Campus News

Marlene Belfort Belfort to Receive Honorary Hebrew University Degree
(March 7, 2006)
Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences Marlene Belfort of the School of Public Health has been chosen to receive an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. More>>

Lisa Taylor in Tikrit with a fellow soldier. Taylor Reports for Duty at UAlbany
(March 7, 2006)
Lisa Taylor, secretary to Vice President for Governmental, Public and Media Relations Charles Williams, resumed her duties at the University at Albany Feb. 1 after serving in Iraq with the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division of the New York Army National Guard since January 2005. More>>

Residence hall workers like Karla Jaime and Justin Smith, above, and Jennifer Alvarez, not shown, handle everything from boosting school spirit to responding to emergencies. Residential Life Staff: Helping Students Connect
(March 7, 2006)
It's 2 a.m. A student has accidently locked herself out of her room. To whom does she turn for help? A professor? No. Another student? Maybe. An administrator who lives 45 minutes away? Hardly. The answer is: A residence hall director, like Karla Jaime, Justin Smith, or Jennifer Alvarez. More>>

Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi Africa Consortium Sets First Area Conference
(March 7, 2006)
President Kermit L. Hall has announced the promotion of Susan Reich Supple to the position of senior assistant to the president. Supple previously had served as special assistant to the president for presidential events and community relations over the past four years, and has been with the University for 20 years. More>>

Tracy Kidder Mountains Beyond Mountains: A Compelling Read
(March 7, 2006)
When I first learned the entire University at Albany campus was "assigned" to read Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains, I was a bit resentful. After all, I'm 50 years old, a professional in the Office of Media and Marketing, and I'm getting homework, like I'm in high school? More>>


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The University at Albany will highlight a successful service learning project and University-school partnership in a presentation at the Northeast Regional Campus Compact Conference April 7 in Nashua, N.H. The project presents the collaborative journey of a University-school partnership, under way for more than five years, as it has fostered improved outcomes for impoverished children and their families, and enhanced service learning for University students. Presenters will include James Anderson, vice president for Student Success and vice provost for Institutional Assessment and Diversity, and Sandra Austin, assistant professor, School of Social Welfare.

Jim Wyckoff, a professor of public administration, policy, and economics at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, has been selected to serve on the advisory panel for a Congressionally-commissioned study on the nature of teacher preparation programs across the country. The study will be conducted by the National Research Council (NRC). The panel will assess research on the ways in which teachers are prepared throughout the nation and advise policy makers on how to improve the process. The $1.5 million study, which was commissioned by Congress, is expected to last two and a half years.

Pianist Bob Gluck is scheduled to perform Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The title of the concert is "Electric Brew: Re-visioning the music of Miles Davis," with David Katz (bass), Benjamin Chadabe (percussion), and special guest Don Byron (clarinet). The works bridge jazz, funk, free improvisation and experimental music.

The Center for Technology in Government was awarded best paper in the e-Government track at the 39th annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Jan. 4-7. The conference is one of the best working conferences in computer-related sciences, with a high level of interaction among leading scientists, engineers, and professionals. The paper, by Jing Zhang, Sue R. Faerman, and Anthony M. Cresswell, is titled, "The Effect of Organizational/Technical Factors and the Nature of Knowledge on Knowledge Sharing."