April 2011 News Archive

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Volunteer of the Week

Meghan Haley-Quigley ’11 is this week’s Kenney Community Center Volunteer of the Week.

Haley-Quigley has worked to promote sustainability and green initiatives on campus. She regularly volunteers at Ozone Café, which offers organic and locally-produced foods each week. She is also actively involved in Ozone House, a green-minded theme house. 

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Nine seniors chosen to be Minerva Fellows

Nine Union College seniors were recently chosen to represent the College’s next Minerva Fellows program. They will travel the globe to work in developing countries while paired up with a social entrepreneurial organization. 

The students will work for 11 months and return to the College and live in a Minerva house for one month, where they will participate in a social entrepreneurial course and educate current students about their experiences abroad. 

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Trash talk: Union takes top recycling honor

When it comes to recycling, few schools can match Union’s efforts.

The College finished first overall among 363 participants in a key category of RecycleMania, a friendly competition for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities.

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Three receive community service summer internships

Three students were recently chosen as the recipients of two community service internships for the summer. 

Shaniqua Rogers ’12 and Helena-Jasmine Sowah ’13 are the recipients of the Class of 1973 Community Service Internship funding. The internships are funded by the class in honor of its 35th class reunion. 

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Presidential Forum on Diversity to feature Barbara Smith

Author, activist and scholar Barbara Smith will speak Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

Smith will discuss “Black Feminism: My Next Chapter.” The talk, part of the Presidential Forum on Diversity series, is free and open to the public.

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UCARE Day to bring family fun on Sunday

Memorial Fieldhouse will be filled with games and activities Sunday as students from the Kenney Community Center host the annual UCARE Day.

The event, which runs from noon to 3 p.m., has carnival games, arts and crafts activities for local elementary school kids.

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College to acquire home of noted Adirondack conservationist

Union College has entered into an agreement with the private conservation group Protect the Adirondacks! (PROTECT) to purchase a building complex in nearby Niskayuna that includes the former home of the noted Adirondack conservationist Paul Schaefer (1908-1996) and a modern addition that houses the Adirondack Research Library.
  

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Volunteer of the Week

Tri Trang ’12 is this week’s Kenney Community Center Volunteer of the Week. 

Trang, along with other students in Professor Strosberg’s Health Care Management course, started a smoking cessation program to benefit Schenectady city residents. He is now part of a group of students who run individual and group counseling sessions for uninsured patients, offering moral support and nicotine replacement therapy. 

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People in the news - April 22, 2011

Kim Plofker, visiting assistant professor of mathematics, was recently honored with the Brouwer Prize, an international mathematics award chosen only every three years. The prize, based in the Netherlands, is named for L.E.J. Brouwer, a Dutch mathematician. Plofker will accept her prize in the Netherlands and present the Brouwer Lecture. 

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Experimental documentary filmmaker to visit Union

Experimental documentary filmmaker James T. Hong will visit campus on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29.

Hong, who works with experimental documentary to reinterpret race, gender and class differences, will screen his films from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Arts 215 and again from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday. The Asian Student Union will also host a reception for the filmmaker at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Messa House. All events are open to the campus community.