A Message from Dean Barrett

A Message from Dean Barrett

Posted by: on Nov 14, 2016 | No Comments

Election years raise the stakes of some of the most important issues we confront not just as Americans but as humans.  Reactions to last week’s election make clear that this year those stakes have been elevated to an unprecedented degree. 

National Science Foundation Funds Student and Faculty Research in Brazil

National Science Foundation Funds Student and Faculty Research in Brazil

Posted by: on Nov 9, 2016 | No Comments

Sullivan Grunn ’17 (Anthropology) had only spent a few hours in Rio de Janeiro, the site of his spring study abroad program and capstone research project, when he was presented with an offer he couldn’t refuse. 

Original Research Projects Rewarding for Students and Faculty

Original Research Projects Rewarding for Students and Faculty

Posted by: on Nov 9, 2016 | No Comments

Though student-faculty research projects are often outgrowths of faculty’s existing research programs, some collaborations are spurred by students’ original ideas. As faculty members guide and mentor students through the research process, they often see their own work in new and interesting contexts.

Exploring Shakespeare’s Influences

Exploring Shakespeare’s Influences

Posted by: on Nov 9, 2016 | No Comments

In her junior year, Jahna Romano sat in the front row of Thomas Olsen’s Shakespeare course. She asked insightful questions and took detailed notes. Olsen, an associate professor of English, recognized in Romano a fellow Shakespearean. 

Psychology Students Give Voice to Women’s Experiences of Sexual Objectification

Psychology Students Give Voice to Women’s Experiences of Sexual Objectification

Posted by: on Nov 9, 2016 | No Comments

Last October, New Paltz High School tenth-grader Maya Gold was under the influence of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines when she took her own life.  In an article published on Jan. 7, 2016, in the New Paltz Times, Gold’s parents said they’d found sexually objectifying text messages on their late daughter’s cell phone, which they believed contributed to her suicide. 

Commemorating the Centennial Year of Women’s Suffrage in NY

Commemorating the Centennial Year of Women’s Suffrage in NY

Posted by: on Nov 9, 2016 | No Comments

The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz, in collaboration with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Departments of History and Political Science at SUNY New Paltz; The Rockefeller Institute of the State University of New York; the FDR Library; and the League of Women Voters of New York State will hold a statewide conference on the past, present, and future of women in politics upon the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of women winning suffrage in New York State.

Faculty Publications, Presentations and Honors

Faculty Publications, Presentations and Honors

Posted by: on Nov 9, 2016 | No Comments

Congratulations to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty for their notable publications, presentations and honors.