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February News

Susan Phillips Named UAlbany Provost
Susan Phillips has been named University at Albany Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Phillips had previously served as the university's Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs as well as Dean of the School of Education.

Despite Economy, 82 Percent of Capital Region Business Owners do not Expect to Lay Off Workers in 2009
Although 80 percent of Capital Region businesses characterize the area economy as being stagnant or recessionary, 82 percent do not expect to reduce the number of workers in the coming year, according to the 23rd Annual Business Climate Survey.

Media Advisory: Marvin and Company and UAlbany School of Business Announce Results of Annual Regional Business Climate Survey
Marvin and Company, PC, a regional certified public accounting firm, and the University at Albany School of Business are joined by Capital Region Chambers of Commerce to announce the results of the 23rd Annual Business Climate Survey.

UAlbany Scientists Study Past Climate Variability and its Effect on Monsoons in South America
University at Albany Assistant Professor Mathias Vuille, and Postdoctoral Fellow Hanh Nguyen, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, have collaborated on a new study that reveals monsoons in South America were more far-reaching than previously thought.

Experts Advisory: Experts on Baseball and Steroids from the University at Albany
University at Albany faculty experts discuss baseball and steroids, including impact on players' health and performance and how the steroid era fits into baseball's long history.

UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government Participates in Blue Ribbon Report on the Future of E-Rulemaking
Sharon Dawes, senior fellow at UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government, was one of more than 20 experts, researchers and practitioners, to help prepare a report on the current state and future potential of federal e-rulemaking -- the systems and processes that support the dialog and decisions surrounding federal regulations.

UAlbany Surpasses Goal, Saves More Than a Quarter Million Dollars in Campus Energy Initiatives
The University at Albany announced today that it reduced energy costs by $280,000 as a result of its winter Intersession and Fall Energy Savings initiatives. The announcement was made at a lecture, co-sponsored by National Grid, by leading environmental activist Denis Hayes, coordinator of first Earth Day in 1970.

Early Humans were Nuts About Seeds
New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has led to novel insights into how feeding and dietary adaptations may have shaped the evolution of the earliest humans.

Media Advisory: UAlbany, National Grid Team Up to Promote Energy Conservation
The University at Albany will announce its Intersession Energy Savings, launched to achieve cost reductions and decrease the campus' energy consumption as part of its ongoing environmental sustainability campaign.

Experts Advisory: Supreme Court of the United States
As the Supreme Court of the United States wrestles with the sudden illness of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court and President Obama will have to consider the possibility of an appointment.

UAlbany Explores Global Warming Policies
University at Albany students and faculty will join Congressman Paul Tonko, who represents the 21st Congressional District, for a conversation on global warming policies and solutions via Webcam at 2 p.m. on Feb. 4. The discussion is part of UAlbany's participation in the National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions.

World TeamTennis Champion NY Buzz Move to UAlbany
The Advanta World TeamTennis (WTT) champion New York Buzz will call the SEFCU Arena at the University at Albany home for the 2009 season.

Study of Hair Dye Finds No Association of Myeloma Risk in Women
University at Albany Assistant Professor Erin Bell, Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, has co-authored a study that found no association between hair coloring product use and multiple myeloma risk in women.

UAlbany Announces New Signature Ice Cream
Taste buds have tested and attest to deliciousness of the new UAlbany signature ice cream UA U KNOW U WANT SOME. After a week of voting, the black raspberry ice cream with French vanilla swirl and chocolate chunks was the winning entry of the campus-wide naming competition.

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