UAlbany's women's basketball team earned their fifth straight America East Championship with a 59-58 win over Maine and return to the NCAA tournament. The 12th-seeded Great Danes (27-4) will face No. 5 Florida (22-8) in the opening round. The game will be played in Syracuse at noon on Friday at the Carrier Dome.
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Deloitte & Touche’s Mary E. Galligan spoke regarding the importance of collaboration in managing cyber risk at the recent Massry Lecture. The event is one of the many benefits afforded to the University through the Massry Family’s generous support. (From l to r: philanthropists I. Norman Massry and Michele (Micki) Massry, Galligan and President Jones.)
Professor Rabi Musah of Chemistry presents "Smokes, Chews and Brews: The Dangers and Crackdown on Legal Plant Highs” in the Science Library as part of the University Libraries series Campus Conversations in Standish.
President Jones, second from left, performs with Sounds of Blackness, the group of which he was once a member, before an appreciative packed house at Page Hall on Friday night. The Grammy-winning ensemble's 90-minute program ranged from African songs to spirituals to gospel to rhythm & blues.
On Thursday, the University showcased its commitment to data analytics by inviting leading national experts in the science to explore how it is transforming homeland security and emergency management.
Ann Marie Gardner, founder of Modern Farmer, co-founder of Monocle and former editor the New York Times's travel magazine, speaks with Professor Thomas Bass and hears students in the Entrepreneurial Journalism course pitch ideas on starting media companies and using new forms of reporting.
The NYS Writers Institute recently awarded the state’s Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction Writers to Edmund White (L) and the Walt Whitman Citation of Merit for Poets to Yusef Komunyakaa . Each man then read from his work at the Page Hall ceremony.
The School of Education recently hosted “Girls in STEM,” a group of workshops conducted by area elementary and middle school teachers to inspire young girls dreaming of careers in science, technology, engineering, or math. The program is part of the NYS Master Teacher Program, which supports exemplary teachers of STEM subjects.
Artist Ryan Kelly of Gerard&Kelly leads students from Adam Frelin’s course on “Studio Experiments in Visual Thinking.” Gerard&Kelly’s “Reusable Parts/Endless Love” will be performed at the PAC on Friday.
Guard Evan Singletary drives to the rim during Saturday’s game versus Vermont at the SEFCU. Singletary knocked down 20 points to lead the Great Danes to a 75-71 victory in the annual Big Purple Growl.
Civil Rights Advocate Carlotta Walls LaNier inspires the audience at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at the University at Albany. LaNier is the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of Black students who worked to integrate Little Rock High School--a landmark event of the Civil Rights Movement.
The New York State Writers Institute celebrates the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston with a film screening and discussion with film director Darnell Martin and literature scholar Emily Bernard.
In a battle of last season’s conference regular season co-champions, the UAlbany women’s basketball team, led by 34 points from Shereesha Richards, defeated Maine 64-59 to stay undefeated in America East play.
Lisa Endersby, national chair of the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community, gives the keynote speech at the 5th Annual Student Affairs Assessment Conference hosted by the Division of Student Affairs. More than 200 professionals from 41 different institutions attended.
Professor Olimpia Pelosi of Languages, Literatures and Cultures lectures on "Weaving the Texture of Feminine Writing: Autobiography, Space, and Construction of the Literary Self in Gaspara Stampa (1523-1554) and Louise Labé (1524-1566)."
Student organization UAlbany NASHA, an Indian Fusion Bollywood dance team, performs a unique routine as part of the Student Association-sponsored Celebration of the Sacred Arts this past semester. The event brought together multiple faith and arts student communities.
Great Danes forward Shereesha Richards, seen here in a file photo, became the first UAlbany women's basketball player to reach 2,000 points in the team's 72-43 win over Vermont at home on Saturday. Richards also moved to ninth in scoring in America East history.
Domenico Giannone of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York presented "Money, Credit, Monetary Policy and the Business Cycle in the Euro Area" recently as part of the Department of Economics seminar series.
Berkshire artist Alexander Ross discusses his work to a packed gallery at the Boor Sculpture Studio recently as part of Picturing the Anthropocene, a multi-disciplinary program organized by the University Art Museum and the Department of Art and Art History. It includes a major contemporary art exhibition and related public programs exploring the broad implications of climate change.
Led by 31 points from Shereesha Richards, the UAlbany women’s basketball team’s fourth quarter push gave the Great Danes a 74-70 victory over Yale for the team’s recent ninth win on the season.
Saxophonists share in the festive spirit in the Department of Music & Theatre’s Holiday Concert. It featured ensembles, including the Chorale, Chamber Singers, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, along with four student a cappella groups.
Students enrolled in the Emerging Student Leaders Program (Office of Student Involvement) await their graduation ceremony in the Campus Center Assembly Hall. The interactive program, open to freshmen and sophomores, is designed to enhance student leadership at UAlbany.
Students work away at holiday cards for overseas troops at a recent “Wake-Up and De-Stress” event held by the University Bookstore, with support from UAS. Faculty and staff also pitched in to make 50 cards, which were collected and sent to the non-profit A Million Thanks for distribution to our service members.
Members of UAlbany's Women's Basketball Team celebrate winning the Albany Cup for the sixth straight year over Siena College with a 61-42 victory at the Times Union Center on Saturday night. Joining in the joy, at left, are Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy and President Jones.
Director of Career Planning Noah Simon serves up food at State Quad during the Food for Finals events held in each of the Quad Dining Halls. UAlbany faculty and staff stay up late each semester the night before finals begin to serve students who take a break from studying a special Food for Finals meal.
Professor Istvan Kecskes instructs a class in Educational Theory and Practice. The University boasts many exciting programs that feature lively diverse classrooms with students taught by world class faculty.
The Department of Informatics hosted its annual Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo, sponsored by KeyCorp, in the Campus Center. The Lego League introduces children ages 6-9 to the concepts of teamwork and basic design skills, and creates in them an interest in science and technology. CEAS faculty and students coach teams, and the completed projects were showcased.
An estimated 594 undergraduates received degrees Sunday at the 2015 Winter Commencement. Larry Gold, chairman/founder of Somalogic and a member of The RNA Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board, was presented with an honorary degree and gave the keynote address.
Yue Li, assistant professor of economics at UAlbany, presents the paper “Is It a Good Idea to Tax Social Security Benefits,” co-authored with economic department colleague John Jones, as part of the macroeconomics seminar series. Their life-cycle model on U.S. tax distortions included the finding that taxing Social Security benefits negatively impacts not only the government budget but also household welfare.
UAlbany celebrated a successful #GivingTuesday yesterday by surpassing its challenge of 750 gifts. By doing so, the University at Albany Foundation secured a matching gift of $75,000 from Sodexo. Here, after making their gifts, sophomores Aline Dipoumbi and Naicha Diaby and junior Sierra Mundine posed with image cut-outs of their favorite stars.
Author Ginger Strand’s new book is The Brothers Vonnegut (2015), a biography of major American satirist Kurt Vonnegut, and long-time UAlbany professor and atmospheric scientist Bernard Vonnegut. She discussed using manuscripts, letters, dossiers and interviews to trace the fascinating story of two brothers grappling with the moral dilemmas of their time. Sponsored by the NYS Writers Institute; the UAlbany Dept. of History; M.E. Grenander Archives and Special Collections; and NYS Archives Partnership Trust. Strand's talk was introduced by Special Collections and Archives Head, Brian Keough.
UAlbany freshman Joe Cremo scored 18 points Friday night to send University at Albany men’s basketball (3-3) to a 74-73 victory over NJIT (3-3) at SEFCU Arena. Cremo shot 6-for-7 from the field and recorded just one turnover.
The University at Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity hosted a panel discussion with Professors Victor Asal, Rick Mathews, Brian Nussbaum, James Steiner, and Matt Ingram with Dean David Rousseau acting as moderator. The panel focused on acts of terrorism in the world including the attacks in Paris recently and how these events relate to homeland security and personal rights and freedoms.
