- Retirement Reinvented: Writing the Next Chapter
Over the past few months, we put out the call for stories from alumni and friends who had reinvented themselves in retirement. The returns were interesting, amusing, inspiring and gratifying. And perhaps not surprisingly, the stories proved once again that Union folks are adaptable, wide ranging, enterprising, charitable, curious, engaged … you get the idea.
- Behind the Great Leader: The Story and Influence of Urania Nott
With the president's decisions communicated almost exclusively through his wife, it is highly likely that it was Urania at the helm of the College beside her incapacitated husband.
- The Internship: Key to After-College Success
GPAs and extracurriculars aside, it seems that little matters more these days to a student's post-collegiate prospects than an internship.
- New Way to Study Tree Rings Could Increase Global Climate Knowledge
There’s a gap in our understanding of global climate history, dendrochronologically speaking.
- Economics: Both Scientific and Religious?
In recent decades, many religious reflections on economics – celebrating or denouncing the social effects of things like the privatization of public services – have been published. But little attention has been given to the ongoing debate among philosophers of economics about the status of economics as a scientific discipline.
- Fish Colon Offers Insight Into Evolution
Skates have primitive colons. This may not sound like a big deal, but it is. The discovery could change scientific understanding of evolution, of how animals emerged from water to live on land.
- Map Enthusiast Volunteers at Library of Congress
Herbert Gilder ’56 is well-known at the Library of Congress, especially in the Geography and Map Reading Room.
- Balladeer Preserves Northeastern Heritage
The meaning of the word ballad has been muddied.
- Making an Impact Like it’s Her Job (and it is)
Jennifer Pryce ’94 is facilitating change in the world, and she’s doing it as president and CEO of the Calvert Foundation.
- Alumna Pens Successful First Book
Five years ago, when Anne Blankman ’01 was at home with her newborn daughter, she found a quiet moment to rummage through a box of books and notes from her senior thesis, a novella about the last days of Hitler’s life.
- The Union Man in “Silver Linings Playbook”
“Silver Linings Playbook” is an acclaimed film that received no less than eight Oscar nominations in 2013. Its cast includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro and a man with a theater degree from Union.
- WSJ’s Tech Columnist
Joanna Stern ’06 has a self-described one track mind, or rather…
- Racing to Success (with Horses)
Abigail Adsit ’09 has been working with horses her entire life. Literally.
- Then and Now: Bob Bernhardt '73
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- Then and Now: Judith Gail Dein '76
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- Sometimes One Career is Not Enough
We like to think of multitasking and career flexibility as contemporary phenomena, but the work of one Union alumnus of the 19th century was diverse enough to put even the most accomplished “Renaissance man” to shame.
- Union Hockey: How Far it's Come
I’ve always extolled the Union hockey team for its accomplishments. Now, having won the NCAA Division I National Championship in April, my admiration for the team knows no bounds.
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Marsha Therese Danzig '85 was recently featured in the Dayton Daily News. The profile focused on her new book, Fierce Joy, and her success as founder and executive director of Color Me Yoga for Children.