From the Podium and Beyond

By Carol Olechowski

NYSUNY 2020 Will Support University Centers, Spur Economic Growth

Support from the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program will strengthen programs at UAlbany and SUNY’s three other University Centers while promoting economic development throughout the Empire State. Full Story

Kathryn Zox

“The Social Workers” Premieres on WCDB

Acclaimed radio host Kathryn Zox, M.S.W.’83, has launched “The Social Workers,” a live broadcast that airs on WCDB 90.9 FM Thursdays at 9 a.m. Full Story


UAlbany Is Honored for Community Service

UAlbany’s support for voluntarism, service learning and civic engagement has won recognition from the federal Corporation for National and Community Service. Full Story

School of Business Breaks Ground for New Home, Receives Dual Accreditation

School of Business students, faculty, staff and alumni had two reasons to celebrate last spring: Ground was broken for the school’s new home on the uptown campus, and its business administration and accounting programs received dual accreditation from an international association: Full Story

Dean Siegel at ground breaking

Chen, Fellow Researchers Investigate Cause of Heart Arrhythmia

A minuscule cardiac molecule may provide important clues to the causes of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, according to a study conducted by Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Haijun Chen and his research team. Full Story

Diane Dewar

Dewar Will Teach Simultaneously at UAlbany and in Asia

Videoconferencing across two continents, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Diane Dewar, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, will simultaneously teach a course to students at UAlbany’s School of Public Health and Hanoi Medical University this semester: Full Story

CRC Study Indicates that Vitamin D3 May Slow Progression of Prostate Cancer

Vitamin D3 could slow the progression of prostate cancer, according to a Cancer Research Center study conducted by graduate student Wei-Lin Winnie Wang and supervised by professors JoEllen Welsh and Martin Tenniswood. Full Story

Alaei Earns International Recognition

School of Public Health doctoral student Kamiar Alaei, M.D., received the Global Health Council’s Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights last June. He shared the award with his brother and fellow physician, Arash Alaei. Full Story

Dr. Kamiar Alaei

Jacobson, Vellutino Are Named Distinguished Faculty

UAlbany faculty members Frank R. Vellutino and Trudi E. Jacobson recently attained the highest academic rank accorded by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Full Story

Frank R. VellutinoTrudi E. Jacobson

Grant Will Aid Struggling Readers

A $3.1 million U.S. Department of Education grant will support the Child Research and Study Center’s Lynn Gelzheiser and several of her UAlbany colleagues as they continue to assist struggling young readers. Full Story

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