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Media Advisory: University Announces $1 Million in Support for Biodiversity Program

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 18, 2007)

The University at Albany announces support of more than $1 million for its Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy Program.

Susan Herbst, provost and officer in charge, University at Albany
Joan Wick-Pelletier, dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Gary Kleppel, director, Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy Program
Jeffrey Straussman, dean, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy

Friday, April 20, 11 a.m.

Atrium, University Hall, University at Albany uptown campus
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany

The Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy Program was founded as an interdisciplinary master of science degree program offered by the Department of Biological Sciences and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy to respond to the need for trained professionals to address the critical need to preserve biological diversity in New York State, as well as nationally and internationally.

The University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in nine schools and colleges, and an honors college. For more information about this internationally ranked institution, visit theUniversity at Albany. Visit UAlbany's extensive roster of faculty experts.

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