Dyson News at a Glance: June 2017

 

DYSON PROFESSOR NAMED ACS FELLOW

Professor of Chemistry and Physical Sciences JaimieLee Rizzo has been named a 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow, a title which honors scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and have made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. The 2017 ACS Fellows will be recognized at a ceremony during the Society’s 254th National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C. on Monday, August 21.

 

DYSON PROFESSOR IS "SPIRIT OF PACE" HONOREE

Professor of History William Offutt was the recipient of the Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award at the 2017 Spirit of Pace Awards. The award honors a faculty member whose commitment to education has had a transformative effect on multiple generations of students. Offutt has been an educator to Pace students for more than 26 years and has received numerous awards for teaching, advising and service to Pace University.

 

ELEPHANT PROTECTION BILL HEADS TO CUOMO

The Elephant Protection Act, penned by Pace University Environmental Policy Clinic students has officially been passed by both houses of the New York State legislature and is headed to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his final signature. Environmental Policy student clinicians wrote and lobbied for the bill last fall, and dedicated the spring 2017 semester to assuring its successful passage. Once signed into law, the bill will make New York the first state in the nation to ban the use of elephants in circuses and other forms of entertainment. The bill argues that the methods used to train elephants have a direct impact on the survival of the species.

 

PACE HONORED AT GOOD DOG FOUNDATION GALA

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Security Kimberly Collica Cox and the Department of Criminal Justice and Security were honored at the 6th Annual Good Dog Foundation Gala for the Parenting, Prison, & Pups program. The program, spearheaded by Collica Cox and in partnership with the Good Dog Foundation, pairs inmate mothers with specially-trained therapy dogs in order to ease anxiety, reunite families, and reduce inmate recidivism. Learn more about the program here.