Research

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 - 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...

The Value of a College Degree

The value of an undergraduate degree has emerged as a hot-button issue over the course of the 21st century. While research indicating that an increase in earning potential and career advancement opportunities for college graduates is clear, a changing economy and increased costs has put higher education under a sharper microscope. To put it bluntly: is college worth it? Lubin Professor Larry Chiagouris, PhD, is seeking answers from those with the freshest, and arguably, most relevant...
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...

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 - Fall 2019

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...
Illustration of a pixelated body being pulled apart by a force

Good Trauma?

When a person goes through an acutely stressful or tragic experience, we generally assume it will have negative consequences. Yet, as Dyson Associate Professor ANTHONY MANCINI, PhD, has uncovered, the aftermath of that high-stress situation can often prove to be a different story. In fact, it can even strengthen and positively reinforce social bonds. “Along with my collaborators, I did a study on the Virginia Tech shootings, in which students happened to have their depression and anxiety...
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...

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...

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