Dyson News at a Glance: March 2017

 

DYSON DUO WINS NATIONAL POLICY COMPETITION

Environmental Policy Clinic students Rowan Lanning ’19 (Environmental Studies, and Modern Languages and Cultures), and Christina Thomas ’20 (Environmental Studies, and Economics) won first prize in the national Project Pericles Debating for Democracy competition held March 30 at The New School. The team defended their proposal mandating an Environmental Impact Statement for the Coast Guard’s plan to develop oil-barge anchorages on the Hudson River. They took home first prize in a fierce competition of more than 60 schools including Swarthmore College, Reed College, and Carleton College, and the win was a first for Pace University. The two were profiled by the Downtown Express.

 

DYSON PROF PENS BOOK OF SHORT STORIES

Adjunct MFA Playwriting professor Clay McLeod Chapman’s new book, Nothing Untoward: Stories from “‘The Pumpkin Pie Show,’ a collection of darkly humorous, sometimes heartbreaking short stories has been published.

 

POLI SCI STUDENT NAMED TRUMAN FINALIST

Taslim Tavarez ’18, political science, has been selected as a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a highly competitive federal scholarship for juniors who demonstrate leadership potential and a commitment to public service. She was selected based upon the policy proposal she submitted to the scholarship foundation, which calls for increased accessibility to higher education for undocumented students in her home state of Florida. Tavarez has previously been awarded a Watson Fellowship and a Gilman Scholarship.

 

ART PROF'S NEW SOLO EXHIBITION

Professor of Art Linda Herritt has a new solo exhibition on display at the Smack Mellon gallery in Brooklyn. The large-scale, text-based installation "Grease Rust Soot Sweat," is based on a selection of famed inventor Buckminster Fuller’s most impactful creations. Herritt’s work is sponsored in part by a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. The opening reception is March 11, 5-8pm, and is open to the public; the installation will be on view until April 23, 2017.