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Union student's unique project featured in Daily Gazette

Working with James Hedrick, senior lecturer in Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Lisa Gu' 19 has designed an automated greenhouse watering system. Her project is among 20 other systems built as part of Cultivating Resources for Employment with Assistive Technology.

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New theater partnership between Union and Proctors featured in Times Union

A new partnership between Union and Proctors gives students a chance to gain experience on the professional stage while providing the venerable historic theater with a pool of local actors.

“It’s a new link between us,” says Andrew Mannion, lecturer in scenic design. “Proctors is putting on a professional children’s theater piece and co-producing it with Union talent.”

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From Creep to Karma Police: Course on Radiohead a hit at Union

When things turn bleak for Emmet and friends in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” the opening lines of the song “Everything’s Not Awesome” brilliantly capture the mood:

“I finally understand Radiohead.”

Since its formation in the mid-1980s in the English county of Oxfordshire, the rock band’s melancholic aesthetic, grounded in the danger and mystery surrounding hope and death, has made them one of the most popular and critically acclaimed bands in the world.

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Red scare: New book by Union professor examines a real witch-hunt from long ago

In 1940, as Nazi Germany advanced across Western Europe, the New York State Legislature convened a committee. The goal: to identify and root out those in the state university system suspected of having Communist ties.

Known as the Rapp-Coudert Committee, the body held a series of private and public hearings for nearly two years in which hundreds of educators were interrogated, threatened and in many cases, fired, for their alleged radical connections.