Sunita Bose, Donna Chaffee, Judith Halasz and Anne Roschelle, all from the Sociology Department, were invited by the vice chancellor of the Protestant University of Applied Sciences (Evangelische Hochschule) in Freiburg, Germany, to present research and conduct workshops at a June 2009 conference on the topic of child poverty. The conference is part of a bilateral exchange between the United States and Germany. The event will also mark the 10th anniversary of the exchange program between New Paltz and the Protestant University of Applied Sciences. Rochelle will accompany students in the “International Social Welfare” class to Hamburg prior to the conference. This fall, Rochelle and Bruce Sillner, dean (International Programs), are collaborating on a series of campus events to mark the anniversary.
Rimer Cardillo (Printmaking) has a one-person exhibition of aluminum sculptures, “New Works on Paper and New Carapaces,” on display from Jan. 5 to Feb. 28 at the Del Paseo Gallery in Manantiales-Punta del Este, Uruguay. The artist will also give a lecture and workshop in Beirut, Lebanon, at ALBA (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts) and have an exhibition of his prints and multimedia works on paper at the school’s art gallery from March 16 to 20. For more information about the artist, visit www.rimercardillo.com.
Mary Sawyer (Secondary Education) and her students in Teaching English in Secondary Schools joined English teacher Christine Hutchinson and her 9th-grade students at Heritage Junior High in Newburgh on Feb. 17 to celebrate literature and participate in the 2009 African American Read-In, sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The group read more than 30 selections from such authors as Barack Obama, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Jean Toomer, Bell Hooks, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Alice Walker, Claude McKay, Melba Pattillo Beals, Walter Dean Myers, Christine King Farris, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Lorraine Hansberry and Frederick Douglass. The readings, which took place during the school day, were accompanied by a PowerPoint slide show, produced by Brian Kinsley ’10 (Adolescent Education – English).