Alumni, Student, and Faculty News
Inbal Abergil, Art, was awarded grant funding from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, established through Lee Krasner, a leading abstract expressionist painter and widow of Jackson Pollock, to provide financial assistance to artists.
Edward Allen Baker, Actors Studio Drama School, contributed his play Merry-Go-Round Man to a book by Joan Herrington, When the Promise was Broken, Short Plays Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen.
Matthew Bolton, Political Science, and Emily Welty, Women’s and Gender Studies, delivered a joint keynote address about their advocacy with the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto on November 6, 2018.
Clay McLeod Chapman, Actors Studio Drama School, co-wrote the film Beyond White Space, which had a limited theatrical release in December 2018.
Kimberly Collica-Cox, Criminal Justice and Security, was unanimously confirmed as a member of the Westchester County Corrections Advisory Board. Collica-Cox was also selected as the first recipient of the “Ken Peak Innovations in Teaching Award,” from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Jane Collins, English, and Grant Kretchik ’02, Pace Performing Arts, were among a dozen Pace honorees to be awarded a bronze medal for public service from the Jefferson Awards Foundation.
Lee Evans, Pace Performing Arts, authored a solo piano book, Jazz Piano Scales and Exercises.
Amy Foerster, Sociology and Anthropology, was named a Visiting Research Fellow at Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, where she will conduct a multi-city investigation of sanctuary and solidarity initiatives in the US and Europe from January to May 2019.
Barbara Friedman, Art, had five of her paintings included in a thematic dossier entitled “Littérature Suspecte” ("Suspicious Literature") in the November 2018 issue of Captures.
Adrienne Kapstein, Pace Performing Arts, recently directed The Emperor's New Clothes and More Magical Stories at The Clurman Theatre in midtown. Tali Custer ’11, Acting, appeared in the show, and Holly Wright ’18, Directing, was the production stage manager.
Laurie McMillan, English and Modern Language Studies, has authored a new textbook, Focus on Writing: What College Students Want to Know. The first-year composition rhetoric reader uses a conversational style, and prompts for informal and formal writing projects keep the focus on writing and help students meaningfully apply writing scholarship to their own lives.
Will Pappenheimer, Art, is featured in an episode of the Bloomberg TV documentary series Art+Technology about his use of augmented reality in his artwork.
Eric Price and Will Reynolds, Pace Performing Arts, were awarded the 2018 Fred Ebb Award, given to aspiring musical theater songwriters.
Lisa Rosenthal, Psychology, was honored with the Division 1 George Miller award from the American Psychological Association for her work on intersectionality, which examines the ways in which different forms of social stratification intersect and connect.
Yunus Tuncel, Philosophy and Religious Studies, authored Emotion in Sports, which examines emotion in sports from a philosophical perspective, building on concepts developed by ancient Greek and modern philosophers.
Travis Webster, English, was elected to the International Writing Centers Association's executive board as an at-large representative. The organization is a flagship for writing center administration and research.
Glen Brandow ’83, Literature and Communications, has been named vice president of communications at the Center for Internet Security, Albany, NY.
Jacklynn Egger ‘14, Biology, was promoted to translational research project coordinator in the Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She will be performing data collection, quality control, and data analysis for clinical research within the disease management team.
Charles Fall ’14, MPA, became the first Muslim—and first African American—elected to represent Staten Island’s North Shore in the New York State Assembly during the 2018 midtern elections. Fall was recently profiled as part of City & State's 2018 New York City 40 Under 40.
Dominique Fishback, Pace Performing Arts alumna known for her roles in HBO’s The Deuce, was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 - Hollywood & Entertainment 2019. Last year, she made her film debut in Night Comes On, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and appeared in The Hate U Give, which had a nationwide theatrical release in October.
Sallyann Fredericksen ’18, PsyD, School-Clinical Child Psychology, accepted a staff psychologist position at JCCA in Westchester, NY.
Jesse James Keitel ’15, Acting, was named in OUT Magazine's 2018 top 100. Last year, Keitel appeared in the Netflix film Alex Strangelove and on the TV Land series Younger.
Jonathan Mason ’18, Professional Communications Studies, joined the Columbia University staff as Enterprise Epic Learning program manager.
Gerald Olvera ’18, Media, Communications, and Visual Arts, received the Sgro Fellowship for Veterans in Media Technology from A+E Networks, a competitive, 18-month program for veterans to enter careers in media production. Olvera, who joined the US Navy just weeks before the 9/11 attacks, came to Pace after serving around the world for 11 years.
Emily Rogers ’15, Musical Theater, made her Broadway debut in the ensemble of Wicked on December 17, 2018. She also acts as understudy for the lead role of Elphaba.
State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins ’86 ’08, General Studies, Public Administration, was elected New York State Senate Majority Leader in November 2018, becoming the first woman to lead either legislative chamber.
Seven Dyson students and alumni appeared in the 2018 Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, including Elizabeth DuPont ’18, Emily King ’19, Kathleen Laituri ’18, Maile Makaafi ’19, Brandon Maxwell ’19, Kevin Murakami ’18, and Julia Spizzichini ’19.
Sydney Korman ’21, Political Science, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Terrie Soule ’19, Peace and Justice Studies, delivered a statement to the United Nations General Assembly calling for greater participation of youth, women, survivors of violence and people from the 'Global South,' (Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East), in peace and security policymaking. Last year, Korman and Soule worked with professors Welty and Bolton and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.
Isabella Lupo ’19, Peace and Justice Studies, Fatimah Majors ’19, Applied Psychology and Human Relations, and Connor Wills ’20, Applied Psychology and Human Relations, were were among a dozen Pace honorees to be awarded a bronze medal for public service from the Jefferson Awards Foundation.