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Featured Stories:
  • March 18
    Two students named Watson Fellows
    Seniors Karlee Bergendorff and Warren Thompson were among the 50 students selected as fellows from more than 700 candidates nominated by private liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States.
  • March 12
    Renowned British Pianist Paul Lewis to perform at Union
    He will perform the last three Beethoven Sonatas, which are considered to be the quintessential solo works for keyboard.
  • March 5
    Meet the Watson Fellowship nominees
    Four students have been nominated by the College for consideration of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program
  • March 5
    Miro String Quartet to perform at Union College Concert Series
    Now in its 19th year, the Miró String Quartet is at the forefront of American quartets today.
  • February 27
    Catching up with Fulbright Scholar Vaishali Parkash '14
    The recent graduate is conducting research at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany.
  • February 25
    Join the ACTION! at Winter Dance Concert
    The show features 20 students in dances and physical theater pieces set to soundtracks from major films in all genres.
  • February 11
    Israeli violin virtuoso Itamar Zorman makes Union debut
    Zorman performs on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. on the Union College Concert Series.
  • February 11
    Becker Career Fair coming Tuesday
    Representatives, many of whom are Union alumni, will speak with students about jobs, internships, gap year opportunities, fellowships and graduate school programs.
  • January 28
    People in the news
    This week's news from faculty, staff and students.
  • January 22
    People in the news
    This week's news from faculty, students and alumni.
  • January 20
    Brentano String Quartet returns to the College Concert Series
    The acclaimed American quartet is joined by a leading violist for a special program pairing works of Mozart.
  • January 14
    Volunteer of the Week
    The community service mini-term group is the Kenney Community Center's Volunteers of the Week.
  • January 9
    Profound & Poignant
    The remarkable stories of those individuals affiliated with Union College who participated in the Civil War, one of the most important eras in the nation’s history, is quite compelling.
  • January 9
    An Inspiration for the Gettysburg Address?
    Samuel Wilkeson Jr. (1837) was a war correspondent for the New York Times who may have inspired portions of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
  • January 9
    Brotherhood Transcends War
    The unfortunate demise of Henry Remsen Schwerin (1863), who was mortally wounded at Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863, showed that fraternity brotherhood could transcend even the enmity of bitter rivals.
  • January 9
    A Medal Revoked
    Warren Sanborn (1867), a private in the 27th Maine Volunteers, was Union College's sixth Civil War Medal of Honor recipient until 1917.
  • January 8
    People in the news
    This week's news from faculty, staff and alumni.
  • January 6
    Union's Winningest Philomathean Team
    In March 1952, the Philomathean team won the Brooklyn College invitational debate tournament—the only major competition of its kind won by Union. At the time, it was the closest thing to a national title for intercollegiate debating. In fact, research suggests the victory over 53 participating colleges was the biggest debate win in Union’s history.
  • January 6
    Supporting Entrepreneurs in Africa
    After Mary Olushoga ’06 graduated, her father said, “Everything about you has changed.” And she, who won myriad awards at Union and was part of everything from UNITAS to founding the Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir, responded, “Of course, that’s why I chose Union.”
  • January 6
    Business is Booming for Votto Vines
    In 2009, Votto Vines Importing began selling wine—just 1,000 cases in Connecticut—out of the back of a Subaru wagon. Today the business, co-founded by cousins Michael ’00 and Stephen Votto ’08, is on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in America.
  • January 6
    A Career Built On, and By, Entrepreneurship
    Jennifer (Sconyers ’85) Lawton is an entrepreneurship aficionado—starting or guiding new ventures is just about her favorite thing. Recently appointed CEO of MakerBot, a forerunner in reliable 3D printing, scanning and entertainment, she’s made a career of establishing and growing a variety of companies.
  • January 6
    A Surgeon with a Penchant for Economics
    Dr. Martin Schulman ’54 isn’t a financial expert, but his ideas on social security are getting nods from some distinguished people who are.
  • January 6
    Improving Our Conversations with Computers
    It’s beyond annoying when that automated customer service voice doesn’t understand what you’re saying, right? Or when Siri just can’t seem to get that you’re asking “her” to call Joe, not Moe.
  • January 6
    Stalled Gender Revolution Progressing Again
    First, society decried the working woman; she belonged with her children. Then it rallied behind her in a nearly epic gender revolution to support her climb up the corporate ladder. Then the momentum ebbed, with more people again favoring traditional female homemaker roles.
  • January 6
    AOP/HEOP Programs Enable Success in Many Fields, Like Medicine
    If it weren't for one Union program, Kenia Valdez ’12 would not be where she is today—at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
  • January 6
    Union College Connections to the Civil War Era
    The Civil War claimed 67 members of the Union College community, but perhaps no loss was felt more on campus than the death of Elias Peissner, a well-known professor of German and political economy who was a public advocate for the preservation of the Union and the gradual abolition of slavery.
  • January 6
    Why U Give: Donor Profiles
    Our inaugural group consists of Larry Hollander, dean of engineering emeritus and longtime scholarship donor, Linda Klein '80, an Atlanta-based attorney who has held senior positions in the American Bar Association, and Dr. Arnold Goldschlager '59.