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Retired professor combines chemistry, sports

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

Thomas C. Werner, who recently retired as the Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Physical Sciences, was selected by the American Chemical Society as a guest speaker on a tour aimed at providing insight to the general public about drugs in sports.

The Daily Gazette featured Werner in a recent article. To read the article, click here (registration may be required).

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Gravesites treasuries of cultural past

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

Union recently hosted the annual conference of The Association of Gravestone Studies.

This marked the second time the College hosted the conference, which is designed “to foster appreciation of the cultural significance of burial grounds through their study and preservation."

To read about the conference in The Daily Gazette, click here (registration may be required).

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Individual Primates Display Variation In General Intelligence

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

Christopher F. Chabris, an assistant professor of psychology, was part of the first team of researchers to examine differences of broad cognitive ability in primates within a single species.

The research was led by scientists at Harvard University.

Chabris joined Union in the fall of 2007. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University, where he was a research associate and lecturer.

To read about the study, click here (registration may be required).

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Volcker tells Union grads slide slowing

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

Paul A. Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve and head of President Obama’s economic recovery advisory panel, was the featured speaker at Union’s 215th commencement.

Approximately 500 students in the Class of 2009 received their degrees during the ceremony Sunday, June 14, on Hull Plaza.

The address by Volcker, who has called the global economic slump one of the worst in history, came at a time when college students head into a marketplace that has lost 5.7 million jobs since the start of the recession in December 2007.

To read the Times Union's account of the speech, click here (registration may be required).

To read the account in the Daily Gazette, click here (registration may be rquired).


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