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Letter from the Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Cutting Edge Science at Dyson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Fostering Undergraduate Research Opportunities . . . . . . . . . 4Taking Opportunitas Literally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Empowering Socially Responsible Thinkers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8A Community of Scholars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10New Faculty at Dyson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12The Confucius Institute at Pace University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Commercial Dance Program Spearheaded by Critically Acclaimed Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Innovative Programming and Teaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Alumni Give Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Dyson College Event Highlights 2010-2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Dyson at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25Table of Contents

On October 8, 1974, Edward J. Mortola, PhD, then-president of Pace University, convinced the Board of Trustees that the School of Arts and Sciences should really be a "college" because of the "fundamental nature of the arts and sciences as being the foundation of all academic and professional programs." The Board unanimously agreed and the School of Arts and Sciences was renamed the Charles H. Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, after one of the most successful and engaged Pace graduates and members of the board. The tradition of combining a strong liberal arts education with preparation for a career remains a primary focus to this day, as Pace continues to produce "thinking professionals:" graduates with strong thinking, analytic, and communication skills, who are well-prepared for leadership, citizenship, and success.A Dyson education prepares students for the real world by combining a liberal arts foundation emphasizing critical thinking, communication, and a global perspective with deep knowledge about the world. Some of the ways we integrate theory with practice are showcased in this annual review. Students can engage in undergraduate research collaborations with faculty, pursue internships and cooperative education experiences, and contribute to their communities through civic engagement projects. I am pleased to share with you the myriad accomplishments of the Dyson College community through this annual report. This has been a stellar year for Dyson, with growth in our enrollment and development of new courses and majors to meet the needs of our students and their future employers. As friends and members of our community, we appreciate all you do for us and hope you will continue to be engaged with the College, our faculty and staff, and most of all, our students. With best wishes,Nira Herrmann, PhDDean, Dyson College of Arts and SciencesLetter from the Dean