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Posted on Nov 3, 1995

Football (7-1)

Union 23, Coast Guard 0

Union 33, Muhlenberg 14

Men's Soccer (4-10-1)

Rochester 2, Union 0 (OT)

Middlebury 5, Union 0

Springfield 3, Union 0

Season ends.

Women's Soccer (8-5-2)

Union 2, Oneonta 2 (OT)

Season ends.

Field Hockey (8-8)

Hartwick 4, Union 2

States, William Smith 3, Union 1

Season ends.

Women's Cross Country (5-1)

Albany Inv., 12 of 23 teams, 378 points

States, 11 of 16, 313 points

Men's Cross Country (4-2)

Albany Inv., 21 of 30 teams, 554 points

Women's Tennis (5-5)

Skidmore 8, Union 1

States, tied for 12th, 6 points

Season ends.

Volleyball (18-11)

Beat Russell Sage 2-0

Lost to Oneonta 2-0

Skidmore Inv.: Beat Plattsburgh 3-1, Beat Skidmore 3-0, Lost to Hamilton 3-2

Won title at Elmira Inv.: Beat Sage 2-0, Beat Elmira 2-0, Lost to LeMoyne 2-1, Beat St.
John Fisher 2-0, Beat LeMoyne 2-1

States, seeded 12th

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Coming events

Posted on Nov 3, 1995

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.

Early music trio Capriccio Stravagante, with founder and director/harpsichordist
Skip Sempé, will perform Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel as part of
the Schenectady Museum-Union College chamber concert series. Mezzo-soprano Guillemette
Laurens is featured in this evening of music from the Renaissance, as is Jay Bernfeld,
viola da gamba. On the program are works by Lambert, Marais, Charpentier, Forqueray,
Monteverdi and others.

“A Celebration of Gulliver's Travels” will be on Thursday,
Nov. 9,
at 2 p.m. in Reamer Campus Center 406 as Fred J. Emery '54 donates his book
collection in honor of Thomas Lamont Professor Emeritus William M. Murphy Jr. The books
will be on display along with other Schaffer Library holdings of Jonathan Swift. The
audience is invited to join a discussion led by Vincent DeBaun '47, director of corporate
and foundation support. The event is co-sponsored by Schaffer Library and the Department
of College Relations.

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For The Record

Posted on Nov 3, 1995

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.

Sharon Gmelch, professor of anthropology, is the author of “Elbridge Warren
Merrill: The Tlingit of Alaska, 1899-1929” in the journal History of Photography
(Summer 1995). The article, based on archival research and extensive interviewing with
native people in Alaska, examines the life and work of this Alaskan photographer, focusing
on his images of and relationship with the Tlingit.

Hilary Tann, professor of music, had her composition, The Open Field, performed
Oct. 7 at the Kiev International Composers Festival in the Ukraine. While on sabbatical,
she will be completing a large orchestral work, From Afar, commissioned by the Meet
the Composer/Reader's Digest/N.E.A. Consortium. Six orchestras are scheduled to perform
the work. Of Erthe and Air, for flute, clarinet and frame drums, is to be recorded
for a Master Musician's Collective CD.

Joseph B. Board, Robert Porter Patterson Professor of Government, was chairman
of a panel on “The resolution of international trade disputes” at the annual
meeting of the International Political Science Association's Research Committee on
Comparative Judicial Studies held at Sherbrooke University, Quebec, in August. He also was
author of an article, “Sweden: A Model Crisis,” which analyzes in historical
perspective the crisis of the Swedish Welfare State model, and was published by the
Swedish Institute, Stockholm, in four languages. Also, Board was recently elected vice
chair of the Board of Trustees of Schenectady County Community College.

Ellen Sinopoli, adjunct instructor of dance, choreographed two works —
“Clusters” and “Selchie” — which were performed recently by the Ellen
Sinopoli Dance Company at Russell Sage College. Both works were expanded since their
premiere last spring.

Chris Duncan, assistant professor of sculpture, is exhibiting some of his works
at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in an exhibit titled “Sculpture Space:
Celebrating Twenty Years.” The show honors the contributions to contemporary art that
the Utica-based workshop, Sculpture Space, has made over the past 20 years.

