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PHOTOS FROM GLOBAL INITIATIVE EVENTS - SPRING 2017

Dr. Heidi Weber, February 16, "Okinawa: Island of Battles"

Dr. Heidi Weber - Global Initiative presentation 2

Dr. Heidi Weber - Global Initiative presentation

Dr. Heidi Weber of the Global Studies Department with United States Navy veteran Chester LeBaron, who served in the Battle of Okinawa in the Pacific Theater during World War II. On February 16 on the Middletown campus, Dr. Weber gave a talk, "Okinawa: Island of Battles," as part of GLOBAL INITIATIVE: ISLANDS.

 

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GLOBAL STUDIES SPRING 2017 TRIP: GREAT BRITAIN

Citie of London Map - in public domain, released by Library of Britain

England, Scotland, and Wales!

Come join with the Global Studies Department for our Spring 2017 voyage to Great Britain. We'll spend almost 10 days - from March 17-27 - visiting important and interesting sites of cultural, political, religious, and literary relevance in the England, Scotland, and Wales - including 5 days in London! A deposit is required by October 15. Contact Teri Lehuray at (845)341-4343, or terilehuray@sunyorange.edu for more information.

 

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FALL 2016 - SPRING 2017: GLOBAL INITIATIVE: ISLANDS

The theme of the Department of Global Studies Global Initiative project for the 2016-2017 academic year is "Islands." Please check the GI website for more information about the various lectures, events, and projects that will be held on the Middletown and Newburgh campuses in the coming year.

 

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GLOBAL STUDIES SPRING 2016 TRIP: EASTERN EUROPE

Prague! Budapest! Krakow! And Other Exciting Sites of Cultural and Political Importance!

Come join with the Global Studies Department for our Spring 2016 voyage to Eastern Europe. We'll spend almost 10 days - from March 18-28 - visiting important and interesting sites of cultural, political, religious, and literary relevance in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia. A deposit is required by October 15. Contact Teri Lehuray at (845)341-4343, or Greg Geddes at gregorygeddes@sunyorange.edu for more information.

 

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JANUARY 2015: GLOBAL INITIATIVE: WATER

The theme of the Department of Global Studies Global Initiative project for 2015 is "Water." Please check the GI website for more information about the various lectures, events, and projects that will be held on the Middletown and Newburgh campuses in the coming year.

 

Kick-off Event Rescheduled:

12 February 2015

The kick-off event for Global Initiative 2015: Water, has been rescheduled for February 12, 2015. With Professors Paul Basinski, Chair of the Global Studies Department, and Dr. Walter Jahn, it will be held in the Rowley Building, Forum, Room 010, at 11 am. Please make plans to attend!

 

MARCH 2013: Professors Paul Basinski, Gregory Geddes, and Demos Kontos travelled to Germany and Austria with 4 other members of the college, twelve students, and community members for Spring break.

GermanyAustria Souvenirs 2013

Germany Ornate Bldg 2013

Gateway, Freiberg Germany 2013

Rairoad Bridge Black Forest  Germany 2013

SUNY Orange students trip to Europe 2013

Castle Salzburg Austria 2013

Prof Jurain greets policeman Vienna 2013

 

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March 29, 2010, Professors Paul Basinksi and Michael McCoy recently returned from a travel-learn trip to the United Kingdom.

Photo: Group of Students in United Kingdom

Photo: Stone HengePhoto: Paul Basinski in the UK

November 9, 2009, Heidi Weber, Instructor of History Global Studies, will be giving the Gilman lecture Tuesday Nov. 7 at 7 PM in the Gilman Center, entitled: "She sowed the wind and she shall reap the whirlwind: the impact of total warfare of the lives of South Carolinians, 1865"

November 9, 2009, The department of Global Studies and SUNY-Orange Honors Program presents a Holocaust Remembrance Night on November 30, 2009 at 7 PM in the Gilman Center.

August 4, 2009, College trip to the United Kingdom during Spring Break, March 19-28. See the Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Oxford, Stratford and much more! Contact Paul Basinski or Mike McCoy for further details. Sponsored by the Global Studies Department

Photo of Westminster

June 15, 2009, SUNY-Orange students and Dr. Cory Harris participated in a three week archaeological excavation in Putnam County, NY. According to local lore, the site was an inn/saloon during the Revolutionary War. This project intends to determine the historical depth and importance of the site. The project was a cooperative endeavor between SUNY-Orange, SUNY-Westchester and CUNY-Hunter.

