Events

  • 8/27/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Getting Ready to Study Like Fury: First Floor of Steinmetz & Melville

    Professor Haugaard will talk about strategies to get off to a good start with your academic work, including the use of calendars.  He will also talk about a variety of issues related to living in honors housing.  All first-year students on the first floors of Steinmetz and Melville should attend.  Students on these floors who cannot attend should attend the program on Tuesday or Thursday.  Commuting honors students and those living on campus but not in honors housing are free to attend whichever of these three evenings are best for them.


  • 8/28/2012 5:00PM, University Art Museum (meet inside the front doors)
    Tour of the Summer Exhibit at the University Art Museum

    Janet Riker, the Director of the University Museum, will give a special tour of the Summer Exhibit to students in The Honors College.  For more information, see: http://www.albany.edu/museum/20120630_mohawk_hudson.shtml


  • 8/28/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Getting Ready to Study Like Fury: Second Floor of Steinmetz & Melville

    Professor Haugaard will talk about strategies to get off to a good start with your academic work, including the use of calendars.  He will also talk about a variety of issues related to living in honors housing.  All first-year students on the second floors of Steinmetz and Melville should attend.  Students on the second floors who cannot attend should attend the program on Monday or Thursday.  Commuting honors students and those living on campus but not in honors housing are free to attend whichever of these three evenings are best for them.


  • 8/28/2012 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 8/29/2012 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 8/30/2012 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 8/30/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Getting Ready to Study Like Fury: Third Floor of Steinmetz & Melville

    Professor Haugaard will talk about strategies to get off to a good start with your academic work, including the use of calendars.  He will also talk about a variety of issues related to living in honors housing.  All first-year students on the third floors of Steinmetz and Melville should attend.  Students on the third floor who cannot attend should attend the program on Monday or Tuesday.  Commuting honors students and those living on campus but not in honors housing are free to attend whichever of these three evenings are best for them.


  • 9/4/2012 8:30PM (note the later-than-usual time), Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Music!

    Honors students from various musical groups on campus (choral, symphonic, jazz) will describe their groups and encourage others to join them.  New honors students and other honors students who have been thinking about joining one or musical groups on campus are encouraged to attend.


  • 9/4/2012 9:15PM (note the later-than-usual time), Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 9/5/2012  9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 9/6/2012 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 9/7/2012 3:30PM, University Library, Basement Level, B48
    Focus on Library Tools: Databases (ScienceDirect, JSTOR, Scopus) (1 hour)

    Using databases and other tools, find valuable research materials and quality scholarly sources for your assignments.  Introduction to specific databases:  ScienceDirect (sciences), JSTOR (multiple disciplines), and Scopus (sciences and social sciences).  In this hands-on session, discover the best ways to search and to choose subject-specific databases.


  • 9/7/2012 2:30PM, University Library, Basement Level, B48
    Focus on Library Tools: Databases (EBSCO databases and Literature Resource Center) (1 hour)

    Using databases and other tools, find valuable research materials and quality scholarly sources for your assignments.  Introduction to specific databases:  EBSCO databases (multiple disciplines) and Literature Resource Center (biographical, bibliographical, and critical analysis resources).  In this hands-on session, discover the best ways to search and to choose subject-specific databases. 


  • 9/9/2012  (yes, Sunday, let me know if this is a problem) 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 9/10/2012 9:10PM, Steinmetz Yoga Zone
    Yoga

    Professor Bruce McEwan will lead a yoga session for students in The Honors College.  This is a low-impact form of yoga that is appropriate for novices as well as those with yoga experience.  This particular session is for novices (those who have never been to a yoga session).  The regular, weekly classes will begin on 9/24.  Come a few minutes before 9:10 to get a spot on the floor.  The session will last until 10:30.  This is a great opportunity to learn a skill that can last a lifetime.


  • 9/10/2012 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 9/11/2012 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 9/11/2012 4:15PM, University Library, Basement Level, B48
    Focus on Library Tools: Catalogs (Minerva, WorldCat, and Capital District Library Resources) (1 hour)

    Use the University Libraries and other library catalogs to find materials.  Learn about the Capital Region library resources.


