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Jacqueline Ahl ’98, ’06g (English) joined the staff of Special Programs at New Paltz as the specialist for disabilities and learning. In her new role, Ahl will provide tutoring for students with learning disabilities and serve as a liaison for Student Support Services. Ahl previously worked in the Office of Disabled Student Services, now the Disability Resource Center at New Paltz. She also worked as a tutoring facilitator at Dutchess Community College and an academic consultant at Vassar College’s Summer Institute for the Gifted, both in Poughkeepsie.

James Halpern (Psychology) has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the New York State Office of Mental Health for his project, "Graduate Training in Disaster Mental Health Course." The purpose of the award is to deliver a three-credit graduate course titled "Graduate Training in Disaster Mental Health" to create a
reserve corps of mental health responders.

Corinne Nyquist (Library) was named to the 2007 edition of
Who's Who in America. She joins two SUNY New Paltz administrators,
two other current faculty members, and three emeriti
faculty whose biographical information and professional accomplishments
are included in this work.


Fiona Paton (English) delivered a paper, “Whither Goest Thou America? On the Road as Elegiac Romance,” at the 35th Louisville Literature and Culture Since 1900 conference in February.

Karanja Keita Carroll (Black Studies) presented “Cheikh Anta Diop's Two Cradle Theory and Afrikan-Centered Scholarship: A Genealogical Review” at the 8th Annual Uncovering Connections Conference in March sponsored by the DIRECT Center of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. He presented a paper on “Methodology in Africana Studies: Revisiting the Centrality of the Afrikan Worldview” at the 31st Annual Conference of the National Council for Black Studies, held in San Diego, Calif., also in March.


Glenn Geher (Psychology) published an article, titled “Evolutionary Psychology is Not Evil! (… and here’s why …),” in the 2006 edition of the European journal, Psihologijske Teme (Psychological Topics).

Howard Good (Communication and Media) had a poem, "Pilgrim," in the February issue of Juked.

Michael Guiry (Business) and Sally Schultz (Business) published
an article, “Rural Business Advertising during the Late
18th and Early 19th Centuries: The Newspaper Collection of the
Huguenot Historical Society (1783-1835),” in the Journal of
Business and Behavioral Sciences.

Irving Weiss (English, Emeritus) published the visual poems
“Poem with Vowel Music Strung too Tight” and “Poem with
Eroded Edges” in Griddle Grin, part of the Puddle Leaflet
Series #7. He also published “Black Ice” and “The Lake” in The
Lyric. Weiss’s poetry has also appeared online in such venues as
Black Box and Summer Collisions, Word for Peek Review and
the Green Integer Review.

A.J. Williams-Meyers (Black Studies) published “Out of the
Shadows: African Descendants-Revolutionary Combatants in
the Hudson River Valley: A Preliminary Historical Sketch,” in
the January 2007 issue of the Afro-Americans in New York Life
and History Journal.


Communication and Media students Tyease Levers ’10, Yolan
’07, Bryan Neilon ’07, and Stephanie Man ’07 completed
a radio news segment, which aired on March 14 on
WAMC radio (90.3 and 90.9 FM locally). It aired on the daily
program, “Midday Magazine.” Gregory Bray (Communication
and Media) was the project advisor.

Carla Linton ’07 (Theatre Arts) is a regional finalist for a
Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design at the 39th
annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
(KCACTF). Her work will be on display at the national event at
the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C.,
April 17-22.


March 26 , 2007
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