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Events

International Student Workshop I: Introduction to Research Process
Presenters: Mary Van Ullen, Yu-Hui Chen
Date and Time: September 11, Friday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm LI – B48 (University Library)
Topics for International Students: what is a research paper, steps in the research process, choosing a research topic, finding background information and articles, using research databases, evaluating research materials (including Web sites), and hands-on exercises.

To sign up for the workshop, please contact Mary Van Ullen (mvanullen@albany.edu)

International Student Workshop II: What is “plagiarism” all about? How to avoid it?
Presenters: Yu-Hui Chen, Mary Van Ullen
Date and Time: September 25, Friday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm LI – B48 (University Library)
Topics for International Students: in-text citations and bibliography; why acknowledge sources; when to cite; differences among quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing; types of plagiarism; how to cite; tips for avoiding plagiarism; academic integrity; and hands-on exercises.

To sign up for the workshop, please contact Yu-Hui Chen (ychen@albany.edu)

International Student Workshop III: Citation Practice
Presenters: Yu-Hui Chen, Mary Van Ullen
Date and Time: October 2, Friday 10:30 pm – 12:30 pm LI – B48 (University Library)
Topics for International Students: DOI (digital object identifier), ways of providing in-text citations, Citation Fox
Exercise: rewrite two passages taken from a book and a journal article in your own words, organize these passages into a paragraph, provide information about the sources in the text of your paragraph (in-text citations), and create a reference list/bibliography at the end.

As Workshop II and Workshop III are closely related, students are strongly encouraged to attend Workshop II first.
To sign up for the workshop, please contact Yu-Hui Chen (ychen@albany.edu)

 

Graduate Education Announcements

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 Assistant Professor Brian Rose

UAlbany Scientist Garners NSF CAREER Award for Study of Oceans

UAlbany scientist Brian Rose has been awarded $544,681 through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Program. Rose, an assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at UAlbany, will utilize the support to examine the role of oceans in the planetary energy cycles.

School Librarian

UAlbany Researchers Examine the 'School Librarian Effect'

Researchers at the University at Albany's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences have received $477,997 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to examine the role of school librarians in supporting and advancing K-12 education in New York State.

School of Public Health UAlbany

UAlbany Recognized with Four SUNY Health Network of Excellence Grants

University at Albany researchers have been chosen as co-recipients on four of the six State University of New York Health Network of Excellence grants announced today. The four awards, which provide a total of $600,000 in funding, aim to break new ground in critical areas including biotechnology, life sciences and public health.

Research News

Common Core Assessments

UAlbany Researchers Evaluate Higher-Performing Schools Using Common Core Assessments

Three professors from UAlbany’s School of Education, including principal investigator Kristen Wilcox, Katy Schiller and Hal Lawson, along with Sage Colleges professor, Francesca Durand, were commissioned to evaluate the impact of both Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the new Annual Performance Review System (APPR).

Asian-American Heart Failure Qian Study

Study: Asian-American Heart Failure Patients More Likely to Develop Chronic Conditions

New research from University at Albany assistant professor Feng Qian shows that Asian-American heart failure patients are more likely than their white counterparts to have chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and renal disease.

UAlbany Assistant Professor Brian Rose

UAlbany Scientist Garners NSF CAREER Award for Study of Oceans

UAlbany scientist Brian Rose has been awarded $544,681 through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Program. Rose, an assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at UAlbany, will utilize the support to examine the role of oceans in the planetary energy cycles.

School Librarian

UAlbany Researchers Examine the 'School Librarian Effect'

Researchers at the University at Albany's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences have received $477,997 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to examine the role of school librarians in supporting and advancing K-12 education in New York State.

Motorist stopped by police

Study: Blacks' Anxiety in Police Encounters Could Lead to Miscarriages of Justice

New research shows that blacks concerned about being stereotyped as criminals in interactions with police officers could react in ways that lead to racial disparities in criminal justice outcomes.