SUNY Ulster

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In New York, the Ulster County executive Thursday unveiled one of his green initiatives ahead of his state-of-the county address.

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SUNY Ulster has received a grant to help women in the county who are living in poverty get an education, skills and more for gainful employment. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with SUNY Ulster’s Mindy Kole about the program set to kick off in the fall.

SUNY Ulster To Screen Film About Cultural Survival

Nov 26, 2018

This week, SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge will host a screening of a film about indigenous children separated from their families in the U.S. The documentary “Dawnland” will be shown Wednesday afternoon. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with co-director Ben Pender-Cudlip about the film that he hopes starts a national conversation.

SUNY Ulster, IBM Partner For New Collar Initiative

Jan 23, 2018
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A community college in the Hudson Valley is the latest to join an IBM partnership that aims to prepare students for jobs that require high tech skills but not necessarily four-year degrees and other credentials. IBM’s initiative is an effort to steer individuals toward open technology jobs it struggles to fill.

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Best-selling author Sapphire recently appeared at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge as part of a writers series. Sapphire’s first novel “Push” was made into the 2009 Academy Award-winning film “Precious.” Her second novel, a 2011 follow-up to “Push,” is “The Kid.” WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne had a chance to sit down with Sapphire.

Best-Selling Author Sapphire Speaks At SUNY Ulster

Nov 17, 2016
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Best-selling author Sapphire was at SUNY Ulster Thursday, where she read some of her poetry as well as from one of her novels, “The Kid.” “The Kid” is a 2011 follow-up to her first novel, “Push” which was made into the 2009 Academy-Award winning film “Precious.”  Sapphire, who is working on her third book, also brought to the Stone Ridge campus some thoughts about the presidential election. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne’s sat down with Sapphire.

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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.

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A Peruvian immigrant who grew up undocumented in Kingston is now documented. He also is an attorney and wants to give back to his community. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Victor Cueva about his path.

  The second annual SUNY Ulster OWN IT! Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference will be held on Thursday, June 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the College Lounge of Vanderlyn Hall on the Stone Ridge, New York SUNY Ulster campus.

This conference for women entrepreneurs and ‘dream-to-be entrepreneurs’ features nationally recognized speakers and hands-on workshops presented by regional experts.

The keynote speaker is Silda Wall Spitzer, Founder and CEO of woman-owned New York States of Mind, a digital magazine and marketplace that creates a new intellectual and economic platform for people, places, products and ideas in New York State; Principal at NewWorld Capital Group, a private equity firm investing in environmental opportunities, including energy efficiency, clean energy, water, waste-to-value and environmental services; and former first lady of New York State.

We are joined by Silda Wall Spitzer and Mindy Kole, Assistant Professor of Business and Director of The Darlene L. Pfeiffer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at SUNY Ulster. 

The legal standoff between Apple and the FBI over access to the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters is the latest debate over privacy versus security. Dr. Schuyler Foerster, the Brent Scowcroft Professor of National Security Studies at the Air Force Academy, will be speaking Monday evening at the Donald Katt Institute for Constitutional Studies at SUNY Ulster where he will address crime versus terrorism and other related topics including Apple versus the Justice Department. 

SUNY Ulster Stages Play As A Posthumous Tribute

Jun 12, 2014

A play this weekend at a State University of New York community college in the Hudson Valley will be performed in memory of a well-known figure in Ulster County.

SUNY Ulster’s Theater Department June 13 and 14 will perform A Day in Court, written by Ron Marquette, who was the college’s coordinator of community relations and special events until his death in 2013.

“His energy, his humor his ebullience were absolutely infectious,” says Collins. “And I said the term that people use was force of nature. Without a doubt, Ron was a force of nature.”

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KINGSTON – Voters overwhelmingly approved the sale of Sofie Finn Elementary School in Kingston to SUNY Ulster for $300,000. The school will be transformed into an urban satellite campus. 

The proposition's unofficial tally was 2,784 for and 570 against.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Lynchard of SUNY Ulster reveals why the elderly are better at recalling positive information.

Nicholas Lynchard is an assistant professor of psychology at the State University of New York – Ulster where he teaches courses in psychology, memory and learning, and lifespan development. His work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

About Dr. Lynchard