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Union jazz ensemble records CD, sets gigs

Posted on May 31, 2002

The Union College Jazz Ensemble has just released a
CD titled Live! The recording features some 60 musicians in
performances from 1996 to 2001. It is available at the Bookstore or
at www.union.edu/Jazz.

The Union College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction
of Prof. Tim Olsen, will perform at the Discover Jazz Festival
in Burlington, Vt., on Saturday, June 8, at 1:45 p.m.

Students from the Jazz Workshop will perform
original works and jazz classics on Thursday, June 6, from noon
to 1:30 p.m. at the Reamer Campus Center patio. Rain location
is Chet's.

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Faculty approve graduates, government posts

Posted on May 31, 2002

The faculty on Tuesday approved the granting of
degrees to 507 day students and 136 graduate and continuing
studies students at Commencement on June 16.

Also at the general faculty meeting, Michelle
Angrist, political science, was elected an at-large junior member of
the Faculty Review Board; Sarah Mace, classics, was elected to
an at-large position on the Student Affairs Council. Linda
Stanhope, psychology, was elected as a one-term replacement for
Victoria Martinez on the Academic Affairs Council.

Dianne Crozier, director of admissions, reported that
the College had received 584 deposits for the incoming class, a
number that would “melt” to around 560, she said. (A story in last
week's Chronicle detailed the rising academic indicators of the
Class of 2006.)

Stephen Leavitt, secretary of the Faculty Executive
Committee, reported that faculty voted in favor (90 to 14) of the
following change to the GenEd science requirement: students
are required to take two courses in science or applied science if one
is a laboratory of at least 12 hours, a second can be another lab
or count toward the major, courses that do not meet the
requirement must be approved by the GenEd board and have a
maximum enrollment of 35, and GenEd science credits cannot also
receive other GenEd credit. If the AAC approves the above, then
the category of Gen Ed science course with math prerequisite should
be removed because it is no longer meaningful.

Gretchel Tyson, the College's director of affirmative action,
and college attorney Chuck Assini presented a draft of a
revised harassment policy. After discussion, President Roger Hull
asked faculty to forward comments to Tyson for consideration.

The next general faculty meeting is Tuesday, June 4,
at 12:30 p.m. in Reamer Auditorium. The agenda includes a
presentation by the student group GET AWARE.

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For The Record

Posted on May 31, 2002

Chalmers C. Clark,
visiting assistant professor in philosophy, will spend next year as a
visiting scholar at the Ethics Institute of the American Medical
Association (AMA) in Chicago. During his residency he will conduct
research on the topic of “Medicine, Trust, and the `Basic Structure
of Society'.”  He also will lead a
series of seminars for the Ethics Standards unit of the AMA
and be available to the staff of the Council on Ethical and
Judicial Affairs (CEJA) as well as the Ethics Resource
Center staff. Other activities include availability for AMA
fellows' seminars and preparing and teaching an online ethics course.

Chris Duncan, associate professor of visual arts,
installed two new outdoor sculptures in May, for “Sculpture Now” at
the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Mass., and for the
5th annual Sculpture and Performance Exhibition,
North Bennington, Vt. One of the pieces was developed during a
Union fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in April. Both works
are on view through the summer. Duncan's 2001 concrete and
steel piece, “Pirate Jenny,” has been on extended loan to the
sculpture garden at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art in
Utica, which also exhibited “Nervous System,” a large charcoal and
ink drawing, as part of their “New Acquisitions” exhibit this
winter; the drawing is in the museum's permanent collection.
Duncan was a panelist for “Installation vs. Object,” a public presentation
on contemporary sculpture organized by Mary Murray,
Curator of Contemporary Art at the Munson in January. He
also exhibited work this term in “Drawing for Sculpture” at
the Andrews Gallery at the College of William and Mary.

Martin A. Strosberg, professor, Graduate
Management Institute, spoke recently before an audience of physicians,
nurses and administrators on “Trends in U.S. Hospital
Administration: Applications for China?” at 
the Tianjin Bureau of Public Health, Tianjin, China.

