LA&S Strategic Plan Draft Released

LA&S Strategic Plan Draft Released

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Strategic Planning Committee has released an end-of-year draft and is soliciting final comments from faculty and staff before rolling out the plan in fall 2015.

Woods, Engel-Di Mauro Receive Excellence in Scholarship Award

Woods, Engel-Di Mauro Receive Excellence in Scholarship Award

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At a Tuesday meeting of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty, Dean Laura Barrett presented Michelle Woods, associate professor of English, and Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro, associate professor of Geography, with the Excellence in Scholarship Award for their outstanding achievements in research, scholarship and creative activity.

Team-Teaching Experiment Exceeds Expectations

Team-Teaching Experiment Exceeds Expectations

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Last spring, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences announced support for faculty development and team teaching by awarding two faculty pairings stipends to develop spring 2015 courses with an interdisciplinary focus. The collaborations among Daniel Lipson (Political Science) and Rosemary Millham (Secondary Education), and Anne Roschelle (Sociology) and Luz Porras (Languages, Literatures and Cultures), have produced dynamic, engaging courses that have both inspired the professors and provided their students with a multi-faceted, comprehensive look at contemporary issues.

Liberal Education Stories: Jeremy Borrelli ’12 (Anthropology)

Liberal Education Stories: Jeremy Borrelli ’12 (Anthropology)

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On a plane ride back to the State University of New York at New Paltz to begin his junior year, Jeremy Borelli ’12 (Anthropology) read an article about archaeological excavations of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Borrelli, a member of the men’s swim team, had two passions: archaeology and swimming, so the article opened up a new world of possibilities.

Liberal Education Stories: Lani Nelson ’13 (Asian Studies)

Liberal Education Stories: Lani Nelson ’13 (Asian Studies)

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Lani Nelson ’13 (Asian Studies) grew up valuing Asian art, music and culture. Her grandparents taught music at Seoul National University in the 1960s. Her grandmother was an opera singer and pianist, her grandfather, a pianist. Her mother, who’d spent a few of her formative years living in South Korea, exposed Nelson to Japanese food and films.

Students Learn the Art of Diplomacy at Model EU

Students Learn the Art of Diplomacy at Model EU

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The State University of New York Model European Union (EU) Program, held in New York City March 26-28, provided 16 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majors and minors an opportunity to debate some of the most critical issues facing Europe today and gain valuable diplomatic skills that will serve them through life.

Conference Explores Sex, Money and Power

Conference Explores Sex, Money and Power

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The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program hosted its biennial conference, titled “Sex, Money, and Power: A Dialogue Between Feminism and Economics” on Friday, April 17.