Wellness and Health in the Classroom

ANT-130. Food and the Self
What is the relationship between food and the body? Looks at approaches to eating, consumption, identity, the body and food, also current controversies such as obesity, genetically modified foods, and food taboos across cultures.


BIO-378. Cancer Cell Biology
Investigates the molecular basis of cancer by comparing normal cells to cancer cells with respect to growth control mechanisms, signal transduction, and cell-cell and cell-environment interactions.


PHL-375. Biomedical Ethics
An introduction to ethical problems in biology and medicine, touching on such issues as reproductive ethics (abortion, cloning), research ethics and the ethics of death and dying (assisted suicide, euthanasia)

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Wellness and Health

The Union College Wellness and Health Initiative

Union College is committed to maintaining an environment that supports the health and well-being of our faculty, staff, students and alumni. We aspire to help the Union community sustain a vibrant, healthy and balanced lifestyle that celebrates the "whole person."

We offer holistic, engaging recreation and wellness opportunities to all members of the Union community that we hope will enrich their lives.

Upcoming Wellness Events

  • Series of Workshops on Eating & Body Image: Apr. 8, Apr. 22, and May 6 during common lunch in the Wicker Wellness Conference Room. No registration is necessary!  Please view the Eating & Body Image Flyer, or call (518) 388-6161 for more information.

  • Nutrition Intake Group:  Apr. 23 during common lunch in the Wicker Wellness Center Conference Room.  If you are interested in meeting with Registered Dietician-Nutritionist Diane Pietrocarlo for the first time, call 388-6120 to sign up for her next Nutrition Intake Group (future groups to be held in May).

  • Presidential Forum on Diversity: Apr. 25 - 26. Public Health and Wellness Symposium on careers in public health and wellness.

  • Upcoming Group Counseling Sessions:  The Counseling Center will soon be hosting a First Generation College Students' Group and a Women's Group (view the Women's Group Flyer) at the Wicker Wellness Center.  Call (518) 388-6161 for more information.

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