Dyson Through the Decade

Dyson Through the Decade

Take a journey through what's happened at Dyson in the past decade

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  • 2019

    The University celebrated the completion of the Master Plan on the New York City campus. The renovation of 41 Park Row introduced a brand-new art gallery, an advising suite, student/faculty lounges, and study spaces

    Dyson announced the addition of two PhD programs, the PhD in Clinical Psychology (Health Care Emphasis) and the PhD in School Psychology, and a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience

    Several Performing Arts students and alumni joined the line of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes in the Christmas Spectacular show

    Nadia Owusu 05, Political Science, joined the ranks of writers such as David Foster Wallace and Tony Kushner by receiving a Whiting Award, which supports emerging writers

    The College Fed Challenge team on the New York City campus won the National College Federal Reserve Challenge competition, marking the fourth time in six years that Pace has won the prestigious competition

    Performing Arts alumna Dominique Fishback made Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 in Hollywood and Entertainment list

  • 2018

    Kimberly Collica-Cox, associate professor of Criminal Justice, was honored with the national Outstanding Public Service by an Employee Award by the Jefferson Awards Foundation for her work implementing service dogs to provide inmate mothers with skills training in parenting

    Andrea Stewart-Cousins 86, Master of Public Administration ’08, made New York State history as the first African American female—as well as the first female—elected as State Senate Majority Leader

    Professors Matthew Aiello-Lammens, Zafir Buraei, Nancy Krucher, Elmer-Rico Mojica, and Aaron Steiner received a total of $1,790,130 in grants to fund research for treatments of specific cancers, hearing loss, and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, as well as for the purchase of cutting-edge equipment

    Nabiyah Be 14, Acting, joined the cast of the blockbuster hit Black Panther

    Assistant Professor of Psychology Brenna Hassinger-Das received a Top Idea in Early Childhood Innovation Prize for her work with Urban Thinkscape, which creates fun spaces to encourage “playful learning” in inner-city environments

  • 2017

    Dyson hosted the third Summit on Resilience, Water Cooperation and Conflict: The Local and Global Challenge, which focused on innovative solutions for the protection and sharing of water resources

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize thanks in part to research support by Associate Professor of Political Science Matthew Bolton, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Emily Welty, and Pace students.

    Irene Sankoff, an MFA Acting graduate from the Actors Studio Drama School, was nominated for Tony Awards in the categories of Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score for the Broadway musical Come From Away

    Taslim Tavarez Garcia 18, Political Science, became the first Pace student to be named a Truman Scholar

    Poonam Doshi ’17 became the first graduate of Dyson’s Doctor of Philosophy in Mental Health Counseling program

    The first Dyson Scholars in Residence program was launched on the Pleasantville campus by Associate Professor Jane Collins

    Professor of Art Jillian McDonald sailed to Svalbard near the North Pole to film for her video project Freeze with The Arctic Circle, an artist residency program

    The College Fed Challenge team on the New York City campus won the National College Federal Reserve Challenge competition for the third time in four years

  • 2016

    The New York State Senate passed the Elephant Protection Act, which was developed by students in the Environmental Policy Clinic course, offered through the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment (DCISE)

    Environmental Policy Clinic students drafted legislation to help restore oyster ecosystems, and worked with the nonprofit organization Billion Oyster Project to see how the policy affected restoration efforts

    Nina Freeman ’12, English, was named one of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 In Games for her innovative work in video game design

    Professor of Criminal Justice Kimberly Collica-Cox launched the Parenting, Prison, and Pups program, which provides incarcerated women with parenting skills using animal-assisted therapy

    Pace’s Babble Lab was established to bring teaching and research together to prepare students in the humanities with the skills necessary in the digital age

    Led by Professor Maria Luskay, students in the media, communications, and visual arts travel documentary course traveled to Cuba to film for the student-produced documentary Cuba’s Crossroads–Hope, Rock, and [R]Evolution

  • 2015

    Professor of Chemistry and Director of Pace's Haskins Laboratories Nigel Yarlett and his team were awarded a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant for their work culturing the Cryptosporidium parasite

    The Pleasantville campus added a new Environmental Center and an enlarged Communications Center equipped with cutting-edge equipment

    Five Media, Communications, and Visual Arts alumni won Sports Emmy Awards for their work on programs including The XXII Olympic Winter Games, NBC’s Premier League, and All Access on Showtime

    For the second year running, the College Fed Challenge team on the New York City campus won first place in the National College Federal Reserve Challenge competition

    Delaney Yeager 13, Acting, won a 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart


    Pace Trustee Emeritus Alfred R. Goldstein gifted Pace $3.1 million for new science laboratory facilities on the New York City campus

    The College Fed Challenge team on the New York City campus made Pace history and won the National College Federal Reserve Challenge competition for the first time

    The second Summit on Resilience, The Next Storm, brought together experts to discuss the challenges of overcoming “disaster amnesia” in the wake of Superstorm Sandy

    Pace School of Performing Arts introduced three new bachelor degrees; Acting for Film, Television, Voice-overs and Commercials; Production and Design for Stage and Film; and Stage Management

    Pace partnered with the International Center of Photography making it possible for students to take credit-bearing courses through the center

    Dyson celebrated the 40th anniversary of the naming of the College

  • 2013

    The University’s first PhD program was launched with a focus in Mental Health Counseling

    Chair of the Biology department Marcy Kelly was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for the innovative ways she taught her students about diseases that pose a public health threat

  • 2012

    The first Summit on Resilience, Securing Our Future Through Public-Private Partnerships, brought together key stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to discuss how to strengthen resilience in communities in light of increasing hazards

    Pace School of Performing Arts centralized at 140 William Street, which included dance and tv studios, costume and design shops, and additional performance spaces

  • 2011

    Pace School of Performing Arts introduced the Commercial Dance program, spearheaded by renowned choreographer Rhonda Miller

    Professor of Chemistry and Director of Pace's Haskins Laboratories Nigel Yarlett and student researchers developed the first drug to go to clinical trial for Human African Trypanosomiasis (also known as "sleeping sickness")

  • 2010

    Supported by a $5 million grant from the Dyson Foundation, the Dyson Hall of Science reopened with new state-of-the-art laboratories, gathering areas, and environmental suites

    The Master of Arts in Public Safety and Homeland Security was launched to train future leaders to be prepared for disasters, emergencies, and terrorist threats