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Faculty Success Stories: December 2018

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From awards, to keynote speeches, to a major milestone for energy work at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, here’s what Pace faculty have been achieving this month.

College of Health Professions Dean Harriet Feldman, PhD, was honored by the American Nurses Association: New York (ANA-NY) with the 2018 Mentorship Award at the ANA-NY Sixth Annual Meeting Meeting and Conference.

The award recognizes Feldman’s efforts to serve as an exemplary mentor to less experienced nurses across many domains within the field—from education, to training, to health policy.

“Nothing is more important, perhaps, than preparing future leaders to set the course for health care and higher education,” says Feldman. “I take this responsibility very seriously. It is an honor that I strive every day to live up to.”


The Pace Energy and Climate Center (PECC) recently celebrated 30 years of groundbreaking work. Founded by Pace Law Dean Emeritus Richard Ottinger, the center has been at the leading edge of creating and implementing solutions to our energy and climate challenges on the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. PECC is currently directed by Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Karl R. Rábago.

“This little center has had an outsized positive effect on clean energy policy over the past 30 years,” says Rábago. “We fight well above our weight because of the brilliant and inspired leadership of our founder, Dick Ottinger; because the high caliber of our staff, interns, and colleagues; and because of the steadfast support of our community, funders, and clients. I can't wait to see what we do next!"


Dyson professors Emily Welty, PhD, and Matthew Bolton, PhD, recently delivered a keynote address on nuclear disarmament at the Parliament of the World’s Religions Conference in Toronto, ON. The keynote touched upon the duo’s advocacy regarding international nuclear disarmament, and their work with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2017.

“We need to live out our faith by openly and rigorously opposing nuclear weapons,” said Welty, during the keynote. “Make a public declaration that you and your faith community reject nuclear deterrence as a false ideology that violates what you hold most dear. And then follow that up with action.”