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Fall 2013 Events

Ed Carroll Ed Carroll visited the campus 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.  Carroll is the COO of AMCtv Networks, and through his role has helped green-light Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Portlandia, and many other programs through their cable networks. He will be speaking to students about his diverse career and the media industry in the Honors Center.
event image "Serendip-o-matic:  Reflections on a Digital Humanities Barn Raising," a presentation by Amy Papaelias, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design/Foundation in Art.  Tuesday, September 24, 5:00p.m., located in the Honors Center.
Carol Long "Integrative Learning in a World where "Complexity is Free," a presentation by Dr. Carol Ong, Provost and Professor of English and Acting President at SUNY Geneseo.  5:00p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, located in the Honors Center.
Event picture "Songs from Atlantis:  Exploring a Jewish Music Archive from 1948," a presentation by Dr. Miriam Isaacs.  Dr. Isaacs holds a doctorate in linguistics and has an extensive background as a scholar and educator, including sixteen years as Professor of Yiddish Language and Culture at the University of Maryland, College Park.  She has also held a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum on the Stonehill Collection.  The presentation will take place in the Honors Center at 5:00p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.
poster sale Design Society's "Stories & Myths:  Poster Show and Sale", Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00p.m. in the Honors Center.
poster A Celebration of the publication of A Slant of Light:  Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley.  This reading and book signing will feature New Paltz English Department members and alumni whose work is anthologized in this collection.  This event will be taking place on Thursday, November 14 at 7:00p.m. in the Honors Center.
home book HOME by Toni Morrison has been chosen for this year's community One Book/One New Paltz read.  One Book is a reading project, one of many across the country, that annually selects a book for local residents to read as a basis for a shared experience of celebrating and promoting reading and community.

HOME is a slim book and an accessible read, but it nonetheless grapples with important and powerful themes relating to Black culture in the mid-20th century:  racism, individual and community, and good and evil.  It raises the question of whether any of us can ever go home again, while at the same time acknowledging the healing power of home.

11 a.m. Nov. 18, 2013
Open Session:  A Sociological Conversation

5 p.m. Nov. 18, 2013.
Presentation:  Literary Review of HOME

12 p.m. Nov. 21, 2013
Cross-Discipline Academic Discussion of HOME

2 p.m. Nov. 23, 2013
Presentation:  HOME and Where the Heart Is - A Literary Review of HOME


Spring 2013 Events

gerald sorin book cover

"History, the Historical Novel, and the Influence of Ideology:  The Case of Communist Writer Howard Fast," talk and book signing by Gerald Sorin, Emeritus Professor and Director of Modern Jewish Studies, Department of History, SUNY New Paltz.  Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5-6:30 p.m. located in the Honors Center.

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"Running the Gamut and the Gauntlet:  Mixed Messages in World War I Girls' Servies Fiction," Dr. Susan Lewis, Department of History SUNY New Paltz, Dr. Emily Hamilton-Honey, Department of English/Humanities, SUNY Canton.  Thursday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., located in the Honors Center.


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"Digitize This:  How Tech-Savvy Students Will Reshape The Humanities," presentation by Professor Michael Vargas, Department of History, SUNY New Paltz.  Thursday, March 7, 5 p.m., located in the Honors Center.

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"The Body-Grotesque from Early Art to Digital Media." This event is a Student-Scholar-Teacher Collaboration.  The presenters are Professor E. Jerry Persaud, Department of Communication and Media, SUNY New Paltz, and Sarah Ribowsky, French/Digital Media Production Major Student.  This presentation will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, located in The Honors Center.


There will be more events added to this list as the semester progresses.

All photos and videos are the work of Miriam Ward.