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Small Business Development Center Establishes Champlain Bridge Business Assistance Center
The Albany regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC), an affiliate of the University at Albany's School of Business, is establishing the Champlain Bridge Business Assistance Center.

CCI Hosts Software Freedom Activist Richard Stallman
The University at Albany's College of Computing and Information (CCI) will host Richard M. Stallman, renowned software developer and software freedom activist, for a presentation and discussion about the Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System. The discussion will be held Friday, February 26 at 4 p.m.

Distinguished Professor Publishes Definitive Book on Garlic and Other Alliums
Eric Block, one of the nation's leading researchers on the biochemical makeup of alliums, has spent a lifetime researching and answering the allium questions.

Nursing Graduation Rates Continue to Rise in New York but Weak Job Market Could Halt Progress, According to UAlbany Report
Registered nurse graduation rates in New York increased in 2009 -- the seventh consecutive annual increase -- but a weak job market could lead to future enrollment declines and future nursing shortages, according to a new report from the University at Albany's Center for Health Workforce Studies.

Survey: Despite Economic Woes, Nearly 90 Percent of Regional Businesses Expect Employment Levels to Increase or Remain the Same in 2010
Although two out of three Capital Region businesses characterize the area economy as being stagnant or recessionary, 89.7 percent expect to either increase or keep the same the number of workers in the coming year, according to the 24th Annual Marvin and Company/University at Albany Business Climate Survey.

UAlbany Intensifies Focus on Partnerships and Community Engagement
The University at Albany is expanding ways for New Yorkers and others to connect to its extensive network of research, expertise, and other resources, and to advance partnerships that benefit diverse communities.

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 24th Annual Business Climate Survey.

UAlbany Center for Women in Government Program Names NYS Students as Vanguard Award Winners
Seven New York State students were named winners of the University at Albany Center for Women in Government and Civil Society's Vanguard Student Recognition Award.

Nationally-Acclaimed Author Keith Boykin Highlights Sexuality Week 2010
New York Times best-selling author Keith Boykin will discuss love and sexuality as part of the University at Albany’s 27th annual Sexuality Week at 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 9th in the Campus Center Ballroom.

UAlbany Features Susan Taylor, the Soul of "Essence" Magazine, as Keynote Speaker at Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon
Essence magazine Editor-in-Chief Emerita Susan L. Taylor will be the guest speaker for the University at Albany’s 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at noon in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Campus Sustainability Efforts Reduce Energy Costs by $319,000
The University at Albany announced today that it reduced energy costs by a total of $319,000 through energy-saving steps during the fall semester and winter intersession.

UAlbany School of Social Welfare Grant Supports Student Scholarships, Aging Services in Schenectady County
UAlbany's School of Social Welfare has received a $40,000 grant from the Schenectady Foundation to support student scholarships for its Internships in Aging Project. The program is designed to improve the quality of care for Schenectady's older population while helping to develop a local workforce of well-trained caregivers.

UAlbany Teach-in on Haiti
The University at Albany is presenting a teach-in on Wednesday, Feb. 3, that is designed to offer a more complete portrait of Haiti today than the pictures that have emerged in the wake of the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. The event is from 4-6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on the uptown campus.

Transportation is Theme of Junior FIRST Lego League Expo at UAlbany on Feb. 6
Elementary school children will have the opportunity to connect technology and the real world when the University at Albany's College of Computing and Information (CCI) and local businesses bring a Lego-inspired expo to the UAlbany Campus Center Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m.

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