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Awards, Honors, Appointments

Brian Obach (Sociology) has been awarded a $85,000 grant by the National Science Foundation for his project, "RUI: Coalition Dynamics and Strategic Innovation in the Organic Movement.".

Other Interesting Endeavors

John Harrington (Dean, School of Science and Engineering) has been invited to join a group of leading researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington, D.C., to help identify basic science issues that require further investigation to enhance the development of a clinically safe and efficacious blood substitute.

Presentations & Exhibitions

Mette Christiansen (Sociology/Human Services) presented her paper, "The Professional Socialization of Social Work Students Examined through the Hidden Curriculum," at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Conference in February 2006.

The Faculty Poet Series presents Elisa Davila (Foreign Languages), who will read from her recent works of poetry at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, in the Honors Center. For more information, call x3933.

The Honors Program Spring 2006 Faculty Lecture Series presents "Outsider Art: Its Challenges to Art and Education," a talk by Alice Wexler (Art Education) at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, in the Honors Center. For more information, call x3933.


In January 2006, Jack Crawford (English, emeritus) published a collection of poetry, titled "I Explode and Other Poems."

Mary Fakler (English) and Dr. Kathy Livingston (Sociology Department, Quinnipiac University) have published an article, "Seeing the Big Picture: Using Film to Enhance Student Learning and Writing," in the fall/winter edition of The English Record, a journal of the New York State English Council.

"Public Radio: Behind the Voices," a book by Lisa A. Phillips (Communication and Media) will be published in April by CDS Books/Perseus. The book features profiles of more than 40 public radio personalities, including Scott Simon, Terry Gross, Marian McPartland and Michael Feldman. The book's Web site is

Students in the News

Jeesoo Lee '06g (Painting/Drawing) has been selected as a 2006 Thayer Fellow. The annual Thayer Fellowship is given to students based on talent, achievement and potential as a professional artist to serve as a bridge between study at SUNY and a professional career in the creative or performing arts. This year, the fellowship was split three ways with Lee receiving $3,500. Lee's thesis exhibition, consisting of a wall installation, can be viewed at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in May.

Athletic Accolades

hawkThe State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Commissionerís List and All-American Team for the Fall 2005 season has been announced. At New Paltz, 22 student athletes qualified for the Commissionerís List and 47 earned recognition on the All-Academic Team. Both honors recognize the academic and athletic excellence.

Commissionerís List & All-Academic Team

Cross Country: Alida Van Almelo, Sean Brown*, Christine Carlstrom*, Kate Choromanski, Kelly Dunphy*, Winter Eyres, Kyle Kerelchuk, Erin Lavin, Marisa Ouranitas, Justin Thomson*, Robert Van Wyen, Janet Walsh

Field Hockey: Marissa Costello*, Nicole Kovac*, Kelly Proper, Kaitlin Ruggiero, Shannon Stokes*, Lisa Wong*

Menís Soccer: Daniel Cocciardi*, Joseph Fabian*, Colin Hillman*, Masanori Hotta*, Jumpei Onozuka, Ryan Shanks*, Matt Soranno*

Womenís Soccer: Stephanie DeRobertis*, Amelia Dockerty, Kristen Ermides*, Meryem Ibrahim*, Kerri Kelty, Jaime McBain*, Lauren Martel*, Emily Martin, Brianne Miller*, Carolyn Mounteer, Stephanie Wallman*, Kayla Wisniewski*

Womenís Tennis: Sarah Goldstein*, Jennifer Larson, Lindsay Trifiletti*, Eri Yamakawa

Womenís Volleyball: Kaite Becofsky, Kim Braga, Christina Butcher*, Kim Clouston, Christina Mazurowski, Kate Roche*

* All-American Team only

MARCH 27, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 5

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