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Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition

March 12, 2014
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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...

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Students awarded at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

February 24, 2014
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Two New Paltz theatre students were winners at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, which was held Jan. 28-Feb. 1 in Hyannis, Mass. Patrick Pierpoint ’14 (Theatre Arts) won in the category for Best Comic Actor. There were approximately 250 candidates. Emma Larsen Schunk ’14 (Theatre Arts) won a scholarship for an internship with Boston’s Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. In addition, three students made it to the semi-finals round of the Irene Ryan Acting competition: Pierpoint, Katherine Cryer-Hassett ’14 (Theatre Arts), and Robert Gagnon ’14 (Theatre Arts).

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Publications

February 24, 2014
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Professor Andy Evans (History) has co-authored a textbook, “Discovering the Western Past: A Look at the Evidence, vol. II, since 1500,” (Cengage, 2014) with Merry Wiesner (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Julius Ruff (Marquette), and Bruce Wheeler (University of Tennessee).

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Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition

February 24, 2014
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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).

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Publications

February 6, 2014
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Professor Dennis Doherty (English) published his book “Why Read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (New Street Communications) in January 2014.

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Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition

February 6, 2014
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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.”

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Four New Paltz students nominated for Best of Show

January 22, 2014
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Three New Paltz undergraduate students and one graduate student have been nominated as finalists in the SUNY Art Student Exhibition Series in the category of Best of Show – Fall 2013. The four finalists are: Michelle Bennett ’14g (Painting/Drawing), Helen Houghton ’14 (Painting/Drawing), Ryan Michiels ’14 (Painting/Drawing), and Stephanie Smith ’15 (Painting/Drawing). The work will be on exhibit at the SUNY System Administration Building until early February. From there, the exhibit moves on to the New York State Museum, where the works will be shown from the second week of June through mid-September. Both venues are located in Albany,...

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Publications

January 22, 2014
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“Educating Undergraduate Psychology Students about Stigma and Mental Illness: From the Classroom to the Field,” by Professor Greta Winograd (Psychology) appeared in the winter 2014 newsletter of the American Psychological Association’s Division 27 (Community Research and Action), The Community Psychologist. This article highlights a New Paltz internship opportunity for psychology students at Projects to Empower and Organize the Psychiatrically Labeled (PEOPLe, Inc.) in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. To read the article, click here. Professor Glenn Geher (Psychology) edited a special issue of EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium titled titled “The future of evolutionary studies in higher education.”...

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Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition

January 22, 2014
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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...

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