October 2011 News Archive

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Term abroad students meet legendary Vietnamese photographers

Students on the term abroad to Vietnam got a chance to meet two photographers who played an integral role chronicling the struggles of North Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Doan Cong Tinh and Mai Nam are part of “The Photographers from the Other Side,” a legendary group of photographers who became known for their images of the war. The Vietnam term is a cooperative program with Hobart and William Smith Colleges through the partnership for Global Education.

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Homecoming and Family Weekend promises a treat for all

Family fun, food and football will be front and center as alumni, students and faculty celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend Friday through Sunday, Oct. 28-30.

More than 2,000 people are expected for this year’s event.

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Audrey Sartiaux, director of the Language Center, recently hosted the fall New England Regional Association for Language Learning Technology conference at the College. It was titled “21st Century Skills Map for World Languages: Technologies in Support of 21st Century Language Learning.”

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Union student shines a light on innovation

The College has a long tradition of inspiring innovation among its students.

Now it can count a “tinnovator” among the ranks.

Using an Altoids tin, an LED light and other materials, Nicholas Brenn '14 created a mini-flashlight. The electrical engineering major from Kennett Square, Pa., is among a host of artists and entrepreneurs who have made belt buckles, iPod speakers and other gadgets fashioned from the 2-by-3-inch tin that holds the popular mints.

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Noted documentarian and photographer to deliver keynote at Alumni and Friends Symposium

Documentary filmmaker and photographer Lauren

Greenfield will be the keynote speaker at the year’s Alumni and Friends Symposium. 

Greenfield will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Nott Memorial. Her talk kicks off Homecoming and Family Weekend, which welcomes thousands of visitors to campus for a three-day, festive fall celebration

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Monica Duffy Toft to give annual Wold lecture

Monica Duffy Toft of Harvard University will deliver the 2011 Wold Lecture on Religion and Conflict on Tuesday Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Nott Memorial.

Her talk is titled, “God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics.” 

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Victoria Rockwell '79 was recently named the 130th president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Rockwell, based in Houston, took office in June. She currently works as director of Investment Development at Air Liquide, a leading developer of gases for the industrial, health and environmental sectors. 

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Singers learn the soulfulness of gospel music at diversity forum

This year’s Presidential Forum on Diversity focused on the art and soulfulness of gospel music.

Singers from diverse backgrounds among the campus community and general public participated in an interfaith gospel workshop. Under the musical direction of Rev. Shaun Whitehead of St. Lawrence University and Lyndon Walters of the College’s Heavenly Voices gospel choir, participants learned different spirituals and songs in less than 24 hours and then performed in Memorial Chapel.