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Sally Cross, director of Development, has joined John McEnrue, director of Facilities Design and Construction, and Bill Rhoads (Art History, Emeritus) on the board of the Ulster County Historic Society (UCHS). Cross will be chairing the recently formed development committee for the organization.

Will Hermes (Communication and Media) was a fellow-in-residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) in Amherst, Va., for two weeks in January. There he furthered his work on a forthcoming book about New York City's music culture in the 1970s. He also read from his writing at an evening event hosted by the VCCA, a non-profit organization, which is one of the nation's largest artists' communities.


Jamie Bennett (Metals) had a retrospective exhibition open in
January at the Fuller Museum in Brockton, Mass. “Edge of the
Sublime: The Enamels of Jamie Bennett,” which will be on display
through May 2, features some 180 works in jewelry, painting
and wall reliefs. A book of the same title accompanies the


Natalie Cartwright (Mathematics) co-authored a paper, "Uniform Asymptotics Applied to Ultrawideband Pulse Propagation," with K. E. Oughstun of the University of Vermont. The paper appeared in SIAM Review, a publication of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Gerald Sorin (History) has published a review essay centering on "Alfred Kazin: A Biography" by Richard Cook. It appears at for January. It is still possible to read Sorin's Janaury review of Philip Roth's latest novel, "Exit Ghost," at


Andrew Hackmack ’03 (Communication and Media) recently
became editor of the Valley Stream Herald, a weekly newspaper
on Long Island.


In the last issue of News Pulse, the School of Business was not mentioned among the offices and departments that prepared the 2007 Economic Impact Study. Members of the School of Business staff and administration designed the study, analyzed data and calculated the economical impact the college has on the local and state economies.


Kathleen Dowley (Political Science) and Ilgu Ozler (Political Science) traveled to Izmir, Turkey, with 15 New Paltz students for the SUNY Model European Union Simulation (SUNY MES) held at Izmir University in January. Following the three-day simulation, Dowley, who is the new SUNY MES director, and Ozler led a 10-day study tour of Turkey. Students from SUNY Cortland, Buffalo State and Drake University in Iowa attended the tour, as well. Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) funded part of the tuition for the New Paltz students.


Kyoko Kakerbeck (far right) teaches students calligraphy during the Language Immersion Institute's new program, Camp LII. In addition to receiving instruction in Chinese, Japanese, French and Spanish, more than 30 students in grades 7-10 participated in art and sports activities. For more information, call x3500 or visit submitted

Kyoko Kakerbeck and students