ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Africana Studies Community Service Program

The Department of Africana Studies offers internship opportunities to its majors, minors, and graduate students with the Homeless & Travelers Aid Society of the Capital District, Equinox, Adolescent Employability Skills Plus Program, Inc., the Executive Chamber, the Capital District African American Coalition on AIDS, among other governmental and non-profit agencies. The student, host agency, and faculty supervisor arrange for the student to complete 135 hours of on-site work and academic work per semester.

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Contact: Marcia Sutherland
Phone: (518) 442-4730
Email: africana@albany.edu
Department or subunit: Department of Africana Studies

Africana Studies Department

The Department of Africana Studies promotes the concept of the world within reach through teaching, research, and service. Its mission is to engender an appreciation of diversity and emphasize the ways in which Africans and people of African descent in the Americas have constructed and interpreted their own lives and cultures. The department interacts with local and global communities: faculty share their expertise in classes, symposia, and forums, many of which are geared toward the community, while students participate in internships and community service that integrate their academic and practical knowledge. For example, the Department co-sponsored (with the Office of International Education) an awareness-raising event about the Invisible Children of Uganda and continues to work on many aspects of HIV/AIDS awareness and research, including fundraising for HIV infected South African women, educating two South African Zulu girls, and a book drive for AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe during the spring 2008.

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Contact: Marcia Sutherland
Phone: (518) 442-4730
Email: africana@albany.edu
Department or subunit: Department of Africana Studies

Annual Theatre Program Production Performances

The Theatre Program annually offers 3-4 major productions each season as well as our Plays in Process new play development. The repertoire varies from Greek and Roman classics to Shakespeare to contemporary drama and comedy. Auditions for the Theatre program productions are open to the general public.

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Contact: Andi Lyons
Phone: (518) 442-4200
Website: albany.edu/theatre
Department or subunit: Department of Music & Theatre

Archaeological Field School

This is an eight week program designed to teach students the basics of archaeological field work, laboratory processing, and artifact analysis. The field school will be conducted at the Pethick site, a prehistoric Native American site that dates to approximately between 1,500 B.C. and AD 1500. Excavations at the Pethick site are a cooperative endeavor between the Department of Anthropology and the New York State Museum. This course is intended for students planning a career in archaeology; however, students who are not planning on future archaeological work will also find the course a rewarding experience and are encouraged to attend. Read more about the archaeological field school

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Contact: Sean Rafferty
Phone: (518) 442-4713
Email: rafferty@albany.edu
Department or subunit: Department of Anthropology

Archaeological Projects in Cyprus

In the spring of 1970, the first Albany archaeological expedition arrived in Cyprus under the leadership of classics professor John Overbeck. Stuart Swiny joined the team since he was already working on the island. Since then, a long list of UAlbany faculty members have visited, researched, and written scholarly works on Cyprus.

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Contact: Stuart Swiny
Phone: (518) 442-3982
Email: swiny@albany.edu
Department or subunit: Department of Art & Art History

Atmospheric Sciences Student Internship

The department places interns with the National Weather Service, local television, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and other organizations. For the National Weather Service student interns conduct a range of activities from writing short weather forecasts to running the Dobler radar to recording data.

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Contact: Michael Landin
Phone: (518) 442-4572
Email: Landin@Atmos.Albany.Edu
Department or subunit: Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Between Resignation and Resilience

Between Resignation and Resilience: Digital Privacy and Data Flows in Vulnerable Neighborhoods
New America (Pls: Virginia Eubanks, Seeta Pena Gangadharan, and Joseph Turow) recently received a $706,000 grant from the Digital Trust Foundation to do a three-year participatory research project with a team of community organizations in three cities in the U.S. A short description is below. This three-year, mixed method, participatory research project explores the nature and experience of digital privacy and “data rights” of adult low-income people in the United States. A team of grassroots organizations—The Center for Community Transitions (Charlotte, North Carolina), Allied Media Projects (Detroit, Michigan), and Los Angeles Community Action Network/Stop LAPD Spying (Los Angeles, California)—will collaborate with principal investigators Virginia Eubanks, Seeta Peña Gangadharan and Joseph Turow to conduct qualitative, participatory action research in three cities and a nationally representative survey. Both portions of the study focus on poor and working-class people’s understandings of their right and ability to control their personal data across a number of domains: public assistance, housing, employment, education, land use, and criminal justice. The research will result in range of deliverables for academics, policymakers, and community members, including a Popular Guide to Data and Discrimination and a workbook of popular education activities for use in community organizing, training and literacy efforts. The project will benefit not only those most affected by “differential privacy,” but will also serve to broaden national conversation on big data, surveillance and economic inequality.

