In This Issue...
A plan, a campus, a legacy
When a little-known French architect meets the young and ambitious president of a growing college, the result is an enduring vision for a campus and a model for American higher education. This year we celebrate the bicentennial of Joseph Ramée’s design of the Union campus.
Can fungi replace plastics? Maybe, if Ecovative Design has its way
Fungi are an often overlooked group of organisms that could revolutionize the packing industry, making it so green every product would be 100-percent biodegradable. At least, if those products are made of fungi—by Ecovative Design—they will be. With the help of Union faculty and students, this company is determined to supplant plastic packing material.
A monumental achievement: You are Union campaign completed
Union College reached its ambitious $250-million campaign goal in November, and surpassed it by the time the campaign officially closed at the end of December. This impressive accomplishment, made possible by so many generous alumni and friends, has propelled the College to even greater academic heights, and will ensure Union’s future continues to be bright.
Ever wonder what Union professors are up to when they aren't teaching? Just about everything as it turns out.:
- Could less O2, mean smaller bugs?
- A supercomputer makes the difference
- Reading William Blake in a new way
- 'Popcorn' page of a safer concrete