The University at Albany Foundation's Undergraduate Student Research Program awards for 2011 have been announced. Pictured to the left are some of the winners, their sponsoring faculty and VP for Research James Dias. Left to right - Maureen Whitcomb, Prof. Barbara Sutton, Vice President James Dias (Research), Prof. Helene Scheck, Brendan McCarthy, Hassan Naqvi, Hillary Closs, Distinguished Prof. Graeme Newman, Carmen Branca, Janice Jin, Prof. Ewan McNay, Prof. Melinda Larsen, and Cyndel Carreau.
UAlbany Associate VP for Academic Affairs William Hedberg is among the awardees of the Distinguished Public Service Award during the John E. Burton Lecture at Page Hall. Other awardees this year include Lawrence Brandt, Thomas Constantine ’71, Kathleen Tanner, Peter Grannis and Michael Castellana ’84, ’92. The annual event featured guest speaker Congressman Paul Tonko giving the keynote address.
Screenwriter and author John Patrick Shanley with Grayce Burian. Mr. Shanley received a Pulitzer and Tony Award for the play "Doubt: A Parable" (which he adapted for the screen as well) and he won an Oscar for his original screenplay for the hit film "Moonstruck". He presented the Burian Lecture this week, which is funded by the Grayce and Jarka Burian Endowment.
High school students from around the Capital District attend a special UAlbany Theater performance of Cabaret, currently playing in the Performing Arts Center through this weekend. Among the actors is Carol Charniga, from Troy, NY and a 1976 graduate of UAlbany, who plays Fraulein Schneider in this production.
Douglas Andrew Smith, Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, addresses students, faculty and interested members of the community in a discussion of higher education's role in fighting cyberterrorism as a guest speaker for Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
UAlbany School of Business chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy hosts a panel of investors to determine which participating high school student’s business plan will get funding to help realize their dream of establishing an actual business.
Oshayne Davis, a high school student who participates in the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) at the University at Albany, captured fourth place in the physical sciences research category at the 13th Annual STEP Statewide Student Conference. Davis is a sophomore at The Doane Stuart School in Rensselaer. UAlbany’s STEP program, which serves more than 200 students from the Capital Region, aims to encourage underrepresented and low-income students in grades 7-12 to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.