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The National Endowment for the Humanities The Meanings of Property Project.

From June 1 to 27, 2014, Dr. Ann Davis, Associate Professor of Economics in the Marist College School of Management led the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, Meanings of Property.  Is property a God-given natural right for human self-preservation?  Is property a method of controlling other humans, such as women and slaves?  Is property a means of exploitation and accumulation, or is it an essential mediator between the individual and social dimensions of life?

Over four weeks, this interdisciplinary program for twenty-five college and university faculty explored the changing definitions of property.  Guest speakers included Mary Poovey, literary scholar at New York University, Alan Ryan, Professor of Political Science at Princeton University, John R. Searle, Professor of Philosophy from University of California at Berkeley, Hendrik Hartog, Professor of History at Princeton University, Stuart Banner, Professor of Law at the University of California at Los Angeles, Kenneth Pomeranz, Professor of History at University of Chicago, and Robert J. Goldstein, Professor of Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point.


Summer Pre-College Business Program

Rising high school juniors and seniors spend two weeks on our campus and earn three college credits, completing an AACSB-accredited Introduction to Business and Management course.

Students work in teams to develop a business plan which they present on the final day of the program.  Executives from IBM, Cisco Systems and other companies meet with our students to discuss the challenges that their companies are faced with in doing business in the 21st century.  This program is designed to be an interactive and lively experience that provides the students a basic understanding of organizations, managers, business, and themselves.  Students will learn to see and analyze an organization as a complete and integrated system.


The Premiere Energy Conference on the East Coast

On June 25 and 26, the Marist College School of Management together with The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute (THREI) and the Business Council of New York State, Inc., hosted a Leadership Forum on Energy Policy: Changing Federal and State Energy Markets and Impacts on Renewable Supply.  

The United States and in particular, New York, have recently been dramatically impacted by changes in energy policy. Whether the New York Energy Highway Blueprint, the New York Green Bank, a new NYISO capacity zone, or the roll out of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 1000, the energy landscape is changing. The conference examined the impact of these policy changes on the competitive bulk electric market place with associated impacts on the use, development, and pricing of renewable sources of supply.

The Conference kicked off with a Welcome Reception on Wednesday, June 25, and provided plenty of opportunity for networking and visiting our Exhibitors. The keynote speaker on Thursday was Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York State.