Message From President Robert J. Jones and Vice President for Research James A. Dias

Message From President Robert J. Jones and
Vice President for Research James A. Dias

Across our campus and in our communities, University at Albany faculty and student researchers are tackling the challenges of our time to make new discoveries and enhance the well-being of our society.

On a global scale, UAlbany researchers are developing new online platforms for schoolchildren to collaborate across borders, exploring such questions as what happens to society when there is an oversupply of males, and working to strengthen foster care policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Right here in the Empire State, our faculty are engaged in studies designed to improve legal counsel for the poor and are developing an advanced statewide network to reinforce New York’s weather forecasting capabilities in a new age of extreme weather.

Our many partnerships are spurring local development and fostering innovation. Our undergraduate students are reaping benefits from their active participation in our research enterprise, whether it’s unlocking the mysteries of neuroscience as part of the SUNY BRAIN Initiative, restoring ancient Roman mosaics in Serbia, or joining in numerous other explorations.

Further bolstering our efforts in the years ahead will be the President’s Initiatives Fund for Research and Scholarship, a unique program designed to support new and innovative research in targeted areas, including the life sciences and biomedical research, forensic science and cyber security, advanced data analytics, and the liberal arts and humanities.

UAlbany is at the forefront of innovative developments in a wide range of research areas. This report highlights just a few of the many ways UAlbany researchers are having a real impact.