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The Office of International Education offers a wide range of affordable study abroad opportunities, it welcomes and assists UAlbany's international students, and it provides language instruction for international students who are not yet fluent in English. At a broader level, it supports UAlbany's strategic planning to increase the international content of its educational programs, to develop a wider range of international research projects and partnerships, and to focus attention on major global issues.
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UAlbany is hosting a special conference highlighting the impact of Middle Eastern women both in the region and abroad. UAlbany Conference Focuses on the Role and Impact of Middle Eastern Women
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 18, 2013) -- The University at Albany is hosting a weeklong conference highlighting the cultural roles of Middle Eastern women from Monday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Oct. 25. Organized by UAlbany’s Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, The conference on "Women of the Middle East" will include a series of events highlighting the impact of women on democracy, performing arts, literature, higher education and human rights.

Emmerline Francesca Nelson in Kenya with some children.Emmerline Francesca Nelson Tells of her Experiences in Kenya, Africa in her 'Own Words'
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 16, 2013) –  I studied abroad in the beautiful city of Nairobi, Kenya located in East Africa in the spring of 2013. I have always desired to study abroad but I believed that I lacked funding to do so. However, I put all of my doubts and negative thoughts aside and decided to visit the study abroad fair during the Fall semester of 2012. I learned about KEI (Knowledge Exchange Institute) in partnership with SUNY Albany’s study abroad program offered at the United States International University (USIU) in Nairobi, Kenya. At that moment I promised myself that I would do anything in my power to participate in the program.

UAlbany students learned about Brazilian business on a new summer study abroad trip.UAlbany Teams Up with South American University to Learn about Brazilian Economy
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 1, 2013) –  The University at Albany has teamed up with Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paolo, Brazil, to offer its students a new summer study abroad program. Fourteen UAlbany students and recent graduates recently returned to the region from the inaugural trip to South America, where they learned about Brazilian business and its economy

Fresh Perspective: A Dialogue with the Tutu Sisters, featuring the daughters of renowned activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 23, 2013) — On September 23, the downtown campus welcomed Nontombi Naomi Tutu and Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, daughters of South African social rights activist and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu as part of Celebrate and Advance, the University's celebration that led up to the inauguration of UAlbany's 19th President, Robert J. Jones, PhD.

Ice floes, Arctic OceanUAlbany Study Predicts an Ice-free Arctic by the 2050s
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 8, 2013) — Accelerated climate warming propelled by greenhouse gas emissions could bring an ice-free September to the Arctic by 2054, a University at Albany scientist predicts.

UAlbany climatologist Mathias VuilleUAlbany Scientist is Reconstructing Thousand-Year History of the South American Summer Monsoon
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 8, 2013) — Mathias Vuille leads a team of scientists that will use ice core data from the Quelccaya Ice Cap in the Peruvian Andes to produce a comprehensive climatological history aimed at helping the continent forecast and prevent massive destructiveness from droughts and floods.The study is supported by the National Science Foundation.

UAlbany Atmospheric Scientist Leads NASA Mission to Study the Effects of Aerosols on our Atmosphere
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 7, 2013) — UAlbany Atmospheric Sciences Research Center Professor Fangqun Yu is leading a group of researchers to study aerosols in the atmosphere and their effects on chemical processes impacting air quality, radiation, atmospheric chemistry, and the Earth’s climate — a critical step forward in predicting future climate patterns on Earth.

UAlbany scientist and researcher David R. Fitzjarrald in his office.UAlbany Fulbright Researcher, Brazilian University Collaborate to Analyze Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 5, 2013) – David Fitzjarrald, a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Environmental Sciences at UAlbany's Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), will collaborate with scientists at the University of Western Pará (UFOPa), Santarém, Brazil, to analyze Amazon rain forest measurements to assess how the climate is being affected by deforestation.

UPRM students Manuel F. Rosario-Alomar and Tatiana Quiñones-RuizUAlbany International Expert Teams Up with Puerto Rican University to Advance Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Research
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 26, 2013) — UAlbany chemist Igor Lednev is attracting leading laboratories worldwide to collaborate on amyloid fibrils research as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease. Puerto Rican graduate students Manuel F. Rosario-Alomar and Tatiana Quiñones-Ruiz were here this summer working with Lednev.

President Jones with the Kenyan delegation.Center for International Development Hosts Kenyan Government Delegation
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 28, 2013) — UAlbany’s Center for International Development’s (SUNY/CID) Kenya Parliamentary Strengthening Program is hosting a delegation of senior officials from the government of Kenya, to assist them in implementing a new devolved form of government under the county’s new 2010 Constitution.

Lydia Davis, 2013 Man Booker International Prize for FictionUAlbany Professor, Writers Institute Fellow Lydia Davis wins Man Booker International Prize for Fiction
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2013) — UAlbany English Professor Lydia Davis has won one of the most prestigious awards in all of literature, the fifth Man Booker International Prize for fiction. The $93,000 award is presented every two years to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or widely available in English translation.

Lissette Acosta-Corniel Earns DoctorateUAlbany Doctoral Student Paves Way for Family in the Dominican Republic
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 19, 2013) — When Lissette Acosta-Corniel and her mother were struggling to make a new life in the United States, she made a promise to her 10-year-old sister who remained behind in the Dominican Republic, vowing to finish college and finish well. She kept that promise, graduating May 18 with a doctorate from the University at Albany.


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