Publications Louis Roper (History) published a new book, “The English Empire in America, 1602-1658″ with London: Pickering & Chatto. The offices of the provost and the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, along with United University Professions, defrayed the costs of research in England.
Students in the News Sean Murphy ’12 (English) had an article, “The Passion of Carl Theodor Dreyer,” appear in the March 27 issue of the Brooklyn Eagle.
Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition Bythema Bagley ’83 of New Paltz has been reappointed by Governor David Paterson to the New Paltz College Council for a term to expire in June 2012. The School of Business announces the 2009 recipients of its service and teaching awards. Ted Clark, professor and director of the college’s Business Institute, will receive the Distinguished Service Award. Bruce Mather, professor, will receive the Distinguished Teaching Award. Toni Rizzo, administrative assistant to the dean, and Rendesia Scott, senior academic advisor, will each receive the Staff Service Award. The recipients will be presented with their awards...
Alumni in the News Mike Rispoli ’08 (Geography) and Sean Rodriguez ’07 (Geography) published an article in the International Journal of Soil, Sediment and Water: Vol. 2, 2008. The article is titled “Ambient and Landfill-Impacted Groundwater Quality in the Hudson Valley of Southeastern New York State.” Rodriguez and Rispoli interned at the Department of Environmental Conservation in New Paltz, where they were also able to contribute research for this article. The other co-authors were Steven J. Parisio and Jeremy Giordano of the Department of Environmental Conservation. The article can be seen at http://scholarworks.umass.edu/intljssw/vol2/iss1/2/.
Presentations, Exhibitions Gerald Benjamin, associate vice president for regional engagement and director of New Paltz’s Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO), presented the inaugural lecture in the State University of New York’s Dolores Wharton Lecture Series on March 17 in Albany. He gave a lecture titled “Applied Regional Research and SUNY: How Can One Support the Other?” The series is dedicated to higher education policies and was named for Dolores Wharton, the wife of former system chancellor Clifton Wharton, who served from 1978 to 1987.
Publications Howard Good (Communication and Media) published his eighth poetry chapbook, “Love is a UFO,” which was released by Pudding House. Hon Ho (Biology) published a paper, “The Genus Pythium in Taiwan, China (1) – A Synoptic Review,” in Frontiers of Biology in China, March 2009. Alex Storozynski ’83 (Political Science) wrote a biography, “Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution,” which comes out in late April. Storozynski is president and executive director of the Kosciuszko Foundation. Also a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, he was an editorial board member at the New York Daily News, the founding editor...
News from Human Resources The Office of Human Resources has announced the college’s new hires, promotions and transfers for February 2009. New hires – Professional Faculty: Elissa Greene (Design and Construction), facilities contract administrator.
Students in the News Allison Duarte ’09 (Journalism), Jessica Golian ’09 (Childhood Education 1-6 – Spanish), Bexis Matos ’09 (Journalism – Public Relations) and Benjamin Olsen ’09 (Business Economics) will each receive a 2009 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence on April 7 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. The students are presented with a framed certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement. Award recipients have an overall GPA of 3.78 or higher and have demonstrated academic distinction in leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement.
Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition Maryalice Citera (Psychology) and Robin Cohen-La Valle (Student Development) were awarded a $750 grant from the National Institute for Study of Transfer Students for their project, “Transfer Student Self-Reliance and Its Relationship to Adjustment and Academic Performance in the Millennial Transfer Student,” which explores the association among self-reliance, transfer student adjustment and performance while also comparing entrants starting in the fall with mid-year entrants. Larry Hauptman (History) received the Environmental Distinguished Award from Mohonk Consultations, a nonprofit environmental organization based at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz. The award recognizes his contributions to writing...