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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.


Thomas Bass

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.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Funds UAlbany Atmospheric Research Designed to Improve Air Quality, Protect Health
September 10, 2012
The EPA awarded this grant to advance research on innovative processes to further improve air quality in the U.S. and help track the effectiveness of pollution control measures.


Professor Yoruk

Economics Professor Receives NIAAA Award to Study the Effect of Sunday Alcohol Laws on Alcohol Consumption and Related Outcomes
July 5, 2012
The results from Professor Yoruk’s study will provide policy makers with new, important information about the effectiveness of existing Sunday alcohol availability and consumption laws, as well as how these laws can be designed to maximize their preventive benefits.


James Castracane of CNSE and Melinda Larsen of the Department of Biological Sciences

UAlbany Biologist and Nanoscientist Lead Research to Aid Millions of ‘Dry Mouth’ Suffers
June 26, 2012
In a project that could provide welcome relief for millions of people who suffer from the effects of “dry mouth,” the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.5 million grant to support joint research by faculty at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany (UAlbany) and UAlbany’s Department of Biological Sciences.

Siwei Lyu

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).

Carla Meskill

“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 Associate Professor Liming Zhou

UAlbany Research Finds Wind Farms May Impact Local Temperature
April 29, 2012
Large wind farms in certain areas of the United States appear to affect local land surface temperature, according to a paper published April 29 in Nature Climate Change. The study, led by University at Albany Associate Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Liming Zhou, provides critical insight about the possible impacts of wind farms and could be important for developing efficient adaptation and management strategies to ensure long-term sustainability of wind power.

Professor Tomek Strzalkowski

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.

David Lewis

Online Toolkit Aids Business Incubator Managers in Implementing Best Practices
February 27, 2012
Business incubator managers now have available a new resource, a Web-based toolkit, designed to help them best support their client start-up companies on the road to success. David Lewis, of UAlbany's Department of Geography and Planning, is co-developer of the toolkit and lead author of the associated study, Incubating Success.

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.

Chemist Eric Block Aids Discovery of How Copper Ignites Olfactory Passions in Mice
February 6, 2012
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center and the University at Albany have found the secret to what makes most mammals recoil from sulfur chemical smells, while letting the female mouse know there's a male seeking amour – the copper in mammalian bodies.

Qilong Min

ASRC Professor, Qilong Min, Receives National Science Foundation Grant
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The goal of this proposal is to assess how mineral dust affects the development of tropical deep convective cloud systems, and to understand mechanisms responsible for the observed changes of dust indirect effect.

Bryan Early

Bryan Early, Political Science Professor, Receives U.S. Department of State Awards
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Professor Early received three U.S. Department of State grants totaling $499,438 to provide assistance to other counties regarding Trade Controls.

University at Albany Life Sciences Initiatives Win State Funding
December 9, 2011
The University at Albany is a beneficiary of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Open for Business" grant competition. UAlbany's RNA Institute has been awarded $2M to promote biotech translational research, while UAlbany's East Campus will receive $1M toward the development of a biotech corridor. -

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UAlbany Research Team Receives $8.7 Million Contract From the U.S. Air Force to Develop a Video Training Game
Friday, December 02, 2011
College of Computing and Information Professor Tomek Strzalkowski and co-investigator Jennifer Stromer-Galley in the Department of Communication are leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers, including Laurie Feldman and Elana Gordis in the Department of Psychology, to develop a non-commercial video game to help players recognize their biases and learn not to depend on decision-making shortcuts when processing and assessing information.



R. Karl Rethemeyer

Professor Rethemeyer, Public Administration and Policy, Receives Department of Homeland Security Grant
Monday, September 19, 2011
Professor Rethemeyer received funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the T-STeP Program.  This program is an integrated training and research program designed to prepare homeland security professionals for two types of long-term employment.  The program will offer both MPA and PhD degrees.

Fangqun Yu

ASRC Professor Fangqun Yu Receives NASA Earth Science Enterprise Award
Friday, September 16, 2011
Professor Yu will study solar variation induced changes in particle formation rate and cloud condensation nuclei abundance, using a global chemistry model GEOS-Chem coupled with an advanced particle microphysics model developed by their group.

