University at Albany men's lacrosse stars Miles and Lyle Thompson became the first co-winners of the Tewaaraton Award, the sport's version of the Heisman Trophy.The brothers became the first Native Americans to take home an award given to the top collegiate player in a sport that traces its roots to Native American origin
The University at Albany observes Memorial Day which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May. As a federal holiday it was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
The UAlbany softball team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by capturing its fifth America East Conference championship and first since 2011 this past Sunday. The Great Danes defeated Stony Brook twice in the championship round of the double-elimination tournament, 3-2 and 8-1.
University at Albany MSW student, Katie Merrill ('15) assists individuals in the community needing to enroll in health insurance as a Navigator through the Affordable Care Act. She was selected for the Albany Internships in Mental Health for her second year internship for 2014-2015.
UAlbany celebrates the annual Spring Stomp game with a 21-7 victory over America East conference rival Binghamton. With the win, the Great Danes advanced to the 2014 America East Lacrosse Championship and will face Stony Brook this Thursday 5/1 at 7:30 pm.
UAlbany's Tynelle Taylor-Chase extends her lead on her way to winning the Women's Intermediate Hurdles at Saturday's UAlbany Spring Classic. The international field included over twenty teams in the event's 30th year.
Rockefeller College Alumni David Van Slyke (Ph.D. ’ 99), speaks to UAlbany students as part of the Rockefeller Roundtable Series. The Rockefeller Roundtable is a bi-annual speaker series featuring a distinguished academic alumnus. The series provides recognition to Rockefeller College alumni who have distinguished themselves and their alma mater through achievement and professional accomplishments in academia, and provides a forum f or interaction with current PhD students.
Playing in their fourth doubleheader since Sunday, the University at Albany softball team took the first two games in a three-game set against conference opponent Hartford on Saturday. The Danes (18-9, 7-3) won the first game over the Hawks (7-20, 1-7) 7-0, and won the second game 11-1 in six innings.
UAlbany Physics Professor, Keith Earle, explains a scientific principle to members of the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company. Collaborating with Ms. Sinopoli in exploring the interplay of dance and physics, their work together will be spotlighted with public performances later this month in the Performing Arts Center.
UAlbany students selected by audition rehearse alongside actors from WAM (Women's Action Movement) Theatre, based in the Capital Region and Berkshires, in the Performing Arts Center’s Arena Theatre for an upcoming staged reading of the new play, Everywoman, by UAlbany Professor and playwright Carolyn Yalkut (English Department). The production directed by Sara Katzoffon (WAM) will be performed on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30pm.
University at Albany women’s lacrosse earned its first league win on Saturday afternoon, a dominating 22-2 performance against Binghamton. Senior Allie Phelan and freshman Dakotah Savitcheff led the Great Danes with five goals each.
The Great Dane Project is an initiative designed to celebrate UAlbany pride by converting 4 foot tall, 60 lb. fiberglass Great Danes into unique works of art that reflect the spirit of the University at Albany community. Nineteen Great Dane statues have been graciously donated by University Auxiliary Services with eighteen Great Danes “adopted” by various campus entities. The nineteenth was reserved as the “Community Dane” in honor of our 19th President, Robert J. Jones and all presently on display in the Science Library Atrium.