Dyson News at a Glance: January 2018

 

PACE RESEARCHERS TAKE ON LOVE & TEXTING

Research out of Pace’s New York City Psychology department on the correlation between texting and relationship satisfaction was published in the journal, Computers in Human Behavior, and cited in a Bustle article. The survey, which found that couples with similar texting habits are happier in their relationships, was conducted by Assistant Professors of Psychology Lisa Rosenthal and Leora Trub, with student researchers Jonathan O’Hadi, PsyD School-Clinical Child Psychology, and Brandon Brown ’18, Psychology.

 

WILSON CENTER ANNOUNCES FACULTY FELLOWS

The Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship announced the 2017-2018 Wilson Faculty Fellows and three of the four winners are from Dyson College. Each fellow will receive an award of $5,000 to engage Pace students in research that advances the identification and analysis of issues facing nonprofits and social enterprises. This year’s Dyson winners are Daniel Bender, associate professor of English and Modern Languages; Matthew Bolton, associate chair and associate professor of Political Science; and Brice Particelli, associate chair and lecturer of English. Learn more about their research.

 

PPA ALUMNA STARS IN "THE SOUND OF MUSIC"

Jill-Christine Wiley '12, Musical Theater, is currently starring as Maria Rainer in the national tour of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music. She was interviewed by The Lincoln Journal Star about her experience playing the iconic role.

 

CHEM PROF'S COMPOUNDS AWARDED US PATENT

Researchers at Pace University have been awarded a U.S. patent for a portfolio of compounds capable of providing antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial/antimicrobial properties when applied to a variety of surfaces. Professor of Chemistry JaimeLee Rizzo was one of the lead researchers on the project, collaborating with students and faculty from Pace, Queens College, and Long Island University since 2010. The groundbreaking antimicrobial technologies make common items like cotton cloth, plastic bottles, and wound dressings, killers of the H1N1 flu virus or MRSA. The technology has practical applications across a variety of industries including healthcare, agriculture, construction, health and beauty, and the military. The team of researchers plans to bring the compounds to the market in 2018. Read the press release.

 

DEAN AUTHORS CHAPTER OF TOXICOLOGY BOOK

Acting Dean Richard Schlesinger authored the chapter “Sulfur Oxides” in the third edition of Comprehensive Toxicology, a 15-volume reference work exploring the adverse health effects of chemicals on biological systems. The wide-ranging text provides critical insights to the academic research community, medical professionals, chemists, food science and environmental researchers, forensic scientists, and more.

 

ESS PROF ON 19TH CENTURY MILK SCANDAL

Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies and Science Melanie DuPuis was quoted in the online magazine Atlas Obscura on the swill milk scandal which led to the poisoning deaths of thousands of infants in nineteenth-century New York. DuPuis is an authority on milk and American dietary policy.

 

ONSTAGE BLOG RANKS PPA #1 IN NEW YORK

The Pace School of Performing Arts has been ranked the Best Undergraduate Theatre Program in New York State by OnStage Blog. The site’s 2018 ranking lists the top program in every state based on tuition, facilities, academic rigor, performance, career support, location, and other criterion. See the full list.