October 2020
A newsletter highlighting faculty research & scholarship
from the Office of Research
Faculty Spotlight
Jillian McDonald is a Professor in the Art Department. She co-directed the Pace Digital Gallery from 2003 to 2014 and served as department co-chair from 2016 -2019. An artist, she makes videos, drawings, and web-based artwork inspired by horror film, Hollywood actors, and landscape. Recent video works feature remote northern locations that through animation and editing, live events, or the presence of figures appear haunted by paranormal events.

Her most recent shows and projects include Hauntings a 3-person show at FiveMyles in Brooklyn, Freezing with Ghosts presentation on Art North panel at UAAC, University of Art Association, Freeze presentation on Arctic Art panel at ASLE, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference, The Rock and the True Believers solo exhibition at the Philip J. Steele Gallery in Denver, and Something Wicked This Way Comes solo exhibition at Platform Gallery in Winnipeg, Canada. Her artist residencies include Headlands Center for the Arts in California, The Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard, and Glenfiddich in Scotland.

Professor McDonald’s work was the subject of a feature length CBC radio documentary IDEAS, and was reviewed in The New York TimesArt PapersThe Globe and MailThe Toronto StarBorder Crossings, and Canadian Art. A discussion of her work appears in books including The Transatlantic Zombie, by Sarah J. Lauro, Stalking by Bran Nicol, and Deconstructing Brad Pitt ed. by Christopher Schaberg. She also published "Alone Together in the Dark: Horror-Based Artworks and Fan Participation in Urban and Extra-Urban Space ", in Media Art in the Urban Environment.
Dark Season, detail, 2020, video
Professor McDonald is a 2020 recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Concept to Creation Grant, is currently an artist in residence at the LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Center) and will be a Visiting Artist at the AndersonRanch, CO, in October 2021.
Daniel Bender, PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Modern Language Studies. His research interests include Early Literature (Antiquity through Early Modern); Shakespeare; Tudor education; educational theory; social class and literature; new humanities combining civic engagement and works of art; writing for social justice.
His book A New History of Tudor England: Essays for Students, Teachers and Workers was published May 2020 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (UK).  The essays reflect a new method of history-writing known as presentism. Issues of education and labor rights in Tudor England are identified as resurgent in our current educational system and in current labor struggles. The book is titled A New History not only because the essays connect past to present, but because they outline reforms that would make 21st century America more responsive to the needs of students and the rights of workers.
Professor Bender was also awarded a research grant by Université Clermont-Auvergne (France), to work with IHRIM, an early modern working group at UCA. His research focuses on Shakespeare's vision of climate change and the insight it offers now, especially regarding the move from fossil fuels to sustainable energy.
Faculty News
Brianna Dillon (CUNY), Tashuna Albritton (CUNY), Rose Saint Fleur-Calixte (CUNY), Lisa Rosenthal (Pace University) published “Perceived Discriminatory Factors that Impact Prenatal Care Satisfaction and Attendance Among Adolescent and Young Adult Couples” in Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (Jun., 2020).

Martin Storme (IESEG School of Management, France), Pinar Celik (Université libre de Bruxelles), and Nils Myszkowski (Pace University) published “A forgotten antecedent of career adaptability: A study on the predictive role of within-person variability in personality” 2020 Personality and Individual Differences” in 2020 Personality and Individual Differences
Jonas Malmsten (Pace University), Nikica Zaninovic (Weill Cornell), Qiansheng Zhan (Weill Cornell), Zev Rosenwaks (Weill Cornell) , and Juan Shan (Pace University) published “Automated cell division classification in early mouse and human embryos using convolutional neural networks” in 2020 Neural Computing and Applications.

Bridge Fund Award
The Bridge Fund Award is designed to support faculty who submit competitive proposals to external granting agencies or foundations. Two to three grants of up to $5,000 (placed in a Scholarly Research Account) will be awarded. The funds can be used for research supplies, paying for services such as indexing, course release (upon college approval) or summer salary. Applications are encouraged from full-time faculty in any discipline and across all schools.

The deadline for submission is Friday, October 30, 2020 at 5pm.

 Pace University Virtual Poetry Festival
The virtual poetry festival will take place on
October 23rd and 24th.


Undergraduate Research Webinar Series
Fall 2020 Faculty Undergraduate Research Webinar Series
Mondays -- 12:10 p.m. -1:10 p.m.

Council on Undergraduate Research—Join CUR! - October 26
Funding and Undergraduate Research: STEM fields - November 9
Funding and Undergraduate Research: Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities - November 23

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Fall 2020 Student Undergraduate Research Webinar Series
Wednesdays -- 12:10 p.m. -1:10 pm

Learn about External Opportunities for Presentations and Publications - October 28
Preparing a Research Proposal - November 11

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Social Justice Week and
Undergraduate Research

Social Justice Week will take place virtually and on both the NYC and PLV campuses from Monday, October 26, through Friday, October 30.

Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase
The Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase will be held virtually on
Friday, November 6th

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) will be held virtually on April 12-14, 2021. See instructions for submitting an abstract.

Early decision deadline - November 1.
Funding Opportunities for Students
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 towards a graduate degree for students who plan to pursue careers in public service. Interested students can join Dr. Terri Babcock-Lumish, Executive Secretary of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, to learn more about the Truman Scholarship via Zoom on October 30, 2020 from 11am-12:30pm.

Meeting ID: 926 5017 1571​
The Goldwater Scholarship is now open! The Goldwater Scholarship provides to $7,500 a year to help cover costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. Full-time, matriculated sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue a career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering are eligible to apply. If you know of one or more students who would be great candidates for the Goldwater Scholarship, please reach out them to Jenny Irwin, at jirwin@pace.edu.
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