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Summer Student-Faculty Research Tradition Continues This summer, for the third year in a row, the College sponsored student-faculty collaboration on political, social, and scientific projects ranging from cancer research to a study on the effects of the depressed real estate market on gentrification, from investigating how cultural differences shape the perception of interracial relationships to a review of midterm congressional elections. Each of the students got first-hand experience and was able to contribute to the body of scholarly work in his or her chosen field. Opportunities for these kinds of research projects are typically reserved for graduate students in most university settings."These [summer research projects] increase the critical experiential learning component of the college education," says Richard Schlesinger, PhD, associate dean for Academic Affairs and Research. "Research and scholarship must be as strongly valued as is traditional classroom teaching. The goal of this summer program is to encourage students to develop research proposals with the aid of a faculty mentor." These research and scholarship projects are quickly being incorporated into the undergraduate curriculum in all disciplines, not only the sciences, he Abbey Berg, PhD, professor and assistant chair of the Department of Biology and Health Sciences, engages undergraduate researchers in her study of auditory dysfunction in neonatal and infant populations and has included them as co-authors in journal articles in American Journal of Audiology, Pediatrics, and Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders.n As part of a Dyson College public history course taught by Iacullo-Bird, undergraduates conducted, recorded, and transcribed more than 90 interviews with individuals who had witnessed the 9/11 tragedy as part of the Pace University 9/11 Oral History Research Project. Thinkfinity, AmeriCorps, and Dyson College Undergraduate Summer Research funds are supporting a digital phase of this project in 2011 as student assistants digitally convert audio tapes and printed transcriptions and upload the finalized versions into the Pace Digital Commons. Pace Archivist Ellen Sowchek and the Seidenberg School's Jennifer Thomas, PhD, are also collaborating on this digital phase of the project, with undergraduates from Thomas's web design class creating a website to house both the oral history interviews and Pace archival materials. n Students also work alongside professors in the McShane Center for Psychological Services, the Emil Froeschel's Speech and Hearing Center, the Haskins Lab, and the Dyson Hall of Science labs, and are conducting and presenting research that may one day help to cure cancer, tuberculosis, and African Sleeping Sickness. RESEARCH IN ACTION: STUDENT PROFILEBiochemistry major Neil Patel '13 was selected for the American Society for Microbiology's 2011 Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, an elite opportunity presented to the brightest rising young scientists. Patel is one of two undergraduates working in the laboratory of David Zuzga, PhD, assistant professor of biology and health sciences. Zuzga and his students are working to provide more information to aid in the development of vaccines to prevent tuberculosis. Patel recently shared his research on the physiology of the organism that causes tuberculosis with the Dyson Society of Fellows and presented at the American Chemical Society meeting.Year in Review 2010-2011 | 5

Pace provides a thriving environment for those willing to take advantage of its resources. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Dyson students played an important part in some exciting projects that let them apply what they learned in the classroom to the real world.Taking Opportunitas LiterallyA Look Inside the United Nations Commission on the Status of WomenDyson students had the chance to work behind the scenes at the Girls Stand Up! training workshop for the UN Commission on the Status of Women conference, learning advocacy techniques from Under-Secretary-General of the UN for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile.The students served as orientation volunteers at the event held at Pace's New York City Campus and, alongside more than 300 attendees from 22 nations, learned how to best advocate for causes affecting women worldwide. The event was co-sponsored by the Working Group on Girls, an international alliance of 88 non-governmental organizations closely affiliated with UNICEF.Producing on LocationThis year's popular "Producing the Documentary" travel course took undergraduate and graduate students to Belize to film Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability, One Shrimp at a Time alongside Associate Professor Maria Luskay, EdD, who developed the course, and New York Times "Dot Earth" blogger and Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace Andrew Revkin. The student filmmakers followed the process from the ponds and breeding tanks of Belize's shrimp farms to seafood markets and plush restaurants of Manhattan in the short documentary.Students in the previous year's course won "Best in Category for Documentary" in the Indie Short Film Competition for their 2010 film, The Life of An American Ambassador: The Netherlands. Over the past 10 years, Luskay has taken students to Nassau, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Tuscany to produce films. 6 | Dyson College of Arts and SciencesExperiential Learning