April 2019 News Archive

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Student’s research examines gender gap in Adirondack organizations

Growing up in the shadow of the Adirondacks, Emma Sprotbery ’19 developed a special affinity for its sprawling landscape. An outdoor enthusiast, she has hiked and camped in the mountains.

On the academic side, Sprotbery developed a strong interest in gender studies and equality.

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New charging stations give electric vehicles a boost at Union

Each weekday morning, Daniel Mosquera, professor of Spanish, Hispanic, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies and his partner, Megan Ferry, professor of Chinese and Asian studies, climb into one of their two electric vehicles for the 20-minute commute to campus.

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Steinmetz student art exhibition now open

The annual Visual Arts Student Art Exhibit is now on view in the Crowell and West Galleries in the Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts.

Featuring the most accomplished student work completed during the 2018-19 academic year, the exhibit includes 165 works created in classes in digital art, design, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and video. They were selected by Visual Arts faculty members Martin Benjamin, Chris Duncan, Laini Nemett, Fernando Orellana and Sandra Wimer.

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People in the news - Week of April 19, 2019

Rajashree Mazumder, assistant professor of history, presented her research at “Transnational Southeast Asia: People and Ideas in Motion,” a symposium organized by the Southeast Asia Research Group of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her talk was titled, “The Indian Diaspora in Yangon, Myanmar: The Changing Landscape of a City and a Minority Community."

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Three honored with Fulbright teaching assistantships

Those selected from Union are:

Irving Cortes-Martinez ‘19

Major: Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Minor: Africana Studies

Activities: AOP political science tutor, Model UN teaching assistant, Latin American Student Organization president, Spanish Club, African Student Association; French Club; terms away to Washington, D.C., Brazil, Senegal and Argentina

Hometown: Medford, Ore.

Assignment: Malaysia

Victoria Grandel ‘19

Major: Chinese and Political Science

Activities: Language Center Chinese mentor, URBAN Magazine editor-in-chief, Black Student Union, Women’s Union; terms away to China and Louisiana Gulf Coast

Hometown: Lynn, Mass.

Assignment: Taiwan

Gillian Singer ‘19

Major: Spanish and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

Activities: Women’s Union president; Title IX ambassador; Girls on the Run; Admissions senior intern and tour guide; Spain term abroad

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.

Assignment: Spain

Host country engagement: Create programming for young students focusing on empowerment and confidence development and encourage older students to serve as program mentors.

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Three alums leading Fortune 500 companies to return for special talk

Union will welcome back to campus three alumni who are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies for a special conversation on Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in the Stanley O’Brien ’74 Center for Collaboration and Engagement.

James Loree ’80 of Stanley Black & Decker, Richard Templeton ’80 of Texas Instruments and Devin Wenig ’88 of eBay will discuss “Developing Leaders for an Uncertain Tomorrow.”  

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People in the news - Week of April 12, 2019

Nicole Theodosiou, associate professor of biology, and John Rieffel, associate professor of computer science, attended a workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany. The workshop was titled  “Image-Based Simulations of Morphogenesis.” Theodosiou delivered a talk, “3D Morphogenic Analysis Reveals Mechanical Forces During Formation of the Spiral Intestine in Leucoraja Erinacea.”

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Susan Zirinsky, president of CBS News, to deliver Commencement address

Susan Zirinsky, the new president and senior executive producer of CBS News, will be the featured speaker at Union's 225th Commencement, College officials announced today.

More than 500 students in the Class of 2019 will receive degrees during the ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 16, on Hull Plaza. Zirinsky will receive an honorary doctorate of letters degree.