Kristin Christodulu

Dr. Kristin Christodulu, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Receives Grant from Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
Friday, September 09, 2011
This multidisciplinary behavioral support program will target families of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ages 3 to 12 years) who also display challenging behaviors and reside in the Capital District.  Click on Flyer for more information.

Bioconnex Program

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, and there will be a $10 fee for Members and $20 fee for Non Members. 

Scott Miller

Dr. Scott Miller, ASRC, Receives National Science Foundation Grant
Friday, July 15, 2011
The objective of Dr. Miller's research is to deploy an underway system to measure air-sea fluxes of momentum, sensible and latent heat, and CO2  in the Southern Ocean using the micrometeorological eddy covariance technique.

Victor Asal

Dr. Victor Asal, Political Science Department, Receives Subcontract from University of Maryland
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Dr. Asal received a subcontact from the University of Maryland, under a prime contract from U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a project entitled "Hot Spots of Hate and Violence: U.S. County Level Analysis of Factors Related to Hate Crimes and Terrorism."

William Brigham

Small Business Development Center Director, William Brigham, Receives Grant for First of Its Kind Pilot Program
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
William Brigham's Social Entrepreneur Pilot program includes key elements to address the specific needs of the underserved entrepreneurs.

Research Colloquium

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.

UAlbany Foundation Undergrad Student Research Awards

UAlbany Foundation Undergraduate Student Research Awards
Thursday, May 05, 2011
The University at Albany Foundation announced its 2011 Undergraduate Student Research Program awards.

Rey Koslowski

Professor of Political Science and Informatics, Rey Koslowski, Receives MacArthur Foundation Award
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Professor Koslowski's John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant will allow him to examine the politics of changing immigration policies and the implementation of reforms in the US and Mexico from an explicitly comparative and international perspective.

Bryan Early

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. 

11th Annual Research Colloquium

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.

Antun Milas

Mathematics & Statistics Professor Receives National Security Agency Award
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Professor Antun Milas' award supports theoretical research at the interface of two-dimensional conformal field theory and mathematics (especially algebra).

Gregory Lnenicka

Dr. Gregory Lnenicka, Biological Sciences, Receives NSF Grant
Monday, March 21, 2011
Dr. Lnenicka's research will examine the induction and expression of synaptic homeostasis. 

Robert Osuna

Biology Professor, Robert Osuna, Receives National Science Foundation (NSF) Award
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
With funds from this grant, Professor Osuna will conduct experiments which will provide a broad and extensive understanding of the cellular processes used to regulate the DksA global gene regulator in response to different bacterial growth conditions.


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.

Sharon Sequeira

Biology Post Doc Receives National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research NRSA Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Biology Post-Doc, Sharon Sequeira, received a NIDCR National Resarch Service Award to research a long-term treatment for people suffering from salivary gland diseases.

Estgela Rivero

Counseling Center Professor Receives SAMHSA Award for STEPS Program
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
UAlbany continues to meet the unique and complex needs of its undergraduate students who are at high risk for suicide through the enhancement of its existing STEPS Program.

Tim Hoff

Choice Magazine Selected Professor Tim Hoff's Recent Book as one of the Outstanding Academic Titles for 2010
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Professor Tim Hoff's book, Practice Under Pressure: Primary Care Physicians and Their Medicine in the Twenty-first Century, was named one of Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010.  Less than three percent of the over 25,000 book titles submitted to Choice in 2010 were awarded this recognition.  Professor Hoff's book was given a Choice rating of "highly recommended".

Tomek Strzalkowski

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.

Don Matthews and Jan Bauman

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.

Igor Lednev

UAlbany Professor Lednev Appointed to White House Subcommittee on Forensic Science
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Associate Professor of Chemistry Igor Lednev was recently selected as an advisory member to the White House Subcommittee on Forensic Science's (SoFS) Inter-agency Working Group on Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation.

Pan T. Li

Biology Professor, Dr. Pan T. Li, Receives National Science Foundation Award
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Dr. Li's NSF CAREER award will provide long-term research opportunities in the RNA field for undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds.

Kristin Christodulu

Dr. Kristin Christodulu Receives NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Grant
Friday, November 19, 2010
With funding from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, UAlbany's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities in collaboration with CapitalCare Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, is developing and delivering an education program for parents of young children newly diagnosed with autism.

