Posted on May 28, 2010

Helen Hanson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has co-authored a book chapter with Kenneth Stevens of MIT. “Articulatory-acoustic relations as the basis of distinctive contrasts” was published in March in the Handbook of Phonetic Sciences (Wiley-Blackwell).

Anastasia Pease,
visiting assistant professor of English, will present a paper at the Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology at the National University of Madrid in June. Her paper is titled “Fact, Fiction and Science Fiction: Science in the Undergraduate General Education Classroom in the U.S.”

Three Union staff members will attend the conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators in Kansas City next week. They are: Lara Atkins, director of International Programs, Shelly Shinebarger, director of Student Support Services, and Michelle Pawlowski, coordinator of Support Services and Campus Life. The professional organization’s annual gathering attracts thousands of professionals from around the world. This year’s theme will explore “The Changing Landscape of Global Higher Education.” Participants will share their views on the globalization of higher education, establish good practices for mainstreaming international education on campuses worldwide and glean new strategies for heightening the impact of international education.

Healing Spaces crew, Spring 2010

A group of Union students, brought together by Stacey Burns ’12 and Madison Lipton ’12, recently teamed up to give a “healing space” to a local teenager who is battling a brain tumor. The students raised $3,500 to help give the teen’s bedroom a makeover through a New Jersey-based program called "Healing Spaces," which aims to bring joy to children with cancer and other serious illnesses by creating a unique healing environment in their homes. To read about the student volunteers’ efforts and to view a video clip from WTEN, the ABC affiliate in Albany, click here. To see the YNN (formerly Ch. 9) clip, click here.  In addition to Burns and Lipton, the members of Healing Spaces are: Rachel Biegelman ’12, Rachel Cohen ’10, Shelby Cutter ’11, Emily Feldman ’10, Dana Katz ’10, Kayla Lawrence ’13, Rachel Lazarus ’11, Kelly Maday ’11, Jordan Remillard ’11, Melinda Rothman ’12 and Melanie Watman ‘12.