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Thompson Reconsiders the Black Lady
UAlbany's Lisa B. Thompson, who wrote the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play Single Black Female, has a new book out that makes readers think twice about Condoleezza Rice.

Refki: UAlbany Critical to Intellectual Growth
When Dina Refki was growing up in Cairo, Egypt, education was of utmost importance to her family.

Rockefeller Alum Tackles Broadband, Homeland Security at FCC
UAlbany alumna Jennifer A. Manner (B.A. '86) is happy to be working again with former colleagues – who include other UAlbany alumni – at the Federal Communications Commission.

Saving Energy, One Window at a Time
When renowned modernist Edward Durell Stone designed the University at Albany main campus, sunlight was important in his work, as the many windows attest. The single-paned windows used in the construction, however, were installed in the days when Americans were not worried about melting glaciers and global warming.

CWGCS Fellowship Gives Ibañez a Career Boost
Laura Ibañez has gone from Center for Women in Government and Civil Society (CWGCS) Fellow to a job in Washington, D.C., where she helps develop federal policy for at-risk youth.

Leading Scholars Convene at UAlbany to Analyze Green Management Practices
UAlbany's School of Business is organizing a major academic conference on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability,” to be held on Sept.25-26, 2009. Scholars will look at the consequences for businesses engaged in corporate social responsibility, with the goal of producing a special issue of Business & Society

On the Front Lines of Public Health
Two recent UAlbany School of Public Health graduates are on the front lines of preparations to control the spread of the swine flu virus in New York State this fall. 

Fulfilling a Dream in Ireland
A trip to Ireland with UAlbany's School of Business literally put the world of international finance within reach for recent graduate Kate Finkbeiner.

Interning for a Member of Parliament
Interning in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which has influenced standards for democracies around the world, has given UAlbany student Gina Geffrard a new optimism about politics.

The ABCs of Economics and Health Care
In a time when people without insurance can slip on the ice and get a $35,000 bill for back surgery, the economics of health care is a popular topic.

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