Dyson News at a Glance: February 2017

 

ALEC BALDWIN VISITS ASDS STUDENTS

Academy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin visited the Actors Studio Drama School for some shop talk on February 24. Baldwin sat down with MFA students and shared insights on acting, directing and the profession.

 

DYSON PROFESSOR'S ARTWORK AT MOVING IMAGE NEW YORK

Associate Professor and Co-chair of Art Will Pappenheimer has a new augmented reality art series on display at Moving Image New York. The participatory augmented reality piece, Boon 1, generates a virtual “aura” around a person wearing a specially designed pin button. The piece is on display February 27–March 2, 2017.

 

ELEPHANT PROTECTION ACT PUSHES FORWARD

Environmental Policy Clinic students were joined by State Senator Terrence Murphy and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin for a press event in support of the Elephant Protection Act on February 17. Penned by the student clinicians and introduced in the New York State legislature by Senator Murphy, the act calls for New York to be the first state to ban the exhibition of elephants in entertainment venues. Clinic students will devote the remainder of the spring semester to assuring the successful passage of the Act.

 

ASDS PROFESSOR PUBLISHES BOOK CHAPTER

Actors Studio Drama School professor and alumnus Brian Rhinehart has been published in the book Playing Offstage: The Theater as a Presence or Factor in the Real World. Rhinehart co-authored the chapter “Town vs. Landscape: Citizens’ Theater and the Re-envisioning of Actor and Stage,” about trekking theater—productions which move among various locations in the community and use citizens as actors.

 

DYSON COLLEGE JEFFERSON AWARD WINNERS

Kenesha Henry ’19, applied psychology and human relations major, and Matthew Bolton, professor of political science and Emily Welty, professor of women’s and gender studies, jointly, have been awarded the Pace University Jefferson Award Bronze Medal for Public Service. The recognition honors individuals whose community service efforts best exemplify dedication to enhancing the quality of life in their community. Read more about their projects and passions here.

 

PPA ALUMNA JOINS “HAMILTON” NATIONAL TOUR 

Amanda Braun '15, musical theater, has joined the national tour of the smash broadway musical “Hamilton.” The tour kicks off its run on March 10 at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Check out this Broadway World article for more on the cast and the national tour.

 

TWO DYSON STUDENTS NAMED GILMAN SCHOLARS

Caroline Jackson ’19, business economics, and Ashley Kaminski ’19, political science, have each been awarded a competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a prestigious award which provides students with funds toward a study abroad experience. Jackson will use the award to attend the University of Mannheim in Germany, and Kaminski will study at John Cabot University in Rome.