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Salvatore Engel-DiMauro (Geography) was awarded a $50,000 grant by the National Science Foundation for his project, "A Multiple-Scale Study of Human and Non-Human Causes of Soil Acidification in Southwest Hungary." The project seeks to identify principal causal mechanisms of post-1989 environmental change in an Eastern European context by investigating the interaction between farming practices and soil acidification.

Victor de Munck (Anthropology) received a $1,000 external grant from the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, a non-profit organization located in Syracuse.

Glenn Geher (Psychology) recently received media attention for his work on the topic of mating intelligence. His work has been covered in The Washington Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, New Scientist and the WBAI (New York City radio) show, "The Positive Mind."

Marilyn Hoberg, senior press operator for Printing Services, will retire on June 13 after working at the college for six years. Leslie Williams, operations assistant in Instructional Media Services, is retiring after 32 years at New Paltz.


Mary Kahl (Communication and Media) presented a paper, "Overkill and Oval Office Dreams: Hillary Clinton's 2006 Reelection Strategy," in April at the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) in Providence, R.I. Kahl, a past president of the ECA, also participated in a symposium on "Freedom of Expression in the College Classroom" at the convention.


L.H. Roper (History) published an article, "The 1701 'Act for the Better Ordering of Slaves': Reconsidering the History of Slavery in Proprietary South Carolina," in The William and Mary Quarterly. The Quarterly is the leading journal in the field of early American history and culture and is published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture under the auspices of The College of William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg.

Howard Good (Communication and Media) has a poem, "Cake for Breakfast," in Issue 8 of Flask.