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.