Academics

Union professor’s bedbug research draws international attention

Bedbugs—just the mention can start people scratching. But in the fight to control these blood-sucking, bedroom dwelling pests, a Union professor’s research, recently published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, drew attention from news outlets around the world.
 
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If you stuggle academically, the Teaching Learning Center (TLC) has the academic coaches and accesiblity resources to help you succeed in college.

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Nursing students post perfect first-time pass rate on licensure exam

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When all of Union College’s 2015 graduates passed the NCLEX-RN national nursing licensure exam on their first attempt, graduate Amber Alas knew it wasn’t a fluke.

“I knew the material. I remembered learning it in class,” she said. “I talked to friends from other schools, and they told me they hadn’t seen half the stuff on the test.”

Oxford Handbooks Online Now Available

Image of Oxford Handbooks Online logo.Union College Library recently added three complete subject collections from the Oxford Handbooks Online database.

Welcome Our New Librarians

We are excited to introduce our new librarians, Rebecca Macomber and Bruce McClay.

Rose named new vice president for Academic Administration

Union College concluded the search for a new vice president for Academic Administration this week by naming Dr. Frankie Rose, currently an associate professor of biology at Union. Rose will assume the new role—which provides leadership for all things academic at Union—when Malcolm Russell retires this summer from the position he held for 13 years.

Social work in South America

Susy Gomez’s heart broke as she listened to the new college student share his story. The young Peruvian engineering student had excellent grades and a full scholarship, but between him and his mother, a disabled woman who tried to feed the family by selling barbecue, they could not raise the $100 for additional school expenses like supplies.

Foot clinic receives $20,000 grant from Tom's of Maine

Feet, especially homeless feet, can be scary or intimidating for many. But as Kailen Bricker cared for one pair after another, she felt her perceptions change and became far more interested in the people to whom they were attached. “They are just like us,” she said of the 30 or so homeless clients who come to Matt Talbot Community Kitchen and Outreach each month for Union College’s foot clinic

Video: New program helps student teachers

 

Ever wonder what it's like to begin the first day of school for teachers? Three education students share their experience in the new "Precession" program where they spend two weeks in a school, a week preparing for the first day, and then the first week of classes.

The chief of change—Union creates a position to develop new academic programs

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” - Winston Churchill

For Michelle Velazquez Mesnard, change is her job. This summer Mesnard was appointed as the newly-created Associate Vice President for Academic Initiatives, and while her new job will involve supporting academic and faculty development at Union College, her primary role will be change.

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