Marian Brown, Director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, was honored by GreeningUSA, the Syracuse-based not-for-profit promoting sustainability, as one of their 2017 Sustaining Our Community Award recipients. The award recognizes organizations, projects and individuals that contribute to the sustainability of our community and demonstrate commitment to environmental, economic and/or social justice and stewardship.
Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English, finished her book, *Closet Drama: History, Theory, and Form*, for Routledge. She is currently working on an anthology of women's theatre theory and dramatic criticism with Ellen Gainor at Cornell University. She has finished her novel, *Comfort's on the Run* and has begun her second, *Ibo's Landing*.
Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, directed a staged reading of the new play The Gap by Joseph Krawczyk at IATI Theater in Manhattan in early May.
Michael Groth, Professor of History, provided an interview to John Barry of the Poughkeepsie Journal for a feature article on the history of slavery in the Hudson River Valley. A review of his recent book Slavery & Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley has been published in the spring issue of The Hudson River Valley Regional Review."