Dyson News at a Glance: February 2018

 

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR TO TEACH IN CHINA

Distinguished Professor of Art History Janetta Rebold Benton has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. She will be a visiting professor at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China during the spring 2018 semester, teaching graduate students about American art history. This is her second Fulbright award, in 2012 she taught graduate students at the European University at Saint Petersburg, Russia.

 

SOCIAL EXPERIMENT BECOMES SAMSUNG AD

Shea Glover '19, Pace School of Performing Arts, Acting, co-directed and starred in a commercial for Samsung Mobile, which was featured in Adweek. Glover was recruited by the global ad agency Cheil Worldwide to recreate a viral social experiment video she produced in high school. In the touching ad, Glover records unsuspecting subjects' emotional reactions to being called beautiful. The global creative chief of Cheil said Glover brought an invaluable creativity and authenticity to the project.

 

PLV'S TOP ADMINISTRATOR IS PACE GRAD

Eric Morrissey '10, Public Administration, has been named the chief administrative officer of the Village of Pleasantville. Appointed by the Board of Trustees, the village administrator is responsible for the coordination of all municipal operations on a day-to-day basis. Morrissey succeeds Patti Dwyer, alumna and Dyson Advisory Board member, who served in the position for 30 years. His appointment was reported in the Pleasantville Daily Voice.

 

PUBLISHING AND THE #METOO MOVEMENT

Jane Kinney-Denning, executive director of internships and corporate outreach, authored an article in Publishers Weekly calling for safe, diverse, and equitable workplaces where sexual harassment and discrimination are not tolerated. In response to the #MeToo movement, Kinney-Denning, the sitting president of the Women's National Book Association, specifically advocates for a cultural shift in the publishing workplace which will allow all voices to be heard and respected in the industry.

 

HBO TO SUNDANCE; SHE'S "ONE TO WATCH"

Pace School of Performing Arts alumna Dominique Fishback is one of the Sundance Film Festival's most promising young breakouts. A regular on the HBO hit The Deuce, Fishback's latest role in the Sundance drama, Night Comes On, landed her on The Hollywood Reporter's list of "5 Breakout Stars" to watch at Sundance. The Hollywood Reporter critic David Rooney called Fishback "a magnetic presence" in his review of the film. Fishback recently signed with the United Talent Agency and will next appear in the eagerly anticipated adaptation of Angie Thomas' novel The Hate U Give.

 

PPA ALUMNA IN MARVEL’S “BLACK PANTHER”

Pace School of Performing Arts acting alumna, Nabiyah Be ’14 plays the character Linda in the highly anticipated Marvel Studios film, Black Panther. Be appears alongside an all-star cast including Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker. The film was released nationwide on February 16, 2018.