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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Union student's unique project featured in Daily Gazette

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.

To learn more, visit the Daily Gazette (subscription may be required).

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New theater partnership between Union and Proctors featured in Times Union

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.

The show was recently featured in the Times Union.

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Inside Higher Ed features op-ed by President David R. Harris

Inside Higher Ed posted an op-ed by President David R. Harris who argued that campus is the place for constructive engagement, not free speech. The op-ed was in response to a recent executive order by President Trump on campus free speech.

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Dutchmen Dip featured in Daily Gazette and Times Union

Hundreds from the campus community turned out Sunday for the seventh annual Dutchmen Dip. The event raised more than $20,000 to benefit the Shinebarger Memorial Scholarship, with an additional $20,000 matched by Tom Coleman '88.

The Daily Gazette and Times Union covered the event (subscription may be required).

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Professor Andrew Feffer discusses new book on WAMC

Andrew Feffer, professor of history, was a recent guest on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio’s program, “The Roundtable.”

He discussed his new book, “Bad Faith: Teachers, Liberalism, and the Origins of McCarthyism,” a look back at the Rapp-Coudert Committee. The committee held a series of private and public hearings in the 1940s in which hundreds of educators were interrogated, threatened and in many cases, fired, for their alleged Communist ties.

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.

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Physics professor Chad Orzel's latest book featured in New York Times

Chad Orzel, R. Gordon Gould Associate Professor of Physics, has written a new book, "Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects."

It was recently featured in the Book Review section of the New York Times.

Orzel has written two other books: “How to Teach Physics to Your Dog” and its sequel, "How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog."

Orzel is also the director of undergraduate research.

He joined Union in 2001.