Dyson News at a Glance: May 2017

 

FIRST PhD GRAD IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

Poonam Doshi recently became the first PhD to graduate from Pace’s Mental Health Counseling doctoral program, which was established in the fall of 2013 on the Pleasantville campus. She successfully defended her thesis, “Predictors of Counseling self-Efficacy: Examining the Counselor Trainees’ Perception of Supervisory Interaction Style,” on May 12, 2017.

 

MELANIE DUPUIS ON NPR’S “ALL THINGS CONSIDERED”

Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies and Science Melanie DuPuis recently contributed to All Things Considered, the flagship news program of National Public Radio (NPR). On the program, “Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow’s Milk?” Dupuis lends her expertise on the history of cow’s milk in the American diet, including the health and political implications. Listen to the segment and read the transcript here.

 

ALUMNA PRODUCES SERIES FOR SMITHSONIAN

Anisa Abid Peters ’03, Media, Communications, and Visual Arts, has written and produced a new documentary series for Smithsonian Earth, an online subscription-video streaming service run in part by the Smithsonian Institution. The series, “Sea Turtle Rescue,” follows a team from the South Carolina Sea Turtle Rescue Center, dedicated to rehabilitating some of the world’s most endangered sea turtle species and returning them safely to their natural ocean habitat.

 

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE MARKS 8 YRS. AT PACE

The Confucius Institute (CI) celebrated its eighth anniversary at Pace University on May 12, with a lecture on US and China relations, a panel discussion on global violence against women and girls, and a student award ceremony and cake-cutting. The Pace CI is the first university-based institute of its kind in New York, founded in partnership with Nanjing Normal University and China’s Phoenix Publishing and Media Group. China Daily spoke with Confucius Institute Director, Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, about the center’s cultural significance.

 

MCVA PROF. PRODUCES “DOCUMEMORIES” FILM

Professor Maria Luskay of the Media, Communications, and Visual Arts (MCVA) department has produced a short film highlighting MCVA’s unique “Producing the Documentary” travel course. Established by Luskay 13 years ago, the course takes students on domestic and international trips to film and produce short documentaries, often with environmental and cultural themes. Luskay’s short film, Documemories,” takes a look back at the various exotic filming locations, and features interviews with the alumni who produced some of Pace’s most impactful and relevant short documentaries.

 

ASDS NAMED TOP 25 MFA BY "BACKSTAGE"

The Actors Studio Drama School has been named one of the “Best 25 MFA Acting Programs in the US and UK” by Backstage Magazine and Backstage.com, the largest online casting platform in the US, and a trusted resource for actors and performers. The ASDS MFA program was praised for its collaborative curriculum which brings writers, directors, and actors together to develop a shared language and rapport.

 

DYSON PROFESSOR WINS “VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR”

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Security Kimberly Collica-Cox received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in recognition of her dedicated work with the Parenting, Prison and Pups Program, a research partnership between The Good Dog Foundation and Pace University.