- Wearing Guns on Her Wrists: Alumna Makes Bracelets from Firearms
When you turn weapons into jewelry, people notice.
- College Plot: A Resting Place of History
Each year while walking the campus, thousands of visitors see names from Union’s history: Nott, Raymond, Potter, Webster and Jackson to name a few. Little known, however, is that many of the familiar campus names are also on headstones in Schenectady’s Vale Cemetery. The College plot is a record of our history and well worth the four-block walk from campus.
- Finally, Messa an Employee
Frank Messa ’73 has worn a lot of hats for Union: benefactor, chairman of the board of trustees, campaign chair, presidential search committee chair and parent, to name a few.
- Textile Honors Alum, Technology
A special tapestry, bearing likenesses of SP95 computer chips, was gifted to Union in honor of Paul Castrucci ’56 this spring.
- Helping Women in Ethiopia
Life – just surviving day to day – can be a tremendous challenge for women in Ethiopia.
- Alum's Ancestor Helped Popularize Adirondacks
Randall Beach ’94 studied political science at Union and law at Boston University, but his subject was history on April 15, when he gave a presentation at Union’s new Kelly Adirondack Center.
- P.I.O. of the Capitol Police
As public information officer of the U.S. Capitol Police Department in Washington, Shennell Antrobus ’00 gets his share of face time.
- Surviving a Bombing
Lauren Vulcano ’11 and her boyfriend, Mark Snickenberger, were there April 15 when the Boston Marathon was bombed.
- Mechanisms as minds
Before a signal even reaches your brain, your fingers can adjust the tension required to lift an object with their tendons. It’s a mechanism (fingers) acting as a mind – a phenomenon called morphological computation that John Rieffel is exploring with tensegrity robots.
- The Duality of an Artist's Life and Work
Chris Duncan might wish he could be in two places at once. When he’s not working with students on campus, he’s often in his home-studio in Canajoharie, N.Y.
- Making "Frozen Smoke," the Fast Way
One day, the Aerogel Team’s novel way of making “frozen smoke” could improve some of our favorite machines (like cars, but we’ll get to that).
(from the Alumni Calendar)
- November 16, 2013Tour of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
- December 3, 2013Club of New York City Holiday Party
- December 4, 2013Club of Boston Holiday Party
- December 12, 2013Capital Region Club Holiday Party
- December 12, 2013Club of Philadelphia Holiday Party
- December 19, 2013Club of Washington, DC Holiday Party
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