May 2006 News Releases

Troy Police Department Honors UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Researchers Robert Worden and Sarah McLean
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 31, 2006) -- University at Albany School of Criminal Justice faculty Sarah J. McLean and Robert E. Worden received the Troy Police Department's Merit Award at the Department's Annual Awards Ceremony. McLean, a research associate in the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center, and Worden, an associate professor of criminal justice and public policy, were cited for their assistance in making better use of the department's information for managerial purposes, and in establishing an accountability mechanism that resembles the COMPSTAT process in the New York City Police Department. More>>

Media Advisory and Photo Op: UAlbany Head Coach Will Brown Leads Basketball Clinic for Special Olympians
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 26, 2006) -- The Special Olympics New York Summer Games are returning to UAlbany, and the Danes help kick off the excitement with a special hour-long basketball clinic with Head Coach Will Brown. Forty Special Olympic basketball players from the Capital District and surrounding counties will experience shooting, passing, and ball-handling drills all culminating in a 15-minute scrimmage with instruction and encouragement from UAlbany's intercollegiate coaches and players. More>>

UAlbany Philosopher Robert Howell Awarded Summer Residency At Institute for Advanced Study
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 26, 2006) -- The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. has awarded University at Albany philosopher Robert C. Howell a summer in-residence visitorship to continue his work on Immanuel Kant's theoretical philosophy. More>>

UAlbany Alumni Association Announces Award Winners
Recognition ceremony June 2, 6 p.m. helps kick off the University's annual Alumni Weekend
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 25, 2006) -- The University at Albany Alumni Association today announced its 2006 Award Winners, selected for excellence in service to their profession and community. More>>

Party Secretary Li Yuanchao of China Tours UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering as Part of Economic Development Mission
Li Addresses School of Business Graduates at Commencement Ceremony;
University announces agreement for men's basketball team to play in China
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 22, 2006) -- The University at Albany welcomed Li Yuanchao, party secretary of Jiangsu Province in China, to address the School of Business commencement ceremony and tour UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. More>>

UAlbany Professor Amanda Nickerson Receives National Award For Crisis-Intervention Curriculum Model
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 19, 2006) -- University at Albany Assistant Professor in School Psychology Amanda B. Nickerson and her team were awarded a 2005-2006 National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Presidential Award for developing one of the first models of crisis intervention explicitly for providers who work in the school setting with children. More>>

UAlbany School of Education Gains Prestigious Accreditation
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 19, 2006) -- The national Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) granted accreditation to the graduate teacher preparation program at the University at Albany School of Education. TEAC accreditation signifies that the graduate programs in teacher preparation; literacy; teaching English to speakers of other languages; and in elementary, secondary, and special education meet rigorous national quality standards. More>>

Hall Names Hargett Chief China Advisor
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 19, 2006) -- UAlbany President Kermit L. Hall today named professor of Chinese studies James Hargett Senior Policy Advisor to the President on China Relations. As senior advisor, Hargett will counsel the president on the University's burgeoning collaborations and partnerships with higher education institutions in China. More>>

Chief Judge Judith Kaye Delivers UAlbany's 21st Annual Burton Lecture
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 18, 2006) -- The Hon. Judith Kaye, Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals, today delivered the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy's 21st annual John E. Burton Lecture. Judge Kaye's lecture, titled My Life as Chief Judge: The Chapter on Juries, addressed the concept of the jury and how it has evolved over time, the current status of the jury in the United States, the jury system reforms of the last dozen years and the latest efforts to improve the jury process. More>>

Media Advisory/Photo Op: Party Secretary Li Yuanchao of China Tours UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering as Part of Economic Development Mission
Li Addresses School of Business Graduates at Commencement Ceremony
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 18, 2006) -- Li Yuanchao, party secretary of Jiangsu Province in China, will tour the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering as part of an economic development mission which includes stops in New York City and Albany. Secretary Li will also deliver the keynote address of the School of Business commencement ceremony. More>>

High Tech Development Brings Prosperity, Widens Disparities According to UAlbany Nonprofit Executive Roundtable Report
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 17, 2006) -- A tech-driven job market assisted in bringing about a financial boom to the Austin, Texas region but also helped widen racial disparities in economic well-being according to a new report from the University at Albany's Nonprofit Executive Roundtable. More>>

One Student's Trash is Another's Treasure
Program encourages students, others to recycle household items
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 17, 2006) -- The University at Albany's Committee on University and Community Relations is sponsoring the "Trash to Treasure" Program to encourage university students, landlords, and area residents in the Pine Hills and Beverwyck neighborhoods to recycle items as they depart for the summer break. More>>

Media Advisory: High-Tech Growth and Community Well-Being focus of Report by UAlbany's Nonprofit Executive Roundtable
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 15, 2006) -- The Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council, a unit of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a presentation on high-tech driven economic development and related community impacts. More>>

Media Advisory: Students, Robotic Dogs Match Blackjack Skills at the University at Albany's Annual RoboShow
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 15, 2006) -- Sony's AIBO ERS-7 robotic dogs to navigate, flash their LEDs, dance, and play ball during University at Albany Robotics students' experimental research project demonstrations. Students have taught the dogs how to play Black Jack against humans and how to play soccer. More>>

