The University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering hosts President Barack Obama and Governor Andrew Cuomo. During his visit, President Obama told a crowd of more than 650 government, technology and business leaders, scientists, researchers and students, "You have an outstanding university. Now I want what's happening in Albany to happen across the country."
UAlbany's School of Public Health honors renowned HIV doctors Kamiar and Arash Alaei in recognition of World AIDS Day. In 2008, the Alaei brothers were imprisoned in Iran for attempting to bring lifesaving treatments to that country's AIDS patients.