March 2012 News Archive

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Volunteer of the Week

This week’s Kenney Community Center’s Volunteer of the Week is Rebecca Robinson ’12.

Serving as a founding member and co-president of the Math Club, treasurer of the French Club and two-year member and house coordinator of the Culinary House, Robinson dedicates much of her time to volunteering and leadership.

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Frozen Four fever heats up campus

Excitement continues to build on campus as the men’s

hockey team prepares for its first trip to the NCAA Frozen Four next week in Tampa, Fla.

The College Bookstore reports brisk sales of T-shirts, sweatshirts and caps commemorating Union’s appearance in college hockey’s equivalent of March Madness.
Banners celebrating the team’s success hang proudly in Reamer Campus Center and other gathering spots.

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Katie Schuff '12 awarded Fulbright grant

Katie Schuff ’12 is taking her love for teaching to Indonesia as the recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. 

Passionate about providing quality education, Schuff will spend about nine months in Indonesia,

teaching English in a rural high school setting about 20 hours per week. 

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People in the news

A paper by Lisa Warenski, assistant professor of philosophy, titled "Relative Uncertainty in Term Loan Projection Models," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence. Warenski’s paper offers a novel approach to thinking about credit risk in the banking industry.  

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Volunteer of the Week

This week’s Kenney Community Center’s Volunteer of the Week is Amanda Louis ’12.

As the house manager for Wells House, the community service oriented theme house on campus, Louis dedicates much of her time to volunteering. Louis has participated in and helped to organize events such as Spooktacular, as well as collaborated with other service groups for projects like Relay for Life, John Calvin Toll Day and UCARE Day.

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Reappointment and Sixth Year review committees formed

Reappointment review committees have been formed for the following assistant professors:

Elizabeth Garland, Anthropology
Jeffrey Witsoe, Anthropology
Jennifer Currey, Bioengineering
John Rieffel, Computer Science
Brian Hauser, English
David Gillikin, Geology
Leila Khatami, Mathematics
Zhen Zhang, Modern Languages
Matthew Scherer, Political Science

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Emerson String Quartet returns to Chamber Series

The inimitable Emerson String Quartet returns to Memorial Chapel Sunday, April 1 at 3 p.m. as part of the College's Concert Series. 

The Quartet will begin the program with Joseph Haydn’s "String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2," continue with a regional premiere of renowned English composer Thomas Adès’ “The Four Quarters” and conclude with Ludwig van Beethoven’s "String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132." 

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Caring Community: Fellow seeks to help Uganda

Alexis "Biz" Deeb is one of nine seniors 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.