Jason Reynolds, a prize-winning young adult author and poet, as a guest of the New York State Writers Institute (NYSWI) located at the University at Albany, gave a reading at the NYS Museum and engaged Albany High School students with laugh-out-loud fiction for 'teenage boys who don’t like to read' that deals with the trials and tribulations of young adulthood in African-American inner city neighborhoods. Reynolds’ tour was a collaboration among the University at Albany, Albany High School, and the NYSWI.
In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris, the UAlbany Student Association organized members of the UAlbany community and beyond to join them at “Radiate Peace,” a candlelight vigil on the uptown campus. A moment of silence recognized the lives lost and countries attacked around the world. The goal was to unite as a campus and community to promote world peace.
UAlbany art students Anita Abraham, Teresa Choudhury, and Jake Proscia discuss a work from the current exhibition with artist Brian Tolle prior to his Gallery Talk at the University Art Museum.
The UAlbany Women’s Rugby team has qualified for the Division II Nationals under the Tri-State Conference…go team! The Tri-State Conference exists to promote the growth of Rugby Union through competition and cooperation of its member teams and believes that education through sport and inter-collegiate competition play a vital role in a student’s personal development. The UAlbany Women’s Rugby team is non-varsity intramural organization under the auspices of the Student Association’s Office of Campus Recreation.
At Saturday night's game against New Hampshire, UAlbany running back Elliot Croskey and the rest of the Great Danes football team wore names of military veterans on their jerseys to honor those, past and present, who have served their country. The Great Danes dropped a hard fought 24-14 decision to the visiting Wildcats.
In collaboration with the Interfaith Center, UAlbany RA Nadia Jackson hosted a Turkey and Pie celebration on Indian Quad this week. UAlbany students Rebecca Butler and Starasia Fernadez with many others came out to make Thanksgiving decorations for their dorm rooms.
The University at Albany Foundation honors the Dean of Albany Medical College, Vincent P. Verdile, M.D.; retired President and CEO of Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP) William J. Cromie, M.D.; and President and COO of Omni Development Company, Inc., I. David Swawite at its 36th Citizen Laureate Awards held at the SEFCU Arena.
This run is held in conjunction with other Veterans Day events on campus to honor all those who have served and currently serve in the armed forces. Participants will carry an American flag and run relay-style for thirty minutes on a designated route around campus with the goal of never letting the flag stand still for a 24-hour period. The finish for this event will be Wednesday at noon prior to a flag raising ceremony at Collins Circle to commemorate Veterans Day.
The UAlbany women’s soccer team earned its first-ever league title in dramatic fashion on Sunday afternoon, rallying with two goals in the final nine minutes to notch the 2-1 victory at Hartford to win the 2015 America East Championship. UAlbany (11-8-1), which has earned its winningest season in its Division I history and tying the most-ever in 1981 with 11 victories, has earned a berth into the 2015 NCAA Tournament and will find out its first opponent during the selection show on Monday, November 9th at 4:30 p.m. on NCAA.com.
William Kennedy, founder of the New York State Writers Institute, introduces filmmaker, actor, screenwriter and former UAlbany student Edward Burns at a reading event on the Uptown campus. Mr. Burns screened his television series Public Morals on the Downtown Campus.
Ualbany alumnus, Robert Reid ’90, Managing Director at Vistrada speaks before a packed Assembly Hall crowd as guest speaker in the annual Bunshaft Lecture Series. Reid’s talk centered on experiences that led to his own career success along with tips for getting started as an entrepreneur. Established through the generosity of Albert Bunshaft ’80 and Caryn Bunshaft ’82, The Bunshaft Endowment in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences provides support for this lecture, which was designed to provide information to the student community about a broad range of topics related to careers in computing science.
University at Albany President Robert Jones meets with a consortium of university presidents and support staff visiting from Germany. The purpose of this visit was to gain a transatlantic comparative analysis of industry-academia partnerships (private-public partnerships) and to see how these activities are done at UAlbany and also to pursue further strategic opportunities for internationalization through our partnership.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stresses the importance of having Congress continue to fund the Perkins Loan Program at a press conference at the University at Albany. Joining him on stage are UAlbany President Robert Jones and UAlbany freshman Alondra Sanchez and UAlbany junior Beny Poy. Also in attendance and speaking during the program were: Br. Edward Coughlin (President, Siena College), Alicia Ouelette (Pres. and Dean, Albany Law School, Drew Matonak (President, HVCC), and John Ebersole (President, Excelsior College).
UAlbany Great Dane Alex Schneider battles for the ball with a Vermont player in Sunday's America East Tournament match on Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium. A Schneider goal in the 2nd half would tie the game, leading to teammate Kiana Rugar's game winning score in an overtime victory over the visiting Catamounts.
Kappa Phi Lambda (ΚΦΛ), the UAlbany sorority of which Sunny Kim ’11 was a member, and other members and organizations of the UAlbany campus, pay tribute to Kim, who was murdered by a boyfriend in May 2015 in her native South Korea. The tribute honoring Kim, an international student who graduated with dual degrees, is part of a national Take Back the Night Foundation-endorsed “10 Points of Light” event, designed to draw attention to and celebrate hope and healing for victims of domestic violence.
Ualbany students pause at the #StayWoke Student Activism fair tables. Presenters seek to raise students' consciousness about issues and various community and student groups committed to social justice and social change. The event was sponsored by the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
UAlbany senior Krista Fitzpatrick controls the ball in Sunday's women's soccer match versus Maine on Bob Ford Field at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium. The Great Danes posted a 1-0 victory over the Black Bears, securing a number two seed for the upcoming America East Tournament.
UAlbany junior, Asma Arroon from Poughkeepsie, NY dons an apple costume for the 2015 New York Campus Crunch. The Campus Crunch is a state-wide celebration of local food on college campuses. The celebration included students, staff, and faculty from across New York crunching into an apple at 12:30pm on Friday, October 23, 2015 to affirm their commitment to food that is healthy for people and the planet.
UAlbany art professor Melissa Thorne takes her drawing class into the tunnels of the Main Campus for an exercise in perspective utilizing the linear aspects of the tunnel architecture replete with HVAC and electrical piping.
Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Professor Jeanette Altarriba chats with sophomores Alex Case, Madeeha B. Khan and Nicole Bulanchuk at a reception for Dean’s List honorees from the Class of 2018 recently at the UAlbany Campus Center.
The UAlbany Women's Cross Country Team stands poised before the start of the Bobbi Palma Women's 5K Championship Race at the 49th Annual Great Dane Invitational on Saturday. Junior Jessica Donohue won the individual title with a time of 17:31.3, leading the Great Danes to the team title.
Undergraduates check out research opportunities in various disciplines at display tables following the Applied Learning Undergraduate Research Forum held in the UAlbany Campus Center Ballroom this week.
UAlbany's Anna Bottino boxes out a University of New Hampshire player as she controls the ball in Sunday's America East field hockey matchup at Alumni Turf. The Great Danes dominated the Wildcats 4-1.
UAlbany hosts Study Abroad Fair for students to get ideas and information about studying abroad through UAlbany or another SUNY program! Representatives from many other SUNY campuses will be present as well. With semester, yearlong, summer, and winter options, you'll discover just how within reach the world truly is!
In solidarity with faculty, staff and students across its three campuses, the University at Albany launched its #JustAsk Campaign, designed to raise awareness about sexual violence and the University’s array of prevention education efforts, as well as facilitate a campus-wide conversation about this critical issue affecting college campuses nationwide.
The University at Albany and Albany Law School fortify a collaboration that will create important new academic opportunities for students, novel research and grant prospects for faculty, and advancement of the Capital Region’s role as a leader in higher education and innovation.
LtoR: UAlbany President Robert Jones, NYS Senator Neil Breslin, Michael Castellana (CEO/SEFCU), Professor David Rousseau ( Interim Dean, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity), and Albany Law School President Alicia Ouellette.
UAlbany hosts Study Abroad Fair for students to get ideas and information about studying abroad through UAlbany or another SUNY program! Representatives from many other SUNY campuses will be present as well. With semester, yearlong, summer, and winter options, you'll discover just how "within reach" the world truly is!