Theresa Pardo

UAlbany Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Inform Consumers on How North American Imports Get to Market
Friday, October 29, 2010
Researchers, lead by Theresa Pardo, Director of the Center for Technology in Government, have received a $710,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a framework for providing consumers with knowledge about how, where, and by whom products are being manufactured and brought to market in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) region.

Ewan McNay

Psychology Professor Ewan McNay Awarded Alzheimer's Association Grant
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Dr. McNay's award will fund investigation of both the mechanisms underlying cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease and whether intervention to enhance insulin signalling within the brain may reverse these deficits.

Braddock Linsley

Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Professor Receives NSF Grant
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Dr. Braddock Linsley received an NSF grant to conduct his project -- Coral-based reconstruction of salinity and temperature variability in the southern Makassar Strait and its influence on the Indonesian throughflow.

Mathias Vuille

Professor Mathias Vuille, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Department, Receives NSF Grant
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Dr. Vuille proposes to merge recent advances in forward modeling of stable isotopic proxies with new intriguing records of tropical Holocene climate variability from speleothems, lake records and ice cores to better constrain the interpretation of terrestrial stable isotopic proxies at interannual to millennial timescales.

Vincent Idone

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."

Laurie Feldman

Professor Laurie Feldman is Awarded a NSF Conference Support Grant
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Laurie Feldman, professor in the Department of Psychology, received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Conference Suport: Support for Women in Cognitive Science 2010-2011.

Daniele Fabris

Professor Daniele Fabris is Awarded National Institutes of General Medical Sciences Grant
Friday, September 17, 2010
Dr. Fabris' proposed research will provide a comprehensive framework for rationalizing current structural and functional knowledge of 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR).

Christopher Thorncroft

Professor Christopher Thorncroft, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Receives NOAA Grant
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
The first objective Dr. Thorncroft proposes to accomplish with this grant is to improve knowledge and understanding of the decadal ocean variability on West African climate including how this impacts downstream hurricane activity.

Cheryl Frye

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.

Igor Lednev

2nd International Conference on Vibrational Optical Activity and Bio-Medical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The 2nd International Conference on Vibrational Optical Activity (VOA) and Bio-Medical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy will take place at the University at Albany, State University of New York, on August 5-7, 2010.  For more information go to the conference website at

Richard Perez

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.

Alexander Shekhtman

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.

Xiaojun Yan

Department of Information Studies Professor Xiaojun Yuan Receives Two-Year Grant
Monday, June 28, 2010
This project will investigate the efficacy and usability of spoken and gestural interaction with information systems resulting in a new model for user interaction with digital libraries.

Carolyn MacDonald

Physics Professor, Carolyn MacDonald, Receives National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant
Friday, May 21, 2010
The broad objective of this proposal is to investigate how much X-ray phase-contrast mammography can be improved via a task-based optimization of the imaging system design and associated computational algorithms.

Ben Szaro

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

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.

Igor Lednev

Professor Igor Lednev, Chemistry Department, Receives National Institute on Aging Award
Friday, April 09, 2010
The main goal of this project is to extend our understanding of the amyloid fibril (amyloid fibril is associated with numerous debilitating diseases) structure by utilizing deep ultraviolet resonance Raman spectroscopy combined with hydrogen-deuterium exchange.

Siwei Lyu

Professor Siwei Lyu, Department of Computer Science, Receives NSF CAREER Award
Friday, April 02, 2010
This project studies natural image statistics, and their applications in diverse fields such as computational neuroscience, image processing, computer vision, and graphics.

Sheila Curran Bernard

History Professor, Sheila Curran Bernard Receives New York Council for the Humanities Award
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Louisa May Alcott: In Print and On Screen - a Public Discussion.

10th Annual Research Colloquium

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. 

Melinda Larsen

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.

Richard Cunningham

Biology Professor, Richard Cunningham, Receives NIH Funds for "Structural Biochemistry of DNA Base Repair"
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Dr. Cunningham was awarded a subcontract with the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to continue providing realistic and rigorous integrations of the proposed cross-disciplinary efforts. This funding allows regular interactions via biweekly telephone conferencing, internet and visits to insure communication and cooperative efforts between the two teams.

