Out and About

By Christy Doyle, M.B.A.'04

UAlbany Celebrates Its Donors

Photos: Peter Evans

Following the spring meeting of the University at Albany Foundation Board of Directors June 21, UAlbany President George M. Philip hosted a donor appreciation reception at SEFCU Arena.
The reception recognized 1844 Society donors, as well as Loyalty Society supporters. Through their annual gifts of $1,000 or more, 1844 Society members share a common pledge to educational excellence, student success and service to the University. The society’s name recalls the year the University was founded at the New York State Normal School at Albany. The newly formed Loyalty Society recognizes donors who faithfully contribute each and every year. Membership is established upon the third consecutive year of giving and continues with each successive annual donation.

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Tribeca Meets UAlbany

Photos: Mark Schmidt

Just after the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival concluded, festival co-founder and Albany native Craig Hatkoff visited UAlbany. His May 3 visit coincided with the kickoff of UAlbany’s multi-disciplinary film initiative, Upstate NY Screens, which will start small with documentary films and the début of a regional cinematic exposition to include screenings, master classes and networking opportunities for filmmakers.

Hatkoff, holding the Tribeca Film Festival's Disruptive Innovation Award Alex Orlovsky via Skype


Hatkoff, holding the Tribeca Film Festival’s Disruptive Innovation Award, addresses a group of UAlbany donors and applauds the University’s Small Enterprise Economic Development (SEED) program for winning the prize.

Via Skype, Alex Orlovsky, one of the producers of “A Place Beyond the Pines,” speaks with townhall audience members about the positive experience he had while filming last year in the Capital Region.