Professor David Richardson (Biology) gave a presentation at the national meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science in Jacksonville, Florida in May. Richardson spoke about the “Spatial distribution and ecosystem effects of a nuisance, bloom-forming diatom (Didymosphenia geminata) in Catskill Mountain streams, New York.” Richardson was also a session moderator at the conference for a series of presentations about invasive species.
Professor Jennifer Waldo (Biology), Professor Dennis Doherty (English, Creative Writing), and Professor Sarah Wyman (English) presented a paper, “Using the Samuel Dorsky Museum Collections in Courses Across the Disciplines,” at the Baruch College conference, “Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century: Collaborative Methods and Models for Innovation,” on April 25 in New York City.
Richard Kelder, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, was the keynote speaker on April 26 at the annual faculty conference at SUNY Old Westbury. Kelder spoke on the topic “Bridging the gap between new learning technologies and learning theory.”
Professor Michelle Woods (English) will be interviewed on National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm Show at 11 a.m. March 27. Woods will be discussing Edna O’Brien’s novel “The Lonely Girl” as part of a panel with Maureen Corrigan. Woods has published on O’Brien and her husband, Ernest Gebler. See Red, Un-Read and Edna: Ernest Gebler and Edna O’Brien in “New Critical Perspectives on Edna O’Brien” (Dublin: Carysfort Press). Professor Giordana Grossi (Psychology) gave an invited presentation for Women’s History Month at SUNY Fredonia on March 8. The talk, titled “Hardwired sex differences: Analysis of a persistent claim,” critically analyzed the...
Brenda Dow (Development/Foundation), director of development services, presented four sessions at Student Information & Campus Administrative Systems (SICAS) Summit, a Banner conference held September 27-28 in Syracuse, NY: “Supporting front-line Fundraisers, Part I: Prospect Management,” “Supporting front-line Fundraisers, Part II: Advancement Officer Self-Service,” “Does this go in Banner?: Gift processing vs. payment transactions for quid, sales, sponsorships, and more,” and “Google applications for Advancement challenges.” In September, Dow became chair of the SICAS Advancement FAUG, a Functional Area User Group for Development and Alumni professionals from SUNY and other SICAS member campuses.
Professor Suzanne Stokes (Art Studio) and Professor Jim Fossett (Art Studio), co-founders and principals of the performance group, Cave Dogs, performed “Sure-minded Uncertainties” at the New Orleans Fringe Festival, Nov. 15-18. In October, Cave Dogs participated in the O+ Festival in Kingston, NY. In August, Cave Dogs performed “Sure-minded Uncertainties” at the Malmo Festival in Malmo, Sweden. Each of these performances was supported by The Jim Henson Foundation, The School of Fine and Performing Arts and the Office of the Provost at New Paltz. For more information, visit cavedogs.org.
Kelly Ellenwood (Music) and Sylvia Buccelli (Music) are two members of the musical ensemble Madera Vox, which will be performing locally at two upcoming events. On Friday, Oct. 26, they will perform at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts at 34 Tinker St. in Woodstock; and on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Enigma, located at 1179 Route 199 in Red Hook. The ensemble includes oboe, bassoon, piano, percussion and voice. For more information, go to http://www.maderavox.org/.
Professor L.H. Roper (History) presented a paper, “The Fall of New Netherland and Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Imperial Formation,” at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the British Group in Early American History. The meeting was co-hosted by the Universities of Dundee (with whom SUNY New Paltz has an international exchange program) and St. Andrews in Scotland. The paper was part of a session “Translatio Imperii: Anglo-Dutch Competition and Cooperation in North America, 1600-1700,” which is part of a larger collaborative project, involving Dr. Jaap Jacobs (independent scholar) and Dr. Martine van Ittersum (University of Dundee) that considers seventeenth-century Anglo-Dutch relations from...
Professor Greta Winograd (Psychology) and Jennifer Muir-Braunstein ’12 (Psychology) presented a poster, “Educating Undergraduate Psychology Students about Stigma and Mental Illness: From the Classroom to the Field,” at the international “Together Against Stigma” conference in Ottawa, Canada, in June. This poster was co-authored with Steve Miccio, executive director of Projects to Empower and Organize the Psychiatrically Labeled (PEOPLe, Inc.), headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY. Their purpose was to introduce a two-semester sequence, starting on campus and moving into the community, of person-centered education about mental illness, stigma, recovery, and empowerment for upper-level undergraduate psychology students at SUNY New Paltz. Organized...