July 2011 News Archive

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The 12 Top-Paying Liberal Arts Schools: PayScale Report

The value of a Union education is among the best in the country, according to a recent study of the career earnings of college graduates.

Union ranked ninth among liberal arts schools in terms of the net return on investment (ROI), according to the study by PayScale, a Seattle-based compensation analysis firm.

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'Locking in’ their interest

Since 2002, the College has hosted a two-week summer program, “Educating Girls for Engineering.” With a dearth of women enrolled in undergraduate engineering programs, the camp encourages high school juniors and seniors from across the country to consider careers in engineering.

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Girls engineer their futures at Union camp

When it opened in 1825, the Erie Canal, with its intricate system of 83 locks stretched across 363 miles, was lauded for its engineering advances.

So it was a treat for a group of 20 aspiring engineers attending Union’s annual EDGE camp to visit Lock 2 in Waterford for a first-hand look at how the canal system operates.

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Leadership in Medicine students sample the arts with ceramics class

Pre-med students on campus for summer classes recently got their hands dirty when they tried out a pottery class in the Ceramics Studio.

Except this wasn’t an ordinary pottery class. Instead of making typical ceramics projects, such as bowls and cups, the future physicians spent the majority of their time molding vital organs - brains, lungs and hearts - out of potter’s clay.

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Pre-med students link human anatomy to pottery

Leadership in Medicine students recently got their hands dirty when they tried out a pottery class in the Ceramics Studio.

Except this wasn’t an ordinary pottery class. Instead of making typical ceramics projects, such as bowls and cups, the future physicians spent the majority of their time molding vital organs - brains, lungs and hearts - out of potter’s clay.

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Summer research a staple of a Union education

Jacob LaRocca ’12 is passionate about electronics and music. So when the electrical engineering major had the opportunity to integrate his loves for his summer research project, he didn’t miss a beat.

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Professors awarded grant money to continue research

Three professors have been awarded substantial grants towards research in their areas of study. These research projects are opportunities for students and faculty to join forces for academic pursuits with real world applications.

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2011 summer research projects

Anthropology
Aisling Kearns ‘13
    Topic: The culture change among Irish travelers
    Adviser: Sharon and George Gmelch

Biochemistry
Ajay Major ‘12
    Topic: Expression and purification of putative metacaspase gene SCP1 from Schizophyllum commune 
    Adviser: Kristin Fox

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Mandeville showcases pulp art from pioneering collector

Handsome heroes. Damsels in distress. Menacing bad guys.

The 37 paintings at the Mandeville Gallery represent the best of a distinctly American art form – pulp fiction – a form once considered lowly but now gaining in popularity, interest and value.