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

UAlbany's Catherine Lawson of AVAIL

Getting to the Doctor

Geography and Planning’s Catherine Lawson will help the Federal Transportation Administration assess a key wellness aspect related to the Affordable Care Act.

Decision 2016

Rockefeller College Forum Tackles 2016 Presidential Primaries

The University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy is hosting a forum, Decision 2016: Separating Reality from Rhetoric, as two leading political strategists go head-to-head in a lively discussion about 2016's presidential front-runners, phenoms and forgettables.

Carlotta Walls Lanier

Civil Rights Advocate Carlotta Walls LaNier Visit Leads UAlbany MLK Celebration

Carlotta Walls LaNier will headline the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Feb. 1 at UAlbany. LaNier is the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of Black students who worked to integrate Little Rock High School over the objections of Arkansas' segregationist governor in 1957, a landmark event of the Civil Rights Movement.

Research News

UAlbany's Catherine Lawson of AVAIL

Getting to the Doctor

Geography and Planning’s Catherine Lawson will help the Federal Transportation Administration assess a key wellness aspect related to the Affordable Care Act.

Student Elsie Essien

Blackstone LaunchPad Program to Help Students Transform Innovation into Commercialization

The experiential learning program will provide student entrepreneurs with individualized coaching as well as seminars and training sessions related to building a business.

Public Health Training

UAlbany Preparedness Center Launches Regional Training Initiative

The University at Albany School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health Preparedness – Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (CPHP-PERLC) is working to translate public health preparedness and response (PHPR) research and trainings into local practice.

Doctor at computer

Study: Health Care Providers in New York Expand Patient Access through Telehealth Services

 In a new report, the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany has found that more than half of federally qualified health centers and hospitals in the state of New York utilize telehealth services.

Pregnant belly and young child

Researchers at UAlbany, NIH, NYSDOH Find No Risk by Age 3 from In Vitro Fertilization

A recent study based on data collected through the University at Albany-led Upstate KIDS initiative has found that children conceived via infertility treatments are no more likely to have a developmental delay than children conceived without such treatments.