Robert Sharlet, professor of political science on leave at the Rule of Law
Consortium in Washington, recently published “Reinventing the Russian State: Problems
of Constitutional Implementation” in the John Marshall Law Review (Summer
1995); and “Russian Politics on the Eve of the Parliamentary Campaign” in Post-Soviet
(September 1995). During the summer, he coordinated the Armenian Judicial
Conference of 1995 in Yerevan, Armenia, and worked with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin
Scalia and five senior American judges who participated in the week-long conference.

George Gmelch, professor of anthropology, has published a revised third edition
of the book Urban Life, which he edited with Walter Zenner. The book, published by
Waveland Press, has been a best-selling anthology in urban anthropology. The new edition
is a 600-page book, half of which is new, dealing with urbanism, urbanization, and the
unique demand posed by urban social environments and the ways in which human cultures have
dealt with them.

J. Richard Shanebrook, professor of mechanical engineering, and Lee Johnson
Jr. '94
are co-authors of the article, “Flow Visualization with Air and Smoke in
a Bypass Graft Model Under Steady Flow Conditions,” which appeared in a recent issue
of Journal of Biomechanics. The paper presents a new laboratory technique for
visualizing the flow of blood in model arterial bypass grafts. The technique is
potentially valuable in improving the long-term success of cardiovascular procedures such
as coronary artery bypass surgery.

Jean Sheviak, associate professor in Schaffer Library, was recently elected
president of the New York Library Association's Academic and Special Libraries Section. As
vice president this year, she was conference program chair for the NYLA's annual
conference last week in Rochester. Also at the conference, Cara Molyneaux,
associate librarian, led a seminar titled “Internet Resources for Technical
Services.” Annette LeClair, head of technical services, led a session on
“Coordinated Collection Development in New York State: Programs and
Possibilities.” Gail Golderman, electronic media librarian, moderated a
session on “Z39.50 and Interlibrary Cooperation.” Nearly 1,200 of the NYLA's
3,000 members attended the conference.

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Author Amos Oz to speak on Monday

Posted on Nov 3, 1995

Amos Oz, best-selling novelist, essayist and activist, will speak Monday, Nov.
6, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel as part of the Frederick Miller lecture series in honor of
Anwar Sadat. Born in Jerusalem, Oz is a veteran of the 1967 and 1973 wars. Since the
Six-Day War in 1967, he has been active in various groups within the Israeli Peace
Movement, including Peace Now, which he has led since its 1977 founding. He has published
over 400 articles and essays and 16 books, including his most recent Israel, Palestine
and Peace,
a collection of essays.

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Four students named Watson finalists

Posted on Nov 3, 1995

Karen Peppiatt, Mara Sizener, Sara Stonner and Trinh Thai are Union finalists
for the Thomas J. Watson Traveling Fellowship. They will advance to competition with
finalists from 49 other liberal arts colleges. Sixty winners will receive a stipend of
$16,000 for travel outside of North America.

Peppiat, an English major, has planned a year in the British Isles, the Channel Islands
and Brittany, where she would like to meet young poets and work on her own poetry.
Sizener, a psychology major and granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, plans to travel to
Europe and Israel to see how culture affects the transmission of trauma through
generations. Stonner, an economics major, proposes helping establish women-owned and
operated small businesses in Kenya, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Civil engineering
major Trinh Thai would like to study the social, political and economic effects of
historic bridges in Europe and Asia.

Nineteen seniors applied for the fellowship. Others were Ryan Bloom, Rebecca Barry,
Tracy Bush, Michele Cohen, Michelle Ellis, John Green, Chris Hancock, Lorene Kaminski,
Reinis Kanders, Jeffrey Malec, Brian Pidgeon, Craig Pike, Anand Rao, Eric Sharfstein and
Monica Webster.

On Union's selection committee are Professors Douglass Klein, (committee chair,
economics), Caroll Hilles (English), Libby Jones (civil engineering), Seyfollah Maleki
(engineering) and Teresa Meade (history).

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