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Hull spoke on the Union-Schenectady Initiative

Posted on Sep 28, 2001

Roger Hull, president, was a presenter at a recent meeting
of the Metropolitan Development Association of Syracuse
and Central New York, a group of government, business
and educational leaders involved with community revitalization
efforts. Hull spoke on the Union-Schenectady Initiative, launched
in 1998 in the neighborhood west of campus.

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Sharlet studies Russian politics

Posted on Sep 28, 2001

Robert Sharlet, Chauncey Winters Professor of
Political Science, has recently published “Putin and the Politics of Law
in Russia” as the lead article in Post-Soviet Affairs
(Vol. 17, No. 3, 2001) as well as “Russian
Constitutional Change: Proposed Power-Sharing Models,” a
chapter in International and National Law in Russia and Eastern Europe
ed. Roger Clark et. al. (Kluwer Law International 2001). During
the spring, he also presented a paper, “Russia in the Middle:
State-Building and the Rule of Law,” at a conference titled “A Decade
of Post-Communism” sponsored by the Fulbright Institute of
International Affairs at the University of Arkansas.

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Mosquera visits Cuba and Chile

Posted on Sep 28, 2001

Daniel O. Mosquera, assistant professor of
Spanish, participated in the Third International Congress on
the Sociology of Religion in Havana, Cuba (July 2001) and read
a paper “Religiosidad popular y subalternidad transhistórica,
el caso de los Reyes Magos.” in JALLA (Jornadas Andinas
de Literatura Latinoamericana) in Santiago, Chile (August 2001).
He will publish an essay-review in the coming November issue
of Chasqui titled “Nationalisms and Indigenous Uprisings:
Josefa Salmón's El espejo indígena:
el discurso indigenista en Bolivia 1900-1956
and Nicholas
Robins's El mesianismo y la rebelión indígena: `la rebelión de Oruro
en 1781
and El mesianismo y la semiótica indígena en el Alto
Perú: la gran revolución de
” and a separate review of Xicoténcatl: An
Anonymous Historical Novel about the Events Leading Up to the Conquest of
the Aztec Empire

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Events & Exhibits

Posted on Sep 28, 2001


Friday, Sept. 28, 12:20 p.m.
Arts 215
Lunchtime jazz concert featuring swing.

Friday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m.
Garis Field
Men's soccer vs. Hobart

Friday, Sept. 28, through Monday, Oct. 1, 8 and 10 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium
Film: Bridget Jones' Diary

Friday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m.
Garis Field
Men's soccer vs. Hobart

Saturday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m.
Garis Field
Men's soccer vs. Hamilton

Monday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m.
Memorial Chapel
Union College chamber concert series opening performance by
Claude Frank.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 12:30 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium
General faculty meeting.

Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7
Homecoming and Family Weekend.
Details in next issue.

Friday, Oct. 5, through Monday, Oct. 8, 8 and 10 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium
Film: The Brothers


Through Sept. 30
Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial
“About the Sky,” a show of 30 paintings from the 1950s
through the 1980s by abstract expressionist Jon Schueler.

Through Oct. 12
Atrium Gallery, Arts Building
“Louise Hamlin: Recent Paintings, Pastels and Prints,” an exhibit
of paintings and densely-layered pastels from the artist's
extended visits to Italy. The exhibit also includes “Bringing Up Baby,”
a boxed set of 15 hand printed poems by various poets
including Jordan Smith, professor of English at Union. Each poem
is accompanied by a Hamlin etching.

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New virtual tour up on Web site

Posted on Sep 28, 2001

Union has launched a new edition of its online virtual tour, one of the most popular parts of the Union web site.
The tour, available at www.union.edu/Tour, has been redesigned to take advantage of some eye-catching new technologies, said Tom Smith, director of the Web site.
The tour received a “Four-Star Campus Tour Award” from www.campustours.com when it was initially launched more than two years ago.

“We've added a lot of great material and some exciting
new features that make this one of the best virtual campus tours on
the Web,” Smith said.

There are more than 40 stops on the tour, each with at least
one image and many with interactive, 360-degree views.

Perhaps the most fun part of the new tour is the new
campus map, Smith said. Users of Internet Explorer can drag a
“magnifying glass” over a map of the campus
to see areas of the campus enlarged in more detail.

Other new features include:

— Panoramic aerial views of campus.

— A “guided tour” that leads visitors as if walking (with
drop-down menus to visit certain points);

— A section on residence halls with floor plans for eight of
the buildings;

Which begs the question: will people need to come to campus
for a “real” tour?

“The virtual tour is not meant to replace the traditional
on-campus tour,” Smith assures. “It's really just a taste of our
beautiful campus, designed to whet people's appetite to visit us in person.”

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