Campus News

New Leadership Team Takes Shape
(September 22, 2005)
The University at Albany has a new provost, a new vice president for development, a new vice president for governmental affairs and public relations, a new vice president for student success, and a new vice provost for enrollment management, all part of President Hall's newly constituted executive committee. More>>

Sing Sing prisoners. From the Special Collections exhibit that includes Scott Christianson's book, 'Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House.'

University Opens National Death Penalty Archive
(September 22, 2005)
For anyone interested in the history of capital punishment in America, the University's new National Death Penalty Archive (NDPA) is an unrivaled resource. More>>

Forty New Faculty Members Join UAlbany Community
(September 22, 2005)

New Program Will Help Employees Buy Homes in Albany’s Midtown Area
(September 22, 2005)
If you are a house hunter and an employee at the University at Albany, you may want to consider buying a home in the city of Albany’s Midtown area. More>>

Pep Band Boosts Spirit
(September 22, 2005)
Kevin Champagne is looking for a few good musicians. More>>

UAlbany staff members Greg and Debbie Rickes turned out for the Great Danes' first home football games, and won a floater parking pass and tickets toa Jazz Brunch by using the coupons in their 'Great Beginnings' packets.

Wondering What to Do?
(September 22, 2005)
There is plenty happening right here on campus, and several great ways for you to keep track of the rich variety of events. More>>


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School of Business Professor William Danko’s book The Millionaire Next Door has been recognized by Business Week magazine as a long-term best-selling paperback. The book first was published in hard cover in October 1996 and sold one million copies. Millionaire was on The New York Times best seller list for nearly two years. It was released as a paperback in October 1998 and has sold an additional two million copies.

Clarinetist Don Byron is sharing his musical talents with University at Albany students in two courses this fall, The Poetics of Everyday Music and The Improvisation Ensemble. Acclaimed for his creativity and virtuosity, he has been consistently voted best clarinetist by critics and readers alike in leading international music journals since being named “Jazz Artist of the Year” by Down Beat in 1992.

Thomas L. Gebhardt, director of Personal Safety and Off-Campus Affairs, University Police Department, was a keynote speaker in late spring at a conference at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. The title of his talk was “The Committee on University and Community Relations – Building a Successful Campus-Community Coalition.”

David S. Liebschutz, public service professor and assistant dean for Career & Alumni Programs at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, was the recipient of the first Arnold Steigman Excellence in Teaching Public Administration Award at the State Academy for Public Administration’s annual meeting in June at the Rockefeller Institute.

Joseph F. Zimmerman is the author of Congressional Preemption: Regulatory Federalism published by SUNY Press last month. Zimmerman is a professor of political science in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy and the author of many books.

David S. Strait, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, was co-author of two journal articles published in a special issue in April of The Anatomical Record Part A: Discoveries in Molecular, Cellular, and Evolutionary Biology regarding finite element analysis in vertebrate biomechanics. The article titles were Finite Element Analysis in Functional Morphology and Modeling Elastic Properties in Finite-Element Analysis: How Much Precision is Needed to Produce an Accurate Model?

Professor of English Pierre Joris won the 2005 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Joris was recognized for his translation from the German of “Lightduress” by Paul Celan (Green Integer, 2004).

Kate Winter’s WPBS documentary on Marietta Holley won the 26th annual Silver Telly award, which honors outstanding local, regional, and cable productions. The film previously was awarded the international Videographer Award of Excellence for being exceptionally well “written, produced, shot, and edited.” Winter, a lecturer in the Department of English, wrote and appears in the film about Holley, a 19th century American writer.