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President Philip, Mayor Jennings Join UAlbany Faculty to Welcome Class of 2014

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

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"Explore UAlbany" provides students with lessons for classroom achievement and a sampling of the world of academic knowledge and research opportunities the University.

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 24, 2010) -- President George M. Philip, B.A. '69, M.A. '73, Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings, M.S. '76, will join more than 20 UAlbany faculty members to greet the freshman class of 2014 on the podium near the lecture centers. They will experience a dress rehearsal of a classroom lecture and tips from faculty on how to succeed in the University classroom.

The event is designed to provide students with lessons for classroom achievement and a sampling of the world of academic knowledge and research opportunities the University offers through its nine schools and colleges. The "Explore UAlbany" program is held as freshmen settle in on their first full day. It introduces new students to the breadth of educational experiences available to them and sets the tone for academic success. Topics range from "The Founding Fathers Meet Grand Theft Auto" to "Nanobioscience: A New Frontier for Human Health."

Who:
UAlbany President George M. Philip
UAlbany alumnus and Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings
The 2,250 freshmen of the class of 2014
The 23 faculty offering an academic feast of mini-lectures

Where:
University at Albany lecture centers below the Performing Arts Center stair entrance on the podium, uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany N.Y.

When:
Friday, Aug. 27, 2010
1:30 - 3 p.m.

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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.

Ben Spear '10
UAlbany Students

"The Honors College has been a great experience because of the ability to get together with a small group of people with a common goal of success."

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