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Contact: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department
Phone: (518) 442-4220
Website
Department or subunit: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy Program

One track in the Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy Program deals with the relationships between urbanization and conservation. Faculty and students participate in conservation-oriented research in the Albany Pine Bush and in local communities, including the Towns of Knox, Saugerties and Tivoli. Faculty members sit on several NGO conservation boards, and serve on Conservation Boards and as advisors to local governments. They have provided technical assistance in such areas as community definition of neighborhood identity and comprehensive land use planning.

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Contact: Gary S. Kleppel
Phone: (518) 442-4572
Website
Department or subunit: Department of Biological Sciences

Brain Awareness Day

Sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience Hudson‐Berkshire Chapter and the Dana Foundation; 6 oral presentations; 20 poster presentations; high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from UAlbany, Albany Medical Center, Neural Stem Cell Institute, and Skidmore College.

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Contact: Annalisa Scimemi
Email: ascimemi@albany.edu
Website
Facebook
Department or subunit: Department of Biological Sciences

The International Brain Bee

The International Brain Bee, founded in 1999 by Dr. Norbert Myslinsky, is a program of the non-profit Mankind for International Neuroscience Development (MIND) and the largest worldwide neuroscience competition for teenagers. Anyone aged 13-19 can compete, regardless of their academic standing. Divided into local, national, and international levels of competition, the competition tests high school students in neuroscientific skill through examination in academic knowledge, as well as neuroanatomical, neurohistological, MRI, and patient diagnosis applications. First-place winners at local levels proceed to the host country's national competition, after which the national champions are invited to compete at the international level. To date, the competition has more than 150 branches in over 30 nations. Its purpose is to motivate young men and women to learn about the human brain, and to inspire them to enter careers in the basic and clinical brain sciences.

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Contact: Annalisa Scimemi
Email: ascimemi@albany.edu
Website
In The News
Department or subunit: Department of Biological Sciences

Center for Donation and Transplant - Communication Campaign Course

The Department of Communication has been working for several years with the Center for Donation and Transplant on a communication campaign course. The course is taught every spring, CDT underwrites it, and a group of students work on planning and executing a campaign to encourage registering to be an organ and tissue donor. Last spring the department received an award from CDT as their choice for “PR Star.”

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Contact: The Department of Communication
Phone: (518) 442-4871
Website
Department or Subunit: Department of Communication


Communication Student Internship

Internships in the Department of Communication involve supervised applications of communication theory in agencies of business and government. Also, undergraduates participate in supervised field placements.

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Contact: William Husson
Phone: (518) 442-4872
Email: whusson@albany.edu
Department or Subunit: Department of Communication


Costume and Prop Exchange

The Theatre Program's Costume and Prop Shops exchange costumes and props stored in stock with other theatres and educational institutions in a mutual effort to enhance the production values of all the work done at the cooperating institutions.

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Contact: Adam Zonder
Phone: (518) 442-4201
Email: mwestfall@uamail.albany.edu
Website: wwww.albany.edu/theatre
Department or Subunit: Department of Music & Theatre


Department of Anthropology Field School Opportunities

Special programs and field school opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students studying anthropology. For more information about Undergraduate Studies programs, visit http://www.albany.edu/anthro/undergrad/programs.htm, and for more information about special programs, fellowships and assistantships in Graduate Studies, visit http://www.albany.edu/anthro/graduate/graduate.html#programs.

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Contact: Department of Anthropology
Phone: (518) 442-4700
Website: wwww.albany.edu/theatre
Department or Subunit: Department of Anthropology

Department of Economics Internship Opportunities

The Economics Internship is designed to give students hands-on experience in economic research and activity in business, government, and non-profit agencies in the Capital District area. Participation is limited to Economics majors with senior class standing. University regulations require an overall g.p.a. of 2.50 or higher. As a course: Eco 496 carries 3 credits, may be taken only once, and is graded on an S/U basis.

