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'Jews in Smaller Urban Places' Topic of Next Jewish Studies Lecture Series

12:19pm EDT, 1 Nov 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2016) — The third lecture in the series, “Jews in Urban Environments,” will be given Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.

Dr. Lee Shai Weissbach, professor emeritus of history at the University of Louisville, will discuss “Jews in Smaller Urban Places: The History of America’s Small-Town Jewish Communities.” Weissbach will also present “Synagogues in the Urban Environment: What these Buildings Tell Us,” Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal. 


Next Three Science Talks Scheduled on Tap at 30 City Hall Place

04:21pm EDT, 31 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 31, 2016) — Science@30City will host three more public science talks featuring SUNY Plattsburgh science faculty.

Sessions are held at 30 City Hall Place, are free and open to the public and run the gamut of topics. Most sessions are on the first and third Monday of the month. All begin at 5:30 p.m. The next three sessions this semester are:


'Where Do We Go Now?' Next Film Featured in Gender and Women's Studies Series

03:31pm EDT, 31 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 31, 2016) — The Gender and Women's Studies Film Series presents "Where Do We Go Now?" Thursday, Nov. 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Room 206, Yokum Lecture Hall.

In this 2011 comedy-drama, a group of women in a remote, isolated unnamed Lebanese village inhabited by both Muslims and Christians try, by various means and with varying success, to keep their men in the dark about the civil strife that engulfs their country. 


Hong Kong Author, Alumna Xu Xi Gives Public Reading of Latest Book

05:11pm EDT, 30 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 30, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh alumna Xu Xi will read from her latest novel, “The Man in Our Lives,” Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

Xu Xi, also known as Sussy Komala and a member of the Class of 1974, is a best-selling English language novelist whose works include “Daughters of Hui,” “Hong Kong Rose,” and “The Unwalled City.” She was recently writer-in-residence in the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong. 


Insum Solutions to Bring 16 New Jobs to Plattsburgh through START-UP NY Program

03:12pm EDT, 28 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 28, 2016) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Montreal-based Insum Solutions Corp., an information technology company, will begin operations at SUNY Plattsburgh as part of the state’s START-UP NY program.

Insum Solutions, which is located in office space on the second floor of Redcay Hall, provides North American clients with professional services in the development of Oracle applications. Its operation on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus will create 16 new jobs and invest $55,000. 


InoraBrass Performs Free Concert of Bach, Joplin, Gabrieli and Kamen

12:47pm EDT, 27 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 27, 2016) — Vermont and northern New York’s premier brass ensemble, InoraBrass, will perform a free concert Saturday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

The ensemble, which has performed with the Nashville Symphony, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Phish, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, James Taylor and Itzhak Perlman, to name a few, will perform a program that includes the music of Bach, Gabrieli, Joplin, Kamen and others. The second half of the program will be dedicated to all veterans and active-duty military personnel in a special tribute to the armed forces. 


North Country Scholarship Program Assists Local Youth

12:11pm EDT, 27 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 27, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh freshman, their families, and members of the local community filled the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall Friday, Oct. 21 for the North Country Scholarship reception that celebrated 150 recipients who received the North Country Scholarship this year.

“This event allowed local scholars and their families to meet the benefactors who support this growing scholarship program,” said Faith Long, director for development at SUNY Plattsburgh. “For students, it’s a great opportunity to thank generous donors and also to network and meet business and community leaders who offer both scholarship support and mentorship for our North Country students.”


SUNY Plattsburgh Recognized for Meeting Generation Study Abroad Goals

12:02pm EDT, 27 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 27, 2016) — SUNY Plattsburgh was one of 12 campuses nationwide to be recognized by the Institute of International Education for already exceeding a 2020 goal to increase the number and diversity of American college students who study abroad.

The IIE launched its Generation Study Abroad initiative two years ago to boost study abroad participation with more than 700 college and universities signing on. SUNY Plattsburgh among the first to meet or exceed the goals, four years ahead of schedule. 


Theater Department Presents 'The Tempest' as its Fall Production

12:01pm EDT, 27 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 27, 2016) — The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater present Shakespeare’s tale of discovery, “The Tempest,” on the Hartman Theatre stage Thursday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 6 with 7:30 p.m. curtains Thursday-Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

Thought to be one of the last plays the Bard wrote alone, the story, set on a remote island, tells the tale of socerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, who plots to restore his daughter, Miranda, to her rightful place using illusion and manipulation. Conjuring up the “tempest,” he is able to lure his brother, Antonio, and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. 


Fall Cron Lecture Looks at Great Awakenings Then and Now

09:55am EDT, 25 Oct 2016

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 25, 2016) — An expert in American religious history will discuss the theologies of the Great Awakenings of the 18th and 19th centuries and how they shaped today’s “Christian America” as part of the Fall Cron Lecture Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Newman Center, 91 Broad St., Plattsburgh.

Robert Harsh, retired counselor and adjunct lecturer at SUNY Plattsburgh, will speak to “A Christian America: Back When, Then, and Now,” examining the theological and social differences that America has gone through as the result of the religious revivals known as the First and Second Great Awakenings, which in the early 18th and late 19th centuries caused a sharp interest in religion and formation of new movements and denominations. Those changes helped bring about a Christian America and today’s preoccupations with the Religious Right, and what might now be termed the Third Great Awakening. 


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