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AWARDS, HONORS, APPOINTMENTS AND RECOGNITION

Lawrence Fialkow (Computer Science) and the Research Foundation received a $175,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project, “RUI: Truncated Multivariable Moment Problems and Applications: An Operator Theoretic Approach.”

Jeff Lesperance (Printing and Design Services) and Rachel Reuben (Public Affairs) received Awards of Excellence from the State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD) at the organization’s annual conference held at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan, June 11-13.

PRESENTATIONS, EXHIBITIONS

Morgan Gwenwald (Library) and Susan Ingalls Lewis (History) presented a session, "Lydia Thompson and Her British Blondes: Cross-Dressing, Celebrity and Stalking in Gilded Age New York," at the Conference on New York State History in Saratoga Springs in June.

Eve Waltermaurer (Sociology) premiered a documentary film she co-directed, titled "First," at the Austin Women’s Film Festival in May.

PUBLICATIONS

Michael Camargo (Mental Health Counseling) and Kelly Donahue ’11g (Psychology) published an article, titled "Looking Through the Evolutionary Lens: Consumer Behavior and Evolutionary Psychology," in the 2008 volume of the Journal of Social, Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology.

STUDENTS IN THE NEWS

Fourteen students worked in teams and with faculty mentors for five weeks on a math or science project during Summer Session I, May 27-June 30, as part of the AC2 Program’s Summer Research Program (SRP). Reena DePaolo, assistant director of the AC2 program, said the goal is that each student has at least one research or internship opportunity before they graduate from New Paltz.

At the end of the five weeks, each group presents their research at a luncheon. This year’s event was held on June 30 at the College Terrace and the following student teams made presentations with their faculty mentors in attendance: Carimaxy Benitez ’10 (Undeclared), Rosmery Holguin ’08 (Secondary Education, Math) and Laura Waterbury ’09 (Biology - Cell/Molecular Biotech) with Shafiul Chowdhury (Geology); Destiny Rivera ’09 (Biology) and Maria Rodolis ’10 (Biology) with Preeti Dhar (Chemistry); Darlisa De la Cruz’10 (Psychology - Psychobiology), Tasia Simpkins ’08 (Psychology) with Glenn Geher (Psychology); Christina Apatow ’10 (Electrical Engineering), Fernando Gonzalez ’11 (Undeclared) with Julio Gonzalez and Michael Otis (Electrical and Computer Engineering); Christopher Cahn ’09 (Biology - Cell/Molecular Biotech), Tamara Simpson ’09 (Biology - Organisms/Environment) with Jeff Reinking (Biology); Elena Adjei ’08 (Biology - Cell/Molecular Biotech), Kemone Grant’09 (Biology), Kevin Purcell ’10 (Biology - Cell/Molecular Biotech) with Jennifer Waldo (Biology).

OTHER INTERESTING ENDEAVORS

The Business Institute collaborated with the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) to offer a summer accounting program on campus to local minority high school students from June 26 to July 2.