Dyson News at a Glance: October 2016

 

DYSON PROFESSOR PENS BOOK ON UKRAINIAN TRANSLATIONS

Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures, Andriy Danylenko has had published From the Bible to Shakespeare: Pantelejmon Kuli┼í (1819–97) and the Formation of Literary Ukrainian, the first English-language study of the Ukrainian translations of the Bible and the works of Shakespeare.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ALUMNUS PUBLISHES NEW EQUID RESEARCH

Prameek Kannan ‘15, MA Environmental Science, has had his new research published in the international journal Behaviour. Kannan’s study identifies evidence of a third category of male equids, the Tibetan wild ass, which he has named “transients.”

 

LAVARIEGA MONFORTI HOSTS FORUM

The Yale Daily News has reported on a forum presentation by Professor and Chair of Political Science, Jessica Lavariega Monforti, which explored the tendency of many Latinos to identify themselves by country of origin, rather than using terms like Latino and Hispanic. The event was hosted by the Progreso Latino Fund, a group working to promote the educational and socio-economic well-being of Latinos in New Haven, CT, at the New Haven Lawn Club on October 5.

 

ART PROF LENDS EXPERTISE TO PANEL TALK

Daniel Hill, art professor and curator of Visual Inquiries, now on display in the Fingesten Gallery, was invited to be part of a panel discussion at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC on October 13. The panel discussion, Abstraction, Color and Sound, was held as part of the 80th anniversary celebration of the NYC artists’ group, American Abstract Artists. Hill was invited to share his expertise as an abstract painter and sound artist.

 

ENGLISH PROF APPEARS IN JAZZ DOCUMENTARY

Nick Catalano, professor of English, appears in a new feature length documentary, They Died Before 40, a historical record of musicians who made important contributions to jazz music. Catalano, author of Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter, appears as an expert on jazz history. The film is an official selection of the Big Apple Film Festival 2016, and premiers November 1 at Village East Cinemas in New York. Find out more about the film here.

 

ASDS STUDENT STARS IN SHORT HORROR FILM

MFA Acting student Yessi Rivas ‘17 stars in the short film Let's Play Dead Girl, a contemporary horror/thriller based on the Slenderman urban legend. The film has made its way into multiple film festivals including the Official Latino Short Film Festival and the Chicago Horror Film Festival.

 

SHIRLEY ACEVEDO BUONTEMPO IN TIME MAGAZINE

Dyson alumna Shirley Acevedo Buontempo ‘10, public administration, was featured in the Time Inc. series, “American Voices,” a portrait of some of the country’s most successful people. Acevedo Buontempo founded Latino U College Access to give first-generation Hispanic students equal access to higher education. See more of her story here.

 

DYSON ALUMNA'S CHILDCARE COMPANY GROWS

Lisa DeRienzo '09, psychology, was interviewed by The Westchester Business Journal, a White Plains-based business publication, about her business ASmartNanny.com, a nanny referral company aiming to meet the demand for quality childcare among working couples in Westchester county. Since its founding in early 2013, the business has grown to include other services like tutoring, and has expanded into nearby counties and into Connecticut. Read the interview here.