Academics

Spring 2020

Horace E. Anderson Jr., Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Dreaming Big

“On any given day, my mom and dad might’ve been studying for an exam, attending parent-teacher conferences, or writing a research paper—all while working full-time and getting three meals on the table,” says Horace E. Anderson Jr., JD, the newly-appointed Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. “It couldn’t have been easy, but they were our example. That might be why my three sisters and I have 11 degrees between us.” For Anderson, whose parents immigrated to the US from Jamaica more than 50...

Faculty Success

The Meat(Less) of the Matter Will going vegan help fight climate change? Well, it depends on who you ask. Americans eat four times more meat than the global average, and the UN predicts that worldwide consumption of animal-based food will rise 80 percent in the next few decades. This rise in global meat-eating threatens to increase deforestation in the Amazon and other parts of the world, with the expansion of land needed for pasture, corn, and soybeans. Scientists on both sides of the debate...

Must Love Dogs

By Lance Pauker On a misty Saturday morning in February, College of Health Professions (CHP) Professor of Nursing Joanne Singleton, PhD;  Pace’s service dog, Professor Spirit; and 25 CHP undergraduate students boarded a bus departing from Pace’s Pleasantville Campus. With coffees in hand, many students noted that while this 8:00 a.m. call-time was a departure from their traditional weekend sleep schedules, today was an exciting, special exception. The group was gearing up for a field visit to Educated Canines... The field trip to ECAD would be about a lot more than just playing with cute animals—although it would be a little bit of that, of course. As the bus trudged down a foggy I-84E, Singleton began to discuss why an individual with a disability or a degenerative condition might benefit from a service dog—and from the perspective of a health care practitioner, the importance of adequately understanding the needs of individuals with service animals.

Women in STEM: They're Setting the Pace

By Jillian Gorry ’11, ’21 These Pace women in STEM are rockin’ it in the labs, in the field, and in the industry. They’re collaborating across disciplines and pushing the limits on cutting-edge research—not to mention, they’re helping young women follow in their footsteps. Quick! Picture a scientist in a lab. Now, picture a web developer. Next, picture a researcher.  Pop quiz: were the people you pictured men? If you said yes, you wouldn’t be alone. And don’t worry, we won’t hold it against you. We promise. These stereotypes, while pervasive, are far from the reality—especially at Pace. STEM (read: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are social fields. Across industries, STEM fields comprise a deeply...

Fall 2019

Pauline Mosley ’92, DPS ’02

Mentoring Matters

When Pauline Mosley ’92, DPS ’02, arrived at her office during the first week of classes, a familiar face was waiting for her: a student who had attended the NSA- and NSF-funded Camp Cryptobot she runs at Pace for high school students. The camp, which was recently featured in The New Yorker, inspired the student to apply to Pace. He wrote to Mosley after he was accepted to let her know that he had recently lost both his girlfriend and sister in separate tragic accidents and that, while he didn’...
Maria Luskay with Pace Students in Hawaii filming Hawaii: Living on the Edge in Paradise?

Faculty Success

Reel-World Experiences For the last 15 years, Dyson Professor and alumna Maria Luskay, EdD, ’85 has led the life-changing Producing the Documentary course, in which students research, travel, film, edit, and produce a documentary on environmentally and culturally relevant topics—from the resiliency of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria to the aftermath of the Kīlauea, Hawaii, volcano eruption. For her vision, commitment, and leadership, Luskay was honored by ArtsWestchester with the Sophia...
Coffee, latte, and macaroons on a table

Pace Means Business

From dim sum to macarons, meet 15 businesses owned by Pace alumni. Entrepreneurship at Pace Entrepreneurship is more than building a business—it’s about imagining new ways to solve problems and create value. It’s about opportunity. And at Pace, we live opportunity. Pace Small Business Development Center (SBDC): provides free one-on-one advisement, training, and research to help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs grow or launch their ventures. Since 1986, the Pace SBDC has worked with 16,000+ small businesses, helping them invest more...
Snow plow salting a snowy road

A Lesson in Legislative Action

Working with New York State lawmakers, Pace environmental clinic students have initiated new legislation to reduce pollution from road salt. Each year, millions of tons of salt are poured onto our roadways to clear ice and snow. And while that salt is ensuring our safety, it’s washing directly into streams and lakes, harming plants and wildlife, and contaminating our drinking water. Enter Pace’s Environmental Policy Clinic, a course offered by the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and...
Two Pace Performing Arts students acting on stage

Telling Our Own Stories

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in media and the performing arts is something that’s been talked about for years, and while we’ve seen an increase in diversity in the arts more recently with blockbusters like Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, and Broadway’s Hamilton beginning to change the landscape, there’s still a long way to go and a whole lot more work to do. This summer, Pace University announced the launch of a new program, “Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media Arts...
Riley Manning-Burns was named an honorary member of the team and presented with a jersey and game ball at a celebration at Ianniello Field House with the team.

10 Things to Inspire You

1. One Team, One Dream Pace Football welcomed a new teammate whose hustle and heart will serve the Setters well this season. Through a partnership with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at improving the quality of life for children battling brain tumors and other cancers, Riley Manning-Burns was named an honorary member of the team and presented with a jersey and game ball at a celebration at Ianniello Field House with the team. “There is no chemotherapy, radiation treatment,...

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