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Gilbert Brenner, right, (Geology, Emeritus) is conducting a research project with Dr. Irwin Rose, Nobel Award Winner in Chemistry (2004) to see if certain minerals will select left- from right-handed amino acids. If this happens, it could show that early steps in the origin of life could have occurred in primal Earth conditions.

Awards, Honors, Appointments

Mary Ann Landolina (Institutional Research) was voted Volunteer of the Year by the Village of Walden. At a ceremony in April, she was recognized for her work with such organizations as the Little League association, the Walden Women’s Club and for spearheading the Walden Harvest Festival name change.

Under the direction of Gregory Bray (Communication and Media), four Communication and Media students produced a radio show covering Engineering Day, which was held on campus in February. The production was used on National Public Radio’s (NPR) program, “The Best of Our Knowledge.” The students who worked on the project are Bryan Neilon '07, Daniel Asis '07, Caitlin Rielly '07 and Francine Zeller '07. The show is online.

Presentations & Exhibitions

The Honors Program Spring Faculty Lecture Series presents "Public Radio: Behind the Voices" by Lisa Phillips (Communication and Media) at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1, in the Honors Center (College Hall, Room CH-H 111). For more information, call x3933.


Doug Maynard (Psychology), Todd J. Thorsteinson (University of Idaho) and Natalya Parfyonova '04g published "Reasons for Working Part-Time: Subgroup Differences in Job Attitudes and Turnover Intentions" in the journal, Career Development International.

Julia Keefer (Communication and Media) published a 700-page fantasy memoir, “How to Survive as an Adjunct Professor by Wrestling,” part of which will be translated into Arabic under the title, “Un-Clashing Civilizations.”

Students in the News

Danny Perry '91 (Communication and Media) joined Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company as a community relations manager based in New York City.

Four senior theatre arts design/technology majors have been awarded full assistantships in their areas of specialization leading to graduate theatre institutions: Dale Bigall (Sound Design) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jamie Kassler (Lighting Design), Florida State University; Jared Rutherford (Scenic Design), University of Indiana; Jill Wetzel (Costume Design), Florida State University.

Scholarship Recipeints
Steve Deutsch, above left, CEO of Campus Auxilary Services (CAS) stands with recipients of the Spring 2006 CAS Internship Stipend Program: Cassandre Brutus '06 (Marketing), Krystle Montalvo '06 (Communication and Media), Lara Buongiorno '06 (Public Relations) and Jeremy Homes '07 (Sculpture). Missing from the photo is Samanta Camillery '06 (Media Management).


Through April, the Sojourner Truth Library is selling bracelets at $3 a piece to raise money for the Leonard Washington Memorial Library, located on the campus of Southern University at New Orleans. All proceeds will benefit the library.


The April 10 issue stated that Irving Barnett (Economics, Emeritus) taught at New Paltz as an adjunct in 1966. Barnett taught at SUNY New Paltz from 1966 to 1979 and served as a professor in the Division of Area Studies and Geography, then Asian Studies and later in Economics.

APRIL 24, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 8

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