JoEllen Welsh

Cancer Center Professor, JoEllen Welsh, Studies the Effects of Vitamin D on Cancer Cells
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Professor Welsh recently appeared on a segment of Good Morning America talking about her research which shows that Vitamin D can kill human cancer cells.

Kristin Christodulu

UAlbany's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the Regional Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders Receive New York State Education Department Grants
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Kristin Christodulu, Professor in the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany, received two New York State Education Department grants.  One grant will support the Center for Autism at the University at Albany and the other will support the Regional Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

John Bailey Jones

Economics Professor Receives Social Security Administration Award with University of Michigan
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
John Bailey Jones, along with University of Michigan Professor John Laitner, will examine how out-of-pocket medical expenses and bequest motives affect the saving of elderly singles.

Fangqun Yu

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.

Eugene Monaco

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.

Jayanti Pande

Chemistry Professor Jayanti Pande Receives National Eye Institute Award
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
This grant will enable Dr. Pande to perform experiments leading to a comprehensive understanding of both forms of cataract disease-- genetic, as well as, age-onset cataract.

Cheryl Frye

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.

Michael Stessin and Kehe Zhu

Math Professors Michael Stessin and Kehe Zhu Receive NSF Conference Grant
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Professors Stessin and Zhu received a grant from NSF to support a conference on recent advances in function-related operator theory to be held in Rincon Puerto Rico, March 22 through 26, 2010.

George Berg

Computer Science Professor Receives NSF Pathways to Revitalized Undergraduate Computing Education Grant
Monday, November 30, 2009
Professor Berg, along with Co-Principal Investigators from the School of Education, School of Business, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, and the Center for Technology in Government, were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to integrate computational thinking as an essential theme in teaching students about financial markets. 

Edward Hannan

School of Public Health Researcher Receives NHLBI grant to Study Long-term Survival Following Coronary Revascularizations
Friday, November 13, 2009
Dr. Edward Hannan was awarded an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) challenge grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study long-term survival of cardiac patients undergoing coronary revascularization procedures, including coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and stenting with percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).  



Eugene Monaco

PDP Receives Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Award for Nationwide Training Program
Monday, November 02, 2009
Eugene Monaco, Excutive Director, Professional Development Program, received an award to aid in the development of a nationwide training program aimed at enhancing key job skills among those working to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS.

Janine Jurkowski and Kirsten Davison

School of Public Health Researchers Receive $1.1 Million Stimulus Grant
Thursday, October 15, 2009
University at Albany School of Public Health researchers Janine M. Jurkowski and Kirsten K. Davison have received a $1.1 million stimulus grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to address the national childhood obesity epidemic. 

Sharon Dawes

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.

Cheryl Frye

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."

Igor Lednev

Dr. Igor Lednev, Department of Chemistry, Receives Department of Justice Grant
Monday, October 05, 2009
This research will develop a novel method based on Raman spectroscopy for nondestructive, confirmatory identification of body fluids in biological stains discovered at a crime scene.

John Molinari

Dr. John Molinari, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences, Receives NSF Grant
Monday, September 21, 2009
With a grant from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Molinari will study tropical cyclones with the hope that the research results will contribute to a greater understanding and better prediction of hurricanes.

Braddock Linsley

Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences Professor Receives NSF Collaborative Research Grant
Monday, September 21, 2009
Dr. Braddock Linsley and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute received a collaborative research grant for their project entitled "Extracting multi-century low-latitude sea surface temperatures from coral skeletons using replicate records of annual growth: method refinement and application."

Fangqun Yu

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.

Melinda Larsen

Biology Professor Receives National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Grant
Friday, September 18, 2009
Dr. Melinda Larsen received a NIDCR grant for her project entitled "A High-Resolution in Situ Proteomics Atlas of Salivary Gland Development."

Ryan Torn

University at Albany and University of Miami Receive NSF Grant for Their Collaborative Research Project
Monday, September 14, 2009
Ryan Torn, Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, received an NSF grant in collaboration with the University of Miami for a project focusing on the prediction and processes inherent to the genesis of tropical cyclones. 

