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Howard Good (Communication and Media) has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his poem, "Schoolyard Blues,' which appeared in Raving Dove. This is his second Pushcart nomination in two years.

James Halpern (Psychology) and Phyllis Freeman (Psychology) were awarded a $13,000 grant by the National Institute of Health - National Institute on Drug Abuse for Health in support of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health's April 2008 conference, "Healing the Wounds of War,' which will provide mental health workers with the best practices in assisting returning service personnel experiencing stress reactions. The award also will support research on the perceptions of training needs and research gaps of those providing mental health support for regional military personnel and their families.


L.H. Roper (History) presented a paper, "Big Fish in a Bigger Transatlantic Pond: the Social and Political Leadership of Early Modern Anglo-American Colonies,' at an international colloquium, "To Serve Overseas: The European Elites in the Colonies from the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century to the Middle of the Twentieth Century,' at the University of Bordeaux 3 - Michel de Montaigne in France in October.

Gerald Sorin (History) delivered a short paper on "Jews, Blacks, Political Identity, and the Pursuit of Social Justice,' at the Center for Jewish History in New York City, as an introduction of the presentation of book awards. As chair of the awards committee of the American Jewish Historical Society, Sorin also moderated a panel discussion among the prize-winning authors.


Victor de Munck (Anthropology) recently published "Wife- Husband Intimacy and Female Status in Cross-Cultural Perspective,' in the Journal of Cross Cultural Research; "First, Second, and Finally Third Order Understandings of Lithuanian National Identity' in Sociologija: Thought and Action; "Love, Sex, and Marriage in North America' in The Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture; and "Chastity' in The Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender.

Andy Evans (History) published "A Liberal Paradigm? Race and Ideology in Late-Nineteenth-Century German Physical Anthropology' in a recent issue of Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space.

Eugene Heath (Philosophy) published "Adam Ferguson: Selected Philosophical Writings,' a volume in the series, The Library of Scottish Philosophy. His essay, "Markets, Promises, and Responsibility: Reconsidering Pensions and Ethics,' appeared in Corporate Retirement Security: Social and Ethical Issues.

Ron Knapp (Geography and Asian Studies, Emeritus) is a principal author of "China: People, Place, Culture, History,' a fullcolor encyclopedic volume published in October 2007.


The 2007 Orientation Leaders/Peer Mentors were awarded the October Above the Call of Duty (ABCD) Award by their peers in the New Paltz National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). The 14 students were recognized for all of their efforts during the summer and academic year to help first-year students become orientated and successful at the college.