News and Events

Graduate Education Events:

Spring 2016 Brown Bag Luncheon Series: 12pm to 1:30pm in Humanities 354

University Events:

International Student Workshops:
Workshop I: Introduction to Research Process
Instructors: Mary Van Ullen, Yu-Hui Chen
Dates and Times:
  • February 5, Friday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm LI – B48 (University Library, Basement level)
  • February 9, Tuesday 1:15 pm – 3: 15 pm LI – B14 and B15 (University Library, Basement level)

Topics: 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).

Workshop II: What is “plagiarism” all about? How to avoid it?
Instructors: Yu-Hui Chen, Mary Van Ullen
Dates and Times:

  • February 19, Friday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm LI – B48 (University Library, Basement level)
  • February 23, Tuesday 1:15 pm – 3: 15 pm LI – B14 and B15 (University Library, Basement level)

Topics: 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).

Workshop III: Citation Practice
Instructors: Yu-Hui Chen, Mary Van Ullen
Date and Time:  February 26, Friday 10:30 pm – 12:30 pm LI – B48 (University Library, Basement level)

Topics: 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)

iLearn Workshops
The University Libraries offers free 1 - 2 hour workshops on digital editing applications, research strategies, creating posters and more. This semester there are many workshops of interest to Graduate students. The schedule and registration can be found here as well as the University's Events Calendar. Walk-ins are welcomed. For more information contact: Regina Conboy, (518)442-3608 or rconboy@albany.edu. Topics include:

  • Introduction to Policy Map
  • An Introduction to Zotero
  • Research PubMed
  • Introduction to Sage Research Methods
  • Maximizing Your Research Impact for Graduate Students and Faculty

Maximizing Your Research Impact
Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Time: 1pm to 2pm
Location: LI B14, Basement Room

Learn how to generate and use unique author identifiers using ORCID and Researcher ID. Discover indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor, the h-index, and altmetrics, and their significance. We will discuss issues like choosing the best journal for your research, and scholarly networking through tools such as Mendeley.

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

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Study Finds Link Between Exposure to Synthetic Progestin During Development, Impaired Cognitive Function

Psychology Professor Christine K. Wagner's latest research has found a link between synthetic progestin -- a hormone commonly used to prevent premature birth in at-risk women -- and impaired cognitive function. The study reports effects similar to developmental disorders such as ADHD or autism.

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Study Reveals Critical Gap in Psychosocial Services for Medicaid-Insured Youth

A new study from Assistant Professor Emily Leckman-Westin of the School of Public Health found a majority of Medicaid-insured youth are not receiving psychosocial services before initiating antipsychotic treatment. The findings were recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

2014-15 Chancellor's Award Winners at UAlbany

Faculty and Staff Honored

University recipients of the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence recently enjoyed an informal reception at the President’s residence in recognition of this honor. The awards are presented annually for excellence in teaching, librarianship, scholarship/creative activities, as well as professional and faculty service.

Research News

UAlbany biologist Prash Rangan

RNA Researcher Looks to Unlock the Power of Stem Cells

UAlbany biologist and PEW Research Scholar Prashanth Rangan is working to understand the biology of stem cells, which may ultimately help with the design of therapeutics to combat cancer and other diseases. Rangan's research is funded through a $1.43 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal is to determine precisely how stem cells control their differentiation.

Infant child ultrasound

Study Finds Link Between Exposure to Synthetic Progestin During Development, Impaired Cognitive Function

Psychology Professor Christine K. Wagner's latest research has found a link between synthetic progestin -- a hormone commonly used to prevent premature birth in at-risk women -- and impaired cognitive function. The study reports effects similar to developmental disorders such as ADHD or autism.

student depression

Study Reveals Critical Gap in Psychosocial Services for Medicaid-Insured Youth

A new study from Assistant Professor Emily Leckman-Westin of the School of Public Health found a majority of Medicaid-insured youth are not receiving psychosocial services before initiating antipsychotic treatment. The findings were recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

an epitranscriptome at UAlbany RNA Institute

Experts in the RNA Field Meet to Discuss the Importance of Epitranscriptomics for Human Disease Research

The RNA Institute hosts its 3rd Annual Symposium on March 18; it includes a celebration of Institute Director Paul Agris’s first half-century of RNA research.

Stop HIV/AIDS

Study Shows Promise in Reducing HIV Infections among Black Men in the U.S.

A study led by School of Social Welfare Dean Darrell Wheeler shows significant promise for reducing the rate of HIV infections among black men in the U.S. By engaging at-risk individuals in client-centered intervention programs, the researchers will able to dramatically increase the acceptance and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).