Union in the Media

Union’s faculty, staff and students are often mentioned in local, national and international media outlets. Among the outlets that have highlighted Union include the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, U.S. News and World Report, MONEY and the Associated Press.

Content on Union’s news site has been honored by the Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education (CASE).

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Professor Donald Rodbell featured in Daily Gazette

The Daily Gazette featured Donald Rodbell, the Jane and John Wold Professor of Geosciences, in its "Getting to Know" feature. A subscription may be required to access the article.

Rodbell, who joined Union in 1993, was recently awarded the Israel C. Russell Award of the Geological Society of America.

The award, given by the Geological Society of America Limnogeology Division, honors major achievements in limnogeology through contributions in research, teaching and service. Rodbell, also a recent Stillman Research Prize winner, has been studying and teaching about lake paleoclimate records for more than 30 years.

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President David Harris shares thoughts on artificial intelligence with Trusteeship magazine

President David Harris shared his thoughts with Trusteeship magazine for an article titled, "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Higher Education."

During his Convocation remarks last fall, Harris focused on AI as one of his themes.

Noting closing phrase of the College’s vision statement to develop “every student to lead with wisdom, empathy and courage, in ways large and small, now and across multiple tomorrows,” Harris said Union must lean into the ample opportunities offered by generative AI.

He asserted that Union has positioned itself to thrive in the complex and evolving environment.

“With the combination of liberal arts and computer science and engineering, our students will contemplate the ethics and practical generations of generative AI from a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective while developing the skills expected from future employers,” he said.

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Los Angeles Review of Books publishes essay by Professor Lori Marso

The Los Angeles Review of Books recently published an essay, "Burn Book: On “Priscilla” and Sofia Coppola’s White Girls" by Lori Marso, the Doris Zemurray Stone Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies.

Considering the fact that Coppola's films always feature beautiful, suffering white girls, Marso asks: "Can the white girl aesthetic be pried open? To move beyond it, must we burn it?"

To read Marso’s essay, visit the website.

Marso joined Union in 1997.

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President David Harris and Schenectady Clergy Against Hate featured on WAMC

President David Harris and members of Schenectady Clergy Against Hate were recent guests on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio’s program, “The Roundtable.”

Harris, Rabbi Matthew Cutler, Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady, and Rev. Amaury Tañón-Santos, executive director/CEO, Schenectady Community Ministries, previewed an upcoming event as part of the College’s Forum on Constructive Engagement.

Northeast Public Radio is a member of National Public Radio serving parts of seven northeastern states. These include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

To listen to the conversation, please visit The Roundtable's website.

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Professor Mary K. Carroll ’86 profiled in C&EN, the magazine of American Chemical Society

Mary K. Carroll ’86, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry, is profiled in a cover story of the latest edition of C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.

Carroll was elected as the president of the ACS, the world’s largest scientific society with 151,000 members in 140 countries.

She will serve as president of the society in 2024 and immediate past president in 2025; she will also serve on the board of directors from 2023 through 2025.

Carroll, an analytical chemist, joined Union in 1992, the first alumna hired as a tenure-track member of Union’s faculty.

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Union Financial Network Finance Bootcamp featured in the Wall Street Journal

A story in the Wall Street Journal about how companies are already recruiting their 2025 summer interns quoted Roger Woolsey, executive director of the Becker Career Center. It also included multiple photos of Union students who spent two weeks in New York City as part of the Union Financial Network Finance Bootcamp. The program helps students transition to a career in finance.

A subscription may be required to access the article.

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Renaissance dance events previewed in The Daily Gazette

American performer, teacher and historian of Renaissance and Baroque dance Ken Pierce will offer a trio of free public events during a residency at Union Nov. 4-5.

The Daily Gazette offered a preview of the events.

A subscription may be required to access the article.

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Reamer Dining Hall featured in Food Management magazine

The newly-renovated Reamer Dining Hall was featured in Food Management magazine. The publication highlights trends and best practices, products and solutions that connect deeply with the noncommercial foodservice professional.

The dining area on the second floor of Reamer reopened in time for the new academic year. The space had been closed since February, when a broken sprinkler main flooded the northwest section of the building. The first floor auditorium also suffered extensive damage and renovations are ongoing.

Initial plans called for routine repairs to the damaged dining hall. But then it was decided to move forward with more ambitious improvements for a space that opened in 1987 and had begun to show its age.

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The Daily Gazette previews “FLORIDITA, my Love”

The Daily Gazette featured a preview of the Department of Theater and Dance’s fall production, “FLORIDITA, my Love,” in Yulman Theater.

The five performances are set for Nov. 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.

The show follows a young immigrant waitress in Manhattan who contemplates suicide on the subway platform at the 125th Street Station after she misses a train. What follows is a perversely comical regression into her darkest fantasies, memories or both.

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