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Lineup for the 38th Chamber Concert Series announced

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

The schedule for the 38th annual International Festival of Chamber Music features a prestigious lineup of exceptional musicians, including a number of crowd favorites.

Emerson String Quartet

The season opens Sunday, Oct. 18 with the ever-popular Emerson String Quartet’s 27th appearance at Union. The Series, which concludes Saturday, April 24, with the return of pianist Jeremy Denk, also includes pianist Pei-Yao Wang in her seventh concert, pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel in their 18th Schenectady recital, and pianist Emanuel Ax in his fifth appearance.

All 14 performances will be given in Memorial Chapel at Union College. For tickets, call 388-6080. For mailing list information and brochures, call 388-6131. All other inquiries should be directed to 372-3651. A complete Series schedule is available here.

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The New Math of Financial Aid

Posted on Aug 7, 2009

A story in the 2010 Newsweek/Kaplan College Guide discusses how the economic downturn has affected families trying to pay for college and what they can do for help. The story includes the family of a Union student and how they worked with the College during their challenging time.

To read the article, click here.

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Biology professor Robert Lauzon awarded fellowship from Marine Biological Laboratory

Posted on Aug 7, 2009

Biology professor Robert Lauzon, on the dock at the Marine Biological Laboratory,holds a caged slide used to collect the Botryllus schlosseri, or sea squirt.

Robert Lauzon, an associate professor of biology, was recently awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an internationally renowned biomedical and environmental research center in Woods Hole, Mass.

The Frederik B. and Betsy G. Bang Fellowship Fund provides funding for visiting investigators to study the immune capability of marine animals and the use of marine models for research in molecular biology or biomedicine.

Lauzon is studying the functional similarities between death and tissue regeneration in the Botryllus schlosseri, or sea squirt, and the role of blood phagocytes in these processes. Botryllus schlosseri is a marine invertebrate closely related to chordates (vertebrates) that live in shallow waters around the world. The collaborators on the project include Stefano Tiozzo, Ulrich Kuern and Snjezana Rendulic, postdoctoral researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lauzon joins some of the world’s leading cell biologists, physiologists, parasitologists, microbiologists, neurobiologists, developmental biologists and ecologists who convene each summer at the MBL, the oldest private marine laboratory in the Americas.

Lauzon has been at Union since 1996. He received his Ph.D. from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, and earned his bachelor's degree from McGill University in Montreal.

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America’s Best Colleges 2009

Posted on Aug 6, 2009

Union ranks among the top 30 of all institutions, according to the second-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. The CCAP ranks 600 undergraduate institutions based on the quality of the education they provide, the experience of the students and how much they achieve.

To view Union's entry, click here.

To read the full story, click here.

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Colleges support bigger GI bill

Posted on Aug 6, 2009

Union is strengthening its commitment to providing financial assistance to students with its recent decision to participate in the GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Program. In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the College will fund up to two full-tuition scholarships for eligible individuals each year.

To read about the College's participation in the Daily Gazette, click here (registration may be required).

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