Dyson News at a Glance: November 2016

 

ALUMNUS AUTHORS CUBAN HISTORICAL STUDY

Dyson alumnus and Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill, Louis A. Pérez Jr. ’65, social science, is set to publish Intimations of Modernity in February ’17. In this interdisciplinary study of nineteenth-century Cuba, Pérez chronicles the centrality of women in the moral, social, and cultural shift which contributed to the collapse of the Spanish colonial administration, and led to the emergence of a modern, urban middle class in Cuba. More information here.

 

FED RESERVE TEAM WINS HONORABLE MENTION

The 2016 Pace University College Federal Reserve Challenge Team has won an Honorable Mention in the NY regional College Fed Challenge. The team finished in the top six schools in the region, beating out NYU, West Point, Hofstra, UConn, Cornell, Syracuse University, Manhattan College and others. The team consisted of economics and business economics majors, Salil Ahuja ‘19, Gladyss Yi Ling Ang ’19, Cristian Figueroa ‘19, Klejdja Qosja ‘19, and Marina Testani ‘19, under the guidance of economics professors Greg Colman and Mark Weinstock. Photo credit: Anna Shostya.

 

COLLICA-COX SPEAKS AT "GOOD DOG" BENEFIT

New York-based luxury retailer Barneys hosted its 11th annual “Bash at Barneys” on November 14 to benefit The Good Dog Foundation. Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Security Kimberly Collica-Cox spoke at the event about Pace University’s partnership with The Good Dog Foundation, and the launch of their pilot program to facilitate communication between incarcerated women and their children, and combat inmate recidivism. Collica-Cox is pictured with Bruce Fagin, executive VP of The Good Dog Foundation.

 

FED CHALLENGE TEAM ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS

Pace’s Fed Challenge Team has advanced to the regional semi-finals of the Federal Reserve’s College Fed Challenge. The top ten teams from the region, including Pace, will face off for a chance to advance to the national competition in Washington D.C.

 

PPA PERFORMS WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH

Sixteen Pace School of Performing Arts musical theater students performed on stage alongside Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth in, “Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway,” a handpicked medley of the singer’s favorite musical theater classics.

 

ART PROF’S BOOK ON ANIMAL SYMBOLS

The University of Florida Press has published Adjunct Professor of Art Lawrence Waldron’s Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles. The book, a reference text for scholars and students, is a comprehensive iconographic study of animal symbols in the pre-Colombian ceramics of the region.