November 2011 News Archive

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Union community mourns three longtime colleagues

Members of the Union community are remembering three

colleagues: a guiding spirit of music, a champion of international study, and a departmental assistant who was a valued adviser to students and faculty alike.

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Campus rallies around student's journey to help others

When Kaitlyn Suarez ’15 crosses the finish line at the Walt Disney

World Half Marathon, it will signal another significant milestone in her long journey. 

The three-time cancer survivor from Wading River, N.Y. is working with Team in Training to run the road race on Jan. 7. 

Suarez is running to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and help others dealing with blood cancers. She said the response to her fundraising has been humbling. 

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Sophomores top off term with poster session

Students participating in the Sophomore Research Seminars

presented their work during a poster session in the Wold Center Monday. 

Nearly 50 students displayed their work on a range of topics. Kristen Cusano ’14 focused on race and equality during the Civil War. Cusano said it took her most of the term to draft her 12-page research paper and accompanying poster. 

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Collegians debate ethics at competition

Fourteen colleges and universities from the Northeast came to campus for the regional competition of the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Teams of students debated 15 cases that address ethical dilemmas, ranging from attractiveness discrimination in hiring to the freedom to burn the Qur’an.

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Two exhibitions look back at Civil War and ties to region

The Mandeville Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Illustrating the War: Selected engravings from Harper’s Weekly and Leslie’s Illustrated Civil War,” was recently featured in the Times Union.

A collection of more than 70 wood engravings, the exhibit provides a broad retelling of the Civil War, which is commemorating its 150th anniversary this year. The show runs through Nov. 20. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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International Craft Fair supports artisans, children

On Thursday, members of the Union community got a chance to

support those making arts and crafts on the other side of the world. 

At the International Craft Sale held in Reamer Campus Center, there were scarves, bowls made out of telephone wires, handmade dolls and much more. Proceeds from the sales were benefiting those who made the items.

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People in the news

On Thursday, John Garver, professor of geology, presented data to Congressman Paul Tonko’s Mighty Waters Task Force on the flooding of the Mohawk River. Garver shared water flow rates and the effects of extreme river flooding in the Capital Region. President Stephen C. Ainlay is a member of the Task Force’s Executive Committee and chairs the Research and Education Committee. 

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International Programs recognizes faculty, adds programs

Union held its first International Programs Faculty Recognition

Dinner last week “to honor those who have worked tirelessly to produce the kind of high quality academic experiences that we offer Union students abroad,” said International Programs Director Lara Atkins.  

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Union hosts Ethics Bowl Regional Saturday

Fourteen colleges and universities from the Northeast will come to campus Saturday for the regional competition of the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, a fierce intellectual matchup that requires months of preparation on a set of challenging questions.

Teams of students will debate 15 cases that address ethical dilemmas, ranging from attractiveness discrimination in hiring to the freedom to burn the Qur’an.