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  • RNA StudentsStudents 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.
  • Andrew ChangStudent 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.  
  • Rebecca OliveriHelping 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 touring AfricaStudents 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.
  • Students Chen Wang and Mwaka NachilongDoctoral 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.
  • Mariangela MileaMBA 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.”
  • Maxwell MorganSenior 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.
  • UAlbany doctoral studentsUAlbany Students Join NASA Mission to Discover Why Some Storms Pack a Wallop
    Mike Ventrice and Alan Brammer are packing their bags for a “cool” mission at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The UAlbany doctoral students will forecast when to deploy two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft into developing tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean basin.
  • University at Albany junior Kathryn FanningStudents 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.
  • ECP Faculty and Students Portugal Visit Enlightening for Students and Faculty
    The ECP faculty and students found it extremely enriching to hear about the research endeavors of their own colleagues, as well as those their colleagues in Portugal were developing.
  • UAlbany studentsUAlbany 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.
  • Rosimar Rios-Berrios with crew member aboard the G-IV aircraftAtmospheric Science Student Turns Childhood Experience into Exciting Future
    Hurricane Sandy’s devastation has left many communities reeling, a shock that UAlbany atmospheric science doctoral student Rosimar Rios-Berrios understands first-hand.
  • UAlbany softball players wrap presents for Adopt-a-FamilyUAlbany 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.
  • UAlbany School of Public Health doctoral student Dorcey ApplyrsStudent 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 group of studentsMSW 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.
  • UAlbany studentsStudents 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.
  • Assembly Student InternsSenate, Assembly Internships a Capital Experience for University at Albany Students
    The University at Albany’s legislative program serves as a major pipeline for students wishing to gain practical internship experience in the New York State Assembly and Senate. This spring, 114 UAlbany students are serving as session interns in the NYS Assembly. Another 19 are assigned to the NYS Senate.
  • University at Albany junior Kathryn FanningBiology Major Takes the Lead on the Track and in the Lab
    Kathryn Fanning major holds the women’s one-mile and 1,000 meter track & field records at UAlbany, and she can now claim authorship of an article in a major international research journal.  
  • WCDB logoWCDB, UAlbany's Student-Run Radio Station, Celebrates 35 Years of Launching Careers
    WCDB (90.9 FM), the student-run radio station at the University at Albany, is celebrating its 35th anniversary in March.
  • A Ngobe village family in the mountains of Costa Rica UAlbany Public Health Students Collaborate with University of Costa Rica to Deliver Parasite Prevention Measures Abroad
    When a contingent from the University at Albany’s Center for Global Health went to Costa Rica in January to help isolated communities with parasite-prevention measures, they gained first-hand experience in delivering public health and learned the importance of global collaboration.
  • Biologist Gary Kleppel with Corine GirouxScience and Animal Enthusiast Finds Outlet for Career Success at UAlbany
    Honors College senior Corine Giroux, raised on one of the largest poultry farms in New York State, at UAlbany combines her love for animals with a focus on science to head to one of the world’s leading veterinary schools this fall.
  • Albany High School StudentsDoctoral Students Collaborate With Citizenship Academy on Issues of Justice and Diversity
    Students from the Citizenship Academy at Albany High School met with doctoral students from the School of Criminal Justice throughout the spring 2013 semester.
  • Luis “Gabe” SanchezUAlbany 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.
  • Lissette Acosta-Corniel 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 student Sarah HazeUAlbany 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.
  • Grippo-Gardner, Domaracki, Bangert-Drowns, and GLCRTPPP graduatesSOE Resident Fellows and Amsterdam High School Develop a Rewarding Partnership
    As part of their master's program, Special Education fellows earn valuable experience at Amsterdam High School. AHS sees the partnership as equally beneficial for mentoring teachers and their students. Read about the rewarding collaboration.