LA&S Supports Faculty in New Interdisciplinary and Team-Teaching Initiative

LA&S Supports Faculty in New Interdisciplinary and Team-Teaching Initiative

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce support for faculty development of interdisciplinary, team-taught courses. LA&S has awarded stipends to two pairs of faculty who will spend the summer designing two interdisciplinary courses. Each pair expects to team teach the new interdisciplinary course in spring 2015. Faculty members will be paid a stipend of $2,500 each for the course design.

Reincarnated Darlings: The Poetry of Melissa Warren

Reincarnated Darlings: The Poetry of Melissa Warren

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“Murder your darlings.”

Melissa Warren (Creative Writing, ’14) took this literary advice seriously during her undergraduate career at New Paltz, up until her senior year, when she decided to breathe new life into some long-expired phrases.

Whine Sampling

Whine Sampling

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Michael Costa (Psychology ’14), spent the last two years listening to, researching and analyzing children’s whining. At the heart of his efforts was a desire to understand a very common (and admittedly, annoying) behavior which has garnered very little scholarly attention.

LA&S Awards Two Summer Internship Scholarships

LA&S Awards Two Summer Internship Scholarships

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has awarded two $1,000 summer internship scholarships to students Christine Rivera (Sociology) and Julian Mostachetti (History/Political Science).

LA&S Faculty Receive Provost Awards

LA&S Faculty Receive Provost Awards

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This spring, LA&S faculty members earned three Provost Awards for Faculty Excellence for their outstanding achievements in fulfilling New Paltz’s educational mission.

Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Teaching

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In the classroom, Associate Professor of History Hamilton Stapell is the “guide on the side,” encouraging students to be prepared, be engaged and take an active role in their education.

Outstanding Pre-Tenure Faculty

Outstanding Pre-Tenure Faculty

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A decade ago, Navin Viswanathan was a thesis shy of a master’s degree in mechanical engineering when he sat in on a developmental psychology course at the University of Connecticut. “I was really intrigued, and I thought, ‘This is what I should be doing,’” said Viswanathan.