Students Visit South Africa and Ghana for Summer Study
Study abroad experiences can have profound effects on a student’s global perspective. Such is the case for UAlbany senior Casie Addison who discovered, during her study abroad experience, the great inequities that persist in post-apartheid South Africa.
Albany High School and UAlbany Students Team Up in New Ways to Learn
Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., Superintendent of the City School District of Albany, and University at Albany President George M. Philip kicked off October is Community Service Month at UAlbany on Friday, October 5, in the Campus Center Ballroom. "UACT--UAlbany-Community Together" is the theme of the month-long event.
UAlbany Students Assist in Sandy Relief Efforts
Many are finding that a huge challenge in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is providing what people need-which may not always match up with what donors want to give away. This recently became clear to student volunteers from the University at Albany’sProject Sandy.
MSW Students Support Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
Nine School of Social Welfare MSW students took part in the School’s 7th Annual Service Learning Trip to New Orleans in January 2013. The students assisted with continued relief efforts while also learning about what has been done to improve conditions since Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the city in 2005.
CDPHP, UAlbany Join Forces to Address Meaningful Health Care Reform
Nearly one thousand people – from students to executives – packed The Egg in Albany Wednesday night as Dr. Atul Gawande and a panel of local leaders started the conversation on meaningful health care reform during a free public forum, Health Care in the 21st Century: A Community Call to Action.
President Jones Named Co-Chair of Capital Region Economic Council UAlbany President Dr. Robert Jones has been appointed the new Regional Council Co-chair for the Capital Region Economic Development Council. Dr. Jones will lead the regional council in collaboration with council co-chair and Albany Medical Center President James J. Barba, filling the position vacated by RPI President Shirley Jackson.
UAlbany Students and Neighbors Participate in Pine Hills Clean-Up
On Sunday, April 7, University at Albany students will join neighbors in the Pine Hills section of Albany for their annual spring clean-up. The event, sponsored by the UAlbany Student Association and the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association, illustrates the cooperation between residents and the many students who live in the popular neighborhood.
UAlbany Partners with NESTA to Improve Science Education, Literacy
The University at Albany is collaborating with the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) to promote enhanced Earth and space science education and literacy to its students. The partnership is facilitated through UAlbany Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Roberta Johnson, who currently serves as executive director at NESTA.
UAlbany Invites Community to Campus to Celebrate Earth Day
On Sunday, April 21, the University at Albany hosted the first annual “Family Earth Day” designed to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day and to raise community awareness about recycling, the atmosphere and environmental science research being conducted at the University.
Amsterdam Academy Visits UAlbany Among the teachers who helped plan the visit is current school principal Helen Stuetzel, who was recipient of the UAlbany Alumni Association’s Bertha E. Brimmer Medal in 2009.