News Releases - August 2006

UAlbany Greets Fall Term with Record Number of Applicants
Campus engages in $25M campus beautification and improvement project
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 31, 2006) -- The University at Albany applicant pool for the 2006-07 calendar year surpassed 18,000—a 12 percent increase in freshmen applications above last year and a record number for UAlbany. From that, the University enrolled 2,350 freshmen to the class of 2010—200 fewer students than last year's record class of 2,556. More>>

UAlbany Foundation Announces Citizen Laureate Winners
Award recipients will be honored at a black-tie event on Sept. 21, Hall of Springs
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 31, 2006) -- R. Mark Sullivan, president of The College of Saint Rose; Richard C. Liebich, CEO of Cerbide Inc., Advanced Material Technology, Inc., and the Charitable Leadership Foundation as well as other charities; and Frank J. Thompson, faculty member and former dean of the University at Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, have been named recipients of the 2006 University at Albany Foundation Citizen Laureate Awards. More>>

Media Advisory: UAlbany Faculty, Staff Welcome Students Back to Campus
Turf Hotels/Holiday Inn extends hospitality and support to ensure student success
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 30, 2006) -- University at Albany Provost and Executive Vice President Susan Herbst will be joined by senior administrators and other UAlbany faculty and staff in welcoming incoming freshmen and returning students back to campus for the fall 2006 semester. More>>

Just for the Kids Best Practice Studies: Findings from NYS Schools
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 25, 2006) -- Ten of New York's higher performing public elementary schools point the way to raising student achievement in a report recently released by the National Center for Educational Accountability (NCEA). Based on case studies prepared by the University at Albany School of Education, the NCEA Executive Summary of the 2005 Just for the Kids (JFTK) Best Practice Studies and Institutes allows schools in need of improvement nationwide to gain direct and practical insight from schools in New York and 20 other participating states. More>>

Media Advisory/Photo Op: Technology Transfer Focus of Jiangsu Delegation Visit to UAlbany
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 18, 2006) -- Five representatives of the Jiangsu International Affairs office and four filmmakers working on a documentary about U.S./China relations will visit the University at Albany campus to speak with campus leaders and take part in a panel discussion entitled Commercialization of Innovative University Technologies: Collaborations between Universities, Business and Government. More>>

Kermit L. Hall, 1944-2006, Brought Passion and Vision to Leadership of UAlbany
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 13, 2006) -- University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall, a pre-eminent scholar of American constitutional, legal, and judicial history, died Sunday, August 13, in a swimming accident in South Carolina. He was 61. More>>

Jeffrey J. Jones Named Associate Executive Director and CFO of UAlbany Foundation
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 10, 2006) -- Jeffrey J. Jones has been named associate executive director and chief financial officer of the University at Albany Foundation. Jones, who will assume the position in early September, most recently served as the chief financial officer for the transformation of the Bellevue Maternity Hospital to the not-for-profit Bellevue Woman's Hospital. More>>

U.S. Emergency Care System at Risk of Critical Workforce Shortages According to UAlbany's Center for Health Workforce Studies
Rural areas across the nation often lack doctors certified in emergency medicine
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 4, 2006) -- Emergency care systems in the United States are at serious risk of critical shortages in staffing in the near future, due to worsening shortages of registered nurses (RNs), a maldistribution of board-certified emergency medicine (EM) physicians between urban and rural areas, and challenges retaining emergency medical technicians (EMTs) according to a new study by the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany's School of Public Health. More>>

Gilbert A. Valverde Named Fulbright Specialist
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 4, 2006) -- Gilbert A. Valverde, on the faculty of the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist. More>>

UAlbany Quells Chiller to Stem Heat Wave
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 2, 2006) -- The University at Albany's $3.5 million absorption chiller air cooling project, adopted last August through a partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is playing a crucial role in the University's efforts to reduce energy strains on the state's electric grid during this North East heat wave. More>>

UAlbany Chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy Awarded National Recognition
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 1, 2006) -- Charlie Albanetti, president of the University at Albany Chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy (AID) received an Outstanding Student Leader Award from the national chapter of AID for organizing superior town hall events in 2006 on U.S.-Asian Relations, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Darfur, among other events. Americans for Informed Democracy is a non-partisan organization working to raise awareness and generate dialogue on social and political issues of global importance. More>>


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