May 2017 News Archive

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Theater Department showing "The Learned Ladies"

The Department of Theater and Dance are putting on a production of Moliere’s “The Learned Ladies” from May 24 to May 27 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 2 p.m. in Yulman Theatre.

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Nearly 1,500 alumni and guests came home for ReUnion 2017

In addition to all the perennial favorites – the Alumni Parade, convocation, picnic and fireworks – this year’s celebration featured a special groundbreaking ceremony for the new Integrated Science and Engineering Complex.

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Union names new dean of Academic Departments and Programs

Jennifer Fredricks has been appointed as the new dean of Academic Departments and Programs and professor of psychology. She takes over Sept. 1 for Wendy Sternberg '90, who has accepted a position as vice president for academic affairs and dean at Occidental College.

Fredricks was selected from among nearly 100 candidates after a national search.

She reports to Strom Thacker, the Stephen J. and Diane K. Ciesinski Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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Union to host annual symposium on liberal arts and engineering

Henry Petroski, the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University, will deliver the keynote address at the College's annual symposium on integrating a liberal education with engineering.

The two-day symposium kicks off Friday, June 2, with sessions in Wold 010 and Olin 106. President Stephen C. Ainlay will give welcoming remarks at 6 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

Petroski’s talk, “Bridges between Engineering and the Liberal Arts,” follows.

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Prize Day winners 2017

Prize Day was held on Saturday, May 13, in Memorial Chapel.

Students were honored for achievement in academics, research, service and governance.

Among the top awards given were the Josephine Daggett Prize to the senior for conduct and character (Krystal Edwards) and the Frank Bailey (1885) Prize, to the senior who has rendered the greatest service to the College in any field (Sharmeen Azher).

William F. Allen (1895) Essay Prize – To a senior in any department for the best essay.
Kimberly Bolduc

Ronald K. Amiraian (1980) Memorial Prize – To a student of modern languages who has performed with distinction on a Union term abroad.
Francis Rocco

Alan Lake Chidsey (1925) Citizenship Award – To a senior for distinctive contributions to the advancement of responsible government in student affairs.
Alexander Dolcimascolo

Class of 2001 Prize – To two juniors, on the basis of academic, personal and social achievements and their contributions to Union.
Angelica Rivera, Samantha St. Marie

Josephine Daggett Prize – To a senior of the best conduct and character.
Krystal Edwards

Frank Bailey (1885) Prize – To a senior who has rendered the greatest service to the College in any field.
Sharmeen Azher

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Visual Union talks scheduled

A visual arts symposium celebrating the College’s Visual Arts and Art History programs is set for next week and features presentations and discussions with alumni working in the fields of art history, galleries, museums and historic preservation. 

All events take place in the Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts, Room 204, and are free and open to the public.

Monday, May 15, 5 p.m.:

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President's Commission on the Status of Women to host discussion

The President's Commission on the Status of Women will host a cross-disciplinary roundtable discussion at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 15 at Karp Hall 105.

The event will feature female faculty discussing the underrepresentation of women in several academic fields, including philosophy, mathematics, physics, astronomy, economics, engineering, computer science and music.

The panelists include:

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Adirondack Week celebrates College’s relationship with iconic region

A new exhibit, a concert, special lectures and a food tasting are a part of Union’s fifth annual Adirondack Week May 15-20.

The week helps the College celebrate its rich and deep history with the Adirondacks. A number of events are planned at a variety of venues on campus and the Kelly Adirondack Center.

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Former NYU president to deliver Commencement address

John Sexton, the president-emeritus of New York University, will be the featured speaker at Union's 223rd Commencement, College officials announced today.

More than 480 students in the Class of 2017 will receive degrees during the ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 11, on Hull Plaza. Sexton will receive an honorary doctorate of laws degree.

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Bio traces refugee’s second chapter

World War II displaced Mia (Tlusty) Truskier and 40 million other people. When she came to the United States in 1949, Truskier was a member of the largest refugee population in the world.

Today, the number of refugees exceeds 65 million, according to the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, and 70 percent of them are women and children.