Great Dane quarterback DJ Crook finds an open receiver thanks to the protection of lineman Kevin Malloy during Saturday's game against Duquesne. Crook threw for two touchdowns in UAlbany's 17-14 win over the Dukes.
UAlbany students Ciara Breslin and Derek Healey (center and right) are joined by Aviv Zommer (Israel Fellow at Hillel) at the Interfaith Center's information table in front of the Campus Center to bring attention to World Peace Week. Acknowledged by the World Council of Churches, World Peace Week promotes Nonviolence throughout the world beginning on the UN International Day of Peace every year. Students of the UAlbany Interfaith Coalition have been hosting activities all week with a goal to create a compassionate and more harmonious campus. A candlelight Vigil will be held this Saturday night; 9/26 from 8pm-10pm at the small fountain. All are welcome to attend the Interfaith program with speakers from campus and the community.
UAlbany's Nico Solabarrieta controls the action as Central Connecticut defenders close in. The Great Danes and Blue Devils fought through two overtimes, ending with 2-2 draw at Bob Ford Field on Saturday night.
The University at Albany and the School of Business dedicates the newly constructed SOB building as the Massry Center for Business in an unveiling ceremony and press conference today in recognition of the generous gift from the Massry family, one of the Capital Region's leading philanthropic families.
The ninth annual Energy Campaign at the University at Albany started September 2nd, running for ten weeks until November 8th. The campaign aims to reduce electricity consumption on campus by ten percent. Flip through the September Sustainability Bulletin to learn more about the Energy Campaign and other happenings on campus! Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to conserve energy where possible.
A UAlbany student pauses from her classes to peruse a selection of posters to hang in her dorm room. Vendors set up in front of the Campus Center at the beginning of the term to provide students with options for dressing up their living spaces while attending the University at Albany.
UAlbany freshman Peter Valdez and senior Felix Abreu show off personalized cans of soda meant for friends with their friend's names imprinted on the can as part of the National Share-a-Coke Tour promotional in front of the Campus Center sponsored in part by University Auxiliary Services (UAS). The afternoon event was a hit with students.
UAlbany running back Elliot Croskey pushes ahead for some tough yardage during Saturday's game against SUNY Buffalo. The Great Danes took an early 7-0 lead, but ultimately dropped a 51-14 decision to the Bulls, UAlbany Football's first ever FBS opponent.
UAlbany students pledge to conserve during the Ninth Annual Energy Campaign, a ten week challenge during which the entire UAlbany campus strives to reduce our electricity consumption by 10%. To learn more, visit albany.edu/gogreen.
UAlbany forward Jake Barros (17) takes the ball from Andreas Bartosinski (17) of Villanova during second half action of Friday's match at Bob Ford Field. A record crowd of 2,637 saw the Great Danes lose 3-0 to the visiting Wildcats.
The University at Albany's School of Education establishes SOE Day with a full day of activities with doctoral students presenting research projects in a poster session and various panel discussions on relevant issues facing educators today.
New and returning students got the chance to meet new people and see what great opportunities UAlbany has to offer; collect information from various University departments and enjoy fun games, activities, and giveaways in the Great DANEtopia event held on the University at Albany’s grand entryway plaza.
The University at Albany's President Robert J. Jones discusses UAlbany’s economic and educational importance to New York State and the region in a discussion with NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Assembly member Pat Fahy, and Hudson Valley Community College President Drew Matonak on the UAlbany Main Campus recently.
Top of Collins Circle is a good place to chat with friends while waiting for the bus. Both UAlbany intercampus bus service and Albany city bus lines make for easy public transportation for students to get to and from UAlbany's three campuses and also around the city.
Founding coordinator of UAlbany’s Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, Courtney D'Allaird addresses an international delegation selected by the U.S. Dept. of State to discuss LGBT human and civil rights. The UAlbany Interfaith Center is hosting the event with staff participating in the dialogue.
The $25,000 raised by EOP students, faculty, staff and alumni will be used to create an endowment for EOP student scholarships. The endowment is being established in honor of EOP Director Maritza Martinez’s (on left) 30 years of service in higher education.
University at Albany Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Michael Christakis, greets parents and new incoming freshmen during a morning presentation as part of a day long Summer Orientation program.
Incoming EOP Pre-College Summer Program students are here for a five week orientation that runs from July 5th – August 7th. They are engaging in Community Service Projects every Friday with Albany’s Police Athletic League (or PAL), Albany’s South End, with UAlbany’s Sustainability Office, the Associate VP for Government Relations office, and the Albany Community Charter School. Some are doing undergraduate research with UAlbany faculty and professional staff.
University at Albany Professor Paul Agris, Director of the RNA Institute, highlights state-of-the-art equipment to members of the Capital Region legislative delegation and staff at The RNA Institute in the Life Sciences Research Building.
Kathleen C. Hochul, Lieutenant Governor of
New York, delivered an inspirational keynote address at the graduation ceremony
for the 2015 Fellowship on Women and Public Policy. The Fellowship is an intensive
leadership development program designed to maximize the skills and
contributions of women to achieve excellence in public service.
In addition to students back on campus for Summer Sessions, the University at Albany also has several major construction and maintenance projects on-going including building an extension of the Campus Center and replacement of windows in Dutch Quad Tower.
The seal of the university is proudly displayed in the tunnel connecting the School of Business building with the College of Liberal Arts building. The tunnel was made possible by the generous support of faculty, staff, student, alumni and friends of UAlbany donors.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Pictured are some cadets from UAlbany's R.O.T.C. program.
University at Albany men’s basketball guard Peter Hooley represents his 2015 undergraduate class by delivering the student address at UAlbany Commencement on Sunday, May 17 on the Entry Plaza Lawn. Hooley’s story of perseverance became a national news story in 2015. After becoming the second-leading scorer in the America East conference, Hooley returned to his native Australia to be with his mother who passed away earlier this year.
MFA candidates position a sculpture for inclusion in the 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition ongoing in the University Art Museum until May 17. The reception for the artists will be held on May 8th (5pm-7pm), with the public invited.
UAlbany music majors, Jordan Scott, Brittany Mettrick and Anastasia Glazunova rehearse for their upcoming performance. Student Recitals will be presented on two consecutive evenings, Tuesday May 5 and Wednesday May 6, in the PAC Recital Hall at 6 p.m. Jordan, Brittany, and Anastasia will perform two movements from a Beethoven Trio on Wednesday, May 6.
Saturday marked the final time this season the University at Albany track & field program competed in two separate meets. Those who had traveled to Philadelphia earlier this week continued participating in the final day of the Penn Relays, while their teammates who stayed home, comprising the bulk of the UAlbany roster, traveled across town for RPI’s Capital District Classic. Both meets acted as a final tune-up for the Great Danes before next week’s conference championships.
Visiting lecturer in the UAlbany Fine Art Department, Melissa Thorne, advises MFA candidate Anthony Camarota in selection of artwork for the upcoming MFA Thesis Exhibition on view at the University Art Museum May 1 - 17. The public is welcome to the artists’ reception on Friday, May 8 from 5 -7 pm.
The University at Albany observes Earth Day with various on-campus events including "Destination Green" (a display of alternative energy vehicles with representatives from the Capital District Clean Communities Coalition) and "Commit for Earth Day" in both State and Indian Quads.
UAlbany students are inducted into Lambda Pi Eta recently in a ceremony held in the Standish Room of the Science Library. Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communications Association (NCA). To be eligible to join, UAlbany students must meet the following criteria: 60 credits at UAlbany with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and 12 credits in Communication with an overall GPA of at least 3.25.
Competition for the 31st Spring Classic, the University at Albany’s traditional April home track meet, opened last weekend as the event expanded to cover two days. Day One included the first set of events for the women’s heptathlon and the men’s decathlon, as well as the men’s and women’s hammer and javelin throws. The meet continued Saturday with a full slate of events, wrapping UAlbany’s first home meet of the 2015 outdoor season, with two more still to come in May.
