2012 Sundance Festival features Professor's Screenplay on Slavery Slavery by Another Name, a 90-minute documentary film based on the book by Douglas A. Blackmon, narrated by actor Laurence Fishburne, and written by Sheila Curran Bernard, assistant professor of history and documentary studies at UAlbany was among 16 American documentary films selected to compete at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
SEED Entrepreneurial Program Generate 52 New Capital Region Jobs
In just six months, the University at Albany’s Small Enterprise Economic Development (SEED) program has invested $385,000 in the Capital District and created 52 new jobs. This unique job-creation partnership between UAlbany, SEFCU and Empire State Development (ESD) is the Capital Region's first character-based microloan program.
Public Health Programs Lauded for Community Involvement
A Community-Based Participatory Research program co-led by Janine Jurkowski, University at Albany School of Public Health associate professor of Social Behavior and Community Health, was the lead program and one of the three programs supporting the University at Albany being named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.