The World Within Reach
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George Philip - Interim President

Message from Interim President
George M. Philip

The University at Albany is a place of extraordinary opportunity where a modern vision drives innovation and success. In the breadth and strength of our academic programs, life-enhancing research, and rich array of campus activities, our students and our communities truly find "The World Within Reach."

This Year in Review 07-08 presents a remarkable range of accomplishments, exemplifying the critical progress we are making on many fronts.

Take a few moments to Meet Our Students. Discover how the University put the world at their doorstep and how they took advantage of UAlbany's unique qualities to succeed in ways they never imagined possible.

Learn how UAlbany has become A Hub for New Ideas through the academic accomplishments of the University's schools and colleges. See how our Modern Vision has expanded our world view through research, libraries and athletics.

Finally, join me in recounting the University's year of success by following the chronology of Milestones.

Among the most notable accomplishments are our increased research funding and the superb rankings we garnered in U.S. News and World Report. Our faculty attracted $391.7 million in research funding in 2007-2008, marking an all-time high and an increase of 39 percent from the previous year. In the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, UAlbany has five programs in the top 10 and 14 in the top 25.

In short, the University at Albany has a wonderful story to tell and we want more people to hear it. Our success has been made possible by the hard work and support of many. We are deeply grateful to all who are helping UAlbany put "The World Within Reach."

Sincerely,

George M. Philip
Interim President