A student tries on a robotic hand at one of the many demonstration tables at the 5th Annual Open Source Festival sponsored by the University at Albany Student Chapter of The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). The Open Source Festival is a celebration of the vitality and creativity of Open Source communities with numerous open source practitioners demonstrating innovative ideas and prototypes in addition to holding hands-on workshops in software development and related product design.
The University at Albany softball team rallied back from Saturday’s one-run loss to overcome UMBC 11-6 and 1-0 Sunday afternoon at Albany Field. With the series win, the Great Danes improved to 18-9 overall and 4-2 in the America East, while the Retrievers fell to 17-14 on the season and 7-2 in conference play.
Student callers and supervisors power the UAlbany Fund’s Call Center! The Call Center is an integral part of the University at Albany’s fundraising efforts, reaching out to alumni and parents of current students over the phone. Pictured L to R: Yiseily De Los Santos, Susan Coniglio, Michael Longo (seated), Ben Kitzen, Greg Schwartz, Dan Sherman.
After giving up the opening goal of the contest, University at Albany women’s lacrosse team vanquished Vermont recently at John Fallon Field. Four of the Danes tallied three points or more in the victory.
Workers install the components of the ‘stair climbers’ which will provide access to the entirety of Stuyvesant tower to replace the windows and repair the façade. The University did similar work on Livingston (Colonial) in 2014, Eastman (State) in 2013, and Mohawk (Indian) in 2013. Stuyvesant on Dutch is the final tower slated for this work, some 2,200 windows, to be completed this summer 2015.
University at Albany sophomore Eric Mueller hits a three-run triple down the left field line, giving the Great Danes baseball team a 9-5 victory over the hosting University of Maine Black Bears this past weekend.
Bill Nye "The Science Guy" signs copies of his new book for students and invited guests before delivering an inspirational talk as part of the Student Association's "World Within Reach" Speaker Series. Nye brought his message of "you can change the world" to a full house at the SEFCU Arena.
UAlbany senior Nicholas Accatino is “caught” recycling a plastic bottle and then rewarded with a token gift from Dylan Card and Cassidy Drasser as part of the University at Albany’s “Get Caught Green Handed” program. 2015 marks UAlbany’s eighth year competing in the RecycleMania effort, a friendly national competition among over 600 colleges and universities to see who can recycle the most. This year, UAlbany is setting the bar even higher– working to collectively recycle over 120,000 pounds and beat our last year’s numbers. The Green Handed patrol goes out on Thursdays to encourage students to recycle.
Whether you are travelling to the games or watching at a viewing party to cheer the UAlbany Great Danes in the NCAA Tournament, there is new men’s and women’s NCAA gear available at the Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore to show your team spirit.
UAlbany's Women's Basketball team is headed to the NCAA tournament again after capturing its fourth consecutive America East Conference Championship by defeating Hartford, 85-75. Forward Shereesha Richards became UAlbany's All-Time Leading Scorer in women's basketball and guard Sarah Royals surpassed 1000 points in her career.
Great Danes guard Peter Hooley holds his America East honors skyward in tribute to his late mother. Hooley scored a last second three-point basket to win the America East Conference Men's Basketball Championship and return UAlbany to the NCAA tournament for the third consecutive time.
Upstate New York high school students participate in the 30th Annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium showcasing the best in science from high schools across upstate New York. Hosted by the University at Albany, high school science teachers from all over upstate NY were invited to have their best student researchers present projects during the symposium and were judged and awarded on both oral and poster presentation.
SUNY alumnae, Paula Manescalco (Brockport ’69) and Judy Mysliborski (UAlbany ’69) accompanied by Forest and Dune (Shetland Sheepdogs aka Shelties) participate in a “Therapy Dog Visit” to the Campus Center to provide canine de-stressing to students during midterms. All the furry friends who partake in this service must pass a certification process which enables them to serve as therapy dogs and are invited to campus through the Disability Resource Center.
UAlbany President Robert Jones welcomes Capital Region SUNY college leaders at a press conference held at UAlbany to urge the NY State Legislature to create a fully-funded investment fund and extend NYSUNY 2020. Pictured from left to right: Robert Jones, Andrew Matonak (Hudson Valley Community College), Dustin Swanger (Fulton-Montgomery Community College), Kristine Duffy (Adirondack Community College), Martha Asselin (Schenectady Community College) and Alfred Ntoko (Empire State College).
UAlbany sophomore Nathan Parrott works on a custom “Nathanolio” specifically designed by him to protect a DVD and accompanying pamphlet as a contained set. As an intern in the Alice Hastings Murphy Preservation Department housed in the UAlbany Science Library, Nathan quickly learned to execute a range of repairs and construct different types of enclosures (portfolios) to help protect the University Libraries’ media collections.
The key to accessing one’s residence hall, meal plan, various campus services and vending machines among other amenities, is the UAS SUNYCard. To attain this card at the UAS SUNYCard desk in the Campus Center, the student must have a photo taken which provides positive identification when using.
In many UAlbany classrooms the ability to share knowledge and experience among students comes from diverse student populations and small classroom sizes giving an advantageous student to teacher ratio.
UAlbany honored two seniors (Margarita Rosario #3 and Sarah Royals #4) for their outstanding careers on Senior Day at the SEFCU Arena. In the final game of their regular season, the Great Danes dominated the University of Vermont 76-48, the fourth consecutive year they have finished with at least a share of the America East Conference Championship.
The UAlbany Campus Center is a hub of activity for students and faculty with meeting rooms, eateries, recreational facilities and areas for student organizations to disseminate information and recruit members.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announces the 2014 Albany Promise Report Card to highlight the success of the past year's Albany Promise initiative. Albany Promise is a regional, cross-sector partnership where the University at Albany, SUNY and community leaders come together to support a shared cradle to career education vision for area children from elementary into high school and on to college.
The UAlbany Confucius Institute and the Albany Chinese Community Center hosts a talent show at the Performing Arts Center for UAlbany faculty, staff and students along with the local community to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
UAlbany center Richard Peters squares for the ceremonial tip against 11 year-old JP Honsinger, a member of the men's basketball team who is battling Niemann-Pick Type C disease (NPC). The Great Danes honored Honsinger on February 20th and notched a win over Hartford (70-64).
An art student works on a welded steel construction at the Boor Sculpture Studio. Occupied in 2002, the Boor Sculpture Studio is well equipped, houses fourteen graduate students with studio spaces and provides undergraduate students with classes in both traditional and emerging media. The design and flexibility of the building facilitates students' ability to create using a variety of techniques and processes, including film, video, sculpture, and digital processing.
Members of UAlbany Field Hockey were honored recently at the SEFCU Arena during a basketball doubleheader vs UMass Lowell. The Great Danes made national headlines with their historic run to the NCAA Final Four before dropping a hard fought 1-0 decision to defending champion UCONN.
Young fans danced before the start of the second half of the Women's Basketball game between Binghamton and UAlbany, part of Commitment to Education Day. The Great Danes cruised past the Bearcats 75-53 to maintain their hold on first place in the America East Conference.
Actors from WAM Theater rehearse before a presentation of "Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight". Each year, the staff of the UAlbany Performing Arts Center selects performances to augment and complement the offerings of the Departments of Music and Theatre. Often, these professional companies are on campus for several days sharing their artistic work and vision.
Congressman Paul Tonko observes a live enrollment in health insurance by UAlbany Navigator, Katie Merrill, 2nd year MSW student as she helps Brandon Bissell-Evans, UAlbany alumni, navigate and enroll on the NYS of Health Marketplace. This live enrollment highlighted the importance of enrollment in health insurance and the step by step help a UAlbany Navigator can provide to each customer.
UAlbany's point guard Evan Singletary drives to the basket in Saturday's game vs UMass Lowell, part of the annual Big Purple Growl and Ferocious Feast. The Great Danes remained perfect in the America East Conference, moving to 11-0 with a 69-59 victory.
