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Audrey Sartiaux, director of the Language Center, recently hosted the fall New England Regional Association for Language Learning Technology conference at the College. It was titled “21st Century Skills Map for World Languages: Technologies in Support of 21st Century Language Learning.”

A paper by Assistant Professor of Psychology Cay Anderson-Hanley, titled, “Social Facilitation in Virtual Reality-Enhanced Exercise: Competitiveness Moderates Exercise Effort of Older Adults,” was published in Clinical Interventions in Aging. Student co-authors are Amanda Snyder '11 and Joseph Nimon '07.

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology and director of the Africana Studies program, was awarded the Faculty Award at the 2011 Leadership Council on Inclusion Awards for her dedication to the College’s mission and her work on diversity and inclusion with students, faculty, staff and administrators. LCI enhances and promotes diversity and multicultural programs at educational institutions throughout the Capital Region. Nominated by President Stephen C. Ainlay, Butler was recognized for her ongoing work to enhance inclusion efforts on Union’s campus. President Ainlay was honored with the LCI President’s Award last year.

Mark Zauderer '67 will be interviewed on “The Open Mind” on PBS this weekend (check your local listings). The program focuses on issues pertaining to history, biography, media, communications, news and public affairs. This is Zauderer’s sixth in a series of appearances on the program. He will discuss “The Aging Brain.” 

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