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volume 24, Number 12, March 9, 2001

Faculty:
New Faculty

History Department Presents Fossieck Lecture March 22

Albany Pro Musica to Perform in Texas

Features:
GSO Creates New Research Grant

Wyckoff, Lankford Expand Research on Good Teachers

New Art Exhibit, Fresh Talent

Campus:
Master Plan

UAlbany in the News

Criminal Justice Action Research Focus of Lecture Series

Events:
University Theatre Presents Hippolytus

15th Annual Business Climate Survey Reveals Growth Trend, Moderate Optimism
Despite a prosperous 2000, the uncertain national economy has created caution among Capital Region business leaders responding to the 15th annual Business Climate Survey. Full Story

UAlbany Sociologist Part of Major U.S./Europe Study on Teen Drug Use
A multi-national study of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use released Feb. 20 finds important differences between high school students in 30 European countries and in the United States. The findings suggest that cigarette smoking and alcohol use are less prevalent among 10th grade students in the United States than in almost all European countries. The lifetime use of marijuana and other illicit drugs in the United States is higher than in any European country. Full Story

McElroy Leading UAlbany’s Division I Athletics Program Through NCAA Certification Process
In 1993, Lee A. McElroy, Jr. - then at California State University, Sacramento - was one of 10 college and university athletics directors nationwide commissioned to draw up the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) certification process. Today, as the University at Albany’s director of athletics, he is leading UAlbany’s 19-sport Division I program toward certification. Full Story

President Hitchcock Elected to National University Board
University at Albany President Karen R. Hitchcock has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), the nation’s oldest higher education association. Full Story

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