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Awards, Honors, Appointments and Recognition

Robert Piluso (Foreign Languages, Emeritus) was elevated to Commander in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem by Cardinal Edward Egan at a ceremony on Sept. 30 during Mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.


Presentations, Exhibitions

Howard Good (Communication and Media) has a prose poem, "Love, Death, Etc.," in the Oct./Nov. 2006 issue of “Eclectica.”

Glenn Geher (Psychology) published “Required Parental Investment and Mating Patterns: A Quantitative Analysis in the Context of Evolutionarily Stable Strategies” in “Social Biology.” Junior authors on the paper include Heather Downey ’02 (Psychology) and Myles Derieg of Polymathematics Inc.

Peter Kaufman (Sociology) published the article “Activist Athletes and Human Rights: Some Preliminary Research Notes,” as part of a special issue on sports and human rights in The Bulletin of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education.

Louis Roper (History) published an article, “Charles I, Virginia, and the Idea of Atlantic History,” in volume 30, no. 2, of “Itinerario: European Journal of Overseas History,” the journal of the Forum of European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI) housed at the University of Leiden (Netherlands). For more information, visit

Students in the News

Participants in the college’s Institute for International Business (IIB) program recently moved to New York City to begin the second portion of the program. The 16 students, who hail from Australia, Czech Republic, Germany and Mexico, took courses at the college for the first half of the fall semester and have internships in Manhattan, where they will reside for the remainder of the program. This group of IIB students have secured internships in fields such as advertising, communications, marketing, public relations, event planning, management consulting, insurance, fashion and finance. For more information, call x3019 or visit

Members of the SUNY New Paltz collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) attended a business showcase held at SUNY Ulster on Sept. 29. The event featured more than 100 local businesses and attracted more than 2,000 visitors. Twenty-two students volunteered at the event and gained trade show experience and had the option of receiving academic credit. As a result of networking opportunities with vendors, two students were offered internships. The Ulster County Chamber of Commerce honored all of the student volunteers for their work on Oct. 20.


Judith Sloan and Warren Leher will give a performance based on their book “Crossing the Blvd.: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, in the McKenna Theatre. The multimedia presentation focuses on portraying the lives of new immigrants living in Queens, through slides, sounds, storytelling and character monologues. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call x3819.

Professionals and students are invited to attend the annual Management Association (MA) and the Mid-Hudson Human Resource Association (MHHRA) joint chapter event from 5:15 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9. The event will be held at the College Terrace and includes a networking session, dinner and a workshop. Karen Robilotta, managing director of TD Consulting Group in White Plains, will lead a presentation on behavioral interviewing. The cost is $30 for non-students and $20 for students. The RSVP deadline is Nov. 3. To register, contact Kristin Backhaus (Business) at or Shaun Hoff (Financial Aid) at

October 23, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 20

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