SUNY Chancellor Recognizes UAlbany Faculty and Staff Excellence
Thirteen University at Albany faculty and staff are among the recipients of the 2011-2012 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. Presented annually to SUNY faculty and staff, the Chancellor’s Awards encompass six categories: faculty service, librarianship, professional service, scholarship and creative activities, teaching, and classified service.
National Weather Association Honors Lance Bosart
Distinguished Professor Lance Bosart received the National Weather Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award “for over 40 years of contributions to meteorology through operationally-relevant research, direct interactions with forecasters, and educating a generation of researchers, professors, forecasters, and NOAA employees.”
Chemist Eric Block Named AAAS Fellow
University at Albany chemistry professor Eric Block has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the leading international organization dedicated to the advancement of science.
Patrick Nold Receives Rome Prize
Patrick Nold of the Department of History has won the Rome Prize is a fellowship that is awarded to an eclectic group of approximately 30 individuals in the arts and humanities – architects, artists, designers, and musicians, along with scholars of ancient, medieval, renaissance, and modern Italian studies.
Jurkowski Receives the Tom Bruce Award of Honor
Janine Jurkowski, PhD, MPH, associate professor of Health Policy, Management and Behavior at the University at Albany School of Public Health, was awarded the Tom Bruce Award of Honor by the Community-Based Public Health Caucus, which is affiliated with the American Public Health Association.
2013 Celebration of Women in Computing
The 2013 2013 New York Celebration of Women in Computing (NYCWiC), chaired by Informatics faculty member Jennifer Goodall, was held at the Desmond this past April. NYCWiC builds community among technical women in New York State and confidence in tomorrow's leaders. Over 30 UAlbany students, alumnae, faculty, and staff participated in, organized, and presented at this two-day conference.
Lawson Honored with National Cooperative Leadership Award
The National School Development Council has bestowed one of its two annual National Cooperative Leadership Awards upon School of Social Welfare Professor Hal A. Lawson. The award recognizes an outstanding national leader, with demonstrated success in improving school leadership preparation and practice, facilitating collaboration with educational partners, and investing in research frameworks that benefit educational practice.
McCallion Named IASSID Fellow, Receives Social Welfare Award
Phil McCallion, M.S.W. ’81, Ph.D. ’93, Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Community Wellness, received the AGE-SW Career Achievement Award for his outstanding work in gerontology at the Gerontological Society of America meetings in November 2012. McCallion was honored for his many years of rigorous work to generate first-rate scholarly contributions to advance the field.
McDowall Named Distinguished Teaching Professor
University at Albany Professor of Criminal Justice David McDowall was recently appointed Distinguished Teaching Professor, one of the highest faculty honors bestowed by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.