News and Events

Graduate Education Events:

Fall 2015 Brown Bag Luncheon Series: 12pm to 1:30pm in Humanities 354

University 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, basement level)
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, basement level)
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, basement level)
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

Associate Professor Frank Dillon

UAlbany Professor Examines Reducing HIV Transmission Among Vulnerable Populations

University at Albany Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology Frank Dillon has been awarded $449,220 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to improve participation among Latino men in HIV testing initiatives.

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Eric Block

UAlbany Researcher Receives Highest Award in Natural Products Chemistry

UAlbany Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Eric Block will receive the 2016 Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award is designed to recognize and encourage outstanding achievements in the analysis, structure elucidation, and chemical synthesis of natural products.

Igor Lednev

UAlbany and Albany Med Study Examines New Method for Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease

A team of scientists at the University at Albany and Albany Medical Center have developed a new method for noninvasive diagnostics of Alzheimer’s Disease. Taking Raman spectra of blood samples, the research distinguished people with Alzheimer’s from healthy controls as well as from people with other forms of dementia.

Research News

Associate Professor Frank Dillon

UAlbany Professor Examines Reducing HIV Transmission Among Vulnerable Populations

University at Albany Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology Frank Dillon has been awarded $449,220 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to improve participation among Latino men in HIV testing initiatives.

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Eric Block

UAlbany Researcher Receives Highest Award in Natural Products Chemistry

UAlbany Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Eric Block will receive the 2016 Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award is designed to recognize and encourage outstanding achievements in the analysis, structure elucidation, and chemical synthesis of natural products.

Igor Lednev

UAlbany and Albany Med Study Examines New Method for Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease

A team of scientists at the University at Albany and Albany Medical Center have developed a new method for noninvasive diagnostics of Alzheimer’s Disease. Taking Raman spectra of blood samples, the research distinguished people with Alzheimer’s from healthy controls as well as from people with other forms of dementia.

UAlbany Professor of Computer Science Tomek Strzalkowski

UAlbany CYCLES Project Earns Gold at Serious Play Awards

A team of researchers and game designers led by University at Albany computer scientist Tomek Strzalkowski have earned a gold medal at the 2015 International Serious Play Awards competition for developing a serious game that trains people to overcome dependence on cognitive biases in their decision-making.

Dr. Bijan Dey of RNA Institute

The RNA Institute Maintains Commitment to Area Job Creation through New Hires in Research, Entrepreneurship

The RNA Institute expands its capacity for life sciences entrepreneurship this fall through a UAlbany School of Business appointment of Assistant Professor Stephanie L. Black, an expert in strategic management in the field of hi-tech innovation, plus two new research scientists.