  • 9/11/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Center
    Honors Lecture: Professor Haugaard

    As part of his ongoing series of lectures on personality theories, Professor Haugaard will talk about the work of Ivan Pavlov and B.F. Skinner, two important theoriest in the behaviorist tradition. 


  • 9/13/2012 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 9/13/2012 5:30PM, University Library, Basement Level, B48
    Focus on Library Tools: Databases (ScienceDirect, JSTOR, Scopus) (1 hour)

    Using databases and other tools, find valuable research materials and quality scholarly sources for your assignments.  Introduction to specific databases:  ScienceDirect (sciences), JSTOR (multiple disciplines), and Scopus (sciences and social sciences).  In this hands-on session, discover the best ways to search and to choose subject-specific databases.


  • 9/13/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Get Involved!

    Honors students from many campus clubs, teams, and groups will describe their organization and encourage others to join.  This is a great opportunity to learn about many campus organizations and talk with some of their leaders.  All honors students are encouraged to attend.


  • 9/14/2012 3:30PM, University Library, Basement Level, Cobb Room
    Order or Chaos: Tour and Explore the Library (1 hour)

    Tour of the library for Honors College students.  Navigate the University Library, hear about library resources, and learn how library services can help you do research more efficiently. 


  • 9/18/2012 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 9/19/2012 9:00PM (note later-than-usual time), Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Learn about Study Abroad

    The Director of UAlbany's Study Abroad Program will talk about how the program operates and describe the wide range of places in which students can study abroad.  One or two honors students who have studies abroad will describe their experiences.  Professor Haugaard will desribe briefly how to fit a semester of studying abroad into your honors curriculum.  All this is taking place the night before the Study Abroad Fair in the Lecture Center, where representatives of many SUNY campuses that have study-abroad programs will be on hand to answer questions about their programs.


  • 9/20/2012 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 9/21/2012 2:00PM, University Library, Basement Level, Cobb Room
    Order or Chaos: Tour and Explore the Library (1 hour)

    Tour of the library for Honors College students.  Navigate the University Library, hear about library resources, and learn how library services can help you do research more efficiently.


  • 9/24/2012 9:10PM, Steinmetz Yoga Zone
    Yoga

    Professor Bruce McEwan will lead a yoga session for students in The Honors College.  This is a low-impact form of yoga that is appropriate for novices as well as those with yoga experience.  This is the first of our regular, weekly classes.  Regular attendance is not expected - come each week if possible or whenever you can.  Come a few minutes before 9:10 to get a spot on the floor.  The session will last until 10:30. 


  • 9/24/2012 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 9/27/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    The Pre-Writing Phase: So you’ve got your research materials. Now what?

    This presentation will introduce students to the wide array of pre-writing strategies recommended and used by professionals in higher academics such as cubing, free writing, brainstorming, concept mapping, etc.  Ultimately, it will provide students with tools and concepts that facilitate the development of their individual writing process and better prepare them for the expectations and conventions of writing at the college level.

     


  • 9/27/2012 9:00PM, Professor Haugaard's apartment
    Dessert Reception

  • 10/1/2012 9:10PM, Steinmetz Yoga Zone
    Yoga

  • 10/8/2012 6:00PM (note earlier-than-usual time), Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Spring Honors Course Preview 1

    Professors who will be teaching honors courses in the spring semester will describe their courses.  (Professors Lifshin, Delano, Rodgers, Briere, and Smith will present tonight.  Honors students who attend both previews will get credit for attending two honors events.)


  • 10/8/2012 9:10PM, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    see 9/24 for details


  • 10/9/2012 6:00PM (note earlier-than-usual time), Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Spring Honors Course Preview 2

    Professors who will be teaching honors courses in the spring semester will describe their courses.  (Professors Rich, Robinson, Elam, Fuller, Berman, and Rozett will present tonight.  Honors students who attend both previews will get credit for attending two honors events.)


