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Writer Adrian Frazier to speak at Union

Writer Adrian Frazier to speak at Union

Tuesday evening, September 23, in Visual Arts 215 at 7:30.

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Prof. Burkett’s Important Milestone at Union

Prof. Burkett’s Important Milestone at Union

He has successfully passed his three-year review.

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Alumna Chelsea Woodard publishes a book of poems

Alumna Chelsea Woodard publishes a book of poems

“Vellum” is available on November 17, 2014 from Able Muse Press and on Amazon.com

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Prof. Tuon reads his poetry at the Bowery Poetry Club

Prof. Tuon reads his poetry at the Bowery Poetry Club

In New York City on Monday, September 15.

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Professors Bracken and Tuon Receive Tenure

Professors Bracken and Tuon Receive Tenure

After years of hard work, Dr. Claire Bracken and Dr. Bunkong Tuon have received tenure and have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Congratulations to both of them!

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“Back to the Beginning,” a Senior Thesis play

“Back to the Beginning,” a Senior Thesis play

June 5th and 7th, 7:30, Studio A at Yulman Theater

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“Concubine,” a Senior Thesis project play

“Concubine,” a Senior Thesis project play

June 4th and 6th, 8:30 PM at Henle Dance Studio

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New members join the English Honor Society

New members join the English Honor Society

Sigma Tau Delta

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Prize Day 2014

Prize Day 2014

Congratulations to the winners!

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Steinmetz 2014

Steinmetz 2014

A very strong showing in English this year!

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A New Exhibit by Carol and Jim McCord

A New Exhibit by Carol and Jim McCord

Poems and photos for the Adirondacks.

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Prof. Andrew Burkett Is Selected as the Baccalaureate Commemoration Speaker

Prof. Andrew Burkett Is Selected as the Baccalaureate Commemoration Speaker

The event will take place the night before Commencement.

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Prof. Anastasia Pease to Speak at Victory Day Celebration

Prof. Anastasia Pease to Speak at Victory Day Celebration

Thursday, May 8, at 4 PM, in Hale House. Supper provided.

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Prof. Jillmarie Murphy to Speak at Adirondack Week

Prof. Jillmarie Murphy to Speak at Adirondack Week

Monday, May 5, 5:30 at Kelly Adirondack Center. Campus shuttles are available.

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Prof. Katherine Lynes to Speak about Her Research

Prof. Katherine Lynes to Speak about Her Research

Tuesday, May 6, common hour, Hale House

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Alumna Anne Blankman to Speak at Union

Alumna Anne Blankman to Speak at Union

Novelist Anne Blankman’s talk is “Uncle Dolf/Adolf Hitler: A Murder Mystery Featuring History’s Most Notorious Villain.”

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Poet Ed Pavlic Visits Union

Poet Ed Pavlic Visits Union

Poet Ed Pavlic, a former Union faculty member, speaks about the African American writer James Baldwin.

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Prof. Tuon is invited to contribute to a publisher’s literary blog

Prof. Tuon is invited to contribute to a publisher’s literary blog

It’s a three part series on writing.

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Prof. Tuon contributes to a new anthology

Prof. Tuon contributes to a new anthology

Tuon’s poems were included in a new anthology, and he was invited to give a public reading at Smith.

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Professor Tuon publishes a new article

Professor Tuon publishes a new article

The article discusses the traumas of the Cambodian Genocide, ghosts and cultural haunting, and poetry of witness.

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Prof. Brenda Wineapple spoke at the Nott

Prof. Brenda Wineapple spoke at the Nott

Prof. Wineapple spoke about her newest, award-winning book, Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1844-1877.

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Prof. Jillmarie Murphy publishes a new article

Prof. Jillmarie Murphy publishes a new article

Prof. Murphy’s new journal article appeared in Studies in American Naturalism 8 (Winter, 2014)

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Prof. Andrew Burkett to spend a summer at Oxford

Prof. Andrew Burkett to spend a summer at Oxford

He will study at the Digital Humanities Oxford Summer School.

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Prof. Jordan Smith publishes a new book, Clare’s Empire

Prof. Jordan Smith publishes a new book, Clare’s Empire

The book is a sequence of poems based on the life and work of John Clare. It is published by Hydroelectric Press.

