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Presentations, Exhibitions

Rimer Cardillo (Printmaking) has an exhibition of selected works, “Vanishing Boundaries,” with Judy Sigunick at the Pearl Gallery in Stone Ridge through Nov. 26. For more information, visit

Rose Irvine (Speech Communications, Emeritus) presented a paper, “Court Records 1700-1737: Kingston and Ulster County,” at the Senate House State Historic Site in Kingston on Nov. 8, the inauguration of the records donation program.


Glenn Geher (Psychology) presented “Knowing the Desires of Potential Sex Partners: A Slice of Mating Intelligence,” based on his research as part of Bard College’s Psychology Colloquium Series in October and SUNY Binghamton’s Evolutionary Studies Seminar Series in November.

Howard Good (Communication and Media) has a poem, "Burnout," in the Nov.-Dec. 2006 issue of Foliate Oak.

Russell Hilliard (Music Therapy) had an article, “The Effect of Music Therapy Sessions on Compassion Fatigue and Team Building of Professional Hospice Caregivers,” published in the journal Arts in Psychotherapy.

Tom Meyer (Secondary Education) published an article, "Learning to Read and Teach Reading (Again)," in the spring 2006 issue of the Virginia English Bulletin.

Eve Waltermaurer (Sociology) and co-authors Louise-Anne McNutt (University at Albany) and Marybeth Mattingly (University of New Hampshire) had their paper, "Examining the Effect of Residential Change on Intimate Partner Violence Risk," published in the November issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Reva Wolf (Art History) published an article, "Homer Simpson as Outsider Artist, or How I Learned to Accept Ambivalence (Maybe)," in the fall 2006 issue of “Art Journal.” She also presented a paper, "Tal para Qual [Two of a Kind]: Goya and Warhol," at the Open Eyes and Open Mind: The Art History of Robert Rosenblum symposium at New York University, Oct. 13- 14. Wolf also delivered a paper about the uses of appropriation in the poetry of Ted Berrigan at the 8th annual Modern Studies Association conference, Oct. 19-22, in Tulsa, Okla.

Other Interesting Endeavors

Anita Gonzalez (Theatre Arts) was offered a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin for the spring 2007 semester. There she will research and write about “Race, Politics and Performance among Afro-Mexicans.” Gonzalez is also working with researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor on a performance project, “Anarcha.” that will unite visual media, theater and community testimony about memory of experimentation on slave women in Alabama. The project will culminate with an international conference in April 2007.

The college’s School of Education hosted 80 high school students from the New Visions Program, a joint venture of Orange, Ulster and Dutchess BOCES, on Oct. 24 for a mini-conference on the college experience. The New Vision’s program introduces high-achieving high school students to what it takes to pursue a career in education through meetings with college students and faculty members. This event was piloted last spring with Orange BOCES.

Students in the News

Jessica Alm ’06 (Adolescence Education/English), a student teacher at the Red Hook Residential Center, has been selected as the center's November 2006 Employee of the Month. She was recognized by the staff and residents for "the energy and enthusiasm that she brings to the job on a daily basis."

In Memoriam

Robert Thornton (English, Emeritus) died on Oct. 24, 2006. He served as professor in, and chair of, the English Department at New Paltz until his retirement. Thornton is survived by his wife and two sons.

Hans Weber (Foreign Language, Emeritus) died on Sept. 9 in Englewood, N.J. He was 70. Weber taught at the college from 1963, until his retirement in 1991. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and two grandsons. Memorial donations can be made to the Mohonk Preserve or the Nature Conservancy.

November 20, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 22

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