Max Stwertka '19 composed a seven movement suite to honor his grandfather's uncle, Julius Stwertka. Stwertka was brought to the Vienna by Gustav Mahler to be concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra from 1902 until his retirement in 1936. From 1934 to 1938 he was a member of the Rose Quartet. In 1938, Julius was deported to Theresienstadt, where he died on December 17, 1942. Two years later his beloved wife Rosa was put on the train to Auschwitz. Max Stwertka recently performed his composition.
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Bradley Hays, associate professor of political science, was a recent guest on "Congressional Corner" on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio. He discussed the 2020 presidential election.
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.
Nearly 500 students showcased their intellectual and artistic prowess Friday, May 10, as part of the 29th annual Steinmetz Symposium.
The all-day event included a diverse lineup of oral presentations, poster sessions and exhibits highlighting student research as well as dance and musical performances, an art exhibit and other activities.
An op-ed examining Attorney General William P. Barr's view of presidential authority by Bradley Hays, associate professor of political science, was published by the Washington Post’sMade by History section.
A new lecture series, the Union College Forum on Constructive Engagement, debuted with a conversation featuring a former white supremacist and a Sikh whose father was killed in a mass shooting at a temple.
Working with James Hedrick, senior lecturer in Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Lisa Gu' 19 has designed an automated greenhouse watering system. Her project is among 20 other systems built as part of Cultivating Resources for Employment with Assistive Technology.
CREATE, as it is known, is an effort by the New York State Industries for the Disabled to recruit student inventors and tinkerers to make devices that will ease entry to the workforce for disabled people, whose unemployment rate is significantly higher than the general population.
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A new partnership between Union and Proctors gives students a chance to gain experience on the professional stage while providing the venerable historic theater with a pool of local actors.
“It’s a new link between us,” says Andrew Mannion, lecturer in scenic design. “Proctors is putting on a professional children’s theater piece and co-producing it with Union talent.”
The Proctors enterprise is called the PB&J Café, and the inaugural show is “Stuart Little,” the classic children’s tale by E.B. White about a mild-mannered mouse born into an ordinary New York family and trying to survive in a human world.