Alumni in the News

Ed Carroll ’85 discusses career in media with students

October 7, 2013
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Ed Carroll ’85 (Communication & Media) visited campus on Sept. 19 to discuss his career in media and the paths that students might take in that field. Carroll, who is the chief operating officer (COO) of AMCtv Networks and helped green-light “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “Mad Men,” “Portlandia,” and many other programs, spoke to some 100 current students about new trends in cable television and offered career development insights and advice. Read more about Carroll here.

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Ceramics alumna named associate editor

October 7, 2013
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Elenor Wilson ’09g (Ceramics) has been named associate editor of “The Studio Potter,” a journal that “promotes discussion of technology, criticism, aesthetics, and history within the ceramics community,” according to its website.

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Michael Brown ’06 exhibits artwork

September 23, 2013
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A solo exhibition of artworks by Michael Brown ’06 (Sculpture) is on view at Mike Weiss Gallery in New York City. “Michael Brown: Schematics and Silhouettes” runs through Oct. 12, 2013. Learn more about the exhibition here.

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Derryl MacLean ’72 edits book on Muslim cosmopolitanisms

September 23, 2013
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Derryl MacLean ’72 (Asian Studies) is the co-editor, with Sikeena Karmali Ahmed, of a new book, “Cosmopolitanisms in Muslim Contexts: Perspectives from the Past” (Edinburgh University Press). MacLean is director of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures and associate professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

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Scholarly article published by alumnus

September 23, 2013
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An article by Claire McGuire ’12, was accepted for publication in the summer 2013 issue of The Review of the Pre-Raphaelite Society. McGuire’s article, titled “Victorian Avant-Garde: Revisiting the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood,” is a revision of her SUNY New Paltz Art History Honors Thesis (supervised by Professor Reva Wolf). McGuire is currently a graduate student in the World Heritage Studies program at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) in Cottbus, Germany.

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Hudson Valley Writing Project teacher consultant and New Paltz alumna receives Fulbright Award

April 8, 2013
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Christine McCartney ’07g (English), an English Language Arts teacher at Newburgh Free Academy and a teacher consultant for the Hudson Valley Writing Project, has been awarded a Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching grant to conduct research in Finland. McCartney is one of approximately 20 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad in 2012-13 through the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program. During her six-month stay in Finland, McCartney will study at the University of Tampere, where she will conduct seminars for local teachers and students, observe classes, and complete a capstone project in which she will research how Finnish teachers...

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F&PA alumna nominated for NY Innovative Theatre Award

October 25, 2012
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Kudos to Charlotte Pines ’09 (Theatre Arts)! At a sold-out event in New York City on July 23, Pines  received a nomination for a New York Innovative Theatre Award (IT Awards) . The nomination was for an  Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role award for her performance in Callous Cad. The event was attended by nearly 500 artists and guests. According to the New York Innovative Theatre Awards, the IT Awards are given annually to honor individuals and organizations who have achieved artistic excellence in Off-Off-Broadway theatre. The New York IT Awards recognizes the unique and essential role Off-Off-Broadway...

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On stage in NYC

September 4, 2012
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Andrea Lynn Green ’09 (Theatre Arts) starred in “Blind Date” at the 59 E 59 Theatres in Manhattan, Aug. 12-18. The production was part of the Off-Broadway theater company Primary Stages’ program, “Harrison, TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote.” Read the review of the play that appeared in the New York Times. Green will return to campus for Reunion later this month, when she will participate in a panel discussion hosted by the School of Fine and Performing Arts.

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Geography alumni win national award

September 4, 2012
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Dave Luhan ’88 (Geography) and Doug Genzer ’93 (Geography) received a Special Achievement Award from Esri, a research and technology company, for their DenverGIS team’s successful project, “Parcel Fabric Conversion.” They coordinated and introduced a new data structure model, state-of-the-art tools, streamlined workflow processes and quality control for maintaining and updating information on lots, parcels, ordinances and surveys used by the Assessment Division and Public Works Survey Department for the city and county of Denver. Dave is currently GeoSpatial Applications Director and Doug is Senior GIS Analyst for the City and County of Denver. More information about their project...

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