Student Success

Spring 2020

Pace’s Swimming and Diving teams participated in Westchester’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Giving back to the community is something that’s ingrained in Pace’s student-athletes, and community and civic engagement is something that the Setters pride themselves in. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pace’s Swimming and Diving teams donned their pink tees in support of finding the cure for a disease that affects more than 3.8 million people nationwide. The teams participated in Westchester’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and worked to raise more than $1,500 for the...
From Left to Right: Brandon Jacobs ’21 and Peyton Wejnert ’20 of the Men's basketball team, and Jackie DelliSanti ’20 and Lauren Schetter ’21 of the Women’s basketball team

Setter All-Stars

Brandon Jacobs ’21 Men’s Basketball Jacobs broke three different program records for assists this past season, including the school’s all-time mark (475) which had stood for over 20 years. He also snapped his own single-season assists record, while dishing out a new program-best—19 in a single game. Peyton Wejnert ’20 Men’s Basketball Named CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year, Wejnert finished an illustrious career slotted sixth in program history with more than 1,700 career points and more...

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...

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...
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 - Fall 2019

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,...
Pace University student filming volcanic eruptions in Hawaii

The True Spirit of Aloha

Last summer, hundreds of earthquakes shook the summit of Kīlauea, Hawaii, sparking the volcano’s largest eruption in 200 years. To some, it was a disaster. To the people of Hawaii, it was the goddess Pele’s way of creating new ‘āina (land). Kīlauea will erupt again, and student filmmakers from Pace’s Producing the Documentary travel course led by Professor Maria Luskay, EdD, spent six days living in its shadow and gathering stories of faith, resilience, and unification. Their film, Hawaii:...
Pace University President, Marvin Krislov and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mark Besca

Letter from the President and Board Chairman

By Marvin Krislov Pace’s greatest strength is our people. That’s always been true. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni come from a vast range of backgrounds—culturally, ethnically, socioeconomically. Since our founding as a fully co-educational institution in 1906, what has always mattered at Pace is that you work hard, have ambition, want to get ahead. As long as you’re driven to succeed, you’re Pace material. That’s what makes people want to be at Pace— whether students or faculty or administrators or...

Spring 2019

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. “...

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