UAlbany welcomes Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
UAlbany President Philip shakes hands with President Park from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea. UAlbany is finalizing a transfer agreement with HUFS that will allow students to attend UAlbany after one year at HUFS, and complete their degree at UAlbany.
President George Philip and Nam Soon Huh, vice president of Hallym University (South Korea), sign a Memorandum of Understanding to promote educational and academic links between the two universities. Dr. Huh is an alumna of UAlbany's School of Social Welfare. Standing behind President Philip and VP Huh are Ray Bromley (Vice Provost for International Education and Professor of Geography and Planning), Katherine Briar-Lawson (Dean, School of Social Welfare), Dr. Sung Bok Kim (Distinguished Service Professor, Department of History), Eunju Lee (School of Social Welfare), and Dr. Andrew Sangpil Byon (Associate Professor of East Asian Studies).
UAlbany Athletics hosts area youths from middle school through high school to sharpen their skills in a variety of sports including football, baseball, basketball, field hockey, softball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and volleyball.
Flanked by pillows and blankets, new students - and their parents - began arriving on the University at Albany campus for summer orientation this week. Orientation helps freshmen and transfer students become more acclimated to college life and their new surroundings at UAlbany. For more photos at orientation, visit UAlbany's Facebook page.
Key partners in the new SEED program, which will target $2.5 million to Capital Region small businesses, get together in University Hall on June 29: left to right, Small Business Development Center Director William Brigham, School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson, UAlbany President George Philip, SEFCU President and CEO Michael J. Castellana, School of Business Dean Donald Siegel, and Empire State Development Capital Region Regional Director Peter Wohl.
Construction on the new School of Business building is underway. Located at the campus's Grand Entry Plaza, the new 96,000-square-foot School of Business building is designed to serve as a hub of learning and innovation in commercialization and entrepreneurship for business students and professionals throughout the Capital Region and New York State.
UAlbany President George Philip and Rector Ilyas Capoglu sign an agreement to facilitate teaching and research links between UAlbany and Erzincan University, a new and rapidly-growing university in eastern Turkey.
University at Albany alumna Monette Fils of Haiti, seated, at right, visited UAlbany recently to further cooperation between her schools in Haiti and the University. Standing behind Fils are her sister, Marie Forestal of Amsterdam, N.Y., and her brother Webert Fils, administrative CEO for FILSECCAM schools. Bottom left, Danielle Leonard of the Office of International Education, coordinated student participation and enrollment for a study abroad trip to Fils's schools in May for a group of University at Albany students. Molly Silvanic, standing, far left, was one of the UAlbany students on the trip.
Dr. Jack W. Szostak, 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, gives a talk during a UAlbany 1844 Society Foundation event on the main campus. Dr. Szostak’s research involves the discovery of telomerase, an enzyme that protects chromosomes from degrading and revealed a key cellular function key to the aging process.
UAlbany’s School of Business graduates the first group of area high school students to participate in the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy fostered by the Business School. Pictured are: Front Row Left to Right: Cydney De La Rosa (Doane Stuart), Andrea Wade (Niskayuna High School), Montana Morrison (Bishop Gibbons Middle School), Maya Paolasso Martinez (Bethlehem Middle School), and Theodora Beneby (Eagle Point Elementary School). Back Row Left to Right: Professor William Brigham, Recruitment Manager Jason Cotugno, Ekong Takor (Shaker High School), Andrew Loffredo (LaSalle Institute), Trevor Martin (LaSalle Institute), Christian Frese (Bethlehem High School), Dean Donald Siegel and Program Manager Sally Mills.
UAlbany hosts a panel discussion with area educators and various experts along with SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to discuss problems and solutions to developing a “cradle to career” approach to education. The panel of experts included the Chancellor with Katharine Briar-Lawson (Dean, School of Social Welfare), Raymond Colucciello (Superintendent of Schools City School District of Albany), the Hon. Barbara Smith (Albany Common Council member), Dr. Rachel Long (NY State Dept. of Health), David Strogatz (Co-Director, UAlbany's Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities), and Donald Siegel (Dean, School of Business). The panel discussion was moderated by Robert Bangert-Drowns (Dean, School of Education).
The UAlbany Police Department hosts their annual Mountain Bike Training School this week on the Main Campus. The weeklong training draws from area police departments to develop riding skills for their bike patrol officers.
UAlbany's Women's Leadership Academy hosts week to inspire women in politics
Tessa Kuster (junior / Binghamton University) chats with Sue Faerman, UAlbany Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Dayle Zatlin, guest lecturer for the Center for Women in Civil Society's NEW Leadership New York initiative. More than a dozen outstanding female students from SUNY institutions are taking part in the week-long residential undergraduate leadership development program, a first-ever of its kind in New York, designed to instill knowledge, skills and abilities for effective political engagement and community organizing. Photo by Mark Schmidt
The University at Albany hosts the 2nd annual regional conference for campus and community law enforcement, safety/security officers, judicial personnel, advocates and other responders. Among the speakers is Thomas R. Tremblay, former Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Safety speaking before a packed audience in the Campus Center Ballroom. Photo by Mark Schmidt
Guest panelist Hamdi Ulukaya (President and CEO of Agro Farmer, makers of Chobani Yogurt), speaks to a packed crowd at a breakfast for local business leaders at UAlbany on "Corporate and University Partners for Success" as panel moderator Carolyn M. Jones (Publisher, The Business Review) looks on. Other panelists included Elizabeth Coco (Executive VP and Founder of MicroKnowledge, Inc.), Michael Hoffman (President, Turf Hotels, Inc.), and Donald Siegel (Dean, School of Business at UAlbany). Photo by Mark Schmidt
Perhaps the most distinctive element of Edward Durell Stone's design of the Main Campus is the Carillon Tower. The Tower, here seen at night, offers a rich contrast of colors that belie its function of both water storage and of housing the speakers that deliver the hourly chimes. Photo by Mark Schmidt