September 2014 News Archive

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Kuchnia Polska: A taste of Poland coming to campus

Michal Konwerski, Chef de Partie at the National Stadium in Warsaw, visits campus next week to share some of his country’s classic dishes.

Beets, potato pancakes, salmon with leek sauce and of course, pierogies, are just some of the meals Konwerski will prepare during dinner at West Dining Hall Thursday, Oct. 9, and lunch in Upper Class Friday, Oct. 10. His recipes also will be featured at Ozone Café’s weekly lunch Friday in Old Chapel.

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Union students present at NY6 research conference

Several Union students recently presented their research at the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium Upstate New York Undergraduate Research Conference at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. Over 30 oral presentations and nearly 60 poster presentations took place during the conference on Sept. 20. 

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College joins national campaign to help prevent sexual assault on campuses

As part of a new national effort aimed at preventing sexual assault on college campuses, Union has planned a number of activities and programs.

On Friday, President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. launched a public-service campaign, “It’s On Us,” that hopes to fundamentally shift the way sexual assault is viewed on campuses “by inspiring everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it.”

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Volunteer of the Week- September 18, 2014

Natalia Pronchik ’17 and Allie Novak ’17 are the Kenney Community Center’s Volunteers of the Week.

This year, Pronchik and Novak are starting “Humans of Schenectady” in an effort to “make people realize what Schenectady has to offer through pictures and quotes based on interactions between locals.”

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College awards grants for projects to support Strategic Plan

A West Coast recruiter for Admissions, renovated study spaces in Schaffer Library and expanded faculty development programs are among the projects awarded special grants to support the College’s Strategic Plan.

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Union again recognized nationally for its diversity efforts

For the second straight year, Union has been named a winner of a HEED Award by Insight Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Each year, the magazine recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Burns art show addresses concept of grief

“On Longing,” featuring work by Frank Rapant ’07 that addresses the grieving process “from a faithless standpoint,” is on view at the Burns Art Atrium Gallery in the Visual Arts building Sept. 23-Dec. 24.

Rapant is the College’s photography lab technician and Schaffer Library staff photographer, and he exhibits his work locally. This show, he said, was inspired after the loss of a friend.

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LGBTQ exhibit being hosted at the Wikoff Student Gallery

The Wikoff Student Gallery is hosting its annual “LGBTQ at Union” exhibition this fall until Nov. 3, coinciding with LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11.

The exhibition will include work in the mediums of photography, documentary film, musical composition and creative writing by professors, recent graduates and alumni.