For the Record -- Week of May 5, 2023

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Deidre Hill Butler with members of the PiPi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Deidre Hill Butler with members of the PiPi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology, received a lifetime achievement award from the PiPi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. on the occasion of their 40th chapter anniversary.

Holli M. Frey, professor of geosciences, and Matthew R. Manon, lecturer of geosciences, are co-authors of a paper titled “Petrology of the 2020-21 effusive to explosive eruption of La Soufrière volcano, St Vincent: Insights into plumbing system architecture and magma assembly mechanism,” published in the Geological Society of London Special Publications.

Tina Lincer, associate director of Communications and Marketing, and Leah Rosen, chief marketing officer, are the featured artists this month at Schenectady Trading Company, 609 Union St. A reception is set for May 11, 5 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibition, “Dreaming in Color,” includes more than two dozen oil paintings by Lincer and a wide array of jewelry in silver and precious stones by Rosen.

Marianna Bergamaschi Ganapini, assistant professor of philosophy, has been appointed a visiting fellow at the University of Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab. Ganapini, whose main areas of research are philosophy of mind and epistemology, will assume the 12-month fellowship in September. The Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab is the applied arm of the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center. Established in 2020 as a partnership between the University of Notre Dame and IBM, the lab is funded by a 10-year, $20 million IBM commitment.

Cornell conference group

At a recent conference at Cornell University, from left, Sarina Kuersteiner, assistant professor of history; Josephine Proctor ’25, Michael Rosenbaum ’24, Jerome Anderson ’26, Merz Kuhn ’26 and Adrian Ring ’24.

Jerome Anderson ’26, Adrian Ring ’24, Michael Rosenbaum ’23, and Josephine Proctor ’25 presented their research on the intersection of modern extremism and the medieval world at a conference at Cornell University in late April. The conference was organized by the Medievalist Toolkit, a public history project co-founded by Sarina Kuersteiner, assistant professor of history, who accompanied the Union group. The students, who received undergraduate research grants from Union, developed their papers in HST 239 - Radicals & Medieval Worlds and will have the opportunity to publish on the Medievalist Toolkit website.