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UAlbany Celebrates Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity in Advance of Inauguration

UAlbany will celebrate research at a special colloquium on Sept. 25, as part of the week of activities leading up to the inauguration of President Robert J. Jones. (Photo John Carl D'Annibale, Times Union photo used by Permission)

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 17, 2013) -- The University at Albany will host an expansive research colloquium featuring "TED-style" talks by University scientists, artistic and scientific displays, and a host of other activities on September 25, 2013, in advance of President Robert J. Jones' appointment as the 19th President of UAlbany. The event, "A Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities at UAlbany," will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. in the Lecture Center of the uptown campus.

From September 21 through September 28, the University is hosting a series of events entitled "Celebrate & Advance" -- a weeklong celebration in honor President Jones' inauguration.

At the Research colloquium, more than 80 faculty members will showcase their research from an array of disciplines, including "String theory and black hole information paradox," "Health, toxicant exposure, and NYS Native Americans," and "School racial composition and adolescent romantic relationships."

In addition, faculty members Arthur Applebee, Marlene Belfort, Edward Hannan and Malcom Russell-Einhorn will present "TED-style" talks on a variety of topics, both inspirational and informative. There will also be a musical performance, a reception featuring art and art history displays, and the first reading of a poem by Collins Fellow, Professor and Africana Studies Chair Leonard A. Slade, in honor of President Jones' appointment.

For more information, visit the full list of events, or register for the symposium.

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