May 2019 News Archive

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People in the news - Week of May 31, 2019

The Schenectady County Human Rights Commission honored Hannah Josovitz ’19 at its annual awards ceremony. She works with Hamilton Hill residents and is interested in working with at-risk youth and those involved in the juvenile justice system. She was nominated by Sonia Sandoval ’16.

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People in the news - Week of May 24, 2019

The Schenectady County Human Rights Commission recognized Union’s chapter of My Brother’s Keeper with its 2019 Group Achievement Award. Student mentors include Rashawn Baldwin-White ’20, Richard Boakye ’20, Anthony Boone, Jr.

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Robert Bertagna ’85 named chair of Union College Board of Trustees

Robert D. Bertagna ’85 was elected chairman of the school’s Board of Trustees at its meeting Saturday.

He succeeds John E. Kelly III ’76, who completed his four-year term as chair. The executive vice president for IBM, Kelly will remain on the board.

Bertagna is vice chairman and head of mergers and acquisitions at Macquarie Capital in New York. A longtime supporter to the College, he joined the board in 2007.

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Community service internships announced

They are:


Class of 1973 Community Service Intership funding recipients

Sam Fogarty ’20

Ali Forney Center in Harlem, N.Y.

Fogarty, a psychology and Spanish and Hispanic Studies major, will be working with the largest agency dedicated to LGBTQ homeless young people in the country. He will be working in the 24-hour drop-in center, with a focus in the mental health and educational/vocational programs.


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Union to host annual symposium on liberal arts and engineering

Jianmin Qu, dean of the Tufts School of Engineering, will deliver the keynote address at the College's annual symposium on integrating a liberal education with engineering.

The two-day symposium kicks off Friday, May 31, with sessions in Wold 010 and Olin 115.

Ashraf Ghaly, the Carl B. Jansen Professor of Engineering, will give welcoming remarks at 6 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

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ReUnion 2019 celebrates Union's graduates

More than 1,300 visitors returned to campus for ReUnion 2019 (May 17-19), enjoying great weather and great events, from Lobster Fest to the Alumni Parade and fireworks. Alumni and their families also had the chance to tour campus, reconnect with friends, hear presentations from fellow graduates and celebrate the accomplishments of mentors.

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Two students awarded Fulbright Fellowships

Two seniors have been awarded Fulbright research awards to study abroad. Jennifer Nutter ’19 and Mollie Pope ’19 will travel abroad to gain a deeper understanding of their research topics.

Name: Jennifer Nutter

Hometown: Georgetown, Mass.

Major: Biomedical Engineering

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Trash talk: Union earns top honors in national recycling competition

Students living in Ozone House helped the College finish first among hundreds of schools as part of 2019 Recyclemania.

Now in its 19th year, RecycleMania is a friendly competition for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities.

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People in the news - Week of May 17, 2019

Tommaso Gazzarri, assistant professor of classics, recently delivered a seminar at Williams College titled, “The Textual Tradition of Seneca’s De Constantia Sapientis, and the Art of Producing a Philological Commentary.” 

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"The Importance of Being Earnest" opens May 29

The Department of Theater and Dance will present Oscar Wilde’s classic drawing room comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” May 29-June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and June 2 at 2 p.m. in Yulman Theater.

Subtitled a “Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” the play was written and first produced in 1895. Set in high-society Victorian England, it centers around the relationships of the main characters Jack, portrayed by Daniel Grogan ’20, and Algernon, played by Ross DeMarco ’19.