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Science, Engineering series slated

The School of Science and Engineering continues its 2007- 2008 Colloquium Series on Oct. 25 with a presentation by Kenneth Olum of Tufts University in Medford, Mass., titled, "Fine Tuning in Cosmology." The series will feature a new speaker on select Thursdays during the academic year, typically once a month.

On Nov. 29, Harold Metcalf of the State University of New York at Stony Brook will speak about "The Coldest Temperature in the Universe." On March 13, the final lecture will be presented by Dan Jelski, new dean of the School Science and Engineering, who will give a lecture titled, "Buckminster - Fullerenes: The Way the Ball Bounces."

Each presentation will be held in the Coykendall Science Building, beginning with a reception in the Lounge 110 at 3:30 p.m. and followed by the presentation in the auditorium at 4 p.m. For more information, contact David Clark at x3728 or visit the Science and Engineering Web site.

Make a difference on Oct. 27

For the third year in a row, the campus and local community will participate in Make a Difference Day, a national campaign dedicated to community service. The event takes place on Oct. 27.

The event gets started with a Stuff the Truck canned food drive at the Student Union Building Concourse from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26. All items will be donated to the Family of New Paltz local food pantry.

In addition to a clean-up effort on campus, there are 11 offcampus sites that will be hosting students and staff from the college, including the Queens Galley in Kingston and the Pregnancy Support Center of Ulster County in New Paltz.

For more information, contact Suzanne O'Driscoll (Student Activities and Union Services) at x3025 or

Honors Program lectures continue

The Honors Program Spring 2007 Faculty Lecture Series has upcoming lectures for the campus community. On Oct. 29, Jan Schmidt (English) will present "Confronting the Void: The Autobiographical Journey in Second Generation Women's Holocaust Memoirs." On Nov. 6, Linda Benbow (Sociology) will give a talk titled, "The Paradoxes of Diversity: Race Relations in Federal Bureaucracy."

Both lectures will begin at 5 p.m. in the Honors Center - located in College Hall Room CH-H111. For more information, call x3933.