August 2011 News Archive

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'Pulp Fiction' showcases a unique American art

The Times Union recently featured the new exhibit at the Mandeville Gallery, “Pulp Fiction Paintings: Selections from the Robert Lesser Collection.” The show, which runs through Sept. 25, features works made as covers for the pulp fiction genre of the 1930’s and 1940’s, which included adventure, mystery, science fiction, war stories and westerns.

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Gift from Goldman Sachs Gives to fund scholarships

Union has received a $350,000 gift that will provide an annual scholarship and assistance to students with pressing financial needs. The gift is from Goldman Sachs Gives, the firm’s donor-advised fund. Through Goldman Sachs Gives, the firm’s partners recommend a part of their overall compensation to non-profit and charitable organizations.

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College set to welcome Class of 2015

Union is set to welcome one of its largest and most

academically gifted classes when members of the Class of 2015 arrive on campus next month.

The 578 first-year students were selected from among 5,151 applicants, the second largest in the College’s history. The students hail from 30 states and 12 countries, giving Union one of its most diverse classes. Twenty percent of the incoming class consists of domestic multicultural students, while 5 percent is international

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Chamber Music Festival concerts announced

The 40th season of the International Festival of Chamber Music kicks off at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Memorial Chapel.

The festival, comprised of 15 performances over seven months, begins with a performance by Sophie Shao and Friends. Shao, on cello, will perform with Arnaud Sussman and Lily Francis, violins, and Paul Neubauer on viola.

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Students wrap up summer research projects with poster session

Over 50 people gathered on the Reamer patio Wednesday to watch the "Lolita-chan in Taiko Land," a  15 minute drum performance by Amanda Laven ’13. Laven’s self-composed, three-movement piece took her three weeks to develop and represented part of her summer research project.

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America's Top Colleges

In a 2011 Forbes.com listing of America's best undergraduate institutions, Union ranked No. 29 overall, No. 26 among private colleges and No. 16 in the Northeast.

The annual list focuses on educational outcomes.

To view the list, click here.

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History professor to facilitate local Civil War program

Andrea Foroughi, professor of history, will serve as the local project scholar for, “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War,” which will be held at the Voorheesville Public Library in 2012.