GOLD Alums Invited to Mets Game
Join fellow UAlbany GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni June 7 for a pregame party at McFadden’s and exciting baseball action at Citi Field as the New York Mets take on the Miami Marlins. The pregame party will run 5:30-7:00 p.m. and will include hors d’oeuvres and a drink ticket. Game time is 7:10 p.m. Seats are located in the Pepsi Porch. Tickets are just $20. Register online by May 27. Tickets are limited, so register early.
Republic Records Founders to Deliver Undergraduate Commencement Address
UAlbany alumni Monte Lipman ’86 and Avery Lipman ’88 will deliver the keynote address at the 169th Undergraduate Commencement May 19 on the Entry Plaza lawn near Collins Circle. The Lipman brothers head Republic Records, a division within Universal Music Group and one of the world’s most influential and popular music labels. UMG oversees a roster of diverse artists that includes The Band Perry, Gotye and Enrique Iglesias; the firm also collaborates with the television and film industries on such projects as the hit NBC TV program “The Voice.”
Metro DC Alumni Night With the Nationals
Join fellow UAlbany alumni for a night out to connect and enjoy some baseball! Meet up at the Fairgrounds, 1299 Half Street, SE Washington, D.C., July 26, 5:30 p.m. After you have had a chance to meet some alums head across the street to watch the Nationals take on the New York Mets at National Stadium at 7 p.m. Game ticket is $24. Register today!
Alumni Invited to Alumni Association's Great Dane Golf Classic Morning Flight
Join us June 3 at the Albany Country Club for the Alumni Association's second annual Morning Flight at the 20th Annual Great Dane Golf Classic. Network with fellow alumni and mingle with our outstanding coaches, staff and student-athletes. Cost includes breakfast, lunch and golf with a cart. Each golfer will receive a polo shirt and have a chance to win a golf trip for two to Scotland for seven days/six nights or a trip for two to The Masters for six days/five nights. Check-in and breakfast begin at 7 a.m.; shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Cost: individual $175, foursome $700. Register online or call (518) 442-3098.
Boston Alumni Invited to Meet President Jones
UAlbany alumni and friends are invited to meet Dr. Robert Jones, 19th president of the University, May 23, 6-8 p.m., at the office of Eaton Vance, 2 International Pl., Boston, Mass. Please come and show your support for UAlbany! Register today.
UAlbany Alumni and Friends Receive Excellence Awards
Two doctors -- brothers imprisoned in Iran for their efforts on behalf of AIDS patients; a pioneer in the area of nanomechanical sensors; and a North Colonie fifth-grade reading teacher who has instilled a love of reading in students from Nigeria to the Middle East are among 14 honored April 20 with the 2013 University at Albany Alumni Association Excellence Awards at a gala at the Albany Hilton. Details. Photo Gallery
UAlbany Named One of America’s Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges
UAlbany is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges. In its assessment, the publication highlights such UAlbany energy initiatives as the "Change a Light" campaign and the Empire Commons student residence electric bill program. Details.
President Jones Moves UAlbany Community Engagement Forward
President Robert Jones recently completed a series of campus conversations to advance the University's progress as a community-engaged research university. The sessions, which featured Dr. Andrew Furco, a global scholar in the field, helped faculty, students and staff explore the possibilities for the next level of community engagement at UAlbany. Details.
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Advanced Computing System Provides Large-Scale Capacity to Examine Arctic Sea-Ice Variations, Tropical Hurricane Formation
A new, highly sophisticated computing system will allow several new UAlbany atmospheric scientists to conduct
large-scale research of Arctic sea-ice variations, tropical hurricane formations and structure, and boundary layer weather conditions of large operational wind farms. Details.
UAlbany Invites Community to Campus to Celebrate Earth Day
UAlbany hosted the first annual “Family Earth Day” April 21 to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day and to raise community awareness about recycling, the atmosphere and environmental science research. CBS-6 morning meteorologist Nick Johnston served as guest speaker for the family-friendly event, which included activities such as atmospheric science demonstrations, cloud viewing, cloud art, a traveling nitrogen game, bean planting and trash sorting.