A UAlbany student poses for a "selfie" with Laverne Cox, an advocate for transgender rights and a critically acclaimed actress starring in the Netflix blockbuster "Orange is the New Black". Cox was on campus to kick off Sexuality Week at the University at Albany with the talk “Ain’t I a Woman” held at the Performing Arts Center's Main Theater.
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Lisa R. Harris, Senior Counsel to the NYS Senate Majority Republican Conference, chat with two UAlbany students during “Elect Her: UAlbany Women Win”, a recent forum for young women contemplating running for office at the University level and beyond. UAlbany was chosen as one of fifty college and university campuses to host Elect Her sessions during the 2014-2015 academic year in partnership with the American Association of University Women and Running Start.
Distinguished soprano Martha Herr and guitarist Jason Holt Mitchell perform under the beautiful lights of UAlbany's Recital Hall during the 2015 New Music and Culture Symposium hosted by the Department of Music and Theatre.
UAlbany senior Stephanie Jones gives blood during a recent blood drive held in the Campus Center Ballroom. The Blood Drive is sponsored by the NY/Penn Region Chapter of the American Red Cross and holds monthly blood drives in the Campus Center as well as in the four Quads on the main campus.
Harsha Perera ’15, of 5Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service, introduces ‘Hands Only’ CPR to Rebecca Andersen ’15 and Jana Kilgallon ’15 as part of an effort to become recognized as a HEARTSafe Campus by the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation.
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.
The UAlbany Women's Soccer Team celebrates a 1st half goal in a 2-0 America East playoff victory over Maine at Bob Ford Field. Caitlyn Paltsios and Vivian Vega scored goals for the Great Danes against the top rated defense in the conference.
As an outgrowth of the University at Albany's commitment to community engagement, high school students studying television and broadcasting at Catskill High School spent a day learning about techniques of lighting and other aspects of digital video from professionals in Communications and Marketing Division at UAlbany.
Hay más tiempo que vida (There is more time than life)
UAlbany students decorate Mexican Sugar Cookies at the International Student Center in preparation for Los Dios De los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), which is a Mexican celebration from October 31st through November 2nd in honor of those who have departed from this world.
New York State Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, UAlbany senior Sean Taylor, and Indian Ladder Farms president Peter Ten Eyck pose for a picture during UAlbany's Campus Crunch event to celebrate local agriculture. The event was hosted by UAlbany's Office of Environmental Sustainability.
Sophomore goalkeeper Maxi Primus surveys the field during warm ups for Saturday's field hockey game against the University of Maine. The Great Danes, ranked #13 in the country, defeated the Black Bears 3-0.
Celebrating LGBT history month, National Coming Out Day and the Student Association Gender & Sexuality Concerns Coming OUT Reception, Courtney D’Allaird ( Coordinator Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and UAlbany grad ‘09), and Deidre Dumpson (UAlbany senior and Director of SA Gender and Sexuality Concerns) pause below the Rainbow Flag hung for the first time in front of the Campus Center. The flag will be displayed there through October 24th.
Students Amanda Moffitt and Shannon Tierney from Melissa Thorne’s Intermediate Drawing class meet with exhibiting artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley during their 2-day residency at the University Art Museum.
Members of the new student group Grow Green build a new garden behind Indian Quad. Students designed, planned, and coordinated the project with academics and other groups on campus and are reaching even farther out into the community to create partnerships with organizations like Capital District Community Gardens.The garden will be an important first step towards the goal of growing fresh, healthy food right on campus.
NY Senator Kirstin Gillibrand poses with UAlbany students, Marc Cohen (Vice President of UAlbany’s Student Association), Rose Avellino, Christina Mamone, Raymond Webb, Jr. at her recent visit to the University at Albany sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute to speak and promote her new book.
UAlbany quarterback Will Fiacchi breaks a tackle as he looks downfield for a receiver during Saturday night's game with Columbia at Bob Ford Field. Fiacchi threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another in the Great Danes' 42-7 victory. UAlbany, ranked #24 in the The Sports Network Top 25 Poll, improved their record to 4-0 with the win.
Up to 85 businesses, non-profits, and government agencies participated in a career fair held at the SEFCU Arena. The event, sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi, was open to matriculated UAlbany students and alumni.
UAlbany senior Sarah Pelletier pens a sentiment on the Freedom of Speech Wall in front of the Campus Center. The activity, sponsored by Rockefeller College Dean's Leadership Council in celebration of Constitution Week and the expression of free speech, is set up today and again on Thursday for student/staff/faculty participation.
UAlbany fans show their spirit during Saturday's football game vs Holy Cross. The Great Danes staged a come from behind 14-13 victory over the Crusaders, the inaugural game of new Head Coach Greg Gattuso's tenure. It was the first victory for UAlbany Football at Bob Ford Field.
At the Student Association's annual Dippikill wilderness retreat, faculty, staff, and administrators get a look at Julie's Lodge, the newest accommodations under construction on the property. This event brings together student leaders and members of the UAlbany community for a day of team building, goal setting, and all around fun.
UAlbany football Head Coach Greg Gattuso leads the Great Danes in a preseason workout. The football team kicks off the 2014 season at home versus Holy Cross on August 30th. Season and single game tickets are on sale now.
Clouds reflect off the glass of the Life Sciences Research Building. The state-of-the-art facility supports UAlbany scientists in advancing knowledge across a broad spectrum of life sciences research and is home for The RNA Institute.
UAlbany's Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education, Prof. Jeanette Altarriba, welcomes incoming freshman to the University during one of the many activities for students and their parents during Freshman Orientation.
UAlbany alumnus and author Gregory Maguire is one of the featured speakers at this year's Empire Collaborations held in the Campus Center Ballroom. Maguire's talk was part of a week-long event by the Academic Librarians Conference (sponsored by the New York 3Rs and the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the New York Library Association) and the SUNYLA conference (sponsored by the SUNY Librarians Association).
UAlbany's legendary coach Bob Ford, the architect of the Great Danes' football program since its inception, bid farewell to hundreds of well wishers at a banquet in his honor at the SEFCU Arena on Saturday night.
University at Albany men's lacrosse stars Miles and Lyle Thompson became the first co-winners of the Tewaaraton Award, the sport's version of the Heisman Trophy.The brothers became the first Native Americans to take home an award given to the top collegiate player in a sport that traces its roots to Native American origin
The University at Albany observes Memorial Day which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May. As a federal holiday it was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
The UAlbany softball team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by capturing its fifth America East Conference championship and first since 2011 this past Sunday. The Great Danes defeated Stony Brook twice in the championship round of the double-elimination tournament, 3-2 and 8-1.
University at Albany MSW student, Katie Merrill ('15) assists individuals in the community needing to enroll in health insurance as a Navigator through the Affordable Care Act. She was selected for the Albany Internships in Mental Health for her second year internship for 2014-2015.
UAlbany celebrates the annual Spring Stomp game with a 21-7 victory over America East conference rival Binghamton. With the win, the Great Danes advanced to the 2014 America East Lacrosse Championship and will face Stony Brook this Thursday 5/1 at 7:30 pm.
UAlbany's Tynelle Taylor-Chase extends her lead on her way to winning the Women's Intermediate Hurdles at Saturday's UAlbany Spring Classic. The international field included over twenty teams in the event's 30th year.
Rockefeller College Alumni David Van Slyke (Ph.D. ’ 99), speaks to UAlbany students as part of the Rockefeller Roundtable Series. The Rockefeller Roundtable is a bi-annual speaker series featuring a distinguished academic alumnus. The series provides recognition to Rockefeller College alumni who have distinguished themselves and their alma mater through achievement and professional accomplishments in academia, and provides a forum f or interaction with current PhD students.
Playing in their fourth doubleheader since Sunday, the University at Albany softball team took the first two games in a three-game set against conference opponent Hartford on Saturday. The Danes (18-9, 7-3) won the first game over the Hawks (7-20, 1-7) 7-0, and won the second game 11-1 in six innings.
UAlbany Physics Professor, Keith Earle, explains a scientific principle to members of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. Collaborating with Ms. Sinopoli in exploring the interplay of dance and physics, their work together will be spotlighted with public performances later this month in the Performing Arts Center.
