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Faculty research awards available

Posted on Apr 27, 2006

The College has received funding from the Jerome A. Schiff Charitable Trust to offer one annual Jerome A. Schiff Faculty Research Award of $30,000 to an individual who is doing innovative research and who has applied for, but not received, external funding. The deadline to apply is July 1. Contact Judy Ludwig in Academic Affairs at ludwigj@union.edu.

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Latino film festival under way

Posted on Apr 27, 2006

Latino film series, spring 2006

The Latino Film Series, sponsored by Sigma Lambda Upsilon, features films, from history to romance, every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Social Sciences 012.

Next up, on May 2: “Panama Deception,” a documentary on the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama.

Other films include:

“Nueva Yol,” May 9: The tale of a Dominican widower named Balbuena who moves to New York searching for a better life and encounters a troubled family reunion, difficulty finding a job, a wild relationship with another ex-Dominican and a run-in with the law.

“Strawberry and Chocolate,” May 16:  The story of a great friendship and love between two men that ultimately overcomes incomprehension and intolerance.

“Bread and Roses,” May 23: Two Latina sisters working as cleaners in a downtown office building fight for the right to unionize; and

“Maria Full of Grace,” May 30: A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

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Steinmetz moves: There’ll be dancing at the Nott

Posted on Apr 27, 2006

Corps from Giselle – Steinmetz dance concert, May 2006

Steinmetz and dance – it's a tradition at Union. And you'll see 67 students performing ballet, ballroom, tap, hip hop and more at the Steinmetz Dance Concert at the Nott Memorial on Friday, May 5 from 12:20 to 1:30 p.m.

Directed by Miryam Moutillet, the program will include extracts of the classic romantic ballet, Giselle, and the modern, Spanish-inspired Triptico. Students in the Dance Experience and Independent Studies will present their own choreographies, ranging from solos to group collaborations.

The Union College Dance Team and the Ballroom Club also will strut their swing and hip hop moves.

“The show reflects our students' diverse dance experience as well as the wide range of technique classes over by the Union College Theatre and Dance Department,” Moutillet said. “With 67 skilled performers in all kind of exciting dance forms, we hope to create an unprecedented event at the Nott, a spectacle that everyone can enjoy.”

Students also will dance in Instructor Marcus Rogers's frenzied “Footloose” tap piece and his high-energy jazz work, “Hung Up.”

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Posted on Apr 27, 2006

Through April 30

Mandeville Gallery

Nott Memorial

Charles Steckler: Stage Design

A retrospective covering some 40 shows designed by Steckler, professor of theater and designer-in-residence; also, drawings, construction models and more. A closing reception, with live jazz by Dead Cat Bounce, is set for Sunday, April 30, 2-5 p.m.


Through June 11

Mandeville Gallery

Nott MemorialThe Athenian Acropolis: Photographs by William James Stillman (Class of 1848), An Exhibition in Memory of Professor Christina Elliott Sorum (1944-2005)

Features prints taken from the Stillman “Atene” album in the Special Collections of Schaffer Library along with original photo albums, letters, objects and Stillman ephemera.

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Steinmetz Symposium showcases students’ research, creativity, scholarship

Posted on Apr 27, 2006

Steinmetz Symposium

The 16th Annual Charles P. Steinmetz Symposium – an exciting, extensive program of undergraduate creative, research and scholarly activity at Union – is under way.

Steinmetz Symposium 2006

Over the next two days, more than 300 students will give presentations on a range of topics.

Among them: Amy Bass' work on Jane Austen's radical women, Gordon Carlson's “Synthesis and Photochemical Characterization of Cobalt Mixed Organometallic Sandwich Complex” and Joanna Stern's “The Impact of Blogs on the Media and Journalism.” Events are held throughout the campus.

Classes are canceled today, so all students and faculty can attend, and presentations are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dance performances were held earlier this afternoon in the Nott Memorial, and students' artwork is on view the Arts Atrium of the Arts Building throughout the weekend.

The Union College Choir and the Orchestra will perform tonight at 8 in Memorial Chapel; the Jazz Ensemble, Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

“Hung Up” – Jazz II dance students, choreography by Marcus Rogers

A poster session is scheduled for Saturday in Hale House.

The weekend celebration also features Prize Day on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The symposium is named for one of the College's most memorable scholars, teachers, and engineers, Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923), widely considered the nation's leading electrical engineer. For a complete schedule of events, visit: http://www.union.edu/Steinmetz/

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