  • 10/15/2012 9:10PM, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    see 9/24 for details


  • 10/16/2012 5:00PM, University Art Museum (meet inside front doors)
    Tour of the Fall Exhibits

    Janet Riker, Director of the University Art Museum, will give a special tour of the fall exhibits for students in The Honors College.  For more information, see:  http://www.albany.edu/museum/20121009_dh.shtml   and   http://www.albany.edu/museum/20121009_rf.shtml


  • 10/17/2012 7:30PM, Performing Arts Center
    Mao Omura and Erika Tazawa

    The dynamic duo of violinist Mao Omura and pianist Erika Tazawa perform music of Mozart, Franck, Ravel, Takemitsu and Mitsuru Hayashi. A top-flight concert by these two young, prize-winning performers.  Sign up for a free ticket on the list in the Steinmetz basement.  Meet in Steinmetz at 7:10 and we'll walk over or meet us at the PAC at 7:15.


  • 10/21/2012 9:00PM, Steinmetz FEArea
    Florescent Expression

    Have a talent? Can you sing? Dance? Slam a poem? Want to show your stuff? Then come on down to Florescent Expressions! We'll provide the lighting, and you'll provide the act. It's completely voluntary, but who else can play the guitar like you do? If you want to sign up, or even just have an idea for an act, email me at amondello2@albany.edu. You can even sign up there, if you'd like, but I'd rather have an idea of how many people are performing beforehand.


  • 10/22/2012 9:10PM, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    see 9/24 for details


  • 10/24/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Zitomer

    Professor Zitomer (Department of Biological Sciences), who is teaching an honors course this semester on genomics and biotechnology, will present a lecture: Your Bacteria and Your Health.


  • 10/26/2012 8:00PM, Performing Arts Center
    The Art Song of Puerto Rico

    Mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna and pianist Max Lifchitz join forces for a recital featuring vocal music by three generations of Puerto Rican composers including Héctor Campos-Parsi, Jack Délano, William Ortiz and Luis Prado.  Sign up for a free ticket on the list in the Steinmetz basement.  Meet in Steinmetz at 7:40 and we'll walk over together, or meet at the PAC at 7:45.


  • 10/29/2012 9:10PM, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    see 9/24 for details


  • 10/29/2012 7:30PM, Life Sciences Research Building Auditorium (second floor)
    Presention by Guy Consolmagno

     The astronomer and curator of meteorites at the Vatican Observatory, Dr. Guy Consolmagno (BS and MS in Earth and Planetary Sciences at MIT; PhD in Planetary Science from University of Arizona), will present a lecture at 7:30 PM in the Life Sciences Research Building on the uptown campus entitled “Astronomy, God, and the Search for Elegance”. Dr. Consolmagno is a Jesuit brother and the author of 5 astronomy books. He has served on the governing boards of the Meteoritical Society, the International Astronomical Union’s Division III, Planetary Systems Science, and the American Astronomical Society.  In 2000, he was honored by the International Astronomical Union for his contributions to the study of meteorites and asteroids with the naming of asteroid 4597 Consolmagno.

    The Life Sciences Rearch Building (you all were outside of it during the scavenger hunt during freshman orientation) can be tricky to access.  The easiest way is to go to the Podium, get into the tunnell, go to the biology buiding, and then go into the biology buiding (stay at that level) and through the biology building to a hallway that leads to the Life Sciences Research Building.  Leave yourself a little time for getting lost.  It may be that the front doors (where the POETs were) will be open because of the talk.  We'll have to see. 


  • 10/30/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Profess Gauss

    Professor Gauss (Department of History), whose research focuses on the history of food, will talk about some of her current research on Mexian beer (sorry, samples will not be available).


  • 11/1/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Commuri

     Professor Commuri (School of Business, Department of Marketing) will discuss some of his current research.


  • 11/3/2012 7:30PM, Performing Arts Center
    Nicholas Wiggins

    This recent graduate of The Eastman School of Music and member of The Yellow Jackets comes to UAlbany direct from his recent appearance with that group on Sing Off! and the Sing Off! tour. The baritone, accompanied by Starr Norman, will perform a program of art song, opera and popular song.  Sign up for a free ticket on the list in the Steinmetz basement. Meet in Steinmetz at 7:10 and we'll walk over or meet us at the PAC at 7:15.


