Dyson News at a Glance: June 2018

 

Dyson Prof Recipient of Prestigious Jefferson Award

Associate Prof of Criminal Justice and Security Kimberly Collica-Cox is the recipient of the Greatest Public Service by an Employee Award for her work with incarcerated women by the Jefferson Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to inspiring and celebrating public service.

 

MCVA Student Travel Documentary Wins Film Award

Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark, produced by student filmmakers, has won a Best Shorts Competition Award of Merit - Special Mention for student documentary short and a Spotlight Documentary Silver Award.

 

Env Prof and Students Present at Conference

Asst Prof of Env Studies and Sciences Michael Finewood and Dyson students presented on suburban-urban watershed challenges at an AESS conference.

 

History Prof on North Korea-US Summit

Professor of History Joseph Lee wrote an opinion piece in Taipei Times on the geopolitical dynamics surrounding the North Korea-US summit in Singapore.

 

STREAMING THE ACTION OF THE WORLD CUP

Matteo Ceurvels ‘13, Spanish and Latin American Studies, authored an article in Business Insider about the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and how fans around the world plan to watch and stream all the action. With more streaming options than ever before, including through mobile and social platforms, this year’s events have been called by some, the “Digital Cup.”

 

ASDS ALUMNUS CO-WRITING NEW PLAY

Actors Studio Drama School Alumnus Jeremy Kareken is co-writing a new Broadway play, as reported by The New York Times. The Lifespan of a Fact is an adaptation of a book about a thought-provoking battle between a writer and a fact-checker, and the challenges they face in the Information Age. The show will star Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, and Daniel Radcliffe. Previews begin September 20 and the show opens on October 18 at Studio 54 on Broadway.

 

DYSON SHINES AT SPIRIT OF PACE AWARDS

JaimeLee Rizzo, Chemistry and Physical Science; and Mark Weinstock, Economics, were each awarded The Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award at the 2018 Spirit of Pace Awards on June 13, 2018, at the American Museum of Natural History. The award honors faculty members whose commitment to education has had a transformative effect on generations of talented and successful students. It honors professors who have a proven record of setting their students off on a path to achievement and self-fulfillment. See photos from this year's event.

 

2018 KENAN AWARD WINNERS

Three Dyson College professors have been awarded the 2018 Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence. Each year the University selects faculty members, whose teaching performance their peers consider to be exemplary, and the recipients are recognized at Commencement. This year’s winners are Marcy Kelly, Biology; Len Mitchell, Philosophy and Religious Studies; and Bureen Ruffin, English.

 

PUTTING POLYMERS IN THE PUTTY

Pace students from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Pleasantville campus chapter, worked with visually impaired and emotionally compromised children to teach them about concepts in polymer chemistry. The New York Institute for Special Education hosted a science fair where Pace students and these children created substances such as putty and slime, using household items, to demonstrate how the mixing of compounds makes different substances. “I think it’s important to instill an interest in chemistry at a young age, because everything has a chemical basis, and this event accomplished that,” says recent Pace graduate and ACS chapter President Sarah Rahni. Watch video.