Photo of Excavation UnitPhoto of Students Excavating

Photo of Students ExcavatingPhoto of Site Stratigraphy

June 5, 2009, On Friday, recent graduate Thomas Quinn became the first SUNY Orange student to win a  “Best of Category” award at the prestigious Beacon Conference, a gathering of the top community college students from the Mid-Atlantic states.

The Beacon Conference showcases the achievements of outstanding two-year college students in academic research and writing. Students work with mentors from their colleges to prepare and submit papers that demonstrate outstanding scholarship and originality.

The topic of Quinn’s winning paper was “Peers and Parents: Horizontal and Vertical Learning Strategies among Chimpanzees." Instructor Dr. Cory Harris was his mentor on the project. Quinn, of Slate Hill, N. Y., graduated in May with a degree in liberal arts. Presentations are judged on originality and quality of research, written work and the oral presentation. Winners and their mentors each receive a $100 honorarium.

May 13, 2009, Professor Barry Kass has received two honors for his work in visual anthropology.

Photo: Machu Picchu

"The view of Machu Picchu from Intipunku, the Sun Gate" which is presently on display as part of the "Gold in the Americas" exhibit at the Museum of Natural History in Paris, France.

Photo: Street Scene, Aswan

"Street Scene, Aswan, Egypt" which is a "Finalist" in the American Anthropological Association's 2008 Photo Contest.

May 11, 2009, SUNY-Orange student Thomas Quinn has been selected to present his paper, Peers and Parents: Vertical and Horizontal Learning Strategies in Chimpanzees, at the Beacon Conference in Takama Park, Maryland on June 5. Tom's paper, which was first written as part of Dr. Cory Harris' Fall 2008 Human Evolution class, examines the varied ways that chimpanzees acquire information from their social environment. The Beacon Conference showcases only a select group of two-year college students and the Global Studies Department would like to congratulate Tom on his achievement

May 11, 2009, Professor Michael B. McCoy’s article, “Barbarian Philosophe: Market, Modernity and the Enlightenment on James Smith’s Frontier,” will appear this summer in Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies “Special Issue: Pennsylvania and the Atlantic World” vol. 76 no. 3 (2009). Professor McCoy has also been invited to present his paper “An Unflattering Mirror: Capitalism, Radicalism, and the Republic in James Smith’s Shakerism Discovered, 1810” at the 78th Annual Pennsylvania Historical Association Conference. The conference will be held in October at Widener University in Pennsylvania.

April 23, 2009, Dr. Michael Strmiska will give an overview of modern-day Paganism and discuss his research into the Ásatrú movement in Iceland and Scandinavia and Romuva in Lithuania.

April 23, 2009, Dr. Demos Kontos was honored by the college today for his 40 years of service to SUNY-Orange. Global Studies Department Chair, Paul Basinski, recently praised Dr. Kontos' career, describing that "Demos has been a tremendous presence for the Global Studies department and the college as long as he’s served here. I am so impressed with his passion and commitment that he brings to his history courses." The rest of the Global Studies Department agrees.

April 20, 2009, The Civil War Club traveled to the Gettysburg Battlefield with Professor Heidi Weber this past weekend. Their tour was led by West Virginia University's Eberly Family Professor of Civil War Studies, Peter S. Carmichael.

Civil War Club at Gettysburg Touring Gettysburg

March 30, 2009, Dr. Cory Harris was awarded a Learning Innovation Grant from the Center for Teaching and Learning. This grant will be used to purchase equipment for an archaeological excavation to take place in the summer of 2009.

February 19, 2009, The Low-Tech Collective presented a stone tool making demonstration by Gary Sipila. Mr. Sipila discussed the basics physics of lithic tool production and then allowed participants the chance to give it a try for themselves.

Gary Sipila Flint Knapping Obsidian Core

\Hands on with Stone Tools Karina Sanchez and Tom Quinn try their hand at Flint Knapping

January 21, 2009, Professor Paul Basinski and the Young Democrats trip to the Inauguration of President Obama on Jan 20, 2009, was an historic occasion for the country and SUNY Orange students.

Image of Washington DC Paul Basinski and Students

Young Democrats Lincoln Memorial