  • 11/5/2012 9:10PM, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    see 9/24 for description


  • 11/7/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Asal

    Professor Asal (Department of Political Science), who is teaching an honors course this semester on political violence, will lead some of his famous simulations in which honors students have the opportunity to attack other honors students.


  • 11/8/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Biswas

    Professor Biswas will present some of her current research:  "My colleagues and I are investigating why the Canadian banks were more resilient than the US banks during the financial crisis of 2008-09. The study is currently in progress and is looking at the possible factors at various levels – at the macro level, we are looking at the regulatory differences, at the industry level, we are looking at differences in the structure of the industry and at the micro level, we are looking at differences in the composition of the balance sheets."


  • 11/12/2012 9:10PM, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    see 9/24 for description


  • 11/12/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Caban

     Professor Caban (Department of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies) will talk about the development of the American university.  He notes: "I have been doing research recently on the role of the university from the founding of the nation to the contemporary period. My research has looked at the gradual transformation of the university as an institution that created and disseminated a narrative that promoted democratic values and practices, to its more contemporary manifestation as an economically and politically besieged institution that increasingly embraces instrumentalist and profit driven objectives. I am interested in exploring how the university, which is undergoing an inexorable corporatization, will respond to a rapidly changing student body comprised increasingly of Latinos and other racialized communities."


  • 11/13/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Justeson

    Professor Justeson (Department of Anthropology), who is teaching an honors course this semester, Lost Languages and Ancient Scripts, will discuss some of his research about the Mayan culture.


  • 11/14/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Ambassadors

     The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and The Honors College are starting a new collaborative program: the Honors Ambassadors.  Honors Ambassadors will visit their high schools during times when UAlbany is on a break and their high schools are in session, meet with students (and possibly teachers and counselors) and describe their experiences as an honors student at UAlbany.  Ambassadors will receive training and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will arrange the times for the presentations at the ambassadors' high schools.  Approximately 20 students will be selected each year as ambassadors, mostly from the second-year class.  Ms. Jaclyn Napoleon, the director of this program, will meet with students who might be interested in being an Honors Ambassador, describe the program, and answer any questions that students might have. (This does not count toward the seven required honors events.)


  • 11/15/2012 8:00, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Ramos

    Professor Ramos (School of Social Welfare) will discuss some of her current research in her lecture: Stress and emotional well-being: A cross-cultural perspective.


  • 11/19/2012 7:00PM, Performing Arts Center
    University Jazz Ensemble

    The mid-sized ensemble presents concerts of popular jazz standards.  Sign up for a free ticket on the list in the Steinmetz basement. Meet in Steinmetz at 6:40 and we'll walk over or meet us at the PAC at 6:45.


  • 11/19/2012 9:10PM, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    see 9/24 for description


  • 11/26/2012 9:10pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    see 9/24 for description


  • 11/27/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Barney

      Professor Barney (Department of English) will describe some of his current research related to the films of David Lynch.  "I will focus particularly on a technique in his work I sometimes call the "volitional camera."  This term characterizes Lynch's unique use of the camera in gripping scenes where it does not follow the typical pattern of following a character's point of view, but instead seems to gain a kind of sentience of its own—all as part of Lynch's general investigation of the limits of human perception or identity.  I plan to show clips from Eraser Head, Elephant Man, and Mulholland Drive."


  • 11/27/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Barney

    Professor Barney (Department of English) will describe some of his current research related to the films of David Lynch.  "I will focus particularly on a technique in his work I sometimes call the "volitional camera."  This term characterizes Lynch's unique use of the camera in gripping scenes where it does not follow the typical pattern of following a character's point of view, but instead seems to gain a kind of sentience of its own—all as part of Lynch's general investigation of the limits of human perception or identity.  I plan to show clips from Eraser Head, Elephant Man, and Mulholland Drive."


