Dyson News at a Glance: July 2016

 

PSYCH'S THALIA GOLDSTEIN IN “NY MAG”

Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology Thalia Goldstein was quoted in a “NYMag.com - Science of Us” article, A Kid’s World Is a Pleasing, Confusing Mash-up of Magic and Reality, about children’s understanding and emotional reaction to fictional characters appearing in real life environments like theme parks. Goldstein, who runs Pace’s Social Cognition and Imagination Lab, has conducted research on how children learn to separate fictional characters, and their worlds, from reality.

 

DYSON PROF. FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR IN POLAND

Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures Andriy Danylenko was profiled by the Polish-American Fulbright Commission's website about his experience as a Fulbright scholar during the 2015-16 academic year. Danylenko represented the U.S. at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies “Artes Liberales” at the University of Warsaw.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSOR LEADS NEW PROGRAM

Pace’s Criminal Justice department has partnered with the Good Dog Foundation, and a New York correctional facility on a three-year pilot program to tackle the hardships facing female inmates through the use of therapy dogs. The program will be led by Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Security, Kimberly Collica-Cox, an expert in prisoner rehabilitation.

 

PPA ALUMNA MAKES BROADWAY DEBUT

BFA Musical Theater alumna Talya Groves ’15, has made her Broadway debut in Motown The Musical, which premiered at the Nederlander Theatre on July 12.

 

DYSON ALUMNUS DEBUTS ONE-PERSON SHOW

Award-winning transgender playwright and performer Maybe Burke '14, directing, premiered a new play Love Letters to Nobody, or Insignificant Others as part of the Brick Theater’s inaugural Trans Theatre Festival in June.

 

MCVA STUDENTS MAKE VIDEO FOR SMITHSONIAN

A team from Dyson’s Media, Communications, and Visual Arts department was invited by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to produce a short video about its history and mission for the NMAI centennial gala held in New York City in May.

 

DYSON ALUMNA'S NONPROFIT RECEIVES GRANT

Latino U College Access, a nonprofit founded by Dyson alumna Shirley Acevedo-Buontempo ’10, was awarded a $100,000 grant from Impact100 Westchester. The grant will be used to launch a program that will support first-generation Latino college students by providing them with mentors, career coaching, and internship opportunities.