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Contact: Michael Sattinger
Phone: (518) 442-4761
Email: m.sattinger@albany.edu
Website: wwww.albany.edu/theatre
Department or Subunit: Department of Anthropology

Department of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS)

The Department of Africana Studies offers internship opportunities to its majors, minors, and graduate students with the Homeless & Travelers Aid Society of the Capital District, Equinox, Adolescent Employability Skills Plus Program, Inc., the Executive Chamber, the Capital District African American Coalition on AIDS, among other governmental and non-profit agencies. The student, host agency, and faculty supervisor arrange for the student to complete 135 hours of on-site work and academic work per semester.

Econometric Research Institute

Using funding from the New York State Division of Budget, the Econometric Research Institute - a research arm of the UAlbany Economics department - has been conducting surveys of business firms and economic professionals since 2000. The main purpose of these surveys is to monitor the economic health the New York economy in real time, and the results are used in New York State revenue forecasting process. The Econometric Research Institute's two major projects equip business and other leaders with important information. One is the development of a transportation index to be used as a leading economic indicator. The second involves conducting two economic surveys to monitor the state's economy: a quarterly Blue Chip type survey of economic experts, and a bi-annual establishment survey. Many undergraduate and graduate students assist with the research of these projects on a regular basis.

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Contact: Kajal Lahiri
Phone: (518) 442-4758
Email: klahiri@albany.edu
Website: http://www.albany.edu/eri/
Department or Subunit: Department of Economics

Environmental Monitoring

Dr. Andrei Lapenas trains undergraduate students in field sampling and laboratory analysis of soil and water contamination in his Environmental Analysis course. Through the Mohawk Tower Observatory, continuous live-time webcam images are available of the University and Region.

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Contact: Andrei Lapenas
Phone: (518) 442-4191
Email: andreil@albany.edu
Department or Subunit: Department of Geography and Planning

Facility Rental Program - Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center's (PAC) Rental Program allows community organizations to use its facilities for their events at very reasonable rates. Facilities are appropriate for a wide range of events from lectures and receptions to full-scale ballets and other productions. The numerous musical, dance, theater and local groups that rent PAC spaces include Albany Symphony Orchestra, Albany Pro Musica, Capital Region Center for Arts in Education, Empire State Youth Orchestra, Albany Berkshire Ballet, California Theatre Center, National Theatre, American Theatre Arts for Youth and various local organizations. The PAC houses five theaters (a sixth on the downtown campus is also available), a dance studio, drafting facilities, scenery and costume shops, a digital arts studio and a music library. Many of the PAC's classrooms are equipped with grand pianos and the latest technology in audio equipment. There are also separate choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, teaching studios and many practice rooms.

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Contact: Heide Horan
Phone: (518) 442-3995
Email: hhoran@albany.edu
Website: www.albany.edu/pac Department or Subunit: Performing Arts Center

Francophone Day

This collaborative event between the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the University in the High School (UHS) provides a one-day experience on the UAlbany campus for groups of high school students interested in all things French. Activities have included mini immersion experiences, tours of the campus in French, the opportunity to participate in cultural activities, dances, games, treasure hunts and presentations in French about French-speaking countries and francophone topics from around the world. Interested high school teachers should contact their UHS liaisons for more information. Like us on Facebook.

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Contact: Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Phone: (518) 442-4222 or (518) 442-4100
Email: language@albany.edu
Website: www.albany.edu/llc/ Department or Subunit: Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Graduate Planning Studios

The Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MRP) Program, a nationally known, accredited program, in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, requires graduate students to participate in a real-world studio project. In this four-credit course, students engage community members to learn about their issues, work with local officials to promote high quality planning outcomes, and gain valuable experience in how to address problems in a public setting. Recent studios include the Central Albany Bikeway, a set of action plans to guide strategic neighborhood improvements related to parks, open space and greenway connections for the Arbor Hill neighborhood, including working with neighborhood youth to carry out a public arts mural project, and a planning study on the Mid-City University District among many others.

