Justice and Multiculturalism Project Explores Intersection of Diversity and Social, Criminal Justice
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 19, 2012) -- The University at Albany's School of Criminal Justice announces the "Justice and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century" initiative, a year-long project designed to engage the community in an exploration of the wide-ranging intersection of social and criminal justice in an increasingly diverse world through a lecture and film series (presented in conjunction with the New York State Writers Institute) and panel discussions. It culminates April 2013 with a national symposium exploring issues related to gender, sexuality, sexual violence and victimization.
New Researchers Bringing Specialized Expertise to The RNA Institute
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 18, 2012) – The University at Albany welcomes four new RNA science and technology researchers this year to The RNA Institute. The scientists further expand a growing team of investigators advancing the potential of RNA research for the development and delivery of innovative medicines, vaccines and diagnostics.
UAlbany Students Join NASA Mission to Discover Why Some Storms Pack a Wallop
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 7, 2012) -- Mike Ventrice and Alan Brammer are packing their bags for a “cool” mission at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The UAlbany doctoral students will forecast when to deploy two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft into developing tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean basin.
UAlbany Junior Prepares for Year in South Korea
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 30, 2012) — In preparation for a year abroad, UAlbany junior Andrew Chang is disengaging. "The most important lesson I've learned about studying abroad is to get out of your comfort zone," said Chang, who leaves August 17 for South Korea as one of only 161 undergraduate students nationwide to participate in the prestigious Boren Scholarship for international study. During his year abroad, he will take intensive language, culture and economics courses at Korea University.
UAlbany International Partner, Global Service Corp, Tanzania, Releases Annual Report
TANZANIA, Africa (July 20, 2012) — One of our international partners, Global Service Corps - Tanzania Program Office (GSC-TZ), has released its Annual Report detailing its work toward ending the spread of HIV/AIDS and promoting sustainable agriculture and food security among resource poor families. The report highlights GSC-TZ program successes, challenges, and problems faced during the year as well as lessons learned in reaching their vision, mission, and goals. Also released was a one-page summary of the 14 main community service projects that many of our own students have participated in during their GSC-TX abroad experiences.
Children Bear Greatest Burden of U.S. Deportation Policies
ALBANY, N.Y. (July 16, 2012) -- Children suffer the most serious emotional and physical consequences from U.S. deportation policies, a University at Albany researcher finds. Sociologist Joanna Dreby, in a report published this month in The Journal of Marriage and Family, finds that children in Mexican families, whether or not they have had a family member deported, were prone to emotional distress, fears of separation and associating immigration with illegal activity.
University at Albany Senior Amaury Muñoz Chosen as a Pickering Fellow
ALBANY, N.Y. (June, 2012) –University at Albany senior Amaury Muñoz is one of only 40 college and university students nationally participating in the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, a program for students aspiring to enter the United States diplomatic corps. The only student representing the State University of New York system, Muñoz will be working alongside peers from Georgetown, Columbia, New York University, Harvard, and Yale.
Nishtha Modi: Dedicated to Helping Children in Need
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2012) – Growing up in an upper middle class suburb of Mumbai, Nishtha Modi lived only a few miles from some of India's most impoverished areas. It wasn't until she left the country that she began to truly understand the imbalance that existed between the wealthy and poor.
Sam Frumkin: A Leader in Academics and Community Work
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 18, 2012) – Sam Frumkin’s time at UAlbany was about breaking down racial and socio-economic boundaries and forming relationships within various communities. Whether he was in the Dominican Republic, New Orleans, or Albany’s Arbor Hill neighborhood, he learned to value the ways in which society is connected.
Minhal and Mohammed Makshood: Overcoming Poverty, Civil War to Find Success
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 15, 2012) – There is no sibling rivalry between University at Albany graduates Minhal and Mohammed Makshood. Growing up in war-torn Sri Lanka, they faced overwhelming financial struggles and were separated from their father. Through it all, they remained pillars of strength for each other.
UAlbany Students Among 30 Selected Nationwide for UC Berkeley's Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Fellowship
Albany, N.Y. (May 3, 2012) - Two University at Albany juniors, Amaury Muñoz and Kalima Johnson, have been selected for the University of California Berkeley’s prestigious 2012 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute Fellowship. They are among only 30 students across the nation admitted to the fellowship program each year. UC Berkeley’s Goldman School offers the Summer Institute in policy skills to empower students to better address the needs of historically underserved communities. Students participate in a rigorous seven-week program designed to improve analytical and quantitative skills vital to success at graduate programs in public policy, international affairs and law school studies.
UAlbany Center for Women in Government Partners with State Department to Advocate for Ugandan Women in Politics
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 1, 2012) – The University at Albany's Center for Women in Government & Civil Society (CWGCS) is partnering with the State Department to examine ways to improve Ugandan policy decisions and retain women in public service in the African nation. The project will culminate in a retreat for women legislators in Uganda to share study findings and the formation of a Legislative Women's Caucus to provide an organizing structure for women legislators.
Albany to be Host City for Global Conference on Technology and Government Innovation
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 23, 2012) -- Leaders at the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany have announced they will be hosting the 6th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) in Albany, from October 22nd - 25th, 2012. The conference draws over 350 attendees from over 60 countries representing academia, government, industry and not-for-profit sectors. This is the first time the international conference is to be held in the United States, with previous editions being held in Estonia, China, Colombia, Egypt and Macao.
UAlbany Team's Language Analysis Program Key to Intelligence Efforts
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 16, 2012) -- A University at Albany multidisciplinary research team will develop a computer-based automated program to identify and interpret language metaphors as a means of understanding culture. The program will comb through diverse text sources in four languages to understand how metaphors are deployed and apply resulting capabilities to specific, real-life scenarios. College of Computing and Information Professor Tomek Strzalkowski is leading the interdisciplinary team of researchers, which includes College of Arts and Sciences anthropologist Aaron Broadwell and psychologist Laurie Feldman.
UAlbany Students Help to Unravel Mummy Mystery
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 28, 2012) -- The University at Albany student-run Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service will transfer two Egyptian mummies that are each almost 2,000 years old, from their home at the Albany Institute of History & Art to Albany Medical Center (AMC) on March 31 at 10 a.m. to undergo X-rays and CAT scans.
'Lost Boy' of Sudan Sheds Light on Life During African Civil War
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 26, 2012) -- During the Second Sudanese War, 12-year-old, Gabriel Wal fled across the Sahara Desert alone to escape the perils of Sudan and save his life. Subsequently, Wal spent an additional 14 years in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, where people died daily from disease. At last, he escaped through the UNICEF's "Lost Boys of Sudan" program, which allowed nearly 4,000 refugees to resettle in the U.S.
UAlbany Climate Scientist Leads International Effort to Address Impact of Shrinking Andes Glaciers on Water Supplies
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 23, 2012) – University at Albany climate scientist, Mathias Vuille, will lead the development of a network of local scientists and stakeholders in four South American countries to address the impact on water supplies of shrinking glaciers in the Andes. A number of studies in recent years have documented the general retreat of glaciers in the Andes. As a result, water managers and decision makers are increasingly asking the scientific community for quantitative projections regarding future water supply.