Senate, Assembly Internships a Capital Experience for UAlbany Students
The University’s legislative program serves as a major pipeline for students wishing to gain practical internship experience in the New York State Assembly and Senate. This spring, 114 UAlbany students are serving as session interns in the Assembly. Another 19 are assigned to the Senate. Details.
Firms Host Direct Admit Receptions
Eight years ago, the School of Business Direct Admit Program was the first academic unit at UAlbany to admit students unconditionally at the start of their college careers. Direct Admit students, chosen for their outstanding academic records and interest in business or accounting, are a part of the school for all four years, rather than just their junior and senior years, affording them more involvement in school life. Details.
School of Social Welfare Receives Grant from Council on Social Work Education
Estella Williamson, assistant dean and director of Field Education, is the principal investigator on a grant awarding a behavioral health student a fellowship for an Integrated Healthcare Social Work Field Placement Project at Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center. This competitive award was given to a handful of schools of social work nationally. The integrated field placement positions the school and Whitney M. Young as leaders in new, integrative social work models in primary care settings, especially those that serve diverse populations.
Basketball Teams Have Good Showing in NCAA Tournament
For the first time in SUNY Division I basketball history, UAlbany’s men’s and women’s basketball teams won conference championships and earned appearances in the NCAA Tournament. UAlbany faculty, staff, students, alumni and fans gathered for the Celebration of Champions, an event to honor both Great Danes teams for their outstanding showings during the 2012-13 season. Watch video highlights of the season.
Julie Forster Named America East Conference Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Senior forward Julie Forster has been named the 2013 America East Conference Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Forster, who received a bachelor’s degree in educational administration, earned a 3.96 G.P.A. She also attained a 3.88 G.P.A. in the business administration graduate program. A three-time America East All-Academic honoree and a two-time member of the CoSIDA/Capital One District I First Team, Forster has been named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll multiple times. Details.
Gaige Becomes All-Time Hits Leader
With two hits last week at Provident Bank Park against the Manhattan Jaspers, senior Nolan Gaige became the UAlbany baseball program's
all-time hits leader with 231 in his four-year career. Details.
UA CareerPath Connects Alumni With Job Opportunities
Your next job may be just a few clicks away! Explore thousands of job opportunities though UA CareerPath, a free online employment site that allows alumni to search and apply for positions online, including positions posted specifically for UAlbany alumni. UA CareerPath also allows alumni to access CareerSearch, a tool for identifying companies based on industry and location. Alumni registered for the program will receive email notifications of upcoming career workshops, events and job fairs. Details.
One of the Most Tax-Efficient Ways to Give
Put away your checkbook and donate appreciated securities instead! Any appreciated securities may be donated to charity and a tax deduction taken for the full fair-market value of the securities — up to 30 percent of the donor's adjusted gross income. Since the securities are donated rather than sold, capital gains taxes from selling the securities no longer apply. The more the securities appreciate, the greater the tax savings will be. For more information, visit the Web.
Additional GMAT and GRE Classes Offered This Summer
Interested in pursuing an M.B.A. or another graduate degree? We’ll help prepare you for admission into these programs with our summer GMAT and GRE test prep classes. Visit our website for details and registration.
Call for Volunteers
Milestone reunions for the classes of 2003 (10th) and 1988 (25th) will be held during Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 18-19. Are you an alum of one of these classes? Help us reconnect with your fellow alums and bring them back to campus in the fall. Email the Alumni Association or call us at (800) 836-2586 for details. Volunteer now.
May 18-19 – Commencement Weekend
May 23 – President’s Alumni Reception
June 3 – Dane Golf Classic, Albany
June 7 – GOLD Night at the Mets
July 26 – Metro DC Alumni Night With the Nationals
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