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May News

UAlbany Recognizes Faculty, Staff for Excellence
For School of Criminal Justice Professor Alan J. Lizotte, developing a sensible policy on gun control begins with an understanding of who is carrying firearms and why.

UAlbany Mourns the Loss of Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus Walter Gibson
When Walter Gibson joined the UAlbany in 1976, it was the beginning of a 25-year career that would see him inspire students and faculty at every level of the university, including his mentorship of nearly 50 doctoral students. Gibson, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Physics died on May 15 of leukemia, surrounded by his family.

Professor Emeritus Jerome Eckstein: Philosopher, Educator and Driving Force Behind Judaic Studies
When Jerome Eckstein first came to UAlbany in 1966, the uptown campus had just opened, and only parts of the academic podium were occupied. Eckstein had come to UAlbany to introduce a program in the philosophy of education. It was the start of a 31-year career in which Eckstein would make a habit out of launching new academic endeavors.

Judith Saidel: A Champion of Gender Equity
Lining the walls of Judith R. Saidel's office at the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society in Draper Hall are a picture of civil rights pioneer Rev. Anna H. Shaw and a women's suffrage poster from the turn of the 20th century.

Furthering Research through Special Collections Archives 
John Palella finished his study on Albany's Gay Imagined Community: Gender Politics and Gay Liberation without even putting a dent in the five full boxes of historical material he found.

Writing Home for More Money: Writing Center EStudio Provides 24-Hour Online Advice
UAlbany students are just a click away from the Writing Center's new EStudio.

Professor JoEllen Welsh: Connecting Cancer Prevention and Nutrition
Cancer prevention is a big buzzword for UAlbany Cancer Researcher JoEllen Welsh.

Public Health Undergrads Set for Commencement 
Class of 2009 members Benjamin Lockspeiser, Cali Zimmerman, and Rachel Barkley are the first University at Albany students to earn undergraduate degrees in public health.

Don Byron Scores Rome Prize
It's been that kind of a year for Visiting Associate Professor Don Byron. The acclaimed musician and composer was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in music when he heard he'd been awarded the famed Samuel Barber Rome Prize for Musical Composition.

Kim Corker '09: Social Welfare Degree a Testament to Hard Work, Family Support
Graduate student Kim Corker had seven important reasons to finish her master's degree in social welfare: Dominique, Diamond, Christian, Jazmyne, Aaron, Melvin, and Jada.

UAlbany Study Explores Treatment for Root Causes of Homelessness
A new study by a University at Albany researcher provides hope for treating the root causes of homelessness. School of Social Welfare Assistant Professor Heather Larkin surveyed 185 homeless adults at homeless agencies in Albany, N.Y., and in Petaluma, Calif., and found they reported a high level of childhood trauma.

Political Scientist Gregory Nowell: An Eye on the Middle East
UAlbany Associate Professor Gregory Nowell, Department of Political Science, recently began teaching an undergraduate course on the political development of the Middle East because of the significance of the region's history and effects worldwide.

Tracking the Spread of Pandemics with Geographic Information Systems
As public health officials continue to track the path of swine flu around the world, it becomes evident that the technology used for such monitoring -- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -- is an indispensable tool.

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is Tops for Training
Isaura Olivares' experience illustrates why UAlbany's doctoral program in clinical psychology just won a national award for outstanding training from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

UAlbany Gave Her the Courage to Succeed
When Nasiratu Larry was in middle school, she visited the radiology department of a Yonkers hospital on a career day.

Druschel's Passion: Preventing Birth Defects
Charlotte Druschel, M.D., has spent a lifetime monitoring the causes of birth defects and training the next generation of birth defects researchers.

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