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Lincer shows at Troy gallery

Posted on Aug 31, 2006

“Construction” by Tina Lincer

“Construction,” an abstract oil painting by Tina Lincer, associate editor of News and Publications, was featured in Fence Show 2006 at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in August. Judge for the 41-year-old exhibition was Nato Thompson, curator for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MassMOCA).

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Duncan exhibits

Posted on Aug 31, 2006

Sculpture by Chris Duncan

Three works by Chris Duncan, professor of visual art, are on exhibit at the 2006 Cherry Valley Sculpture Trail in Cherry Valley, N.Y., through October.

In addition, Duncan had 10 sculptures and drawings in a two-person show at Gestures, a Cherry Valley gallery. Duncan's work was featured in North Bennington, Vt.'s Art Park, an annual summer celebration of sculpture and installation art.

He had four small sculptures and two drawings in “Selections from the Cultural Corridor,” a show of regional artists at the Storefront Artist Project Mainspace in Pittsfield, Mass.

In addition, he is artist-in-residence at Salem Art Works, a sculpture park in Salem, N.Y., where he is working on numerous pieces and also installing a large outdoor piece that is being moved from the Bridgeport Sculpture Park in Connecticut.

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Rock solid: Union joins geology consortium

Posted on Aug 31, 2006

Union's Geology Department has always been rock solid. But now, it's rolling in opportunities.

The department has been accepted into the Keck Geology Consortium, a leading independent undergraduate research organization. Union was among five new institutions accepted this year, the first year the group has taken new members since its inception in 1987.

The College was selected over a number of competitive applications from peer institutions.

“This is a well-deserved honor for the College and for the department,” said Therese McCarty, interim dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs. “This acceptance is largely in recognition of the department's successful integration of research and teaching.” 

 “Professors get together and share ideas, but primarily it focuses around multi-institutional and interdisciplinary student projects,” said John Garver, a professor of geology. Union's involvement will help foster more grant opportunities, he noted.

In the past 20 years, the Keck Consortium has sponsored 116 projects involving 970 undergraduates from 90 schools across the country. In addition, more than 115 faculty representing 50 colleges, universities, governmental agencies and businesses have participated in programs through the Consortium.

Union joins Amherst, Beloit, Carleton, Colgate, The College of Wooster (in Wooster, Ohio, where the group is housed), The Colorado College, Franklin and Marshall, Macalester, Mt. Holyoke, Oberlin, Pomona, Smith, Trinity University, Washington and Lee, Wesleyan and Whitman in the consortium. 

The consortium's Web site emphasizes that “‘Keck' has a tangible meaning in the geoscience community: talented students gaining field experience supported by dedicated, master teachers.”

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Posted on Aug 31, 2006

Friday, Sept, 15, noon / Becker Career Center / Boston recruiting event

Friday, Sept, 15, 3:30 p.m. / Becker Career Center / Internship & job search prep program

Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. / Nott Memorial / Symposium, “Bridging the Academic-Social Gap”; keynote address, “Making the Most of College,” by Richard Light, Walter H. Gale Professor of Education and director of Harvard Seminar on Assessment, Harvard University

Friday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m. / Memorial Fieldhouse / Volleyball hosts Union Invitational

Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. / College Park Field / Men's soccer vs. Worcester State

Friday, Sept. 15, through Monday, Sept 18, 8 and 10 p.m. / Reamer Campus Center Auditorium / Movie: The Da Vinci Code

Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. / Memorial Chapel / Installation ceremony for Union President Stephen C. Ainlay

Saturday, Sept. 16, 1 p.m. / Tennis courts / Women's tennis vs. Skidmore

Saturday, Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m. / Frank Bailey Field / Football vs. Muhlenberg

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m. / College Park Field / Field hockey vs. WPI

Saturday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m. / College Park Field / Men's soccer vs. Salem State

Saturday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. / College grounds / Inaugural Gala Feast and Dancing; 10 p.m., fireworks

Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:30 p.m. / Memorial Chapel / Sons of Pitches, a cappella concert

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. / Reamer Campus Center / Center for Disability Services employer information table

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 4 p.m. / College Park Field / Field Hockey vs. Utica

Thursday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m. / Becker Career Center / Boston recruiting event

Thursday, Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. / Phi Beta Kappa Rm., Schaffer Library/ Philosophy Department Speaker Series: “Concepts of the A Priori” with Stephen Schiffer of New York University

Friday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. / College Park Field / Women's soccer vs. Clarkson

Friday, Sept. 22, through Monday, Sept 25, 8 and 10 p.m. / Reamer Campus Center Auditorium / Movie: Click

Friday, Sept. 22, 10 p.m. / Old Chapel / U-Program extravaganza

Saturday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m. / Frank Bailey Field / Football vs. Rochester

Saturday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m. / College Park Field / Women's soccer vs. St. Lawrence

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Union recognized as good neighbor

Posted on Aug 31, 2006

Union was among the 25 “best neighbor” urban colleges and universities recently recognized for their positive economic and social benefit to their communities.

The list of “Saviors of our Cities,'' compiled by Dr. Evan Dobelle, president of the New England Board of Higher Education and former president of Trinity College in Hartford, includes the University of Southern California, University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University. Schools were selected based on 10 criteria, including the institution's longstanding involvement with its urban community; real dollars invested through its foundations and annual budgets; presence felt from payroll, research and purchasing power; and faculty and student involvement in community service.

Union students enjoy mentoring local school children at the College's Kenney Community Center.

“We have a long and solid relationship with the City and the Capital Region more generally and will continue to look for opportunities to partner,'' said Union President Stephen C. Ainlay. “We are very gratified by this recognition of the College's contributions. Much of this credit goes to former president Roger Hull, who understood early on that the interests of the College and the city of Schenectady and the region are inextricably linked.''

College Park Hall

; 5. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence 6. Case-Western University, Cleveland, Ohio; 7. Clark University, Worcester, Mass.; 8. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; 9. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; 10. Emerson College, Boston; 11. Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; 12. University of Chicago; 13. Mercer University, Macon, Ga.; 14. Middlesex Community College, Lowell, Mass.; 15. George Washington University, Washington, DC; 16. Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 17. Portland State University,  Portland, Ore.; 18. University of Pittsburgh; 19. College of Charleston, South Carolina; 20. Springfield College, Massachusetts; 21. Emory University, Atlanta; 22. Union College; 23. University of Missouri, Kansas City; 24. Miami-Dade College, Miami; and 25. Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. 

“The extraordinary efforts of these and other colleges have made higher education one of the great growth industries in America,'' Dobelle said, “and have given a sense of confidence and hope as well as stability to cities that would otherwise be struggling in a world of mergers, downsizing and global outsourcing that has eroded the traditional urban economic base.”

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