University at Albany, State University of New York Research@UAlbany
President Hitchcock President's Message

Research is at the very heart of the University at Albany. Across all disciplines, University researchers are advancing knowledge in their fields and involving students in these explorations. We have made dramatic progress recently in advancing research, and we are nationally recognized for the many accomplish ments of our faculty. We are, indeed, proud of our faculty research and scholarship for not only does it give our students a distinctive edge, but it also contributes significantly to the quality of life of the communities we serve.

Karen R. Hitchcock
President, University at Albany


Research Making a Difference

Vice President D'Elia In school classrooms, businesses and communities throughout New York State, across the U.S. and beyond, University at Albany researchers make a difference. Our research produces both fundamental and practical benefits that look to a better future for each and every one of us.

In this issue, we highlight research achievements that help foster economic prosperity and job growth, improve teaching and learning in our classrooms, and give families hope in coping with risky adolescent behaviors. These achievements result from just a few of the scores of worthy research projects undertaken at the University each year.

UAlbany has been deeply committed to service throughout its history and our research today exemplifies that tradition. One measure of the value of our efforts is the investment in research performed by UAlbany faculty: $114.6 million last year in support from government, foundations, individuals and industry.

We developed Research@UAlbany to provide a glimpse of the breadth of research here and to show how our talented faculty, staff and students, with the critical support of so many, address the complex needs of society today —and, indeed, truly make a difference.

Christopher F. D’Elia
Vice President for Research

Contents

James Jaccard The Risky Behaviors of Teenagers

What influences the choices teenagers make? James Jaccard is at the center of national studies that are providing answers and showing the importance of parents.


The Shape of the Future

A new life sciences building, now under construction, is designed to launch a new era in scientific research at UAlbany.

New Life Sciences Building


Classrooms that Work Classrooms that Work

Researchers are learning what "works" and how to incorporate what works into classrooms so students succeed.


A Faster Way to Diagnose TB

A new tool to detect TB, now being developed, is one example of how advanced materials and microdevices are being applied to biological and medical problems.

A Faster Way to Diagnose TB


Facts and Figures Facts and Figures


Research Digest — A Sampler of UAlbany Projects

Inventions


Research@UAlbany

box VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH:  Christopher D'Elia
box EDITOR:  Mary Fiess
box ART DIRECTOR: Judy Bedian
box WRITER:  Vera Dordick
box PHOTOGRAPHERS:  Bill Murphy, Mark Schmidt




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