March 2018 News Archive

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Reappointment review committees formed

Reappointment review committees have been formed for the following assistant professors: Ellen Gasparovic, Nelia Mann, Jennifer Mitchell, Laini Nemett and Heather Watson. Members of the Union Community may submit written comments on their teaching, service or scholarship to the committee chairs preferably by Friday, April 27. Committees are:

Ellen Gasparovic (Mathematics): Kimmo Rosenthal, chair; Christina Tonnesen-Friedman and William Zwicker.

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Reappointment review committees formed

Reappointment review committees have been formed for the following assistant professors: Ellen Gasparovic, Nelia Mann, Jennifer Mitchell, Laini Nemett and Heather Watson. Members of the Union Community may submit written comments on their teaching, service or scholarship to the committee chairs preferably by Friday, April 27. Committees are:

Ellen Gasparovic (Mathematics): Kimmo Rosenthal, chair; Christina Tonnesen-Friedman and William Zwicker.

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Buried treasure: A special bracelet lost on campus for nearly 70 years finds its way home

The discovery of the bracelet buried on campus for nearly 70 years raised an intriguing question: what became of the couple whose names were inscribed on the jewelry?

The discovery of this bracelet buried on campus for nearly 70 years raised an intriguing question: what became of the couple whose names were inscribed on the jewelry?

It was just before dawn on a summer Sunday morning when a loud, steady hum emanated from Drew Lentz’s metal detector. The campus was nearly deserted and Lentz was surveying a grassy hill yards from the President’s House.

He bent down and gently sifted through the soft soil. He noticed the object buried about seven inches in the ground. It was not a quarter as he initially believed. A silver chain was partially exposed. He tugged on the chain and lifted it from the ground.

Left: William and Cora Meyer around 2003 at Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks. William and his father built a camp and summer home there.

Right: At Union, William escorted Cora to dances hosted at the fraternity. One, in November 1946, was noted in a roundup of students and their dates in The Concordiensis.

William and Cora Meyer

Left: Drew Lentz, the assistant registrar, discovered the sterling silver bracelet last summer.

Right: Cora Meyer on Valentine's Day 2017

Drew Lentz, assistant registrar, discovered the sterling silver bracelet last summer.
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Buried treasure

It was just before dawn on a summer Sunday morning when a loud, steady hum emanated from Drew Lentz’s metal detector. The campus was nearly deserted and Lentz was surveying a grassy hill yards from the President’s House.

He bent down and gently sifted through the soft soil. He noticed the object buried about seven inches in the ground. It was not a quarter as he initially believed. A silver chain was partially exposed. He tugged on the chain and lifted it from the ground.

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Chamber Music Series favorites team up for iconic American composer

Violinist Stefan Jackiw and pianist Jeremy Denk perform on Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

These audience favorites collaborate for a special program of the complete violin sonatas of Charles Ives. An iconoclast of his time, the American composer ushered in modernism through his innovative use of American folk songs in these masterworks of the repertoire.

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The shape of water: Engineering student designs system to assist divers

The sparger system designed by Sam Hoyt '18 includes a vertical stationary compressor on a dolly that is connected to a 240-amp circuit board.

The sparger system designed by Sam Hoyt '18.

Sam Hoyt ’18 has a passion for engineering and diving.

So it was only natural for those passions to align for the champion diver’s senior project.

Since last summer, Hoyt has created, built and tested a sparger system at the College’s pool and diving area inside Breazzano Fitness Center.

A sparger is an aeration system that is placed on the bottom of the pool directly under the diving board or platform. Air is then released to create a cushion of bubbles for the diver to land in on the water surface.

A sparger is an aeration system that is placed on the bottom of the pool.
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The shape of water: Engineering student designs system to assist divers

A sparger is an aeration system that is placed on the bottom of the pool directly under the diving board or platform. Air is then released to create a cushion of bubbles for the diver to land in on the water surface.

A sparger

A sparger is an aeration system that is placed on the bottom of the pool directly under the diving board or platform. Air is then released to create a cushion of bubbles for the diver to land in on the water surface.

Sam Hoyt ’18 has a passion for engineering and diving.

So it was only natural for those passions to align for the champion diver’s senior project.

Since last summer, Hoyt has created, built and tested a sparger system at the College’s pool and diving area inside Breazzano Fitness Center.

A mechanical engineering major, Sam Hoyt '18 recorded pressure calculations of his sparger system that was part of his senior project.

A mechanical engineering major, Sam Hoyt '18 recorded pressure calculations of his sparger system that was part of his senior project.

Sam Hoyt '18 from a meet earlier this season. The Liberty League's Male Diver of the Year, Hoyt has qualified for the 1-and 3-meter NCAA Division III finals at Indiana University in Indianapolis later this month.

The shape of water: Engineering student designs system to assist divers
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Union students selected as University Innovation Fellows

Ha An Nguyen ’20, Samantha Kruzshak’ 19, Marina DeLuca ’20 and J.P. Elmblad ’20 are the College's latest University Innovation Fellows.

University Innovation Fellows

Four students are the latest to be named University Innovation Fellows, a highly-selective program designed to help foster entrepreneurship and innovation among students nationwide.

They are:

Marina DeLuca ’20, a music and biology major from East Marion, N.Y.; Samantha Kruzshak’19, a biology major from Newtown, Conn.; Ha An Nguyen ’20, an economics and computer science major from Hanoi, Vietnam; and J.P. Elmblad ’20, an economics major from Boulder, Colo.

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Environmental Action Media Lab screens projects

More than 370 people gathered at Proctor’s GE Theater Tuesday to attend Film Studies’ Environmental Action Media Lab sustainable banquet and screenings. The media-making initiative had 40 students create short films to move people to action on pressing environmental concerns. From reusable batteries to sustainable periods the films not only informed but challenged the audience to alter behaviors to help save our planet.

Photo: Kevin Jordan ’18

The Environmental Action Media Lab
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People in the news

George Shaw, professor emeritus of geology, is co-author of a recent book published by Springer. “Navigating the Energy Maze: The Transition to a Sustainable Future” provides specific policy proposals designed to move the U.S. to a low-carbon energy system.