News for Faculty and Staff

July 19

Union names new chief communications officer

Thomas P. Torello will oversee the Office of Communications, whose responsibilities include media and public relations, marketing, publications, social media, the alumni magazine, the College’s Web site and the Chronicle, a weekly internal newsletter.

July 14

Campus mourns passing of April Selley

A specialist in American literature, creative writing and poetry, she joined the College in 2001 as a visiting assistant professor. She became a lecturer in 2006, and a senior lecturer in 2009.

July 14

College mourns the passing of April Selley

Colleagues and other friends are mourning the loss of April Selley, a devoted teacher and writer who instilled in students her joy of literature and the craft of creative writing.

April 29

A tree story

Students planted a tree on campus to observe Arbor Day and the legacy of its founder, James Sterling Morton, an honorary degree recipient in 1856.

April 21

Earth Week events wrapping up

Earth Week wraps up with several events Friday, concluding a week of sustainability education and campus activities.

April 7

Spring Taylor Time! series kicks off Monday

Music by Debussy, Ravel, and Hilary Tann will be performed by celebrated Skidmore College faculty members Jan Vinci (flute), William Hakim (viola), and Elizabeth Huntley (harp).

March 30

Playing with Tigers

George Gmelch, professor of anthropology, was featured on The Roundtable

March 1

Rain or snow, we're golfing

On one of Schenectady's cold and rainy late fall days, Emily Ferguson '18 is practicing with her pitching wedge at Pebble Beach.

March 1

Making music, the Japanese way

Jennifer Matsue needed a book on Japanese music that would challenge her students, but not alienate them with excessive jargon and complicated terminology. When she couldn't find one, she wrote her own.

March 1

Investigating Maine's radioactive granite

Hancock County, along the scenic mid-coast of Maine, is known for evergreen forests, emerald lakes and rolling blueberry fields. Less known, however, is that it is one of several areas in Maine that have a higher-than-average occurrence of lung cancer that may be linked to radioactive minerals.

February 19

The STEM Issue

10 women who are shaping the world through science and technology

February 11

Recognizing retirees

The College this year honored the careers of eight faculty members who have attained emeritus status.

February 11

Civil War glossary posted online

Throughout 2015, in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the Lincoln assassination, the College’s Notables Committee mounted an exhibition titled “Profound and Poignant: Union College Connections to the Civil War Era” in the Nott Memorial.