Dyson News at a Glance: August 2016

 

TAKING THE LEAD, SOUND OF MUSIC

PPA student Kerstin Anderson ’18, musical theater, stars as Maria Rainer in the national tour of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, The Sound of Music. Anderson talks about the role in a video interview from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where she performed in July. Watch the interview here.

 

PACE STUDENT VIDEO: FEMICIDE IN BOLIVIA

Taslim Tavarez ’19, communication studies and political science, used her study abroad experience to produce a video, Vivas Nos Queremos to educate the public about femicide in Bolivia. Tavarez, a Gilman Award scholar, utilized the research she conducted for her thesis, including interviews with Bolivian legal professionals, to create a video exposing the human rights issues and legal hurdles faced by women in Bolivia.

 

DRONES IN THE CLASSROOM

Assistant Professor of Media and Communication Arts, Kate Fink was quoted in Current about the use of drones in modern journalism. Fink attended the University of Nebraska’s Drone Journalism Bootcamp, sponsored by the Google News Lab, which gave journalists and media professionals a chance to explore issues of drone safety, ethics, regulations, and more. Fink was joined by other educators who have considered incorporating drones and virtual reality into their journalism curricula.

 

PACE PRAISED IN UNITED NATIONS REPORT

Pace University was featured in a report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on “disarmament and non-proliferation education,” which calls on “schools in all countries to inform and empower young people to become agents of peace.” In the report, Pace is praised for its Peace and Justice Studies major, Model United Nations programs, faculty research contributions, and student engagement in disarmament organizations.

 

POLI SCI STUDENT: OLYMPIC VOLUNTEER

Carolyn Phillips ’18, political science, is spending two weeks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, volunteering at the 2016 Olympic Games where she works in press operations. Phillips describes the unforgettable experience in a brief Q&A in her hometown paper, the Cumberland Valley Sentinel.

 

2016-17 DAVID PECKER DISTINGUISHED PROF.

Lisa Sharkey, senior vice president and director of creative development for HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, has been appointed the David J. Pecker Distinguished Professor for the 2016-17 academic year. This Distinguished Professorship allows Pace publishing students to learn from the most successful, innovative, and influential people in the publishing world.

 

ENGLISH PROF. HARVARD VISITING ARTIST

Adjunct Professor of English George Wallace has been awarded a Visiting Artist grant by Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies. He will use the grant for a one-week residency at the center's Washington DC campus in January 2017.