Robert Hislope, associate professor of political science, presented a paper at an invitation-only conference on Macedonia held at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. The title of the conference was “Macedonia Matters: Conflict, Coexistence and Euro-Atlantic Integration in the Southern Balkans.” Macedonian leaders who attended included Ljubomir Frckovski, former minister of Interior and coauthor of Macedonia's constitution, and former Foreign Minister Denko Maleski. Hislope's paper was titled “Neighborhood Bully: Greek Obstructionism and Macedonian Self-Identity.”
Megan Ferry, associate professor of Chinese and Asian studies, presented a paper at the James Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University earlier this month. The conference, “Subway Culture and Advertising Culture,” was sponsored by the Institute's Transnational China Project. Ferry’s talk was titled "Media and Market: China-Latin American Relations from a Communications Perspective." The conference webcast can be found here.
Angela McLelland ’11 recently was awarded a competitive NASA New York Space Grant scholarship to intern at Kennedy Space Center. A mechanical engineering major and member of the CT Scholars program, she worked with Boeing on two ground support equipment projects: physical walk-downs of ammonia processing systems and drafting work and 3D modeling for NASA’s Constellation program. Constellation seeks to create a new generation of spacecraft for human spaceflight, capable of performing a variety of missions from International Space Station resupply to lunar landings. McLelland is currently working on her senior thesis with the Society of Automotive Engineering aero group, designing a plane with a 10-foot wingspan for entry in the SAE heavy lift competition. The space grant internships are awarded to students at New York Space Grant affiliated schools. This is the second year a Union student has been funded by the program. Last year, electrical engineering major David Brown ’10 interned with Lockheed Martin in Owego, N.Y.
Courtney Steiner ’12, an accomplished horseback rider who co-founded Union’s first equestrian club last spring, is profiled in the October issue of Plaid Horse Magazine, a national magazine that targets the hunter/jumper industry. The two-page spread features information about Steiner’s background, riding routine and College involvement, as well as reasons why she chose Union. To read the article, click here.
Bradley Hays, assistant professor of political science, will be featured in an upcoming segment of the “Academic Minute” on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio. Hays is scheduled to read on Tuesday, Nov. 2 (Election Day). His topic will address why we vote on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in congressional elections. “Academic Minute” is a new program airing weekdays at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m. on 90.3 FM. The program “features professors from top institutions around the country, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what’s new and exciting in the academy,” according to WAMC’s website. WAMC serves New York and parts of six other northeastern states.