News & Notes Archive
Large Wind Farm Footprint on Weather and Climate
October 7, 2012
With funding through the National Science Foundation, Dr. Zhou proposes a comprehensive process-based observational and modeling study to investigate likely impacts in weather and climate due to rapid development of Wind Farms (WFs) in the Great Plains and Midwest.
U.S.-Tunisian University Partnership in Journalism
October 7, 2012
English Professor Thomas Bass was awarded a U.S. Department of State grant for a U.S.-Tunisian University Partnership Program in Journalism. The joint program will assist designing a curriculum in investigative journalism, developing course materials, and organizing academic exchanges, faculty training, and mentoring.
Strategic Trade Management Law Industry Outreach - Mongolia
October 7, 2012
Dr. Bryan Early, Political Science Department, recently received three separate U.S. Department of State grants relating to trade management in Mongolia and Saudi Arabia.
Scientists Develop Method for Authenticating Digital Images by Analyzing ‘Noise’
June 26, 2012
University at Albany Computer Scientist, Siwei Lyu, and colleagues, working in partnership with the New York State Center for Information Forensics and Assurance (CIFA), have identified a new method using “noise” to authenticate digital photography. The research is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
“School of Education Professor, Carla Meskill, Receives U.S. Department of Education Grant”
May 11, 2012
Professor Carla Meskill along with her Co-PI, Alandeom Oliveira, in the School of Education’s Department of Education Theory and Practice, received a U.S. Department of Education grant spanning over 5 years. The funding committed to year one of the grant is $368,266. It’s anticipated that the 5 year grant funding will total $1,877,329. Dr. Meskill proposes an innovative program of professional development centered on data-driven strategies for instructing English Language Learners in the academic content areas, specifically science and mathematics via technology-enhanced classroom communication.
UAlbany Team's Language Analysis Program Key to Intelligence Efforts
April 23, 2012
Led by UAlbany’s College of Computing and Information Professor Tomek Strzalkowski, an interdisciplinary team of researchers including anthropologist Aaron Broadwell and psychologist Laurie Feldman, will develop a computer-based automated program to identify and interpret language metaphors as a means of understanding culture. This 5 year, $5.5 million funding award from Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (the research arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence), is performed in partnership with Pleassas Experts Network, Inc. and Sarah M. Taylor Consulting, LLC.
UAlbany Researcher Explores New Computing Approaches for Networks
March 2, 2012
Through a National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, UAlbany Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jeong-Hyon Hwang will develop new computing approaches for large, frequently changing networks in industries such as business, science, transportation and government.
Helping Families Help Their Autistic Children
February 25, 2012
Kristin Christodulu, Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, is developing family-driven interventions that, while put in place by social workers or psychologists, can be sustained by the family once the expert leaves. Her work is supported by a grant from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.
Bioconnex Program at UAlbany East Campus
Friday, August 12, 2011
UAlbany, East Campus, Cancer Research Center, will host "Summer Networker with Tips on Grant Funding from Local Experts" presented by Bioconnex, on August 24th at 5:30 pm. Reservations are necessary www.bioconnex.org, and there will be a $10 fee for Members and $20 fee for Non Members.
11th Annual Research Colloquium
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The 11th Annual Research Colloquium was held in the D'Ambra Auditorium on Thursday, April 28, 2011. The guest speaker, Dr. David Woodland, President and Director, Trudeau Institute, Saranac Lake, New York, spoke on "Developing Trends in Biomedical Research." A reception for recently awarded Federal and Federal Flow-Through Investigators followed Dr. Woodland's presentation.
Dr. Bryan Early, Center for Policy Research, Receives U.S. Department of State Grant
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
With this research grant, Dr. Early will conduct an introductory seminar on strategic trade control legislation and implementing regulations in Beirut, Lebanon. Following the seminar, Dr. Early will meet with selected Government of Lebanon agencies one-on-one and/or in small groups in order to address specific questions and concerns.
Division for Research 11th Annual Research Colloquium
Thursday, April 07, 2011
The 11th Annual Research Colloquium, "Developing Trends in Biomedical Research", will be held on Thursday, April 28th, 2011, in the D'Ambra Auditorium, 1:00-3:00 PM. For more information and to RSVP, please click on the above title.
Falconer Natural History 2011 Spring Lecture Series
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The Atmospheric Sciences Research Center will present a series of free public lectures to be held TUESDAY EVENINGS at 8:00 pm in the John J. Sullivan Auditorium, CESTM Building, University at Albany, 251 Fuller Road, Albany, New York. For dates and more information click on the above title.
