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Author Rebecca Brown to speak Oct. 9

Posted on Sep 26, 2003

Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown,
author of Excerpts from a Family Medical
will read from her book and discuss a writer's relationship
with small press on Thursday, Oct. 9, at
7:30 p.m. in Union College's Nott Memorial.

Her talk, “The Small Press and the Writer: A Reading and Discussion with Rebecca Brown,” is free and open to the public. It is being held in conjunction with the exhibition, “Girl Printers: Talented Women Strut Their Stuff!” a show of the work of 37 women printers at the Mandeville Gallery in the Nott Memorial.

For more on the show, CLICK HERE.

The author of several novels and short
story collections, including The End of
(City Lights 2003), The Gifts
of the Body
(HarperCollins 1996) and Annie
Oakley's Girl
(City Lights 1993), Rebecca Brown has been the recipient of
the Lambda Literary Award and the Boston Book Award for Fiction. Her books have
been translated into five languages, adapted for theatre and performed internationally.

The event is co-sponsored by the Minerva
Committee, the Department of English and the Women's Studies Program.

For more information contact the Mandeville
Gallery at (518) 388-6729.

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Art historian to discuss garden rocks of China

Posted on Sep 26, 2003

Art historian Philip K. Hu will give a lecture titled “No
Stone Left Unturned: Mi Wanzhong (1570-1628) and the Culture of Rocks in Late
Ming China” on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 1:35 p.m. in Arts 215 at Union College.

The talk, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Union's Department of Visual Arts and the
East Asian Studies program.

Hu, formerly a research fellow at Dumbarton Oaks and now at
the Art Department at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., will discuss the fascination that
collector, painter, and tastemaker Mi Wanzhong held for the twisted and
perforated garden rocks of China.

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Posted on Sep 26, 2003

Through Dec. 7
The Mandeville Gallery in Nott Memorial
“Girl Printers: Talented Women Strut Their Stuff!”: A
showcase featuring printing, books, and ephemera by 37 girl printers.

Through Oct. 17
Arts Atrium, Arts Bldg. (ground level)
“Paintings and Work on Paper” by Barbara Grossman. An
artist's slide presentation on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
in Arts 215, followed by reception from 4:30
to 6 p.m.

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Posted on Sep 26, 2003

Saturday, Sept. 27
2 p.m. – Frank Bailey Field – Women's field hockey vs. Rensselaer
(UCAA contest)
2 p.m. – Garis Field – Men's soccer vs. Clarkson (UCAA
10 p.m. – Library
Plaza – Fall formal featuring the
World Famous JS1

Sunday, Sept. 28 through
Monday, Sept. 29
8 and 10 p.m.
– Reamer Campus
Center Auditorium – Movie: Finding Nemo

Wednesday, Oct. 1
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– 3rd floor
of Schaffer Library – Weekly book sale on Wednesdays through the fall term – Hardcovers $2; paperbacks, $1.

4 p.m. – Garis
Field – Men's soccer vs. Massachusetts

7 p.m. – Memorial Chapel – Leadership workshop: “You
Can't Lead Others Until You Lead Yourself.”

Thursday, Oct. 2

12:25 p.m. – F.W.
Olin Center
Auditorium  – Chemistry seminar with
guest speaker Andrew Barber '79 of Barton and LoGuidice, P.C., “Chemical
Aspects of Environmental Remediation.”

12:30 p.m. – Bailey
207 – Biology seminar with Prof. George Butterstein: “Research at the San Diego
Zoo: Alligators, Elephants, and Pandas” based on his sabbatical last year at
the zoo.

1:35 p.m. – Arts 215 – Art historian Philip K. Hu lecturing on “No
Stone Left Unturned: Mi Wanzhong (1570-1628) and the Culture of Rocks in Late Ming China.”

4 p.m. – Frank
Bailey Field – Women's field hockey vs. Williams

7 p.m. – F.W.
Olin Center
Auditorium – “12 Windows” film series presents Nine Queens (Argentina),
with Prof. William Garcia. Plot: two grifters
from Buenos Aires try to double-cross
each other as the Argentine economy collapses around them.

Friday, Oct. 3 to
Monday, Oct. 6

8 and 10 p.m. – Reamer
Campus Center
Auditorium – Movie: The Hulk

Friday, Oct. 3
12:20 p.m. – Arts 215 – “Lunchtime Jazz,” featuring
Prof. Tim Olsen and other Capital Region jazz
artists. This program, part of Olsen's “History of Jazz” class, will feature

3:30 p.m. – Tennis courts – Women's tennis vs. Russell

Saturday, Oct. 4
8 p.m. – Memorial Chapel — Jason Mraz – Tickets $5 for Union student; $15 for general

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Prof. Rodbell and student publish on Ballston Lake project

Posted on Sep 26, 2003

Donald Rodbell, associate professor of geology, has published
a paper — with co-authors Jaime Toney ('00) Garrand and Norton Miller (NYS
Biological Survey) — in the September issue of Quaternary Research: “Sedimentologic
and palynologic records of the last deglaciation and Holocene from Ballston Lake,
New York.” The research for this paper was part of Toney's senior
thesis on the pollen record of climate change preserved in Ballston
Lake. This was part of the Ballston
Lake Initiative (http://zircon.union.edu/Ballston/introduction), and the
9-meter long core that Toney worked on was taken by students in Rodbell's “Lakes
and Environmental Change” class. The record turns out to be the highest
resolution pollen record yet from eastern
New York State
and reveals the sudden and dramatic change in climate that occurred at the end
of the last Ice Age (about 11,000 years ago) as well as several small climatic
changes that occurred over the past 10,000 years.

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