Dyson News at a Glance: September 2016

 

MPA STUDENT ACCEPTED INTO PEACE CORPS

Master of Public Administration student Anasthasia Agyemang ’16, who became the first Pace student to receive a National Security Education Program Boren Fellowship in 2015, has recently been accepted into the Peace Corps. Agyemang will be serving in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.

 

DARRIN PORCHER WEIGHS IN ON NC PROTESTS

Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice and Security, Darrin Porcher was interviewed by a Turkish national public broadcaster, TRT World, about his thoughts on the civilian shooting and subsequent protests in Charlotte, North Carolina. See the interview here.

 

RISING STAR IN PUBLISHING HANNAH BENNETT

Hannah Bennett ‘12, publishing, was named a Publisher’s Weekly Star Watch 2016 Honoree, which celebrates the best and brightest young talent in the publishing industry. Bennett is managing editor at RosettaBooks, a leading independent eBook publisher based in New York City. She is also the incoming president of the New York chapter of the Women's National Book Association (WNBA), taking the helm from Pace’s own Jane Kinney-Denning, who recently became the WNBA national president.

 

BIOLOGY DEPT. CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH

Elliana Gianacopoulos ’18, biology, is building upon research she began last year as part of her Provost Undergraduate Research Grant. Alongside her faculty mentor, Biology Professor Marcy Kelly, Gianacopoulos is furthering her cutting-edge research on Mycobacterium bovis, the bacterium used to develop the tuberculosis vaccine. Read more about Gianacopoulos and her work here.

 

DUPUIS TAPPED FOR MILK DOCUMENTARY

Chair of the Environmental Studies and Science department, Melanie DuPuis was interviewed for the documentary, Manhattanville: A New York Nexus. The documentary is part of an exhibit sponsored by Columbia University, Sheffield Farms, the Milk Industry, and the Public Good. DuPuis, author of Nature's Perfect Food: How Milk Became America's Drink was tapped for her expertise in the storied history of the US dairy industry. Find more information on the exhibit and watch the documentary here.

 

JANE KINNEY-DENNING, WNBA PRESIDENT

Professor of Publishing, and Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach Jane Kinney-Denning, was named the national President of the Women’s National Book Association. After serving two terms as President of the NYC Chapter, she was inducted as national President in June 2016. The nonprofit WNBA exists to promote reading and support the role of women in the community of the book. The organization was founded in 1917 and will celebrate it’s Centennial in 2017.

 

ALUMNA DOMINIQUE FISHBACK ONE-WOMAN SHOW

PPA alumna Dominique Fishback, stars in Subverted, her award-nominated one-woman show. Written and performed by Fishback, Subverted depicts the destruction of Black identity as seen through the eyes of an 18-year-old girl living in an urban America. Described as “moving, relevant, funny, and mind-blowing” the show has received rave reviews from feminist and political activist Gloria Steinem and actress Kathy Najimy. The show’s next run will be September 23, 26 and 28 at Wild Project in NYC. Find more information here.