Dyson News at a Glance: November 2017

 

PPA ALUMNA STARS IN OFF-BROADWAY HIT

Pace School of Performing Arts alumna Nabiyah Be, Acting, stars in the Off-Broadway play “School Girls, or the African Mean Girls Play,” a humorous portrayal of a senior class of schoolgirls competing for the crown of Miss Ghana of 1986. The play is a New York Times Critic’s Pick, and has received rave reviews from entertainment trade magazines The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, which called Be “effortlessly charming.”

 

ASDS ALUMNUS TO APPEAR ON CBS'S "BULL"

Charles Brice ‘12, MFA Acting, will star in the Thanksgiving episode of the CBS hit drama “Bull,” as Bobby ‘Brass’ Lewis, a professional boxer accused of murder. The episode airs Tuesday, November 21 at 9 pm on CBS. See Brice in the promo here.

 

PROF TALKS NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT WITH THE POPE

Assistant Professor Emily Welty participated in a high-profile Vatican conference on nuclear disarmament. The conference participants included the U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, NATO’s deputy secretary general, 11 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, and the World Council of Churches (WCC) for whom Welty serves as the vice-moderator of the WCC’s Commission on International Affairs.  She was part of a four-person delegation invited to meet with Pope Francis. In an historic move, Pope Francis denounced the continuing possession of nuclear weapons in what appears to be a shift from the Church’s prior acceptance of nuclear deterrence.

Welty is a professor of women’s and gender studies and the director of Dyson’s peace and justice studies program. Read more here.

 

FED CHALLENGE TEAM WINS NY REGIONAL COMP

Pace University’s Fed Challenge team took first place at the New York Regional Federal Reserve Challenge and will advance to the National Competition in Washington D.C. in December. This is the fifth regional win for the team, which consists entirely of Dyson College students advised by Economics professors Greg Colman and Mark Weinstock. The team beat competitors from 42 schools for the top spot, including New York University, Columbia University, Baruch College, and Rutgers University. Read more here.

 

PACE CHEM CLUB WINS TWO ACS AWARDS

The Pace University Chemistry Club received two awards from the American Chemical Society, including the top honor of "Outstanding Student Chapter." They also received a "Green Chapter Award" for engaging in environmental chemistry activities. The Pace Chemistry Club engages in regular outreach with high schools and the local community to bring an awareness of chemistry to the public.

 

DYSON COLLEGE JEFFERSON AWARD WINNERS

Pace’s 2017-2018 Jefferson Award for Public Service Bronze award winners have been announced and eight of the 12 winners come from Dyson College. The awards recognize individuals for their public and volunteer service, and dedication to improving the quality of life in their communities. The Dyson winners are: Cesar Ballesteros ‘18, Biology; Victoria Gonzalez ‘18, Political Science and Public Administration; (Duke) Tsun-Chueh Huang ‘20, Peace and Justice Studies; Kelly Lang ‘18, Applied Psychology and Human Relations; Amanda Marshall ‘18, Biology; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Kimberly Collica-Cox; Adjunct Professor Reginald Flowers, Pace School of Performing Arts; and Associate Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Rachel Simon. Winner’s bios will be published soon by the Center for Community Action and Research.

 

MPA ALUMNUS NAMED CAYUGA COUNTY ADMIN.

Alumnus and Adjunct Professor of Pace’s Public Administration program Justin Woods '15, has been appointed County Administrator of Cayuga County, New York. His four-year term as the county government’s chief executive will begin before the new year.

 

PPA ALUMNA: USA TODAY’S 5 FACES TO WATCH

USA Today has named Pace School of Performing Arts alumna Dominique Fishback one of the "5 Faces You Should Be Watching on Fall TV." The publication calls her portrayal of the character Darlene on the HBO drama, “The Deuce,” a true stand-out performance among an ensemble cast including James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

 

PROF’S BOOK SPARKS “LA TIMES” FEATURE

Assistant Professor of Art Inbal Abergil’s new book, “N.O.K – Next of Kin,” was the subject of a pictorial feature in the Los Angeles Times. The article showcases selections from the two-volume book which includes photos of keepsakes and personal shrines preserved by families who have lost a loved one in an American war and accompanying interviews with the family members. Abergil is a recipient of the 2017 Pollock-Krasner Photography Grant.

 

“PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY" MARKS WNBA'S 100TH

Jane Kinney-Denning, executive director of internships and corporate outreach, and adjunct professor of Publishing was quoted in a Publishers Weekly article marking the centennial year of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA). Kinney-Denning, the WNBA’s national president comments on the organization’s storied history, and its plans for the future.

 

“NY TIMES” ON PACE’S INTERNSHIP GRANTS

Pace University was praised by The New York Times for providing subsidies to students in unpaid intern positions. Grants from Career Services and the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship provide students with a living wage, enabling them to accept unpaid positions, often with nonprofit organizations. Shirley Acevedo Buonetempo ’84 ’10, Public Administration, is quoted saying Pace interns were essential to the formation and success of her nonprofit, Latino U College Access.