Dean’s Message: Spring 2023

woman in front of fountainDyson Goes Global

A Dyson education connects you to the world. Today, it’s more important than ever for students to graduate with a global perspective, cultural competence, and the critical thinking skills that are borne from stepping outside one’s comfort zone. This edition is full of stories of students and alumni who have embraced learning and working on a global scale.

This past fall, a group of 20 freshmen students travelled across the Atlantic as part of the First-year Experience in London program offered through Pace’s Office of Education Abroad. These students not only experience a unique learning opportunity, but are fully immersed in British culture in and out of the classroom and forge lifelong bonds with their classmates and with Pace.

Two projects funded by Dyson Summer Research Awards took an interdisciplinary approach to addressing global issues—one student travelled to Ireland to produce a film on Ukrainian refugees, while a pair of students combined peace and justice studies and performing arts to create an investigative theater piece they will present at a conference in Trinidad and Tobago.

And for the first time, three Pace students, notably all Dyson majors, have been selected for the prestigious Watson Fellowship, a three-year program that connects students from New York metro area institutions to unique internship opportunities across the United States and abroad.

Our faculty are embracing international opportunities as well, with three faculty members receiving awards from the Fulbright program: one for a three-week spring program, and two for full academic year teaching and research for 2023-24.

Dyson scholars understand the importance of broadening their worldview. I am thrilled to hear of our students and faculty embarking on these empowering experiences.

If you have news you wish to share with the Dyson Community, please contact Angela Nally ’99, ‘06, assistant dean for communications, at

Tresmaine R. Grimes, PhD
Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education