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Will Brown to Lead Mens Basketball
Brown, UAlbanys new head mens basketball coach, has pledged
that the GreatDanes
will be very competitive next season.
who joined the UAlbany staff as an assistant in September 2001, was
appointed as Albanys interim head coach last Dec. 20 when Scott
Beeten was reassigned. Brown coached the Great Danes to a 7-13 record,
including an impressive win over Vermont, the America East Conferences
regular-season champion. Albany was also among the conference leaders
in scoring defense at 65 points per game. On March 14, UAlbany Athletic
Director Lee McElroy removed the interim from Browns
title, saying Brown had demonstrated that he was ready to manage a
Division I program.
has high energy, commitment and integrity, plus values the student-athlete.
I have been impressed with his professionalism and his ability to
handle challenging circumstances, McElroy said.
age 30, Brown becomes the third-youngest Division I head coach in
heading in the right direction, he said. The young men
in this program are committed; they are determined to be successful,
as am I. We have a lot of work ahead of us right now, we have to hire
a new staff, I have to get a couple more recruits in.
previously served as head coach at Sullivan County Community College
in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y., from 1998-2001. He led the Generals to a
90-10 overall record and in 1999 was chosen the New York State Coaches
Asso-ciation junior college coach of the year. Before that, Brown
spent three years at The College of Saint Rose in Albany as an assistant
federal government has enlisted the Universitys School of Public
Health to help in the fight against the threat of bioterrorism. The
School has been designated a Center for Public Health Preparedness,
one of 15 such sites in the country, and will receive $1 million to
go toward training the public health workforce to handle bioterrorism
attacks. The funding is part of a $2.9 billion bioterrorism appropriations
bill signed by President Bush last Jan. 10.
award will be used to bolster the regions public health infra-structure
and provide training for the public health workforce to deal with
health catastrophes. School of Public Health Dean Peter J. Levin said
one of his goals is to have an expert on bioterrorism in every county
in the state.
President Karen Hitchcock said the University and the states
Health Department had envisioned such a center long before anthrax
was sent through the mail last fall, killing five people and causing
anxiety among Americans nationwide.
Other schools of public health receiving a total of $20 million in grants to set up similar centers include Johns Hopkins Universitys Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and Harvard University School of Public Health in Cambridge, Mass.
In other grants:
The University has received a $1.99 million grant from the Freeman Foundation to expand its East Asian studies program. It is the only degree-granting, department-level East Asian program in the SUNY system, and offers degrees in Chinese, Japanese and East Asian studies. Nearly 1,000 students enroll in East Asian studies courses each semester.
UAlbany to Welcome Tel Aviv University President Itamar Rabinovich
we went to press, the University was preparing to welcome Itamar Rabinovich,
president of Tel Aviv University, for a special visit. Rabinovich,
a former Israeli ambassador to the United States, was expected to
be on campus April 25 as part of the celebration of the inauguration
of the Universitys new Center for Jewish Studies. As part of
the festivities, University President Karen Hitchcock was expected
to present him with the Medallion of the University, UAlbanys
highest award. Rabinovich is a noted historian and political scientist,
and also served as the chief negotiator with Syria under the late
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
The Center for Jewish Studies was established in 2001 to advance UAlbanys commitment to overall academic excellence and, in particular, to the field of Jewish studies. A Jewish Studies Advisory Board, made up of distinguished community leaders and nationally renowned scholars in Jewish studies, is now in place, charged with overseeing the Centers initiatives and the growth and expansion of the Department of Judaic Studies. Alan P. Goldberg, president and director of First Albany Corp., serves as the chair of the advisory board. The vice chair is Carl H. Rosner, chairman and CEO of CardioMag Imaging, Inc. and also a founder and chairman of the Board of Intermagnetics General Corp.
UAlbany Seeks Proposals for Sept. 11 Memorial
University at Albany is soliciting proposals for a memorial to be
constructed in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001. Seventeen alumni, in
classes from 1977 to 1997, died in the terrorist attacks on that day.
In addition, 10 students lost 12 members of their immediate families.
For details about the memorial, or to propose an idea, please contact Robert Ashton, vice president for Advancement, at 518-437-4770, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UAlbany in the News
he Chronicle of Higher Education featured a series of UAlbany distance-learning courses on autism in February. V. Mark Durand, a professor of psychology and interim dean of the Universitys College of Arts and Sciences, developed the three-course certificate program, which provides instruction to parents and teachers via CD-ROMs featuring his lectures.
he Millionaire Next Door, a book co-authored by Univer-sity at Albany Marketing Professor William Danko, has made USA Todays Top 30 Business Books of 2001 list. Written in 1996, The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americas Wealthy identifies seven common denominators that appear again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. The New York Times, Business Week, Publishers Weekly, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times have ranked it as a best seller.
ulitzer Prize-winning author and UAlbany English Professor William Kennedys seventh novel, Roscoe, received a rave review and was the cover story in The New York Times Book Review last January 13. The novel, the latest in Kennedys Albany cycle, focuses on Roscoe Owen Conway, a lawyer and one of three friends who in 1921 ran an insurgent campaign that took over the Democratic political machine in Albany.
he February 14 edition of The Daily News featured UAlbany alumnus James Jones, B.A.86, M.A.95, who is now coach of the mens basketball team at Yale University. The article, Bulldog Mentality Makes Yale Ivys Best, focused on the path Jones took to his current position and his time spent playing for former UAlbany Coach Richard Doc Sauers while he was at Albany.
lumna Ginny Brown-Waite, B.S.76, now a Republican state senator and president pro tempore of the Florida Senate, was featured in the February 14 issue of The Tampa Tribune. She said she owes much of her success to the public administration degree she earned at UAlbany. The article focused on a new prepaid scholarship program Brown-Waite announced that will go to students who are the first in their families to go to college.
UAlbany Unveils New Sports Logo
The University has a new intercollegiate sports logo featuring Damien, the Great Dane mascot. The Department of Athletics and Recreation unveiled the logo family last fall as the University kicked off its inaugural season in the America East Conference. Berkshire Marketing Group of Troy, N.Y., developed the logo design.
Awards and Honors
McElroy, director of Athletics and Recreation, has been appointed
to the NCAA Division I Management Council as an at-large representative.
The 49-member Division I Manage-ment Council adopts bylaws and rules
to govern Division I, interprets them, and oversees the Division I
our faculty members are the recipients of Fulbright scholar grants. They include Henryk Baran and Toby Clyman, both of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Thomas Daniels of the Department of Geography and Planning; and Harry Frisch of the Department of Chemistry.
Hogarty Named A SUNY Trustee
Hogarty, president and chief executive officer of the Troy Savings
Bank, has been appointed to the State University of New York (SUNY)
Board of Trustees. His term will expire in 2008. A longtime Troy,
N.Y., resident, Hogarty is also treasurer and chairman of the Finance
Committee of The University at Albany Foundation Board.
CardioMag CEO Carl Rosner Is Honored
Carl Rosner, who founded Intermagnetics General Corp. and is now chief executive officer of Cardio-Mag Imaging, is the recipient of the 2002 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award from the University. The award, presented Feb. 6, recognizes Rosners accomplishments in developing Intermagnetics into a superconductivity firm with annual sales of nearly $150 million, and his efforts on behalf of CardioMag. CardioMag is a Schenectady, N.Y., company which has developed a line of equipment that can scan a heart for defects without any physical contact.