Dyson News at a Glance: June 2016

 

ASDS ALUMNUS AT STEPPENWOLF

Actors Studio Drama School MFA Acting Alumnus Victor Almanzar will be performing in Stephen Adly Guirgis' Between Riverside and Crazy at Chicago’s renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company, June 23 through August 21.

 

NY TIMES: CRAIG TASHMAN ’04, APP DEVELOPER

Dyson College alumnus Craig Tashman ’04 was interviewed for a New York Times article on Apple’s relationship with app developers. Tashman is the founder of LiquidText, a document annotation app for the iPad. The LiquidText app was downloaded more than 100,000 in the span of two weeks when it was featured in Apple’s App Store.

 

DYSON STUDENTS PEN BILL, PASSES SENATE

The New York State Senate unanimously passed the Elephant Protection Act on June 16. The bill was conceived and written by Pace students in the Environmental Policy Clinic, overseen by Director of the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Michelle Land, and Senior Fellow John Cronin, is the first to effectively ban the use of elephants in circuses and other venues in New York State.

 

DYSON STUDENT IN HARVARD SUMMER PROGRAM

Marc A. Rinosa ‘17, Business Economics, has been accepted into The Harvard Business School Summer Venture in Management Program, a one-week management training program for rising college seniors that mimics the MBA offered through Harvard and is designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education.

 

REBECCA MARTIN EDITS CRITICAL INSIGHTS

Professor Rebecca Martin, English PLV, has edited “Critical Insights Film: Bonnie and Clyde” for the Salem Press. The book is part of a series which provides detailed insight and contextual analysis of American film classics.

 

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER'S TOP DRAMA SCHOOLS

The Actors Studio Drama School and the Pace School of Performing Arts have made “The Hollywood Reporter’s” 2016 list of the 25 Best Drama Schools for an MFA, and 25 Best Undergraduate Drama Schools respectively.

 

DYSON STUDENTS NAMED FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

Three Dyson students have won prestigious Fulbright Awards for 2016. Rachel Fauth ’15, English language and literature major, will teach ESL in South Korea. Kyla Korvne ’15, political science major, will research female political empowerment in Senegal. Jessie Meredith ’15, political science and peace and justice studies major, will research urban refugees and city planning in Jordan.

 

DYSON PROFESSORS KENAN AWARD WINNERS

Professor George Picoulas, Economics, History, and Political Science PLV, and Professor Sid Ray, English NYC, were each honored with the 2016 Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence, which recognizes faculty members whose teaching performance is considered to be exemplary by their peers.

 

OUTSTANDING COUNSELOR EDUCATOR AWARD

Joseph Franco, PhD, Professor of Graduate & Doctoral Programs in Mental Health Counseling was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Counselor Educator Award by the New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA). The award recognizes an exemplary educator who demonstrates a commitment to the profession and to his/her students in a variety of ways.

 

ECON STUDENTS PRESENT AT DALLAS FED

Economics and Business Economics majors presented their research at the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank's Economics Scholars Program Conference, the premiere showcase for undergraduate research in the field of economics. The students got important feedback on their papers and were able to communicate with scholars from other universities and economists at the Dallas Fed.