Scott Miller

ASRC Research Associate, Scott Miller, Receives NSF Grant in Collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This research includes an array of field measurements of gas exchange and processes controlling gas exchange across a range of freshwater bodies from small arctic lakes to the large floodplain lakes of the Amazon.

Scott Miller

ASRC, in Collaboration with University of California, Irvine and Chapman University, Receives NSF Grant
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
This study, conducted by Research Associate Scott Miller in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine and Chapman University, will provide insight into the process of air/sea gas exhange and improve gas transfer and global biogeochemical models.

Dina Refki

Center for Women in Government and Civil Society Receives DHHS Grant
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Project Director, Dina Refki, proposes to address challenges associated with providing language assistance for limited English proficient (LEP) patients at family planning clinics.

Laurie Feldman

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.

Timothy Hoff

School of Public Health Researcher Examines New U.S. Government Policy on Hospital-Acquired Infections
Friday, August 21, 2009
Timothy Hoff, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, is collaborating with researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Veterans Health Administration to examine the new U.S. government nonpayment policy for hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and how it affects practices and patient safety outcomes.

Karin Reinhold-Larsson

Professor Reinhold Receives US Department of Education GAANN Fellowships for Graduate Mathematics Students
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The GAANN Fellowships will allow the Mathematics and Statistics Department to offer more competitive stipends to new doctoral candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and who intend to pursue a career in mathematics research and teaching.

Braddock Linsley

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.

Li Niu

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.

Ronald Friedman

Department of Psychology Professor, Dr. Ronald Friedman, Receives NIAAA Award
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
The proposed project is aimed at investigating the cognitive and behavioral effects of exposure to cues related to the expected outcomes of drininking (e.g., increased sociability, enhanced mood).

Lance Bosart

Distinguished Professor Lance Bosart, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Department, Receives NOAA Award
Thursday, July 30, 2009
This proposal addresses the problem of how variability in the location and intensity of the North Pacific jet stream on intraseasonal and interannual time scales contributes to cool seasonal climate predictability and the occurrence of extreme weather events over the Americas.

Li Niu

Dr. Li Niu Receives Muscular Dystrophy Association Grant
Thursday, July 23, 2009
The specific goal of this proposal is to develop high-affinity, chemically modified aptamers.

Hua Shi and Albert Millis

Biology Professors Receive National Cancer Institute Grant
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This study, being conducted by Dr. Shi and Dr. Millis,  is designed to improve the means of treating a form of aggressive and recalcitrant breast cancer, the Basal-like Breast Carcinoma.

Thomas Caraco

Professor Thomas Caraco, Biology Department, Receives NSF Grant
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Dr. Caraco will study the interplay between discrete, stochastic spatial interactions and temporally varying environmental forces, with a focus on competitive invasion.

Center for Legislative Development

USAID Awards Center for Legislative Development $9.3 Million to Bolster Government Reform in Lebanon
Friday, July 03, 2009
The Center for Legislative Development is providing training on furthering government performance through technical assistance to municipalities, regional governments, executive agencies, and the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities.

Jason Lane

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.

Hazel Prelow

Dr. Hazel Prelow, Department of Psychology, Awarded Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Grant
Monday, May 11, 2009
Dr. Prelow will study developmental patterns of internalizing and externalizing problems in young adolescents.

Lawrence Schell

Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Receives NIH Award
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Professor Lawrence Schell's NIH award will support researchers from multiple disciplines to perform reseach with community partners to understand the multiple determinants of health disparities in smaller cities.

R. Karl Rethemeyer

Public Administration and Policy and Political Science Professors Receive Office of Naval Research Grant
Friday, May 01, 2009
Professor R. Karl Rethemeyer along with Co-PI's, Victor Asal and Mitchell Abolafia, receive an award for their project entitled "Know Thyself: The Organizational Culture, Networks, and Behavior of Counterinsurgency and Stability Operations."

James Fossett

Public Administration and Policy Professor Receives NYS Department of Health Grant
Friday, May 01, 2009
Professor James Fossett received a grant from the NYS Department of Health to develop a plan for the New York Institute for Ethical Stem Cell Research.

Don Byron

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

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.

UAlbany Transportation

$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.

Alexader Shekhtman

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.

