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Larry Berglas (1976)
General -- Inspired by the Arts, a Little Civil Law Book with a Big View, a One-Cup-of-Coffee Read by Author Larry A. Berglas A creative, concise and simple expression of the law in less than 60 brief pages, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book is a fresh voice on the law for artists, students, teachers and anyone seeking a simple approach to legal issues. White Plains, New York (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Inspired by modern art in Amsterdam, blues in Kansas City and the way light is painted on canvas, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book is a little book with a big arts law view, a one-cup-of-coffee read, a sketch of the legal landscape. Less than 60 brief pages in length, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book is not a typical law book. It is not a law treatise, casebook, “how to,” substantive reference, or primary or secondary law source. Like artwork painted from memory that conveys its subject with only essential lines and gestures, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book thoughtfully provokes on the issues of the law. Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book is an American law book written with a fresh voice. Prompted by art, poetry and music, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book was written for artists, students, teachers, and anyone interested in the role law plays in life and work. More like songwriting than legal writing, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book provides a spare, lyrical foundation for approaching and understanding the issues of American civil law. A creative, concise and simple expression of the law, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book is an important and unique addition to the vast library of complex law topics and titles. Larry A. Berglas is a writer, teacher, musician and practicing attorney with more than twenty years of multidisciplinary experience in the law. Larry teaches Arts & Entertainment Law and Finance for the Arts at Purchase College in Purchase, New York.

Sigillo Bret (1986)
Career -- Just authored first book The Beach Book, Eleuthera, Bahamas edition self-published under The Beach Book, LLC a company that I founded. The book is the most comprehensive beach guide of all of Eleuthera's 135 beaches inclusive of maps, directions, and stunning photographs. ISBN 978-0-9915687-0-3.

Randi (Sherman) Burton (1971)
General -- After a career as a School Psychologist and educational supervisor for the State of New Jersey, I retired and moved to the Space Coast of Florida where I am a Psychology Instructor. I love Florida and the beachfront relaxed community where I reside. I watch dolphins from my ocean front balcony. Attending SUNY at New Paltz however was the best time in my life!!!!

Randi (Sherman) Burton (1971)
General -- After a career as a School Psychologist and educational supervisor for the State of New Jersey, I retired and moved to the Space Coast of Florida where I am a Psychology Instructor. I love Florida and the beachfront relaxed community where I reside. I watch dolphins from my ocean front balcony. Attending SUNY at New Paltz however was the best time in my life!!!!

Alicia Cavallo (2009g)
Engagement -- Alicia Cavallo (G09) is currently working as a high school English teacher in Putnam County, NY. She is a graduate student at Fordham University, pursuing an additional masters degree in School Building Leadership and Administration. She is engaged to be married in July of 2014 to Brian Burns.

Jillian Chertok (2004)
Career -- In January, Jillian was appointed Vice President of Media Relations at the NYC-based public relations firm The McCarthy Group.

Christina Freise (2006)
Career -- has been appointed to the Communication Disorders clinical faculty at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. In addition to serving as a clinical supervisor, she will serve as an instructor teaching courses in phonetics. She holds a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University.

Naomi (Gabay) Gabay-Schwab (2000, 2000g)
Birth -- with Andrew Schwab (Syracuse '03) welcomed daughter Liat Maya on Thanksgiving Day, 11/28/13

Erik Gliedman (1999)
Career -- I wanted to let New Paltz know that I recently published my second year in my photo series The Ballet Project. It is a photo project that will span several years showing ballet poses at some of the most beautiful locations around the Hudson Valley and Catskills region. The project is now in its second year. 2013 had 10 parts and was shot over several months in the summer and fall of 2012. The 2014 edition was shot in the summer and fall of 2013. My goal was to create a fantasy world but retain the identity of the location. I was inspired to start this project because my daughters study ballet and I wanted to create images that depicted them in an almost story book scene so the rest of the world could see the vision I have of them. www.balletproject.com Thank you Erik

Matt Hughes (2007)
Career -- Matt Hughes, Class of 2007, is the founder and managing partner of Hughes-Darus Research Associates, a full-service research and polling firm providing services to state and local political campaigns.

Michael Manspeizer (1982)
General -- Is a Program/Project Manager for Cisco Systems. Married with two daughters living in MIller Place Long Island. Mike volunteers as an elected school board trustee serving the MIller Place Union Free School District. He still swims several days a week.

Nancy F. Marino (1972)
Career -- Nancy F. Marino has been named University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1993. She is the author of eight books and numerous articles on the literature and history of Medieval and Early Renaissance Spain.

Richard Morgan (1973g)
Career -- ANNOUNCEMENT – a new book by Richard Morgan (g73, cas80) Hebrew Lessons – Poems from my Jewish Heart is Richard Morgan’s fourth book of poetry. It is a collection of poems addressing being human, spirituality, the bible and God. Richard takes poetic license, expressing with carefully selected words and verses, the wanderings of his mind. These excursions vary from light and humorous to deep and thought-provoking. Richard remembers Sunday School when Mrs. Mansfield made the class memorize the Ten Commandments. He can’t recall any significant discussion of what the commandments meant, but undeterred, he continued studying through bar mitzvah and never stopped. His search took him beyond Judaism to other religious and spiritual philosophies. He lunched, unforgettably, with Huston Smith, the renowned author of World’s Religions – A Guide to Our Wisdom Traditions. “Huston was a wonderful example of humility housing greatness.” Richard’s poetry is influenced by all he has learned. He has written for 50 years and has published a trilogy of poetry books: I Am Sea Glass – A Collection of Poetic Pieces, Sea Glass People – Portraits in Words and Watercolors, and Sea Glass Soul – Invisible Colors. Each book combines his poetry with his wife, artist Pat Morgan’s paintings.

Jessica Pasko (2005)
Career -- After nearly a decade in print media, Jessica is moving into television news as digital content director for KION, a CBS affiliate in California's Monterey Bay area.

Robert Sommer (1978g)
Career -- Robert F. Sommer, Ph.D. (M.A, ’78), will have his second novel, A Great Fullness, published by Aqueous Books in December 2014. “With cinematic clarity and pace,” writes poet David Ray, “A Great Fullness takes us inside a family caught in turmoil, as the drama of their lives reflects our troubled society and its broken capacity for joy.” Sixties icon Mason Williams described Bob’s first novel, Where the Wind Blew (2008), as “a story of the past and an allegory of the present.” Bob’s current work-in-progress is a memoir entitled Losing Francis: One Family’s Journey through a Decade of American War. Excerpts have appeared in Rathalla Review, New Plains Review, and The Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers. He and his wife Heather live in Overland Park, Kansas.

Patricia (Musco) Streck (1969, 1970g)
General -- Patricia {Musco} Streck and her husband Ron welcomed a third grandchild on March 18th. 2014. Their daughter Kylie and son-in- law Ralph presented them with grandson William Anthony who joins his sister Taylor Ann. Patti has also expanded her fine arts and crafts shop on Etsy. com to include family vintage items. For more information visit her Pattistyle shop on Etsy.com.

Cheryl Yanek (2000)
General -- Cheryl Yanek is a librarian and social media specialist at Catalyst, a women's nonprofit. She is also the Race Director of the Black Rock City 50k Ultramarathon. She has recently won and placed in several ultramarathons, including 2nd USATF woman in the USATF 24 Hour National Championships.


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