Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition

May 6, 2013

Professor Lewis Brownstein (Political Science), who is retiring after 44 years teaching at New Paltz, has been awarded Emeritus status by the College. Lewis was honored at a farewell celebration on May 4 at the College Terrace.

Members of the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO), the Office of Institutional Research & Planning, and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art have been awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000 from The New York Community Trust to measure the economic impact of the arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Professor Eve Waltermaurer (Sociology) has received a $19,546 grant from Ulster County Department of Health for her project titled, “Ulster County Department of Health Community Health Assessment.”

Professors Jaclynne J. Kerner (Art History) and Michael C. Machczynski (Chemistry) have been selected to participate in the third annual Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History. The rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field of technical art history combines traditional art historical approaches with the analytical techniques of the physical sciences, such as infrared spectroscopy and X-radiography. No more than fifteen faculty members are admitted to the program. Participants will learn creative methods for integrating technical art history into their curricula. The week-long intensive seminar is generously supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and will be held at Yale University in July.

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