Students Awarded $100K to Commercialize RNA Technology Underscoring the significant role universities play in fostering research, entrepreneurship and economic growth, the University at Albany's RNA Institute recently awarded two teams of science and business students $50,000 each in its inaugural Student Venture Fund program.
Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship for International Study
“The most important lesson I’ve learned about studying abroad is to get out of your comfort zone,” said Andrew Chang, who leaves August 17 for South Korea as one of only 161 undergraduate students nationwide to participate in the prestigious Boren Scholarship for international study.
Helping Make Wishes Come True
Five years ago, UAlbany student Rebecca Oliveri was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain disease. It was a difficult period for the Lynbrook, Long Island native, made slightly easier by one thing: a Make-A-Wish Foundation-funded trip to Paris.
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.
Doctoral Students Awarded International Fellowships
Two doctoral students in the College of Arts and Sciences received International Fellowships from the American Association for University Women. Chen Wang of the Department of Biological Sciences and Mwaka Nachilongo of the Department of Anthropology will both receive $20,000 in support from the AAUW for the 2012-13 academic year.
MBA Research Project Leads to Good Food When Mariangela Milea ’12 planned her final MBA research project, she and her husband had been toying with the idea of opening a restaurant. She said, “I chose to base my research project on that so that if the opportunity arose, we’d be better prepared.”
Senior Leverages UAlbany Skills to Develop Successful Nonprofit
Maxwell Morgan found a way to combine his entrepreneurial spirit with a strong desire to help high school student groups’ fundraising efforts. The enterprising UAlbany senior developed GradUShare, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides live-streaming of high school commencement ceremonies.
Students Win National Public Anthropology Award
Eleven anthropology students from the University at Albany have been selected as Public Anthropology Award Winners in a recent North American competition involving more than 3,500 students from 25 schools.
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.
UAlbany Athletes Help Communities in Need
From volunteer bell ringing for the Salvation Army, to fundraising for Leukemia research, to mentoring disadvantaged children, UAlbany student athletes donate more than 2,500 hours of community service annually supporting causes to help those less fortunate in New York’s Capital Region.
Student Guides Teens at Risk
UAlbany School of Public Health doctoral student Dorcey Applyrs is passionate about developing interventions to improve the quality of life in communities throughout the United States. This passion shines through in her volunteer work on behalf of African-American adolescent girls in the Capital Region.
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.
Students Compete at National Moot Court Tournament
Undergraduate students Alexandra Briggs and Lauren Casparie, teammates on the UAlbany Moot Court Team, competed exceedingly well at the National Moot Court Tournament in Virginia Beach. They aregued three spirited rounds against formidable opponents, one of which went on to win the tournament. Briggs and Casparie won their bids to the national competition by virtue of an outstanding performance at the the regional American Collegiate Moot Court Association tournament in the fall.
UAlbany Graduate Driven to Find Solutions to the World’s Challenges
UAlbany senior Luis “Gabe” Sanchez has been drawn to daunting tasks his entire life. At age 9, he wanted to find the lost continent of Atlantis. At 13, he hoped to be the first to contact alien life forms. And now, at age 20, Sanchez conducts research to develop alternative ways of tackling the world’s biggest problems, including poverty and environmental disasters.
Doctoral Student Paves Way for Family in the Dominican Republic
The family of 2013 graduate Lissette Acosta-Corniel struggled to make a new life in the United States. She made a promise to her 10-year-old sister who remained in the Dominican Republic to pursue a college degree and make a better life than the poverty-stricken one she left behind.
UAlbany Graduate Showcases Biology through Artwork
Sarah Haze is not your typical biology major. The Valatie, N.Y. native transforms what’s under the microscope into a work of art. Upon graduating summa cum laude on May 19, Haze's Art Biologic will be on display at the Limner Gallery.