UAlbany students selected by audition rehearse alongside actors from WAM (Women's Action Movement) Theatre, based in the Capital Region and Berkshires, in the Performing Arts Center’s Arena Theatre for an upcoming staged reading of the new play, Everywoman, by UAlbany Professor and playwright Carolyn Yalkut (English Department). The production directed by Sara Katzoffon (WAM) will be performed on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30pm.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse earned its first league win on Saturday afternoon, a dominating 22-2 performance against Binghamton. Senior Allie Phelan and freshman Dakotah Savitcheff led the Great Danes with five goals each.
The Great Dane Project is an initiative designed to celebrate UAlbany pride by converting 4 foot tall, 60 lb. fiberglass Great Danes into unique works of art that reflect the spirit of the University at Albany community. Nineteen Great Dane statues have been graciously donated by University Auxiliary Services with eighteen Great Danes “adopted” by various campus entities. The nineteenth was reserved as the “Community Dane” in honor of our 19th President, Robert J. Jones and all presently on display in the Science Library Atrium.
University at Albany junior, Casey Wittchen, autographs a copy of her just released book, “Behind Locked Doors”, to present to the University at Albany Library. The Mechanicville native, a UAlbany business major, already has written nine other books and has many more planned.
Coming into the season, the UAlbany women’s basketball team had a motto: A three-peat is earned, not given. That message proved true on Monday, as the Great Danes took down Stony Brook 70-46 at the SEFCU Arena for its third-straight America East title.
University at Albany men’s basketball took the lead early and never gave it up in a rematch of the 2013 America East title game, downing Vermont 67-58 at SEFCU Arena in the league semifinals thereby assuring a slot in the upcoming America East Championship.
UAlbany junior guard Sarah Royals drives hard to the basket in Saturday's game versus Stony Brook at SEFCU Arena. The America East Champion Great Danes lost a 66-56 decision, snapping their record setting win streak at 38 games.
UAlbany seniors and art majors, Julia Fox and Daviana Angus
get some face-time with visiting Minnesota artist, Lamar Peterson. Peterson’s work is currently on display in
the Art Museum until April 5thas part of a
University Diversity Transformation Grant.
In a wild contest featuring 12 lead changes and eight locked scores, the University at Albany women’s basketball team pulled out the nail-biter over the hosting University of Maine Black Bears, 58-56, Sunday afternoon. The win marked the Great Danes’ ninth straight win in the series with Maine, 14th consecutive victory this season, and 36th straight America East conference victory, dating back to January 2012, which is tied for the longest active streak in Division I.
In Friday evening's "Pink Out" at the SEFCU Arena, the UAlbany Great Danes Women's Basketball team took down Hartford 90-68 for their 12th consecutive win. The "Pink Out" highlights the need to raise awareness of breast cancer and fans were encouraged to wear pink with the first 250 fans receiving free pink t-shirts.
The University at Albany RNA Institute recently hosted an outreach workshop, co-sponsored by Sigma-Aldrich, with the goal of mentoring and training the next generation of RNA scientists in state-of-the-art research technologies. Students from many colleges and universities traveled to the University at Albany to gain this exposure and instruction.
At the opening of last night's UAlbany Men's Basketball game against Stony Brook at the SEFCU Arena, players display the Australian flag in observance of Australia Day. Australia Day is on January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788. At game's end, the Great Danes handed Stony Brook its First League Loss in America East Semifinal Rematch, 77-67.
The University at Albany's Rockefeller College Alumni-Student Jeopardy Challenge Champions for the second year in a row are Team Schadenfreud (L to R: Jayson Kratoville, BA 10, MPA '11, Cyndi Mellen, BA 10, MPA '12, Ben Spear, BA 10, MPA '12, and Brian Peter, BA 10, MPA '11). The Jeopardy Challenge kicks off the spring 2014 semester for our students and will give them a chance to chat with our outstanding alumni in an informal setting.
Local elementary and middle school students line up to kick footballs into an inflatable containment cage at UAlbany’s 8th Annual Commitment to Education Day. The University at Albany women’s basketball program hosted the event for area schools, sponsored by SEFCU and CDPHP, including a game against the University of New Hampshire in a key America East Conference contest. The Lady Danes routed UNH 88-47.
UAlbany Head Football Coach Bob Ford who turned 76 this past year, serves up pieces of cake to his team at a surprise birthday celebration after practice. Forty-three years, 436 games, and 255 varsity wins later, Ford, the longest active tenured coach in all of college football, has announced that he will coach his final season in 2013.
The UAlbany Indian Student Organization and Albany State Indian Alliance co-hosted the first ever on-campus Holi celebrations this past weekend at the Interfaith Center. Holi (the festival of colors) is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Indian festivals with the use of powdered pigments and is the celebration of the arrival of spring and happiness.
The Great Dane Project is an initiative designed to
celebrate our University pride by converting nineteen 4 foot tall, 60 lb.
fiberglass Great Danes, graciously donated by University Auxiliary Services,
into unique works of art that reflect the spirit of the University at Albany
community. All Great Danes sculptures
are available for viewing for the remainder of the semester in the Science
Library and will find permanent homes at both the uptown and downtown campuses
after the spring semester.
Junior forward Sam Rowley recorded his sixth career double-double (21 points, 11 rebounds), and his second this season, but it wasn’t enough for the UAlbany Great Danes, as they fell 69-60 to Colgate at SEFCU Arena on Saturday night.
The University at Albany's College of Computing and Information hosts 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 University at Albany celebrates Winter Commencement 2013 with over 1000 students earning their degrees at the afternoon ceremony in the SEFCU Arena. UAlbany President Robert J. Jones gave the welcome and keynote address before a packed house.
UAlbany Rockefeller College alumna Christine Hmiel, Director of Development for Habitat For Humanity / Albany, NY (far right), leads a tour of the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood on Albany's near north side. The neighborhood is slated for an affordable housing project spearheaded by Habitat For Humanity with initial planning assistance from the University at Albany Geography & Planning faculty and students.
Congressman Paul Tonko meets with UAlbany School of Social Welfare graduate students participating in the NYS Navigatior Program funded by a grant through the Community Service Society of New York. These graduate students help guide individuals, families and businesses with enrollment in a health plan through the NY State of Health Program which is a health insurance marketplace where consumers and businesses can shop for insurance, compare prices and benefits, and enroll into health coverage.
The Great Dane Project is an initiative designed to celebrate our University pride by converting nineteen 4 foot tall, 60 lb. fiberglass Great Danes, graciously donated by University Auxiliary Services, into unique works of art that reflect the spirit of the University at Albany community. All Great Danes sculptures are available for viewing for the remainder of the semester in the Science Library and will find permanent homes at both the uptown and downtown campuses after the spring semester.
Teams of UAlbany students pick up trash in the Pine Hills section of Albany recently during an annual clean up effort by students to promote good relations with their neighbors. The Pine Hills neighborhood has a large ratio of student housing to permanent residents.
courtesy of Office of Personal Safety and Off Campus Affairs
President Robert Jones is presented with an America East championship ring by UAlbany's Women's Basketball team. The Great Danes, led by Head Coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, earned an appearance in last year's NCAA tournament and will tip off their season on November 8th against Siena.
Chef Maria Nogueira de Paula Eduardo of Brazil serves up some tasty Brazilian dishes to UAlbany students in the Colonial Quad Dining Hall as part of a UAS sponsored "Global Chef" program featuring expert visiting chefs from other countries.
Iranian-born dance artist and transformational teacher, Banafsheh communicates the universal message of Sufi mysticism in a choreographed dance performance at the University at Albany Performing Arts Center as part of a week-long conference on the impact of Women of the Middle East organized by UAlbany’s Global Institute for Health and Human Rights.
Beautiful fall weather brought out a huge turnout for Homecoming Weekend at the University at Albany. Despite the UAlbany's loss to Towson University in Saturday's football game, UAlbany alumni jammed the new stadium in support of the Great Danes.
