Arthur Cash (English, Emeritus) was named as a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his book, "John Wilkes: The Scandalous Father of Civil Liberty." The biography draws a full portrait of Wilkes, a politician considered to be the father of the British free press.
Lorraine DuBois (Purchasing) retired from her role as Purchasing Assistant on June 27.
The Kingston Sculpture Biennial 2007, which will open on July 7, is being curated by Beth Wilson (Art History) and Wayne Lempka (Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art). The exhibition is sponsored by the City of Kingston and the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK). A special feature the biennial will be the use of the former Ulster County Jail on Golden Hill for a number of sculptures and installations. On opening day, there will be a seven-hour new performance work by the internationally acclaimed artist Linda Montano. Complete information on the exhibition.
Howard Good (Communication and Media) published a poem, "Job Interview Tip #3," in the July issue of Persistent Image.
James Cawley '01 (Art History), who was recently hired by the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer organization, was promoted to an account executive position with the company. Cawley is also a recent graduate of the Game Face Sports Executive Academy, an international training and career placement company, in Portland, Ore.
Ten Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) students belonging to the SUNY New Paltz AC2 Program accompanied Stacie Nunes (Physics), program director; Sarah Browne, assistant director; and Elizabeth Shuipis, administrative assistant, to the 15th Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference in Boltons Landing, in April. Carimaxy Benitez '10 (Pre-engineering), Clara Enuma '09 (Electrical Engineering), Patricia Ezenwa '08 (Biology), Courtney Giles '07 (Environmental Geochemistry/Chemistry), Rosemary Holguin '08 (Adolescent Education/Math), Kerron Manwaring '07 (Electrical Engineering), Tom Paccione '07 (Electrical Engineering), Alexis Santana '08 (Biology), Laura Waterbury '10 (Biology) and Airrion Wisdom '07 (Computer Engineering) participated in professional development activities and joined in the celebration in honor of the 20th anniversary of the CSTEP and STEP programs in New York State.
Ezenwa, Giles, Paccione and Wisdom were selected to participate in a poster competition describing the work they did as part of the 2006 AC2 Summer Research Program. Giles won first prize in the Natural Sciences: Environmental Science category; Ezenwa won third prize in the Natural Sciences category; and Wisdom won first prize in the Technology category.
Tom Paccione (l-r), Rickidon Singh of Stony Brook University, Sarah Browne, Airrion Wisdom, Courtney Giles and Patricia Ezenwa at the CSTEP conference.
Aaron Haselton, (l-r), Yoav Kaddar, Glenn Geher, Brian Obach, Ilgu Ozler, Jonathan Rust, Michael Camargo and Heather Morrison (top) at the New Paltz Regatta on June 10. Photo submitted
The New Paltz Environmental Task Force sponsored a group in the New Paltz Regatta on June 10. The team took first prize for Most Elegant craft in the homemade boat competition at the event. The boat featured a half-submerged Manhattan skyline designed as a warning against rising sea levels and global warming. The crew consisted of Michael Camargo '07g (Psychology), Johnny Coxum (University Police), Glenn Geher (Psychology), Kathy Geher (Psychology), Aaron Haselton (Biology), Yoav Kaddar (Theatre Arts), Heather Morrison (History), Brian Obach (Sociology), Ilgu Ozler (Political Science) and Jonathan Rust (Psychology). Russell Karasik (Psychology) was integral in providing the trailer to pull the boat for the pre-regatta parade down Main Street.