Sridar Chittur

Sridar Chittur: Leading a Team of Scientific Discovery
Monday, April 06, 2009
At UAlbany's Center for Functional Genomics (CFG), research scientist Sridar Chittur is surrounded by some "cool toys", as he calls them.

Prevention Research Center Walking Program

UAlbany's Prevention Research Center (PRC) Aims to Get People Walking
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
More than 1,000 people have become involved in PRC walking progams using local resources in an effort to improve their health and well being through walking.

Ray Falconer

Continuing the Falconer Legacy with the Natural History Lecture Series
Monday, March 30, 2009
Falconer Natural History 2009 Spring Lecture Series are announced.

Center for Technology in Government

Best Paper Award Goes to Center for Technology in Government (CTG) and Collaborators
Monday, March 30, 2009
CTG Deputy Director, Theresa Pardo, and public administration doctoral student, Lei Zheng, in collaboration with two co-authors won the Best Paper Award in the E-Government Track at the recent 2009 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

The Secret Life of Bees Book Cover

UAlbany Performing Arts Center Receives Award for "Bringing Literature to Life"
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
“This project is made possible in part through a COMMUNITY ART$GRANT, a program funded by The Arts Center of the Capital Region through the State and Local Partnership Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.” 

CCI Women in Technology Grant

Pitney Bowes Foundation Grants $25,000 to UAlbany College of Computing and Information to Support Women in Technology Programs
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
This grant will support initiatives created by CCI to build a University community that encourages women to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in computer science, informatics, and information science.



Li Niu

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".

CNSE Campus

CNSE Secures $1 Million in Funding in State Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering has secured $1 million in funding in the Omnibus appropriations bill to further expand a national nanotechnology research center.


UAlbany Researcher Receives Awards for Two New Studies
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
NASA field experiment and satellite data will be used to investigate the structure and importance of localized intense convective cells in tropical cyclones.

University at Albany Assistant Professor Mathias Vuille

UAlbany Scientists Study Past Climate Variability and its Effect on Monsoons in South America
Monday, February 23, 2009
University at Albany Assistant Professor Mathias Vuille, and Postdoctoral Fellow Hanh Nguyen, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, have collaborated on a new study that reveals monsoons in South America were more far-reaching than previously thought.

Call for Proposals - Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

Call for Proposals - Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
A Symposium, University at Albany, SUNY, February 26-27, 2009

Dr. Kevin Williams - Chair and Professor of Department of Psychology

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.

David Straight

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.

Grant to Support the 5th International Conference on Steroids and the Nervous System

Grant to Support the 5th International Conference on Steroids and the Nervous System held in Torino, Italy
Sunday, February 01, 2009
The National Science Foundation recently provided us with funds in order to support increased American undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral student presence and participation at the 5th International Meeting on Steroids and the Nervous System to be held in Torino, Italy on Feb 14-18,2009.

CDL Lebanon Project

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

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.

Peter Bloniarz

UAlbany Dean Peter A. Bloniarz Named Chairman of TechConnex
Saturday, January 10, 2009
The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) announced today that Peter Bloniarz, Founding Dean of the College of Computing and Information at the University at Albany, will serve as the Chair of TechConnex.

Ivan Steen

Abandoned New York: Exhibition Planning Project
Thursday, January 01, 2009
The Center for Applied Historical Research (CAHR) received funds to plan a traveling exhibit tentatively entitled "Abandoned New York."

University at Albany Anthropologist Adam D. Gordon

UAlbany Anthropologist's "Hobbit Research" is one of Top 100 Science Stories of 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Discover magazine cites study of a mysterious skeleton that has scientists asking if it's human or not.

John Delano - NASA/RPI Award

Professor Delano Receives NASA Award With RPI
Monday, November 24, 2008
UAlbany Professor John Delano is Associate Director of RPI's Center for Astrobiology which was recently created with an award of $7.5 million from NASA.

Victor Asal

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.

Rey Koslowski

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.

Daniel Keyser

The Detection and Diagnosis of Dry Air Aloft and its Potential Impact on Fire Weather in the Eastern United States
Monday, November 03, 2008
Specifically, the study will focus on diagnosing the presence of dry air aloft and the potential for this dry air to be transported to the surface such that it can influence fire danger and fire behavior.

