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Hon Ho (Biology) published jointly with H.S. Chang and S.H. Huang (Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan) a paper titled "Halophytophthora Elongata, a New Marine Species from Taiwan," in the Vol. 85 issue of Mycotaxon.

Andy Evans (History) recently published an essay, "Anthropology at War: Racial Studies of POWs during World War I," in the book "Worldly Provincialism: German Anthropology in the Age of Empire."

John Langan's (English) novelette, "Tutorial," appeared in the August 2003 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. In addition, his 2002 novella, "Mr. Gaunt," was selected for inclusion in the anthology, "Fantasy: The Best of 2002."

Hanh Pham (Computer Science) published a research paper titled, "ABEcity: a Middleware for Autonomous, Parallel, and Distributed Agent-based Processing," in the proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications. Additionally, she published "A Hypothetic Agent-based Model for Integrating and Processing Business Heterogeneous Information," in the proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering.

Tom Meyer (Secondary Education) recently co-authored "Recruitment, Induction, and Retention of ĎAcademically Talentedí Urban School Teachers: Evidence from New York City," with Dr. Chris Roellke (Vassar College Department of Education). The chapter appears in "School Finance and Teacher Quality: Exploring the Connections."

Baback Izadi (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Fusun Ozguner (Electrical Engineering at Ohio State University) published a paper titled "Enhanced Cluster k-ary ncube, A Fault-Tolerant Multiprocessor," in IEEE Transactions on Computers in November 2003.

Presentations & Exhibitions

Christopher Robins (Foreign Languages) organized a panel, titled "Walling Us In: Dystopian Visions of Postwar Japanese Literature," at the annual New York Conference on Asian Studies held at the University of Buffalo on Oct. 18. Robins presented a paper titled, "Walling Out Modernity: From North Korea to Kirikiri," and recent New Paltz graduate, Dylan McGee, served as panel discussant. McGee is currently a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature and Asian Studies at Princeton University.

Shafiul H. Chowdry (Geology) recently presented research on geoscience education and hydrology, at the 115th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.

Rose A. Irvine (Professor Emeritus, Communication Arts) recently presented her historic script, "A Tale of Three Lives, Aaron Burr, his daughter Theodosia and John Vanderlyn," at the Hermitage Museum in Hohokus, N. J.

David Schiffman (Psychology) presented in-service training for the medical staff at Northern Dutchess Hospital on Sept. 30. The topic was Care of the Agitated Patient. Dr. Schiffman serves on the Allied Health Staff as a consultant to the hospital.

John Langan (English) participated in the 2003 Readercon where he took part in a panel discussion on the future of horror fiction, read a paper titled "The Promise of Genre" and read his own works of fiction.

Glenn Geher (Psychology) recently gave two invited presentations. In May, he was the invited keynote speaker at Western Oregon University's Annual Psi Chi Research Conference, where he gave a presentation called "Predicting Human Mating Patterns: Contributions from an Evolutionary Social Psychological Perspective." In October, he gave an invited colloquium at St. John's University called "Motivational Underpinnings of Romantic Partner Perception Biases: Psychological and Physiological Evidence."

Awards, Honors, Appointment and Recognition

The National Residence Hall Honorary has announced the "Of The Month" award recipients for of October. Award categories follow recipient or program: Jennifer Cusano, student; Harrison Harvey, executive board member; Richard John Partington III, resident assistant; Haunted Hallow, social program of the month put on by Bliss Hall Government; Bliss Hall Community, community of the month; Michelle Cangelosi (Director of Student Development), spotlight of the month.

NOVEMBER 10, 2003
Volume 1, Issue 3

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