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Video Available  $7 Million in New Grants Awarded to UAlbany Cancer Research Center
The University at Albany Cancer Research Center has been awarded $7 million in new funding to support its research into the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer, all with the goal of finding a cure for the disease.

Innovative Research Attracts Major Funding to UAlbany Cancer Research Center
Scientists at the University at Albany’s Cancer Research Center have been awarded significant new grants to advance research into the causes of cancer as well as prevention and treatment methods.  A news conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2009, 11 a.m. in the Cancer Center Atrium on the University's East Campus.

UAlbany Center for Autism Holds Conference on Improving Students' Quality of Life in School Settings
The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany is hosting its eighth annual conference, "Research and Practice: A Partnership to Improve the Lives of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)."

Former New York State Governor Hugh L. Carey Honored as UAlbany Citizen Laureate
The University at Albany Foundation has named former New York State Governor Hugh L. Carey as the recipient of its 2009 Citizen Laureate Award.

UAlbany Remembers Richard Bailey
The University at Albany will remember the life of student Richard Bailey with a ceremony on the first anniversary of his tragic death.

UAlbany System Dynamics Society Presents 2009 Applications Award to Ken Cooper and Greg Lee for Work at Fluor Corporation
The International System Dynamics Society, located at the University at Albany's Rockefeller College, awarded its 2009 Applications Award to Kenneth Cooper of Cooper Associates, Milford, New Hampshire, and Gregory Lee of Fluor Corporation, Aliso Viejo, California.

UAlbany Researchers Address National Obesity Epidemic with $1.1 Million Stimulus Grant
University at Albany School of Public Health researchers Janine M. Jurkowski and Kirsten K. Davison have received a $1.1 million stimulus grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to address the national childhood obesity epidemic.

UAlbany’s Center for Technology in Government Releases Findings on National Survey of Cross-Boundary Information Sharing
The University at Albany’s Center for Technology in Government has released a report summarizing the results of a national survey of cross-boundary information (CBI) sharing in the public sector. The national survey and the findings presented in the report are the result of a National Science Foundation-funded project that began in 2002.

Lecture: The Jewish Deli in America
Ted Merwin presents an interactive, multimedia lecture on the changing place of the Jewish deli in American life, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, 7 p.m., in the Standish Room at the Science Library of the University at Albany's uptown campus.

How Dogs Assist Police Investigations
The K-9 Unit is an integral part of police response for the University Police Department.

UAlbany Faculty Showcase Breadth and Depth of Academic Expertise to Community
From breakthroughs in science and technology to historically significant events, the University at Albany faculty offers a depth of academic research and expertise to UAlbany students.

Video Available  Video Available Harvey Milk's Family, Friends and Classmates Reflect on Life of Civil Rights Icon and UAlbany Alum, Oct. 9
Family, friends and classmates will gather October 9th to pay tribute posthumously to Presidential Medal of Freedom Award winner and human rights icon Harvey Milk, a 1951 graduate of the University at Albany.

UAlbany Political Science Professor Proposes Comprehensive Reform for New York State Governance
University at Albany Political Science Professor Joseph Zimmerman is among a chorus of advocates proposing comprehensive reform of New York's governance process, including a revamping of the state's constitution.

UAlbany Students Teach Community Martial Arts, Salsa Dancing and more
Talented University at Albany student singers, dancers, and martial artists will both perform for and instruct the general public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Campus Center at UAlbany Community Day on October 10.

UAlbany Hosts Former Members of Congress for Education, Motivation
Political science students at the University at Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy will welcome two former U.S. Congressmen, the Honorable John Glen Browder (D-AL,1989-1997) and the Honorable Steven T. Kuykendall (R-CA, 1999-2001), into their classrooms as part of the Congress to Campus program.

UAlbany Community Day Oct. 10: The World Within Reach
The University at Albany will welcome neighbors, students, faculty and alumni for the annual UAlbany Community Day, Oct. 10, 2009, 8:30 a.m.--3 p.m.

UAlbany Students Explore Lessons Learned from Nation's Financial Crisis
In the recent financial crisis, investors once again pointed fingers at auditors' failure to warn the public of imminent collapse of major companies.

What Every Parent of Special Needs Children Should Know
Parents, family members and school district personnel are vital partners in the education of their children -- especially children with disabilities receiving individualized or group instruction special education services.

Public Health Professor Explores Hype Surrounding H1N1 Virus
The H1N1 flu virus, also known as swine flu, has been a staple of media reports and public health alerts for more than a year.

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