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Joyce Madancy, associate professor of history, was accepted to the Japanese Studies Association Faculty Development Workshop, “Remembering Hiroshima-Nagasaki 1945-2015.” The workshop, which is based in Japan, will run from June 29 to July 5. 

Valerie Barr, professor of computer science, Nick Webb, visiting assistant professor of computer science, and Kristina Striegnitz, associate professor of computer science, organized and participated in the Third ACM-W New York Celebration of Women in Computing. The event, attended by many Union students, was held in Syracuse, N.Y. Barr was sponsorship and budget chair, Webb was registration chair and Striegnitz was program committee chair. 

Jillmarie Murphy, assistant professor of English, was named chairperson of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Emerging Scholars Prize Committee. The prize is awarded to an outstanding article or essay published within five years of the author’s doctorate that focuses on any scholarly aspect of the 19th century. 

An article by Andrew Morris, associate professor of history, was published in Studies in American Political Development. “How the State and Labor Saved Charitable Fundraising: Community Chests, Payroll Deduction and the Public-Private Welfare State, 1920-1950,” is featured in the April edition. 

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