For the Record -- Week of April 7, 2023

Publication Date

Christopher Chandler, assistant professor of music, is releasing a split disc album, Roots, on April 7 with composer colleague Heather Stebbins. The album is being released by New Focus Recordings, one of the premiere labels for contemporary music. It contains three of his recent works: these old roots (2017-18) for percussion and electronics, Strata (2021) for quartet and electronics, and still life (2022) for quartet and electronics. The first two were recorded at Oktaven Audio recording studio in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and the last was recorded in Emerson Auditorium at Taylor Music Center. Music on the album was performed by the [Switch~ Ensemble], co-founded by Chandler in 2012 to perform music with technology. The group was in residency at Union last year, when they gave the world premiere and recorded still life. The project was supported by Union's Humanities Faculty Research Fund. Roots is also available on Bandcamp.

Union at BMB 2023

At the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in March are Emily Armlin '23 (Biochemistry), and Kristin Fox (Chemistry), Brian Cohen (Biology), Ella Harper-Schiehl '23 (Neuroscience), Luke Miranda '23 (Biochemistry), and Isabel Lubin '23 (Biochemistry)

A group of Union students presented their senior theses at the recent meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in late March in Seattle. They were Emily Armlin '23, a biochemistry major; Ella Harper-Schiehl '23, neuroscience; Isabel Lubin '23, biochemistry; and Luke Miranda '23, biochemistry. The Union contingent was led by Brian Cohen, senior lecturer and co-director of biochemistry; and Kristin Fox, Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Physical Sciences.

Kimmo Rosenthal, professor emeritus of mathematics, has authored a book review to appear in the fall issue of the British literary magazine Tears in the Fence. The review, “Pondering Proust: Echoes, Loops and Associations,” is of the book Living and Dying with Marcel Proust by Christopher Prendergast, published in fall 2022.

Bunkong Tuon, associate professor of English, recently published poems in The Indianapolis Review and Copper Nickel. He also accepted the position of poetry editor of Cultural Daily, a digital magazine on contemporary arts, culture and politics.

Ann M. Anderson, the Agnes S. MacDonald Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Mary K. Carroll ’86, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry, have co-authored a paper in the journal Energy & Buildings with Prof. Cinzia Buratti and members of her group at the University of Perugia (Italy). The paper, "Glazing systems with thin monolithic aerogel: Optical, thermal, and color rendering performance," describes evaluation of small window prototypes for potential applications in energy-efficient buildings. The prototypes incorporate thin aerogel monoliths prepared via Union's patented rapid supercritical extraction method.

Ellen Yu, Joanna DiPasquale and Ken George at recent NERCOMP conference

Ellen Yu, Joanna DiPasquale and Ken George at recent NERCOMP conference

Joanna DiPasquale, director of content and digital library systems; Ken George, web communications director; and Ellen Yu, chief information officer, presented a panel session, “Building Digital Accessibility Support without an Accessibility Lead,” at the recent annual conference of the NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP). Their presentation detailed how to College has offered accessibility services without a single dedicated position to lead those program.

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