New & Noteworthy

"Digital U" Conference a Success

The third annual HSS College-Wide Conference on the topic “Digital U: The University in the Internet Age" was held on October 29, 2014. It was a very successful event, with well over 300 participants at each of the two morning sessions, almost 200 at the afternoon session. The success of this event is due to the efforts of the conference committee members: Associate Dean Wartyna Davis; Dewar MacLeod (History) and Deniz Yucel (Sociology), co-chairs; Vidya Kalaramadam (Women's and Gender Studies); Steve Newton (English); Ryan Rebe (Political Science/Legal Studies); David Rivera (Psychology); and Danielle Wallace (Africana Worlds Studies). This committee organized three intriguing and thought-provoking panels of specialists researching and working in the digital world of knowledge production and critique. The keynote speaker was David Theo Goldberg, who is the director and Professor of Humanities Research Institute at University of California. The College was also grateful for the financial support offered this conference from the departments of Africana World Studies, Anthropology, English, Geography & Urban Studies, History, Languages & Cultures, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Women's & Gender Studies. Additional support was provided by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the office of Sophomore and Junior Experience. Both Provost Sandmann and President Waldron likewise provided generous welcomes and comments at two different sessions. 


Students in PHIL 2400 Raised Awareness and Money for a Haiti School

Students in PHIL 2400, Ethics & Community Engagement, raised awareness and collected donations for an elementary school in Haiti, L'Ecole de Choix, which provides free education, room, board and medical attention for unprivileged children.

Grant Awarded to Professor Dewar MacLeod

Associate Professor of History and Graduate Director Dewar MacLeod has received a 2014-2015 NJ350 Publication grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission to research and write a book called Beyond Bridge and Tunnel: A History of New Jersey’s 20th Century Music Scenes as part of the Commission‘s effort to mark New Jersey’s 350th anniversary.

Student Completes Field Course in Scotland

The Wayne Today report about an anthropology student's experience in an anthropology summer field course. Click here to read the report.

More than 100 High School French Students Visited William Paterson University

The William Paterson University French and Francophone Studies Program hosted more than 100 local high school students for a French Film Festival screening of "The Class."

Dr. Bruce Diamond(Psychology) is the 2010 winner of the New Jersey Psychological Association's Distinguished Researcher award for his work in the area of neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience.

Professor Christine Kellyand Youth Vote Event at Kennedy High School in Paterson

Art Donations 

Two photos of the recent installation of some “clouages” (term coined by artist Ben Wilson from French word for nail and “collage”) in the Atrium. There are two clusters hanging in the Atrium Lobby, two individual structures featured in the Atrium Auditorium, and two grouped in the Atrium Conference Room.  These were donated to the University by the Ben and Evelyn Wilson Foundation, along with a total of 5 paintings, 2 prints, and 6 sculptures that will also be on display in the Atrium.