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Industrial revelation A recent day-long meeting of the SUNY New Paltz Industry Advisory Board showcased the College to approximately 12 regional business CEOs "in the spirit of collaboration," said assistant director of business programs Jean Whitlow (Business Administration). Opening remarks by President Roger Bowen were followed by an overview of Academic Affairs by Vice President Bill Vasse; a campus tour; and presentations by deans Jerry Benjamin (Liberal Arts & Sciences), Owen Hill (Engineering), Bob Michael (Education) and Patricia Phillips (Fine & Performing Arts), as well as Tonda Highley (Career Advising & Fieldwork), Gail Parisi (Continuing & Professional Education) and the event's coordinator, Hadi Salavitabar (Business Administration).

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Mohonk Mountain House from above
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Awards, Honors, and Recognition

Ted Clark (Business Administration), advisor to the American Marketing Association, organized the attendance of 43 Business and Communications majors, himself and colleague Anthony Chando (Business Administration) at the fifth annual Direct Marketing Day Conference in New York City last month. The conference was sponsored by The Direct Marketing Educational Association and held at the McGraw-Hill Building in Manhattan.

Howard Cohen (Professor Emeritus, Psychology) has been elected Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice in Psychology, a designation limited to 100 currently active practitioners. Cohen also serves as secretary and member of the national organization, the Academy of Clinical Psychology.

Kequin Li (Mathematics & Computer Science) recently served as a general co-chair of the Tenth International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, held in Las Vegas; and as a conference co-chair of the Fourth International Conference on Computer Science and Informatics, held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.


Publications: Books, Papers, Articles, and Essays

Loyd Lee (History) edited a volume titled World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's Aftermath, with General Themes: A Handbook of Literature and Research, published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Connecticut. This second volume and its companion, Lee's World War II in Europe, Africa and the Americas, formulate a handbook on research and literature of WW II which provides the first comprehensive historiographic reference work on that war.

Chirrakal Easwaran and Sunday Chikwendu (both Mathematics & Computer Science) published "A Laplace-Transform multiple-scale procedure for the asymptotic solution of weakly non-linear partial differential equations" in the International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics. Additionally, Easwaran presented "Asymptotic theory and scaled characteristics for non-linear wave equations" at the annual of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Toronto.



Teresa Brown and Danny Walsh (both Residence Life) presented a workshop at the Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers Conference at Hofstra University. It detailed the "Theatre Retreat" which took place at the College earlier this semester, a collaborative effort of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs which facilitated the evaluation of theatre majors' personal goals and those of the Theatre Department to improve the quality of its program.

Michael Hind (Mathematics & Computer Science) presented his conference paper titled "Assessing the Effects of Flow- Sensitivity on Pointer Alias Analyses," co-authored with Computer Science graduate student Anthony Pioli, at the University of Delaware last month. Additionally, Hind recently chaired a session on "University Education" at the annual international conference Special Interest Group on the programming language Ada, held in Washington, D.C.

Harry Jensen (Music), two concerts with tenor and Bostonian William Hite, at the Harvard University Chapel of 1959, sponsored by the Harvard Business School; and at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, involving class demonstrations and master classes with the university's piano and voice students.

Krisnamurthi Ravishankar (Mathematics & Computer Science) presented two papers, "Diffusive limit of Lorentz model with field," at a conference titled "Stochastic Processes And Their Applications," held at Oregon State University in Corvallis; and "A shape theorem for exclusion process with infection," at a workshop titled "Hydrodynamic Limits," held at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Toronto.

George Schnell (Geography) chaired a session on "Culture and Population" and presented a paper titled "A Population Geography of Pennsylvania's Northeast: A Region of Contrasts," at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Geography Society, held in Allentown.



1999 calendars are now available at the Print Shop. Pick one up from the Shop's distribution shelves during regular HAB hours, and don't forget to say thanks for this annual gesture of your colleagues' courtesy.

A January/February Calendar of Events will be available after the holidays. Please submit all events for this calendar by December 15 via the online input form at The deadline for all events to appear in upcoming printed calendars is the 15th of the previous month, though late entries will still appear on the Web calendar. Those without Internet access should fax event information to Rachel Reuben (Public Affairs) at 3345.


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