Through its partnerships with the biotechnology and healthcare industry and START-UP NY, the RNA Institute at the University at Albany is poised to make an economic impact on the Capital District. Dr. Paul Agris, Director, RNA Institute (center), Peter Michels (AMRI) and Assemblyman John McDonald participate in a discussion of the RNA Institute and its economic development potential at the University at Albany.
UAlbany students get an up-close view of the Campus Center expansion project to renovate approximately 46,000 square feet of the existing Campus Center and construct approximately 76,000 square feet of new space. Project completion expected in late 2016.
UAlbany's College of Computing and Informatics hosted its sixth Junior FIRST Lego League Expo, where faculty, staff, students, and community volunteers participate with teams of 6 to 9 year old girls and boys from area schools and community groups to develop Lego-based projects around the natural disasters and emergency response: “Disaster Blaster.” The Expo is intended to give students an opportunity to present their research and celebrate the hard work they’ve done as a team, while at the same time, highlighting how new ways of thinking about technology is needed in today’s world.
Vice President for Student Success, Christine Bouchard, received a lifetime membership to the UAlbany Student Association at her recent retirement party. Bouchard served the University for more than 32 years and will surely be missed by staff, student and faculty, alike!
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher greets UAlbany students in what was billed as a "speak out" today at Empire Commons on the Main Campus. The forum was designed as an informational session for both the Chancellor and students to air concerns, ask questions and make observations on the future direction of the SUNY system in general and UAlbany in particular.
The University at Albany has received a $5.25 million gift from the Massry family – the largest ever donation to the University. This transformative gift will be used in support of the School of Business and key University-wide initiatives. (Pictured left to right, University at Albany Foundation President George R. Hearst III, Murray Massry, Julie Massry Knox, Morris Massry, Norman Massry, University at Albany President Robert Jones, University at Albany Vice President for University Development Fardin Sanai, and School of Business Dean Don Siegel)
More than 1,000 students earned their degrees from the University at Albany on Sunday during winter commencement at UAlbany's SEFCU Arena. Proctors' CEO Philip Morris delivered the keynote address and received an honorary degree.
"Giving Tuesday" was a huge success for the University at Albany with over 600 online gifts from students, faculty and staff surpassing the goal to secure challenge gifts totaling $100,000.00 from UAlbany Foundation President George R. Hearst III and UAlbany Development Officer, Michael Boots.
Your generosity on Tuesday, December 2 will go even farther to contribute to the essential elements of a UAlbany education: academics, student support and campus life. For more information on how to give, go to albany.edu/giving/givetuesday.
Capping his tenure with a career-long 68-yard touchdown run in the closing minutes of Saturday’s in-state rivalry game versus Stony Brook, senior running back Omar Osbourne led the University at Albany football team to a 27-17 victory over the visiting Seawolves.
The architectural window glass of University Hall can exhibit a moire pattern when viewed from a distance in morning light. Moiré is an optical phenomenon that may appear as a wavy, rippled or circular pattern under certain lighting conditions.
Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, Dr. Fred Matiang'i spoke to members of the UAlbany community during a visit to the main campus as guests of UAlbany and the Center for International Development. Mr. Matiang'i has worked with SUNY/CID's Kenyan Project for many years.
UAlbany College of Computing and Information students Jonathan Crispino and Elliot Weintraub shake hands with the 3-D printer prosthetic hand they built as part of an ongoing e-Nable project. E-Nable is a network of 3D printers, assemblers, and kids needing a prosthetic hand and they play match maker between those who can build the hand and those who need it. Ultimately, CCI students will continue to build these prosthetics for children in need.
Albany area philanthropists Fr. Kevin Mullen, Phoebe Bender and Daniel Nolan are honored at UAlbany's Citizen Laureate Awards Dinner. Joining the awardees on stage are UAlbany's President Robert Jones and University at Albany Foundation President and Times Union Publisher George Hearst III.