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President's message

A Message from University at Albany President George M. Philip

Keeping pace in our fast-changing world is no easy task. The University at Albany, however, is making great strides as we build a 21st-century university to meet the challenges of our time.

We are building the excellence of our academic programs and building facilities that support our contemporary mission. We are enhancing the quality of the UAlbany student experience. We are addressing today's critical issues – from nanotechnology to climate change, from health care disparities to financial market regulation and more. Through service and volunteerism, UAlbany faculty, staff and students are having a significant impact on the quality of life in surrounding communities.

Propelling us forward is the vision articulated in the University's Strategic Plan. We are making significant progress toward all our key goals.

Through stories, video, photos and social media, UAlbany's 2011-2012 Year in Review brings alive the people and programs at the heart of our University and highlights the energy that characterizes our community. We have an impressive record of accomplishments. I extend my thanks to all who help carry out our important mission.