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Dyson College Event Highlights 2010-2011 July 2010 A team of faculty, staff, and students present Pace's ePortfolio initiatives at the 1st annual ePortfolio conference hosted by the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning.August 2010The Master or Arts in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals, an innovative blended-learning graduate program, launches in partnership with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Publishing executive David J. Pecker donates nearly $800,000 to fund an endowed visiting professorship. Michael Healy, Executive Director of the Book Rights Registry, is named the first David J. Pecker Distinguished Professor.Abbey L. Berg, PhD, professor of Biology and Health Sciences, releases her latest research on the impacts of personal music players on hearing over time. It is quoted widely in mainstream and medical media. Actors Studio Drama School student Osas Ighodaro is named Miss Black USA. September 2010The Dyson Hall of Science reopens following a $7 million renovation. Professor David Crawford's "Retrospective" is on view in the Choate House Gallery.BFA Acting major Cooper Rivers begins shooting Mark Mann's feature film Generation Um. starring Keanu Reeves. Art Professor Linda Gottesfeld's solo exhibition "Home Again: Suburbs and Cemetaries" is on view at the Peter Fingesten Gallery.The Dyson Houses sponsor the panel discussion, "In Black and White" in which New York Times journalists share their work and experiences from Iraq.Ellen Mandel, PhD, Media and Communication Arts professor, leads the Pace team to win the award for largest university team at the Susan G. Komen NYC Race for the Cure.Performing Arts presents The Goat, or Who is Sylvia written by Edward Albee and directed by Ruis Woertendyke, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the Performing Arts Department.A documentary produced by Allen Oren, Associate Professor of Media and Communication Arts, on the Kol Nidre prayer airs on Channel 13, WNET.October 2010University Memorial Service is held for Emeritus Professor Christopher Thomas. The Publishing Department hosts the Third Conference on the Publishing Industry and Publishing Education in the Digital Age at Wuhan University, China, with opening remarks by program Director Sherman Raskin and keynote by Michael Healy, Distinguished David J. Pecker Visiting Professor. Fiction@Pace reading by Christiana LangenbergSociety of Fellows Weekend Retreat explores the theme "The Cinematic Environment: Reflecting on the Environmental Condition through Film."The Environmental Center hosts Environmental University Day for area high school students.Poet-in-Residence Charles North hosts Poets@Pace reading by James Tate and Dara Wier.The Center for Community Action and Research hosts "Make a Difference Day" sending Pace teams out into the community to provide civic service. Brandon Contreras, BFA Musical Theater student, joins the national tour of In the Heights. The Confucius Institute at Pace University hosts "Confucius from the Heart: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World" with Professors Liu Mengxi and Yu Dan. 22 | Dyson College of Arts and SciencesEvent Highlights

November 2010Fiction@Pace reading by Andrew ZornozaThe Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies hosts "The Good Life: Imagining Alternative Futures" conference on the environment. Criminal Justice Professor Benjamin B. Tucker is officially sworn in as Deputy Director for State, Local, and Tribal Affairs of the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House.December 2010The Department of Performing Arts presents A Christmas Carol at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, with a sneak preview at the South Street Seaport. Vox Arts and Literary Magazine launches online version.Annual Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation by Departments of Biology and Health Sciences and Chemistry and Physical Sciences.January 2011Pace New Musicals presents the premiere of Factory Girls. Pace New Musicals is a workshop initiative developed in 2007 to encourage the growth of new musical theater in New York City, giving students the opportunity to work directly with top professionals in the field, including up-and-coming writers. Students have the chance to experiment with new, untested works without precedent-setting productions, and participate in the developmental process of creating new material. Pace hosts the Model United Nations Invitational to provide budding high school delegates the opportunity to discuss and debate the pressing issues of our time. Michael D'Angelo, a criminal justice major, was awarded a National Science Foundation scholarship to prepare for a career in the evolving field of cybersecurity. Political Science Assistant Professor Matthew Bolton, PhD, releases his report Post-quake Recovery Marginalizes Ordinary Haitians. February 2011 Women's and Gender Studies Department co-hosts Girls Stand Up!, an orientation event for the UN Conference on the Status of Women with Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile. Choate House Gallery hosts the annual "Small Works Invitational" high school art exhibit. Professor Joseph Morreale, PhD, is elected to the Board of Trustees of the Town of Mt. Kisco. The Confucius Institute co-sponsors a "Lunar New Year Celebration" with The New York City Council. March 2011Dyson students Michael Boyle (Biology), Hannah Tall (Psychology), and Naphtalie Librun (Political Science) and Psychology Professor Yvonne Rafferty receive the Jefferson Awards Bronze Medals from the Center for Community Action and Research, for outstanding commitment to volunteer and community service.Confucius Institute presents "An Afternoon with Yin Chengzong." Annual Handmade/Homemade exhibit at Mortola LibraryActors Studio Drama School hosts a Master Class on the Method and Stanislavski System. University memorial is held for C. Richard Pace Professor David Castronovo, a distinguished New York critic, literary historian, and humanities educator and expert in 19th century English literature and 20th century English and American literature. Students immerse themselves in the issue of poverty during Alternative Spring Break hosted by the Center for Community Action and Research. Performing Arts students team up with La MaMa Etc to present 3 from Tennessee in honor of the centennial of Tennessee Williams' birth. Students and faculty participate in the Left Forum.SciencesYear in Review 2010-2011 | 23