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The Examiner News featured Dyson Professor Dorothee von Huene-Greenberg in "Westchester Had Deep Connection to Underground Railroad, But Some History Shrouded in Mystery"

02/25/2021

The Examiner News featured Dyson Professor Dorothee von Huene-Greenberg in "Westchester Had Deep Connection to Underground Railroad, But Some History Shrouded in Mystery"

“After the Civil War when slaves were freed, there was still a lot of hostility,” said Dorothee von Huene Greenberg, professor emerita of English at Pace University.

Greenberg cites an instance when resentful neighbors drove an African American family from their home in nearby Tarrytown. The family sought shelter with the Pierces, which enraged some Pleasantville residents, who threatened to burn down the couple’s home.

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Press Release: Pace University & UCLA Partner to Explore Digital Mapping in Latinx Studies

02/24/2021

Press Release: Pace University & UCLA Partner to Explore Digital Mapping in Latinx Studies

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards $50,000 to Help University Scholars Collaborate on Groundbreaking Work

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Feb. 24, 2021) – The neighborhood surrounding Pace University’s Lower Manhattan campus was once home to a thriving Spanish-language publishing community that—like many such publishing centers located throughout the United States in the nineteenth century—has largely been forgotten. Associate Professor of English Kelley Kreitz, PhD, also an affiliate faculty member in Latinx Studies, has been working to recover that history with her students.

In partnership with Marissa López, professor of English and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA, Kreitz has been awarded $50,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities to continue and expand this groundbreaking work along with Latinx Studies scholars working on similar projects across the country.

“Professor Kreitz has been on the forefront of this fascinating new field of digital humanities, bringing her expertise into the classroom for Pace University students,” said Tresmaine Grimes, PhD, dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education at Pace University. “Her participation as a co-director in this prestigious grant is a testament to her innovative scholarship in this field.”

The funding will support a two-day working session at UCLA in August 2021, bringing together scholars, GIS experts, and public and academic librarians to explore digital mapping for Latinx Studies. Digital mapping provides scholars with opportunities to support historical inquiry and the use of archival materials in Spanish, English, and Indigenous languages in a variety of ways, including visualizing communities represented by archival materials, making visible absences in the archival record, and engaging academics, students, and the public in contemplating history and its making. 

“The goal is to share ideas, resources, and best practices while building a network to help scholars at universities across the country to use digital mapping in their research and teaching,” said Kreitz.  

For the past few years, students in her Latinx literature courses have used digital mapping to make visible the community of editors, writers, printers, and bookstore owners who participated in lower Manhattan’s Spanish-language press, including Cuban writer and revolutionary José Martí and Puerto Rican printer, editor, and political organizer Sotero Figuero. In 2018, through Pace University’s digital humanities center Babble Lab, she launched the Recovering New York City’s Nineteenth-Century Spanish-Language Press digital map and website, which draws on her research and mapping projects conducted in her courses.

“We’re looking at digital mapping as a means of helping scholars and students to build on and contribute to traditional research methods in the field, especially those focused on understudied archival materials,” Kreitz said. “In my courses, I am particularly interested in how teaching digital mapping skills in combination with archival research skills can empower students to understand history and contribute to filling its gaps and omissions.”

López is also exploring digital mapping in her research and teaching—through Picturing Mexican America, a mobile app which enables users to access archival photos that reveal Los Angeles’ Mexican American history as they navigate the city.

“Providing opportunities in the digital humanities ensures that there is a diverse group of people doing archival and research work, so that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) communities can be properly documented for future generations,” said Holly Tomaino ’22, a Film and Screen Studies major and student of Kreitz.

The planning and capacity-building work funded by NEH grant is specifically meant to lead to more opportunities for scholars and students to engage with digital mapping for Latinx Studies.

“NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities has funded a number of projects in recent years focused on using digital mapping methods to better understand where people live and work and how they engage with their local environments,” said Senior Program Officer in the Office of Digital Humanities at the NEH Elizabeth Tran. “We are pleased to support this exciting workshop that will allow a new cohort of scholars to explore existing and emerging methods in digital mapping.”

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About Pace University 
Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains. Follow us on Twitter or on the Pace News website.

About Dyson College of Arts and Sciences: Pace University’s liberal arts college, Dyson College, offers more than 50 programs, spanning the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and pre-professional programs (including pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, and pre-law), as well as many courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements. The College offers access to numerous opportunities for internships, cooperative education and other hands-on learning experiences that complement in-class learning in preparing graduates for career and graduate/professional education choices. www.pace.edu/dyson.

About the NEH: Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the NEH and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this press release, do not necessarily represent those of the NEH.

 

 

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E&T featured Pace University's research in "The perils of intensive farming"

02/15/2021

E&T featured Pace University's research in "The perils of intensive farming"

Factory farming isn’t new, but we’re are only now realizing the effects it can have on us and our environment. With other European countries ahead of the game, it’s time for Britain to act. Further searches on SSRN, a platform for early-stage academic research, also disappoint. It lists only 33 papers for the search term ‘factory farming’. Research seems insufficient. Even the United States Environmental Protection Agency may be behind the curve. Guidance by Pace University in New York criticized the EPA for having not yet researched factory farm runoff property or implemented any form of regulations.

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Popsugar featured Dominique Fishback in "On Our Radar: Dominique Fishback Has Found Her Voice and Is Here to Advocate For Her Space"

02/15/2021

Popsugar featured Dominique Fishback in "On Our Radar: Dominique Fishback Has Found Her Voice and Is Here to Advocate For Her Space"

As for why she didn't cry, even Fishback is still surprised. "I don't know how I didn't cry," she said incredulously. "I fought it with everything in me and I can't say why it happened or why it didn't happen. I think I just remember Mama Akua, and if there's any way that I can honor her when she said that she didn't cry, then suck it in," she told me. The idea of why someone does or does not cry reminded Fishback of her time at Pace University, where in 2013 she got a degree in theater. "I remember learning in school that the most interesting aspect of watching a film is when people fight the tears, right? Because, even though we have so many things to cry about, we don't walk around the streets just crying. We hold it. We don't want people to see us cry a lot of the time. And so I just really held it for dear life."

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LA Sentinel featured Dyson student Myles Rowe in "FORCE INDY ANNOUNCES MYLES ROWE AS 2021 USF2000 DRIVER"

02/15/2021

LA Sentinel featured Dyson student Myles Rowe in "FORCE INDY ANNOUNCES MYLES ROWE AS 2021 USF2000 DRIVER"

Atlanta-native Myles Rowe will make his debut as Force Indy’s inaugural driver in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL on the April 15 – 18 weekend. He’s competed in the TAG Junior category in the Superkarts USA, World Karting Association, and the United States Pro Kart Series. When he’s not racing, Rowe is a junior at Pace University, studying film and screen studies.

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