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).
Current Issue: February 24, 2014
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).
Professor Reynolds Scott-Childress (History) presented a paper, “The Social Reconstruction of Race: The Limits of Whiteness Studies,” at the British Sociological Association Race and Ethnicity Study Group’s Theories of Race, Racism, and Ethnicity Conference on Jan. 31 in Birmingham, England.
Questions, Stories & Truths: Teacher Education in a Neoliberal Age, Feb. 25, 4:30 p.m. Professor Julie Gorlewski (Secondary Education), recipient of the 2012-13 Provost Award for Outstanding Pre-Tenure Faculty, presents this lecture as part of the Faculty Excellence Speaker Series. Followed by Q&A and discussion. In the Honors Center. Snakes in the Shawangunks, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Final lecture in the Biology Department and Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership Lecture Series features Ed McGowan, director of Science and Trailside Museums and Zoo, Palisades Interstate Park Commission.
An exciting, new partnership has been formed between New Paltz and MakerBot, the global leader in desktop 3D printing. New Paltz will become the first college campus in the nation to house an “innovation center” with 30 MakerBot 3D printers accessible for students to use simultaneously. The center will combine the latest technology from the Brooklyn-based MakerBot with New Paltz’s established curriculum in digital design and fabrication. New Paltz was selected for this program because of this unique curriculum that combines the College’s strengths in fine arts and engineering. This partnership will build on the 3D printing initiative that...
Graduate student Kate Gesel (Printmaking) is the recipient of a Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Graduate Fellowship. The award is highly competitive and is given to only one person each year. It includes membership in the SGCI, conference admission, a $500 travel stipend to attend this year’s conference in San Francisco, Calif., and a solo exhibition at the 2015 SGCI Conference in Knoxville, Tenn. “This is a highly regarded prize at one of the most important events in the field,” says Professor Jill Parisi-Philips (Printmaking). The SGCI conference brings together “thousands of artists, critics, curators, faculty members, and students...