Dyson News at a Glance: May 2016



Communication Studies student Alanna McCatty ’17 was awarded the New York Women in Communications $10k Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship from Scholastic, which includes a paid summer internship at Scholastic’s NYC headquarters.



Associate Professor of Art Jillian McDonald is one of the artists in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's new Process Space invitational residency on Governor's Island, running March 1 through June 30.


Melanie DuPuis receives grant to Assess Pocantico

Melanie DuPuis, Professor and Chair of the Environmental Studies and Science department, and Teatown Lake Reservation received a Hudson River Estuary grant to create a baseline habitat assessment of the Pocantico watershed to inform future management decisions and evaluate project proposals by the Pocantico River Watershed Alliance, Pocantico River Watershed Conservancy, and local municipalities in the watershed.


Environmental Studies & Science Gets Grant from Cuomo

Matthew Aiello-Lammens, assistant professor of Environmental Studies and Science, and John Cronin, senior fellow for environmental affairs received a Local Stewardship Planning Grant from Governor Cuomo's $3 million NY State Hudson River Estuary grants program on behalf of the Environmental Studies and Science department. The funds will be used to develop a plan to improve drainage and decrease flooding during storms in the Pocantico watershed. This project may help reconnect the American eel habitat in the watershed, as well as provide benefit to trout and amphibian habitats.



Actors Studio Drama School MFA Acting professor ​Susan Aston​ starred in the short film "Father's Day," which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in April.


Yelena Bromberg, APA Scholar of the Year

Yelena Bromberg ’15, Psy.D. School/Clinical Psychology, received the Division of Psychoanalysis Scholar of the Year Award at the 36th Annual Spring Meeting of Division 39, APA, for her poster-presentation, “Maternal Dependency and Self-Criticism Embodied in Infant Sequential Shape Flow Facial Patterns,” an extension of her doctoral project analyzing mother-infant interaction in relationship to maternal depression.


Model UN Teams Rank #6

Pace University received 11 awards at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York City, 27-31 March. Pace ranked 6th out of 180 universities and other educational institutions that participated in NMUN’s conference B in terms of awards received.


German Consul General Comes to Pace

Consul General of Germany Brita Wagener was this year’s guest lecturer at The Benjamin T. Ford Lecture, sponsored by the History department. Wagener spoke about recent developments in the trans-Atlantic partnership between the United States and the European Union.


Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Awards

Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies Martha Driver and Professor of Biology Nancy Krucher were both recognized with the 2016 Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award on April 15.