A Message from Dean Barrett

A Message from Dean Barrett

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A few weeks ago, we kicked off our annual lecture series, Without Limits: Interdisciplinary Conversations in the Liberal Arts.  If the size and rapt attention of the audience is any indication, this year’s theme, Citizenship, clearly resonated with the campus, and why wouldn’t it? 

Without Limits Speakers Engage in “Uncomfortable Conversations” about National and Academic Citizenship

Without Limits Speakers Engage in “Uncomfortable Conversations” about National and Academic Citizenship

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The first event in this year’s “Without Limits: Interdisciplinary Conversations in the Liberal Arts” series raised important questions about how citizenship—both in the U.S. and our campus community—is defined, whom it excludes or marginalizes, and how it might be reconceived through struggle and transformation.

Interdisciplinary Beethoven Lecture Explores the Sublime in Music

Interdisciplinary Beethoven Lecture Explores the Sublime in Music

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Heather Morrison, associate professor of history, had a modest objective for her fall “Youth Culture in Europe” lecture on Romantic composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

WGSS Granted Department Status

WGSS Granted Department Status

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After a decades-long struggle for legitimacy within the academy, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program was granted department status last spring.

Teacher of the Year Encourages Experimentation in Senior Seminar

Teacher of the Year Encourages Experimentation in Senior Seminar

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In her first experience teaching history’s senior seminar, Meg Devlin O’Sullivan upheld department tradition by assigning a 25-30 page seminar paper in her course “Alcohol and Alcoholism in the United States: Drinking Cultures, Reforms, and Recoveries.”

Student Spotlight: Kaina Rivera ’18 (Sociology)

Student Spotlight: Kaina Rivera ’18 (Sociology)

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“My upbringing from the Bronx caused me to be passionate about social issues,” said Kaina Rivera, a senior majoring in sociology at SUNY New Paltz and last year’s winner of the Ken Skelton Scholarship for Progressive Social Change.

Faculty Publications, Presentations and Honors

Faculty Publications, Presentations and Honors

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