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Photo gallery of Ainlay Hall featured in Times Union

The Stephen Charles Ainlay and Judith Gardner Ainlay Hall, part of the new Integrated Science and Engineering Complex at Union College, recently opened for the new academic year. The $100 million project, the largest in the school's history, will be completed in phases over the next two years.

The Times Union featured a photo gallery of Ainlay Hall.

Ainlay Hall will be formally dedicated Friday, Oct. 12, as part of Homecoming Weekend.

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Academic Minute: Gendered language

Lewis Davis, professor of economics, was recently featured on WAMC's "The Academic Minute."

The daily program features professors from colleges and universities around the world sharing their research. It airs on public radio stations across the country.

Davis explores whether gendered language make a difference in hiring decisions.

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Pride and joy at Union College commencement

Daily Gazette

Devin Wenig ‘88, the CEO-designate of eBay, was the featured speaker at Union's 221st Commencement June 14. Wenig received an honorary doctorate of laws degree.

As president of eBay Marketplaces, Wenig leads the eBay, classifieds and StubHub businesses globally. He will become CEO of the new eBay company when eBay and PayPal separate into independent publicly traded companies later this year.

Nearly 500 students in the Class of 2015 received their degrees during the ceremony.

To read a story in the Daily Gazette, click here.

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Girl vs. Robot: Mini golf game's a family tradition

Girl vs. Robot: Mini golf game's a family tradition

Mechanical engineering students in Professor William Keat's class designed robots to challenge Gracie, Keat's 6-year-old daughter, in a game of miniature golf.

The Times Union stopped by the Pirates Hideout course in Waterford, N.Y. to document the big match.

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Union College graduate talks about ER response to Vegas shooting

The College welcomed back to campus Dr. John Fildes ‘77.

As director of the Las Vegas University Medical Center’s trauma unit, Fildes directed the treatment of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Last Oct. 1, a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds.

A number of media outlets covered his talk, including WNYT (the NBC affiliate); WRGB (CBS affiliate), Spectrum News, the Times Union and the Daily Gazette.

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Exhibit shows story of Adirondacks in maps

Daily Gazette

The arc of Adirondack maps is represented in a new exhibit, “Parts But Little Known: Maps of the Adirondacks from 1556,” at the Kelly Adirondack Center.

The show is curated by Cal Welch ’62 and his daughter, Caroline ’01, with items from a private collection and from the Center. They were assisted by Margaret Amodeo, librarian at the Kelly Adirondack Center.

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Could this video game actually make your brain stronger?

A new study led by Cay Anderson-Hanley, associate professor of psychology, shows that older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a precursor to Alzheimer’s, showed significant improvement with certain complex thinking and memory skills after exergaming.

The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Dozens of media outlets have featured the study, including the New York Post.