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UAlbany Faculty Showcase Breadth and Depth of Academic Expertise to Community

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

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University at Albany faculty showcase the depth and breadth of their academic and research expertise at UAlbany Community Day.

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 8, 2009) -- From breakthroughs in science and technology to historically significant events, the University at Albany faculty offers a depth of academic research and expertise to UAlbany students. At UAlbany Community Day on October 10, the community can meet UAlbany’s esteemed faculty and sneak a peek into their world of research and scholarship.

The Faculty “Meet and Greet,” which is free and open to the public, will provide previews of UAlbany Community Day’s faculty presentations from the presenters themselves. The sessions run from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – noon in University Hall Room 110. Topics presented by the faculty range from battling H1N1 disease to the historical significance of the Battle of Saratoga. 

The Faculty “Meet and Greet” is just one of the many activities at UAlbany Community Day, designed to showcase the University’s academic and cultural strengths.  The Day – which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – will boast faculty presentations on topics ranging from the historical significance of the Battle of Saratoga to nanotechnology; interactive student step dancing and belly dancing demonstrations; a farmer’s market; bomb-sniffing dog and sheepherding exhibitions; and student presentations.

UAlbany Community Day is part of the University’s Homecoming/Family and Reunion Weekend, which features an alumni luncheon honoring activist Harvey Milk, ’51, a speech by former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and a lecture by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.

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Educationally and culturally, the University at Albany-SUNY puts "The World Within Reach" for its 18,000 students. An internationally recognized research university with 58 undergraduate majors and 128 graduate degree programs, UAlbany is a leader among all New York State colleges and universities in such diverse fields as public policy, nanotechnology and criminal justice. With a curriculum enhanced by 300 study-abroad opportunities, UAlbany launches great careers. For more information about this globally ranked University, visit www.albany.edu. For UAlbany's extensive roster of faculty experts, visit www.albany.edu/news/experts.shtml.

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