Dyson News at a Glance: October 2017

 

ELEPHANT PROTECTION ACT SIGNED INTO LAW

Pace Environmental Clinicians wrote the Elephant Protection Act, and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation into law on October 19, 2017. The law makes New York State the first in the nation to impose an outright ban on elephants in entertainment. Read more.

 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HONORS ALUMNA

Dyson College Advisory Board member Patricia Dwyer ’87 ’97 has been named the 2017 Appreciation Awardee by the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce. The honor is awarded annually to community members for their contributions to the village. Dwyer has served as municipal manager of the Village of Pleasantville for over 18 years and is an adjunct professor of Public Administration on Pace’s Pleasantville campus.

 

ENG PROF’S BOOK ON AUTHOR GLORIA NAYLOR

Associate Professor of English Ama S. Wattley, an expert in nineteenth and twentieth century African American women’s literature, co-edited and contributed to the book, “Gloria Naylor’s Fiction: Contemporary Explorations of Class and Capitalism.” Naylor is best known for the National Book Award-winning novel, “The Women of Brewster Place” and is an important figure in the African American literary canon.

 

PSYCHOLOGY PROF’S NEW BOOK PUBLISHED

Professor of Psychology Joseph Franco’s book, “Aspirations of Italian-American College Students: The impact of family traditions, mentorship, career interventions, and counseling for professional success,” has been published by Hamilton Books. The book examines traditional immigrant ethnic values in American college students, and the scope of his research focuses on a sample of undergraduate students on Pace’s Westchester campus.

 

ENVIRO PROF’S BOOK ON GEOPOLITICS & FOOD

Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies and Science Melanie DuPuis contributed to and co-edited the book, “Food Across Borders,” about the contiguity between personal decisions about what we eat and the social and geopolitical processes which secure nourishment, territory, and belonging. Read more here.

 

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE AND DYSON CONNECTION

Pace students along with Associate Professor of Political Science Matthew Bolton and Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Emily Welty have been working intensely for three years on negotiations of a nuclear weapons ban treaty with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) that was just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. See the full press release.