News and Events

University Events:

Learn to Thrive - Helping Undergraduate and Graduate International Students
When: June 23, 2017 - July 24, 2017
A 4-week intensive program focusing on the language skills needed for academic success. This program is being offered through the IELP Program. Please contact IELP@albany.edu or (518)591-8172 with any questions.

Academic and Language Skills Boot Camp
This four-day course is designed for International Students who will begin their academic studies at UAlbany in Fall 2017. Students will learn the key skills that promote success in university study for a broad range of academic majors. This program is being offered through the IELP Program. Please contact IELP@albany.edu or (518)591-8172 with any questions.

iLearn Workshops
The University Libraries offers free 1 - 2 hour workshops on video editing, research strategies, 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. Highlighted topics include:
  • Maximizing Your Research Impact for Graduate Students and Faculty
  • An Introduction to Zotero
  • Speaking Digitally 
  • Social Science Data and Statistical Resources
  • Editing with Final Cut Pro

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.

Academic Writing Listserv through Cornell Graduate School

Do you have writing goals for your thesis or dissertation in the new year? Have you resolved to be a more productive writer? Sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School, the Productive Writer listserv is designed for graduate students who are writing their proposal, thesis, dissertation, fellowship applications, or other manuscripts. Subscribers receive email messages every other week with writing tips, strategies and encouragement to help you start, persist (and endure), and complete your academic writing projects. Writing tips focus on managing your time for greater writing productivity, reducing distractions, staying motivated, revising and editing, binge writing, communicating with your advisor, dealing with writer's block, and managing procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies. Subscribe to the Productive Writer here.

From the UAlbany News Center

Faculty News

UAlbany - Albany Law venture fund

Deepening the Affiliation

A UAlbany – Albany Law venture fund is seeking projects that promote well-being and justice.

UAlbany's Kajal Lahiri

A Wealth of Praise

Economist Kajal Lahiri receives a most scholarly tribute.

UAlbany Las Mercedes Field School

Digging World History

Exploring ancient ruins and examining prehistoric artifacts may sound like something out of an Indiana Jones movie. For students taking part in the Las Mercedes Archaeological Field School in Costa Rica, perception meets reality.

Research News