  • 11/29/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Burrell

    Professor Burrell (Department of Anthropology) will discuss some of her current research.


  • 12/3/2012 9:10PM, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    see 9/24 for description


  • 12/5/2012 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Relax!

    Professor Haugaard will lead a session on relaxation and guided imagery – skills that can be helpful during the stressful finals time.  And, as if that were not enough, he will provided instruction on making balloon animals after everyone is relaxed.  Come join us for some relaxation and some fun.  Bring a pillow or mat for relaxing.


  • 12/9/2012 4:00PM, Performing Arts Center
    Holiday Concert

    The University Music Department ensembles (Chorale, Chamber Singers, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra) are joined by student groups (Serendipity and Earth) Tones for a concert celebrating the season.  Sign up for a free ticket on the list in the Steinmetz basement. Meet in Steinmetz at 3:40 and we'll walk over or meet us at the PAC at 3:45.


  • 12/9/2012 9:00PM, Steinmetz Informal Theater
    Floresecent Expression

    Join our host, Anna Mondello, for our second Florescent Expression evening of the semester.  Poetry, music, prose, singing - come and express your talents under our florescent lights and/or support your fellow talented honors students.


  • 2/4/2013 9:15PM, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 2/6/2013 7:30, Lecture Center 7
    Jorgen Randers

    Jorgen Randers is a founding figure in the field of sustainability studies and an expert in climate issues.  He will discuss his book: 2052: A Global Forecase for the Next Forty Years.  This event is cosponsored by the School of Business and the New York State Writers Institute.  Arrive at LC-7 by 7:15, sign in by the door.


  • 2/7/2013 5:15PM, University Library, Basement Level, Cobb Room
    Order or Chaos: Tour and Explore the Library (1 hour)

    Tour of the University Library for Honors College students. Get a head start and valuable tips on finding resources to navigate the University Libraries in person and virtually. Understanding how the University Libraries differ from libraries you’ve used in the past will help you use your library research time more efficiently.


  • 2/11/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Haugaard

    As part of his ongoing series of lectures on personality theories, Professor Haugaard will talk about the work of Salvadore Minuchin and other family-systems therapists and theorists. 


  • 2/11/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 2/13/2013 5:45PM, University Library, Basement Level, B48
    Focus on Library Tools: Databases (JSTOR, Science Direct, MLA International Bibliography) (1 hour)

    Use databases and other tools to find valuable research materials and quality scholarly sources for your assignments. This session’s focus is on JSTOR (humanities and social sciences), American History in Video (American history), and political sciences databases such as Proquest products).


  • 2/13/2013 4:15PM, University Library, Basement Level, B48
    Focus on Library Tools: Databases (Project Muse, Scopus, Business) (1 hour)
    Use databases and other tools to find valuable research materials and quality scholarly sources for your assignments. This session’s focus is on Project Muse (humanities, social sciences, cultural and gender studies), Scopus (sciences and social sciences), and education databases such as Education Full Text.


  • 2/14/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Get Involved!

     Hear about a variety of clubs and organizations on campus and learn how to join.  Honors students currently in various groups will describe them and let other honors students know how to join them in those groups. 


  • 2/15/2013 3:15PM, University Library, Basement Level, Cobb Room
    Order or Chaos: Tour and Explore the Library (1 hour)

    Tour of the University Library for Honors College students. Get a head start and valuable tips on finding resources to navigate the University Libraries in person and virtually. Understanding how the University Libraries differ from libraries you’ve used in the past will help you use your library research time more efficiently.


  • 2/18/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 2/19/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Basement
    Reception for new honors students

     About 35 first-year students were just admitted to The Honors College.  This reception will be an opportunity for them to meet the current first-year students and will be an opportunity for current first-year students to welcome the new students to The Honors College.  This is an informal reception with terrific desserts.  Those with classes that go past 8:00 should come by when their class ends; those who need to leave early for another activity can do that.  Please come and welcome our new students.


