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Posted on Apr 27, 2001


Friday, April 27, through Monday, April 30, 8 and 10 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium
Film committee presents Finding Forrester.

Friday, April 27, 8 p.m.
Old Chapel
Student Activities and Performing Arts present a swing dancewith the Joey Thomas Big Band, one of the Capital Region'sleading ensembles. Tickets are $5. For more information, call ext. 6563.

Saturday, April 28, 1 p.m.
Central Park, Schenectady
Baseball vs. Hamilton (DH)

Saturday, April 28, 1 p.m.
Frank Bailey Field
Men's lacrosse vs. Hamilton

Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m.
Memorial Chapel
Union College-Schenectady Museum chamber seriespresents Claude Frank, piano, in a program to include Bach- Fantasie and Fugue, BWV 561; Schubert –Sonata, D.960; Mozart – Rondo, K. 511; Beethoven- Sonata No. 32, Op. 111. (Originally scheduled as a jointrecital with daughter, Pamela Frank, who has a hand injury.)

Sunday, April 29, 1 p.m.
Central Park, Schenectady
Baseball vs. Skidmore (one game, 9 innings)

Monday, April 30, 6:30 p.m.
Nott Memorial
Lecture by Daniel Mosquera, assistant professor ofSpanish: “Popular Devotion and the Politics of Religious Expressionin Latin America.” One of the events in “Saints, Sinners andSacred Spaces: Devotional Folk Art in Latin America”

Tuesday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Everest Lounge, Hale House
Larzer Ziff, formerly the Washington Irving Professorof Literary and Historical Studies at Union, and the CarolineDonovan Professor Emeritus of Johns Hopkins University, on”Mark Twain and the Lands of Color.” For more information, callext. 6231.

Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Nott Memorial
Kenneth Miller, professor of biology at Brown University,and author of Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search forCommon Ground Between God and Evolution, on “Accepting Godand Darwin: Resolving the Apparent Conflict Between Scienceand Religion.” Part of the Perspectives at the Nott lecture series.

Friday, May 4, through Monday, May 7, 8 and 10 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium
Film committee presents Family Man.

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AAC Minutes Listed

Posted on Apr 27, 2001

April 16, 2001

1. The minutes of the April 9, 2001 AAC meeting were approved.

2. Dean Balmer provided an update on the current state of planning for the Converging Technologies initiative in Engineering.

3. Professor Feffer presented a proposed charge to the AAC Subcouncil on Distance Learning. This charge was discussed and revised.

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College Honors Retirees, Employees

Posted on Apr 27, 2001

The College recently honored six retirees and a number of employees for their years of service. (Photos from the April 11 luncheon are on the HR Web site at:
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Carolyn Micklas, Betty Jean Jenkins, Charles Scaife,Richard Shanebrook, Peter Williams, Joanne Tobiessen

45 Years:

James Moore

35 Years:

Casimier Chlopecki, Elvera Shutter

30 Years:

George Butterstein, Josef Schmee, Charles Steckler, Thomas Werner

25 Years:

Jean Conley, David Hayes, Peter Heinegg, Sigrid Kellenter,Harry Marten, Brenda Wineapple

20 Years:

Suzanne Benack, Gene Davison, Albert Garz, SharonGmelch, Sandy Mosher, Susan Niefield, Robert Olberg, LeonardSeeley, Jordan Smith, Karl Zimmermann

15 Years:

Thomas Blum, Ann Fleming Brown, David Cossey,Daniel Curran, Kenneth DeBono, Jane Earley, Judith Ferradino,Brian Flahive, Michael Hilton, Linda Jorgensen, Alan Kratzke,Nanette Kratzke, JoAnn Lockrow, Nancy McCullough, Kerry Mendez,Lynn Miller, Pilar Moyano, Bonnie Patrick, Lorelei Rodrigue,Laurie Romanski, Loren Rucinski, Carolyn Stacey, LindaStanhope, Cherrice Traver

10 Years:

Timothy Chotkowski, Felmon Davis, Joseph Decowski,Paul Durivage, George Ferro, Maurice Garcelon, WilliamGarcia, Kristine Gernert-Dott, David Grzybowski, BrendaJohnson, Diane Keller, Kathleen Kuon, Helen Lecce, DanielLundquist, Victoria Martinez, Louisa Matthew, JamesMcWhirter, Lucille Moriarty, William Neubeck, Kathleen Newell,Eric Noll, Sylvia Nozny, Dawn Parisi, Mary Parlett, DebraPollock, Karen Rieck, Jill Salvo, Barbara Shepard, Lilia Tiemann,Kathleen Wharton

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Three on ‘Best of Our Knowledge’

Posted on Apr 27, 2001

Thomas Werner, the Florence B. Sherwood Professorof Physical Sciences, Martha Kronholm '01 and TaniaMagoon '01 are featured on a radio magazine show aboutthe College's emphasis on undergraduate research.

They are on “The Best of Our Knowledge,” a 30-minuteweekly show produced by WAMC in Albany, and distributed topublic radio stations nationwide.

The program was taped last month as the College wassending a group of 40 students to the National Conference onUndergraduate Research (NCUR).

“If you want to take a course in mountain climbing,an instructor would take you out in terrain he or she is familiarwith,” said Werner, former chair of the NCUR Board of Governors,in describing the traditional classroom experience. “But ifthe instructor says, `There's a peak over there that I've never beento' … you will develop new skills,” he said. “During that climbthe relationship changes … to a more collegial one.”

Magoon described her research with Werner toseparate chiral drugs: “Looking at compounds on a piece of paperis totally different from how you handle them (in the lab),” shetold the reporter. “Interacting with the compounds is very helpful.”

Kronholm, who presented at NCUR on “The `Ruin' ofWomen: Female Virginity in Defoe and Austen,” said her workhas provided the opportunity to filter new information throughwhat she already knows. “That's the point of education, right?”

The show, which airs on WAMC (90.3 FM) Friday at3 p.m., can also be heard on the Web atwww.wamc.org/tbook.html.

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Miller to Explore Conflict of Science And Religion

Posted on Apr 27, 2001

Kenneth Miller, professor of biology at Brown University,and author of Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search forCommon Ground Between God and Evolution, will speak on”Accepting God and Darwin: Resolving the Apparent ConflictBetween Science and Religion” on Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. inthe Nott Memorial.

He will explore the tensions between monotheistic faithand human reason from the perspective of a modern dayscientist. The author of several high school and college biology textbooks,the questions he explores are both lively and interdisciplinary.

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