Jun. 14, 2017
As part of its suicide intervention strategy, the Veterans Administration now has Suicide Prevention Coordinators at all VA Medical Centers and large outpatient facilities. Clinical psychologist Jonathan Weinstein ’96 is the coordinator at the Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Health Care System, based in Montrose, NY.
May. 17, 2017
Elise Shea ’19 had a great idea: connect Arabic-speaking refugees with Arabic language learners via Skype. The pilot project launched last fall under the auspices of the Mid-Hudson Refugee Solidarity Alliance. Winning a $10,000 Genius Award from OZY magazine will help Shea to take the project to the next level.
May. 17, 2017
The historic Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory underwent a major renovation and was recently unveiled as a new a hub for mixed-income housing, small culinary businesses, visual arts, and social venture—all part of a revitalization effort in downtown Poughkeepsie led by Elizabeth Druback-Celaya ’02.
Apr. 12, 2017
With diplomatic relations reestablished between Cuba and the United States, the pace of change in Cuba is accelerating. This year’s annual International Studies travel course explored the areas where the impact of that change is most profoundly felt—the environment, the economy, and the tourist sector—and asked how this new phase in Cuba’s revolution fits into the larger trajectory of post-1959 Cuban history.