February 2013 News Archive

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Volunteer of the Week: Carol Weisse

By: Maura Driscoll '15

Professor Carol Weisse, director of Health Professions, is this week’s Kenney Community Center Volunteer of the Week.

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People in the News - 04, February 2013

Katherine Lynes, associate professor of English and Africana Studies, recently presented a paper, "Come See!": An Ecopoetics of Pleasure in African American Ecopoetry," at the Conference on Ecopoetics at University of California-Berkeley.

Brad Lewis, professor of economics, provided expert analysis of the so-called sequester to WTEN, the local ABC affiliate.

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The heat is on: Wireless thermostats to help conserve energy

During the academic year, College-owned apartments brim with energy, as students study and socialize.

Yet when the units empty out for winter break, a different kind of energy is felt. Students rarely remember to adjust the thermostat, a wasteful oversight.

Thanks to an idea by Samantha Muratori '14, students living in the College Park neighborhood soon will be able to control the thermostats from their smartphones and other Internet connections.

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A seasonal delight: Winter Dance Concert encircles the Yulman stage

As the snow and frigid temperatures begin to abate on campus, this year’s Winter Dance Concert explores the beauty of the changing seasons and the splendor of nature.

After a term of preparing for this event, the cast of 24 Union dance students will use their movements to highlight the distinct moods and significance of each season in Circling Beginnings: Dancing the Seasons at Yulman Theater, Wednesday, March 6 through Saturday, March 9.

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Abolitionism in the Adirondacks topic of next lecture series

Teacher and historian Don Papson will discuss “Abolitionism in the Adirondacks,” Monday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

The talk, part of the Kelly Adirondack Center's lecture and concert series, is free and open to the public. A reception follows.

Papson will address the roles North Country residents played in the anti-slavery movement, how the Underground Railroad operated in the North Country and the main routes through the region.

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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to visit Union

Richard Blanco, who last month became the fifth presidential inaugural poet, will read from his works 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 in the Nott Memorial.

The event is free and open to the public.

Before the reading in the Nott, Blanco will have dinner and a discussion with students in Beuth House.

Blanco's bio says he was "made in Cuba, assembled in Spain and imported to the United States."

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UNITAS nominations sought

Nominations are being sought for two Unitas awards.

The Student Diversity Leadership Award is given each year to a senior who demonstrates an active dedication to activities on campus that support multicultural enrichment.  A student must be nominated by a current faculty or staff member, administrator or student.