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A group of employees recently represented the College at the 2018 CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge.

Staff: Penelope Adey, Shirley Agosta, Andrew Alvez, Christine Angley, Joyce Brace, Debbie Catharine, Denise Cleveland, Anne Connors, Ryan Donelan, Shannon Flaherty, Andrew Hillary, Adrienne Jensen-Doray, Melissa Kelley, Taylor Kircher, Xavier McKinzie, Roubina Morgan, Eric Noll, Michelle Pawlowski, Jeffrey Pawlowski, Gwen Pulvirent, Karen Radley, Karoline Sears, David Sindoni, Patty Soules, Bob Soules, Angela Stefanatos, Tom Torello and Colleen Wimberly. Faculty: Luke Dosiek, Deidre Hill Butler and Kaywana Raeburn.

Shannon Flaherty, assistant director of employer relations for the Becker Career Center, finished first from the Union group (and 35th for females and 262nd overall) with a time of 24:47. David Sindoni, senior end user support analyst for ITS, was the top male finisher for Union. 

A paper by Lewis Davis, professor of economics, was accepted by the Journal of Happiness Studies. “Growth, Inequality and Tunnel Effects:  A Formal Analysis” examines the circumstances under which a rise in income inequality may increase the subjective well-being of the poor. 

Kritika Amanjee ’18 and Elina Dave ’19 founded the College's chapter of the American Mock World Health Organization. They attended the 2017 AMWHO International Conference at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Student chapters of the AMWHO from around the country come together to recreate a student version of the World Health Assembly. Amanjee and Dave represented Bulgaria and Dominica, respectively. Davé and Lauren Lee ‘20 attendee the 2018 American Mock World Health Organization International Conference at Chapel Hill, N.C. They represented Oman and Senegal, respectively. In addition to Amanjee, Lee and Dave, the group’s Executive Board also includes Alicia Clarke ’19, Drishti Patel ’20, Marina Angelopoulos ’21 and Tawreak Eddington ’21. Students from all disciplines with an interest in health-related fields and applications are encouraged to join the College’s chapter.

Andrew Cassarino ‘18 was recently honored with the 35th annual Schenectady County Human Rights Commission Award in the Individual category. He won for his work at Union on the national anthem protest panel, community policing panel, organizing marches on City Hall to support Schenectady as a sanctuary city, voter registration, facilitating the Next Step social justice retreat, and co-founding the Union College Activist Network. He also helped start a chapter of the NAACP in Rutland, Vt. and re-starting the Schenectady chapter.

"Girl in a Black Frock," an oil painting by Tina Lincer, associate director of Communications and Marketing, is included in the 17th anniversary group exhibition, "The Unimportance of Time," at the Martinez Gallery in Troy, N.Y. The opening reception is May 25, 5:30-8 p.m., during Troy Night Out.

Lori Marso, the Doris Zemurray Stone Professor of Modern Literacy and Historical Studies, recently spoke on a panel at Columbia University with Deborah Nelson of the University of Chicago about Nelson's new book, Tough Enough. Marso reviewed the book in the Los Angeles Review of Books with her essay, “Feminism's Styles," which can be read here

Susan Ferris, director of Annual Giving, and Sarah Sanders, major gifts officer, recently spoke at the Northeastern Annual Giving Conference at Hartwick College. Their presentation, “The Evolution of the Giving Day at Union College,” was delivered to members of the Northeastern Annual Giving Association with more than 250 colleges and universities.

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