  • 2/20/2013 4:15 - arrive no later than 4:12 to sign in, Standish Room - 3rd floor of the Science Library
    New York State Writers Institute: Seminar by George Saunders

    George Saunders, winner of a 2006 MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and a four-time winner of the National Magazine Award for fiction, is widely regarded as one of the most original writers of short fiction of his generation. Writer Zadie Smith says, “Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny.” His newest collection, Tenth of December: Stories (2013), presents an assortment of characters faced with particular moral quandaries and painful existential dilemmas. In advance praise, Jennifer Egan called the collection, “his most subversive, hilarious, and emotionally piercing,” and said, “Saunders is a true original—restlessly inventive, yet deeply humane.” The New York Times Magazine proclaimed in the title of a January 2013 profile, "George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You'll Read This Year."


  • 2/22/2013 4:15PM, University Library, Basement Level, B48
    Focus on Library Tools: Databases (JSTOR, Science Direct, MLA International Bibliography) (1 hour)

    Use databases and other tools to find valuable research materials and quality scholarly sources for your assignments. This session’s focus is on JSTOR (humanities and social sciences), American History in Video (American history), and political sciences databases such as Proquest products).


  • 2/22/2013 3:15, University Library, Basement Level, B48
    Focus on Library Tools: Databases (Project Muse, Scopus, Business) (1 hour)

    Use databases and other tools to find valuable research materials and quality scholarly sources for your assignments. This session’s focus is on Project Muse (humanities, social sciences, cultural and gender studies), Scopus (sciences and social sciences), and education databases such as Education Full Text.


  • 2/25/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 2/26/2013 5:00, University Art Museum
    Director's Museum Tour

    Janet Riker, the Museum Director, will facilitate several activities to engage honors students with the art that is the spring exhibit in the University Museum.  Come and explore your reaction to the exhibit.  Meet inside the Museum at 5:00.


  • 3/1/2013 3:15PM, University Library, Basement Level, B48
    Focus on Library Tools: Style Guides and Citation Generators (1 hour)

    Style guides and citation generator tools help you properly credit your research paper sources. Learn how to use them to organize your research and how to avoid mistakes when using them.


  • 3/4/2013 7pm, Performing Arts Center - Main Theatre
    University Community Concert Band

    This large ensemble presents several selections covering a wide variety of band literature. Sign up for a free ticket on the list in the Steinmetz basement. Meet in Steinmetz at 6:40pm and we'll walk over or meet us at the PAC at 6:45pm.”


  • 3/4/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 3/7/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Relax! (and learn about yourself)

    Before the week of lots of exams, Professor Haugaard will lead a session of relaxation and guided imagery.  We will do two guided imageries - one in which you can experience a personal peaceful place and the other in which each person will ask the question, "What should I be working on in my life at this time?"


  • 3/11/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 3/11/2013 6:00PM (note earlier-than-usual time), Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Fall 2013 Honors Course Preview 1

    Professors teaching honors courses next fall will describe their courses and answer questions about them.  Different from last semester, there is only one course preview night this semester.


  • 3/12/2013 7:30 - arrive no later than 7:20 to sign in and find a seat, D’Ambra Auditorium - Life Sciences Research Building
    Phi Beta Kappa Lecture: Michael Deem

    Professor Deem's lecture is Impacting Climate Change: New Materials for Carbon Capture.  It is likely that the front doors to the Life Sciences Research Building will be open for this event.  It is also possible to enter the Life Sciences Research Building through the basement level of the Biology Building.


  • 3/13/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Delano

     Professor Delano will talk about some of his current research in his lecture: “NASA’s search for life beyond the Earth: A progress report”.


  • 3/25/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 3/26/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Elam

    Professor Elam (Department of English) will discuss some of her recent research.  She notes:  "I'll talk on a project I'm working on that deals with what I call strange spaces, a boundary moment in a text where reflection can neither go forward nor retreat. This on the premise that such moments and such spaces are neither historically determined nor limited to a particular discipline, but occur in for instance Plato, Dickinson, Kafka--and perhaps if I am brave enough to work on this score, Mozart's 24th piano concerto."


