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Joint Study Unearths Link Between Industrialization, Melting of Tropical Glaciers
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 29, 2011) -- A 3°C rise in air temperature and the warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean are mainly linked to tropical glacial melt during the past 10,000 years -- a process that has accelerated with the onset of industrialization -- according to UAlbany Assistant Prof. Mathias Vuille and a team of French researchers.

UAlbany, SEFCU and Empire State Development Launch Program to Aid Region's Small Businesses
Albany, N.Y. (June 29, 2011) - UAlbany partners with SEFCU and Empire State Development to launch a $2.5 million microloan program targeted to Capital Region small business.

University Receives National Honor for Community Service
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2011) - The University at Albany is named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for its leadership among institutions of higher education in support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

APIC Corporation and UAlbany NanoCollege Launch $10M Partnership to Develop 'Green' Computer Chip Technology
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 20, 2011) - APIC Corporation, a pioneer of photonics technology integrated with electronics, and CNSE announced that they have formed a $10 million partnership for joint development and commercialization of innovative "green" technology to enable faster computer chips that use significantly less power.

'Spring Awakening' Event Highlights Students' Commitment to Sustainability
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 15, 2011) UAlbany's Student Association and the Office of Environmental Sustainability promoted healthy living and a healthy environment on April 14th with Spring Awakening. The event featured a health and wellness fair, a farmer's market, a clothing exchange and student presentations.

Melting Glaciers Presented at Annual Falconer Natural History Spring Lecture Series at UAlbany
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 13, 2011) - The Falconer Natural History 2011 Lecture Series begins March 15 at 8 p.m. at the University at Albany John J. Sullivan Auditorium, CESTM building, 251 Fuller Road. The Tuesday night lectures feature leading scientists on topics ranging from bird migration to melting glaciers.

New Federal Grant Will Make CNSE-SEMATECH National Center in Solar Cell Research
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 05, 2011) - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced a $57.5 million federal grant to the partnership of SEMATECH and UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, along with the University of Central Florida, that will provide a major boost to the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium.

Capital District Student Sustainability Conference, April 2, Assesses Innovations and Initiatives
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 30, 2011) - Environmentally concerned college students from seven Upstate campuses will be on hand Saturday, April 2, at the University at Albany for the first-ever Capital District Student Sustainability Conference, hosted by the UAlbany Student Sustainability Council.

UAlbany Students Win Newman's Own Foundation National Campus Community Service Challenge
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 07, 2011) - The University at Albany student group Third World Impact was recognized nationally by Newman's Own Foundation for its efforts to build a primary school for more than 500 students in Uganda.

NanoCollege awarded $5M in federal funding to enable nanotechnology research and education
ALBANY, N.Y. (January 12, 2011) - The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering announced the receipt of nearly $5 million in federal funding to support innovative research and education in a host of critical areas, including clean energy technologies, nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, and nanoscale education and workforce training.

UAlbany Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Department Launches Weather Blog
ALBANY, N.Y. (January 10, 2011) - The University at Albany's Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) today launched "Weather and Climate," a blog that will be a leading voice on regional and global weather and weather-related phenomena.

UAlbany Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Department Launches Weather Blog
ALBANY, N.Y. (January 10, 2011) - The University at Albany's Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) today launched "Weather and Climate," a blog that will be a leading voice on regional and global weather and weather-related phenomena.


UAlbany School of Business Professor Wins Grant to Reduce Idling Time at Traffic Lights
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 26, 2010) -- UAlbany School of Business Associate Professor Sanjay Goel has won a grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to study how traffic lights can be more efficiently organized so that drivers save time and gas, thereby reducing carbon emissions.

Campus Sustainability Efforts Reduce Energy Costs by $319,000
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 5, 2010) -- The University at Albany announced today that it reduced energy costs by a total of $319,000 through energy-saving steps during the fall semester and winter intersession. The biggest savings, $241,000, came through the Intersession Energy Savings campaign with the remainder through the University’s Fall Energy Campaign.


Earth Day at UAlbany: Reduse, Reuse, Reycle
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 20, 2009) -- During UAlbany's Earth Day celebration on April 22, students, faculty and staff will be thinking of ways to reduce their own environmental footprint and find ways to lessen their individual impact. Sophomore Katie Devlin, of Long Island, has been trying to do just that. She recycles everything, totes her water bottle from class to class, even buys bar soap instead of bottled because the packaging can be recycled more easily. Devlin understands that everyone has an impact on the environment, and she wants hers to be a positive one.

$100K Grants Supports UAlbany's Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 6, 2009) -- The University at Albany has received a $97,290 grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to identify commuter vehicle patterns of students, faculty and staff and research alternative modes of transportation. The University will evaluate transportation flow to and from campus in an effort to reduce vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as develop new transit recommendations.

Campus Project: Buying Locally
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 6, 2009) -- For Biology Professor Gary Kleppel, who lives on a farm, buying locally means knowing the people who grow the fresh fruits and vegetables eaten by his family. But for an entire campus of 18,000 students, Kleppel's definition has eased a bit.

UAlbany Surpasses Goal, Saves More Than a Quarter Million Dollars in Campus Energy Initiatives
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 9, 2009) -- The University at Albany announced today that it reduced energy costs by $280,000 as a result of its winter Intersession and Fall Energy Savings initiatives. The announcement was made at a lecture by leading environmental activist Denis Hayes, coordinator of first Earth Day in 1970. The event was a partnership between the University and National Grid, whose "The power of action" speaker series encourages people to save energy, manage energy costs and protect the environment.

UAlbany Explores Global Warming Policies
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 3, 2009) -- University at Albany Students and faculty will join Congressman Paul Tonko, who represents the 21st Congressional District, for a conversation on global warming policies and solutions via Webcam at 2 p.m. on Feb 4.

