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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

New Wildlife Museum Opens on Pleasantville CampusThe Marty McGuire Museum opened on April 25, 2011, at the Environmental Center on Pace's Pleasantville Campus. The museum is home to the center's living collection of animals, reptiles, amphibians, and other wildlife exhibits and was completed as part of a renovation to the 18th century-era farmhouse that serves as the hub of the Environmental Center.Martin "Marty" H. McGuire, BA in Environmental Studies '06, died tragically in a car accident in 2007. The project was supported by two of his longtime mentors, Ralph O'Dell, retired director of Natural Resource Protection with the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for New York State, and Lucy Waletzky, MD, chair of the New York State Council of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. Waletzky said she felt that the facilities ought to match the exceptional education provided by the center, and that it was a fitting tribute to a young man she considered "a phenom of birding on par with John J. Audubon."EARTH MONTHEach year, the Environmental Center hosts Earth Month with an entire month of environmentally-focused programs including lectures, hikes, bird walks, and a green business expo.www.pace.edu/dyson/earthmonthYear in Review 2010-2011 | 3Environmental Science