April 2014 News Archive

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Students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

The College's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa recently held elections to extend membership to the following students: 

From the Class of 2015: 

Stephen DiIorio, Meaghan Jain and Joshua Kline.  

From the Class of 2014:

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Union celebrates its second annual Adirondack Week

The College will celebrate Adirondack Week, celebrating the environmental and historical aspects inside the blue line of the 6.1 million-acre park.

The events are as follows: 

Sunday, May 4 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hiking Trip to Prospect Mountain, Lake George.

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Volunteers of the Week- April 24, 2014

This week’s Kenney Community Center Volunteers of the Week are Quisqueya Witbeck, Vinita Kusupati and Mahrukh Badar.

The three volunteers lead a combined Brownie-Junior Girl Scout troop of six girls, ranging in age from seven to ten. The troop meets once a week at the Kenney Community Center. So far this year, they have focused on team building and bonding, arts and crafts and most recently, leadership.

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It all adds up for math modeling team

A team of three students – Shiqing “Licia” He ’14, Ran Wang ’15 and Yuqiao Yuan ’14 – gathered in a seminar room in Beuth House for four straight days last term to develop a mathematical model to predict college coaching legends.

By the end of this math marathon, they had successfully calculated the best five coaches in ice hockey, basketball and football over the past century, earning the distinction of Meritorious Winner in the 30th annual Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

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Writer and photographer to present their work documenting sex workers

On Tuesday, April 29 from 2 to 4 p.m., Tiana Markova-Gold and Sarah Dohrmann will present a reading and slideshow in Old Chapel based on their work, "Scenes et Types," documenting the lives of sex workers in Morocco, exploring the complex nature of choices Moroccan women are faced with. A dinner with the artists will follow at 6:30 p.m. in Beuth House.

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Quantum leap: Physics student awarded top scholarship

Shortly after his first year at Union, Stephen DiIorio ’15 was at a crossroads: did he want to be a theoretical physicist or an experimental physicist?

In the simplest form, experimental physicists are hands on, using experiments to test their ideas. Theoretical physicists are the opposite; they spend their time analyzing data to figure out why things happen the way they do.