March 2019 News Archive

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Installation artist reimagines trash, challenges consumption

Artist Juan Hinojosa, whose complex collage-drawings are constructed from found objects and everyday trash as part of his desire to challenge American greed and consumption, is the sixth artist featured in the College’s Art Installation Series.

He will mount his exhibition, “All Mine,” in the Schaffer Library Learning Commons Monday, April 1 through Thursday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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People in the news – Week of March 15, 2019

Several students were recently awarded scholarships for summer academic programs. Devneet Singh ’21 received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Punjabi in Chandigarh, India. James Segee-Wright ’20 received a Critical Language Scholarship to spend the summer studying Chinese in Xi’an, China. Tawreak Eddington ’21 was selected as a 2019 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow.

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“Stuart Little” offers big opportunity for theater students

A new partnership between Union and Proctors gives students a chance to gain experience on the professional stage while providing the venerable historic theater with a pool of local actors.

“It’s a new link between us,” says Andrew Mannion, lecturer in scenic design. “Proctors is putting on a professional children’s theater piece and co-producing it with Union talent.”

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Fish, floods and a five-year plan: Union hosts annual Mohawk Watershed Symposium

Infrastructure and ecosystems is the theme of the annual Mohawk Watershed Symposium Friday, March 22, at College Park Hall.

Freshman U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck will deliver the keynote address. Delgado represents the mostly rural 19th Congressional District, which includes the Schoharie Creek (part of the Mohawk) and a large section of the Hudson from the Capital District south to Poughkeepsie.

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Social entrepreneurship focus of Feigenbaum Forum on Innovation and Creativity

Three entrepreneurs who are addressing important challenges through creative social enterprises headlined the fourth annual Feigenbaum Forum on Innovation and Creativity.

“Social Innovation: Feed Insecurity, Recidivism and Barriers to Social Opportunity,” was held Thursday, March 7, in the Nott Memorial.

Vanessa Kirsch, founder and CEO of New Profit, a venture philanthropy organization, provided opening remarks.

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Analyze this: Union now offers a minor in data analytics

The College will launch a minor in data analytics this fall, giving students the ability to apply fundamental scientific principles to the analysis of large, complex data sets.

Union joins a growing number of schools who recognize the need to prepare the next generation of students for the data analytics boom that touches a wide swath of disciplines, from English to engineering to psychology.