The new academic year has begun, and I am always energized by the sense of fresh beginnings this time of year brings, even as the leaves turning color is a harbinger of a change in the season. Anticipation of what the semester offers ignites my optimism for the future, just as it also must do for our new freshmen students as they embark on a very exciting, critical time in their lives.
This newsletter issue brings stories of how our students, alumni, and a faculty member are earning well-deserved recognition and making inroads in their careers, on our campuses, as well as in the community. Comic book legend Paul Levitz, adjunct faculty in the Publishing graduate program and one of our new Dyson Advisory board members, was recently accepted into the Eisner Hall of Fame for his outstanding work as publisher (Legion of Super-Heroes), editor (Batman), and president of DC Comics. Actor’s Studio Drama School alumnus Gerrard James ’17 was selected for the John Wood London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Award in Classical Acting Fulbright. Sarah Cunningham, the inaugural director of the new Art Gallery at 41 Park Row, shares her vision for its exhibits. Dyson’s environmental policy clinic students addressed the issue of how to ensure wintertime public safety on the roads in an environmentally responsible way, and developed a proposal for training those responsible for applying road salt. Their proposal was introduced in both houses of the New York State Legislature earlier this year.
I am very proud to share the ways in which our community of activists, artists, and achievers are contributing to society and to Pace University, and hope you enjoy reading these inspirational stories of success.
If you have a story to share, please contact Angela Nally ’99, ‘06, assistant dean for communications, at email@example.com.
Best wishes for a productive and fulfilling fall season!
Nira Herrmann, PhD
Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences