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Katy Lee '17 Receives Fourth Annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing

literature & poetry Katy Lee ’17 was awarded the fourth annual Axinn Foundation/Anna Quindlen Award for Creative Writing. The prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior, who receives $25,000 to support her creative writing. It is given by the Joan F. and Donald E. Axinn Foundation in recognition of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen ’74, […]

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Celebrating Trans Stories and Successes

transgender Photo by Matt Harvey A diverse and passionate audience of more than 250 people came together on April 4 to attend a film screening and panel discussion at a time in history when trans and gender-nonconforming communities fight for increased protections and understanding. Hosted by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, “Our Voices: […]

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Prof. Martin Stute Receives Federal Grant to Address Climate Change

environmental scienceenvironmentfellowships & grants Professor Martin StuteCarbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is wreaking havoc on environmental safety and leading to climate change, and Professor of Environmental Science Martin Stute has been on the front lines of research offering a solution to this enormous problem. To aid in his research, Stute, who has a joint […]

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New York Times: A Slave Sale Changed Her Retirement Plans

In January, Union launched the Encore Transition Program, a semester-long curriculum to help retired and older adults make a change for the better in their lives, and in the world around them. Onita Estes-Hicks, 80, spoke with the New York Times about how this program is giving her the opportunity to contemplate her past and, just as important, […]


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Prof. Hisham Matar Wins Top PEN America Literary Award

literature & poetry Photo Credit: PEN AmericaPEN America gave its most prestigious award—the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, one of the largest literary awards in the country—to English Professor Hisham Matar for The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between. The inaugural PEN/Jean Stein Book Award “recognizes a book-length work of any genre for its […]

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2017 Commencement Exercises

Scheduled Events Monday, May 15th Retirement Party for Professor John McGuckin James Memorial Chapel & Social Hall 5:30 pm Tuesday, May 16th Unitarian Universalists Commissioning Lampman Chapel 6 pm Wednesday, May 17th Students of Color Commissioning James Memorial Chapel 7 pm Thursday, May 18th PhD Rehearsal Seminary Quadrangle 5:40 pm PhD Dinner (for PhD Graduates & […]


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