Nearly 900 students are expected to earn their degrees from the University at Albany at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, during Winter Commencement at the SEFCU Arena. The University will present Larry Gold, chairman/founder of Somalogic and a member of UAlbany’s RNA Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board with an honorary degree.
On Dec. 1, The University at Albany Foundation will again look to inspire the University community and beyond to show its support through a 24-hour giving challenge, known as UAlbany Giving Tuesday. This event joins a nationally recognized campaign designed to highlight the benefits of charity and occurs annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.
A Hub for New Ideas
A team of researchers led by UAlbany chemistry professor Jan Halámek has discovered a straightforward concept for identifying whether a culprit is male or female. It’s based on content in fingerprints – specifically amino acids. According to known literature, amino acid levels in the sweat of females are about twice as high as in males.
Prepare to Make a Difference
UAlbany transfer students, led by the University’s Transfer Transition Leaders (TTLs), have donated and assembled approximately 100 care packages for the Senior Services of Albany’s Meals on Wheels Program. The group’s care packages will be delivered to local residents on Thanksgiving Day.
Expand Your Worldview
As relations between the U.S. and Cuba thaw, American curiosity about the Caribbean nation grows. In the past year, there were more U.S. visitors to Cuba than from any other nation; University at Albany doctoral student and lecturer Nicholas Figueroa was one of them.