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Finding Better Ways to Extract Clues to Terrorist Activity
The events of 9/11 have underscored how important it is for United States intelligence agencies to be able to extract pertinent clues from vast amounts of routine information in order to track terrorists.

University researcher Tomek Strzalkowski, head of the Institute for Informatics, Logics, and Security Studies, is working with his colleagues around the world on various projects to do just that. The institute, reporting to the vice president for Re-search, is located in the Social Sciences building. Full Story

Rozett ‘Constructs a World’ of New Historical Fiction
Martha Rozett’s new book Constructing a World: Shakespeare’s England and the New Historical Fiction (SUNY Press 2003, $21.95) takes a fresh look at an old genre that is experiencing a comeback.
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March 24 Fossieck Lecture Explores Jefferson-Hemings Relationship
Annette Gordon-Reed, associate professor at New York Law School and an expert on Thomas Jefferson and whether he had a sexual relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings, will be the guest speaker at the annual Janice D. and Theodore H. Fossieck Lecture on Monday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in Campus Center 375. The event, which is sponsored by the Department of History, is free and open to the public. Full Story

Co-Director of Harvard’s Civil Rights Project Speaker at King Luncheon
Christopher Edley, Jr., a Harvard Law School professor and founding co-director of The Civil Rights Project, a multidisciplinary research and advocacy thinktank based at Harvard that focuses on cutting-edge racial justice issues, was the keynote speaker at UAlbany’s 24th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon on February 24 in the Campus Center Ballroom on the University’s Uptown Campus. The luncheon was part of UAlbany’s Black History Month celebrations. Full Story