President Stephen C. Ainlay will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater, Goshen College, Sunday, April 26. The title of his talk is “A Pilgrim’s Mind.”
Zoe M. Oxley, associate professor and chair Political Science, recently was a Scholar-in-Residence at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, one of three scholars invited for the 2008-09 academic year. Oxley guest lectured in political science courses and gave two public lectures, “Women, Gender Stereotyping and Elections in the United States” and “Media Coverage of War: Presidential Power, News Profits and Democracy.” Last week, Oxley also gave a talk to the Department of Political Science at the University of Kansas, entitled “Women, News Media and State Executive Office Elections.”
Stephen Berk, the Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies, recently spoke at the Helen and Leon Sperling Holocaust Memorial Lecture in Utica. To read a story about his talk in the Utica Observer-Dispatch, click here (registration may be required).
Valerie Barr, chair of Computer Science Department, spoke at the “Food for Thought” discussion and luncheon held this week at the University at Albany’s College of Computing & Information. Barr spoke on significant changes in Union’s Computer Science program, including new introductory courses and minors, increased student outreach, joint programs with other departments and support for efforts by 14 faculty members from nine departments to incorporate computation into their course offerings.
Kristin Bidoshi, associate professor of Russian and Interim Dean of Studies, has been appointed Dean of Studies, effective July 1. Bidoshi holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University. The author of several studies of Albanian and Russian folk lore as well as papers on language learning, she has served as the Russian Program Section Leader since coming to Union in 2001.
Several students read papers at the fourth annual Parilia, an undergraduate research conference in classics. Andrew J. Kehl presented "Romanization in the Greek East: Religious, Historical, and Literary Identity." Jessica Latino presented "Fathers and Daughters in Ovid's Metamorphoses Mirrored in Augustan Society." Peter MacDonald’s paper was titled, "Preserving our Ancestors' Vision: American Neoclassical Architecture – its Influential Role in the Institutional Establishment of our Federalist Order as Exemplified in the Ramée Plan of Union College." Hans-Friedrich Mueller, Professor of Classics, and Tarik Wareh, Assistant Professor of Classics, served as moderators. The event was held at Colgate University last week.Read More