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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Figures In Flight 4 And Figures in Flight Released Share The Stage At SUNY New Paltz


  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.

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Planet Hunter And Oakwood Friends School Graduate Dr. Jennifer Yee Returns To Present Herzog Lecture

    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.

Hudson Valley News
8:10 am
Wed February 26, 2014

SUNY New Paltz Center Releases Findings Of Food Insecurity Study

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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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Hudson Valley News
3:34 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Community Forum At SUNY New Paltz Focuses On Fukushima Fallout

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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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Hudson Valley News
1:37 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Veteran Reporter And Mental Health Expert Discuss Train Derailment

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Federal investigators have recovered a second data recorder at the crash site of Sunday’s Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx. While the public awaits answers about what caused the fatal derailment, a few experts are weighing in about other aspects of the disaster.

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Hudson Valley News
5:27 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Filmmaker Josh Fox Speaks At SUNY New Paltz

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Anti-fracking activist and filmmaker Josh Fox spoke to an audience at SUNY New Paltz last night, urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban fracking.

Gasland and Gasland 2 filmmaker Josh Fox, banjo in hand, spoke to a filled lecture hall at the State University of New York at New Paltz. His presentation came on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Fox took the opportunity of the anniversary to tweet a photo of the New Paltz audience at Cuomo and President Obama, typing, “we're from New Paltz, #notfromgasland. #endclimatesilence.

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Hudson Valley News
9:11 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Mental Health Counselors Receive Training To Help Military Families

A specialized training session for therapists who assist military service people and their families is taking place Friday at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Among the topics is military sexual assault.

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Hudson Valley News
7:10 am
Wed September 18, 2013

SUNY New Paltz Project Tops List For Potential Funding

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A 3D printing initiative at SUNY New Paltz is at the top of the list when it comes to projects that could see state funding.

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Hudson Valley News
10:01 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Institute Receives Grant for Psychological First Aid Program In The Middle East

A grant awarded to the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at the State University of New York at New Paltz will help a program in the Middle East.

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Hudson Valley News
7:09 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Mental Health Providers To Gain Skills To Help Veterans

There is a two-day program at SUNY New Paltz to train mental health providers to assist veterans and their families.

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