A Message from Dean Barrett

A Message from Dean Barrett

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In College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be, Andrew Delbanco recalls talking to a group of alumni from Columbia University.

Interdisciplinary Panel Discusses “The Liberal Arts and the Digital World”

Interdisciplinary Panel Discusses “The Liberal Arts and the Digital World”

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Screens are ubiquitous in modern life. They not only entertain and inform, but have fundamentally changed the way we read, socialize and engage with our world.

English Professor’s Autobiographical Fiction Published in The New Yorker

English Professor’s Autobiographical Fiction Published in The New Yorker

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It took Heinz Insu Fenkl 38 years to see an original story published in The New Yorker, but his

Study Abroad Courses Exemplify “High Impact” Education Practices

Study Abroad Courses Exemplify “High Impact” Education Practices

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At the conclusion of an October 22 student presentation on a remarkable summer study abroad course in Guatemala, SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian called the students’ work abroad a “marvelous example” of the type of high impact education practices the College encourages.

Student-Faculty Team Studies Urban Farming in China

Student-Faculty Team Studies Urban Farming in China

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Five New Paltz students set out last fall to explore the viability of urban farming in Chongqing, China, under the mentorship of Geography Department Associate Professor Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro and Assistant Professor Melissa Yang Rock.

Student Works to Dispel Stereotypes Associated with Juvenile Offenders

Student Works to Dispel Stereotypes Associated with Juvenile Offenders

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Jean Padilla ’16 (Sociology – Criminology) is troubled by the general public’s demonization of juvenile offenders. This fall, he set out to change mindsets in an unorthodox way – by gardening.

Liberal Arts in Action: Fran Mascia-Lees ’76 (Anthropology)

Liberal Arts in Action: Fran Mascia-Lees ’76 (Anthropology)

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The “Liberal Arts in Action” series allows alumni to speak, in their own words, about the value of a liberal arts education. Fran Mascia-Lees, professor of anthropology at Rutgers University, describes her experiences as an anthropology major at SUNY New Paltz and her notable work as a scholar and mentor.