Dyson News at a Glance: March 2016


Econ Students Present at EEA Conference

Economics students Perri Colburn, Elizabeth Donor, Yulia Palianok, and Natalie Reff presented research at the Eastern Economic Association Conference, a major East coast economics conference in Washington, D.C. Their session, entitled "Topics in Human Capital and Economic Growth," was organized and chaired by economics professors Anna Shostya and Greg Colman.


Judith Pajo on Nuclear Waste Disposal

Judith Pajo, asst. professor of Sociology and Anthropology, has had an article published in the journal, “Energy, Sustainability, and Society.” The article, “Danger explodes, space implodes: the evolution of the environmental discourse on nuclear waste, 1945–1969," explores how the public understanding of nuclear waste affects waste disposal policy.


Anna Shostya Named IAES Member of the Month

Assistant Professor of Economics Anna Shostya has been named The International Atlantic Economic Society member of the month for March. The organization consists of economists and financial experts from academe, government, and the private sector who contribute to a worldwide exchange of scholarly ideas and scientific research.


Journalism Alumna Nominated as NYS Secretary of State

Governor Andrew Cuomo has nominated Dyson College of Arts and Sciences alumna Rossana Rosado ’83, Journalism, as New York State Secretary of State. Rosado is a Peabody Award-winning journalist and recently served for 20 years as the first female editor and publisher of the oldest Spanish-language newspaper in the country, El Diario. She is a former Pace University Trustee.


U.S. News & World Report Ranking

Dyson College’s Master of Arts in Public Safety and Homeland Security has been ranked #6 in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranking of Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice programs.


Actors Studio Drama School Alumnus Stars in Indie Rom-Com

Charles Brice ’12, MFA Acting, stars in the indie romantic comedy How To Tell You're a Douchebag, which had its world premier at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in January. One reviewer described the film as “a black rom-com for the 21st century,” which “speaks directly to millennials.”


Melanie DuPuis Op-Ed in Huffington Post

Chair of Environmental Studies and Science department, Melanie DuPuis, has written an op-ed for the Huffington Post Healthy Living Blog about the poor state of “the standard American diet.” Dupuis asserts that though many Americans look to foreign eating habits as examples of balanced and healthy diets, these diets actually exist at home.