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News Releases - October 2006

Media Advisory: Emeritus Center Opens Doors at UAlbany
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 31, 2006) -- The University at Albany Emeritus Center Grand Opening: A gathering place for UAlbany Retired Faculty and Professionals designed to facilitate and promote interdisciplinary scholarship. More>>

UAlbany Turns to Local Farmers for Produce
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 30, 2006) -- The University at Albany's 7,400 dormitory-based students have a bit more on their plates this fall -- from local farmers. University Auxiliary Services (UAS), which, through its Chartwells food service, handles the food purchasing and distribution for residence halls and the Campus Center, is doubling their purchases of produce from local farmers for the 2006 semester. More>>

UAlbany's CEMHD hosts Lecture by José Calderón: The Health Disparities Equation: An Ethnomedical Perspective
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 26, 2006) -- The University at Albany's Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities will host a lecture by researcher Dr. José Calderón, the director of the Center for Cross Cultural Epidemiologic Studies at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. The lecture, held on today from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Humanities 290, will focus on health disparities in the context of multi-cultural populations. More>>

Provost Forms Task Force on Acquaintance Rape
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 23, 2006) -- University at Albany Provost Susan Herbst today announced the formation of a Task Force on Acquaintance Rape, to convene immediately. The task force will be led by James A. Anderson, vice president for Student Success, and Katharine Briar-Lawson, dean of the School of Social Welfare, and will include students, faculty and staff from throughout the University and members of the Albany community. More>>

Campaign Highlights UAlbany as Great Starting Point
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 19, 2006) -- Twelve UAlbany alumni who exemplify the ideal of "Reaching Higher, Achieving More" began a visual residency on campus this month as their images and career stories were posted around campus on 7-foot-high poster boards in the Lecture Center area and large tripod screens in University Hall. More>>

Video Available UAlbany's Northeast Regional Forensic Institute awarded U.S. Department of Justice Grant to Improve Forensic Services
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 18, 2006) -- The University at Albany's Northeast Regional Forensic Institute (NERFI) announced today a collaboration with the New York Prosecutors Training Institute (NYPTI) to establish a pilot project for linking the forensic Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and the Prosecutor Case Management System (PCMS) to increase the efficiency, timeliness and quality of forensic services offered to the criminal justice community. More>>

UAlbany-Albany High School Alliance for Young Talent Launches Learning Center Tutoring Program at Second Annual Teach-Out
Faculty members and administrators from both schools teach classes at Albany High School on Wednesday, Oct. 18
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 18, 2006) -- As University at Albany faculty and Albany High School teachers joined forces Wednesday, Oct. 18, for their second annual "teach-out" at the high school, the UAlbany-Albany High School Alliance for Young Talent announced another joint effort -- a new Learning Center tutoring program for Albany High School students. More>>

Media Advisory: UAlbany's Northeast Regional Forensic Institute Awarded U.S. Department of Justice Grant to Improve Forensic Services
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 17, 2006) -- Congressman Michael R. McNulty, Provost Susan Herbst and Northeast Regional Forensic Institute (NERFI) director W. Mark Dale will announce the creation of a new pilot project developed by NERFI to link the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) used by forensic labs to the Prosecutor Case Management System (PCMS). More>>

Media Advisory and Photo Op: The UAlbany-Albany High School Alliance for Young Talent Will Announce a New Joint Effort at Second Annual "Teach-Out"
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 17, 2006) -- The UAlbany-Albany High School Alliance for Young Talent will announce a new joint effort at second annual "Teach-out" at Albany High School. More>>

NFL Alumni Support UAlbany's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Grant from Capital Region chapter to support Education and Awareness to be presented at 5th Annual Conference: Promoting Positive Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 16, 2006) -- The NFL Alumni, Inc. Upstate New York Chapter will award the University at Albany's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities a grant to support education and awareness of autism spectrum disorders. The $3,250 grant will be presented during the opening ceremonies of CARD's 5th Annual Conference: Promoting Positive Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, held Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center. More>>

