People in the news - April 24, 2014

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Bunkong Tuon, assistant professor of English, recently published an article on the poetry of Chanrithy Him in Mosaic: a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. His poetry has also been anthologized in With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems for the New American Century (West End Press, 2014), edited by Doug Valentine. As part of this publication, he read with four other poets at Smith College on April 1. To read more about this event, click here.

A review by Tim Olsen, associate professor of music, was published in the winter edition of "The Hymn," the journal of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. The article discusses jazz- and gospel-based recordings by pianist Dan Damon and saxophonist Kirk Whalum.

Nicholas Weidhaas ’15 was awarded the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America Stephen Pollock Undergraduate Research Program grant. His research involves Holocene climatic change in the Peruvian Andes where he will study the impacts of climate change on glaciers and lakes. The award includes $800 to fund analyses in Union’s new Stable Isotope Laboratory, and he will travel to the Peruvian Andes this summer to collect samples.

Chief Diversity Officer Gretchel Hathaway and Associate Professor of Sociology Deidre Hill Butler were speakers on a panel, “Powering Through Institutional Obstacles: The State of Women of Color in Higher Education.” The event was hosted by the Leadership Council on Inclusion at Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y., on April 17.