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Posted on May 24, 1996

Baseball (15-12/6-6 UCAA)

Albany 5, Union 4 (9)

Williams at Union (canc.)

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Coming Events

Posted on May 24, 1996

Therese McCarty, associate professor of economics, will deliver a faculty colloquium titled “State Government Expenditures in an Era of Federal Devolution” on Tuesday, May 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Reamer Campus Center auditorium. Refreshments will be at 4 p.m.

The Union College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Prof. Tim Olsen will be joined by La Chic 'n Bones, a jazz group headed by Schenectady musician Charlie Dana, on
Wednesday, June 5, at 8 p.m. in the lobby of the Yulman Theater. Admission is free. To be featured are standards by John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis as
well as original works by Olsen. La Chic 'n Bones is comprised of a female vocalist, five
trombones and a rhythm section.

The New York State Capital District Sogetsu Study Group will have an exhibit on
June 19-20 in the Yulman Theater. The exhibit celebrates the 70th anniversary of Sogetsu
Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Hours are June 19, 1 to 8 p.m., and June
20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. There will be an opening reception on June 19, 5 to 7 p.m.

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GMI Utility Conference To Air May 28

Posted on May 24, 1996

WMHT, Channel 17, is to broadcast a one-hour program taped at the College during a recent conference titled “New York's Utility Crisis: The Cost of Power.”

The program is to air Tuesday, May 28, at 9 p.m. on WMHT. (It also is to be broadcast on WMHQ, Channel 45, on Monday, June 3, at 8 p.m.) The program is being broadcast on eight
other New York public television stations the same week.

New York Governor George Pataki introduces the program.

The event, sponsored by the College's Graduate Management Institute and presented in
Nott Memorial's Dyson Hall, featured an unprecedented meeting of major players in the
state's energy future. No previous public meeting has included representatives from as
wide a range of constituencies.

With the high cost of electric power widely agreed to be a big drag on New York's
economy, participants addressed such key issues as pricing, taxation, strandable costs,
independent production, and trends in nonresidential demand. They considered the options
and challenges facing New York's power-generation companies as well as opportunities to
promote economic growth throughout the state.

Moderator Ed Dague (for WMHT Educational Telecommunications) led 10 discussants
including William Davis, chairman and CEO, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.; Joseph Kearney,
president and CEO, U.S. Generating Co.; and Eugene Zeltman, commissioner, New York State
Public Service Commission.

The program — taped April 30 — is especially timely because it took place during
hearings by the state Public Service Commission on whether to allow state electric
utilities to compete openly. The PSC announced on May 16 that it would endorse a form of
open competition, news that is included in an updated introduction to the program.

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For The Record

Posted on May 24, 1996

Tim Olsen, visiting assistant professor of performing arts, has been named as
associate composer for the second Inter-American Composition Workshop at the
Latin-American Music Center at Indiana University, Bloomington, this summer. Olsen will
lecture on contemporary music and his compositions “Rhumba Phase” for percussion
ensemble, and “Immoderate Acts” for trumpet and percussion will be performed.
Olsen also participated as associate composer at the first Inter-American Composition
Workshop in 1994.

James C. Adrian, assistant professor of chemistry, gave a talk titled
“Biomithic Guest Orientation: Are We Going the Right Way?” at St. Lawrence
University as a Visiting Pew Scholar. The talk was the result of research with two senior
research students — Hillary Snow (Union) and Tina Ovitt (St. Lawrence). Both students
worked on the project last summer and part of this academic year.

Charles Steckler, associate professor of performing arts and resident scenic
designer, recently designed the sets for Craig Lucas' play “Reckless” produced
by Actors' Collaborative Inc. and performed at the Empire Center at the Egg in Albany.
Also, his prize-winning photograph “Himalayan Child” is on exhibit in the 18th
annual Photography Regional at the Albany Center Galleries.

