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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

April 2011Distinguished Professor of Art History Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, kicks off The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Lecture Series "Art History 201: Masterpieces of World Art, The 20th and Early 21st Centuries."Biochemistry major Neil Patel '13 is selected for the American Society for Microbiology's 2011 Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, an elite opportunity presented to the brightest rising young scientists. Patel shares his research on the physiology of the organism that causes TB, which he conducted alongside Biology and Health Sciences Professor Marcy Kelly, with the Dyson Society of Fellows and the American Chemical Society and at the Eastern Colleges Science Conference. The Marty McGuire Museum opened at the Environmental Center on Pace University's Pleasantville campus in honor of Martin "Marty" H. McGuire '06 alumnus, Environmental Studies, BA who died tragically on August 5, 2007 in a car accident. The Society of Fellows of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences inducts its 30th class named for University Historian and History Professor Marilyn Weigold, PhD.Performing Arts presents The Who's Tommy in the the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. An interdisciplinary discussion, "Bioethics Forum: Science and the Law-Evaluation of Classic and New Forensic Techniques," is held at Pace Law SchoolEarth Month is celebrated every day with various lectures, hikes, exhibits, and a green business expo. When Harry Tries to Marry, an independent romantic comedy starring Pace faculty and students premieres. The Confucius Institute at Pace University hosts the Chinese Bridge competition. Poet-in-Residence Charles North hosts Poets@Pace reading by Lorca translators, Pablo Medina and Mark Statman.Students perform in the second annual Dance Out Loud showcase in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. Actors Studio Drama School kicks of its third Repertory Season. The 2011 Dyson College Excellence in Scholarship Awards are presented to Barbara A. Mowder, PhD, Director of Graduate Psychology Programs and Psychology Professor in New York City and Janetta R. Benton, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts as well as Director of Honors College in Pleasantville. Michael Cairns, Managing Partner of Information Media Partners, gave the 2011 Eliot Schein lecture entitled, "Technology: Now it's getting personal."May 2011The Psychology Department hosted its 19th annual Psychology Conference in Manhattan. Dyson students, as well as neighboring universities, shared theory and research in their chosen fields. The day's program provided insight and conversation on contemporary issues in the psychology community locally and nationally. Keynote speakers included Distinguished Professor Florence Denmark, PhD, and Jean Lau Chin, EdD, discussing Diversity and Leadership, based on her current research with the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. James Lipton, host of Inside the Actors Studio and dean emeritus of Pace's Actors Studio Drama School, interviews the first ASDS alum to appear on the show, Bradley Cooper. Students in every discipline are honored at the Dyson Awards Ceremonies. Seven faculty members leave for China at the culmination of the Confucius Institute Faculty Seminar. Documentary Film Premiere: Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability, One Shrimp at a Time Roberto Chavez, a Dyson College history major, was awarded the first Kelly Herbert Writing Award for his poem "Not in This Neighborhood" on May 4 at the annual NYC English Writing Awards ceremony.Pace students travel to Rome with Professor Larry Hundersmarck for the travel course, "Rome: the Eternal City." June 2011Amy Foerster, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, wins a Fulbright Award to participate in a German Studies seminar in Berlin and Brussels on "Ethnic Diversity and National Identity," broadening her own research on immigration and ethnic identity beyond the American context. Andres Villagra, PhD, named Associate Dean. SciencesYear in Review 2010-2011 | 24