October 2016 News Archive

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Jeff Corbin, associate professor of biology, Anna Doran ‘17 and Ashley Rosa ‘ 17 attended the conference of the New England chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration in Durham, N.H. Corbin gave a talk, “Assessing feasibility in invasive plant management: A retrospective analysis of garlic mustard control,” co-authored by Matt Wolford '16 and two others.

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Union to host Senate debate Sunday

The College has been selected to host the only U.S. Senate debate between incumbent New York Democrat Charles Schumer and the Republican challenger, Wendy Long.

The debate will be 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Nott Memorial.

It will be televised live by Time Warner Cable News (TWC News) and TWC News NY1 (NY1). Locally, it will air on channels 1, 9 and 200.

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Famed German pianist Zacharias debuts at Union

Pianist Christian Zacharias performs on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. 

The Series welcomes the elegant German pianist Christian Zacharias for his series debut in a program of Schubert’s Sonata in A Minor, D. 537; Beethoven’s Sonatas in E Minor, Op. 90 and E Major, Op. 109; and Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6

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Union pride takes center stage at Homecoming and Family Weekend

Union’s Homecoming and Family Weekend traces its origins to 1923, when it hosted a mid-year alumni gathering called College Day to coincide with the football game against Hobart. Renamed Homecoming in 1946, the event has grown over the decades to include a potpourri of athletic contests and other events, from pumpkin carving to class visits to trivia contests.

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People in the news - October 20, 2016

Carol Weisse, professor of psychology and director of Health Professions, gave an invited talk at the national meeting of the Social Hospice Network that was held in Lansing, Mich. She spoke on “Partnering with Institutions of Higher Education to Expand Caregiver Workforce and Community Impact” to directors of residential homes for the dying from across the country.

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Carol Weisse, professor of psychology and director of Health Professions, gave an invited talk at the national meeting of the Social Hospice Network that was held in Lansing, Mich. She spoke on “Partnering with Institutions of Higher Education to Expand Caregiver Workforce and Community Impact” to directors of residential homes for the dying from across the country.

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Latin lovers unite: Classical association members meet for two-day conference

Was Caesar a weirdo? What do The Godfather and the Roman Empire have in common?

And does communicating Latin via Twitter inspire high school students to keep up with classical languages

These are some of the cultural, historical and pedagogical topics to be addressed when the Department of Classics hosts the 53rd Annual Institute of the Classical Association of the Empire State Oct. 28-29. The theme is Vis Unita Fortior, or unity.

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Study abroad fair offers taste of Union’s programs

The Office of International Programs will hold its annual study abroad fair Thursday, Oct. 27, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

Students can meet with faculty members and students who have participated in terms and mini-terms across the globe, talk with international exchange students, and enjoy a selection of international foods and a raffle.

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Union students connect with community through service

Hundreds of members of the Union community, including Greek organizations and student clubs, helped spruce up the city and surrounding area for the 22nd annual John Calvin Toll Day.

To read a story in The Daily Gazetteclick here (may require a subscription).

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Ashraf Ghaly, the Carl B. Jansen Professor of Engineering, recently wrapped up the Byron Nichols Fellowship. As a fellow, Ghaly developed a new interdisciplinary course, “Environmental Forensics,” to discuss environmental mishaps and disasters from emissions, pollution, contamination and waste disposal. The course integrates material from environmental science, ethics, engineering, law, policy and economics.