March 2014 News Archive

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Union places eighth in national ethics competition

Union’s Ethics Bowl team recently finished in eighth place in the 18th International Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

The team advanced to the national competition after placing second among 25 teams at the Regional Ethics Bowl at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.

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Thinking outside the Nott: New art installation series features printmaker

Flying squirrels, owls, bears, deer and assorted other creatures, both airborne and earthbound, land at Shaffer Library this week when New York City printmaker Aliene de Souza Howell creates her "In the Forest" installation.

This forest landscape is the first in a new installation series aimed at turning the library into a learning laboratory by bringing the visual arts into public spaces.

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Two Union students named Watson Fellows

Seniors Shiqing “Licia” He and Sean Day are the latest Union students to be awarded a prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.

He and Day were among 41 students selected as Watson Fellows from more than 700 candidates nominated by private liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States.

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President Ainlay discusses future of undergraduate education

President Stephen C. Ainlay was the final speaker at Loyola University Maryland’s “The Future of Higher Education” lecture series.

President Ainlay spoke March 11 to faculty, students and administrators at the Jesuit Catholic University about the challenges facing higher education, especially residential colleges committed to liberal education.

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Chamber Music Concert Series announces 2014-15 season

Marking its 43rd Season, the Union College Concert Series presents leading musicians in 14 concerts from October 2014 to April 2015 at its home in Memorial Chapel. The series offers another impressive lineup of artists welcoming audience favorites, as well as those six artists making their debuts, including: 

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Students in history class hear first-person account of Iwo Jima

In early 1945, when Sal Famularo was the age of most Union first-year students, he was a Marine fighting for his life in one of the deadliest battles of World War II.

“When someone talks about hell, I can say, ‘I’ve been there,’” he says of his time on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima, a battle that claimed 6,800 Americans and 21,000 Japanese.

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SUCCESS Scholars to focus on STEM

To encourage and assist exceptional high school students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Union will launch an initiative aimed at producing future leaders in those fields.

The College was recently awarded a $614,749 grant from the National Science Foundation’s S-STEM program to provide annual scholarships of $6,500 to 10 first-year students starting this fall. A second group of 10 students will be selected for fall 2015.