Dyson News at a Glance: December 2017

 

NYC MODEL UN WINS AT D.C. CONFERENCE

Students from the New York City Model United Nations team took home eight awards from the 2017 National Model UN conference in Washington D.C., placing them 4th in total awards out of 67 participating universities and higher education institutions. The students received Distinguished Delegation and Honorable Mention Delegation awards, plus six Outstanding Position Paper Awards for their representations of Kenya, Namibia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in simulations of global politics and decision-making.

 

PLV MODEL UN WINS 7 AWARDS IN ATLANTA

Students from the Pleasantville Model United Nations team won seven awards at the Southern Regional Model United Nations conference in Atlanta, including Honorable Delegation and Outstanding Position Paper awards for their representations of Slovenia and South Africa. Three students won additional individual awards for outstanding performance overall in simulations of diplomacy and international relations.

 

ENV POLICY STUDENTS HONORED

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. Watch video of the event on News 12.

 

PROF EDITS BOOK ON POSTCOLONIAL MEMORY

Associate Professor and Chair of English Erica Johnson co-edited the book, “Memory as Colonial Capital,” a cross-cultural analysis of the ways Caribbean, African, and U.S. writers employ postcolonial memory to challenge colonial narratives of the past.

 

ALUMNA IS ASSISTANT TO HILLARY CLINTONS

Opal Vadhan ‘15, Communication Studies, was recently profiled in Teen Vogue about her experience working on Hillary Clinton’s national advance team during her presidential campaign. Vadhan currently works as the executive assistant to Clinton and her chief of staff, Huma Abedin. She also worked as a White House intern from 2014 to 2015.

 

"NY TIMES" ON SUCCESSFUL ACTING STUDIOS

The Actors Studio Drama School was named amongst successful acting programs affiliated with higher education by The New York Times. “The acting studios that do not have a university alignment are squeezed,” said Emma Dunch, a fund-raising expert for arts and cultural organizations. The Actors Studio’s affiliation with Pace University helps to support the legendary organization.

 

ALUMNUS SWORN IN AS CAYUGA COUNTY ADMIN

Alumnus and Adjunct professor of Pace’s Public Administration program J. Justin Woods ‘15 was officially sworn in as County Administrator for Cayuga County, New York on December 1. Woods plans to continue teaching administrative law and other government courses at Pace as he transitions to his new position. He was quoted in AuburnPub online about his new position.

 

PACE WINS NATIONAL FED CHALLENGE COMPETITION

Pace University’s fed challenge team won the 14th annual national College Federal Reserve Challenge in Washington D.C., beating finalists from Harvard University and Princeton University. The prestigious competition tests students’ understanding of the U.S. economy, monetary policymaking and the role of the Federal Reserve System. This year’s team consists entirely of Dyson College Economics, and Business Economics students: Klejdja Qosjdja, Marina Testani, Salil Ahuja, Carly Aznavorian, Scarlett Bekus, Aleksandra Bruno, and Argenys Morban. Professors Greg Colman and Mark Weinstock served as the team’s advisors. See the full press release.