Lisa Lillien ’87, the New York Times best-selling author and the creator of the Hungry Girl brand, kicked off the University at Albany Homecoming and Family Weekend at the Reaching Higher, Achieving More Luncheon held in UAlbany's Campus Center Ballroom.
His Majesty Benjamin Ikenchuku, right, of the Kingdom of Agbor, Nigeria, and University at Albany President Robert J. Jones shake hands as they embark on discussions and a tour of the University. UAlbany students, from Nigeria, Kenneth Aduba and Itonisiyinowaji (Ito) Egopija, look on.
In front of a sell-out crowd of 25,201 at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, Va., the Great Danes football team fell 40-13 to the hosting James Madison University Dukes Saturday afternoon in CAA play.
University at Albany President Robert Jones and Kansai
Gaidai University President Yoshitaka Tanimoto sign Letters of Agreement reaffirming
the on-going exchange program between the two schools. The visiting Japanese
delegation including President Tanimoto also attended the Inauguration of
President Jones as the 19th President of the University at Albany.
The University at Albany Student Association's World Within Reach Speakers Series featured senior advisor to President Barack ObamaDavid Axelrod, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe and speechwriter Jon Favreau for a look "Inside the Obama Campaign" in the SEFCU Arena. The lecture was held in conjunction with "Celebrate and Advance," a weeklong series of events culminating in the inauguration of Robert J. Jones as the 19th president of UAlbany.
Student volunteers from various majors and disciplines at the University at Albany visit Hackett Middle School to participate in "A Taste of College" readiness workshops. Meant to give young students inspiration as part of the Albany Promise Cradle-to-Career Partnership, a cross-sector initiative that brings together community partners to improve the academic outcomes of students from the neighborhoods of West Hill, Arbor Hill, and the South End of Albany, our students provided entertaining and informative hands-on workshops in science, health, and art to name a few.
Award winning Broadway star and University at Albany alumna, Carolee Carmello '83 sings a duet with her father (also an alumnus of the University) on stage during "An Evening with Carolee Carmello" in the UAlbany Performing Arts Center. Carmello's performance is part of the ongoing Inauguration Week Events culminating with the Inauguration Ceremony of UAlbany's new president, Dr. Robert Jones.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu's daughters, Nontombi and Thandeka, participate in an informal conversation with UAlbany President Robert Jones on various topics from Apartheid in South Africa to global race relations at Page Hall on the Downtown Campus. This event, open to the public, was part of the President's Inaugural Week events at the University at Albany.
UAlbany Head Football Coach Bob Ford who turned 76 this month, serves up pieces of cake to his team at a surprise birthday celebration after practice. Forty-three years, 436 games, and 255 varsity wins later, Ford, the longest active tenured coach in all of college football, has announced that he will coach his final season in 2013.
Young UAlbany fans enjoyed the tailgating scene prior to the grand opening of Bob Ford Field on Saturday. The Great Danes suffered a tough 19-13 overtime loss to the Rams of the University of Rhode Island.
UAlbany's Omar Osbourne picks his way through the Colgate defense during Saturday night's game at Andy Kerr Stadium in Hamilton, NY. Osbourne rushed for 252 yards in the Great Danes' 37-34 victory over the Raiders.
University at Albany President Robert Jones greets students in the Campus Center during the "Taste of UAlbany" co-sponsored by University Auxiliary Services and Sodexo to showcase for students, staff and faculty a broad sampling of the concession offerings at the UAlbany Food Court.
Three University at Albany freshmen, Michael Lazore, Akeela Makshood, and Nicholas Simons, won this year’s Explore UAlbany raffle drawing. Thanks to a generous donation from SEFCU, each received a University at Albany Bookstore gift certificate for $500 to cover the cost of their textbooks this semester. The drawing, held on August 25th, was open to incoming freshmen and transfer students who attended an Explore UAlbany lecture on Friday, August 23rd as part of the Great Dane Beginnings Opening Weekend.
Our Welcome Candlelighting Ceremony symbolizes the beginning of an incoming student’s collegiate career. Faculty, staff and representatives from the current sophomore, junior, and senior class attend and participate in the event to welcome all incoming students.
The UAlbany Women's Soccer Team scrimmages during their pre-season training exercises at the Main Campus athletic fields. Their first match is against Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Florida on August 23rd.
A delegation from Kenya's Devolution Study headed by Mr. Kinuthia Wamwangi Mwangi (Chairman, Transition Authority), Prof. Nyokabi Kamau (Director, Paliamentary Studies and Training) and Dr. Jane Munga (Cooridinator, Centre for Devolution Studies) hold an informal chat session with UAlbany students Katie DePalma, Ashley Davis-Alteri and Martin Robinson at UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government.
UAlbany Grad Assistant, Jeremy Grunstra, helps Office of Sustainability Project Assistant, Mary Leciejewski, load student donated items as part to the University’s “Give and Go Program”. In its fifth year, this program strives to divert items from the landfill by collecting gently used yet unwanted items from students as they move out of the dorms and finding these materials a new home via Trinity Alliance, an Albany organization that provides services to the area community.
Outgoing UAlbany Student Association President Arthur Rushforth passes the ceremonial University Torch to Junior Class Representative and recipient of Presidential Award for Community Service, Minerve Delille, at the University at Albany’s Candle-lighting Ceremony during Commencement Weekend.
Masters and Doctoral students salute their families in UAlbany's Graduate Commencement Ceremony in the traditional gesture of thanks for those that have supported them throughout their educational pursuits.
UAlbany R.O.T.C. Cadets James Ciccarello, Daniel Gordon and Tyler Peck are sworn in as Second Lieutenants in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony held on the UAlbany Downtown Campus.
UAlbany R.O.T.C. cadets participate in a run around the Campus perimeter. Comprising the Mohawk Battalion, cadets from UAlbany, RPI, Union and Hudson Valley Community College run the three mile loop around the Main Campus.
Lambda Pi Chi sorority hosts the "Pie a Pi Chi" to raise funds for "Keep a Child Alive Fund" on the UAlbany Main Campus. For a donation to the cause which provides support for children and families with HIV/AIDS, students got to "face-pie" one of the sorority sisters.
Delegations from both Afghanistan and Mongolia pose with UAlbany President Robert Jones, School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson and Stephanie Wacholder while attending the President's Business Leaders Breakfast on the main campus.
UAlbany's Ty Thompson looks to score against UMBC in Friday night's lacrosse game at John Fallon Field. Thompson scored eight goals, including the 100th of his career, as the Great Danes prevailed 16-10.
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC) at the University at Albany sponsors the “Olympiada of Spoken Russian” bringing in area high school students competing for gold, silver or bronze medals for demonstrating proficiency at their level of study. Olympiada contests in the United States have provided a forum for successive generations of US high school students of Russian to demonstrate excellence in Russian language and is in its 17th year at UAlbany.
Former Congressional Representatives Sue Kelly and George Hochbrueckner visit with students in Professor Anne Hildreth's political science class as part of a program called "Congress to Campus" supported by the US Association of Former Members of Congress.
The UAlbany Indian Student Organization and Albany State Indian Alliance co-hosted the first ever on-campus Holi celebrations this past weekend at the Interfaith Center. Holi (the festival of colors) is undoubtedly the most fun-filled and boisterous of Indian festivals with the use of powdered pigments and is the celebration of the arrival of spring and happiness.
UAlbany's Kelly Costello executes a dramatic dive for home plate during the first game of a double header on Friday. The Great Danes won the game 1-0 with Brittany MacFawn's delivering a dominant pitching performance.
On a recent trip to Washington DC, UAlbany President Robert Jones poses with student interns who currently are in Rockefeller College’s “Semester in Washington”. The program is offered during the spring semester by the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy's Department of Political Science.
The University at Albany men's basketball team are headed to the NCAA Tournament after a 53-49 victory at Vermont in the America East championship game on Saturday afternoon. The women's team made it a pair of championships when they defeated Hartford, 61-52 Saturday night at SEFCU Arena, earning them a spot in the NCAA Women's Tournament.
