October 2013 News Archive

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People in the news 04 - Oct 2013

Valerie Barr, professor of computer science, presented “Blake, Biofuel and Bribery: Promoting Interdisciplinary Applications of Computing,” the keynote address at Hofstra University’s conference, “Digital Thinking/Critical Thinking: Building the Humanities at Hofstra.” 

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Volunteers of the Week - Oct 2013

This week, Emanuel Storch ‘16 and Yilun Zhang ’15 are the Kenney Community Center Volunteers of the Week.

Storch and Zhang are Co-Leaders of Good Eats, a cooking program on campus that brings together Union Students and Schenectady ARC participants. Good Eats recently held its first event of the term, which consisted of preparing and eating a meal with residents of Schenectady ARC.

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Emerson String Quartet returns to Union with new member

The inimitable Emerson String Quartet returns to Memorial Chapel with new cellist Paul Watkins on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. as part of the Union College Concert Series.

The Quartet will begin the program with Mendelssohn’s fiery Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80 followed by Shostakovich’s heart-wrenching Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Minor, Op. 138.  They close the program with Beethoven’s monumental Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No.1 “Razumovsky.”

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“Boeing, Boeing” takes off at Yulman Theater

Fitting for a play about air travelers, Union’s adaptation of Boeing Boeing pulls out all the stops.

With a cast of six students, the classic farce by French playwright Marc Camoletti about a lying lothario comes to life on the stage of Yulman Theater.

Performances are set for Wednesday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

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How sweet the sound: Workshop and concert to celebrate gospel music

The sweet and soulful sounds of gospel music will fill Old Chapel this weekend for the third annual community gospel workshop and concert.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. singers from diverse backgrounds among the campus community and general public are invited to participate in an interfaith gospel workshop.

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Inside Look: Libraries

Melissa Ezarik - University Business

Schaffer Library's new Learning Commons, an engaging, open, student-focused area to support independent and collaborative research for today’s tech-savvy generation, was featured in University Business. The article looked at how college libraries are more than just a place to study these days.

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Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave


Clifford Brown, the Robert Porter Patterson Professor of Government, is the co-author of a new biography of Solomon Northup, a free black man in Upstate New York who was kidnapped into slavery in Louisiana, rescued and returned to his wife and three children a dozen years later.

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People in the news 03 - Oct 2013

Alvaro Peters '14 received the Greater Albany Leadership Council on Inclusion Multicultural Award for his diversity and community service commitment at the College. The mission of LCI is to enhance and promote diversity and multicultural programs at educational institutions in New York’s Capital Region. The council serves as a resource, advocate and catalyst for implementing institutional change related to local and national issues of inclusion in education. 

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Volunteer of the Week: Chris Nwosu '16

This week’s Kenney Community Center volunteer of the week is Chris Nwosu ’16.

Nwosu is Vice President of the African Students Association and a member of Phenomenal Males, a group that strives to challenge young men from multicultural backgrounds to live responsible lives, develop their talents, get involved in the community and build their self-esteems.