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Scholars set film series, discussions

Posted on Feb 22, 2002

Union Scholars presents a film series titled “Testing

the Limits.”

All films are in the basement theater of Social Sciences at

7 p.m., followed by a faculty-moderated discussion.

Refreshments will be served.

Dates, films and faculty moderators are:

Wednesday, Feb. 20, Rocky Horror Picture

Show with Suzie Benack, psychology moderating.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, Pink Flamingos with Charles

Batson, modern languages.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, The Crying Game, Prof. Benack.

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Cynthia Enloe considers citizenship in militarized world at Founders Day

Posted on Feb 22, 2002

Cynthia Enloe

Cynthia Enloe, a feminist scholar and author of a number

of books and articles on feminist perspectives of world politics

and the military, will deliver the main address at the College's

Founders Day convocation on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 11:30 a.m. in

Memorial Chapel.

The event celebrates the 207th anniversary of the founding of

the College.

Enloe, professor of government and director of

women's studies at Clark University, will give a talk titled “What Does it Mean

to be a Global Citizen in a Militarized World? Some Feminist Clues.”

She is to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from the College.

Enloe is the author of Maneuvers: The

International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives; The Morning After:

Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War; Bananas, Beaches and

Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics;

and Does Khaki Become You?

In Maneuvers, Enloe argues that militarization affects not

just those involved with the military; it is a personal and political

transformation that relies on ideas about femininity and masculinity.

Film, fashion and even food contribute to militaristic values that mold

our culture in both war and peace, she writes.

A graduate of Connecticut College, she earned her

master's and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. A

faculty member at Clark since 1972, her fields range from “Introduction

to Comparative Politics” to “Women and Militarization.” She has received

a number of awards from the university for outstanding

teaching. She has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University and

Wellesley College, and received an honorary professorship in the department

of international politics at the University of Wales.

The convocation also will include the presentation of

the Gideon Hawley Teacher Recognition Award to a high school

teacher who has been influential to a Union student.

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Across Campus

Posted on Feb 22, 2002

Playoff time

It's playoff time and Union's teams are busy.

Men's basketball, at the top of the UCAA, host the UCAA tourney this weekend at Memorial Fieldhouse. On Friday at 6 p.m. No. 3 Clarkson faces No. 2 St. Lawrence. Union takes on Hamilton (4) at 8 p.m. The championship game is Saturday at 4 p.m.

The Dutchmen (18-7/11-3 UCAA) are led by senior guard and all-time points leader Aaron Galletta, recently named one of 10 national finalists for the Jostens Trophy as the Division III male basketball player of the year. 

Women's basketball, seeded fourth in the UCAA, plays at No. 1 St. Lawrence on Friday, while William Smith (3) faces Rensselaer (2). The championship is on Saturday at SLU. The women, at 15-10/7-7 UCAA, have been paced this year by senior Katie Smith, who ranks second on Union's all-time scoring list.

On the playoff ice, women's hockey travels to RPI on Friday at 7 p.m. for the first round of the ECAC East tourney. Union is at 8-12-2, 8-9-1 in the ECAC.

For complete results of this weekend's contests, see the Web at http://www.union.edu/athletics.

At the Olympics

Brenda Petzold of Andover, Mass., on leave from Union the past several years to pursue her career in world-level aerial freestyle skiing, finished 17th in her event at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics on Saturday. Petzold, who did not advance to the final round, was the second American behind Tracy Evans in 14th place.

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Artemis Quartet performs at Union

Posted on Feb 20, 2002

Schenectady, N.Y. (Feb. 20, 2002) – The Artemis Quartet, who swept the top awards at the German Music Competition in 1995, the Munich Competition in 1996, and the Borciani Competition in 1997, will perform on Sunday March 3, at 3 p.m. in Union College's Memorial Chapel, as part of the Union College Concert Series.

The performance will feature Mozart's Quartet in G, K. 387; Ligeti's Quartet No. 1 (Metamorphoses nocturnes); and Mendelssohn's Quartet in A minor, Op. 13, “Ist es Wahr?” (“Is it True?”).

On its North American debut tour as winner of the Borciani International String Quartet Competition in 1998, the Artemis Quartet performed nine concerts in twelve days, including appearances in Chicago, Washington, New Orleans, Cincinnati and Columbus, where a critic called their electrifying performance a “stunning, even visceral, experience.” Its subsequent tours in 2000 and 2001 included performances at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Library of Congress, and the University of California at Los Angeles.

The Artemis has gone on to appear in major venues from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to the Salzburg Festival, the Beethovenhaus in Bonn and Wigmore Hall in London. Its performances have inspired such critical acclaim as “already at the top” (Frankfurter
Allgemeine Zeitung
) and “a young wonder” (Braunschweiger Zeitung).

Formed at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck, Germany, where its members studied with Walter Levin, formerly of
the LaSalle Quartet, the Artemis Quartet also worked with the Alban Berg
Quartet in Cologne, and in master classes with the Emerson and Juilliard
Quartets.  In spite of its immediate success, the Artemis focuses
constantly on the quality of its musicianship. In 1998, at the invitation
of the Alban Berg Quartet, the Quartet was in residence at the Musikhochschule
in Vienna, where it enlarged and deepened its repertoire and musical knowledge.

In 1999, the young musicians accepted an invitation from the Berlin Science Academy to live and work intensively for three months with luminaries from other fields such as physics, literature, art, history and mathematics. During this time, the Artemis scheduled no concerts in
order to concentrate on this experience. The Quartet continues to reside in Berlin.

The Artemis Quartet's recordings, released by Ars Musici, include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Wolf,
Zemlinsky, Webern, Berg, Ligeti, and, in 2001, Brahms and Verdi.

Tickets at $20 ($8 for students) are available in advance at the Office of Communications, Union College (518) 388-6131 and at the door at 7 p.m. For more information, call 372-3651.

The Union College Concert Series is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency;
additional support comes from the Times Union Newspapers. Memorial Chapel is
located near the center of the Union College campus.

Parking is available on campus and nearby side streets.

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Andrea Barrett receives MacArthur grant

Posted on Feb 20, 2002

Barrett '74,
who won the National Book Award in 1996 for her collection Ship
Fever and Other Stories
, was one of twenty-three winners this fall of a grant
from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

awards – popularly known as the “genius awards” – consist of $500,000 to each
recipient over a five-year period.

who received an honorary doctor of letters degree from the College in 1996, is
a part-time instructor in the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson
College in Swannanoa, N.C. A biology major at Union, she is the author of a
number of books that show her interest in science and history, including The
Forms of Water, The Voyage of the Narwhal,
and The Middle Kingdom.

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