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Posted on Oct 20, 1995

Football (5-1)

Union 20, Albany 6

Union 16, Rensselaer 13

JV Football (2-1)

Hudson Valley 18, Union 9

Men's Soccer (4-7-1)

Union 3, Utica 0

RIT 1, Union 0 (OT)

Clarkson 4, Union 0

St. Lawrence 3, Union 0

Women's Soccer (8-5-1)

William Smith 5, Union 0

Vassar 2, Union 1

Williams 4, Union 0

Union 3, Clarkson 1

Union 1, St. Lawrence 1 (OT)

Union 5, Russell Sage 0

Field Hockey (8-6)

Union 3, Vassar 0

St. Lawrence 3, Union 2

Williams 1, Union 0 (OT)

Union 5, Oswego 2

Women's Cross Country (5-1)

Capital Dist. Meet, 3rd of 4 teams

UCAA Meet, 3rd of 5 teams

Men's Cross Country (4-2)

Capital Dist. Meet, 3rd of 4 teams

UCAA Meet, 3rd of 5 teams

Women's Tennis (5-5)

UCAA Tourney, 6th of 8 teams

Skidmore 8, Union 1

Volleyball (11-8)

Beat St. Rose, 3-0

UCAA Tourney, 2nd of 6

(Beat Clarkson, 2-0; Beat Hamilton, 2-0; Lost to Rochester, 2-0; Beat SLU, 2-0; Beat
Skidmore, 2-0)

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Coming events

Posted on Oct 20, 1995

Steven Chu, professor of physics at Stanford University, will speak on
“Holding on to Atoms and Molecules with Light: From Atomic Clocks to DNA
Molecules” on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Reamer Campus Center
auditorium. He will also deliver a physics colloquium at 1:30 p.m. in N114 S &E. Chu's
work was the first to demonstrate how atoms can be trapped by lasers, how an “atomic
fountain” can improve atomic clocks, and how DNA molecules can be manipulated using
optical traps.

Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will
speak on “How We Can All Be Partners in Preservation” on Friday, Oct. 27,
at 11 a.m. in the Nott Memorial. Since joining the National Trust in 1993, Moe has sought
to diversify its holdings so that “Americans can form connections with their
past.” He also has been an outspoken advocate for preserving whole American downtown
communities, which he says are threatened by “sprawl-marts.”

Sweet Honey in the Rock, a Grammy Award-winning African American a capella
singing group with deep roots in spirituals, hymns, gospel, jazz and blues, will be
performing on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. The group has a large
following, and the College anticipates a large response from the local community. Free
tickets were distributed to members of the Union community this week before they were made
available to the public.

Yaron Svoray, Israeli investigative journalist whose infiltration of the
Neo-Nazi movement led to the arrest of a number of its leaders, will speak on Monday, Oct.
at 7:30 p.m. in the Reamer Campus Center auditorium. His topic is “In
Hitler's Shadow: Neo-Nazis in the 1990s.”

The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, an 11-member Shakespeare troupe, will
perform Twelfth Night on Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Yulman Theater.
The Harrisonburg, Va.-based company performs Shakespeare's works as they were originally
designed — on a bare stage surrounded by an audience on three sides sharing the light
with the actors, each of whom plays several parts.

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Project manager named

Posted on Oct 20, 1995

William Shafer has been named capital projects and construction manager at the
College. He is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a master of architecture degree
from Harvard University. He is a licensed architect in Maryland and California. His
primary responsibility during the next two years will be to oversee the planning, design
and renovation and expansion of Schaffer Library.

Loren Rucinski, coordinator of campus planning, has been named assistant director of
Campus Operations. He will continue to coordinate campus planning activities while
assuming his new responsibilities.

The College has secured architect and planner Arthur J. Lidsky as a planning
consultant. He is a senior consultant in the Belmont, Mass., firm of Dober, Lidsky, Craig
and Associates, a campus and facility planning consultant firm which has served over 350
colleges and universities worldwide.

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For The Record

Posted on Oct 20, 1995

Harry Marten, Edward E. Hale Jr. Professor of English, has been awarded a grant
of $62,300 from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of a seminar for
teachers on the novels of Joseph Conrad. Marten will direct the seminar at Union in July
1996. Marten's essay on contemporary poet Charles Tomlinson — “Charles Tomlinson and
the Experience of Place” — appeared in the British journal Agenda, regarded
as Britain's “most important literary magazine over the past 30 years.”

