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(November 16, 2006)


Gluck Lectures in New Orleans and China
Bob Gluck of the Department of Music delivered several talks in Beijing, China, in October, and one at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., in early November. In China, he spoke about the role of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in New York City and the state of electronic music in China. At Tulane, he spoke at the International Computer Music Conference about the Shiraz Festivals in Iran in the 1970s and the music of Egyptian-American composer Halim El-Dabh.

Blanchard Wins Top Honor
Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emeritus Edward B. Blanchard has received the Career Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Department of Psychology Chair Elga Wulfert said, "This is a wonderful recognition of Ed's sustained outstanding contributions to clinical psychology by one of our largest and most prestigious psychological associations, and we are proud of him and the honor this distinction brings to our clinical program and our department."

Deborah A. Price, Thomas Gebhardt and Brian Freidenberg

Deborah A. Price, assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools of the U.S. Department of Education, presented an award to Thomas Gebhardt and Brian Freidenberg for UAlbany's Committee on University and Community Relations. UAlbany's program was selected as one of four alcohol and other drug prevention models on college campuses for 2006.

UAlbany Honored at Drug Abuse Prevention Forum
Several University at Albany faculty and staff were speakers at the U.S. Department of Education 20th Annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education and the National Forum for Senior Administrators on Oct. 19-22 in Arlington, Va. Numerous presenters from the UAlbany campus included: James Anderson, Thomas Gebhardt, Dolores Cimini, Estela Rivero, Judith Stanley, Matthew Martens, Angelina Diaz-Myers, Brian Freidenberg, Abby Barr, Kelly Horner, Drew Anderson, Joseph Bernier, and Joseph Monserrat.

In addition, UAlbany's Committee on University and Community Relations was presented with an award for being selected as one of four alcohol and other drug prevention models on college campuses for 2006. The Committee on University and Community Relations was cited as a model campus-community partnership at a state university center. This is the second time the University has won this model program award, the first being won by Middle Earth in 2000.

Marschke Delivers Talks
Gerald Marschke, associate professor of public administration, policy, and economics, made several presentations in October and November at academic conferences. In October, he gave a presentation at a National Science Foundation conference in Washington, D.C., on "Using Human Resource Data from Science Resources Statistics, National Science Foundation, to Study the Science and Engineering Workforce." At the Association for Public Policy and Management meetings this month in Madison, Wis., Marschke was scheduled to present a paper with co-author Pascal Courty on "A General Test for Distortions in Performance Measures." The authors argue that results of performance measurement have been mixed, in part, because there are few measures that accurately capture government agency or worker effort. Marschke is also presenting "The Influence of University Research and Industrial Innovation" at the conference "Universities, Innovation, and Economic Growth" at the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank in November.

Drotar's Press Releases Award-winning Book
David Drotar of Information Technology Services founded Brookview Press, a literary press which has released a memoir that is under consideration for four book awards. Chasing Dreamtime: A Sea-going Hitchhiker's Journey through Memory and Myth by Neva Sullaway was short-listed for the 2005 National Outdoor Book Award, won first place as the Best Travel Book 2005, won an honorable mention in the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards, and was twice recognized in the San Diego Book Awards.


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