Fall 2019

illustration of the Tuberculosis bacteria

Eradicating Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease which often attacks the lungs, has been wreaking havoc on humans and other animals for thousands of years. While its mortality rate has dropped significantly in developed countries, TB is still endemic in many underdeveloped countries throughout the world and remains one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, killing 1.6 million people in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. Dyson Biology Professor MARCY KELLY, PhD, has dedicated much of...
Jeffrey Deskovic, Elisabeth Haub School of Law Alumn who was wrongfully convicted

Fighting For Freedom

After serving 16 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, Jeffrey Deskovic ’19 is free and fighting for others. You gotta fight. For your right. To party. It’s karaoke night at a local bar and Jeffrey Deskovic is belting out the popular Beastie Boys song alongside some of his closest friends. To the twentysomethings at the bar, they may look like a group of guys who stopped in for a quick beer before heading to a baseball game, but what the audience doesn’t hear is that what sounds like a crowd-pleasing party hit is actually an anthem and this group of men, who all spent years in prison for crimes they...

Spring 2019

School of Education Associate Professor Tom Liam Lynch, EdD

Faculty Success

Computer Science Via Core Subjects The National Council of Teachers has honored School of Education Associate Professor Tom Liam Lynch, EdD, with the 2018 National Technology Leadership Initiative Award for his considerable achievement in incorporating computer science concepts into English Language Arts learning. The Heart of Health Care The American Nurses Association: New York honored College of Health Professions Dean Harriet Feldman, PhD, with its 2018 Mentorship Award for her outstanding...
Young woman with her grandmother.

Speech Issues and Dementia

As life expectancy continues to increase globally, dementia—a broad category of brain diseases that affects nearly 50 million people per year—is on the rise. And with it comes loss of speech. Associate Professor Linda Carozza, PhD, hypothesizes that investigating the breakdown of speech could be crucial to understanding how brain diseases progress, which could ultimately lead to preventative treatments and improved quality of life measures. “When we talk, it’s a natural phenomenon— we don’t...
Online dating info graphic

ADdicted to Love

Along with the multi-billion dollar business of online dating apps comes big audiences—and a big market for advertising. “There’s been a lot of research on online dating and its potential—can you find love, why are people using these apps, et cetera,” says Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Aditi Paul, PhD. “But no research has looked at it through ‘what kind of advertising messages are these apps generating?’ We’re looking at the intersection of online dating and advertising.” For...
Spoon being dipped in Manuka honey

Honey, Can You Heal Me?

Given the complexities of the healing process—particularly in regard to wound dressings—a professor and her undergraduate research assistant have turned to honey. Manuka honey, to be specific, a natural product with many antiviral and antioxidant benefits. Dyson Professor of Chemistry and Physical Sciences Jaime Lee Rizzo, PhD, and Julia Fatum ’20 are taking a more holistic approach to wound dressing as an alternative to the chemicals used in treatment of cuts, abrasions, and other injuries. “...
Cooper shares a light moment with program chair Andreas Manolikakis.

Star Power

Alumnus Bradley Cooper surprised Actors Studio Drama School students last fall as he reminisced with former professors about how his time there meant “redefining everything as an artist, as a human being.” The Grammy-winning Cooper starred in, directed, produced, and co-wrote the Academy Award-nominated film A Star Is Born.
Illustration of a man and a woman cutting a mushroom cloud in half with a saw

World Without End

By John T. Ward Two Pace professors made a commitment to each other—and to wiping out nuclear weapons. Being instrumental in the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was icing on the cake. At the risk of trivializing their profoundly important work, it’s worth noting that the initial encounter between Emily Welty and Matthew Bolton had a meet-cute quality right out of Hollywood. Arriving early for the first session of intermediate Spanish one summer evening in Washington, DC, Welty found that another student had gotten there even earlier: a tall young man with a soft British accent. He was eager to chat and moved to sit beside her. She was focused squarely on finishing her...

Fall 2018

In The News

“For the longest time, ads presented the typical American household as Caucasian, heterosexual, two children and two cars in the driveway. There’s still a part of the world that’s like that, but there’s a large portion that is nothing like the Father Knows Best Americana image. It’s taken the advertising community, and particularly their clients, a long time to come to grips with that. They’re risk averse.” Larry Chiagouris, PhD, Professor of Marketing, in The New York Times. “The decision to...
Students work alongside Krucher on groundbreaking cancer research.

Passing the Research Torch

“Doing research with students is the best part of my job as a professor,” says Dyson Biology Professor Nancy Krucher, PhD. Krucher specializes in cancer research, particularly developments regarding the retinoblastoma (Rb) protein, which serves as a tumor suppressor and is dysfunctional in almost all human cancers. She was recently awarded a $399,135 grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute, which will support both her work and research opportunities for...


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