  • 3/27/2013 6:00PM (note earlier-than-usual time), Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors students meeting with members of the Governing Board

    An opportunity for honors students to meet with members of the Governing Board of The Honors College.  The Governing Board is made up of deans, professors, and honors students.  This is an opportunity for the members of the Board to learn about The Honors College.  Students may attend both tonight's and Thursday's session, but only receive one honors-event credit whether attending one or both.


  • 3/28/2013 CANCELLED, 
    Honors student meet with members of the Governing Board.

    An opportunity for honors students to meet with members of the Governing Board of The Honors College.  The Governing Board is made up of deans, professors, and honors students.  This is an opportunity for the members of the Board to learn about The Honors College.  Students may attend both tonight's and Wednesday's session, but only receive one honors-event credit whether attending one or both.


  • 3/31/2013 , Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Florescent Expression

    Join our host, Anna Mondello, for our third Florescent Expression evening of the year.  Poetry, music, prose, singing - come and express your talents under our florescent lights and/or support your fellow talented honors students.


  • 4/1/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 4/2/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Elizabeth Berman

    Professor Berman (Department of Sociology) will talk about some of her current research on national policies related to higher education in her lecture: “The Tyranny of Rankings: Does It Matter Where You Go to College?”  Professor Berman notes:  "I’ll touch on two main topics: evidence on whether going to a more “elite” college has effects on students’ lives and careers, and how our hunger for ranking colleges (among other things) creates perverse incentives that may harm higher education."

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  • 4/3/2013 6:30PM (note the earlier-than-usual time), Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Creating a Good Resume and Cover Letter - 1

    Molly Naaktgeboren (a second-year honors student) will discuss creating a good resume and cover letter.  Molly notes:  "This program will help you understand how to write a resume and a cover letter, as well as focusing on some do's and don'ts of both.  A cover letter is sent with your resume and explains its contents.  A resume allows an employer to see quickly what qualifications you have for a specific job.  Bring a copy of your current resume if you have one.  At the end of the presentation you can have it looked over for some quick and common mistakes."  This presentation will be repeated on 4/11.  Attending either or both presentations will count as one honors event.


  • 4/3/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Robinson

    Professor Robinson (Department of Biology) will discuss some of his current research in his lecture: "Marcellus Shale Gas Exploitation in New York."


  • 4/4/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Varisco

    Professor Varisco (Department of Mathematics) will talk about how mathematicians think about and use the concept of infinity.  The lecture is designed for non-math people - so everyone will understand, even those who have not taken math since high school.


  • 4/8/2013 2:00PM, Campus Center Ballroom
    Conversation with Two Former Members of Congress

    Please join Rockefeller College, Pi Sigma Alpha, the Rockefeller College Dean's Leadership Council and UAS on Monday April 8 as we welcome two former members of Congress, both from New York State, to campus for a question and answer session on Congress, government and public service.

    George Joseph Hochbrueckner (D –NY) served in the New York State Assembly from 1975 until 1984. He was elected to Congress in 1986 and represented New York's 1st congressional district from January 3, 1987 until January 3, 1995. Sue Kelly (R-NY) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2007, representing New York's 19th District.

    Monday April 8th 2:00 - 2:30 reception / 2:30 - 4:00 Question and Answer session

     


  • 4/8/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 4/8/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Rich

    Professor Rich (Department of Information and Technology Management, School of Business), will talk about some of his current research.


  • 4/9/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Lanford

    Professor Lanford (Department of Physics) will go a bit out of his academic field to deliver a lecture of the history of the art colony in Woodstock, NY.


  • 4/11/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Creating a Good Resume and Cover Letter

    Molly Naaktgeboren (a second-year honors student) will discuss creating a good resume and cover letter.  Molly notes:  "This program will help you understand how to write a resume and a cover letter, as well as focusing on some do's and don'ts of both.  A cover letter is sent with your resume and explains its contents.  A resume allows an employer to see quickly what qualifications you have for a specific job.  Bring a copy of your current resume if you have one.  At the end of the presentation you can have it looked over for some quick and common mistakes."  This presentation was also  presented on 4/3.  Attending either or both presentations will count as one honors event.