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Contact: Catherine Lawson
Phone: (518) 442-4775
Email: lawsonc@albany.edu
Department or Subunit: Department of Geography and Planning

International Film Festival

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures hosts foreign language films (with English subtitles) in a variety of languages, cultures and settings from around the world. Films are free and open to the public throughout the fall and spring semesters at the uptown campus as posted here. Films range from classics to cutting edge avant-garde. Festival themes vary from semester to semester and have included: "Cinema Without Borders: The Multiple Faces of Globalization," "Global Giggles" (humor across cultures), and "City Scope" (exploring international urban centers through film). Visit our Facebook

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Contact: Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Phone: (518) 442-4222 or (518) 442-4100
Email: language@albany.edu
Website
Department or Subunit: Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Judaic Studies Internships

The Judaic Studies (JST) department at UAlbany offers undergraduate courses at elementary and advanced levels, many of which are cross-listed with other departments. Practicum credit may be earned by assisting with course instruction and Internship credit through community service. For further information, visit our website.

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Phone: (518) 442-4130
Email: yankl@albany.edu
Website

Kenyan National Museums Collaboration

Kirsten Jenkins (PhD candidate, University of Minnesota), a new Visiting Assistant Professor, works with the Kenyan National Museums to produce educational materials for school children near her field sites. This semester, students in one of her UAlbany classes will make posters to donate to Kenyan schools in collaboration with the National Museums’ Prehistory Club.

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Contact: Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Phone: (518) 442-4222 or (518) 442-4100
Email: language@albany.edu
Website

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures faculty regularly engage in a variety of community activities including making community presentations on relevant topics, giving talks, hosting an on-campus lecture series open to the public, offering teach-outs (university professors give of their time to teach a class in local schools), providing volunteer translation and/or interpretation services for schools, medical practices/hospitals, courts, credentialing, teaching international dance classes, and participating in community organizations. Visit our Facebook

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Contact: Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Phone: (518) 442-4222 or (518) 442-4100
Email: language@albany.edu
Website

Meteorology Broadcasting

The department places interns with a variety of organizations including local television.

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Contact: Chris Thorncroft
Phone: (518) 442-4586
Email: chris@atmos.albany.edu
Department or Subunit: Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Music Program Ensemble Groups

Opportunities for participation in various performance ensembles in the Music Program are available to community members. For the community at large, the Department's sponsorship of many concerts by its ensembles, faculty, students, and guest artists each semester are the main vehicle for outreach. Concerts are held as often as four to seven times a month depending on the season. The series includes collaborative programs with other groups.

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Contact: Nancy Newman
Phone: (518) 442-4187
Email: musinfo@albany.edu
Website

Music Program Faculty Performances

Faculty of the Music Program perform in various settings and locations. Pianist Findlay Cockrell has given community recitals as far away as Barbados and Russia and also plays locally. Professor Kirk Smith, conductor of the University/Community Symphony Orchestra and University/Community Concert Band, has also done extensive guest conducting-e.g., in Maryland, Iowa, Nevada, Mexico, among other places. Additionally, he has been guest conductor at Georgia State College and the New York State School Music Association Summer Conference.

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Contact: Nancy Newman
Phone: (518) 442-4187
Email: musinfo@albany.edu
Website

National Transportation Information Systems Planning

Prof. Catherine Lawson is assisting the National Academy of Science's Transportation Research Board guide the development of intelligent transportation systems as chair of their Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems Committee. She also chairs their National Cooperative Freight Research Program Panel and is a panel member of the Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program

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Contact: Catherine Lawson
Phone: (518) 442-4775
Email: lawsonc@albany.edu
Department or Subunit: Geography and Planning/Informatics

New York Latino Research and Resources Network (NYLARNet)

The New York Latino Research and Resources Network (NYLARNet), a project affiliated with the Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CELAC), addresses significant public policy issues related to the Latino population of New York and the Northeast region. Both CELAC and NYLARNet have a publications program that includes the Latino(a) Research Review, as well as organizing conferences that engage the University, local, national, and international communities.

