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COVID-19 MAR 5 Update: Notes from Columbia’s Office of Preparedness

Thursday, March 5, 2020

We continue to monitor information and expert recommendations regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and work closely with Columbia’s Office of Preparedness. With Spring Recess upon us, we thought it important to remind you, that anyone- whether they travel over the break or not- who feels ill or believes they may have been in

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COVID-19 FEB 27 UPDATE: Community Information

Thursday, February 27, 2020

We continue to monitor information and expert recommendations regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  This message includes information shared by Columbia University.  Their latest update can be found at https://preparedness.columbia.edu/. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea, among other places. Currently, there are no known cases in the New York

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EDS at Union Border Awareness Experience Reflections

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

*An edited version of this article will be published in the Spring 2020 Union Collective Magazine Understanding the US/Mexico Border through experiential education, THANKS TO THE ANNUNCIATION HOUSE! A group of EDS at Union students, staff and board members arrived at Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas on January 10th.  For the six days, they

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Shared expectations on Union project yield positive community engagement

Thursday, February 13, 2020

For Union’s Hastings Hall renovation project, administrators set out to establish goals with Consigli Construction that were in line with the seminary’s social justice mission and sought to provide opportunities for minority workers and Minority-owned, Women-owned and Locally-based Business Enterprises (MWLBE). Seven months into the project, Consigli has made significant progress towards these goals. The

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Carolyn Shadle ’64

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

What do you do? Provide training and consultation in interpersonal and organizational communication. How did Union prepare you for this? I learned the power of empathy. My course in Group Dynamics (T-Group) was a launching pad for an eventual Ph.D. in communication. What is the best thing about your job? Hearing from people how effective

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The Ninth Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

This year we are thrilled to host Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Ninth Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture. Launched through a generous seed gift from journalist Bill Moyers, this lecture series provides a public forum to discuss pressing global issues and to explore enduring questions of human justice and

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Rev. Bertram Johnson Joins Union as Interfaith Minister

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Rev. Bertram Johnson, MDiv, MSW joins Union as a new Interfaith Minister and will be training and mentoring a newly-forming student peer spiritual care team this semester (information on the peer team to be announced soon). He will begin in late January. Rev. Johnson is a faith leader who has spent more than two decades serving

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Union Welcomes New Dean of Students

Friday, January 10, 2020

Union Theological Seminary has named Charlene Visconti as the new Dean of Students. She will begin on January 14. Visconti joins Union from New York University Shanghai where she served as dean of students since 2014. In her prior role, Visconti was responsible for the overall student life experience and engaged an international community of

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Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra

Friday, December 20, 2019

Homily by Meredith Ward December 6, 2018 As we enter this season of Advent, these days of preparation and expectation, it is good to make time, as best we can in the midst of our busy-ness, to open our hearts to that true spirit of love and giving that is at the heart of the Christmas

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Union’s Thich Nhat Hanh Program Receives $500,000 Grant

Friday, December 20, 2019

Union’s Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The grant, awarded through the Luce Fund for Theological Education, “supports the development of new models of teaching and learning, research and publication, leadership development, and educational program design.” “This is wonderful support for the Engaged

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