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James Halpern (Psychology) has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the New York State Office of Mental Health for cosponsorship of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health's annual conference, "Healing the Scars of War and Extreme Trauma," scheduled for April 11.

Priscilla Prutzman (Humanistic/Multicultural Education) was added to the Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster in Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution. As a Fulbright Senior Specialist, Prutzman, who is also director and co-founder of the organization Creative Response to Conflict, will be available to travel to universities around the world and share her expertise.


Glenn Geher (Psychology) and Scott Barry Kaufman, a psychology doctoral student at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. gave a presentation on mating intelligence at Yale University's bi-annual Sex Week event on Valentine's Day. Geher also participated in an interview on the topic of evolutionary psychology, which aired on Connecticut's WWUH radio station.

Tad Richards (English) has an exhibit of prints on display at the Upstairs Gallery at the Astor House in Tannersville through mid-March.


Doug Maynard (Psychology) published an article, "Are All Part-time Faculty Underemployed? The Influence of Faculty Status Preference on Satisfaction and Commitment," in the journal, Higher Education. It was coauthored by Todd Allen Joseph '01 (Psychology), now a Ph.D. candidate in cognitive science at the University of South Florida in Tampa.


Jason Bryden '01 (Communication and Media - Public Relations) has been the assistant sports information director at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., since July 2006. Bryden got his start in sports information as a student assistant at New Paltz, where he won the 2001 Athletic Director's Award.

Daniel Butler '07, Masanori Hotta '07 and Brian Smith '07 (Communication and Media) screened their original documentary "Rio: I am a Comic From Japan," as an official selection of the Westchester Film Festival, at Lowes Theater in White Plains on March 7. The video was created as part of the Seminar in Production class taught by Gregory Bray (Communication and Media).

Andrew Eisenberg '82 (Chinese Studies Contract Major), associate professor of Asian History at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, has just published a book, Kingship in Early Medieval China.


E. Odin Cathcart '08g (Painting, Drawing) was selected as one of three Best of Show winners at the 2007 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition held recently at the New York State Museum in Albany. Cathcart received a $1,000 scholarship and was invited to exhibit his work in the prestigious Albany Governor's Exhibition. Cathcart's painting, "Intransigence" (pictured), was the selected piece for the Best of SUNY. Alexandra Davis '07 (Printmaking) received the Notable Works award for her multi-plate etching, "Landscape #4."