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Contact: Edna Acosta-Belén
Phone: (518) 442-4590
Email: lrr@albany.edu
Website

NYS Mesonet

TThe nation's most advanced Mesonet system with a 30-foot weather station tower'; The first of 125 weather towers that will be located throughout the state to provide extensive, real-time, 3-D data to emergency personnel and first responders

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Contact: Chris Thorncroft
Phone: (518) 442-4586
Email: chris@atmos.albany.edu
Department or Subunit: Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Olympiada of Spoken Russian

Each spring Russian-speaking high school students from around the state gather at the Campus Center to compete with their knowledge and skills in spoken Russian, Russian culture and reading Russian. Russian faculty, staff and students from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures host the event. Winners of this regional competition go on to compete nationally and internationally and participate in summer programs in Russia.See our Facebook

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Contact: Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures
Phone: (518) 442-4222 or (518) 442-4100
Email: language@albany.edu
Website
Department or Subunit: Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Partnership with New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center

New York State DNA legislation (Article 49b - NYS Executive Law) was signed to law in 1994 and then expanded in 2000, 2004, 2006 and more recently spring 2012 increasing designated offenses from serious felonies to all felonies and misdemeanors. Thus, the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center has experienced over the past decade an increase in the number of DNA samples it is required to analyze and include in the DNA Identification Index, creating demand for trained personnel. This situation has become common to Crime Laboratories nationwide. The New York State Commission on Forensic Science has established minimum standards and a program of accreditation for forensic laboratories in New York State in order to guarantee the integrity of test results. In addition to implementing certain operational protocols and procedures, the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center, along with the other accredited forensic laboratories statewide, must ensure that their DNA examiners meet the Commission's minimum education and work experience requirements.

Consequently, in 2002 the University at Albany (UA) and the New York State Police (NYSP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development of forensic science academic and research programs. In 2002, the UA and NYSP developed Graduate Programs in Forensic Biology and Forensic Chemistry. This collaboration exists today through expert instruction from NYSP personnel and internship/research opportunities for SUNY-Albany's M.S in Forensic Biology and B.S./M.S. in Forensic Chemistry programs.

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Contact: Donald D. Orokos, Program Director for M.S. in Forensic Biology OR Jason Shepard, Program Director for B.S. /M.S. in Forensic Chemistry
Phone: Biology: (518) 442-4308 Chemistry:(518) 442-4400
Email: dorokos@albany.edu
Department or Subunit: Department of Biological Sciences (Biology 112), Department of Chemistry (Chemistry 316)

Performances and Residencies by Professional Artists and Companies

The Performing Arts Center hosts professional touring artists each season. Drawn from a wide variety of performing arts, offerings have ranged from Shakespeare with a contemporary twist to stand-up comedy, from Big Bands to professional classical music, from dance companies to family entertainment. Tickets to these performances are available to the general public and group sale discounts are available.

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Contact: Kim Engel
Phone: (518) 442-5738
Email: kengel@albany.edu
Website
Department or Subunit: Performing Arts Center

Performances for High School Student Groups

Each season, the Performing Arts Center hosts professional touring artists for performances, residencies and outreach. Three or four times per season, these artists present weekday morning matinee performances that are specifically for high school groups. Area secondary students are bused to campus to see the shows and often stay afterwards for campus tours, visits to the Art Museum, presentations by the Admissions office, etc. Tickets to the performances are nominally priced with teacher and adult chaperones attending for free. Study guides and other materials are provided to teachers to prepare the students for the experience.

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Contact: Kim Engel
Phone: (518) 442-5738
Email: kengel@albany.edu
Website
Department or Subunit: Performing Arts Center

Planning Jobs and Internships

Each season, the Performing Arts Center hosts professional touring artists for performances, residencies and outreach. Three or four times per season, these artists present weekday morning matinee performances that are specifically for high school groups. Area secondary students are bused to campus to see the shows and often stay afterwards for campus tours, visits to the Art Museum, presentations by the Admissions office, etc. Tickets to the performances are nominally priced with teacher and adult chaperones attending for free. Study guides and other materials are provided to teachers to prepare the students for the experience.

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Contact: Catherine Lawson
Phone: (518) 442-4776
Email: lawsonc@albany.edu
Department or Subunit: Department of Geography and Planning

Project LEARN

For Albany Medical Center employees seeking to advance their education, the Project LEARN program offers that option with college-level courses in the workplace. Albany Medical Center/Project LEARN engages the University at Albany as a provider of collegiate undergraduate instruction to their employees throughout the academic year. While these classes are offered on the Albany Medical Center campus, all employees enrolled in UAlbany classes through this program are considered University at Albany students and are required to comply with all academic regulations as set forth in University at Albany's Undergraduate Bulletin. The Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions and the College of Arts and Sciences work closely each semester with Albany Medical Center in the scheduling of individual courses and the engaging of appropriate faculty for this purpose.