Several psychology students presented papers at the April meeting of the Eastern
Psychological Association in Philadelphia. Mishel Cohen, Prof. Leslie Halpern, Sharon
Malkemus and John Lyoshir posted “Family Expressiveness and Child Temperament as
Predictors of Expressed Affect in Children.” Kristen Schoff and Prof. Daniel Burns
presented “Not All Cumulative Recall Curves are the Same: Implications for Theories
of Memory.” Sharon Malkemus and Amy Leavitt collaborated with Prof. Kenneth DeBono to
present “Mere Thought and Attitude Change: An Individual Difference Perspective”
and “Product Packaging and Product Evaluation: The Role of Self-Monitoring,”
respectively. Lisa Hall, Prof. Anthony Rubonis, Mark Kivimaki, Sharon Schneider and Andrea
Piazza discussed “The Relationship Between Depression and Urge to Drink Alcohol
During Cue Exposure.” Finally, Deena Alter and Prof. Seth Greenberg presented
“The Disappearing Morpheme S: Evidence for Online Suppression of Function
Units.” While the papers represented a collaborative effort with their professors,
students were entirely responsible for the convention presentation.

Rudy Nydegger, associate professor of psychology, has been reappointed by the
state Board of Regents to serve a third five-year term on the New York State Board of
Psychology. His responsibility will be to sit on panels that hear cases involving
liscensure and disciplinary issues. He has served the board since 1986.

Robert Sharlet, professor of political science, recently published
“Post-Soviet Constitutionalism: Politics and Constitution-Making in Russia and
Ukraine” as the lead chapter in Russia and Eastern Europe After Communism,
edited by Kraus & Leibowitz (Westview, 1996), as well as the survey of Russian
politics and economics in 1995 in the Encyclopedia Americana Annual. In March, he
also presented a paper on “Transitional Constitutionalism” at a conference on Legal
Reform in Russia
held at the University of Wisconsin Law School. In April, Sharlet
made a presentation on “Bringing the Rule of Law to Russia” at the University of
Rochester in the lecture series on Transforming States. Most recently, he was in
Washington as featured speaker on the Russian presidential election campaign at the Center
for Strategic and International Studies, and, subsequently, to brief the deputy
administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on prospects for Rule of
Law assistance to Russia after the election. Also, he just completed a commentary for the
Ukrainian Constitutional Commission on the draft Constitution which is scheduled for
parliamentary action on June 6.

Thomas Denham, assistant director of the Career Development Center, is to give
the keynote address titled “The Impact of Technology on Career Development” at
the annual conference of the Career Resource Managers Association. He also is to give
talks at Springfield College, Bentley College and Boston College this summer. He has been
recently quoted in the latest issue of the Journal of Career Planning and Employment
on the topic of “Privatizing of Career Services” and an upcoming article for American
magazine on the topic of “Career Trends.”

Fred Puliafico joins Campus Operations as mechanical and utility systems
manager, it was announced by David Grzybowski, director. Puliafico, who holds a degree in
electrical engineering from Rensselaer, is responsible for maintenance and renovation of
campus utility systems. Previously, he held similar positions with C.R. Bard in Glens
Falls and Mercury Refining in Albany.

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Admissions: Class Of 2000 At Record High 626

Posted on May 24, 1996

A record 626 students have paid deposits for the Class of 2000, and summer melt could result in a class of about 580 — about 60 more than usual — Dean of Admissions Dan
Lundquist told the faculty at its meeting on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, President Roger Hull pledged that students in the Class of 2000 will have the same experience as students in other classes, noting that the College will accommodate them in housing and course enrollment will not be larger.

The faculty elected Janet Anderson to a three-year term as senior at-large member of the Faculty Review Board. Seth Greenberg was elected a three-year at-large member of the
Academic Affairs Council while Steven Sargent was elected to a one-year replacement term on the AAC. William Zwicker was elected an at-large member of the Faculty Appeals
Committee. James Adrian was elected an at-large member of the Student Affairs Council.

The faculty approved the awarding of degrees to 646 students at Commencement on June
16. There are to be 514 bachelor's degrees, 137 master's, and one doctorate.

Tabled until the June 4 meeting were discussions on the Union Scholars and Ramée
Scholars Program, the report of the Administrative Task Force on Teaching Credit in the
Arts and Sciences, and the report on “Enhancing Intellectual Life and Academic

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