UAlbany Computer Scientist one of the Brains Behind Jeopardy Computer Contestant
Monday, February 14, 2011
Associate Professor and Director of the UAlbany Institute for Informatics, Logics, and Security Studies, Tomek Strazalkowski, along with his research team and seven other universities are collaborating with IBM to advance the Question Answering (QA) technology behind the IBM "Watson" computing system. Watson will compete on Jeopardy against two human contestants. With the help of UAlbany researchers, the IBM Watson project team will continue to advance the QA technologies that are the backbone of the system.
UAlbany Biomedical Doctoral Students Win DoD Fellowship
Friday, February 11, 2011
Don Matthews and Jan Baumann, doctoral students in Biomedical Sciences, have been awarded highly competitive Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Fellowships. The awards will help the researchers begin their medical research careers with a proven track record, producing results that will help further the field of breast cancer research.
Dr. Vincent Idone Receives a Subcontract from University of Florida
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Dr. Idone received a subcontract from the University of Florida, under a prime contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a project entitled "Lightning Initiaition, Propagation, Attachment, Upper Atmosphere and Ionospheric Effects."
Psychology Professor, Cheryl Frye, Receives NIMH Grant
Friday, August 13, 2010
Dr. Frye's research will further the understanding of 3a,5a-THP’s role and mechanisms to enhance reproduction/social bonds, minimize aggression, influence affective aspects of social behaviors, and to mediate responses to stress.
Richard Perez and ASRC Receive Three Year NASA Grant
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
NASA Langley Researh Center in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SUNY's Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) was awarded the project of developing a satellite based mapping tool from NASA Earth Science project algorithms and data sets for NREL needs.
Professor Shekhtman, Department of Chemistry, Receives NIGMS Award
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
The broad objective of Professor Alexander Shekhtman's proposal is to develop a novel in vivo atomic resolution technique to understand on structural level how posttranslational modifications regulate protein complexes involved in important biological processes.
Dr. Ben Szaro, Department of Biological Sciences, Receives NSF Grant
Friday, April 30, 2010
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant to Dr. Szaro to investigate post-transcriptional regulation of neurofilament expression during axon outgrowth. This work has the potential to play a role in neurodegenerative disease, and also to build the nation's scientific infrastructure by supporting the work of PhD and undergraduate students.
Tenth Annual Research Colloquium
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Dr. Jeff Salyards, Program Manager, Science and Technology, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Forest Park, Georgia, presented an entertaining and compelling overview of funding opportunities and potential sources of interdisciplinary and translational research in the area of forensics for the Tenth Annual Research Colloquium held on April 14th.
The Perfect Storm: Department of Defense, National Academy of Sciences & the Forensic Sciences
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Tenth Annual Division for Research Colloquium, "The Perfect Storm: Department of Defense, National Academy of Sciences & the Forensic Sciences", will be held in the D'Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Research Building, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. For more information and to make reservations, please click on the above title.
Dr. Melinda Larsen, Department of Biology, Receives ARRA Funded Supplement from NIDCR
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
With this supplemental funding from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Dr. Larsen will be able to continue her research on Engineering Functioning Salivary Glands using Micropatterned Scaffolds. Additional funding will also allow the hiring of additional personnel needed to complete the studies.
ASRC Professor, Fangqun Yu, Receives NSF Grant
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
This project seeks to advance the understanding and reduce uncertainties of atmospheric particle formation and growth processes via comprehensive data analyses, detailed case studies, sub-grid nucleation modeling and parameterizations, global aerosol modeling, and comparisons of model results with measurements.
PDP Awarded $7.5 million Contract for Public Service Workshops Program
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The Professional Development Program (PDP), under the direction of Executive Director, Eugene Monaco, received a grant from the NYS Governor's Office of Employee Relations, to conduct workshops statewide to New York state employees in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
Professor Cheryl Frye Receives National Science Foundation Award
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Support of this proposal will provide for training faculty and their students, to develop their skills in behavioral neuroscience and molecular biology, in the context of investigating the role of membrane progestin receptors as targets for non-genomic actions of progestins to facilitate mating behavior of rodents.
Center for Technology in Government Awarded NSF Grant
Friday, October 09, 2009
With a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Principle Investigator Sharon Dawes along with Co-Investigators Anthony Cresswell and Theresa Pardo, propose to develop new social Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) models and tools for computing based knowledge sharing across geographic and political boundaries focused on air pollution.
Dr. Cheryl Frye Receives NIMH Award
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Department of Psychology professor, Cheryl Frye, receives a NIMH grant for her project entitled "Progestins' Non-genomic Actions for Socio-sexual Behavior."
Dr. Fangqun Yu, ASRC, Receives Department of Energy Grant
Monday, September 21, 2009
Under this project, Dr. Yu proposes to improve simulations of the aerosol processes in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF)-Chem and to investigate the aerosol-climate interactions at regional scales.
