People in the news - week of April 8, 2022

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George Shaw, professor emeritus of geosciences, gave a presentation at a special session on “Adapting to Global Climate Disruption at Multiple Scales” at the meeting of the Northeast Section of the Geological Society of America in Lancaster, Pa. His talk was titled, “Cost-effective carbon capture with natural processes.”

Four landscape paintings by Laini Nemett, the John D. MacArthur Associate Professor of Visual Arts, are included in “Shimmer,” a group show curated by artists Sue Muskat and Phil Knoll, at the Berkshire Botanical Garden through May 1. Nemett has two small landscapes in the group show, “The Wood for the Trees,” up through April 10 at Hawk + Hive Gallery in Andes, N.Y. Ten percent of proceeds from the exhibit will go to the Catskills Forest Association. She also has some drawings and paintings based on local sites in a small solo show at the Schenectady Trading Company throughout April.

Stephanie Mueller, assistant professor of Spanish, co-organized and co-chaired a two-panel series, “Gender and Nation in Contemporary Latin American and Iberian Cultures,” at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Baltimore. She also presented a paper, “Doubled Brothers: Misfitted Male Bodies and Minoritized Basque Culture in Handia (2017).”

Dan Venning, assistant professor of theater and dance, published a "Note from the Field" titled "Our Last Shows: The Inheritance and Engaged Pedagogy on the Eve of the Pandemic" in the journal Theatre Topics. On February 29, 2020, just 13 days before theaters shut down due to the pandemic, Venning took a small group of Union students to see “The Inheritance,” a seven-hour play which would later win the Tony award for Best New Play, on Broadway. Venning's short article examines the play and that excursion with students in the light of the pandemic, and can be found here.

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