News and Events

Spring 2015 Brown Bag Luncheon Series

NSF Grant Writing Workshop

  • Presented by Dean Kevin Williams, Ph.D., Office of Graduate Education 
  • Date: March 11, 2015, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Location: Humanities Room 354

Learn how to write a competitive proposal for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Effective Stress Management

  • Presented by Joyce Dewitt-Parker, Ph.D., Psychologist at the University Counseling Center
  • Date: March 24, 2015, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Location: Humanities Room 354

Stress is part of life, yet managing stress is critical to academic success.

What Does Brushing Your Teeth Have to Do with Brushing Up on Your Writing?

  • Presented by Claudia J. Ricci, Ph.D.
  • Location: Humanities Room 354
  • Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Dates: April 1st and April 7th

This workshop consists of two separate sessions on April 1st and April 7th.  Participants should attend both to maximize the benefits presented by Dr. Ricci.  Details regarding each session are below.

Part I,  April 1, 2015
Do you dread writing every paper that's assigned? Good writing is essential to your success as students, but it isn't always clear how to improve our writing. Come to this session to revolutionize the way you think about writing.

Part II, April 7, 2015
This workshop we will focus on how to take charge of your writing, how to make your writing stronger, and more pleasing.  Please bring your papers to this workshop.

Spring-A-Bration

  • Hosted by Dr. Betty Shadrick, Assistant Dean of Graduate Education
  • Date: April 8, 2015, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Location: Campus Center 375

Let's welcome Spring back with an afternoon of music, food, and socializing!

Seeing the Light: It's about the Journey

  • Presented by Betty P. Shadrick, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Office of Graduate Education
  • Date: April 15, 2015, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Location: Humanities Room 354

This workshop will help you acquire some techniques to help you finish strong, health and in control.

Graduate Education Announcements

Maximizing Your Research Impact

  • Thursday, February 26th at 1:00PM in room LI B14, or
  • Friday, March 13th at 2:00PM in room LI B14, or
  • Thursday, April 23rd at 11:00AM in room LI B14

Learn how to generate unique author identifiers using ORCID and Research ID, and how they are used.  Discover indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor, the h-index, and altmetrics, and their significance.  We will also discuss issues like choosing the best journal for your research, and scholarly networking through tools such as Mendeley.  To register for this program and other free workshops offered through the University Library, please click here.

Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards Program

The Dean of Graduate Education has announced a limited restoration of the Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards Program, effective November 2012, to assist doctoral candidates who are incurring doctoral research expenses. Obtain details at the program's General Information page.

Bridge to the Doctorate Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate program is a graduate fellowship and support program for former LSAMP participants or students graduating from an LSAMP institution, who are planning to matriculate in a graduate program in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).  Obtain details at the program's General Information page.

From the UAlbany News Center

Faculty News

UAlbany Distinguished Prof. Emeritus John Delano

NASA's Search for Life Beyond Earth Focus of UAlbany Presentation

UAlbany Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus John Delano will inaugurate a new campus lecture series presented by UAlbany Libraries on NASA's search for Life Beyond Earth. The event will be held in the Standish Board Room in the Science Library on Wednesday, March 11 from 12:35 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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RNA Institute Researcher Working to Shine a Light on 3D RNA Structure Prediction to Advance Drug Discovery

Biophysicist Alan Chen is at work creating a new model to accurately predict structures of RNA. If effective, his methodology would alleviate a significant roadblock to RNA-based drug discovery, holding promise for hard-to-treat diseases, improved antiviral therapies against RNA viruses, and new classes of antibacterial compounds.

Upstate NY Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

UAlbany Symposium Showcases High School Science Student Research Statewide

More than 600 science research students and teachers from 42 NYS schools convene at the 30th Annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium on March 12 and 13 at the University. The event is among the most prestigious fora in Upstate New York for students presenting original research in a symposium-style format.

Research News

3D Hands made at University at Albany

UAlbany Uses 3D Technology to Create Prosthetic Hands for Children

When sophomore computer science major Elliott Weintraub heard from Department of Informatics lecturer Jonathan Muckell about the opportunity to build a 3D prosthetic hand for a child, he jumped at the chance. The department began the project in the fall semester and accelerated it to complete hands for four children by the holidays.

Proteins to fight cancers

University at Albany Hogarty Lecture to Feature Renowned Cancer Researcher Susan Cole March 26

Renowned cancer researcher Susan P.C. Cole, Ph.D., will deliver the 6th Annual Hogarty Lecture on “Improving Cancer Treatment: Understanding the Role of Drug Resistance,” at the University at Albany’s Cancer Research Center on Thursday, March 26, at 6 p.m.

UAlbany Distinguished Prof. Emeritus John Delano

NASA's Search for Life Beyond Earth Focus of UAlbany Presentation

UAlbany Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus John Delano will inaugurate a new campus lecture series presented by UAlbany Libraries on NASA's search for Life Beyond Earth. The event will be held in the Standish Board Room in the Science Library on Wednesday, March 11 from 12:35 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Capital Region SUNY Campuses Ask State Legislature to Invest in SUNY

Leadership from State University of New York campuses in the Capital Region call on local elected officials to continue their leadership in supporting New York's public higher education sector by creating a new Investment Fund and extending NYSUNY 2020's successful rational tuition policy in the 2015-16 New York State Budget.

News Image from UAlbany

RNA Institute Researcher Working to Shine a Light on 3D RNA Structure Prediction to Advance Drug Discovery

Biophysicist Alan Chen is at work creating a new model to accurately predict structures of RNA. If effective, his methodology would alleviate a significant roadblock to RNA-based drug discovery, holding promise for hard-to-treat diseases, improved antiviral therapies against RNA viruses, and new classes of antibacterial compounds.