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Chronicle Is Available On Web

Posted on Oct 25, 1996

The Chronicle is available on the World Wide Web through the College's Web site. The current issue, as well as archived issues dating back to the start of the
1995-96 academic year, can be reached by selecting “Union Info” from the College's main page. The direct address to the on-line Chronicle is

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Posted on Oct 25, 1996

Football (6-0/4-0 UCAA)

Union 23, Albany 6

Union 17, Rensselaer 0

JV Football

Union 20, Rensselaer 17

Hudson Valley 19, Union 7

Men's Soccer (5-5-1/1-3-1 UCAA)

Union 4, Utica 0

Union 1, RIT 0 (OT)

Clarkson 3, Union 1

Union 2, St. Lawrence 2 (OT)

Women's Soccer (7-6/3-3 UCAA)

Union 5, Utica 1

Hartwick 2, Union 1

Union 2, Vassar 1

Williams 1, Union 0

Union 1, Clarkson 0

Union 4, St. Lawrence 1

Field Hockey (8-5/4-2 UCAA)

Oneonta 3, Union 0

Union 2, Vassar 1

St. Lawrence 3, Union 0

Williams 2, Union 0

Union 3, Oswego 1

Women's Tennis (7-6)

Union 7, Rensselaer 2

Skidmore 9, Union 0

Union 7, William Smith 2

Skidmore 7, Union 2

Rochester 8, Union 1

Women's Cross Country (3-3)

Union 26, Rensselaer 32

Union 21, Hudson Valley 38

St. Rose 23, Union 33

Men's Cross Country (4-2)

Union 19, St. Rose 42

Union 25, Hudson Valley 30

Rensselaer 18, Union 41

Volleyball (14-7)

Albany def. Union, 11-15, 9-15, 15-5, 15-4,15-10

At UCAA Tourn.

Union def. Clarkson, 15-10, 15-7, 15-8

Hamilton def. Union, 11-15, 6-15, 15-12, 15-7, 15-12

Rochester def. Union, 15-5, 16-14, 15-9

Union def. Hartwick, 15-11, 8-15, 15-4, 17-15

At Skidmore Inv.

Union def. Cobleskill, 15-0, 15-2, 13-15, 15-6

Union def. Keene State, 15-6, 16-14, 15-1

Union def. Mt. Holyoke, 15-6, 15-10, 15-7

Union def. Skidmore, 16-14, 15-10, 15-2

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Coming Events

Posted on Oct 25, 1996

Homecoming and Parents' Weekend will be celebrated jointly on Oct. 25 through 27. Events are detailed in a brochure from Annual Giving and Alumni Programs and the Dean of Students Office. For more information, call ext. 6168 or ext. 6116.

The Wihan String Quartet will perform a program of music by Haydn, Janacek and Dvorak tonight, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. The concert, part of the Schenectady
Museum-Union College chamber series, is $12 ($6 for students).

The Union College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Prof. Tim Olsen, will perform
works by jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Hoagy Carmicheal and others on Friday,
Nov. 8, at 8 p.m.
in the Reamer Campus Center Auditorium. The concert also will
feature original works and arrangements by Olsen.

John Garver, associate professor of geology, will deliver a faculty colloquium on
“The Geology of Kamchatka, Russia, and the Status of the Geosciences in Russia”
on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Reamer Campus Center Auditorium.

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New Faculty Welcomed

Posted on Oct 25, 1996

New faculty colleagues welcomed this fall include (others listed previously):

Presha Neidermeyer, instructor of management, is pursuing her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She received a master's degree from Miami University and
a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University. She is a certified public accountant and has a number of publications currently under review.

Bernadette Nye, assistant professor of political science, received her Ph.D. from Emory University and a master's and bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve
University. She has received several grants and awards, and her professional interests
include voting behaviors of U.S. citizens.

Hyungji Sophia Park, instructor of English, is pursuing her Ph.D. in English
from Princeton University. She has earned a master's degree from Princeton and a
bachelor's degree from Harvard University. She has also published several articles and her
interests include 19th-century British literature, gender studies, and the novel.

Daniel G. Payne, visiting assistant professor of English, received his Ph.D.
from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also earned a master's degree at SUNY
Buffalo and a bachelor's degree from Union College. He has published several articles,
many concerning naturalist writing, and has presented at professional conferences.

David Shapard, visiting assistant professor of history, earned his Ph.D. from
the University of California at Berkeley and earned a bachelor's degree form Amherst
College. His research includes a dissertation research year in France and throughout

Nadia M. Topor, visiting instructor of physics, is pursuing her Ph.D. from
Rutgers University and received a master's degree from the University of Bucharest. Her
research and teaching interests include field theory and particle physics.

Louis Zulli, visiting professor of mathematics, earned his Ph.D. and master's
degree from Cornell University and also received a bachelor's degree at the State
University of New York at Stony Brook. He has presented at several professional
conferences and his interests lie in knot theory and topology.

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For The Record

Posted on Oct 25, 1996

David Cossey, executive director of computer services, was elected chair of the computing section of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges. The committee deals with
issues of academic computing, administrative computing, library automation, telecommunications and campus-wide networking. With Diane Keller, director of academic computing, he participated in a panel at a CLAC conference on supporting
residential networking.

Walter Hatke, professor of visual arts, was invited to submit four paintings to
the American Academy of Arts and Letters purchase program (for a major museum to be
determined). The U.S. Department of State has requested a work, Option, to be
loaned to the ambassador of Chad through the Art in the Embassies program. The Museum of
Art of the Rhode Island School of Design has acquired Hatke's Schuyler's Post for
its collection in memory of the late Daniel Robbins, May I. Baker Professor of Art History
at Union. Two of Hatke's paintings are being shown by Edward Montgomery Fine Art, a
gallery in Carmel, Calif. His work was also included in a show of seven contemporary
artists at New York's Babcock Galleries. Finally, 10 of Hatke's paintings are being
featured at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art. Images of those
10 paintings will be digitized to be archived and made available through internet sites
maintained by NMAA and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Seyfollah Maleki and James McWhirter, associate professors of physics,
are cited in a publication by the Pew Science Program in Undergraduate Education. Maleki
and a collaborator, Enrique Galvez of Colgate University, developed a course to bring
modern techniques of laser spectroscopy into the advanced undergraduate physics
laboratory. They say the techniques help students better understand the abstract concepts
of quantum and atomic physics. At Union, the techniques are taught in Methods of Modern
Experimental Physics, a three-term lab course. McWhirter and two collaborators developed a
laboratory that includes the use of an inexpensive liquid helium cryostat for experiments
in low-temperature phenomena.

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