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volume 25, Number 16, May 9, 2002
Faculty& Staff

Graduate Assistants Receive Cash Awards

Recycle Life

Business-Higher Education Roundtable

Honoring Our Mothers

2002 Bread and Roses Awards

Portrait Installed

Student Scholarships

158th Commencement

Scholarship Awarded


Top Student Athlete Honored

New Center for Jewish Studies Celebrated
On April 25, the University at Albany celebrated the inauguration of its new Center for Jewish Studies with the assistance of Itamar Rabinovich, a noted expert on the Middle East and president of Tel Aviv University since 1999. During the 1990s, Rabinovich served as adviser to the Knesset Committee on Foreign and Defense Affairs. In 1992, he was drafted by the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin to serve as Israel’s chief negotiator with Syria, and later served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 1992 to 1996. Full Story

New Dean of Arts & Sciences Appointed
President Karen R. Hitchcock has announced the appointment of Joan Wick-Pelletier, a mathematics professor at York University in Toronto, Canada, as the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Wick-Pelletier will assume her duties effective September 1. Full Story

Kennedy Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
University at Albany Professor of English and New York State Writers Institute Executive Director William Kennedy has been inducted into the 2002 class of Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Full Story

Hitchcock, Brokaw Talk Tech Valley
University at Albany President Karen R. Hitchcock believes that the quality of life, educational opportunities, and technology development in New York’s Capital Region, combined with Tech Valley’s great potential for both entrepreneurs and job seekers, means economic growth for the area. And she joined other regional academic and business leaders at the April 30 Summit in Tech Valley II to share that optimism with NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw - and 400 businessmen and -women gathered at Albany’s Marriott Hotel. Full Story

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