News and Events
Everything happening at Pace this semester.
Assistant Professor Anne Toomey, PhD, recently published an article in The Conversation about her study, in collaboration with several Bolivian colleagues, of ecological fieldwork projects in Bolivia and how research can help real people right away. Read the full article here.
Elizabeth Eggimann ‘18, Environmental Studies and Science, contributed to Community of Gardens, a digital archive kept by the Smithsonian Institution. As part of her senior project, she conducted extensive interviews with the dedicated folks who keep their community gardens thriving, including the William A. Harris Garden and the Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden, both of which are published on the Community of Gardens website.
Assistant Professors Anne Toomey, PhD, Matthew Aiello-Lammens, PhD, and colleagues from Lancaster University, the Bolivian Collection of Flora and Fauna, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, co-authored a paper that was recently published in Ambio about low dissemination rates among scientists and why local knowledge exchange is so important for conservation.
Fulbright Winner Will Travel To Zambia
Kelsey Parker ‘18, Environmental Science, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. The award will fund her research in Zambia on the effects of the country’s copper mining on soil health and overall sustainability.
Get involved with Pace’s Earth Month events. See the whole calendar here.
On Saturday, April 21, more than 100 Pace University students, staff, faculty, community members and students from local high schools walked one mile with large buckets of water on their heads to demonstrate the trek that many women around the world make each day to collect water.
Assistant Professor and MS in Environmental Science director Matthew Aiello-Lammens, PhD, and DCISE Senior Fellow John Cronin received a grant from the Department of Environmental Conservation to help understand the role of culverts in facilitating amphibian and reptile habitat connectivity in our region.
Assistant Professor Monica Palta, PhD, co-authored a manuscript that was recently accepted for publication. The paper argues that global change is strongly affecting carbon cycling in lakes at northern latitudes, with discernible consequences for lake food webs, fish populations, and humans.
On March 1, 2018, environmental leaders gathered at Pace University to discuss regional water issues and to make a plan for action. Read more on the ESS blog.
Pace University Environmental Policy Clinic students Christina Thomas ’19 and Margaret (Peggy) Doyle ’19 participated in an official US Coast Guard process of governance.
Assistant Professor Anne Toomey, PhD, and her research assistants are engaging teachers and community scientists to understand the link between city-dwellers and environmental education in New York City.
Assistant Professor Matthew Aiello-Lammens, PhD, along with colleagues from City University of New York and Yale, have been awarded a $593,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop software tools for studying species distributions. The grant will support the training of graduate and undergraduate students at Pace, and their initial focus will be on species in danger of extinction.
Acting Dean and DCISE Director Richard Schlesinger, PhD, authored the chapter “Sulfur Oxides” in the third edition of Comprehensive Toxicology, a 15-volume reference work exploring the adverse health effects of chemicals on biological systems. The wide-ranging text provides critical insights to the academic research community, medical professionals, chemists, food science and environmental researchers, forensic scientists, and more.
Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies and Science Melanie DuPuis, PhD, was quoted in the online magazine Atlas Obscura on the swill milk scandal which led to the poisoning deaths of thousands of infants in nineteenth-century New York. DuPuis is an authority on milk and American dietary policy.
Pace University Environmental Policy Clinic students were presented with a ceremonial bill by New York State Senator Terrence Murphy and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin to mark the passage of the Elephant Protection Act. The legislation was written by the students and makes New York the first state to ban the use of elephants in entertainment venues.
Museum Acquires Art Prof's Work
Professor of Art Eve Laramée’s “Electromagnet Heart Battery,” a hand-blown glass, cast iron and copper sculpture, was acquired by the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. The sculpture is part of an ongoing project, Instruments and Apparatus, that explores shared properties and principles between art and science.
Acting Dean Schlesinger's Book Published
Acting Dean and DCISE Director Richard Schlesinger’s co-authored book, “Environmental Health Science: Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Chemical Health Hazards,” has been published by Oxford University Press. This new edition of Dr. Schlesinger’s textbook presents the latest concepts and terminology from chemistry, ecology, toxicology, and engineering necessary for identifying environmental contaminants, and preventing and treating the acute and chronic diseases they cause.
Pace Environmental Policy 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.
Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies and Science Melanie DuPuis, PhD, 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.