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Fall 2014 Events

image 2-3 p.m. Aug. 22: Honors Program Orientation
image 6 p.m. Aug. 26, 2014: Greet & Eat Come make some friends and introduce yourself by telling us something about yourself through music, reciting a play you were in, an object that holds sentimental value, etc.
image Slant of Light Book One Year Anniversary Celebration. 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 in the Honors Center.
image "Digital Humanities in English Departments: Beyond the Boundary of the Book," a presentation by Professor Annie Swafford, Assistant Professor of English. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the Honors Center.
image New Voices, New Visions Student Reading. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the Honors Center.
image "Columbus on Trial," 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the Honors Center.
image Art opening for Honors student, Sana Shepko. 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 in the Honors Center.
image "Doing Data Journalism," a presentation by Greg Munno, Assistant Research Professor at Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10 in the Honors Center.
image Join us as Kristopher Jansma, Assistant Professor of English, reads from his award-winning novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards. 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 in the Honors Center.
image "It Is Difficult," an artistic practices lecture by internationally acclaimed artist, architect and filmmaker, Alfredo Jaar. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the Lecture Center, Room 100.
  "Writing Out Loud" hosted by The Writing Board. 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the Honors Center.
image "The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet," an abridged version of Shakespeare's tragedy created and directed by Honors student, Max Singer as part of his senior thesis. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the Honors Center.
image "Making it Medieval: Looking for Deep History in the Modern Catalan Conscience," a presentation by Professor Michael Vargas, Associate Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in the Honors Center.
image Baba Brinkman, the famous "evolutionary rapper" who is well-known around the world for his performance "The Rap Guide to Evolution," among other performances (such as the Canterbury Tales done rap-style!), will be performing his newest show, "The Rap Guide to Religion" (now slated as an off-Broadway show in NYC) on our campus. 5:30p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Lecture Center 102.
image "The Art of Interning: Student Perspectives," a student perspective internship panel moderated by Dawn McCaw, Assistant Director, Career Resource Center and Pat Sullivan, Director, The Honors Program. 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Honors Center.
image "Exploring the World of Philip Roth's Nemesis," "One Book/One New Paltz event.  Discussion with Cyrus Mulready, Associate Professor of English and graduates from the English Department. 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 in the Honors Center.
image "A Conversation with Jonathan Van Meter," a student workshop with Jonathan Van Meter, magazine writer and contributing editor, Vogue. 2:30p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Honors Center.
image "U.S. Foreign Policy in Regard to ISIL/ISIS/IS," a panel discussion presented by the Center for Middle Eastern Dialogue and the Political Science Department. 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 in Lecture Center 102.
image "Born Digital: From Archives to Maps," a presentation by Professor Annie Swafford, Assistant Professor of English. 9:30a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Honors Center.
  "Place Matters: Local visions for the year 2030 in the areas of education, labor, environment, and punishment," Honors student exhibition. 1:30p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, in the Fine Arts Building Rotunda.
image Honors Program End-of-Semester Party. 6:00p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in the Honors Center.
image Presentation of student final projects from Professor Annie Swafford's class "Digital Tools for the 21st Century: Sherlock Holmes' London". 10:15a.m.-12:15p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, in the Honors Center.



Spring 2014 Events

american promise Screening of American Promise, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4 in the Honors Center.  There will be an informal discussion held after the film, led by professors and students.
martinez poster "Income Distribution and Economic Growth in Mexico:  Vulnerabilities and Challenges in the Development Process", a presentation by Francisco Martinez-Hernandez.  5 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, located in the Honors Center.
sara delessio "Strung Together":  Art Opening for Honors student, Sara DeLessio. 5 p.m. Friday, March 7 in the Honors Center.

"Transnationalization of Jamaica's Urban Soundscapes:  Yaad/Yard-Hip Hop Music and Culture", a presentation by LaTasha Brown, Assistant Professor of Black Studies. 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 located in the Honors Center.



"The Two Faces of Seneca", a presentation by James Romm.  5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 in the Honors Center.



"Before 'Zainichi':  Korean Communities and Literature in Wartime and Postwar Japan," a presentation by Dr. Christina Yi of the University of British Columbia. 3 p.m. Monday, April 21 located in the Honors Center.


planetarium show There will be a Planetarium Show led by Professor Raj Pandya for the Honors Program. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the Planetarium, located in CSB.


