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UAlbany Teams Up with Capital Region Family to Advance Research into Rare Disease Through Pepsi Refresh Good Idea Contest
UAlbany's researchers, in collaboration with scientists from the New York Neural Stem Cell Institute, are teaming up with the Capital Region family of six year-old Hannah Sames to raise awareness and funding in order to develop a systematic approach to discover therapies for rare diseases, in particular Giant Axonal Neuropathy (GAN).

UAlbany Touts Academic Quality and Diversity in Class of 2014
The University at Albany boasts a highly accomplished academic class of incoming freshman, with nearly one-quarter of the 2,250 students ranking in the top 10 percent of their high school class.

Video Available  President, Mayor and Faculty Ready Class of 2014 for Academic Success
University at Albany President George M. Philip, B.A. '69, M.A. '73 and Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings, M.S. '76, joined several faculty members to welcome the Class of 2014 and ready them for collegiate achievement.

Video Available  UAlbany Research Team Part of NASA Hurricane Study
A team of University at Albany students and faculty will travel to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. from August 29-September 11 to participate in a hurricane study coordinated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration . UAlbany students Diana Thomas, Leon Nguyen, and Matt Janiga are scheduled to take part in the experiment.

President Philip, Mayor Jennings Join UAlbany Faculty to Welcome Class of 2014
President George M. Philip, B.A. '69, M.A. '73, Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings, M.S. '76, will join more than 20 UAlbany faculty members to greet the freshman class of 2014 on the podium near the lecture centers. They will experience a dress rehearsal of a classroom lecture and tips from faculty on how to succeed in the classroom.

SUNY Small Business Development Center Partners with Con Edison to Help Small Businesses Gain Energy Savings
The State University of New York's State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the state's leading provider of small business management and technical services, will partner with energy giant Con Edison to provide reviews for client small business owners to improve the energy efficiency of their operations.

UAlbany Offers Back-to-School Tips for Securing Computers
Between studying, social networking and e-shopping, college students face multiple risks to their privacy and financial security when they connect to the Internet. UAlbany IT experts Martin Manjak and Sanjay Goel offer several common-sense methods for students to protect themselves and their computers from cyber criminals.

UAlbany Study Links State Tax Credit Programs to Higher Birth Weight
Relieving poverty during pregnancy can reduce the incidence of low birth weight babies and may help break the succession of childhood poor health, a University at Albany study has found.

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