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Symposium on ‘Economic Future of Upstate New York — Post 9/11’ held at Union College March 21

Posted on Mar 15, 2002

Schenectady, N.Y. (March 15, 2002) – The MBA Program at Union College is hosting a symposium titled “The Economic Future of Upstate New York – Post 9/11” on Thursday, March 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Union College's Nott Memorial.

The keynote speaker is Richard G. Ketchum, president and deputy chairman of the
Nasdaq Stock Market Inc.

The event also will feature a panel discussion with Ketchum; John C. Egan, CEO of the
Albany International Airport; Stephen Kagann, chief economist to the governor;
David W. Oliker, president and CEO of MVP Health Care; Gregory V. Serio,
superintendent of insurance for New York State; and Lyn Taylor, president of
the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce.

Moderator is Jack Aernecke, anchor and business editor, WRGB-TV.

A reception will follow.

Each year, the MBA Program at Union presents its Economic Outlook Symposium as a means to
stimulate dialogue on critical issues facing Upstate New York. The symposium
attracts more than 200 business and government leaders.

Sponsoring this year's symposium are GE Power Systems; Golub Corporation; M&T Bank; The PressRoom; Sawchuk, Brown Associates; and WRGB-Channel 6.

For more information, call 388-6235.

For calendar listings:

Event: “The Economic Future of Upstate New York – Post 9/11” sponsored by the MBA Program at Union College

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Place: Nott Memorial, Union College

Cost: Free and open to the public

Information: 388-6235

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Posted on Mar 15, 2002


Friday, March 15, through Monday, March 18, 8 and 10 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium
Film: Not Another Teen Movie

Monday, March 18, 8 p.m.
Memorial Chapel
The Union College chamber music series presents
Musicians from Marlboro with Jeremy Denk, piano; Michi
Wianko, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola; and Sumire Kudo, cello.
Program includes Beethoven's Piano Trio in G, Op. 1, No.
Hindemith's String Trio No. 1; and Faure's
Piano Quartet No. 2 in G, Op. 45. Tickets are $15, half-price for
students, Union students free. For more information, call ext. 6131 or

Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m.
Union College Observatory, F.W. Olin Center
Observatory open house.

Wednesday, April 3, 8 p.m.
Memorial Chapel
The Union College chamber music series presents
Konstantin Lifschitz, piano in a program to include Bach/Brahms'
Chaconne; Schumann's Kreisleriana;
and Bach's A Musical Offering. Tickets are $15, half-price for
students, Union students free. For more information, call ext. 6131 or


Through March 15
Social Science Faculty Lounge Art Gallery
“Intricate Perceptions,” a collaborative exhibit by Davide
Cervone, mathematics; Patrick O'Rourke, formerly of Mandeville
Gallery; and artist Jonathan Leavitt. Hours are Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Through April 25
Arts Atrium Gallery
Photography exhibits: “Pilgrimage” by Kevin Bubriski of
visitors at the World Trade Center site; and “Clips,” curated by
Prof. Martin Benjamin, a collection of news clips about
photography coverage of recent world events.

The show has been extended from its original closing on March 21.

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National Health System faculty member is mourned

Posted on Mar 15, 2002

Historian Roy Porter, a faculty member with the
College's National Health System Term Abroad program since 1979,
died March 3, it was reported by Robert Baker, professor
of philosophy.

Porter, 56, of the Wellcome Institute of the History
of Medicine, died of a heart attack while bicycling near his home in
a village outside of Hastings, England.

Students, faculty and alumni of the NHS program
will remember “Roy,” as he preferred to be called, as a genial guide
to British history and culture, Baker recalled this week.

Said Baker, “He was fond of taking Union students around
his alma mater, Cambridge University, but in recent years
he supplemented his lectures with walking tours of London.
After enlightening students about the Georgian architecture of
their dormitories, Roy walked them to the Thames, traveling back
in time as he strolled. The tour went from
20th-century modern, to Bloomsbury of the
inter-war period, past Victorian marvels, like the Russell Hotel, to
his favorite era, the 18th century. Continuing down the
centuries, Roy brought the class to Elizabethan and medieval London
– and eventually to a pub in Convent Garden.”

Porter was the author of more than 200 books and
articles including London: A Social History
(1994); The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A
Medical History of Humanity
(1997); Enlightenment: Britain and
the Creation of the Modern World
(2000); and
Madness: A Brief History (2002).

Students, faculty and alumni wishing to send notes of
condolence to Roy's family and to his colleagues at the
Wellcome Institute can do so through Baker at the Bioethics
Center (bakerr@union.edu).

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Exhibits extended through April 25

Posted on Mar 15, 2002

A dual exhibition relating to current world events – “Pilgrimage & Clips”
– in the Arts
Atrium Gallery has been extended through April 25.

“Pilgrimage” is a series of photographs of visitors to
the World Trade Center site by Kevin Bubriski, a
Vermont-based photographer who has received Guggenheim and
Fulbright fellowships as well as a grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities. Some of this series was published in a
recent special edition of DoubleTake magazine.

In that issue of DoubleTake Bubriski wrote:

“I made two pilgrimages from my home in Vermont to
the World Trade Center site. I felt the need to try to witness
and understand the impact of the New York City tragedy through
my camera … I found people experiencing a profound sense
of community, but also the deepest kind of personal reflection on
loss and mortality … each visitor's quiet moment of reflection
began as he or she stared off at the cascading awful ruin of
twisted steel and swirl of acidic smoke. In this silence, most visitors
appeared to finally grasp the horror of the images on television and
in magazines and newspapers.”

“Clips,” curated by Martin Benjamin, professor of
photography, features a selection of news clips pertaining to
photography coverage of recent world events from sources such as the
New York Times, New Yorker and Life.

For more information, call ext. 6714.

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Stands down

Posted on Mar 15, 2002

Crews demolish the bleachers at Frank Bailey
Field on Wednesday to make way for the new seating and press box that
will stand in their place.

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