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Contact: Office of General Studies and Summer Sessions
Phone: (518) 442-5140
Email: generalstudies@albany.edu

Psychological Services Center

The Psychological Services Center is a training and research clinic for the Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Programs at the University at Albany. It is a community-based resource open to individuals throughout the Capital District. Students counsel clients from the Albany community who seek help coping with a range of problems related to death, depression, family stress, job loss, and marriage. The Center provides approximately 3,500 hours of psychological services, including psychotherapy, psychological testing, cognitive therapy, marital therapy, and vocational and career counseling, per year to about 300 clients per year, or 120 clients per week. The Center provides psychological services on a sliding scale of $10 to $45 per hour and is one of the few low-cost outpatient clinics in the region. The center is a partnership between the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education's Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology.

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Contact: Dr. George Litchford
Phone: (518) 442-4900
Website
Department or Subunit: Department of Psychology

Research Collaboration with the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is located on the UAlbany campus. It performs research, often collaboratively, with the University in order to improve forecasts and public service.

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Contact: Vincent Idone
Phone: (518) 442-4577
Email: Vpi@Atmos.Albany.Edu Website
Department or Subunit: Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Science Research in the High School Program

This program increases high school student's interest in science research and prepares them for careers in science. The program trains high school teachers to teach science research techniques in their courses. The 3-year science course is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills, to engage in the real life application of science, and to recruit their own science mentors. Student research covers a broad range of interests. UAlbany's University in the High School Program trains the teachers, who in turn facilitate the program, while mentors in a wide range of scientific fields work with students on their research. Approximately 80 schools have been approved to offer their courses for credit through the University at Albany: they include schools in cities, suburbs and rural areas, with especially strong representation in Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties. The Program has recently begun to offer courses for credit in New Jersey, as well.

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Contact: University in the High School Program
Phone: (518) 442-4148
Email: uhs@albany.edu Website

Talking History Radio Program

"Talking History," broadcast locally on WRPI and archived at this Website is recognized by USA Today and other news organizations as a teaching and learning resource. The radio show enjoys a broad listening audience across the state and nation.

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Contact: Gerald Zahavi
Phone: (518) 442-4148
Email: talkhist@talkinghistory.org Website

Theatre Program Faculty Outreach

Faculty members of the Theatre Program provide academic, artistic and dramaturgical expertise to theatres and organizations locally and nationally. Examples include local work at Capital Repertory Theatre, Stageworks Hudson, and Siena College and national work at New York University's Tisch Department of Dramatic Writing, the Hangar Theatre, the Des Moines Metro Opera, Northern Stage Company, and Glimmerglass Opera.

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Contact: Andi Lyons
Phone: (518) 442-4202
Email: mwestfall@uamail.albany.edu

Theatre Program National Affiliations

Members of the Theatre Program are involved with the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Both organizations have national reputations as well as local regional sections. Faculty and students have attended both conventions as presenters, award recipients, and competitors.

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Contact: Andi Lyons
Phone: (518) 442-4202
Email: mwestfall@uamail.albany.edu

Theatre Program Production Practicum

The Theatre Program Production Practicum is designed to broaden students overall theatrical experience and knowledge beyond what can be learned in a classroom and provides an opportunity to learn by doing. Students will be able learn what it takes to put a show together and will improve collaboration and organizational skills while building/improving their resume. There are both supervisory and non-supervisory options available.

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Contact: Scott Bartley
Phone: (518) 442-4200
Email: mwestfall@uamail.albany.edu
Website: www.albany.edu/theatre/
Department or Subunit: Department of Music & Theatre

University Chamber Singers

The Chamber singers is a select group of dedicated students from a variety of majors and backgrounds, coming together to sing and entertain. The University Chamber Singers are accomplished performers of A Cappella music, with a repertory which spans the centuries and the world. The group is very active both at the University and in the community, performing several times monthly. In addition to regular concerts, the University Chamber Singers perform at campus events, area retirement centers, church services, and business and civic events.