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Poe Seminar Leads to Marriage for Clare Stone ’08 and Kevin Siedlecki ’08

Poe Seminar Leads to Marriage for Clare Stone ’08 and Kevin Siedlecki ’08

Stone and Siedlecki met in Prof. Selley’s Senior Poe Seminar, and now the recent graduates are married and teach at high schools in Connecticut.

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Sam Robson ’13 on Writing TV and Movie Scripts

Sam Robson ’13 on Writing TV and Movie Scripts

Sam Robson ‘13 was originally headed to Law School but has made a detour. He decided he wanted to try his hand at writing movie scripts and developing ideas for television pilots.

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An Essay Celebrates the Poetry of Prof. Jordan Smith

An Essay Celebrates the Poetry of Prof. Jordan Smith

“On Jordan Smith,” an appreciative essay, appears in the most recent issue of Cortland Review. Written by poet David Rigbee, the essay features highlights from poems from throughout Smith’s career. Rigbee will speak at Union in Fall 2014.

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Prof. Judith Lewin Leads Discussion at Jewish Film Festival in Schenectady

Prof. Judith Lewin Leads Discussion at Jewish Film Festival in Schenectady

Prof. Lewin recently participated in the Schenectady Jewish Community Center’s Jewish Film Festival.

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Prof. Anastasia Pease Leads Inaugural ‘Holocaust History and Restoring Jewish Cemeteries’ Mini-Term

Prof. Anastasia Pease Leads Inaugural ‘Holocaust History and Restoring Jewish Cemeteries’ Mini-Term

Supported by alumni interest, Prof. Pease directed a new mini-term in June 2013.

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Five English Professors’ Publications Featured in Union News

Five English Professors’ Publications Featured in Union News

The work of Jordan Smith, April Selley, Katherine Lynes, Pattie Wareh, and Ruth Stevenson has recently been featured in Union College’s “People in the News.”

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Faculty and Students from English and Computer Science Co-Author Peer-Reviewed Article

Faculty and Students from English and Computer Science Co-Author Peer-Reviewed Article

English Prof. Andrew Burkett and his student Samuel Garson (English, ’13) collaborated with Computer Science Profs. Valerie Barr and Nick Webb, as well as with Benjamin Berger (Computer Science, ’15).

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Humanities Building to Undergo Major Renovation; to be Renamed Karp Hall

Humanities Building to Undergo Major Renovation; to be Renamed Karp Hall

Beginning in early January, Union College will undertake a major renovation of the Humanities building with the goal of greatly enhancing the educational environment for students and faculty. The building will be renamed Karp Hall.

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Wesley Whitaker ’09 Earns a MALS at Dartmouth College

Wesley Whitaker ’09 Earns a MALS at Dartmouth College

Wesley Whitaker entered Dartmouth College’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program in 2010, and he currently works as a Communications Consultant at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.

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Steve Crimi ’81 Remembers Meeting Seamus Heaney as an English Undergraduate

Steve Crimi ’81 Remembers Meeting Seamus Heaney as an English Undergraduate

Steve Crimi recently blogged about his meeting with Heaney on salon.com.

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Michael Montesano, ’09: From Argentina to Peru to Bloomington, Indiana

Michael Montesano, ’09:  From Argentina to Peru to Bloomington, Indiana

After completing an epic poem about America for his English Honors thesis, Union alum Michael Montesano decided to see more of the world. He is now back in the States as a Graduate Fellow in Comparative Literature at Indiana University-Bloomington.

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Molly Congdon ‘12 Studies Magazine Journalism at NYU

Molly Congdon ‘12 Studies Magazine Journalism at NYU

Union English degree recipient Molly Congdon has headed to New York City.

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A Fond Farewell to Prof. Stevenson

A Fond Farewell to Prof. Stevenson

Prof. Ruth Stevenson retired in Spring 2013 after teaching for thirty-nine years at Union. Her colleagues and students wish her the best of health and happiness!

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A Fond Farewell to Prof. Marten

A Fond Farewell to Prof. Marten

Prof. Harry Marten retired in Spring 2012 after teaching for thirty-six years at Union. His colleagues and students wish him the best of health and happiness!

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A Fond Farewell to Prof. McCord

A Fond Farewell to Prof. McCord

Prof. Jim McCord retired in Spring 2011 after thirty-four years of teaching at Union. His colleagues and students wish him the best of health and happiness!

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