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Sloan Foundation Award winner Ing-Nang Wang/Photo by Mark Schmidt

UAlbany Biology Professor Wins Sloan Foundation Award
Assistant Professor of Biology Ing-Nang Wang is among the outstanding young scientists and economists who have been chosen to receive the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation research fellowship.
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Albany Third in Nation as Educational Hub
The Albany region is tops when it comes to education, according to a February 14 article in Forbes magazine that was based on research done by the Places Rated Almanac, Millennium Edition. The Albany-Schenectady-Troy region rated No. 3, after the Raleigh-Durham Chapel Hill area and Boston, Mass.
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Kennedy’s Roscoe Nominated for a 2003 PEN/Faulkner Award
The finalists for the 2003 PEN/Faulkner Award are: Roscoe by William Kennedy (Viking Press), executive director and founder of the New York State Writers Institute and a faculty member in the

William Kennedy
William Kennedy

UAlbany Department of English; The City of Your Final Destination by Peter Cameron (FSG); The Ecstatic by Victor LaValle (Crown); The Caprices by Sabina Murray (Mariner); and Little Casino by Gilbert Sorrentino (Coffee House Press).

The judges, Gail Godwin, Valerie Martin, and Alexs Pate, looked at 357 novels and short story collections published in the U.S. by more than 90 publishing houses, including small and academic presses.

The winner will receive $15,000; the four finalists will receive $5,000 each. The authors will be honored during the 23rd An-nual PEN/Faulkner Award ceremony at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 17.

MindGenix Helps Drug Firms in Alzheimer’s Research
The economic engines continue to rev up at the University at Albany’s East Campus. Since last summer, MindGenix Inc. (USA), a small startup company, has been operating at the campus’s business incubator for biotechnology.

MindGenix, managed by David Pushett, chief operating officer, offers contract research services to firms that develop pharmaceuticals to combat neurological ailments, especially the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Full Story