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ISSUE DATE: Monday, April 13, 1998


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Remembering the Holocaust
The Tenth Annual Louis and Mildred Resnick Holocaust Memorial Lecture, titled "America and the Holocaust: U.S. Responses to the Holocaust and Rescue Proposals," will be presented by author David S. Wyman. A member of the history faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the International Academic Advisory Board of the Simon Weisenthal Center, and a Special Advisor to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Wyman is also the author of The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941 - 1945 (Pantheon Books, New York: 1984). He earned a doctorate from Harvard University writing on American Refugee Policy 1938 - 1941.

This event, made possible by the generous endowment of Louis and Mildred Resnick of Ellenville, will continue the tradition of The Resnick Institute for the Study of Modern Jewish Life, together with the Jewish Studies Center, of integrating campus and community for educational, research, and Jewish archival programming. It is scheduled for 7:30 p.m, April 20, in LC 100.

The chosen one
Roger W. Bowen (President) announced at a recent Faculty meeting that the Office of Admissions has received 14 percent more freshmen deposits than last year at this time. That means prospective freshmen are making up their minds about New Paltz earlier than ever before. With a goal of 800 full-time freshmen for fall and 2,734 acceptance letters sealed to date, success appears just around the corner on May 1, the magical date when all seekers of higher education are expected to inform their colleges of choice that they will be in attendance. Accepted students and their families will attend Spring Open House, April 18, beginning at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the SUB.

Thanks a bunch
Black Jack, murder mysteries, ball gowns and tuxedos... No, it's not the Orient Express, it's Rainbow Month at SUNY New Paltz! Throughout the month of April, students will participate in a variety of activities to learn about different cultures and to celebrate the cultural diversity of our campus community. For the collaboration and hard work that made these events possible, a note of thanks is extended to the following: Affirmative Action, Asian Student Association, Academic Senates Task Force on Cultural Diversity, Campus Media Center, Campus Police, Center for Student Development, College Activities, College Auxiliary Services, Conference Center, Fine and Performing Arts, Food Service, all fraternities and sororities, Haven/Oasis, New Paltz alumni, New Paltz Players, Options, Physical Plant, Print Shop, Public Entertainment Commission, Recreation and Intramurals, Residence Hall Student Association, Residence Life, Student Affairs, Student Association, SUB special event staff, and the committees for Black Week, Greek Week, Latino Week, Rainbow Month, Springfest, Social Change for Women, Take Back the Night and all those who contributed time and effort for the social growth of our community. For additional information on Rainbow Month events, please contact Bob Eddings (College Activities) at x3000.

And the winner is...
Congratulations to Russ LaValle (Writing Instructor/EOP) for submitting the winning theme for Homecoming Weekend '98! His contribution, "Always There to Remind Me," has been chosen by the Homecoming Committee as the theme of parent, student, and alumni-oriented programming throughout homecoming weekend, scheduled for Friday - Sunday, October 16 - 18. It is a reminder to all that the SUNY New Paltz experience remains an integral part of the lives of its alumni.

For good real-time...
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is sponsoring a talk, "Autonomous, Intelligent Characters for Real-Time Simulation Environments," by Randolph M. Jones of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Michigan. The colloquium, open to the public, will begin at 11:30 a.m. on April 14 in HUM 317. For further information regarding the event, contact Michael Hind at x3567.


Awards, Honors, and Recognition

Mary Ann Landolina (Payroll), a two-year appointment to the position of Corresponding Secretary of the NYS Federation of Women's Clubs. Also, a State Honor Roll award for her performance as Director of the 9th District, covering all membership from Westchester to Dutchess County.


Publications: Papers, Articles, and Essays

Ann V. Dean (Educational Studies), a book chapter, "Teaching and Writing as if My Life Depended On It," in Women/Writing/Teaching. Also, an article with Elaine Kolitch (Mathematics and Computer Science), "Unmasking good-girlism: Re-inventing ourselves through mathematics and writing," in The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.

Hon Ho (Biology), an article with Lu Ja-yun, "A synopsis of the occurrence and pathogenicity of Phytophthoraspecies in mainland China," in Mycopathologia.

Rose Rudnitski (Elementary Education), an article, "Developing Socially Responsible Global Leaders Through Gifted Education," in Maximizing Potential: Lengthening and Strengthening Our Stride.

George Schnell (Geography), two articles, "Pike County's Location: Second-Home Population and Retired In- Migrants: A Prescription for Continued Rapid Growth," in The Pennsylvania Geographer and "Retirement and Migration: The Case of Pike County, Pennsylvania," in The Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science.

Tulin Sener (Business Administration), a handbook, Reaping the Opportunities of Global Equity Investing.



