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Tobias Wolff tickets available

March 16, 2010
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Tobias Wolff tickets available

Tickets are available for Tobias Wolff, renowned novelist and memoir writer, who will visit the campus as the spring speaker for the College’s Distinguished Speaker Series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 1, at the McKenna Theatre. Making a rare appearance in the Hudson Valley, Wolff will discuss his most recent full- length novel “Old School,” the story of a 1960s high school senior attending an elite boarding school in the Northeast. The Composition Program at New Paltz assigned “Old School” for this year’s incoming freshman class. Wolff, considered one of the great contemporary masters of the short story, is...

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Global water crisis is topic of lecture

March 16, 2010
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Maude Barlow, author of “The Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water,” will present the causes and nature of the global water crisis and share her three-point plan toward a water secure world in a lecture, titled “The Global Water Crisis: Water as a Human Right or Private Property? at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium on the New Paltz campus. This lecture, which is sponsored by the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at...

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Poné Ensemble for New Music to perform at College

March 16, 2010
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The distinguished Poné Ensemble for New Music will be featured in concert at 8 p.m. on March 23, in McKenna Theatre. The ensemble will perform Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” – a story of a soldier who makes a deal with the devil, trading his magical violin and the love of his sweetheart for the elusive prospect of wealth and knowledge of the future. Based on a Russian folk tale and scored for a chamber ensemble of violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone and percussion, it is one of the defining masterworks of 20th-century chamber music. Conducted by...

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Former CIA analyst to discuss: ‘What the media won’t tell you’

March 16, 2010
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Using his experience as a high-ranking intelligence officer as background, Ray McGovern will speak about what average Americans learn and don’t learn about current affairs, especially international policy, from the mainstream media. He will discuss ways to find alternative sources of information at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. McGovern was a CIA analyst from the Kennedy to George H.W. Bush administrations, preparing the daily brief for three presidents. He is co-founder of “Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity” and speaks and writes widely. McGovern’s talk,...

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Holocaust Memorial Presentations

March 16, 2010
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The Louis and Mildred Resnick Institute, under the direction of Distinguished Professor Gerald Sorin (History, Emeritus), will, for its 22nd annual Holocaust Memorial Presentation, bring two very special speakers to the New Paltz Campus. Thorsten Wagner, a research fellow at Humboldt University of Berlin, will give a talk, co-sponsored by the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, on the “Renaissance of Jewish Life in Germany,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, in Lecture Center 102. Wagner will address the reasons why thousands of Jews are moving to Germany, the fastest-growing Jewish community in the world. And he will talk about how...

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Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition

March 16, 2010
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Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition

The School of Business will recognize L. David Rooney, vice president of Student Affairs, and Shelly Wright, chief of staff, for their contributions to the School of Business by inducting them as honorary members into the New Paltz Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, an international honor society in business, management and administration. The induction ceremony will take place during the School of Business Annual Award Ceremony at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7, in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium. Dean Daniel Jelski (Science and Engineering) has been appointed and will serve a three-year term as a director on the...

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