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April 2016


U.S. Senator Cory Booker to Give William Paterson University Commencement Address on May 20 at The Prudential Center

A separate ceremony will be held for master’s degree candidates on Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in Shea Center on campus

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William Paterson University Professor Robin Schwartz Honored with 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Distinguished Accomplishment in Photography

--Schwartz is among 178 prominent scholars selected from throughout the United States and Canada

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William Paterson University Student is One of Five in New Jersey to Win National Award for Civic Engagement

Kody Guedes received the 2016 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award

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Unwashed Hands are Hazardous to Public Health—So Handwashing is Critical, Says William Paterson University Biology Professor Miryam Wahrman

Wahrman, author of the forthcoming book, "The Hand Book: Surviving in a Germ-Filled World," and other experts will discuss the topic during a forum on Thursday, May 5 at 12:30 p.m. on campus in conjunction with the WHO’s World Hand Hygiene Day

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English Professor Awarded New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship for Writing

John Parras, a professor of English, is one of three New Jersey writers selected for fellowships

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William Paterson University Awarded Nearly $250,000 in Grants to Continue Passaic County Coalition Efforts to Address Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Grants were awarded to Glen Sherman, associate vice president and dean of student development; William Kernan, associate professor and chairperson, public health; and Sherrine Schuldt, prevention specialist and coordinator of the coalition

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Psychology Major Michelle LeGrand Wins Student Art Show Competition at Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Boston

LeGrand’s artwork, "Enslaved No More," is designed to bring awareness to human trafficking

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Alumna Lissette Acosta Cornel ’99, MEd ’05 Honored with Thomas H. Kean Outstanding EOF Alumni Award

The award is given to those who have entered a New Jersey college or university through the Educational Opportunity Fund Program, and have made outstanding contributions to their communities and/or have demonstrated success in their professional endeavors

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Professor Challenges Art and Endurance with Sonic Divide

Music professor Payton MacDonald will bike 2,500 miles from Mexico to Canada and performs 30 new original compositions along the route

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University's 10th Annual Undergraduate Science Research Symposium featured in The Record

More than 140 undergraduates and 55 faculty members from 35 colleges in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut participated

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