Abbey Block Cash (Elementary and Secondary Education), a paper, "The Many Faces of Giftedness: Connections Between Autism and Giftedness," with Alexinia Baldwin, at the 1997 World Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children in Seattle; a talk, "Gifted Populations and their Identification," at the Ichabod Crane Central School District; and a workshop, "Values Education and the Highly Able Learner," at the New York State Association for Gifted and Talented Education.

Rimer Cardillo (Art), a show, "Araucaria," will open April 15 at the Bronx Museum of Arts and run through August 23. Also, an exhibition at Calvin Morris Gallery in Soho, May 28 - June 27.

Alan Chartock (Political Science and International Relations) and his weekly discussions with Mario Cuomo, former Governor of New York, returned to WAMC last fall. Listen to them on Sunday evenings.

Amy Cheng (Art), a show, "The Poetics of Space," at Gallery 456 in New York City.

Francois Desçhamps (Art), a solo exhibition, "Lakemba and Rotuma, A Visual Mémoire," at the Unison Gallery, New Paltz. Also, work included in two group shows, "Booked," at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and "Inside/Outside," at Between the Muse Gallery in Rockland, Maine.

Cynthia Dill (Art Gallery), paintings, currently on display in the College's new Honors Center, located in College Hall.

Ghader Eftekhari (Electrical Engineering), a presentation, "Rapid Thermal Processing Activity in Teaching and Research in the State University of New York at New Paltz," published in the proceedings of the 12th Biennial University Government Industry Microelectronics Symposium.

Cynthia Hawkins (Art), work included in a group show, "The Aljira National 3," at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark.

Hon Ho (Biology), two lectures, "The genus Phytophthora and plant diseases caused by it," and "Current status of agricultural and biological research in Taiwan," at the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences at Danzhou City, Hainan Island of South China.

Chui-chun Lee, Barbara Petruzzeli, and Wilma Schmidt (Library), a presentation, "Information Literacy: Critical to Teaching & Learning," at the 7th annual conference of the Institute for Postsecondary Pedagogy, Redefining Literacy in the Information Age.

Ann Lovett (Art), work included in two group shows, "Family Stories," at the Foreman Gallery of Hartwick College, Oneonta and "The Body Reclaimed: Self-Esteem, Social Stature and Expression," at Arts Iowa City.

Jo Margaret Mano (Geography), a paper, "Mapping the County: Burr's New York State Atlas," at the joint meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Middle States Division, and the Canadian Association of Geographers, Ontario Division, at Buffalo State College.

Judy Richardson (Art), work included in a group show, "Domain," at the Islip Art Museum.

Martin Rutstein (Geology), a paper, "Top 10 Lead Controversies: What Every Professional Needs to Know," at the Lead Tech '97 Conference and Exhibition in Virginia.

Tom Sarrantonio (Art), a show at The Kingston Library. Also, work included in a two-person exhibition at Watermark/Cargo Gallery, Kingston.

Linda Weintraub (Art), curator of the 1998 New York State Biennial, currently running at the New York State Museum in Albany.


Alumni in the news

Anne Allen (MFA/Metals, 1995), a show, "Two or Three Big Drawings," at The Gallery at Rivendell, New Paltz.

Vincent Cianni (MFA/Photography, 1986), a show, "The Southside: A Brooklyn Neighborhood," at La Lune en Parachute, Epinal, France. Also, work included in "Artists Look at Gender," at the Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta.

Geoffrey Detrani (MFA/Painting, 1996) and Lara Giordano (MFA/Painting, 1994), work included in a group show, "Ontologies," curated by Robin Arnold (Art), at the Unison Gallery, New Paltz.

Lenore Intilli (BFA/Ceramics, 1996), work included in two group shows, "The Contemporary Figure," at The Rathbone Gallery at Sage Junior College of Albany (Juror's Award winner) and "Eternity/Mortality," at The Fulton Street Gallery in Troy.

Darin Seim (BFA/Painting, 1994) and Tracy Spadafora (MFA/Painting, 1994), work included in two group shows, "Ontologies," at the Unison Gallery in New Paltz and "Contemporary Encaustic Painting - Exploring New Boundaries in an Ancient Medium," at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, Massachusetts.


Students in the news

Sarah Mercado, a sophomore from Manhattan and a member of the women's basketball team, has been selected to participate in the 1998 NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mercado has been awarded this opportunity to discuss and explore solutions to problems in the field of college athletics based on her commitment to her peers as a tutor, residence hall assistant, and member of the Hall Senate.

Ralph Neaderland (Art), a one-person show of paintings at the Stone Ridge Library.

In Memoriam

Stanley Newburger, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, died March 19 in New Paltz. His employment at SUNY New Paltz, which began in 1965, spanned nearly two decades and included the position of director of the Paris Philosophy Program from the fall of 1976 to the spring of 1979. Newburger earned his doctorate in philosophy at Columbia University and began his teaching career at Columbia College.


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