UAlbany Announces Commencement Weekend 2006
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 12, 2006) -- The University at Albany will hold its Commencement Weekend 2006, which includes a formal graduate commencement ceremony on May 20, the main undergraduate degree conferral ceremony on May 21, and individual departmental and school recognition ceremonies throughout the weekend. More>>

Demerjian Joins EPA Board Executive Committee
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 12, 2006) -- Kenneth L. Demerjian, director UAlbany's Atmospheric Sciences Research Center and Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science professor, has been invited to serve on the executive committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC). The two-year appointment starts on May 29, 2006. More>>

UAlbany Champions Partnerships with China
Alliance with East China Normal University first of several agreements to expand collaborative opportunities between the University at Albany and Chinese higher education institutions
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 11, 2006) -- University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall signed a comprehensive agreement with President Lizhong Yu from East China Normal University (ECNU) to expand research collaborations, joint degree and curricular programs, and provide regular student and faculty exchanges. Hall has focused on China in his endeavors to internationalize UAlbany as a higher education institution. More>>

Media Advisory/Photo Op: UAlbany's Kermit L. Hall Inks Historic Agreement with East China Normal University
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 10, 2006) -- University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall will sign the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with officials from East China Normal University to expand research collaborations, joint degree and curricular programs, and strengthen undergraduate and graduate education experiences of the two universities through regular student and faculty exchanges. More>>

UAlbany Food Service Director Offers Health Eating Tips for Finals Week
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 10, 2006) -- The novel-length research papers, the hours of cramming and the unread textbook loom for many graduate and undergraduate students as they prepare to wrap up their studies for the semester during finals week. Many students develop poor eating habits as a way of coping with the stress and anxiety of test preparation, or simply as a means to stay awake to study longer. More>>

Svare Headed to Thailand on Fulbright Grant
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 10, 2006) -- Professor Bruce Svare of the Department of Psychology has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to lecture at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, during the 2006-07 academic year. Svare will teach behavioral neuroscience in the Chulalongkorn doctoral program in psychology, and will assist with curriculum development in the Thai higher education system. More>>

Media Advisory: Influenza Pandemic Topic of Satellite Broadcast by UAlbany School of Public Health's Center for Public Health Preparedness
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 10, 2006) -- An influenza pandemic will present health professionals, political leaders and ordinary citizens with terrible challenges. Many, in positions of leadership, must prepare to deal with ethical issues in advance while others will only begin to grapple with these questions when a crisis is imminent. Dr. Harvey Kayman of the University of South Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness will present some of these issues, help define an ethical framework for decision-making, and explore the ethical principles that might be applied to a moral course of action. More>>

Help Is Just a Click Away for New York Schools
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 9, 2006) -- Schools disappointed in their New York State Report Cards might find inspiration and assistance in a new Web-based, free resource from Just for the Kids-New York, part of the national Just for the Kids Project. More>>

Media Advisory: Chief Judge Judith Kaye to Give Keynote Address at UAlbany's 21st Annual Burton Lecture
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 9, 2006) -- The University at Albany's 21st Annual Burton Lecture and the Distinguished Public Service Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Contributions to Public Service, honoring notable individuals who have dedicated their careers to serving the people of New York. More>>

Media Advisory: UAlbany Student Web Developers Inspire Future Generation of Techies
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 8, 2006) -- Six project teams of graduate students from the University at Albany course IST 673 (Technology and School Library Media) present their multi-media and interactive poster sessions aimed at encouraging the use of computers and technology to enhance learning in the classroom. More>>

Haugaard Named to Head Honors College
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 5, 2006) -- Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan Herbst today announced that Jeffrey J. Haugaard will become the first leader of the new University at Albany Honors College. Haugaard was chosen after a national search, led by Associate Professor of Women's Studies Vivien Ng, and will begin his duties as assistant vice provost on August 1, 2006. More>>

New Initiative Fosters Discussion on Difficult Issues
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 5, 2006) -- The University at Albany has joined the national Difficult Dialogues initiative, which seeks to help institutions of higher education promote campuses where sensitive subjects can be discussed in an open atmosphere of scholarly inquiry, academic freedom, and respect for diversity. More>>

Media Advisory: Media Advisory: Softball Tournament Benefits Scholarship Fund
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 3, 2006) -- 2nd Annual University Police Department (UPD) Softball Tournament, benefiting the University at Albany Inaugural Scholarship Fund. More>>

Media Advisory: Casino Night at Birch Hill to Support UAlbany's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 3, 2006) -- The University at Albany's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities' (CARD) third annual benefit, 'Casino Night' at Birch Hill. Proceeds support free training and technical assistance programs for families and professionals working with people with autism spectrum disorders. More>>

UAlbany's Joachim Frank, John W. Saunders Jr. Elected to National Academy of Sciences
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 2, 2006) -- Joachim Frank, professor of Biomedical Sciences in the University at Albany's School of Public Health, was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences on April 25. Elected to the NAS with Frank was John W. Saunders Jr., professor emeritus, Department of Biological Sciences, a faculty member at UAlbany from 1967 to 1985. More>>

Video Available Albany Communities Make a Clean Sweep
UAlbany Campus Clean-Up Day Focuses on Downtown for 10th Anniversary
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 2, 2006) -- Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings, College of Saint Rose President R. Mark Sullivan and a host of volunteers joined University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall today to help with UAlbany's 10th Annual Clean-up Day. More>>


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