Dean's Message: Rejuvenation
When the spring season finally arrives each year, most of us feel a sense of anticipation, rejuvenation and a burst of fresh energy. This spring, we at Dyson College have a great deal of exciting news to share with you that promises to leave you feeling revitalized and energized for new beginnings!
Our most visible news is that the Phase 1 construction at One Pace Plaza and 41 Park Row, where Dyson College is headquartered in Lower Manhattan, has been completed. As you will see in this issue, all the new spaces are open and inviting, giving students more places to collaborate, relax and study. Dyson’s Advising Offices have moved to the second floor of 41 Park Row, and that floor also provides students with collaborative study spaces. On the lower level, there is a new, cozy lounge area where students may socialize or take a break from their studies. On the first floor, the Pace Art Gallery has been relocated and has tremendous visibility to passersby on Park Row and One Pace Plaza. The new location draws in people from the University and the surrounding community now that they can easily view what is on display. On the Pleasantville campus, a new Art Gallery has been recreated on the first floor of Choate House and has just opened with a faculty art show. We hope you enjoy the photos of all these wonderful spaces—and that you come visit them in person!
Be sure to read the profile of our new Political Science Chair on the New York City campus, Amy Freedman, and an article about new research by Pleasantville Psychology Professor Anthony Mancini. We are especially proud to present an interview with Nadia Owusu ‘05, an outstanding alumna who has just received the prestigious Whiting Award, joining the ranks of other prominent writers of our time, such as Tony Kushner and August Wilson, who also received the award.
We are also extremely pleased to announce that two new doctoral programs have been approved by New York State’s Department of Education, and will launch in fall 2019. Both the PhD in Clinical Psychology (Health Care Emphasis) and the PhD in School Psychology are housed within the New York City campus’s Psychology Department. I would like to thank Sonia Suchday, Chair, and Professors Anastasia Yasik and Mark Sossin, as well as everyone in the department for their hard work on achieving these programs’ approval.
There is much to celebrate this spring and I hope you have an opportunity to come to campus and be inspired by all our new spaces and the events we are hosting in them!
As always, if you have a story to share, please contact Angela Nally ’99, ’06, Dyson College assistant dean for communications (firstname.lastname@example.org). I look forward to seeing you on campus or hearing from you (email@example.com) as well.
Nira Herrmann, PhD
Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences