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Awards, Honors, Appointments...

Linda Benbow (Sociology, Black Studies) earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from City University of New York Graduate and Research Center. Her dissertation is titled "The Paradoxes of Diversity: Race, Class, and Gender Relations in a Federal Bureaucracy."

Edward Lundergan (Music) has been appointed to the editorial board of the Choral Journal, official publication of the American Choral Directors Association.

Presentations, Exhibitions

“Tattooed Bird Boxes: A Traveler's Memo of Nature,” an exhibit of works by Rimer Cardillo (Printmaking) is on display at the Medialia Gallery in New York City, through Oct. 28. On display are containers and their objects, drawings in metal, ceramic pieces, engraved small bronzes that were finished for close examination and tactile contact with the materials.

Elizabeth Hester (Communication Disorders) will conduct a seminar, “Prosody in Practice,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Quality Inn in Kingston. The seminar is presented by the Speech, Language and Hearing Association of the Hudson Valley (SHAHV). For more information, contact the Communication Disorders Department at x3600.

Brian Obach (Sociology) presented a paper titled “Organic Movement Strategy after the National Organic Program” at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association held in Montreal in August.

Nancy Saklad (Theatre Arts) recently led a two-week voicetraining program at the Pearl Theatre in New York City. Saklad, a certified Fitzmaurice Voicework teacher, trained the company of actors in this breathwork method for actors.

Paintings by Thomas Sarrantonio (Art) are included in the exhibition "Palpable Painting" on display through Oct. 19 at the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo
College in New Jersey.


Allyn & Bacon recently published “Conflict Management Through Communication,” a textbook by Lee Cahn (Communication and Media) and Ruth Anna Abigail of Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.

Donald Silberger (Mathematics) and Milton Braitt of Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, published an article titled “Subassociative Groupoids” in Vol. 14 of Quasigroups and Related Systems.

Students in the News

In August, Pui Yee Chan ’08 (Chemistry), Sarah Gibbons ’08
(Chemistry) and Igor Gembitsky ’08 (Chemistry) presented
their research at the national meeting of the American Society of
Pharmacognosy in Arlington, Va.

Other Iinteresting Endeavors

Corinne Nyquist (Library) was part of a three-member team
that traveled to South Africa in August to arrange for a work,
study and home stay university credit program. The
International Partnership for Service Learning (IPSL), which
sent the team, has programs in 14 countries, but none in Africa.


A Faculty Wives and Women Fall Luncheon will be held at noon on Wednesday, Oct 4, at The Terrace. Lunch is $15 and includes a choice of entrée: grilled chicken breast with pesto, seafood-stuffed fillet of sole or vegetarian-portabella mushroom. Reservations should be made by Friday, Sept. 29. Send checks and meal selection to Joyce Schiff, 37 N. Manheim Blvd., New Paltz, NY 12561.

The departments of Women's Studies and Political Science will host a Mid-Hudson Mensa event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, in Lecture Center 100, featuring guest speaker Rolande Hodel, founder of AIDSFreeAfrica. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Conchetta Chandler at x2975.

September 25, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 18

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