Psychology Professor Receives NSF Grant
Thursday, August 27, 2009
With funding from this grant, Dr. Laurie Feldman will conduct panel discussions at professional meetings that focus on strategies for scientists so that they can stay in the academic pipeline and grow professionally during an economic drought.
Professor Braddock Linsley Receives NSF Award
Monday, August 10, 2009
Dr. Linsley's proposal addresses a very important societal issue--is the warming of the past two centuries unmatched relative to any time in the past 2000 years.
Chemistry Professor Receives U.S. Army Medical Research Grant
Thursday, August 06, 2009
With funding from this grant, Dr. Li Niu proposes to discover RNA-based, subunit-selective potentiating aptamers which offers both a novel drug design strategy and a new class of drug candidates potentially for a new therapy for a number of cognitive disorders, such as memory loss and depression.
Lane 2009-2010 Fulbright New Century Scholar
Friday, June 12, 2009
As a 2009-2010 Fulbright New Century Scholar, School of Education Professor Jason Lane will travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to examine why universities and colleges open campuses in foreign countries.
UAlbany Professor wins Prestigious Rome Prize
Monday, April 27, 2009
Musician and University at Albany professor Don Byron was one of only two composers to win the 2009-10 Rome Prize, which will grant him a stay in the Italian capital to work on a composition.
Hua Shi Awarded American Cancer Society Grant
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The objective of this project is to create novel reagents to modulate the human estrogen receptor alpha and to search for drug target sites on this important protein.
$100K Grant Supports UAlbany's Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Monday, April 06, 2009
The University at Albany has received a $97,290 grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York State Department of Transportation to identify commuter vehicle patterns of students, faculty and staff and research alternative modes of transportation.
Alexander Shekhtman: Raising the Protein Bar
Monday, April 06, 2009
Dr. Shekhtman moves from the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer to a computer screen. Through the spectrometer, Shekhtman is looking at protein molecules bumping into each other while still inside a living cell.
Chemistry Professor Receives NINDS Grant
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Professor Li Niu receives a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke grant for his work entitled "Mechanistic Studies of the GYKI Compounds".
Steroid Use in Adolescents
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Adolescent males use Anabolic Steroids (AS) to help improve their athletic performance or physical appearance. The use of AS poses serious health risks and is illegal unless prescribed by a physician. Over the past several years the use of AS among adolescent males has become an issue of pressing concern.
Early Humans were Nuts About Seeds
Monday, February 02, 2009
A biomechanical study by UAlbany-led research team finds that ancient humans likely ingested large, hard nuts and seeds as part of a survival strategy.
CLD Lebanon Project
Friday, January 25, 2008
Initiative to address serveral key issues facing Lebanese municipalities.
Exploring the Impact of Meditation on Stress and Psychopathology
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Individuals experiencing mild to moderate levels of depression and anxiety will undergo Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training and complete laboratory tasks related to attentional function, emotional experiences, and the way they relate to their experiences.
The Ecology of Terrorist Organizations
Friday, November 07, 2008
Project Directors, Asal and Rethemeyer, will focus on collecting and analyzing the organizational factors and relations and how they relate to terrorist behavior within the larger ecological system terrorist organizations find themselves in.
Global Mobility Regimes
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
This project will analyze a set of interacting global mobility regimes.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
The University at Albany hosted an NIH Day on October 28, 2008. The event was a resounding success with 238 people registered, over 100 in attendance, and over 50 connections all day long, with multiple people at some of the sites. The power point presentations, the day's full webcast, and a photo gallery of the day are available for you to view.
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
Monday, October 27, 2008
A National Workforce Institute is proposed which will foster a national learning community to build distributed, adaptive, and inclusive child welfare leadership.
Integrating Tobacco Use Interventions into NYS Chemical Dependency Services
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A $4 million contract from the Department of Health’s Tobacco Control Program was awarded to Rockefeller College’s Professional Development Program to support the development of training curricula, classroom-based training and online learning, technical assistance, and web-based resources.
UAlbany Biologist is Awarded Two NIDCR Grants
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Professor Melinda Larsen received two National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) awards--one for Dynamics of Salivary Gland Branching Morphogenesis Engineering, and the other for Functioning Salivary Glands Using Micropatterned Scaffolds Modeling.
Stellar Faculty: UAlbany Professor John Delano's Cosmic Journey
Monday, August 04, 2008
Professor John Delano, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, is among the leading scientists in the country, researching the origins of life and the composition of planets both at the University at Albany-SUNY and with NASA.
Study: Black Death Selective in its Wrath
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Despite the long-held assumption by historians that Europe's Black Death of 1347 to 1351 killed indiscriminately, a new report by University at Albany anthropologist Sharon DeWitte and Pennsylvania State University researcher James Wood finds that the deadly plague targeted the already ill and weak.