School Snippets: December 2018
Dyson’s Year in Review is hot off the presses! Plus a new course offering in Seidenberg, and Lubin students making great strides along their Pace Paths.
The Dyson Year in Review has been published! As the school reflects upon another successful year, read all about outstanding achievements in research, advocacy, scholarships, and more.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Kimberly Collica-Cox, PhD, was unanimously approved and confirmed to serve as a member of the Westchester County Corrections Advisory Board. The board consists of nine members with backgrounds in criminal justice who will assist the Department of Correction in improving programs and services available to inmates, as well as propose methods to reduce recidivism and enhance public safety.
Sydney Korman ‘21, Political Science, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Terrie Soule ’19, Peace and Justice Studies, delivered a statement to the United Nations General Assembly calling for greater participation of youth, women, survivors of violence and people from the 'Global South,' (Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East), in peace and security policymaking. Last year, Korman and Soule worked with professors Welty and Bolton and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.
Gerald Olvera '18 has received the Sgro Fellowship for Veterans in Media Technology from A+E Networks, a competitive, 18-month program for veterans to enter careers in media production. Olvera, who joined the US Navy just weeks before the 9/11 attacks, came to Pace after serving around the world for 11 years.
"The resources gained from this fellowship will allow me to confidently pursue my next career endeavor, becoming an editor, and eventually, a teacher," says Olvera.
Seidenberg is introducing a new course centered around innovation and design, two vital components of the ever-evolving tech space.
Starting this spring, students will have the opportunity to enroll in a new course titled “Design Thinking and Innovation,” a project-based learning course offered on both campuses.
“Innovation is something everyone seems to strive for these days,” says Seidenberg Assistant Dean Andreea Cotoranu. “Through this course, students will learn the tools that can help unlock and fuel their creative problem-solving potential, all while working together on problems that matter to them. Just like the creative process, this course experience will be messy, fun, and rewarding.”
Avery Pickard '20, is a junior in Lubin's five-year public accounting combined BBA/MBA program. His is currently interning at EY as a Financial Services Organization Launch Intern, and is the secretary of Beta Alpha Psi. Avery has participated in numerous competitions headlined by big name companies such as PwC and Deloitte, and is well on his way to future career success.
Erik Molin ’19 moved to the United States from Sweden to play soccer and go to school. He soon decided that New York City was the place to be, and transferred to Pace University. Once at Lubin, he got a business education that inspired him to get back to his start-up, Badpojken. Learn about Erik’s story as a student and business founder.
Lubin is proud to accounce a new certificate in Financial Crimes Compliance! Learn more about this certificate.
Associate Professor Kathryn Winsted, PhD, received the Barnes & Noble national LoudCloud grant to incorporate Open Educational Resources into her BUS 101 course for Spring 2019. She will receive $2,500 and Lubin will receive $1,000. Congratulations, Professor Winstead!
Social distancing and keeping pace with your exercise routine can be tough. Join Pace's Health and Wellness Committee for virtual workout classes every week that include kickboxing, yoga, and even a weekly step challenge with prizes.
Pace Yourself to Wellness: Online Edition
To help ease some of the high stress and uncertainty amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, the Counseling Center is checking in with a handy mental health guide, plus we share information about resources available to Pace employees through Cigna.
Coping Emotionally with COVID-19
Worry. Anxiety. Grief. The brain-body response to stress is powerful. Dyson Professor of Psychology Sally Dickerson, PhD, discusses human stress responses and ways to best mitigate potential external stressors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Professor Is In: Sally Dickerson