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University Celebrates The Writing Semester As part of its celebration of the 20th anniversary of the NYS Writers Institute, UAlbany is showcasing the best of the literary arts during The Writing Semester. Pulitzer Prize winners Ellen Goodman, Dave Barry and a host of nationally known poets, authors, screenwriters, playwrights and journalists will be on campus to lecture, read, perform and participate in seminars and panel discussions. Details.
New State Author and Poet Named Russell Banks is New York's new State Author and Billy Collins the new State Poet, the New York State Writers Institute announced Feb. 12. Banks, novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter, will receive the New York State Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for fiction writers; and Billy Collins, will receive the New York State Walt Whitman Citation of Merit for poets. Details.
Giants Will Train at UAlbany Through 2006 The New York Giants and UAlbany have signed a three-year contract that will allow the National Football League team to continue to conduct its summer training camp on the UAlbany campus through 2006. UAlbany has been the Giant’s training camp site since 1996.