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, Michael Deem, chats with
UAlbany students before his seminar in the Physics Building. Professor Deem is the John W. Cox Professor
in Bioengineering and professor of physics and astronomy at Rice University and
will conduct several lectures and seminars throughout today.
The UAlbany Great Danes Women's Basketball team was victorious in a 71-57 win over New Hampshire in the second America East Conference Women’s Basketball Semifinal at the SEFCU Arena this past weekend. TheGreat Danes Men's Basketball team slipped past Stony Brook, 61-59, in the America East Semifinals on Sunday.
In the Sculpture Casting Techniques class at the Boor Sculpture Studio, students pour molten bronze and aluminum into cast molds. Some students control the lift while others stand guard with sand in case of a spill.
UAlbany's Lyle Thompson powers past a UMASS defender in yesterday's Men's Lacrosse game at John Fallon Field. Thompson scored five goals as the Great Danes defeated the Minutemen, entered the contest ranked #9 in the country, 15-9.
UAlbany Equestrian Team member Alex Johnson and her horse, Rhett, take first place in the Advanced Walk Trot Canter competition at Hartwick. The Equestrian Team is one of more than 200 student groups and organizations at the University at Albany.
Finishing undefeated in league play, members of UAlbany Women's Basketball team raise their America East Conference regular season championship trophy. Seniors Lindsey Lowrie, Keyana Williams, Julie Forster, and Ebone Henry were honored after Saturday night's game.
An area youth gets on-the-job training and experience in the skilled trades working during a week-long program for high school students as part of a partnership between the Physical Plant at the University at Albany and local BOCES/Questar III programs.
An area high school student is mentored by carpenter Robert
Shultes in the wood shop.The UAlbany Physical
Plant Department has partnered with Questar III / BOCES to provide their students enrolled
in Construction Technology classes with a work-based learning opportunity on-site at various locations at the University.
The UAlbany Women's Basketball Team demonstrated their
support for Breast Cancer Awareness by donning pink for their showdown with
second place Boston University at the SEFCU on Thursday night. The Great
Danes remained undefeated in America East Conference play with a 77-72 victory,
running their record to to 13-0 in the league and 22-3 overall.
UAlbany students dance during a workshop taught by the Gesel Mason Performance Project for a Human Sexuality class as part of Project SHAPE. The visiting performance troupe is based in NYC and Washington, D.C. and is giving performances that are open to students, faculty and the public in the PAC as part of the University's Sexuality Week.
UAlbany seniors Eric Adamchick and Brittany Bennett, both Earth and Atmospheric Science majors, keep up to date on developing weather conditions in the electronic map room located in the Earth Sciences Building on the Main Campus.
UAlbany shows its spirit at the 16th Annual Big Purple Growl on Saturday, February 2nd. The Great Danes' Mens and Women's teams both scored victories over the University of Binghamton Bearcats, 79-45 and 69-41 respectively.
The College of Computing and Information's Department of Informatics hosts the area's Global Game Jam that brings together student and professional video game designers from all over the world for an online competition to develop innovative video games.
Despite five Great Danes in double figures, UAlbany fell to Boston U., 85-80 in overtime, on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at SEFCU Arena. Senior guard Mike Black led his team with 20 points, shooting a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line.
As part of UAlbany’s Athletic
Department’s Commitment to Education Day, more than 1000 area school children toured
the athletic facilities and were treated to a basketball game in the SEFCU
Arena cheering the UAlbany Women’s Basketball Team on to a win over the
University of New Hampshire.
Members of the UAlbany Crew Club Team take time out from their recruitment drive to pose for a photo. Pictured are Amy Ohar, Chris Giano, Kalder Cockrell, Patrick Crown, Patrick Burns and John Pardo. The Crew Club is part of the Student Association on campus.
The New York State Plaza Concourse was jammed with over 2000 in attendance for a successful UAlbany Day 2012. Area K-12 students, teachers, parents, UAlbany faculty and staff as well as state legislators were on hand for the celebration.
UAlbany’s Educational Opportunities Program and Office of Access and Academic Enrichment have joined forces with Sigma Gamma Rho, Sorority, Inc. and members of the Theta Gamma Sigma Alumnae Chapter to collect donated items for the “Adopt a Family” program through Equinox, an organization to support victims of domestic violence. UAlbany student volunteers from EOP, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority and the Theta Gamma Sigma Alumnae Chapter wrap the donated gifts.
A member of UAlbany's student ambassador group, Purple and Gold, presents outgoing UAlbany President George Philip with a gift of appreciation at yesterday's Farewell Celebration for his years of service to the University at Albany.
Students from EOP, Office of Student Involvement and ResLife gather together to sort through items donated by UAlbany students, faculty and staff to be distributed to Hurricane Sandy victims in Far Rockaway, NY.
In a battle for the Albany Cup, senior guards Mike Black and Jacob Iati paced UAlbany Mens Basketball team with 13 points a piece to defeat Siena, 69-56, on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Times Union Center. The Lady Danes also drove UAlbany to a 65-48 win over Siena in the 2012 Albany Cup game on Saturday at the TU Center.
UAlbany MBA students in Information Technology Management get some expert instruction from Jim Reynolds (CIO/Tech Valley Communications) and UAlbany Professor Sanjay Goel while on location at the Tech Valley Communication headquarters in Albany.
World reknown author and UAlbany alumna Gregory Maguire holds the original manuscript of his novel Wicked during a dedication ceremony and press conference in the Standish Room on the Uptown Campus. Maguire has given the University at Albany his collection of papers that will be housed in the Special Collections department of the Science Library.
UAlbany senior Bryan Noel uses an etching press during his printmaking class in the Fine Arts Building to make a print. In the etching process, a design is drawn onto a metal plate, inked and run through high pressure to make a reverse-image print on paper.
UAlbany goes all out for Sustainability Week by focusing on a new topic and action every day this week with many environmental-friendly events at various locations around campus. Ualbany students Cassidy Drasser and polar bear (aka, Albert Rusch) pass out information in front of the Campus Center.
Hitting a last-second layup to defeat Washington, 63-62, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, the UAlbany Great Danes mens basketball team proved victorious over the Washington Huskies. This is UAlbany's second BCS win in school history; the first was against Utah in 2006.
UAlbany President George Philip welcomes past Collins Fellows at the dedication of the new Collins Fellows Portrait Gallery in the entryway of the Science Library. Inaugurated in 1984, the Collins Fellowship award, named after former President Evan Revere Collins (1949-1969), recognizes members of the University at Albany teaching faculty who have exhibited extraordinary devotion to this University and the people in it over a sustained period of time.
UAlbany art major Jess Brooker assists visiting artist Cal Lane in producing a sculpture from a commercial shipping container. Upon completion the finished work will be on display on the lawn in front of the Boor Sculpture Studio.
NYS Writers Institute Director, Donald Faulkner moderates a panel discussion with Nobel Prize-winning novelist J.M. Coetzee from South Africa, along with novelist Paul Auster, and a select group of UAlbany students participating in a seminar discussing the work of American author Herman Melville in the Performing Arts Center.
The UAlbany Great Danes football team cracked into the Top-25 in the FCS Coaches Poll Monday, ranking 24th in the nation, after receiving votes through the first five weeks of the season. Undefeated in conference play and on a three-game win-streak, the Great Danes are off to their best start since 2001 and have been completely dominant in their victories.
Acclaimed fiction writer Junot Diaz signs copies of his book for UAlbany students while visiting the campus as a guest of the NYS Writers Institute. He recently was named a 2012 MacArthur Foundation “genius” Fellow.
UAlbany alumnus and Rockefeller College graduate, David Nero (’93), presently the Director of Technology for the City of Boston Department of Innovation and Technology, chats with current Rockefeller College students Simin Zou (’13) and Jim Levy (’13) before speaking at a seminar on information management sponsored by UAlbany’s Center for Technology in Government.
Members of the UAlbany Crew Club Team take time out from their recruitment drive to pose for a photo. Pictured are Amy Ohar, Chris Giano, Kalder Cockrell, Patrick Crown, Patrick Burns and John Pardo. The Crew Club is part of the Student Association on campus.