The University at Albany launched its undergraduate major in Globalization Studies, designed to expand students' worldview and prepare them for economic, social, political, cultural and environmental interactions around the globe.
With a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, UAlbany established the Center for Achievement, Retention and Student Success to address nationwide workforce shortfalls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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UAlbany opened its doors to the community for UAlbany Day on October 25, offering dozens of faculty and student demonstrations, tours, a farmers market, and an Andy Warhol photography exhibit.
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With the flourish of refurbished chimes, UAlbany's historic carillon reclaimed its place as a venerated UAlbany tradition and gained a new role as a campus safety component.
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The Upstate New York Infant Development Screening Program was launched by UAlbany's School of Public Health and the New York State Department of Health. Funded through a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the program aims to direct early intervention services to children with developmental problems.
UAlbany's School of Social Welfare was selected to spearhead the $16.5 million National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, established to provide leadership training for those who serve abused and neglected children.
UAlbany Anthropologist Adam Gordon's “hobbit” research was one of the top 100 science stories of 2009, according to Discover magazine.
Fourteen School of Public Health graduate students and four faculty members – the "NOLA 4" volunteers – headed to New Orleans, seeking new ways to help three years after Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact.
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UAlbany's football team became the first Northeast Conference champion to win the Gridiron Classic by defeating Pioneer Football League champion Jacksonville. Head coach Bob Ford led the Great Danes to a 9-3 record and an undefeated campaign in league play for the second consecutive season.
UAlbany reduced energy costs by $280,000 as a result of its winter Intersession and Fall Energy Savings initiatives. The announcement was made at a lecture by leading environmental activist Denis Hayes, coordinator of the first “Earth Day” in 1970.
Susan Phillips was named University at Albany Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Phillips had served in an interim capacity in the dual posts since January 2009 and was previously Dean of the School of Education.
In an effort to reduce greenhouse gases, the University launched a study to evaluate commuter vehicle patterns of students, faculty and staff, as well as research alternative modes of transportation.
The UAlbany men's track & field team captured its first-ever IC4A outdoor championship and became the first school to sweep both the IC4A indoor and outdoor team titles in the same year since Rutgers University in 2005.
In one of the first stops on her statewide 64-campus tour, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher joined UAlbany Interim President George M. Philip to announce the selection of the architecture firm Perkins+Will as the designer of the University's new School of Business building.
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The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted to name George M. Philip the 18th president of the University at Albany. Philip, an alumnus, had served as interim president since November 2007. Before that, he headed the New York State Teachers' Retirement System, one of the 10 largest public retirement funds in the nation, since 1995.