Seth Greenberg, Gilbert R. Livingston Professor of
Psychology, and his colleagues Asher Koriat and Hamutal Kriener
at University of Haifa published “The extraction of
structure during reading: Evidence from reading prosody” in the May
2002 issue of Memory and Cognition. The study demonstrates that
the prosodic or rhythmic pattern and intonation produced
when reading a text out loud for the first time depends almost
entirely on the placement of structural markers in a text (e.g., articles
and prepositions), and surprisingly not at all on a text meaning.

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ReUnion numbers top 1,400

Posted on May 31, 2002

With mid-week registration running 16 percent ahead of
last year, the College's Alumni Relations staffers expect a
record turnout for ReUnion 2002, according to Nick Famulare
'92, director.

“The Union spirit is alive and well,” he said. “We have
people from all over the country, from all different backgrounds
coming this weekend. With registration up, there isn't any question
that this will be a huge turnout.”

Alumni Relations is expecting between 1,250 and 1,400, with
a high turnout of young alumni, Famulare said “We typically
don't see them registered this early,” he said.

ReUnion 2002 will combine some of the traditional
offerings – the alumni parade and convocation, picnic, class dinners
and fireworks – with programs that will introduce alumni and
their guests to the Union College of today.

“We're not just showcasing the campus,” Famulare
said. “We're showcasing the students and faculty to show them
what we're doing.”

The weekend includes sessions on international
programs, undergraduate research opportunities, residential
and campus life and the Union Scholars. (A partial listing
is included with this issue; full programs are available
throughout the weekend at the registration tables in Chester
Arthur Courtyard, north of the Nott Memorial.)

Among the highlights will be a dedication on Friday at 2
p.m. of the Stanley R. Becker '40 Career Center, a new
state-of-the-art facility for students who are combining their
educational experience with their professional goals.

The convocation on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Memorial
Chapel will include the presentation of alumni gold medals to
Frederick W. Brandt Jr. '47, Horace “Bo” Silliman Van Voast III '52
and James N. Tedisco '72; the Faculty Meritorious Service Award
to James E. Underwood, professor of political science; and
the posthumous presentation of the Nott Medal to Stanley G.
Peschel '52.

Among the guests this weekend will be Foster
McMillen '32, celebrating his 70th year
since graduating, and Edgar Moulton `37, who will play the chimes
after convocation on Saturday morning.

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ReUnion 2002: parade, fireworks, more

Posted on May 31, 2002

The first arrivals for ReUnion 2002 were expected
to arrive on campus on Thursday. Here is a partial list of
the events that await.

Thursday, May 30

4 to 5 p.m., Arts 215

“Engaging Today's Union Student,” a faculty
presentation led by Prof. Byron Nichols. Topics will include
graduate honors and fellowships, terms abroad, community
outreach, photography and engineering design projects. (Also
Saturday, 3 to 4 p.m.)

Friday, May 31

10 to 11 a.m., Reamer Auditorium

“Terms Abroad 101” with Prof. Bill Thomas on
the international journeys of Union students.

1:45 to 3:30 p.m., Alumni Gymnasium

Minerva's Foot Race, a one-mile (2 p.m.) and 5K (2:20
p.m.), with courses around campus.

2 p.m., Becker Career Center

Dedication of the new Stanley R. Becker '40
Career Center.

4 to 5 p.m., F.W. Olin Center Auditorium

“Life Beyond the Classroom: the New Direction of Residential and Campus
Life,” an overview by Tom McEvoy, dean of residential and
campus life, on enhancements to the student experience.
(Also Saturday, 4 to 5 p.m.)

Saturday, June 1

9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Alumni Gymnasium
ReUnion class photographs

10:30 to 11 a.m., Alexander Lane

Annual Alumni Parade proceeds from Alexander
Lane to South Lane and Memorial Chapel.

11 a.m. Memorial Chapel

Alumni convocation

Noon to 2:30 p.m., Alexander Field

Family picnic

6 p.m., Library Field

Candlelight dinner and dance

10 p.m., Library Field

Fireworks courtesy of Steve Ente `75

Complete programs are available in the Chester
Arthur Courtyard, north of the Nott Memorial and on the
Web www.union.edu/Reunion.

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