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).