Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Spring 2020

Faculty Success - Spring 2020

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...
sea turtle swimming in the ocean

Saving Sea Turtles

Pace professors wear quite the array of hats in myriad fields and locales. Thanks to the work of Biology Chairperson Andrew Wier, PhD, we can now add “sea turtle rescuer” to our collective faculty resume. Wier has been working with former graduate student Maxine Montello ’14 to assist in the rescue and rehabilitation of cold-stunned sea turtles. Montello, currently the rescue program director at the New York Marine Rescue Center (NYMRC) in Riverhead, New York, remained in touch with Wier after...

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...

10 Things to Inspire You - Spring 2020

1. The Winner’s Circle Lubin School of Business graduate students Hifza Rahim ’19, Sushmitha Mudda ’20, and Manushi Dave ’20 won the A+E Networks’ 2019 Interactive Case Competition! Their innovative new streaming model, which capitalizes on ad skipping, beat out the competition. They qualified as one of the top four teams in the first round, and in the second, they beat out the likes of Carnegie Mellon, NYU, and Drexel. By the end, all three Setters swept the competition and won first prize. 2...

Spring 2018

Members of Pace’s award-winning NYC Model UN team

Super Model Setters

Pace’s award-winning NYC Model UN team had an impressive showing at the 2017 National Model United Nations Conference in Washington, DC (NMUN DC), where the team received Distinguished Delegation and Honorable Mention Delegation awards, as well as six Outstanding Position Paper awards for their work representing Kenya, Namibia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pace students’ eight awards placed them 4th out of 67 participating universities and higher education institutions from around...
Students at the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University

ASDS Rep (resent)

The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University presents its annual repertory season, seven weeks of theater designed to introduce graduating students to the professional world and the public in fully-professional productions of the work they have created during their three years of study. The Actors Studio Drama School is the only MFA theater program officially sanctioned by the Actors Studio. The 2018 repertory season runs March 21–May 5. 
Pace University student filming the devastation of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Lights, Camera, Accolades

Students from Pace’s award-winning Producing the Documentary course, led by Professor Maria Luskay, EdD, traded in their surfboards for clapperboards this spring break when they traveled to Puerto Rico to document the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, interviewing more than 60 people, watching as Con Edison restored power at a school, and visiting a devastated orphanage. Their film Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark, premieres at the Jacob Burns Film Center on May 1 with an encore screening at the...
Pace University Federal Reserve Challenge Team

Outpacing Harvard

By Alyssa Cressotti ’08, ’18, and Antonia Gentile ’98, ’07 These Pace students are proving that hard work, dedication, and perseverance pay off in a competition of economic proportions.  Nobody understands our passion and commitment to the Fed Team but us, and having that common goal and burning desire to win really links us,” explains Klejdja Qosja ’18, a co-captain on this year’s Federal Reserve Challenge Team, a sentiment that is strongly echoed by her teammates and faculty advisors. This past December, Pace’s Federal Reserve Challenge Team won first place at the 14th annual national College Federal Reserve Challenge, an intense and highly-competitive event that tests...
Female Pace University student at The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy

Global Impact

By Jillian Gorry ’11 Students travel abroad and return home, eager to share what they learned and committed to changing the world—one step at a time. It’s the first day of a new semester, and Pace students are ready to move. They packed all the essentials: laptop, charger, textbooks, a few snacks, and of course, their passport. That’s because they’ll be meeting their professor at JFK airport in just a few hours. Wouldn’t want to be late to class in another country! Study abroad has always been a mainstay in higher education, but what about a more structured travel experience for students looking to take advantage of an education beyond...


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