Community Engagement in Photos

Student Community Service Activities
Ongoing - Many UAlbany students are committed to making a positive impact in the community. A few examples: (Left) Fuerza Latina members volunteer at the Regional Food Bank; (Center) Service Is Key members raise awareness about homelessness; (Right) Men's Football walks to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy research.   

Global Game Jam 2014
January 23rd-25th - In partnership with the International Game Developers Association Albany Chapter, the College of Information and Computing hosted students from UAlbany and RPI as well as local video game developers to discuss new ideas for games and generate new prototypes.

Commitment to Education Day
January 23rd - Over 1,800 students and teachers from 19 area schools joined the UAlbany Women's Basketball team and sponsors SEFCU and CDPHP in a fun-filled day at the SEFCU Arena that promoted athletics, academics, nutrition, and sportsmanship. 

RNA Institute Symposium

January 22nd-24th - The RNA Institute, with sponsor Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, hosted a three-day series of hands-on workshops and lectures for the campus and community about RNA science and its applications.  RNA experts from around the country joined UAlbany faculty to highlight the importance of RNA research to human health and disease prevention.

Junior FIRST Lego League Expo

December 7th - The College of Computing and Information, in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY and KeyBank, hosted its sixth annual Lego League Expo.  Teams of 6- to 9-year-old children worked with faculty, staff, students, and community volunteers to learn technology skills and how technology can be used during natural disasters and emergency response.

Habitat for Humanity Sheridan Hollow Tour

November 13th - Habitat for Humanity staff members (and UAlbany alums) led a UAlbany delegation on a tour of the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood, describing the organization's large-scale revitalization and development plans. These plans stemmed from research and data collection conducted by a class in the Department of Geography and Planning. 

ACA Navigators Luncheon

November 7th - Rep. Paul Tonko joined President Jones and the School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson in toasting the school's Affordable Care Act Navigators.  Since the ACA roll-out, the nine MSW graduate students have been helping Capital District residents navigate the health exchange enrollment process.

Pine Hills Clean-up
October 27th - The UAlbany Student Association and Committee on University & Community Relations teamed up with the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association to host a day of service for UAlbany students cleaning up the Pine Hills neighborhood.  Over 400 students showed up for this biannual event!

Community Engagement Fair
October 16th - UAlbany hosted over 90 exhibitors at its annual Community Engagement Fair, to kick off Connect-to-Community Week 2013.  The Fair featured community organizations seeking student volunteers, as well as UAlbany faculty and students doing exemplary community-engaged research.

President Robert J. Jones' Inauguration
September 28th - Delegates and dignitaries from around the country and local community members joined the UAlbany community for the inauguration of Dr. Robert J. Jones as the University's 19th President.  President Jones delivered his Inaugural Address, outlining his goal of making UAlbany the university of choice for high school juniors and seniors.

Celebrating & Advancing the Albany Promise Cradle-to-Career Partnership
September 25th - President Jones and City School District of Albany Superintendent Vanden Wyngaard hosted a series of workshops at Hackett Middle School to give sixth-grade students a taste of college life.  Hackett students attended workshops on chemistry, gardening, emergency response, law and justice, and art exhibitions.  The event was rounded out with a dance performance by UAlbany's Fuerza Latina Dance Troupe.

A Dialogue with the Tutu Sisters
September 23rd - Naomi and Thandi Tutu, daughters of world renowned peace activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, join President Jones for a conversation about peace, equality, and social justice during UAlbany's Celebrate & Advance Inauguration events. At left, President Jones poses with Thandi Tutu and a "Tutudesk."  The Tutudesk Campaign provides portable desks to schoolchildren throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.