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GMI Health Care Conference to Air on Statewide Public TV

Posted on Apr 18, 1997

“New York's Health Care System: Making the Transition to Managed Care and Competition,” a recent seminar sponsored by the Graduate
Management Institute in the Nott Memorial, is to be broadcast statewide on public television next month.

Locally, the one-hour show is to air May 16 at 10 p.m. on WMHT, Channel
17. An unedited three-hour version will air May 17 on WMHQ, Channel 45.

Panelists included Dr. Barbara DeBuono, state commissioner of health;
Dr. Spencer Foreman, president of Montefiore Medical Center; Assemblyman Pete Grannis,
chair of the Assembly Committee on Insurance; and Robert Baker, medical ethicist and Union
professor of philosophy. Moderator was Ed Dague, managing editor and anchor of WNYT's
Newschannel 13. The show is to be introduced by Gov. George Pataki.

This is the second in GMI's series on issues facing New York State;
last year, a similar program addressed the state de-regulation of the public utilities

The program also is to air in Buffalo, Long Island, New York City,
Plattsburgh, Rochester, Syracuse and Watertown.

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Review Committees Formed

Posted on Apr 18, 1997

Reappointment review committees have been established to evaluate the teaching, research and service of Caroll Hilles, English; Donald Rodbell, geology; and Stephen Schmidt, economics. Members of the community are invited to send comments to the
appropriate chair: for Hilles, to Bonney MacDonald, English; for Rodbell, Kurt Hollocher, geology; and for Schmidt, Douglass Klein, economics.

Also, a committee has been formed to conduct a sixth-year review for
promotion of Annette LeClair, head of technical services, Schaffer Library. Comments about
her performance as a professional librarian, scholarship or service should be sent to
Maribeth Krupczak, committee chair, at the library.

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Two Seniors Earn Fellowships to Teach English in China

Posted on Apr 18, 1997

Seniors Jesse Karotkin and Joseph Quini have won fellowships to teach English next year at Capital Normal University in Beijing.

They were selected to participate in a new program run by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia that allows graduating students of ASIANetwork member institutions – including Union – to teach English at colleges
and universities in the Peoples Republic of China. The program is funded by a grant from
the Freeman Foundation.

Karotkin and Quini will participate in a summer orientation program,
which is funded by the Amnity Foundation, before teaching for the 1997-1998 academic year
at Capital Normal University, which was their top choice to serve the fellowship.

Both attribute their desire to teach in China to their term abroad spent
at Nanjing Normal University. Quini says he hopes the next year after his fellowship
teaching in China.

“I feel very proud and excited to see two such capable and
well-prepared young people setting off on a life's path that's very familiar to
most of us in the Asia field,” said Prof. Bruce Reynolds, their advisor.

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Pile Driving at Schaffer to Last Three More Weeks

Posted on Apr 18, 1997

Crews on Wednesday began driving the first of the 134 piles that will connect the new addition of Schaffer Library to bedrock 12 feet below, according to William Shafer, capital projects manager.

About a dozen piles from the 1974 addition were extracted earlier this

The pile-driving phase is expected to last about three weeks, and
produce a loud, rhythmic noise that will be audible for some distance. Piles set close to
the 1961 structure will be pre-drilled to avoid having vibration close to the building,
Shafer said.

Meanwhile, a contract for construction of the F.W. Olin Center was to be
awarded shortly, Shafer said on Wednesday. Bids for the project were within budget, he

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College Makes Transfer Agreement With HVCC

Posted on Apr 18, 1997

Hudson Valley Community College and Union have become partners in a new transfer articulation agreement signed by Stephen M. Curtis, president of HVCC, and President Roger H. Hull on April 7.

The agreement guarantees admission to Union for graduates of Hudson
Valley's new Liberal Arts Honors Program in which students take a broad set of
courses in the liberal arts and also complete a series of interdisciplinary seminars.

“HVCC's Liberal Arts Honors Program is well suited for
students who plan to enter Union because of its similarity to Union's General
Education curriculum,” said Bradley Lewis, associate dean for undergraduate education
at Union.

Students may choose from two options within the agreement. The first
option offers qualified high school seniors joint admission to the HVCC Liberal Arts
Honors Program and to Union, conditional on their successful completion of the Honors
Program in two years. The second option guarantees qualified graduates of the HVCC Liberal
Arts Honors Program admission to Union with junior status and with most of Union's
core curricular requirements satisfied.

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