  • 4/15/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 4/15/2013 7:00PM, Performing Arts Center
    University Jazz Ensemble

    The mid-sized ensemble presents concerts of popular jazz standards. Sign up for a free ticket on the list in the Steinmetz basement. Meet in Steinmetz at 6:40 and we'll walk over or meet us at the PAC at 6:45.


  • 4/16/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Briere

    Professor Briere (French Program) will discuss some of his current research in his talk:  "France: A Country of Immigrants?" Professor Briere notes: Both the United States and France are countries of immigrants, but with very different “histories” as far as immigration goes. This presentation will examine how France became a country of immigrants and what it means for the present and the future of that country.


  • 4/19/2013 4:15 - arrive no later than 4:12 to sign in at the door, Standish Room - 3rd floor of the Science Library
    New York State Writers Institute: Seminar by Manil Suri

    Manil Suri, Indian-American mathematician and major contemporary novelist, is the author most recently of The City of Devi (2013), an epic novel set in the author’s native city of Mumbai after it has been abandoned under threat of nuclear attack. Writer Kiran Desai said the novel “combines, in a magician’s feat, the thrill of Bollywood with the pull of a thriller.” Suri’s debut novel, The Death of Vishnu (2001), about life and death in a Mumbai apartment building, received the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award and became an international bestseller. Suri’s second novel was The Age of Shiva (2008), about a woman’s struggles in post-independence India. His work has been translated into 22 languages. A mathematics professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Suri specializes in partial differential equations.


  • 4/21/2013 7pm, Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall
    Duo Opera Recital

    Renowned singers Maria Todaro (mezzo-soprano) and Louis Otey (baritone), stars of The Metropolitan Opera, NYC Opera and dozens of other operas houses around the world, present a concert of opera arias and duets with a few surprises.An absolute don’t-miss concert for opera lovers. Sign up for a free ticket on the list in the Steinmetz basement. Meet in Steinmetz at 6:40pm and we'll walk over or meet us at the PAC at 6:45pm.


  • 4/22/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 4/24/2013 7pm, Performing Arts Center - Main Theatre
    The Choral Hour

    The University-Community Chorale and University Chamber Singers perform. Sign up for a free ticket on the list in the Steinmetz basement. Meet in Steinmetz at 6:40pm and we'll walk over or meet us at the PAC at 6:45pm.


  • 4/25/2013 CANCELLED, 
    Honors Lecture: Professor Fuller

    Professor Fuller (Department of Philosophy) will discuss some of her current scholarly work in her lecture "Gender and Global Poverty."


  • 4/29/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 4/29/2013 8:00PM, Steinmetz Lecture Area
    Honors Lecture: Professor Newman

    Professor Newman (Department of Music) will present a lecture on some of her current research on popular singers in the 20th Century in her talk: The Voice of Judy Holliday: Singin' in the Rain.


  • 5/5/2013 3pm, Performing Arts Center - Main Theatre
    University - Community Symphony Orchestra

    A group of students, faculty and community musicians present symphonic favorites under the direction of conductor Chrisopher Neubert. Sign up for a ticket on the list in the Steinmetz basement. Meet in Steinmetz at 2:40pm and we'll walk over or meet us at the PAC at 2:45pm.


  • 5/6/2013 9:15pm, Steinmetz Zen Zone
    Yoga

    Bruce McEwan continues to lead our weekly yoga sessions - 9:15 - 10:30.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This is a low-impact form of yoga in which all can participate.


  • 5/7/2013 5:00PM, University Museum
    Director's Tour of the University Art Museum

    Janet Riker, the Museum Director, will facilitate several activities to engage honors students with the art that is the MFA exhibit in the University Museum.  This exhibit is the work of all the UAlbany students who are completing their Masters of Fine Arts degree.  Come and explore your reaction to the exhibit.  Meet inside the Museum at 5:00.