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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

Cutting Edge Science at DysonDyson Hall Reopens with State-of-the-Art Upgrades The Dyson Hall of Science reopened at the start of the 2010-2011 academic year after a major renovation-the third largest construction project to date on Pace's Pleasantville Campus-giving students a more integrated science experience. The project was supported by a $5 million grant from the Dyson Foundation and by a $1.8 million New York State Higher Education Capital Grant.Continuing the Dyson family legacy to Pace, the Dyson Foundation grant was presented by the foundation's president Robert R. Dyson, chairman and CEO of Dyson-Kissner-Moran. Dyson Hall, as well as Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, are named in honor of alumnus and former Pace Trustee, Charles H. Dyson. The building now features a gallery mall with an enlarged open staircase, gathering areas for students and faculty, and an environmental science suite integrating research and teaching for both undergraduate and graduate students. It also includes an expanded research lab for the Chemistry and Physical Sciences, Biology, and Health Sciences studies, plus a teaching lab for Genetics and Molecular Biology courses, updated experimentation equipment, a new conference room and library, as well as a number of energy efficient enhancements.Research SpotlightNancy Krucher, PhD, has just been awarded a three-year $380,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her cancer research, which has been supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health for the past 10 years.For Krucher, cancer research is personal. Her mother died from breast cancer just as she was beginning graduate school. Over the past several years, she and her students have developed a novel way to induce cancer cells to commit suicide. "My research projects with students have been among my proudest moments," says Krucher. "It's so great to see the students get excited about the work. and provide them with the opportunity to learn about what it's like to be a scientist." Several of her students have followed in her footsteps and are currently attending medical school.Sciences 2 | Dyson College of Arts and Sciences