Spring 2014 Thesis Presentations

2:30-4:15 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014

2:30-2:45 Tovah Goldfarb, "Misconceptions in U.S. History Education: The Case of Columbis" (Childhood Education B-6 - History Concentration) 2:45-3:00 Michael Costa,"Whine Sampling: Understanding Whining in Young Children" (Psychology, Disaster Studies & Sociology) 3:00-3:15 Rachel Silverbloom,"Sisyphus Smiles: Finding Happiness in the Absurd" (Philosophy) 3:30-3:45 Sasha Ribowsky,"The Waning Wolf" (French, Digital Media Production) 3:45-4:00 Cameron Burkhart,"The House of Too Much Trouble: A Poetic History of Coney Island at the Turn of the Century" (English - Creative Writing Concentration) 4:00-4:15 Sinead Atkinson,"Terra Incognita: The Dramaturgy of Eric Overmeyer's 'On the Verge'; or, the Geography of Yearning" (Theatre Arts - Performance Concentration)

11:15-12:45 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014

11:15-11:30 Melissa Warren,"Darlings Reincarnate" (English - Creative Writing Concentration, German) 12:00-12:15 Brittney DePaola, "Autism for the Newly Graduated Clinician:  Welcome to Holland" (Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies)

1-3 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014

1:00-1:15 p.m. Christine Richin, "Inside Voices:  A Collection of Poetry" (English, Psychology) 1:15-1:30 p.m.Jeremy Acevedo, "A Buddhist Sociological Perspective of Sexuality" (Sociology, Philosophy)1:30-1:45 Brenna McCaffrey, "Finding Feminist Theory in Reproductive Rights Activism in the Hudson Valley" (Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Anthropology) 2:00-2:15 Regina Peterson, "The Legacy of Apartheid:  A Minority System of Education"  (Sociology-Human Services Concentration, Communication) 2:15-2:30 Deborah Walnicki,"Yoga as an Alternative Therapy for Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma" (Sociology-Human Services Concentration, Spanish) 2:30-2:45 Chelsea Allocco, "Cryptographical Topics and Experiments in DES and RSA" (Computer Science, Mathematics) 2:45-3:00 Annmarie Arsanious, "Social Injustice in Education: Examining Misrepresentations and Borders that Affect Students Everyday" (Adolescence Education: English)

10 a.m.-noon Monday, May 5, 2014

10-10:15 a.m. Ari Kaputkin, "Effectiveness of 3D Time Mapping for Representing Select Topics" (Geography, Asian Studies) 10:30-10:45 Alyssa Field, "Speech and Linguistic Outcomes of Cochlear Implant Recipients: The Impact of Age at Implantation" (Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies, Linguistics) 11:00-11:15 Forrest Weaver, "The Effects of Economic Liberalization on Income Inequality in Latin America" (International Relations, French) 11:15-11:30 Maria Pianelli, "PLACE:  A Reflection in Three Parts" (Journalism-Public Relations Concentration) 11:30-11:45 Ariana Cember, "The Emergence of Homonationalism and Homonormativity in Global Political Systems" (Political Science, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies) 11:45-12:00 Elizabeth Yakobashvili, "Transmisogyny:  The Intersection of Transphobia and Misogyny" (Sociology-Criminology Concentration, Law and Politics)

There will be more events added to this list as the semester progresses.

Fall 2013 Events

Ed Carroll Ed Carroll visited the campus 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Carroll is the COO of AMCtv Networks, and through his role has helped green-light Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Portlandia, and many other programs through their cable networks. He will be speaking to students about his diverse career and the media industry in the Honors Center.
event image "Serendip-o-matic:  Reflections on a Digital Humanities Barn Raising," a presentation by Amy Papaelias, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design/Foundation in Art. 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, located in the Honors Center.
Carol Long "Integrative Learning in a World where "Complexity is Free," a presentation by Dr. Carol Ong, Provost and Professor of English and Acting President at SUNY Geneseo.  5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, located in the Honors Center.
Event picture "Songs from Atlantis:  Exploring a Jewish Music Archive from 1948," a presentation by Dr. Miriam Isaacs.  Dr. Isaacs holds a doctorate in linguistics and has an extensive background as a scholar and educator, including sixteen years as Professor of Yiddish Language and Culture at the University of Maryland, College Park.  She has also held a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum on the Stonehill Collection.  The presentation will take place in the Honors Center at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.
poster sale Design Society's "Stories & Myths:  Poster Show and Sale." 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Honors Center.
poster A Celebration of the publication of A Slant of Light:  Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley.  This reading and book signing will feature New Paltz English Department members and alumni whose work is anthologized in this collection.  This event will be taking place 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in the Honors Center.
home book HOME by Toni Morrison has been chosen for this year's community One Book/One New Paltz read.  One Book is a reading project, one of many across the country, that annually selects a book for local residents to read as a basis for a shared experience of celebrating and promoting reading and community.

HOME is a slim book and an accessible read, but it nonetheless grapples with important and powerful themes relating to Black culture in the mid-20th century:  racism, individual and community, and good and evil.  It raises the question of whether any of us can ever go home again, while at the same time acknowledging the healing power of home.

11 a.m. Nov. 18, 2013
Open Session:  A Sociological Conversation

5 p.m. Nov. 18, 2013.
Presentation:  Literary Review of HOME

12 p.m. Nov. 21, 2013
Cross-Discipline Academic Discussion of HOME

2 p.m. Nov. 23, 2013
Presentation:  HOME and Where the Heart Is - A Literary Review of HOME




There will be more events added to this list as the semester progresses.