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Putting her heart into the role

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

Dr. Kathy E. Magliato ’85 recently published her memoirs, "Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon."
The director of Women’s Cardiac Services at Saint John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica, Magliato is one of the few female cardiothoracic surgeons in the world and is the former head of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center artificial heart program.

At Union, Magliato earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude in chemistry and biology. Among her family are father, Nicholas Magliato, Sr. ’58, late uncle Frank J. Magliato ’56 and sister Nancy (Magliato) Jensen ’81. She joined the Board of Trustees in October 2008.

The Times Union recently talked with Magliato about her book. To read the article, click here (registration may be required).

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People in the news

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

“Peer Mentors: Bridging the Advising Gap,” an article by Kimmo Rosenthal, professor of Mathematics, and Shelly Shinebarger, director of Student Support Services, will be included in the March/April issue of “About Campus.” A membership publication of the American College Personnel Association, “About Campus” is dedicated to the idea that student learning is the responsibility of all campus educators. In their article, Rosenthaland Shinebarger describe the benefits of peer mentoring and discuss how to establish a successful mentoring program, such as the one they developed at Union beginning in 2005.

Associate Professors of French Michelle Chilcoat and Cheikh Ndiaye have published an article featuring an interview with prize-winning Cameroonian filmmaker Osvalde Lewat. The article, “Entretien avec Osvalde Lewat-Hallade, jeune réalisatrice d’origine camerounaise,” appeared in the French Review, December 2009.


Martin Benjamin, professor of photography, is celebrating the publication of his new monograph, “Atomic Age” (Atomic Age/Digital Press, 2009) with a solo exhibition, artist’s talk and book signing Thursday, Feb 11 at Yates Gallery in the J. Spencer and Patricia Standish Library at Siena College in Loudonville. The lecture, at 4 p.m., will be followed by a reception from 4:30-6 p.m. in Room L26. The exhibition contains 23 photographs, three of which are large-scale mural prints. The photos were shot over 30 years, and they include images from Los Alamos, Colo.; Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Alamagordo, N.M.; Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania; White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico; Hiroshima, Japan; and Cuba, China and Vietnam. Also included are many personal images captured in Albany and Schenectady. The show runs through March 12. The project is supported by Union’s Faculty Development Grant Fund. A selection of photos from “Atomic Age” was exhibited at Pace Academy in Atlanta, Ga., in the fall as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2009.

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It’s hip to be square: Unity Quilt makes news

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

Photos and a story on the Union Unity Quilt are featured as a compelling campus multicultural initiative in the January 2010 issue of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education newsletter. To view, click here. The completed quilt – composed of 15 smaller quilts featuring more than 160 individual squares – will be unveiled during the Founders Day Celebration in Memorial Chapel Feb. 25. The entire campus community, including students, faculty, administrators and alumni, came together to create pieces for the year-long project.


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Exhibit sheds light on mothers in prison

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

"Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States,” a new exhibit in the Mandeville Gallery, is the subject of a cover story in the Preview section of the Times Union.

Made up of eight linked installations, the exhibit chronicles the experiences of women behind bars, separated from their families and children. It runs through Feb. 28.

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



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Patient-centered health care advocate to speak at Emerson

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

L. Gordon Moore, physician and health care expert, Feb 2010

L. Gordon Moore, a physician and founder of the Ideal Medical Practices Movement, which is designed to promote caring and dignity in health care, will speak in Emerson Auditorium at the Taylor Music Center Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

The title of his talk is “A Viable Solution to U.S. Health Care Reform by Delivering Personal Care and Better Outcomes.” The event, open to the public, is sponsored by the Health Professions Office and the Pre-Health Society.

Recently named to Healthspottr’s “Future Top 100 list” of “leading minds” in the health care profession, Moore has reinvented high quality personal primary care by prototyping new business models. He is a core faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Office Practices Communities and principal investigator of the Ideal Medical Practices project. His work has been cited in numerous health care and public media, including The New York Times and Wall St Journal.

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