Professor Tom Festa (English) has received the 2013 LA&S Excellence in Scholarship Award. The award was based on recommendations from the Liberal Arts and Sciences Senate committee. Festa’s main field of scholarship is early modern English literature, and he has concentrated much of his work on the study of the poet John Milton. “I’ve been recognized by other learned societies, outside of our community, while on the faculty here. It feels particularly good to be the recipient of an award from my home institution.” said Festa. Professor Barbara Chorzempa (Educational Studies) and Professor Andrea Frank (Art) have each received...
Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition
Professor Susan Lewis (History) has been named a Fellow of the New York Academy of History. Lewis was nominated by CRREO Director and Associate Vice President Gerald Benjamin (Political Science) and selected on the basis of “a demonstrated record of accomplishment in New York history.” Lewis teaches courses on the history of New York State and New York City, and is the author of the award-winning monograph “Unexceptional Women: Female Proprietors in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Albany, New York, 1830-1885” (Ohio State University Press, 2009).
CRREO Research Associate Josh Simons has received an $11,804 grant from the City of Newburgh for his project titled “City of Newburgh Abandoned Properties Mapping Project.”
Nieman Reports has included “Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist,” by Professor Robert Miraldi (Journalism), on its list of the 10 best investigative books in the country for last year. Miraldi’s book traces the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist’s 50-year career and the effect on American national security policy and investigative reporting. See the full list here. Jennifer Slader (Residence Life) has received a $9,280 grant from Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. for her project titled “KognitoCAMPUS – SUNY New Paltz.” Mark Colvson, dean of the Sojourner Truth Library, has received a $10,479 grant from the New York State Department...
Dean of Science & Engineering Daniel Freedman has received a $40,000 grant from CNSE/Sematech for “Molecular Organometallic Resists for EUV Year 2.” Professor Frantz Folmer-Andersen (Chemistry) has received a $19,202 grant from Trixogenesis LLC for “Investigation of Active Components of Drimia Maritima.” Emerita status has been awarded to Professor Linda Greenow (Geography) and Professor Phyllis Freeman (Psychology). Both will be retiring on Dec. 31, 2013.
Professor Eve Tuck has received a $2,989 grant from the American Studies Association for her project titled, “Black/Land Project Interview.”
Professor Gerald Benjamin (Political Science), director of the Center for Research, Regional Engagement and Outreach (CRREO), has received a $16,516 grant from Church Communities NY Incorporated for his project, “Bruderhof Economic Impact Study.” Sustainability Coordinator Lisa Mitten (Facilities) has received a $1,000 grant from RMS Allocation Account for her project, “Effective Use of Feedback to Facilitate Campus/Dormitory Food Waste Reduction Across SUNY Campuses.”
Sara Pasti, Neil Trager director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, has received a $49,585 grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services for collection stewardship. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Glenn Vadney, general manager at the Legislative Gazette, has received a $20,000 grant from the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation for the Legislative Gazette internship program.
Professors Rachel Rigolino (English) and Matt Newcomb (English) received a $20,000 Innovative Instruction Technology Grant (IITG) to design an online site where instructors from across the disciplines can access resources for teaching and writing. IITG is a competitive grants program open to SUNY faculty and support staff across all disciplines. IITG encourages development of innovations that meet the Power of SUNY’s transformative vision. Members of their team include Mary Fakler (English), Joan Perisse (English), Linda Smith (Academic Computing), Kathryn Hurd (Academic Computing), and Lynne Crockett, professor, English, SUNY Sullivan. The IIT Grants are funded by the Office of the...