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Finding Writing Space for a Guggenheim
(April 7, 2006)
Lynne Tillman, professor and writer in residence in the Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. More>>

Petrukhina Awarded NSF Grant to Study Buckybowls
(April 7, 2006)
Marina A. Petrukhina of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a National Science Foundation Career Award for her work with buckybowls. More>>

President's Leadership Awards Ceremony
(April 7, 2006)
President Kermit L. Hall congratulated recipients of the President's Leadership Awards at a ceremony in the Campus Center Ballroom on March 12. More>>

Ford Foundation Grant Launches Difficult Dialogue Campus Initiative
(April 7, 2006)
Provost and Executive Vice President Susan Herbst has announced the launch of an exciting pilot initiative on campus. More>>

Hart Unlocks Target of Greed
(April 7, 2006)
By day, locksmith William J. Hart's attention is taken up by his share of the 25,000 University at Albany doors whose keys need attention. But when he leaves the key shop, located on the Social Science dock in the tunnels, the adventure begins. More>>

Attention Faculty!
(April 7, 2006)
Commencement Weekend is May 20 and 21, and President Kermit L. Hall and our 2,500 graduates and their parents would love to see you there! More>>

Internal Control Hotline
(April 7, 2006)
Many on campus last fall encountered the revitalized Internal Control Program, attending brief internal control primers and completing internal control questionnaires. In a similar vein, the University at Albany has established a separate Internal Control Hotline. More>>

Edna Acosta- BelÚn to Give Distinguished Lecture
(April 7, 2006)
Edna Acosta-BelÚn, Ph.D., will give the Distinguished Professor lecture, "Decolonizing the Colonial Subject: Puerto Ricans and their 'American' Experience" on Friday, April 21, at 2 p.m. in the Campus Center Assembly Hall on the uptown campus. A reception will follow in the Fireside Lounge. More>>

Sherman Memorial Walk April 29
(April 7, 2006)
The second annual Susan R. Sherman Memorial Walk will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. Participants will meet on the main campus on the path that circles the pond at the site where a tree and plaque were dedicated last year to Professor Sherman's memory. More>>



 

 
 

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Joachim Frank, professor of Biomedical Sciences in the School of Public Health, has published a new book Three Dimensional Electron Microscopy of Macromolecular Assemblies — Visualization of Biological Molecules in their Native State (Oxford University Press, 2006). One reviewer wrote, "An exhaustive examination of recent advances in cryo-EM by one of the most distinguished figures in the field." Frank is an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Wadsworth Center and a lab chief of the Laboratory for Computational Biology and Molecular Imaging. His laboratory develops methods of 3D visualization and structural analysis with the electron microscope, and applies these methods to important biological structures such as the ribosome.

Thomas Birkland, an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, has been given a one-year appointment as a program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Birkland will direct the Infrastructure Management and Hazard Response program in the NSF's Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems in the Directorate for Engineering. This program awards grants to academic and technical researchers studying the impact of natural and manmade disasters on infrastructure and society.

Richard Matturro, a Department of English lecturer, had his second novel, Luna, published this month by Livingston Press. Set in Albany in the 1990s, Luna is the story of a New York State Education Department deputy commissioner who has an affair with a strange young woman who never smiles and loves roller coasters. Matturro sees the survival of myth as crucial to making sense of modern life. The central characters in his fiction tend to be restless outsiders, uncomfortable in their own skin, who never quite fit into society.