SUNY New Paltz

Summer Writing Series Adds Advocacy Program For Teens

May 11, 2018
Courtesy of SUNY NP/Hudson Valley Writing Project

There is a new program in the lineup for the Hudson Valley Writing Project’s summer writing workshops. The aim is to support young people as they write about and advocate for issues that matter to them.

The Dyson Foundation has awarded $500,000 to the State University of New York at New Paltz to expand advanced manufacturing capabilities.

SUNY New Paltz Introduces New Degree Program

Apr 5, 2018

The State University of New York at New Paltz has a new Bachelor of Science program.

Sexual Assault Prevention Program Debuts In New Paltz

Jan 24, 2018

There’s a new program in Ulster County, New York, to help prevent sexual assault. The Ulster County executive says the program that provides bystander training for bar and tavern staff is the first such program in the state.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address earlier this month proposed a “No Student Goes Hungry” program. The five-point plan aims to combat hunger for students in kindergarten through college. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports anti-hunger advocates are praising the governor’s effort.

The State University of New York at New Paltz has established a fund for a three-year pilot program to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder as they transition into college and then to employment.

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The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz and Mohonk Preserve will present a panel discussion Thursday evening on deer management and the ethics of hunting.

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The State University of New York at New Paltz Foundation Board has voted to divest from fossil fuel companies.

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A new poll finds that New Yorkers do not think Confederate statues and memorials should be taken down. And they believe the country is headed in the wrong direction under President Donald Trump.  

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Six students will become the first SUNY New Paltz students to complete the college’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program when they graduate with the Class of 2017.

In response to a mumps outbreak on the campus of the State University of New York at New Paltz, state, county, and school officials are joining together to hold vaccination clinics this week. 

Cases Of Mumps At SUNY New Paltz Reach Nine

Nov 2, 2016

The number of cases in a mumps outbreak at the State University of New York at New Paltz has reached nine as of Wednesday.

NYS Grant Funds Science Lab Initiative

Oct 28, 2016

A state grant will enable a new school science initiative to get underway in a portion of the Hudson Valley.

The Maya Gold Foundation was created in response to the tragic death of 15-year old Maya Gold, a New Paltz High School student who took her own life in October of 2015. Maya’s parents, Elise Gold and Mathew Swerdloff, launched the organization with help from community members and friends, in response to the social pressures and concerns her death brought to light.

In addition to being a loving daughter, sister, and friend, Maya was a social activist, an inspired student, and creatively engaged with the world. She loved to travel and dreamed of working in Nepal. In Maya’s honor, the Foundation will collaborate with communities in and around New Paltz and in Nepal.

Natalie Merchant and Friends will play a benefit concert for the Maya Gold Foundation on Saturday, October 22 at 7 PM at Studley Hall, SUNY New Paltz.

Elise Gold and Mathew Swerdloff join us now to tell us more about their work and The Maya Gold Foundation. 

The Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz presents Belfast Blues, a one-woman play written and performed by Geraldine Hughes and directed by Carol Kane, with performances on Oct. 14th and 15th at 8:00 p.m. in McKenna Theatre on the New Paltz campus.

Belfast Blues is a tapestry of stories told from Hughes’ perspective as a little girl coming of age in the war-torn Belfast of the 1980s. Passionate, riveting, often humorous, these stories bear insightful witness to the many faces of “trying to live a normal life” amidst the violence born of the longstanding grudge between Catholics and Protestants.

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The State University of New York at New Paltz is changing the format of its undergraduate gradation.

A New York state Senate candidate has taken a position at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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A former biology professor at SUNY New Paltz credited with the recovery of a certain bird of prey in the eastern U.S. has died. 

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Ulster County is taking a step to address sexual assault on college campuses with funding under New York’s “Enough is Enough” policy. The funding is being used for a crisis counselor who will work on two campuses.

Former SUNY New Paltz President Dies At 94

Jun 2, 2016

A former president of the State University of New York at New Paltz has died. More from WAMC’s Allison Dunne.

SUNY New Paltz Library Renovation Is Complete

Apr 22, 2016

A multi-million dollar renovation to the library at the State University of New York at New Paltz is complete.

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The Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz is holding its annual conference Friday. This year’s focus is on responding to mass transportation disasters.

  Julius Caesar, a beautiful and popular girl from a wealthy family has been selected as the ‘face’ of Rome Preparatory Academy, an elite all girls boarding school. She will be the president of the student council and represent the school at both fund raising and social events, including Homecoming, over which she will preside as queen. Although well liked, Caesar's sense of entitlement and hubris are resented by other students. ---- If that sounds familiar but some the details seem new – you’re keeping up with us just fine.

The Theatre Department at SUNY New Paltz is staging a production of William Shakepeare’s Julius Caesar set in a girls’ boarding school.

This re-imagining of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar asks the audience to consider violence on a more personal level by eliminating the safe distance of history and putting the weapons in the hands of young people.

The Academic Minute for 2015.4.6 - 4.10

Apr 10, 2015

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 4.6 - 4.10

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.4.6)

Apr 6, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute ( 2015.4.6 )

Monday, April 6
Ellen Foxman of Yale University examines the common cold.

Tuesday, April 7
Glenn Geher of SUNY New Paltz analyzes the DNA of neanderthals.

Wednesday, April 8
The University of Scranton's Jessica Nolan looks at the societal forces that impact recycling.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The State University of New York at New Paltz has installed its first electric vehicle charging stations. The stations are part of an overall campus sustainability plan.

Sustainability Coordinator for SUNY New Paltz Lisa Mitten says the new charging stations are designed to help create a new car culture on campus.

“SUNY New Paltz just installed six new electric vehicle car charging stations,” says Mitten. “One of the main reasons why we’re able to do it and install six at this time is because we installed mostly free of charge from public state money coming from NYSERDA.”

Students have returned to their New Paltz campus after participating in a workshop in disaster preparedness in Israel.

The Academic Minute for 12.01-12.05

Dec 5, 2014

Monday, December 1
Alfred Crosby - UMass Amherst
New Adhesive Technology

2014.12.01 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Dec 1, 2014

Coming up this week on The Academic Minute

Monday, December 1
Alfred Crosby of UMass Amherst profiles advances in adhesive technology

Tuesday, December 2
Brian Southwell of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discusses the disparity of information disseminated via social media.

Wednesday, December 3
SUNY New Paltz's Eve Waltermaurer investigates the intersection of health and crime.  

SUNY New Paltz Adds Engineering Degree

Oct 18, 2014
Courtesy of SUNY New Paltz

With the growth of advanced manufacturing in the mid-Hudson Valley and a shortage of engineers, a college in Ulster County is adding a degree.

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