar zinc inhibits mammalian thioredoxin reductase in mitochondria and cytosol" at the Gordon Research Conference "Thiol-Based Redox Regulation & Signaling" (University of New England, Biddeford, ME, June 2006).

Dr. Kazakov had a review of his article, "Liposome-nanogel structures for future pharmaceutical applications," coauthored with Kalle Levon, PhD (Polytechnic University, NY), published in Current Pharmaceutical Design, 12(36), 4713-4728, (December 2006).

Dr. Kazakov gave an invited talk "Bacillus spores as natural ionic nanoreservoirs: A physico-chemical approach" at the Westchester Chemical Society Seminar (Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, December 7, 2006).

Christopher Malone, PhD, Political Science, gave a series of lectures at several universities on civic education and citizenship in Venezuela as part of the CIVITAS Latin America program, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education and funded by the US Department of Education.

Jillian Mcdonald, Fine Arts, has a solo show of her two-channel video "Zombie Loop" at  artMovingProjects, from January 27 through March 18, 7-9pm, opening night performance at 8pm.

Barbara A. Mowder, PhD, Psychology, recently made the following presentations: "Understanding, assisting, and working with parents: Implications for medical professionals" at Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ohio, April, 2006; with B. Harari, "Parenting perceptions in relation to adolescents' social skills" at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, August 2006; "Parent Behavior Importance Questionnaire: Parenting perceptions related to importance level, parent role characteristics, and children's developmental levels" at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, August 2006.

Dr. Mowder's recent publications include: "Continuing education interests of licensed New York State psychologist serving the zero to five-year-old population," co-authors Gallagher, S., Sossin, K.M., and Rubinson, F., in Journal of Early Childhood and Infant Psychiatry, 2, 201-220; "Parenting perceptions and behaviors: Comparing parents of typical and special needs preschoolers," co-author Sperling, S., in Psychology in the Schools, 43(6), 695-700; "Parenting infants, toddlers, and young children: Contemporary research in relation to the Parent Development Theory" in Journal of Early Childhood and Infant Psychology, 2, 79-100; "The ACT Against Violence Training Program: A Preliminary Investigation of Knowledge Gained by Early Childhood Professionals, The Efficacy of the ACT Against Violence Early Violence Prevention Program for Early Childhood Professionals," co-authors Guttman, M., and Yasik, A.E., in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice; and "Parenting and trauma: Parents' role perceptions and behaviors related to the 9/11 tragedy," co-authors Guttman, M., Rubinson, F. & Sossin, K.M, in Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Will Pappenheimer, Fine Arts, had his interactive exhibit "Public Mood Ring," shown at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, December 8, 2006 through January 19, 2007.

Richard B. Schlesinger, PhD, Fellow A.T.S., Dyson College Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research and Chair, Department of Biology and Health Sciences, has been appointed to a National Research Council Committee to review the respiratory disease research program of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. The goal of the committee is to determine whether the research program has resulted in a reduction in occupational injury and illness.

Richard Velayo, PhD, Psychology, received the Presidential Certificate of Recognition by APA (American Psychological Association) Division 52 for his outstanding service to the Division as Webmaster.

Dr. Velayo's most recent publications include: "American Psychological Association Working Group on Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum: Report and Recommended Learning Outcomes for Internationalizing the Undergraduate Curriculum" in American Psychologist (in press) with Lutsky, N., Torney-Purta, J., Whittlesey, V., Woolf, L., and McCarthy, M.; "Forming a Local Group of International Psychologists: Why and How?," Psychology International, 17(4) with Takooshian, H.; "APA at the United Nations: U.N. Focus - The Human Settlements Committee," Psychology International, 17(3), 7, with Takooshian, H., and Walker, P.; and "Human Settlements Committee Speaker Series," in Newsletter of the NGO Committee on Human Settlements,4, 1-2 with Takooshian, H.

Dr. Velayo's presentations include: "How Has E-mail Changed Your Life?: Strategies To Help You Cope With It" at the 18th Annual Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY (with D. Blank); "Strategies to Internationalize the Psychology Curriculum" at the 114th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC (with N. Piotrowski and L. Woolf); "Exploring Cognitive and Organizational Strategies in Managing Electronic Mail" (with M. Sone and D. Blank); "Developing Critical Thinking and Writing Skills as a Function of Online Teaching" at the 34rd Annual Hunter Psychology Conference and at the 14th Annual Pace University Psychology Conference and Centennial Celebration, New York, NY (with C. Goicochea and D. Blank); and "The Use of Hearing Loss Narratives in Undergraduate Audiology Curriculum" at the 2006 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention (ASHA) Convention, Miami Beach, FL and at the 2006 New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) Convention, Saratoga Springs, NY (with A. Berg, M. Canellas, and S. Salbod).

In the fall 2006 semester, Dr. Velayo was a Pace Scholarly Research Grant recipient to fund his research on "Exploring Cognitive and Organizational Strategies in Managing Electronic Mail: Developing an Assessment Tool."

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