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Dyson Year In Review 2012-2013

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FACULTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS NIRA HERRMANN REAPPOINTED DEAN OF DYSON COLLEGE Nira Herrmann was appointed to a third term as dean of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. Under Dean Herrmann's leadership, Dyson College has experienced exceptional growth in size, depth, and range of academic programming; quality of faculty and staff; and overall reputation for excellence. Since becoming Dean in 2004, Dyson's undergraduate enrollment has increased 45%; graduate enrollment, up 79%. Today, nearly 50% of Pace undergraduates are Dyson majors. Much of this growth has taken place during a period of economic downturn, when many colleges of similar size and stature have experienced declines in enrollment. FACULTY AWARDS Known as the Nobel Prize for public service, the JEFFERSON AWARD honors individuals for their community and public service in the United States. Westchester faculty members TRACY BASILE, adjunct professor for Environmental Studies and English and JOAN KATEN, adjunct professor for Peace and Justice Studies and Political Science, each received Bronze Medal Awards. The Pace University Department of Athletics announced that NICHOLAS CATALANO, professor of Literature and Music, was selected as this year's PETER X. FINNERTY LEADERSHIP AWARD recipient for his pioneering work in the formation of the Pace Football program in the late 1960s. He was honored as part of the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Andriy Danylenko ANDRIY DANYLENKO, associate professor of Modern Languages and Cultures, was awarded THE LONGTERM INVITATION FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH BY THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF SCIENCE. This is one of the most prestigious fellowships granted by Japan's core funding agency supporting scientific research. Danylenko will conduct research on areal and typological linguistics at the Slavic Research Center at Hokkaido University. 16 • Dyson College of Arts and Sciences ANDRIY DANYLENKO was also awarded the DYSON FACULTY EXCELLENCE IN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD in the area of humanities and the arts. MELISSA GRIGIONE, associate professor in the Department of Biology and Health Sciences on the Westchester Campus and director of the graduate program in Environmental Science, won the award in the area of natural sciences, social sciences, and mathematics. Distinguished Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies KARLA JAY was presented the TRAILBLAZER AWARD at the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center's inaugural Lavender Award Ceremony. She was recognized for her lifetime of leadership, education, advocacy and service to the LGBTQA community in and outside of Pace University. Karla Jay BILL OFFUTT, professor of History, and DURAHN TAYLOR, assistant professor of History, were each awarded the KENAN AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE for the New York City and Westchester campuses, respectively. Faculty who receive recognition have been nominated by their colleagues and students, and selected by their peers. ANGELO SPILLO, director of the Environmental Center, received a grant from CON EDISON for renewable energy workshops. MARK WEINSTOCK, lecturer in economics on the NYC Campus, was presented Pace University's DYSON COLLEGE AWARD FOR INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY IN TEACHING in recognition of his development of innovative new courses and of his outstanding work with students on numerous programs including the College Fed Reserve Challenge, where, for the first time, the Pace team advanced to the national finals. • Mark Weinstock

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