Latest Env. Studies and Science Department News
Read On Forest Stewards Guild: Pace Alum Ralph Green Discusses His Research And Career Path
Pace alum Ralph Green ’21 weighs in on how his major in Environmental Science put him on his path.
Updates From Pace’s Pleasantville Garden
Keep up with the work being done by Pace students, faculty and volunteers in the organic vegetable garden on Pace’s Pleasantville campus.
Maddie Feaster ’21 Talks About Her Internship for the Gabel Fellowship
Maddie Feaster is a Masters in Environmental Policy student at Pace University. She entered Pace’s program following her experience as a volunteer for Sound Watch in Friday Harbor, WA. Here she talks about her experiences working with Friends of San Juans and her upcoming internship with Hudson Riverkeeper for the Gabel Fellowship.
Read on Hudson Valley Press: The Hudson River Watershed Alliance Storytelling
Dr. Anne Toomey discusses social and cultural meanings that communities have towards water bodies in this Hudson Valley Press article.
Soil Restoration Project at Pace’s NYC Garden
In early April, the Pace Sustainability Committee (PSI), a student-run environmental organization, coordinated a soil restoration project in Pace University’s New York City on-campus garden.
Prof. Rubbo’s Fundamentals of Environmental Science II course spent Thursday afternoon examining the ponds on Pace’s Pleasantville campus. Students were looking for sources of pollution, and they loved catching tadpoles.
Kaylyn Murphy ’18 Awarded Foley Graduate Fellowship
Kaylyn Murphy ’18 has recently accepted the Foley Graduate Fellowship in Natural Science Education with Walking Mountains Science Center in Colorado.
ESS Student Wins Jefferson Awards for Public Service
The Jefferson Awards for Public Service recognize individuals for their public and volunteer service, and dedication to improving the quality of life in their communities.
Two ESS Professors Named Periclean Faculty Leaders
Environmental Studies and Science researchers and professors, Anne Toomey, PhD, and Monica Palta, PhD, have been selected as awardees of the Periclean Faculty Leadership Program (PFL) in STEM and Social Sciences.
NYC Water Justice Tour
On Tuesday, October 27, students joined Dr. Toomey on a walking tour of lower Manhattan where students, faculty, and staff were able to explore New York City’s complicated past, present, and future of water justice in lower Manhattan.
Governor Cuomo Signs Pace University Endangered Species Bill
Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill based on research conducted at Pace University’s Environmental Policy Clinic.
Protect Scientific Diversity
Two Environmental Studies and Science researchers and professors, Anne Toomey, PhD, and Monica Palta, PhD, are championing a call to protect scientific diversity with help from international scientists.
ESS Student Wins Dyson College Scholastic Achievement Award
Winnie Zhao ’20, Environmental Science graduating student, won the Dyson College Scholastic Achievement Award.
Pace Sustainability Initiative Wins Big
The Pace Sustainability Initiative won the Dean Emanuel Heller Meritorious Service Award, given to the Pace University student organization that demonstrates outstanding collective participation in University and community affairs.
Biodiversity in the Suburbs
Clinical Associate Professor Michael Rubbo and students Angelica Arocho ’22 and Morgan Kelly ’20 presented their research entitled “Biodiversity in the Suburbs: The Pocantico River Watershed as a Hotspot for Natural Resources” at the 2019 Student and Faculty Research Days.
Coney Island Urban Waterfront Governance
Assistant Professors Monica Palta and Anne Toomey teamed up on a project to investigate the social-ecological dynamics of urban waterfront governance along the Coney Island Creek in Brooklyn. Various Pace students and alumni have been involved in this research and have contributed to a paper that combines the natural and social science data to tell a larger story of human-waterfront dynamics in New York City.
Defending the Hudson River
Pace University Environmental Policy Clinic students Christina Thomas ’19 and Margaret (Peggy) Doyle ’19 participated in an official US Coast Guard process of governance.
2019 Student Conference on Conservation Science
Several ESS undergraduate and graduate students attended the 2019 Student Conference on Conservation Science at the American Museum of Natural History.
ESS Student-Led Paper Gets Published
Tatyana Graham ’22, BA in Environmental Science, Brielle Manzolillo ’17, BA in Environmental Studies and Nadya Hall ’18, MA in Environmental Policy, recently had their research published in Cities and the Environment, an academic journal focused on the ecology of urban communities.
Research: From Community Science to a Connected Harbor
Assistant Professor Anne Toomey, PhD, and her research assistants are engaging teachers and community scientists to understand the link between city-dwellers and environmental education in New York City.
Pace Policy Grad Working for Senator Charles Schumer
Nicole Virgona ’18, MA in Environmental Policy, is working as the regional deputy director of Senator Charles Schumer’s (D-NY) Hudson Valley office, sustaining the MA in Environmental Policy program’s 100 percent post-grad employment rate.
Pace’s Bee Campus
Pace University’s Pleasantville campus has become certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, joining 90 other campuses around the country. This designation was awarded based on Pace’s commitment to creating a sustainable habitat for pollinators.
In Washington or New York City’s City Hall, Graduating Senior and Dual Major Christina Thomas Gets Things Done
Christina Thomas ’19, talks about her time at Pace as a dual Economics and Environmental Studies major and working in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Resiliency and Recovery as part of a one-year paid internship.
MAEP Student Allie Granger ’19 Brings Her Passion for Policy to Congress
Alexxis (Allie) Granger ’19, MA in Environmental Policy (MAEP), discusses her experience with the MAEP program and her transformative externships at Riverkeeper, the Humane Society of the United States, and the United States Congress.