April 2015 News Archive

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Student photographers recognized

Five photography students have had work selected for a student exhibit at the Photo Center of the Capital District in Troy.

The exhibit runs through May 31, with an opening reception May 2,

noon-6 pm., and a closing reception May 29, 5- 8 p.m., coinciding with Troy Night Out. It is free and open to the public.

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Campus to celebrate Victory Day

The Russian and Eastern European Culture Club will join with the New Russia Cultural Center in Albany to host a celebration of Victory Day Thursday 5:30-8 p.m. in Old Chapel.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Victory Day, which commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied Forces on May 9, 1945. It is a national holiday in some 20 European nations.

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Union College connections to Civil War "profound & poignant'

As the nation prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination, the contributions of a number of remarkable alumni are told in a new exhibit, “Profound and Poignant: Union College Connections to the Civil War Era.”

The Times Union recently featured the exhibit in a column by Paul Grondahl.

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Former Ambassador John Bolton to speak at Union

John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will speak

Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

His talk, “Iran and the Contemporary Middle East,” is part of the Frederic E. Miller Lecture Series in Honor of Anwar Sadat. It is free and open to the public.

Bolton is a senior fellow on U.S. foreign and national security policy in the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute.

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Steinmetz Symposium turns 25

In the fall of 1990, Tom Werner of Chemistry and Dave Peak of Physics met with new College President Roger Hull.

The two professors oversaw Union’s active participation with NCUR, the National

Conference on Undergraduate Research. The College had hosted the conference earlier that year.

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Union students present at national research conference

Nine Union students recently participated in the 29th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Eastern Washington University near Spokane, Wash. The students shared their research results with conference attendees either through oral or poster presentations.  

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150th anniversary: Lincoln’s coffin arrived in Albany

President Stephen C. Ainlay recently spoke with Dave Lucas of WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, about the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination and Union's connections.

The contributions of a number of remarkable alumni are told in a new exhibit, “Profound and Poignant: Union College Connections to the Civil War Era.”

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#ADAY4U shows Union pride

#ADAY4U, the College one-day fundraising initiative is still being tabulated.

So far, the College has topped 1,400 donors, bolstering Union’s Annual Fund and increasing participation. 

The Union community rallied on Tuesday to support the College with donations and posts to social media. An event in Reamer Campus Center drew community members and rallied support. Final numbers for the event are still be tabulated and will be released shortly. 

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Volunteer of the Week

Liana Nunziato ’15 is the Kenney Community Center’s volunteer of the week.

Co-founder and president of Union’s chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery Council on Women, Nunziato teaches local middle school students about computer programming. The

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Sean Farrell ’17 selected as a University Innovation Fellow

Sean Farrell ’17 has been named a University Innovation Fellow, a prestigious program designed to help foster

entrepreneurship and innovation among students nationwide.

Farrell is among 123 students from 52 schools selected by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by Stanford University and VentureWell.