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Contact: William Jon Gray
Phone: (518) 442-4167
Email: wgray@albany.edu
Website
Department or Subunit: Department of Music

University in the High School (UHS)

In the UHS program, high school teachers become adjunct faculty members of the University, and give courses in their high schools for UAlbany college credit. These courses provide students with the academic challenges of college-level curriculum during their final year(s) of high school. As a "bridging" experience to college, UHS courses can help students begin to develop the skills and experience necessary for academic success in higher education. The teachers are visited in their classrooms by UAlbany faculty and academic staff to (1) ensure that the courses are taught by UAlbany standards, and (2) to give constructive feedback to the teachers. Enrollment in UHS courses may provide future opportunities to students, such as the ability to enroll in higher-level college courses or to complete a four-year degree in a shorter amount of time.

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Phone: (518) 442-4148
Email: uhs@albany.edu
Website

University-Community Chorale

The chorale is composed of students, faculty, and community members, of mixed abilities and majors. All are welcome to participate, and no audition is required. The Chorale rehearses from 4:15-5:35 Tuesdays and Thursdays during the academic year. Singers with good voices and some knowledge of music reading are welcome to join in September or in January.

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Contact: William Jon Gray
Phone: (518) 442-4167
Email: wgray@albany.edu
Website
Department or Subunit: Department of Music

University-Community Symphonic Band

The University-Community Symphonic Band is proud to have a diverse membership which includes students, staff, faculty, and community members who all work together to achieve the best in musical and social experiences. Membership in the band ensures its participants exposure to a wide variety of repertoire, including reading and performance of new works, and improvement of ensemble skills. Students (with a conducting emphasis) conduct in both rehearsal and performance settings. The band has a regular four-concert season.

The University-Community Symphonic Band rehearses on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 4:15 p.m. until 5:35 p.m., while classes are in session. Rehearsals are held in the Performing Arts Center, Room B-28. Sectionals will be held as needed.

Joining the University-Community Symphonic Band is easy! Just come to one of our rehearsals! Remember to bring your instrument, or you can rent one from us. Lockers are also available at no cost, as well as practice facilities. No formal audition is necessary. Attendance at all rehearsals is mandatory.

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Contact: University-Community Symphonic Band
Phone: (518) 442-4175
Email: sunyband@albany.edu
Website
Department or Subunit: Department of Music

University-Community Symphony Orchestra

The University-Community Symphony Orchestra performs a diverse orchestral repertoire during its regular four-concert season. Concerts frequently feature solo works either performed by members of the orchestra or invited guest artists. The orchestra provides a medium for the reading and performance of new works. Students (with a conducting emphasis) conduct in both rehearsal and performance settings. Membership in the orchestra ensures its participants exposure to a wide variety of repertoire, improvement of ensemble skills, and solo opportunities. The orchestra is proud to have a diverse membership which includes students, staff, faculty, and community members who all work together to achieve the best in musical and social experiences. The orchestra is directed by Professor Christopher David Neubert.

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Contact: University-Community Symphony Orchestra
Phone: (518) 442-4175
Email: sunyorch@albany.edu
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Department or Subunit: Department of Music

WAMC Science Forum Radio Show

This program gives local 5th and 6th graders, along with the general public, the opportunity to ask a panel of scientists questions about science to encourage scientific literacy. Comments by panelists have been incorporated into a national show, The Health Show. The show serves seven states and has an estimated listening audience of 200,000.

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Contact: Helmut V. B. Hirsch and Helen Ghiradella
Phone: (518) 442-4311
Email: hirsch@albany.edu
Department or Subunit: Department of Biological Sciences

Westray Heritage Centre on Westry Island of the Orkney Archipelago in North Scotland - Family History Database

Dr. Julia Jennings works with the Westray Heritage Centre on Westry Island of the Orkney Archipelago in North Scotland to develop a family history database that allows visitors to the island to search genealogical records and learn more about their family ties to the community. About 600 people live on Westray today.

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Contact: Department of Anthropology
Phone: (518) 442-4700
Email: anthro@albany.edu
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Department or Subunit: Department of Anthropology

The Women's Health Project

The Women’s Health Project was initiated in 2009 as a community based program of the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities at the University at Albany, with a 5-year research grant from the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities to the Research Foundation of SUNY. The Women's Health Project connects underserved women with health services in Hudson, NY through Peer Health Advocates. More about the Women's Health Project

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Contact: Department of Communication
Phone: (518) 442-4871
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Department or Subunit: Department of Communication

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