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An essay by Christine Henseler, professor of Spanish and chair of the Modern Languages Department, was published on the Huffington Post website. Click here to read, “Are the Arts and Humanities Worth Your Investment? Making the Case for Our Shared Health and Wealth.”

Valerie Barr, professor of computer science, presented at the City University of New York Computer Science Discipline Council, a twice-yearly gathering of CS department chairs from the CUNY institutions. Her talk was titled, “Intro to CS @ Union: Majors, Minors, and ‘Butts in Chairs.’" 

An article by Jillmarie Murphy, assistant professor of English, was published in American Periodicals: A Journal of History & Criticism. “The Humming Bird; or Herald of Taste (1798): Periodical Culture and Female Editorship in the Early American Republic,” discusses the first American magazine known to be edited by a woman and the role it played in the history of women editors, editorial practices in early Republican print culture and the professionalization of the early American magazine. 

Teresa Meade, the Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture, recently presented a paper, "The Political Crisis of Refugees from Occupied Poland in World War II to the Mexican Border Today," at the European Social Science History Conference in Valencia, Spain. 

Cheikh Ndiaye, associate professor of French, and Claire Mouflard, visiting assistant professor of French, presented their research at the 41st annual New York African Studies Association conference in New York City. They attended the conference with Union's Director of Africana Studies Deidre Hill Butler, Kiana Miller '16 and Jermaine Wells, Learning Environment Services coordinator. Ndiaye's paper is titled “Hizbut Tarqiyya: Songs and Spirituality,” and Mouflard's is “Abdellatif Kechiche and the Spectacle of Otherness: Music and Dance in Venus Noire (2010).” 

Six Union students participated last week in Parilia, an undergraduate conference in Classics that was held at Hamilton College. Samantha Collins ’18 and Anthony LoBrace ‘16 presented papers. Max Caplan ’16, Colleen Lovely ’16, Edythe Malara ’16, and Emily Pastore ’16 presented posters. 

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