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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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Dr. Harvey Charles, the new Vice Provost and Dean of International Education at the University at Albany.University at Albany Announces New Vice Provost and Dean of International Education

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 3, 2015) -- Harvey Charles will join the University as vice provost and dean of international education on August 17, 2015.

Harvey comes to UAlbany from Northern Arizona University where he currently serves as vice provost for international initiatives and director of the Center for International Education. He has also served in senior international education leadership roles at Georgia Institute of Technology, San Francisco State University, Wheaton College and the University of Nevada, Reno.

He earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University, an M.A. in Counseling and Guidance from Andrews University, and a B.A. in Business Administration from Caribbean Union College, Trinidad.

Harvey has also published a number of peer-reviewed articles among other publications and given many keynote speeches, conference presentations, and workshops on topics including comprehensive internationalization, global learning and internationalizing STEM education, both in the US and at venues around the world. He is Past President of the Association of International Education Administrators, the world’s only organization dedicated to the professional development of leaders in the field of international higher education, and he sits on a number of international education boards and advisory committees. Under Harvey’s leadership, Northern Arizona University won the 2012 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

Kamiar Alaei, M.D., founding director of the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights at the University at Albany.University at Albany's Kamiar Alaei to Receive Ellis Island Medal of Honor
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 8, 2015) -- Kamiar Alaei, M.D., the founding director of the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights at the University at Albany, will be awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor on Saturday, May 9, at a ceremony at Ellis Island.
Each year, about 100 honorees are recognized with this award, given by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), chaired by Nasser J. Kazeminy. In addition to Alaei, this year’s recipients include Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who retired from the Supreme Court in 2006; Yankee baseball legend Mariano Rivera; and journalist Meredith Vieira.

The 7.8-magnitude April 25 earthquake has left as many as a quarter of Nepal's 27.8 million people in need of aid. (Photo Wally Santana, AP) UAlbany Experts Advisory: Nepal Earthquake Response Faces Significant Challenges
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 29, 2015) – As aid begins to flow into the hardest-hit areas of Nepal following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, the number of people impacted has reached staggering heights. The death toll from the disaster rose above 5,000 only four days after the earthquake, with at least 10,000 injured.

UAlbany School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson has expanded funded research and community partnerships.  (Photo by Mark Schmidt)UAlbany Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson Wins International Social Work Award
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 29, 2015) – University at Albany School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson has been selected to receive the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She will be honored April 30 at a ceremony at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

 Research suggests the Inter-decadal Pacific Oscillation is responsible for essentially all the difference between observed and model-simulated global warming rates on decadal time scales since 1920. UAlbany Study Explains Global Warming 'Hiatus' Since 2000
Inter-decadal Pacific Oscillation linked with essentially all the difference between observed and model-simulated global warming rates

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 14, 2015) -- Atmospheric greenhouse gases continue to rise during recent years, yet global-mean surface temperature has shown no clear warming since about year 2000. This slowdown in surface warming, often referred to as the global warming "hiatus," is in sharp contrast to model simulations, which on average show strong warming since 2000.

 UAlbany sociologist Joanna Dreby explores the effect of restrictive immigration policies in her latest book Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families. Book cover artwork is by local artist Bob Anderson. UAlbany’s Dreby Explores Impact of U.S. Immigration Policies in Latest Book
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 18, 2015) – In an era of increased debate over United States immigration laws, University at Albany sociologist Joanna Dreby explores the effect of restrictive policies on children and families in her latest book Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families.

UAlbany students Jordan Scott and Lynne Merrihew were featured on Serbian television after working on restoring a figural mosaic of the Roman god Mercury at Sremska Mitrovica. Department of Art and Art History Professor Michael Werner looks on.UAlbany Students Become First American Students to Restore Ancient Roman Mosaic in Serbia
ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 12, 2014) -- Lynne Merrihew and Jordan Scott, two University at Albany undergrads from the Department of Art and Art History, traveled to Serbia this summer to work on a pilot internship restoring mosaic pavements from the Sirmium Roman Imperial Palace in the historic town of Sremska Mitrovica. Scott, a sophomore anthropology major from Rochester, N.Y., heard about the internship from Art and Art History Professor Michael Werner. It was Scott’s first trip abroad. “The internship gave me confidence as a future archaeologist,” said Scott, who plans to become a museum curator and an archaeologist.

Ryan Torn (left) of the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, is the recent recipient of a NOAA grant to improve prediction of tropical cyclone intensity and structure. He stands with department chair Christopher Thorncroft. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)Six UAlbany Atmospheric Scientists Receive Federal Grants to Aid Extreme Weather Prediction and Alleviate Global Water Crisis
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 30, 2014) — An array of recent federal government awards to University at Albany atmospheric scientists aim at improving the prediction of extreme weather events and addressing the management of critical water resources, both locally and globally.

UAlbany sociologist Samantha Friedman. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)UAlbany Sociologist on Fulbright Researches Residential Segregation in Turkey
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 9, 2014) – University at Albany associate professor and sociologist Samantha Friedman is in Turkey on a Fulbright Scholarship this academic year, examining residential segregation by socioeconomic status (SES) across the country’s provinces and districts and comparing it to such segregation in the United States. According to Friedman, the United States and Turkey have levels of income inequality that are higher than the world average and the study of such stratification as reflected in geographic space is an important yet understudied topic. “This is particularly the case in Turkey, where since 2002, the GDP levels have more than tripled, and Turkey has become the 16th largest economy in the world,” she said.

Life-Changing Spring Break at UAlbany

University at Albany students learn the true meaning of 'Pura Vida' as they participate in the alternative spring break trip to Costa Rica sponsored by the Office of International Education.

 

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