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In Memoriam

Irving Barnett (Asian Studies) died on March 22, 2006 after a brief illness. He was 87. He was an adjunct instructor in 1966.

Awards, Honors, Appointments

Laura Dull (Sec. Ed.) received a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach and conduct research in Serbia in the spring of 2007. Dull has also received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Institute for her project, “A Teaching Unit on the Property Tax.”

Musical Notes

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Albany Records has released a CD, “Henry Martin - Chamber Music for Strings and Piano,” which features the piano trio, Innisfree. The group is New Paltz Department of Music faculty members (pictured above, l-r) Susan Seligman, cello; Sylvia Buccelli, piano and Carole Cowan, violin. Martin is professor of Music at Rutgers University in New Jersey. On this album, Innisfree performs “Piano Trio in C Sharp Minor,” “Sonata for Solo Cello,” “This Living Hand: Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano” and “Sweet Converse: Sonata for Cello and Piano.”

Presentations & Exhibitions

The Faculty Poet Series presents Harry Stoneback (English), who will read from his recent works of poetry at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, in the Honors Center. For details, call x3933.

The Honors Program Spring 2006 Faculty Lecture Series presents Larry McGlinn (Geography) at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 18, and Shahla Kia (History) at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. The presentations take place in the Honors Center (College Hall, Room CH-H 111). Call x3933 for details.

Other Interesting Endeavors

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A group of 24 members (pictured above) of the college’s geology department, including students and faculty, spent Spring Break 2006 studying Death Valley National Park in California and the Mojave Desert region located in Southern California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. Students and professor Frederick Vollmer (Geology) conducted field studies under the direction of professor Martin Rutstein (Geology), as part of a threecredit course. Students prepared for the trip by composing field study notebooks. In addition to Death Valley and the Mojave Desert, the group visited Mt. Whitney, the Department of Energy Atomic Test Site in Nevada.

Students in the News

Samantha O’Toole '99 (Geology) gave a presentation titled, “Salt Water Slug Tracing in Stratified and Fractured Bedrock,” at the Kleinfelders 20th Professional Development and Technical Seminar in Los Angeles, CA in February 2006. O’Toole and co-worker at GSC/Kleinfelder, Mike Meyerhoefer, received the Environmental Techincal Excellence Award for the presentation, which was also presented to the Long Island Professional Geologist Association in March 2006.

Erica Adamczyk '06 (Geology) recently won the Angelo Tagliacozzo Scholarship Award from the Northeast Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) in the amount of $1,000. Adamczyk was also given a complimentary one-year membership to the AIPG.

APRIL 10, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 7

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