January 2014 News Archive

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Ethics program presents "Medicine and the Holocaust"

The Rapaport Ethics Across the Curriculum program will present “Medicine and the Holocaust: Context and Lessons” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the auditorium in Reamer Campus Center.

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Volunteer of the Week: Toni Batha '17

Toni Batha ’17 is the Kenney Community Center’s Volunteer of the Week.

Last term, Batha tutored elementary school children at the Friendship House, and this term she will be volunteering with Girls Inc. of Schenectady to help mentor young girls in the community.

She has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and participated in the John Calvin Toll Day of Service.

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Blueprint exhibit on view at Burns Art Atrium

Blueprint, a three-person exhibit inspired by a prize-winning British novel, is on view at the Burns Art Atrium Gallery in the Visual Arts Building through Feb. 27.

Featured are works by painter Sharon Butler, installation artist Peter Dudek and sculptor Victoria Palermo.

An artists’ talk is scheduled for Feb. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m., with a reception immediately following.

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Call for entries for LGBTQ art show

Entries for the annual LGBTQ art show are being accepted. The show is open to all Union students, faculty, staff and alumni. 

Entries include artwork images or samples in painting, drawing, illustration, sculpture, photography, poetry, short fiction, digital art, film, performance and music and a brief statement about the work. The deadline is March 21.

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New signs welcome U

Bigger, bolder new signs outside the College’s main entrance now greet visitors and the campus community.

Workers from Olson Sign Co. in nearby Scotia spent Thursday afternoon installing 7-foot-wide signs on each wall off the Union Street entrance.

The new aluminum signs replace the 5-foot-wide plastic signs that were installed in the early 1980s.

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Endless possibilities with just a click of the "print" button

When Carson Miller ’15 needed a pair of tweezers for the new Collaborative Design Studio, it was simply a matter of hitting the print button.

The new studio lab, located in the basement of the Peter Irving Wold Center, is the home to a Stratasys Connex 500, more commonly known as a 3D printer.

Installed during winter break, the 3D printer has already printed several soft robots, robot parts and equipment for the lab, including the tweezers and a wrench.

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Volunteer of the Week: Cherry Chahal ’14

Cherry Chahal ’14 of Schenectady, N.Y., is the Kenney Community Center’s Volunteer of the Week.
An Obenzinger Scholar, Chahal is teaching elementary school students about nutrition, such as the food pyramid and MyPlate, twice a week through the Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady.

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People in the news - January 23, 2014

President Stephen C. Ainlay recently attended a day-long Academic Summit hosted by Skidmore College. Joined by Skidmore President Philip A. Glotzbach, Ainlay spoke to more than 130 faculty and administrators about a number of top issues facing liberal arts colleges today.