Meet the Faculty: Eric Feldman to teach Milestones in Documentary

As a graduate of New York University Film School, Eric Feldman worked for 10 years in film production (FUNNY FARM, SCROOGED, and COOKIE among his credits). As producer and editor of THE DRUNKEN WARRIOR, he was invited to the prestigious Belfort Festival in France. His musical experience includes working for Atlantic Records and the Archive of Contemporary Music. Eric has worked with Splash Sound Studio in NYC and his credits include ANIMAL PRECINCT (television series on “Animal Planet”), TWO TOWNS OF JASPER (official selection in the Margaret Mead Festival) and GREENER GRASS (PBS documentary and winner on Grand Prize at BANFF Festival, Canada).

Eric has taught a variety of film studies classes on the west coast, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to SUNY New Paltz for DMJ321 Milestones in Documentary. The 3-credit upper-division elective is taught this spring; see the schedule for details. 

Kyra Russo Wins Casey Scholarship for Ethical Journalism

New Paltz’s Kyra Russo won the 2022 Thomas Joseph Casey Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Integrity in Journalism. Thomas and Joan Casey endowed a memorial scholarship celebrating the life of their second son Thomas J. (TJ) Casey ’11 (Journalism) to support journalism students studying at SUNY New Paltz. TJ, a thoughtful journalist, was killed in an automobile accident just two months before he was due to start graduate school. In the face of this horrific loss, his friends and family sought to raise $60,000 in his honor, support that will now be awarded to highly qualified journalism students who bring passion, energy and integrity to their profession. The Caseys hope that TJ’s memory can live on as future graduates achieve journalistic success. That may not have been possible without this philanthropic contribution.

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Save the Date: Nov 1 Fall 2022 Ottaway Professor Sarah Carr speaks on COVID and the Future of American Education

Fall 2022 James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor Education Journalist Sarah Carr will give a speech on “Why It Took So Long to Reopen Schools During COVID, and What It Means for the Future of Education” on Tuesday, November 1st at 7 p.m. in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium on the SUNY New Paltz campus.

Carr’s book, Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children, will be on sale. A book signing will follow the event. 

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