College of Arts and Sciences
Africana Studies Community Service Program The Department of Africana Studies offers internship opportunities to its undergraduate and graduate students with various local non-profits and agencies. Africana Studies Department Encourages appreciation of diversity and emphasizes the ways people of African descent have constructed and interpreted their lives and cultures. Annual Theatre Department Performances Auditions are open to the public for the major productions offered each season and new plays under development Archaeological Field School An eight-week program designed to teach students the basics of archaeological field work, laboratory processing, and artifact analysis. Archaeological Projects in Cyprus UAlbany faculty members have visited, researched, and written scholarly works on Cyprus since 1970. Archaeological Research in Albany and Viminacium, Yugoslavia Classics professor Michael Werner is Albany's official archaeologist and he periodically leads a team of researchers and student archaeologists in Yugoslavia. Atmospheric Sciences Student Internship The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department places interns with National Weather Service, local television, Department of Environmental Conservation, and more. Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy Program Faculty and students conduct conservation-oriented research, serve on conservation boards, act as advisors, and provide technical assistance in local communities. Center for Achievement, Retention and Student Success (CARSS) Strengthens the U.S. workforce by addressing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce shortfalls Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) CARD is a university-affiliated resource center that brings research and practice together in community settings. Center for Jewish Studies Established in 2001 to advance UAlbany's commitment to excellence in the field of Jewish studies. Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CELAC) CELAC's goals include promoting research and encouraging greater understanding and appreciation of Latino multicultural diversity within U.S. society. Center for Neuroscience Research The Center is widely known for its work on neuroplasticity including the development of the nervous system and neurodegeneration. Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities The Center focuses on minority health disparities in the smaller cities and towns of New York. Communication Student Internship Graduate internships in the Department of Communication involve supervised applications of communication theory in agencies of business and government. Costume and Prop Exchange Department of Theatre, Costume and Prop Shops, costumes, props, theatre, theater production Department of Anthropology Field School Opportunities Special programs and field school opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students studying anthropology. Department of Economics Internship Opportunities The internship gives students hands-on experience in economic research and activity in business, government, and non-profit agencies in the Capital District area. Department of Latin American, Carribean and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS) Special opportunities are available for students pursuing Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies. Department of Theatre Production Practicum The Production Practicum is designed to broaden students overall theatrical experience and knowledge beyond what can be learned in a classroom. Econometric Research Institute Conducts surveys of business firms and economic professionals since 2000 to monitor the economic health the New York economy. Environmental Monitoring Trains undergraduate students in field sampling and laboratory analysis of soil and water contamination. Facility Rental Program - Performing Arts Center The five performance spaces uptown and Page Hall downtown are available to community organizations for events at very reasonable rates. Francophone Day An LLC-University in the High School collaborative event that hosts high school students interested in all things French at UAlbany Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Internship Program A paid internship program, working with New York State agencies and other organizations using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Global Center for Critical Demography and Public Sociology Conducts scholarship based upon critical demography paradigm and the development of concepts that historically do not fit traditional demography. Graduate Planning Studios Students participate in a real-world planning project that addresses an actual planning problem in a community. Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning & OASIS Programs and Public Libraries and Museums Faculty teach courses and deliver lectures in various community settings. Institute for Mesoamerican Studies (IMS) A non-profit educational research institute dedicated to the study and dissemination of knowledge concerning the peoples and cultures of Mesoamerica. Institute of Cypriot Studies UAlbany and Cyprus have a mutually beneficial friendship marked by the exchange of scholars, archaeological research, and education opportunities. International Film Festival A wide selection of foreign language films are shown free and open to the public throughout the academic year Judaic Studies Internships Students pursuing Judaic Studies have the opportunity the earn practicum and internship credit. Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department LLC faculty regularly engage in a variety of community activities including presentation to the community, teach outs, and translation/interpretation services Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research Carries out comparative and historical urban research to further Lewis Mumford's ideal of local involvement with global vision Life Sciences Research Initiative UAlbany scientists are advancing knowledge across a broad spectrum of research in a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and highly interactive enterprise. Meteorology Broadcasting The department places interns with a variety of organizations including local television. Music Department Ensemble Groups Opportunities for participation in various performance ensembles in the Department of Music are available to community members. Music Department Faculty Performances Faculty of the Music Department perform in community recitals locally, nationally, and internationally National Transportation Information Systems Planning UAlbany Professor Catherine Lawson chairs several panels and committees for the National Academy of Science's Transportation Research Board. New York Latino Research and Resources Network (NYLARNet) NYLARNet addresses significant public policy issues related to the Latino population of New York and the Northeast, especially through publications and conferences. Olympiada of Spoken Russian UAlbany hosts an annual competition for over 100 high school students on spoken Russian and Russian culture and literature. Partnership with New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center The Center analyzes and indexes DNA samples in compliance with state legislation and ensures that DNA examiners meet education and experience requirements. Performances and Residencies by Professional Artists and Companies Each season, the Performing Arts Center hosts artists from a wide variety of performing arts. Performances for High School Student Groups Each season, the Performing Arts Center hosts professional touring artists who perform weekday matinees for high school student groups. Planning Jobs and Internships Graduate planning students are placed in part-time positions with local planning offices, consulting firms, state agencies, and non-profit organizations. Project LEARN A contractual program that provides undergraduate instruction to Albany Medical Center employees throughout the year. Psychological Services Center The PSC, a training and research clinic for the Clinical & Counseling Psychology Doctoral students, is a community-based resource for individuals throughout the region. Remote Sensing The GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory does technical research, mapping and digital image analysis for the NYS Department of State. Research Collaboration with the National Weather Service The National Weather Service performs research, often collaboratively, with UAlbany in order to improve forecasts and public service. Researching New York: Perspectives on Empire State History Participants, including archivists, local historians, and public historians from the Capital District and other locations, take part in this annual conference. Science Research in the High School Program This program increases teenagers' interest in science research and prepares them for careers in science. Talking History Radio Program UAlbany history professors host and produce a weekly one-hour radio program, "Talking History," broadcast locally on WRPI. The RNA Institute The RNA Institute, an alliance of top scientists, spurs cutting-edge research into RNA and its implications for innovative medicines, drug therapies and technologies. Theatre Department Faculty Outreach Faculty members provide academic, artistic and dramaturgical expertise to theatres and organizations locally and nationally. Theatre Department National Affiliations Theatre Department members are involved with the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. University Chamber Singers A select group of students from a variety of backgrounds who sing and entertain at UAlbany and in the community University in the High School (UHS) High school teachers become adjunct faculty at UAlbany and give courses in their high schools for UAlbany college credit. University-Community Chorale The chorale is composed of students, faculty, and community members, of mixed abilities and majors. University-Community Symphonic Band The University-Community Symphonic Band offers students, faculty/staff and community members the opportunity to perform a wide variety of band literature. University-Community Symphony Orchestra The University-Community Symphony Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, staff, and community members.
WAMC Science Forum Radio Show This program gives 5th and 6th graders the opportunity to ask a panel of scientists questions to encourage scientific literacy.