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New York State Wildlife Expert Ward Stone Highlights UAlbany Lecture Series
Wildlife expert Ward Stone's talk on "turmoil in the environment" begins UAlbany's Ray Falconer Natural History Lecture Series on March 23 at 8 p.m. in the John J. Sullivan Auditorium, CESTM building. Stone will discuss climate change, introduced exotic diseases, and toxics in the environment.

UAlbany Helps Prepare Students with Disabilities to Transition to College
The University at Albany is co-sponsoring the 2010 "Recipe for College Success" student conference, designed to prepare students with disabilities to transition to college.

Report: Number of Underrepresented Minority Physicians Remains Far Less Than Corresponding Proportion of New York's Population
The number of underrepresented minority (URM) physicians has not increased substantially over the past decade and remains far less than their corresponding proportion in the state's population, according to a new report from UAlbany's Center for Health Workforce Studies.

NYS Small Business Development Center Announces Advisory Board Appointments
The New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) today announced the appointment of new Advisory Board officers and members.

UAlbany Anthropologist's Study of 3.6 Million-Year-Old Fossil Footprints Reveals Tree-Dwelling Ancestors Walked Like Modern Humans
The ancestors of modern humans developed an upright posture and modern, human-like striding gait 3.6 million years ago, at a time when they still spent a significant amount of time in trees.

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Showcases High School Students' Original Research
The 25th Annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) will bring more than 400 science research students and teachers from 41 Capital District and upstate high schools to the University at Albany for one of the largest forums in the state for high school students conducting original scientific research.

UAlbany Students Pledge to be Counted in U.S. Census March 23
University at Albany students will dip their hands in purple and gold paint and leave their Great Danes "paw prints" on the Lecture Center windows at 11 a.m. on March 23, to kick off UAlbany Census Day. The handprints signify students' commitment to be counted in the 2010 U.S. Census.

UAlbany Contributes More Than $60,000 to Haiti Relief Efforts
The UAlbany Haiti Relief Fund, which includes matching funds donated by University Auxiliary Services, has raised more than $60,000 to support the relief efforts following the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake that left an estimated 220,000 dead and 1 million homeless.

UAlbany Gerontology Professor Ronald Toseland Honored as American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Fellow
University at Albany Professor Ronald Toseland will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on April 21.

National Gun Control Expert Alan Lizotte Appointed Dean of UAlbany's Top-Ranked School of Criminal Justice
University at Albany President George M. Philip announced the appointment of Alan Lizotte as dean of the University's top-ranked School of Criminal Justice.

Experts Advisory: Experts on "Our Nationís Health" including Health Care Reform and Policies, Childhood Obesity and Nutrition at the University at Albany
University at Albany faculty experts discuss health topics, including health care reform and policies, childhood obesity and nutrition.


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