A.G. Davis Philip, research professor of physics, has been elected a foreign member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. He was appointed co-editor of Baltic Astronomy, published quarterly in Vilnius, Lithuania, with papers from
the Baltic States, Europe and the U.S. Also, Philip was co-editor (with Peter Boyce) of “Electronic Publishing: Now and in the Future,” the proceedings of an
International Astronomical Union meeting in Kyoto, Japan, in August 1997. The publication
is to be placed on the Web pages of the American
Astronomical Society, the first IAU proceedings to be published this way.
Ilene M. Kaplan, associate professor of sociology and visiting
researcher at the Marine Policy Center of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
participated in a public hearing on marine policy and scarcity of fish resources with the
U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Ad Hoc Fishermen's Committee of New Bedford, Mass.
She was asked to write a paper on the problems that confront fishermen while they are
trying to balance socioeconomic pressures with environmental concerns. Fishermen have been
particularly troubled with loss of tradition, loss of family income and morale problems as
fishing activities have been increasingly regulated through marine policies designed to
protect diminishing fish resources.
February 11, 1998
Members present: Professors L. Stanhope, (Chair), S. Greenberg, S. Leavitt, B. MacDonald, F. Milillo, J. Schmee; Students S. Carrier, A. Markowski
Ex Officio: L. Cool, Dean of the Faculty
D. Hannay, Acting Dean of Engineering
B. Lewis, Assoc. Dean, Undergrad. Educ.
C. Sorum, Dean of Arts & Sciences
1. The minutes of January 28 were approved (with a spelling correction).
2. The straw ballot on the calendar was approved and it was decided to
distribute it as soon as possible.
3. Andy Markowski presented a request from the Student Forum that
reading time be created before final exams begin. This could be done, they suggest, by
moving more finals to the end of the exam period. Dean Cool will discuss this with the
4. Andy Markowski also presented the concern of students with the WAC
credits. The most significant is the inconsistency among classes. Steve Leavitt pointed
out that the WAC 1 requirements are a minimum. A second concern is the absence of WAC 3
credits in some departments. Dean Lewis will bring the concerns to the Writing Board.
Union students were honored Monday by the Schenectady City Council with a resolution citing their volunteer contributions to the community.
Included in the citation was student involvement with Big Brothers/Big
Sisters, community service day during orientation and a number of mentoring programs.
Accepting on behalf of the students were Chris Brantigan '98,
president of Student Forum; Maria Vianna '99, head of UCARE, the volunteer
coordination office; Dennis McNerny '99, head of We Care About Union
Schenectady, which rebuilds homes for purchase; and Alex Polemeropoulos '98 of Wells
House, the community service theme house.
About 40 Union students attended the meeting.
Union students have developed “an appetite for eloquence” or “an appetite for Shakespeare” according to William Lacey, guest director of Shakespeare in Cameo: “Two Gentlemen of Verona” continuing this week at Yulman Theater.
“When the students came into this, they weren't sure how they
were supposed to approach Shakespeare,” Lacey says. “But as they clarified their
thoughts, they discovered that Shakespeare gives them the rhythms and the impulses, that
he provides them with a lot more than the contemporary playwright does.”
Lacey is former director of the School of Theatre Arts and professor
emeritus at Boston University.
Shakespeare in Cameo: “Two Gentlemen of Verona”
continues through Saturday, Feb. 28. A second run is Wednesday, March 4, through Saturday,
March 7. All shows are at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $7, $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call
the box office at ext. 6545.
Over 200 voices, organ and brass will fill Memorial Chapel Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. for a performance of Daniel Pinkham's The Christmas Cantata.
Conducted by the composer, and performed in honor of his 75th birthday, the program will feature the Union College Choir, Albany Pro Musica, the Battenkill Chorale, and the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society.
Pinkham's catalog includes four symphonies, cantatas, oratorios and theater works. His teachers have include Aaron Copeland and Samuel Barber. He has held
fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Ford Foundation and American Academy of Arts
and Sciences. He teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music, and is director of
music at Boston's historic King's Chapel.