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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. 

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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
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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
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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.

SUNY New Paltz, Ulster County Add Weekend Bus Service

Aug 28, 2014
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Bus service in an Ulster County college town is expanding to the weekends.

Report Stresses Collaboration Among School Districts

Aug 10, 2014

A research center at SUNY New Paltz and the Ulster County School Boards Association want to get the conversation rolling about collaboration among Ulster County school districts.

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Trauma experts from the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz recently returned from their second trip to the Middle East. They directed workshops for Palestinians and Israelis. The work was in crisis counseling and psychological first aid. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the institute director Dr. James Halpern.

HBO Series Films At SUNY New Paltz

Jul 31, 2014
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The State University of New York at New Paltz was turned into a film set for a day. The HBO series Girls chose the campus as a setting to mimic a different university.

“Here we go kids. 3-2-1…action!

It all happened so quickly. Around the beginning of July, SUNY New Paltz officials got the call that Half A Yogurt Productions was interested in filming some scenes for the HBO series Girls. Richard Winters is community and government relations associate for SUNY New Paltz.

SUNY New Paltz Hosts HBO Film Crew For A Day

Jul 30, 2014
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Scenes for an episode of a popular HBO series were filmed on the campus of a SUNY school Tuesday. 

“Here we go kids. 3-2-1…action!"

Scenes for an episode of the HBO series Girls were filmed at a few locations on the campus of the State University of New York at New Paltz. There were no talking parts for the roughly 40 SUNY New Paltz students and staff who were extras. Girls’ creator and star Lena Dunham was in the director’s chair. Regina Heyman is a producer for the show.

HBO Series To Film Scenes At SUNY New Paltz

Jul 29, 2014
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Scenes for an episode of an HBO series will be filmed Tuesday afternoon in the Hudson Valley. 

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A new report from a research center at the State University of New York at New Paltz delves into the impact of arts and culture in the mid-Hudson Valley.

    

  On the evening of June 7th, two modern dance companies will share the stage at the McKenna Theater at SUNY New Paltz in a program entitled “Welcome to the World” -- featuring groundbreaking choreography and a celebration of the human spirit.

Figures in Flight 4, a professional youth dance company made up of high school students from the Hudson Valley will be joined by Figures in Flight Released, a group of adult men whose dance training began through a rehabilitation program in prison. In spite of their obvious differences in race, age, and background, these two groups share something that shines through on stage and in rehearsal: a love of dance, and a commitment to mutual respect between people of all kinds.

They also share a dance teacher and choreographer. Both companies are being presented under the direction of renowned dance educator and artistic director Susan Slotnick.

Susan joins us now along with Charles Defraia, a promoter, fundraiser, and the father of a Figures in Flight 4 dancer.

    Former New Paltz resident and 2003 Oakwood Friends School graduate Dr. Jennifer Yee, 29, will return to the School to present its annual Herzog Lecture, on Friday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Yee, who has helped discover 15 planets, was one of five young astronomers in 2013 to be awarded a Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowship by NASA. The prize fellowship, named for the late astronomer, was created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around stars other than the Sun. For her Sagan Fellowship, Dr. Yee is based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.

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A research center at the State University of New York at New Paltz has released the findings of a two-year study about food access and food insecurity in the City of Poughkeepsie.

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The ongoing danger of radiation from a 2011 nuclear accident in Japan is the topic of a discussion Wednesday evening at SUNY New Paltz in Ulster County.

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