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PRESENTATIONS, EXHIBITIONS

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.

PUBLICATIONS

Jacqueline Ahl '98, '06g (English) had her poem, "Memories," selected as one of 15 notable poems in the second annual Vanguard Voices of the Hudson Valley poetry contest, sponsored by the Mohonk Mountain Stage Company (MMSC). The poem will be published in Vanguard Voices of the Hudson Valley - Poetry (Volume 2) in May 2007. It will also be read by MMSC's Readers Theatre Group in a public performance at Unison Arts Center in New Paltz on May 4.

Howard Good (Communication and Media) has had his second chapbook of poetry, "Heartland," published by FootHills Publishing.

STUDENTS IN THE NEWS

Einav Zamir '09 (Art History) has been awarded a summer internship in the Egyptian Art Department at the Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn Museum's collection of ancient Egyptian art, one of the largest and finest in the United States, is renowned throughout the world.

Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), a School of Business student organization advised by Bruce Mather (Business) and Rief Kanan (Business), participated in the New York SIFE USA Regional Competition in March. The event was one of 17 regional competitions being held across the United States in March and April. After presenting a report of its year-long community outreach projects to a panel of business leaders, the team was named a USA Regional Champion. The team will advance to the national competition, May 6-8, in Dallas, Texas.

OTHER INTERESTING ENDEAVORS

University Police members provided physical self-defense training to the Creating SPACE (Self-Protection, Awareness, Confidence and Empowerment) for Girls program at Kingston High School in March. The Survival Skills program was created by Jen Wait (University Police) with help from the YWCA to teach young women about awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. Participating instructors were officers Jenelle Kelsey, Johnny Coxum and John Ritayik. Wait is also working with the YWCA to bring the full 12-hour R.A.D. program to the Kingston area this summer.

CORRECTION

In the March 26 issue of News Pulse, Karen Sickles was listed in the photo caption and article as Karen Stickles. Also, the Payroll Office extension is x3145.