KeyBank Contributes $10,000 to Support UAlbany Student Athletes
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 13, 2006) -- The University at Albany has received a $10,000 gift in support of Student Athletic Scholarships from KeyBank. The pledge was presented by Mike Orsino, president, Capital Region, KeyBank N.A., to Lee McElroy, vice president for athletic administration and director of intercollegiate athletics. The gift will be applied to the general scholarship fund in athletics. More>>

Author Elizabeth Rosner Tours Capital Region
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 13, 2006) -- The University at Albany Center for Jewish Studies is organizing an October 2006 lecture tour by Elizabeth Rosner, award-winning, best-selling author of Blue Nude (Ballantine Books, 2006) and The Speed of Light (Ballantine Books, 2001). Rosner will deliver several presentations in the Capital Region. More>>

Video Available UAlbany Launches "Go Green"
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 13, 2006) -- The University at Albany today kicked off "UAlbany Goes Green," a comprehensive environmental initiative encouraging the University at Albany faculty, staff, and students to "think and act green" by embracing the University's responsibility to conserve, recycle, and beautify the campus and environment. More>>

Media Advisory: UAlbany Goes Green
UAlbany kicks off its campus-wide environmental initiative this week with student recycling contest, Purple Path
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 11, 2006) -- Kick-off of "UAlbany Goes Green," a comprehensive environmental initiative encouraging the University at Albany community to be a model of environmental responsibility. An outgrowth of UAlbany's Task Force on Environmental Sustainability. More>>

UAlbany Junior Will Komaromi Receives Prestigious Hollings Scholarship Award in Atmospheric Science
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 11, 2006) -- William (Will) Komaromi, a University at Albany junior double-majoring in Atmospheric Science and Physics, has received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholarship Award in Atmospheric Science for his junior and senior years of study. More>>

Albany High Freshmen Get Glimpse of College Life
Albany High School – UAlbany Alliance for Young Talent visitors' program will kick off Thurs., Oct. 12, 9 .a.m. at University Hall
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 6, 2006) -- Throughout the academic year, the University at Albany will host the freshman class of Albany High School, allowing the younger students opportunities to interact with UAlbany students and receive an early view of the college experience. The University will host groups of 30-40 Albany High freshmen per visit to tour the campus and discuss course selection, studying, socializing, and other aspects of college life with current UAlbany students. Albany High students will visit weekly until the entire class of 900 freshmen have completed the program. More>>

National Institutes of Health Names UAlbany Cancer Researcher Thomas J. Begley Outstanding New Environmental Scientist
Scientist with Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics awarded $2.2 million to continue research on molecular pathways activated by cancer-causing agents such as cigarette smoke and pesticides
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 6, 2006) -- Thomas J. Begley, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the University at Albany's Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics, was selected by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS) to receive an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award. More>>

Media Advisory: UAlbany Celebrates German Jewish Émigré Collection to Commemorate National Archives Week
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 5, 2006) -- The University at Albany's M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives celebrates National Archives Week with discussions and a featured exhibit on the mass migration of German and Jewish exiles during the Nazi regime and resulting scholarly writings of the 1920s and 30s. Sponsored by the University at Albany Libraries, Center for Jewish Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences, the event is free and open to the public. More>>

Media Advisory: Death Penalty Focus of Albany Symposium on Crime and Justice
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 4, 2006) -- Albany Symposium on Crime and Justice: The Next Generation of Death Penalty Research: Priorities, Strategies, and an Agenda. Exploring contemporary death‑penalty laws and practices with the purpose of setting an agenda for empirical research in contributing to changing capital‑punishment policies. More>>

UAlbany Awards 15 Inaugural Scholarships for the Fall 2006 Semester
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 2, 2006) -- Fifteen University at Albany students are the newest recipients of awards from the Kermit L. Hall and Phyllis A. Hall Inaugural Scholarship Fund, bringing the total to 19 students. Renamed on Sept. 18 to honor the late University president and his wife, the endowment provides scholarship support through recognition of deserving undergraduates. More>>

 
 


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