Jeff Corbin, professor of biology, and Steven Rice, professor of biology, accompanied students as they presented posters at the 2018 Northeastern Natural History Conference in Burlington, Vt. They are:
Anna Browne '20: “Studying Mercury Bioaccumulation in Avian Species at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve”
Christina Dykas '18: “Water Holding Capacity in Sphagnum: Micro CT Scanning Reveals Differences in Pore Structure”
Jessica Gilbert '18: “Biological Soil Crusts Inhibit Seedling Germination in an Inland Sand Plain”
Abigail Lehner '18: “Bee Communities in Native and Restored Pine Barrens Habitats in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve”
Jacqueline Sharry '18: “Can an Invasive Species Burn Soil Carbon? Black Locust Invasion and Soil Carbon in the Albany Pine Bush”
Samantha Williams '18: “Evaluating Nitrogen Heterogeneity in the Albany Pine Bush”
Diane Blake, vice president for Finance and Administration, will retire at the end of the academic year. Blake oversees Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, Bookstore and Mail Room, and shares supervisory responsibilities for Dining Services. A member of the president's senior staff, Blake joined Union in February 1987 as comptroller. In 1992, she was appointed chief financial officer. A year later, she was named vice president for Finance, and, in 1997, she became vice president for Finance and Administration. Her last day is July 6.