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Africa Trip Offers Transformative Experience for Social Welfare Students
On a trip to Ethiopia this summer, a group of UAlbany School of Social Welfare students stopped at the Church of St. Mary on Mount Entoto, known for its healing waters. It is here where thousands of people infected with HIV/AIDS go in hope of being cured by the holy water provided through the church on the mountain’s summit.

UAlbany Students, Alumni Part of Independent Film Confinement
For recent UAlbany graduate Daniel Foerste, an aspiring filmmaker, the chance to work on an independent movie this summer presented the opportunity of a lifetime. The film, Confinement, was written, directed, and edited by John McCarty as a modern re-telling of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Anthony Cresswell Honored by University and The NYS Forum
Anthony Cresswell, deputy director at the University's Center for Technology in Government (CTG), was recently honored by both the University and The NYS Forum. The University recognized Cresswell for his role as interim director of CTG.

UAlbany Highlights Sustainability in Proposed Student Housing Project
With record applications and student enrollment that’s grown to 18,000, the University at Albany is developing a new 500-bed dormitory on the southeast portion of the uptown campus near Indian Pond.

One Year Later – UAlbany Remembers Richard Bailey
Following the echoing chimes of the noon Carillon bells, the University at Albany community gathered outside the University Police Department building to remember student Richard Bailey, one-year after his tragic and sudden death.

UAlbany Coalition Highlights Healthy Eating
In the current economy, getting the daily required servings of fruits and vegetables is even harder in communities like West Hill. The Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition is working to improve the nutritional value of meals, whether at food pantries or in people's own homes.

UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government Welcomes International Group of Researchers
President George M. Philip recently welcomed 15 international scholars to a workshop hosted by UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government. The workshop is part of a four-year effort by CTG funded by the US National Science Foundation's Digital Government Research Program.

Leadership In and Out of the Classroom
Rachel Galgan is a sophomore business administration major from Harpursville, N.Y., who came to UAlbany as a direct-admit freshman and has a 3.77 GPA. She studies hard, as one of an estimated 238 University students being inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars on Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Video Available  Video Available Harvey Milk '51 Honored for His Vision and Courage
Stuart Milk was a 17-year-old student at American University in 1978 when he heard that his uncle Harvey, the first openly gay elected official in a major U.S. city, had been shot and killed in San Francisco. Stuart Milk spoke about his uncle’s vision and courage at the University at Albany's Fourth Annual UAlbany Alumni Luncheon.

Hoff Publishes Practice Under Pressure
Primary care physicians are the unsung heroes of the American health care system, according to a new book due out next month by Timothy Hoff, associate professor of health policy and management at the University at Albany's School of Public Health.

Kennedy to Accept Eugene O'Neill Award from Irish American Writers and Artists Oct. 16
Author Peter Quinn once said that Pulitzer Prize-winner William Kennedy brings to life the "universal human experience seen through the lens of one culture." That culture is uniquely Irish-American.

Western Avenue Entrance Closure
The Western Avenue westbound entry lane to the Uptown campus is scheduled to be closed beginning at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 6 through 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 7.

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