October 2018 News Archive

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Zoe Oxley, professor of political science, was elected president-elect of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, during the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. She will serve two years as president-elect and two years as president.

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Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir to perform annual fall concert

Union’s Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir will perform its annual fall concert Sunday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Emerson Auditorium in the Taylor Music Center.

The choir will feature as special guest the Music Ministry of Restoration Church in Schenectady.

The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the lot at Seward and Nott streets.

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Union featured in latest guide to nation's top green colleges

For the ninth straight year, Union has been named one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges.”

Schools were chosen based on data collected from hundreds of four-year colleges on their sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. Only schools with a Green Rating of 80 or higher were included in the guide.

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Ainlay Hall on display at formal dedication

Ainlay Hall, the first phase of a $100 million project to create an Integrated Science and Engineering Complex, was formally dedicated Friday, Oct. 12, as part of Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Named in honor of Stephen Charles Ainlay and Judith Gardner Ainlay, Union’s most recent president and his wife, the striking new glass and steel building opened last month.

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Recent Union graduates and film studies minors Luke Dyer ‘18, AJ Hubbard ’18 and Kevin Jordan ’18 won first place in the 15 Min. Max Film Student Film Festival hosted by the College of St. Rose. The trio's short film, “Libertine,” was selected from 80 entries to compete in the festival and won first place in a field of 16 finalists. 

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Stanley O’Brien ’74 Center for Collaboration and Engagement dedication set for Saturday

The new Stanley O’Brien ’74 Center for Collaboration and Engagement was built on friendship.

David R. Mixer ’74, former trustee, made the gift in honor of his friend, classmate, trustee and mentor.

The center will be dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. during Homecoming and Family Weekend.

It is the first building on Union’s historic campus to be named for an African-American.

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An article co-authored by David Gillikin, professor of geology, was published in Environmental Science & Technology. “Accumulation of Marcellus Formation Oil and Gas Wastewater Metals in Freshwater Mussel Shells” reports work from a collaborative student with Penn State University.  

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New Science and Engineering building to be dedicated Friday

When a committee of faculty and administrators gathered more than five years ago to start a conversation over the future of the Science and Engineering Center, they weren’t sure where it would lead.

Built during the late 1960s and dedicated in 1971, the S&E Center had been instrumental in educating generations of students in biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy, and computer, electrical and mechanical engineering.