Mary McCarthy

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.

Victor Asal

Renewal Proposal, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism
Monday, October 20, 2008
The research will focus on different aspects of terrorist organizational behavior as well as the turn to terror by existing organizations.

Eugene Monaco

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.

LuAnn McCormick

The Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) was awarded a $1.2 million grant
Friday, September 26, 2008
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant will fund the School of Social Welfare Center's assessment of support services that address the mental health needs of children and their families.

Hua Shi

Dr. Hua Shi, Department of Biology, received a USA Medical Research Acquistion Activity grant
Thursday, September 25, 2008
This proposal explores a novel mechanism of active estrogen receptors repression through the recruitment of corepressors even in the presence of an agonist such as the circulating estradiol (E2).

Benjamin Shaw

SPH Researcher Studies Impact of Changing Health Behaviors on Aging
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Professor Shaw is awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging to examine how health behaviors and lifestyles evolve during old age in the U.S. and Japan.

Sally Temple

Biologist, Sally Temple, Receives Prestigious Award
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Stem-cell biologist Sally Temple of Slingerlands has been awarded a MacArthur "genius award."

Igor Lednev

Folding of Genetically Engineered Beta-Sheet Forming Fibrillogenic Polypeptides
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Dr. Igor Lednev and Dr. John Welch, Chemistry Department, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for their project entitled "Folding of Genetically Engineered Beta-Sheet Forming Fibrillogenic Polypeptides".

Sanjay Goel

Professor Sanjay Goel Receives US Department of Transportation Grant
Friday, September 19, 2008
A transportation system in which traffic lights communicate with each other and adapt their behavior in real-time to improve continuity of traffic and to minimize wait time will be developed with this research.

Melinda Larsen

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.

Anton Milas

Antun Milas, Professor in the Math Department, Receives National Science Foundation Award
Friday, September 12, 2008
This project focuses on certain algebraic and number theoretic aspects of vertex algebra theory.


New UAlbany Center Confronts National Workforce Shortage of Science and Technology Graduates
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
The Center is supported by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Ewan McNay

New Psychology Faculty Member Brings his NIH Grant to UAlbany
Friday, August 22, 2008
Dr. Ewan McNay brings his NIH Grant, "Insulin in the Hippocampus: Memory Enhancement and Impact of Type 2 Diabetes", to UAlbany.

James Schwab

Dr. James Schwab, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, Receives NYSERDA Grant
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
"A Method to Extract and Interpret Additional Aersol Organic Carbon Fractions from Thermal Optical Analysis"

Zai Liang

Dr. Zai Liang, Professor in the Sociology Department, Receives Lingnan Foundation Grant
Monday, August 18, 2008
"A Joint Training and Research Program for the Next Generation of Urban China Scholars"

Eric Hardiman

Dr. Eric Hardiman, School of Social Welfare, Receives Grant
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Dr. Eric Hardiman, School of Social Welfare, receives funds for the Second Phase of the Unity House Supported Housing Evaluation Project.

Scott South

Dr. Scott South, Sociology Department, is awarded NICHHD Grant
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
The focus of this project is on repercussions of imbalanced sex ratios in China, namely, their implications for various dimensions of family life and women’s and men’s social and economic roles.

John Delano

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.

Center for Technology in Government

Center for Technology in Government Collaborates with NYS Office of the CIO on IT Governance Framework
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The Center for Technology in Government launched a new project in partnership with the New York State Office of the Chief Information Officer and Office for Technology to pilot an Enterprise Information Technology Governance Framework for New York State.

Fangqun Yu

Dr. Fangqun Yu, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, Receives NASA Grant
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The purpose of this proposal is to study the fundamental processes that control the abundance of climate relevant particles in the Earth's troposphere, focusing on new particle formation and subsequent microphysical aging as well as possible feedback mechanisms.

Sean Rafferty

Dr. Sean Rafferty, Dr. Igor Lednev and Dr. Stuart Swiny Receive NSF Award
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Anthropology professors receive NSF award for their projrect, "Residue Analysis of Alkaloids."

