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Diane Cypkin


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Media, Communications, and Visual Arts

  • @Pleasantville
    Choate House 256W


I teach. I do research and write. I direct and perform myself. I'm very lucky. I love it all!


BA, Brooklyn College

MFA, Brooklyn College

PhD, New York University

Lee Strasberg Master Class, Lee Strasberg Institute, 1981

Awards and Honors

Pace, 2017 - Sabbatical for a Semester
April 24, 2015 - Carol S. Russett Award--Leading Female Educator
December 2014 - Donation of Personal Theatrical Memorabilia to Lincoln Center, Yivo Institute for Jewish Research and the Museum of Broadcasting
National Government, December 2014 - Jefferson Award for Public Service
Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Mass., 2014 - Participant in Oral History Project--Posted On-Line
Dyson, 2012 - Faculty Summer Research Grant
Dyson, 2011 - Faculty Summer Research Grants
Pace University, 2010 - President's Extra Mile Award
Pace University, May 2003 - Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence
2000 - Member of Dyson Fellows


A Companion Robot, Really? (A Minority Report)
Cypkin, D. (2020, May). , pages 2-3 pages. http://https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/9a0949f4-1d2a-4a7c-b9fb- a96b9b6bd861/downloads/Complete%20Issue%206%20Fleas%20on%20the%20 Dog%20Part%20One.pdf?ver=1603909545829

Book Review of Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust: Language, Rhetoric and the Traditions of Hatred by Beth A. Griech-Polelle
Cypkin, D. (2019, May). , pages p. 4.

Marching for the Jews of Europe: Or the Consequences of the First Jewish Public Relations Campaign in America
Cypkin, D. (2018, September). Vol 7 (Issue 2) , pages about 25 pages. http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/articles/fall_2018/contents.htm

Telemedicine, or Thoughts on the Less Popular Side of this Issue
Cypkin, D. (2018, September). , pages 2-3 pages. http://projectedletters.com/telemedicine-or-thoughts-on-the-less- popular-side-of-this-issue/

The Statue of Liberty or a Memory of Memories
Cypkin, D. (2018, September). (Issue 31) , pages pp. 62-65.

Book Review of Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books by Mark Glickman
Cypkin, D. (2017, September). , pages p. 4.


I write generally about speakers who have made a difference on the stage and in the world. I also do a lot of experiential learning with my students


Many One-Woman Shows--"A Musical Salute to Patti Page and Doris Day: Songbirds of the Fifties"
[Other]Many One-woman Shows: "Who Wrote that Song? Harry Warren, the Unknown Master of Melody
[Other]Many One-Woman Shows: "While You're Away: Love Songs of World War II"
[Music Performance - Full Solo Recital]Libraries and CentersMany One-Woman Shows "More Musical Gems from the Yiddish Theatre"
[Music Performance - Full Solo Recital]Many One-Woman Shows "In Words and Music: The Story of the Yiddish Theatre"
[Music Performance - Full Solo Recital]Libraries and CentersMany One-Woman Shows: A Celebration of the American Musical Theatre
[Music Performance - Full Solo Recital]Libraries and Centers in the Tri-State AreaMany One Woman Shows--A Musical Salute to Molly Picon: Star of the Yiddish Theatre
[Music Performance - Full Solo Recital]Libraries & Centers in the Tri-State Area--including Lincoln Center Library PerformanceGave theatrical memorabilia to Lincoln Center Library, Yivo and the Museum of Broadcasting--collected, collated, labelled.
[Other]A One-Woman Concert/Lecture at the Yiddish Book Center
[One-woman Concert/Lecture at the Yiddish Book Center]Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Mass.One-woman Concert/Lecture at the Jacob Burns Center
[Concert/Lecture at the Jacob Burns Center]Diane Cypkin, Jacob Burns, Pleasantville, New YorkCurator--Molly Picon: Yiddish Star, American Star
[Exhibition Curator]Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, New York CityOne Woman Show--My Papa Writes: Songs of the Kovno Ghetto
[Music Performance - Full Solo Recital]U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.Curator--A Celebration: One Hundred Years of Yiddish Theatre in New York
[Exhibition Curator]Museum of the City of New York, New York City


WQXR Radio [Radio], 2015
I donated some radio programs that I participated in to their library.

Bay Ridge, Courier-Life article in newspaper and on-line [Newspaper], August282015
Article about my one woman show: "While You're Away: Love Songs of World War II"

The Link News-New Jersey Paper [Newspaper], August192015
Article about my concert/lectures

[Internet], 2014
Announcements of my many one-woman shows

Paley Center at the Museum of Broadcasting [Radio], 2014
For many years I appeared on radio--on WEVD, etc. I continue donating my many tapes to them for research purposes--translated, organized, and labeled.

Dr. Samuel Leiter's On-Line Theatre Reviews "On the Leiter Side" [Internet], November302014
In his review of the theatrical production "On the Other Side of the River" by Peretz Hirshbein, Dr. Leiter--with words of high praise--recalled my production of Hirshbein's "Green Fields" in the 1970s.

On-Line Theatre Blog: "The Leiter Side" [Other], November302014
My directing work noted and critiqued.

[Internet], 2013
Announcements of my many one-woman shows.

The Record--Newspaper on line edition [Internet], April2012
Announcement of Molly Picon show in Teaneck Library

Rogers Memorial Library (Southampton) Newsletter [Newspaper], April2012
Molly Picon concert announcement

Opportunitas [Internet], March2012
Article on me and Molly Picon show at Pace

Ridgefield News [Internet], March2012
Advertisement for Molly Picon show in Connecticut Library

Creative Aging Blog on "The Magic of Music" [Internet], 2011

Missoulian on line [Internet], June2011
Advertising Molly Show in Montana

New York Public Library--Lincoln Center Preview of Exhibit on Molly Picon [Internet], 2007


ACE/National Network of Women Leaders

Actors' Equity Association

American Association of University Professors

American Historical Association

Eastern Communication Association

National Communication Association

New Jersey Communication Association

New York State Communication Association


The Author's Guild

New York Society for General Semantics


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