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Writers Institute Names State Author and Poet for 2004-2006
by Mark Koplik (February 12, 2004)
Russell Banks is New York’s new State Author and Billy Collins the new State Poet, the New York State Writers Institute announced Feb. 12.
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Provost Carlos SantiagoPresident Hitchcock on Leave; Provost Santiago Named Officer in Charge
by Greta Petry (February 6, 2004)
On Friday, Jan. 30, University at Albany President Karen R. Hitchcock and State University of New York Chancellor Robert King released a joint statement noting that, effective immediately, Hitchcock was going on leave due to “an ongoing illness in her immediate family.” More >>

 


Feasibility of New Master’s Programs in CAS Studied;
Planning Grants Awarded by Council of Graduate Schools
by Greta Petry (February 6, 2004)
As the University at Albany looks to the future to address the changing needs of the work force, it is considering developing new master’s degree programs to meet those needs. More >>

Albany Students Argue the Case
by Greta Petry (February 6, 2004)
Two UAlbany undergraduates, Jessica Landin and Lauren Mendolera, captured “Best New Team” honors in the national tournament of the American Collegiate Moot Court Association (ACMCA) competition January 30-31 in Arlington, Texas. More >>


Governor Announces College of Nanotechnology
by Mary Fiess (February 6, 2004)
The University at Albany will be home to the first College of Nanotechnology in the nation, under a proposal announced by Governor George Pataki, during his State-of-the-State address on Jan. 7. The purpose of the new college, said Pataki, is “to provide our industry with the high-quality workforce it needs to grow in New York State.” More >>

Bold. Vision.
The Campaign for the University at Albany
Current and former faculty lend their support.
by Carol Olechowski and Mary Fiess (February 6, 2004)
For Distinguished Professor Edward Blanchard, one very important part of his work is mentoring doctoral students. Under his tutelage, 40 students have earned their doctorates in clinical psychology, and another seven are currently at the dissertation stage. More >>

Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors on Five Continents Involved in Lerner’s Internet-Based PTSD Research
by Carol Olechowski (February 6, 2004)
For years, UAlbany Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders Director Edward B. Blanchard has researched and treated motor vehicle accident survivors who suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, depression, anxiety, and other symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Now, accident survivors around the world who fear traveling the highways again are using the “Information Superhighway” to reach out to one of Blanchard’s students, Jonathan Lerner, for help. More >>

New Consortium Focuses on Africa
by Greta Petry (February 6, 2004)
The Capital Region and Africa are an ocean apart. But a recently formed UAlbany consortium is helping to bridge the distance by opening up new opportunities for student recruitment and internships. More >>

 

 

Mathematician Boris KorenblumCelebrating Mathematics: A Birthday to Remember
by Greta Petry (February 6, 2004)
How does an esteemed mathematician celebrate his 80th birthday? More >>

 

 

 

Degree Applications Are Now Online
Since January 7, students have been applying for their Spring 2004 degrees online, via MyUAlbany. More convenient for students, it saves them a trip to the Registrar’s Office to turn in a degree application. Students submit their own information online, eliminating paper forms and reducing errors due to handwritten information. Undergraduates have until Sunday, Feb. 15, to complete the online degree application, and the deadline for graduate degrees is April 1. More >>

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