Rabi Musah

Dr. Rabi Ann Musah, Chemistry Department, Receives National Science Foundation Award
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Dr. Rabi Ann Musah, Chemistry Department, receives National Science Foundation (NSF) award for her project entitled "STEP - Center for Achievement, Retention and Student Success"

R. Hamilton Lankford

Dr. R. Hamilton Lankford, Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies Receives Grant to Fund Teacher Quality Research Center
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
New York does not have integrated data systems that link individuals as they flow through the teacher supply pipeline and ultimately connect those who teach with the characteristics of their students, including their outcomes.  This pilot project will develop most of that information and produce analyses to inform policy makers at NYSED and the roughly 110 teacher preparation institutions that supply the vast majority of the State’s teachers.

Mitchell Earleywine

Dr. Mitchell Earleywine, Department of Psychology, Awarded Grant from the Marijuana Policy Project Foundation
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Study Whether Impaired Cognitive Performance in Long-Term Marijuana Users is a Methodological Artifact or a Manifestation of Harm.

Scott South

Dr. Scott South, Professor of Sociology Receives NIH Grant
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This proposal describes a program of research designed to explore the patterns and determinants of migration between U.S. neighborhoods of varying socioeconomic and racial/ethnic composition.

Donald Hernandez

Dr. Donald Hernandez, Professor of Sociology, Receives Funding from the Foundation for Child Development
Friday, June 06, 2008
The proposed project will create a series of four “user guides” which will provide researchers with step-by-step instructions to create extract data sets tailored to their analytical needs using existing extraction tools or available documentation.

Eric Block

Eric Block, Professor in the Chemistry Department, Seeks Natural Peticide from Garlic
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Block is on the trail of a natural pesticide from the so-called "stinking rose," the left-handed compliment long used to describe garlic's pungent appeal.

Mark Muraven

Dr. Mark Muraven, Department of Psychology, is Awarded U.S. Army Research Institute Grant
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The proposed research will test the relationship between coping and self-control in 350 undergraduates.

Marilyn Masson

Dr. Marilyn Masson, Anthropology Professor, Receives a National Science Foundation Award
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
This grant will allow Dr. Masson to reconstruct the complex economy of the ancient city of Mayapan.

Lynn Videka

2007 New Investigtor Orientation
Friday, May 02, 2008
2007 New Investigator Orientation Power Point presentation.

John Jones

Dr. John Jones, Department of Economics, Receives National Institute on Aging Award
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The objective of this project is to construct a richer version of the life cycle model that can reconcile the elderly's saving behavior. 

Timothy Hoff

Hoff Appointed to Institute of Medicine Committee on Vaccine Development and Immunization
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Timothy Hoff, an associate professor of health policy and management at the University at Albany's School of Public Health, has been appointed by the Institute of Medicine to serve on a 12-person committee which will review and make recommendations regarding an update to the U.S. National Vaccine Plan. 

Eric Block

Top Allium Chemist Achieves 30 Years of NSF Funding at UAlbany
Thursday, March 20, 2008
With a grant of $474,800, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has extended UAlbany Professor Eric Block’s chemistry research funding through 2011, marking 30 years of continuous NSF support.

Richard Perez

Richard Perez Receives "Daylight & Building Component Award 2008"
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Dr. Perez, Senior Research Associate of the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center/UAlbany, has been selected by the Villum Kann Rasmussen Fonden to receive its “Daylight & Building Component Award 2008.”

Sharon DeWitte

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.

Jean Moore

CHWS Reports: Little Growth in the Supply of Physicians in Upstate New York
Monday, January 28, 2008
The Annual New York Physician Workforce Profile found that the distribution of physicians in New York is changing, with fewer physicians in many upstate or rural areas.

Edward Hannan

Study Finds Heart Patients Who Undergo Artery Bypass Grafting Survive Longer than Patients Treated with Drug-eluting Stents
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
A report by University at Albany researchers and their colleagues concludes that for heart patients with multiple blockages, coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is a more effective treatment than treatment with drug-eluting stents.

Child Research and Study Center

Child Research and Study Center Researchers Receive NYS Reading Association "Friend of Reading" Award
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Recipents of the award are researchers Donna Scanlon (Department of Reading), Frank Vellutino (Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology), Lynn Gelzheiser (Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology), and Kim Anderson (Department of Reading) for their efforts to increase educators’ understanding of Response to Intervention.