Howard Billings, energy management coordinator, and the College's lighting
upgrade project were profiled in a recent issue of Green Lights Update published by
the EPA. The article also describes projects like Union's at other campuses including MIT
and the University of Minnesota that save money and energy and improve the quality of

George Butterstein, the Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Life Sciences,
authored an article in a spring edition of Endocrine News, in which he reminisces
about his decision to forego a post at a major university: “Union was attractive to
me because of its commitment to excellent teaching and the strong science program,”
he writes. Describing research opportunities for Union students, he adds, “Our
students enjoy the benefits of a liberal arts course of study combined with a strong,
research-oriented exploration of endocrinology.” Butterstein also recently presented
two papers with Union undergraduate co-authors: “Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Binding to hFSH Receptor is Inhibited by Extracellular Domain Sequence
hFSHR-R265-S296” with student Julia Lee and James Dias of the state Department of
Health; and “Peri-implantation changes in Plasma Fibrinogen in Woman and Rats”
with student Charles Doering and others.

Donald Rodbell, assistant professor of geology, has received a grant of $173,000
from the National Science Foundation to study the geologic record of climate change in the
Andes Mountains of Ecuador and Peru. He recently returned from six weeks of summer field
work in Ecuador with students Jeffrey Nebolini '96 and Adam Goodman '96. Rodbell's study
is focusing on whether the last “ice age” in the North Atlantic region was felt
in the tropics.

Walter Hatke, professor of visual arts, was included in an article titled
“The Ups and Downs of Apprenticeship” in a recent issue of American Artist.
Hatke describes his apprenticeship with New York City painter Jack Beal: “It was the
watershed period of my life,” he said. “I was around other artists such as Red
Grooms, Al Held, Lee Bontecou. Jack and his wife, Sondra, were such gregarious
personalities and were always being visited by artists whom I had only read about in art

Charles Steckler, associate professor of performing arts, received a merit award
at the 17th annual Photography Regional at the Rensselaer County Council on the Arts
recently. His work, “Replica of Lost Original,” includes gold tracings on a
gold-toned photograph of ancient ruins.

Dan Lundquist, vice president for admissions and financial aid, is chair-elect
of the U.S. College Committee of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), the
oldest and largest association of international schools. The College Committee serves as
liaison between U.S. colleges and universities and the over 250 ECIS schools worldwide.

Teresa Meade, associate professor of history, was a member of the National
Endowment for the Humanities Institute, “Re-thinking Europe/Rethinking World History,
1500-1750” at the University of California at Santa Cruz recently. She also read a
paper, “Marriage and Identity on the Alta California Frontier, 1770-1850” at the
American Historical Association, Pacific Coastal Branch's annual meeting in Maui, Hawaii.

James C. Adrian Jr., assistant professor of chemistry, published a paper titled
“Convenient Synthesis of Bifunctional Metal Chelates” in the Journal of
Organic Chemistry.
Co-authors include Matthew Hayward of Harvard University and Alanna
Schepartz of Yale. The paper describes the easy preparation of four reagents useful for
the conjugation of the metal chelator ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) to either
proteins or nucleic acids. These types of molecules have found use in protein and nucleic
acid cleavage experiments to probe biomolecule tertiary structure, drug binding sites and
to investigate interactions with other biomolecules.

Jay Newman, the R. Gordon Gould Professor of Physics, and Rick Scharf '95 have
published an article titled “Mg- and Ca-Actin Filaments Appear Virtually Identical in
Steady-State as Determined by Dynamic Light Scattering.” The article was selected for
publication as a “Rapid Report” in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, based
on its general interest and timeliness. The work is supported by a National Science
Foundation grant. their paper describes a series of measurements designed to distinguish
between the two differently prepared filaments of actin. The results are significant
because there have been very few definitive comparison studies.

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Big Brothers/Sisters to target older, at-risk youth

Posted on Oct 20, 1995

Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties has received
$10,333 in funding to pair 20 older “at-risk” children with Union College

The funds are from the state Department of Youth and the Schenectady County Youth

“These are kids who might be in some trouble,” said Jay Eckenberger,
executive director of the local two-county Big Brothers-Big Sisters chapter. “They
might be in danger of dropping out of school. We're hoping that Union students can show
them a different value system and help them latch onto some goals so they can finish
school and maybe go on to college.”

The children, ages 12 to 15, will come to campus for about three hours each Sunday with
their “Bigs” for activities ranging from sports to tutoring. The program, which
will start in January, will run every week while Union is in session.

There are 216 Union students involved in Big Brothers-Big Sisters activities on campus,
making it the largest chapter locally, and one of the most popular student activities on
campus. There are about 70 Union students paired with “littles.”

The activities on Sunday afternoons will be available to all who participate in Union's
program, not just to those 20 in the new program, explained Stephanie Wolos, Big
Brothers-Big Sisters coordinator at the College. Finding activities and transportation
often has posed a problem for the Union volunteers, she noted. A new caseworker will be
added to help with the large numbers of Union students who are involved, Wolos said.

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