Reyclemania Underway
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 2, 2009) -- UAlbany students, faculty, and staff are learning to take responsibility for the world around them, showcased by a 30 percent increase in the university’s recycling rate from a year ago. Now UAlbany community members will see if they have what it takes to compete against more than 500 other universities and colleges in the national Recyclemania contest.


UAlbany Announces Intersession Energy Savings Initiative
ALBANY, N.Y. (December 2, 2008) -- As part of the University's ongoing environmental sustainability efforts, UAlbany announced an Intersession Energy Savings Initiative, designed to decrease the campus' energy consumption and achieve cost savings of roughly $250,000.

Campus Sustainability Day Showcases UAlbany's Commitment to "Going Green"
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 21, 2008) -- The University at Albany is raising awareness and encouraging environmental conservation by celebrating National Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 22. UAlbany will launch its "Change a Light" campaign by distributing compact fluorescent light bulbs in residence halls, as well as host its inaugural electronic recycling collection.

Kleppel: Sustainability from Classroom to Farm.
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 20, 2008) -- Gary Kleppel doesn't just talk about sustainability. He lives it. The University at Albany biology professor directs the Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy program.  At home, he is a farmer. Kleppel rises at 3:30 a.m. to take care of the hormone-free sheep and free-range chickens with his wife Pam at Longfield Farm in Altamont, N.Y.

John Delano: Living Green
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 6, 2008) -- John Delano is known for his passion for teaching about the origins of life and the composition of the planets. The Distinguished Teaching Professor will bring that same excitement to the community when he discusses the Experiences of a Green Family at UAlbany Day on Saturday, Oct. 25.

New Group on Campus: UAlbany Students for Sustainability
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 6, 2008) -- This September marks the start of UAlbany Students for Sustainability’s (USS) first full school year as a student organization at the University at Albany. With the help of Director of Environmental Sustainability Mary Ellen Mallia, the group was established in March 2008 by students interested in the sustainability movement.

UAlbany student embodies the spirit of environmental sustainability.
ALBANY, N.Y. Lynne Radle a GREAT Great Dane -- A senior from Niagara Falls, NY, Lynne is majoring in public policy with a minor in environmental studies. Her commitment to bettering the University can be evidenced by the wide array of activities in which she has been involved.

UAlbany Promotes Commitment to Sustainability by Signing Agreement.
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 5, 2008) -- University at Albany-SUNY Interim President George M. Philip today further demonstrated UAlbany's commitment to sustainability and to reducing its environmental impact by signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.

Going Green: UAlbany Promotes Green Campus By Signing Climate Commitment
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 5, 2008) -- View the video news clip for special highlights of the event.

Motivated Campus: RecycleMania Inspires Students to Go Green.
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 25, 2008) -- RecycleMania is in full swing at the University at Albany.  As part of UAlbany's Go Green Initiative, RecycleMania teaches students to lower consumption, protect environmental resources and reduce waste.

Mallia Named UAlbany's Director of Environmental Sustainability.
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 1, 2008) -- Mary Ellen Mallia has been named the University at Albany's Director of Environmental Sustainability. The newly-created position is designed to support UAlbany's sustainability efforts including its "Go Green" initiative, environmental education and policies.


Think Globally: It's Electric! Save Energy Now.
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 22, 2007) -- Every Wednesday, UAlbany senior Matt Ryan walks Empire Commons with a clipboard, reading electric meters for more than 200 student apartments. And no, he's not the meter man. Ryan, a senior from Shrub Oak, N.Y., is tracking how much electricity each apartment uses.

You Can Get There from Here:  UAlbany master's in regional planning students and their professor envision new ways to get around the uptown campus.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Fall 2007) -- UAlbany master's in regional planning students and their professor envision new ways to get around the uptown campus.  Route 66 and the Yellow Brick Road don't intersect on any map, of course.  But the best aspects of both - practicality and wonder - will soon overlap at UAlbany along the Purple Path and the Golden Grid.

Campus Update: Robinson: "All in the Same Boat" on a Greener UAlbany
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 23, 2007) -- The University at Albany is buying more local produce, is reducing its use of electricity, and in general, is becoming greener, according to Associate Professor of Biological Sciences George Robinson, a co-leader of the Task Force on Environmental Sustainability.

UAlbany Students Turn Off the Lights to Save Energy
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 20, 2007) -- The University at Albany's Energy Committee, part of the President's Environmental Sustainability Task Force, recently launched a new conservation campaign by encouraging students to reduce electricity use in residence halls. 

Campus Update: Albany Joins Nationwide Recycling Competition
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 1, 2007) -- Whether you are a faculty member, staffer, or a student, you can help the University at Albany win the nationwide RecycleMania competition. From now through April 7, UAlbany is competing against the University of Vermont, Harvard, Stony Brook, Binghamton and more than 150 other universities and colleges across the nation to see who can tip the scales in recycling tonnage.


UAlbany Launches "GoGreen"
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 13, 2006) -- The University at Albany today kicked off "UAlbany Goes Green," a comprehensive environmental initiative encouraging the University at Albany faculty, staff, and students to "think and act green" by embracing the University's responsibility to conserve, recycle, and beautify the campus and environment.

Media Advisory: UAlbany Goes Green
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 11, 2006) -- UAlbany's Task Force for Environmental Sustainability reinforces the University's recycling program through promoting research and education aimed at lowering consumption, protecting environmental resources, improving transportation efficiency, and reducing waste. In the past four years alone, UAlbany has recycled more than 3,000 tons—including an average of 1.7 million pounds of paper a year-or approximately 83 pounds per person.