Dyson News at a Glance: January 2018

 

CHEM PROF'S COMPOUNDS AWARDED US PATENT

Researchers at Pace University have been awarded a U.S. patent for a portfolio of compounds capable of providing antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial/antimicrobial properties when applied to a variety of surfaces. Professor of Chemistry JaimeLee Rizzo was one of the lead researchers on the project, collaborating with students and faculty from Pace, Queens College, and Long Island University since 2010. The groundbreaking antimicrobial technologies make common items like cotton cloth, plastic bottles, and wound dressings, killers of the H1N1 flu virus or MRSA. The technology has practical applications across a variety of industries including healthcare, agriculture, construction, health and beauty, and the military. The team of researchers plans to bring the compounds to the market in 2018. Read the press release.

 

DEAN AUTHORS CHAPTER OF TOXICOLOGY BOOK

Acting Dean Richard Schlesinger 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.

 

ESS PROF ON 19TH CENTURY MILK SCANDAL

Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies and Science Melanie DuPuis 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.

 

ONSTAGE BLOG RANKS PPA #1 IN NEW YORK

The Pace School of Performing Arts has been ranked the Best Undergraduate Theatre Program in New York State by OnStage Blog. The site’s 2018 ranking lists the top program in every state based on tuition, facilities, academic rigor, performance, career support, location, and other criterion. See the full list.