Dyson News at a Glance: May 2018

 

WOMEN AND GENDER POLITICS IN CUBA

Assistant Professor of History Michelle Chase authored Revolution Within the Revolution, UNC Press, a book outlining the role of gender politics in Cuba in the 1950s and early ‘60s. Chase lent her expertise to the NBC News article, “Raul Castro's daughter to push for gay marriage in Cuba.”

 

PROF IN "NEWSWEEK" ON IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Associate Professor of Political Science Matthew Bolton was quoted in Newsweek on the United States’ withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Bolton, director of Pace’s International Disarmament Institute, said "In international law, it is a custom that you keep your word, this is a violation of the international norm.” Read the full story.

 

REDEFINING ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Assistant Professor Anne Toomey, Environmental Studies and Science, wrote an article for The Conversation, an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community. In her own research, Toomey explored the idea of broader impacts—research that directly contributes to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes.

 

PACE FILMMAKERS ON ABC7'S "TIEMPO"

Professor Maria Luskay, Media and Communication Arts (MCA), and Gabriel Rivera ’18, MCA, were interviewed live on ABC7’s morning talk show Tiempo with Joe Torres. The pair recounted their emotional journey to Puerto Rico and their powerful documentary Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark, the student-produced film that captures the gripping personal stories of Puerto Ricans who lived through Hurricane Maria, as well as the political issues surrounding the island's slow recovery.

 

SECOND CONSECUTIVE PROJECT PERICLES WIN

Laurianne Gutierrez ’21, Philosophy & Religious Studies, and David LĂȘ ’19, Lubin School of Business, won the Debating for Democracy 2018 “Letter to an Elected Official” competition for their letter urging Senator Charles Schumer to repeal the Dickey Amendment and allow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to fund research that could help end gun violence in America. They are one of five winning campus teams nationally that will receive $500 to use towards their campaign. Project Pericles, a consortium of colleges and universities that promotes civic engagement within higher education, sponsors this yearly competition to encourage engaged citizenship. This is the second consecutive win for Pace University students.

 

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK: THE MUSICAL

Aury Krebs ‘16, Pace School of Performing Arts, appears in the ensemble of A Letter to Harvey Milk: The Musical, now showing at the historic off-Broadway Acorn Theater. The show has received rave reviews, and recently extended its run through June 30, 2018.

 

EXPLORING GARDENS FOR THE SMITHSONIAN

Elizabeth Eggimann ‘18, Environmental Studies and Science, contributed to Community of Gardens, a digital archive kept by the Smithsonian Institution. As part of her senior project, she conducted extensive interviews with the dedicated folks who keep their community gardens thriving, including the William A. Harris Garden and the Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden, both of which are published on the Community of Gardens website.