Dyson News at a Glance: February 2016


New Netflix Series Casts PPA Alumna

Latoya Edwards ‘15, musical theater, has been cast in the Netflix original series, The Get Down premiering in August 2016. The Baz Luhrmann-created musical drama series revolves around a ragtag crew of South Bronx teenagers in 1970’s New York.


Revkin Quoted in The Guardian:  “…If you have an agenda, state your agenda”

Andrew Revkin, senior fellow for environmental understanding, was quoted in The Guardian about objectivity, and subjectivity, in science journalism.


PPA Alumnus Interviewed by Backstage.com

Pace School of Performing Arts alumnus Dominick LaRuffa Jr. was interviewed by backstage.com about his experience as an associate producer of All the Way, the 2014 Tony award-winner for best play.


Boston Globe: Caputo on Conservatism

David Caputo, professor of Political Science, was quoted in the Boston Globe where he described the divergent priorities of the Republican party’s constituents.


Revolutionizing Game Design - Nina Freeman '12

THE GUARDIAN: “…Nina Freeman’s relationship-led adventures are revolutionising the genre.” English Language and Literature alumna Nina Freeman ’12 was profiled in The Guardian about her latest multilayered, narrative video game, Cibele. The game developer was praised for her contributions to a vibrant new era of game design, and she spoke of the influence Pace Poet-in-Residence, Charles North, has upon her work.


Communication Studies Alumna Co-Authors Book on Dating

Comedy writer Angela Spera ’11, Communication Studies, has co-authored This Is Why You’re Single, a humorous dating guide about the pitfalls of the modern dating scene. The book is based on a sketch comedy show and a podcast of the same name. The book was reviewed by Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. To find out more about upcoming shows and readings, click here.


Mancini Trauma Blog on The Hill

Associate Professor of Psychology Anthony Mancini has written a post on The Hill's Congress Blog, in which he relates his research on the positive psychological outcomes of trauma to recent terror attacks and society's collective increased anxiety.